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You Better Work Together: A Gig-Economy Cabaret

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May 22, 2022
May 2022
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Following Lampedusa, join us for “You Better Work Together,,” a fun night of boozy libations, live entertainment and the very sexy theme of the gig economy! How do artists navigate the precarity of their professions, especially in a post-pandemic world?

This cabaret night is powered by a diverse lineup of music, drag and spoken word poetry, illuminating both the struggles and unexpected joys of working as an arts contractor.

Come on down to Tightrope Impro Theatre, bring your ticket from Lampedusa (the physical ticket or an email copy works fine), and you get in for free! Didn't have a chance to see the show? No worries, we want you to come party with us anyways! Tickets are $10 online or at the door.

Where: Tightrope Impro Theatre - 2343 Main St, Vancouver, BC

When: Sunday May 22, 8pm - 10pm (Doors at 7:30)

Tickets: Free with your Lampedusa ticket, or $10 online & at the door


Miguel Maravilla is a first-generation Filipino immigrant, self-taught artist, musician, sound engineer, and activist born in Manila, Philippines, and currently residing on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh nations. IG: @yellowmiguel

Anjalica Solomon is a genderfluid Desi singer, songwriter, lyricist, pianist, loop pedalist, poet, spoken word artist, organiser and multi-disciplinary performer based in what is colonially known as Vancouver, BC on the stolen and unsurrendered territories of the Coast Salish, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam Nations. Their poetic work often seeks to proclaim the possibilities of love and resilience. Anjalica is a poet of startling emotional intellect and candour whose work testifies to a deep faith in beauty, the power of nature, and ultimately, the human capacity to salvage integrity, radiance and joy from moments of struggle. In this way, Anjalica Solomon's poems and performances offer robust visions of hope, tenacity, and love. Follow @anjalicrush on Instagram to learn more about upcoming poetry collections, short films, experimental fringe productions, virtual workshops. You can listen to their poem/song Honey Queen on all streaming platforms. IG: @anjalicrush

Kara Juku is a non-binary drag artist, content creator and multi-faceted performer. They first debuted in 2019, dazzling and dipping from stages all across their hometown of Vancouver, Canada. Their performances often pay homage to her ancestral Vietnamese roots, bringing you a little closer to their inner world. In 2020, Kara was the first drag artist of Asian descent to be crowned the coveted title of Vancouver’s Next Drag Superstar and Vancouver’s Eastside Phenomenon in 2019 for their ubiquitous high-energy, high-kick performances. Kara is a member of Enby 6 Vancouver’s new non-binary super group, a member of House of Rice, Vancouver's all-queer Asian drag dynasty and daughter to Kendall Gender, a sensational pillar in the Canadian drag community. With their hypnotically vivacious style of performance, Kara has an instantaneous gravitational pull and top tier dance moves to match; they are the one to watch. Keep an eye out for Kara on a screen, on a stage or in a virtual space near you! IG: @thekarajuku  

Kara Juku
Miguel Maravilla
Anjalica Solomon