641 D St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20004
A Love Letter To Myself honors the journey of a woman's quest for self love, acceptance, and empowerment. This 2 hour variety show is packed with laughs and intimate emotional connection with the audience from start to finish. A diverse group of powerful, local, female pillars in our community are invited and tasked to write and read aloud love letters to themselves on stage intertwined with laugh out loud moments from an all star comedy cast of performers.
A Love Letter to Myself is produced by Women In Comedy.
The wait is over!
In March Santa Librada - band will digitally release our fiery debut album, recorded by the legendary Frank Marchand!
We're celebrating at The Windup Space in Baltimore March 17 with our pals Gateway To Hell and HOLY FINGERS!!!
Is there any better way to spend yr St. Patrick's Day?
$10 at the door will get you an album download -- and watch for more exciting events with Santa Librada in March in NYC and Washington DC!
Come see why WAXY JANE called us "the good, liberating, force of unrepentant, bombastic rock and roll and womanhood"
*WOMXN FUCK SHIT UP*
Inspired by our west coast sisters at Women Fuck Shit Up Fest, we've created a collective of kick ass womxn on the east coast to organize a festival celebrating the incomparable badass-ness of womxn in music and art.
This year's proceeds will benefit Casa Ruby LGBT Community Center
SATURDAY, MARCH 24
5PM - 12AM
SONGBYRD MUSIC HOUSE
12 W North Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Enjoy drink specials and live musical performances by local artists*! It's a junkfood potluck as well--so bring some snacks to share!
Featuring performances by:
50’♀ (50 Foot Woman/ Rahne Alexander)
Snake Charm (Corey Hennessey)
Come share the wuv and eat your heart out.
I"m doing a special musical number with The Royal We!
Come celebrqte Jack & Mickey's joint bachelor party!!
featuring BANDS and DRAG QUEENS in the same place at the same time!
Manta Rat (Pixies tribute)
The Royal We (Jack + Mickey + friends covering songs)
Super City (SUPER CITY!)
Hosted by Nikki Coxx
Featuring: Betty O'Hellno and Anastasia Belladonna
This Episode's Panel:
Portfolio Day is a Baltimore-based group combining synth-pop, rock and dance elements; a post religious experiment.
Joseph & The Beasts traffic in counter-rhythms that build from muted valleys to fevered crescendos. Shifts in time give way to sprawling valleys of fuzz-drenched keyboards, before soaring vocals erupt into a fervor-filled maelstrom.
Hollywood Blanks is operatic rock and roll that never quite lost it roots, yet all the while, displays a willingness to tinker with and push the antes of genre and feel. Honed in by years of live performances, Hollywood Blanks shows are highly theatrical, with each band member playing the part not just on their instruments, but also with a unique personality from song to song.
50 Foot Woman one of the many musical incarnations of Rahne Alexander. A prominent figure in the local arts and music scene, Rahne has something to say and you definitely want to listen.
$5 ***** All ages!
Performing as 50'♀, I've got a surprise or two in store for this one -- no hints just yet but trust and believe this will be a special night and a unique opportunity!
Featuring poetry & live music throughout the night to showcase some local trans talent; as well as food made by some of our fantastic volunteers & dedicated staff. Aside from that, we have each other! --if you’d like, reach out to someone tonight, ask them their name & pronouns & you might make a new friend!
Featuring performances by:
And more TBA!
3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Virginia 22201
As part of the Now Be Here photo event at the National Museum of Women in the Arts on October 25, The Studio Visit is honored to collaborate again with the Arlington Arts Center to host a series of artists speaking about their role as women artists. Please join us to listen to DMV area artists stand up and tell us their stories in the style of mini TEDTalks.
Artists speaking are:
Mei Mei Chang
Roxana Alger Geffen
Memoirs of a Guerilla Girl: Donna Kaz in conversation with Rahne Alexander at Baltimore Book Festival!
Feminism + Fun, Activism + Art, Comedy + Controversy: A conversation with Donna Kaz & Rahne Alexander
2pm Sunday 24 Sept 2017
Baltimore Book Festival
Inner Harbor Stage
Looking behind the mask of one of the famously controversial Guerrilla Girls
UN/MASKED, Memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl on Tour by Donna Kaz AKA Aphra Behn
Donna Kaz was 24 years old when she moved to New York City in the fall of 1977 to pursue a career in theatre. She rented a spacious loft apartment on gritty Fifth Avenue in Chelsea and landed a job serving beers and burgers at the classic bar, Jimmy Day’s, in Greenwich Village. She was on her way until a tall, blonde, handsome actor sat in her station during a lunch shift. That actor was William Hurt who swept Kaz off her feet and carried her to Hollywood and back for a three-plus year love affair that was both fantastical and physically dangerous. It took Kaz fourteen years to begin to admit she had survived domestic violence. Once she realized the extent of the abuse she had been subjected to she pulled a gorilla mask over her head and became “Aphra Behn,” a bad-ass feminist, activist and member of the Guerrilla Girls.
UN/MASKED, Memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl On Tour, follows the unmasked Donna Kaz, and the masked Aphra Behn through their often surprising 25 year journey. In a braided narrative that flips between 1977 and 1997, Donna Kaz describes, with an ironic and humorous voice, what it was like go from being on the arm of William Hurt and an insider on the sets of movies like Altered States and Bodyheat, to an anonymous outsider donning a scary gorilla mask to protest sexism at Broadway’s Tony Awards. Donna Kaz hobnobs with actress Kathleen Turner and director Lawrence Kasden, while Aphra Behn organizes sticker campaigns focused at the big New York City theatres which produce season after season of only plays by white male playwrights. When the Roundabout Theatre’s toilet stalls (in both women and men’s rooms) are plastered with Guerrilla Girls’ stickers stating: In this theatre, the taking of photographs, the use of a recording device and the production of plays by women is strictly prohibited – the Roundabout announces their next season will include two plays by women. Aphra and the Guerrilla Girls take all the credit and go on to create comedic art and theater that blasts the blatant sexism of the theater world while proving feminists are funny at the same time.
A night of good drinks and fortune returns to Golden West Cafe! Featuring Tarot-inspired cocktails designed by Franziska and Jen.
Tarot readings from Rahne Alexander (Xantippe Tarot) and Mary Shock (The Summer Tarot & the Tarot Electric podcast)! $10 for a 10-minute short reading, signup at the bar. Get here early – slots fill up super fast!
During the final month of Queer Interiors, join us in celebrating artists Rahne Alexander and Jaimes Mayhew and their yearlong partnership with the BMA and The LGBT Health Resource Center of Chase Brexton Health Care. Performances and a panel discussion will highlight LGBTQI+ artists and their contributions to contemporary discourse.
Publik / Private Presents:
Strangers Become Sisters Monthly Reading
at The Room - 800 St Paul St, Baltimore, MD.
This month the readers will be ruminating and reading on the concept of Intuition.
Ana Temple Rodney
$5-10 sliding scale. All proceeds benefit Publik / Private Small Press.
Xantippe Tarot returns Aug 13 to the hallowed halls of the Golden West Cafe to read tarot for you and yours!
Last time was so busy that we decided to add a second reader -- the wonderful Mary Shock, creator of the Summer Tarot and the host of the Tarot Electric podcast. Mary is a fountain of knowledge and wisdom; I enjoyed every minute of her tarot class last year and I'm very excited to work with her on this.
So mark your calendars: Sunday Aug 13, 9pm to midnight
$10 short readings
8pm, 27 July @ the Windup Space
15 Baltimore filmmakers.
One big mess of a movie.
Join us for the WORLD PREMIERE of Exquisite Corpse, a film experiment dreamed up by Melissa and Chris LaMartina and brought to fruition by a glorious gang of filmmakers who were willing to put themselves at the mercy of their peers.
We'll kick things off at 8:00 by playing some rounds of the classic drawing game that inspired the film. The film is up at 9:00, and Pat Storck will be making your karaoke dreams come true after the credits roll.
Russell is having an extended happy hour from 5:00–9:00pm, so get there early, grab a few drinks, and create something weird with your friends!
EXQUISITE CORPSE is an experimental video project by:
J. Leland Malinski
with an original score by Lauren Aycock Anderson
and executive produced by Melissa LaMartina.
See the trailer here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LX1FqNEziq8
Santa Librada (known also as Wilgefortis and many other names) was the patron saint of relief from tribulations, in particular by women who wished to be liberated ("disencumbered") from abusive husbands, and of facial hair.
Santa Librada is Colleen Pelser, Kelsi Loos, Sharon Santos, and Rahne Alexander
Quattracenta is Sarah Matas, Joan Sullivan, Christian Sturgis, and Andrea Shearer
NEWS FROM THE FUTURE: Tarot Readings by yours truly
GW is bringing back their legendary tarot night and they've invited me in! Grab a cocktail and get a $10 short reading from me! Tarot inspired cocktails designed by Franziska and Jen!
Maybe we can make this a regular thing? LET'S SEE IF IT'S IN THE CARDS
1105 W 36th St, Baltimore, Maryland 21211
Rock 'n roll & Pizza.
Doors at 8:00. $7 cover.
dreamy indie rock / post-punk from Philadelphia
Joseph & The Beasts
"pop music with complex design and operatic ambition..." - Baltimore City Paper