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NATIONAL QUEER ARTS FESTIVAL 2010

13th Annual

Director’s Statement
Welcome to the 13th National Queer Arts Festival

I heard Alice Walker quote her father, saying, “If we do not write our history, they will say it never happened.” The Queer Cultural Center preserves our art and culture. If you examine the 13,000 pages of our website you will see that it documents every artistic discipline as well as emerging and established artists.

We want to share our history by showcasing real and re-imagined chronologies: Making History. And we do it in typical queer style: Queer Rebels of the Harlem Renaissance brings us a hybrid of performance and 20’s rent party; the history of SF Burlesque is told via the fire tassels of Satan’s Angel; and there are Rebel Grrrls, early bi activists and lesbians responding to the early days of the AIDS crisis. Radar writers go Old School while Guywriters look back at their hometowns. Our visual arts show, Chronotopia, asks artists to re/interpret the Past, Present and Future of Queer Histories.

Making History is what queer artists are doing every day. It is also what we and other queer organizations do and what you as audiences support: the presentation of queer art as authentically drawn from our many and varied queer perspectives. It is vital to share this art with people who are isolated from community or who can not come out because of life-threatening circumstances.

Come make history with us at the National Queer Arts Festival.

– Pamela S. Peniston, Artistic Director

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SHOWS

This is What I Want 2010

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June 30, July 1 AIRspace presents This is What I Want The Garage 8pm Tickets: $10-$20 Buy Tickets on-line: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/112592 This Is What I Want. Relentlessly sexual new work by…

Creating Queer Community 2010

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June 29 Creating Queer Community Mama Calizo's Voice Factory 7pm Free The Queer Cultural Center will provide approximately 20 grants between $250 and $1000 to LGBT artists working in all disciplines to create…

Pride March 2010

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June 26 & 27 Forty and Fabulous! San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration 2009 Downtown San Francisco - Civic Center June 26 - Celebration in Civic Center: 12pm - 6pm June 27 - Parade - 10:30am;…

Axis Dance Company 2010

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June 26 Axis Dance Company Yerba Buena Gardens Festival & Meet Dancers Sat. June 26, Shows at 1, 1:50 & 2:40 pm FREE Photo: Trib LaPrade "There is no more defiant a land that I can think of than…

Dyke March 2010

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June 26 San Francisco Dyke March: Dyke Planet / Green Planet Dolores Park, 3pm Rally; 7pm March Free The 18th annual Dyke March will rock San Francisco, presenting our diverse dyke culture with a radical political…

König/Boylesque

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June 25 König / Boylesque: King of Boylesque Pageant African American Art & Culture Comple 8pm Cancelled The 2nd annual King of Boylesque pageant brings together 8 of the top male performers from the nation…

Trans March, 7th annual

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June 25 7th Annual TransMarch 3:30pm, performances 7pm, March and return to Dolores Park Free The mission of the San Francisco Trans March is to inspire all trans and gender non-conforming people to realize a…

Marga & the Bad Boys

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June 25 Marga & The Bad Boys S.F. LGBT Community Center - Rainbow Room 8pm Tickets: $15 Buy Tickets on-line: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/111556 Back by popular demand Marga and The Bad Boys is…

A Spot of T-Original Plumbing Program

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June 24 Original Plumbing Productions Presents: A Spot of T African American Art & Culture Complex 8pm Tickets: $12-$20 Buy Tickets on-line: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/111554 Join the boys…

Blackbird

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June 24 - July 10 Blackbird: Honoring a Century of Pansy Divas Mama Calizo's Voice Factory 8pm Tickets: $20 - $25 Buy Tickets on-line: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/113247For more info: www.eyezen.org Seth…

Have Tassels will Travel

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June 23 Have Tassels will Travel Satan's Angel Café du Nord 8pm Tickets: $20 Buy Tickets: Tickets via Café du Nord only. www.cafedunord.com 415-861-5016 Have Tassels Will Travel is a story of fame, fortune,…

Garage – Allstars 4

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June 23 & 24 Garage - Allstars 4 The Garage 8pm Tickets: $10-$20 Buy Tickets on-line: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/112577 Dominika Bednarska The final Garage Allstars edition features performances…

Girl Talk

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June 23 Girl Talk: A Cis and Trans Woman Dialogue S.F. LGBT Community Center - Ceremonial Room 7:30pm Tickets: $12-$20 Buy Tickets on-line: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/111553 Photo: Morgan Weinert Queer…

Radar – Old School 3

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June 23 Radar - Old School: Writers Unearth and Re-imagine the Lives and Legacies of Queers Gone By Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library 6pm Free Justin Chin. Photo: r.e. morrison Twelve literary…

In Sickness and In Health

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June 22 In Sickness & In Health: Untold Stories of Queer Best Friends S.F. LGBT Community Center - Rainbow Room 7:30pm Tickets: $12-$20 Buy Tickets on-line: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/111551 Best…

Patricia Racette Interview

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June 21 In Conversation with Opera Diva Patricia Racette S.F. LGBT Community Center - Ceremonial Room 7:30pm Tickets: $12-$20 Buy Tickets on-line: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/111549 Patricia Racette It's…

Sizzle!

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June 22 Sizzle! Sizzle with Jack Halberstam 8pm Award winning literature series. Author of “Female Masculinity” & “The Drag King Book” presents “The Queer Art of Failure” ($10) Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/112337 Sizzle…

Garage – Allstars 3

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June 20 & 21 Garage - Allstars 3 The Garage 8pm Tickets: $10-$20 Buy Tickets on-line: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/112572 Philip Huang Garage Allstars edition 3 focuses on men’s performance…

It’s That Easy! with Terry Van Ween

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Annie Danger as Terry VanWeen June 19 It's That Easy! with Terry VanWeen The revolutionary slideshow that will change your world. For good. S.F. LGBT Community Center - Rainbow Room 7:30pm Tickets: $12-$20 Buy Tickets…

Queeriosity – Youth Speaks 2010

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June 18 Qcc and Youth Speaks present: Queeriosity XIII: Legends on the Map S.F. LGBT Community Center - Rainbow Room 7pm Free Queeriosity XIII: Legends on the Map On train tracks and light rails, bus routes…

Rally the Troupes

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June 18 & 19 Rally the Troupes 6: A night of savvy political and sexy queer performance! SOMArts 9pm Tickets: $15-$20 Buy Tickets on-line: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/111357 Drew Montana & Kentucky…

Little Prints-Queer Youth take on the Universe

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June 18 Little Prints: Queer Youth take on the Universe S.F. LGBT Community Center - 2nd Floor 6pm Free Reception "Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever…

Third Person

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June 16 & 17 Third Person: (When the) LGB (fucks the) T (and how to make love instead) The Garage 8pm Tickets: $12-$20 Buy Tickets on-line: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/111353 Josh Klipp Third…

borderOUT

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June 17 borderOUT African American Art & Culture Complex 8pm Tickets: $5-$15 Buy Tickets on-line: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/111355 borderOUT,  a collective of Bay Area based queer immigrant…

Fresh Meat Festival 2010

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June 17 - 20 Fresh Meat Festival Z Space at Theater Artaud Thurs-Sat 8pm / Sunday 7pm Tickets: $17-$20 Buy Tickets on-line: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/110770 Sean Dorsey Photo: Lydia Daniller The…

Frameline 2010

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June 17 - 27 Frameline 34 The San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival San Francisco: Castro Theatre, Roxie Theater, Victoria Theatre Berkeley: Rialto Cinemas Elmwood Buy Tickets on-line: www.frameline.org and Superstar…

Benefit by Moving Men for Qcc

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June 17 Garage All-Stars and SF Moving Men present: A Benefit by Moving Men for Qcc Supperclub 8pm Tickets: $5 Garage All-Stars and SF Moving Men are teaming up with Art Attack for a special evening with…

Radar – Old School 2

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June 16 Radar - Old School: Writers Unearth and Re-imagine the Lives and Legacies of Queers Gone By Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library 6pm Free Kirya Traber Twelve literary performers re-interpret…

recLAmation

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June 15 recLAmation The Garage 8pm Tickets: $12-$20 Buy Tickets on-line: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/111342 Hilary Goldberg’s recLAmation is a feature-length experimental documentary/narrative film…

Before We Were Named

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June 15 & 16 Before We Were Named The Lab 8pm Tickets: $12-$20 Buy Tickets on-line: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/111351 Pictured: Carlos Oxford, Nia Witherspoon, Irina Contreras, Cherry Galette, Samia…

Kung Pao Kosher Comedy

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June 14 Kung Pao Kosher Comedy Comedy Returns to El Rio! El Rio 8pm Tickets: $7-$20 Buy Tickets on-line: https://www.brownpapertickets.com Website: http://www.koshercomedy.com Ray Ferrer Comedian/comedy…

Street Power: the Story of SF’s Vanguard

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June 14 Street Power: the Story of San Francisco’s Vanguard GLBT Historical Society 6:30pm Free In 1966, a motley group of Tenderloin street youth, urban ministers, and anti-poverty activists formed Vanguard,…

Garage – Allstars 2

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June 13 & 14 Garage All-Stars Part II The Garage 8pm Tickets: $10 - $20 Buy Tickets on-line: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/112450 The Garage All-Stars presents an evening of queer women choreographers,…

Sins Invalid 2010

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June 13 Sins Invalid: An Unshamed Claim to Beauty in the Face of Invisibility The Women's Building 7:30pm Tickets: $12-$20 Buy Tickets on-line: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/111542 Sins Invalid is a…

Dirtstar 2010 – Night Soil

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June 13 Dirtstar 2010 - Night Soil African American Art & Culture Complex 6pm Tickets: $12-$20 Buy Tickets on-line: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/111340 Honoring the NQAF 2010 theme, Making History,…

Werk Hard

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June 12 Werk Hard Mama Calizo's Voice Factory 8pm Tickets: $15-$20 Buy Tickets on-line: https://www.brownpapertickets.comWebsite: http://mcvf.org/ San Francisco Drag Royalty: GLAMAMORE, Vivian Forevermore, Elijah…

Whodunnit? Mystery Writers

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June 12 WhodunnIt? A Reading with Queer Mystery Writers S.F. LGBT Community Center - Ceremonial Room 7:30pm Tickets: $12-$20 Buy Tickets on-line: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/111338 Steven Saylor Spend…

Moving Men

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June 4 - 26 (Fri - Sun) The San Francisco Moving Men Present: Dancing @ The Garage The Garage Fridays and Saturdays - 8pm Sundays - 2pm Tickets: $20 Buy Tickets on-line: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/107894 Joe…

Queer Women of Color Film Festival

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June 11, 12, 13 6th Annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival Brava Theater various times See Website: http://www.qwocmap.org/festival.html Freeinfo@apiculturalcenter.org www.apiculturalcenter.org www.QWOCMAP.org The…

Guywriters

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June 11 Guywriters: Small Town Boys - Gay Men Revisit Their Histories and Hometowns S.F. LGBT Community Center - Ceremonial Room 7:30pm Tickets: $12 - $20 Buy Tickets on-line: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/111336 Photo…

Bareed Mista3jil

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June 11 & 12 Bareed Mista3jil: a staged reading of true stories by queer Arab women Exit Theatre Café 156 Eddy Street, SF 8:30pm Tickets: $10-$25 Tickets are at the door - cash only please Whether it’s…

Submerged Queer Spaces

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June 11 Submerged Queer Spaces: Music and Architectural Remains African American Art & Culture Complex 7:30pm Tickets: $12-$20 Buy Tickets on-line: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/111335 Live concert…

This Many People

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June 10 - 13 OutLook Theater Project presents This Many People CounterPulse 8pm Sunday, 4pm $9 ages under 25 and over 55; $18 for folks 25-55 http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/111238 What do we know…

Crackpot Crones 2010

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June 10 Crackpot Crones: Subverting the Dominant Paradigm & Laughing Out Loud The Garage 8pm Tickets: Pay What You Can “Intriguing, enlightening, comical and real.” SF Bay Times.  Terry Baum and…

We Were There

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June 10 We Were There - The Lesbian Response to the Early AIDS Epidemic Among Gay Men African American Art & Culture Complex 6 - 9pm Film Screening 7pm Tickets: $5 A short documentary, exhibit and event…

One Love Oceania’s: Sisters Oceania Rising

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June 9 QCC and API Cultural Center present: OLO - One Love Oceania's Sisters Rising The Garage 8pm Tickets: $12-$20 Buy Tickets on-line: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/111334 Image by Torika Bolatagici, Self…

Radar – Old School

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June 9 Radar - Old School: Writers Unearth and Re-imagine the Lives and Legacies of Queers Gone By Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library 6pm Free Max Wolf Valerio Twelve literary performers re-interpret…

K’vetsh: Queer Open Mic

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June 6 K'vetsh: Queer Open Mic Eros 8pm Tickets: $3-$5 Kirk Read and Tara Jepsen K'vetsh is the longest running queer open mic (we think!) in the world.  Many noted writers and artists develop work…

Chronotopia: Media Program

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June 8 Chronotopia Media Screenings/Discussion ATA 7pm Free event For the first time ever, Qcc assembles the wonderful new media works from the Chronotopia exhibition. Cheryl Dunye hosts the screenings and discussion…

Garage – Allstars 1

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June 6 & 7 Garage - Allstars 1 The Garage 8pm Tickets: $10-$20 FACT/SF The Garage Allstars first installment is an all dance program featuring FACT/SF, Labayen Dance and Mannakin Theater & Dance.…

Fabled Asp Benefit

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June 6 AVOTCJA, SANDI POINDEXTER, TAMMY HALL, MICHAELLE GOERLITZ - a night of poetry, music and jazz- a benefit for Fabled Asp Berkeley Senior Center 7pm Tickets: $15-$25 Buy Tickets on-line: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/106472 Come…

Flabulous 2

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June 6 Flabulous 2!: Fatter than Ever! African American Art & Culture Complex 7pm Tickets: $12-$20 Buy Tickets on-line: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/110828 Jukie Sunshine Flabulous! 2:…

Imagine How Free We Can Get: Walking Tour

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June 6 Imagine How Free We Can Get: A Radical Queer Walking Tour of the Mission Modern Times Book Store 2pm Tickets: $5-$8 No advance sales The Mission has been a hotspot of queer community, culture and resistance…

Set the Screen on Fire

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June 6 Set the Screen on Fire: Films for Social Change ATA 1pm Free event Burning with stories that must be told, LGBT filmmakers craft award winning documentaries that help educate the public, fan the flames…

Life’s a Drag

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June 5 Life's a Drag Femina Potens 7pm Free Join us for the opening of our exhibition, Life’s a Drag, offering an arousing step into the world of gender and sexual identity exploration with sexy camp and serious…

Forever Never Comes

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June 5 - 26 Forever Never Comes by Enrique Urueta Boxcar Playhouse 8pm Discount $10 tickets for June 10 - 12 performances: Use code NQAF2010 Buy Tickets on-line: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/109419 Crowded…

Chronotopia Art Opening

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Ms. Africa by Greg Day June 5 CHRONOTOPIA: The Past, Present and Future of Queer Histories Opening Reception SOMArts 3pm - 6pm Free Gallery Hours. Tuesday– Friday noon–7:00 p.m.. Saturday noon–5:00 p.mChronotopia…

Queer Rebels 2010

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June 4 Queer Rebels of the Harlem Renaissance: a Night of BullDaggers, Sissies, and Food African American Art & Culture Complex 7pm food and libations 8pm Tickets: $15-$20 http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/110822 Step…

Bilicious

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June 4 Bilicious S.F. LGBT Community Center - Rainbow Room 7:30pm Tickets: $12-$20 Buy Tickets on-line: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/110823 From left to right: Carol Queen, Nick Leonard, Maggi Rubenstein,…

Moving Men

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June 4 - 26 (Fri - Sun) The San Francisco Moving Men Present: Dancing @ The Garage The Garage Fridays and Saturdays - 8pm Sundays - 2pm Tickets: $20 Buy Tickets on-line: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/107894 Joe…

Rehistoricizing Abstract Expressionism in the Bay Area: 1950 to 1970

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June 4 - July 31 Rehistoricizing Abstract Expressionism in the Bay Area: 1950 to 1970 Curated by Carlos Villa, San Francisco Art Institute. The Luggage Store Gallery Opening Visual Arts Exhibition June 4 6 - 9pm Free…

SFinX – Rebel Grrrl

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June 3 SF in Exile (SFinX) presents: Rebel Grrrl: a riot grrrl nostalgia show African American Art & Culture Complex 8pm Tickets: $12-$20 Buy Tickets on-line: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/110826 Riot…

Krip Salon-Get Your Wheel On

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June 3 Fabled ASP Presents: Krip Salon-Get Your Wheel On S.F. LGBT Community Center - Ceremonial Room 7:30pm Tickets: $10-$20 Buy Tickets on-line: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/106488 Karen Ripley A…

The Search for Life in Distant Galaxies

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June 1 - 30 The Search for Life in Distant Galaxies A Net Art Project By Rudy LemckeView the Protject at: www.metarudy.blogspot.com Ed Marker must leave his home of forty years in San Francisco's Tenderloin District…

Radar Superstar

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June 2 Radar Superstar San Francisco Public Library 6pm Free Tim Miller Celebrate seven years of queer, avant-garde literary spectacle at RADAR's Queer Arts Fest extravaganza! With performance artist Nao…

Formerly Known As…

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June 1 Army of Lovers Presents: Formerly Known As… S.F. LGBT Community Center - Rainbow Room 7:30pm Tickets: $12-$20 Buy Tickets on-line: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/106740 Inbred Hybrid Collective. Photo:…

Other-wise

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May 27, 28, 29 Qcc, SFIAF, and AIRspace present… Other-wise The Garage 8pm Tickets: $20 adv -$25 door Buy Tickets on-line: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/100885 No one Turned Away For Lack of Funds Sunny…

In Honor of Dreamspeakers

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May 26 In Honor of Dreamspeakers African American Art & Culture Complex 6pm $10 suggested donation Purple Moon Dance Project announced five women artists who have been named the 2010 recipients of their DreamSpeakers…

The Rita Hayworth of This Generation

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May 24 - 25 AIRspace presents The Rita Hayworth of This Generation The Garage 8pm Tickets: $10-$20 Buy Tickets on-line: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/109975 Tina D'Elia AIRspace presents This…

Journey of Dreams: Queer API Women’s Films

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May 22 Journey of Dreams: Queer API Women's Films Film Screening Rainbow Room, SF LGBT Community Center 7:30pm $8 advance/ $10 doorinfo@apiculturalcenter.org www.apiculturalcenter.org www.QWOCMAP.org APICC…

Reels of Resistance Screening

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May 22 Reels of Resistance Screening: Film IS Social Justice Activism S.F. LGBT Center - Rainbow Room 5pm Freeinfo@apiculturalcenter.org www.apiculturalcenter.org www.QWOCMAP.org From Ghost Dancers to revolutionary…

About NQAF 2010

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Director’s Statement Welcome to the 13th National Queer Arts Festival I heard Alice Walker quote her father, saying, “If we do not write our history, they will say it never happened.” The Queer Cultural Center preserves our art and…

Chronotopia, 2010

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Chronotopia: The Past, Present and Future of Queer Histories June 5 - 26th, 2010 SOMArts Gallery and Cultural Center San Francisco, California Chronotopia Curatorial Statement This exhibition captures the multiple dimensions…

2010 QCC STAFF

Pamela Peniston – Artistic Director
Jeff Jones – Development Director
Rudy Lemcke – Website Director/Curator
Elizabeth Pickens – Program Director
Dylan McMillan & Calvin Michael West – Production Managers
Lavette Virden – Business Manager

Cheryl Dunye – Curator, Chronotopia
Tirza True Latimer – Curator, Chronotopia
Rudy Lemcke – Curator, Chronotopia
Matt McKinley – Curator, Chronotopia
Pamela Peniston – Curator, Chronotopia
Tina Takemoto – Curator, Chronotopia
Adrienne Sky Roberts – Exhibition coordinator, Chronotopia

DENDESIGN – Graphic Design
PS Print – Festival Printing
Taryn Hunter – Box Office Manager
Nicki Green – Box Office Co-Manager

Elizabeth Pickens, National Queer Arts Festival Co-coordinator

BOARD

Alicia Kester, President
Trilce Santana
Bertha Amador
Blackberri
Jeff Jones
Rudy Lemcke
Pamela Peniston
Tina Takemoto
Juan Alberto Tam

Advisory Board
Dr. Marcy Adelman
Cheryl Dunye

QCC CONTACT

Queer Cultural Center
934 Brannan Street
SF, CA 94103

Executive Director, Pamela Peniston