Do you need cool stuff to do this dreadfully chilly, dreary eve?
Option #1: Cocktails & Couture (two of our favorite things!) at the Roq LaRue art gallery in Belltown (2312 Second Avenue)…here’s the poo:
Come celebrate garmentry-as-art with three designers who look to the future with eyes of the past; An evening of cocktails and couture.
PETER CZAR (Peter Czar)
Hollywood starlets shine in a galaxy of silks, woolens, and leathers. Peter paints with a sophisticated palette, wielding bold strokes in expertly-tailored womenswear.
LOVEWELL MILLINERY (Brenda Bryan)
To call Lovewell’s headwear “hats” is absurd. By Brenda’s hand, these truly couture, one-of-a-kind pieces are pure luxury in vintage wovens and fur.
JONQUIL & MR BLACK (Jordan Christianson)
Blurring distinctions between form and function, Jordan hand-forges luggage and accessories with vintage raw materials invoking the essence of times gone by, yet still to come.
MC: Madison von Michaels
Music provided by Devil Eyes
Open to all with no cover.
Refreshments (alcohol, 21+ with ID) gratis.
Option #2: That’s Fucked Up, the annual festival of naughty burlesque and variety at Re-bar. It opened last weekend, and it continues tonight (Friday the 22) and Saturday the 23rd with a big ass cast of talent and host Ernie Von Schmaltz. Da skinny:
Now in its fourth year, That’s Fucked Up! bubbles back to the surface like that stain you just can’t clean! The cast froths with Seattle’s most talented and deranged performance artists to bring you prompt, dependable relief from hackneyed burlesque, drag, and cirque.
See things you can’t unsee and won’t see anywhere else! Undo years of therapy in a single evening! Slap yourself and say it with us now, “That’s Fucked Up!”
Feb 15, 16, 22, and 23 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets available athttp://thatsfuckedup.brownpapertickets.com/
Featuring an offensively different lineup each weekend:
New York’s Nasty Canasta, as Bambi’s Mom!
San Francisco’s Rubenesque Burlesque goes to Fat Camp!
Ultra will do something!
Queen Shmooquan will do something else entirely!
Lydia McClane is a big baby!
The Luminous Pariah wears a silly hat!
Los Angeles’ Mercury Troy has beef!
Jenny Penny gets a little hung up!
Chesty La Rue brings back a lost art form!
Flirty Sanchez says no!
Candy Apples gets personal!
Paris & Trojan Original get familial!
Lady Tatas earns her crown!
Jesse Belle-Jones plays bridge!
Man Johnson and Sir Richard Longfellow switch it up!
and Tootsie Spangles answers the eternal question: “What would a clown do after the apocalypse?”
All expertly herded by Ernie Von Shmaltz!
Shamelessly curated by the sick fucks of Clown Stripper Productions, Randi Rascal & Heidi Von Haught.
Option #3: the return of Ben DeLaCreme’s TUCK at Chop Suey, one of the hottest new monthly events in town. Miss DeLaCreme is out of town for this installment, but will apparently make a special appearance via…satellite? Does she have that level of power? Regardless, here’s what you need to know…and, this event is later than the first 2, so you can check it out after 10pm…
TUCK is clickety clackin’ her pink patent leather pumps back onto the dance floor for another night of dance, devastation and DRAG, sweetie-daahling!
Pageant queens, butch bois, gender-f*ckers, femmes, bearded ladies, fish, – However you DO drag, however you LOVE drag- get on the dance floor and WERK IT OUT.
Need a last minute look? Visit our makeover station where TUCK’s beauty consultants are always on call with frocks, makeup, wigs and razors (for that baby smooth finish- wherever you need it!)
Special guest DJs Fistfight & Pretty Baby spinnin’ those gooey bubblicous pop hits all night long!
Performances by the queens of TUCK:
Hosted via satellite from Chicago by BenDeLaCreme!
$10/ $8 in drag!