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, TuffNStuff, Pippa Fleming, Oriana Bolden, Vagina Jenkins, Ginger Snapz, Elitrea, Jezebel Delilah X., and 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.
Friday June 4th @ African American Art and Culture Complex, 762 Fulton (at Webster), San Francisco
7p – libations and free buffet!
8p – showtime
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
For more information check out: http://www.queerculturalcenter.org/Pages/QFest10/QRebels.html or http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/event.php?eid=123591510987121&ref=ts.