From Luis Gomez. See photos from Sunday’s farewell party at go mama go!
Sunday was a moving night for the crowd and the performers who gathered in “Noi’s Nook” at the rear of go mama go! After almost 11 years on 14th Street NW, the eclectic home goods store will close on March 31.
A group of friends, employees and artists (some spanning all three categories), headed by Jeffrey Johnson (aka Special Agent Galactica), offered a well-deserved farewell party and evening of appreciation to Jonathan Chudnoff and his late wife and store founder, Noi Chudnoff. Noi’s Nook was the site of numerous artistic performances over the years.
Noi was the driving force behind the successful retailer before her unexpected death in late 2007. She was also a huge supporter of the arts and of gay rights organizations, which was continued by Jonathan. (See Cecile Oreste’s post from last week, Sunday: Artists Celebrate the Legacy of go mama go!) Sunday’s event was also a benefit for ganymede arts (formerly Actorsâ€™ Theatre of Washington), Washingtonâ€™s GLBT arts company.
Hosted by Special Agent Galactica, the event featured performances by local musicians Tom Goss and Maureen Mullaney as well as Christopher Wingert, Tony Gudell, Noah Chiet, Dan Van Why, Ted Puntanen, Barbara Papendorp, Joce(lyn), Aaron Alexander, John Bailey and the ImprovArt Mashup with Jason McCool, Vanessa Terzaghi, Oneira Kallisti, Alina Hall Sabadish, Todd Gardner, Manko Eponymous, Eli Byrnes and Cameron Kearney.