OUTsider’s Recent Adventures

The OUTsider festival is February 18-23, but OUTsider curates artistic adventures throughout the entire year. Read on below to learn more about our recent and upcoming events!



The fist annual MayDayGayDay, our topsy-turvy night of artistic mischief, took place on May 1st, 2014 at Cheer Up Charlie’s. This carnivalesque night included maypole gaypole dancing, psychic readings, body painting, flower-grams and a line-up of artists performing in new mediums for the very first time: Musician Gretchen Phillips exhibited her photographs, Outspoken MC Ursula mimed, filmmaker PJ Raval and composer Russell Reed danced, punk rockers Darcee Douglas and Khattie Q painted, drag troupe Poo Poo Platter butched it up, poet Shasparay Lighteard appeared on film, and a chorus of community members sang to the stars.

Here are photos of some of out MayDayGayDay attendees and here are some photos of the MayDayGayDay performances.



On June 7th, OUTsider tabled at the radical queer celebration Queerbomb. Our Director of Operations, Bobette Mathis, constructed an amazing photo station for the event and Executive Director, Annie Bush, made it come alive with her sparkling design.

Here are some photos of our Queerbomb station.


On June 26th, OUTsider co-presented a SOLD OUT screening of PJ Raval’s gay senior documentary, BEFORE YOU KNOW IT at the Violet Crown Cinema. The event included a special post-screening conversation between Raval and renowned queer academic (and OUTsider Advisory Board member), Ann Cvetkovich.




Sunday, June 27th – OUTsider presents ArtFag Potluck, featuring in-progress works by multimedia artist Ben Aqua and art history scholar Claudia Zapata.




Friday, August 1st, OUTsider will co-present BRIGHT NOW BEYOND, a collaboration between theater director Will Davis and performance artist Daniel Alexander (“Jomama”) Jones, at the Salvage Vanguard Theater.




Sunday, August 3rd, OUTsider will co-present a Cinema East screening of the Sundance comedy flick THE FOXY MERKINS.


Stay tuned for more information about these upcoming events (and more), or visit our events page.





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