Thanks to all who participated in June's Creative Process collaborative journal series - if you missed any of the entries, please click on the pictures below to read the work of members who contributed their writing, poems, music, etc. Don't forget to join us in July for Queer Voices, an interview series featuring some of Lady Brain Collective's LGBTQ+ members.
Image description: Two rows of three photos each. Top row, left to right: Lisa Brackmann, Susan Lipson, Lizzie Wann. Bottom row, left to right: Lindsay White, Tori Roze, and Mary Hamer. Click on individual image to see full blog and full image description.
Thanks so much to everyone who tuned in to our Mother's Day brunch on Instagram Live yesterday! It was our first time live streaming from that platform, and we had a great time celebrating mothers/motherhood. Special thanks to our performers Thea! The Band, Mary Bee, Karina Frost, Gretchen DeVault and Lindsay White for putting on a great show!
Don't forget to circle back to the blog next month for our June virtual community gathering called Creative Process. This collaborative journaling project will showcase the written work on several Lady Brain Members, serving as a time capsule of sorts to mark this moment and movement in time.
Thanks to everyone who participated and shared a song for our virtual book club takeover of the San Diego Songwriters Club. We're still getting used to this whole online gathering business, and this was a hard pivot to make because we were so excited to be in a room with our friends book club talking about this book. But, it was still lovely to check out beautiful songs from members of both groups (particularly from one of our newest members Danielle Angeloni!) and we are so proud of LBC member and book club organizer Unison Colthurst for doing amazing things with the community she leads! We're looking forward to scheduling another book club takeover when the coast is clear for being in a room together!
Thanks to everyone who joined us for our first ever Community Quarantine livestream on Facebook! Featuring virtual sets by Julie Albright, Julia Sage, Astra Kelly, Rosy Dawn, Corina Rose, and Bonnie Nicholls, attendees were able to experience the concert-style lineup in real time and enjoy an array of musical styles from some of the most talented womxn in San Diego!
Please join us on Sunday, March 29 for our first Community Quarantine concert! Here's how it works - each performer will be live streaming from their personal account, but we will also be sharing those feeds on the Lady Brain Presents Facebook Page, so no need to jump around from profile to profile if you don't wanna! We're looking forward to bringing a little music and community into your homes! The concert is free, but if you have the means to tip our artists and our organization, a little goes a long way!
Lady Brain Livestream - Community Quarantine
Sunday, March 29 - 2pm
Tune in: www.facebook.com/ladybrainpresents
2pm Julie Albright
2:20pm Julia Sage
2:40pm Astra Kelly
3pm Rosy Dawn Selwitz
3:20pm Corina Rose
(This is a fundraiser hosted by Heather Yambrovich, a local music/art lover who is setting up outreach for local artists in need of assistance.)
3:40pm Bonnie Nicholls
(not collecting tips)
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Wow wow wow. Woweee. Wowzers. <--- If you had a chance to experience last week's Lady Brain Presents Takeover of Grampa Drew's Flim Flam Revue, you likely had a reaction similar to this. Although many of the evening's featured musicians were absolutely winging it (true to Flim Flam nature), it sounded as if all the womxn on stage had been rehearsing their whole lives for this moment. The energy in the room was that magical. These womxn (particularly our jaw-droppingly talented house band) delivered stellar performance after improvised performance. Everyone in the venue was into it because they couldn't take their eyes and ears off of it.
Special thanks to Julia Sage for curating the whole shebang, to Grampa Drew for inviting Lady Brain Presents en masse onto the Flim Flam Stage, and to all the patrons at Whistle Stop who drank and tipped their way toward a $600+ donation to RAINN.org. The entire gathering reflected our mission of supporting local womxn creators and working together with our community to make a positive impact on the world around us.
We hope you continue to follow along with Lady Brain Presents, and help us execute this vision. If you're a San Diego-based womxn-identifying creative, please consider joining! And if you are an art and culture-loving local, please check out our upcoming events and find ways to get involved here. See you soon!
photo credit: Darci Fontenot Photography
We love a good takeover! Cross-collaborating with our friends in the creative community is where it's at. On Sunday, April 19 from 1:30-4pm, Lady Brain Collective will be featured (along with book club members) at the San Diego Songwriter's Book Club series, which is organized and hosted by collective member Unison Colthurst.
What is a songwriter's book club, you might ask? Well, it's like a regular book club, only members take inspiration from the pages of each selected book (or titles, or cover, or pictures, or whatever they feel like) and create brand new songs. Then everyone comes together to discuss the book and share their songs. It's quite magical.
This series has been running for several years, but recently, gracious host and fearless leader Unison has opened up these showcases for our non-songwriting friends and music/book-lovers to attend for a small donation of $5-10. Optional potluck too!
The selected title for this event is The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls by Mona Eltahawy. Featured Lady Brain Collective performers will be Danielle Angeloni, Unison Colthurst, Rebekkah Darling, Michele Palmer, Amy Day, Lindsay White and more! If you would like to perform and/or attend, please stay RSVP to Unison for address/info.
Thank you to everyone who came out to February's sold-out community gathering entitled Love in the Round. We kicked things off with a couple tunes from our gracious host Bonnie Nicholls, followed by a Nashville-style songwriters round featuring Astra Kelly and Carissa Schroeder. The space was made all the more lovely thanks to artwork and decoration from Barbara Rutherford, not to mention the loving attention from our listening room audience!
Special thanks to our water sponsor Topo Chico for keeping everyone hydrated! If you're interested in getting involved, there are so many ways to contribute. Please consider becoming a Lady Brain Lover or Community Gathering Sponsor - these generous folks help our young organization grow and thrive. Or, if you have venue space and/or any other items to donate toward our cause, we want to hear from you! As we always say, art is a team sport, and we really appreciate ALL of the folks on our team.
ON DECK: Don't miss out on our March community gathering, happening this Saturday, March 7 from 5-8pm at Whistle Stop, where we'll be hosting a Lady Brain Presents takeover of the long-running music series Grampa Drew's Flim Flam Revue. This 21+ event is free, and a portion of the bar sales will benefit RAINN, the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization.
photo credit: City6Studios and Barbara Rutherford
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This edition of Grampadrew's Flim Flam Revue is gonna be one for the books! Julia Sage will host the first ever Lady Brain Presents Flim Flam Takeover, and these womxn are gonna bring the house down. Grab a drink, take a seat (if you find one) and get ready for a happy hour you won't forget! And to make it even MORE awesome, this show's proceeds will go to benefit RAINN, so make sure to bring some cash for the tip bucket! (because as always, Flim Flam is a free show).
Please join us in South Park on Saturday, February 29 for this historic leap year showcase! Our next community gathering will explore various definitions of and experiences with love. Our host Bonnie Nicholls will kick off the night, followed by a songwriters round featuring Astra Kelly and Carissa Schroeder. We will also showcase art by Barbara Rutherford. Advanced tickets are $10 online. ($12 at door if showcase doesn't sell out). All funds go directly toward our performing members. 5pm Doors, 6pm Music. Please feel free to byo snack/drink to share!
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