Never Surrender: It Gets (No) Better Birthday Party
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 8:00 PM CDT
(7:00 PM Doors)
Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL
17 years and over
The "it gets (no) better birthday party" is first and foremost a benefit for The Center on Halsted, the Midwest's most comprehensive community center dedicated to building and strengthening the LGBT community, and Young Chicago Authors, a homegrown venerated cornerstone of youth expression and literacy that has since began affecting culture worldwide through poetry slam and writing workshops. Secondly, it's a 21st birthday celebration for its curator: irrepressible Musician/Writer emanuel vinson. vinson, a young fixture of Chicago's live scene, has gathered a lineup of poets and musicians kind enough to give their considerable talent and energy to the cause- including the excellent DJ Itch13, writer Robbie Q. Telfer ("Best Local Poet" - Chicago Reader), and brother/sister hip-hop duo April Fools.
Hosted by Rachel Jackson and Britteney "Blacrose" Connor.
Full lineup of performers/participants:
emanuel vinson, DJ Itch13, Robbie Q Telfer, Nat Iosbaker, Suzie Swanton, Cydney Edwards, José Olivarez, Milo & Otis, April Fools, avery r. young.