MINNEAPOLIS–Friday, May 23, 2014, doors at 7:30 p.m., party 8 p.m. – 1 a.m., THEESatisfaction, brilyahnt peace & Purple Hocus Pocus present Black Weirdo: The Party, a national touring celebration of Black Queers and People of Color allies at Gamut Gallery. The shared goal is to create an energizing, unifying and healing home space for Black queers and People of Color from all backgrounds, identities and experiences while being exposed to new ideas, faces and lifestyles. Guests will groove to energetic, intimate performances & DJ sets by Sarah White, Sweetz P, Mamadu (don’t call him Toki Wright), DJ Just Nine, Sassyblack, and Stas Thee Boss. The evening will be hosted by THEESatisfaction, who will also DJ and perform.
brilyahnt peace and Purple Hocus Pocus are defining what Black Weirdo means to the Twin Cities. Of this event they say: “We’re dedicated to building a party space where we can just be who we’ve always wanted to be. This night, with Black Weirdo, we’re going to resist by dancing and celebrating our lives. This night, we demand to be seen, heard and loved.” Black Weirdo: The Party is both a party and a community. This inclusive evening will offer an atmosphere where Blackness can be wild, unrestricted and unafraid—be healed, be happy, be laid-back, be conscious, be hood—all at once.
Refreshments will be served, donations requested. Tickets for this 18+ party are $12 and are available in advance at www.eventbrite.com/o/black-
Black Weirdo is a national touring party hosted and curated by THEESatisfaction. The party is primarily for Black queers and People of Color allies. Black Weirdo aims to celebrate all forms of Blackness and create a Black-positive, queer-positive space. facebook.com/BlackWeirdo
THEESatisfaction are Stasia Irons and Catherine-Harris White. Stas was born and raised in Tocoma, WA; Cat in Seattle, WA and Hawaii. They write, produce and perform their own material,funk psychedelic feminist sic-fi epics with the warmth and depth of Black Jazz and Sunday morning soul, frosted with icy raps that evoke equal parts Elaine Brown, Ursula Rucker and Q-Tip. theesatisfaction.com
brilyahnt peace wants you to think differently. s/he throws events to uplift and expand understanding and spirit. brilyahnt peace is here for Black Women. brilyahntpeace.tumblr.com
Purple Hocus Pocus is a soulful community organizing a new nightlife space where the young, Brown and sexy people in Twin Cities will be able to connect and vibe to the music. The series will launch in late Fall of 2014.
SPONSORS: Voices Merging (VM) is a multicultural student-based art coalition at the University of Minnesota, dedicated to all mediums of art and art lovers alike. Best known for their biweekly open mics, VM is moving into the realm of party producer.
Women’s Student Activist Collective (WSAC) is a student organization at the University of Minnesota. WSAC aims to empower women, transgender, and gender non-conforming people to make positive changes in society by eliminating interrelated inequalities that produce oppression, with a focus on gender and sexuality.
FEATURED PERFORMERS: THEESatisfaction, Sarah White, Sweetz P, Mamadu (don’t call him Toki Wright), DJ Just Nine, Sassyblack, and Stas Thee Boss