QCC & The National Queer Arts Festival presents.. "Queer Rebels of the Harlem Renaissance: A Night of BullDaggers, Sissies & Food!"
Step back into history through the doors of a 1920’s Harlem Speakeasy!
Bawdy. Raunchy. Intellectually Stimulating!
The debonair swagger of Gladys Bentley. The liberating prose of Richard Bruce Nugent. The legacy of Langston Hughes. The Grande balls of heiress A’lelia Walker. The notorious Rent parties and glorious tunes of Bessie Smith. Harlem's Poetic Rebellion.
Queer Rebels brings together internationally renowned talent, queer innovators, and emerging artists:
Harry Waters Jr.
Kortney Ryan Ziegler
Simone de la Getto
Jezebel Delilah X.
Tonight we reclaim history and the urgency of our art and activism.
Come celebrate and enjoy free finger food.
Behold Harlem’s poetic rebellion through multimedia, performance, and historic re-enactments of the vibrant gatherings, queer artistry and community of the Harlem Renaissance.
7p - libations
8p - showtime
African American Arts and Culture Complex
762 Fulton St/Webster
Culinary Artists: Ruby Jae, Tiffany Martinez, and tba
Visual Artists: Adee Roberson, Carter, Osa Atoe
Graphic design: Shauna Steinbach! www.shaunasteinbach.com
This is a One Time Event.
Advance tickets strongly recommended!
Kali "KB" Boyce & Celeste Chan
Over in Oakland, First Friday Follies will be staging their Queen Tribute show at the Stork Club on Telegraph Avenue. It's a "no cover" show (but please donate at the door to get your Freddie Mercury mustache!), and it's a great way to cap off the evening of strolling the galleries of Oakland's Art Murmur! Make sure you get there early to get a good spot to sit/stand for the show, though, as it's sometime difficult to see the stage from the back of the room.
First Friday Follies
This month features a very special tribute to the almighty QUEEN!!! Freddy Mercury style mustaches will be passed out at the door for donation! It will be EPIC!
Ophelia Coeur de Noir!
Kitty Von Quim!
Miss Balla Fire!
Chi Chis del Fuego!
and Pick-Up Artist, BB Dahl!
with MC Margaret France
and live music from Insex Music
Friday, June 4
The Stork Club
2330 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland
There's no cover, but please donate at the door! ;)