Picks of the Glitter: Black Lodge, Star Trek, and more…
We’ve had a busy summer here at BSP and though we’re loathe to admit it, fall is just around the corner. A few noteworthy niche shows have caught our eye to end the summer, ushering in the fall burlesque season and of course the advent of BurlyCon.
First up, our favorite creators of the weird and wonderful – Sign of the Beast Burlesque and Go Go Rocket Productions, hailing from Portland – are returning to Seattle for another glorious round of Black Lodge Burlesque: Cabaret Inspired by David Lynch. This time around your awkward host the Log Lady and a carefully curated cast of Lynchian misfits will be at the Columbia City Theater, undoubtedly imbued with extra magic from the Twin Peaks-y red curtain that lives on stage there. This year features a costume contest, a Lynch-themed baked goodies table, raffle tickets and prizes, and a who’s who of some of Portland’s best burlesque and aerial artists.
I’ve always been a Wild at Heart fan myself, but the surreal Lost Highway inspired telephone act a few years back stole the show. Don’t miss it.
Black Lodge Burlesque: Cabaret Inspired by David Lynch
Friday, August 29, 2014
Columbia City Theater
4916 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
Featuring performances by:
Miss Alex Kennedy
Early show doors open at 7pm, early show begins at 8:30pm.
Late show doors open at 10pm. (Please note that the doors may open a few minutes late depending on the running time of the previous show), show begins by 10:30pm.
General admission: $15
Incidentally, Portland’s Baby Le’Strange will be sticking around to appear at the Pink Door on Saturday, August 30. “The Glittering Misfit of Burlesque” always takes her acts to levels of bizarre you didn’t see coming…squirrels? Hot Dogs? Donuts? You never know where you’re going to end up when Baby takes the stage. Check her out at Black Lodge and the Pink Door, and visit her here: http://www.facebook.com/BabyStrange
Next week, Sinner Saint Burlesque will be at the Vera Project in another of their series of community showcases leading up to new production Inheritance: Maiden, Mother, Crone (October 9-19 at the Theatre Off Jackson). Get tickets to the Maiden Show September 4, and read what this constantly evolving group of women states are the top seven reasons why they have been producing community shows, not burlesque shows, this summer:
Finally, September 5-6 Star Trek: The Sexed Generation glides into the Annex Theater. The show is a fully scripted burlesque adventure that unfolds aboard the Starship Enterprise. If you’re a Trekkie, this is your wet dream. Here’s a little sneak peek from the producers, Songbird & Raven:
When a mysterious force alters time and space, the crews of Captains James T. Kirk and Jean-Luc Picard find themselves united on the Enterprise. Something is clearly amiss, as the crews seem unable to repress their own deepest desires, resulting in some terrifically bawdy, though highly illogical, hijinks. Could it be a nefarious space gangster? The all-consuming Borg? A gaping inter-dimensional rift? Only Starfleet can get to the bottom of this.
In true “nerdlesque” fashion, The Sexed Generation goes beyond mere parody to explore the series’ treatment of gender, identity, and sexuality. The cast boasts some of the most established nerdlesque performers on the West Coast, including Geek Girl Con favorites Scarlett O’Hairdye and Sailor St. Claire. Through gender-bending and storytelling, the stars tease their way through questions of queerness, power, and sex in Roddenberry’s future utopia. It’s a space-age cultural study in tassels and sequins.
Star Trek: The Sexed Generation
Stardates: 8:00 PM, September 5-6, 2014
Coordinates: Annex Theater, 1100 East Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98122
Starring: Al Lykya, Briq House, Bolt Action, Crystal Tassels, Eva Fairwood, Jesus La Pinga, Lady Drew Blood, Maxie Milieu, Miz Melancholy, Olatsa Assassin, Sailor St. Claire, Scarlett O’Hairdye, and Sin De La Rosa
Get tickets HERE.