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Mo Wave Queer Arts Festival 2015 Kicks Off With Art Show


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It’s back…the ‘Mo Wave Queer Arts Festival returns to Seattle for the….third year? Fourth?

I’ve lost track. Dementia.

Mostly showcasing local and national queer performance artists of all genres and largely centered on live performances at Chop Suey, the weekend festival kicks off Thursday evening, November 12, 2015 with the opening reception for the ‘Mo Wave Art Exhibit at Vermillion Gallery, 1508 11th Avenue on Capitol Hill happening between 6pm and 9pm. It’s FREE and features the following artists:

Andrew Lamb Schultz
C. Davida Ingram
Free Witch Quarterly
Grant Rehnberg
Joey Veltkamp
Leigh Riibe
Liana Kegley
Lynda Sherman
Mario Lemafa
Rafa Esparza
Rio Abundez
Tara Thomas
Topher McCulloch
Storme Webber

This year’s exhibit was curated by Davora Lindner and Steven Miller.

Thursday’s opener will feature live performances by Mal DeFleur and Storme Webber with DJ Ozma Otacava.

While the ‘Mo Wave Festival just runs this weekend, this exhibit will be up at Vermillion through December 5, 2015.

Following the art opening, there will be an after party at Pony until the wee wee hours of the morning with ‘Mo Wave headliner, Zebulon Gone playing a preview teaser live & dj set. Seattle’s new favorite creature queen, Cucci Binaca will serve as hostess with music provided by Mister Sister + DeeJay Jack.


The performance festival then starts Friday at Chop Suey, 1325 East Madison with the following line-up:

3rd Annual ‘Mo-Wave Festival
Hosted By Emily Nokes & Ameila Bonow

The Seth Bogart Show (LA)

Cakes Da Killa (NJ)

Gazebos (SEA)

The Young Evils (SEA)

Zebulon Gone (NYC)

Cockeye (PDX)

Mister Sister & Dee Jay Jack
7pm doors 21+ $15 adv/$18 dos

Tickets available now

AND, wraps up on Saturday with THIS line-up:

3rd Annual ‘Mo-Wave Festival

Le1f (NYC)

Dai Burger (NYC)

Destiny Formerly Princess Nokia (NYC)

Sassyblack (SEA)

Re-Ignition (SEA)

Slouch (Oly)

Erik Blood (SEA)

Aeon Fux (Oly)

Lisa Prank (SEA)

DeeJays Dewey Decimal & Mathematix (LICK!)

5pm doors 21+
$15adv/ $18 dos

Tickets available now:

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