All Out Arts and New Village Productions presents the Second Annual International Lower East Side LGBT Arts Festival- a celebration of culture off the mainstream known as Fresh Fruit Festival 2004. This festival celebrates the diversity of the LGBT community, beyond the stereotype (and TV friendly) middle class white men that are funny. Fresh Fruit consists of theatre, music, book readings, art and parties running everyday for two weeks at the Milagro Theater at the CSV. All musical performances are at either Arlene's Grocery (99 Stanton St. btwn. Ludlow and Orchard) or Sidewalk Café (94 Avenue A).
July 11 at 8 PM: "Tangy, Tasty, Fruity Tunes": An Evening of Queer music: Curator: Justin Tranter for Outmusic (Donation Only] at the Sidewalk Café -94 Ave. A at 6th Street
July 12: At 6 PM: FRESH FRUIT GALA: Art Opening - "Fresh Fruit's Show": LGBT Visual artists curated by Artgroup - Then at 7 PM, Reading: My Mother Told Me I Was Different: Voices of Stonewall written by Carol Polcovar: Eyewitness accounts of rebellion. After the reading; "Taste of the Lower East Side" Food from Lower East Side vendors and restaurant!
Admission: $45 for the Gala.
July 13 at 7 PM: Open Mike and Party: Sign up, Shout out! - Admission $5 + a guest
July 13 at 9 PM & July 15 at 7 PM: Cucumber Dreams: Michael Cross Burke: sex, gay monkeys and cucumbers. Admission $15
July 14 at 7 PM: "Fast Girls, Goddesses and Kumquats": An evening of Women's Poetry: Curator: Susan Sherman. Admission $7.
At 8:30 PM: "Women's Party and Open Mike w/ Jenn Lindsay": Grrrlz! Grrlz! Grrlz! admission $10. ADMISSION FOR BOTH EVENTS $15
July 15 at 8 PM, July 16 at 7 PM, July 17 at 3 PM & 9 PM, July 18 at 3PM: "Fruit Flavored": solo performances: Bobby Brady Was A Homosexual: Derek Zasky, Bad Habits: Kelli Durham: Lesbian nun talks, Skinny Isn't Sexy or Why I New Had An Eating Disorder: Elizabeth Whitney: Admission $20
July 16 at 9 PM: "Homo Hip-Hop Poetry Jam": Queer in Hip Hop: Curator: Baron Admission: $15
July 17, 18, 19, 20 at 7 PM: In The Shadow of a Dream by John Adams: Dreams lost and found. Admission $20
July 21 at 8 PM: Exotic Fruits: A Hot Night of Latin Performance Curator: Jade Esteban Estrada Admission $15
July 21, 22, at 7 PM, July 23 at 8PM, July 24 at 2 PM: Getting It: Kevin Jones: Adultery with a twist Admission $20
July 22 at 9PM, July 23 at 6PM, July 24at 7PM, July 25 at 3 PM: "Oranges Just Wanna be Pears": Plays and Song About Gender: Butch2Butch by Aleada Minton: Bois in Love, Tea and Tourniquets by Keith Angora: Who plays Laura Reynolds? Victoria Libertore Performs and Albee Damned by Kevin Brofsky. Special guest appearances. Admission $15
July 25 at 6 PM: "Celebrate Fruits Party" Admission $10. ADMISSION TO SHOW (above) AND PARTY $20
July 26 & July 27: Diean McBryde's RADIO PGO: an avant garde musical experience w/ Australian musician Adam At Arlene's Grocery - Admission $10 at Arlene's Grocery. 95 Stanton Street.