DJ, here: I'm participating as one of the Artists in Residence with my textile arts for sale, as well as performing in the open mic. All the data is below -- All women are invited!
Join us Thursday, June 18 for a *fabulous last show of the season* at Third Thursday women's open mic talent showcase at Montclair Women's Cultural Arts, 1650 Mountain Blvd. in Oakland, corner of Mountain and Thornhill off Hwy. 13, 7:30 pm. 510-654-4088 for info. $ 7 - 10 sliding scale at the door. We will be taking our summer break and back again in September.
Open mic spots are filling up already!! See info. below about how to sign up.
This is an all-women event and all women are welcome.
You don't want to miss this Pride show! This month's feature is
singer-songwriter MELANIE DeMORE. Melanie uses her remarkable voice to weave the fibers of African American folk with soulful ballads, spirituals and original music. She has met with and performed with some of the most inspiring musical activists of our time: Pete Seeger, Odetta, Michael Franti, Ronnie Gilbert and Holly Near to name just a few. A political activist, she uses her music to affect social change, and was a founding member of the Grammy-nominated vocal ensemble Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir for 18 years. Her belief in the power of the voice: "A song can keep you on your feet when there seems to be no ground beneath you."
Two Artists In Residence this month!
ELANA DYKEWOMON will be featuring her third novel, Risk, a beautifully told story that spans the years from the mid-eighties to the post-9/11 world. Exploring the consequences of war, gambling and life in Oakland's lesbian community, Dykewomon reveals changing times and values in America with depth and humor. She will do a short reading.
DJ HAMOURIS will be exhibiting and selling her hand-dyed shibori on silk accessories, as well as textile arts: hand-dyed yarn & knitted items.
AND...the heart and soul of Third Thursday: YOU, either as performer or audience member. Drop in for some laughs, songs, poems, prose, instruments, spoken word, and any other talents you have. Each performer has 5 minutes to do their thing, sometimes more in the second half if time allows. It is an evening rich with entertainment.
For PERFORMANCE SIGN-UP email <email@example.com>, and arrive before 7:30 to check in. Show is from 7:30 to 10:00 with an intermission. Spaces are limited so we can end at 10:00, allowing our volunteer crew get get home at a decent hour and keeping the neighbors happy. A cappella, acoustic, or plugged in are all welcome. We have a keyboard and a sound system.
Thank you for keeping this event scent-free. Event is wheelchair accessible. Let me know at <firstname.lastname@example.org> if you need disabled access parking *one day in advance.*