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Lingerie Lounge Open Mic benefiting St. James Infirmary
Date Thursday April 18
Time 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Event Type Fundraiser
Organizer/AuthorFrankie Foukette
Location Details
LOCATION - OAKLAND SECRET, 577 5th St. Oakland (wheelchair accessible)
*near 12 St. and West Oakland BART
Hey y'all!

Frankie Foukette (formerly known as Angsty Andy), along with various talented and beloved artists such as Mavis Moon Dancer, Miss Gatita Negra, Kleos Captured, Madame Bessie Snow, Freya La Tigra, Montease Python, Jos Harbinger, Hillary of Oakland Secret, and all our community supporters (you), have a piece of this show.
This show is for us, as we come, in all of our variety and peculiarities! In our weakness and sorrow, and in our flamboyant divinity and posh austerity...we come here to lounge lavishly, but not per se passively.

THE LINGERIE LOUNGE is a home for your most wacky ideas, political rage and passion, glitz and glam, queer obscure facts, awkward diary cuntfessions, musical whirling whims and hymns, and whatever else you're set to manifest on stage with a supportive crowd of fellow artists.

We like to make it real intimate here. We like to indulge in expression. We like to share ourselves. We like to wear...lingerie. ALAS! HOLD FAST MY FRIENDS! Lingerie is an inclusive word with the simple definition, an expression of yourself. We highly encourage bedroom attire, along with whatever else makes you feel ravishing, and understand that this may not always be possible. Your attendance and ability to be here is paramount, so if that means foregoing the lingerie theme - all is well!
All are welcome! (Except if you're 17 or younger, sorry y'all! Keep being the badass youth you are!)


HOW IT WORKS...
This is an open mic! Yes, we have Special AWESOME Guests (TO BE ANNOUNCED), but YOU are the show!

Acts should be no longer than 10 minutes including set-up and take-down. For this event, we have 11 sign-ups available.

You can sign up online here:
https://forms.gle/BU8YXKr3xSP4DXQt9
OR
You can sign up upon arrival. First come, first serve.

IMPORTANT: If your act has extensive set up and clean up, please sign up ONLINE. We want to do our best to make sure your piece runs as smoothly as possible. :)


WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR...
Musicians (we have a piano!), singer/songwriters, DIY-sters, educators, dancers, singers, comedians, poets (of all kinds), rappers, drum line players, strippers, burlesquers, shibari enthusiasts, storytellers, writers, clowns, contortionists, sideshow specialists, drag performers, gender-fuckers, activists, jugglers, dad-jokesters, dramatic pie eaters, public speakers, and all creative deviants.

We value your voice, time, presence, and courage to share what you're passionate about with the community. We want to bring in the plethora of creative energies and dare ourselves to think even more outside the box. We encourage acts that may not fit the dominant art scenes and respect those that work to educate and/or validate our vulnerable and resilient experiences as humans.

We ask that folks come in with an open mind and heart. Supportive audience members and stage participants are our favorite. Support can look like a tip, compliment, validation, shout out, collab offer, consensual feedback, and many other actions!

Consent culture is paramount!
Some of us may have our wobbly bits out while others may not. Whatever dress (or non) you show up in, we do not tolerate the idea that clothing or lack thereof is an invitation to touch people in anyway, ever, at the Lingerie Lounge. Consent culture exceeds simple body-boundaries. It also encompasses our emotional, spiritual, and mental well-being. Always ask before offering feedback or telling someone about an awesome idea you had for them to manifest. Being vulnerable on a stage isn't easy for everyone, and we are motivated to communicate with one another in a way that feels mutual, supportive, and genuine.

*If anyone is making you feel uncomfortable at any time, please let Frankie Foukette or one of the designated co-organizers know. We are here for you!

If you have any questions or concerns about an act or the Lingerie Lounge in general, you can always contact Frankie Foukette at frankiefoukette [at] gmail.com and they'll get back to you as soon as they can. :)


THE IMPORTANT STUFFING (tldr):
LOCATION - OAKLAND SECRET, 577 5th St. Oakland (wheelchair accessible)
THE DATE - THURSDAY, FEB 21ST
DOORS @ 7PM
SHOW @ 8PM (we're hoping to end the show somewhere between 10pm-11pm)
$5-25 sliding NO ONE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS
*50% of profits go to St. James Infirmary, a rad and incredibly vital health organization for SWs. (Thank you for all the work you do!)

**Absolutely NO PHOTOGRAPHY. We will have an area where you can take pictures, once you enter the Lounge, phones become mere globs of gook that are only used for emergencies.

**NO TERFS/NO SWERFS. Sorry, not sorry. We are a group that is extremely queer, diverse, and welcoming, and we will not tolerate oppressive behaviors in our brave space.

***Frankie Foukette is working on getting volunteer counselors (and will confirm this ASAP) to assist anyone who has an unanticipated experience at the Lingerie Lounge. Your safety and emotional well-being is incredibly important to us. We want you to feel supported and well-resourced if anything overwhelming comes up. We are here for you. ♥

****TIPPING IS ENCOURAGED! While tipping has a colonial past, we acknowledge the capitalist caste system (as coined by writer, Kendriana Speaks) that we live in...and we also really enjoy showering our loved ones in money. Please bring ones to throw at performers you adore! If you are low on cash and still want to support the performers, you CAN do so! We will have strips of paper with pre-made compliments as well as blank ones you can make (however they need to be approved by our compliment connoisseur). Words can be just as motivating and affirming as a dollar bill, y'all. It may not pay the bills, but hopefully it'll offer the chance for us to smile and feel confident in our hard work as artists!

From the bottom of my ❤️, thanks for reading all of our deets & passing it along to your friends! You are such a GEM!
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