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4th annual RADAR Spectacle
The Verdi Club
San Francisco, CA
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4th annual RADAR Spectacle
Join RADAR for our 4th annual SPECTACLE, a benefit for our free queer artists retreat.

Doors 7pm/Performances 8pm
Cash bar
Light fare and desserts by APOCALYPSE CAKES provided

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Mirah has been at the heart of the vibrant Northwest independent music scene ever since her debut album 'You Think It's Like This But Really It's Like This'. A collection of her own 4-track recordings alongside collaborations with Phil Elverum of The Microphones/Mt. Eerie, the album became an instant classic. A follow-up to her first release, the stunning 'Advisory Committee' (2001) cemented Mirah's place in the alternative music canon. These albums were an exploration of the territories beyond lo-fi, aiming to transcend mere technical limitations and to push the boundaries of 'indie-rock' towards a more meaningful communicative goal. Phil Elverum's sound experiments collided with Mirah's striking lyrical poise and unabashed emotional honesty and the resulting mix proved quite evocative. 2003 saw the release of 'Songs from the Black Mountain Music Project,' the result of a self-imposed artists-in-seclusion collaboration with Brooklyn-based artist and musician Ginger Brooks Takahashi.

Annah Anti-Palindrome is a bay area based Optical Sound-Smith, writer, and Queer/Femme antagonist who hails from the working-class craters at the base of the Sierra Foothills. She has toured with her work throughout the U.S. & Canada, and has recorded three full-length albums of independent music (see Discography). Annah performs using a variety of different mediums including a Line 6 (DL4) looping system, kitchen utensils, gas-masks, raw eggs, blood pressure cuffs, found objects, her body (mostly her throat), and more! Annah is the co-editor of 1-2-3 Punch: How Misogyny Hurts Queer Communities, a curator for the East Bay's monthly event, Culture Fuck!, and a collective member of Deviant Type Press. Her written work has also been published in Transfer literary magazine, Buckets Kicked: Writings on Radical Grief, and in the QZAP (Queer Zine Archive Project) archives. She is currently finishing her first novel, Resisting Palindromes (a poem).

Armistead Maupin worked as a reporter for a newspaper in Charleston, South Carolina, before being assigned to the San Francisco bureau of the Associated Press in 1971. In 1976 he launched his groundbreaking Tales of the City serial in the San Francisco Chronicle. Maupin is the author of nine novels, including the six-volume Tales of the City series, Maybe the Moon, The Night Listener and, most recently, Michael Tolliver Lives. Three miniseries starring Olympia Dukakis and Laura Linney were made from the first three Tales novels. The Night Listener became a feature film starring Robin Williams and Toni Collette.

Peggy Noland taught in the Fiber Department at the Kansas City Art Institute. Originally from Independence, Missouri, she called Peggy Noland Kansas City. Kansas City's The Pitch awarded her with their Design/Fashion MasterMind Award in 2006. In August 2009, Noland opened a second boutique for a month in Berlin, Germany. Her work uses bright colors, full-body leotards and patterns. Her designs have been worn by several musicians, including Lovefoxxx from CSS, Kianna Alarid from Tilly and the Wall, Fischerspooner, Chicks on Speed and The Ssion. Her work has appeared in fashion and music magazines including WWD, Elle, Elle Japan, Dazed and Confused, Vogue, British Vogue, Nylon, Nylon Japan, Spin, Rolling Stone, and Missbehave.

Chris Vargas is a film & video maker whose areas of interest include queer/transgender history, tabloid biography, and radical politics. In 2011, he earned his MFA in Art Practice from the University of California, Berkeley, where he currently teaches digital video production. His solo video work includes Have You Ever Seen a Transsexual Before? (2010) and Libéraceon (2011). With Eric Stanley he is the co-director of the movie Homotopia (2006), as well as its forthcoming feature-length sequel, Criminal Queers (2011).

Greg Youmans is a film scholar as well as a videomaker. He earned his Ph.D. from the History of Consciousness program at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he teaches in the Department of Film & Digital Media. His research explores the social and political role of queer cinemas during the 1970s. In November 2011, Arsenal Pulp Press will publish his book on the documentary Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives (dir. Mariposa Film Group, 1977). He is now working on his next book, Moral Panic Media: Gay and Lesbian Filmmaking in the Time of Anita Bryant.

and a sneak peek of The Punk Singer, Sini Anderson's long-awaited documentary about Kathleen Hanna!


Live art auction with work by

Maira Kalman has written and illustrated thirteen children's books, including Ooh-la-la-Max in Love, What Pete Ate, and Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John Jay Harvey. Her most recent children's book, 13 WORDS (Harper's) was a collaboration with Lemony Snicket. She is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker Magazine, and is well known for her collaboration with Rick Meyerowitz on the "New Yorkistan" cover in 2001. Maira is currently creating an illustrated column for The New Yorker based on travels to museums and libraries. Recent projects include illustrating Strunk and White's classic The Elements of Style. A small opera based on the text was composed by Nico Muhly. She has created two monthly online columns for the New York Times. The first, The Principles of Uncertainty (2006-07), was a narrative journal of her life. The second, And The Pursuit of Happiness (2009) was a year long exploration of American History and democracy beginning with a story on the inauguration of Barack Obama. Both columns are now collected in book form, published by the Penguin Press.

Paul Madonna produces the strips All Over Coffee for the San Francisco Chronicle and, and Small Potatoes for In 2007 the first book collection of All Over Coffee was published by City Lights Books, and the second collection, Everything Is Its Own Reward, was released in April 2011. In 2009 Paul launched the artbook series Album, and the second volume is scheduled for 2012. Paul travels internationally to draw and his work has been reprinted in various book collections and publications, and exhibited in galleries, restaurants, and museums. Paul is the comics editor on and has been known to occasionally teach drawing at the University of San Francisco. In 1994 he received a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University, and that same year was the first (ever!) Art Intern at MAD Magazine, for which he proudly received no money. Paul currently lives with his wife in San Francisco.

Amanda Kirkhuff was born in 1982 in Seattle, Washington, USA. She graduated with a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2006 and is represented by [2nd floor projects] in San Francisco, CA. Kirkhuff currently divides her time between San Francisco and New York City.

Edie Fake first book, Gaylord Phoenix (Secret Acres), is a collection of comics about a gay bird-man which have appeared in tantalizing little chapbooks for the past seven years. Fake has lived all over: Providence, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Baltimore. He returned to hometown Chicago last year after the bus he lived on broke down and joined the staff at the venerable Quimby's bookstore. He was one of the first recipients of Printed Matter's Awards for Artists, and recently received a Critical Fierceness Grant from Chances Dances for his next big project, a gay history scroll of Chicago.

Sara Thustra uses "bright colors to draw you in to his world, with layers of patterns and recurring imagery of horses, tents, rainbows, ships, and flags."

Jibz Cameron is also known as performance artist Dynasty Handbag.




The Verdi Club (View)
2424 Mariposa St
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States

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Owner: RADAR Productions
On BPT Since: May 02, 2009
Ali Liebegott

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