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The 2nd edition of Queer Fest will take place between the 8th and 11th of September at the Casa Independente, in Lisbon, and at the União Paredense Musical Society (SMUP), in Parede, in the municipality of Cascais.
Queer Fest kicks off at Casa Independente, with the ‘Queer Q? 1: Os Significados’, moderated by Maribel Sobreira and with the participation of Andreia Coutinho, Kali and João Caçador.
The day continues with readings by André Tecedeiro, Cláudia Jardim, João Vilhena, Raquel Smith-Cave, Madalena Ávila, Joana Neves and Rita Natálio. The first day ends with a concert by Stravaganza Colorata, a project by Maria do Mar (violet) and David Campelo (conductor flutes).
The September 9 program, also at the Casa Independente, also begins with a debate, ‘Queer Q? 2: As Lutas’, with moderation by Rui Eduardo Paes and with the participation of Joana Neves, a representative of the LGBTI Education Project, and Carmo G. Pereira.
Two performances are also scheduled for that day – by performer and actress Rafaela Jacinto and by choreographer, ballet dancer and performer Gaya de Medeiros, who performed ‘drag queen’ shows under the name Babaya – and two concerts – by Carincur and Érika Machado.
For the third day of Queer Fest, on September 10 at Casa Independente, only concerts are scheduled. On that day, Frik.são, a lake by the mõõn, Neverknew, bbb hairdryer, Maria João Fura and Dakoi perform.
On September 11, Queer Fest moves to SMUP, where there will be a ‘queer’ art exhibition, curated by Vítor Serrano and the theme ‘Queer q?’.
The day continues with performances and readings by Rezgate (Rezmorah & Gadutra), Mário Afonso and Teresa Coutinho, and ends with concerts by Gael de Papel, Mara Nunes, Maria Bruxxxa, Sofia Queiroz Orê-Ibir, As Docinhas and a DJ ‘set ‘ by the festival team.
Queer Fest, with the artistic direction of Rui Eduardo Paes and Maria do Mar, is a co-production of Cultura no Muro, Casa Independente and SMUP.