John Waters is a man of many monikers: The Prince of Puke, The Duke of Dirt, The Sultan of Sleaze. Any way you put it, John Waters is famed the world over for his trash epics including "Pink Flamingos," "Female Trouble," "Polyester," "Serial Mom," "Cecil B. Demented" and "Hairspray."

"False Negative" is Waters' rapid-fire one-man spoken word Vaudevillean act that celebrates the film career and joyously appalling taste of the man William Burroughs once called "The Pope of Trash.” Updated and expanded from the original film version that enjoyed critical success at the Edinburgh, Toronto and Berlin Film Festivals, the live performance of "This Filthy World" focuses on Waters' early negative artistic influences, including his fascination with true crime, exploitation films, fashion lunacy, the extremes of the art world, Catholicism, sexual deviancy and a love of reading.

Following "False Negative", enjoy The John Waters Drag Invitational, a John Waters inspired Drag King & Queen extravaganza to be held on the stage of the Historic Colonial Theatre. This drag show is included with your ticket. 

There are no meet & greet opportunities due to Covid-19 concerns. VIP & General Admission tickets are available.

Proof of vaccination is required for entry.

Face coverings are required indoors per mandate.

There are no refunds per policy of Love Horror Events.


  • Occurs Saturday, March 12th, 2022 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm


Colonial Theatre

3522 Stockton Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95820