The Mix is back with this week’s Friday Five. From dance and drag, to stories and comics, don’t miss these five really amazing, hand-picked events happening this weekend.
Friday, Nov 4
Friday, November 4 / 9pm
Hillman City Collaboratory (5623 Rainier Ave S)
$5-10 sliding scale until 10PM / $10 entry after
Darqness is one of Seattle’s premiere QTPOC dance events and this month’s party is no different. Music from LSDXOXO (Qween Beat, NYC) along with Riff-Raff (Night Crush), Nome Goldie (Darqness), and Reverend Dollars (Darqness, Soul-Fi). Vogue Competition presented by Jade Dynasty. Hosted by Britt Brutality, Dom, PSA, and Howin. Darqness is is intended as a safer space for queer and trans people of color. Racism, anti-blackness, anti-indiginity, transphobia, homophobia, misogyny, ableism, femmephobia, fatphobia, etc, are not welcome.
Saturday, Nov 5
Short Run Comix & Arts Festival
Saturday, November 5 / 11am
Fisher Pavillion (305 Harrison St)
The 6th annual Short Run Festival features more than 270 exhibitor artists from around the world. Programming includes highlights such as live painting by Olympia artist-musician Arrington de Dionyso, a community coloring project with China Faith Star, Ilan Manouach’s tactile graphic novel “Arctic Circle”, Kundiman poets engaging with audience to answer the question, “Where I Come From”, screenprint masters Fogland Studios, new work from Seattle Experimental Animation Team (SEAT) and psychedelic visuals by Aubrey Nehring.
Short Run After Party
Saturday, Nov 5 / 8pm
Washington Hall (154 14th Ave)
Featuring local hip-hop artist DoNormaal and the punk trio Nail Polish, with DJ Green Thumb and Hatem Imam (who will play Arabic dance music). Our photo booth will be designed by Andrew Lamb Schultz with photos by Allyce Andrew! Dance and socialize!
Saturday, November 5 / 8pm
Seattle Art Museum
Rare and wondrous unicorns roam these strange lands, few so mesmerizingly magical as Adé Cônnére. Singer, dancer, actor, ingenue, glorious androgyne, Ade’s is a face well loved across gay Seattle. Tonight Adé headlines the talented line-up of queer and trans people of color at this lush and glamorous Seattle Public Library produced event at SAM that puts QTPOC squarely front and center.
The event is called Legendary Children ( inspired by the iconic film “Paris is Burning”) and features “psychedelic electronic soul songstress” Sassyblack, the community of dancers, choreographers and artists known as the AU Collective, and more–and you even get to experience the astonishing “Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style” instillation currently at SAM to boot. It’s this week’s Adrian Ryan Approved Event™!
Sunday, Nov 6
Mosaic: Love, Family, Origin
Sunday, November 6 / 7pm
Calamus Auditorium at Gay City (517 E Pike St)
QTPOC art is so often undervalued in mainstream culture artists often make space for themselves. In this show, eight QTPOC-identified artists take stage for Mosaic to celebrate love, family and origins, honoring all QTPOC stories by revealing their own. Featuring Alea Mahone, Fatima Arain, Neve Be(ast), Blu TheBaqi, Scarlett Pedersen, Nic Masangkay, Garfield Hillson and Jaye Sablan. Hosted/directed by Ebo Barton.