Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Dust & Corruption Calendar: November 2011

November is here, and I'm a teeny bit late, but finally here's the calendar of interesting-sounding events for the month...feel free to chime in if you know of anything...

Now thru 11/13 - NetherWorld, a Morality Vaudeville, presented by The Cosmic Bicycle Theater and ClockWorks Puppetry Studio, 196 Columbia St, Brooklyn, NY.

Now thru 11/26 - "Mechanical Wonders: The Sandoz Collection" Display of antique watches and clockwork automatons, and I'm sick over not being in New York to see this. A La Vieille Russie, 781 Fifth Ave at 59th St, New York, NY. Ticket sales to benefit the Jazz Foundation of America.

Now thru 12/31 - "Le Cinema Fantastique" Film series at the National Gallery of Art. All films are free. 4th & Constitution Ave, Washington, DC.

11/4 - 11/12: Burlesque & Belly Laughs, a series of performances of local burlesque & comic talent. DC Arts Center, 2438 18th St NW, Washington, DC.

11/9 - Hot Todd Lincoln's House of Hotness! Burlesque show hosted by one of my best friends (I'm being totally sincere). The Red Palace, 1212 H St NE, Washington, DC.

11/10 - "From Blue Beads to Hair Sandwiches: Edward Lovett's Folklore Collection." Explore a collection of amulets and curiosa, with a lecture by Ross MacFarlane. Free. Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London, UK.

11/11 - Prohibition Variety Show! Burlesque and variety presented by Gilded Lily burlesque troupe of Baltimore. Illusions Magic Bar & Lounge, 1025 S. Charles St, Baltimore, MD.

11/11 - The Grand Guignol: Parisian Theatre of Fear and Terror, 1897-1962. Lecture & book signing by Mel Gordon, with complimentary absinthe. The Observatory, 543 Union St, Brooklyn, NY.

11/12 - Absinthe and Other Liquors of Fin de Siecle France. Illustrated lecture and liquor tasting with director Ronni Thomas. The Observatory.

11/15 - National Press Club Book Fair & Authors Night. National Press Club, 529 14th St NW, Washington, DC.

11/15 - Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy, workshop at the Observatory. Another class on 11/29.

11/16 - "Russian Folk Art," talk and book signing by Alison Hilton. Hillwood Museum, 4155 Linnean Ave NW, Washington, DC.

11/17 - Capital Tassels & Tease: Gobble Gobble Edition. Burlesque from budding performers. The Red Palace

11/18 - Valentine Candy Burlesque Presents Freaks & Oddities! Burlesque & comedy hosted by Reverend Valentine and Candy del Rio. The Red Palace

11/19 - No Computer is an Island. A PowerPoint film with live music. The Observatory.

11/24 - Thanksgiving Day, in the US. Don't overdo it.

11/25 - Black Friday, in the US. You might be better off staying home and reading or watching a movie.

11/29 - "Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman." Talk and book signing by Robert K. Massie. Hillwood Museum.

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