Monday, January 7, 2013

Dust & Corruption Calendar for January 2013

It's a new year and all that. The first few days of the New Year were a tiny bit rough, as I'd spent the Eve at the Red Palace's farewell gala. Let's just say that there were a few tears shed. And then a few days ago I got hammered by some sort of virus or perhaps a bad sinus infection; I've been slouching around, blowing my nose and coughing, popping meds to cope with the pain from my throat and ears. If this keeps up much longer I'm calling the doc; these things often resolve themselves but the pain is keeping me from sleeping.

So I've dragged myself from my bed of pain to share some stuff that may be of interest...

Every month, Brooklyn's Observatory Room has an impressive array of lectures and workshops; check out their schedule here.

1/11 - The Gaslight Gala. A celebration of Arthur Conan Doyle's birthday, with drinks, buffet, skits, raffle, and an auction. 6:30 to 11:00. Tix are $78; info here. The Manhattan Club, 201 W 52nd St, New York, NY.

1/18 - Swami YoMahmi Presents: The Doctor Who Burlesque Adventure! It may sound weird, but the last Who-oriented burly-q show was a sellout, capacity crowd, so this is a must-have ticket. Two shows, 9:00 and 11:30; tix are $10 advance, $12 at the door, if any. The Black Cat, 1811 14th St NW, Washington, DC.

1/19 - Tilted Torch: Vaudeball. Vaudevill's inaugural ball! Celebrate the second inauguration with sideshow and burlesque, with one of the East Coast's most dazzling troupes. 8:00, tix $15 advance (available here), $20 at the door. 9th & Beats,  1219 9th St NW, Washington, DC.

1/19 - Ladies Night: An All Boylesque Revue! From Richmond's own burly-q troupe Those Freaking Weirdos comes an all-male cast of bumpers & grinders, with Dante the Inferno, Brian Boylesquo, Johnny Ram, Buster Britches, Chris Chaos, Jebediah Stone, and Paco Fish. 9:00, tix $12 advance, available here. Richmond Center Stage, 600 E Grace St, Richmond, VA.

1/19 - The 204th Poe Birthday Bash! I'm very, very likely to miss this, so anyone in the area who's going should get in touch and take some pictures at least. Meet author Kelly Creagh before the show, then watch Poe Masquers perform "The Masque of the Red Death." Then actor Tony Tsendeas takes the stage for his "Poe Show." The traditional toast, and a screening of the pilot of the upcoming TV series The Following, which has Poe elements.7:00, tix $25 in advance, $35 at the door, available here. Westminster Hall, 510 W Fayette St, Baltimore, MD.

1/25 - New York Variety All-Stars. Sideshow and zaniness from NYC-based artistes Adam RealMan, Cardone, and Kryssy Kocktail. 9:00; tix are $10 advance, $12 at the door. The Black Cat, 1811 14th St NW, Washington, DC.

1/25 - Calendar Girls Burlesque. Lot of my friends here, including MC Hot Todd Lincoln, and performers Tapitha Kix, Mourna Handful, Cherie Sweetbottom, Beaujolais Nouveau, Petra Precocious, Kiki Allure, Ruby Rockafella, Cherie Nuit, and Maki Rolle, in a laugh- and bump-filled tribute to the holidays. 8:00; tix are $10. The Yellow Sign Theater, 1726 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD.

As always, let me know if YOU know of anything that would be interesting. I'm always up for new events.

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