From Wasabassco Burlesque:
On Friday August 5th The Bell House transforms into a Moroccan den of intrigue, cocktails, jazz, blackmail and burlesque, all inspired by the classic Oscar-winning film Casablanca.
You’re invited to a fully immersive evening right out of the golden age of the silver screen, courtesy of an alliance of the most innovative and creative nightlife in New York City. It’s 1941(ish) and the unoccupied area of Brooklyn known as Wasablanca remains one of the last holdouts of freedom against the marching forces of fascism. At The Bell House people come to drink, dance, play games of chance and indulge in acts of subterfuge, conspiracy and illicit liaisons – because in Wasablanca the drinks are cheap, but freedom comes at a price.
The night’s festivities will feature couple-friendly, risqué performances from Wasabassco Burlesque; Dick Swizzle’s BINGO-based games of chance; live music all night by The Gelber & Manning Band; a complex struggle of liberty against tyranny from ecdysiast playwright Nasty Canasta; and exquisitely crafted cocktails, jazz age ambience, and all the period dress, glamorous gowns, snazzy suits and fezzes you’ve come to expect from Wit’s End and Gemini & Scorpio events. It’s a party, it’s a play, it’s a show, it’s… Wasablanca.
Featuring Dick Swizzle, Doc Wasabassco, Don Spiro, Gal Friday, Go-Go Harder, Hazel Honeysuckle, Madame Rosebud, Marlo Marquise, Matthew Holtzclaw, Medianoche, Nasty Canasta, Nikki Le Villain and Stormy Leather, with live music by Gelber & Manning
Friday August 5th at The Bell House
149 7th Street, Gowanus, Brooklyn
Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues
F or R train to 4th Ave and 9th Street
Admission $15 advance / $20 at the door