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, December 17 2010 is no exception – the Offbeat Belly Dance collectives invites you to Blue Monk! This Friday! It’s time for Offbeat Belly Dance!
Join us for the Blue Monk’s ever changing tap list! Its lengthy list of hard liquor and mixed drinks, new and classic! Tasty food (vegan options! meaty things! things with cheeeeeese!)! Happy hour til 8!
And Offbeat Belly Dance! Join us this month for our shiny fabulous returning champions:
And join us for a thrilling troupe performance by the inventive, the intoxicating, the incredible –
We are also giddy with anticipation for the Offbeat Belly Dance solo debut of the shiny and talented –
You’ve seen her grace the Offbeat stage as part of the rock ’em sock ’em awesome Deviant Dance! Now come marvel at her work as a soloist!
There will also be me – Karissa – dancer, ringleader, curator of awesome!
Plus one player to be named later! OMG! Stay tuned! Building suspense! Yiyiyi!
As always, the show is FREEEEE!
As always, the show will be AWESOME!
And as always, dear heart, it will not be nearly as spectacular without YOOOOOO!
Join us! Bring your friends! Bring family! Bring neighbors!
Most of all, noble Portlander, bring your party hat and your dancing shoes. There is fun to be had, and we want to share it with you!
Start your weekend off right with our own special brand of off-kilter awesomeness and wonderfully weird belly dance!
Ringleader, Offbeat Belly Dance
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
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