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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Dr. Sketchy's San Francisco presents La Chica Boom on Tuesday, October 19

Dia de Los Muertos meets La Virgen de Guadalupe at Dr Sketchy’s SF with La Chica Boom this Tuesday at 111 Minna Gallery.

What is Dr. Sketchy's? It's an opportunity to draw a live model in a no-pressure situation. There will be no mandatory judging of your works of art, but there are often drawing contests if you care to enter. There's a bar so you can get something to drink, and breaks during which you can socialize with your fellow sketchers! So whether you're a novice or an experienced artist, you are welcome at Dr. Sketchy's San Francisco!

Who is La Chica Boom? She's the founder and artistic director of Kaleidoscope Cabaret, which is a neo-burlesque show that features performers of color. She's also a burlesque performer who is appearing in various shows around the Bay Area. This year's Kaleidoscope show will take place at the Brava Theater in San Francisco on Saturday, October 30. In addition, there will be a free educational symposium entitled Race Reveal: Racial Tropes, Queer Performance, Political Possibilities on Thursday, October 28, from noon to 5 p.m. in 370 Dwinelle Hall at UC Berkeley. Also, there will be a $5.00 pre-party and social event at the Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 29. For more information about all of these events, please visit And to learn more about La Chica Boom, please visit her site at

New this month to Dr. Sketchy's SF is a drawing clinic with Diane Olivier before the main event. From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Diane will work with you in a workshop to help you with your problem areas. The workshop is limited to 12 participants, but you can email her to reserve your space for $20.00 (includes the main event and a seat in the front row), and tell her what areas you need help with.

Dr. Sketchy's SF flier, October 19, 2010

Dr. Sketchy's San Francisco presents La Chica Boom
... as La Catrina Y La Virgen de Guadelupe

Dia De La Chica Boom!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010
$10 general admission, $7 students and teachers

111 Minna Gallery
111 Minna Street, San Francisco

La Chica Boom

Queer Chicana Starlet Chica Boom organizes with communities of color to destabilize white heteropatriarchy by day and by night she seduces audiences with her witty ethnic drag. This El Paso/Juarez bordertown bruja has been weaving her cultural, political and sexual identity through alternative dance, theatre, performance art, burlesque, clowning and street performance across North America. Chica Boom's provocative posturing shakes and breaks the mold of submissive mestiza. Her sexual and cultural hybridism gives voice to an intentional revolutionary style of performance that depicts her multiplicity of consciousness as a fierce queer femme/macha, Chicana organizer and performer. She is the founder of Kaleidoscope, An Annual National People of Color Cabaret and currently organizes with INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence.

For more information about La Chica Boom, the quintessential Xicana Marimacha Mistress, visit

Check out the fantastic weekend of Kaleidoscope Cabaret events
October 28-30th!!

NEW: Drawing instruction at Dr Sketchy's SF


General malaise? Tired? Repetitive motion? Low energy?

Join the Dr Sketchy's Clinic!! One hour drawing session with Dr. Diane will open
your eyes, get the blood flowing and energize your work!

5:30-6:30 before the monthly Dr. Sketchy's at 111 Minna Gallery
Fee $20. Includes Dr Sketchy's session
Limited to 12 people, guaranteed front row seat, bring your favorite drawing materials

EMAIL Diane Olivier with your symptoms:

* I don't know what gesture and contour are
* I can't get a short pose drawn onto the page
* My proportions are off
* I need help with different materials
* I want to see example of healthy sketchbooks
* I would like to have a critique on my sketchbook

NOTE, email Diane to get on the list. This is the only way to guarantee a spot in the clinic!

Diane Olivier has been teaching drawing of all kinds since 1983 and currently teaches at City College of SF. Her concentration is drawing of all kinds using a wide variety of materials. The Doctor participates actively in community drawing events and offers drawing workshops in the Yay Area and in the south of France.
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