LUYA #7: STILL HERE — QUEER LUNAR NEW YEAR
**We are prioritizing LGBTQIA performers for this edition of Luya** (non-queer performers, please be mindful that during sign up we’ll be inviting queer folks to the list before we open it up to everyone else)
“We are powerful because we have survived.”
We are still here. In spite of so much that tells us that we should not be. In spite of all the ways, directly and indirectly, that we have been told not to take up space. We are living and creating and loving in spite of it all. This month, tell us about what keeps you rooted. Tell us about what gives you hope, what gets you up in the morning, what you look forward to every day. Tell us about your love, and your joy, and your tears, and your struggles, and all the things that remind us that we’re alive.
$5 suggested donation, but we won’t turn you away for lack of funds!
BYOB + BYOSnacks
ISA Studios is on the corner of Union and 18th, 1750 S Union St in the Pilsen area.
The entrance to ISA has a 3 steps. The bathroom is gender neutral and single use. We usually light incense/sage during the show.
+ Open Mic sign up starts at 8:15
+ Please respect the mic and keep your open mic pieces to 4(ish) mins
+ Show starts at 8:30
+ Sticking to the theme is completely optional :)
🎤Featured drag performers 👀🔥🎤💜
+ Tofu Daddy
To the Filipinx community, luya (ginger) has healing properties, just as it does in many other Asian cultures. Organised by multidisciplinary artists from the Chicago Filipinx diaspora, Luya is a welcoming space for poets of color to express themselves to an audience that understands where they’re coming from. Whether you're a spoken word veteran, or someone just starting to find your voice, we're here for you. Perform with or without music, alone or in a group, stick to the theme or don’t – all we ask is that you bring your whole self to the mic.
Luya doesn't tolerate harassment or fuckery of any kind, so don’t tempt the wrath of our ancestors.