The 8th annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival premieres 39 short films in 5 screening programs.  The Festival Focus, I Do AND I Don’t: LGBTQ People of Color & Same-Sex Marriage encompasses a Featured Screening and a Panel Discussion To Have & To Hold that explores the egregious history and legacy of Prop 8.  […]

1st half – To My Dearest Landscape Painter, I Have Murdered Your Children and Burned Down Your House by With Love Kolmel 2nd half: Vindicated Violence- a multi-media interactive performance by Deceptively Strong BUY TICKETS! Brown Paper Tickets Link: To My Dearest Landscape Painter, I Have Murdered Your Children and Burned Down Your House. […]

Cultural Confluences: The Art of Lenore Chinn celebrates the public unveiling of The Oracle Room, a painting for which the artist received a San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist Commission. It will be contextualized by the artist’s most iconic canvases, which focus on Asian American and LGBT themes. Co-presented by Qcc, Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center and […]

Femina Potens invites you to a decadent evening of food, wine, visual & performative art works.  A night of wine and food pairings inspired by accompanying performances and visual art from our 2011/2012 season of exhibitions.  Our select group of artists works present transformative life-changing moments in our queer lives. For secret location (time-8P) visit

Why, for the love of it all, must we always watch Brakhage? Join local filmmakers and freaks in celebration of experimental film/video being made today. Film, music, performance and a little magic create this live event. Don’t hear about it later. This is an experience that can’t be recreated. We queers are honoring the 50-year […]

Love Through Deviant Ears: Vol. 2 “Fight Songs” is the second installment of a performance series that began in 2011. The first show, “Low Rider Love Songs” was seen at La Pena and El Teatro Campesino.  We’re excited to bring this show to the National Queer Arts Festival! The series showcases new, queer, brown, unapologetic […]

Join our panel of feminists, queer artists, activists, counter-culture renegades and performance artists for a night of interactive performance art, film screenings, and artist discussion on the Intersections of LGBT Performance Art & the Sexual Politics of Erotic Film. Where does conceptual performance work end and where does our libido begin? Is queer feminist erotic […]

Since 2003, RADAR Productions has hosted monthly literary performance with an emphasis on queer-centric and underground voices. Each June, RADAR and the James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center present an all-star lineup for the National Queer Arts Festival. Join RADAR for our 9th birthday with performance/visual artist Zackary Drucker, poet/playwright Ariana Reines, critically-acclaimed novelist Justin […]

X is your window into the whimsical world of two best friends and two puppets searching for an escape from reality. Stop motion animation, puppetry and live performance meld in this fast-paced one-man show, a tongue-in-cheek exploration of quick fixes and fixations hard to quit. Australian theatre-maker Sunny Drake returns for the North American premiere […]

This exhibit showcases Athletic Model Guild’s output from 1968 through 1972.  After the interpretation of laws regarding male frontal nudity were revised, AMG’s work provided the bridge between earlier non-nude physique films and the full hardcore films which found their way into adult theaters a few years later.  L.A.’s Park Theatre became a haven for […]