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#16 QUEERKARAOKE 16.3.2013 21-02
Foresingers: Hanttu Krause & co.
Photo: from here.
… and more!
#15 AFTER SKI QLUB 9.2.2013 21-02 (and beyond)
Suksi vittuun! Hot chocolate & sweet buns accompanied by our very own Gayborhood djs sKI sKI & Lasculina. Sledding after party at Vartiovuorenmäki, so bring your own pulkka!
#14 QLUB GOES NOTHING SPECIAL 15.12.2012
No bigger-than-life theme this time, just your regular D.I.Y. pervoparty with dj Fake Fag and all your friends.
#13 QLUB GOES VINOKINO 1.11.2012
Gayborhood djs spun their vinyls, and a queer cinema quiz was held on the eve of the lgbt film festival Vinokino. The quiz seemed to be somewhat challenging, as even the victorious team managed to nail only 17 of 36 questions. Nevermind the poor results, the accomplishments of the victors were rewarded with free tickets to the festival, and even the team that came second ended up leaving the premises with a heap of queer/trans zines in their hands. ‘T was a regular Thursday night, so we chilled out till the middle of the night and then headed to our homes.
#12 NIGHT OF THE FEMME 5.5.2012
We were all so fucking beautiful!
#11 DANCEOKE! 24.3.2012
The danceoke craze reached Finland! We shook it like they do it in music videos. Exactly like they do it. And it was pretty awesome.
#10 AGAINST HATE CRIMES 19.11.2011
Qlub on mourning on the eve of Transgender Day of Remembrance. Instead of partying like it’s the end of the world again, this night we calmed down to a bit more melancholic music, even though melancholic music can, at times, be danceable as well. Gloomy beats were provided by djs Fake Fag and Burnt Pretzel, and the dress code was, of course, dark.
#9 PRINSSIT LIVE 22.10.2011
Prinssit (Turku/Helsinki/Berlin) – an acclaimed queerhop trio comprised of Miessika, Pelipoika and Feminem (all of whom took part in the launching of Qlub back in the day, by the way) – garnered a record-breaking (at the Book Café, that is) crowd of a hundred people + all those queuing up outside and following the performance through the windows. After the show, the Qlub resident djs were, in turn, dazed and confused by the intense partying that went on until the curfew. A night worthy for kuninkaat, even!
#8 RIOT QRRRL 8.10.2011
Live: Nälkä (Turku) feat. Jouni Järvenpää.
Djs: Lezzy Lesbourne, Kletigt Deg, Hämärän Ässä (Nälkä), Jennifer Power (Nälkä).
Our very first live show! Plenty of new faces in the crowd, too!
#7 MOVIE STAR REALNESS 16.4.2011
Qlub participated in the PERVO! PERVO! PERVO! D.I.Y. film festival 15.-17.4. by organizing a dress-up dance party featuring Qlub All-Stars Djs! As always, the best outfits were rewarded with awesome prizes.
#6 CUM & DANCE 12.3.2011
Happy first anniversary, Gayborhood djs! The cake was awesome, and the place ended up possibly more packed than ever before. This time we had visuals as well – spanning two rooms! Special thanks to our internationally renowned go-go dancers Lippe & Pille.
#5 QUEERS IN HEAT: QLUB SUMMER SPECIAL 29.1.2011
A new year of Qlubbing began amidst tropical temperatures. Hot topics and peculiar beats were delivered by djs Spelpojke and Fake Fag, and, as relief to the unexpected heatwave, we served non-alcoholic drinks for queer edge kids and sunny cupcakes for vegans. While sunglasses were handed out to those who had paid no heed to the dresscode (beach, tennis, summer olympics), the hottest outfits won their owners highly effective sun lotion, Loveboat cruise tickets to Stockholm, summer hits of the 80s (on vinyl, of course), and fair trade pineapples.
#4 TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE 20.11.2010
The first semester of Qlubbing came to an end on a very special date, the international Transgender Day of Remembrance. For the occasion, we printed and handed out information on hate crimes. Stuffin’ Muffins (I ♥ Lesbians) & Lady Chatterleyn rakastaja, together forming half of the Peijakas! crew, had come over from Helsinki, and their fuckyeahelectrobootyclap and dägä to the maxxx was accompanied by the selections of our own KI KI & Masculina.
#3 QLUB WITHOUT BORDERS 22.10.2010
The Book Cafe organised ‘Queers Without Borders’, a series of queer film screenings, in conjunction with the LGBT film festival Vinokino on 20-24 November. Some members of the Qlub crew had been doing film nights at the Book Café as well, so the third instalment of Qlub turned out a collaboration between us and the film crew, with Qlub taking care of the Friday night party. After watching ‘The Aggressives’ by Daniel Peddle (USA 2005) and hearing of a new feminist comic artist group Sisters Ink from A-K Laine, we danced to the hits and bits from the 80s as presented by djs Tuhmakakku and Scum.
#2 LAPTOP DANCE 25.9.2010
The second Qlub was a theme party for freaks and geeks, a laptop dance given by djs Spelpojke and Fake Fag. We had decorated the place with old computer parts, and there was even an ancient Commodore 64 present with feminist/queer classics like The Great Giana Sisters and Bubble Bobble for people to play – on cassette, of course. Sadly, not that much people came, but we had fun anyway.
#1 THE QLUB GRAND OPENING GALA 28.8.2010
Gayborhood djs KIKI & Masculina + CHKS LOVE YOU djs Lumikko & Spelpojke, all founding members of the Qlub collective, delivered electro, hip hop, disco, and house exclusively from vinyl on this historical event. There had been an international anti-nuclear blockade at the Olkiluoto power plant some 100 kilometres from Turku earlier the same day, and so our queer & allied friends from other cities – those who had not been taken by the cops, at least – came to party with us after the demonstration. The place was packed, and the night was beautiful!