National Queer Arts Festival
Calendar of Events
Date & Time Event Location
Friday
June 1
8 p.m.
Opening Night Gala:
Alice Walker, Dorothy Allison, Jewelle Gomez
Readings
SOLD OUT
Women's Building
June 1
8 p.m.
Joe Goode Performance Group YBC
Saturday
June 2
7 p.m.
Barry Purves: Plays of Passion, Passion Plays
Puppeteer/Filmaker
Women's Building
June 2
9:30 p.m.
Sister Spit: Greatest Spits. CD release party
Spoken Word
Women's Building
June 3
8 p.m.
Joe Goode Performance Group YBC
June 2
6 -
8:30 p.m
reception
QLAF
QueLACo: Visual Art Exhibition Opening
Mission
Cultural Center

Sunday
June 3
2 p.m.
The Case of Aileen Wuornos
Film/Discussion
Women's Building
June 3
4 - 7 p.m.
reception
Lesbian ConneXion/s
Visual Art Exhibit
SomArts
June 3
2 p.m.
Intergeneration: Performance Series 1 S.F Public Library
June 3
4 p.m.
launch party
QccTV Launch
Digital Video
SomArts
June 3
7 p.m.
Intercourse
A Trans & Generqueer Spoken Word
SomArts
June 3
8 p.m.
Joe Goode Performance Group YBC
Wednesday
June 6
8 p.m.
Randall Kenan, R. Zamora Linmark
Readings
Jon Sims Center
Thursday
June 7
8 p.m.
AIRspace: Bear-A-Go-Go
Alan Reade
Best of Airspace, Performance
HMCRA
June 7
8 p.m.
Axis Dance Company: Voyages Elsewhere & Between Fort Mason
Friday
June 8
8 p.m.
Marga Gomez: Higher Highs
Felice Shays: PsychoSemitic
SOLD OUT (some tickets may be available at the door)
SomArts
June 8 & 16
8 p.m.
AIRspace: The Day I Kissed Mike Sanchez
C. Acosta Rowe
Best of Airspace, Performance
HMCRA
June 8 Aug 31
June 8, 6 - 9 p.m.
Opening Reception
Photographs of Virginia Benavidez (GLBT Historical Society) GLBT
Historical Society

June 8
8 p.m.
Axis Dance Company: Voyage Elsewhere & Between Fort Mason
June 8-24
Opening Reception
June 8
6 - 9 p.m.
Point Blank
Photo Exhibition
Build
Saturday
June 9
8 p.m.
Marga Gomez: Higher Highs, Lower Lows
Felice Shays: PsychoSemitic
SOLD OUT (some tickets may be available at the door)
SomArts
June 9
8 p.m.
AIRspace: A Return to Caffe Cino Part1
Trauma Flintsone
Best of Airspace, Performance
HMCRA
June 9
8 p.m.
Funny Girlz: A Smorgasbord of Women's Humor Herbst Theater
June 9
2 p.m.
Laurie Toby Edison: The Body,The Nude,Gender,Sex
Slide Show and Conversation
SomArts
June 9
11 a.m.
Lesbian ConneXion/s
Discussion with Curators
SomArts
Sunday
June 10
8 p.m.
Sini Anderson, Eileen Myles, & Kris Kovick
Mulitmedia/Performance
SomArts
June 10
2 - 4 p.m.
Mixed Blood: Multiracial Identity in the Queer Community
(GLBT Historical Society)
GLBT
Historical Society

June 10
2 p.m.
Axis Dance Company: Voyages Elsewhere & InBetween Fort Mason
Wednesday
Rescheduled Terrence McNally Rescheduled New Conservatory
Theater

June 13
8 p.m.
Forrest Hamer & D.A. Powell
Poetry Readings
Jon Sims Center
Thursday
June 14
8 p.m.
AIRspace: A Return to Caffe Cino Part 2
Trauma Flintsone
Best of Airspace, Performance
Jon Sims Center
Friday
June 15
8 p.m.
L/G Dance Festival - Sex and Comdey Dance Mission
June 15
8 p.m.
Stanya Kahn & Harriet Dodge
Performance
SomArts
June 15 -30
June 15, 5 - 7 p.m.
Opening Reception
Young Queer Visual Artists:
Coooper Lee Bomabardier, Daphne Scholinske,
Chloe Sherman
SomArts
June 15 -July 28
June 15, 6 - 9 p.m.
Opening Reception
Life After Death: Embracing the Queer Widow
Visual Art Exhibiton
Space 743
June 15
8 p.m.
AIRspace: Bear-A-Go-Go
Alan Reade
Best of Airspace, Performance
HMCRA
June 15
7 p.m.
QLAF
An Evening of Poetry
Galeria de la Raza
Saturday
June 16
8 p.m.
L/G Dance Festival - Sex and Comdey Dance Mission
June 16
8 p.m.
Stania Kahn & Harriet Dodge
Performance
SomArts
June 16
8 p.m.
AIRspace: The Day I Kissed Mike Sanchez
Craig Acosta Rowe
Best of Airspace, Performance
HMCRA
Sunday
June 17
4 p.m.
L/G Dance Festival: Panel Discussion
Body Image & Dance
Shotwell Studios

June 17
Artist Talk
7 p.m.

Young Queer Visual Artists:
Daphne Scholinski, Tour & Discussion
SomArts
June 17
8 p.m.
L/G Dance Festival - Sex and Comdey Dance Mission
Monday
June 18
7-10 p.m.
QLAF
Ms. & Mr. Gay Safe Latino
Brava!
Tuesday
June 19
8:30 p.m.
Virgin Art Show
Visual Art & Spoken Word
Lexington Club
Wednesday
June 20
8 p.m.
Annie Sprinkle's Herstory of Porn--Reel to Real Theatre Rhino
June 20
8 p.m.
Lisi DeHaas: Studly Venue 9
June 20
7:30 p.m.
Chris Reed: There's No Place Like Home
Marking Chicago's "Boys Town."
SomArts
Thursday
June 21
8 p.m.
Annie Sprinkle's Herstory of Porn--Reel to Real Theatre Rhino
June 21
8:00 p.m.
Lisi DeHaas: Studly Venue 9
June 21
8:00 p.m.
Liquid Fire: Nasty
Program 1
SomArts
June 21
8 p.m.
Wuornos (Opera)
Open Dress Rehearsal
YBC
Friday
June 22
8 p.m.
Wuornos
Opera
YBC
June 22
7 & 9 p.m.
Annie Sprinkle's Herstory of Porn--Reel to Real Theatre Rhino
June 22
8 p.m.
Lisi DeHaas: Studly Venue 9
June 22
8 p.m.
Liquid Fire: Nasty
Program 2
SOLD OUT
SomArts
June 22
7-10 p.m.
QLAF
Hank Tavera Performance Show
Mission
Cultural Center

June 22
8 p.m.
L/G Dance Festival - Moveable Feast Dance Mission
Saturday
June 23
2 p.m.
Liquid Fire: Nasty
Program 1
SomArts
June 23
2 & 8 p.m.
Wuornos
Opera
YBC
June 23
5 p.m.
DYKE March
Dolores Park
Sunday
June 24
8 p.m.
L/G Dance Festival - Moveable Feast Dance Mission
June 24
4 p.m.
Wuornos (Opera)
YBC
June 24
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
PRIDE PARADE Civic Center
Tuesday
June 26
8 p.m.
Crichton & Anno: big history, LITTLE ART, Lesbian Life Jon Sims Center
Wednesday
June 27
8 p.m.
Lisi DeHaas: Studly Venue 9
Thursday
June 28
8 p.m.
Lisi DeHaas: Studly Venue 9
June 28
8 p.m.
Liquid Fire: Nasty
Program 2
SomArts
Friday
June 29
8 p.m.
L/G Dance Festival - Moveable Feast Dance Mission
June 29
8 p.m.
Lisi DeHaas: Studly Venue 9
June 29
8 p.m.
Liquid Fire: Nasty
Program 1
SOLD OUT
SomArts
Saturday
June 30
8 p.m.
L/G Dance Festival - Moveable Feast Dance Mission
June 30
8 p.m.
Lisi DeHaas: Studly Venue 9
June 30
2 p.m.
Liquid Fire: Nasty
Program 1
SomArts
June 30
8 p.m.
Liquid Fire: Nasty
Program 2
SomArts
MAY and JULY events
July 1, 1-3 pm Money for Artists: Information Guidelines S.F Public Library
May 8-June 10
Opening Reception
May 10: 5:30 p.m.
Lenore Chinn
Visual Art Exhibition
SomArts
May-June 10 For Colored Boys
Theatre Rhino
Theatre Rhino
July 1
4 pm
L/G Dance Festival - Panel Discussion
The Politics of Art
Dance Mission
July 1
8 pm
L/G Dance Festival - Moveable Feast Dance Mission
July 1
2 pm
Liquid Fire: Nasty
Program 2
SomArts
July 4 Ol' Fashion 4th of July Alternative Family Picnic YBC

Event Locations

Galeria de la Raza 2857 24th Street @Bryant
Brava! 2781 24th Street @York
Dance Mission Theater 3316 24th Street @Mission
Shotwell Studios 3252-A 19th Street@Shotwell
GLST Historical Society 973 Market Street @6th St.
Mission Cultural Center 2868 Mission @24th St.
New Conservatory Theater 25 VanNess Avenue @ Market St.
Herbst Theater 410 Van Ness Avenue @ McAllister St.
YBC
Yerba Buena Gardens Center for the Arts
3rd & Mission Streets
HMCRA
Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy
4235 19th Street@ Collingwood
SomArts
South of Market Cultural Center
934 Brannan @ 8th St.
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Art 2868 Mission @ 23th St.
Jon Sims Center For the Performing Arts 1519 Mission @ 11th St.
ODC Performance Gallery, 3153 17th Street @ Shotwell
Cowell Theater
Buchanan & Marina Sts, Fort Mason
Venue 9
252 9th St @ Folsom
Space 743
743 Harrison @ 4th St
Theatre Rhino 2940 16th St @ S. Van Ness
Build
483 Guerrero @ 17th St
Luna Sea 2940 16th Street, #216 at South Van Ness

QAF Information
National Queer Arts Festival
584 Castro Street, # 451
San Francisco, CA 94114
Tel: 415.552.7709
Fax: 415.552.0179
Email: NQAF@aol.com

QAF'2001
This series of cultural events, exhibitions, performances, and interpretive programs has been organized by the Queer Cultural Center (Qcc) The Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender Art & Culture, and the Harvey Milk Institute. The Festival is produced in collaboration with numerous Bay Area nonprofit arts organizations, including SomArts, the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Art, the Asian/Pacific Island Cultural Center, the Lesbian/Gay Dance Festival, Brava! for Women in the Arts, and many others whose events you’ll find in this brochure.

The National Queer Arts Festival presents our community’s diverse artists and arts organizations. Here you’ll find visual art, dance, theater, a series of literature and poetry readings, film and video screenings, and a wide array of multidisciplinary programs featuring artists discussing their own works.


The National Queer Arts Festival has been financially supported by SomArts,the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Art, the Bayview Opera House, the Cultural Equity Grants program of the San Francisco Arts Commission, Grants for the Arts, Hotel Tax Fund, the California Arts Council, the Gateways Initiative of the San Francisco Foundation, the Horizons Foundation, the Astraea Foundation, the Zellerbach Family Fund, and the Vanguard Foundation.

Qcc Board of Directors
Sini Anderson
Lucrecia Bermudez
Blackberri
Lenore Chinn
Greg Day
Jeff Jones
Jonathan Katz
Pam Peniston
Juan Alberto Tam

Staff
Pam Peniston, Qcc Executive Director
Kevin Schaub, Festival Coordinator

Rudy Lemcke, Internet Programs Director
Mark Menke, Assistant Festival Coordinator
Lisi DeHaas, Publicity Coordinator

Publicist for the National Queer Arts Festival
Karen Larsen, Larsen Associates
415.957.1205, LarsenAssc@aol.com

Qcc The Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender Art & Culture
Contact Festival Coordinator at:
NQAF@aol.com

Founded in 1993, the Queer Cultural Center (Qcc) is a multidisciplinary arts-presenting organization that conducts artistic and interpretive programs exploring queer identity issues. Our programs promote the careers of lesbian gay bi transgender artists, foster the growth of queer arts organizations, and serve queer and non-queer audiences alike. By presenting, exhibiting, and screening queer artists' work, Qcc contributes a multicultural perspective on the lesbian gay bi transgender experience.

Harvey Milk Institute
www.harveymilk.org

HMI conducts programs that present and interpret works by contemporary and historical lesbian gay bi transgender artists and critical thinkers and that explore community and personal issues within the context of queer culture. The goal of the Harvey Milk Institute is to offer educational opportunities to students in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, and queer communities and our friends. Our course offerings are wide-ranging and diverse, encompassing practical, artistic, cultural, and intellectual aspects of queer studies. We seek to foster understanding and communication between the diverse aspects of our community and to encourage self-examination. New catalog available August 2001.