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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Queer Rebels of the Harlem Renaissance and First Friday Follies on Friday, June 4, 2010

This Friday evening, catch "Queer Rebels of the Harlem Renaissance: A Night of BullDaggers, Sissies & Food!" at the African American Arts and Culture Complex in San Francisco. Curated by the Bay Area's own Kali "KB" Boyce and Celeste Chan, this celebration of the Harlem Renaissance is presented by the Queer Cultural Center and the National Queer Arts Festival. The show will include performances by ecdysiasts Vagina Jenkins, Simone de la Getto, Ginger Snapz, and others.

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:

Jewelle Gomez
Harry Waters Jr.
Earl Thomas
Juba Kalamka
Crystal Mason
Kortney Ryan Ziegler
Simone de la Getto
Pippa Fleming
Oriana Bolden
Vagina Jenkins
Ginger Snapz
Jezebel Delilah X.
Eli Odett

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
San Francisco

Culinary Artists: Ruby Jae, Tiffany Martinez, and tba
Visual Artists: Adee Roberson, Carter, Osa Atoe

Graphic design: Shauna Steinbach!

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 flier, June 4, 2010

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!

Rubenesque Burlesque!
Ophelia Coeur de Noir!
Kitty Von Quim!
Miss Balla Fire!
Francine Dead!
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! ;)

21+ w/ID
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