Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Dust & Corruption Calendar for May 2012

Now that everyone's exhausted from dancing 'round the Maypole or whatever the heck it is people do these days on May Day, it's time to think about what adventures await us in the month ahead. Here's a few things to consider...

5/2 - GiGi Holliday's Ladies Night Out: Burlesque-a-versary! My pal GiGi celebrates her second year of twirling tassels with a fun night of burlesque and comedy. Red Palace, 1212 H St NE, Washington DC. 8:30pm, $10.

5/3 - A Journey into the Curious World of the Medical Museum. Illustrated talk by Joanna Ebenstein, on the function and artistry of medical museums. Chicago Cultural Center, 76 E Washington St, Chicago, IL. 6:00pm

5/5 - Tilted Torch Birthday Blowout Bash! Three years for DC's show of dance, burlesque, comedy and music, all built somehow around light. Red Palace, 10:00pm, $12 advance, $15 door.

5/7 - "The Odditorium: The Architecture and Allure of Extremes," illustrated lecture and booksigning with author Melissa Pritchard. The Observatory, 543 Union St, Brooklyn, NY. 8:00pm, $5.

5/10 - Black Tassel Boolesque: Fractured Fairy Tales! DC's own twisted troupe puts their own spin on favorite tales. Red Palace, 8:30pm, $10.

5/11-12 - Pasties & Popcorn. Short flicks, stripping chicks, and sideshow tricks. Part of the DC Shorts film festival. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St NE, Washington, DC. 5/11 - 9:30pm. 5/12 - 9:30pm, 11:59pm. $20

5/12 - Burlesque on the Go Go! Burlesque with Anita Cookie, Clams Casino, Darlinda Just Darlinda, Minnie Tonka, and Gigi La Femme. Red Palace, 8:30 and 10:30, $15 ($12 advance).

5/14 - "A Most Unexpected History of Blood Transfusion, 1660-1820s," an illustrated lecture by author and medical historian Paul Craddock. The Observatory, 543 Union St, Brooklyn, NY. 8:00pm, $5.

5/18 - "The Hidden River Expedition: A Re-Exploration of the Post-Industrial Wilderness Along Philadelphia's Rivers." Illustrated lecture by Allen Crawford, aka Lord Whimsy. The Observatory, 543 Union St, Brooklyn, NY. 8:00pm, $5.

5/19 - Georgetown Garden Treasures: Tour the gardens of both Tudor Place and Dumbarton Oaks. (The good folks at Tudor Place are fans of D&C, so go pay a call on them if you can!) 10:30am; ticket information available here

5/24 - Burlesque without Borders. International array of burlesque artistes, representing Canada, Finland, and Spain, and hosted by New York's own Albert Cadabra. Red Palace, 8:30pm, $12 ($10 advance).

5/25-28 - Balticon. A huge convention for sci-fi and fantasy, but with a growing science track. I'll be giving a talk on the 25th on skepticism in dentistry, believe it or not. That's also Memorial Day weekend...

5/26-6/10 - Series of Jan Svankmajer films at the National Gallery of Art; click here for the full schedule. Utterly free and Svankmajer is always worth checking out.

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