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Friday, July 30, 2010

Femme2010: Conference in August and WETBar fundraiser this Sunday, August 1

The Femme2010 conference is happening this August 20-22 in Oakland, and it will feature two evenings of shows by burlesque performers from the Bay Area and beyond!

This year, the show will feature performers including Alotta Boutté, AfroTitty, Chan Dynasty, Ms. Cherry Galette, Dottie Lux, Lady Monster, Girlie Pink, Lola Dean, Ms. Bea Haven and the Girlie-Q Ensemble, Pidgeon Von Tramp, Ruby Vixen, The Lady Ms. Vagina Jenkins, Kentucky Fried Woman, Amelia Mae Paradise, Brock Crocker & Jay Walker, Ginger Snapz & Cherry Tart, Miss Indigo Blue, The Miracle Whips Burlesque, Sweet LillyBee, and Titland. Quite a collection of talent!

In addition, some of the workshops will be conducted by some of the same performers. Dottie Lux will be presenting a Red Hots Burlesque School of Shimmy class, Amelia Mae Paradise will be conducting the "FEMBODY Flash Mob Movement" workshop, and Lady Monster will be leading "Positively Lovely." There are many other workshops, also. For the full schedule, please visit the conference's website.

The conference is organized by the Femme Collective and is by Femmes, about Femmes, for Femmes and their allies, seeking to explore, dissect, discuss, and support queer femme as a transgressive, gender-queer, and empowered community. It will feature workshops, keynotes, and opportunities to network and socialize. The conference is meant to attract people of all genders who are interested in a deeper understanding of Femme identity, culture, and history as well as Femmes interested in learning, teaching, connecting, and building community geared towards social change.

Regular registration for the conference is $75, available through July 31. Late registration will be $95, and day passes are available for $50 per day. You may register online at

This year, the host hotel will be the Oakland Marriott City Center, located at 1001 Broadway. There is a special room rate of $109 if you book your from through the conference by using the hotel code "femfema".

Femme2010 Conference poster

And this Sunday, August 1, there will be a fundraiser for the conference at Bench and Bar in Oakland, 510 17th Street. It's called WETBar, and it'll start at 7 p.m. Here are the details!

WETbar - Femme Conference Fundraiser
Bench and Bar, 510 17th Street, Oakland
August 1st
$5-$10 Sliding Scale
7pm - Doors Open
8pm - Performance Showcase Begins
9pm - DJs Olga T and Rockaway droppin' the hottest beats on the dancefloor

Performances By: Amy Adams, Brock Cocker, Celestina Pearl, Chan Dynasty, Cherry Galette, Kentucky Fried Woman, King McQueen, Rubenesque Burlesque & MC Mona Webb!

Proceeds go to the Femme Conference so come out for a night of great performance and hot dancing. Help us spread the word!
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