Personal reflections on urbanism, urban life and sustainable urban design in Wellington, New Zealand.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Let's Freak again

Salon Freak posterSome people would be offended if they were called a freak show, but the members of Freak Productions have no such qualms. Fresh from the launch of their fashion creations at Hunters & Collectors, this Saturday night they will present for your delectation, stimulation (and possibly trepidation) Salon Freak!, a "cutting edge cabaret".

Though not evident from the poster, the theme is "Jazz Age", promising "an underground, seedy spectacle" of "Bathtub Gin in back alley Juke Joints, speak-easies, [and] machine gun wielding, Zoot suited gangsters driving large expensive cars". So, definitely not your average night at The Big Kumara, then. Expect a large contingent from Cuba St and other hotbeds of immorality.

Princess Hanz at Midnight BurlesqueAs well as fashion shows from Miss Demeanour, Native Sista and Mr Freak himself, the entertainment will include jazz performers, the VauDevil Drag Kings, the Rocky Horror Rockestra, an avant-garde one-woman show from Svetlana Fullonskiva-Kissoff, and cabaret stalwart Princess Hanz (pictured here at Midnight Burlesque).

Doors open at 10pm, there's a $10 cover charge and a costume and mask will be compulsory (time to dust off the fedora and violin case). For those of you who for some strange reason are having trouble reading my low-resolution shot of a grimy poster on Cuba St, check the Freak Productions website for more details.


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