National Queer Arts Festival
Calendar of NQAF 2002 Events
Date & Time Event Location
JUNE events
Saturday
June 1
7-11 p.m.
Opening Party and Previews of Festival Performances!!!

FREE!! OPENING NIGHT PARTY
Come eat, drink, and celebrate queer art and culture at the festival's opening night gala party at the Center.

LGBT
Center

June 1
2 p.m.
Writing the Erotic Workshop with CC Carter LGBT
Center

June 1
7-9 p.m.
Quelaco: 12th Annual Visual Art Exhibition
QueLACo
MCC
Sunday
June 2
2 p.m.
2 Men Talking
Paul Browde & Murray Nossel
LGBT
Center

June 2
7 p.m.
It's a femme thing
CC Carter & Maiana Minahal
LGBT
Center
June 2
5 - 9 p.m.
Map of a Virtual World: Voices and Visions of Queer Southwest Asian and North African People
Mujadarra Grrls
SomArts
June 2 -
June3
Queer Disability Conference
SFSU
Monday
June 3
8 p.m.
Q Comedy
Hosted by comic and filmmaker Maureen Brownsey, and featuring the top talents of Doug Holsclaw, Heather Gold, Janis Lipton, Johnny "Mr. Handsome" Holiday, Bridget Schwartz, and many more!
LGBT
Center

June 3
Queer Disability Conference
SFSU
Wednesday
June 5
8 p.m.
Djola Branner-Mighty Real: The Life of San Francisco Disco Legend Sylvester LGBT
Center

June 5
8 p.m.
A Horrifying Benefit for Ladyfest Bay Area 2002 Somarts
June 5-
16
8 p.m.
Chink o rama
Kate Riggs
Brava
June 5
7 p.m.
QueLaCo: Mr/Ms Gay Safe Latino Pal.Leg.Hr
Thursday
June 6
8 p.m.
Djola Branner-Mighty Real: The Life of San Francisco Disco Legend Sylvester LGBT
Center

June 6 - July 7
8:30 p.m.
Circo Zero various artists Theater
Artaud

June 6
8 p.m.
Chink o rama
Kate Riggs
Brava
June 6
Opening
Reception
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Lesbians in the Visual Arts LGBT
Historical
Society

June 6
8 p.m.
Possibilities of Pluralism - panel discussion JSC
Friday
June 7
8 p.m.
Djola Branner-Mighty Real: The Life of San Francisco Disco Legend Sylvester LGBT
Center

June 7
8 p.m.
Black Like Us
Artists: Devon Carbado, Don Weise, Red Jordan Arobateau, Marci Blackman, Michelle Cliff and Evelyn C. White
LGBT
Center

June 7
6-8 p.m.
Men of Color/The Female Gaze
Laurie Toby Edison and Mary Ann Luera
SomArts
June 7
8 p.m.
Single Wet Female
Marga Gomez and Carmelita Tropicana
SomArts
June 7
8 p.m.
Chink o rama
Kate Riggs
Brava
June 7-
16
8 p.m.
Tears of the Rock
Anne Bluenthal and Dancers
DanceMis.
Saturday
June 8
8 p.m. AND 10 p.m.
Djola Branner-Mighty Real: The Life of San Francisco Disco Legend Sylvester LGBT
Center

June 8
8 p.m.
Queer Women of Color Film Nights
Darshan Elena Campos
LGBT
Center

June 8
8 p.m.
Single Wet Female
Marga Gomez and Carmelita Tropicana
SomArts
June 8
2 p.m.
Whose Gaze is it Anyways?
Laurie Toby Edison and Mary Ann Luera
SomArts
June 8
8 p.m.
Quelaco: The 5th Annual Hank Tavera Performance Show
QueLACo
MCC
June 8
8 p.m.
Chink o rama
Kate Riggs
Brava
Sunday
June 9
7 p.m.
Djola Branner-Mighty Real: The Life of San Francisco Disco Legend Sylvester LGBT
Center

June 9
8 p.m.
Single Wet Female
Marga Gomez and Carmelita Tropicana
SomArts
June 9
2 p.m.
Contested Flesh :Flags, Dissect the Bawdy Politic of Body Politics
Jamie Cortez, moderator
SomArts
June 9
8 p.m.
Chink o rama
Kate Riggs
Brava
June 9
2 p.m.

June 1 -
30

Intergeneration: Potlach:
Sharing a Lifetime of Experience, Stories and Treasures From Our Tribe

Intergeneration Art Exhibition

SF Pulic
Library

Monday
June 10
8 p.m.
Q Comedy
Hosted by Marilyn Pittman, Ace comic and radio star, and featuring local legend Pippi Lovestocking, plus rising stars Dana Cory, David Guiney, Bridget Schwartz, and many more!
LGBT
Center

June 10
8 p.m.
The Fat Boy Chronicles
Rene Broussard
LGBT
Center

Wednesday
June 12
8 p.m.
AfterShocks: An Evening with Jess Wells
JSC
June 12
8 p.m.
Chink o rama
Kate Riggs
Brava
Thursday
June 13
8 p.m.
Chink o rama
Kate Riggs
Brava
June 13
6 p.m.
B/Glam: Black Inches: (re) Measuring Blackness, Desire, Art and Pornography. Art Exhibition Opening Reception SomArts
Friday
June 14
8 p.m.
An Evening of Poetry
Chrystos with Jennifer Lisa Vest
LGBT
Center

June 14
8 p.m.
Queerosity
Youth Speaks & The Love N' Justice Project
LGBT
Center

June 14
8 p.m.
B/Glam: The Mangina Monologues SomArts
June 14
8 p.m.
On A Muggy Night in Mumbai
Mahesh Dattani
JSC
June 14
8 p.m.
Chink o rama
Kate Riggs
Brava
June 14
8 p.m.
QueLaCo:An Evening of Poetry Galeria de la Raza
Saturday
June 15
12-6 p.m.
African American Film Festival: LGBTQ Program
Curator, Ave Montague
LGBT
Center

June 15
8 p.m.
SFinX: San Francisco in Exile - Another Evening of Greatest Hits
Co Sponsored by JSC & QCC
LGBT
Center

June 15
8 p.m.
B/Glam: Between Pathos and Seduction: The Erotic Read SomArts
June 15
8:30 p.m.
Cosmic Blood & Queerest One of All
Gigi Oltavaro & Emael
LGBT
Center

June 15
1-3 p.m.
From Genderbending Gods to Underwear Parties in Delhi - The Many Faces of South Asian Gay Life JSC
June 15
8 p.m.
Chink o rama
Kate Riggs
Brava
June 15
8 p.m.
On A Muggy Night in Mumbai
Mahesh Dattani
JSC
Sunday
June 16
2 p.m.
Native Lesbian Writers: A Presentation with Chrystos LGBT
Center

June 16
7-9 p.m.

Other Brothers
LGBT
Center

June 16
8 p.m.
Chink o rama
Kate Riggs
Brava
June 16
1 - 4 p.m.
If Not Us -- Funding Lesbian Activism
100 Lesbians and Our Friends
Women's
Building

Monday
June 17
8 p.m.
Q Comedy
Regina Stoops hosts an evening of Queer standup and improvisation comedy featuring Karen Ripley, Greg Wallach from New York, Judi Maruska, Bridget Schwartz, and a special appearance by the Laughingstock players and their guests!
LGBT
Center

Tuesday
June 18
8 p.m.
Rebel Without a Pause
Reno
Brava
Wednesday
June 19
7 p.m.
Intergeneration 2
LGBT
Center

Thursday
June 20
8 p.m.
Generation Now : Writings by Lesbians of Color LGBT
Center

June 20
7 p.m.
Crawlspace
Danielle Abrams
LGBT
Center

June 20
9 p.m.
Faggot
Lynwoodt Benard
LGBT
Center

June 20
8 p.m.
Skin Hot Bone Deep
Liquid Fire
AAACC
Friday
June 21
7 p.m.
Crawlspace
Danielle Abrams
LGBT
Center

June 21
9 p.m.
Faggot
Lynwoodt Benard
LGBT
Center

June 21
8 p.m.
Displacement
Sini Anderson, Marci Blackman, Kinnie Starr, Marcus Rene Van and Archival Footage of the late Kris Kovick
SomArts
June 21
6 p.m.
Flux
Killer Banshees Studios
SomArts
June 21
8 p.m.
Groucho: A Day in the Life of the D'Elia Soup
Tina D'Elia
MCC
June 21
8 p.m.
Skin Hot Bone Deep
Liquid Fire
AAACC
Saturday
June 21
6 p.m.
artists
reception
Flux
Killer Banshees Studios
SomArts
June 22
1-4 p.m.
Sanford Meisner Technique--Workshop
Lynwoodt Benard
LGBT
Center

June 22
8 p.m.
Displacement
Sini Anderson, Marci Blackman, Kinnie Starr, Marcus Rene Van and Archival Footage of the late Kris Kovick
SomArts
June 22
8 p.m.
Groucho: A Day in the Life of the D'Elia Soup
Tina D'Elia
MCC
June 22
2 p.m.
8 p.m.
Skin Hot Bone Deep
Liquid Fire
AAACC
Sunday
June 23
7 p.m.
Faggot
Lynwoodt Benard
LGBT
Center

June 23
2 -4 p.m.
Grants for the Arts: Creating Queer Community
Jeff Jones
LGBT
Center
June 23
2 p.m.
Skin Hot Bone Deep
Liquid Fire
AAACC
June 23
3 p.m.
8 p.m.
Skin Hot Bone Deep
Liquid Fire
AAACC
Monday
June 24
8 p.m.
Q Comedy
hosted by Scott Silverman, and featuring Marilyn Pittman, Janis Lipton, Doug Holsclaw, Nick Leonard, Bridget Schwartz, and more!
LGBT
Center

June 24
7:30-10 p.m.
Women's Music Series
Kaia Wilson & Ferron
Brava
Tuesday
June 25
8 p.m.
Out in the Castro: Desire, Promise, Activism
Winston Leyland
LGBT
Center

June 25
7:30-10 p.m.
Women's Music Series
Nedra Johnson & Gwen Avery
Brava
June 25
8 p.m.
Fresh Meat-Queer Dance
ODC
June 25
8-10 pm
Sex Love Candle Magic
Dr. Annie Sprinkle
Good Vibrations
Wednesday
June 26
7:30-10 p.m.
Women's Music Series
Ulali & Kinnie Starr
Brava
June 26
8 p.m.
And You Can't Make Me
Alison Wright
SomArts
June 26
8 p.m.
Fresh Meat-Queer Dance
Sean Dorsey
ODC
Thursday
June 27
6 p.m.
Robert Rauschenberg
From the Collection of Terry Van Brunt
Opening Reception
LGBT
Center

June 27
8 p.m.
And You Can't Make Me
Alison Wright
SomArts
June 27
7:30-10 p.m.
Women's Music Series
Bitch and Animal
Brava
Friday
June 28
8 p.m.
And You Can't Make Me
Alison Wright (a staged reading)

tickets only available at SomArts

SomArts
June 28
8 p.m.
Comedy Night-Elvira Kurt

tickets only available at Brava

Brava
Saturday
June 29
2 p.m.
And You Can't Make Me
Alison Wright (a staged reading)

tickets only available at SomArts

SomArts
June 29
8 p.m.
BourgieBohoPostPomoAfroPromo: A Deep Dickollective CD release party

tickets only available at Brava

Brava
June 29
Dyke March-stage Dolores Pk
Sunday
June 30
11 a.m.
SF Pride Parade (Starts at Embarcadero and ends at Civic Center) Embarcadero
to Civic Center

June 30
11 a.m.
Nectar Civic Center
JULY events
Thursday
July 4
11 a.m.-
3 p.m.
An Ol' Fashion 4th of July Alternative Family Picnic YBC
Friday
July 5
6 p.m.
Robert Rauschenberg Gallery Tours
Jonathan Katz

tickets only available at The Center

LGBT
Center

Saturday
July 6
2 p.m.
and
6 p.m.
Robert Rauschenberg Gallery Tours
Jonathan Katz

tickets only available at The Center

LGBT
Center

Sunday
July 7
2 p.m.
and
6 p.m.
Robert Rauschenberg Gallery Tours
Jonathan Katz

tickets only available at The Center

LGBT
Center





MAY Pre-Festival Events

Friday
May 2 GLBT Exhibition Showcase
GLBT Hist Soc
LGBT
Center

Saturday
May 4
11 a.m.
Dyke Action Machine
LGBT
Center

May 4 -
14
The Cockettes,Dyke Action Machine!, Don Ed Hardy
Yerba Buena Visual Arts Exhibitions
YBC
May 4 -
14
The Film Art of Isaac Julian
YBC
May 9 -
June 8
Luna Sea WomenÕs Performance Project
Luna Sea
Wednesday
May 15-
July 13
R x D = [eros] x [ethnicity]
Shellac
Intersection for the Arts
Thursday
May 30 -
31
8 p.m.
Cultures Crossing
Purple Moon Dance Project
SomArts
Friday
May 31 -
June2
8 p.m.
Sounding the Margins
Pauline Oliveros
Lorraine Hansberry Theater
May 31
6 p.m.
Catching up with the Cockettes JSC
May 31 -
June 9
8 p.m.
Mythic Montana
Joe Goode Performance Group
YBC

Event Locations
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(Maps directions to our events from any location)

LGBT Center
SF LGBT Community Center
1800 Market Street @ Octavia
SomArts
South of Market Cultural Center
934 Brannan @ 8th St.
JSC
Jon Sims Center For the Performing Arts
1519 Mission @ 11th St.
AAACC
African American Art and Culture Complex
762 Fulton Street @ Webster Street
MCC
Mission Cultural Center
2868 Mission @25th St.
Galeria de la Raza 2857 24th Street @Bryant
Brava! http://www.brava.org 2781 24th Street @York
DanceMis.
Dance Mission Theater
3316 24th Street @Mission
YBC
Yerba Buena Gardens Center for the Arts
3rd & Mission Streets
Theater Artaud 450 Florida St. @ 17th St
Luna Sea 2940 16th St @ S. Van Ness, 2nd floor
GLBT Historical Society 973 Market St, Ste 400 @ 6th St
ODC Performance Gallery, 3153 17th Street @ Shotwell

QAF Information
Office Location & Mailing Address
Queer Cultural Center & Harvey Milk Institute
1800 Market St, Suite Q-31
San Francisco, CA 94102

Tel: 415.865.5611
Fax: 415. 865.5666
Email: NQAF@aol.com

QAF'2002
INTRODUCTION & HISTORY
This series of visual art exhibitions, performances and interpretive programs has been organized by the Queer Cultural Center (QCC) and the Harvey Milk Institute (HMI).

Since its debut in 1998, the National Queer Arts Festival (NQAF) has showcased some of the best professional and emerging artists in the Queer Community. The National Queer Arts Festival has been produced in collaboration with numerous Bay Area nonprofit arts organizations, including Jon Sims Center for the Arts, SomArts, the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Art (MCC), the African American Art and Culture Complex (AAACC) the Asian/Pacific Island Cultural Center (APICC), Brava! for Women in the Arts, and many others whose events youÕll find in this catalog.

The National Queer Arts Festival presents the breadth of our communitiesÕ diverse artists and arts organizations. In this catalog youÕll find spoken word performances, multimedia work, visual art exhibitions, dance, theater, comedy, literature and poetry readings, video screenings, and a wide array of multidisciplinary programs featuring artists discussing their own works.

On its 5th Anniversary, the NQAF is examining how issues of the intersection of race/culture and queerness can be expressed by the arts in our community. As a microcosm of the world, the Queer Community encompasses its full diversity; how we differ or mirror that larger world is the question that many of our artists have addressed for this festival. A large percentage of our events will focus on the construction of racial identity and/or racism from the queer artistÕs perspective. The artists mine the past and present and create a future to express their vision. These visions are, at times, hilarious and pointed in their satire, tragic or triumphant in their outcome, and always original as we have come to expect.

This year, NQAF delightfully celebrates its fifth anniversary at our new home at the San Francisco LGBT Community Center. This remarkable new building provides the NQAF with two new performances spaces to showcase the talents of a greater number of artists than ever before. We thank everyone involved who helped make the Center a reality. Please join us at the Center on Saturday, June 1 as we celebrate with a Gala Festival Opening Night Performance Party.

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, the California Arts Council, the Gateways Initiative of the San Francisco Foundation, the Horizons Foundation, the Astraea Foundation, the Zellerbach Family Fund, Hispanics in Philanthropy, New Performance Network , California Poets & Writers, Inc., African American Art and Culture Complex , the Vanguard Foundation, and the Walter and Elise Haas Foundation.

Festival Staff
Pamela Peniston, Qcc Executive Director, Artistic Director
Kevin Schaub, HMI Executive Director, Festival Director

Kathryn Grooms, Artistic Business Affairs Director
Rudy Lemcke, Internet Programs Director
Mark Menke, Assistant Festival Director, Media Director
Mathew DeGumbia, Technical Director
Ken McPherson, Technical Director
Adrienne Fuzee, Gallery Installation Director
Renaud Proch, Qcc Gallery Director
Sini Anderson, Pam Peniston, Marvin White and Charles Wilmoth, Festival Curators

Publicist for the National Queer Arts Festival
Karen Larsen, Larsen Associates
Press/Media should contact: 415.957.1205, LarsenAssc@aol.com

Event and Reception Sponsors
Hotel Bijou is the official hotel of the National Queer Arts Festival
Isosceles Group
Blavod & The Black Vodka
Barefoot Wines
Trader Joes
Rainbow Grocery Cooperative (find right language and logo)
Harvest Market
Buffalo Whole Food & Grain Company
The Lexington
Ixia
Matagrano
PeetÕs Coffee & Tea
San Francisco Pride Celebration Committee
Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
Cleis Press

Qcc The Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender Art & Culture
For information about the Festival contact Festival Coordinator at: Festival Coordinator

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.

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

Harvey Milk Institute
www.harveymilk.org

Tel. 415.865.5633, HarvMilk@aol.com

The mission of the Harvey Milk Institute (HMI) is to foster the development and examination of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer culture and community in the Bay Area and beyond. 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. HMI produces programming year-round which includes an Arts & Lecture Series, workshops, conferences and other arts events. New catalog available August 2002.

Harvey Milk Institute Board of Directors

Sini Anderson
Amy Andre
John Paul DeCecco, Ph.D.
Evan Deerfield
Max Ehrsam
Tara Henry
James Harrison Lott, Jr.
Ann Leslie Singer
Samuel B. Tucker
David Tulller

Volunteers
Harvey Milk Institute coordinates the efforts of more than 100 volunteers who make this festival possible. If youÕd like to volunteer, contact Mark Menke at 415.865.5633 or HMIMark@aol.com. Volunteers are needed for a variety of positions and box office, event production, ushering, publicity and general administrative needs. If you have parking tickets and are eligible to do work exchange through SF DPTÕs Project 20, sign up with us. If youÕd like to see more events than you can fit in your budget, volunteering is a great way to reduce ticket fees.