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Mangos With Chili: Behind the Music
La Peña Cultural Center
Berkeley, CA
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Mangos With Chili: Behind the Music
The new Qcc East Bay Presenting Series, @ La Peña! kicks off with:
Mangos With Chili: Behind the Music, A 5 Year Retrospective.

Like Behind the Music but so much better, this evening offers a first hand glimpse into the making, growth and evolution of Mangos With Chili, North America's floating cabaret of queer and trans people of color performance artists. Featuring Co-Directors Cherry Galette and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha and artists from our first 5 years, this event will be part celebration, part birthday party, and part talk show featuring facilitated Q&A, video diaries from former Mangos artists, and teasers from our upcoming 2012 season, including our upcoming National Queer Arts Festival production, "Reclaiming the Rites," in June 2012, and our 5 year anniversary "Resurrection" tour.

And as always, come for the interactive community femmeifest/manifest altar, lovenotes, and cupcakes!

Access is love: La Peña is fully wheelchair accessible including bathrooms. In order so that beloved community members with chemical injury can attend, please don't use fragranced products. Fragrance free seating available. ASL interpretation info TBC. This is an all ages event. La Peña is two blocks from Ashby BART.

Co-sponsored by the Queer Cultural Center with a grant from the NEA Presenting Program and with the generous cooperation of La Peña Cultural Center.

Mangos With Chili is a fiscally sponsored project of CounterPULSE and is supported by funding from the Horizons Foundation.


La Peña Cultural Center (View)
3105 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
United States



Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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