★ We have a brand new venue, and a whole lotta new talent!!!
★ The current explosion of boundary-breaking, patriarchy-smashing local drag starlets is positively sensational!!!
★ The fertile soil tended by our foreparents is nourishing a blossoming bounty of talent that dreams are literally made of!
★ To showcase this exciting new generation, we've put together an all-star cast of emerging rookies from the past couple years!
★ Come down and VOTE for your fave performance! Audience's choice gets a sparkling prize pack that includes:
---> paid booking at Man Up Pride!
---> $75 warehouse bar tab!
---> choreography & number development session with SARAH/Bobby Swayso
& JOHNNY B. BAD/Pen Fields
---> make-up session with GRIMM/Molly S
SATURDAY JUNE 16 AT THE WAREHOUSE!!!
AFTER PARTY TO QUEERS & BEERS!!!
SIZZLING SUMMER SMASH!
!!! AMATEUR HOUR: ROOKIES OF THE YEAR!!!
and more TBA!
★ Hosted by Ponyboy & last year's winner, Anne Xiety
★ with DJs Easy Bake Coven & Softieshan
5:00 Queers & Beers
9:00 Rookies of the Year!
10:30 Showtime Act 1!
11:30 Showtime Act 2!
12:30 Winner announced!
Dancing till 2am!
Cover $10 (no one turned away!)
FREE with a stamp from Queers & Beers!
Event artwork by Kat ♥
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INTERESTED IN TRYING OUT PERFORMING IN FUTURE?
HERE'S SOME MORE INFO ON AMATEUR HOUR!
♡--- Pack it, strap it, tape it, tuck it, bind it, boost it, paint it on and then take it all off (or don't!)… Calling all kings, queens, things, humans, creatures, gender breakers and celebraters, and YOU! Queer performers of any gender, race, colour, size, age, ability, and experience level! Amateur Hour, the offspring of East Van's drag bash Man Up is challenging YOU to get your bits wet in the wonderful world of DIY queer performance art. Join one of the most vibrant drag families in the land! Right here at the warehouse at Eastside Studios!
♡--- Trans, Black, Indigenous, and PoC folks are strongly encouraged to sign up! Support and mentorship from other PoC/gender variant folks in our crew is available.
♡--- Misogynist, racist, ableist, transphobic, and otherwise oppressive expressions are not welcome, on or off-stage.
♡--- This is an OPEN CALL, all levels, all bodies, queer variety show. For more info or to get on the bill, email us at [email protected]
Man Up events are held on unceded Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish peoples. This includes the territories of the Musqueam, Skxwú7mesh-ulh, Stó:lo & Tsleil-Waututh nations. In recognition of this, and of the historical and ongoing genocide against the Indigenous Peoples of this land, we (settlers/occupiers) will be donating a portion of profits from each event to Indigenous Self-Determination work.
Questions, ideas, feedback? Let us know at [email protected]
Entrance ramp is located on the right side of the warehouse and is 38in wide with a handrail to the left 41in high. Accessible door has a clearance of 45in. Inside entrance is 81in wide. There is not yet an accessible toilet installed, so for the event we will have an accessible portable on sight. Washrooms are all genders. More details to be posted shortly. If you need more information please contact Ryn at [email protected]
Considering the nature of the venue, an arts space which holds multiple events and has artists using various chemical-based mediums in the studio spaces, we are unable to offer a scent-reduced space at this time. However, we do request that you think about the products you use and refrain from wearing products that may impact folks living with multiple chemical sensitivities. For more information about this please read: https://eastbaymeditation.org/resources/fragrance-free-at-ebmc/