Stay Cool With the HOT! Festival This Weekend

The 20th Annual HOT! Festival at Dixon Place continues this weekend with San Francisco comedienne Marga Gomez‘s solo show, Marga Gomez is Not Getting Any Younger.   The piece, a coming of age story that “begins in a dairy cow’s boudoir in the Bronx and leads to a murder in a Forever 21 department store,” runs tonight and tomorrow night at 9:30p. She is following the boys in James Scruggs’ Tickets to Manhood, a Mondo Cané! Commission that ends it’s run this weekend.

$15 // Friday and Saturday Night shows at 7:30p and 9:30pm // 161A Chrystie Street.

You can see the complete schedule for the HOT! Festival and purchase tickets here. The Lo-Down is Local Media Sponsor. We’ll have more coverage throughout the festival run.


HOT! Fest Continues to Sizzle This Friday and Saturday

A still from "BARDS" at Dixon Place for the 20th Annual HOT! Fest

The fun out of the sun continues at Dixon Place this weekend as the 20th Annual HOT! Fest presents BARDS, a new, gay Elizabethan adventure from 3 Sticks Theatre on Friday, July 1. Also on Friday, two dance performance pieces, ‘How Brief Eternity AND The Matthew Shepard Dance,’ from choreographers John J Zullo and Michael Freeman. On Saturday, July 2, it’s a night of ‘Burlesque With Essence Revealed And Friends.’

You can see the complete schedule for the HOT! Festival and purchase tickets here. The Lo-Down is Local Media Sponsor. We’ll have more coverage throughout the festival run.

Dixon Place to Host 25th Anniversary Open House

Downtown experimental performance lab and cultural hub Dixon Place is kicking off its 25th Anniversary with an open house tomorrow evening from 6-9pm.  They write: What better way to kick off our 25th anniversary than with a special event for you: our friends and neighbors in the downtown community. It’s our way to thank all of our artists and supporters for everything you’ve done to make our first quarter century an overwhelming success! We’ll also be showcasing materials from our new archive project–a retrospective of our theater’s history. Please come down and join us for live music and performances by some of our dynamic artists and a special toast to the next 25 years!

Paul Oakley Stovall’s New Bio-Musical at Dixon Place

Current real-life member of the Presidential advance team, Paul Oakley Stovall, is bringing a workshop production of his “loosely-fictionalized musical” CLEAR to Dixon Place for a special three-week run.  The show, which opens tonight, is loosely based on Stovall’s experience as an event organizer for Barack Obama.

“Bowery History: A Celebration” at Dixon Place

Bowery Stereocard circa 1901 via The Bowery Alliance

The Bowery Alliance of Neighbors and Two Bridges Neighborhood Council will host “Bowery History: A Celebration” – an evening of cocktails, music, performance, film and speakers – This Tuesday at Dixon Place. The evening will be hosted by Kent Barwick, former Landmarks Preservation Commissioner, and will feature performances by Poor Baby Bree, chanteuse, and Bob Holman, poet Bowery Poetry Club; and speakers Margaret Chin, City Council; Kerri Culhane, architectural historian; Peter Quinn,

Playwright Felipe Ossa Featured in Page to Stage Series Tonight

The Dixon Place series, “Page to Stage,” will feature Brooklyn playwright Felipe Ossa’s new work, Fulana, this evening. The play is about a foreigner with a shady past who seeks a brighter future with two wealthy women. A forum for plays in development, Dixon Place writes, “Page to Stage is in essence a ‘spiffed-up, tricked out’ staged reading series (with basic added admin and tech support.)” $10 // 7:30pm // 161A Chrystie Street.

The Downtown Clown Review Comes to Dixon Place

A monthly mash-up of different clown acts, from the pros and “emerging clowns” alike, is coming to Dixon Place via The Downtown Clown Review. They write:  If you want to see cutting edge clown theatre, present your clown act, or connect with clowns this is the place to do it. Each month at the Clown Revue there is a new lineup of top clowns and red-nosed-newcomers from circus and stage.

Comic Book Artists Bring Carousel to Dixon Place Tonight

Well-known comic book artist R. Sikoryak will host his curated show, Carousel (cartoon slide shows & other projected pictures) to Dixon Place tonight. Featuring Laurie Sandell, Dale Goodson, Brian Dewan, Emily Flake, John Kovaleski & The Association for the Betterment of Sex (Scott Jacobson, Todd Levin, Jason Roeder, Mike Sacks & Ted Travelstead). $15 // 7:30pm // 161A Chrystie Street.

HiChristina Hosts Mini Film Fest at Dixon Place

The HiChristina show will be at Dixon Place tomorrow night with a film festival  extravaganza of sorts (short films, that is, all under 4 minutes). The event, “The HiChristina Upside Down Wardrobe with Videos from the Future and Live Orchestra!” will include “live magical participatory performances, live soundtracks & efffects, a fashion show, and a little shoe shuffle slide.”  As is usually the case at HiChristina events, the audience/participants are encouraged to dress up (but not required to…) $9 online, $12 at the door // 9:30pm // 161A Chrystie Street.