Looking for a little non-bar change of pace? You might consider checking out Scott Free's weekly queer performance show Homolatte.
Homolatte is held 8:00 PM every Thursday night at the No Exit Cafe (6970 N. Glenwood). The show provides a venue for local and nationally touring LGBT artists to perform in an intimate setting before a queer and supportive audience.
When the show started in 2000 at the now defunct Willow Cafe on Thorndale it was called Grinder as the café owner thought Homolatte was too strong. It continued as Grinder when the Willow was purchased by the Coffee and Tea Exchange. Just before the Exchange closed, Free moved the show to No Exit Café and changed the name to back to Homolatte. At the end of August, the show will be moving again, this time to Friday nights at the gay-owned Soul Café on Hollywood.
A typical show features two perfomers: one writer and one musician/band. Additionally, host Free often performs a song or two. Sometime during the evening a tip jar is passed. The money collected is split only between the featured performers. Neither Free nor the café takes a cut.
Some recent performers at Homolatte include: Kathie Bergquist, Kerri Grant, Brian Kirst, Kevin Newall, Donna Rose, and Wishing Chair. In the coming weeks it will feature performances by: Liberte Unlocked, Jennie Mutation, Chris Piss, Elizabeth Whitley, Ripley Caine, Kamika, and Lazy Sunday.
Homolatte is held 8:00 PM every Thursday at the No Exit Café (6970 N. Glenwood). The Café is located right by the Morse el stop. Free parking is provided 2 blocks north by Trilogy (corner of Estes and Glenwood). A current schedule of performers, as well as details about the show's upcoming move can be found on-line at www.homolatte.com . To be added to the Homolatte mailing list, drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .