Monday, September 5, 2011

Dust & Corruption Calendar: September 2011

OK, I've thought about doing this for a while, and I'm finally doing it, scouring the listings of everything I know and putting down stuff that would be of interest to my readers, if I have any. If anyone has something they want to push, drop me a line. This is DC-centric, of course, but I found some stuff out from the great wide world. Naturally, I won't be making everything, but you might be able to spot me here and there.

9/7: Shaken & Stirred Burlesque, with Gigi La Femme. The Delancey, 168 Delancey St, New York, NY. Performances at 10:30, 11:30, and 12:30.

9/8: Conjuring & Circus: Books, Prints, Posters & Apparatus Auction. Bloomsbury Auctions, 24 Maddox St, Mayfair, London, UK. More information here.

9/9: Sticky Buns Burlesque presents: An Evening of Variety, with Mab Just Mab and magician Spencer Horsman. At Illusions, 1025 S. Charles St, Baltimore, MD. Showtime 9:00, $15

9/10: Plant sale, if you're into that sort of stuff. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallen Ave, Wheaton, MD. 10am to 3pm. Plus Brookside is a great place to walk around.

9/10: Washington Sinfonietta presents a Mozart program. National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir NW, Washington, DC. Concert starts at 7:00, tickets $20. 

9/10: Nerd Nite DC: Dinosaurs, Comics, and Viruses. An evening of learned presentations with musical interludes. DC9, 1940 9th St NW, Washington, DC. Showtime at 6:30, tickets $10.

9/10-11: Small Press Expo, "The Premiere Event for Graphic Novels, the Comic Arts, and Cartooning." (Not exactly my thing, but I know we have some comics fans out there....) Bethesda North Marriott, 5701 Marinelli Rd, Bethesda, MD. One-day ticket $10, two-day ticket $15. More information here.

9/11: Takoma Park Folk Festival, with a wide variety of music, crafts, and food. (I almost always go.) Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Rd, Takoma Park, MD. 10:30am to 6:30pm, free.

9/14: Capital Tassels & Tease: Back To School Edition, a monthly showcase of emerging burlesque & variety talent. The Red Palace, 1212 H St NE, Washington, DC. Doors at 8:30, tickets $10.

9/16: DCVariety Social Aide Society Benefit, an auction & fundraiser for variety performers without health insurance. The Red Palace, 1212 H St NE, Washington, DC. Showtime 9:30, tickets $15.

9/17: Gay Day at Hillwood Estate, in which the museum honors its partnership with the GLBT community. Family Garden Party from 10:00 to noon, afternoon festivities from noon to 6:00. Hillwood Estate, 4155 Linnean Ave NW, Washington, DC; tickets $15.

9/18: 27th Annual Kalorama House & Embassy Tour, a chance to peek inside a number of historic homes & embassies in DC's Kalorama neighborhood. Noon to 4:00; tickets $40, available from the Woodrow Wilson House, 2340 S St NW, Washington, DC.

9/19 DC Science Cafe: "Life as We Don't Know It", a talk on the search for extraterrestrial life. Busboys & Poets, 5th & K Sts NW, Washington, DC. Showtime 6:30, admission free.

9/22: Through the Weeping Glass, a new film by the Quay Brothers, receives its Philadelphia premiere at the Mutter Museum, 19 S 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA; more details here. Other showings in New York at the MoMA on 9/24, and in Los Angeles at the Cary Grant Theater on 9/27.

9/24: Museum Day, in which participating museums nationwide offer free admission. Locate museums near you at Museum Day.

9/24: The Tilted Torch presents Kaleidescope Kabaret, an evening of light-based performances, burlesque, and music. The Red Palace, 1212 H St NE, Washington, DC. Doors at 9:00, showtime at 10, tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

9/24-25: Dahlia Show & Sale. (Hey, I like them, they're pretty.) Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallen Ave, Wheaton, MD.  Saturday 2:00 to 5:00; Sunday 9:00 to 3:00, sale of cut blossoms at that time.

All month: "The Gothic Spirit of John Taylor Arms," exhibition of prints, drawings, and copperplate, closing 11/27. National Gallery of Art, 401 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC. Free.

All month. "Tea." Exhibition of tea utensils from Asia, at the Freer Gallery of Art, Jefferson Dr & 12th St SW, Washington, DC. (Near the Smithsonian Castle.) Free.

Got something coming in October? Let me know!

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