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The WOW Cafe Capital Campaign Member

We are in urgent need of your support.

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

Thurs, Oct 2, 2014, 9pm

$20 at the door, $15 advance tickets recommended due to our limited seating capacity!

Thick: A Zaftig Revue

Performances by Viktor Devonne, Magic Max, Sita Johnson, MF Akynos, Lillian Bustle. Featuring JanTina, Hosted by Dr. Lucky

Dismantling Western ideals of beauty, Thick presents heavenly curvaceous bodies on a pedestal. Showcasing them in all their glory, this variety show proves that having extra body fat doesn't stop you from being talented, desirable and downright sexy! A monthly revue brought to you by curator The Incredible, Edible, Akynos showcasing what you've been missing from too many stages; major assets, vibrant talent and a memorable experience!

Art LovHer
Fri, Oct 3, 2014
9:00 pm for a drink & draw style networking hour
10:30 pm open mic

$10 admission
or $7 with RSVP to artlovesher.bk AT

Art LovHer is a co-operative of artists that hold space to present, honor and preserve the work of women artists. Through our monthly open mic and various art events around the country, we hope to build the artist community around women artists to maintain safe and creative spaces of artistic exchange!

Inspired by WOW, "I realized how much impact an individual can have on the world. That if we want certain spaces to exist, we must create and maintain them... Art LovHer was born from that idea," says Joi Sanchez, founder and main curator of Art LovHer.

Every month, doors will open at 9 pm for Drink & draw style networking hour led by Visual Artist Create, with a live model. While paper and supplies are provided, bringing your own supplies is also encouraged. The open mic begins at 10:30 with a performance feature between sets. Sign up can be done in person or online ahead of time.

Admission includes 1st drink, complimentary food, refreshments, & drawing/art supplies! (Feel free to BYO art supplies as well), cheap cash bar available. Upcoming shows: Fridays; 10/03, 11/07, 12/05, 1/09/15, 2/06/15, 3/06/15. More info at facebook.

Hypergender Burlesque
Sat, Oct 4, 2014

$15/$10 if on HyperGender mailing list (just email us at and ask to get on the list)
advance tickets recommended due to our limited seating capacity!

HyperGender Burlesque Presents: Psycho Glitter!

Hosted by the legendary JZ Bich and the eccentric Jean va Gin, bringing you a night of seriously scary burlesque! Welcome to the best nightmare you ever had.

Starring Dick Jones, Matt Knife, Terra Josephine, Bettie Blackheart, Viktor Devonne, Marinara Stardust, Anti Social, and Foxy Squire. Stage mouse Mikey Mouse.

Some may call us blasphemous, but we say we are what NYC is about: queerness, glitter and worship of all things different!

November 8, Humanesque!
December 6, The Shadow Self!

More at, and follow Hypergender on tumblr

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 urgently 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.

We are in urgent need of your support.

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, USA.

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

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