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RUBY: A Cabaret and Dance Party Extravaganza Celebrating 40 years of SOMArt...

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SOMArts Cultural Center

934 Brannan Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

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On Saturday, June 8, 2019 join us for RUBY: A Cabaret and Dance Party Extravaganza Celebrating 40 years of SOMArts an immersive art party, community meal and dance party to support the organization at the intersection of art and social justice. Honoring legendary performer and director Rhodessa Jones, this celebration features jaw-dropping cabaret performances and musical performances by Chulita Vinyl Club, and Rocky Rivera!

Since 1979, SOMArts continues to be a cultural oasis that fosters access to the arts in the Bay Area. The 40th anniversary is often represented by the bold, red ruby gemstone. At SOMArts Cultural Center, it also embodies our deep commitment to San Francisco’s creative community.

Your tax-deductible ticket to RUBY allows SOMArts to continue supporting artists with fees and commissions, professional development and mentorship to further their careers. In an ever-changing San Francisco, it is crucial that artists are given the resources and support they need to create socially engaged work.

If you are unable to attend this year’s community meal, please consider donating a ticket to Rhodessa Jone's artist table under "Artist Ticket Donation"!

EVENING SCHEDULE AND TICKETS
All Access, 6–7 pm, $250 |
Everything below and All Access Happy Hour with specialty champagne, intimate cabaret performances, and silent auction preview

Dinner Party, 7–9 pm, $175 | Everything below and catered dinner, silent auction, authentic cabaret experience, and celebration of Rhodessa Jones

Dance Party, 9:30–12 am, $30 | Admission to the 21+ Dance Party with musical performances by Chulita Vinyl Club and Rocky Rivera


DANCE PARTY PERFORMER BIOS

Chulita Vinyl Club is made up of women, gender-non-conforming, non-binary, LGBTQ+ and self-identifying people of color. CVC launched in 2014, with the context of providing a safe space for empowerment, togetherness and to utilize music and vinyl as a form of resistance against the erasure of culture. Each Chulita identifies with their own identity. They are not to be classified as one nationality or culture. Within CVC they individually identify with the following: Latinxs, Tejanxs, Chicanxs, Xicanx, Afro-Latinx and many more. The unifying denominator is that they come together over the belief that EL DISCO ES CULTURA and they believe that is worth preserving and perpetuating.

Rocky Rivera is an emcee and performance artist from San Francisco. She has released two mixtapes, three albums and seven joint projects with DJ Roza under the Rock & Roz series on Soundcloud. Rocky’s music is a journey into the spirit of resistance in the form of loud bass and energetic feminist anthems. Her latest album, Rocky's Revenge, was created in collaboration with Women's Audio Mission and is available now for streaming and purchase on all digital platforms.

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