In addition of three-days of all-the-way-to-the-left music programming, Boomslang is pleased to partner with a number of community partners and organizations each year to present and promote several great “satellite” events during the weekend and week surrounding Boomslang.

Presented in partnership with the Lexington Film League and the Lexington Public Library
September 13-17
The Lexington Film League and the Lexington Public Library will present six film events over five days in the week leading up to Boomslang. Filmslang events include a local music video showcase; a short film night at Natasha’s; the Sundance Film Festival award-winning narrative feature “Computer Chess;” the feature-length documentary “Adjust Your Tracking: The Untold Story of the VHS Collector;” the 30-minute sci-fi short film “What is a Group?” by musician Ian Svenonius (Nation of Ulysses, The Make-Up, Chain & the Gang); and a “Pecha Kucha” style meet-up for the local film community. The full schedule and details can be found here.

Presented in partnership with the Kentucky Women Writers Conference
Friday, September 20, 6:30 p.m.
Carrick Theatre on Transylvania Campus
The Kentucky Women Writers Conference hosts this annual poetry slam (formerly known as the Gypsy Poetry Slam). Emceed by Bianca Spriggs, this year’s event features poet Sonya Renee Taylor and special guest judge Saul Williams (courtesy of Boomslang). FREE.

One Love Lexington Community Amazon Challenge on International Peace Day, presented in collaboration with Off the Mat into the World
Saturday, September 21, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
A community challenge to benefit the Amazon Rainforest, featuring yoga with live music, drumming, hooping, and more. $25-$30 suggested donation; click here for more info.

Saturday, September 21
Queerslang is a celebration of Lexington’s queer community and queer allies. Featuring a day of free “skillshare” workshops on topics ranging from bicycles to screenprinting at West Sixth Brewing (2-5 p.m.), followed by a late-night dance party at Cosmic Charlie’s featuring The Blow, Heatsick and more (10 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.; $10).

Sunday, September 22
MoonDance Amphitheater, 11:10 a.m.
Boomslang teams up with Smiley Pete’s inaugural food and music festival Crave Lexington to present a kid-friendly show featuring local band Too Many Drummers. FREE.

Sunday, September 22
Carnegie Center, 7 p.m.
Presented in partnership with the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning and Kentucky Women Writers Conference, this annual literary celebration hosted by Katerina Stoykova Klemer, founder and host of WRFL’s Accents: A Radio Show for Literature, Art and Culture features readings by Ada Limon, George Ella Lyon, and Sarah Freligh. FREE.

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