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

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Art LovHer Presents:
The Tim Gunn Art Show!!
Thurs - Sunday, October 8 - 11, 2015
Thurs-Fri: 5-10pm
Sat-Sun: 12-7pm
Free admission, donations accepted
A wise man once said "there are no mistakes in art, you've got to make it work!!" & he was right!

After being stuck in a awkward obligation, Art LovHer is transforming adversity into opportunity with this last minute art show, inspired by the [now] famous catchphrase of Project Runway's Tim Gunn. We've enlisted the help of some of the top underground independent visual and performance artists in NYC to put together a one of a kind art show. Come see the latest works by Joi Sanchez, Marthelicia M., & more!!! Admission is free & open to the public, with donations being accepted. Refreshments available. All art on display is for sale! Performances daily!

Gallery hours:
Thurs/Friday 5pm-10pm
Saturday/Sunday 12p-7p

Shades of Burlesque
Fri & Sat, Oct 23 & 24, 2015
9:00pm doors, 9:30 shows

$20 General Admission tickets
$30 VIP tickets (Guarantees Front Row Seating + 1 Free Drink)

Sweet Lorraine presents SHADES OF BURLESQUE, NYC's Only All Black Burlesque Revue + SHADES & FRIENDS! Get ready for two steamy nights of Titillating Burlesque!

FRIDAY NIGHT (10/23) Hosted by the Vocal Powerhouse Storm Marrero! Dazzling Performances by International Burlesque star The Maine Attraction, * Genie Adagio * Voodoo Onyx * Munroe Lilly * Southern Comfort * & Sweet Lorraine!
With Stage Kitten *Vera Safire*

SATURDAY NIGHT (10/24) Performances by International Burlesque dancer Apathy, * The Queen of Latin Burlesque Tiny D * Voodoo Onyx * Munroe Lilly * & Sweet Lorraine!
With Stage Kitten *Vera Safire*

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Stories from the Net and The Sea
Fri, Oct 30, 2015
Unemployed, Seniors & Students, sliding scale, give what you can

Magdala, Stories from the Net and The Sea, is a performance piece combining dance, music and storytelling by two women who have interpreted the story of Mary Magdalene: a witness, an apostle, a messenger and a community leader who struggled to have her voice heard, as women still struggle in communities worldwide, to this day.

Xio Evans Marni Rice Experimental Dance-Theatre is a performance project dedicated to creating original performance works dedicated to issues of social justice. Their collaborative work has been presented at Lehman College, Riverside Church, Judson Memorial Church, The Cell Theater, as well as street festivals and community gardens in NYC.

Xio Evans is a Dancer/ Choreographer from Costa Rica currently based in New York. She is the director and founder of first Experimental Dance Theatre in Costa Rica, based in Puerto Limon. with whom she has toured nationally and internationally representing Costa Rica in Italy, Spain & Honduras.

Marni Rice is a Chanteuse-Accordionist & Theater Artist from New York City. Her solo performance piece Tales from Paris/Contes de Paris is a mixture of storytelling and song and has been performed in both French and English in The United States, Canada, Germany, France, Japan, Cameroon, Gabon and Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Art LovHer Artist Salon
Fri, Nov 6, 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

Art LovHer is back with new art, new features, new model and the same welcoming atmosphere!!

Doors open at 8:30pm for gallery wine reception. Sip & Sketch starting at 9pm. 10pm a feature performer and at 10:30, we open the stage. Admission is $7 with RSVP to $10 at the door. As always, no one is ever turned away for lack of funds!! Come unwind your work week with us this Friday night!

Joi Sanchez & Marlena Stevenson for Art LovHer LLC

HyperGender Burlesque
Sat, Nov 7, 2015
Show 10pm
$15 advance tickets

HyperGender Burlesque Presents a showcase of trans performers!

Don't forget to get your tickets!!!

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An Intimate Evening with Patti LaBelle
Sat, Nov 14, 2015
7 - 9pm Cocktail hour
9pm Sharp Showtime!

All Tickets $10.00 at the door


(Encore Performance)

A Intimate Evening w/ Patti Labelle

2015 Ms.Northeast Royale Plus Winner

Lady Jasmin Van Wales
Patti Labelle

Also Starring: Erika Lederreon Knowles & Jennifer Love Williams

*Come witness a spectacular stellar production that everyone is talking about!

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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