Thursday, December 11, 2008

Tonight at Big Chick's / Tweets

7:30, 12/11/2008 Jen Pagonis (poetry), C Tribe (poetry & sound art) Dyke Mic 2.0, an all-ages open mic for queer women of all gender persuasions. Dyke Mic 2.0 features spoken word, musical and performance artists and is produced and hosted by JT Newman. The show features local and national acts.

Dyke Mic 2.0 is the newest incarnation of the queer girl open mic created by Newman in 2001. Originally produced at the Bailiwick Arts Center, Dyke Mic ( 1.0) ran for three years in an open run at the venue. When life intervened, Newman put the show on the shelf for four years.

The concept behind Dyke Mic was simple then, and it still is today. Featuring the best and brightest old and new talents in the queer community, the Mic's mission is to promote queer lady arts. With an interdisciplinary approach, a keen curatorial eye, and an interest in blending artists with varying styles and approaches to their crafts, Dyke Mic is always exciting and unexpected. Dyke Mic is a place where the audience can and artists can try new work and get seen (maybe for the first time).

What they said (press) about Dyke Mic 2.0:
"This venerable poetry-music-performance series, founded in 2001 and formerly housed at the Bailiwick Arts Center, now makes its home in the sumptuous building on the northern fringe of Boystown and, if the night that I attended is any measure, looks to settle in for a long run."
--Windy City Times review, August 2007