Diversion and Expressions All the LGBTQ+ occasions to begin your Pride Month festivities


1. ‘Veles/Tini' and ‘Motherlines' at L.A. Dance Project: MUXX Project, EYIBRA, and Oldo Erréve are bringing their performance pieces, “Veles/Tini” and “Motherlines,” to L.A. Dance Project in downtown L.A. “Veles/Tini” is a multimedia performance and sound piece by Lithuanian Ukrainian artist Abraham Brody (performing as EYIBRA), exploring the queer roots of Ukraine and reflecting on the war and its impact on the LGBTQ+ community in the country. Following “Veles/Tini” is the six-hour performance piece “Motherlines,” where EYIBRA explores their relationship with their mother and grandmother through the symbolism of the braid in Ukrainian culture. During the performance, EYIBRA braids a long strand of hair while their mother's Ukrainian ritual song plays in the background, creating a profound and ritualistic experience to process generational trauma. The performances will be accompanied by a video installation titled “Marenxxa” at François Ghebaly Gallery, offering a futuristic perspective on the Ukrainian pagan deity of death and rebirth. The collaboration between EYIBRA and Erréve creates a connection between ancient traditions and a futuristic vision. “Veles/Tini” takes place at 8 p.m. on Saturday, with tickets ranging from $28 to $38. “Motherlines” is from 2 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, and tickets are $17.

These events provide an opportunity to experience thought-provoking performances and explore the intersection of art, queer culture, and personal narratives. It's a chance to celebrate diversity and reflect on the experiences of the LGBTQ+ community.

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