Monday, January 5, 2009

2009 - Mezmerizing! Vaudeville music & dance!

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?


January 10th
Art 6:
6 East Broad St.
Richmond VA 23219

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 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 or 804-307-8814


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...
Doors 8pm
1210 H St, NE WDC 20002 -- see and hear the wonder! -- Paolo Garbanzo! - DC's own sideshow girl -- Mavi


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."

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


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


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,
Miss Joule,
DJ P-Vo,
Sugar Ann Spice
Swami Yomahmi.

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



LOCATION: Palace of Wonders – 1210 H St., NE WDC
COST: $10
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Rockabilly Creature Feature

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
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

The Comedy & Mystery Society

EVENT: The Comedy & Mystery Society "Special Holiday Show!"
DATE & TIME: Saturday, December 27 at 8:00pm
LOCATION:Gaithersburg Arts Barn
COST:$18 for Gaithersburg city residents / $21 for all others. (99 seats total.)

Join Bob Sheets, Karen Beriss, Eric Henning and George Bradley for a special holiday show!

The Comedy & Mystery Society incorporates a touch of farce into an amazing stage show featuring many of the country's top magical entertainers.

The intimate Gaithersburg Arts Barn Theater provides an ideal setting, with a great view of the astounding sleight of hand from every seat in the house. The world of magic and mystery has never been so much fun.

Ages 10 and up.

Tickets are $18 for Gaithersburg city residents and
$21 for all others. 99 seats total.

By tickets online at

To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:

The DCVariety blog is looking for contributors!

Hello All!

and welcome back after a brief hiatus!

We are boldly moving forward onward into the future! the inevitable companion for time is change! and we here are DCVariety have quite a few changes in mind.

The DCVariety blog is looking for contributors!

The current contributors are all performers, which can make timely updates a bit challenging. we would love to have anyone who is interested in contributing to pipe up! send me an email (jaladrum at gmail) with a few details about who you are, your background, experience, and area of interest. we would love to really have this blog take off!

Some of the roles we would like to have:
fire correspondent
off beat (other)
reviews and events

we would love to hear from you.
and happy new year to all!