The Secret Society of The Sisterhood, Kirsten Vangsness, Aparna Nancherla, Suzi Gardner, Erica Garza, Sera Beth Timms, Nicole Momaney, Trish Nelson
6000 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90038
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM
The Secret Society of The Sisterhood
Iconic women coming together for an incredible night of storytelling! Welcome to The Secret Society of The Sisterhood!
Kirsten Simone Vangsness is an actress and writer who currently stars as FBI Technical Analyst Penelope Garcia on the CBS drama series Criminal Minds. She also portrayed this same character on the spin-off series Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior.
Aparna Nancherla is a comedian and general silly billy. Her sense of humor is dry, existential, and absurd, with notes of uncalled-for whimsy. You can currently watch Aparna as Grace the belabored HR rep on the Comedy Central show, Corporate. She also just performed standup on Two Dope Queens on HBO and was the voice of Hollyhock on the most recent season of Bojack Horseman. Other acting credits include Crashing, Master of None, Love, and Inside Amy Schumer. Aparna was also named one of “The 50 Funniest People Right Now” by Rolling Stone. She also co-hosted the 2018 Women’s March Rally in NYC. You can next catch Aparna in her own Netflix half-hour special, out March 20th, 2018, and also in the upcoming Paul Feig mystery thriller, A Simple Favor.
Suzi Gardner is the guitarist, vocalist, and co-founder of seminal punk band L7. Before playing with L7, Suzi wrote for LA Weekly. Gardner was writing poetry and music at the time she met Sparks in Los Angeles, CA. Suzi and Donita both worked at LA Weekly and were active in the creative art punk scene of musicians, poets, and performance artists in Echo Park when they began to began to write music together as L7. Along with appearing on all six L7 studio albums, Gardner also provided guest vocals on the Black Flag song "Slip It In" on their 1984 release of the same title. With her L7 bandmates Donita Sparks and Jennifer Finch, she was also featured on the Bad Religion album Suffer, where she provided additional guitar with Sparks on the song "Best for You". Gardner and L7 formed a pro-choice organization called Rock for Choice, which staged many benefit shows featuring popular bands such as Rage Against the Machine and Nirvana. The first Rock for Choice concert was in 1991.Suzi also became the first woman to have her breasts plaster-cast by Cynthia Plaster Caster in 2000.
Erica Garza is the author of the memoir Getting Off: One Woman’s Journey Through Sex and Porn Addiction, which was a New York Times Editors' Choice. Her essays have appeared in Time, Glamour, Health, BUST, Salon, Good Housekeeping, and the Los Angeles Review. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.
Sera Beth Timms
Sera Beth Timms began her solo musical-ritual performance career on December 21, 2010 as director and performer of a Winter Solstice Sacrifice of Serapis Ritual where she was formally unveiled as The Black Mare. This marked the ultimate union of her skills as a musician and professional tarot card reader, combing song and ritual to usher the audience into an exalted state of creative consciousness by re-creating a timeless myth in visual and musical form.
Timms' is known for her haunting ethereal command of the stage which serves to carry the audience to the deepest divine depths of their own conscious experience.
Timms’ first solo release came in 2013 with the stunning debut album Field of the Host. Subsequent output included a split LP with SYNDROME and split 7" with LYCIA before BLACK MARE's second full-length, Death Magick Mother, hit digital services in September of 2017 with vinyl release coming up on April 20, 2018.
Seven songs in length, Death Magick Mother captures Timms amidst a dynamic cohesion and confluence of inspiration unlike any prior. Whereas previous output operated under a founding principle of rhythmic repetition and atmospheric simplicity toward trance-like escapism, Death Magick Mother is BLACK MARE stepping right in front of the lens for a closeup. Mixed by Andrew Clinco (of DRAB MAJESTY), bolder arrangements lend themselves toward soaring, dynamic vocal melodies and nuanced harmonization to highly-satisfying effect. Spot-on performances and command of all instrumentation across the spectrum further propels the sense of arrival in mastery over her chosen craft. In many ways, this album is an awakening for both its creator and listeners alike.
Nicole Momaney grew up on the edge of a forest and the magic contained within was the epicenter of her childhood. She spent her days chasing after salamanders, frogs, snakes and butterflies, collecting flowers and generally immersing herself in the mysteries of the natural world. An innate affinity for all living things and a love of fairy tales informs her creative and ritual processes to this day. She has been guided into a life of esotericism and painting via messages from nature.
Nicole spent over a decade designing whimsical metal cast pieces for the lauded home decor company Jay Strongwater. It was here she honed her technical artistic skills and developed a love of rich color palettes. Her free time was spent in a very different environment frequenting underground music clubs and dancing the nights away in Brooklyn typically wearing all black; quite a counterpoint to her daytime existence. While these worlds, on the surface, appeared disconnected, she eventually found the threads that wove them together in the study of the esoteric arts, specifically Alchemy, Tarot and the Qabalah. The web of interconnectivity of seemingly disparate matters gradually became apparent.
Today Nicole can be found engaging in a wide array of creative endeavors centered around her passion for esotericism, nature and painting under the epithet Spirited Animals. She has created artwork for several bands such as Black Mare, Ides of Gemini, MGR and Ancestors, and is a very busy portrait artist by commission, in addition to developing her own personal body of work. She is a seasoned vendor at the Bitchcraft Annual Winter Faire. Her personal work is a tapestry of richly colored flora and fauna often placed over a black background. Every element she depicts has a symbolic meaning which, when decoded, reveals a story with one foot in the collective unconscious and the other in her personal mythos. Nicole’s purpose is to shine a light on the hidden messages the natural world is sending us. Every butterfly, every bird, every blade of grass is speaking to you if you just open up and listen.
Trish Nelson is a producer, performer, writer, and (according to her taxes) a waitress living in NYC and LA. She’s the founder of BanterGirl LLC, a website, podcast, and production house that helps female comedians and creators launch their work. Outside of The Secret Society of The Sisterhood, she’s produced weekly and monthly shows throughout NYC, LA, and beyond working with many performers including Women of Letters, This Alien Nation, and Dave Hill, to name a few. She has also helped to put together live shows and tours across the country for John Hodgman, Broad City, Impractical Jokers, Jim Jefferies, Key & Peele, Bill Burr, Chris Hardwick, and Amy Schumer, as well as many others. As a career waitress, Trish has used her tip money over the years to invest in women and the projects that she believes in. Through the work that she makes, her hope is that other women across the land will be able to see that no matter where you come from, or where you currently are in life, you do not have to wait around for someone else to give you permission to execute your dreams. Trish is committed to providing platforms and creating cultural experiences that focus on the talents of women, while launching diverse female talent through projects that help shed light on women and amplify the female voice.
$25.00 - $30.00
April 29th’s Sisterhood lead by:
Iconic actress & star of hit TV show Criminal Minds KIRSTEN VANGSNESS
Beloved comedian & star of Comedy Central’s Corporate APARNA NANCHERLA
Legendary singer/guitarist and co-founder of seminal punk, metal grunge band L7 SUZI GARDNER
Bestselling writer & author of Getting Off ERICA GARZA
Musical ritual performance by musician SERA BETH TIMMS aka BLACK MARE, IDES OF GEMINI, & BLACK MATH HORSEMAN, w special guest, artist NICOLE MOMANEY
Host TRISH NELSON
Feat. Artist: STEVIE WILSON
Books: Skylight Books
Proceeds donated to Women Against Gun Violence
PARKING IS FREE ON SITE
*LINEUP SUBJECT TO CHANGE w/o NOTICE*
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