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Opening June in Sugar Hill, Harlem! No Longer Empty has been working closely with community partners, artists, and schools to collaboratively stage a site-specific exhibition in this rich, tight-knit neighborhood.

Friday, February 15 2013

Performance

Performance: "The Tiki, Tiki Club" by artist Shaun Leonardo

The day after Valentine's day, join No Longer Empty and artists Shaun Leonardo, Andrew Leonardo and Ivan Monforte in re-defining the Tiki Tiki club, a popular Queens nightclub phenomenon.

Originating from Mexican and Central American nightlife culture, these clubs invite men to pay a female $2 to be their dance partner for a song.  Unlike strip clubs, women do not take off their clothes - just provide companionship during a cumbia, salsa, merengue or bachata song. 

The Tiki Tiki Club revises this 'romantic transaction' by giving women the chance to pay men for a dance - reversing the exchange.  The exhibition space will be transformed into into a nightclub for the evening, with music and drinks contributing to the night club atmosphere.  Join us for a night of dancing and Queens culture!

Cost: Free to enter, $2 per dance

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When: 7-10pm Friday, February 15

Where: 29-27 41st Avenue, Queens

Subway: Queens Plaza M, E, R

Queensboro Plaza N, Q and 7

 

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