Get The Money Up Front Cabaret curated by Erica Fabulous
presented by San Francisco Sex Worker Film and Arts Festival
Dates: Friday, May 27 PM, 8PM to Midnight
Location: SOMArts, 934 Brannan St. San Francisco 94103
Event telephone: 415-671-6117
Price: $15-50 sliding scale, NOTAFLOF
passes and advance tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/176478
America's Got Talent, Beach Blanket Babylon and the Leather
Alliance award winner performers join the line-up in the San Francisco
Sex Worker Festival's Get The Money Up Front Cabaret.
Get The Money Up Front Cabaret curated by Erica Fabulous
Another amazing evening of superstar sex worker
performances at the fun SOMArts Gallery (the best place to hang out
for the evening, munch on snacks, chill in the Garden, check out the
art show (see location photos below). Hosted by San Francisco luminary
Annie Danger, trans artist and activist, a comedian, performance, visual
and tattoo artist.
Alotta Boutté has been entertaining the masses all of her life. A consummate performer, she has graced stages from Seattle to NYC, from Sweden to Japan and has just returned from a romp in Helcinki, Finland. She is always overjoyed to entertain her family here in SF. Her clothes fly off all over the bay and her voice can be heard regularly at Beach Blanket Babylon.
Stripping Granny, 78 year old Lynn Ruth Miller, was dubbed the new Joan
Rivers of Fringe Comedy. Appearing on America's Got Talent, 2008, she
won People's Choice in 2009 Branson Comedy Festival, and semi-finals
in the SF International Comedy Competition.
BEBE SWEETBRIAR arrived on the scene a short while ago, and immediately became a force to reckon with. Winning two of the three prominent drag pageants by becoming Miss Gay San Francisco 2008 and Miss Desperate DIVA 2008, she has worked tirelessly as a fundraiser for the likes of the AIDS Housing Alliance, Under One Roof, Larkin Street Youth, Lyric, GLAAD, The Trevor Project and many more. Her charitable work has earned her recognition by the California State Senate with a Proclamation from Senator Mark Leno and winner of the Sylvester Inspiration Award, and she has become a household name in the San Francisco gay community.
As an entertainer and hostess, BeBe can be scene every week hosting and performing at countless events and parties in the City. Included are her weekly Play With BeBe Trivia Night at the historic Harvey's in the Castro. One of the few drag personalities to sing live while performing, BeBe has literally graced every notable stage in San Francisco, bridging many gay sub-community gaps. She has also been the opening act for Destiny's Child Kelly Rowland, "Ugly Betty's" Alec Mapa and comedienne Shirley Q. Liquor. Adding recording artist to her list of performance accomplishments, Ms. Sweetbriar has completed her first dance single, "Save Me," released nationally with an accompanying music video. As a writer, BeBe authors a weekly column called FAME interviewing local, national and international celebrities for EDGE Network Media, the largest LGBT news and entertainment network in the world.
As an actress, BeBe was introduced to film with a lead role in the independent film "Under One Sun" with her character dealing with religious, racial and gender issues. Additionally, she appeared in the campy musical "Devious, Inc" working with former Miss Trannyshacks Precious Moments, Fauxnique, and Pollo Del Mar. Both of these performances led to her selection for the lead role in Aisha Media's next film to begin production in the summer of 2011.
Dee Hana Two Spirits has been playing guitar and singing for folks since she was 14. She started writing songs in her later teen years, but started seriously writing in her late 20s. Music has always been a very important part of her life. Her songs reflect her life, her struggles and her recovery. She started her journey of transition as a trans woman late in life, and as it twisted and turned, so did her life and her musical journey. She did sex work to support her drug habit, and then her new journey of recovery began. She loves the clean life and music is her life...her passion...music is what inspires her to keep living and be full of hope.
GLITTERACTION! A Radical Queerlesque Cabaret uses the power of art and
sparkle to create beauty and to challenge ourselves and others, our
collective infiltrates and liberates.
dr. quest is an Oaklander who's been actively performing, organizing shows and m.c.'ing around the Bay Area since 2001, and has also featured at the True Spirit Conference in D.C., at Trans/Giving in L.A., in Vancouver, Toronto, and many U.S. cities and colleges with the Tranny Roadshow. Sie's initiated and co-facilitated disability workshops at queer and feminist arts conferences, is available for hire as an art model, and has a self-published chapbook for sale.
Ckiara Rose is an author (Ckiara Song of Men Slaves) and erotic performer,
a libertine, humanist, philosopher and is fluent in several languages.
Stephanie Lady Monster been hitting the stage from an early age, taking chances and never looking back. She's was unearthed from the basement of an art gallery, reading her personal erotica in Columbus, Ohio in 1992. Now in San Francisco she has become a tour de force artiste. Stripping at the speed of seduction - Lady Monster will rock your world. Always on the prowl, showing a sexy good time. Revealing her ample talents in a burlesque tease, showing you how hot a big girl can be, she will enchant you with her fire.
Jupiter Knows has been gracing the Bay Area as a gender fluid living art form since her arrival to the Left Coast in 1996. A premiere female impersonator from Houston, Texas, Jupiter has been telling stories of community and shamanic gender fluidity through her performances in drag shows, circus groups, dance troupes and performance arts events. She has worked with Cirque du Soleil, Mr. Family Circus, El Circo, Extra Action Marching Band, and was the original hostess of “Freak Show” at the historic Stud bar in San Francisco. Jupiter has posed for multiple local artists and made appearances in independent music videos. She has been interviewed for books and public television about her creative gender expression as well as dedicating years of service as a community outreach worker at Brothers Network. She is exalted as the original transgendered omelette and Empress of the faeries. She hopes her performance will bring joy and a smile to your face. Blessed be!
paige starling sorvillo / blindsight and qilo matzen co-choreographed 'rubor' for Jesse Hewit's "This is what i want" as part of the 2010 National Queer Arts Festival. sorvillo/blindsight and matzen create work separately and occasionally together throughout the bay area as well as across the US and abroad. In June, matzen presents new work on water issues at DirtStar in the Tenderloin while sorvillo and matzen present at MilkBar Oakland as part of the sorvillo/blindsight performance/inquiry project LABOR & ACCIDENT.
Matthew Frederic Walker, aka Elliot Skellington, born Easter Sunday at sunrise, Washington D.C. 1981. He has been a sex worker since 2004 and identifies as a bi-kinky switch. Matt has worked as a Prostitute, SKYY Guy, Go-Go Dancer, Nude House-cleaner, Burlesque Dancer, Pimp, Porn Star, footman, slave. He has appeared several times as a model for Kink.com's 'Men In Pain'. Matt graduated "Magna Cum Onme" from The Center for Sex and Culture's 'Whore College'. He has worked with, performed with or studied under Sadie Lune, James Mogul, Annie Cruz, Lorelei Lee, Tomcat, Mika Tan, Isis Love, Penny Flame, Princess Donna, Elmo Painter, Bombshell Betty, Sir C, Cleo Dubois, Cybil Shepard, Eve Minax, Fakir Musafar, Madison Young, Steven Leyba, M Lamar, Geo Wyeth, Emily Rosanvalon, Vivenne Forevermore, Annie Sprinkle, Scarlot Harlot, Mariko Passion, Lucifer T. Cesar, Peaches Christ, Lynette Knackstead, and Penny Arcade. Matthew Walker presents FiSTOViD2011: A one-man, Electro-Grunge recital
of Ovid's "Metamorphoses". Matt has worked as a Prostitute,
SKYY Guy, Go-Go Dancer, Nude House-cleaner, Burlesque Dancer, Pimp,
Porn Star, footman, slave. He has appeared several times as a model
for Kink.com's 'Men In Pain'. Matt graduated "Magna Cum Onme"
from The Center for Sex and Culture's 'Whore College'.
the closing act, has been stripping for about five years and recently ended a year term as Lead Madam at the Lusty Lady. She’s done many other types of sex work and performance other than stripping, including Penny Arcade’s BITCH DYKE FAGHAG WHORE, CrashPad, Black Widows and more. She won Miss Big and Beautiful at Market Street Cinema last year one of the very few times she's performed at another strip club other than the Lust Lady. If she could get hired at other strip clubs, she’d be more than happy to give those a try too, but due to her size and color, that is not likely in the bay area. She loves the way she looks and wouldn’t change it for the world, but she wants to try to change the tiny idea of what beauty is “supposed” to be in strip clubs and sex work.
in the SOMArts garden (under the freeway) between sets or before the
show. Very San Francisco!