This Friday! Offbeat Belly Dance! Woooo!

Ye gods, but the months zip by in a glittering quickstep these days, do they not?

No? This is just a me thing?

Oh. Ok, fine… no really, it’s fine, whatever. I’ll just be over here feeling out of step with the current pace of society, it’s cool…

But do you know where you should be? Like, this Friday, for instance?

At the glorious May edition of Offbeat Belly Dance! WOOOO!

Good Portlanders, I’m not gonna try to be humble about this – we have an awesome lineup planned out just for you, good looking and festive supporter of the local underground arts scene πŸ˜€

We have an amazing and delightful Offbeat debut, including:

Janessa! Originally from the Bay Area, this evocatively snakey and engagingly precise dancer grew up belly dancing at renaissance fairs and and is now a delightful and talented part of the Portland belly dance community! Join us in welcoming her to the humble yet quirky Offbeat stage!

AND!

Shallah! Yes, the magnificent host of the much beloved 2nd Friday of Bellydance at Marino’s Cafe (all ages! every 2nd Friday! freeee!), this incandescent dancer is always a delight to watch – that glorious veil work! that sparkling stage presence! – and she has far too long been a stranger to our stage! We are thrilled to have her back! Truly, dear Portlander, you must not miss this! πŸ˜€

And as if that’s not enough, we are in store for a simply glorious performance by the shamelessly marvelous and impeccably costumed longtime Offbeat vato:

Gwennetja!

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! So excited!

And! Prepare yourself to be amazed by the dazzling spectacularness of our returning champions:

The Vivacious and Sparkly VEE!

The Zippy and Stunning Zighala Zurah!

The Juicy and Scintillating Jazmine!

Furthermore! Our special guest for the evening is a delightful, amazingly talented local artist who is – alas – leaving us oh so soon for the brighter lights of a bigger city… So you’d best soak up all the opportunities to see her dance in Portland before she packs up and ships out to NYC… Yes, that’s right, the one, the only, the awesome:

VEENA!

And there will be charming and sassy MCing by your humble yet glittery host, Karissa!

As always, the show will kick ass and you really should come be a part of the magic if you like badass belly dance that’s sometimes alternative, sometimes traditional, but always awesome πŸ™‚

As always, the show is FREEEE!

As always, the show starts at 7 (no really – we’re running on time these days, as the Blue Monk is booking a late show after Offbeat – come for the Offbeat, stay for the late show! or just come for Offbeat, but if you do that then please seriously get there by 7)

As always, the nomz and food will be delicious and hearty, just like the nourishing, convivial fellowship that you, too, can be a part of if you join us!

Forsooth, sassy Portlander, you need to be a part of this! Come join us this Friday, at Offbeat! Woooooo!

Hugz and sparkles,

Karissa
Ringleader, Offbeat Belly Dance

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