Archive for May, 2007

3rd Annual 2007 Queer Women of Color Film Festival-CA

Posted in Culture on May 29, 2007 by skyeviewtraveler

Special Events

FEATURED PANEL – Representations of Queer Black Women in the Media
Saturday, June 9, 3:00 pm MODERATORS
Jewelle Gomez
(author The Gilda Stories, former Village Voice film critic)
T. Kebo Drew
(Festival Manager, award-winning writer)In the words of filmmaker Julie Dash, the reason that so few films about Black women exist is that, “No one wants to be a Black woman for even two and a half hours.” What does it mean then, to represent queer Black women onscreen? Join us for this ground-breaking discussion of the intersections of race, gender and sexuality and the celebration of films created in our own image!PANELISTS
Cheryl Dunye – Watermelon Woman, Stranger Inside
Shari Frilot – Sundance Film Festival Programmer
Tina Mabry – Brooklyn’s Bridge to Jordan, co-writer Itty Bitty Titty Committee
View panelist biosPanel: $15    
Purchase tickets online or at the Door
COCKTAIL RECEPTION FUNDRAISER with Guest Panelists
Saturday, June 9, 4:30 pm Chat with our Guest Panelists, filmmakers, sponsors and Community Partners.Cocktail Fundraiser: $35    
Purchase tickets online or at the Door
CLOSING NIGHT PARTY
Sunday, June 10, 10:00 pm Celebrate the close of the film festival!
Venue: Duplex, 1525 Mission Street (cross street: 11th Street), SF
21 & overClosing Night Party: $20    
Purchase tickets online or at the Door

Festival Home

Stormy Leather Gala Re-Opening

Posted in Events on May 15, 2007 by skyeviewtraveler

Stormy Leather Gala Re-Opening

Friday, May 18, 2007
6pm – Midnight
Eye of the Storm Fashion Show: 9pm
Music by DJ Fever

@ Stormy Leather
1158 Howard St
San Francisco, CA

Your sumptuous presence is requested to help Stockroom.com celebrate the much-anticipated reopening of Stormy Leather. Since the recent acquisition of Stormy Leather, Stockroom.com has been bustling to remodel and restock this classic San Francisco fetish destination. Now we need you to complete the picture. Please join us for an evening of fetish fashion, music, dungeon and product demos, general imbibing and kinky mingling. Doors open at 6:00pm, Eye of the Storm Fashion Show begins at 9:00, and will feature an array of inspiring models, including Stockroom.com’s own Courtney Cruz and Diamondback Annie, Stormy’s Scott Tate, as well as Cat Rich, Princess Donna and Amber Steele.

Must be 21 or over to attend.
RSVP to juli@stockroom.com

My Pussy Wants To Know When You Gonna Get With Me?

Posted in For Fun on May 15, 2007 by skyeviewtraveler

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Jesús pussycat extraordinaire reflects on the paucity of blog feedback.

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Catwoman (1966) – Eartha Kitt

Bonus links
Rachelle Ferrell – Waiting (live) 3/3

Medusa and Feline Science (scroll down to videos)

Medusa aka “Top Cat” – I.C.U.

Lick It! (God-des and She)

Images of Eartha Kitt as Catwoman

La Femme Chat Deux
Le jeune chat ou mûrit le chat
(Young pussycat or mature pussy cat?)

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“A new broom sweeps clean but an old broom knows the corners!” (West African proverb)

Nuff said!

A Long Journey Home: Concertizing the Golden Triangle

Posted in Events on May 12, 2007 by skyeviewtraveler

Linda Tillery & the Cultural Heritage Choir (USA)
in collaboration with
Black Voices (England)
and
A Bay Area Community Chorus

A Long Journey Home: Concertizing the Golden Triangle

Friday, May 25, 8pm
Providence Baptist Church
1601 McKinnon Street, San Francisco
by donation

Saturday, May 26, 8pm
Brava Theater Center
2789 24th Street, San Francisco
$25 General Admission

Sunday, May 27, 8pm
Grace Cathedral
1100 California Street, San Francisco
$25 General Admission

“These songs are survival music,” explains San Francisco native and musical treasure Linda Tillery founder of the City’s Cultural Heritage Choir. “This music, particularly the spirituals, has kept Black people alive through slavery, night rider’s raids, and segregation.”

The music of which she speaks – or sings – is a golden throated thread coursing through the 4th Annual San Francisco International Arts Festival. This year’s Festival promises to introduce thousands more to such music as Tillery joins with the acclaimed ensemble Black Voices from Birmingham, England to perform the newly commissioned work A Long Journey Home: Concertizing the Golden Triangle. The theme of “survival” takes on additional meaning with the Festival’s closing night concert at Grace Cathedral, a performance which coincides with the end of the Cathedral’s exhibition of The Keiskamma Altarpiece: a monumental artwork created by rural South African women whose families have been devastated by AIDS /HIV. The Altarpiece conveys a message of hope for people who are contending with the devastation that AIDS has wrought in their lives in the midst of poverty and other hardships.

http://www.sfiaf.org /2007/artists/music/tillery.html

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The Cultural Heritage Choir

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Black Voices (UK)

Born To Drum 2007

Posted in Events on May 11, 2007 by skyeviewtraveler

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Presented by Carolyn Brandy and Jackie Thomason

Sponsored by RhythMix Cultural Work

What: Women’s Drum Camp

Where: Point Bonita California (Marin Headlands)

When: July 13, 14, & 15 (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Cost: $385 Before May 21st, $425 May 22nd thru July 12th, $450 On Site, if available

For details log on to http://www.borntodrum.net/

Born To Drum 2007

Posted in Culture on May 11, 2007 by skyeviewtraveler

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Presented by Carolyn Brandy and Jackie Thomason

Sponsored by RhythMix Cultural Work

What: Women’s Drum Camp

Where: Point Bonita California (Marin Headlands)

When: July 13, 14, & 15 (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Cost: $385 Before June 11st, $425 June 11nd thru July 12th, $450 at the door

For details log on to http://www.borntodrum.net/

Film Screening: NO! The Rape Documentary

Posted in Events on May 11, 2007 by skyeviewtraveler

FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION


San Francisco Women Against Rape presents two screenings of NO! The Rape Documentary

Join us at SFWAR’s screening of NO! the rape documentary an AfroLez production followed by a discussion with NO! filmmaker Aishah Shahidah Simmons. Winner of both a juried award and an audience choice award at the 2006 San Diego Women Film Festival, this ground-breaking feature length documentary explores the international reality of rape and other forms of sexual assault through the first person testimonies, scholarship, spirituality, and activism of African-Americans.

“If the Black community in the Americas and in the world would save itself, it must complete the work this film begins.”
Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize Winning Author, The Color Purple.

Thursday, May 17th*

First Congregational Church

2501 Harrison Street (at Broadway), Oakland CA

6:00 – 8:30 pm

$5-15 sliding scale donation, no one turned away for lack of funds

*We are prioritizing the attendance of Women of African Descent at this screening.


 

Saturday, May 19th

The Women’s Building

3543 18th Street , San Francisco, CA

Audre Lorde Room
5:00 – 7:30 pm

$5-15 sliding scale donation, no one turned away for lack of funds