The Variety Pack II
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The Variety Pack with DeEtta Jain is back!
The arguably insignificant thrill of reaching in to a variety pack snack box and grabbing your favorite flavor is one of the various small joys still available to us. The Variety Pack II is a similar experience except, you may not be familiar with the flavor options at hand and you cannot grab the artists. With that being said, join us on February 8th for an array of performances and vendors that will undoubtedly remind you there is an art to noticing. When we stop to notice, we are met with more joy, more connection, and more warmth. Come find your flavor
DeEtta Jain exists in territories where there are no straight lines. Having never fully settled into
any one concrete version of herself, or any one concrete understanding of the world, creating
from a place of continuous movement and change remains a driving force for her and her work.
Jain utilizes dance, performance art, poetry and other elements to give life to her music and
share certain messages in a spirited way. Reflections on society, vanity, mental health
struggles, inexplicable experiences, and palpable disappointments can all be held together by
a single thread when taking in Jain’s work. She curates and organizes local variety shows in the
name of connectivity. She is deeply honored to be in the company of such imaginative
vulnerability each time, and warmly invites you to come be a part.
María Paula Morera Núñez (femmeinboots) is a costarrican performance artist based in Denver.
Their work combines classical ballet techniques with body language found in fashion shows,
magazines and tv shows that they grew up watching in the early 2000’s in Costa Rica and
influenced the way they evolved into a queer person . María is constantly interested in
decolonize the ideas of beauty through movement studies that feel healing for themselves and
challenge the spectator’s perspectives.
Count Kuumba is a performance artist, grounding the shocking, and embracing the morbid. His
demon blood art has resurrected and is now prepared to share. This cutting edge act is like
nothing you have ever seen. Infact its likly you may never meet one as daring as he. Shedding
blood for your delight, a sick twisted show that will have you asking for mercy or begging for
Victoria Acuña is a multi-instrumentalist and DJ known as Vicky Burp. Born in Texas and
currently based in Denver, she approaches songwriting and mixing like a diary entry—her
emotions, experiences, and stories are a part of it all. She is also the founder and organizer of
¡Bunnies Against Bans!, a do-it-yourself (DIY) initiative that raises money and awareness for the
Buckle Bunnies abortion fund in Texas through events like shows and art markets. As an
organizer at a Latina-led reproductive justice organization in Colorado, she aims to bridge the
gap between the music scene and participation in repro/abortion rights activism by working
with other artists and venue owners to put on ¡BAB! events—and by being a resource for
anyone at any show.
‘Manami’- the artist project and group is led by local Denver Creative and vocalist, Amani
David, and Corpus Christi local, now Denver based lead guitarist, Manny Fiestas. Both having
extensive training in live performance, the two have teamed up to create a group (that’s still
growing) to build an alternative sound and world with their folky, yet somewhat alt-rnb,
bedroom-lullaby soothing tunes. They are actively working on their first EP which will be
released this summer of 2024. They are so glad to be back at this amazing venue with this
awesome crew of talent!
Sympal, the Denver based rapper, songwriter, and producer prides himself on creating
authentic and original pieces, by using simplistic yet meaningful wordplay to storytell. Sonically,
he brings a mix of vintage and modern sounds to the table, in hopes of portraying his
perspective on today’s society and music industry. This deceivingly yet simple lyricism floats
over melodic and nostalgic beats, bound to leave listeners searching for more.
KoKo La aka EA$$IDELUPITA is a multidisciplinary artist, having hands in everything from
performance art, music production/engineering, DJing, modeling to tattooing. Her quick wit &
sharp mind will brighten up any room, making her a facilitator of magic & remediation in any
space she blesses. Known for her sonic influence, KoKo is sure to evolve the vibe.
Soleil is a local performer and producer specializing in interactive and immersive theatre. Her
work ranges from absurdist clown and character work to embodied physical theatre and
dance, creating a refreshing mixture of physical comedy, crowd engagement, and authenticity.
Soleil also runs Big Kid Kindergarten, an immersive play experience for adults to reconnect
with their inner child. After its run in three different countries, it now continues to develop new
pathways of play for adults here in Colorado.