BAM presents "Everybooty" as part of NYC Pride Month
Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
Curated by SPANK, HEY QUEEN!, Earl Dax, and Big Art Group
BAM Fisher (321 Ashland Pl)
Jun 27, 8pm—2am
Tickets: $20 in advance ($25 day-of)
Everybooty returns to BAM Fisher Friday, June 27 as part of NYC Pride Month
Curated by SPANK, HEY QUEEN!, Earl Dax, and Big Art Group, building-wide event showcases local artists—musicians, dancers, visual artists, drag performers, DJs.
Brooklyn, NY/June 2, 2014—A multi-genre, multi-gender celebration of queer culture, Everybooty returns to the BAM Fisher on Friday, June 27, welcoming all members of the LGBT community to celebrate New York City Pride Month. Curated by SPANK, HEY QUEEN!, Earl Dax, and Big Art Group, this radical arts mash-up highlights local artists shaping the future of contemporary art and culture in a one-night-only event featuring musicians, dancers, visual artists, drag performers, DJs, and more.
GAYLETTER called Everybooty “…the most accepting and diverse party you’ll attend during Pride week.” EDGE praised the event for creating “…an environment in New York City replete with exceedingly good looking people but completely devoid of snark or irony.”
For this year’s event, performances in the Fishman Space, hosted by Murray Hill, include indie-folk-pop artist Julia Weldon, Del Marquis’ (Scissor Sisters) Slow Knights, queer music artist AB SOTO, and Michael T and the Vanities. The Hillman Studio will showcase readings curated by and featuring host Justin Vivian Bond, and performances by visual artist and drag queen Untitled Queen, dancer Jack Ferver, female-to-female drag performer Sequinette, comedian and activist Red Durkin, comedic performer Erin Markey, and songwriter and videographer Shane Shane. Also upstairs in the Hillman Studio, downtown impresario Earl Dax will present an eclectic array of performers and artists that reflect the cutting edge and outré sensibility he has come to be know for. A video installation courtesy of Nica Ross will be presented in the Hillman Studio, along with an art installation by Jeffrey Owen Ralston in the Fishman Space. The rooftop Stutz Gardens will also feature acoustic sets from Nath Ann and Julia Weldon, and DJ precolumbian and DJ Sean B/Xanadude will spin late into the night in the Fishman Space.
Inspired by the Pride festivities of San Francisco’s Castro District which shine a light on local artists, the first Everybooty event was held in 2011 at Public Assembly in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and drew a crowd of over 2,000. In 2012 an all-day party was held at the former outdoor DeKalb Market in Downtown Brooklyn. The 2013 installment, the first at the BAM Fisher, transformed the building into the ultimate party venue with events taking place throughout.
Tickets are $20 in advance ($25 day-of) and go on sale at BAM.org/everybooty on June 2 for Friends of BAM and June 4 for General Public. Doors open at 8pm. For ticket information, call BAM Ticket Services at 718.636.4100, or visit BAM.org.