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The Weekend Go Go: Fire Breathers, Monstrous Men, Strippers meet Science

When good men go bad….

The fireworks were good.  The Independence Day BBQ great.  Your signature, patriotic, red-white-and-blue cocktails?  Spectacular.

Now that you’ve got your fun momentum going, you can hit the weekend running.

Hey, one more patriotic cocktail and you’ll REALLY hit your stride.

Bad to the Bone

It’s a tale as old as time.  Noble doc fights evil and becomes a mean man who frequents prostitutes.

Actually, you overheard a variation of that story over martinis the other day but never mind.

You’ve also undoubtedly heard of Robert Louis Stevenson’s tale of the ultimate split personality but unless you’re a Broadway baby,  book/lyricist Leslie Bricusse and composer Frank Wildhorn’s Tony-nominated Jekyll & Hydethe Musical,  with its sexy, gothic score, will be a revelation.

Assuming you like sexy and/or gothic.

Presented by the DOMA Theater Company and opening Friday, July 6th at the intimate Met Theatre, the ultimate tale of good and evil is directed by DOMA Artistic Director Marco Gomez with choreography by Angela Todaro and  musical direction by 21-year-old prodigy Chris Raymond who’s utilizing “Gothic choir, pop and rock influences” for this production.

Your preferred influences for Victorian murder and mayhem.

JEKYLL AND HYDE Fri, July 6 –  Sun, July 29; Fri & Sat @ 8pm; Sun @ 3pmThe MET Theatre, 1089 N. Oxford Ave., LA 90029.  For info/tix, call (323) 802-4990 or go to www.DomaTheatre.com.

Art, Science, Music, Comedy, Roller Derby + you

Wheel Science: Where Science meets Skaters…and Strippers

Right off the bat, you gotta love an event that has a hula hoop artist and a rocket scientist on the same bill.

Coincidentally, you share the talents of both.

Add Lucha Va Voom burlesquers, Cirque Berzerk-ers, Sock Puppet SitCom Theater, insects, a  knockdown drag-out grudge match between the L.A. Derby Dolls and the San Diego Derby Dolls  (you love revenge) and much, much more and you have TwentyWonder — “A Carnival of the Mind”.

Your preferred kind of carnival, natch.

The mind-boggling tossed salad of art, science, music, comedy, and “weird geeky stuff” takes place Saturday, July 7th, from 6pm to midnight at the Doll Factory in L.A. and benefits Down Syndrome Association Los Angeles.

As if that weren’t enough, the Munsters’ hot rod coffin Drag-u-la will be in attendance.

You can’t wait to bask in the greatness.

TWENTYWONDER – CARNIVAL OF THE MINDSat, July 7, 6pm-midnight; $40-$150/21+The Doll Factory, 910 W Temple St, LA 90026.  For info/tix: www.twentywonder.org

They won’t drop into your soup.

Americana Eccentric

By Monday, Independence Day will feel SO far away.

If you want one last traipse through Americana and the good ole days before you get groovy with summer, don your vintage duds this Sunday, July 8th for Moonshine Jamboree a circus supper under the stars.

Big tops are so overrated.

The town square social features genteel dining, games, dancing, a kissing booth (you’ll do your duty if called upon), a palm reader (you might want to consult her before the kissing booth) and an old-fashioned portrait camera.  Musicians, stilt walkers, cabaret and fire dancers, trapeze artists, and a ukelele playing lion tamer entertain.

Rumor has it, elephant tamers prefer the kazoo.

MOONSHINE JAMBOREE – Sun, July 8th, 7pm-midnight; $20-$45; all ages4133 & 4137 Chase Ave, LA (Mar Vista) 90066.  Vintage attire highly encourged!   For info/tix: http://www.facebook.com/events/257588564354241/

Ready?  U Know U Want 2 Go Go….


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