The Dirty Show, leaves its indelible cultural mark on the Valentine’s Day experience for its 14th straight year in Detroit at Bert’s Warehouse. Advance sell outs with an attendance of over 10,000 people, has made the exhibition of the world’s most important and best attended Erotic Art events. Continually evolving This year’s Dirty newcomers highlights.
• Gregory de la Haba’s Equus Maximus. After years of begging and ingratiation, Dirty Show creator Jerry Vile has convinced NY artist, Gregory de la Haba to display his controversial sculptural installation, “Equus Maximus.” De La Haba’s unforgetable installation caused a stir at the 2008 Art Basel in Miami, will be the the centerpiece of the 14th version of The Dirty Show. Curator Vile has called the taxidermy and sculpture based piece, the best piece of contemporary erotica I have ever seen.
Official Dirty Show website: www.dirtyshow.org
Friday & Saturday, February 8 & 9 7PM to 2AM – 21 and over only Sunday, February 12 Noon- 5PM 18 and over Thursday February 14th (Valentines Day) 7PM till 1AM Friday & Saturday, February 15 -16 – 7PM to 2AM – 18 and over Tickets $20 Advance $25 at the Door
Advance tickets online at www.dirtyshow.org and at local outlets
Feeling like Alice in Wonderland falling down the rabbit hole, I walked into Mister H, the marvelous new lounge at the Mondrian SoHo hotel in Manhattan. Run by Armin Amiri (who owned Socialista and manned the door of Bungalow 8, two infamous New York nightspots) this magical little joint at Chinatown’s border evokes a Shanghai speakeasy circa 1930 — or rather, a movie set of one.
Gregory de la Haba, The Beatles Complete On Ukulele Award KALA Ukeleles
In honor of Global Ukulele Day, Gregory de la Haba and The Beatles Complete On Ukulele, in an act of performance philanthropy, will be announcing the ten recipients of specially designed KALA brand ukuleles to the 10 most powerful and interesting people on earth during Armory Week in New York, NY.
Each custom painted, one-of-a-kind ukulele will be designed by a leading New York artist and showcased at The Bowery Hotel located at 335 Bowery at 3rd Street in Manhattan on March 4, 2011. A second set of ten KALA brand ukuleles designed by the same artists will be auctioned at Haunch Of Venison New York with a portion of the proceeds going to the charity- Hi Art! on the afternoon of March 4, 2011.
Nightclub trends can go in and out of fashion as quickly as the latest Marc Jacobs shoe (Duvet and Bed, anyone?). One thing that remains a constant, however, is the promise of a little iniquity. So I was particularly excited to preview the mysteriously monikered Mister H lounge in the new Mondrian Soho, which will open to the public on March 1st. And it certainly did not disappoint.