Just how free can we get? How do we get there? FREE explores the ways Two Spirit, trans* and queer people of color have fought for justice on our own terms throughout history. We’ll time travel, visiting with ancestors and future descendants to explore our freedom dreams. Come to a ritual space of conversation and transformation to imagine our beautiful …

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La Rosa Mixtape

Borders and Freedom. Imaginations and Reality. La Rosa Mixtape is a night of short films and performances on the journeys and migrations of queer diasporas. Featuring films from all over and performances by local Bay Area drag artists, La Rosa Mixtape reflects brave visions amidst a world in flux. June 20 La Rosa Mixtape: Queer Journeys and Migrations Edgardo Cervano-Soto …

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The Fresh Meat Festival

Outrageously popular, artistically outstanding and always delicious! The FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL is the nation’s premiere transgender and queer performance festival. Award-winning trailblazers and national LGBT art-stars perform in three programs of modern dance, live music, comedy, taiko, bomba, theater and much more. All shows are followed by Fresh Meat’s famous in-house after-parties with DJ Miz Rowdy, our popular photo booth, …

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Snapshot Poetics Now

Inspired by Ginsberg’s collection of candid photographs with eccentric handwritten captions about his cohort of beat writers, lovers, and artists, Qcc and CJM invited 6 bay area artists and scholars to create a live performance event in the gallery. During this unique exhibition tour, performers will present their artistic and literary encounters with the legendary Allen Ginsberg.  Artists and scholars …

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This Was Queerlesque

This Was Queerlesque!  is an intergenerational burlesque & cabaret show that explores the queer histories of burlesque/exotic dance. Featuring performances from burlesque legends like Holiday O’Hara and Isis Starr as well as new work from neo-burlesque performers such as The Lady Ms. Vagina Jenkins, Essence Revealed, Rivolta Sata and Kitty Von Quim that pays tribute to their queer performer influences. …

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White Lies

White Lies brings humor and hope to conversations about race and racism in the United States through music, dance, film and theater blended together in a multimedia performance that will leave you inspired to think, learn, discuss, and act. Join us for a journey that is both deeply political and deeply personal to explore cultural complexities and dismantle racism in …

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Love, Humiliation & Karaoke by Enzo Lombard

Directed by W. Kamau Bell. Enzo really does not want to end up cut into little pieces and deposited on the side of the highway.  Yet he’s risking just that by driving 600 miles to meet SanDiegoDavid, a complete stranger he met online. Enzo’s not looking for love, he’s just way behind on an assignment for his Berkeley psychic class. …

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A one-of-a-kind event, Topsy-Turvy: A Queer Circus Extravaganza features mesmerizing circus artists from across the country. Spin your world upside-down with awe-inspiring aerialists, side-splitting antics, jaw-dropping entertainment, and cutting-edge visions of what circus looks like and where it can take you. Fueled by a zeitgeist that encourages reinterpretation of popular art forms, Topsy Turvy turns representations of strength and beauty …

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Cowboys & Angels with Tom Orr

 Tom Orr Sings The George Michael Songbook 
with The Tom Shaw Quartet. Produced by Tomorrow! Productions. San Francisco musical comedy cabaret sensation Tom Orr pays tribute to one of contemporary pop music’s best and most underrated song writers, former Wham! front man and international superstar George Michael. June 25 @ 8pm, July 2-3 @ 7pm & 9:30pm …

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Dissent meets descendants in this not your average sit-down show! Experience Frequency, Resonance & Memory as audience weaves  through  a  series  of  performance  installations that include dance, spoken word, textile art, mixed media and  live  music. Each artist explores the silenced wisdom and history of those from whom they descend.  Featuring Aimee Suzara, Audacious I AM, Carolina Abolio, Danielle Kardum, …

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