Event Cancelled: The News hosted by Mia Satya: Trans Future Legends!, October 4, 2016

Davia Amerasu

Updated October 3, 2016: Due to the deep grieving and sorrow among many in our community after the loss of Amanda Harris, The News organizer Kolmel W. Love and host Mia Satya have decided to cancel The News in October.

SOMArts offers our deepest condolences to all grieving the death of Amanda ‘Arkansasy’ Harris and we recognize that sometimes the show doesn’t have to just go on. Stay tuned for more information on The News in November and other upcoming events at SOMArts. Take care of each other during this difficult time!


On the first Tuesday of each month, SOMArts Cultural Center presents The News, featuring new, queer work by Bay Area artists. The News is a monthly cabaret evening that spotlights 10-minute or less performance pieces, experiments, and works in progress by pre-selected solo artists, groups, or troupes.

On Tuesday, October 4, The News is guest-hosted by Miya Satya, and promises a night of interdisciplinary and experimental queer performance by Bay Area artists!

Don’t miss this night featuring the legendary and the soon to be legendary performers: Davia Amerasu, Lexi Adsit, Mia “Tu Mutch” Satya and more TBA soon!

Admission is FREE! SOMArts is offering free admission in hopes that if you can afford to donate, you will support the artists onstage when the hat passes. RSVP on EventBrite to guarantee a seat.

Register for The News: Queer Performance Series in San Francisco, CA  on Eventbrite

The nature of The News is to give artists access to critical space for risk-taking in performance. Artists interested in performing as a “wild card” at The News in the future can find more information here.

October is LGBTQ History Month, and in that spirit we are highlighting San Francisco’s trans artists who are bound to be the legends of the future! Bare witness to all original music, poetry, comedy, and mutch, mutch more!

— Mia “Tu Mutch” Satya, guest curator


Mia Satya, AKA Mia Tu Mutch is a trailblazing community organizer and performance artist with over a decade of advocacy experience specializing in youth empowerment, economic justice, affordable housing, and LGBTQ+ liberation. Ms. Tu Mutch was a San Francisco Pride Grand Marshal this year, and you might recognize her from the Equality Ride (2010), Vanguard Queer History Tour (2011), Y’all Come Back Now (2015), or MCing events like Trans MarchMia has also appeared in commercials, music videos and documentaries including What’s the T (now available on Hulu). Mia Satya was the first transexual to ever graduate Emerge, the premiere political training program for Democratic women, and she’s the founder of All Out: the LGBTQ+ Political Pipeline dedicated to inspire, educate, and connect youth to create change. When she’s not doing too much, she’s either  twerking to Beyonce, or transforming tragic stories into what some call comedy.

Mia Satya


Davia Amerasu is a multi-media artists who is currently focusing on cultivating their talents as a musician. Throughout the past 5 years they have trained and worked as a dancer, actor, singer, and filmmaker. They now look to music as a way to create a bridge between the talents they have fostered thus far.


Lexi Adsit

Lexi Adsit

Images: All photos courtesy of the artists.