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Help support the 35th year of ongoing awesomeness at WOW!

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Art LovHer Artist Salon
Fri, December 4, 2015
8:30pm gallery presentation
9:00pm drink & draw
10:00pm feature performance
10:30pm stage opens
$10 at the door, or advance online
$7 with open stage signup

After residencies at various galleries and lounges around NYC, ArtLovHer returned to our home at the Wow Cafe Theater last Spring. Since returning to this historic artist collective space, Art LovHer has had the privilege of extending opportunities to a wider spectrum of artist. Every first Friday Art LovHer combines the calmness of a drink & draw & the variety of an open mic in a visual gallery setting with a different featured performer every month.

This month we spotlight the poetic/musical stylings of Libby La Poet! Doors open at 8:30pm for a gallery reception featuring a drink & draw with a live model & free wine. Followed by an opening blessing by Frog Wing & feature performance, as well as an open mic/stage where all forms of artistic expression are welcomed! Open mic/stage sign up list closes at 11pm

**Admission is $10, $7 with RSVP to
AND if you bring 3 people with you, your admission is FREE!!

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HyperGender Burlesque
Sat, December 5, 2015
Show 10pm
$15 advance tickets

HyperGender Burlesque presents: Fuck!

Don't forget to get your tickets!!!

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NYC Performance Showcase
Fri & Sat, December 11 & 12, 2015
7:30pm Doors, 8PM SHOW
$10 General Admission
$15 VIP (Guaranteed Front Row Seating + 1 FREE Drink)

Chiquita Brooks presents NYC PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE! Join her, along with a host of talented artists from all over NYC! Enjoy 2 nights of Theatre | Dance | Poetry | Comedy | Music | Burlesque + MORE! FRIDAY December 11th & SATURDAY December 12th, at WOW Cafe Theatre.

Chiquita Brooks
Lauren Smith
Una Osato
JZ Bich
Camille Atkinson
Brown Cocaine Love
Kara Angčle Pressley
Tehila Wise

+ MORE!!!

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To Face It
Sun, December 13, 2015
doors open 4:30pm
Admission ($15 more/less sliding scale)

How do nuclear family ideas help or not help? Are you able to UNTIE the knot? Build a new kind of bond? What about work? Can you create clarity at the workplace?

Performance followed by artist talk. Be the show!

5th Anniversary performance of the one woman staged reading of
To Face It (Chapter 9: No Dixie Pomade Here)

From the novel by Lupe Family
Directed by Lupe Family
Featuring Tantra-zawadi

Doors open at 4:30pm, Performance begins promptly at 4:45pm

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^Tantra-zawadi(left) and Lupe Family(right)

The Capital Campaign

In 2000, WOW launched its first large-scale fundraising effort, a capital campaign to help us buy and renovate our theater. The City of New York has sold the tenants of 59-61 East 4th Street the building for $1!

The caveat: That we raise the funds to renovate the building, and bring it up to code. WOW's share of renovation costs is about $300,000. As we have survived solely on box-office sales for 25 years, this is more money than we've ever had or needed in the past.

When we do succeed in securing these funds, WOW will own its own permanent theater space in a completely renovated building.

One of the most exciting aspects, which we have achieved, is the addition of a functional 24/7 self-service elevator! Yet to come is an ADA approved accessible bathroom, and dare we say air-conditioning?!
We are not there yet! In order to make this possible, we need your financial help! No donation is too small or too large, and any amount will help us ensure that theatre by women and/or by transgender people continues to thrive and be ever-increasingly accessible.

Help WOW continue as an invaluable resource

Please click here for video, a photo archive, and more on our capital campaign!


WOW Cafe Theater is located at 59-61 East 4th Street
on the Fourth Floor.
between Bowery and 2nd Avenue in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York City, NY, 10003, USA.

We now have a 24/7 available elevator for our building!

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