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KALIK Fundraiser & Launch Party
Saturday, June 25, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm| $15 - $20
featuring queer/trans-fabulous live performances,
silent auction, raffle, and tons of artwork for sale
Launch Kalik with us! An evening of live performances by queer and trans artists, poets, and musicians, a silent auction and raffle, and tons of artwork for sale. Kalik is an interdisciplinary arts organization & spaceship, arriving at artistic creations as ways to vision future worlds that center the lives and stories of those of us currently living on the fringe and in the margins. Meet the creators behind Kalik and Dear Armen, and a rad community of artists. Let’s celebrate together and vision into queertabulous creative and diasporic futures.
TICKETS: $10-15 in advance // $15-20 at the door // no one turned away
FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/1737624216462352/
As part of the launch, Kalik is also hosting an online fundraiser towards startup money for the new company. Contributions to this fundraiser will go directly to startup costs, including initial operations expenses, time, labour, rental/purchase of equipment, communications costs, travel, as well as providing a base of support as we apply for and secure further funding. Contributors get awesome perks including original art and limited edition merchandise, tickets to Kalik shows, a spot in upcoming workshops, producer credits, visibility for through cross-promotion and opportunities for collaboration.
The creators (lee williams boudakian, Kamee Abrahamian) of Dear Armen & Kalik arrive at the stage committed to telling stories that centre the struggles and successes of women, queer and trans folks, Armenians, SWANA folks, and people of colour – exploring the intersections of identity, history, and cultural memory.
PRESS QUOTES ON DEAR ARMEN:
“…there’s a fearlessness to the performance and its examination of the cultural and corporeal aspects of gender as a continuum.” Aram Kouyoumdjian (winner of Elly Awards for both playwriting “The Farewells” & directing “Three Hotels”)
“A marvellous work of staged performance. Smooth, intense, wise, poetic and above all, non-pretentious – all so elegant and profound. An unforgettable work indeed.” Anahid Keshishian (UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures)
”…an insightful coming-of-age story that weaves together complex narratives about ethnicity, gender, family, and survival…” Gillian Edevane (EastBay Express)
We are committed to creating increasingly accessible interdisciplinary art. This means that we are actively growing in our awarenesses of different access needs. We are looking forward to making changes and modifications to our work and our understandings, so that with each new work we move closer to realizing a greater spectrum of access. For full accessibility details, please visit our event pages and feel free to contact us at unpackingableism @ gmail.com with any questions, feedback and/or suggestions.
This fundraiser is happening alongside the Dear Armen Summer 2016 Tour. Special thanks to the BC Arts Council and the province of British Columbia for supporting this touring initiative.
Need to know:
– Doors open at 7:10
– $10-15 in advance // $15-20 at the door
– Accessible on demand via portable ramp; washrooms not accessible
– Please avoid using strong-scented products due to sensitivities
Tasty refreshments (non-alcoholic) with Zatoun oliveoil+za’atar dipping.