Kimchi Smoke Pops Up at Parkside Lounge Tonight

Three Guys Are Hosting Breakfast With “Serial” at Parkside Lounge

Final Days to Support Parkside Lounge’s Campaign

Parkside Lounge, 317 East Houston.

It’s not just that the Parkside Lounge has one of the best vintage neon signs in the neighborhood.  As one of the last remaining dive bars in a sea of luxe cocktail clubs, it’s also a true locals joint — offering cheap drinks and an incredibly diverse performance lineup in the retro (think high school prom) back room.  Parkside has been operating for decades at 317 East Houston, at Attorney Street, where the nightlife tourists seldom dare to tread. The location has been continuously open as a bar since 1908.

Our friends at Lucky Ant (the LES-based crowdfunding startup) are helping to make sure Parkside sticks around for years to come. They’re in the final four days of a campaign to raise $10,000 to replace the stage in the back room, upgrade the sound system and add a second bar in the performance space.

Burlesque, Firefighters and Drag – All on the L.E.S.

Lydia Ransom at last month's Book Club Burlesque at Parkside Lounge

If you aren’t planning on attending the “Rescue Me” Fireman Singles Party at R-Bar tonight, there are a couple other lascivious events happening that might pique your interest:

Inbred Hybrid Collective is back at Parkside Lounge with their “Bookclub Burlesque“. This evening’s variety show, “Geek Chic,” takes inspiration from Katherine Dunn’s 1989 novel, Geek Love, about a traveling circus-freak family. 8pm. $5.

Shim MamSir Productions will present Ballad of the Bad Bad Girls, the second in a series of “unauthorized staged readings of plays, films,TV movies, sitcoms and after school specials — all presented with a drag twist,” tomorrow night at the Bowery Poetry Club. What type of “bad girl” will they be paying homage to?  Think: Ilene Warnos, Amy Fisher and Squeeky Fromme. 8pm. $10.