Heels On Wheels Hit the Road

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Heels On Wheels Hit the Road

Heels on Wheels is a New York based group of queer femme-inine spectrum artist-activists, and organizers.They are known for their monthly Open Toe Peep Show, providing a space for queer artists of all genera to perform in front of a receptive and regularly packed house.

This month the performers hit the road show in "The 2014 Glitter Roadshow", where they will bring their works to Brattleboro, Amherst, Montreal, Toronto, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Pittsburgh, NYC, Providence & Brooklyn. Each event will consists of six performers, which include local artists in every city, and ending with a dance party.

Featured traveling Heel's performers are Shomi Noise who plays guitar and reads from her zine series “Building Up Emotional Muscles,” the story of her journey as a Bolivian immigrant. Damien Luxe’s multimedia “Femme Footprints In The Sand” plays with mermaids and powdered milk to explore thriving past poverty and trauma. Heather Ács’ “Welcome to the Waldorf Hysteria” uses multi-media high-femme drag histrionics to ask, what do we gain when we lose control? Angel Nafis’ poetry celebrates the everything and everywhere of her world, of love and divinity, of her black girl brilliance in its vastness and depth. Alvis Parsley's heartfelt confession draws on their experiences as a genderqueer Asian while questioning the roles of institutions, authority, and the ecosystem of the arts. Sabina Ibarrola melts down and melts hearts in a pop culture performative exploration of breaking up and breaking through with the help of karaoke and Carrie Bradshaw.

The tour kicks off in Vermont this week and ends in New York:
April 11: Brattleboro, VT @ The Root Social Justice Center: 8pm
April 12: Amherst / CLPP Conference @ Hampshire: 1p workshop, 8pm show
April 13: Montreal @ L’Artere: 8pm
April 14: Toronto @ Tranzac: 8pm
April 15: Detroit @ Wayne State University Poetry SlamSeries, 6:30pm
April 16: Ann Arbor @ The Neutral Zone: 4pm worshop, 7pm show
April 17: Pittsburgh @ Irma Freeman Center for Imagination: 8pm
April 18: New York, NY @ Judson Memorial Church: 8pm
April 19: Providence, RI @ Spark City (ask your friends! secret space!): 9pm
April 20: Brooklyn @ JACK: 7:30pm
More info here.

The gang works hard at bringing queer art to the community so your contirbutions to the tour goes to support their efforts. If you can't get to one of the above locals you can always donate any amount you can on their homepage.