FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Chris Griffin
PASTIE-AID TO BENEFIT THE LOCAL BURLESQUE, VAUDEVILLE & VARIETY COMMUNITIES
Putting the “fun” in emergency relief fund
Whether you’re twirling a tassel, juggling fire or snapping a mousetrap on your tongue it’s good to know you’ve got insurance. Recently DC’s own sideshow girl, Mab, just Mab found out the hard way when, while on tour, she chipped a tooth (not in a professional capacity). She ended up having to use rent money to pay for emergency dental work. While she was able to recover, she realized many of the local burlesque, vaudeville and variety communities are uninsured and working part-time jobs and may not be so lucky. So with the help of Hope Operas founder Chris Griffin she decided to create Pastie-AID, an emergency fund for local variety, vaudeville and burlesque performers. There will be a benefit performance and auction on April 15th at the Red Palace to kick-start the Fund.
This will truly be a variety show with all bases covered with sideshow performances by Mab, just Mab and Swami YoMahmi, musical comedy from Eva Brontosaurus and UkeCordionPocalypse, burlesque from Shortstaxx, Spanky Roundbottom and Wham Bam Pam, boylesquers Paco Fish and Tony Apollo, and variety acts from Malibu, Moira Lee, Clovis and Miss Joule. The evening will be hosted by Mab, just Mab and alt. dragster Lucrezia Blozia.
Auction items including artwork by local art stars Scott Brooks, Jared Davis, Todd Gardner and Steve Strawn, a photo session with Stereo Vision Photography (known for their glamor portraits of local burlesque beauties), signed copies of James Taylor’s sideshow book “Shocked and Amazed”, a belly dancing lesson by Belladonna, an accordion lesson from UkeCordionPocalypse’s Baska D’Joy and one of Malibu, Mistress of Fire’s signature tiny top hats. Other auction items and performers may be added between now and the show.
PASTIE-AID, a benefit for local uninsured variety performers, Friday, April 15th at the Red Palace, 1210 H Street, N.E. Doors 9:00PM, Show 10:00PM. Admission is $10.00. For more information contact Chris Griffin at firstname.lastname@example.org.