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Venus Fest presents Alok

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The Garrison

1197 Dundas Street West

Toronto, ON M6J 1X3

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Venus Fest presents


An evening with Alok.

ALOK (they/them) is a gender non-conforming performance artist, writer, and educator. Their eclectic style and poetic challenge to the gender binary have been internationally renowned. Alok was recently the youngest recipient of the prestigious Live Works Performance Act Award granted to ten performance artists across the world. In 2017 they released their inaugural poetry chapbook FEMME IN PUBLIC. They have been featured on HBO, MTV, The Guardian, National Geographic, The New York Times, and The New Yorker and have presented their work at 400 venues in more than 40 countries.

with performances by

Ziibiwan

https://ziibiwan.bandcamp.com/releases

Genre hopping from ambient experimental electronics to hip hop, trip hop, R&B, and more, Ziibiwan is an electronic musician/producer with a no-holds-barred approach to production. Their ethereal, sonics opens into deeply hypnotic spaces where land, sky, and deep sea meet. Ziibiwan is Anishinaabe from Wiikwemkoong, based in Tkáron:to (Toronto).

Kiley May

KILEY MAY is a Hotinonshón:ni Mohawk storyteller and artist from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, and is now settled in the gathering place called Toronto. Kiley is a two spirit person, who also identifies as trans, queer and genderqueer. Her pronouns are they/their/them and also she/her. They do education and facilitation about and with LGBTQI, two spirit and Indigenous communities. Kiley currently a student at the Center for Indigenous Theater, learning to act and sing. She also enjoys creative arty things like dancing, writing, fashion, film and photographer. And transitioning, which is an art form; her greatest art work to date.

and

Manghoe Lassi

Humza A. Mian aka Manghoe Lassi is a queer Canadian-Pakistani who currently resides in the GTA. He is a Registered Veterinary Technician who works in the downtown core, and a drag queen who has made a big splash on social media over the last year. The focus of his drag is to bring awareness to the existence of queer Desi folk and breaking the chains of toxic masculinity that hold so many queer Desi’s back from expressing themselves.


Friday March 15th at The Garrison

19+

$15 ADV / $18 DOOR

The Garrison has a wheelchair accessible entrance with a stopgap ramp. There are no steps once in the venue. All bathrooms are gender neutral and located on the main foor. Please note that bathrooms are individual, and wide enough to accommodate some mobility devices but not all.

Venus Fest does not tolerate any form of homophobia, racism, sexism, transphobia, ableism, ageism, sexual harassment, assault, discrimination, or violence. Any audience members suspected of the above will have the opportunity of one conversation on how their behaviour is harmful. Should they continue, audience members will be removed.

Instigators of sexual assault or violence will be removed without warning.

Venus Fest staff have received safer space training with the Dandelion Initiative to better support our community. Please seek them out if you need support or someone to talk to.

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