Sunday, March 3, 2013

Dust & Corruption Calendar for March 2013

Warm weather is coming and in some areas is already here, but where I am we're dreading a possible snowstorm in a few days. Still, if you can get out, there an array of fun things to do...

As always, the Observatory in Brooklyn, NY, has a schedule of fascinating talks and workshops.

And Atlas Obscura always lists interesting things in different cities.

Saturdays: Speakeasy Saturdays continue at The Big Hunt; shows start at 9:00, and every Saturday is something different.

3/4 - Cine Salon: Horror and Scary Films. Discussion and screening of locally-made horror films. The Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD. Doors 7; $5/free for members.

3/6 - The Capital City Showcase presents The Wonderland Circus! Variety show with music, comedy, and burlesque. The Wonderland Ballroom, 1101 Kenyon, Washington, DC. Showtime 8:30pm. Free!

3/7 - Hot Todd Lincoln Presents! The start of a new monthly engagement in one of DC's new burlesque/variety venues, with Cherie Sweetbottom, Ruby Rockafella, Kitty Bermuda, Sunny Sighed & Bal'd Lightning, and bellydancer Abby, and hosted by my pal Hot Todd Lincoln. The Bier Baron Tavern, 1523 22nd St NW, Washington, DC (a short walk from the Dupont Circle metro). Dinner service starts at 7:30, showtime 9pm. Tix $10 in advance (available here), $12 at the door.

3/8 - Carnivalesque! A historic assemblage of burlesque and variety talent with a list too long to give in full, but includes many friends of mine. Tonight it hits Roxy & Dukes, Dunellen, NJ.

3/9 - Carnivalesque! And tonight it's the last show. The State Theatre, Falls Church, VA. (I'll be there)

3/12 - The Mason Dixie Burlesque Tour. Stars Deanna Danger, Uta Uberbusen, Porcelain, and Hazel Honeysuckle, all representing either the North or the South. The Ottobar, Baltimore, MD.  Doors at 8, show at 9. Tix $10 adv, $15 at the door.

3/14 - Michael Golden Talk and Signing. The renowned comics artist comes to Richmond, VA, to discuss his career. In connection to an exhibit of his illustrations for "The Tell-Tale Heart." Edgar Allan Poe Museum, Richmond, VA. Doors at 6; $5 suggested donation.

3/15 - Epic Win Burlesque Goes to Washington. An evening of burlesque, nerd chic, and geeky naughtiness, hosted by NYC's own Nelson Lugo. The Black Cat, Washington, DC. Doors at 8:45 and 11; tix $12 in advance and $15 at the door.

3/16 - Shocked and Amazed present the New York Variety All-Stars with the Cheeky Monkey Sideshow. An evening of sideshow bizzarerie and burlesque, sponsored by the sideshow magazine "Shocked & Amazed" and hosted by its editor, James Taylor (another friend of mine...they're all over the place). The Artisphere, Arlington, VA. Doors 8pm, showtime 9pm, tix $15 at the website.

3/16 - Burlesque Classique presents: The Burlesque of Broadway. Clothes get shed to classic Broadway tunes. DC Arts Center, Washington, DC.  Showtime at 10; tix $15, available here.

3/16 - The 2013 Cask of Amontillado Wine Tasting Among the Bones. Wine tasting in the catacombs near where Poe is buried. With entertainment, a mask contest, and a silent auction. Westminster Hall, 519 W Fayette St, Baltimore, MD. Fun starts at noon; tix $25 and available here

3/17 - St. Patrick's Day! Or as I call it, Freakin' Amateur Night. Be careful out there...too many young lightweights consider this Binge Night.

3/17 - Tilted Torch Presents: Modern Elegance. My wonderful pals at Tilted Torch present their usual mix of dance, music, comedy, burlesque, and belly dance, all with their usual creative use of light. Bossa Bistro & Lounge, Washington, DC.  Doors at 8, show at 9; tix $12 and available here.

3/21 - The Vernal Equinox! The first day of Spring! Hopefully it actually will be springlike. Enjoy the open air, sing a song, pick some flowers, dance around a fire, pray outside, whatever brings you joy and connects you to nature. Yeah, even though I'm an atheist, I'm down with those who pray and observe a thoughtful, humble faith.

3/23 - Twisted Knickers Presents: Sci-Fi Double Feature! The lovely ladies of Twisted Knickers burlesque present Tapitha Kix, Beaujolais Nouveau, Petra Precocious, Crystal Swarovski, and more in a tribute to science fiction, hosted by my wonderful friend Hot Todd Lincoln. The Yellow Sign Theater, 1726 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD. Doors at 8, show at 9; tix $10 and available here.

And as always, if you know of something I haven't mentioned, please feel free to let me know.

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