Critical Mascara Portland’s “Post-Realness Drag Extravaganza!” returns to the PICA TBA stage for its 5th and final installment. Critical Mascara is a celebration of creativity, community, and competition with a healthy dose of collaboration and charm. Through politically-charged drag, high-concept runway looks, and fierce vogue battles, Critical has become the premier Pacific Northwest ballroom competition. Defined by Portland’s queer/drag/ballroom scene, Critical has built a container that cultifies the explosive, flamboyant, and nuanced excellence of many PNW queer identities and performers. We are here, we’re queer and we are magic!