Wednesday, May 20, 2009

May 20 announcements

Tomorrow, A Room of One’s Own is hosting a reception for fans and authors attending WisCon. WisCon is the first and foremost feminist science fiction convention in the world. The event held May 22-25, 2009 at the concourse hotel in Madison, encourages discussion, debate and extrapolation of ideas relating to feminism, gender, race and class. WisCon honors writers, editors and artists whose work explores these themes and whose voices have opened new dimensions and territory in these issues. For more information on the reception call A Room of One’s Own at 608.257.7888, for more information about WisCon, go to www.wiscon.info

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Tomorrow, Proud Theater presents Full Circle, a fun and exciting evening of theater, music, poetry and dance written by and starring the talented youth of Proud Theater, Madison’s very own LGBTQ youth theater troupe. The show runs may 21, 22 and 23, 2009 - 7:30 pm and a special matinee on may 23, 2:30 pm in the Fredric March Play Circle inside the University of Wisconsin Memorial Union, 800 Langdon Street in Madison, Wisconsin. Tickets can be purchased by phone at (608) 265-2787(arts), at www.uniontheater.wisc.edu.

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Also tomorrow, at 9pm several of your favorite Club 5 bar staff take the stage to perform in drag....this is certain to be a night of comedy and entertainment. Proceeds will benefit the Madison chapter of Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, in memory of Club 5 founder Ed Grunewald.

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This weekend you can catch the Madison Minotaurs Gay Rugby Team as they take on the Nashville Grizzlies at the Crossroads Pitch this Saturday. To find them, take the Beltline east past the exits for the interstate and turn left on County AB. Park in the lot next to the pitch. Bring some sunscreen, a chair, some beverages and cheer on your local rugby team. Third half bash to follow at Woof's. A cover at the door for non-players but includes all the beer and pizza you can handle.

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And don’t miss Peaches Saturday night when she plays the Majestic Theater courtesy of Indie Queer. The show starts at 9:00 pm with special guests - Drums of Death. Tickets are still available. For more information go to indiequeer.com.

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It’s also the Memorial Day weekend, so if you looking for an excuse to get out of town. Chicago is hosting the 31st annual International Male Leather Contest and the 15th annual Bear Pride Weekend. There are several events happening at the gay resorts in Sagatuck Michigan this weekend, and the weather’s looking nice enough to even just make a trip out to Mazo beach. Whatever you decide have a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend.

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And don’t forget to plan now for the national Bash Back Convergence in Chicago next weekend, May 28th through May 31st of 2009! It will be a solid four days of workshops, discussions, performances, games, dancing and even a street action for all you Anarcha-Queers! Trannies! Fairies! Perverts! Sex-workers! Sex-radicals! And allies! If you want to carpool with other Madison queers you can call 262-9036 for rideshare information.

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You can find these and many other announcements with links to the events on on our blog - www.queery-wort.blogspot.com. Or on our Facebook page – Queery at WORT-FM. We’re reaching for 300 fans on our Queery Facebook page, so become a fan tonight and tell your friends about us……………and that’s all for tonight’s announcements…….

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