EJF is donation-based & takes place at 18th & Union theater | 1406 18th Ave Seattle WA
directed by Marcy Stone-Francois
A beautifully hypnotic fever dream featuring six virtuosic marimba players.
Six Marimbas was commissioned by Erin Jorgensen and features original music written by Benjamin Marx & Brian Lawlor. Music performed by musicians Garrett Arney, Storm Benjamin, Erin Jorgensen, Rebekah Ko, Bonnie Whiting, & Mari Yoshinaga.
Marcy Stone-Francois is a multi-talented filmmaker who loves vibrant colors, 80s and 90s pop culture, cat memes, and all things cat related. See more of her work at Marcy Stone-Francois.com.
1pm - 3pm mini class
Zine-Making with Stella Harvey
In the freeform creative workshop, we'll explore the freedom of zine making and learn the steps to creating a single-page zine using collage, drawing writing and more!
Stella Harvey is a Seattle-based crochet artist, illustrator and writer with a passion for reproductive justice. A former horse girl and teenage goth, Stella loves to explore themes like nostalgia, heartache and pop culture through a colorful tongue-in-cheek perspective.
2pm - 4pm tarot
Tarot Readings with Tania Kupczak
Connect with the support that ancestors and elementals are offering you right now. Join Tania for a 15 minute 3-card tarot reading. Bring a question or get a 3 month general outlook.
Tania Kupczak (she/her) is a visual artist, craftsperson and witch practicing in the traditions of her Ukrainian and Austrian grandmothers. She uses divination, plant medicine, beekeeping and visual art as channels for receiving information. Her artwork focuses on the relationship of the human body with the forces of nature that push against each other as we collectively move through space / time. More about Tania at branchwater.xyz
BAKUNAWA: Opera of the Seven Moons | Micaela Tobin
Part sonic ritual, part diasporic storytelling, BAKUNAWA: Opera of the Seven Moons is an immersive, experimental opera film based on Micaela Tobin’s critically-acclaimed album of the same name that reclaims the pre-colonial mythology of the Philippines back from centuries of violent, colonial erasure. Released by Deathbomb Arc in June 2020, BAKUNAWA was recently listed the #9 Release of 2020 in The Wire Magazine.
A first-generation Filipina-American, Los Angeles-based soprano and sound artist Micaela Tobin, with additional composition and orchestration by Rhea Fowler, brings her voice out of the imperialist walls of the opera hall and onto the California coast facing the Pacific ocean—creating a sonic bridge to the Philippine Islands from which her ancestral myth originates.
live from Detroit Michigan!
Subversive Ritual and Performance as Action with Jex Blackmore
In this session artist and activist Jex Blackmore will discuss the intersections between ritual and performance in the public sphere and outline a roadmap for developing effective and scalable actions to influence public opinion and energize collective solidarity. The session will include time for an AMA!
Jex Blackmore (they/them) is an artist, writer, and activist. Their work is focused on the relationship between moral religious rhetoric, sexuality and political policy. They have been featured in CNN’s This is Life with Lisa Ling and the 2019 Magnolia Pictures documentary, Hail Satan?, among others. Their abortion advocacy work has included writing about their abortion experience in the viral blog, “Unmother,” debating the Westboro Baptist Church, and going undercover to report on Crisis Pregnancy Centers. In 2022, they took an abortion pill on live TV to spread the word about the availability of mail order abortion which became a viral action. Both Tucker Carlson and Alex Jones have called for their assassination. JexBlackmore.com
VERY SERIOUS music for V E R Y S E R I O U S People with Aaron Michael Butler
Aaron Michael Butler presents a concert of super serious percussion music for serious intellectuals (we’d say more but you, like, probably wouldn’t understand anyway).
Local music critic/cellist/early music researcher/man about town Peter Tracy will assist.
Aaron Michael Butler is a percussionist/composer currently based in Seattle. He regularly presents concerts of contemporary solo and chamber music, and has been active in the creation of new works through commissioning composers of his generation. AaronMichaelButler.com
Mostly Unplugged with Bürien, David Bucci, & Kwab Copeland
Some of the absolute finest from Seattle's music scene band together in one super-bill. Playwright/general Renaissance Man David Bucci opens with de-structured guitar riffs and poetry-adjacent reflections, followed by an acoustic set from the legendary Kwab Copeland (The Demon Rind, The Kwabs, countless excellent Seattle bands). Richard Lefebvre and Mike Henderson from Bürien round out the bill with acoustic versions of some of the catchiest songs you'll ever hear about self-medicating and stepping on your own d*ck.
If you only see one show this year...see this one also.