Performance Series

Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show (Hosted by Bindlestiff Family Cirkus co-founder Keith Nelson)
Upcoming dates: Mondays, Feb 5, March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4, Oct 1, Nov 5, and Dec 3 at 7:30pm
A uncompromising theatrical experience that includes aerial artists, wire walkers, sword swallowers, Kung Fu juggling, clown bands, trained rats, a Heavy Metal Magician, a cougar contortionist & a cowboy from the Bronx. If you would like to be on stage, email Write ‘Open Variety’ in the subject line!

CAMPFIRE! Queer Storytime
Upcoming dates: Jan 25, March 22, Apr 19, May 24, June 21, July 26, Sept 27, Oct 25, Nov 29, and Dec 20 at 7:30pm
Burlesque Star World Famous *BOB* & Style Icon Dust Tea Shoulders bring tales of hilarity & heartbreak & a chance for YOU to take the stage.

Carousel (Curated & Hosted by R. Sikoryak)

Upcoming dates: March 2 at 7:30pm

Hilarious & stunning cartoon slide shows & other projected pictures narrated by a glittering array of artists, performers & graphic novelists. & other characters. Curated & hosted by R. Sikoryak.


Gershwin Live at Dixon Place (Curated by Michael Wiener & Neke Carson)

Upcoming dates: Feb 9, March 2, April 6, May 11, June 8, July 12, Aug 17, Sept 7, Oct 5, Nov 2 & Dec 7 at 7:30pm
An evolving 21st century salon, artists with fearless & distinctive voices are given free rein to present theater, dance, film, cabaret, ghost stories, music & uncategorizable hybrids.

Little Theatre (Curated by Jeffrey M. Jones)
Upcoming dates: Feb 12, March 12, April 9, May 14, Oct 8, Nov 12, Dec 10 at 7:30pm
An OBIE-winning more-or-less monthly presentation of cutting-edge theatre, dance, performance art & media, more-or-less curated by Normandy Sherwood, Frank Boudreaux, James Sprang, Katie Rose McLaughlin & Jeffrey M. Jones.

The Mosquito (Curated and Hosted by CBS Sunday Morning’s  Nancy Giles)
Upcoming dates: Mondays, Feb 19, Mar 26, Apr 16, Sept 17, Oct 15, Nov 19, & Dec 17 at 7:30pm
An evening with writers, comics & musicians sharing biting new work.

Pank and Folder Monthly PANK and FOLDER magazines are teaming up to present a monthly poetry reading series in the lounge at Dixon Place. Each month, two poets will read. Join us for 40 minutes of new lit and a drink after work!

Puppet BloK!
Ground-breaking new works of puppetry & other innovative forms of storytelling.

Queer Art Organics (Curated and hosted by Aimee Herman)
Upcoming dates: Feb 12, March 12, April 9, May 8, June 12, Oct 16, Nov 20, and Dec 11 at 7:30pm
An evening of music, comedy, dancing, performance art & theatre celebrating LGBTQ performers. 

Salon Lounge at Dixon Place (Curated by Heidi Russell)
Upcoming dates: Dec 17, Jan 21, Feb 18, Mar 18, April 15, May 20, June 17, July 15, Aug 19, Sept 16, Oct 21, Nov 18, and Dec 16 at 7:30pm
The International Women Artists’ Salon presents a showcase of performance, literature, and video.

Show & Tale (Hosted by Martie McNabb)

Upcoming dates: May 4, July 22, Oct 26, and Dec 14 at 7:30pm
Visual storytelling — The Moth meets Antique Road Show.

Hearts on the Wall (Curated by Dark Matter Productions) A monthly variety night of fresh, new theater, comedy and literature.

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