By Out There Guest Blogger Susanne Dugan
Its almost Halloween! And if you’re a fan of ghouls and gasps, we’re all asking, “Where’s The Party!?” I mean, I want the whole shebang! Ghosts, witches, monsters, devils, zombies! Where do all the freaks come out?!
Well, my fellow Goblins, look no further. I present to you the annual freak-show of Santa Rosa’s ALL HALLOW’S EVE #4, on October 29 at Annie O’s Music Hall. Produced by Jake Ward Presents and your local oddities, North Bay Cabaret.
Hosting the show for the first time, Annie O’s in Railroad Square has three unique settings. In the front room, epic Vinyl DJ’s Mister Element and Shifty Shey will be spinning hits all night. Upstairs in the lounge, you can get comfy and watch the show from a safe distance. While in the main room, brace yourself, for this is where only the daring proceed!
Musical line-up for the night features headliner Royal Jelly Jive, local groove ambassadors, bringing swing, hip hop, rock and soul to the grave-yard bash! Also on the bill is Oakland’s Oinga Boinga, an all female Oingo Boingo tribute band, and For the Ladies, an Oakland rock band with live “Beansy” boy-lesque, an “algorithm of sounds that has been described as an audible aphrodisiac…A Fender amplified pheromone.“
But at North Bay Cabaret, variety is the spice of life. So Jake Ward created a night filled with side shows to keep the spectator thrilled and spooked! With circus acts, aerialists, amazing feats of human strength, an audience-judged costume contest, insect petting zoo, spooky puppetry by Shadow Circus Creature Theater, and Selfie Station Photo Booth!
That’s not all! There will be fiery burlesque featuring Eva D’Luscious, founder of Cabaret De Caliente, returning to Sonoma County for this special occasion! And for the gamers… Pokemon-Go-Go Dancers!
This kind of spectacle only happens once a year. So, if you have a taste for the exciting and absurd, this night is your chance to be part of the show! Doors open at 7:00pm, pre-sale tickets are available at brownpapertickets.com, and you can learn more about the event and North Bay Cabaret on Facebook.
Susanne Dugan has been an active member of the Santa Rosa grassroots art and culture community since moving to Sonoma County in November 2011. As an organizing member of the Arlene Francis Center from 2012-2014, she was introduced to numerous aspects of local activity. Introduced to community activism and volunteerism at a young age, fostering and supporting local arts and encouraging freedom of expression, are parts of a personal philosophy, to help people and communities make positive, progressive changes. She works now as an audio engineer, equipment technician and events specialist at Diversified Stage in Santa Rosa.