RadioACTive Summer Break: July 7, 2021

  • July 7, 2021
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Canyon Rim Cares Day needs you! So does Damn These Heels Queer Film Festival and our #songsofsummer playlist.

Canyon Rim Cares Day of Service is set for July 17th this year: 1 day, 5 projects, and a goal of 500 volunteers. Nate Gibby of Canyon Rim is Community explained. To learn more and sign up to help, click here.

The 2021 Damn These Heels Queer Film Festival, runs July 9-18, a combination of in-person and online screenings, as well as events and parties celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community. RadioACTive Summer Break spoke with Ashy Hoyle, director of festival programming, for a sneak peek. To get your tickets for films and events, click here. For the DTH inspired playlist, click here.

  • July 9: Damn These Heels Drag Show and Drive-in, featuring My Name Is Pauli Murray, 7:00 p.m. at Utah State Fair Park. "Join us for a fabulous drive-in drag show hosted by Madazon Can-Can and featuring Ivy Dior Stephens, Sequoia, Kay Bye, & Toodles. Performers will sashay under the stars making a big statement to defy norms, celebrate drag's rich history and unfurl their power of artistic expression. The show is a family-friendly, all-ages performance. DJ Mr. Gizmoe (Zachary Alonzo) will keep the show moving and energy high with pop, dance, and electronic music. Audiences are encouraged to come early to drag out your car and amplify the pride vibes using fabulous recycled materials from Clever Octopus." Drive-in and drag show tickets are available now. 
  • July 12 and 15: Kick Off Your Heels, Community Conversations. FREE. "Meet up virtually with Damn These Heels programmers and fellow festival attendees to discuss ideas, themes, festival films, or whatever is on your mind, from the comfort of home. The informal discussion will be kicked off by a host and attendees are welcome to break out into different rooms to explore topics of interest. While there is no substitute for the buzz of a movie theater lobby following a great screening, this informal film chat will strengthen community connections near and far until we can all gather again. Damn These Heels Programming Committee members Cat Palmer (with special guest Moudi Sbeity from Laziz) and Derrek Wall will lead the discussions over Zoom." Reserve your spot
  • July 13: Utah LGBTQIA Shorts Program, 7:00 p.m. "Celebrate Utah stories and home-grown filmmakers in this local short film program. Each short film will include a video introduction from the filmmaker." FREE. Reserve your spot.
  • July 14: Fresh Faces Panel. "Join the directors of the World and North American Premiere titles as they launch their films at Damn These Heels. Hear these emerging talents speak to their process, their works, and to the futures of their film and filmmaking. Confirmed panelists include Stephen Lance, director of Torch Song; Joey Massa, director of Talk Soon; Meredith Morran, director of The Letter; Sasha Argirov, director of Personals; Rotem Gabay, director of True Mother." Reserve your spot
  • July 16: Live DJ set with Mr. Gizmoe (Zachary Alonzo), 8:00 p.m. "Kick off your heels, clear out the living room, and set your own mood for a FREE virtual DJ set! Known for mixed-genre sets and shying away from traditional genres definitions, Mr. Gizmoe often combines organic and electronic sounds over driving beats to create a warm and lush soundscape." Reserve your spot

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Views, thoughts or opinions shared by guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the board, staff or members of Listeners' Community Radio of Utah, 90.9fm KRCL. Tonight's RadioACTive Summer Break was produced and hosted by Lara Jones.