So I had to plug this event because it looks so bad-ass. I have been really busy lately, but I am going to try and promote more Bay Area events, since there is so much bad-ass stuff going on around here. And please put more events in comments!
Bibi Chic * Queer Middle East Shake Those Hips!
An unprecedented fundraiser for Six International Charitable
Queer Middle-Eastern and North African Organizations
San Francisco’s Premier Queer Middle-Eastern and North African Charitable Dance Party will sweep into San Francisco again for our fourth major event since June 2007 Pride. On Saturday, April 19th, an incredible lineup of artists of the music and performance variety will be tantalizing your hips and senses at Bibi Chic!
Bibi Chic will feature an unprecedented performance by a collective of local, queer, performance artists and DJs performing a mixture of classical and fusion style Go Go Belly Dancing, and music spanning the entire Middle-Eastern and North African region.
Bibi is an all volunteer run fundraiser party for the LGBTI South West Asian, North African (Middle-Eastern) community, where friends and supporters are invited to celebrate and share our culture. Partygoers can expect to hear dance music influenced by rhythms and vocals representative of the entire diverse background of this group. Middle-Eastern, North African, Latin, Dance, Euro and International beats even retro Middle-Eastern classics will keep the crowd on their feet.
The event will donate 100% of the proceeds to six international charitable organizations: Helem, Iranian Queer Organization (IRQO), Iraqi LGBT, and ASWAT. Two additional organizations will selected by our guests at the night of the event. “An unprecedented event, Bibi Chic will enable us the unique opportunity to give back to our compatriots across the globe. These organizations work tirelessly to liberate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) communities in the Middle-East.” said Rostam, co-producer of Bibi.
Don’t SLEEP on THIS!
What: Bibi Chic * Queer Middle East Shake Those Hips!
Where: 6IX, 60 6th Street, First floor, San Francisco
When: April 19, 2008. Doors open at 10 pm; After Hours, 21 and up
Who: Featured performers include local hip-shaking sensation Ms. Cherry Gallete, belly dancer Amira, and mixmasters DJ Emancipacion, DJ Masood, and DJ Cheon
Cost: $15 door
For more information about Bibi, please visit MySpace.com/BibiSF or contact Rostam (rostamQrostam@yahoo.com). Please note that no press will be allowed inside the event. We hope that you appreciate the sensitivity and privacy of our guests on this issue.