Here’s an Inaugural Va Va Voom
While Washington, D.C., will be alive with all sorts of inaugural celebrations this weekend, very few of them will involve pasties.
Thats where the Warehouse Theaters Obama Wonderama comes in. Sunday nights show will include acts that range from burlesque dances to Coney Island-style sideshows. Many of the acts will use an inaugural theme, with patriotic pasties among other accessories. There is also a rumor that the president-elect or his impersonator will make an appearance.
Four hosts will lead three sets of performances. Top performers Dr. Lucky (who claims to have a Ph.D. in burlesque and culture), Clams Casino (who won Miss Exotic World 2008s Most Humorous and Most Innovative awards) and Lil Dutch (who normally performs the Dutch Oven Burlesque at the Palace of Wonders) are to perform their acts. Burlesque performances will range from D.C. to New York style and will also vary from modern to classic. Other notable performances will be the Cheeky Monkey Sideshow Swami Yomahmis act and a hypnotist act that will involve audience participation.
In between performances, a DJ will play music and hosts will raffle off prizes from local restaurants, artists and bars. The audience will also be able to visit the theaters art gallery, which will remain open during the shows.
Advance tickets may be purchased for $25 through the theaters Web site, warehousetheater.com, or by calling 202-783-3933. Tickets will be $30 at the door. Doors will open at 8 p.m., with performances beginning at 9 p.m. and ending at 2 a.m. The Warehouse is located at 1021 Seventh St. NW.