Overnight Strange: A Vaudeville for the Displaced
Saturday, November 22, 2014, 4pm
San Francisco Art Institute,
800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco
Featuring: Leslie Dreyer, Nato Green, Jon Ginoli, GAYmous, Jocquese Whitfield, Chip Lord & Rene Yañez,
Joe Talbot & Jimmie Fails
Curated by Katie Anania
This event is free, all ages, and open to the public.
Much has been said over the last year and a half about the rapid cultural and economic changes brought to San Francisco by Silicon Valley’s new wealth and influence. Evictions. Shutdowns. Start-ups. Seemingly overnight, neighbors and neighborhoods have transformed in strange and unfamiliar ways. At stake is the future soul of a beloved city.
Curated by activist and art historian Katie Anania and taking inspiration from the 1978 remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Overnight Strange brings together a finely-tuned chorus of music, art, and intervention against the disquietude of displacement. The evening includes live performances by artist Leslie Dreyer, comic Nato Green, musician Jon Ginoli of Pansy Division, Bay Area Slut Step sensations GAYmous, and dancer Joquese Whitfield of Vogue & Tone as well as short film screenings by Chip Lord & Renè Yañez, Joe Talbot & Jimmie Fails. Please join us as we laugh out the forces of alienation and dance in the future soul of San Francisco.
Starting at 3:30pm, prior to the event, there will be a reception for the performing artist, members of the Bay Area Society for Art & Activism, and their guests. Food and refreshments will be served. Members and guests, please RSVP by clicking here. Please join us! To learn more about becoming a member, click here.
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