Friday, February 21

Conference on the Couch 2:

@ OUThouse: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Details forthcoming.



@ Energies Balanced (727 Airport Blvd.): 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Join Krista Del Gallo for some midday yoga to get you stretched and ready for the Friday night festivities. Co-sponsored by Energies Balanced.


@ G.A.L.’s: 4:00pm – 5:30pm

OUTsider participating artists and academics, you are cordially invited to a happy hour celebration of YOU!


Kay Turner, Emily Socolov & the Crones & Cronettes (list forthcoming)

@ VORTEX (Tent): 6:00pm-7:30pm

Description and list of Crones/Cronettes forthcoming.




Dorian Wood, w/ guests Michael Corwin & Mariachi Las Coronelas

@ VORTEX (Main): 8:30pm-10:00pm

XAVELA LUX AETERNA is both a tribute and a dialogue between two creative souls passing through one single body. For artist Dorian Wood, the road to paying homage to legendary Costa Rican-Mexican singer Chavela Vargas has been both a Holy Grail and a journey of self-reflection. Between the similarities of both artists (Costa Rican descent, queerness, both born on April 17th) there is another journey; an exploration that puts in its trajectory the nakedness of the soul, the renunciation of homeland and the plea to a world that bears on its hands the blood of the marginalization of human beings. “To those of us who have been pushed aside by society, Chavela is a divine presence,” says Dorian. “I feel an intense connection to this great artist, beginning with the common aspects we possess, and culminating with the greatest defiance, which is to live as one desires, with scars and kisses and everything. Chavela had her great loves and deep sorrows. With ‘Xavela Lux Aeterna’, I am interested in exploring her ‘whys’ with great respect and reverence, and I invite the audience to join me in this exploration.” Songs popularized by Chavela–interwoven with original compositions and folk music from Costa Rica–will be interpreted by Dorian’s distinctly powerful voice, accompanied by guitarist Michael Corwin.

Followed by a special performance by Vanessa del Fierro’s MARIACHI LAS CORONELAS: A dynamic vision of virtuosity, this all-female ensemble puts on a high-octane performance from beginning to end.

Join us for some sweets and a toast to Chavela in the Butterfly Bar following the Legacy Award festivities!

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