This Friday, December 16, 2011, is no exception – the Offbeat Belly Dance collectives invites you to OFFBEAT!!! This Friday!!!! FREEE show!!!! WOOOOO!!!!!!!
All these exclamation points and extra letters can only mean one thing! Yes, dear souls! It’s time for Offbeat Belly Dance!
Join us this month for our spine tingling serpentine spectacular, holding court deep within the labyrinthine confines of the beloved, venerable, and charming Blue Monk.
This month we have thrilling returning champions:
We will be amazed by performances from our illustrious Offbeat friends – nay good folk – Offbeat family:
Truly, a lineup to be reckoned with!
As always, the show is early (7 to 9 or so)!
As always, there shall tasty food and fortifying libations aplenty!
As always, the show will be completely awesome (Seriously. See the above lineup and copious use of exclamation points – totally warranted and actually quite conservative, I assure you.)!
As always, the show is FREEEEE (Such a deal!)!
And as always, gentle Portlander, the show would not be the same without you! Please join us for a magical night of awesomeness and belly dancing and amazement and also possibly rayguns and swords and zombies and pirates. Woooo! See you there!
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 9:30pm.
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