Events . The Library is Open - Night Life Line x Pride Millvale FUNdraiser
Friday Jun 25th 2021
6:00 PM until 09:00 PM
The Library is Open - Night Life Line x Pride Millvale FUNdraiserJoin us during Pride Millvale to celebrate queer artistry, and support LGBTQIA nightlife workers who
Millvale Community Library
All Ages $10
All donations from tonight's event are reserved for LGBTQIA applicants to the NLL worker relief fund. Join us for our last leg of fundraising, and shake a leg while you're at it!
🌈 THE LIBRARY IS OPEN 🌈
When: Fri, June 25, 6-9pm or when the dancing stops
Where: Millvale Community Library, backyard, all-ages
📖 LITERATURE READINGS by Lissette Escariz Ferrá + Michael Bennett (7-8pm)
💃 MUSIC+DANCING with KHA'DJ & special guests
🥂 DRINK SPECIAL by Lucky Sign Spirits + Tupelo Honey Teas
💌 Suggested donation $10 +above at the door. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
If you can't attend IRL please consider a donation online at www.nightlifeline.org.
"THE LIBRARY IS OPEN, AND READING IS FUNDAMENTAL!" in the spirit of Pride herstory, tonight's event calls back to a phrase that originates from black & latinx Vogue/Ballroom culture of the 80s. The phrase has been popularized through films & tv like Paris is Burning, RuPaul's Drag Race, and POSE <3
⭐ Shoutout to Pittsburgh's own True T, who continues ballroom's legacy and community for tomorrow's generation. SIGN UP for their Voguing classes before spots close! ⭐
Thank you to our hosts Millvale Community Library & Tupelo Honey Teas! Get a book and let's spill some TEA while yr with us ;)
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Kha'DJ (they/them) is a DJ and producer for sound and stage, having performed over the past 3 years with Pittsburgh-based organizations such as gfx, TrueT, and Women in Tech, sharing the stage with international powerhouses such as King Marie. Drawing from their multicultural childhood as well as years of formal and informal music education, their core sound mixes and elevates jazz, house, and and afrobeat into ethereal and dynamic soundscapes. Kha'DJ currently DJs their monthly radio show, Bridge Theory, on MSYH. fm.
Lissette Escariz Ferrá is a cisgender queer Cubana born and raised in La Habana Del Este, Cuba. She moved to the USA when she was 8 years old to Miami. Currently she is a PhD student at the University of Pittsburgh, and her work focuses on the sensorial in Caribbean, Latinx, and US multiethnic literature.
Michael Bennett (he/him) is a writer and educator born and raised in Pittsburgh, the city and subject he may never escape. Michael holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from Chatham University. He teaches young writers at CAPA and juveniles incarcerated at the Allegheny County Jail. His work has appeared in The Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide, Coal Hill Review, Homology Lit, and elsewhere.
ABOUT NIGHT LIFE LINE:
Night Life Line is a worker relief fund administering $500 emergency grants to individual nightlife worker across live entertainment and the service industry, and is a 501c3 project of the Giving Back Fund.
Please consider a donation!
Related Entities: Millvale Community Library
Tags: Dance Queer Ballroom