E. Bay: 3rd Thursday women's open mic June 18
- 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
DJ HAMOURIS will be exhibiting and selling her hand-dyed shibori on
silk accessories, as well as textile arts: hand-dyed yarn & knitted
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 <janetrac@...>, 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 <janetrac@...> if you need
disabled access parking *one day in advance.*
Janet Rachel, Host/MC
Third Thursday Women's Talent Showcase
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