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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Seattle International Cabaret Festival! Poe's Peculiar Parlour 5 nights!


Tarot, Tea, Film, Literature and Live Music at the Pensione Nichols
November 11 15

A dazzling array of arts collide at the Pensione Nichols during the Seattle International Cabaret Festival from Wednesday, November 11 through Sunday, November 15.

Tarot and literary readings, visual art, film screenings and live musical entertainment all play a part in Poes Peculiar Parlour series. Attendees are encouraged to join in the spirit by dressing in Victorian garb.

New Yorks Huxley Vertical Cabaret kick off the proceedings on Wednesday, Nov. 11, joined by Circus Contraptions Shmootzi the Clod.

Thursday is a meet-the-artist affair, with entertainment from Veronique Chevalier, NYC Seth Bedford and Hollywood/SF-based Agness Twin.

On Friday, Nov. 13, Armitage Shanks plays host to an evening devoted to the great Kurt Weill.

The legendary Dame Darcy will be reading palms, screening her films and signing books on Saturday, Nov. 14. The evening is hosted by Diva Le Deviant and features a cabaret performances by Stella Rose + from SF Vinsantos.

Sunday s closing night event is a history of the spirit boards, presented by Gargoyles. It features surprise short film screenings, as well as a reading by Maureen Donnell, music by Death By Doll and Lonesome Shack.

The gallery display has been curated by Miss Oblivious.
Crystal Fosnaugh
Mike Mullins
Sara Devout
Christy Kane

A complete line-up is attached. All shows start at 7 pm. The Pensione Nichols is located at 1923 First Avenue. Phone is 206-441-7125.

The Seattle International Cabaret Festival takes place at various venues throughout downtown Seattle, beginning November 6 and resuming November 11 through 15. It pays homage to the genre storied roots but focuses on contemporary performances by artists from around the globe.

Its presented by producer Chris Snell, whose Can Can Presents production company has been recognized by such media heavy hitters as the Wall Street Journal and the BBC for its creation, development and management of unconventional music and physical performance acts, is a staunch supporter of the re-energized genre.

Confirmed performers include the Can Cans Castaways, Vagabond Opera (Portland), Kitten On The Keys (San Francisco) and Peculiar Pretzelmen (Los Angeles). DJs include KEXPs Darek Mazzone, Emerald City Soul Club, I (heart) Shiva and Switzerlands Gypsy Sound System.

SICF is presented in association with The Moore Theater, The Triple Door, ACT Theater, Pensione Nichols and Can Can. It is sponsored by the Seattle Theatre Group and Pensione Nichols.

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Every night Miss O has curated a true gem of our Generation! Tarot and tea nightly, films, literature readings, live performances and a gallery filled with some of the most obscure artist!

SEating is limited for this very unique event!