Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Moveable Feets Dance Party

Boogie for a cause on Saturday, March 12th, at Moveable Feets, a dance party fundraiser for Team BikeCurious in the Ride For the Feast, the annual fund drive for Moveable Feast. All the details follow -- see you at the Metro Gallery!!

Sat. March 12
Moveable Feets Dance Party
Fundraiser for Moveable Feast

Metro Gallery
1700 N. Charles St, Baltimore
8pm, $12-20 suggested donation

Music: Swingin Swamis’, The Firecrackers, The Degenerettes, & DJ John Eaton

Dance contest celebrity judges:
Laure Drogoul, Sculptor, artist and cultural provocateur supreme
Bret McCabe, Baltimore City Paper Arts Editor
Flo Shizzle, Junkyard Dolls/Charm City Roller Girls bruiser

Dance party & unconventional dance contest including categories like Most Disaffected Observer, Most Disgustingly Cute Couple, and Most Inventive Dance Move with celebrity judges (who you are encouraged to bribe…for a good cause), sparkly outfits, live music and more! Support Team BikeCurious who will Ride for the Feast-- 140 miles in 2 days for 1 awesome organization that has been providing sound, nutritious meals for Marylanders with HIV, AIDS and breast cancer for over 20 years.

Check out the video from last year's Moveable Feets:

Ride for the Feast is an unforgettable journey where ordinary people achieve extraordinary things. A 2-day, 140-mile bike ride from Ocean City to Baltimore City that raises funds and awareness of our families, friends and neighbors across the state who live in poverty with HIV/AIDS or breast cancer.

The Swingin' Swamis
The Swingin' Swamis perform an eclectic set of jazz and world rhythms. From 1930's jazz to 1970's funk and everything in between, it is the band's goal to present to listeners a wide range of popular as well as lesser-known music. Noteworthy performances include: The Kennedy Center, MusikFest 2005, Artscape 2004 & 2005, The Ram's Head Live (opening for The B-52's), The Baltimore Museum of Art, and The Maryland Film Festival.

The Degenerettes
The Degenerettes are a queer art rock power trio from Baltimore, MD. The Degenerettes' bass-driven jangly fuzz guitar sounds combine with Rahne Alexander’s literary, often humorous songwriting, creating multiple narrative universes—from torrid mummy love affairs to teenybopper spies to Baltimore streets. They are the soundtrack of the Velvet Underground and the Runaways on a big gay double date at a midnight movie.

The Firecrackers
The brainchild of Pat Termite, inspired by 60's girl-groups, The Firecrackers' original songs combine haunting vocals, rich harmonies, and sugary melodies with stomp and shout rhythms. Their next record is due out this year on Hit Factor, Pat's imprint label of Insubordination Records.

DJ John Eaton
DJ John Eaton is a familiar fixture in the Baltimore underground for his memorable performances in Collinsport, the Shattered Wig, the Transmodern Festival and more. Drawing from his vast vinyl collection and from record labels around the world, Eaton pushes past Reagan Youth nostalgia, presenting hidden treasures alongside old favorites. Best of all, he takes requests.

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