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TraniWreck

Boston's club scene, one party at a time

TRANIWRECK PRESENTS WRECKAGE: THE CONTEST SHOW

Thursday at Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Cambridge. 8:30 p.m. 18+ $15-$35 in advance, $20-$40 at the door. 617-496-8004. www.cluboberon.com.

The Deal: TraniWreck is back after a five-month hiatus - producer Aliza Shapiro suffered a brain hemorrhage and stroke following the last TraniWreck, so Thursday celebrates her triumphant return with the annual year-end Wreckage competition. Kicking off with a shortened version of its usual TraniWreck cabaret show starring MC Heywood Wakefield, the Wreckage contest will feature nonprofessional performers of all sexual orientations and genders - men as men, men as women, women as men, women as women - performing drag routines, burlesque, aerial art, and more. TraniWreck’s regular performers will judge the competition and supply plenty of catty remarks - all in good fun, Shapiro says. After the competition, audience members will be treated to more TraniWreck cabaret performances and a dance party.

The DJ: TraniWreck’s house DJ Chris Ewen.

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Who goes there? “People have often thought TraniWreck is a gay event, but it’s not,’’ Shapiro says. “We invite people who have an open mind and an adventurous taste. . . . We welcome everybody. We’re pretty freaky.’’

The drink: Oberon will serve three special drinks for this TraniWreck event: “Hot Winner’’ with rum, lime, and seltzer; “Evil Stroke’’ with grenadine, vodka, and cherry; and “Lovely Wreck’’ with maraschino cherry juice, bitters, sweet vermouth, brandy, and a maraschino cherry.

The tip: Get in the celebratory spirit - dress up for the show in a wacky or sexy costume, Shapiro says.

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