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DCVariety November Open Mic!

PSA: CALLING ALL VARIETY ARTISTS! 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 I want to come back stronger than ever! This month I’m gonna focus hard on the more traditional variety arts,...

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DCVariety November Open Mic!

Posted by mabjustmab | Posted in burlesque, circus, comedy, events, featured, juggling, magic, music, open mic, palace, puppets, sideshow, spoken word | Posted on 12-10-2012

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DCVariety Open Mic Night @ the Red PalacePSA: CALLING ALL VARIETY ARTISTS!
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 I want to come back stronger than ever!

This month I’m gonna focus hard on the more traditional variety arts, meaning: Magic, Burlesque, Sideshow, and a juggler if I can find one willing to work at the palace. acrobats and hoopers, some bellydance, and I would love a variety music act too! I’ll even take some clowns!

Let me know if you or anyone you know anyone who would be interested in performing! and spread the word!

This is a great opportunity to try out new material, get some video on the Palace stage, meet other performers in the area, and if you haven’t ever been to the Palace before, be seen by them!

Let’s keep new blood in the variety arts! Let’s keep the community growing stronger than ever!

Sign up here: http://www.dcvariety.com/sign-up-to-perform-at-a-dcvariety-show/

Burlesque & Variety New Year’s Eve Blowout Bash at the Red Palace

Posted by mabjustmab | Posted in burlesque, circus, comedy, events, palace, sideshow | Posted on 16-12-2011

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Ball Drop @ the Red Palace

The Dr.’s Orders Productions Presents:

BALL DROP

Burlesque & Variety New Year’s Eve Blowout Bash at the Red Palace

Red Palace, 1212 H Street NE, Washington DC
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Doors at 8 pm
Shows at 9, 10, & 11
Ball Drop at midnight
Dance Party until closing!

$30 (adv. @ www.redpalacedc.com)/$40 (door)

Step right up, Ladies & Gentlemen, for a New Year’s Eve spectacular at the only vaudeville stage, oddity museum, and full bar in the world! BALL DROP features bodacious burlesque babes, death-defying novelty acts, twisted sideshow oddities, quirky musical surprises, go-go dancing, and an all-night dance party! After a sold out 2010, 2011’s second annual BALL DROP at the Red Palace is bigger and brighter, starring talent from around the country, local favorites, and you!

All the way from San Francisco, our Master of Ceremonies for the evening’s debauchery is none other than the world famous Scotty the Blue Bunny! Starring “burlesque expert” (NY1 & Big Think), Dr. Lucky (NYC); the criminally cute burlesque beauty, Lil’ Steph (Philadelphia); award-winning pop sensation Pop (NYC) of Gigi & Pop on ukulele; circus artistry from Miss Joule (DC) of Tilted Torch; amazing sideshow thrills from Mab Just Mab (DC) of the Cheeky Monkey Sideshow; and neo-burlesque and variety fun from Paco Fish and Marla Meringue (Baltimore) of Sticky Buns Burlesque. With New York City’s “Best Dressed DJ,” DJ Momotaro, spinning the party tunes all night long.

Websites:
Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/325350950812763/
Producer: www.doctorofburlesque.com
Venue: http://redpalacedc.com
Performers:
Scotty the Blue Bunny: www.scottybunny.com
Gigi & Pop: www.gigiandpop.com
Dr. Lucky: www.doctorofburleque.com
Miss Joule: www.missjoule.com
Mab Just Mab: www.mabjustmab.com
Li’ Steph: www.lilsteph.com
Paco Fish: www.pacofish.net
Marla Meringue: www.marlaparker.com

  • Doors @ 8pm
  • 21+

TICKETS:

  • $30/advance
  • $40/day of show

http://www.ticketalternative.com/Events/16450.aspx

* * * Images & Interviews Available Upon Request. Contact: Lynn Sally: 917-204-7566 or doctorofburlesque@yahoo.com * * *

Pastie-Aid Details

Posted by mabjustmab | Posted in bellydance, burlesque, circus, comedy, events, palace, sideshow | Posted on 30-03-2011

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Chris Griffin
lucrezia.blozia@gmail.com
Cell: 323-788-8970

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 lucrezia.blozia@gmail.com.

September DCVariety – Danger!

Posted by mabjustmab | Posted in bellydance, burlesque, events, fire, palace | Posted on 08-09-2010

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Sexy and Sassy, Crude and Classy.

This month we have Dangerous Beauties!

FIRE! SWORDS! BURLESQUE, SINGING & DANCING! What’s not to love????

Mavi, the blue haired sword dancing maven, a tribal fusion belly dancer that mixes fire, swords, and industrial music to carve out a style that is truly her own. Mavi comes to us from the DC Tribal Café, where she co-hosts a monthly showcase of what the eclectic world of belly dance has to offer, bringing in talent from near and far. She also teaches workshops throughout the country, and is truly a local gem. Do not miss her!

Clovis Dance Afire’s resident whiskey-drinking virago

Wham Bam Pam – This recent transplant from Chicago is a feisty little firecracker fueled by whiskey and filled with mirth. Sassy and sexy, a little geeky, and totally fun, her burlesque will knock you out! Wham! Bam! Pam! Right in the kisser 😉

Tickets $10

Hosted by DC’s own brilliant and talented Mab Just Mab!

And because you love seeing Mab suffer, back again is everyone’s favorite spot of mid-show entertainment: “Make Mab Laugh

Do you think you have what it takes to make the Mistress of Misery, the Princess of Pain, the Jaded and Bitter Glasswalking Sideshow Girl, Mab, Just Mab crack a smile?

Try your luck, and your best material!
(And before you even think about, she’s not ticklish.)
Super-Fabulous-Amazing-Wondrous Prizes awarded to the winner!

When is all this happening?
Thursday, September 9, 2010
9pm (ish)
for only $10!!! (wow! what a bargain!)
only at the Palace of Wonders
1210 H. St. NE
Washington DC 20002

JUST ADDED!
Post Show Go-Go dancing by none other the DD Cupcake!!!

Pickpockets & Loose Women

Posted by mabjustmab | Posted in burlesque, comedy, events, fire, magic, music, sideshow | Posted on 10-08-2010

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Fun Fact: I have the best job ever!

I get to bring awesome new stuff that folks haven’t had the chance to see at the Palace before.   And while I say this nearly every month, the folks who make it out to DCVariety know I speak the truth.  This month’s show is gonna be AMAZING!

DCVariety has become a little hidden weeknight treat of a gem of new and spectacular entertainment that you don’t get to see on the weekends.

Come enjoy an evening of outrageous comedy, amazing magic, variety acts and naughty but nice burlesque with a turn-of-the-century medicine show theme at DC’s own “Palace of Wonders.”

Richmond’s own “Pickpockets and Loose Women” will be starring as part of the DCVariety Showcase and doing teasers of our full evening show.

– Enjoy Doc Hezekiah Volz (world champion magician Larry Volz) as the slick snake oil selling sleight of h…and scoundrel as he levitates, ruminates, cogitates and illuminates you with his priceless gems of wisdom… as he lops off his own bloody arm for your entertainment pleasure.

– Wipe off your glasses for an eye full of the gorgeous and delightful Miss Di Wreckshun (film and television actress Heather Bailey) as she performs her scandelous, sexy and sometimes surprisingly funny fan dance.

– Marvel at the fabulous Miss Bea Havin (belly dance star Khalima) as she mesmerizes you with her exotic Egyptian belly dance to a hilarious and original song written just for her by (in part) Groucho Marx himself!

– Fresh from her Capital Tassels and Tease show, DD Cupcakes — the Bon Bon Bomshell that has been giving DC a sweet tooth! Made of sugar and spice (and everything nice) her humorous routines and double D personality are sure to excite and leave you wanting seconds.”

– And a special added bonus Surprise! that we set on fire for you!

– Hosted by DC’s own brilliant and talented Mab Just Mab!

And because you love seeing Mab suffer, back again is everyone’s favorite spot of mid-show entertainment: “Make Mab Laugh
Do you think you have what it takes to make the Mistress of Misery, the Princess of Pain, the Jaded and Bitter Glasswalking Sideshow Girl, Mab, Just Mab crack a smile?
Try your luck, and your best material!
(And before you even think about, she’s not ticklish.)
Super-Fabulous-Amazing-Wondrous Prizes awarded to the winner!

Bring your funny bone but keep your hand on your wallet because… well… you DID read the name of the show right?…

9PM
Palace of Wonders
1210 H. Street, NE
Washington DC
Tickets $10

DCVariety @ the Palace of Wonders

Posted by mabjustmab | Posted in burlesque, events, fire, palace, sideshow | Posted on 17-04-2010

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Hi True Fans!

Mab, Just Mab here, excited as heck! This summer is kicking off some fabulous new adventures! After a few test runs, I’m getting the ball rolling on a new collective called DCVariety. DCVariety is all about celebrating the Variety Arts in the Nation’s capital, bringing performers together, sharing resources, ideas, tips and gigs.

My personal goal to help bring out more Variety acts to the District (and beyond!). To that end, I’ve been working with the (stunning and amazing) L’il Dutch to produce a monthly event at the Palace of Wonders. I’ve searched the District to find the best you’ve never seen! Every month we bring you new and unusual acts that wonder and amaze!

Sexy and Sassy, Crude and Classy.

This Month!

Ditch Higgens
When I asked up and coming local sideshow aficionado Ditch Higgens what made his Sideshow stand out, he told me “My act made a whole table get up and leave once”. I hired him on the spot.

Stella Sweet
Burlesque’s Good Girl, except when she’s not, Miss Stella Sweet comes to us all the way from the Aloha State, where she performed with the Cherry Blossom Cabaret. Stella brings the class and titillation of old school burlesque back to the DC stage. This curvaceous cutie exemplifies the art of the tease. Performing in her second show here at the Palace of Wonders, please welcome Miss Stella Sweet!

Spanky Roundbottom
Maryland’s special Slaphappy Sexpot, Spanky Roundbottom!
Hailing from the Carolinas originally, Spanky will be dishing up a heapin’ helpin’ of southern hospitality mixed with mid-Atlantic spunk in a burlesque performance that will make your jeans feel tight!

Red Raven
Death-defying, daring fire dancer, Red Raven, will leave you in awe as she wields Flaring Fans and Sizzling Swords of FLAME!

Special halftime games!

Starting this month, we have a brand new spot of mid-show entertainment: “Make Mab Laugh”
Do you think you have what it takes to make the Mistress of Misery, the Princess of Pain, the Jaded and Bitter Glasswalking Sideshow Girl, Mab, Just Mab crack a smile?
Try your luck, and your best material!
(And before you even think about, she’s not ticklish.)
Super-Fabulous-Amazing-Wondrous Prizes awarded to the winner!

When is all this happening?
Thursday, April 29, 2010
9pm
for only $10!!! (wow! what a bargain!)
only at the Palace of Wonders
1210 H. St. NE
Washington DC 20002

Let DC know you love Variety Performers! Support the arts! and I’ll See you at the Palace!

Emerging Variety Artists?

Posted by mabjustmab | Posted in bellydance, blog biz, burlesque, circus, comedy, drumming, events, fire, juggling, magic, open mic, palace, puppets, sideshow, spoken word, Venues | Posted on 12-01-2010

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I have been toying with the idea of starting a “New Artist Showcase” @ the Palace for a while now. I want to give performers who don’t know where to start a chance to show their stuff.

I have a few variety artists in mind, but I’m always on the look out for more. any suggestions?

any genera. jugglers, fire artists, dancers, burlesque, sideshow, circus, magic, comedy, etc.

also included are solo/duo variety musicians although I’m going to try to stay away from huge bands as there won’t be room for them on the stage, they take longer to set up, and there are already many venues for regular bands.

drop me an email if you are interested and please pass this on!
mab (at mabjustmab.com)

2009 – Mezmerizing! Vaudeville music & dance!

Posted by mabjustmab | Posted in bellydance, burlesque, events, music, palace | Posted on 05-01-2009

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are you ready for 2009?

Time to gird your loins, because this first month is going to be FANTASTIC!

January 10th – Bellydance Carnival with Mezmer Society, Paolo Garbanzo, Mab Just Mab, and more – Richmond VA
January 11th – Mezmer Society, Paolo Garbanzo, Mab Just Mab, and Mavi @ the Palace of Wonders
January 16th – Cheeky Monkey Sideshow Inauguration Freakathon @ the Palace of Wonders
January 18th – OBAMA WONDERAMA featuring a STAR STUDDED cast! @ the Warehouse Theatre DC

you want details?

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January 10th
Art 6:
6 East Broad St.
Richmond VA 23219
804-343-1406

Come out for a truly exciting and eclectic show featuring bellydance and more!
The show’s special guest is Onca O’leary and the Mezmer Society www.barakamundi.com from North Carolina.

There is also a mind-blowing line-up of Bellydance and Sideshow talent from DC, Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Charlottesville.

Tribal fusion, cabaret, ATS, gypsy fusion, sideshow entertainment, and more! There will also be vending by several of our wonderful performers.

The show will be held at Art 6: 6 East Broad, Richmond, VA. Doors open at 7, show starts at 7:30.

MC Mab, Just Mab – DC
Mezmer Society – Ruckus Balkan Music and Dance – NC
Asharah – DC
Romka – DC
Nadia -VA
Fluer De Ebones – VA
Fire in the Belly – VA
Shimmy Mischief – VA

with special guest Paolo Garbanzo – Jester of England!

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

for advance ticket sales, contact joharadance@hotmail.com or 804-307-8814

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January 11, 2009

The Mezmer Society & Friends are bringing the Luscious Cabaret & Balkan Ruckus to the Palace of Wonders. That means brilliant accordion, sultry dance mayhem & inebriate genius. Mavi embodies the darker side of bellydance, & Mab Just Mab, DC’s Own Sideshow Girl, simultaneously shocks & stuns. And our special guest, Paolo Garbanzo, the Official Jester of England, is on hand to defy Death & Darwinism with daring feats of dexterity. Bring your friends to dazzle them, & your enemies, because, well, anything can happen when there are five knives in the air…

www.PalaceofWonders.com
Doors 8pm
$10
1210 H St, NE WDC 20002

www.myspace.com/themezmersociety — see and hear the wonder!
www.garbanzojuggling.com — Paolo Garbanzo!
www.jaladrum.org – DC’s own sideshow girl
www.mavibellydance.com — Mavi

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January 16th

~CHEEKY MONKEY SIDESHOW’s Inauguration Freakathon~
Price: $10.00
@ the Palace of Wonders!

The Presidential Inauguration is coming up and DC is gonna be a circus.

And what does every good circus need? A SIDESHOW!

Cheeky Monkey Sideshow will be there to provide the finest in variety entertainment–

From New York City, CHRIS McDANIEL, the One Man Wild West Show!
“With his genial introductions and rope and gun tricks Chris McDaniel is a crowd-pleasing scene-stealer.”
~THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

From Coney Island, the Burlesque Confection, MISS CHERRY DELIGHT!
“One of the funniest burlesque performers out there!”
~Scott Baker, Sideshows by the Seashore

And, of course, the sideshow comedy, magic, and freakery that you’ve come to love from Cheeky Monkey Sideshow!

So, don’t miss out on the show the City Paper called, “Beautiful and bizarre” and the Washington Post called, “Unusually good.”

And don’t forget, wear your CMSS button for discount admission!

Cheeky Monkey Sideshow~
You’ll be Amazed. You’ll be Amused. You’ll be Just a Little Freaked Out.

Friday, January 16th
Palace of Wonders
1210 H St, NE
Washington, DC

Show starts at 10pm
$10 at the door

palaceofwonders.com
cheekymonkeysideshow.com

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Sunday, January 18, 2009
SAVE THE DATE for an Amazing Inauguration Celebration – Vaudeville style!

OBAMA WONDERAMA!!!

The Warehouse Theatre
1021 7th St., NW, WDC
8 p.m. – 2 a.m.

$25 in advance / $30 at the door

Join us for a Burlesque and Sideshow Inauguration Celebration!!

Featuring Three Sets of Extraordinary Entertainers from DC and NYC! Enjoy drink specials, DJ sets and art galleries between performances!

Featuring a STAR STUDDED CAST! some of the BEST Bulesque and Sideshow performers in the nation!

Ava After Dark,
Bella Donna,
Candy Del Rio,
Clams Casino from NYC,
Dr. Lucky from NYC,
Dulce de Leche from NYC,
Gary Gutter,
L’il Dutch,
Mab Just Mab,
Malibu,
Miss Joule,
DJ P-Vo,
ShortStaxx,
Sugar Ann Spice
and
Swami Yomahmi.

More details and ticket information coming soon!! You DO NOT want to miss this!!!!!

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THE DUTCH OVEN 2009 SPACE ODYSSEY!

Posted by mabjustmab | Posted in burlesque, events, palace | Posted on 05-01-2009

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EVENT: THE DUTCH OVEN 2009 SPACE ODYSSEY!
DATE & TIME: FRIDAY JANUARY 9, 2009. 10pm
LOCATION: Palace of Wonders – 1210 H St., NE WDC
COST: $10
DETAILS:
Ladies and Gentlemen! Only at the Palace of Wonders ….WITNESS the STARRY SPECTACLE! … The GLITTERING DEBUT!! of…

Lily Stark White’s Original Steampunk Burlesque – never before seen on THIS PLANET !! YOU could be the first to report the landing of this Unearthly Creature in Our Nation’s Capitol! This Unidentified Foxy Object! This…. this ….This Sextraterrestrial!!!

OH! THE UNHUMANITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FRIDAY JANUARY 9, 2009.

THE DUTCH OVEN 2009 SPACE ODYSSEY!
Palace of Wonders – 1210 H St., NE WDC
$10 / 10 p.m.
Out of this World Starrs bringing you Inter-Galactic Glamour and Spacey Strip Tease!!! From the galaxy of Charm City comes Maria Bella, Little Luna and Lily Stark White! And the Palace’s own space cadets, Prissy Pistol and L’il Dutch! Join the rocket ride to an E.T. (Extra Terrific) time with the cosmic cutie Lauren Marleaux, the planetary perv Gary Gutter as your MC and lunar grooves by DJ P-VO!

Rockabilly Creature Feature

Posted by mabjustmab | Posted in burlesque, events, palace | Posted on 24-12-2008

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EVENT: Rockabilly Creature Feature
DATE & TIME:Saturday, December 27, 2008 10:00pm – 11:45pm
LOCATION:Palace of Wonders
1210 H St NE Washington, DC
COST: $10
DETAILS:
Burlesque + Rockabilly = Rockalesque? Burlabilly?

Come on out and see the Brokedown Playboys lay it out at the Palace again! These guys are a scream and blast to dance to. The place may be small but if Bambi and Lizzie Fur can shimmy there so can you! Doors at 8pm, Show at 10pm

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