Thursday, October 4, 2012

Dust & Corruption Calendar for October 2012

So, of course, it's October. Time for all the obvious stuff, and some not-so-obvious stuff as well.

ALL MONTH: A slew of cool lectures and exhibits at Brooklyn's Observatory that I'm not even going to try to list individually, cuz there's just too many that sound fabulous. If you're in the New York area, check this out.

10/5 - Balti-Horror Freak Show! Burlesque and comedy with a bunch of my friends, including Mourna Handful, Valeria Voxx, Eyrie Twilight, Maria Bella, Lauren Marleaux, Gigi Holliday, Sophia Sunday, Buster Britches, and Hot Todd Lincoln. Tix $15, doors at 8pm. The Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave, Baltimore, MD.

10/5 - Seismic Sideshow II! Showcase of sideshow talent, including Todd Robbins, Heather Holliday, Reverend Valentine, Cherie Sweetbottom, and the Cheeky Monkey Sideshow. Tix $10, doors 8:30pm. The Red Palace, 1210 H St NE, Washington, DC.

10/6 - Cats'n'Bats Cabaret! Spooky burlesque and comedy from the Black Tassel Boolesque troupe. With Mourna Handful, Valeria Voxx, Eyrie Twilight, Maria Bella, Malibu, Fallyn Cahira, Sunny Sighed, Bal'd Lightning, Tapitha Kix, and host Violet Grey. Tix $12 advance, $15 at the door, doors at 8pm. The State Theater, 220 N Washington St, Falls Church, VA.

10/7 - "Lord Help My Poor Soul: Eulogies for Poe". The anniversary of Poe's death is honored by historical figures making speeches in his honor. Further info here. Absolutely free; starts at 1:15pm. Westminster Hall and Graveyard, 519 W Fayette St, Baltimore, MD. 

10/10-20 - Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival! Horror films from all around the world. Exclusively at the AFI Silver Theater; tix and information available here.  AFI Silver Theater, 8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD.

10/14 - Jack-O-Lantern Jamboree! Burlesque, belly-dance, and storytelling, featuring Deepa Du Jour, Madame Onca, Lily von Grimm, Maria Bella, Mavi, and others, hosted by Buster Britches. Tix $15, available here; doors 6:30pm. Firehouse Theater Project, 1609 W Broad St, Richmond, VA.

10/17-11/4 - Halloween on Screen! Annual showcase of horror films, ranging from classics to modern works. Tix and schedule available here. AFI Silver Theater, 8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD.

10/19 - Naked Ghouls Reading! Ladies au naturel reading spooky stories. With my friends Cherokee Rose, Cherie Sweetbottom, and Roma Mafia. Tix $25, available here; starts at 7:30. DC Arts Center, 2438 18th St NW, Washington, DC.

10/20 - Raven's Night! An evening of eerie bellydance and performance, reflecting both horror and steampunk. Tix $25, available here; start time is 5pm. The Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA.

10/20-11/1 - Noir City DC! Annual film noir festival, featuring some rarely-seen films along with some classics. Tix and full schedule available here. AFI Silver Theater, 8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD.

10/25 - Speakeasy Costume Ball! Dress in your 1920s finery, enjoy music, nosh on finger food, and sample cocktails supplied by DC's own New Columbia Distillery, makers of Green Hat Gin. Tix $45 (available here), starts at 7pm. Woodrow Wilson House, 2340 S St NW, Washington, DC.

10/26 - Tilted Torch: Spook-o-rama! Burlesque, cabaret, dance and music from an amazing and sophisticated group of performers, featuring Miss Joule, Malibu, Jonathan Burns, Shakra, and hosted by Shortstaxx. Tix $10 advance (available here), $15 at the door; doors at 9pm. The Red Palace, 1210 H St NE, Washington DC.

10/26 - History Haunt! Roam Tudor Place's gardens, enjoy the fall scenery, hear spooky tales, and enjoy cocktails and nosh. Tudor Place throws nice grown-up shindigs and it's worth checking out. Tix $15 (available here), starts at 6pm.  Tudor Place, 1644 31st St NW, Washington, DC.

10/31 - Halloween Night. Go out and do something.


J. D. said...

Oct. 5 - Todd Robbins? You mean this Todd Robbins?:

The guy who's gonna interview James Randi on Oct. 16 at U of MD?

That Todd Robbins?!

Vagrarian said...

Is there any other?

Seriously, I'm pretty sure it is the same. Hardly seems possible for there to be two.