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MAY
May 7 - 31

EPIC!: Visualizing Heroes Within
GAPA Art opening
May 7

May 5 - June 13

Body Ties
Men's Body Workshops
May 5 - June 13

May 14

Strings
Guerrilla Rep
A world premiere bromantic dramedy
May 14 - 16, 21 - 23, 28 - 30 , June 4 - 6

May 30 - June 7

6th San Francisco Sex Worker Film, Art & Music Festival
May 30 - June 7

RADAR Spectacle – Benefit for RADAR Lab Writers’ Retreat
Hosted by Ali Liebegott & Michelle Tea
May 30

May 31

This Many People - LGBT Seniors Project
Outlook Theater Project
May 31 & June 1

EPIC!
The GAPA Men’s Chorus 20th Anniversary Concert
May 31


JUNE

June 1

This Many People - LGBT Senior Project
May 31 & June 1

June 2
6th San Francisco Sex Worker Film, Art & Music Festival
Opening Music Party
June 2
June 3

Formerly Known As
A mini-festival of art and performance by male sex workers
June 3 & 4

Risky Business: Old Surfers of the Second Wave
New work from firebrand lesbian feminists
June 3

Smash the Church, Smash the State: The Early Years of Gay Liberation
Reading from the new anthology
Reading June 3, Panel discussion June 6

Garage All-Stars Part 1
Performances by Philip Huang and Laura Arrington
June 3

June 4

Formerly Known As
A mini-festival of art and performance by male sex workers
June 3 & 4

in/divisible
Sonya Smith & Brittany Brown Ceres 
An evening of fluid & frenzied dance
June 4, 5, 6

Open Eyes
Queer Film Night
June 4

Nature is So Gay!
Ali Liebegott & Nicole J. Georges
An exhibition & reading featuring lezzy lions & more!
June 4

Strings
Guerrilla Rep
A world premiere bromantic dramedy
May 14 - 16, 21 - 23, 28 - 30 & June 4, 5, 6

June 5

in/divisible
Sonya Smith & Brittany Brown Ceres 
An evening of fluid & frenzied dance
June 4, 5, 6

Laye(red)
Thisway/Thatway (aka Stephanie Cooper)
Multi-media fashion, performance as resistance
June 5

Moving Men Dancing @ The Garage
An evening of athletic dance, music & really cute boys
June 5, 6, 7 - June 12, 13, 14 - June 19, 20, 21 - June 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

Sex Worker Arts Film Festival
Films including documentaries, narratives & erotica
June 5 & 6

Strings
Guerrilla Rep
A world premiere bromantic dramedy
May 14 - 16, 21 - 23, 28 - 30 & June 4, 5, 6

June 6

Gay Liberation Front 40: Where we were, where we are now
Panel discussion by post-Stonewall activists
June 6

in/divisible
Sonya Smith & Brittany Brown Ceres 
An evening of fluid & frenzied dance
June 4, 5, 6

Strings
Guerrilla Rep
A world premiere bromantic dramedy
May 14 - 16, 21 - 23, 28 - 30 & June 4, 5, 6

Identity
Art Reception
June 6

bi-licious
Interdisciplinary showcase of bisexual artists
June 6

Rally the Troupes
7pm & 9:30pm
June 6

Sex Worker Arts Film Festival
Films including documentaries, narratives & erotica
June 5 & 6

Moving Men Dancing @ The Garage
An evening of athletic dance, music & really cute boys
June 5, 6, 7 - June 12, 13, 14 - June 19, 20, 21 - June 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

June 7

Krip Salon
Reception for Fabulous/Activist Bay Area Lesbians with Disabilities Project
June 7

Threads
Art exhibition opening
SOMArts Gallery
June 7

Moving Men Dancing @ The Garage
An evening of athletic dance, music & really cute boys
June 5, 6, 7 - June 12, 13, 14 - June 19, 20, 21 - June 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

June 8

Testimonies, Chisme, Spilling the Tea: An Evening of Poetry
Emerging & established poets testify!
June 8

Translations
Queer history & community collide in this multi-genre theater piece
June 8

June 9

RADAR - SuperStar
Lit monsters celebrate RADAR's 6th Birthday
June 9

June 10

Garage All-Stars Part 2
Sherilyn Connelly, Calypso, and Queer Girl Theater Project
June 10

Mythfits #1 - RADAR Reading Series
Artists using queer myths in their work
June 10, 17, 24

June 11

for now
An interval of objects and puppets
created by max and nimble-works
June 11, 12, 13

Into the Streets
Readings & performances inspired by queer street protests
June 11 & 12

REBEL GIRL: a riot grrrl nostalgia show
SF in Exile (SFinX)
June 11

June 12

Into the Streets
Readings & performances inspired by queer street protests
June 11 & 12

for now
An interval of objects and puppets
created by max and nimble-works
June 11, 12, 13

QWOCMAP 5th Annual Film Festival
Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project

June 12, 13, 14

GuyWriters: Quilts, Comforters and Bedsheets
Gay Men Write About Love, Relationships and Community
June 12

Moving Men Dancing @ The Garage
An evening of athletic dance, music & really cute boys
June 5, 6, 7 - June 12, 13, 14 - June 19, 20, 21 - June 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

June 13

Body Ties
Community presentation
Men's Theater of Praxis
June 13

for now
An interval of objects and puppets
created by max and nimble-works
June 11, 12, 13

QWOCMAP 5th Annual Film Festival
Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project
June 12, 13, 14

Dirt Star
Envisions queer possibilities of living in our world
Curators Bill Basquin, m.a. Brooks, Byrd Pappas, and Ami Puri
June 13

Moving Men Dancing @ The Garage
An evening of athletic dance, music & really cute boys
June 5, 6, 7 - June 12, 13, 14 - June 19, 20, 21 - June 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

June 14

QWOCMAP 5th Annual Film Festival
Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project
June 12, 13, 14

One Bad Year
Meliza Bañales
June 14, 15

Moving Men Dancing @ The Garage
An evening of athletic dance, music & really cute boys
June 5, 6, 7 - June 12, 13, 14 - June 19, 20, 21 - June 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

June 15

One Bad Year
Meliza Banales
June 14, 15

What is Queer Kinship?
thinkPhilosophy Salon
June 15

June 16

Mythic Women
Book release party celebrating small press publishers
June 16

A Boy Called Noise
Rock Opera by Julia Steele Allen
June 16 & 17

June 17

Mythfits #2 - RADAR Reading Series
Artists using queer myths in their work
June 10, 17, 24

A Boy Called Noise
Rock Opera by Julia Allen Steele
June 16 & 17

Across Queer Time
Experimental short films, videos, installation & performance works that explore the ever evolving queer body
June 17

Girl Talk: A Cis & Trans Woman Dialogue
Curated by Julia Serano and Gina de Vries
June 17

June 18

Whore Lover: Sex Workers Queering Love
Curated by Sadie Lune
June 18
Event is SOLD OUT

BorderOut
Queer immigrant artists perform
June 18 & 19

2009 Fresh Meat Festival
The hottest trans & queer artists perform
June 18, 19, 20, 21

Frameline 33
San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival
June 18 - 28

June 19

BorderOut
Queer immigrant artists perform
June 18 & 19

2009 Fresh Meat Festival
The hottest trans & queer artists perform
June 18, 19, 20, 21

Lineage
EG Crichton - Art opening
June 19

Sizzle
Readings
June 19

Queeriosity
Youth Speaks performances
June 19

Black and Tan Fantasy Festival
Program #1, 7pm & Program #2, 9pm
June 19 & 20

Moving Men Dancing @ The Garage
An evening of athletic dance, music & really cute boys
June 5, 6, 7 - June 12, 13, 14 - June 19, 20, 21 - June 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

June 20

2009 Fresh Meat Festival
The hottest trans & queer artists perform
June 18, 19, 20, 21

Black and Tan Fantasy Festival
Program #1, 7pm & Program #3, 9pm
June 19 & 20

Exile: Vision Quest at the Edge of Identity
Max Wolf Valerio and Aja Duncan
June 20 & 26

QPoCAlypse Now!
Mangos with Chili presents visions of the end of the world
June 20

Moving Men Dancing @ The Garage
An evening of athletic dance, music & really cute boys
June 5, 6, 7 - June 12, 13, 14 - June 19, 20, 21 - June 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

June 21

2009 Fresh Meat Festival
The hottest trans & queer artists perform
June 18, 19, 20, 21

Mighty Real
Lynn Breedlove & Silas Howard in a multimedia evening of dueling solos!
June 21 & 22

Moving Men Dancing @ The Garage
An evening of athletic dance, music & really cute boys
June 5, 6, 7 - June 12, 13, 14 - June 19, 20, 21 - June 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

June 22

Mighty Real
Lynn Breedlove & Silas Howard in a multimedia evening of dueling solos!
June 21 & 22

June 23

Days I Moved Through Ordinary Sounds
Showcasing queer writers who have taught in WritersCorps
June 23

June 24

Mythfits #3 - RADAR Reading Series
Artists using queer myths in their work
June 10, 17, 24

TransForming Community
5th Annual Forum of readings and performances
June 23

Moving Men Dancing @ The Garage
An evening of athletic dance, music & really cute boys
June 5, 6, 7 - June 12, 13, 14 - June 19, 20, 21 - June 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

June 25

Identity Writers' Presentation
Beth Mattson
June 25

Moving Men Dancing @ The Garage
An evening of athletic dance, music & really cute boys
June 5, 6, 7 - June 12, 13, 14 - June 19, 20, 21 - June 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

June 26

Exile: Vision Quest at the Edge of Identity
Max Wolf Valerio and Aja Duncan
June 20 & 26

Marga & the Boys: Barely Legal Comedy
Marga Gomez returns with a new crop of boys
June 26

6th Annual Trans March
Performances and March
June 26

Moving Men Dancing @ The Garage
An evening of athletic dance, music & really cute boys
June 5, 6, 7 - June 12, 13, 14 - June 19, 20, 21 - June 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

June 27

Moving Men Dancing @ The Garage
An evening of athletic dance, music & really cute boys
June 5, 6, 7 - June 12, 13, 14 - June 19, 20, 21 - June 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

Dyke Rights = Human Rights
17th Annual San Francisco Dyke March
Performances and March
June 27

In Order to Form a More Perfect Union…
San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration 2009
June 27 & 28

June 28

In Order to Form a More Perfect Union…
San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration 2009
June 27 & 28

Moving Men Dancing @ The Garage
An evening of athletic dance, music & really cute boys
June 5, 6, 7 - June 12, 13, 14 - June 19, 20, 21 - June 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

June 30

Creating Queer Community
Qcc's commissioning program
Informational meeting
June 30

JULY
July 9
Director’s Statement

Welcome to the 12th National Queer Arts Festival
70 exhibitions and performances from May 31 to July 11
Presented by the Queer Cultural Center

This year’s theme is Threads.  We celebrate Threads in our visual arts show, our fashion spectacular, San Francisco is Burning, and throughout the Festival’s performances and screenings.

Threads create fabric – literally and figuratively – the fabric of our many queer communities.  Festival artists explore the threads that bind, mend and sometimes unravel in this spectacular fabric. 

You are a vital part of this fabric: whether the warp or the woof, you will find yourself within this Festival.  You’ll find events that reflect your own life stories or take a chance and explore someone else’s stories.  Why not do both?  We have stories in every artistic discipline presented by every kind of queer (and that’s a whole lotta queer!).

When you attend a Festival event, most of your ticket money goes directly to the artists.

So, in a sense, you are commissioning new queer art along with us.  We at the Queer Cultural Center (Qcc) consider our audiences to be our producing partners.

The National Queer Arts Festival offers the best exchange rate in the country:  your dollar brings you the most exciting, challenging arts you’ll see all year.  Where else can you find our best emerging and established artists – live queers on stage! – for about the same price as a movie?

I look forward to seeing you at the Festival!

- Pamela S. Peniston, Artistic Director

2009 NQAF STAFF

Pamela Peniston - Artistic Director
Jeff Jones - Development Director
Rudy Lemcke - Online Programs Director
Elizabeth Pickens - Program Director
Cris Dunaway - Production Manager
Lavette Virden - Business Manager

Tirza True Latimer - Curator, Threads
Rudy Lemcke - Curator, Threads
Matt McKinley - Curator, Threads
Pamela Peniston - Curator, Threads
Allison Smith - Curator, Threads
Tina Takemoto - Curator, Threads
Courtney Dailey - Exhibition coordinator, Threads
Tamara Loewenstein - Exhibition coordinator, Threads

DENDESIGN - Graphic Design
Tavi Clark - Box Office Manager
PSPrint - Catalog printer
Juan Orde
ñez- Catalog distributor

Information about the Festival please contact: qccfestival@gmail.com
Elizabeth Pickens
National Queer Arts Festival Co-coordinator

QUEER CULTURAL CENTER BOARD

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

Advisory Board
Dr. Marcy Adelman
Cheryl Dunye

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
Artists Television Access (ATA) 992 Valencia Street @ 21st Street
BRAVA Theater Center
2789 24th Street @ York Street
Center for Sex and Culture 1519 Mission Street @ 11th 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
The Garage
975 Howard Street @ 6th Street
GLBT Historical Society
657 Mission Street #300 @ New Montgomery
a.Muse Art Gallery & Meeting Place
614 Alabama Street @ 18th Street
Roxie Theater
3117 16th Street @ Valencia
SF Public Library
100 Larkin Street @ Grove
Theater Artaud
450 Florida Street @ 17th Street
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 2009 National Queer Arts Festival? Please contact:
Beth Pickens (National Queer Arts Festival Co-coordinator)
qccfestival@gmail.com
SPONSORS
Official Accommodations of the NQAF
NQAF attendees will receive:
15% off our Best Available Rates and 15% off Food & Beverage at the Restaurant & Bar!

Attendees may make reservations by:
Booking directly online at www.thehotelrex.com with a promo code - NQAF

Call in-house reservations: 415.217.4024
Email reservations dept: lplatt@jdvhotels.com

CO-PRESENTORS