A pot-inspired burlesque show, a salon-style story, an art and song event, a benefit supporting our local Repertory company, and a pay-what-you-can contemporary classical concert are coming soon to a venue near you.
It’s high time you got yourself out to catch “Marijuana Madness,” an original burlesque show that showcases the sexy and suggestive talents of dancers and singers telling the story of the hysteria behind reefer madness.
It’s happening TONIGHT at Harvelle’s, the oldest live music venue in Santa Monica. Prepare to be transported back to 1937, when National Marijuana Prohibition was written into American law.
Marijuana Madness recounts the true story of Marijuana Prohibition and the musicians targeted by it, using burlesque to parody the ludicrous claims about the use of cannabis.
Once written into law, a decade-long mass propaganda campaign emphasized (often hilariously) how the substance affected moral decisions and encouraged debauchery.
Exposing these falsehoods (and themselves) will be Miss Dakota, world-renowned burlesque dancer who embodies the dangerous allure that anti-marijuana propagandists warned against. Meet Miss Marquez, who embraces the culture with her outlandish cannabis-themed wardrobe and the billowing clouds of smoke that envelop her signature appearances around town. And tying together the narrative is award-winning burlesque emcee, Tito Bonito (aka Cuban Missile Crisis), 2017 winner of the “most Comedic” award at the Burlesque Hall of Fame. They’ll be accompanied by the Mad Reeefers jazz band.
You need to be a member of Grassfed LA to attend, so visit https://www.grassfed.la for membership and ticket info. Harvelle’s is located at 1432 Fourth Street.
Unless you were raised strictly Catholic, nobody does guilt like us Jews. So, meet the millennials representing the next generation of Jewish theatre artists exploring the theme of guilt at The Braid, home to The Jewish Women’s Theatre and [email protected] Braid.