November is for Adventure!

This Saturday!

AnimeUSA presents Carnivale Cabaret! Descend with us on Saturday evening to the depths of our new hotel for a show unlike any other you have seen before. Celebrating our theme, join us for an evening of unusual live entertainment showcasing the two sides of Carnivale Fantasia. Half the program will feature performances inspired by turn-of-the-century cabaret including dance, musical performances, and burlesque. The other will include the sideshow feats and tricks from the shadier world of the turn-of-the-century sideshow and carnival. These two halves will be mixed together to form a constantly changing presentation of entertainment. You will be amazed, shocked, delighted, and surprised by the combination of local favorites and nationally known acts put on stage for your gratification. We can guarantee this will be an evening you won’t forget.

The Clockwork Dolls
Psyche Corporation
Mab, Just Mab
Little Miss Rollerhoops
Holly Ween

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Next week!

WEDNESDAY, November 14th

I’ve been working with some amazing folks to keep DC’s ONLY Variety open mic going. We had to skip October, but we are back in November. And we are back, stronger than ever!

All the way from Richmond, VA – Moxie LaBouche and the rest of the gang from “Those Freaking Weirdos” always brings a creative and slightly odd spin with her burlesque.

Fresh off her rocking Figment, you loved her at the Intergalactic Speakeasy, DC’s darling songstress, Abby Nightingale will show you she’s more than just a pretty voice!

I recently met the lovely Dainty Dandridge at the Wonder Brunch at the Red Palace, and I instantly fell in love with her. I think you will too! She’s been charming darlings with her sultry tunes and sweet burlesque at Phase One.

And back for more, Glam Gamz couldn’t stay away! But you’re not crying, this girl lives up to her name!
And you can’t do a variety show with some sweet tunes. But we are gonna do it DCVariety style. Frankie & Betty are an acoustic duo that will leave you short of breath from dancing and laughing.
The Clown Cabaret exchange brings us the incredibly talented Mandy Dalton! This lady has trained by Ringling Brothers, the Moscow Art Theatre School, and Cirque du Soleil, and now she’s hanging out with us! wow!I cannot believe how awesome this month’s show is going to be! And the cover is still only $8!!! Any ~one~ of these acts alone is worth that! And you are getting more than 7 great acts! Plus the DCVariety Open Mic audiance participation where you can win fabulous prizes!Come out and see the Variety of DC!
We are pretty much full up this month, with a few spaces available in case of cancellations. However, it’s not too early to start looking at December’s edition! Thursday! December 13th!

Next Saturday!

The Cheeky Monkey Sideshow comes to Richmond’s Gallery 5!

Ladies and germs, on November 17th Gallery5 has the honor of being invaded by the wacky and super talented troupe from DC, Cheeky Monkey Sideshow! Joined on stage by Deanna Danger, this evening of Vaudeville Galore promises to be filled with laughs, gasps danger, stunts, magic and sexiness!

Prepare to witness the most amazing show your eyes have ever beheld! Cheeky Monkey Sideshow is a dazzling troupe of professional, experienced performers specializing in astounding feats and amazing oddities..a breath-

taking yet beautiful cavalcade of the bizarre, the shocking, the grotesque, and the strange. Every show is different, every act unique.Starring:
Swami Yomahmi
Mab Just Mab
Sally the Cinch
Mr Eon
Deanna DangerDoors at 8pm, show at 9pm
$10 in advance, $15 at the door
presale available soon through www.gallery5arts.orgGallery5
200 W Marshall St
Richmond, VA

Sponsored by Boom Boom Basics

after this show, I grab my carny friends and we head south to NEW ORLEANS!

The Accidental Circus presents: Wild West Space Opera (in Space) With Dinosaurs!

A long time ago, in a gallery not too far away, millions of voices suddenly cried out in unison for awesomeness. Trapped in a world they never made, their hopes for entertainment were answered by a group of Big Damn Vaudevillians. Now, the spice will find a way to be with you and prosper in a single night too epic to be contained by a single genre. Prepare for your mind to be melded by a sexy stampede of sideshow, comedy, magic and burlesque at The Wild West Space Opera (in Space) With Dinosaurs!
This is the way you should be spending your Thanksgiving Eve! Just like the pilgrims did!

Featuring members of the Accidental Circus:
“DC’s Own Sideshow Girl”, Mab, just Mab is a founding member of the nationally touring Accidental Circus and long time member of the award winning Cheeky Monkey Sideshow. A renowned glasswalker, escape artist, fire eater, blockhead and ukulele lover, she combines artistry and human endurance to bring you some of the finest vaudevillian entertainment around. Mab is also the tenured freak at DC’s notorious sideshow venue & museum, The Red Palace and has been featured in sideshow documentaries and books.

Sidetracked, vaudeville masters of wile and wit, bowl the crowd over with rapid fire, comedic storytelling. Recently returned from rocking out the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, these two women have performed on historical stages, doorways and tall ships. They rejuvenate the vaudeville genre…with badass sensibility.

Paolo Garbanzo, his own name is a weirding word, travels the galaxy performing award winning feats of gravity …IN SPACE! Internationally acclaimed comedy-juggler, Paolo is the first American to win the International Jester Competition in England. A Fool’s wit and a juggler’s dexterity, he will amaze you!

With special guests!

Little Luna as Barbarella!
Mistress Kali as the Go-Go Dancing Dinosaur!

And no Out-Of-This-World Adventure would be complete without the Space Moon Janitor, the Creepshow Casanova, Buster Britches!

Allways Lounge
2240 Saint Claude Avenue New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 218-5778


Costumes encouraged!
Fabulous prizes for the best wild west space opera (in space) with dinosaurs costume


One more show while we’re down there!

FREAKSGIVING! with Freaksheaux to Geaux!

Stuff your eyes, ears, and brains full of awesome as Freaksheaux presents to you this cornucopia of the weird!

Joining us will be DC’s own sideshow girl, Mab Just Mab!, Richmond, VA’s Creepshow Casanova Buster Britches, the gloriously gory and glamorous Natasha Sriracha, and the Madwoman behind The Americana Burlesque and Sideshow Festival Madame Onca – along with our usual cast of misfits, rubes, and rebels!

Doors at 10pm

Show at 11pmTickets are $10 in advance; $15 at the doorAdvance tickets available here:

And this Freaksheaux comes with the added bonus of featuring Kook Teflon’s Jump Sturdy Shop – an amazing offering of artwork and trinkets just in time for holiday shopping!