POLARTROPICA || LIGHT UP THE SKY from PolarTropica on Vimeo.

Directed by Yoko Okumura

"Astrodreams" EP now available on Lolipop Records (www.lollipoprecords.com)

Ballerina vs. Panda battle: Stephanie Kim, Robert Chino Lopez
Desert Panda: Chris Ruiz
Space Rock Band: Roman Salas, Trenton Sullivan, Chris Ruiz
Disco Live Band: Alexander Noice, Andrew Lessman, Graham Chapman

Produced by Chris Ruiz, Ihui Cherise Wu
Cinematography: Bennett Cerf
1st AC: Jeremy Peele
Choreographer: Stephanie Kim
Production Designer: Anelisa Torruella
Camera Operator: Nico Navia
Set Decorator: Haisu Wang
Motion Graphics Artist: Kyle Kehrwald
Special Thanks: Laura Noxon, Olivia Hemaratanatorn, Anthony Ferrara, Steven Yablok, Samantha Kraus, STRATO (stratoaerialproductions.com)

Copyright 2016 – POLARTROPICA

Official Selection: 2016 Les Femmes Underground Film Festival 



6/8 CHINATOWN NIGHTS presented by LA Weekly, Kensington Presents, KCRW

6/10 Long Beach - Queer Night at Que Sera
6/16 Denver, CO - SoFar Sounds
6/16 Denver, CO - Seventh Circle Music Collective (pride weekend)
6/18 Salt Lake City, UT - Goldblood Collective
6/20 Portland, OR - SoFar Sounds
6/21 Portland, OR - The Hallowed Halls - Queer Variety Show
6/22 Seattle, WA - Screwdriver
6/25 Salem, OR - Bridgeway Rehab Center
6/26 Chico, CA - Maltese Bar
6/27 Oakland, CA - Ivy Room
6/28 San Francisco, CA - HoneyHive Gallery (pride weekend)
6/29 San Francisco, CA - Knockout Bar (pride weekend)
7/8 Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Theater


5/31 BLISS CASTLE - Non Plus Ultra

5/20 THE ECHOPLEX - w/Capyac, Trouble in the Streets, Pearl Earl, Holander

2/9 PLAG presents LOVE IS GAY - The ECHO w/ Lucy & La Mer, WASI, April O'Neill

2/7 LEXICAL GAP Film private premiere - LASER KITTEN

1/25 Commune at Stories Books and Cafe - w/Oddnesse

1/21 The Echoplex - w/Jen Awad, Disco Shrine, Cassandra Violet



10/30 HALLOWEEN @ Hi Hat w/Madame Headdress, Ugly Sweaters

10/29 Creepy Gals Halloween Bday Party w/Peach Kelli Pop, location TBA
9/26 Resist Mixtape benefit show @ Hi Hat

8/28 San Diego Underground Arts Film Festival 

8/27 FIERCE HEART Benefit Show at The Smell w/Mini Bear, Nightgown, Derde Verde

8/18 ECHO PARK RISING Music Festival, All Scene Eye showcase 

7/27 Play Like A Girl Presents: Harvard & Stone w/Miss Jupiter, Ever So Android

6/20 Bootleg Theater - new single/music video release w/Cutty Flam, The Broken Hearts

4/27 Play Like a Girl Showcase - Power outage, rescheduled to JULY!!

4/10 Lolipop Records Presents @ The Hi Hat w/ Wyatt Blair, Nanami Ozone, Color TV

1/5 Glitter Ball PPH Benefit @ The Hi Hat w/Mini Bear, Cassandra Violet + Fox Brigade Dancers



12/11 Resident DTLA w/Brother, Sister and Gregory Uhlmann

11/21 Bootleg Theater for Alina Bea's November Residency

10/25 Otik Records Halloween Night @ The Hi Hat//MADONNA set

10/18 Resident DTLA w/Draemings, LEX and Sudie

10/05 Bootleg Theater w/Shonen Knife, Bloody Death Skulls

09/08 Les Femmes Underground Film Festival @ Beyond Baroque

08/20 Echo Park Rising Music Festival - Lolipop Records Showcase

08/11 The Satellite w/LEX, Lila Rose (ANML), Brit Manor

06/24 Pehrspace w/Dawn of Sequins, Moomaw

05/23 Villian's Tavern w/Ugly Sweaters, Tambourines

05/21 American Cancer Society's Relay For Life - Downey, CA

04/29 Complex w/Little Red Lung, The Electric West, Dekades

04/07 Astrodreams EP Release Show @ Bootleg Theater w/Batwings Catwings, Janelane

02/21 Pianos, NYC w/Good News

01/22 Bootleg Theater w/Run River North, The Gloomies