B-Girl Be '07: schedule and links

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Read my City Pages article "Where the Ladies at?" about women in the Minneapolis/St. Paul hip-hop scene (with related coverage in Vita.mn, Vita.mn again, Lavender, Pulse, and the Women's Press, plus comments at Blotter, MNSpeak, and at DUNation twice), then check out B-Girl Be: A Celebration of Women in Hip Hop at Intermedia Arts and other venues this weekend starting today (Thursday, right now). Below is a full schedule of the festival from www.bgirlbe.com (also here) plus links; a related Intermedia exhibit (see below) runs through September 9. Buy a $30 all-access event pass if you're over 21. They're available online and by calling Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408, 612.871.4444, info "at" intermediaarts "dot" org. All events are at Intermedia arts, all-ages, and free unless otherwise noted.

B-Girl Be Summit 2007

Thursday, June 28, 2007

1:00 p.m.
Aerosol Art Mural jumps off coordinated by Siloette, featuring Lady Pink (MySpace page, more here), Femme9 (more here), Zori4 (more here), Muck, Stef, Japan's Shiro (more here), and many others.

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
(featured DJ)

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Performances by Ashley Gold, Akira Johnson, H.E.A.T (more here and here)

6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Opening" for "The Art of T&A...Truth and Activism," a multi-disciplinary international group show highlighting women's visuals in hip hop, with installations by Lady Pink (New York), Joy E. A. Spike (Chicago), and more than 25 artists from the U.S., Puerto Rico, Cape Town (South Africa), and Switzerland.

6:30 p.m.
B-Girl Be Welcoming Ceremony featuring the Aztec Dance Youth, Drummers, B-Girl Be Drum & Dance, and Tish Jones.

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Rosa Clemente (more here) keynote ($5/$2 students)

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Youth open mic

8:30 - 10 p.m.
Youth (Teen) Dance Workshop hosted by the Collective @ Jawahiir Studios ($5); 1940 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN 55403

10 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
18+ Sistaz In Rhyme @ Foundation Nightclub featuring Philadelphia headliner Bahamadia (more here), Detroit's Invincible (of the Anomolies; more here), Stacy Epps (more here), and local breakthrough artist Maria Isa (more here and here) ($10); 10 S Fifth Street Minneapolis, MN 55402

Friday, June 29, 2007

10:30 a.m. - Noon
Dance Workshop w/ New York b-girl Rokafella (more here) @ Hennepin Center for the Arts ($15); 528 Hennepin Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55403

11:00 a.m. - Noon
Youth Dance Workshop ages 3-5

Noon - 8:00 p.m.
Aerosol art production

Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Gallery tour and discussion

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
"Puerto Rico Presente!": B-Girls Mio, Lady Denis & MC Aneurizma (article in Spanish).

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Youth Hour with guests

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
B-Girl Sitdown

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Open Mic hosted by Karma & Ashawnti (more here and here)

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Autumn Compton and The Most Wanted, with Indigo (more here) and Spikaboxxx as Bloody Black Eyes, with Shock B.

7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
"Evolution of the Power Cipher: A Dance Showcase." Hosted by Karma featuring Universal Dance Destiny, Art of Dance, Aneka McMullen, members of the Collective, Rhythm QueenZ, Brandi Philips, Angel Adams, and more. Words by Philadelphia's Traycee Lynn and New Jersey transplant poet/MC/singer Isis (more here and here). ($7 general, $5 youth.)

9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
21+ Evening of Spoken Word at the Nomad World Pub, 501 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454, featuring Philadelphia's Ursula Rucker (more here), Desdamona (more here), Isis (more here and here), and Philadelphia's RhapsodE (more here). ($7)

Saturday, June 30, 2007

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Dance Workshop with B-Girl Aiko @ Hennepin Center for the Arts ($15); 528 Hennepin Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55403

Noon - 10:00 p.m.
Aerosol art production

Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Gallery tour - youth event

Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Medusa (more here) MC Workshop @ Bryant Lake Bowl ($15); Bryant Lake Bowl; 810 West Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Performance by New York's Maui, Katana, White Lesbian Rapper (more here), and Kali Quotes (more here).

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
DJ Clinic with Pam the Funkstress (of the Coup) @ Fifth Element ($15); 2411 Hennepin Avenue South, 612.377.0044, Minneapolis, MN, 55405

2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Spoken Word Workshop with Ursula Rucker (more here) ($15)

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
B-Girl Knowledge Drop! ($7)
Featuring Collective 7 (B-Girls Aiko, Baby Love, Lady Champ, Rokafella, Severe, and Vendetta) and B-Girl Aruna & Twin City All-Stars & B-girls of the PR Team.

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Open Mic

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Bonnie & Clyde: The Showoff hosted by Tish Jones (more here) & Truth Maze (a.k.a. Truthmaze, more here) with Extra Special Guests KMOJ's Melissa & Crstyle.

7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Ladies Night hosted by Medusa (more here) with performances by Wonda Woman Project (more here), Philly's Traycee Lynn (more here), Tish Jones (more here), PaviElle, and Black Blondie (minus Sarah White, who's moving to Brooklyn soon; more here), with L.A.'s DJ Shortee (more here and here) and B-Girl Power Cipher ($7 general/$5 youth)

10 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
DJ After Party @ Foundation Nightclub featuring Pam the Funkstress (of the Coup) and DJ Shortee. ($5)

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Noon - 5:00 p.m.
B-Girl BBQ

Noon - 2:00 p.m.
B-Girl Be 2006 Documentary

Noon - 2:30 p.m.
DJs and Open mic

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Youth Performance Showcase

3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Films and DJs

3:45 - 4:45 p.m.
Teen Dance Workshop hosted by Universal Dance Destiny at the Capri Theatre; 2027 West Broadway Avenue, Minneapolis 55403


B-Girl Be and other related local links:

B-Girl Be
B-Girl Be MySpace page
B Fresh photography MySpace page
Black Blondie MySpace page
Bryant-Lake Bowl
Capri Theatre
City Pages on B-Girl Be 2005
Dessa MySpace page
Fifth Element
Foundation Nightclub
Heat MySpace page
Hennepin Center for the Arts
Ill Chemistry
Indigo MySpace page
Indigo website
Intermedia Arts
Maria Isa at Emetrece Productions
Maria Isa MySpace page
Isis MySpace page
Isis website
Jawaahir Dance Comany
Tish Jones MySpace page
Juxtaposition Arts
Karma Nightclub
Katana MySpace page
Lavender article on B-Girl Be
Madame Mimi MySpace page
Nomad World Pub
Pain/Shampel C/RapTV MySpace page
Pain/Shampel C/RapTV Youtube page
Protegee MySpace page
Protegee website
Rachel Raimist
Sha Cage MySpace page
Tru Ruts
Universal Dance Destiny
Women's Press article on B-Girl Be
Jamie Wynne MySpace page
Zenon Dance Company

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Wolk this way

After catching Heat at B-Girl Be this early evening (see above), I plan to swing over to MCAD to see my colleague Douglas Wolk talk about comics (click for directions); 7:30 p.m. Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Auditorium, 2501 Stevens Avenue, Minneapolis.

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