Feel Good Friday @ UMMA

Feel Good Friday

Next Event: February 10, 2023 • 7-10 pm

February 10 – Queer Night At UMMA

Join us for a Feel Good Friday full of love, expression, celebration, camp, and acceptance. Free and open to the public

This month’s Feel Good Friday is a collaboration with the Ann Arbor District Library, Detroit Zine Festival, LGBT Detroit, Necto, Stand With Trans, the U-M Library, and the U-M Spectrum Center.
Special thanks to Detroit-based musician KESSWA, for their partnership in planning performances for the night.


Immersive Drag Performances by Jezebel - Three Performances
7:20pm / 8:40pm / 9:40pm 
Jay Orellana is a multidisciplinary artist who investigates themes of psychosomatic and sexual liberation, loss, identity, reclamation and religion through healing, cathartic and sometimes comical drag performance as Jezebel. Their work as a professional makeup artist specializing in storytelling informs their performances, as well as their background in set design, wardrobe, photography, aesthetics and their fervor for cultivating and galvanizing community spaces. 

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Ladies Sing the Blues with DJ ETTA & THE DARKER SISTA
DJ ETTA, A.K.A. Crystal Mioner, is a cultural worker and vinyl enthusiast based in Detroit. Instagram: @demonic.grounds

THE DARKER SISTA, too, sings the blues, feeling her way through the seen and unseen. She is a wondering-wailing woman wandering, making house music for apocalyptic times.

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Performance by Ahya Simone
9 pm
Working across myriad disciplines, Detroit-based multidisciplinary artist, performer, filmmaker and harpist Ahya Simone’s many pronged practice is bound by an exploration of Black identity, aesthetic, and community building. Simone is a featured artist for Showing Up, Showing Out– a film dedicated to Motown’s legacy and its future in collaboration with Carhartt, Dazed, and NTS Radio.

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Open Mic + Storytelling With Spectrum Center 
Join the U-M Spectrum Center for an evening of poetry, music, storytelling, and more. All are welcome to participate, regardless of experience or background. 

All-night Art-making Activities
Letterpress Printing with the U-M Library
Button Making with the Ann Arbor District Library
Zine-making with Detroit Zine Fest

Don’t miss! a free book giveaway featuring queer & indigenous authors curated by Ariel Ojibway from the U-M Library. 

Art, Info, & Cookies
A self-guided museum tour, community organization info tables, and cookies!

Queer Night After Party at Necto!
10pm - 2am
The fun continues at Necto for an 18+ after party with Jaida Essence Hall! Get a discounted cover price between 11PM and midnight with a show of an UMMA wristband! While tickets last. Must show valid government ID.

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Feb 10 Sponsors and Collaborators

Feel Good Fridays

Open late with something to discover around every corner – join your neighbors at Feel Good Friday and experience the restorative power of a fun Friday night surrounded by art, music, and culture.
Free and open to the public.

SAVE THE DATE for the next Feel Good Friday: April 14, 2023, 7-10 p.m.


Past Fridays