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UPDATE! With the closing of the Palace, we have been diligently scouting new venues to support a Variety open mic.  Until we find a space that is a perfect fit, the regular show is on hold. But feel free to fill out the sign-up form and we will send out an email as soon as it’s up and running! Thank...

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DCVariety

November Open Mic is going to AWESOME!

Posted by mabjustmab | Posted in burlesque, circus, comedy, events, open mic, palace | Posted on 22-10-2012

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Mab, Just Mab has 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 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.

Also new on the DC burlesque scene is the sweet Adora Coquette. I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us!
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 audience participation where you can win fabulous prizes!

Come out and see the Variety of DC!

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/

Comic Strip!

Posted by Event-bot | Posted in events | Posted on 10-02-2012

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The beauties of Twisted Knickers Burlesque and Black Tassel Boolesque bring you an evening of sultry sass so hot your pants will smolder! The Twisted Knickers will serve up titillating treats on stage as burlesque’s good girl Stella Sweet, tap-dancing diva Tapitha Kix, brassy BeauJolais NouVeau, and slaphappy sexpot Spanky Roundbottom stir up just the right stuff! And Black Tassel Boolesque’s Queen of Halloween Eyrie Twilight, Mourna Handful–a handful in more ways than two–and the Va-Va-Voom Vixen Valeria Voxx are ready to steal your soul with their spooky shimmy ‘n’ shake. And no date night would be complete without MC Hot Todd Lincoln and sexy stage kitten Flora Bush. Bringing together the sweets and the sours of Valentine’s Day, this burlesque coupling is a match made in heaven and hell.

18 and up to enter. VALID ID required.

COMEDY: DOORS 7 PM – SHOW 8 PM
BURLESQUE: Show 10:30 PM

First Ever DCVariety Open Mic night! Feb 9th, 2012

Posted by mabjustmab | Posted in events | Posted on 24-01-2012

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Hey DC! You’ve got some talent!

DC’s Own Sideshow Girl, Mab, Just Mab, has teamed up w/ Cheeky Monkey Sideshow‘s original Sideshow Geek, Swami YoMahmi to form the first ever DCVariety Open Mic night at the Red Palace!

Now, we say “open mic”, and it is, in fact open, but you HAVE to let us know ahead of time that you are coming to make sure you get a spot! Comedy! Burlesque! Sideshow! Music! BRING IT!

Send us an email at DCVCMSS@gmail.com or fill out the sign-up sheet here:
https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/embeddedform?formkey=dFRXSi16Z0NOZG9JRkE1UHVTemRGbHc6MQ

Event listing on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/198623093568573/
DCVariety Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/DCVariety/157279780950396
DCVariety Social Aide Society: http://www.facebook.com/groups/245103548846328/

See you at the Palace!

Clown Cabaret Monday night!

Posted by Event-bot | Posted in events | Posted on 08-01-2012

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Clown Cabaret Need some post-holiday Pick-Me-Up to cure your after-Christmas blues? We have the cure!

Clown Cabaret’s first show of 2012! Join us and witness:
• Hilarious spins on juggling with Paolo Garbanzo
• Ingenious Entomology with Jim Frank — his fleas will dazzle you with acrobatic poignancy!
• Matthew the clown and his piano playing “skills?”
• Nebbishly quirky Graham Pilato
• Hamlet presented by Matthew Pauli (trained classical actor), Karen Beriss and Rich Potter (also your host for the evening).

A surprise guest or two may show up…We never know, so you never know!

See you Monday…

Tickets: $10.00 (that’s right, *still* only Ten Measly Bucks
Where: 607 New York Ave, NW, Washington, DC
T-shirts? Get ‘em at the door or wear yours to the show and be cool
after the show? Busboys and Poets. Come hang out with us.

2/7/2012 – Washington DC Comedy Writers Group 1st Year Anniversary @Riot ACT Comedy Theater

Posted by Event-bot | Posted in events | Posted on 28-12-2011

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The Washington DC Comedy Writers Group will celebrate lasting 1 year!  Riot Act Comedy Theater has graciously allowed us to take over their usual open mic night and instead have a showcase of the weird and wonderful from the DC comedy community.

7:30 PM Cocktails and and Tarot Reading by Madame Olga:Comic Psychic.
8:00 show
10:00 Pinata-Yes, I said Pinata. Not going to tell you what’s in it yet

 

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 * * *

DCVariety Social Aide Society Benefit

Posted by mabjustmab | Posted in events, palace | Posted on 29-08-2011

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SAVE THE DATE!

Come out for an evening of Fun, Variety and Good Deeds!

DCVariety Social Aide Society was created to provide a safety net for uninsured variety artists, primarily in the DC Metro area. The organization is funded solely on donations, and powered by volunteers.

The name was inspired by the turn of the century organizations that would throw parties to help out other members of the community when they were in need. It was what people did before there was health insurance.

And you are invited to a benefit at the Red Palace (DC), Friday evening, Sept. 16th.

This event will serve 3 purposes.
1. to pad the DCVariety safety net fund. If we get enough of a seed, we can turn over administration of the fund to a proper fund management organization.
2. to raise awareness of the fund and the need that it fills and
3. to celebrate Mab, Just Mab’s birthday! (The best gift I can think of is supporting variety artists when they need it most!)

While the fund is small now, I hope to see it grow to the point where it can sustain itself! From the money we raised last April, we saved 2 local artists from eviction, and helped out Jelly Boy (a sideshow performer who plays at the Palace) while he was in a coma! Not bad for such a small start!

The night will be filled with a wide array of variety artists to give the audience a great sampler of the amazing talent that’s right here in DC.
DETAILED PERFORMER LIST COMING SOON!

ADDED BONUS!
Since it went so well last time, we will be bringing back the auction! This is your chance to get artwork, hand crafted items, and more all while supporting a good cause!
DETAILED AUCTION ITEM LIST COMING SOON!

SAVE THE DATE!
Spread the word!
and I’ll see you at the Palace!

June DCVariety Show @ the Red Palace

Posted by mabjustmab | Posted in comedy, events, music, palace, sideshow | Posted on 12-06-2011

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They couldn’t keep us away! Back again! This month’s DCVariety brings back veteran favorites and new comers!

Sideshow by Kellan Backagain!
Face-melting uke and accordion rock by UkeCordionPocalypse
Original and Brilliant cabaret songs by Eva Brontosaurus (2/3rds)
Mind bending magic by David London
& more!

we are adding more acts, so stay tuned!
remember, Variety is the spice of life!
and the spice must flow!

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.

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