GFQM - SF SKETCH FEST SPECIAL - "Flirting With Disaster"
Jan
13
10:00 PM22:00

GFQM - SF SKETCH FEST SPECIAL - "Flirting With Disaster"

"Greetings, from Queer Mountain" is the queen mother of queer storytelling series. 

Every episode features a diverse collection of work from LGBTQ+ performers across the country. Running for over 5 years in Austin, New Orleans, New York, and now Oakland, we've produced over 125 unique and original live shows featuring performers such as Daniel Rugg Webb, Bowen Yang, Gabby Rivera, and Janine Brito. It’s like hanging out with all the queer friends you wish you had!

Host: 
Micheal Foulk is a queer comedian, writer, and organizer from Austin, Texas. They have been featured on the Crom Comedy Festival, FunFunFun Fest, and Out Of Bounds Comedy Festival. They are the co-creator of the LGBTQ+ storytelling showcases Greetings, from Queer Mountain (ATX/NOLA/NYC/OAK) and Queer Film Theory 101 (ATX/NYC). Micheal's writing has been published in Slate, Vice, Into, and TimeOut.

Featuring: 

Natasha Muse is like the C3P0 of San Francisco comedy: a bunch of small bears once mistook her for a golden god but in reality she’s a bumbling robot (as well as a mom, a transsexual, and a firm agnostic). The SF Weekly once declared her a “Comedian to Watch” in 2014, and in 2016 they upgraded her to an “Artist to Watch.” Natasha features at the SF Punchline and Cobb’s Comedy Club, and has worked with such comedy luminaries as Maria Bamford, Anthony Jeselnik, Janeane Garofalo, Wyatt Cenac, and God. Natasha’s comedy is so good, it’s not even funny.

Marcus Williams is a stand-up comedian posing as a structural engineer during business hours. He was a semi-finalist in the 2016 Sacramento Comedy Festival and has performed at the San Francisco Punchline, Cobb's Comedy Club, all over New York, Denver and several other locations with a stage and a microphone. He's funny as hell. 

Irene Tu is a Chicago-born, San Francisco-based stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. In 2017, the San Francisco Chronicle singled her out as an “artist on the brink of fame,” on the heels of being named one of the “Bay Area’s 11 Best Stand Up Comedians” (SFist) and one of 20 “Women to Watch” (KQED). She has performed at numerous festivals including SF Sketchfest, Clusterfest, RIOT LA, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and Outside Lands. Irene has opened for comedians such as Anthony Jeselnik, W. Kamau Bell, Gary Gulman, Judah Friedlander, Hari Kondabolu, and Aparna Nancherla. You can see her on season 2 of “Take My Wife” and on VICELAND’s “Funny How?”

Nori Reed isn’t just a stand-up comic based in Oakland, California. Nori is a lifestyle. When she isn’t perfecting her skin care routine or thinking about the devastating impact of U.S. imperialism, Nori performs at some of the best Bay Area comedy venues like Punchline SF, The Setup, & Cheaper Than Therapy. Currently, she co-produces the multiple award-winning comedy show, Man Haters, & was recently selected for the 2019 Diversity in Comedy Fellowship at KML SF. Catch her with the Man Haters crew at SF Sketchfest 2019 & follow her on instagram @noriessence. Nori is not Japanese.

Nick Sahoya is a writer, actor, and stand up comedian based out of San Francisco, California best know for his web shows, 8-Hit Gaming on Queerspace Magazine and Cool Mom with Jinkx Monsoon on WOW Presents. As a comedian Nick has performed all over the country including at Bridgetown Comedy Festival, The Comedy Exposition, Bumbershoot, SF Sketchfest, and Limestone Comedy Festival as well as opening for fellow queer stand ups such as Guy Branum, James Adomian, and Bob the Drag Queen. On film you may have caught Nick in "Drag Becomes Him," "Northern Belles," or his self-produced short film "Poster Boy!"

PianoFight’s not just a theater, it’s also a restaurant and bar!
★★★★½ on Yelp
★★★★½ on Google
★★★★★ on Facebook

“Reasonably priced New American bites and cocktails in an unpretentious setting” - Zagat

“The best party spot in the neighborhood” - The Bay Bridged

“A hot SF scene” - SF Chronicle

If you plan on dining, we recommend you arrive 1.5 hours early so you have plenty of time to eat before the show. Restaurant seating is first come first serve. Drinks are always allowed in the theaters.

PARKING
Street parking is free after 6pm. We’re located 2 blocks from Powell BART, numerous muni lines and there are 3 parking lots within 1 block.

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GFQM - NOLA - Ep 36 "Family"
Dec
14
7:30 PM19:30

GFQM - NOLA - Ep 36 "Family"

Greetings, From Queer Mountain is a monthly LGBTQ storytelling showcase started in Austin and now featured every second Friday of the month in New Orleans at The Theatre at Allways. Our show is full of fabulous! Featuring the best storytellers from all across the land! Come join us for stories that will make you laugh, cry, ponder the meaning of life and make that drink taste even sweeter. 

Our theme this month is family. Who do you consider your family? What makes them family? Come celebrate our Three Year Anniversary with our lovely storytellers. We will be in the front lounge of Allways instead of the back theater (Acrocats get the theater for December and we don't want to interfere with those mighty talents)

Line up:
- Liberaunchy Liberaunchy
- Aldo Martinez
- Adrienne Liege
- Frederick Charles Mead
- Xander Bilyk
- Katie Perry
- Alex Zemanovic

and more!

Hosted by Amanda G.

Show is $5 you can get tickets via Eventbrite (small service fee) or at the door (no service fee).

We also have a podcast called Near and Queer to My Heart where we get to know our storytellers beyond the mountain. Check it out at: Near and Queer to My Heart or on iTunes, I Heart Radio and Spotify.

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GFQM - OAK - Ep 2 "Thank you, Next"
Dec
4
7:30 PM19:30

GFQM - OAK - Ep 2 "Thank you, Next"

National LGBTQ+ storytelling showcase Greetings, from Queer Mountain - Oakland is back on December 4th!

GFQM has been developing FREE and accessible queer programming for over 5 years in Austin, New Orleans, and New York and we're so excited to be hosting our show at Temescal Brewing

Every month we'll be bringing a multidisciplinary group of LGBTQ+ writers, comedians, artists, and performers to present work produced around a monthly theme. Temescal Brewing is a quick walk from the MacArthur BART Station and easily accessible on the 6, 8, and 57 bus. 

This months theme is "THANK YOU, NEXT" 

Featuring:

Isabella Borgeson
Daniel Rugg Webb
Maggie Tokuda-Hall
Kay Nilsson
Max Eddy
HeyDominique Gelin

With host Micheal Foulk!


GFQM Safety Policy: 
Greetings, from Queer Mountain, is a multidisciplinary LGBTQ+ storytelling and performance event that welcomes everyone. We ask that our performers and audience abstain from body shaming, sex shaming, hate speech, racism, sexism, transphobia, ableism, heterosexism, and other forms of violence. Our show is for everyone and we want everyone to feel safe and able to enjoy the show together. If you're unsure about something listed above, please reach out to us and we will discuss further.

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Nov
28
9:00 PM21:00

GFQM - ATX - Ep 67 "Ungrateful"

Hello again, queermounties! This month's Greetings from Queer Mountain is back to its original date & time, last Wednesday of November, the 28th! FREE as always! 

This month's show will be riiiiiiight after the Thanksgiving holiday, which means we all will have been berated by our loved ones to talk about what we are thankful for, and we will have had it! We're spending our time together this month to discuss how UNGRATEFUL we are! 

What are you pissed off about? There's no shortage of enraging things in this world, pick one! Enough fuckin gratitude and mashed potatoes, it's time to get some things off of our chests. Tell us about it! We can relate.

Hosted by Ralphie Hardesty at Cheer Up Charlies xoxo

BYO leftovers

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Nov
7
7:30 PM19:30

GFQM - OAK - Debut "Give Me One Good Reason To Stay Here"

National LGBTQ+ storytelling showcase Greetings, from Queer Mountain, comes to the East Bay! 

GFQM has been developing free and accessible queer programming for over 5 years in Austin, New Orleans, and New York and we're so excited to bring our show to Temescal Brewing starting November 6th (AKA ELECTION DAY!)

Every First Tuesday we'll be bringing a multidisciplinary group of queer writers, comedians, artists, and performers to present work produced around a monthly theme. 

This months theme is "GIVE ME ONE REASON TO STAY HERE"

Featuring:

Arati Warrier
Natasha Muse
Baruch Porras-Hernandez
Alexandria Love
Sam Sax
Nick Elodeon 

With host Micheal Foulk & guest host Tanaya Joshi!

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Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

GFQM - NYC - Ep 10 "The Oldest Profession"

Sex work is work -- and more than that, it's work happening all around us just about all the time. From escorts to masseurs to sex surrogates to performers (raise your hand for porn!), most of us are one or two degrees removed from this economy and community.

But money's a part of sex life -- and queer life -- a lot of people still get fidgety around. So this month we're talking about it! October's "Greetings, from Queer Mountain" is about the scenes we press play on, the people some of us have encountered, and the things we all could be doing to better advocate for sex workers.

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Hosted by Lorena Russi

with this month's performers:

Toni Carlson
Kyle Dacuyan
Tim Dunn
Emily Oliveira

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This show is 100% free with all proceeds from the bar and book sales going to support the Housing Works mission of ending HIV/AIDS and homelessness. 

GFQM Safety Policy: 
Greetings, from Queer Mountain, is a multidisciplinary LGBTQ storytelling and performance event that welcomes everyone. We ask that our performers and audience abstain from body shaming, hate speech, racism, sexism, transphobia, ableism, heterosexism, and other forms of violence. Our show is for everyone and we want everyone to feel safe and able to enjoy the show together. If you're unsure about something listed above, please reach out to us and we will discuss further.

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GFQM - NYC - Ep8 Should I Stay Or Should I Go Now
Aug
30
7:00 PM19:00

GFQM - NYC - Ep8 Should I Stay Or Should I Go Now

 

Should I Stay or Should I Go Now. It's hard to say bye to a good time, but all things come to an end. This month at Greetings from Queer Mountain we're thinking about what's tough to walk away from: recklessness, affairs, habits, old lives. Can't it all last a little while longer? Summer's not even really over until September.

Featuring Hafizah Geter, Gabe Gonzalez, Bobby Hankinson, Erin Taylor, and Aldrin Valdez

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Queer Film Theory 101 - NYC - August
Aug
6
7:30 PM19:30

Queer Film Theory 101 - NYC - August

Look to your left, now look to your right. Neither of these queer people has seen an accurate representation of themselves in a film.

So we improvise. We find bits of ourselves in other films, celebrate the hard femme, exult queer subtext, and create identities that match how we feel inside. Join our speakers at House of Wax Bar as they recall the films that helped them define themselves and explore the queerness between the lines. Plus drinks!

There will be a test. (There's not a test)

Hosted by Veronica Garza and Sarah Kennedy

Featuring:

Connor Creagan (Caroline's), Carolyn Bergier (Dyking Out Podcast) and Alex English (BET)

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GFQM NYC - EP 7- DO NOT ENTER
Jul
25
7:00 PM19:00

GFQM NYC - EP 7- DO NOT ENTER

Well here we are angels, it's July, we're teetering past the midpoint of this midterm year, and we could all use a little queer gold to keep our hearts bright and burning.

And we're rolling up our sleeves at Greetings from Queer Mountain with this month's theme -- "Do Not Enter" -- stories about the forbidden and transgressive, how we queer the notion of what's off-limits, but also how we hold protected space for ourselves and our communities.

We're very very happy to be bringing you another dreamteam lineup of comedians, writers and performers:

Peter Donnelly
Francisco Márquez
Jon Wan
Sydnee Washington
Bowen Yang

But also very very sad to be saying adieu to the dear and fearless Micheal Foulk who is heading to the Bay and gracing us all with a special goodbye set.

This show is 100% free with all proceeds from the bar and book sales going to support the Housing Works mission of ending HIV/AIDS and homelessness. 

GFQM Safety Policy: 
Greetings, from Queer Mountain, is a multidisciplinary LGBTQ storytelling and performance event that welcomes everyone. We ask that our performers and audience abstain from body shaming, hate speech, racism, sexism, transphobia, ableism, heterosexism, and other forms of violence. Our show is for everyone and we want everyone to feel safe and able to enjoy the show together. If you're unsure about something listed above, please reach out to us and we will discuss further.

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GFQM NYC - Ep 6 - Don't Stop Me Now
Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

GFQM NYC - Ep 6 - Don't Stop Me Now

And with a great rumbling and a thunderous clang, the queers took to the streets... and the bookstores! Greetings from Queer Mountain is back for its monthly residency at Housing Works Book Store. And it’s Pride month y’all, so we’re going all in.

This month our LGBTQ+ storytellers are serving “DON’T STOP ME NOW” vibes. Our line up is resplendent as always and we’re so excited to feature these prolific queers on our humble and FREE show!

Featuring:
George Civeris
Muna Mire
David Goldberg
Jay Jurden
Shannon Matesky
Nico Tortorella

Hosted by Micheal Foulk

This show is 100% free with all proceeds from the bar and book sales going to support the Housing Works mission of ending HIV/AIDS and homelessness. 


GFQM Safety Policy: 
Greetings, from Queer Mountain, is a multidisciplinary LGBTQ storytelling and performance event that welcomes everyone. We ask that our performers and audience abstain from body shaming, hate speech, racism, sexism, transphobia, ableism, heterosexism, and other forms of violence. Our show is for everyone and we want everyone to feel safe and able to enjoy the show together. If you're unsure about something listed above, please reach out to us and we will discuss further.

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NOLA - GFQM 30 - PROUD AF
Jun
8
8:00 PM20:00

NOLA - GFQM 30 - PROUD AF

Greetings, From Queer Mountain is a monthly LGBTQ storytelling showcase started in Austin and now featured every second Friday of the month in New Orleans at The Theatre at Allways. Our show is full of fabulous! Featuring the best storytellers from all across the land! Come join us for stories that will make you laugh, cry, ponder the meaning of life and make that drink taste even sweeter. 

Featuring

Byron Broussard, Alex Zemanovic, Katherine Isheim, DC Paul, Jay Tombstone, and Marlee Maliskas


Hosted by Amanda G.

Show is $5 you can get tickets via Eventbrite (small service fee) or at the door (no service fee).

We also have a podcast called Near and Queer to My Heart where we get to know our storytellers beyond the mountain. Check it out at: Near and Queer to My Heart or on iTunes and Spotify.

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Austin - Queer Film Theory 101
Jun
6
8:00 PM20:00

Austin - Queer Film Theory 101

Look to your left, now look to your right. Neither of these LGBTQ+ people has seen accurate representations of themselves in film. So we improvise. We found bits of ourselves in other films, celebrated the hard femmes, exalted the queer subtext, and created identities that matched how we felt inside. 

Join our guest lecturers at Barrel O' Fun as they recall the films that helped them define themselves and explore the queerness in between the lines. Plus: drinks!

with Host Mike Graupmann 

Featuring: Robyn Priest, Travis Sparks and Sam Groom

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NYC - Queer Film Theory 101
Jun
4
8:00 PM20:00

NYC - Queer Film Theory 101

Look to your left, now look to your right. Neither of these queer people has seen an accurate representation of themselves in a film.

So we improvise. We find bits of ourselves in other films, celebrate the hard femme, exult queer subtext, and create identities that match how we feel inside. Join our speakers at House Of Wax Bar as they recall the films that helped them define themselves and explore the queerness between the lines. Plus drinks!

There will be a test. (There's not a test)
Hosted by Micheal Foulk
Featuring Patrick J. ReillyEman El HusseiniCassie Grimaldi

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NYC - GFQM - Ep 5: I Can't Make You Love Me
May
30
7:00 PM19:00

NYC - GFQM - Ep 5: I Can't Make You Love Me

GFQMNYC IS BACK WITH ANOTHER NIGHT OF LGBTQIA STORYTELLING!

We’re serving back to back long acronyms and bringing you the best stories of loves lost and ill-fated liaisons. Perfect stuff for the blossoming of the summer. Our theme is I CANT MAKE YOU LOVE ME and we’ll be leaving it all out of the stage for this one. 
We’re talking pets, exes, family, coworkers, friends, and food. (These are all things I’ve hoped would love but have not. Especially food. Love me back! Ugh)

This FREE show happens May 30th 7 PM
At Housing Works Bookstore Cafe

Hosted by Micheal Foulk

Featuring
Mila Myles
Tyler Ford
Sam Taggart
Kelli Trapnell
Bowen Yang
Dennis Earl

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Austin - GFQM - Ep 61: Speak Up
May
29
8:00 PM20:00

Austin - GFQM - Ep 61: Speak Up

Sometimes the hardest thing in the world to do is just to open your mouth, tell the truth, and be who you are. We know that because we're a storytelling show that encourages people to scream their secrets out to rooms full of strangers (and a good portion of Red River), and we know that because we are queer people. Speaking up can be hard but this month, we're getting really, really good at it. 

Time to speak up, y'all! Get it off your chest, be that butch and/nor femme, what are you holding back? Let us knowwwww!

We're on a Tuesday night again, so mark those calendars! This should be the last time we switch, but when you are booking entertainment for the best bar in the city, shit happens. Thanks for rolling with it, y'all! 

Hosted as always by Ralphie Hardesty at the wonderful Cheer Up Charlies, with the incredible, amazing, brilliant guest host: Jesus Valles!

Featured Storytellers:
Sawyer Stoltz
Ky Krebs
Hunter Barclay
Andrew Wilson
Jami Shofner
Ashley Clark
Dana Sayre

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Queer Film Theory 101 NYC
May
7
8:00 PM20:00

Queer Film Theory 101 NYC

Look to your left, now look to your right. Neither of these queer people has seen an accurate representation of themselves in a film.

So we improvise. We find bits of ourselves in other films, celebrate the hard femme, exult queer subtext, and create identities that match how we feel inside. Join our speakers at House of Wax Bar as they recall the films that helped them define themselves and explore the queerness between the lines. Plus drinks!

There will be a test. (There's not a test)

Featuring: Bobby Hankenson, Isabella Torchia, Dewayne Perkins

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Austin - Ep 60 - 5 Year Anniversary
May
1
9:00 PM21:00

Austin - Ep 60 - 5 Year Anniversary

Another month, another Greetings From Queer Mountain, and this is a special one!! It has been FIVE YEARS since we started doing this big ol' queer oversharing jamboree!! Can you believe it? We were so young then, so hopeful. Oh, well, that's all done now! It's been an amazing ride, and we're fixin to celebrate! 

The theme for the night will be FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! It's a long period of time that can also apparently go by in the blink of an eye. Can you remember what you were up to 5 years ago? What do you, lol, hope to be doing in 5 years? What 5 year period of your life was incredibly interesting/humiliating/etc. We're meditating on a period of time, so dig deep, y'all! 

Btw, the traditional anniversary gift in the US for 5 years is wood, so. Y'know.

If you wanna read, send a message to our lovely host (who is NOT getting any younger), Ralphie Hardesty! See y'all at Cheer Up Charlies!

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NYC - Ep 4 - Take Me Out Tonight
Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

NYC - Ep 4 - Take Me Out Tonight

GFQM returns to Housing Works Bookstore on Tuesday, April 24th for our monthly residency with a stellar line up of LGBTQ comedians and writers! 

This month we are joined by Sarah Kennedy, Lena Einbinder, Alex English, Dewayne Perkins, Veronica Garza, and Joe Osmundson

Our theme for April is “Take Me Out Tonight.” Spring has sprung, and we’re all ready to end our winter hibernation. We’re talking about late nights wilding out, unexpected evening detours, parties that seem like they’ll never end, and living our best lives all night because you can’t stop us. So come hang out with us and then let’s go get a drink after. 

This show is 100% free with all proceeds from the bar and book sales going to support the Housing Works mission of ending HIV/AIDS and homelessness. 


GFQM Safety Policy: 
Greetings, from Queer Mountain, is a multidisciplinary LGBTQ storytelling and performance event that welcomes everyone. We ask that our performers and audience abstain from body shaming, hate speech, racism, sexism, transphobia, ableism, heterosexism, and other forms of violence. Our show is for everyone and we want everyone to feel safe and able to enjoy the show together. If you're unsure about something listed above, please reach out to us and we will discuss further.

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NOLA - Ep 28 - Passed Over
Apr
13
7:30 PM19:30

NOLA - Ep 28 - Passed Over

Greetings, From Queer Mountain is a monthly LGBTQ storytelling showcase started in Austin and now featured every second Friday of the month in New Orleans at The Theatre at Allways. Our show is full of fabulous! Featuring the best storytellers from all across the land! Come join us for stories that will make you laugh, cry, ponder the meaning of life and make that drink taste even sweeter. 

This month our theme is Passed Over. See our performers tackle this theme!

Line up:
- Kevin Atkinson
- RL Holmes
- Frederick Mead
- Camille Roane
- Katie Perry

And more!

Hosted by Amanda G.

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