May 17, 2013
Hosted by Ali Liebegott and Michelle Tea
Friday, May 17th 2013
doors 7pm/ show 8pm
2424 Mariposa Street
Featuring spectacles by comedian/playwright Marga Gomez, Brontez Purnell Dance Company, Dia Dear, Mica Sigourney and Jesse Hewitt!
*Marga Gomez* won both the SF Bay Guardian’s and SF Weekly’s Reader’s Choice “2012 Best Comedian” award. Her television credits include LOGO’s One Night Stand Up. Marga is also the creator of nine solo plays which have been produced nationally, and Off Broadway. Her latest show “Not Getting Any Younger,” received the SF Chronicle’s highest rating in 2011.Marga produces Comedy Bodega a free queer/straight comedy showcase at Esta Noche in the Mission.
*Brontez Purnell* is a Bay Area based writer, dancer, and musician. He’s been featured in the Out Magazine’s Hot List and the New York Times. He is the creator of the Post-Queer Core zine Fag School and is currently working on his first novella. Founder and creative head of the Brontez Purnell Dance Company, which debuted its first body of dance work, Whenever I Get Off the Floor I’m A Total Fucking Hurricane, at Berkeley Art Museum, Purnell is currently wrapping up production on his first dance film titled Free Jazz. He has toured the US and Europe with his former band Gravy Train!!!! and his surrent musical project The Younger Lovers. He is currently studying Theatre and Contemporary Dance at Cal State East Bay.
*Dia Dear’s* performances are an ephemeral embodiment of the hyper-real IRL. Stylistically bridging a gap between the nightclub and traditional performance, Dia Dear’s work creates breaks from the ubiquitous consumption of technological integration. Through use of a highly stylized visual aesthetic, evocative lip-synch, precise movement, and a dedication to creating a moment of sincere vulnerability, Dia Dear’s work explores the essence of humanity in the ruins of a digital reality.
Born in 2008 *VivvyAnne ForeverMORE!* is a cyclone. Often bottomless, unkempt with a high beat on her face VVFM is daughter to Glamamore and Glenn Marla. She’s mother of a dysfunctional gang of drag babes, and an emcee who’s social awkwardness is only surpassed by her desire to be loved.
*Jesse Hewit* is a San Francisco and New York based dancer and choreographer, and makes work under the moniker/project Strong Behavior. He regularly collaborates with and studies with his heroes, near and far, and his work, curations, and teachings have happened all over the place. His current project, ADULT (in collaboration with Laura Arrington), will premiere this fall at Portland’s TBA Festival, with support from residencies at Headlands Center for the Arts and Ponderosa Tanzland. jessehewit.com
Live art auction PLUS raffle with prizes from Last Gasp, YBCA, Hard French, McSweeneys, Down at Lulus, Original Plumbing and MUCH MORE!
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Sister Spit Authors Event at Book Expo America, NYC
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RADAR Superstar Reading Series at the San Francisco Public Library
Hosted by Michelle Tea
San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin St. San Francisco, CA 94102
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East Baydar Literary Cabaret at La Pena Cultural Center
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Dream of the 90s Panel, a Valencia film event, Somarts
Valencia film premiere, Frameline Festival
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Valencia after-party, music event at Elbo Room
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Valencia Meet the Directors panel, Somarts
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Valencia filmmakers’ shorts program, Somarts