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.
This Friday, August 17, 2012 is no exception: Offbeat Belly Dance! This Friday! Awesome! Magical! Free Show!
This month’s show is special – yes, I know, they’re all special, but this one’s different – ok, true, every Offbeat show’s rather different from the usual belly dance show, but this month’s show is unique – alright, yes, they’re all… look, that’s not the point. The point is:
THIS MONTH WE’RE STARTING ON TIME!!!!!
Whyfore, you ask? Well, Ringleader Karissa just had a birthday and is all fired up to embrace opportunities for self improvement, but more importantly, the Blue Monk is running two (count ’em! two!) shows this Friday!
Following Offbeat will be a series of dramatic readings hosted by:
This show is not affiliated in any way with Offbeat, but the Naked Girls have been kind enough to offer Offbeat patrons a discount on their cover charge for any and all of you fine folks who want to stick around for yet further entertainment after Offbeat.
How exciting! Come for the belly dance show, stay for the dramatic readings! Or just come for the belly dance show! You are the captain of your own ship, Mighty Portlanders! May we humbly suggest you chart course for our fine and festive port?
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
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