Thursday, February 7, 2013

Dust & Corruption Calendar for February 2013

February can be a vile month; you either get the late snowstorms and blizzards (watch out, New England!), or you get early attempts at spring weather that just bring mud or rain. Plus you're pressured into being all romantic because of that certain day. But here's some things to take your mind off...

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

2/9 - Speakeasy Saturdays at the Big Hunt! Since the closure of DC's main variety/burlesque venue, it's been surprising how many clubs are scrambling to host shows and pick up the slack. The Big Hunt (1345 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC) is starting a weekly "Speakeasy Saturday" of variety and burlesque. Showtime at 9pm, tix $10.

2/14. That Day. But there are quite a few events that may want to check out...

The Gibson Presents Lace and Feathers II, burlesque with my pals at Valentine Candy Burlesque. Doors at 6pm, with performances thru the night until midnight. No admission but reservations are recommended. The Gibson, 2009 14th St NW, Washington, DC.

Naked Girls Reading DC: Loves Bites! Readings from vampire classics, by a quartet of lovely naked women. (I'm not joking.) Doors at 7pm, tix available here. Little Miss Whiskey's, 1104 H St NE, Washington, DC.

Black Heart Burlesque: An Anti-Valentine's Day Show! My wonderful friends at Black Tassel Boo-lesque are hosting this delight, bashing the holiday so many of us detest. Doors at 7:30pm (dinner service), showtime at 9:00. Tix $10 adv, $12 at the door (available here). The Bier Baron Tavern, 1523 22nd St NW, Washington, DC (near the Dupont Circle Metro). Let me know if you're going, cuz I'll be there and maybe we can make up a table.

Tilted Torch: Tassels & Champagne. My lovely pals at Tilted Torch treat Baltimore to their special brand of burlesque, music, dance, and comedy with a special show. I can't make this one but these ladies always put on a great show and they're worth checking out, even if you're one of those horrible people who actually has a DATE. (phooey) Three shows: 2/14 at 8pm, 2/15 at 8pm and 10pm. Tickets available here. The Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD.

Burlesque & Belly Laughs: Love Actually. More burlesque and fun. Tix actually free! Showtime 9pm. The Pinch, 3548 14th St NW, Washington, DC.

Romance in the Evening: Cocktails in the Conservatory. An evening of cocktails and an exhibit of antique Valentine cards. 5-7pm, tix $12/$10 members, available here.  Tudor Place, 1644 31st St NW, Washington, DC.

2/15: DC Locals Only Variety Show! Burlesque and sideshow, with friends like Mourna Handful, Charlie Artful, and Mab Just Mab. Doors at 8:45 and 11:00, tix $10 adv/$12 at the door. The Black Cat, 1811 14th St NW, Washington DC.

2/15: My Bloody Valentine! Burlesque and comedy for those fed up with it all. Doors at 8pm, showtime at 9pm. Tix $10 adv/$12 at the door, available here. Moca DC, 1054 31st St NW, Washington, DC.

2/22: Capsicum Cabaret: Too Hot To Handle! An evening of burlesque, featuring many friends of mine. (Then again, just about any local burlesque show will feature friends of mine...) Doors at 7, show at 9. Tix available here. The State Theater, 220 N Washington St, Falls Church, VA.

2/23: Taran-Tease: A Burlesque Tribute to Quentin Tarantino. Yup, you read that right. This should be interesting. Doors 8:30, showtime 9:00. Tix $15. The Windup Space, 12 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD.

And there's probably a ton of other stuff, but you know what? I'm tired. I'm putting this up now...if y'all know of something I should put up, shoot me a message.

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