Stand Up, Durham! LGBTQ Center Durham Benefit | The Bar Durham | Socials, Activism | Indy Week

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Stand Up, Durham! LGBTQ Center Durham Benefit

When: Thu., Dec. 18, 6:30-8 p.m. 2014

STAND UP, DURHAM! A WALK THROUGH FAIRY TALES

THE BAR DURHAM, DURHAM | THURSDAY, DEC. 18

For this benefit for the LGBTQ Center of Durham, a group of local photographers, writers and models banded together to combine words and images inspired by fashion and fairy tales—two worlds ripe for revisions of gender norms, but also for good old-fashioned romance—to create an original art calendar, which you can purchase at this debut and fundraiser. The process began with photographers and models collaborating to create and capture scenes focused on shoes. Then the writers each chose a picture and added text, resulting in modern takes on stories such as Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid, with a haute couture twist. Fourteen framed images from the calendar will be on display, with prints also on sale; performances by the likes of Juno Star and Sara Bloo, from hooping to burlesque, add to the celebratory atmosphere. 6:30 p.m., free, 711 Rigsbee Ave., 919-956-2929, www.facebook.com/StandUpDurham. —Brian Howe

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