This weekend marks the start of this year's 20th ImageOut Festival, Rochester's own annual LGBT film and video festival (see feature in this issue). Tilt (444 Central Ave.), everyone's favorite gay-friendly nightclub and ultralounge, will host a few different events in conjunction with festival activities. On the eve of the festival's first night, the ever-popular Pandora Boxx — originally from Rochester, but now in L.A. after finding massive national success on "RuPaul's Drag Race" — will perform Thursday, October 4, at 11:30 p.m. $5 admission for ages 21 and older, $15 for ages 18-20. For more information, call 232-8440.
Then, to kickstart ImageOut on Friday, October 5, Tilt will host an opening party 9 p.m.-1 a.m. with live entertainment from 9-11 p.m. by Frankie and Jewels Acoustically Speaking. After the music ends, the night will continue with a drag show hosted by Samantha Vega and Kyla Minx, featuring music by DJ MightyMike. Looking for something a bit more relaxed? No problem. Tilt will have more low-key areas reserved for ImageOut patrons and members to enjoy drinks, appetizers, and mingling with highlighted guests and stars of the weekend. For more information, visit imageout.org.