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.
2/5 - Beauty + Brains/Burlesque. Nerdy burlesque and comedy, hosted by my beloved friend Eyrie Twilight. Third & Girard, 1176 N. 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA. Doors 9:00; tix $10.
2/7 - In the Mood for Love! An evening of burlesque from Hot Night Productions. Featuring Nona Narcisse, Mab Just Mab, Kiki Allure, Mourna Handful, and Cherry Brown, hosted by Hot Todd Lincoln. The Bier Baron, 1523 22nd St NW, Washington, DC. Doors 8:30, show 10:00, tix $15 at the door, $12 in advance.
2/7 - The Black & White Show. Valentine Candy presents its regular evening of bumps and grinds. With Reverend Valentine, Candy Del Rio, Maria Bella, Swami Yomahmi, and Cricket. The Black Cat, 1811 14th St NW, Washington, DC. Two shows, at 9:00 (doors 8:45) and 11:30 (doors at 11:00). Tix $15 at the door, $12 in advance.
2/8 - Fatal Follies. The Peek-A-Boo Revue presents an evening of "dangerous burlesque." Whatever that is. I'd love to see. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA. Doors 7pm, show 8:30. Tix $20 plus handling.
2/12 - Darwin Day. Celebrate science!
2/13 - Speakeasy Bash! Dress up in 1920s attire, nosh on light fare and guzzle from an open bar with vintage cocktails. The Woodrow Wilson House, 2340 S St NW, Washington, DC. 7pm to 9pm. Tix $45.
2/14 - That Day.
2/14 - Tassels & Champagne! Gilded Lily Burlesque presents their 5th annual Valentine's Day show, starring Maria Bella, Gigi Holliday Sophia Sunday, Amber Ray, Deepa DuJour, Dave Deneen, Lauren Marleaux, Mark Slomski, Miss Joule, Nona Narcisse, and Reggie Bugmuncher. This year they've got a Prohibition speakeasy theme. The Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD. Shows at 7:30 and 10:00. Tickets $20 or more.
2/15 - Aphrodisia! The wonderful Tilted Torch troupe does their own tribute to love & eroticism. With Miss Joule, Amber Ray, Shortstaxx, Paco Fish, and Christylez Bacon. Opera House Live, 131 W. German St, Shepherdstown, WV. Showtime 9pm. Tix $15.
2/15 - Valentine's Day with Black Market Burlesque. Well, really, a post-V-Day show, with Bella La Blanc, Fox Martin, Azyra Izel, Eyrie Twilight, Anna Steasya, and Kat De Lac. The Big Hunt, 1345 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC. Showtime 10pm. Tix $10 at the door.
2/16 - Burlesque-A-Pades. The traveling show makes its Valentine's Day appearance in the mid-Atlantic. With the Pontani Sisters, Brian Newman, The Maine Attraction, and Kitten LaRue. The Metro Gallery, 1700 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD. 8pm. Tix $15.
2/22 - Love Letters to Baltimore. Burlesque, comedy, and music, with host Sunny Sighed, and featuring an array of some of my personal friends like Kay Sera, Ruby Rockafella, Valeria Voxx, Lady Miz Scarlett, Hot and Bothered, and Paco Fish! The Ottobar, 2549 N Howard St, Baltimore, MD. Doors 8:30, show 9:00. Tix $15 at the door, $12 in advance.
2/22 - The Weirdo Show: February Edition! Burlesque, dance, comedy, variety, weirdness, in all the best ways. With Prof. Sprocket, Cherie Nuit, Steve & Lily, Spinnabel Lee, Swami Yomahmi, and Buster Britches. The Bier Baron, Washington< DC. Doors 8:30, show 10:00. Tix $15 at the door, $12 in advance.
2/28 - The Molotov Hellraiser Fundraiser. DC's only theater troupe dedicated to horror & suspense has a fundraiser to increase their operating budget. Come on and support them! With raffles and many valuable giveaways. Millie & Al's, 2440 18th St NW, Washington, DC. 6pm to 10pm. Tix $20. It's a worthy cause, come on out!