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Image by Edie Fake, 2016
Music & Performance
Part of the series In Real Life: Performance

Mutant Salon: Festival De Las Muertas

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCT 29 & 30, 2016, 11:00AM–5:00PM
The Hammer Museum presents Mutant Salon’s Festival De Las Muertas, a performance and art festival that will engage audiences through a mutant beauty parlor, collaborative art installation, performances, happenings, music, poetry readings, and a selection of zines by members of the extended Mutant Salon community of queer, trans, womyn, POC, and mutant artists and performers. Collectively, these artists are changing the cultural fabric of Los Angeles outside of institutional spaces. In the spirit of openness and expansion, Festival De Las Muertas welcomes diverse audiences at the Hammer Museum to partake in the individual and collective social, political, and aesthetic transformations that this community embodies.

Mutant Salon: Festival De Las Muertas features art and performances by members of its community, including Sarah Gail Armstrong, Dove A., Barf Queen, Ciriza, Corazon Del Sol & Barbara T. Smith, DJs Crasslos & Sister Mantos, Rafa Esparza & students from Occidental College, Edie Fake, Jeepneys (Anna Luisa Petrisko) & White Boy Scream (Micaela Tobin), Jeffzilla, Young Joon Kwak, Alli Miller, David Muenzer, Thinh Nguyen, Jasmine Nyende, Project Rage Queen (Dalton Chase, Alice Cunt, Travis D), Elliot Reed, San Cha y Las Sirenas, Jen Smith, Rhea Tepp, Wampum (Elisa Harkins and Suzanne Kite), Christopher Wawrinofsky, and Kim Ye.

This program is organized by January Parkos Arnall, curatorial associate, Public Engagement.


Mutant Salon is open Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Annex. Services offered include haircuts, makeup, nails, Tarot reading, bodywork, and a costume station. Art installations, zine table, and video program will be viewable during open hours.

11 a.m.–5 p.m. Haircuts by Marvin Astorga (participants must RSVP here in advance, no walk-ins) (Annex)
1 p.m. Performance by Ciriza (Courtyard)
2 p.m. Poetry Readings by Sarah Gail Armstrong, Jasmine Nyende, and Dove A. (Annex)
3 p.m. Elliot Reed Laboratories (Annex)
4 p.m. San Cha y Las Sirenas (Courtyard)
Project Rage Queen (Annex & Courtyard)
DJ Crasslos (Courtyard)

11 a.m.–5 p.m. Haircuts by Marvin Astorga (participants must RSVP here in advance, no walk-ins) (Annex)
Noon: Performance and conversation with Barbara T. Smith and Corazon Del Sol (Annex)
1 p.m. Wampum (Elisa Harkins and Suzane Kite) (Annex)
2:30–5 p.m. Kim Ye and Young Joon Kwak (Annex & Courtyard)
3 p.m. Jeepneys (Anna Luisa Petrisko) & White Boy Scream (Micaela Tobin) (Annex)
4 p.m. Jeffzilla Presents Death Became Her (Courtyard)
DJ Sister Mantos (Courtyard)

In Real Life: Mutant Salon is a Public Engagement project organized by January Parkos Arnall. The Hammer Museum’s Public Engagement program is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

In Real Life is supported by Catherine Glynn Benkaim and Barbara Timmer.

Attending this program?

Location: Annex and Courtyard
Ticketing: This drop-in program is not ticketed.
Parking: Under the museum, $6 flat rate on the weekends. Cash only. 

Image by Edie Fake, 2016.