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SAT JUL 8 | Arj Barker | 8pm
Arj Barker is an American stand-up comedian who is perhaps best known for playing Dave in the hit HBO sitcom Flight of the Concords. He is also co-creator of the hit off-broadway show the Marijuana-logues, A parody of the Vagina Monologues. Tix & Info

FRI JUN 2 | The World Champion Judah Friedlander | 8pm
The last time Judah Friedlander graced our stages, the show sold out in advance, so grab your tickets now! Gaithersburg, Maryland’s own Judah Friedlander is known to comics and audiences as one of the funniest and most original stand-up comedians. Probably most recognized as “Frank Rossitano” on the Emmy-winning “30 Rock,” Judah started doing stand-up in 1989 and has been doing it just about every night ever since. Tix & Info

SAT AUG 19 | Greg Fitzsimmons | 8pm
Mixing an incisive wit with scathing sarcasm, Greg Fitzsimmons has achieved success as a stand-up, Emmy Award winning writer and host on both radio and TV. Greg is host of The Greg Fitzsimmons Show on SiriusXM’s "Howard 101” and puts out the hugely popular FitzDog Radio podcast twice a week. A regular on @Midnight, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, and The Tonight Show, Greg has been on The Howard Stern Show more than 50 times. Tix & Info

SUN AUG 20 | Jordan Carlos | 7pm
Jordan Carlos is a stand-up comic and television personality who is best known for his work as a writer and on-air contributor for The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, The Colbert Report, MTV’s Guy Code, Girl Code and Guy Court. He has also appeared on hit series such as HBO’s Girls, Showtime’s The Affair, and Comedy Central’s Broad City. Jordan lives in Brooklyn, NY and continues to perform his insightful and hilarious stand-up comedy in venues across the country. Tix & Info

Our 6th Annual Rainbow Festival Guide!

Our 6th Annual Rainbow Festival Guide!
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6th Annual LGBTQA Film Festival

Sat Jun 3
Dedicated to Kathleen Happ 
Sponsored by Planned Parenthood
We are PROUD to celebrate our 6th annual Creative Alliance Rainbow Fest and fabulous LGBTQA Film Festival! This year we feature a documentary about lesbian activist Angela Bowen, shorts curated by an LGBTQA community jury to reflect all colors of the rainbow, and a drag-hosted queer tribute to the campy cult classic Mommie Dearest.

The film festival is part of Creative Alliance's ongoing support of the LGBTQA community of artists and activists in Baltimore!


The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen | 5pm | Info & Tix

Dir. Jennifer Abod, PhD | 2016 | 73 min.

THE PASSIONATE PURSUITS provides a window into the life of Angela Bowen who grew up in inner city Boston during the Jim Crow era, and went on to become a classical ballerina, a legendary dance teacher, a black lesbian feminist activist organizer, writer and professor. 

Bowen’s stories reveal how the challenges of race, class, gender, age, and sexuality played into her decisions and strategies for survival. PASSIONATE PURSUITS is important film for anyone who wants to know more about the experiences and complexities of black women’s lives and the emergence of Black Feminism.

Hot Shorts | 7pm | Info & Tix

The latest and greatest queer short films that highlight every color and hue of the rainbow, selected especially by a jury of LGBTQA community members.

Short Films:
Billymensional (Juan Jiménez, 2016, Colombia, 1 min)
Virgin Territory (Emily Robinson, 2016, USA, 14 min)
One Less Point on the Sky (Roberto Carlos, 2016, Spain 8 min)
Monogamish (Carlton Daniel, 2016, USA, 14 min)
After Claudettia (Jaime Blanson, 2016, USA, 5 min)
A Miracle of Hanukkah (Adi Spektor, 2015, USA, 7 min)
Because (Ruth Caudeli, 2016, Colombia, 13 min)
You Say You Love Me (Quinton Lavery, 2016 South Africa, 4 min)
Wajood/Selfhood (Vishal Srivastava, 2017, India, 13 min)
Total Runtime: 79 min

Mommie Queerest | 9pm | Info & Tix

No more wire hangers! Ever! This LGBTQA tribute to the cult/camp/classic film screening will be hosted by Baltimore drag superstar Betty O’Hellno.

Rainbow Pass

Individual Film: $10 adv | $13 at the door
Mommie Queerest: $15 adv | $18 at the door
Weekend Pass: $25, $20 mbrs.
Access to all Films & Mommie Queerest! 
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