SisterSpace 2015

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"Halfway to SisterSpace" Celebration

Saturday, March 21, 2015
6:00—10:00 p.m.
Mt. Airy Art Garage
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Women's History Month marks the halfway point to the September’s SisterSpace Weekend, one of the longest-running women's festivals in the USA as well as the tri-state region!

SisterSpace is celebrating the past, present and future of women's arts, health, community and spirit, with a fundraiser for the organization featuring a guest reception with interactive art and performance followed by three hours of dancing.

The festivities will take place at the Mt. Airy Art Garage on Saturday, March 21 from 6pm-10pm.

Advance tickets to this will be $15 or $20 at the door which includes light refreshments, beer, and wine while supplies last. Guests are invited to BYOB.

The party begins with a one hour reception filled with interactive art and performance including painting, poetry, and open mic featuring special guests Debra D’ Alessandro, Suzi Nash, Danie Ocean and others who will create art, and perform music and spoken word while guests meet and mingle over complimentary wine, beer and snacks.

Our SisterSpace DJ will kick the party into high gear with an energetic and eclectic mix of dance music for the following three hours.

Find out more about this amazing event.

From the Planners: 2015 Preview

Hi Everybody!

Planning for the 2015 SisterSpace Weekend is well underway, and our Entertainment Committee is working hard to secure an awesome lineup for our festival in September. Although the final roster is not quite done—we're still epeaking with a number of artists—we're happy to report that the following entertainers will definitely be joining us in 2015. Check them out!


2015 Entertainers

Poppy Champlin, Comedian

There's just something about Poppy. She walks on stage looking urban cool and she begins rolling out the jokes, starting slow and sure and moving on to staccato and soon she is hitting on all cylinders, spitting out jokes, quips, songs, impressions, interactions, bird calls and with deep resources to draw from, all of Poppy's shows can be described as spin art — "No two alike." Poppy is crackerjack at the craft of Improv. Throw anything at her and watch as she magically turns it into comedic fodder.

Karma Mayet Johnson, Composer/Performer

Offering vital Roots music for the 21st century, Karma Mayet Johnson's vocal performance is equal parts funk and glitter, cornbread and molasses. Karma has worked with the Albany Symphony Orchestra, Meshell Ndegeocello, Burnt Sugar, Toshi Reagon, Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon, Bill T. Jones, Antibalas, Melvin Van Peebles, The Roots, and Bajah and the Dry-Eye Crew. Karma received her education in the Blues from her Grandmother Ms. Josephine Harris, close Chicago friend of musicians such as Howlin Wolf, Buddy Guy, and Junior Wells. She is a lead vocalist on the The Mercy Suite, a collaboration between poet Yusef Komunyakaa and composer Tomas Doncker. Composer of Indigo, a blues opera, she resides in Brooklyn, New York. She has just recorded her first EP, Karma:September Songs.

Julia Weldon, Indie-Folk-Pop Artist

A self-taught, nationally touring musician, Julia Weldon's possessing personality and captivating music crosses bridges and divides. With unfailing fingers, she tells stories that feel both intensely personal and widely universal. Unapologetically herself, Weldon's songs grab you—asking you to pull up a chair, pour yourself a whiskey, and stay a while.

Check the entertainment page for updates as they occur.

Programming Note: Call for Workshop Submissions

Workshops at SisterSpace are collaboratively built by the people attending the Weekend. Our goal is to put together a schedule of workshops that are as interesting and diverse as the many women who attend. In the past, SisterSpace has offered workshops focusing on sexuality, feminism, relationships, body painting, self-improvement, financial planning, car maintenance, salsa dancing, and more! Find out more about how you can volunteer as a workshop presenter.

Spread the Word: Publicity and Cross-Promotion

Help us get the word out about the Weekend! If you're able to take some of our fliers to any local parties, bars, or other lesbian-oriented spaces or events, email us at sisterspace@sisterspace.org. Also - if you are involved with a lesbian organization, community, publication, etc. and are interested in working out some sort of ad swap or cross-promotional arrangement, we're all ears! Let us know what you have in mind, and let's talk. We look forward to hearing from you!