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I’m Performing at PLANET QUEER GALACTIC GLITTER

Ofelia del Corazon

My bisexy friend Manuel Sebastia made this for me. A sweet gift from a romantic comrade I’ve not yet had the pleasure of meeting.

Hey folks! I’ll be reading a new story about the time I wanted to make out with a pretty boy and ended up organizing a consensual gang bang for a bunch of straight dudes and a skinny pretty bicurious girl instead. I hope you’ll laugh and feel sorry for the person I was last summer!

xoPLANET QUEER: GALACTIC GLITTER
an evening of experimental LGBTQ performance

Visit the Galactic Glitter Space Station and celebrate Queer Creativity, Art, Music and Performance.

Gay Astronaut, Ian MacKinnon, hosts a handful of hot queers presenting cutting edge performances from multiple artistic disciplines.

Monday, March 18th
Doors: 7:30 PM
Show: 8 PM
$5 all night

Arrive early and experience the GLITTER BEARD STATION!
*No beard required (though we really LOVE beards!)

Featuring the out-of-this-world talents of
IAN MACKINNON

TRAVIS WOO

OFELIA del CORAZON

ETM (Sabrina Bernasconi)

MC CRUMBSNATCHER (from SF)

ANSON SKY

KAREN ANZOATEGUI

CLIFFORD EBERLY

JASON JENN

TRIDENTITY CRISIS

DARREN R. SCHROADER

LEOPOLD NUNAN SOARES

A.J. GOODRICH

Projections by: JAMEZ PALACIO of LAphotobat

DJ BILLY BOTOX spinning spacey vinyl all night!

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homo-centric Hank Henderson’s Queer Reading Series Celebrates It’s Fourth Year

homo-centric queer reading series

homo-centric queer reading series

You know a month has a bad rep when the cheeriest quote you can find is from Jean-Paul Satre. The author of ‘Nausea’ said, “To read a poem in January is as lovely as to go for a walk in June.” We’ll take that since homo-centric begins our 4th year with a few poems & stories – a flurry of words if you will – by a trio of talented writers.

Please join us Thursday Jan. 17th at 7:30pm at Stories Books & Cafe in Echo Park. Stories is located at 1716 Sunset Blvd. between Le Moyne and Logan.

Larry Buhl is a journalist, screenwriter and playwright. His first novel, “The Genius of Little Things,” will be available in January, 2013. His second novel, “We’re Here to Help” will be out later in 2013. He also publishes gay erotic and romantic short stories under the pen name Elias True. He is a long-term contributor to a variety of publications. He has reported for KPFK radio in Los Angeles and Free Speech Radio News.

Albert Serna is a 23-year-old poet and journalist from the San Gabriel valley. He has been writing since he first learned how, captivating friends as family alike. His first reading challenged him to write on a regular basis, using the emotional ups and downs of his life as inspiration. Deeply dramatic and sensitive, Albert looks to the world around him for beauty and peace. He one day dreams of life in the big apple but for now will settle for his share of happiness in the City of Angels.

Carolyn Marie Weiss is a graduate of Cal State Northridge. She is completing a 32-year career with the city of L.A. as a Regional Area Director with the Community Development Department and is also a retired LAPD Reserve Police Officer. In Spring of 2011 Carolyn came out to her friends and over 400 colleagues as a transsexual woman. Carolyn was honored as a 2011 LGBT Pioneer by the L.A. City Council. She also is a member of the West Hollywood Transgender Advisory Board as well as a board member of Gender Justice L.A.

Metered parking is available in the lot behind the store on Le Moyne St. Map and directions are on the link of this event.

Please come early and support the store & cafe!
* Order a coffee or tea & have a sandwich.
* Hang out & meet writers & other lit types.
* Wander the aisles & buy a book.

Remember–we depend on the word of mouth so tell a friend, bring two or three.

https://www.facebook.com/events/140436832780685/

Wildness In Riverside

Thursday January 17th

Wu Tsang will present the documentary Wildness at an 7:30pm screening at the Culver Center for the Arts (downtown Riverside), and for a 2:00pm afternoon artist’s talk on the University Of Riverside campus (INTS 1113).

Wu Tsang's film "Wildness" will screen at UCR this Thursday January 17th

Wu Tsang’s film “Wildness” will screen at UCR this Thursday January 17thWu Tsang

About the artist (New York Times): “The personal films and video installations created by the artist Wu Tsang explore issues of transgender identity…Tsang identifies as transfeminine, which carries plenty of complicated social and political meaning. And he happens to look fierce in a dress.”

The Los Angeles Times on WIldness: “The collision of the two undergrounds — and the unintended consequences of the party’s growing popularity — is chronicled in a documentary by Tsang that plays at Outfest on Saturday, July 21. The Silver Platter, with its glittering drapes and sultry pink lights, is the unmistakable star of the film, also called “Wildness.” Voiced by a transgender actress from Guatemala, the bar literally speaks, whispering about the generations of gays who have found sanctuary there, away ‘from the ignorance, the fear and hatred of the outside world.’”

  • See http://wildnessmovie.squarespace.com/ for more info about the film and the people who collaborated on it. See http://wutsang.com/ for more about Wu Tsang.
  • Wu Tsang’s work has been exhibited at the New Museum, MOCA Los Angeles, the Museum of Modern Art in New York. After visiting UCR, Tsang will travel to London to present work at the Tate Modern Museum.

Click here to view the facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/265620113565780/

Critical Resources: a Visual Culture Workshop at HRLA


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Symposium! January 13, 2013 - 10am-5pm

Human Resources in Los Angeles (410 Cottage Home St, LA CA 90012)

A symposium featuring work by emerging artists and visual/performance studies scholars in the Los Angeles region, organized by Queer Lab Director Jennifer Doyle. The event is meant to foster interaction between scholars and artists, and between the circles that form around diverse schools in the area. All are welcome to attend this free seminar and support emerging work (creative and academic, academically creative and creatively academic).

The program is organized to raise awareness regarding the distinct character of the Los Angeles creative and intellectual community – this event will feature work that is queer, feminist, decolonial, anti-capitalist, utopian. Historical, theoretical. Performative and visual. Recovery projects and discovery projects.

Confirmed participants include Cake and Eat It, Karrmen Crey, Jennifer DeClue, Kristen Galven, Ronak Kapadia, Christina Sanchez, Ruti Talmor, and Tracy Zuniga.

The event will feature two panels of three scholars each, and two artist’s talks. Each panel and each artist’s talk will be followed by a discussion period. HRLA’s website and our Facebook event page for more information.

Critical Resources: a Visual Culture Workshop at HRLA.

It Ain’t Fair 2012 | Art Basel Miami Beach

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Dan ColenTBT, 2012, concrete filled whoopee cushion, 16.5 x 13 x 7 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian Gallery
IT AIN’T FAIR 2012
Art Basel Miami Beach
Opening reception Thursday, December 6th, 6 to 9 PMOHWOW
743 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Hours:
Friday and Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Sunday, 11am to 5pm

OHWOW is pleased to announce the fifth and final edition of the annual group exhibition It Ain’t Fair, on view from December 6 through December 9, 2012 at 743 Washington Avenue. Coinciding with Art Basel Miami Beach, It Ain’t Fair celebrates the history and tradition of its renowned multimedia production, and closes the chapter on what came to define OHWOW’s identity as a community platform for progressive art in all media.

Since the first installment in 2008, It Ain’t Fair proved an innovative and divergent idea; an exhibition and project providing an alternate experience to the dozens of December art fairs in Miami. The exhibition continued to evolve through the years, yet always reflected its time, excelling at capturing the trends occurring in contemporary art. Over the course of It Ain’t Fair’s history, OHWOW presented a wide range of work from artists in many disciplines: from Tauba Auerbach to Ashley Bickerton, Cyprien Gaillard to Clayton Patterson, Gang Gang Dance to The Gossip; visual arts, films, and performances coalesced into genre defining examples of the moment.

The final It Ain’t Fair moves from the Design District to a 6,000 square foot location on Miami Beach to accommodate a large-scale exhibition and various projects, delivering a climactic conclusion to this definitive enterprise. It Ain’t Fair 2012assembles a selection of over 30 contemporary artists, many who contributed in past years, along with several new names: David Adamo, Diana Al-Hadid, Daniel Arsham, Scott Campbell, Julia Chiang, Dan Colen, Brian DeGraw, James Franco, Michael Genovese, Luis Gispert, Drew Heitzler, George Herms, KAWS,Harmony Korine, Hanna Liden, Nate Lowman, Ryan McGinley, Laurel Nakadate,Eddie Peake, Terry Richardson, Bert Rodriguez, Amanda Ross-Ho, Prem Sahib, Aurel Schmidt, Jack Siegel, Lucien Smith, Agathe Snow, Kon Trubkovich, Nick van Woert, Garth Weiser, Amy Yao, and Kim Ye.

In addition, OHWOW brings its Los Angeles-based pirate station, Know Wave Radio (www.know-wave.com), to Miami Beach for a full week of live programming to include performances, DJ sets, and interviews. Part art project, part community broadcast, Know Wave has presented a rotating cast of special guests such as Mykki Blanco, Nate Lowman, Kate and Laura Mulleavy, and Cat Power, among others. It Ain’t Fair 2012 will also host a soup kitchen – a social project that provides free dinner to anyone wanting a meal, daily from 5 to 7 PM. Hundreds of artists and creatives make the trip to Art Basel Miami Beach every year on shoestring budgets; the soup kitchen gives back and supports a community that has helped shape the energy and success of OHWOW’s endeavors.