Closing PARTY and Performance SPECTACULAR

Posted: June 16, 2011 in Uncategorized

Sunday, June 19th. 5pm-7pm (NO gay time…things will start at 5 and end at 7. We hope you’ll plan accordingly)

The grand finale is upon us! Spend the day with the Homomade Bike Tour, then make your way to the Luggage Store Gallery Annex/Tenderloin National Forest (509 Ellis at Leavenworth) for Dirtstar’s closing party/performance spectacular. Homomade is FREE and the closing party is $5-20, (no one turned away). Purchase tickets here:


Homomade bike tour 1-5pm

•••HomoMadeSunday, June 19th – 1-5pm (workshops from 1-4!) 
Join your dirty friends, your crafty queers, your handsome homos on this delightful tour of the Free Farm and the Tenderloin National Forest/TNF!  We will explore what crafty queers can achieve when they dig their dirty little fingers into the soil!  And, because who doesn’t love a good gay workshop, there will be workshops on gardening (Finn from the Free Farm), flower essences (Joolie of HomoMade) and fermenting your own foods (Michele of Found Fruit), to boot!  The tour will end up at Dirtstar’s closing show Take Root! at the Tenderloin National Forest. Starts at The Free Farm (Gough and Eddy). ASL interpretation available. *Please* RSVP:

Dirtstar Open Market Installation


Calling all cloud catchers, dirt diggers, and sewer water snatchers. The Water Underground surfaces! Converge at the Tenderloin National Forest for a local hydro-laboratory. Taste test the SF waters, create a cloud in a box, and write your own aquafesto. The Water Underground/TNF2011 is July Cole, Sarolta Cump, Annie Danger, Sarah Kennedy, Qilo Matzen, Marko Muir, and Cleo Woelfle-Erskine.

•Dirtstar free farm stand

Bring seeds, starts, veggies and fruit from your gardens to exchange, eat and enjoy!!!


Queer Science, a molecular gaystronomy laboratory. Homos get a little food sciencey and play with textures, tastes, and smells in a search for new connections with our food. Just like homosexuality, “it ain’t natural,” but it sure is yummy (Mmmm). Bring your gay gene to the Queer Science lab for a sip and a nibble. Dirty lab drag encouraged.


•Mother Popcorn is the music/performance art of Adee Roberson and Anna Luisa Petrisko. Our sounds are always changing form, but are heavily based on drum polyrythyms, vocal melody and organic sounds.

 •The Color of Food by Celeste Chan: Reclaiming traditions, this performance melds Chinese fan dance and media to comment on food justice and racism.

•Bait and Tackle is a whimsical piece where two beer-bellied fishermen “fish” out queerities in roughly three acts out of an oversized red Bait and Tackle box over a good ole boy conversation on the lake of tears. Featuring Ivy Jeanne and E. Conner

•Plumbing is the latest iteration of a piece that has traveled between bathrooms in SF and the Marin Headlands, transmuting to fit the local plumbing. With performance by Qilo Matzen and sound design by Maren Abromowitz

•Dirtstar Legends: m.a. brooks and amar/a puri will be performing a duet of music, story & dance to invoke the spirit of Octavia Butler and honor the ancestral significance of yams and change.

•Glitter Bike Ride with visiting artists, the Glittertwins, reincarnations of Anthea Black and Mr. and Mrs. Keith Murray. Our dream for a world where transmutation of the ephemeral and impermanent self is possible. Beyond space and time. Returning to the sites of tragedy, an homage to those we’ve lost. Ghosts who haunt the living with a message of interdimensional love. ASHES TO ASHES, GLITTER TO GLORY!


Bloodlines a film by Celeste Chan is born from queer diaspora and re-imagined detention at angel island.

Tom / Trans / Thai is a short, experimental film by Jai Arun Ravine that explores the intersections between tom identity, trans-masculinity and Thai identity in a transnational context through writing and dance. It opens a door within Thai discourse, in the hope that a conversation between tom and female-to-male (FTM) transgender identity can begin.


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