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Getting OUT Alive a benefit for a film about Foster Youth Success

Saturday, August 30, 2008
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Event Type:
Shani Heckman
Location Details:
at El RIO, 3158 Mission St, SF CA 94110

a benefit for the film America's Most Unwanted
When: Saturday, August 30, 2008 from 3-8pm
Where: at El Rio, 3158 Mission Street SF, CA 94110
INFO-LINE: 415-206-9392
website: and

Featuring Live Music--> from Divine Feud, Joshua Klipp and Nomy Lamm
Sexy Burlesque Dancing--> from Penny Whistle, Vixen Noir and Twilight Vixen Revue
Drag Stars--> Fresh! and special secret guest .....!
EMCEE--> Fresh! & Shanestar
RAFFLE, Great Drink Specials and SEXY YOU!!

About the Film:
America's Most Unwanted: Stories of Hope from Former Foster & Group Home Kids is a feature-length video project by Shani Heckman (Wrong Bathroom, 2005) that explores the rarely heard side of growing up in foster-care: strength, resilency and hopefullness. Featuring local artists, educators and successful business people America's Most Unwanted (AMU) provides a much needed voice in the world of films exploring foster-care. Fiscally sponsored by BAVC and Film Arts Foundation, all donations are Tax-Deductible by law when made online: OR

About the Artists:

R&B, Pop, Jazz Artist JOSHUA KLIPP dazzled viewers on LOGO's top 10 click List this past Winter with his video "Rescue Me" directed by Margaret Cho. He'st finally recuperated from performing on the Main Stage at SF-Pride to thousands and has a busy summer performance schedule that you should check out at You can also hear his amazing music here too.

Indy-star NOMY LAMM is a writer, singer, musician, playwright, and lecturer who focuses on queerness, body image, disability and empowerment. She's been a Punk Planet columnist, a performer with Sister Spit, a co-writer of The Transfused rock opera, and one of Ms. Magazine's Woman of the Year in 1997. She has released two solo albums (Anthem and Effigy) and played in the genre-blending trio Tricrotic. She recently relocated to San Francisco from Chicago.

Dazzling burlesque by VIXEN NOIR (aka Veronica C. Combs). Vixen Noir is a San Francisco-based erotic performance artist and burlesque dancer, actress, poetess, modern/jazz dancer, singer as well as director, producer, choreographer and filmmaker who has been wowing audiences in the San Francisco Bay Area and abroad with her sexy jaw-dropping performances for more than 12 years! Vixen integrates her extensive dance and theatre background to create performances that range from sublime to raucous, raunchy to seductive, titillating to beautiful, and that are artistically compelling and visually stimulating. Her work embodies a commitment to claiming erotic power, building bridges across racial, social and economic divides and celebrating the diversity of gender expression. Vixen's work is unapologetically sexual, multicultural, and assists us all to revel in the ecstasy of our own divine power. Vixen is also the creator and teacher of Unleash Your Fire Workshops, which derived from her theatre company, liquidFIRE. In these sexy, fun and at times challenging classes, Vixen works with women to tap into, explore, reclaim and celebrate their erotic power.

Live Music by DIVINE FEUD: 3 awesome ladies bringing old school punk sounds back similar to Teenage Jesus ..the band is Marissa(Punks/Slim Moon/Gay Science): bass, vox, pink courtney ( producer): ricky, vox, gay. and kandis(Thunder Thighs): drums, vox, heels. This All-Feminist lady band is recording their first release this August. Listen to them on Myspace here:

DJ TROUBLE is making porn at when not practicing with her band Divine Feud.

FRESH! has been dazzling the people for more than a decade with his smooth renditions of Barry White. White had dedicated his time and energy to a wide-range of issues pertinent to the queer community when not on stage.

Burlesque dancer & performer PENNY WHISTLE is a co-founder and original member of Twilight Vixen Revue, the Bay Area's current "Best of the Bay" Burlesque. She will be performing a brand new, never-before-seen duet with LANCE ARMSTAR that is guaranteed to surprise and delight you!

Burlesque Troupe TWILIGHT VIXEN REVUE, our very own Best of the Bay, is an all-queer San Francisco troupe of fabulous showgirls, with highly costumed precisely choreographed dancing. These ladies dazzle audiences with a repertoire of classic Broadway favorites, jazz standards and showgirl glamour. Sharp dancing and exquisite costumes come together with an unforgettable line-up of all-queer starlets who always entertain.

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