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any chance of ladyfest bellingham following olympia's lead and moving toward a more inclusive name? as a genderqueer kid i was super-excited to feel like i was actually welcome at genderjam last year (at least, until a wall fell on my head and in the panic people started fucking up my pronouns). i'd love to be a part of organizational stuff but as much as i've worked on dealing with it, i can't help but feeling excluded at events whose names don't include me... even if their missions do.
not trying to be a troll, just wonderin'.
at any rate, however it goes i hope it goes awesome!
Thanks for asking! We re-evaluate the name situation every year, with each new crop of organizers, but have decided to stick with Ladyfest again this year. We definitely appreciate and acknowledge the issues you’ve discussed. We chose to keep the name for a few reasons, but mainly because it follows in the footsteps of Ladyfests past. We have been struggling with some serious backlash in our community and trying to prove ourselves as a legitimate organization, and having that strength and history from the global community of Ladyfests helps to make a case for us and gives us confidence as individual organizers. We hope to get to a point where we don’t have to worry as much about this backlash and have enough freedom to try something a little different, but we’re not that comfortable yet.
As in years past, attendance at ALL of our events is 100% open - we want anyone and everyone to attend. We hope to see you there even if you don’t feel comfortable volunteering or submitting!
HEY! Ladyfest Bellingham is happening June 15-19, 2011. Things to look out for: - a girl rock camp (!!) - science fair - music - formal dances - informal dances - people makin art Submission deadline is May 15th. Email email@example.com! Check back for more info soon!
HEY! Ladyfest Bellingham is happening June 15-19, 2011.
Things to look out for:
- a girl rock camp (!!)
- science fair
- formal dances
- informal dances
- people makin art
Submission deadline is May 15th. Email firstname.lastname@example.org!
Check back for more info soon!
ASH RIETER, CHANTELLE TIBBS and CHESTNUT COLLECTION are now playing at THE MEAT MARKET: 1015 N STATE STREET around 1pm.
the location has been switched from bloom to the meat market. see you there!
HERE’S THE MOST UP TO DATE UP TO THE MINUTE LINEUP!!
Here are a list of the locations:
THE MEAT MARKET 1015 N. State Street
BOOMERS 310 N. Samish Way
CHAMP HAUS/SUPER MARIOS corner of Champion & Forest St.
MARITIME HERITAGE PARK 500 W. Holly
CABIN TAVERN 307 W. Holly
BLOOM 1320 Cornwall Ave.
ANKER CAFE 1424 Cornwall Ave.
WHATCOM MUSEUM 250 Flora St.
HONEYMOON 1053 N. State Street
JINX 306 Flora St.
2:00-4:30 – MAKE YR OWN FASHION WORKSHOP @ The Meat Market (1015 N. State St.)
- come make your own clothes to show off at the fashion show! bring clothes! bring paint! bring ribbons! bring scissors! bring stuff! bring fashion supplies!
5:00-9:00 – KICK OFF SHOW & POTLUCK @ The Meat Market (1015 N. State St.)
- Music: Cristina Orbe and the White Guilt, Megabog, Cumulus, Jaen Black, ELLENOPRAH
- Film Screenings
- starting NOW there will be a continuous gallery showing at The Meat Market for the duration of Ladyfest!
10:20-12:00 – STRUT YR STUFF FASHION SHOW @ Boomers (310 N. Samish Way)
- Made and deconstructed fashion from the MAKE YR FASHION WORKSHOP
- Bring flashlights!
11:00-1:00 – GOOD MORNING SUNSHINE SHOW & FOOD @ The Meat Market (1015 N. State St)
- Music: Quarter Past 8, Cindy Minkler, Flicker, Aleah Springsnow, Literary readings
1:00 – 3:00 – LEARN IT ALL WORKSHOPS @ The Meat Market (1015 N. State St)
- 1-1:30pm: Feminism, Pornography & Power: A Pro-Sex Discussion of the Porn Industry, Sex & American Culture (with Grace), 1:30-2: Radical Homemaking (with Stefanie), 2-2:20: Duct Tape Roses (with Anna), 2:20-3: The Entrepreneurial Feminist: House Flipping and Construction, AND MORE! bring your skills to share!
3:00 – 4:30 – BIKE WORKSHOP @ Champ House
- Meg & Cat reveal the magic that is bike maintenance
4:30 – 6:00 – ALLEYCAT DRAG BIKE RACE begin @ Champ House, end @ Maritime Heritage Park
6:00-9:00 – BIKE POWERED ROCK N ROLL! @ Maritime Hertitage Park (move to MEAT MARKET if raining): powered by MAKESHIFT
- Music: Kimya Dawson, RHOMBU$, Council of Lions, NightraiN, HYSTERICS, Moandingers
9:00-12:00 - ALL AGES BADA$$ OPEN MIC @ THE ANKER CAFE (1424 Cornwall Ave)
10:00-1:00 – PUNK YEAH SHOW! @ Cabin Tavern $3
- Music: Redwood Plan, Party Thighs, Minirex, Romanteek
11:00-1:00 – A BREAKFAST MENAGERIE @ The Meat Market (1015 N. State St)
- Music: Tracy Spring, Chelsey Weber-Smith, Glad Judy, Literary readings, 12:30 Film: “Vamos a Pensar en Aglo (We Will Think in Something) A Bike Tour Documentary” by Sidra Villasana
1:00-3:00 – WORKSHOPS @ THE MEAT MARKET (1015 N. State St)
- 1:00-2:00 Stick And Poke Tattoos (with Hazel), 2:00-3:00 Creative Writing (Jessica Lohafer) AND MORE!
1:00-3:00 – THE BUSINESS OF BEING BORN AND DISCUSSION @ Bloom (1320 Cornwall Ave)
3:00-7:00 – WILD ROCK SHOW @ Anker (1424 Cornwall Ave)
- Music: Clare Mercy, Queerbait, Strychnine Sally, film: Metamorphosis
7:00-10:00 – OUTTA YR DREAMS SHOW @ THE MEAT MARKET (1015 N. State St.)
- Music: O Paon, Mae West’s Leg, Mary Mary, Maple Nightengale, Marsha, Sola Luna, Flim Screenings
9:00-12:00 – ALL AGES PROFOUND PERSONALITY OPEN MIC @ Anker (1424 Cornwall Ave)
- This is the Anker’s last night, so, get there, bring your talent and let’s go out with a bang! A HUGE BANG.
10:00-1:00 – A NIGHT TO REMEMBER @ The Cabin Tavern (307 W Holly) $3, 21+
- Music: TacocaT, Margy Pepper, Milk Party, Elissa Ball
11:00-1:00 – NEW MUSIC SHOWCASE BRUNCH @ The Meat Market (1015 N. State St)
- Literary reading: Small Carnivals, Film Showings, Music: Sarah Goodin, Breanna Anderson, Mackensie Gregg, Brittany Collins, Anne Albosta
1:00-3:00 – GOOD VIBES SHOW @ Bloom (1320 Cornwall)
- Chantelle Tibbs, Ash Reiter, Cowlick, Chestnut Collection
3:00-4:00 – WHATCOM MUSEUM TOUR @ The Lightcatcher Building (250 Flora)
- Exhibit: “Show of Hands: Northwest Women Artists 1880-2010”, AT A DISCOUNTED PRICE OF $3 (CASH ONLY)!!!
3:00-5:30 – KNOWLEDGE SPILL @ The Meat Market
- this will be a presentation/teaching time. do you have something to spill? bring your knowledge! Featuring Chantelle Tibbs’ workshop “Money be Green”, Zine Archive and Publishing Project Workshop, Music Theory by Kat Bula, “Arizona, what the F?” (Jessica Tracey) and MUCH MORE!
6:00-8:00 – THE SPACE TO SAY IT ALL @ The Honeymoon (1053 N. State St)
- A reflective and critical discussion about Ladyfest and feminism in our community. All are welcome.
9:00-1:00 – EROTIC SHOW @ Jinx (306 Flora) $3 suggested donation
- Belly Dancing: Serpent Sisters, Burlesque: Provocateurs, Music: Femme Uke, Jessica Sele, Rad Pony, Hunter Valentine
* Events at the Cabin Tavern are 21 and over only.
Film Showings: A rotation of short films, including “Sparkling Sky”, “Whispering Sand”, and “Don’t Stand Me Up at a Restaurant” will play between sets. If you have a short film you’d like included, please email us.
$$ Donations are encouraged throughout the festival. All proceeds go to Friendly Visitors and Lydia Place! $$
Also, we will be collecting gently-used clothing throughout the festival for Lydia Place, so gather up your snazziest duds.
If you’d like more information, feel free to email us: email@example.com or check out our websites: www.ladyfestbham.org or www.ladyfestbham.tumblr.com
Also, if you’d like more information during the festival, feel free to stop by our central location: THE MEAT MARKET at 1015 N. State St.
INVITE ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND MOMS! IT’S GOING TO BE GIGANTIC!
As we draw closer to the event, there are still some things we need. Here is a list of items that we could still use:
We will be taking donations on Friday June 11th at 4p.m. at the Meat Market (1015 N. State St.) and we can return any items to you promptly after the festival. Also, we’ll be cleaning up the space at this time and would appreciate all the volunteer help we can get! If you have items to donate, but cannot make it at this time, just contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org and we can make arrangements. Thanks everyone!
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