F.Y.G.N. FEST is an all-ages, day-long art/music/performance festival at Between Two Ferns. This event will empower artists whose identities are typically underrepresented and misaligned in the DIY scene, including but not limited to trans and cis girls/women/humans, queer and trans guys, nonbinary and gender nonconforming folks, agender folks, gender anarchists, the closeted, the questioning, and everyone else under the wild & wonderful umbrella of queerness.
p.s. this is the follow-up to femme fest
p.p.s. it stands for "fuck yr gender norms"
Join us on May 27th for an evening of poetry and acoustic performances from local artists and activists speaking truth to power and engaging in some radical dialectic. Featured artists include:
MAGGIE MAY (from GRAND RAPIDS, MI)
An anti-fascist musician who knocks Nazis dead with her politically charged ukulele tunes. (Also, please donate or buy some of her awesome merch).
A local poet and rapper who organizes here in the community to spread awareness (and dismantle) the school to prison pipeline.
A long time area radical and poet, John will be springing through to offer his brand of anti-establishment insights.
HOSTED BY (and with occasional lyrical interruptions from) ANDY ARGO
We have more feature poets to be announced, and we will also be making time for an OPEN MIC. If you have a poem or two, or would simply like to jump on the soapbox and give a passionate polemic of the status quo, please feel free to sign up. If you are interested in reading (roughly 5 minute slots, but don't feel compelled to stretch yourself) please post on this event page below.
We will also be collecting donations for the BOILING POINT. The Boiling Point is a house on the north-east side of downtown that intends to provide a space for various radically minded political groups and community organizations in Kalamazoo to hold meetings, workshops, and provide services to the community.
following up with the amazing energy presented at our spring ballyhoo moon festival, we give you....
june 25th - september 3rd
various locations in kalamazoo
-anti gravity summer romance (of others, your identity, celestial bodies, limitless love possibilities)
-anti love poems cause cuffing season is over
-season of change during the changing seasons
-space in general
- oh yeah and THE SUMMER
suggested donation of $5. all proceeds go to the peace center's new building fund so plz consider it!
arrive at 6 and sit down at 6:30. respect the house, others and yourself!
OPEN MIC SPOTS
(open is not a person, one spot per person)