Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Dust & Corruption Calendar for April 2012

It's April, the azaleas and other flowers are starting to bloom (early), pollen is everywhere. My sympathies to those suffering through allergy season.

But April brings its own's a few...

4/7 - Epic Win Burlesque! Nerdy burlesque, magic, and comedy, hosted by vaudevillian Nelson Lugo (who I find rather dishy). Red Palace, 1212 H St NE, Washington, DC. Shows at 8 and 10:30, tix $10 in advance, $12 day of show.

4/8 - Easter, for those who celebrate.

4/12 - "Anthropodermic Bibliopegy:  Books Bound in Human Skin and the Stories Behind Them" Lecture by book collector, bookbinder, and publisher Daniel K. Smith. The Observatory, 543 Union St, Brooklyn, NY. 8:00, $8.

4/12 - Deanna Danger's Boom Boom Basics Burlesque Studio Student Showcase Showcase. Virginia's premiere school of burlesque presents its first show at the Red Palace. Doors at 8:30, tickets $10.

4/12 - Countdown to Yuri's Night! Night of visual and performing arts, honoring man's conquest of space. Burlesque, bands, art, dancing, drinks, and a moon bounce. Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd, Arlington VA. Go here for more info and tickets.

4/13-22 - Congress of Curious Peoples, a series of lectures and performances, based on a broadly-defined concept of curiosity. Full schedule and tickets available here. All events at the Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Ave, NY, NY.

4/18 - DC Variety Open Mic. Burlesque, comedy, and sideshow stunts, hosted by Mab Just Mab and Swami Yomahmi. Red Palace, doors 8:30, tickets $8.

4/21 - Valentine Candy Burlesque Presents Something Fishy. Burlesque and comedy, hosted by my pals Rev. Valentine and Candy del Rio, with special guest Corn Mo. Red Palace, shows 8:30 and 10:30, tickets $10.

4/22 - Hot Todd Lincoln's 40th Birthday-a-Palooza-thon. My good pal Todd's celebrating a landmark birthday. (I'm not exaggerating, he's one of my besties, and gave me confidence by giving me friendship and support when I was coming out of a dark place.) Burlesque and comedy and good times; I'm guaranteed to be there. Red Palace, 8:00, $10.

4/22 - Tilted Torch: Modern Elegance. Light-based burlesque, dance, and comedy, in Tilted Torch's signature style. Bossa Bistro & Lounge, 2463 18th St NW, Washington, DC. 8pm, tickets $10. 

4/25 - I have my first colonoscopy. (Anyone free to give me a lift?)

4/26 - "The Science of Death: What Lies Within Mutter and Beneath Laurel Hill" Lecture and tour of Philadelphia's Laurel Hill Cemetery, sponsored by the Mutter Museum and part of the Philadelphia Science Festival. Laurel Hill Cemetery Gatehouse, 3822 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA. 6:30, tix $20, advance tickets required (go here to get them).

4/27 - Swami Yohmahmi Presents: Dr. Who Burlesque! Really, imagine it. Just wait for the Tardis jokes. Featuring Rev. Valentine, Candy del Rio, and Eerie Twilight. Red Palace, shows at 8:30 and 10:30, tix $10 advance, $12 door.

4/27 - Tilted Torch: But Wait! There's More! More of TT's signature style of burlesque, dance, and music, in a new venue. Opera House Live, 131 W German St, Shepherdstown, WV.  Doors at 7:30, $15.

4/28 - Mad about Mod! Burlesque tribute to midcentury fabulousness, featuring Baltimore's Gilded Lily troupe with guests including Rev. Valentine and Candy del Rio. The Windup Space, 12 West North Ave, Baltimore, MD. 8:00, $15.

4/28 - Obscura Day, an international celebration of unusual places. The main website has general information and a listing of events all over the place. I'm thinking of getting a team together for the Art of Darkness Scavenger Hunt at the National Gallery.

4/29 - "The Pathological Sublime and the Anatomical Unconscious," illustrated lecture on bizarre anatomy and those fascinated with it. Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia St, NY, NY. 6:00, $10 (includes drink).

If you know of anything I left out, leave a comment. If you go to anything and want to tell us about it, drop me a line...

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