Friday, May 11, 2012

Smack Dab Open Mic

Smack Dab open mic hosted by Larry-bob Roberts and Kirk Read With featured performer Jai Arun Ravine Wednesday, May 16, 8pm, open mic signup starts at 7:30 At Magnet, your neighborhood queer health center, 4122 18th Street between Castro and Collingwood. Smack Dab is all ages, all genders, all the time. Note: there is no June 2012 Smack Dab. We return in July 2012. Featured performer bio: Jai Arun Ravine is a text-based artist working in film/video, movement and performance. Most recently they are the author of a book of experimental poetics, AND THEN ENTWINE (Tinfish Press, 2011), the creator of a film project on Thai and Thai American trans-masculinities, TOM/TRANS/THAI (2011), and the creator of a multi-media performance on identity tourism, THE PACKAGE TOUR (2011), which was staged at Subterranean Arthouse (Berkeley) and the African American Art & Culture Complex (San Francisco). A recipient of fellowships from ComPeung, Djerassi and Kundiman, Jai is also a staff writer for Lantern Review. For more information on projects, events and publications, please visit If you'd like to perform at the open mic, please bring five minutes of whatever you want to share. Musicians, one song. Prose writers: that's about two and a half double spaced pages of prose. We're the friendliest open mic you'll find but we pay attention to time so that nobody accumulates further open mic-related PTSD. Presented by Army of Lovers, a project of the Queer Cultural Center with support from the San Francisco Arts Commission, Zellerbach Family Foundation, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Horizons Foundation, TheatreBayArea and the California Arts Council

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