Comfort & Joy's "Mood Swings"

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Comfort & Joy's "Mood Swings"

Post by kitten_sf » Thu Jan 20, 2005 1:48 pm


MOOD SWINGS: A Black Light Puppet Spectacular!

Comfort & Joy's hag-drag impresario Brian "Chickpea" Busta presents a blacklight puppet spectacular that journeys into cartoon-scapes of eye-popping electric color, giving new meaning to "Orange Alert!" Mood Swings brings California's vibrant history alive, with a colorful tour of important events from the Indian wars to the Walmart era.

If you visited Comfort & Joy at night on the playa last year you've already seen Chickpea's black light creations - illuminated flags & cityscapes, psychedelic flowers, distant planets and more. Or perhaps you're one of the thousands who've seen the legendary Gay Glo Halloween performances in the Castro, chock full of naked boys, bodypaint and gigantic black light props. Now's your chance to see this blacklight artist take his work in yet another direction, at this spectacular puppet show's colorful whirl through western history!

After you enjoy the performance, stick around for eclectic discopunk tunes spun by Jef Leopard (Tubesteak), cheap eats and fun drinks. There's no cover charge (aside from BART fare); bar proceeds will benefit the Comfort & Joy Theme Camp. Playawear & costumes encouraged, of course!

Presented as part of 'A Cocktail of Glamour and Anarchy," a month-long art exhibition curated by the Original Cockette Rumi, featuring art by Bill Bowers, Gustavo Villareal, Joshua Freiwald, Michael Johnstone (aka Mrs. Vera) and more!

2 FREE SHOWS: 7 & 8pm, Saturday, January 22nd

Giorgi Gallery
2911 Claremont Ave (Mapquest)
Berkeley, CA 94705



Join us for "Rolling Mood Swings!"

Why bike alone? Roll with us on a special Saturday evening bike ride to the "Mood Swings" blacklight puppet spectacular, brought to you by the Comfort & Joy Burning Man Theme Camp!

San Francisco bikers can gather outside Zeitgeist at 5pm in San Franisco's Mission District and tunnel travel to meet their East Bay brethern outside the Ashby BART Station at 6pm, where we'll pedal on to the Giorgi Gallery to see Comfort & Joy's Mood Swings. Big thanks to Steven Bodzin for helping this ride happen!


Other ways of getting Mood Swings

Driving Directions from San Francisco: ... country=us

From BART: at least two options:
---->Ashby Station, then take #9 Bus to Claremont Ave.
---->Rockridge Station, then take AC Transit Bus #51 (Berkeley),
and get off at College Ave @ Russell Street.


Bike Directions from Ashby BART

Here's how to get Mood Swings, if you miss the bike group. Good news! There are no major hills between the Ashby BART Station and the Giorgi Gallery, although is slightly uphill the entire way (and vaguely downhill on the way back). Choose either Woolsey Street or the Russell Bike Boulevard due east from the Ashby BART ~1.5 miles. Then turn right onto Claremont (from Russell, it would be a left from Woolsey) and the gallery will be very close.

Taking Woolsey from the BART station has some benefits over Russell, because you don't have to take any busy streets to get to it (as long as you exit to the LEFT when you come out of the fare gates at BART, you'll see taxis, parking and a tiny hill to get out of the parking lot, where you will then turn left directly onto Woolsey). Woolsey is a lovely neighborhood street, but for variety and a slight break from the gradual uphill, you may want to turn LEFT on Hillegass Bike Blvd (3 blks east of Telegraph) and then RIGHT on Russell Bike Blvd which you can take all the way to Claremont.

For more information, see the "Biking in Berkeley" map that is free at the Berkeley Bike Station (located at downtown Berkeley BART) or at many East Bay bike shop


Big thanks to the New Belgium Brewing Company
for their generous donation of Fat Tire Ale
& other brews for Mood Swings!

Bar proceeds benefit Comfort & Joy.


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