And this third Friday, November 19 2010 is no exception – the Offbeat Belly Dance collectives invites you to an Awesome! Free show! Yiyiyi!
What time is it? It’s Offbeat time!
Yes, fine citizens, this Friday we return to the ever more gloriously appointed basement jazz club/den of iniquity/belly dance bunker that lies hidden ‘neath The Blue Monk.
Join us this month for returning champions!
We have a special guest/birthday girl!
That’s right – Jo! Did you catch her scintillating performance at Saqra’s? Yes? Then come see more! No? Omg! Seriously, this is your chance to see her for freeeeeee!
And a fabulous debut performance!
Molicka will join us for her Offbeat debut! We are thrilled to have her with us this month. Join us, and prepare to be amazed!
As always, the show is free.
Join Karissa, the Ringleader of Offbeat Belly Dance (pictured to the right), and the other fabulous dancers at the show Friday night.
Individually, the members of the Offbeat Belly Dance collective perform at shows throughout the Portland area, but on the 3rd Friday of the month they come together at the Blue Monk to perform in a rollicking belly dance revue. One of the things that makes it offbeat, is that the dancers choose whatever kind of music they like. Karissa tells me this has included traditional Middle Eastern music, zydeco, AC/DC, Strauss, The Pogues, hip hop, jazz, blues, Old Crow Medicine Show, the Spice Girls, and just about everything else.
The shows are free, and go from about 7pm until 9pm.
Visit OffbeatBellyDance.com for more information. You can also become a fan on Facebook, and follow the genre-defying, good timing gang of belly dancers in Portland OR, w/Karissa as ringmaster/carnival barker/propagandiston on Twitter at @OffbeatBelly
Photo credit: Offbeat Belly Dance