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Queer icons Sister Spit perform at Chicago CIMM Fest
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2012-04-02

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Queer performance artists will be in Chicago Saturday, April 14. The evening will begin at the Wicker Park Art Center with a performance by Sister Spit 2012 featuring host Michelle Tea (Best Music Writing 2010, Chelsea Whistle, Valencia, Rent Girl); the legendary author whose work has been turned into major motion pictures, Dorothy Allison (Bastard Out of Carolina, Two or Three Things I know for Sure, Cavedweller); cabaret artist and star of John Cameron Mitchell's groundbreaking film Shortbus, Mx Justin Vivian Bond; writer and musician Brontez Purnell (FAG School, Younger Lovers, Gravy Train!!!); performer and playwright Erin Markey (Green Eyes, Puppy Love: A Stripper's Tail); comic artist and writer Cassie J Sneider (Fine Fine Music); and nationally ranked slam poet and Mr Transman 2010 Kit Yan.

Guests will leave with goodies provided by Poetry Magazine, published by the Poetry Foundation.

The evening will conclude with an Afterparty with live music at Beauty Bar sponsored by Original Plumbing Magazine. Mx Justin Vivian Bond will host the evening, and offer a few cabaret numbers. Legendary trans male rapper Katastrophe (MTV, LOGO and L Word favorite; subject of forthcoming biopic The State of Katastrophe) will perform a live set followed by a DJ Set by Brontez Purnell and Chicago's own Queerer Park DJs. Zebra Katz will be performing as well. Original Plumbing Editor-in-chief Amos Mac will present a slide show and provide a photobooth to get snap shots with friends and the performers. OhmiBod! will provide sex toys to be raffled off.

The legendary, raucous, rowdy performance gang, Sister Spit, comes to Chicago with a vanload of multimedia, queer-centric brilliance. Don't miss this multimedia explosion of taste-makers, novelists, luminaries, chanteuses, performance artists, poets and filmmakers.

This event is co-curated by Yony Leyser, director of William S. Burroughs: A Man Within, the 2010 CIMMfest opening night film, along with support by Fruitflylife.com, OhMiBod, Coast Auto Insurance, CramerPR, the Decibelle Music and Culture Festival and the Chicago International Movie and Music Festival


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