Sunday, March 4, 2012

Dust & Corruption Calendar for March 2012

I'm late with this. I've had a rough week at work; major deadline on Wednesday, and then two days of aftermath. Plus I had a nasty upset stomach that had me worrying I'd picked up a bug of some sort, but it seems it was just a passing bit of indigestion.

March is upon us; spring is around the corner. This is that time of year when the days get warmer, the nights are still chilly, and you see some early flowers blooming as you walk by bundled up in a coat and warm scarf. The ground is muddy and cold, no matter how warm the air gets. It will be freezing cold on Monday and 70 by Friday.

So it's Sunday here at the lair, I've got a pot of soup simmering for lunches during the week, and I'm finally ready to get started on stuff for March...

All month - Orchid Month at Hillwood Estate. Tours offered of the orchid greenhouse, and orchid-themed events through the month. And let's face it, orchids are creepy. Huysmans wrote about how evil and depraved they are. Hillwood Estate, 4155 Linnean Ave NW, Washington, DC.

All month and to July 8 - "Morbid Curiosity: The Richard Harris Collection" Collection of memento mori exhibited at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL. Free.

3/3 - "The Pop-Up Museum of the Gowanus Canal." Curated by the Hollow Earth Society and Radio Transmission Ark. A playful re-contextualization of the museum exhibit. Thru April 22, at The Observatory, 543 Union St, Brooklyn, NY.

3/7 - Win a Date with Hot Todd Lincoln! Burlesque and comedy with my pal Todd and his gals. The Red Palace, 1212 H St NE, Washington DC. $10, doors at 8:30.

3/8 - Hellblinki plays the Red Palace! I adore them, and they're sinister and bizarre enough for any D&C fan. With This Way to the Egress. The Red Palace, $12, 8:00.

3/9 - Luster and Lust! Burlesque and comedy at the Red Palace. 2 shows, 8:30 and 10:30, $12.

3/14 - Gigi Holliday's Ladies Night Out! Spring Has Sprung! Burlesque and comedy, hosted by one of the up and coming stars of the local burlesque scene (and another one of my good friends). The Red Palace, $10, 8:30.

3/15 - "An Adaptation of Julius Caesar", the latest bit of fun from DC's Molotov Theatre Group. At The Shop at Fort Fringe, 607 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC. Runs till 4/7. Purchase tickets here.

3/16 - "Occult Bloodlines: Sex with Fairies, the Celtic Faith, and the Nephilim." The title says it all. An illustrated lecture with Maja D'Aoust. The Observatory, 8pm. $8.

3/17 - St. Patrick's Day. I usually don't go out then; it's freakin' Amateur Night with dumb folks drinking green beer. I'm usually in watch Darby O'Gill and the Little People, one of the few Disney movies I can stand. (Others are The Moon-Spinners and The Sword and the Rose, since you asked.)

3/21 - "Bye Bye Luna." Baltimore's Gilded Lily burlesque troupe bids farewell to member Little Luna, who is moving to New Orleans. The Windup Space, 12 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD. $15, 8:30.

3/23 - "An Evening with Bill Plympton." OK, it's a personal thing, but I love Plympton's work. It's technically part of the 2012 Environmental Film Festival. AFI Silver, 8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD. 

3/23 - "Selling the Dead: Anatomy as Business in the Dutch Golden Age." Damn, I wish I lived in New York, all the stuff at The Observatory sounds so cool. An illustrated lecture by Daniel Margocsy of Hunter College. The Observatory, 8pm. $5.

3/24 - The Reason Rally. I'm going to be busy all day with this one; even managed to nab a ticket to "Mythbusters Live" at the Warner that night.

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