The Skipping Stone Foundation presents A celebration for transgender youth awareness week featuring Rae Spoon, Wrong Kind Of Girls, "J", Ace and Chantelle and their Ukuleles, Leigh Beacom And Levin Ifko
Where: Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club
109 7 Avenue S.W Calgary
When: Sunday May 28th, 2017
Admission: $10 suggested donation
We are proud to announce our partnership with The Skipping Stone Foundation to bring you this all ages fundraiser for Transgender Youth Awareness Week.
The Skipping Stone Foundation
Having observed the barriers and stigma that transgender and gender creative youth experience and wanting to change those narratives, the Skipping Stone Foundation was formed to give youth positive and affirming opportunities surrounding their gender identity. Their mission is to empower transgender and gender diverse youth by providing them with the resources and opportunities to follow and achieve their goals and dreams and we at the palomino are excited to work with them.
Rae Spoon is an award-winning Canadian musician, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and author. They have released eight solo albums spanning folk, indie rock and electronic genres over the past twelve years and have toured across Canada and internationally. Their live shows swing between audience singalongs and large danceable arrangements, which keep them playing everywhere from folk festivals and house concerts to rock concerts and theatres. Rae was the subject and composer of the score for the National Film Board–produced musical-documentary My Prairie Home, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2014. They have been nominated for two Polaris Prizes, a Lambda Literary Award, a Western Canadian Music Award, a CBC Radio 3 Bucky Award and a MOTHA Transgender Musician of the Year Award.
Wrong Kind Of Girls
We are Canada's preeminent queer feminist ukulele comedy band. We are feminists. We write hilarious, original songs. We are the Wrong Kind of Girls.
J has been making music for years and will be a familiar face to many of the folks at this event. we look forward to hearing what he brings to the afternoon
Ace and Chantelle and their Ukuleles
Ace is the driving force behind this event, he is awesome, an activist and one of our favorite people