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JUNE
Sunday June 1
Making Room for Wonder - FESTIVAL OPENING!
Visual Arts - Opening Reception with performances
Opening Reception 4pm | June 1
SomArts Gallery
I Touch Myself
Visual Arts - Closing Celebration
12pm | June 1
Femina Potens Gallery
American Idyll
The GAPA Show 2008
Multidiscipline
6pm - Art Reception | 7pm - Performances | June 1
SomArts
Tuesday June 3
RADAR Reading Series
Literature / Spoken Word
6pm | June 3
San Francisco Public Library - Main
Wednesday June 4
Fringes, Margins, & Borders
Multidiscipline
7:30pm | June 4, 5
SF LGBT Community Center - 2nd Floor
Thursday June 5
The Grown Woman Show
Performance
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
8pm | June 5, 6
The Garage
That's Revolting! Radical Queer Activism - Past, Present, and Future
Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
Panel / Readings
6pm | June 5
SF Public Library - Main
Fringes, Margins, & Borders
Performance
7:30pm | June 4, 5
SF LGBT Community Center - 2nd Floor
Exit Sign: A Rock Opera
Music / Theater
8pm | June 5, 6, 7
Voice Factory
Friday June 6
Hogwarts Express - The Musical!!
Musical comedy
7pm | June 6, 7
SomArts
Open Your Eyes Queer Film Fest - Let's Talk About Sex
Film and Panel
8pm | June 6
Femina Potens Gallery
Wonderboy - Joe Goode Performance Group
Dance
8pm / Sunday 7pm | June 6 - 8 & 13 - 15
Yerba Buena Center
QueLaCo Festival - Visual Arts Program
Visual Art
6 to 8:30pm
| June 6
Galeria de la Raza
Exit Sign: A Rock Opera
Music / Theater
8pm | June 5, 6, 7
Voice Factory
The Grown Woman Show
Performance
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
8pm | June 5, 6
The Garage
Saturday June 7
Untold Stories & Fighting Back
Visual Art
7 - 10pm | June 7
Femina Potens
Trans as F*ck - late show
Performance/Cabaret
9:30pm | June 7
SomArts Theater
QueLaCo Festival - Joteria and Playreading
The Love of Brothers
Literary and Performing arts
7:30pm | June 7, 27
Galeria de la Raza
bi-licious
Multidiscipline
6pm Art Reception | 7pm Performance | June 7
SF LGBT Community Center - 2nd Floor
Fresh Meat in the Gallery V: Riots & Revelations
Visual Art
6pm art reception | June 7
SF LGBT Community Center - 3rd Floor
Restos de Obra y Sexo - Remnants of Work and Sex
Jillian Soto

In Conjunction with
Fresh Meat in the Gallery V: Riots & Revelations
6pm | June 7
SF LGBT Community Center - 3rd Floor
Best of San Francisco in Exile - Past, Present, Future
Spoken Word / Literature
8pm | June 7
The Garage
Start Here, Go Anywhere
Multidiscipline
12:30 - 4pm | June 7
7:00pm | Film Screening -Youth Artists Workin' it Out
SF LGBT Community Center
Hogwarts Express - The Musical!!
Musical comedy
7pm | June 6, 7
SomArts
Exit Sign: A Rock Opera
Music / Theater
8pm | June 5, 6, 7
Voice Factory
Sunday June 8
Show & Tell
Multidiscipline
7pm | June 8
Voice Factory
Children of the Last Days
Performance / Play reading
8pm | June 8, 9
The Garage
Monday June 9
Children of the Last Days
Performance / Play reading
Time | June 8, 9
The
Garage
Tuesday June 10
Get Your Troy on! - Enrique Urueta
Cancelled due to illness
Performance / Staged reading
7:30pm | June 10
Voice Factory
The Outsiders
Literary Reading /Spoken Word
6pm | June 10, 17, 24
San Francisco Public Library - Main
This is the Thing - Kirk Read
Performance
8pm | June 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
The
Garage
Wednesday June 11
Remembering June Jordan
Literary / Poetry
7:30pm | June 11
SF LGBT Community Center - 4th Floor
This is the Thing - Kirk Read
Performance
8pm | June 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
The
Garage
Thursday June 12
30 Years of a Ride - Dykes on Bikes
Visual Art - Panel Discussion
6pm | June 12
GLBT Historical Society
Queer Loving
Multidiscipline
7:30pm | June 12
SF LGBT Community Center - 4th Floor
Border OUT!
Multidiscipline
7:30pm | June 12
SomArts
Faith & Sexuality on Film & In Person - Trembling Before G-d
Film
7:30pm | June 12
JCC East Bay 1414 Walnut St. in North Berkeley
This is the Thing - Kirk Read
Performance
8pm | June 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
The
Garage
Friday June 13
Inside Out: The Story of Freeplay Dance Crew
Dance + Multidiscipline
7pm | June 13, 14
SomArts
Queer Open Mic
Literary / Spoken Word
8pm - Sign up at 7:30 | June 13 & 27
SF LGBT Community Center - Three Dollar Bill Cafe
Queeriosity - Youth Speaks
Literary / Spoken Word / Performance
6pm | June 13
SF LGBT Community Center -
2nd Floor
Rally the Troupes 4: A night of savvy political and sexy queer performance
Performance / Drag / Burlesque
9pm | June 13, 14
SomArts
Queer Women of Color Film Festival
Film / Panel Discussions
Various Times | June 13, 14, 15
Brava Theater
The Toxic Cock-tale: Hold the Retro Virus Please!
Performance / Cabaret
8pm | June 13, 14, 19, 20
Voice Factory
This is the Thing - Kirk Read
Performance
8pm | June 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
The
Garage
Saturday June 14
Live Through This - Sizzle!
Literary / Spoken Word
8pm | June 14
Femina Potens Gallery
This is the Thing - Kirk Read
Performance
8pm | June 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
The
Garage
Inside Out: The Story of Freeplay Dance Crew
Dance + Multidiscipline
7pm | June 13, 14
SomArts
Rally the Troupes 4: A night of savvy political and sexy queer performance
Performance / Drag / Burlesque
9pm | June 13, 14
SomArts
Queer Women of Color Film Festival
Film / Panel Discussions
Various Times | June 13, 14, 15
Brava Theater
The Toxic Cock-tale: Hold the Retro Virus Please!
Performance / Cabaret
8pm | June 13, 14, 19, 20
Voice Factory
Sunday June 15
Hazardous Waste Project - Making Love 2008
Theater / Performance
4pm | June 15
Voice Factory
Marginal Bodies: Illness, Disability & Queer Community
Performance / Panel
7pm | June 15
SomArts
Queer Food for Love
Performance / Food
7pm | June 15
Muse Gallery
Fugue State - Wickie Stamps
Theater / Performance
8pm | June 15, 16
The
Garage
Queer Women of Color Film Festival
Film / Panel Discussions
Various Times | June 13, 14, 15
Brava Theater
Monday June 16
Fugue State - Wickie Stamps
Theater / Performance
8pm | June 15, 16
The
Garage
Tuesday June 17
Criminal Queers: A Night of Performance, Protest and Abolition
Performance /
Multidiscipline
7:30pm
SomArts
The Outsiders
Literary Reading /Spoken Word
6pm | June 10, 17, 24
San Francisco Public Library - Main
Wednesday June 18
Insurgency - Mixed Queer Bodies
Performance
7:30pm | June 18
Voice Factory
Deep Lez Potluck and Performance Night
7pm films | 8:30pm performances | June 18

El Rio
The New Brotherhood
Performance / Multidiscipline
7:30pm | June 18
SF LGBT Community Center - 2nd Floor
Sunny Drake
Performance
8pm | June 18, 19
The Garage
Thursday June 19
The 2008 Fresh Meat Festival
The 7th Annual Transgender & Queer Performance
Th - Sat -
8pm | Sunday Performance at 7pm | June 19, 20, 21, 22
Theater
Artaud
A Night with Dynasty Handbag & The Be(a)st of Taylor Mac
Performance
7 & 10pm | June 19, 20, 21, 22
Counter Pulse
Mani-Pedi Cabaret (femme show)
Performance
8pm | June 19
SomArts
Frameline
Film Festival
Various Times and Venues
The Toxic Cock-tale: Hold the Retro Virus Please!
Performance / Cabaret
8pm | June 13, 14, 19, 20
Voice Factory
Sunny Drake
Performance
8pm | June 18, 19
The Garage
Friday June 20
Last American Icon - A 21st Century Happening
Book release/cocktail party
5pm | June 20
SF LBGT Community Center - 4th Floor
Queer Night at the Opera
Music / Opera / Performance
Doors -
7:30pm | June 20
Somarts
Sweet Deliverance - Veronica Combs aka Vixen Noir
Performance
8pm - June 20 | 2 and 8pm - June 21 | 7pm June 22
The Garage
The Toxic Cock-tale: Hold the Retro Virus Please!
Performance / Cabaret
8pm | June 13, 14, 19, 20
Voice Factory
The 2008 Fresh Meat Festival
The 7th Annual Transgender & Queer Performance
Th - Sat -
8pm | Sunday Performance at 7pm | June 19, 20, 21, 22
Theater
Artaud
An Night with Dynasty Handbag & The Be(a)st of Taylor Mac
Performance
7 & 10pm | June 19, 20, 21, 22
Counter Pulse
When The Body Speaks and Teaches One To Live
Poetry, Prose Reading
7:30pm | June 20
Galeria de la Raza
Saturday June 21
GuyWriters Conference
Writers Conference
10am | June 21
SF LGBT Community Center - Rooms Q11
GuyWriters - All Tricked Out
Literary
8pm
| June 21
SF LGBT Community Center - 4th Floor
Queer Traditions
Panel / Discussion
1 pm | June 21
Femina Potens
Spectacular Spectacular
Cancelled
8pm | June 21
SomArts
The 2008 Fresh Meat Festival
The 7th Annual Transgender & Queer Performance
Th - Sat -
8pm | Sunday Performance at 7pm | June 19, 20, 21, 22
Theater
Artaud
An Night with Dynasty Handbag & The Be(a)st of Taylor Mac
Performance
7 & 10pm | June 19, 20, 21, 22
Counter Pulse
Sweet Deliverance - Veronica Combs aka Vixen Noir
Performance
8pm - June 20 | 2 and 8pm - June 21 | 7pm June 22
The Garage
Sunday June 22
Men's Music Festival
Music
3 to 7pm | June 22
SomArts
The 2008 Fresh Meat Festival
The 7th Annual Transgender & Queer Performance
Th - Sat -
8pm | Sunday Performance at 7pm | June 19, 20, 21, 22
Theater
Artaud
Sweet Deliverance - Veronica Combs aka Vixen Noir
Performance
8pm - June 20 | 2 and 8pm - June 21 | 7pm June 22
The Garage
An Night with Dynasty Handbag & The Be(a)st of Taylor Mac
Performance
7 & 10pm | June 19, 20, 21, 22
Counter Pulse
Monday June 23
thinkPhilosophy Salon
Discussion
8pm doors at 7:30pm | June 23
Femina Potens
Tuesday June 24
Home-Made Super Hero
Performance / Multidiscipline
8pm doors at 7:30pm | June 24
SomArts
The Outsiders
Literary Reading /Spoken Word
6pm | June 10, 17, 24
San Francisco Public Library - Main
Wednesday June 25
Coming Out…Again
Performance / Film / Spoken Word
7:30pm | June 25
SF LGBT Community Center -
2nd Floor
Tingel Tangel Club
Earl Dax Presents
9pm | June 25
Bubble Lounge
Thursday June 26
TransForming Community
Performance / Spoken Word
7:30pm | June 26
SF LGBT Community Center -
2nd Floor
Twilight Vixens & Boylesque
Performance / Cabaret
8pm | June 26, 27, 28
The
Garage
2008 Pride Concert
Music
8pm | June 26 & 27
First Unitarian Universalist Church & Center
Friday June 27
Trans March Performances
3pm -10pm - Speakers and Performers, 7pm - MARCH! | June 27
Dolores Park
Marga & More Boys
Comedy Performance
8pm | June 27
SF LGBT Community Center -
2nd Floor
QueLaCo Festival - Joteria and Playreading
Poetry, Prose & Joteria
Literary and Performing arts
7:30pm | June 7, 27
Galeria de la Raza
Queer Open Mic
Literary / Spoken Word
8pm - Sign up at 7:30 | June 13 & 27
SF LGBT Community Center - Three Dollar Bill Cafe
Twilight Vixens & Boylesque
Performance / Cabaret
8pm | June 26, 27, 28
The
Garage
2008 Pride Concert
Music
8pm | June 26 & 27
First Unitarian Universalist Church & Center
Saturday June 28
Dyke March Performances
3pm Entertainment | 7pm March to the Castro | June 28
Dolores Park
Twilight Vixens & Boylesque
Performance / Cabaret
8pm | June 26, 27, 28
The
Garage
Sunday June 29
Pride Exhibit/Performances
Noon | June 29
San Francisco Civic Center
MondayJune 30
Creating Queer Community - Public Meeting
Grants for Artists
7pm | June 30
Voice Factory
Director’s Tour of the 11th National Queer Arts Festival

Queer Cultural Center begins the second decade of its National Queer Arts Festival by shaking things up and twisting them around!  This year, we open the festival on June 1st with our international art exhibition, Making Room for Wonder.  We’re going on hiatus with the QBall this year and having some “Wonder-filled” performances during this visual arts opening at SomArts.  Mighty Mistress of Ceremonies, the enchanting Heklina, will steer you toward the next happening. 

And we got all of yer LGBT arts right here!

Consider these hot “L’s:” Deep Lez,  film & performances at El Rio, The Mani Pedi Cabaret at SomArts, Remembering June Jordan, a tribute from past members of Poetry for the People, and Sara Seinberg’s  Show & Tell.  

Our “G” rocks with our first ever Men’s Music Festival curated by Qcc’s own Blackberri; a writers’ conference and performance by GuyWriters; Armistead Maupin reads at Radar; Kirk Read unveils his sorta solo show with musician Jeff Mooney, This is the Thing. Kirk & Zak Zymanskyi curate The New Brotherhood, bringing together Gay men and transmen to forge a fresh approach to masculinity.

“B” too!  Susannah Layton assembles artists for a truly bi-licious art exhibition & performance on the second floor of The Center on June 7th.

And “T” will blow your mind. Including: 2008 Fresh Meat Festival, TransForming Community with curator Rocco Kayiatos )who, btw, has a new solo-ish show, Home-Made Super Hero).  Storm Florez & seeley quest bring Trans as F©ck to the Festival; and Freeplay Dance Crew premieres a new multimedia piece.

This year’s Festival explores how queer artists fight against marginalization to take center stage while retaining an edgy identity. We kick off with LA and SF performers in Fringes, Margins & Borders curated by Leo Garcia of Highways and Michelle Tea.  Michelle also explores that topic in her lit series The Outsiders and Mattilda returns with That’s Revolting: Queer Strategies to Resist Assimilation.

Chris Vargas and Eric Stanley release Criminal Queers! A Night of Performance, Protest & Abolition; Trilce Santana rounds up a talented band to present Border OUT, using the arts to explore queerness + immigration, while Insurgency: Mixed Queer Bodies brings powerful performances to the issues of mixed-race queers.  Brent Armendinger’s Marginal Bodies: Illness, Disability, & Queer Community and Dwayne Calizo’s The Hazardous Waste Project study the isolating factors of illness/disease upon our community.

As for music; in addition to the Men’s Music Festival, the Spectacular Spectacular, a fashion/rock . . . spectacular; Queer Control Records’ Pass the Torch Tour hits El Rio and ExitSign: A Rock Opera and A Queer Night at the Opera mix up that genre!

Rally the Troupes meets Hogwarts Express for big fun and you can expect serious comedy from Marga Gomez in an all-new Marga and More Boys featuring Ali Mafi, Ronn Vigh and Thai Rivera.

We hope you enjoy this packed festival, our largest ever!

2008 NQAF STAFF

Pamela Peniston - Artistic Director
Rudy Lemcke - Online Programs Director
Chris Dunaway - Production Manager
Chris Dunaway - Festival Coordinator
Tirza True Latimer - Curator
Robert C. Melton - Associate Curator
Lisa Geduldig - Publicist - NQAF 2008
DENDESIGN - Graphic Design
Jeff Jones - Development Director
Sean Dorsey - Development Assistant
Lavette Virden - Business Manager
Ramona Webb - Box Office Manager
Eli Steffen - Receptions & Concessions

Information about the Festival please contact: qccfestival@gmail.com
Chris Dunaway
National Queer Arts Festival Co-ordinator

QUEER CULTURAL CENTER BOARD

Trilce Santana - President
Blackberri
Jeff Jones
Lynnly Labovitz
Rudy Lemcke
Pamela Peniston
Juan Alberto Tam

Dr. Marcy Adelman - Advisory Member

QCC MAILING ADDRESS

Queer Cultural Center
Qcc
934 Brannan Street
SF, CA 94103

Executive Director
Pamela Peniston
Email: director@queerculturalcenter.org

FESTIVAL VENUES
SF LGBT Community Center
1800 Market Street @ Octavia
SomArts
934 Brannan Street @ 8th Street
ArtWork SF
49 Geary Street, #215 @ Kearny Street
BRAVA Theater Center
2789 24th Street @ York Street
CounterPulse
1310 Mission Street @ 9th Street
Dolores Park
Dolores @ 18th Street
El Rio
3158 Mission Street @ Cesar Chavez
Femina Potens
2199 Market Street @ Sanchez Street
First Unitarian Universalist Church
1187 Franklin Street @ Geary
Galería de la Raza
2857 24th Street @ Bryant
The Garage
975 Howard Street @ 6th Street
GLBT Historical Society
657 Mission Street #300 @ New Montgomery
JCC East Bay
1414 Walnut Street @ Rose Street, North Berkeley
Muse Art Gallery & Meeting Place
614 Alabama Street @ 18th Street
New Conservatory Theater
25 Van Ness Avenue @ Market Street
ODC Theater
3153 17th Street @ Shotwell
SF Public Library
100 Larkin Street @ Grove
Theater Artaud
450 Florida Street @ 17th Street
Vince & Pete’s Three Dollar Bill Café
1800 Market Street @ Octavia, 1st Floor
Voice Factory
1519 Mission Street @ 11th Street
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street @ 3rd Street
VOLUNTEER
Are you interested in volunteering for The 2007 National Queer Arts Festival? Please contact:
Chris Dunaway (National Queer Arts Festival Co-ordinator)
qccfestival@gmail.com
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