The new Qcc East Bay Presenting Series, @ La Pena! kicks off with:
Mangos With Chili: Behind the Music
A 5 Year Retrospective
Friday, April 6, 2012
8:00pm until 10:00pm
$8-$20, no one turned away for lack of funds

Buy Tickets here: Brown Paper Tickets

La Pena
3105 Shattuck Avenue 
Berkeley, CA 94705

Like Behind the Music but so much better, this evening offers a first hand glimpse into the making, growth and evolution of Mangos With Chili, North America's floating cabaret of queer and trans people of color performance artists. Featuring Co-Directors Cherry Galette and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha and artists from our first 5 years, this event will be part celebration, part birthday party, and part talk show featuring facilitated Q&A, video diaries from former Mangos artists, and teasers from our upcoming 2012 season, including our upcoming National Queer Arts Festival production, "Reclaiming the Rites," in June 2012, and our 5 year anniversary "Resurrection" tour. More artist info TBC, but save the date!

And as always, come for the interactive community femmeifest/manifest altar, lovenotes, and cupcakes!

Access is love: La Pena is fully wheelchair accessible including bathrooms. In order so that beloved community members with chemical injury can attend, please don't use fragranced products.  Fragrance free seating available. ASL interpretation info TBC. This is an all ages event. La Pena is two blocks from Ashby BART.

Have you experienced the Mango at any point in the last five years? Ask us an anonymous question on our Tumblr and we will answer it on stage!

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Co-sponsored by the Queer Cultural Center with a grant from the NEA Presenting Program and with the generous cooperation of La Pena Cultural Center. 

Mangos With Chili is a fiscally sponsored project of CounterPULSE and is supported by funding from the Horizons Foundation.

Queer Cultural Center presents
Qcc @ La Peña!

Queer Cultural Center is the proud recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Presenting grant.  This grant allows us to center a selection of events in the East Bay at the home of social justice meets culture & arts, the wonderful La Peña Cultural Center.

Having opened their doors in 1975, the nearly 40-year-old organization continues to connect with and present vital community arts, grow new artists and generally raise hell…artistically, of course!

The series of 6 programs begins in April and continues through June with programs that are part of the 15th Annual National Queer Arts Festival.