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May 29, 2021

Queer Skate Day with Asian Arts Initiative

Unity at the Initiative


Join us for a queer skate day as we celebrating Asian Arts Initiative’s Unity at the Initiative with live music and performance.

Featuring: Sam Rise, Vitche-Boul Ra, Icon Ebony Fierce, Messapotamia Lefae

Location: E. Poplar Rec Center, Skate Park section

Parking: Street Parking Available

Doors: 1:30pm

Start of show: 2:00pm

East Poplar Recreation Center is a 4.8-acre city park, featuring a swimming pool, tennis courts, baseball courts & a playground. The skate park features small and medium ramps, ledges and curbs. Please bring your own skateboard or rollerblades, and your own safety equipment. Visitors will sign up for skate times during the event on a first-come first-serve basis.

This is a free event but donations are welcome on Venmo @beardedladiescabaret or, for tax-deductible donations, through our Paypal : paypal.me/BeardedLadiesCabaretDonations will support future free performances on the Beardmobile, land acknowledgement reparations, and the work of our community partners.

Please note: A photographer or videographer will be present to document each Beardmobile experience.

What is the Beardmobile Love Tour?

The Beardmobile is a big, gay mobile performance unit, glitterfully outfitted for socially-distanced performances and political actions. With neon LED lighting, high-powered speakers, a 6-foot retractable stage, and room for a three-piece band, the 15-foot box truck is not only stunning, but versatile. The Beardmobile Love Tour is a series of pop-up performances produced by The Bearded Ladies Cabaret and presented in partnership with a host of incredible local partners. The series runs from May 1-30, with a second series coming in the Fall.

How many people can I bring to a Beardmobile show? How much do they cost?

All Beardmobile shows are free or pay-what-you-can. Pay-what-you-can shows are meant to raise funds for local orgs who do important work in Philadelphia, and have been selected by our partner organizations.

You can reserve seating for most Beardmobile events by party or “pod,” as we’re calling it. A pod can have up to six people in it, and will receive its own designated space at the performance location, six feet away from other pods.

COVID Protocols:

  • Our team of Covid Accountability Partners has engaged in comprehensive training and will do everything we can to ensure a safe engagement for Beardmobile audiences. We are monitoring the ever-shifting data around the Covid case numbers and would not move forward if there was unmanageable risk.
  • All performances will take place outdoors, with mask mandates, socially distanced audience spacing , temp and symptom checks before entering the space, as well as a team onsite managing implementation.
  • Our performers and production crew have all been vaccinated and/or have received a negative covid test before the engagement.
  • We will be managing capacity in accordance with outdoor performance guidelines from the City of Philadelphia.
  • We have consulted event guidelines from CDC, WHO, and City of Philadelphia and feel confident in the Beardmobile tour ‘s safety for our team and our guests.


The Beardmobile and Love Tour is supported by a grant form The Barra Foundation. The Beardmobile of The Bearded Ladies Cabaret is also sponsored project of Painted Bride Art Center, Inc. made possible by a grant from Wyncote Foundation. Additional support provided by Barbara Teichert and The Velocity Fund administered by Temple Contemporary at Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University with generous funding from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Additional support also provided by Beardviewers like you.



East Poplar Rec Center
800 N 8th St
Philadelphia, PA 19123 United States
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