JACKIE 60 FURTHER and CLICK + DRAG present
THE WITCHING HOUR
A Halloween Ball After ANNE RICE
Thursday, October 31 CBGB'S GALLERY (BOTH FLOORS) 313 Bowery (1-2nd Street)
$15/$10 with invite, web printout or ankh.
18 to enter/21 to drink - I.D. required
Doors 11 PM - 4 AM
The overdressed nocturnal artistes of JACKIE 60 and CLICK + DRAG haven't teamed up on Halloween since 1999 at their old clubhouse MOTHER. This year, when invited by CBGB's GALLERY to take on October 31st venue-wide, the tribes eagerly opted to reunite for THE WITCHING HOUR, a spectacular, pansexual tribute to the literature of ANNE RICE.
Of course this night celebrates Lestat, Louis and the other Vampyres who made Rice a household name, but it pays equal homage to her other characters and dynasties - The Mayfair Witches, the Taltos, The Talamasca, Memnoch the Devil, Pandora et al. In the spirit of the fabled "Coven Balls" held by Rice's New Orleans fan club through 2000, the producers invite all partygoers to dress as their favorite Rice literary creation, no matter how obscure.
The return of Click + Drag even for an evening is a treat - the seminal cyber-fetish night that so changed the look and sound of New York went on hiatus in Fall 2001 after their Chinatown location became a liability. Click will take over the upstairs gallery, where multimedia wizard ROB ROTH (visual instigator of the last two BLONDIE tours) will preview Rice-inspired video installations and the enchanted tableus will be dressed by co-producer and costume designer KITTY BOOTS. Click DJ SAMMY JO (currently resident at CHEEZ WHIZ and FEZ) spins the eclectic, electronic, old and new romantic soundtrack, and the evening's costume competition (for best ANNE RICE character realness) will take the Gallery stage at 12:30, with a $100 cash prize.
The downstairs lounge (current New York home of JACKIE 60 FURTHER and scene of their last Halloween event MONSTERS IN HEELS/ED WOOD) will feature the sexually tinged, pan-erotic side of Rice, hosted by JACKIE MCs CHI CHI VALENTI (Mistress of Ceremonies at most of the last five New Orleans ENDLESS NIGHT VAMPYRE'S BALLS) and HATTIE HATHAWAY. JACKIE 60 FURTHER DJ JOHNNY DYNELL will turn the tables in between performances coordinated by evening co-producer JOE BIRDSONG (QWE'REFEST, JOHN STREET, THE RAMBLES,) homoerotic go-go by the RICE QUEENS and gotherotic MAYFAIR WITCHES segments by the HOUSE OF DOMINATION (last seen onstage at the recent BARTENDER'S BALL.)
Leave The Scaries in the Streets, and join us for The Witching Hour...
Dress as Your Favorite Anne Rice character. A few suggestions:
Venetian splendor a la Marius, Texas Vampyre biker, Akasha The Queen of the Damned for femme queens, 18th-century New Orleans quadroon, Vampyre Lestat (all eras,) Petyr Von Abel realness for Butch Women, the winged statue from Memnoch, Pandora, God, thrall of Armand, warlock glamour a la Julian Mayfair, Victorian Doll effects, ball dress or period costume.