FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARCH 26, 2012
CINCO DE SANDRA: A CELEBRATION OF COMIX, STORYTELLING, AND MUSIC
On May 5, 2012, an all-star lineup of DC and NYC storytellers will come together to blow your mind with live performances of poetry, comix, and stories at the Hillyer Art Space in Dupont Circle. Venues represented include Trip City, Act-i-vate, SpeakeasyDC, and Barrelhouse. And after that? We'll get the music spinning.
CINCO DE SANDRA's lineup of performers includes:
Sandra Beasley (author of DON'T KILL THE BIRTHDAY GIRL, I WAS THE JUKEBOX)
Dean Haspiel (Emmy winner for BORED TO DEATH title sequence, artist of THE ALCOHOLIC w/Jonathan Ames and THE QUITTER w/Harvey Pekar, creator of BILLY DOGMA)
Molly Lawless (cartoonist of HIT BY PITCH, FROG & OWL)
Jim Dougan (comics writer, SAM & LILAH, CRAZY PAPERS, others at ACTIVATEcomix)
Jennifer Tress (DC-based storyteller, author of YOU'RE NOT PRETTY ENOUGH)
Natalie E. Illum (Spoken word poet, mothertongue organizer)
Tony Mancus (BARRELHOUSE contributor and co-editor of Flying Guillotine Press)
Plus, the whole shebang will be hosted by man-about-town Brandon Wetherbee (YOU, ME, THEM, EVERYBODY) and featuring the sweet sounds of DJ P-Vo (Hometown Sounds DC). We will have a merch table. We will have beer and non-beer. We will have a helluva lotta hijinks. And, in case you were wondering, we will have a birthday girl on hand: Sandra Beasley.
Be there, or be…
...Just be there.
Saturday, May 5 at 8 PM
Hillyer Art Space
9 Hillyer Ct NW
Washington, DC 20008
This space is down the alley from the Phillips Collection on 21st Street. Metro access from the Red Line, Dupont Circle Station (Q Street exit). Street parking is available but may be limited.
$5 suggested donation (to help us recoup costs for the event space)
For more information on our performers:
Sandra Beasley (www.sandrabeasley.com)
Molly Lawless (tyrnyx.wordpress.com)
Jim Dougan (www.activatecomix.com)
Jennifer Tress (www.yourenotprettyenough.com)
Natalie E. Illum (www.natalieillum.net)
Tony Mancus (www.inlandskirting.blogspot.com)
Brandon Wetherbee (www.youmethemeverybody.com)
DJ P-Vo (www.hometownsoundsdc.com)
This event is hosted and coordinated by International Arts & Artists, LLC. For more information about the venue and IA&A:http://www.facebook.com/events/255811644513842/ and RSVP.