t’s that time again! The next installment of SQUART is just around the corner. This time out we’re taking on everyone’s favorite flag-waving/freedom loving holiday, the Fourth of July, a day in advance.
This raucous party is an epic collaboration between THEOFFCENTER, Homo-a-Go-Go, SQUART creator Laura Arrington and SOMArts.
SQUART[ers]: It’s time for you to RSVP and let us know if you are playing. SQUART! These Colors Dont Run! will operate within a two tiered competition, group and SOLO! We (Larry and TheOffCenter) are so thrilled to announce that this squart is a collaboration with Homo-a-Go-Go and as in past with SOMArts Cultural Center.
Homo-a-Go-Go’s, a well known live-music festival presenter. We are psyched to be working with them and to ad a live band component to the SQUART July festivities.
But how can anyone party for nine hours straight?
We believe in you, party robot, but here’s the breakdown of the day in case it helps you decide when to arrive!
3pm – Door opens, food vendors and HARD FRENCH DJ’s
4pm – SQUART process starts
6pm – SQUART showing
8pm – SOMETHING Drag Show curated by Mica Sigourney AKA Vivian Forever more.
10pm – Live Bands
At Midnight we’ll close up and head to Honey Sound System for the official After party.
Is a delicious clash of all things queer!
Once again, SQUART is hosted by the amazing folks at Somarts. (http://somarts.org/)
Save the date Sunday July 3rd
If you want to be a SQUART[er] register here.
To follow up on the latest updates check out the event FACEBOOK page
About VivvyAnne ForeverMore: Drag royalty Mica Sigourney (VivvyAnne ForeverMore) has co-created some of the most dangerous, experimental, risky, frightening, compelling and fresh drag performances San Francisco has ever seen, including SOME THING and Tiara Sensation.
About Dave End: This D.I.Y. darling writes “queer cupcake loving honesty pop.” In the past 2 years, Dave End has released two albums (How to Hold Your Own Hand, Fruits Commonly Mistaken For Vegetables), and has recently designed costumes for Kimya Dawson Performances. Dave is currently writing a one person show entitled, “Fabulous Artistic Guys Get Overtly Traumatized Sometimes,” or “F.A.G.G.O.T.S.: The Musical.”
About Double Duchess (Krylon Superstar + davO): Krylon Superstar and davO met in San Francisco and began a hop-scotching, hand clapping, lip smacking, gum popping, double dutching collaboration. Their performances include fierce dance moves, crack-up lyrics, and magical props.
About Nightcall: Nightcall is a a four piece post-punk psych band comprised of Alex Cox (guitar), Alison Runyon (vox, percussion), JK Kern (bass), Sarah Min (drums).
About Homo A Go Go: Queer Music, Film, Art, Performance and Activism Festival: Founded in 2002 by musician/activist Ed Varga, Homo A Go Go has presented four internationally attended festivals in Olympia and San Francisco. Each incarnation included 35-40 musical acts, over 50 films, 20+ visual artists, 20 performance artists and writers, a fashion show, a craft fair and 10-15 educational workshops. Over the last 9 years, Homo A Go Go has showcased hundreds of alternative, underground, independent, DIY queer musicians, artists, writers, filmmakers and activists, including The Gossip, Mirah, John Cameron Mitchell, Team Dresch, Tribe 8, Glass Candy, Kirk Read, Michelle Tea and the Indigo Girls. Homo A Go Go works to create an international community of queers that overlaps with, yet provides an alternative to, mainstream GLBTQ communities.
About THEOFFCENTER: THEOFFCENTER’s objective is to research Queer sensibilities as a lens for contemporary thought, art, action, and community. By providing a multi-disciplinary forum THEOFFCENTER looks to question issues around gender, race, resilience, identity, engagement, and evolution. The focus is to provide resources and provocation to emerging and established art-makers who are dedicated to the intentional negotiation of concepts, modalities and/or voices of a Queer lens.
About Laura Arrington: Laura/Larry is the creator of the community based art experiment, SQUART, now in its second year. Most recently she was an artist in residence at CounterPULSE, creating the work Hot Wings under the mentorship of Joe Goode. She has worked as a guest artist in The University of San Francisco’s Dance and Social Justice Department, as a choreographer for Cutting Ball Theater (voted best theater by The San Francisco Bay Guardian’s Best of the Bay 2010), as an assistant director for Erika Chong Shuch’sLove Everywhere, and as a performer for AXIS Dance/David Dorfman, Jess Curtis, Keith Hennessy, Christopher Williams, Nina Winthrop, and Ellis Wood. Laura also curates stupidly fun shows/parties and hosts salons/talks at her house on Balmy Alley.