Friday, June 7, 2013

Dust & Corruption Calendar for June 2013

It's June! Summer heat is on its way (or already here), school is letting out, vacation plans being made, etc. The same old thing done every year.

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.

6/7 - Best of Burlesque(er)! Burlesque with a queer slant, saluting DC Pride Weekend. The Black Cat, 1811 14th St NW, Washington, DC. 8:45 and 11:00, tix $15 at the door.

6/7 - Nerdtastic Burlesque. What it says...nerdlesque at its best from the Burlesque Classique troupe. CHAW, 545 7th St SE, Washington, DC. 8:00; ticket price unknown.

6/8 - Bad Girls! Twisted Knickers presents their latest burly-q experience, with Tapitha Kix, Cherie Sweetbottom, Beaujolais Nouveau, Cherie Nuit, Eyrie Twilight, and Miz Hips, MC'ed by my pal Hot Todd Lincoln. Yellow Sign Theater, 1726 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD. 8:00, tix $10, available here.

6/13 - Gurlies on Tap! The DC Gurly Show takes over one of DC's new burlesque venues, with Glam Gamz, Velvet Kensington, Private Tails, and Blanche Boudoir. The Bier Baron Tavern, 1523 22nd St NW, Washington, DC. Showtime 9:00, tix $10.

6/15 - Dr. Who Burlesque: Talkin' 'Bout My Regeneration. Swami Yohmami hosts this evening of Who-themed burlesque, with Rev. Valentine, Candy del Rio, Eyrie Twilight, Mab Just Mab, and Nasty Canasta. The State Theater, 220 N Washington St, Falls Church, VA. 9:00, tix $12 and available here.

6/15 - Shocked & Amazed Presents: The Lucky Daredevil Thrill Show! Wild thrills and chills with Tyler Fyre and Thrill Kill Jill. The Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA. 9:00, tix $15, available here.

6/20 - Zou Zou Revue! My lovely friend GiGi Holliday hosts this enticing showcase of burlesque, with Maki Rolle, Glam Gamz, Moxie LaBouche, Lottie Ellington, Betty O'Hellno, and Kelli Limone. The Bier Baron, 9:00, tix $10 advance and $12 at the door.

6/21 - The summer solstice. Longest day of the year. A holiday for some, or just another trudge. Think of it as a turning point and honor it in some way. After all, it's a Friday.

6/21 - Queerlesque! The DC Gurly Show troupe presents an evening of queer-oriented burlesque, in honor of Gay Pride Month. Phase One, 525 8th St SE, Washington DC. 9:30, tix $10.

6/22 - Hotter Than Hell, Sweeter Than Sin. The Red Hot Heathens, a burlesque troupe from Cleveland, comes to DC, and will be joined with local talent for one night only. MOCA DC, 1054 31st St NW, Washington, DC. 8:00, tix $12.

6/23 - Poe in Paris! Opening of an exhibition of Poe's influence in France, running till 9/8. Poe Museum, 1914 E Main St, Richmond, VA. More info here

6/24-26 - Positively Poe Conference. Probably far too late to register, but I should note this conference honoring Edgar's positive influence on the world and society. At the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; co-sponsored by the Poe Museum and the UVA Small Special Collections Library. Information here; if anyone goes, give me a review!

6/27 - Burlesque at the Gibson. My pals at Valentine Candy Burlesque do their monthly gig at one of DC's top cocktail spots. The Gibson, 2009 14th St NW, Washington, DC. (Unfortunately I don't have much further info on this...)

6/27 - Poe Unhappy Hour! Enjoy live music and a cash bar while steeping yourself in the atmosphere of this month's them, "The Premature Burial." The Poe Museum, Richmond, VA. Suggested donation of $5.

6/28 - Poe Forevermore Radio Theater! Live old-time radio drama of three Poe tales: "Berenice," "Frank, the Body Snatcher," (an original tale) and "The Cask of Amontillado." Westminster Hall, W 519 Fayette St, Baltimore, MD. 8:00; tix $20 adv, $25 at the door, available here.

6/28 & 29 - Pasties & Popcorn. Burlesque & sideshow, along with short films, in conjunction with the DC Shorts film festival. VisArts Rockville, 155 Gibbs St, Rockville, MD. 8:30 both days, tix $15.

6/29 - Burlesque-a-Pades! The Pontani Sisters' famous travelin' show, which I've seen several times and it's always a blast and different every year. The Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD. 8:00, tix $20 general public, $15 Creative Alliance members, available here.

Well, that's all I can get info on. If you know of anything, feel free to drop me a line.

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