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, January 21, 2011 is no exception – the Offbeat Belly Dance collectives invites you to Blue Monk! This Friday! It’s time for Offbeat Belly Dance!
My stars and garters – can it be?
Truly is it time for yet another magical evening deep within the labyrinthine confines of the beautiful Blue Monk, cavorting arm in arm with the mighty mighty Offbeat crew?
Avast, mateys – it is!
Come join us and make a grand start of 2011 as we dazzle and amaze you with:
Sounds fantastic, right? We’re just getting started!
Also joining us, after far too long of an absence will be:
And from waaaaaaay back in our Green Dragon days, the triumphant return of:
And finally, and fabulously, please! Please good citizens, do not dare to miss the glorious Offbeat Belly Dance debut of Belly Dance Uncorked’s own:
Oh lordy. It’s going to be awesome, folks. Know what we need to complete the awesomeness of the evening?
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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