Our second annual Love is Lovefest is coming back to Elastic Arts this February! This year we will have a fantastic post-Valentine’s Day celebration featuring the all-femme marching band Clamor and Lace, the stunning Vera Sporadica as our main burlesque act, the incredible Kamrah performing bellydance, and performances by guitarist Sean Black and dancers Guiding Beacon, Fenix Divine and Vivian Meretrix! With an opening blessing by Michael Herkes, the Glam Witch! We will also have live art by Robyn Seale, a drum jam, and our usual array of vendors and healers! Celebrate love in all its forms with us!
Elastic Arts is located at 3429 W. Diversey Ave in the Logan Square neighborhood. Doors open at 6:30pm.
Tickets are $25 in advanced, $30 at the door.
Supportive tickets to help us raise money for future shows are available for $30-40.
Clamor & Lace Noise Brigade is Chicago’s first street marching band composed solely of musicians and performers of marginalized genders. In Clamor & Lace, musicians, dancers, and artists of all backgrounds and skill levels collaborate to create joyful, raucous, and high-energy performances. The band’s eclectic repertoire embraces and promotes female and non-binary composers–with cover songs by new wave and riot grrrl goddesses, pop divas, and outsider music legends, as well as an ever-expanding collection of strange and wonderful originals.
Vera Sporadica, “The Ephemeral Fatale,” is a Chicago-based burlesque entertainer, cabaret singer, and pin-up. She was involved in the Chicago theater, music, and improv scenes for several years before venturing into burlesque – and loves the art form for its autonomy, limitlessness, and fearlessness.
Viral TikTok star Kamrah is Chicago’s first trans masculine belly dancer. They have been dancing since 2001, and have traveled all over the country to teach and perform in multiple styles of belly dance. Kamrah is known for their killer isolations, creativity, and theatrical pieces, and for being a soloist in Chicago’s premiere geeky belly dance and fire troupe, Raks Geek. Find them @kamrahdancer on instagram and tiktok.
Beacon is a Chicago & Kalamazoo based multi-disciplinary performer passionate about using empathy as a path to build human connections. They strive to combine their acting background with burlesque and the flow arts to create a vulnerable expression the human experience.
Fenix Divine is a Sacred Artist from Chicago, an Eternal Spiritual Being in Human Form dedicated to the awakening of the collective conscious through her art, voice and movement.
Vivian Meretrix, The Sorceress of Shimmy, combines sacred dance and rhythmic ritual in her unique performances that take the aesthetics of vintage pinup and add an esoteric twist.
Michael Herkes makes magic across the windy city of Chicago as a genderqueer author, astrologer, tarot reader, and glamour witch. Known as The Glam Witch, they have authored numerous books including The GLAM Witch and Glamcraft (forthcoming), written a variety of digital content, and presented workshops across the United States as a speaker on the art of witchcraft and glamour. For more information and bookings visit www.theglamwitch.com.
Robyn Seale is a cartoonist turned street artist/painter. Arguably also three baby goats in a trench coat, they follow the mediums and subject that float their fancy, much to the detriment of their pocket.
Esoteric Art and Tarot Readings for all ages and paths. Popular topics include: Love, Fate, & Fortune!
AXBC offers divination services that include Tarot readings, dream interpretations, Cartomancy, and numerology reports. We also sell crystal jewelry for one’s healing journey and create personal pieces.
Handmade items, soap, candles, jewelry, waistbeads, lip care.
Leticia Rodarte is a Mexican-born artist who has been living in the United States for the past 30 years. She is a pastry chef graduated from the French Pastry School in Chicago. Her food creations reflect the strong influence of Mother Nature, her cultural upbringing, and social events. She will be offering empanadas, pastries and beverages for sale.
Chair massage for the event is $1/minute, provided by Sunshine Wellness Services, LLC. “Sunshine” (Emily Beaupre) is a Licensed Massage Therapist with over 10 years of experience at spas, chiropractic offices, and also provides chair massage for corporate events, Broadway theater companies, and music festivals. Sunshine has owned Zen Loft Wellness Center in downtown Aurora, IL since 2016.
MMM is a one woman shop offering unique handmade jewelry and accessories.
Books, Tarot and Art
I offer handmade crystal and gemstone adornments, healing and protection pieces for the self and home, altar art, and incense.