Mondo Homo Got Justin BondMay 5, 2009
Now in its 3rd year, Atanta Georgia’s Mondo Homo is bigger and better than ever. It is, after all, “The South’s queer art, spoken word, dance party, hip-hop-electro clash, politics, film, BBQ, circus arts, theater, music, burlesque, social action diversity-lovin’ festival of fun queer space.” I’ve been a mid-westerner all my life, but something tells me the South needs more fests like this. Happening May 21st through 25th, this is looking to be your next Spring Gaycation. AND, the new press release says they have booked none other than Justin Bond! He hardly tours, so this is extra-special and the South will never be the same again! With dance parties galore, I’d be there with some southern fried okra niblets and a mint julep or three. Congrats Mondo Homo! See the full line up after the jump.
Thursday, May 21
Mondo Politico Art Opening 7-1am, $7, all ages!
20+ artists, mixed media curated by Donnie Reider + Kathy King
Then Atlanta Queer Literary Festival (AQLF) co-presents Homo Spoken Sex & Politics! hosted by Ché Johnson & dj E with emcee Seria Mills, and Jed Drummond, Finnegan,Theresa Davis, Stacie Boshma, Royce Hall (Tallahasse), Karen G.,Kathleen Delaney, âÂ¨Collin Kelley (founder of AQLF), and Sincere
Friday, May 22
MondoHomo HipHop-Electro Clash 7pm-1am, $10, 18 and up
Films by NYC’s Katrina Del Mar! then….
Host DJ Baker presents: Fiona Simone( Atl), Jeremy Gloff (Tampa), KIN (ATL), Bennie E (Philly), DaLyrical (Ohio),Tru Bloo (Oak) DEADLEE+Down Low (LA) Pretty Thugz (LA), Torri Fixx (MINN), Last Offence (LA), Captain Majik (LA)
Saturday, May 23
HomoCon! noon-4pm, free! all ages!
Social justice and creative workshops for the people, by the people
Mondo Action 5pm, free! all ages, taking it to the streets! TBA
Mondo Film Love! 7pm, $15, 18 and up! ((this event will sell out, 5 day passes will be honored for priority seating))
film series: BODIES: the sexual revolution on screen hosted by Andy Ditzler of Frequent Small Meals
Introducing! Dave End (Philly) then @ 8:30
Special Guest Star: JUSTIN BOND from the film Short Bus
Mondo Rock 10pm-until??
Shitty Candy (ATH), Gently (ATL), Sarah Greenwood of GSX (NYC)
the return of Log Jam with DJ Hawg-Tied
Sunday May 24th
Mondo Day Camp noon-7pm FREE, all ages – Cabbagetown park
BBQ, circus arts, the Atlanta Sedition Orchestra,
Humble Tripe with Melissa York of the Butchies, gender queer theater and the 2nd annual Gay Games
More Mondo Film Love! 7pm, $10, 18 and up!
Atlanta’s own Diamond Lil and the Naked Hearts!
Star of the BIG TEASE, Creative Loafing’s best burlesque 2008 diva Vagina Jenkins (ATL)
Ms. Bea Haven (Chicago), Noah Redd (Denver), DAX! (TX), Boydonna (ATL)
Bambi Galore (DC) Cherry Bomb (NC) Cocoa Storm (KY) Smokin’ McQueen (NC) then……..
New American Junk theatre to present: “Billy Bud, a portrait in Seamen” by Johnny Drago
followed by the last chance dance off to conclude the festival, with DJ Li’l Ray!