Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Dust & Corruption Calendar for August 2013

Ever since July's hellish heat wave broke, the summer has been relaxed and easy, with a number of surprisingly cool and agreeable days. I took a walk around the parking lot at work yesterday and was surprised at how much it felt like September. Perhaps, hope against hope, we're going to have an early and cool fall?

I'm also starting to apartment-hunt in earnest, looking for an affordable and nice place in Baltimore where I can have a separate room for all my books. Wish me luck. If all goes well, I'll be celebrating Halloween with Edgar Allan Poe.

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.

In Frederick, MD, the National Museum of Civil War Medicine has a series of free lectures every Thursday evening during the summer; if you're into history or medicine or both, look into it.

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

8/7 - Beauty + Brains/Burlesque + Variety. Burlesque, sideshow, and comedy. The Raven Lounge, 1718 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA. Doors 8:30, show 9:30. Tix $10.

Also that night is Sizzling Summer Nights! Burlesque, fire performance, and variety, with my friend Crystal Swarovski. Bossy Grrrl's Pin Up Joint, 2598 N Night St, Columbus, OH. Doors 8, show 9, tix $5.

8/9 - Once Upon a Tease! Disney-themed burlesque with the best of Virginia talent.  Gallery 5, 200 W Marshall St, Richmond, VA. Doors 8, show 9; tix $10 advance and $15 at the door.

Also that night is Lady Rockwell Presents: Swingin' Burlesque Babes with Mark Whiskey & the Sours. A night of live swing music and burlesque performances, including my pal Shortstaxx. Club Orpheus, 1003 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD. Doors 8:30, show 9:30, $15.

8/10 - Boudoir Betties! Baltimore's own Gilded Lily Burlesque troupe presents a tribute to all that is classy and sexy, with an array of talent from Baltimore, Knoxville, and St. Louis. The Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave, Baltimore, MD. Show 9pm, tix $15.

8/16 - Clash of the Tit-tans! Valentine Candy Burlesque's latest production of mythical proportions! With Candy del Rio, Reverend Valentine, Gigi Holliday, Alyssum Pohl, Deanna Danger, and more, hosted by Hot Todd Lincoln. The Black Cat, 1811 14th St NW, Washington, DC. Two shows; one at 9pm (doors 8:45) and the next at 11pm (doors 10:45). Tix $12 adv, $15 at the door, available here.

Also that night is Rasputin's Room! Presented by Lil' Steph, this is an "All-Classic Burlesque Show" that will feature my friend Miss Joule, who is always a class act. Ruba-Club Studios, 416 Green St, Philadelphia, PA. Doors 9pm, show 10pm, tix $10.

8/17 - A Night of Wonders! The Cheeky Monkey Sideshow (which features my pals Swami YoMahmi and Mab Just Mab) will be joining musical stars Frenchy & the Punk AND Eli August & the Abandoned Buildings. Should be quite a show. The Bier Baron, 1523 22nd St NW, Washington, DC. Doors 8:30, show 9:30, tix $12.

8/24 - Surrealesque. A tribute to the surreal and the erotic, with a top-drawer array of talent: Peekaboo Pointe, Tyler Fyre & Thrillkill Jill, Dr. Lucky, Maria Bella, Kay Sera, Gigi Holliday, and Sophia Sunday. The Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD. Show at 8pm; tix $20 and available here.

8/27 - Science Cafe! The National Museum of Health & Medicine presents a talk, "About Face! Reconstructive Plastic Surgery in World War 1" which may appeal to some folks...like myself. Silver Spring Civic Center, Fenton Room, 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD. Free.

8/31 My birthday.

Also that night...Pastius Revelio! A Burlesque Tribute to Harry Potter, with Paco Fish, Swami YoMahmi, Reverend Valentine, Nelson Lugo, Lola Rose, Gigi Holliday and Cherie Sweetbottom. The Bier Baron, Washington, DC. Doors 8:30, show 10:30; tix $10 adv and $12 at the door.

That's all I've been able to find...if you know of something, speak up!

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