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Club 57 Society - Day-Glow Dada Disco Psychedelic Happening
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Club 57 Society - Day-Glow Dada Disco Psychedelic Happening




In conjunction with the special exhibition, Keith Haring: Art is for Everybody, The Broad collaborates with iconic denizen of the 1980s East Village art scene Ann Magnuson to revisit and reignite the spirit and energy of the infamous Club 57, where she met and befriended Keith Haring while managing the bar. Club 57 Society: Psychedelic Dada Day-Glo Happening is inspired by Haring’s Party Of Life birthday celebrations, his 1982 Black Light installation, and events that took place at the original Club 57 including some of Haring’s earliest performances and exhibitions. Our rousing and raucous homage features performances by and tributes to now-legendary artists who were part of the original Club 57 and knew Haring personally, as well as subsequent generations of artists that offer new examples of the grit, glitter, and experimentation that proliferated in this seminal venue.

7-8:30 p.m.: DJ set

8:30-10 p.m.: Acts of Live Art

10 p.m.-Midnight: DJ Dance Party

Cocktails all night

Kitchen open till 10 p.m.

Acts of Live Art:

Ann Magnuson, Host + Pulsallama in California Performance feat. Special Guests | Jackie Beat, Emcee + Performance + Tribute to Wendy Wild | Dynasty Handbag TBD, Queer Punk Vaudevillian | Page Person, Performance | Tom Rubnitz Short Film: Pickle Surprise | Barry Shills, Love Comix (Film Excerpt) | Tolliver, Soul Funk Pop Camp Dancefloor Demon


Robert Dayton | Zachary Street

Club 57 Society Membership Cards for All Attendees

Photocopy Art Show – BYO Psychedelic Photocopy Art

Photographer: Dusti Cunningham

Décor: Bill Cole

Dress Code: Laugh-In, Day-Glo, The Cockettes circa 1969, Caftans n’ Muumuus, Body Paint, Flower Power, Psylocibin Chic

Ann Magnuson

In the 1980s NYC East Village art scene, Ann Magnuson showed her artwork in exhibitions curated by Keith Haring, managed the infamous neo-Dada cabaret Club 57, and performed at CBGB, Danceteria, Mudd Club, Pyramid Club, AREA, The Kitchen, and Joe’s Pub. She has since released three solo albums and multiple EPs; her bands include Pulsallama, Bleaker Street Incident, Vulcan Death Grip, and Bongwater, which released five albums and has toured internationally. She currently performs and records with Alejandro Cohen from the Los Angeles based music collective dublab. Magnuson has acted in numerous movies and television shows, has performed in many Off-Broadway productions, and has presented her performance pieces at Lincoln Center, BAM, LACMA, REDCAT, Hammer Museum, Walker Art Center, and the Andy Warhol Museum as well as internationally in Canada, Italy, Japan, and Sweden. She has contributed articles to Art Forum, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Bust, Time Out New York, and Conde Nast Traveler, and has written forewords and essays for a variety of books, as well as a monthly column for Paper from 2000-2008. Ann Magnuson is married to architect John Bertram and they reside in Los Angeles, California with their feline daughter Lucy.

Jackie Beat

Drag superstar Jackie Beat has been entertaining audiences in the U.S. and in Europe for over 25 years. Her music videos on YouTube have been seen by millions of people. Her one-woman show “Jackie Beat Is A Whole Lotta’ Love” ran a record 18 months at NYC’s premiere cabaret, Fez, and she returns to The Big Apple every year with her award-winning, standing-room-only holiday show. Her scathing song parodies have been featured on America’s Top Forty with Ryan Seacrest, The Howard Stern Show, Much Music TV, Yo on E! and She has appeared on TV shows such as “Sex and the City” and in movies including Flawless with Robert DeNiro, Wigstock The Movie and the camp cult horror favorite Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver. Jackie has also been in many off-Broadway productions, performed on countless cruises ships, toured with Roseanne Barr as her opening act, has enjoyed a sold-out 8-week run in Provincetown in summers past, and is lead singer of the popular electro-rock band Dirty Sanchez. Jackie Beat is also a proud Writers Guild member who has worked on The WB sketch comedy show “Hype!,” the Sci-Fi Channel original series “Tripping The Rift,” E Entertainment TV’s “Fashion Police,” The HuluWeen Dragstravaganza and her very own series for OUTtv, “Dr. Jackie: Unlicensed Psychotherapist.” Jackie’s latest venture is impersonating the one and only Bea Arthur in the stage version of The Golden Girlz Live (over 200 sold-out shows!) and as part of The MisMatch Game at the LA Gay & Lesbian Center to benefit homeless LGBT youth. Jackie currently lives in beautiful Altadena, California with her furry children Miss Toni and Darlin’.

Page Person

Page Person (they/she) is an artist, a drag performer, and, most importantly, a person. They received their BFA from Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA. Their most recent solo exhibition, How I Became a Person, was presented at Art By DTLA Proud. Their most recent solo performance, The Ear, was performed at Human Resources LA. They have participated in group exhibitions internationally and have had solo exhibitions at the home of Elliott Hundley and 4026 Figueroa in Los Angeles; Deitch Projects in New York City; Modern Art Inc. in London; and Peres Projects in Los Angeles and Berlin. They have hosted and performed in drag shows wearing their own hand-tailored gowns at venues and events including Club sCum, Chardogay, Human Resources, Punxure, Redline, and Upstairs at Paul’s in Los Angeles. They host the regular online and in-person art class Draw With Person. Page Person is included in Made in L.A. 2023: Acts of Living, the sixth iteration of the Hammer’s biennial exhibition highlighting the practices of artists working throughout the greater Los Angeles area opening October 1, 2023. Tom Rubnitz

A quintessential New York underground film/video artist, the late Tom Rubnitz took a bite out of the Big Apple and spat it out in a wild kaleidoscope of unequivocal camp and hallucinogenic color. Ann Magnuson, the B-52s, The “Lady” Bunny, and the late John Sex are but a few of the stars that shine oh-so-brightly in Rubnitz’s glittering oeuvre. A genre artist par excellence, Rubnitz treated the sexy-druggy-wiggy-luscious-desserty qualities of the ’80s downtown club scene with the loving care only a true hedonist could show. Rubnitz died from an AIDS-related illness in 1992. Tolliver

Chicago bred, LA-based Tolliver has performed at The Broad for Lykke Li’s U & EYEYE vocal ensemble, KCRW Summer Nights, the 2022 Exotic Fruits festival (and is on the bill again for 2023), the Late Late Show with James Cordon, and for a month-long residency at The Goldfish. is the shimmering sequin-loving son of a cowboy-obsessed pastor and a gospel choir singer. Growing up immersed in the church, Tolliver witnessed his father’s death at 11 years old and life shifted. Spending over a decade living in the shadow of worrying that his father would condemn his lifestyle - a broke, gay, super-hot musician - Tolliver reconnected with his brother and learned of his father’s own faults and promiscuities. Cue the birth of the Daddyland EP, a letter to his father from the void, to their relationship, and the self that Tolliver has grown to be. Recorded at a home studio in Glendale, CA with the help of producer Jake Bowman (Kendrick Lamar, Ryan Beatty, Burna Boy), Teddy Roxpin on drums and percussion and Todd Simon on trumpet, Daddyland is a vibrant, sassy, challenge to appreciate and love your imperfections.