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Stark Naked

April 22 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
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Also Friday, April 20 at 7:15PM and Sunday, April 22 at 6:15PM

“Stark Naked” is a one-woman play in which the artist Margaret Stark and graduate student Carrie Cohen explore the choices women make in their lives and the consequences of those choices.

Art by Joan Kelly

Invisible Personas: Paintings By Joan Marie Kelly at Blue Mountain Gallery

April 24 @ 5:00 pm - May 19 @ 8:00 pm

Blue Mountain Gallery presents member artist, Joan Kelly in an exhibition of works entitled “Invisible personas”. While it is true our faces carry our identity to the outside world, yet how ironic is it that these very faces (identities) remain invisible to ourselves.  Just as the surgeon can open up our chest and see our heart, yet she cannot see the intentions or innermost thoughts of the individual who holds them.  In this collection of work, Joan Kelly, an artist…

(RE)Present: Intergenerational Feminist Dialogue – feminist practice

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Feminist Practice Many people in today's society identify as feminists but we often don't verbalize HOW we're feminists. For this meeting, we will talk about feminism as a practice and how it manifests in daily life with personal stories and anecdotes. (RE)PRESENT 2018: What do we want from Feminism and how can we achieve it? Continuing in the tradition of the New York Feminist Art Institute, NYFAI (1979-1990). www.nyfai.org An event of The Feminist Art Project Soho20 Gallery, 56 Bogart…

Witches & Pagans: An Evening with Max Dashu

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

The spiritual heritages of pagan Europe were carried by wise women, healers, seers, enchantresses, and nightfarers. In this visual talk, Max Dashu examines their cultural history, including folk names for the witch and the female sacraments of spinning, weaving, herbcraft, divination, incantation, and sacred dance. These women held together their communities through healing and magic, their knowledge of the plants, animals, and land, and through their intimate knowledge of the people who came to them for counsel. The Christian bishops…

Ahmondylla Best with her Book

Ahmondylla Best’s “Mother-In-Law’s Meal” – A Storytime Interactive Workshop

April 28 @ 10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Participants in this Story Time workshop for children will help bring Ahmondylla Best’s original story and song, “Mother-in-Law’s Meal,” to life through creative play, story building and imagination. Ahmondylla Best is a musician, author and performer. Her music draws on global ritual, Native American, African as well as personal and inherited American experience.  Her latest book Mother-In-Law’s Meal is based on a story about a delicious, hearty Caribbean style stew. Best describes "Mother-in-Law's Meal" as follows: "Most stories about mothers- in-law, are negative,…

International Women in Jazz Annual Festival

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

International Women in Jazz Annual All Day Festival April 28, 1pm - 8pm, Saint Peter's Church E.54th St & Lexington Ave NYC with re-entry. In Concert Featured Artist Dynamic Vocalist Charenee Wade Honoree Jazz Extroadinare Dotti Anita Taylor * IWJ Musicians * Youth in Action * Jam Session 1:30pm ( OPEN TO PUBLIC) All instruments, and levels. Fun Activities, Vendors Bazaar * Food Court * Concerts start: 5:30pm Tickets available at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3370014 www.internationalwomeninjazz.org

Circus Sketch Lab – April Edition!

April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

We're excited to be part of the statewide ArtWeek Festival! Come for the sketch time from 6-7:30pm and stay for the Circus Dance Party on April 28 from 7:30-9:30pm! Sketch Artists of any age can Sketch Circus Artists approved for open studio can Circus (Ages 16+) $5 for either artist: Drop-In or Pre-Register Online Circus sketch labs are a monthly figure drawing session held at SHOW Circus Studio for artists and circus performers of all levels. Artists will have a…

Enemy|Flint at Rio Hondo College

April 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until April 29, 2018

Diana Burbano’s new play ENEMY|FLINT is being produced by Rio Hondo College Theatre Department directed by Julianna Stephanie Ojeda. Flint, MI. The water in the town has been poisoned. Thia Stockmann, a bright young medical student, is confronted by her upwardly mobile brother, Pete, about a blog she wrote regarding the poisoning of Flint’s water supply. Her blog brings a lot of unwanted attention to Flint and will have repercussions on the economy.  Will Thia stand her ground even if the…

Queer Memoir: Shame

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Queer Memoir is New York’s longest-running and most startingly earnest community-based LGBT storytelling series curated by Kelli Dunham; at every event we bring together some of NYC's best-known storytellers and folks who have never been on a stage in their lives. WITH OUR STORYTELLERS: Alix Canciello Rathini Kandavel Sophia Vazquez Pazos Angela Plugues Tiffany Leigh with your host Kelli Dunham Bios to come! Queer Memoir started seven years ago at Collect Pond, a Williamsburg underground performance venue so unknown we're…

Watercolor ~ Fine Arts Style: 8-Week Workshop with Wendy Soneson

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

In this eight-week workshop we will cover the art of making 3000 colors from only primaries, and how to use the three brush methods, four paper techniques, and three mixing methods. We will work on still lives and landscapes. On Wednesday mornings from 10 am to 1 p.m. - May 9, 16, 23, 30 and June 6, 13, 20, 27 at the Frank Bette Arts Center, 1601 Paru Street, Alameda, CA.

May Painting Workshop

May 11 @ 1:00 pm - May 12 @ 3:30 pm

A painting workshop to unleash your inner creativity taught by local award winning artists Erin Gafill and Tom Birmingham. In this workshop you will explore various art making methods, and take a deep dive into working with color. $250 course fee plus $25 materials fee. “How much more could you create if you weren’t always second-guessing yourself? Learn tricks and practices to bring you back to the easel, including working in a series, setting a timer, and painting with house-painting…

Women on Fire: Poetry & Song

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Another historic reading, Women on Fire: Chinese American Women Poets, Genny Lim, Kitty Tsui, & Nellie Wong, celebrate the 36th anniversary reunion of these pioneer poets. They  broke ground as members of the writing collective, Unbound Feet, established in 1981. Their work challenged the gender stereotypical roles of Asian women in society and addressed issues of sexual as well as racial oppression, forging a pathway for Asian American feminists today. At Bird & Beckett Books & Records, 653 Chenery Street, San Francisco, CA…

Matricultures – Visual Talk by Max Dashú

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

This visual talk by the founder of the Suppressed Histories Archive explores Matricultures. Egalitarian matrilineal / matrilocal cultures show a way of being human outside the paradigm of domination. Not a mirror image of patriarchy, but a totally different way of life, in which the life support matrix is the highest good. Societies like these falsify the doctrine that domination is universal and unavoidable. History sibyl Max Dashu draws on her 48 years of research on mother-right in this richly…

Workshop on Deasophy by Max Dashú

May 19 @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm

A daylong visual journey into the female Divine in her many aspects: as Snake, as Mother, as Waters, Earth or Heavens; as Sun, Spider, Tree. Creatrix, holy Wisdom, the Fates, the Tao. Talking circle: the Meanings of Goddess, the vast spectrum of numinous Mystery: your stories, your questions. Art salon with music and the Deasophy Coloring Book (or bring your art materials). Audience choice for the second visual talk. Dance the round. $50-$100 on a sliding scale, which includes a…

Words on Fire: Genny Lim, Kitty Tsui, & Amber Field in Poetry and Song

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Laurel Books is proud to feature Bay Area Chinese American Women Writers, Kitty Tsui, Genny Lim, and South Korean born Amber Field in song and poetry! Genny Lim is San Francisco Jazz Poet Laureate. She has been featured at Jazz Festivals and World Poetry Festivals throughout the U.S. and world, including Venezuela, Bosnia and Italy. Kitty Tsui's Midsummer Night’s Press and Sinister Wisdom will reprint Kitty’s 1983 book WORDS OF A WOMAN WHO BREATHES FIRE as a Sapphic Classic along…

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