Saturday, December 24, 2011

Key West for Xmas

I know I usually post very dry updates about various screenings, shows, and events I participate in but I thought I'd switch it up a bit a post some photos from my Christmas vacation in progress! My mom and I are feeling very self-satisfied for finally, after all these years, breaking from our traditional family holiday gathering/potential-knock-down-drag-out and leaving town for a full fledged vacation. We haven't traveled together, aside from a few weekend get-aways here and there, since I was 16 when we went to New Orleans for Halloween. Here are some of my photos from our Holiday trip, so far. Enjoy them with a little twinge of jealousy... (P.S. I've been wearing shorts and tank tops, and swimming in either the ocean or the Gulf every day since we arrived!)

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Key Largo

Mom's a Moose

Cookies the size of my head, Key Largo

"Wilhelmina Crossing the 7 Mile Bridge"-- by Rick Worth, a local gay take on "Washington Crossing The Delaware"

Boom-boom shorts

3 and counting

"Keepin' It Weird" on Duval Street

Sunset from Mallory Square

Hemmingway's Writing Studio

Hemmingway's Cats

Mom & I at B.O. Fish Wagon, pre-stomach ache

Beach in December, Ft. Zacahary Taylor State Park

All Covered in The Keys

Old 7 Mile Bridge, New 7 Mile Bridge

Old 7 Mile Bridge near Pigeon Key

Dollar Stalactites at No Name Pub, Big Pine Key

$ $ $

Key Deer Refuge

More Mom Moosin'

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Guess who's simply dying to get on that fast-paced, high-adventure CBS reality game show the Amazing Race?! The uber-savvy, managing director for RADAR productions Beth Pickens and the very talented comic book artist and famous vegan hailing from Portland, Oregon--thee Nicole J. Georges. And guess who's dying to help them realize this dream?! Greg Youmans and I.

Check out the audition video Greg and I shot in Akumal, Mexico during our time at the August 2011 RADAR Lab writing retreat (no, this is not all we did there). We just finished editing this today, and the deadline for submissions is midnight tomorrow! Cross your fingers for 'em!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Word Is Out: A Queer Film Classic

I'm so thrilled to announce the release of my better-half's hot-off-the-press book, Word Is Out: A Queer Film Classic... by the brilliant Greg Youmans (in case you don't know who my better half is). The book is part of a great series about important queer cinematic works, authored by a variety of other brilliant scholars & authors.

Out of the boxes, Onto the shelves!

And the book is partially dedicated to me!!.. along with Sally Gearhart, whom I'm honored to share the dedication with.

From the Arsenal Pulp Press website:
A Queer Film Classic on the groundbreaking 1977 documentary that profiles the lives of ordinary gay men and lesbians of different ages, races, and backgrounds. Word Is Out found a wide audience theatrically and, perhaps more importantly, had a national public-television broadcast. The film provided an intimate portrait of gay men and lesbians, and by doing so, it played a significant role in the then-nascent struggle for gay rights. It premiered six months after Anita Bryant’s infamous "Save Our Children" campaign led to the repeal of a gay rights ordinance in Florida, and just as other antigay activists were beginning to copy her tactics elsewhere in the US. With its affable portrait of twenty-six gay men and women, Word Is Out offered an important counterpoint to the homophobic rhetoric that Bryant and others were spreading.

Greg Youmans examines the historical, political, and aesthetic significance of this important film, situating it firmly in its late-1970s context. He also delves beneath the film's surface to explore the backstory of its making, from the complicated relationships among its six filmmakers (three men, three women) to the more than 140 video pre-interviews they conducted in their search for the perfect cast.

Arsenal's Queer Film Classics series cover some of the most important and influential films about and by LGBTQ people.

Like Word Is Out: A Queer Film Classic on Facebook: HERE

Like the whole Queer Film Classics series on Facebook: HERE

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

"Food!"- Periwinkle Cinema @ ATA


I would like to cordially invite you to a night of queer food-themed videos, including Falling In Love... with Chris and Greg Episode 3 "Food!" You won't see any sploshing from us, but that's not say you won't see it elsewhere in the program!

It's TONIGHT at the Periwinkle Cinema @ Artists' Television Access! So sorry for the short notice. Hope to see you there anyway, we'll try not to hold it against you if we don't...

TONIGHT! Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Doors open at 7:45, films start at 8:15

Falling in Love... with Chris & Greg
Episode 3: "Food!"
26 min. video by Chris Vargas & Greg Youmans

Artists' Television Access
992 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA

Plus, queer shorts about food:

• Something Special - Cousin Wonderlette

• Greasy Habits - Matthew Strange with Vainhein + Vulvaareola
• an Instrument of Ritual: Representing Consciousness Parts I-III - Lindsay Laven + Gina Clark
• Feeder Porn I + II - Leo Herrera
• Eggs - Peter Max Lawrence
• Queer Pessimism - Alien Moon Partnership
• 3 Funerals & a Baby - Robbie Hansen
• Orange Trilogy - Lorin Murphy
& more! Plus: refreshments, snacks, door prizes, fun!

Curated by Lorin Murphy

more info:
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Tuesday, November 1, 2011


At Home

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 3 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Featuring work by:
Nancy Chan, Rie Hirai, Claire Kessler-Bradner, Kija Lucas, Minette Mangahas, Chris E. Vargas

@ Asian Resource Center Gallery
310 Eighth Street
Oakland, CA

We each have a place we call “home,” but is it the hometown or country, the place you grew up in, your current living space? Home may once have been a space for sleep, work and sustenance, not comfort or “hominess.” Today, it also has become a site for the construction of one’s identity.

At Home examines concepts of home and hominess and the shifting identities derived from definitions of “home.” The artists in At Home come from various perspectives, from immigrants to natives of Oakland Chinatown, yet they all attempt to define home for themselves, and in turn add to a larger notion of “home.”

Curated By Jackie Im

Presented by Kearny Street Workshop and East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation

Facebook Event

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Gift of the Fagi & Darin Klein's Box of Books Vol. IV

Greg Youmans and I are extremely proud to announce the most current project from the Falling In Love... with Chris and Greg cycle: the release of our Christmas & recession themed short story, and homage to the O. Henry tale of almost the same name: GIFT OF THE FAGI

Gift of the Fagi
by O. Mary

GIFT OF THE FAGI will be included in Darin Klein & Friends limited edition Box of Books IV soon to be released on November 5th! Our video Oh La La! Paris Special will be screened at the release party at Human Resouces in LA, where you may puchase a box of books for the startlingly low price of $20! See below for more info on the Box itself and the party to welcome it into the world:

Darin Klein & Friends Present:
Box of Books, Vol. IV Release Party
Free admission 
Human Resources
410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012 (in Chinatown, just off Broadway)

At this one-night only launch party and reception, the public is invited to peruse the contents of Box of Books, Vol. IV, which is also available to purchase for $20.00 per box.
Limited edition of 100.

Box of Books, Vol. IV showcases the work of: Heather Benjamin, Ryan Brewer & AA Bronson, Julia Dzwonkoski & Kye Potter, Brennan Gerard & Ryan Kelly, Abel Baker Gutierrez, Handbook Magazine (Darren Ankenbauer), Johanna Jackson, Chris Johanson, Christopher Kardambikis, Dawn Kasper, David Larsen, Sarah Locke, Jeaneen Lund, Francesca Mirabella, Zac Monday, Erwin Ong, Davy Rothbart, Jen Smith, Chris Vargas & Greg Youmans, and e war.
Box of Books, Vol. IV Mini-Exhibition: Julia Dzwonkoski & Kye Potter | Jeaneen Lund | Christopher Kardambikis | Jen Smith
Box of Books, Vol. IV Interactive Performances at 7pm and 9pm: To Know End by Zac Monday

Box of Books, Vol. IV Super-Short Film Screening at 8pm: Gerard and Kelly in collaboration with Chelsea Knight | Francesca Mirabella | Chris Vargas and Greg Youmans
With an ever-expanding network of friends, Darin Klein curates exhibitions and organizes arts programming, simultaneously producing, collecting and promoting artists' publications and independent media.

Human Resources
is a team of creative individuals which seeks to broaden engagement with contemporary and conceptual art, with an emphasis on performative and underexposed modes of expression. Human Resources is entirely volunteer run and seeks to foster widespread public appreciation of the performative arts by encouraging maximum community access. Human Resources also serves as a point of convergence for diverse and disparate art communities to engage in conversation and idea-sharing promoting the sustainability of non-traditional art forms.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Art 21 blog

I'd be delighted if you'd check out this interview I did with my ol' high school pal, and talented NY-based artist/musician, Rachel Mason for the Art 21 blog! Rachel (aka "Renaissance") is their guest blogger and has written a wonderful blog post there every fine day this week quite impressive to me. After you read my interview...

I recommend you check out her other posts, especially the one about performance artist MPA, the one about my old LA employer and the Mason family business, the "adult book and magazine store" Circus of Books, and Dawn Kasper. Have at it, friends!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Two Things I Kept To Myself

I forgot to post about two things I did last week, a screening and a panel. Why didn't I say anything about it to anyone, you ask? I have no answers for you. I just didn't. Sorry.

But just in case you cared, this is what I did...

Wednesday, September 21 · 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Periwinkle Queer Cinema Series - Every 3rd Wed. @ Artists' Television Access

"The Lezbrarian" by Chris Vargas
"Have you Seen A Transsexual Before?" by Chris Vargas
"Bodybuilder" by Angela Hans Scheirl and Ursula Pürrer
"Super-8 Girl Games" by Angela Hans Scheirl and Ursula Pürrer
"Zigzagged Rivulet Sneaks Up Shamelessly Wetting Thighs" by Angela Hans Scheirl and Ursula Pürrer
"Elder Gender Fuck" by Lindsay Laven
"Baby" by Lindsay Laven
"Nipples 'n' Knives" by Lorin Murphy
"Revolving Door" by Gio Black Peter and Bruce La Bruce
10 min Intermission
26 min "AIDS Camp" by Gary "Fembot" Gregerson
+ hella-gay door prizes!

$6 • ADULTS ONLY • 18+

Curated by Lorin Murphy and Christopher Carroll for

Every 3rd Wednesday, we showcase video and films across genres from a broad spectrum of LGBTQ filmmakers. Our queer cinema series was started by filmmaker Lorin Murphy at the legendary big GAY warehouse in San Francisco. After a short hiatus, we are excited to resume our screenings at our new home, Artists' Television Access.


Thursday, September 22, 12-1 PM
2011 Art Practice Faculty Show Artists Panel

Worth Ryder Art Gallery
116 Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley

Anne Walsh
Brody Reiman
Randy Hussong
Craig Nagasawa
Richard Shaw
Chris Vargas
Sanjay Vora
John McNamara
Wanxin Zhang
Azin Seraj

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

2011 UC Berkeley Art Practice Faculty Show

Turns out being a UC Berkeley lecturer has some pretty great perks. One of which is being included in the annual faculty show! Greg Youmans and I will be exhibiting Falling In Love... with Chris and Greg "Oh La La! Paris Special" on loop. Come see it on display among the work of my very talented mentors now colleagues. The opening is tonight, hope you can make!

 "Oh La La! Paris Special (10 min, 2010)
 2011 Art Practice Faculty Show
September 7-24
Reception Wednesday, September 7, 4-7 PM

Randy Hussong
John McNamara
Craig Nagasawa
Greg Niemeyer
aZin Seraj
Richard Shaw
Chris Vargas & Greg Youmans
Sanjay Vore
Anne Walsh & Chris Kubick
Wanxin Zhang

The Worth Ryder Gallery has served as a hub for students (graduate and undergraduate), faculty, artists and the Bay Area cultural community for over forty years. The gallery serves primarily as an exhibition platform for emerging contemporary artistic strategies and methodologies. 

Worth Ryder Art Gallery
116 Kroeber Hall
corner of College Ave and Bancroft Way
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 12-5 PM

Department of Art Practice


Monday, September 5, 2011

The Daily Serving

Check it on out: Liberaceón was reviewed for The Daily Serving: An International Forum for the Contemporary Visual Arts!

Read it here: Liberaceón

Saturday, August 20, 2011

RADAR Writers lab in Akumal, Mexico

After 2 weeks of sticky-hot Caribbean sunshine, white beach sand in every bodily crevice, and mosquito bites aplenty, Greg and I have arrived home from the Yucatan Peninsula! We spent 10 or so of those days among 8 other artists with writing-based practices (i.e. novelists, essayists, a graphic novelist, a food writer, a TV writer) at the RADAR writers lab in beautiful Akumal, Mexico.

Read our interview for the RADAR blog, conducted right before our embarkment: Meet Mr. & Mr. Vargas-Youmans

Greg and I focused mainly on drafting an episode for the second season of our sitcom series Falling In Love... with Chris and Greg. This next video will have the characters Chris and Greg confront many timely issues such as gay suicide, the It Gets Better project, the recession, queer back-to-the-land movements and our Morrissey-loving/Raver pasts. Oh, and it's a Christmas Special... but we may not have it done by this holiday season as it is quite an ambitious episode involving many new characters and many different locations. Speaking of, does anyone have a bridge Greg can contemplate jumping off of?

At work on the beachfront patio

The retreat was very relaxed yet quite structured. Every day we had 5 scheduled quiet work hours, the first block being in the morning from 9am-12pm, then again after lunch & a snorkel break we'd resume working from 4-6pm. In the evening we'd all come together around a home-cooked Yucatanian-inspired meal by the culinarily talented Beth Pickens (RADAR's managing director and founder of the SF Food Adventure Club). During this time we'd talk about such topics as our days work, our projects in general, or some type of professional aspect of our work (i.e. grants, agents). Twice after dinner, towards the beginning and end of the 10 day session, we had informal readings where we'd each share what we were working on. 

Beyond the scheduled work hours, there were many opportunities to explore the flora and fauna of the region, like...

Dragon Fruit

The Birth of Baby Turtles (they were born in the AM and kept in the bucket til PM,
so they'd build up strength for optimum survival)

Scantily clad Iguana
A Croc dog bed
Gonzalo Guerrero statue, commemorating the first Indo-Euro family

As pictorially illustrated above, it was a truly lovely experience. Beyond writing and gawking at the beautiful goddess that is nature herself, Greg and I also received another valuable kind of goddess blessing (sounds like Goddess Dressing). We met with and got some much needed professional consultation from the illustrious Beth Pickens, who has made us see that we don't have to go broke over our project any longer. As of now, Greg and I are actively seeking funding to make this next season! If there are any benefactors reading this right now, get in touch.

Thank you forever and from the bottom of my heart to RADAR productions--Ali, Michelle, & Beth and to the other writers for helping to create this amazingly generous, supportive, hilariously fun, magical and transformative experience.

The Sad Good-bye in cut-offs
(from L: Danny Nguyen, Nicole J. Georges, Sara Jaffe, me, Greg Youmans, & Lorelei Lee)

Friday, July 22, 2011

Bay Area Currents 2011

Another very proud announcement: I'm in this great group show at Pro Arts gallery in Oakland! HAY! The show is already up now, and I regret to announce that I will not be able to make it to the official opening on August 5th (due to my being at a residency on the beach in MEXICO!) but that's not to say you shouldn't go now, to the opening, or anytime before it closes on September 2nd! It's yet another chance to see my 16 minute video Liberaceón, the way it was meant to be seen: on a CRT monitor atop a pink triangle pedestal installed in a gallery. Go!

Exhibition: July 19 - September 2, 2011

Selections by Julio César Morales

Artists' Reception: Friday, August 5, 6 - 8 PM

Artists' Talk: Friday, September 2, 6 - 8 PM

Matthew Cella
Pablo Cristi
Dana Hemenway
Julie Henson
Amy Ho
Emily Hoyt
Gregory Ito
Jeanne Lorenz
Cathy Lu
Fiamma Montezemolo
Francesca Pastine
Suzy Poling
Maggie Preston
Lisa Rybovich Cralle
Surabhi Saraf
Sunaura Taylor
Linda Trunzo
Chris E. Vargas

Friday, July 8, 2011

Residency Queens

Greg Youmans, my frequent "collaborator" (wink, wink) and I are mere hours away from embarking upon the first of the two residencies that we're proud to be participating in this Summer.

Our first residency the Golden Snail, will take place off the grid on US Forestry land in southern Oregon. We'll be in residence there; reading, writing, plotting & planning (the next season of Falling In Love...), as well as swimming, hiking, gazing at wildlife, eating outdoors & roasting food on a stick over an open flame, for exactly one week! We even bought a solar shower just for the occasion. This is the rustic cabin we'll be sleeping in or around...

Ludlam House in Brookings, Oregon (site of the Golden Snail residency)

"The Golden Snail Artist's Residency intends to create a space and the time to slow down and become reconnected with ones life work, self, nature and others whom are pursuing the same.
The term work in the above statement is completely defined by the individual participants and can include traditional artist's and arts related work such as writing, drawing and painting or playing music but is also extended to research, reading, meditation, hiking, swimming in a river or jumping in the sea, wallowing in the sun, writing letters, pickling, plant identification, yoga, walking, star gazing, cooking and much more..." 

Our second residency is the RADAR writers' lab in Akumal, Mexico for 10 days in August. As you can imagine both Greg and I are totally stoked on that one, too! More on that later. Now, off to the woods...

Thursday, June 30, 2011

SF Gate review of Inarguably Uncertain: The 41st Annual UC Berkeley MFA Exhibition

Thoughtfully written by JD Beltran.

The show is already down but you can read the review HERE!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

*The Elegance of Refusal* opening tomorrow!

I am thrilled to announce that I have work in this show which opens on Thursday! My two videos, Have You Ever Seen A Transsexual Before? (2010, 4 min) and Extraordinary Pregnancies (2010, 10 min) will screening during the duration of the opening among the work of many other artists whose work I love and respect! Hope to see you there.

Opening: Thursday June 23rd, 2011 5:30-7:30pm

The Elegance of Refusal
June 23rd - September 16th, 2011
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am to 5:30 pm

2 Harrison Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94105

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

East Bay Express interview

...with li'l ol' me, conducted by the dear Toshio Meronek about my new project! I hope this entices you to come visit the UC Berkeley MFA opening show which opens next week! AHHHHHHH!


"Liberating Liberace: Oakland Filmmaker Chris Vargas Remixes the Life of a Gay Idol"

 in Ear Bud: The Bay Area Music blog, East Bay Express

"I Can Feel It But I Don't Get It" video program

Tonight! If you're in Boston, I'd like to encourage you to attend this finely currated video program in the Boston LGBT Film Fest, "I Can Feel It, But I Don't Get It"!

"It's Cool, I'm Good" by Stanya Kahn, 2010, 35:27 min, Los Angeles, USA

Wednesday, May 11 9:30pm
"I Can Feel It, But I Don't Get It" in The Boston LGBT Film Fest
Curated by Jeannie Simms
@ The BRATTLE THEATER Harvard Square
40 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA

TIX $9.75
STUDENTS: $7.75 (bring ID)

A Program of videos at the Boston LGBT Film Festival
Curated by Jeannie Simms

These pieces, all influenced by histories of cinema and contemporary video art explore various seen and unseen forces: materials, logics and pressures that ambiguously ooze into the frame unspoken by unsettling means.

LUCAS MICHAEL'S "El Maragato Barometrica" is a quiet video, sans dialogue, shot in Uruguay on a cell phone camera that documents a flooded house, a truck, it's attached hose, men at work and a slow, unexplained labor process. The eye witness immediacy of the low end video suggests a moment of crisis and delay on the brink of containment or collapse. (Uruguay/USA)

STANYA KAHN'S "It's Cool, I'm Good" follows an androgynously bandaged character with mysteriously attained full-body injuries who speaks to the camera from a bed in a hospital, to strangers at a fast food picnic table, in the belly of a world full of contaminated water, pus filled wounds, littered streets and corporately engineered hot dogs. (Los Angeles, USA)

Flipping by photo after photo throughout the decades at a breakneck clip, the 1970's, 80's, 90's and 2000's provide a backdrop of embarrassing teen hairdos, social and familial tensions and various cheap photo technologies in ALLYSON MITCHELL'S "My Life in 5 Minutes." Master paradigms hover and lurk as the narrative glides and lingers through moments of assimilation and refutation amidst swirling colors and inventive lo-fi animated techniques.
(Toronto, Canada)

"Falling in Love with Chris and Greg: Episode 2 Road Trip! TV Special" by CHRIS VARGAS and GREG YOUMANS uses the iconic American Road Trip, a typically liberating and transcendent cinematic motif, in which a gay/trans couple drive from the west coast into the American heartland chafing and squirming more vigorously under the social, political and biological possibilites of marriage and pregnancy as they pummel toward Vegas--chomping high-fructose snacks, sweating and swapping Native American vocabs as they go. (San Francisco, USA)

-by Jeannie Simms

Buy TIX here:

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Inarguably Uncertian: The 41st Annual UC Berkeley Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition

My graduate thesis show is nearing its grand opening! Which means I'm about to graduate and I have a fresh new video project to share with the world! Liberaceón, a three-channel video installation with a 16 minute narrative at its center wherein I perform as the late great showman himself, Liberace! For those of you who don't know, I have been working on this for the greater part of my last year in the UC Berkeley MFA program and it is a story very dear to my heart. In this project, I rescript portions of the late showman's biography in order to insert him into a queer history of radical AIDS/HIV activism, but that's all I'm going to say (for now). You must see it to believe it, and believe me, the story I weave is unbelievable. I invite you to attend the opening (May 20th), as well as the artist talks (May 22th) to see for yourself!

Liberaceón video still (2011, 16 minutes)

Also on exhibit are the works of my six other amazing, brilliant, talented, and supportive classmates: Corinna Nicole Brewer, Chun-Shan (Sandie) Yi, Narangkar Glover, Plinio Alberto Hernandez, Merav Tzur, and David Gregory Wallace. Come meet 'em!
I'm also tickled pink to be named someone to "watch for" in this Bay Citizen blog post by Aimee Le Duc, An Art Lover's Survival Guide to Student Exhibition Season. Thanks, Aimee. Who knew!


Opening Reception
Friday, May 20th, 2011, 5:30-7:30pm
May 20, 2011 - June 26, 2011
Berkeley Art Museum, Museum Lobby
2626 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94720

Sunday, May 22, 2011, 3pm
Artists' Talks
Berkeley Art Museum, Gallery 6
2626 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94720

Friday, April 1, 2011

Thank You & Merci, Philly et Montréal

 ...for such a lovely screening and for the longest and most engaged Q+A in recorded herstory at Penn on Wednesday evening! But especially for promoting the event so incredibly well. What a turn-out! Congrats to the newly formed Rethinking Queer group for the write-up on the event in the Daily Pennsylvanian. This was their first event! Thanks for the memories...

Now we're finally in Monréal! We narrowly missed our own Homotopia screening tonight at 2110 Centre For Gender Advocacy, for which we were 30 minutes late due to our first scary small-plane flight out of New Haven being delayed thus missing our connection in Philly, and having to take a much later plane into customs. But the show must and did go on. Thanks for your patience, Canada. You are a kind people. And you have such awesome queer community centres...

Monday, March 28, 2011

Comin' atcha: East Coast & Canada

Psst, I've got some stuff to tell you. Eric and I are about to embark on a mini tour making two stops on the East Coast and three in Canada. That means if you are in Philly, Middletown CT, Montreal, Ottawa, or Kingston, Ontario we're coming your way!!! We're alternately screening both Criminal Queers and Homotopia--but not at the same events. See below for details...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 @ 7:00pm
Philadelphia, PA
Fisher Bennet Hall 401

 Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 6:00pm
Criminal Queers at Wesleyan
Shanklin 107, Middletown, CT
Sunday, April 3rd, 2011 @ 7:00pm
Criminal Queers at University in Kingston, Ontario CANADA

Friday, April 1, 2011 7:00pm
 Montreal, Quebéc CANADA
2110 Centre for Gender Advocacy
2110 Mackay (between Sherbrooke and Maisonneuve)
Facebook event 
Monday, April 4, 2011 7:00pm
University of Ottawa, Agora CANADA