Gaysi Family was started as a blog to provide a voice and a safe space to desis (people from the South Asian Subcontinent) that identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Queer. What began as a simple idea of sharing stories about what it meant to be gay and Desi (thus, Gaysi!) has evolved into space with a roster of authors worldwide, diverse content and traffic from countries all over.
‘I like how spring makes me feel. It makes me feel happy because there’s so much colour and light winds, and so much contrast everywhere. People are wearing nice clothes, drinking nice things and just letting all their worries float. Oh, and I like all the flowers too.’- An anonymous person in the office.
Spring is a state of mind (in Mumbai) and in our attempt to drown ourselves in colour and happiness we planned out a great night for us AND YOU on the 15th of April. YAS. The party night is back, and it’s going (many) levels higher.
For the cosiest, most bright night in April, we have for you a very, very special performance brought to you by Deepika Arwind and The Sandbox Collective.
“No Rest in the Kingdom”, a devised, physical theatre performance, came out of the need to have a conversation about the daily misogynies we are implicit in perpetrating. A comedy with music and movement, in which the performer plays four characters – two male, one female, and one feline, “No Rest In The Kingdom” draws from the lives of urban characters who speak similar languages of consumerism and technology. Young and old men and women who are themselves baffled at this ‘gender question’ often find themselves walking on thin ice, oblivious, and sometimes very aware of the dangerous biases they hold. The laughter often received is both ludicrous and uncomfortable — oftentimes knowing — that the outrageous world of inequities we inhabit is very much within us.
“No Rest in the Kingdom” is written, directed & performed by Deepika Arwind.
The 2×2 Bar Night this time is scheduled on a Sunday and promises to be an open, warm and safe space for anyone and everyone to join in. If you’re looking to meet more people, create conversations, cry about love and get carried away in the beauty of the night – THIS IS THE PLACE TO BE!
Highlighting the important deets;
Event’s Name: 2×2 Bar Nights
Venue: Lady Baga, Kamala Mills.
Date: Sunday, 15th April 2018
Time: 7 PM to 1 AM
Special Performance Time: “No Rest In The Kingdom” (8PM-9PM) // In collaboration with Sandbox Collective (Followed by – Regular Bar Night with Commercial Bollywood & English music)
Entry: INR 500/per person
Brand Partner: Stoli India
Entry: INR 500/per person
Happy Hour: First 50 walk-ins between 7PM-7.45PM get a Stoli Vodka Cocktail on the house.
Artwork by Priyanka Paul (Artwhoring)
Note from Gaysi: We are going the extra mile to ensure a safe space for all LBT and Non-Binary-identified persons. We intend to do this by creating an ambience that welcomes them and making sure that the attendee ratio is fair and geared towards maintaining this safety. To this end, we are taking some proactive logistical decisions and request that all cis men who would like to attend this party come accompanied by their LBT and non-Binary-identified friends. This will enable everyone to have fun without any worries. If you are a cis-man who does not know or have any LBT and Non-Binary-identified friends to accompany you, please write to us at <email@example.com> explaining your situation and we will do our best to work something out for you.For more Info: Call us on 9702049026 OR email here
- The right of admissions reserved.
- No illegal substances are allowed to be carried in or used at the venue. Violators will be asked to leave.
- You must be 21 & above to attend. Please bring ID’s and drink permits.
Hope to see you guys there