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Caught in an Estrojam

By Sarah Dahnke in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 19, 2007 5:00PM

If you were at last night's Estrojam (warning: makes noise) opening-night Panty Party at Funky Buddha, it's likely you're familiar with the festival. You're also probably a) hungover from all the $1 beers and mango vodka shots, and b) searching for your face on Last Night's Party, hoping for a new MySpace photo.

2007_9_19_estrojam.jpgThe five-year-old, woman-centric music and culture festival continues all over the city this week with a bevy of concerts, films, workshops and comedy shows. A few highlights:

  • Margaret Cho's The Sensuous Woman opens tonight. As she told us last week, the show is a big 'ole variety show, complete with a viral YouTube star, burlesque dancing and, duh, a gay rapper.
  • The Cinejam Film Festival, featuring shorts, animation and music videos created by women filmmakers from around the world.
  • Workshops that span from women's reproductive options/issues to the obligatory sex-ploration seminar.
  • The final performance ever by the renowned and often sampled electro, art-funk band ESG.

While not a man-hating affair (the penis-growing set is more than welcome and invited to attend the festivities), Estrojam serves as an annual celebration of women's contribution to music, art and filmmaking. So get on out there and celebrate the ladies, already. The festival ends Saturday, and tickets are still available.

Northern State at Estrojam photo courtesy of the festival.