Sunday, July 8, 2012

Dust & Corruption Calendar for July 2012

It's been a brutal month so far; if it hasn't been thunderstorms and power outages, it's been the record heat here in DC. I figure I better get SOMETHING out before there's another outage. Yeah, it's been that bad.

7/11 - Moonshine Cabaret, with comedy, music, sideshow and burlesque. Hosted by Richmond's own Mark Slomski and featuring my pal Rev. Valentine. The Red Palace, 1212 H St NE, Washington DC. Doors 8:30, $10.

7/12-29 - Capital Fringe Festival, DC's annual celebration of performing arts, with tons of plays, dances, and whatnot. I'll probably be doing my usual running around catching as much as I can, as this is likely to be my last festival as an area resident. Schedules and ticket info here.

7/12 - Hot Todd Lincoln's Sizzling Summertime Show. Burlesque and comedy, hosted by my pal Hot Todd Lincoln. Red Palace, 8:30, $10.

7/13 - "Anatomical Venuses, the Slashed Beauty, and Fetuses Dancing a Jig." An illustrated lecture by Joanna Ebenstein, featuring her own research into medical collections and museums. The Observatory, 543 Union St, Brooklyn, NY. 8:00, $10.

7/13 - Pasties of Perversion: A Burlesque Tribute to John Waters. Baltimore's Pope of Trash is honored with a crew including Nasty Canasta, Go-Go Harder, Kay Sera, Rev. Valentine, Maria Bella, Gigi Holliday, and Lauren Marleaux, hosted by Natasha Carrington. The Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave, Baltimore, MD. 9:00, $15.

7/14 - French Festival. Featuring 18th-century dance, and lessons in courtly manners, along with baroque music, pantomime, art & craft demonstrations, and talks on French art. Hillwood Estate, 4155 Linnean Ave, Washington, DC. 10-5, tickets available here

7/14 - Diabolical Delights. Sideshow, burlesque, and magic, hosted by sexy magician Albert Cadabra and featuring Angie Pontani, Dangrrr Doll, and Joel Jeske. Red Palace, 9:00, $12 advance, $15 at the door.

7/18 - 18th Century Taverns and Ales. Sample ales based on 18th century recipes, and listen to a discussion of tavern life of the era. Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC. 6-8, tickets available here

7/19 to 8/31 - "Bone," a collection of art reflecting bones and skeletons, on display at the Florence Nightingale Museum,  2 Lambeth Palace Rd, London, UK.

7/20 - Bosley's Burlesque Cabaret! Burlesque & fun with Gigi Holliday, Cherokee Rose, Roma Mafia, and Sophia Sunday. The Strand Theater, 1823 N. Charles St, Baltimore, MD. 9:00, $10.

7/26 - Staxx Burly-Q Review Presents It's Only Burlesque But I Love It! DC's own burlesque artists Shortstaxx hosts her own presentation saluting the Rolling Stones. Red Palace, 8:30, $10.

7/27 - Lost Waterfronts of New York. Illustrated lecture with photographer and filmmaker Nathan Kensinger showing photos that document the changing landscape of New York's riverside landscape. The Observatory, 7:00, $12; advance tickets recommended and available here.

7/28 - The Tilted Torch presents: Play Date! This evening of burlesque and light-based dance performances will also be a fundraiser for Figment, a DC community arts festival in September. Red Palace, 8:30, $10 advance, $12 at the door.

7/29 - The Rhinestone Follies. This New York-based troupe promises an opulent 50's style burlesque review. I've never seen them before, so this should be fun. Red Palace, 8:30, $10 advance, $12 at the door.

OK, I think I've got enough up, and it's thundering again. Best get this up before my power goes out.

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