Lunchtime Sessions: Music, Dance, and Storytelling

Saturday, January 29, 2022, 12:00 pm
Saturday, January 29, 2022 - 12:00pm
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Welcome to our free program series Lunchtime Sessions: Music, Dance, and Storytelling. Grab your favorite picnic blanket, bring your lunch, and join us as we come together to delight in the joy of live performance in our outdoor 10th Street Amphitheater (near the Koi Pond on the Lower Level).  Discover a new favorite artist, catch up with friends and family, and enjoy an outdoor cultural event at OMCA.

* Please note: For the duration of the rainy, winter season, Lunchtime Sessions will be held at the 10th Street Amphitheater, not in the Garden. We plan to resume hosting Lunchtime Sessions in the Garden sometime in spring 2022.

Lunchtime Sessions are free and open to the public; tickets and reservations are not required. Food and beverages are not included. In order to maintain safety for all guests and staff, capacity may be limited. Please review our COVID-19 Health and Safety Information in advance of your visit. In the event of rain, this event will be cancelled.

About This Week's Artist: 

Landa Lakes Two Spirit Storytime

Landa Lakes is a Chickasaw writer, musician, activist and artist. As drag persona Landa Lakes, in 2005, she founded drag performance groups in San Francisco including the Two-Spirit Native American drag troupe, the Brush Arbor Gurlz, and the creative and campy House of Glitter. She is also the Westcoast Mother of the Vogue House of Lauren, International, and is the recipient of the national pageant title Jewel of the Galaxy.

Landa uses art to combine contemporary ideas with Native history and traditional stories to convey the shared experiences and understanding of human nature outside the colonialized Christian perspective. Her notable honors include the New York Fresh Fruit Festival Performance Award, KQED LGBT Local Hero Award, and she was publicly elected as Grand Duchess 36 of the Grand Ducal Council of San Francisco, a non-profit organization of which she is now the president. Thomas served as Co-Chair to the Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits (BAAIT-S) and is on the Board of the BAAIT-S Two-Spirit Powwow. Recently, she co-founded the Weaving Spirits Native Art Festival.