Artemis Singers, Chicago's lesbian feminist chorus, will present its Pride concert and dance, "We Sing What Sparkles," on Saturday, June 15, at First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave., at 7 p.m.
The nonprofit chorus specializes in performing music written or arranged by womenand, among other things, will present the world premiere of "Lesbian Feminist Boogie," by chorus member Allison Downing. Some of the other songs will include "Rise Up," "Seven Day Kiss," "The Earth is Singing My Name," "Con El Viento" and "Sweet Sorcery."
"The dance after the concert provides the opportunity for women to socialize," said Artemis Singers Artistic Director Joy Culver in a statement. DJ "OCD" ( Wanda Rodriguez ) returns this year for that part of the event.
The featured guest artist is e nina jay, who recently released the new book Bricks, Blood & Water. jay uses poetry as a tool of survival and to break silences around all forms of violence against gurls & womynwith particular focus on the intersections of race, sexuality and poverty.
There is a suggested donation for tickets of $20 in advance, and $25 at the door. Tickets for children 12 and younger, students ( with ID ) and seniors age 65 and older cost $15. The ticket price includes admission to both events.
Call 773-764-4465 or see ArtemisSingers.org .