Dec
16
to Dec 17

JP Holiday Flea

  • Spontaneous Celebrations (map)
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SEEK + FIND Boston presents its 3rd annual... 

JP HOLIDAY FLEA !

SAT 1-6pm
SUN 11am-5pm

@Spontaneous Celebration
45 Danforth St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Stony Brook T Stop - Orange Line
www.JPflea.com

2 Floors
60+ Vendors

Our annual holiday market is back with a bevy of local artists, small businesses and independent merchants covering all your bases this holiday season.

gifts • succulents • records • live tailoring & alterations • pottery • art • zines • vintage clothing + accessories • rare & used books • teas • candles • cards • terrariums • wreaths • wrapping paper • aromatherapy • handmade soaps • organic dog treats • prints • patches • divination tools • housewares • planters • bodycare • cat toys • jewelry • fiber art • crafts & more!

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Dec
13
7:30 PM19:30

Buttcracker VIII

BUTTCRACKER VIII
Wednesday December 13
Doors 7:30
Show 8:00
$20
18+

*Drag *Burlesque *Music *Games *Butt puns *Shitshow

The Annual Anal Asstacular is BACK with a star-studded line up for your pleasure! Hasn't 2017 been a rough ride? Shit happens. It's time to let loose. Get your glutes in gear and come celebrate another fun and filthy Assmas with us!

FEATURING THE BOLD AND THE BOOTYFUL...

Femme Brulée
Sara Kaufman
Sirlesque
Lianne Ratzersdorfer
Benji Bombay
JP Delgado Galdamez
Anita Dick
Andres

& all the way from NEW YORK CITY...
Sweet Lorraine
Essence Revealed

HOSTED BY... 
Madge of Honor
Johnny Blazes

+ GO GOs, CAROLERs, vending by Holy Crow and live drawing by Zombie Romance

+ bring dollars for tipping AND for the raffle to benefit the Massachusetts Bail Fund

♥ thank you for supporting local (f)arts ♥

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Dec
10
8:00 PM20:00

The Poetry Brothel: The Holiday Party

Welcome to a unique and immersive poetry event that takes poetry outside classrooms and lecture halls and places it in the lush interiors of a bordello. The Madame presents a rotating cast of poets, each operating within a carefully crafted character, who impart their work in public readings, spontaneous eruptions of poetry, and most distinctly, as purveyors of private poetry readings on beds, chaise lounges and in private rooms. For a small fee, all of the poets are available for these sequestered readings at any time during the event. Of course, any true bordello need a good cover; ours is an immersive cabaret featuring burlesque, live music, vaudeville, aerials, visual art, magic, mysticism, with newly integrated themes, performances and installations at each event.

This Holiday season The Poetry Brothel is bringing back its Old Timey Office Holiday Party! That's right, we're gonna throw the photocopier up on the stage, and if you don't get your ass up there and sing a carol young man... This event will feature house band the Hot Club of Flatbush, aerialists The Lost Boys, burlesque dancers Cassandra Rosebeetle, Mademoiselle Estelle, & Puss N Boots, performance artist Jessy Smith, sketchy sketch artist Too Loose, palm reader & jewelry maker Holy Crow, a slew of poetry whores, and, as always, your hosts The Madame, Mister Charley, and Tennessee Pink

Doors open at 8pm; show starts at 9pm. Themed costumes and/or formalwear are encouraged but not required. This event is 21+.

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Dec
10
12:00 PM12:00

Black Market hosted by Boston Hassle & Ignore Rock'n'Roll Heroes

The Boston Hassle and Ignore Rock'n'Roll Heroes present their joint effort, a bi-monthly one-day flea market featuring handmade artwork, prints, patches, records, tees, pins, ceramics, jewelry, zines, body care, tea, macrame; vintage clothing, accessories, books, as well as tarot readings, haircuts, live drawings, and more!

PLUS: Coffee and tea from 1369 coffee house on sale!
DOUBLE PLUS: A raffle for items donated by vendors, with drawings all day! Only $1 a ticket!
TRIPLE PLUS: Gift wrap with recycled copies of the Compass by Hassle volunteers! Free! (Donations gladly accepted)

noon-6pm All Ages $1 Entry

CONFIRMED VENDORS (more TBA):
Affordable Vinyl https://thriftstoresisyphus.tumblr.com/
Aimee Belanger & Dottie Danger http://aimeebelanger.com/home.html
An Afternoon Affair
Artificial Distro http://instagram.com/artificialdistro
baby lion vintage
Bauman's Best Botanicals https://www.baumansbest.com/
Black Market Salon https://www.instagram.com/hairstudy/
Black-Haired Demon Illustration & Ephemera http://www.blackhaireddemon.com/
Blood Moon http://instagram.com/boodmoonboston
Boston Democratic Socialists of America https://www.bostondsa.org/
Casualigraphy http://www.instagram.com/casualigraphy
Dwice Fox International http://www.dwicefox.com/
Decadent West https://www.etsy.com/shop/DECADENTWEST
Earth Tribe Medicine https://www.etsy.com/shop/EarthTribeMedicine?ref=search_shop_redirect
Feminist Fiber Art http://feministfiberart.com/
Feral Flesh http://www.instagram.com/ponydong666
FoxyFries https://Instagram.com/foxyfries
GenderFriend https://www.instagram.com/gerrishmaclean/
Gracie Makes Things http://Etsy.com/shop/graciemakesthings/
Grave World http://www.graveworld.com/
Hideaway Records
Historia Naturale http://www.historianaturale.com/
Holy Crow http://holycrowart.com/
Hot Foot Vintage https://www.instagram.com/hotfootvintage/
Hungry Ghost Press, LLC https://www.hungryghostpress.com/
Illuminated Seed Society
Ink Forgotten http://eliportman.weebly.com/
Jeperbees https://www.jepervary.com/shop
Josie Dybe Designs https://www.etsy.com/shop/JosieDybeDesigns
Kenahora https://www.instagram.com/kenahoraamulets/
Light Patch http://instagram.com/aejsoucy
Living Rainbows FIber Co https://etsy.com/shop/livingrainbowsfiber
Mariessa devincentis http://Instagram.com/mariessad
Martinas Andrius http://www.martinasandrius.com/
Masnu http://www.masnushop.com/
Mass Love Distro https://masslovedistro.storenvy.com/
Melrosebooks & Art https://www.facebook.com/melrosebook/
MessyBxtch https://www.etsy.com/shop/MessyBxtch
Moonlight Mile Vintage https://www.etsy.com/shop/MoonlightMileVintage
Mud Hedz https://www.etsy.com/shop/MudHedz
My Big Pink Crafty Box https://www.etsy.com/shop/MyBigPinkCraftyBox
New Moon Coffee Roasters https://www.newmooncoffeeroasters.com/
Oliver Lockwood https://www.instagram.com/oliver_lockwood/
OPPT http://www.otherplaces.online/
Our Back Pockets http://www.ourbackpockets.com/
Over it Studio https://www.etsy.com/shop/overitstudio
Personal Narrative Architecture Tarot http://www.facebook.com/ruunemagick
Primitive Ritual https://www.primitiveritual.com/
Purgatory Ltd. http://www.purgatoryltd.com/
SD Ryan artist https://society6.com/sdryan
Shane Maxwell https://www.etsy.com/shop/churchofwalmart
Sheep Lion https://www.etsy.com/shop/SheepLion
Sidney Gish https://www.etsy.com/people/susangish
Slogans for Nothing http://www.slogansfornothing.com/
Snake Hair Press https://www.instagram.com/snake_hair/
Soy Much Brighter Candle Co. http://www.soymuchbrighter.etsy.com/
Stevie Leigh http://itsmestevieleigh.com/
Strange Brains Shop https://www.instagram.com/gundodestructo/
Strange Pine http://strangepine.com/
Taylor Popek | The Jellyfish Lady http://taylorpopek.com/
Temperatures Rising https://www.instagram.com/temperaturesrising/
Thankyou_sean
the atomic garden https://www.etsy.com/shop/theatomicgarden
The Bone Lady
Thermal Shock Studio https://www.ericalynnhood.com/
Vagabundo Studio https://www.etsy.com/shop/VAGABUNDOdesigN
www.iaoiaoiao.com http://iaoiaoiao.com/
ZENSQRL https://www.etsy.com/shop/ZENSQRL
Zoárd Wells Tyeklár http://zwty.bigcartel.com/
Zombie Romance http://www.zombie-romance.com/

Boston Hassle is a volunteer-run organization. Our mission is to bring people together in a creatively empowering and inspiring environment. With this mission comes a dedication to safety, accessibility and vigilance. We strive to make our shows safe spaces for all people. If you ever feel uncomfortable at our events we want to know and we want to help. Find a Hassle volunteer at the door or email BostonHassle@gmail.com to contact a volunteer directly. Respect one another and enjoy yourself!

More about our org: http://bostonhassle.com/about/

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Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

Craftershock! 2017

Worcester Roller Derby's 7th annual HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA!
This "alternative craft fair" is host to 50+ local artists and crafters!

Start your holiday shopping here. You're sure to find something unique for that special someone who already has everything.

Homemade, Unique, and Awesome Jewelry, Fine Art & Photography, Vintage goods, Home Décor, Handbags, Bath & Body, and MORE! 

ADMISSION IS FREE

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WANT TO BE A VENDOR?

Registration for VENDORS is OPEN!
To register, go to worcesterrollerderby.com/craftershock and click on "Application". Deadline is November 30th.

SHOP LOCAL. SUPPORT FEMALE ATHLETES. 
SHOP CRAFTERSHOCK.

Questions? send emails to events@worcesterrollerderby.com

**CRAFTERSHOCK! vendor applications are accepted on a first come first serve basis. You will be contacted shortly after we have received your application to inform you of your status and what to expect next.**

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Dec
7
to Dec 8

Contoure: Holiday Party Edition

  • Bella Luna Restaurant and Milky Way Lounge (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Your favorite club kid party is back with a Holiday twist! 

Join us for the Glitter Ki Holiday Party! 

10-11:30pm
there will be an Open mic & Local LGBTQ artists vending. Feel free to mix, mingle, and check out the art. 

Vendors: (more to come) 

https://www.facebook.com/femmevioletstudio/


11:30pm
there will be a featured perfromance from The one and only HUNDRED !

11:45-1am
DANCING with all the NEW friends you just made! Sounds provided by DJMath3ca

This party is a safe space for creatives to be themselves. We have had unicorns, Queens, runway brides, fetish wear, Glitter lovers ect. 



Milky Way Lounge in JP
10PM / $5 Cover

Sounds by: Math3ca

Music Vibes: Underground, EDM, Jersey, Cunty fuego🔥

Hosted by Hundred, @tootalltodie, @queenjrosa

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Dec
3
12:00 PM12:00

High Energy & Friends Holiday Pop-Up Market

Stop by this coming Sunday, High Energy will be hosting several local vendors, featuring jewelry from Holy Crow, art from Sean Watroba, Records from John Campoli and more! Stop by for some holiday cheer!

Just across the street is even more holiday market fun and live music atHoliday Arts & Crafts Fair at The Loft! Somerville! Make sure to check it out!

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Nov
30
to Dec 2

Something Strange - A tribute to The Nightmare Before Christmas

A live music and burlesque tribute to THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys with special guests!

THREE SHOWS

11/30 - 7:30pm doors - 8pm show!
12/1 - 7:30pm doors - 8pm show!
12/2 - MATINEE 12:30pm doors - 1pm show!

Boys and girls of every age
Wouldn't you like to see something strange?
Walter’s the one hiding under your bed
Teeth ground sharp and eyes glowing red
Army of Toys hiding under yours stairs
Fingers like snakes and spiders in my hair
In this town, don't we love it now?
Everybody's waiting for the next surprise

Though Something Strange is not specifically a children's show, audience members under 18 are welcome as long they are with a parent, guardian, or other responsible adult. 

The 12/2 matinee performance will have generally brighter lighting in the audience area and a lower sound profile.

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Nov
26
10:00 AM10:00

Holiday Artists' Market at Salem Old Town Hall

Holiday Artists' Market at Salem Old Town Hall

Sunday November 26 2017

10:00 to 5:00

BUY LOCAL! BUY HANDMADE! MEET THE MAKERS!

We are planning a festive market with music and a seasonal theme. We are looking forward to seeing a lively market with all kinds of opportunities for our community to browse and shop for treasures for self, friends and family.

Featuring a variety of local artisans and crafters offering original artwork, unique gifts, and hand-made housewares to delight yourself or gift to others. 

Festivities throughout the day will include music, activities for children, and a special visitor to entertain and delight.

Admission is free, and so is parking!

Here's a list of our vendors

Simply Chickie
Whimisical organic cotton baby onesies, toddler t-shirts, hats, women's t shirts

StaciAntonelli
Photography - in framed and unframed prints and postcards and Live floral arrangements, such a fairy gardens, in different containers and sizes.

Moon & Stag Studios
Vanity Fair macabre decor & jewelry made from all natural herbs, stones, and bones.

SLM Ceramics
Uniquely hand-crafted, one at a time, these ceramic wares are for the creative home.

Billie-Jo Gauley
I make sculptures from earthenware clay. They include Santas, gnomes, sheep, houses, and pumpkins, among others. I also have small Santas and elves made from Sculpey clay.

Artfully Yours, Jeanne Pare
Two-dimensional artwork, paintings, drawings, other media
Hand painted wine bottles, mugs and giclee’s

Acid Earth Shop
Handcrafted nature inspired copper and brass jewelry and wire wrapped natural crystals and stones. I acid etch my freehand drawings on to the surface of the metal so each piece si a detailed work of art. I also cut shapes out of venetian lace trim and paint them to create colorful light weight earrings.

Double Exposure
Two-dimensional artwork, paintings, drawings, other media, original art: watercolors, mixed media on wood, fine art prints of original work.

Backyard Soap Co
Organic soap candles and skin products all handmade in revere MA.

Delia Faria Artistry, Keely Mae Crafts
Two-dimensional artwork, paintings, drawings, other media, Photography, Jewelry, Clothing, Textiles, Ceramics or Glass.

Keely Mae Crafts and Delia R Faria Artistry also partner together to display a collection of handmade items including hand-knit/crochet pieces, original illustrations and photography, jewelry, ornaments, and gifts.

Stacey's jewelry
Hand made gemstone jewelry. Hand made sun catchers. Earrings, and pendants. A large line of lava jewelry to use with aroma therapy oils.

ZBY Gallery
Two-dimensional artwork, paintings, drawings, other media,Clothing. I will be selling giclee prints and cards of original paintings, linoblock prints on paper, handmade canvas bags with original prints, and printed scarves.

OLIO
Two-dimensional artwork, paintings, drawings, other media, Photography, framed/matted photos, cards.

Doris Richardson
A variety of handmade ceramic items, mugs, bowls, cups, planters, and small sculptural pieces. Some planters include aloe plants. Figures and hands are a theme in my sculptural work, and my functional work is often decorated with a classic white and blue color pallette.

Carli Kusiolek
Ceramic mugs and dishware, ring dishes, ornaments, and other handmade ceramic items including ceramic statement necklaces.

Prospect Hill Handmade
Mittens, baby shoes and scarves from recycled/repurposed wool and cashmere materials.

Boston Woodturning
Woodturning art by Tommy Gagnon

Studio McGaughey
Two-dimensional artwork, paintings, drawings, other media,Ceramics or Glass
Michelle uses gouache paints and digital illustration techniques to create her artwork. She has a passion for history, maps, science, and nature, and tries to use her works to inform and educate her audience.

Kathy is a ceramic artist who uses illustration on clay to share her love of the natural world on everyday objects such as mugs and planters. Kathy utilizes her carving skills to create one of a kind images on handmade pots.

Michelle and Kathy are sisters with similar artistic visions and have been looking forward to an opportunity to collaborate in a festival to show and sell their work to their community.

Neil Handler
Hand made, thrown stoneware pottery (e.g., carved bowls, mugs, bread pots, casserole dishes, sponge holders, vases)

Holy Crow
Illustrations, photography, hand-made jewelry, and ephemera from around the world. My work is magical, unique, and influenced by Mexican witchcraft, burlesque, and natural history. I work hard to provide the highest quality of materials.

Scott Froeschl
Seaside themed reclaimed wood cut outs as well as hand painted reclaimed wooden signs

Martha Everson Photography
6x6 photo art blocks, art clocks, coasters, holiday ornaments,

AniArt
Antoinette Campbell-Hunter
Mostly paintings in acrylic or oil on canvas or wood some amusing small wooden and clay images. All my Art hopefully depicts the beauty and magic of this wonderful planet and the star systems.

Peggypac
Beautiful and elegant purses and scarves

B Barrett Jewelry
Handmade pieces constructed using beach stones and other components or mixed metal pieces using copper, brass, nickel silver My work is often textured or distressed to add to their signature style. Chiefly I make earrings, bracelets, necklaces and charms using rivets and other cold connection techniques.
Grimshaw Photography
Photographic Prints and Greeting Cards

Elissa Von Letkemann
Windows of Salem
Two-dimensional artwork, paintings, drawings, other media
My printed illustrations on folded cards, calendars, magnets, and posters

Salem Soapworks
Handmade goat milk soaps, bath and body products

Sailem Boats
I make driftwood sailboats and ornaments.

Molly Phillips and Morrison Mae
One of kind and limited edition jewelry pieces for women and men, handcrafted from Sterling silver, 14K gold-fill, copper--many pieces accented with hand cut semi-precious and precious gemstones.

Notso Kitty
Handmade items and art for cats and cat lovers. Items for cats include costumes, bow ties, and catnip cat toys. Items for cat lovers include handmade cat ears for people and original cat art print items.

Tikkun gallery
Ceramics/sculpture

Mizlizzee Photography
Notecards, Framed Prints, Matted Prints, Calendars & Ornaments

Studio 263
Photography (conceptual, abstract, architecture.)

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Nov
11
to Nov 12

2nd Annual Punk Rock Flea Market

Second annual Salem Punk Rock Flea Market. Moved to Notch Brewing for a bigger location. There will be indoor and outdoor vendors. Running from 11am to 5pm for TWO DAYS on November 11 and November 12. No admission charge. 

Please note: Vendor availability will go first to the people that participated last year. More vendor information to follow. In the meantime, please spread the word. September and October are tough months in Salem. Let's use this weekend in November as a chance to enjoy the area without the droves of Halloween fans.

Presented by: State Line Records and Get-Punk along with Salem hero, Harley. And Notch Brewing Company

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Nov
9
8:00 PM20:00

The Poetry Brothel Masquerade Tour: Seattle

The Poetry Brothel is a unique and immersive poetry event that takes poetry outside classrooms and lecture halls and places it in the lush interiors of a bordello. The Poetry Brothel presents a rotating cast of both male and female poets as “whores,” each operating within a carefully crafted character, who impart their work in public readings, spontaneous eruptions of poetry, and most distinctly, as purveyors of private poetry readings on beds, chaise lounges and in private rooms. For a small fee, all of the “poetry whores” are available for these sequestered readings at any time during the event. Of course, any true brothel needs a good cover; The Poetry Brothel’s is an immersive cabaret, offering a full bar, musicians, burlesque dancers, painters, actors, and fortune-tellers, with newly integrated themes, performances and installations at each event.

According to the great Oscar Wilde, "Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth." That couldn't be more true at The Poetry Brothel on our Masquerade Tour, where we promise to bring you more truth, beauty, hilarity, and intimacy than ever before. We're bringing back one of our favorites, esteemed guest poet Jerome Rothenberg, along with burlesque artists Eva Mae Garnet & Lilly Holiday, house band Gypsy Groove, palm reader and jewelry maker Holy Crow, a slew of poetry whores, and, of course, your hosts, The Madame, Mister Charley, and Tennessee Pink. This will surely be a celebration for the ages--bigger, better, truer, and weirder than ever! 

This event will take place in the Mississippi Ballroom. Doors open at 8pm; show starts at 8:30pm. Themed costumes and/or evening wear are encouraged but not required. This event is 21+.

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Nov
5
8:00 PM20:00

The Poetry Brothel Masquerade Tour: San Francisco

The Poetry Brothel is a unique and immersive poetry event that takes poetry outside classrooms and lecture halls and places it in the lush interiors of a bordello. The Poetry Brothel presents a rotating cast of both male and female poets as “whores,” each operating within a carefully crafted character, who impart their work in public readings, spontaneous eruptions of poetry, and most distinctly, as purveyors of private poetry readings on beds, chaise lounges and in private rooms. For a small fee, all of the “poetry whores” are available for these sequestered readings at any time during the event. Of course, any true brothel needs a good cover; The Poetry Brothel’s is an immersive cabaret, offering a full bar, musicians, burlesque dancers, painters, actors, and fortune-tellers, with newly integrated themes, performances and installations at each event.

According to the great Oscar Wilde, "Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth." That couldn't be more true at The Poetry Brothel on our Masquerade Tour, where we promise to bring you more truth, beauty, hilarity, and intimacy than ever before. On November 2nd the featured entertainers include burlesque artists Olivia Bellafontaine & Miss Tosh, house band Shiri & The Shiribims, palm reader Crystal, tarot reader Joey Cannizarro, face and body painter Irina Sarnetskaya, palm reader and jewelry maker Holy Crow, a slew of poetry whores, and, of course, your hosts, The Madame, Mister Charley, and Tennessee Pink. This will surely be a celebration for the ages--bigger, better, truer, and weirder than ever! 

Doors open at 8pm; show starts at 8:30pm. Themed costumes and/or evening wear are encouraged but not required. This event is 21+.

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Nov
4
6:00 PM18:00

Dia de los Muertos at Spontaneous Celebrations

****Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)****
Spontaneous Celebrations
45 Danforth St, Jamaica Plain
Stony Brook T stop- Orange Line

-Traditional altar + fire ceremony
-Local + Latin American indoor marketplace
-Live music & dancing by Harvard University's Ballet folklorico de Aztlan and Mariachi Veritas
-Mexican food
-face painting

$7 Door (food not included)
for tickets call 617-522-6430 or email LaPinata@hotmail.com

In its 19th year (!!!) Jamaica Plain's Latin American Cultural Family Network, La Piñata returns to Spontaneous Celebrations with their traditional Latin American Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration! A holiday remembering and connecting with family and friends who have passed on. 

OUTSIDE, a traditional community altar (with fire) will be built, where all are welcome to come and remember/celebrate loved ones lost. As always, the fire ceremony will include traditional live music and dancing by the kids of La Piñata (www.LaPiñata.org). The fire ceremony focuses on departed loved ones and dates back to Meso American or Pre-Colombian times and is celebrated throughout Latin America.

INSIDE, there will be a marketplace of LOCAL & LATIN AMERICAN VENDORS offering you traditional and untraditional art, crafts, handmade pottery, jewelry, tea, succulents, planters, rare books & more! Upstairs, grab some Mexican food and enjoy live dancing and music by Harvard University's Ballet folklorico de Aztlan and Mariachi Veritas de Harvard.

We are still accepting vendors for this. Sign up at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/H88XNX8 

THIS EVENT IS A FUNDRAISER for La Piñata - Jamaica Plain's Latin American Cultural Family Network who works to instill cultural pride and positive values in all youth and promote a sense of community in Boston, with the ultimate objective of understanding and appreciating the cultural diversity among us all.

Presented by La Piñata and SEEK + FIND Boston

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Nov
2
to Nov 3

The Poetry Brothel Masquerade Tour: Los Angeles

The Poetry Brothel is a unique and immersive poetry event that takes poetry outside classrooms and lecture halls and places it in the lush interiors of a bordello. The Poetry Brothel presents a rotating cast of both male and female poets as “whores,” each operating within a carefully crafted character, who impart their work in public readings, spontaneous eruptions of poetry, and most distinctly, as purveyors of private poetry readings on beds, chaise lounges and in private rooms. For a small fee, all of the “poetry whores” are available for these sequestered readings at any time during the event. Of course, any true brothel needs a good cover; The Poetry Brothel’s is an immersive cabaret, offering a full bar, musicians, burlesque dancers, painters, actors, and fortune-tellers, with newly integrated themes, performances and installations at each event.

According to the great Oscar Wilde, "Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth." That couldn't be more true at The Poetry Brothel on our Masquerade Tour, where we promise to bring you more truth, beauty, hilarity, and intimacy than ever before. On November 2nd the featured entertainers include burlesque artists Olivia Bellafontaine & Miss Tosh, house band Shiri & The Shiribims, palm reader Crystal, tarot reader Joey Cannizarro, face and body painter Irina Sarnetskaya, palm reader and jewelry maker Holy Crow, a slew of poetry whores, and, of course, your hosts, The Madame, Mister Charley, and Tennessee Pink. This will surely be a celebration for the ages--bigger, better, truer, and weirder than ever! 

Doors open at 8pm; show starts at 8:30pm. Themed costumes and/or evening wear are encouraged but not required. This event is 21+.

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Oct
31
10:30 PM22:30

The Poetry Brothel Masquerade Tour: San Diego

The Poetry Brothel is a unique and immersive poetry event that takes poetry outside classrooms and lecture halls and places it in the lush interiors of a bordello. The Poetry Brothel presents a rotating cast of both male and female poets as “whores,” each operating within a carefully crafted character, who impart their work in public readings, spontaneous eruptions of poetry, and most distinctly, as purveyors of private poetry readings on beds, chaise lounges and in private rooms. For a small fee, all of the “poetry whores” are available for these sequestered readings at any time during the event. Of course, any true brothel needs a good cover; The Poetry Brothel’s is an immersive cabaret, offering a full bar, musicians, burlesque dancers, painters, actors, and fortune-tellers, with newly integrated themes, performances and installations at each event.

According to the great Oscar Wilde, "Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth." That couldn't be more true at The Poetry Brothel on our Masquerade Tour, where we promise to bring you more truth, beauty, hilarity, and intimacy than ever before. We're bringing back one of our favorites, esteemed guest poet Jerome Rothenberg, along with burlesque artists Eva Mae Garnet & Lilly Holiday, house band Gypsy Groove, palm reader and jewelry maker Holy Crow, a slew of poetry whores, and, of course, your hosts, The Madame, Mister Charley, and Tennessee Pink. This will surely be a celebration for the ages--bigger, better, truer, and weirder than ever! 

This event will take place in the Mississippi Ballroom. Doors open at 8pm; show starts at 8:30pm. Themed costumes and/or evening wear are encouraged but not required. This event is 21+.

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Oct
29
8:00 PM20:00

The Poetry Brothel: 10th Annual Masquerade Ball!

Welcome to a unique and immersive poetry event that takes poetry outside classrooms and lecture halls and places it in the lush interiors of a bordello. The Madame presents a rotating cast of poets, each operating within a carefully crafted character, who impart their work in public readings, spontaneous eruptions of poetry, and most distinctly, as purveyors of private poetry readings on beds, chaise lounges and in private rooms. For a small fee, all of the poets are available for these sequestered readings at any time during the event. Of course, any true bordello need a good cover; ours is an immersive cabaret featuring burlesque, live music, vaudeville, aerials, visual art, magic, mysticism, with newly integrated themes, performances and installations at each event.

According to the great Oscar Wilde, "Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth." That couldn't be more true at The Poetry Brothel, and our 10th Annual Masquerade Ball (10th annual, what?!) promises to bring you more truth, beauty, hilarity, and intimacy than ever before. We're bringing back one of our favorites, esteemed guest poet Steph Burt, along with burlesque artists Mademoiselle Estelle & Puss N Boots, aerialists The Lost Boys, house band The Hot Club of Flatbush, musical act Sarian, sketchy sketch artist Too Loose, palm reader and jewelry maker Holy Crow, a slew of poetry whores, and, of course, your hosts, The Madame, Mister Charley, and Tennessee Pink. This one will surely be a celebration for the ages--bigger, better, truer, and weirder than ever! 

Doors open at 8pm; show starts at 9pm. Masks and/or formalwear are encouraged but not required. This event is 21+.

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Oct
22
11:00 AM11:00

Holy Crow @ New England Open Markets: Salem

  • Essex Street Salem, MA, 01970 United States (map)
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Holy Crow Art joins Salem Open Market with their art, jewelry and "evidence of magic"! With a wide array of items and curiosities, you'll surely find a favorite item at their black and white stripped tent! 

Holy Crow's Salem Open Market Dates:
October 1st (Essex St.) - 11:00am to 10:00pm
October 13th (Essex St.)  - 11:00am to 10:00pm
October 21st (Derby Sq.) -  11:00am– 6:00pm
October 22nd (Derby Sq.) -  11:00am – 6:00pm

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Oct
21
11:00 AM11:00

Holy Crow @ New England Open Markets: Salem

  • Essex Street Salem, MA, 01970 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Holy Crow Art joins Salem Open Market with their art, jewelry and "evidence of magic"! With a wide array of items and curiosities, you'll surely find a favorite item at their black and white stripped tent! 

Holy Crow's Salem Open Market Dates:
October 1st (Essex St.) - 11:00am to 10:00pm
October 13th (Essex St.)  - 11:00am to 10:00pm
October 21st (Derby Sq.) -  11:00am– 6:00pm
October 22nd (Derby Sq.) -  11:00am – 6:00pm

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Oct
15
2:00 PM14:00

The Love Witch (2016) in 35mm

Shows at 2PM and 7PM!

From filmmaker Anna Biller: Elaine (Samantha Robinson), a beautiful young witch, is determined to find a man to love her. In her gothic Victorian apartment she makes spells and potions, then picks up men and seduces them. However, her spells work too well, and she ends up with a string of hapless victims. When she at last meets the man of her dreams, her desperation to be loved drives her to the brink of insanity and murder. 

The Love Witch received positive reviews from critics, earning a Rotten Tomatoes approval rating of 97%, its consensus reads: "The Love Witch offers an absorbing visual homage to a bygone era, arranged subtly in service of a thought-provoking meditation on the battle of the sexes."

"Ms. Biller's movie, like its heroine, presents a fascinating, perfectly composed, brightly colored surface. What's underneath is marvelously dark, like love itself." The New York Times / A. O. Scott

The Love Witch is listed as #30 on Rotten Tomatoes' list of the Top 100 Horror Movies It also made Rolling Stone's list of the top 10 Horror Movies of 2016, The New Yorker's list of the Best Movies of 2016, and Indiewire's list of The Best Movies of 2016.

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Oct
13
11:00 AM11:00

Holy Crow @ New England Open Markets: Salem

  • Essex Street Salem, MA, 01970 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Holy Crow Art joins Salem Open Market with their art, jewelry and "evidence of magic"! With a wide array of items and curiosities, you'll surely find a favorite item at their black and white stripped tent! 

Holy Crow's Salem Open Market Dates:
October 1st (Essex St.) - 11:00am to 10:00pm
October 13th (Essex St.)  - 11:00am to 10:00pm
October 21st (Derby Sq.) -  11:00am– 6:00pm
October 22nd (Derby Sq.) -  11:00am – 6:00pm

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Oct
7
to Oct 8

Haunted Biz Baz Street Fair

  • Essex Street Salem, MA, 01970 United States (map)
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Come visit the Haunted Biz Baz Fair to see over 70 vendors, listen to some live music, and enjoy historic Salem. Vendor sales include jewelry, handmade crafts, art, food, and much more! The Haunted Biz Baz Fair will be held along the Essex Street Pedestrian Mall and you can shop on Saturday, October 7, from 10am-8pm, and Sunday, October 8, from 10am-6pm. This event brings thousands of visitors, so you do not want to miss out!

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Oct
6
7:30 PM19:30

Boomstick! A Groovy Evil Dead Gorelesque

Doors at 7:30!
Show at 8!
Movie at 9!

TICKETS: http://bit.ly/2fNn0Ru
Tix are $15

GROOVY.

ONE NIGHT ONLY!

This Halloween season The Slaughterhouse Society is BACK! Somerville Theatre and striptease scream queen Fem Bones are teaming up to give you some sugar, baby!!

Alright you primitive screwheads, listen up! Are you ready for a night of chainsaw hands, skeleton armies, and plenty of cleavage barada niktu? Save the date now for live bloodthirsty burlesque with Deadite girls, and followed by an archival 35mm screening of ARMY OF DARKNESS!

Boston comic Kevin Harrington will be hosting the evening, and reading from the Necronomiconxmortis, awakening something dark in the woods, something evil...

.. Something SEXY

Featuring Boston Burlesque creepy crawlies...

Kimmy Moore
Michael Geary
Dahlia Strack

And members of The Slaughterhouse Sweethearts....

Ginny Nightshade
Ziva
Frankie Stein
and Fem Bones!

More details to be announced soon!

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Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

SMUT SLAM Boston: Tricks & Treats

It's finally fall! And you know what the autumn air puts me in the mood for? SMUT!

What's a SMUT SLAM? I'm so glad you asked! It's a fast-paced storytelling open mic based on REAL life, REAL lust, REAL sex. Consenting Slammers sign up on the night of to tell a 5-minute dirty story, based on their real lives, and a lucky 8-10 names will be drawn at random. A panel of celebrity judges will be on hand to evaluate your stories, and bestow the top three Slammers with a sack of sexy swag from Good Vibrations Harvard Square. You will also have the opportunity to win goodies from NJOY by submitting your anonymous questions and confessions to the Fuckbucket!

This month's theme: TRICKS & TREATS! 
Now is the season of surprises and fright,
So let's talk of things that go HUMP in the night!
Perhaps you had trick who was really a treat?
Or something scarier than a ghost came in your sheets...


HOSTED BY:
The Intellectual HomosexualLucas Brooks

JUDGES:
Devilicia
Éowyn Evans
Viktor Devonne

RULES: 
No notes! This is storytelling.
No costumes or props! This is not theatre.
Only 5 minutes! (With a 1 minute grace period) 
The story must be real and have happened to YOU.
Stories are often funny and/or epic win but we want to encourage people to consider sharing their sad, disturbing, poignant, serious, simple and/or 'fail' experiences too.

TAKE NOTE: Smut Slam is queer-friendly, kink-friendly AND vanilla-friendly, fat-friendly, poly-friendly... Yes, we are very friendly. We welcome people with all types and amounts of sexual experiences to our space. We DO NOT welcome stories involving racism, transphobia, homophobia, sexism or any other discrimination, fetishization or objectification. Also, CONSENT IS KEY.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 3rd
DOORS: 7:00, SHOWTIME: 7:30
WHERE: The Cafe at Arts at the Armory
HOW MUCH: $10 suggested donation (No one will be turned away)

SMUT SLAM was CREATED by Cameryn Moore, an award-winning playwright/performer, sex activist and educator. Find Cameryn being NSFW on Facebook, or at www.camerynmoore.com.

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Oct
1
11:00 AM11:00

Holy Crow @ New England Open Markets: Salem

  • Essex Street Salem, MA, 01970 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Holy Crow Art joins Salem Open Market with their art, jewelry and "evidence of magic"! With a wide array of items and curiosities, you'll surely find a favorite item at their black and white stripped tent! 

Holy Crow's Salem Open Market Dates:
October 1st (Essex St.) - 11:00am to 10:00pm
October 13th (Essex St.)  - 11:00am to 10:00pm
October 21st (Derby Sq.) -  11:00am– 6:00pm
October 22nd (Derby Sq.) -  11:00am – 6:00pm

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