Often as seasonal heat hits a high note & people hit the road for one last beach break, August usually ushers in the dog days of summer & a bit of a lull in the annual calendar. But plan your weekends well, for there's a great deal happening in the coming month & if you'll still be in town then you won't want to miss out…
Fri 31st - Wasteland hosts a continued tradition of Goth & Darkwave at Jimmy Valentines. (1103 Bladensburg Rd. NE). Across town, Bound hosts "Arabian Nights" w/ belly dancing at Asefu (1920 9th St). But first stop in just up the street for DC9's Liberation Dance Party offering an eclectic mix of music at DC9. ($6 cover).
Sat 1st - Electroshok cuts through the summer heat with one of Baltimore's best Goth Nights. But earlier in the day, Mayo Beach is host to the Chesapeake Pride Festival from 12noon - 6PM.
Sun 2nd - VolGothic Sundays: hosted in the expansive & elegant Angel's Rock Bar at Baltimore's Power Plant Live (fear not, it's Sunday so they have the whole complex to themselves), Volgothic Sunday's offers one of the area's best venues for the regional scene. Indeed, with top DJ's, incredible surroundings, & a great crowd that's been building with each passing week, they're definitely a new player on the rise. August features Rivethead Military Theme Night. Doors at 9pm - cover is now $5.
Tue 4th - Washington Psychotronic Film Society: offers outdoor screenings of offbeat cinema at The Warehouse. Also, DC TNG holds its Meet & Greet Happy Hour at Lounge 201 (201 Mass Ave. NE DC) from 6pm-10ish. And in roughly the same neighborhood, Black Rose holds BDSM classes at The Hyatt Regency (400 N.J. Ave).
Fri 7th - Dunkelheit presents End the DJ, w/ DJ Panic. A great night, an intimate crowd, & a good way to kick off the weekend. And stop in just up the street as DC9 hosts Liberation Dance Party (every Friday). Doors open at 9pm. Meanwhile, Sugar (Baltimore's Premier Boutique), hosts First Fridays in Hampden.
But hey, it's summer, so if you ARE planning a getaway then why not take advantage of two great events back to back in a cooler climate?
28th-30th - Torture Garden Toronto: That's right boys & girls, London's premier fetish club is coming to Toronto for a weekend of unparalleled decadence & delight. The following weekend over Labor Day then hosts Montreal Fetish Weekend - one of the true highlights for the international alternative calendar. Meanwhile, down in Atlanta DragonCon hosts hosts the nation's largest fantasy convention.
A Few Notes of Special Interest:
Exposure will no longer be held as a monthly event. However, Deep-6 Productions will still be hosting stand alone events for live performances as they come available. Stay tuned for future dates currently in the works.
TRONIK - the promoters of Alchemy have again stepped onto the stage to bring you Tronik. Filling a void left in the wake of Exposure, Tronik intends to offer a return to form as one of DC's best Goth / Industrial Club nights. Held on the Final Thursday of every month at TOWN.
Midnight - DC's longest running Saturday night goth club is no longer at The Meeting Place. However, as a venue they have NOT closed! Scott & crew are currently searching for a new & better location. So check back, we'll update information as soon as word is received on their new home.
Registration is now open for Dark Odyssey's 'Summer Camp' (Sept. 16th-21st).
Night Dreams of Bethesda has recently moved to Rockville (11550 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Md.)! Please see the website for further updates.
Plus some notable Events Coming Soon…
Sept 2nd - Apoptygma Berzerk Live at 9:30 Club: see website for tickets & details.
Sept 5th - Project Pitchfork at Drac's Ball: Philly's largest Goth Night at Shampoo.
Sept 23rd - KMFDM Live at 9:30 Club: see website for tickets & details.
- The Tour then continues in Philly at the Theatre of the Living Arts (24th).
Oct 11th - Capitol Punishment - DC's Ultimate Fetish Ball & Dance Night is scheduled for Columbus Day weekend & promises to be an event you won't want to miss! Last Year' line up: CapitolPunishment.net/Inaugural_Ball2008
For more information on these & everything else going on, check out our main site at http://www.TheMetroUnderground.com - our calendar lists full details on all events, club & group sections carry a rundown of each host organization in & around the area, while further pages include regional & national resources (even mainstream organizations), & more!
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