Weirdo Night! with DYNASTY HANDBAG, Sophia Cleary, Oscar Álvarez, Rob Zabrecky with Mike O'Brien, Chris Vargas (video) + DANCE-Y-OKE

Weirdo Night! with DYNASTY HANDBAG, Sophia Cleary, Oscar Álvarez, Rob Zabrecky with Mike O'Brien, Chris Vargas (video) + DANCE-Y-OKE

Sun · May 20, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15.00

This event is 21 and over

DYNASTY HANDBAG
DYNASTY HANDBAG
DYNASTY HANDBAG aka Jibz Cameron is a performance/video artist and actor living in Los Angeles. Her multi-media performance work as alter ego Dynasty Handbag has spanned 15 years and been presented at such institutions as MOCALA, PS1, Joe's Pub, The Kitchen, REDCAT, The Broad Museum, Hammer Museum, New Museum of Contemporary Art New York, among others. She has been heralded by the New York Times as “the funniest and most pitch perfect performance seen in years” and “outrageously smart, grotesque and innovative” by The New Yorker. She has written and produced 6 evening length performance pieces and countless short works that have been performed in clubs and venues internationally. She also produced multiple video works and 2 albums of original music. In addition to her work as Dynasty Handbag she has also been seen acting in films, theater and television (internet web series no one has seen). She works as a professor of performance and comedy related subjects in addition to lecturing and teaching workshops. Jibz also produces and hosts Weirdo Night!, a popular monthly comedy and performance event in Los Angeles. Jibz recently moved from New York to Los Angeles and is in development with Electric Dynamite on a television series about a performance artist that moves from New York to Los Angeles.
Sophia Cleary (Penis)
Sophia Cleary (Penis)
Sophia Cleary is a genreless, childless & interdisciplinary artist working with jokes, video, dance, music, and more. She has presented her work in NYC at the Center for Performance Research, Danspace Project, the Chocolate Factory, Dixon Place, the Kitchen, and e-flux and in Los Angeles at the Hammer Museum and Human Resources Gallery. This past fall Sophia premiered her collaboration with Neal Medlyn titled "Miracle," an anti-fan fiction play about Anne Geddes and GG Allin. She is the founder and coordinator of the works-in-progress series REHEARSAL and is co-editor for Ugly Duckling Presse's performance annual Emergency INDEX. She performs music in the feminist punk band Penis, a collaboration with Samara Davis. Sophia splits her time between NYC and LA, and makes her money as a birth doula and researcher for a private investigator (they are separate jobs).
Oscar Álvarez
Oscar Álvarez
Oscar Alvarez
is a performance artist with a studio practice in sculpture and installation. He's currently working with totemic hierarchies, clown rituals, metaphysical grids, sacred geometry, and abject embodiments of male psyches. Oscar is currently earning his MFA at USC Roski School of Fine Art, where he is now making a short movie about law enforcement and the private property they protect. He makes performance work on freeway overpasses, where he's currently forming new discourses on being vulnerable in LA. He's also diligently making hand drawn shirts with the logo for the band Tool. He hopes to have around 1,000 of these white shirts by October for his performance TOOL Shirt that's taking place at the Broad, and is part of the program En Cuatro Patas.
Chris Vargas
Chris Vargas
Chris E. Vargas is a video maker & interdisciplinary artist currently based in Bellingham, WA whose work deploys humor and performance in conjunction with mainstream idioms to explore the complex ways that queer and trans people negotiate spaces for themselves within historical & institutional memory and popular culture. He earned his MFA in the department of Art Practice from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2011. From 2008-2013, he made, in collaboration with Greg Youmans, the web-based trans/cisgender sitcom Falling In Love...with Chris and Greg. Episodes of the series have screened at numerous film festivals and art venues, including MIX NYC, SF Camerawork, and the Tate Modern. With Eric Stanley, Vargas co-directed the movie Homotopia (2006) and its feature-length sequel Criminal Queers(2015) which have been screened at Palais de Tokyo, LACE, Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow, and the New Museum among other venues. Vargas is also the Executive Director of MOTHA, the Museum of Transgender Hirstory & Art, an arts & hirstory institution highlighting the contributions of trans art to the cultural and political landscape.
Rob Zabrecky
Rob Zabrecky
There’s simply no other entertainer like Zabrecky — you have to see him to believe him. As a magical humorist, he creates a dryly abstracted, austere universe that pushes magic to its very edges and often explores bizarre and contemplative human behavior. MAGIC Magazine hailed, “Zabrecky’s magic could easily be the plot line of a Stephen King novel, if Steven King wrote comedy.”

In live performances, he invents a magical world through a series of strange and beautiful effects, which he combines with remarkable timing and theatrical edifice. Like film director David Lynch, he sets the stage for everyday life, then sets it on fire. His absurdist and deadpan humor have delighted audiences from Tokyo to New York City.

"Zabrecky - the name means 'Abracadabra,' sideways"

- LA Weekly

Rob will be joined on stage by the creator of TV’s A.P. BIO, Mike O’Brien.
DANCE-Y-OKE
DANCE-Y-OKE is a dance party wherein the crowd dances along to amazing music videos with fresh ass dancing in them. ala Janet Jackson, Aaliyah, Michael Jackson, Beyoncè, Salt-N-Pepa. see you on the donz floohr!
Venue Information:
Zebulon
2478 N Fletcher Dr
Los Angeles, CA, 90039
http://zebulon.la/