West Fest | Let’s Talk About Mae—A Series of Talks About Mae West
Where: Jefferson Market Library
425 Ave. of the Americas
212-243-4334 Price: Free
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Part of West Fest, a festival celebrating the 125th anniversary of the birth of Mae West.
Come to one session or come to them all!
12:00 pm: Mae’s Early Life, Career, and Vaudeville by Trav S.D., writer and performer; best known for critically acclaimed “No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous” and the blog “Travalanche.”
1:00 pm: Mae and Broadway by John Calhoun, librarian, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
2:00 pm: Mae and Race by Chicava Honeychild, scholar, actress, proprietress of Brown Girls Burlesque, and artist in residence at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater.
3:00 pm: Mae and Spiritualism by Kathy Biehl, scholar, actress, freelance writer, and certified, award-winning psychic and astrologer.
4:00 pm: Rebel Mae West, a panel discussion moderated by Grady Turner, curator of “Bare! True Stories of Sex Desire and Romance;” featuring Dirty Martini, the international burlesque sensation; Elyse Singer, CUNY teaching fellow, artistic director of Hourglass Group, and director of the critically-acclaimed 1999 revival of West’s “Sex;” as well as speakers Trav S.D., John Calhoun, Chicava Honeychild, and Kathy Biehl.Buy tickets/get more info now