Thursday, May 3, 2012

The RADAR Spectacle!

Remember last Summer when Greg and I went to the Yucatan Peninsula to luxuriate on the white sand beaches of Akumal and completely indulge our creative fancies all in the name of art? In other words, remember when Greg and I went to Mexico for 10 days to hang out with a bunch of other queer artists (all with some sort of writing based practice), and write a script for our own collaborative video series Falling In Love.. with Chris and Greg? Well, we could not have done it unless we applied and were selected to do so as RADAR Lab Writers! RADAR has been so supportive to both Greg & I and our work, and is an amazing model for a not-for-profit arts organization (or any arts organization, for that matter): they do consistently great public programming, they include established & upcoming, local & imported writers in these programs, and they actually pay the talent! As a working artist trying to cobble together a living (or at least pay for materials), this is huge. Take note, other people.

This Friday, RADAR is having its annual benefit to fund this very important and visionary free queer artists retreat! On the bill are some very VERY impressive people, including but not limited to Armistead Maupin, Peggy Noland, Annah Anti-Palindrome, and Falling In Love... with Chris and Greg (impressive by proxy). We'll be premiering a new installment in our video series: A Falling in Love...with Chris and Greg Reality TV Special: "Work of Art!" (2012, 13 min.) Yes, that's right folx, we've finally done it. We're venturing into competitive reality television, and have inserted ourselves into the highly troubling, but very addictive Bravo TV, Work of Art: The Next Great Artist. This is a SF, US, World premiere! So please come and help us birth it into existence. (Gross).

There will also be an art auction where one with money to throw around can bid on work by Edie Fake, Sara Thustra, Jibz Cameron (aka Dynasty Handbag), Amanda Kirkhuff, Paul Madonna, and more. For the poor and cheap, there will be a raffle. I LOVE a raffle!

4th Annual RADAR Spectacle
@ Verdi Club
2424 Mariposa St, San Francisco, CA 94110
$15/door (or
Doors: 7pm
Performances: 8pm
Cash Bar
Light fare provided

For more info, the Facebook Event: 4th Annual RADAR Spectacle

Interview with Greg Youmans & I on RADAR's blog: Chris and Greg are a SPECTACLE!

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