This Friday, June 15, 2012 is no exception: Offbeat Belly Dance! Free! Fantastic! This Friday! Wooo!
You know how it is this time of year, Noble Portlander… You can never be sure about things… will it be sunny… will it be hailing… will the men’s pro basketball season ever actually end with a champion or will one season loop seamlessly into the next, and if so then will they change the logo to a ouroboros… these are unanswerable questions, Dear Portlander.
But y’know one thing you can always be sure of?
That the Offbeat Belly Dance show will be awesome!
And good news! This Friday! It’s time for Offbeat! Wooooo!
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 7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.
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