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Food Care + Soil Share with Food Not Bombs
September 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
After months of isolation, distancing, and anti-filth messaging, Ms. Nookie Galore, Franny Galore, and Mikiki are offering a safer way to get dirty together during Bricks and Glitter while doling out our mutual aid goods and (with our participants’ consent) dirty jokes and drag numbers to further animate the Allan Gardens community.
* we are a trans and gender fluidity/non-confirming space, if you are not comfortable w freedom of gender expression = don’t come 🙂
More details coming soon
Ms. Nookie Galore is a FilipinX, non-binary, hairy Asian, trauma-informed, horror-storytelling, Drag Queen-ish. They have been spotlighted in CBC, the documentary “No Fats, No Femmes, No Asians,” and showcased at the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Royal Ontario Museum. They have been published in the book “Diasporic Intimacies: Queer Filipinos and Canadian Imaginaries.” Also, Ms. Galore is the Queen of New Ho Queen, one of the largest parties in Toronto, and founder of the longest-standing queer and trans youth of colour storytelling program in Canada, The Drag Musical. Lastly, their Drag Horror Cooking Show, Sarap, tells how with just one bite of the right dish, you can taste the stories from back home. When Ms. Nookie Galore cooks, always prepare to be served.
Mikiki is a 400 year old drag queen that dies in the end. She has been doing drag for a quarter century and STOPPED doing a decade-long performance called The Drag Race FOUR YEARS before Mr Charles began filming his. Mikiki has been an interest in performing the invisiblized and gendered labour of hostessing, serving and being gracious. Mikiki hosts a weekly thematic golden girls watch party and a sermon on Zoom and Twitch.
Franny Galore is an LatinX entertainer, certified make-up artist and costume designer. She is the Drag child of Ms. Nookie Galore, current director of the Drag Musical Program and was co-costume designer for the FilipinX Drag Horror Cooking Show, “Sarap.” Franny made her impact in the underground burlesque scene with her gender-bending looks and style of drag, was featured in the Toronto-based collective LAL’s music video for their single Dead Happiness from their album Find Safety. She was also part of the cast for “Flowers While We Are Livin’ “ A showcase presented by Unit 2 + Ninkuru Zinduru that celebrated and shared the work of BIPOC / racialized trans and queer feminine artists with the rest of Toronto’s communities. She was also part The Rhubarb Festival at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, In the Horror production Scary Stories People of Colour Tell In The Dark. Was also a participant in the 2020 cycle of the Right To Dance: Dance Intensive taught and produced by ILL NANA with the graduating performances also being held at Buddies. Franny is about self love and expression and incorporates that in the stories she brings to you whether through makeup, drag, Or in other expressions of art.
BRICKS & GLITTER is a community arts festival celebrating Two-Spirit, trans and queer talent, ingenuity, caring, anger and abundance. We are a trouble of queers who believe in creativity, collectivity and practicing the future in the now. We are intersectional by default and critical by necessity. Our 2020 festival centers Black, Indigenous and racialized artists coming together to imagine a world worth living in—for all of us.