NATIONAL QUEER ARTS FESTIVAL 2000

3rd Annual

This series of cultural events, exhibitions, performances, and interpretive programs has been organized by the Queer Cultural Center (Qcc) – the Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender Art & Culture, and the Harvey Milk Institute. The Festival is produced in collaboration with numerous Bay Area nonprofit arts organizations, including SomArts, the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Art, the Center for African and African American Art and Culture, the Lesbian/Gay Dance Festival, Brava! for Women in the Arts, and many others whose events you’ll find in this brochure.

The National Queer Arts Festival presents our community’s diverse artists and arts organizations. Here you’ll find visual art, dance, theater, a series of literature and poetry readings, film and video screenings, and a wide array of multidisciplinary programs featuring artists discussing their own works.

This series could not have been produced without the assistance of countless organizations and individuals, including: Tom Ammiano, Sue Bierman, Jack Davis (SomArts), June Gutefleish, Leslie Katz, Jenni Rodriguez, Mabel Teng, Akintola Thomas, Leland Yee, Mark Leno, Karen Ames, Mark Wunderlich, and dozens of dedicated artists and volunteers.

The National Queer Arts Festival has been financially supported by SomArts, the Center for African and African American Art and Culture, the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Art, the Bayview Opera House, the Cultural Equity Grants program of the San Francisco Arts Commission, Grants for the Arts, the California Arts Council, the Gateways Initiative of the San Francisco Foundation, the Horizons Foundation, the Astraea Foundation, the Zellerbach Family Fund, California Poets & Writers, Inc., and the Vanguard Foundation.

SHOWS

Jerome Caja in NQAF 2000

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National Queer Arts Festival 2000 SOMArts Gallery, San Francisco Jerome: An Appreciation Five years after his death, Jerome Caja's art lives on By Will Shank My encounters with Jerome Caja (pronounced 'Chaya,' which rhymes with…

CQC 2000

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Creating Queer Community: Grants for Emerging Artists Sunday, June 11; Noon - 3 pm Location: Jon Sims Center, 1519 Mission St @ 11th Info / Reservations: 415.554.0402, director@jonsimsctr.org A project of the National Queer Arts Festival,…

QCC Net Art 2000

QCC Net Art 2000 Wayne Corbitt, Lourdes Portillo, Margaret Tedesco, Remy Charlip, Justin Chin, and Hugh Buck. Curated and Produced for Qcc by Rudy Lemcke QCC Net Art 2000 Launch Party: Sunday, June 4; 5-7:30 pm Location: SomArts, 934…

BGLAM Festival

SHOWIN' OUT: BGLAM Festival A Festival of Black Gay Men in the Arts Friday - Sunday, June 9 - 11 Info/Reservations: Qcc SHOWIN' OUT is sponsored by Black Gay Letters & Arts Movement (B/GLAM), which aims to develop, view, and support…

QLAFest 2000

Queer Latina/o Arts Festival-2000 (QLAFest-2000) Ten Years of Victory Into the Future Tickets: On site, except where QCC is listed Visual Art Exhibit Thurs. June 3 through June 27th A collection of cultural expression through sculpture,…

Thomas Allen Harris

Thomas Allen Harris Monday, June 12; 7 pm Location: Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, 4235 19th Street @ Collingwood Tickets: $10 advance/ $15 door, Qcc Writer/Producer/Director, Thomas Allen Harris, joins the National Queer Arts Festival…

Rosa Von Praunheim

The Einstein of Sex by Rosa Von Praunheim Tuesday, June 27; 6:30 & 8:30 pm (2 showings) Location: Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, 4235 19th Street @ Collingwood Tickets: $7, Qcc The Einstein of Sex (Der Einstein Des Sex): Life and…

4th of July 2000

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An Ol' Fashioned 4th of July Alternative Family Picnic featuring A World Premiere by Jennifer Higdon Tuesday, July 4, 11am-3pm Yerba Buena Gardens 700 Howard Street, San Francisco Free For information call 415-978-ARTS The fourth…

Matmos

Matmos Thursday, June 29, 8:30 pm Location: Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, 4235 19th St @ Collingwood Tickets: $10, Qcc The National Queer Arts Festival is pleased to present Matmos in an evening of free improvisation and electronic…

Pauline Oliveros

Pauline Oliveros Tues, June 6; 8 pm Location: Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, 4235 19th Street @ Collingwood Tickets: $15, Qcc Pauline Oliveros (b. 1932) is one of the most important composers of our time. Her belief in the "sensual…

Meredith Monk

Meredith Monk Thursday, June 8; 7 pm Location: Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, 4235 19th Street @ Collingwood Tickets: $15, Qcc Join us for an evening lecture/demo and question and answer session with composer, singer, filmmaker,…

Lou Harrison

A Salute to Lou Harrison Michael Tilson Thomas, Conductor San Francisco Symphony Thursday, June 15; 8 pm Location: Davies Symphony Hall Performance & Post Performance Reception in the Wattis Room Tickets: $49 / $43 (Orchestra/First…

If I Were a Cat

If I Were a Cat Electra Theater Company Friday, June 9 & Sunday, June 11; 8 pm Location: SomArts, 934 Brannan @ 8th Street Tickets: $5-10, Qcc The Electra Theater Company was created five years ago by social worker Paula Richardson…

In The Street

A co-presentation by the Queer Cultural Center and "In The Street" Theater Festival Opening Evening Performance Friday, June 2; 7:30 -10 pm Location: Duboce Park at Hermann/Duboce Sts. Free to the public Info: 415.255.5971 Featuring: Robert…

Karen Williams

Karen Williams Saturday, June 3; 9 pm Location: Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, 4235 19th Street @ Collingwood Tickets: 415.552.7709, Tickets: $20, Qcc The National Queer Arts Festival welcomes comedienne extraordinaire Karen Williams…

Kate Bornstein Workshop

Adventures in Gender and Sex: Beyond Mars and Venus Kate Bornstein & Barbara Carrellas Wednesday, June 14; 7 pm Location: Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, 4235 19th Street @ Collingwood Tickets: $20, Qcc Have you ever felt limited…

Kate Bornstein Performance

Kate Bornstein & Barbara Carrellas in Too Tall Blondes Do Sex, Death & Gender Thursday - Saturday, June 15 - 17; 8 pm Location: ODC Performance Gallery: 3153 17th Street @ Shotwell Tickets: $15, Qcc Too Tall Blondes have…

George Birimisa

George Birimisa & the Harvey Milk Institute Players Story Telling Performance Saturday, June 10; 2 pm Location: Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, 4235 19th Street @ Collingwood Tickets: $12, Qcc Join us for this story telling…

Liquid Fire 2000

Liquid Fire 2000: "Unleash the Fire" Thurs - Sat, June 15 - 17; 8 pm Sunday, June 18; 2 & 7:30 pm Thurs - Fri, June 22 - 23; 8 pm Saturday, June 24; 2 pm Location: SomArts, 934 Brannan @ 8th Street Tickets: $15 advance, $20 at door,…

Luna Sea

Luna Sea Women's Performance Project Chutzpah: Jewish Dykes Perform Friday & Saturday, June 16 & 17; 8pm Location: Luna Sea, 2940 16th Street #216-C @ South Van Ness Ave Tickets: $10-$15 sliding scale, 415.863.2989 DykeDrama…

David Trinidad

David Trinidad Tuesday, June 13; 8 pm Location: Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, 4235 19th Street @ Collingwood Tickets: $15, Qcc Join us for a poetry reading and book signing with poet David Trinidad. DAVID TRINIDAD's books include…

Sini Anderson/Sister Spit

Sini Anderson/Sister Spit Wednesday, June 7; 8 pm Location: Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, 4235 19th Street @ Collingwood Tickets: $7, Qcc Join us for an evening of spoken word performance with Sini Anderson of Sister Spit and special…

Jewelle Gomez

Jewelle Gomez Saturday, June 10; 8 pm Location: Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, 4235 19th Street @ Collingwood Tickets: $15, Qcc Jewelle Gomez reads poetry, monologues and more from past works and works in progress. JEWELLE GOMEZ…

John Giorno

John Giorno You Got To Burn to Shine: Sex and Sensibility in the New York Avant-Garde Saturday, June 3; 7 pm Location: Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, 4235 19th Street @ Collingwood Tickets: $15, Qcc John Giorno is the guy doing…

Edmund White

Edmund White Friday, June 9; 8 pm Location: Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, 4235 19th Street @ Collingwood Tickets: $15, Qcc Join us for a reading and book signing with author Edmund White as we celebrate the release of his new work,…

Joe Goode Undertaking Harry

Joe Goode Performance Group presents: "Undertaking Harry" Thursday - Sunday, June 1-4; 8 pm Location: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard Street Tickets: $20-25, YBC, 415.978.ARTS San Francisco's JOE GOODE PERFORMANCE GROUP…

LGBT Dance Festival

The San Francisco Lesbian and Gay Dance Festival presents A Week of Wild Wacky Wonderful Dance June 12 - 18 Tickets/Info: 415.826.4401 The Emergence of a Queer Aesthetic in Dance: Panel Discussion Monday, June 12; 5:30 pm Location:…

Axis Performance Group

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Axis Performance Group Thursday - Saturday, June 22 - 24; 8 pm Location: Fort Mason's Cowell Theater (Buchanan & Marina Sts, SF) Tickets: 415.441.3687 $18/ $15 for student, senior, and disabled/ $10 for kids under 12 AXIS Dance…

LVA: Recognition

Lesbians in the Visual Arts: Recognition Exhibition & Symposium Exhibition: June 7 - 23 Location: SomArts, 934 Brannan @ 8th Street Opening reception: June 10; 4-7 pm Location: SomArts, 934 Brannan @ 8th Street Donation Requested Gallery…

Queer History Exhibit

MAKING A CASE FOR COMMUNITY HISTORY Queer History Exhibit May 23 - June 23 Location: Skylight Gallery, 6th fl, SF Public Library, Main branch Free The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society and the Center for…

Harmony Hammond

Harmony Hammond Wednesday, June 21; 7:30 pm Location: Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, 4235 19th Street @ Collingwood Tickets: $15, Qcc Pioneer lesbian artist and activist Harmony Hammond will do a presentation and show work from…

The Art of Jerome Caja

Odyssey and Underworld -- The Art of Jerome Caja, Charles Sexton and Thomas Plageman Show opens Sunday, June 4 Opening Reception, Sunday, June 4; 5-7:30 pm Location: SomArts, 934 Brannan @ 8th Street Info: Qcc Donation Gallery…

Pride March, 2000

San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration & March Sunday, June 25, 2000 The parade will start at Market and Beale on Sunday June 25th at 10:30AM and will proceed west on Market Street to Market and Eighth Street,…

Dyke March, 2000

Dyke March San Francisco Saturday, June 24 Location: Dolores Street @ 19th St Street Party to Follow on Castro Street Info: 415.241.8882 Tea dance, live music and comedy starts in Dolores Park at 4:00pm March steps off from Dolores…

Explosive Agendas: Somatic Landscapes

Thomas Avena & Adam Klein Tuesday, June 20, 2000 7:30 pm Location: SomArts, 934 Brannan @ 8th Street Tickets: $10, Qcc In the art of Jerome Caja, Thomas Plageman and Charles Sexton the dynamics of disease, like nature itself, is harnessed…

Odyssey and Underworld: The Art of Jerome Caja, Charles Sexton and Thomas Plageman

Odyssey and Underworld: The Art of Jerome Caja, Charles Sexton and Thomas Plageman Show opens Sunday, June 4 Opening Reception, Sunday, June 4; 5-7:30 pm Location: SomArts, 934 Brannan @ 8th Street Info: Qcc Donation Gallery Hours:…

Lesbian Art in America: A Contemporary History, Harmony Hammond

Harmony Hammond Wednesday, June 21, 2000 7:30 pm Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, 4235 19th Street @ Collingwood Tickets: $15, Qcc Pioneer lesbian artist and activist Harmony Hammond will do a presentation and show work from Lesbian…

Four Seasons, GAPA

FOUR SEASONS Friday, & Saturday, June 2 & 3; 8 pm Location: SOMAR, 934 Brannan St @ 8th St Admission: $15 ($10 for GAPA members and supporters) For tickets & info: call 415.282.GAPA, www.gapa.org The members of GAPA are proud to present…

2000 QCC STAFF

Pam Peniston, Executive Director
Kevin Schaub, Festival Coordinator
Rudy Lemcke, Internet Programs Director

BOARD

Lucrecia Bermudez
Blackberri
Lenore Chinn
Greg Day
Jeff Jones
Jonathan Katz
Juan Alberto Tam

Qcc: The Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender Art & Culture
Founded in 1993, the Queer Cultural Center (Qcc) is a multidisciplinary arts-presenting organization that conducts artistic and interpretive programs exploring queer identity issues. Our programs promote the careers of lesbian gay bi transgender artists, foster the growth of queer arts organizations, and serve queer and non-queer audiences alike. By presenting, exhibiting, and screening queer artists’ work, Qcc contributes a multicultural perspective on the lesbian gay bi transgender experience.

Harvey Milk Institute
HMI conducts programs that present and interpret works by contemporary and historical lesbian gay bi transgender artists and critical thinkers and that explore community and personal issues within the context of queer culture. The goal of the Harvey Milk Institute is to offer educational opportunities to students in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, and queer communities and our friends. Our course offerings are wide-ranging and diverse, encompassing practical, artistic, cultural, and intellectual aspects of queer studies. We seek to foster understanding and communication between the diverse aspects of our community and to encourage self-examination. New catalog available August 2000.

DATE TIME EVENT DISCIPLINE VENUE
June 1-30 various Queer Latina/o Festival Multidisciplinary MCCLA
June/July 8 pm Luna Sea Women’s Performance Project Performance Luna Sea
June 1-4 7- 10 pm In The Streets Theater Festival Opening Multidisciplinary Duboce Park
June 3 8 pm Joe Goode Performance Group Dance YBC
June 3 7 pm John Giorno Talk/Discussion HMCRA
June 3 9 pm Karen Williams Comedy HMCRA
June 4 Opening
5-7 pm
Jerome Caja, Charles Sexton, Thomas Plageman
Qcc Visual Art Exhibition Opening
Visual Art SomArts
June 4 On-line Qcc Net Art Launch Digital Art SomArts
June 6 8 pm Pauline Oliveros Music HMCRA
June 7 noon – 7pm Lesbians in the Visual Arts: Symposium Visual Art SomArts
June 7 8 pm Sini Anderson/Sister Spit Spoken Word HMCRA
June 8 8 pm Meridith Monk Music HMCRA
June 9 & 11 8 pm Electra Theater Company Theater SomArts
June 9 8 pm Edmund White Literary HMCRA
June 10 8 pm Jewelle Gomez Literary HMCRA
June 9 – 11 various BGLAM Festival Performance Various Locations
June 9 & 11 8 pm Electra Theater Company Theater SomArts
June 9 -10 10 am – 6 pm Irene Fornes Workshop Theater Brava! Theater Center
June 10 7 pm Lourdes Portillo Films Film Luna Sea
June10 2 pm George Birimisa & HMI Players Literary HMCRA
June 10 Various BGLAM: In the Spotlight Performance SomArts
June 11 12 noon Creating Queer Communities: Artist Grants Workshop Jon Sims Center
June 11 8 pm BGLAM: Tellin’ On Ourselves Performance La Pena Cultural Center
Berkeley
June 12-18 7:30 pm Lesbian Gay Dance Festival Dance Dancers Group
June 12 8 pm Thomas Allen Harris Literary HMCRA
June 13 8 pm David Trinidad Literary HMCRA
June 14 7 pm Bornstein/Carrellas Workshop Workshop HMCRA
June 15,16, 17 8 pm Bornstein/Carrellas Performance Performance ODC
June 15 8 pm A Salute to Lou Harrison Music Davies Symphony Hall
June 20 8 pm Jerome Caja Lecture Lecture SomArts
June 21 7:30 pm Harmony Hammond Visual Art / Talk HMCRA
June 22, 23, 24 8 pm Axis Performance Group Dance Fort Mason
June 27  6:30 &
8:30pm
Rosa Von Praunheim (2 screenings) Film HMCRA
June 29 8 pm Matmos Music HMCRA
July 4 11 am – 3 pm An Ol’ Fashioned 4th of July Alternative Family Picnic Multidisciplinary YBC