New York

Thursday August 4th

Dark Heroine
Roy Arias Studios
300 W 43rd St, Suite 506
New York, NY

$20
The Witching Hour Burlesque’s Delysia La Chatte presents a burlesque show inspired  by blaxploitation flicks, comic books, pop music—and the Old Testament.

Do you like beautiful strong women and cheap strong cocktails? Do you like music and dance? Does the term “burlesque” bring joy to your heart? Do you have a pulse?

If so you will love the outrageous and hard hitting cabaret DARK HEROINE, a theatrical journey through the world of Super-Heroines of Color. Expect tributes to Blaxploitation, Comic Books, pop music, soul and the Old Testament.

DARK HEROINE, is an original burlesque theatre experience conceived and directed by Delysia La Chatte. Hosted by ManDrag. Featuring Ninja Tempress Subi, The Luminous Evita Bordeaux, Ivory Cleopatra, Steamy Songstress Tiffany Caserta, Kara Young as The Voice of GOD and The Delectable Ms La Chatte. Choreography by Tracy Jack and Delysia La Chatte!!

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Ships in the Night
10:0 Pm
Trophy bar
351 Broadway
Brooklyn, New York

The ships crew is bringing our West Coast vibe and Bay Area funk to the East Coast!

DJ’s Durt and Black plus special guests Nadeeah Eshe, Jeans Jamz will be playing the booty booty booty jams to make you sweat til the early mornin!
In the tradition of Ships we will be doing a donation to
Roopa Singh : Hip Hop Yoga

hiphop, oldschool, electro, top40 b.s., and more!

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“Paths of Rhythm” Opening Reception
7:00 Pm
Fuse Gallery
93 2nd Avenue (between 5th & 6th Streets)
New York, NY

Free
Curated by Rob Aloia, Brent Bartley, Frankie Cedeno, Erik Foss and Ricky Powell Exhibition

As artists coming up in New York City, the three elements that inspired and defined our crew’s wild youthful years are represented in our logo: 2’ (Kicks-street style) + 12” (Vinyl-music) = 212 (NYC as muse). In the streets, on the courts and at the clubs all three elements were with us in some form. Paths of Rhythm is a show about being a creative person in NYC.

A portion of all proceeds from this show will go to Art for Progress, a 501(c)3 non profit arts organization.
Art For Progress’ Arts Education Community provides underserved youth with dynamic artistic programming that
promotes reflection and self-expression.

There will be The World Famous Ricky Powell Slide Show and dj sets by: Steven Lewis, Shorty, Stretch Armstrong, Gatto, DJ Small Change, Sal Principato (Liquid Liquid), and John “Bloodclot” Joseph (Cro-Mags)

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Cole Escola & Erin Markey: Night Mother
9:30 Pm
Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street
New York, NY

$15 (advance)  $18 (door) $12 (students & seniors)
Two of Our Hit Parade’s most demented (and hysterically funny) regulars, Cole Escola and Erin Markey, team up for a new show musical directed by OHP mastermind Kenny Mellman.  Titled Night Mother the show plays for two workshop productions as part of the 20th Annual HOT! Festival at Dixon Place.

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Friday August 5th

Eklectik: A Fusion of Rock & Roll, Visual & Performance Art, and the Underground Cultures.
10:00 Pm
Uncle Mike’s
57 Murray St (between Broadway and Church St)
New York, NY

$10, before 11pm with flyer $5
XCLUSIVE PERFORMANCES OF THE NIGHT SHALL INCLUDE
~DJ Amazin A~ Spinning Rock, Metal, 80s, Dance
~Heather Height~ Stand-Up Comedy
~Honi Harlow~ Burlesque
~L Train~ Live Alternative Rock

Lady Nyx and Lady Zombie are behind this goth-tinged rock & roll night of performance and partying, with DJ Amazin A spinning rock, metal and various ’80s sounds, The band L Train performing live, an onstage turn by burlesque gal Honi Harlow and stand-up comedy from Heather Height

Respect Your Gateway Goddess of the Evening: Scarlett
Suggested attire: Rock & Roll, Scene (Goth/Fetish/Vamp), Club Kid Fabulous, Glam – We encourage your creativity!!!

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Dark Heroine
Roy Arias Studios
300 W 43rd St, Suite 506
New York, NY

$20
The Witching Hour Burlesque’s Delysia La Chatte presents a burlesque show inspired  by blaxploitation flicks, comic books, pop music—and the Old Testament.

Do you like beautiful strong women and cheap strong cocktails? Do you like music and dance? Does the term “burlesque” bring joy to your heart? Do you have a pulse?

If so you will love the outrageous and hard hitting cabaret DARK HEROINE, a theatrical journey through the world of Super-Heroines of Color. Expect tributes to Blaxploitation, Comic Books, pop music, soul and the Old Testament.

DARK HEROINE, is an original burlesque theatre experience conceived and directed by Delysia La Chatte. Hosted by ManDrag. Featuring Ninja Tempress Subi, The Luminous Evita Bordeaux, Ivory Cleopatra, Steamy Songstress Tiffany Caserta, Kara Young as The Voice of GOD and The Delectable Ms La Chatte. Choreography by Tracy Jack and Delysia La Chatte!!

darkheroine.wordpress

Go Go Gorilla
10:00 Pm
Otto’s Shrunken Head
538 E 14th St (between Aves A and B)
New York, NY

DJ Kick of Japanese rockabilly dance party Rebel Night and his guests spin garage rock, punk and psychobilly for the bar’s boozers and cruisers, with live bands adding to the decibel

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Wasablanca  Burlesque
8:00 Pm
The Bell House
149 7th St (between Second and Third Aves)
New York, NY

$20, advance $15
The Bell House transforms into a Moroccan den of intrigue, cocktails, jazz, blackmail and burlesque, all inspired by the classic Oscar-winning film Casablanca.

You’re invited to a fully immersive evening right out of the golden age of the silver screen, courtesy of an alliance of the most innovative and creative nightlife producers in New York City.

It’s 1941(ish) and the unoccupied area of Brooklyn known as Wasablanca remains one of the last holdouts of freedom against the marching forces of fascism. At The Bell House people come to drink, dance, play games of chance and indulge in acts of subterfuge, conspiracy and illicit liaisons – because in Wasablanca the drinks are cheap, but freedom comes at a price.

The night’s festivities will feature couple-friendly, risqué performances from Wasabassco Burlesque; Dick Swizzle’s BINGO-based games of chance; live music all night by The Gelber & Manning Band; a complex struggle of liberty against tyranny from ecdysiast playwright Nasty Canasta; and exquisitely crafted cocktails, jazz age ambience, and all the period dress, glamorous gowns, snazzy suits and fezzes you’ve come to expect from Wit’s End and Gemini & Scorpio events. It’s a party, it’s a play, it’s a show, it’s… Wasablanca.

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An Odyssey Through Disco
10:00 Pm
Odyssea
486 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

Free
Sunrise Over Monitor returns with another smorgasbord of sequins, flash and funk as we take revelers through a sojourn of disco and disco-inspired tracks. Dust off your wigs and lace up your dancing sandals for our first fusion party that takes one part Greek mythology, one part pure polyester soul for a concoction of pure, unadulterated fun(k). Brian Blackout headlines with classic disco tracks while resident DJs Juan Ramos and Madame Funk bring you the best of Nu-Disco, house and funk. Loin cloths, togas and afro-wigs strongly encouraged.

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Why Participate? An Exhibition and Participatory Opening Reception
6:00 Pm
Flux Factory
39-31 29th Street,
Queens, NY

Free
The artists included in Why Participate? are constructive critics concerned with collaboration, participation, the proliferation of art in spaces outside of traditional museums and galleries, and notions of community. Acting politically, they deal with public issues where and when they are not resolved. These artists recognize the needs of communities and take their work into the public sphere — making their resistance visible. Consequently these pranksters, dancers, public space magicians, salesmen, protesters, hackers, and reality tv stars are not just making things in the tradition of art as object, but are making things happen.

Expect documentation from socially radical projects from 1993 to present, along with interactive timelines, maps, playable video games, and a participatory project in which visitors become architects within the gallery. During the reception, We Are Architects will lead a participatory event in which the aesthetics of the gallery will be radically altered by temporary habitats constructed by its visitors. The exhibition is curated by Angela Washko. Participating artists include Action Club, Mike Bonanno (The Yes Men), Jason Eppink, Dara Greenwald, Nate Hill, Ann Hirsch, Paolo Pedercini (Molleindustria), Rich Pell and the Center for PostNatural History, Pink Bloque, Boryana Rossa, and We Are Architects.

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Trash!
10:00 pm
Webster Hall Studio
125 E 11th St
New York, NY

$10
NYC’s best indie, electro, new wave, & disco party. Trashy go-gos, kookie club kids, & the infamous late night cabaret! Hosted by DJ Jess, plus Alex Malfunction, Twig the Wonderkid, Brendon James, & a cast of wild characters from the NYC underground.

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Vinyl & Twist & Shout Dance Party
5:00 pm
The Bowery Electric
327 Bowery
New York, NY

It all starts with the 5 p.m.-9 p.m. happy hour, but soon evolves into a boogie bash as DJ Gina Bon Jersey offers up all sort of danceable rock goodness down in the basement. Meanwhile, DJ Mesh works upstairs in the Main Bar with classic rock tracks for those more concerned with sipping than strutting.

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Burlesque at the Beach presents: Surrealist Burlesqu-Animal Funhouse
9:00 Pm
Coney Island USA
Sideshows By The Seashore
1208 Surf Ave.
Brooklyn, NY

$12
Surrealist Burlesque returns to Coney Island with “Animal Funhouse!” Loosely based on George Orwell’s Animal Farm, “Animal Funhouse” is part experiential tour, part burlesque spectacle, and all surrealist fun. Two different casts appear on separate floors in a phantasmagoria of sights, sounds, and olfactory overload as the audience is invited to participate in the gluttony.

The epic cast includes: Bambi the Mermaid, BB Heart, Bunny Love, Buttons the Horse (with Gretchen Vitamvas & Twirla), Cheeky Lane, DJ MomoTaro, Dr. Lucky, The Evil Hate Monkey, Glenn Marla, Jenny C’est Quoi, Lefty Lucy, Lil Miss Lixx, Machine Dazzle, Magdalena Fox, Noah D’Klein as Salvadore Dali, Peekaboo Pointe, Rosey La Rouge, Sequinette, Shelly Watson, and Victoria Privates.

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Jo Boobs- How to Strip Out of a Wedding Dress
10:00 Pm
Coney Island USA
Sideshows By The Seashore
1208 Surf Ave.
Brooklyn, NY

$15
Join the wedding party at Coney Island USA, when Jo “Boobs” Weldon, headmistress of the New York School of burlesque, teaches brides of all genders HOW TO STRIP OUT OF A WEDDING DRESS.

“You spent so much time getting into that gown, but have you ever considered how you’re going to get out of it?” asks Ms Weldon.

Starring the Headmistress Herself as Aunt Jo, The World Famous *Bob* as the Officiant, Peekaboo Pointe as the Blushing Bride, Glenn Marla as the Grrroom, Machine Dazzle & Miss Tickle as the Bridesmaids, and Jonny Porkpie as The Maid of Honor.

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Maiden Voyage
9:00 Pm
The Morgan
25 Bogart Street
Brooklyn, NY

$10-15 online, $20 door
Join us for an intense night of dazzling performances and art. This will be Reformata’s first big event and fundraiser for our camp and art car Modulus a 60-foot long snail with a DJ booth, swings, amazing lighting and decor that creeps the playa this year at Burning Man. Dress the Part. Wear a costume that is your own interpretation of a Maiden Voyage — sea creatures, space cowboys … be creative.

Two rooms of music. DJs include Dirigible Audio, Aesis, the Doctor, Deep C, Orion Keyser, Morgan Stoner, Cristina DiGiacomo, and DJ Niko. Performances: Electric Violin by Holly Nelson, Aerial shows by Secret Circus, Fire performances by Sasha the Fire Gypsy with special guests:  Sean Gross, Dre Macintyre, Matt Juvet, Angelica Levreault, Vlad and Skye of Eros Fire, Hayim Flow Ryesky, Rushty Sparks (s-y-n-c), Jasmine, Erika Bansen, Ted Petrosky, Eddie Galindez, Adam Van Houten, and Lena Shturman, hoop dances by Rebecca Asmussen, and suprise shows by Reformata. Visuals: Projections and Lasers by Silent Stream and VJ Krunch. Hookah lounge presented by Bubbles and Bass’ very own Hookah Sheik. Lots of art installations and things to explore and play — bring a bathing suit and towel. Photos and video by Hope Ryder.

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Sixth Annual Bring a Weasel and a Pint of Your Own Blood Festival
East 13th Street Theatre
136 East 13th Street, between 3rd and 4th avenues,
New York, NY

$18, $15 students
The sixth-annual Bring a Weasel and a Pint of Your Own Blood Festival is excited to present four original plays. Solely produced and written by playwrights from Mac Wellman’s groundbreaking Brooklyn College MFA program, this year’s Weasel festival features talented alumni Caitlin Brubacher, Alexandra Collier, Sara Farrington, and Ariel Stess with director Sarah Rasmussen. Three playwrights will draw from different sections of Sally’s in the Alley’s the 1943 hard-boiled detective novel by Norbert Davis — and one will investigate why this writer was so beloved by philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. The unlikely but inspiring combination of the 20th Century philosopher, Wittgenstein, and witty detective novelist, Davis, will be joined together for a night of theater, at last. Chock full of corpses plus a whiskey swilling detective with a disapproving Great Dane sidekick, and a desert road trip under the watchful eye of wise-talking vultures, Sally’s in the Alley is the perfect inspiration for a festival of rapid-fire plays by wholly original playwrights working outside the canon.

Saturday August 6th

Glamdammit
10:00 Pm
Beauty Bar
921 Broadway (broadway & myrtle)
Brooklyn, NY

Twig the Wonderkid and Michael T spin fist-pumping Rock n’ Roll, Punk Anthems and Glittery Glam-Rock along with a cavalcade of stars. Hosted by the Nuclears (Megaplatinum Records) Maitre D’ Diva and Dena, Special Guest DJ set by James David.
PBR open bar 12 am-1 am and Kill Shop Giveaways.

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Gotham Burlesque
9:30pm
The Triad,
158 W 72nd St (between Columbus Ave and Broadway)
New York, NY

$40 premium, $30 general $25  balcony
Presented by award-winning filmmaker, artist, and producer Gary Beeber, GOTHAM BURLESQUE is an exciting evening of song, dance, tricks and visual treats that plays the first Saturday of each month with a different cast at the intimate Upper West Side venue, offering audiences a taste of a wide range of live entertainments from both established and up and coming performers and acts.

Joining Nasty Canasta and emcee World Famous *BOB* for the August 6th show will be Darlinda Just Darlinda, Minnie Tonka, Tansy Tan Dora, BooBess, Cherry La Voix, and stage kitten Dangrrr Doll.

Gary Beeber is an award-winning American filmmaker whose documentaries Dirty Martini and the New Burlesque, Bally-Master, and Messenger have screened in over 50 festivals and won countless awards at the FirstGlance Film Festival, the DC Independent Film Festival, the Staten Island Film Festival, and the Coney Island Film Festival. Prior to devoting his energies to documentaries, he was a photographer and producer of art videos which were shown in 70 galleries and exhibitions worldwide, and several of his works are in corporate collections here in the city at Goldman Sachs, Pfizer Pharmaceutical, and Chase.

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The Notorious MSG w/The NowhereNauts
7:30 Pm
the Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St # A
New York, NY

$10
Blasting out of the streets of Chinatown, The Notorious MSG are three renegade restaurant workers on a mission to rip your asses in half with their high-sodium beats. After years of struggling in the kitchens, Hong Kong Fever, Down-Lo Mein and the Hunan Bomb found salvation in music. Hell-bent on revenge, they formed a band and the deep-fried force of nature called The Notorious MSG were born.

Together with Billy D. Wang on lead guitar and Noodles on drums, the group’s sound is an rectum-tearing explosion of old school hip-hop and 70’s rock and metal. Their stage show, a whirlwind of sound and fury, has reduced women to tears and made grown men incontinent.

The NowhereNauts are songwriters based in New York City. The band members (Sofie Kapur, Hunter Lombard, Anders Kapur, & Tony Franco) began their musical journey in their teens playing many of the city’s most well-known music venues, where they gained not just confidence but also earned the respect of industry veterans.

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Tigers Jaw w/Three Man Cannon, Kite Party, Jim Heffernan
7:00 Pm
Knitting Factory Brooklyn
361 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

$10.00 – $12.00
Tigers Jaw has established itself as one of the most creative in the Scranton scene. We fell in love with them from the start. Beginning with the excellent Belongs To The Dead on Summersteps Records, they have astounded us with a series of releases—including mysterious side projects like Buona Pizza and Jewish War Veterans—containing one incredible song after another. That these songs came to us buried in tape hiss and murk only added to their mystique.

Kite Party began its incubation period in the winter of 2007 following the demise of Tamaqua, PA’s beloved: The Mother/Daughter Team. After a brief hibernation, 3/4ths of The Mother/Daughter Team joined forces with multi-instrumentalist, Tim Jordan, and played their first show in February of 2008. Along with Tim, the eternally-bearded Justin Fox performs the Harlem Shuffle on instruments. The switches are rarely seen by the human eye as they trade guitar, bass, and keyboards. Russell Edling shares six-string duties and lead vocals, possessing a heartfelt rasp that occasionally garners comparisons to Paul Westerberg. Rounding out the band is Pete Knepper, whose unique drumming is clever and innovative without getting all Neal Peart on your ass.

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Warm Up
9:00 Pm
MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Ave. at the intersection of 46th Ave.
Long Island City, NY

MoMA PS1 presents Warm Up 2011, beginning July 2 and taking place every Saturday this summer through September 3. Now celebrating its 14th year, the museum’s highly anticipated outdoor series will continue its tradition of introducing audiences to the best in experimental live music, sound, performance, and DJs. Featured artists include Omar-S, DJ Pierre, Sun Araw, Black Dice, Four Tet, Tanlines, Grimes, Syd Tha Kyd / OFWGKTA, His name is alive, and Nguzunguzu. The annual series is held in MoMA PS1’s courtyard, which this year features Holding Pattern by Interboro Partners, an immersive environment that is the winning design of MoMA PS1’s 12th annual Young Architects Program.

Omar-S / FXHE Records / Detroit, MI
Simian Mobile Disco (DJ set) / Delicacies / Wichita / London, UK
Steve Moore / Zombi / L.I.E.S./ Kompakt / New York, NY
Beppe Loda / Typhoon / Cosmic, Italy
Forma / Spectrum Spools / Brooklyn, NY

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CONEY ISLAND FILM SOCIETY: The Blues Brothers
Coney Island Museum
8:30 Pm
1208 Surf Ave.
Brooklyn, NY

$6
Directed by John Landis, 1980. John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd lay waste to Chicago as the title characters, a pair of two-bit crooks on a quest to save the Catholic orphanage where they were raised by reuniting their former band for a charity gig.

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Coney Island Girlie Freakshow Squidling Bros. & Freak Kings Sideshow Benefit for Jelly Boy
10:00 Pm
Sideshows By The Seashore
1208 Surf Ave.
Brooklyn, NY

$15
The Coney Island Girlie Freakshow is:
Insectavora
Serpentina
Kryssy Kocktail

Special Guests:
The Impenetrable Matterz Squidling
Miss Rose of Philly’s Bravisimo Burlesque Troupe
Tommy Toons
Johnny Sticks
Joy & Lunchbox
Illustrated Penguin & Baron Von Geiger

All Proceeds Benefit Jelly Boy the Clown burned in a recent house fire

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Michael Alan’s the Living Installation: Where the Wild Things Are
Kenny Schar’s Cosmic Cavern
9:00 Pm
993a Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

$17 online, $20 door
A kid has a dream and goes to an amazing, unimaginable island. That kid is you, and he/she gets lost constantly. Everything is new. Come rediscover the redefinition of reality at Kenny Scharf’s Cosmic Cavern. Michael Alan will build seven human beings into a living breathing fairytale. Those seven will become a living installation within Kenny’s living installation.

This is a special birthday celebration/performance/installation. Seven of Alan’s best performers will be planted, refigured, and transformed, built from every material imaginable into the space. It is a reinterpretation of Where the Wild Things Are. Meet Tree People, baby ships, glow in the dark monster skeletons, thingamabobs, and most of all, things we can’t explain unless you come see it. The environment is covered in dark-day glow-it’s all blacklite, so dress up and be a part. Legs will turn to trees, faces into abstract shapes, and arms into ladders.

Music: Alien, Jarvis Earnshaw. Performers: Dave-Glo-Dello, Michael Alien, Theresa Magario, Raquel Mavecq, Nick Greenwald, Dylan Morgan, and Kim DeVille. Video performance Worm Carnevale.

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The Dark Crystal film screening
1:00 Pm
Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35th Ave (at 37th St)
New York, NY

$10 Students $7.50
Evil muppets from the 80s? Yes please. If you’ve never seen this classic, you are lacking. Fix yourself.

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QxBxRx (Queers, Beers & Rears)
10:00 Pm
Public Assembly
70 North 6th Street (Backroom)
Brooklyn, NY

$8 before midnight, $5 after
FRIENDS,DECADES, SICK CELL & Special Guest DJs Ella Fintitus and Sharon Stoned of ACTION HERO Resident DJs/Hosts A.MARTINI, GO-KARFF & SIR LOINS
QBR Gogo Boys! FREE BOOZE 10:30-11:30PM!

Frontroom @ Public Assembly: SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO (DJ set)

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2nd Annual Coney Island Sweetheart Pet Pageant!
11:00 am
Coney Island USA
1208 Surf Ave.
Brooklyn, NY

$10
In one of the most inspiring and historical sites of entertainment in New York City, nightlife starlettes Sequinette and Bambi the Mermaid present the second annual Coney Island Sweetheart Pet Pageant.

Inviting our smaller, cuter, and furrier friends to join us in the spotlight, this family oriented event will bring New York’s cutest, most beloved and well-dressed creatures great and small under one roof.

The pageant is open to all pets – dogs, cats, birds, fish, turtles, snakes, rodents and any other creature that would enjoy a day at the sideshow. Audience members are strongly encouraged, but not required to bring their pets. All pets in costume will be eligible to enter the costume contest!

A fantastic show will be put on by the contestants and members of the Coney Island Sideshow at this kid-friendly day-time event at the beach. Raffle tickets with fantastic prizes will be sold to raise money for the ASPCA. Proceeds go to the ASPCA and Coney Island USA.

To inquire about entry or for any further info, please email: sequinette(at)gmail.com

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Circus Saturday
10:00 pm
Webster Hall
125 E 11th St
New York, NY

$30
4 Massive Floors, 3000 people
The Greatest Party On Earth with
The Flying Trapeze
Fire Breathers
Snake Charmers
Go Go Girls
4 Levels of Adventure
6 Dancefloors
In the Grand ballroom – house, electronic, DJ Mike chach + DJ Tengo
In the Marlin Room – top 40 mash ups, DJ Ray Roc
In the balcony lounge – hiphop, Sean Sharp + D.L.O
In the Studio – Live Bands

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Sunday August 7th

 

Kitty Nights Burlesque
9:00
Bar On A
170 Avenue A @ 11th Street
New York, NY

$5
FOUR LEO Birthdays + MOVIE MADNESS! With Special Guest Host: Shelly The Singing Siren (Birthday Snow Leopard)!

The Dark Crystal film screening
1:00 Pm
Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35th Ave (at 37th St)
New York, NY

$10 Students $7.50
Evil muppets from the 80s? Yes please. If you’ve never seen this classic, you are lacking. Fix yourself.

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Morrissey & Smiths Night
10:00 pm
Sway
305 Spring St (between Hudson and Varick Sts)
New York, NY

Ever since Merseybeat started ferrying itself across the Atlantic in the early ’60s (not to mention the rise of some little combo called the Beatles), New York City has been in the midst of a love affair with British popular music. But there are few bands that inspire the kind of devotion that the Smiths, in particular lead mopester Morrissey, do. The proof can be found at Sway’s long-running, ridiculously popular Sunday-night shindig devoted to the Manchester band, helmed by Ben Cho and Gang Gang Dance’s Brian DeGraw. It’s packed every week, so get there early, or you’ll be stuck humming “What Difference Does It Make?” to yourself.

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