Thursday Kick Off Party!



An evening of artists and allies

Thursday Aug 15th from 6pm to 9pm
at Club 21, 2111 Franklin St in Oakland
FREE to conference attendees
Open to the public! $9 suggested donation for non-conference attendees
Tickets here:
RSVP: on Facebook
Featuring a welcome, meet and greet, artist reception, ally performance, and dance party!

The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Kick off the epic 2013 National BUTCH Voices conference with:

  • A welcome by Oakland City Council President Pro Term Rebecca D. Kaplan
  • An artist reception to mix + mingle with the artists showcasing their work at the conference. See artist bios here.
  • Meet and greet other conference attendees, the performers and artists and workshop presenters at the conference, and the sexy beautiful handsome BUTCH Voices volunteers who have been working their cute butts off to get this weekend of debauchery and transformation and conversations and communities delivered right to you!
  • An incredible showcase of SF Bay Area based queer performing artists allied to Butch & MOC communities featuring Storytelling, Bellydancing, Drag, Burlesque and Cabaret with: Jezebel Delilah X, Manish Vaidya, Heaven Mousalem, CHUBB, Dominika Bednarska, Lola Dean, Miss Amazing Grace & Kentucky Fried Woman. Read their full bios here.
  • 9pm – Twerk! Club 21’s weekly hip hop/top 40 dance party for women & trans folks

Please note: This event, as with the entire BUTCH Voices conference, is scent aware. Please read our entire scent-aware policy here: Please keep it scent-free so everybody can show up and not have to leave due to chemical injury! Leave off perfume, cologne, essential oils and use fragrance-free detergent on your clothes. If you have a strong scent on your body, you may be asked to move or leave.