Gay and Retro 

Cyndi and Debbie in the True Colors tour.

Gay and Retro

The True Colors Tour is pop musical theater for lovers of polychrome glitter, an issue near and dear to GLBT communities across the nation. In an effort "to end discrimination and ... raise public awareness," '80s pop diva Cyndi Lauper teamed up with the Human Rights Campaign to launch the event. She headlines with her sunshiny message of empowerment and solidarity, while one-time no-wave disco queen Deborah Harry promises to bring her trademark silver-and-gold fantasy. Synth-pop iconoclasts Erasure will provide the pulsing beat of the rainbow groove, and finally — this is the act to see — 21st-century gender-benders Dresden Dolls will infuse the color purple (and black) into the tour's pretty picture with their post-apocalyptic cabaret. Comedian Margaret Cho emcees. Friday, June 29 at UC Berkeley's Greek Theatre. 7 p.m., $40-$125.

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