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June 18, 2023: Designated Survivor//The Last Arizona

Roanoke-based folkpunk acts Designated Survivor and The Last Arizona will fill our space with music—including songs about queer growth just in time for Pride Month—with an opening set from the MidMountain All Trans House Band. Doors and grounds will open at 4:30pm and the show will start at 5:30pm, $10 suggested donation//no one turned away for lack of funds.


April 25, 2022 9PM ET/6PM PT

Join us online for a Twitter Space hosted by MidMountain to discuss the challenge and power of imagining better futures in our current moment, featuring Cory Doctorow, Edward Ongweso, Jr, Erin Taylor, and Andy *River" Peterson.

Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist and journalist. He is the author of many books, most recently Radicalized and Walkaway, science fiction for adults; How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism, nonfiction about monopoly and conspiracy; In Real Life a graphic novel; and the picture book Poesy the Monster Slayer. His latest book is Attack Surface, a standalone adult sequel to Little Brother; his next nonfiction book is Chokepoint Capitalism, with Rebecca Giblin, about monopoly and fairness in the creative arts labor market, (Beacon Press, 2022). In 2020, he was inducted into the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.

Edward Ongweso, Jr is a New York City-based reporter covering labor and technology for Motherboard, VICE News’s technology section whose work has focused on app-based gig labor platforms, antitrust and antimonopoly law, labor movements, capital markets, and surveillance technologies. Ongewso also co-hosts a weekly podcast on technology and political economy: This Machine Kills.

Erin Taylor is a writer and editor living in New York City. They’re the author of the poetry collection Bimboland. They edit Observer Arts, and can be found @erinisaway.

Andy "River" Peterson is a human who is trying. They are a longtime journalist covering the intersection of people and technology who spent years on staff at the Washington Post and doing deep drive investigations at national nonprofits. They are also an intersectional artist and the founder of MidMountain—the arts space and the band.