Every third Friday of the month the Blue Monk (3341 SE Belmont) hosts the Offbeat Belly Dance collective, a club rocking, good timing, genre-defying gang of badass belly dancers.
And this third Friday, August 20 2010 is no different – the Offbeat Belly Dance collectives invites you to RAWR! Offbeat! This Friday! Blue Monk!
Yo! Noble Portlanders! Grab your party hat and head to the Blue Monk! This Friday it’s time once more for Offbeat Belly Dance!
Ah yes, the Blue Monk! Home of delicious beer! Complex and intriguing mixed drinks! Tasty food! Happy hour til 8! Air conditioning!
And Offbeat Belly Dance! This month’s lineup of rock ‘em sock ‘em fabulous dancers is nearly too awesome to be believed! Please do join us, and feast your eyes upon the wonders of….
Join Karissa, the Ringleader of Offbeat Belly Dance (pictured to the right), and the other fabulous dancers at 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
Hi Karissa- my name is Adriana- I have a bellydance trio called Sundari Dance- we just started performing and we are looking for more opportunities. How can we get involved with the belly dance event at the blue monk? Do you organize it? Do you have other dancers/troupes perform?
You can read more about us on my website: http://www.blissfulbelly.org.
Looking forward to getting in touch!