Mourning Sickness Vol. 1 – Burlesque [In-Person Only]

Sunday, April 17:

• 7pm doors
• 8pm performances from Monday Mourning, Willy Nilly, Ruby Mimosa – plus a costume contest!
• 8:45pm Cher-time!

$17 General Admission
$13 Member/Student/Senior

⚠️ Public safety notice ⚠️

NWFF patrons will be required to wear masks that cover both nose and mouth while in the building. Disposable masks are available at the door for those who need them. To be admitted, patrons ages 5+ will also be required to present either proof of COVID-19 vaccination OR a negative result from a COVID-19 test administered within the last 48 hours.

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Visiting Artist


This sparkling, frilly musical and modern-day camp classic stars Cher (Mask, The Witches of Eastwick, Moonstruck) and Christina Aguilera (The Emoji Movie) as an archetypal starlet and ingenue pair. Ali (Christina) snags a one-way ticket out of her small town, on a straight shot to the big streets of Los Angeles, where she stumbles across a burlesque nightclub run by Tess (Cher). Her dreams of making it big finally become reality when Tess gives Ali a shot at the big time and invites her to join her cast after she proves her star power.

Presented to you live by sensational drag diva Miss Monday Mourning! Monday will open the show with live burlesque acts starring Willy Nilly and Ruby Mimosa, and then announce the winner of our audience costume contest (details below). The prize? A Mourning Sickness series pass! ✨😗🎟✨


(Steve Antin, US, 2010, 119 min, in English)

Costume contest:



  • Hollywood premiere eleganza, your frilliest and sparkliest attire, red carpet divinity – sequins, lamé, organza, top hats and pearls.
  • Show up and show out – the silver screen calls for glamorous statements!
  • A top three will be hand-picked by Monday and brought to the front, where a winner will be declared. Good luck!

About this series:

Obsessed with cult cinema but lack an altar to worship at? Have you ever cried out “If anybody needs to make a call, I’ve got a phone!” – only for others to think you’ve gone cuckoo bananas? Would the image of Cher blown up over a 50ft screen absolutely shock and delight you? Seattle drag superstar Monday Mourning feels the same exact way, and is ready to take our divine fixations to new and exciting heights by joining forces with Northwest Film Forum to bring you MOURNING SICKNESS: a quarterly showcase of essential cult & camp classics dusted off and brought back to life once more across the silver screen, featuring pre-show drag entertainment that will leave you looking camp right in the eye.

Showing up in your best “Versayce” is encouraged, and devotion to the silver screen is an absolute requirement.

Turn off your brains, grab some popcorn and enjoy the sickness – it’s showtime!

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