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2012 Valentine’s Day Events for Lovers, Haters and Ragers!

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us, and it’s time to start making plans for the most romantic of all holidays. Whether you think it’s a phony, Hallmark holiday or see it as a genuine opportunity to show that special someone how you feel about them, we got an event for you. There’s lots of burlesque, some great music, comedy, theater, roller derby, a pub crawl, a ghost tour of Grand Central Station and even a dance party in a Russian bath house! We even threw in a couple anti-Valentine’s Day events in there for good measure. Whether you’re in Anchorage or Brooklyn, I’m betting we got something in your neck of the woods.

There are still tickets available for all these events, so hurry up and pick some up before they’re all gone!

Friday, February 10

Counting on Love, and Other Stories of the HeartSan Francisco, California Treat Street Theatre Project, in partnership with The Playwrights Center of San Francisco, present six new plays by Rod McFadden and Don Samson. It’s an evening of laughter, heartbreak, compassion, compromise and human connection — the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. These award-winning plays are funny, sad, insightful and inspiring. Share them with someone you love, or someone you want to love you more. This show opens tonight and runs through Saturday, February 18.

VivaVoom Brr-Lesque Presents: Starlets & HarlotsAnchorage, Alaska  Comedy! Glitter! Live Music! Feathers! Aerial Daring! Fringe! Prizes! Striptease! Celebrate Valentine’s Day with more than cards or candy! VivaVoom Brr-Lesque offers their version of Silver Screen love that will have you and your date laughing, and “oooh”-ing in amazement. Of course, if you don’t have a date, it’s a GREAT Girls or Guys Night Out or bachelor/bachelorette party! This show also will be running on Saturday, February 11. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on February 10, 2012 in Seasonal

 

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Happy Repeal Day! Prohibition-style Events To Bring Out Your Inner-Flapper.

Seventy-eight years ago today, prohibition, the national ban on the sale, production and transportation of alcohol that was in place from 1920 to 1933, was repealed. Thus making today “Repeal Day.” Over the last few years we’ve seen a resurgence of interest in this very interesting time in American history. Speakeasy-style bars, classic cocktails with hand-cut ice cubes and the popularity of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire are all evidence of this trend. I have to admit, it’s hard to resist the romanticism of getting dressed up, going to a dimly-lit, subterranean gin joint and knocking back a sazerac while vintage jazz plays in the background.

Prohibition, obviously had some negative effects on American culture: organized crime grew rapidly as mafia groups got into the bootlegging business; the economy suffered as government funds were allocated to enforce prohibition; and it virtually destroyed the fledgling U.S. wine industry as lower quality grape vines with thick-skinned grapes that could be transported more easily replaced quality grape vines causing many winemakers to leave the United States for other wine producing countries or to get out of the wine business altogether. Also, ironically, alcohol-related deaths soared as Americans drank more than they ever had before prohibition. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 5, 2011 in Arts, Burlesque, Comedy, Music, Seasonal, Tours

 

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