March is coming in like a Sideshow Girl!

Ooh lordy! I say on this Fattest of Tuesdays, you should give up any reservations you might have about living well! There are many wonders to behold in the upcoming months. Have a look at some of the awesome that is in store for the month that comes in like a lion and out like another bigger lion!

This Friday, February 24th, The Ooh La La Belly Dance & Sideshow Revue is back!

This spectacle will make your eyebrows rise and your jaw drop. Witness an exhilarating display of both traditional and fusion belly dance featuring:
http://www.facebook.com/events/173900072714228/

Ami, Ebony, Miasia, & Naimah will bring the dance to prance! What show would be complete without a compliment of mostly freakish and completely mind bending exotic sideshow performers: Swami YoMahmi and Mab, Just Mab!

Your guide on this mystical evening journey of tantalizing treats is none other than the tall and totally psychotic Aaron.

Experience the artworks of Yonas Hassen and Ami Wilber in a drawing and street photography exhibit. Afterparty with dj sets by Somaholiday spinning deep house, tech house and everything in between.

Friday, February 24th, 2012
Doors 8pm, Show 9pm
Montserrat House
2016 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
Presales: $10
http://bellydancesideshow.eventbrite.com/
Door:$15

March 10th –
Mischief & The Party Liberation Front present:
***Intergalactic Speakeasy***

Tickets here: http://fla.vor.us/1119576-Intergalactic-Speakeasy-tickets/Intergalactic-Speakeasy-Washington-Warehouse-Loft-March-10-2012.html
Password: Blind Pig

Saturday, March 10th
9:00 pm – 4:00 am

The Warehouse Loft
411 New York Ave NE
Washington, DC

21+
$15 presale
$20 at the door
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Where can sophisticated universal hitchhikers get a decent martini in this sector of the galaxy?

Only at The Milky Way Caberet!

Featuring:
– Live Performances (Burlesque, magic, hoop, sideshow)
– Fully immersive period based decor
– Live vocal Jazz
– Swinging DJ Beats
– Photo booth by Ian Graham
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Your Mischievous Hosts:

Mischief: http://www.MischiefDC.com/
PLF: https://www.facebook.com/groups/38613813036/

DRESS CODE: Intergalactic SpeakEasy! flapper dresses, vests, evening dresses, boas, long pearl necklaces, fans, Zoot Suits, spats (white canvas or vinyl shoe covers), fedoras…all tied together with something from the future!.

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Intergalactic Speakeasy Rules and Codes of Conduct

– Please Speak-Easy
– You MUST know the password to get in
– Do not tell anyone where you are going, or who you are going with
– Everyone must use an alias
– No discussions about Bootlegging in ANY galaxy is allowed inside the Speakeasy
– If anyone see’s Gatsby, please ask him to leave. That man can’t be trusted.
– All cigar and pipe smoking must be done outside on the balcony, with pinky fingers raised
– There will only be 400 tickets sold to this exclusive event, don’t forget to bring yours!
– Please exit the Intergalactic Speakeasy quietly, we don’t want the coppers to find out
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The Milky Way Cabaret show room brimming with Burlesque! Magic! Jazz!
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MCs Parker Galore & Miss Debbi, La Dolce Diva providing commentary, comedy, and the occasional song and dance…

Abby Nightingale and the Drivers – Live vocal Jazz
Mab Just Mab (Sideshow Queen; ukelele, glass walking)
David Meneses (Magician)
Miss Randi Leigh (Drag Queen; vocalist)
Zoe Jackson (singer/songwriter)
Moose (sword swallowing)
Miss Joule (Burlesque, hoop, fire eating)
Karma Jean (contortion; burlesque; hoops)
The Muse (Burlesque; belly dancing)
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Interstellar swinging future-sounds in the Andromeda Dancehall provided by:
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Mr. Jennings, PLF/Richmond
Michael NightTime, PLF/Philly
Sequoia – Mischief, Disorient/DC
Reinhold – PLF/Richmond
Dustin – Mischief/DC
Barney Iller – Mischief/NYC
Sleez-E – Acoustic Combustion/DC

And as always, more antics and surprises around every corner!

OUT OF TOWNERS! READ BELOW....

Coming from out of this solar system for the Intergalactic Speakeasy? Or, just want a place to crash afterwards? There is a Quality Inn, literally right next door to the venue:
http://www.qualityinn.com/hotel-washington-district_of_columbia-DC009/
202.543.7400

March 16th:
Buster Britches’ VooDoo Sideshow

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Join us for a show 200 years in the making. In 1811 the Richmond Theatre Fire left many dead, but not all of them stayed that way. Under the foundation of Monumental Church the spirits of a traveling sideshow lay buried under the rubble… now they’re finally ready for their last performance! Join us on Friday, March 16, 2012 at the Firehouse Theatre Project for a show that’s only fittingly called Specter Spectacular.

Performances by:
* Buster Britches
* Deanna Danger
* Binky Daze
* Mark Slomski and Bitsy Buttons of the Slomski Cabaret
* Miss Midnight
* Parker Galore
* Mab Just Mab

Preshow by the Red Vein Army starts at 8pm, with the main stage production at 9pm.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at http://RedVeinArmy.com/ or at the door. Space is limited, so buy your tickets TODAY before we sell out!

For details and behind the scenes information, check out:
* http://RedVeinArmy.com/
* http://Facebook.com/RedVeinArmy
* http://Facebook.com/pages/Busters-Haunted-Stage-Shows/223899544366542
* http://FirehouseTheatre.org/

March 18th:
Workshops @ the Boom Boom Basics studio in Richmond, VA!

5:15pm Building the Bit
How to craft your performance in a way that will connect to the audience.
Added Bonus! How to handle hecklers!
• This is not about how to do “the ultimate tribal combo” or walk on broken glass. This is about how to present the product that you have been working so hard to learn.
• This will mostly be a lecture class. However, we will work with any pieces people want to bring to this class. Be prepared to take a lot of notes!
How many times have you said to yourself “I can do that!” after seeing a huge big name artist do an overpriced show? Have you ever wondered why some people who are doing simple tricks have larger crowds? Fatter hats? More shows? People have been studying the phenomenon for ages.

7pm: Uke Love!
Do you find that the 6 strings of the guitar too many?
Do you feel that you are not nerdy enough for the accordion?
Tired of trying to stash your davul in the overhead compartment?
Now there is an instrument for EVERYONE!
Great for parties! Perfect to play along at jams!
Easy to pick up, hard to put down!
Travel Sized!

FACT! Ukuleles increase your sex appeal!

4 strings and the truth! The Incredible, Portable, Magical, Musical, Ukulele is now within your reach!
Learn the basics of making sweet uke love and leave this workshop well on your way to becoming a ROCK GOD!
Mab, Just Mab will show you how to get started on your road to uke love!
This is a class for beginners, and people who have held a uke once or twice.
There are a VERY LIMITED number of spare ukes, so it is strongly advised that you get your own (you won’t regret it!). If you buy a new uke, be sure to tune it up before hand, strings need time to settle in. Mab is available for email questions before the workshop. Not sure what kind of uke to get? There are plenty of affordable ones for under $40. But watch out! If you pay less than $20, chances are you have a uke that won’t hold a tune!

Mab recommends the Kala Dolphin Bridge Soprano Ukulele for about $40 online for beginners

Both workshops are available to both women & men!

Visit the workshops page for description, registration & payment options!
www.boomboombasics.com