June 18, 2017
Kentucky Fried Woman & Starr69 Present
Rally! Queer Explorations of Resistance and Resilience
SOMArts, Doors 7 pm; Show 7:30
$15-$20 sliding NOTA
Discipline: Performance Art, Dance
In these times, we need community and art more than ever to fuel our resistance and power queer resilience. Join us for an evening of performance and collective liberation hosted by Kentucky Fried Women and Starr 69. This evening of dance, drag, multimedia and literary art features performers from the Bay Area and beyond including The Brush Arbor Gurlz, Billy “the Poof” Elliot, Charleston Chu, Elena Rose, Brock Cocker, Tyrone Peaches, Ricky T. Smiles, Lance Armstar, Lotta Hollandaise, Natalia Vigil, Open Mike, Savory Sweet, Sugarbush Lane, the One-Night Only reunion of the Transformers and many more.
Rally! is brought to you by the folks behind Rally the Troupes, Flabulous!, Hogwarts Express: The Musical, and White Lies – featured in NQAF 2005-2013.
The Brush Arbor Gurlz, or the BAGz is composed of Native American drag queens representing several tribal nations such as the Chickasaw, Cherokee, Choctaw, Navajo, Ojibwa, and Tohono O’odam Nations and even sports one non-Native. These drag queens are out and about in the San Francisco Bay Area and larger Native Two-Spirit communities. The group’s name is based on the building of brush arbors by Southeastern tribes for social and religious occasions. Founded in 2004 by Landa Lakes (Chickasaw), the BAGz has continued to contribute to the Native LGBTQ scene from politics to comedy. Current members include Kenya Pfister (Cherokee) Samantha Richards (Diné) Uphoria (Squamish), Cis-Sy Fitt (Choctaw), Miss Shugna (Kowlitz), Miso Hornay and Arbor matriarch Landa Lakes (Chickasaw).