Celebrate 10 years of Dyke Night with a blowout performance boasting a cavalcade of newly created work by local lesbian performers. The event features a new tap-dancing extravaganza by Renée Sugrue and Morgan Thorson (the women who brought you butch and femme baton twirling); Old Dykes Unite, a chorus of lesbian elders organized by crooners Annalee Stewart and Nancy Edwards; and a video by queer teens Holly Hautamaki and Qamar Saadig Saoud, working with videomakers Lisa Ganser and Kim Brown. Leigh Combs and Hijack present an unforgettable anniversary dance and performance artist Carolyn Goelzer and her femme crew premiere Princess Powertool, a new addition to the Princess Power series. Spoken-word divas Felicia Washington, Eyenga Bokamba, and friends command the stage as poetry in motion. The night concludes with singer-songwriter Ellis Bergeron's acoustic guitar chorus paying an ironic homage to the "dyke with a guitar" legacy. The Friday and Saturday performances will be interpreted (ASL) by Catharine Van Nostrand. Braille programs are available each evening.
Become a Walker member and receive one free opening-night ticket when you join. For details, call the box office at 612.375.7622.
MY BUTCH CAREER: A MEMOIR WITH ESTHER NEWTON
THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 6:30 PM, FREE, AUDITORIUM
Newton offers a narrative-lecture of her life as a butch lesbian that touches on class, race, professionalism, and gender activism. Presented as part of Free Thursdays at the Walker.