Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Dust & Corruption Calendar for May 2012
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.