Friday, December 9 at Davenport and Winkleperry in Pittsboro, North Carolina
An eclectic, anachronistic variety show featuring local and regional talent
Doors open at 7PM ~ Show starts at 8PM
$5 for Doomsday and Winkleperry members, $8 for newcomers
All ages

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Today's featured performer, the sultry Shahzaadee!

Shahzaadee, Princess of Bellydance is a dance artist in the Triangle area. She performs solo and in group, she directs Colorful Waves Bellydance Troupe. She also presents many other forms of dance such as Hawaiian Hula, Tahitian Otea, Appalachian Clogging and other folk dances from around the world. Her Modern/Jazz background supports all her movement for creative dancing like Pin-up girl style bellydance. or

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Today's featured performer, the beautiful Memory!

A mad scientist by day and performer by night, Memory is entranced by all thing LED and fire. Music and flow are the foundations of her performance and practice, and her joy and enthusiasm for hoop and flow wand are infectious. With her partner DJ FM (Jon Gerler), Memory shares a residency at Revolution Raleigh, the first cirque-themed dance event of its kind in Raleigh. In addition to performing, she is a promoter, stage manager and instructor.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

This week's featured performer, the talented Virginia Scare

Virginia Scare is a darkly inventive cabaret-style singer, dancer, and player of the magical ukulele. She's the director of Raleigh's branch of the burlesque life-drawing sensation, Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School, and the founder of Raleigh's premiere vaudeville/burlesque performance troupe, The VaudeVillain Revue. Ever with a song on her lips and a wiggle in her hips, performing is the true passion of her little black heart...and she's bound to wriggle her way into yours.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

This week's featured performer, the lovely Kim Infiniti

Editor's note: Each week we will feature one performer from our upcoming show here on the blog. Enjoy!

Kim Infiniti will join Valentine Wolfe to take you on a musical and visual journey into a world of darkness and steampunk magic.
Kim Infiniti is a Fusion Style Belly Dancer, Choreographer, and Instructor. With a background of 10 years of Ballet, Jazz, Modern, and Tap training, she brings some of those elements into her dance along with a Tribal Fusion belly dance foundation. She also incorporates other styles of modern and traditional dance styles into her performance making for a very unique style. Infiniti has been studying the art of belly dance since 2006, and been performing since 2008 as a Belly Dancer.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Submission Guidelines

Please note that the deadline for performance applications has passed. We are no longer accepting performance applications.

YOU (the performer)might be any of the following...
  • someone from an era of the past
  • someone from a possible alternate history
  • someone from the past who has been living in the present, or vice versa
  • someone from the "future" (our time in real life) who has traveled to the past.

Your "character" can be you (plus some imagined time travel experience) or it could be someone entirely different.In other words...
Your performance must incorporate elements of the past and present, or perhaps just the past.
It does not have to be strictly "steampunk" or "dieselpunk". It can be something weirder, or just different.
It CAN NOT be your standard modern Egyptian bellydance, modern Tribal Fusion, or modern hooping, poi, etc etc etc. There must be some anachronistic element to it or it will not fit the show.

Please email with questions!! THANKS

The Story So Far...

The year is 1899, but perhaps the year no longer matters.

Seven years ago, the brightest and boldest of the Queen's scientists engineered a vessel that could pierce the veil between past, present and future and even travel to potential pasts and futures, timelines which before now only existed in mankind's imagination.

In the years between we have seen visited strange vistas, bright and dark, familiar and utterly alien. The most cunning, most daring, and in some cases the richest among us made our way onto these ships, to become tourists in our own histories, or the histories of our ancestors, or stranger times where the course of history took a very different path.

Art, Science, and Magic flourished. A great Golden Era was born.

It was to be short-lived.Despite our best attempts at Anti-Paradox regulation, we have now altered the past so significantly that the very fabric of present and future reality is tearing apart. Time Paradoxes abound, and Doomsday will soon be at hand.

We may have years left. We may only have days.

Let's make the most of it.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Official Call for Performers

Please note that the deadline for performance applications has passed. We are no longer accepting performance applications.

The Davenport Follies present "Doomsday Cabaret" ~ December 9 ~ Davenport & Winkleperry in Pittsboro, NC
Produced by Sara Beaman

We are looking for circus arts performers, variety/vaudeville performers, burlesque dancers and other acts to perform steampunk, dieselpunk, and vintage themed performances at this exciting event.

Performances must be 5 minutes in length OR LESS.

Unfortunately, due to the nature of the venue, we cannot accommodate fire, aerials, performances with live animals, or troupes larger than five people.

NOTE: Our spots allocated to bellydance are full. We are taking bellydance applications on a waitlist basis. We are still actively seeking other variety performers.

We hope to present a dynamic show with a coherent theme. Performers will be selected for their talent, their creativity and their adherence to the theme. Don't be afraid to submit outlandish ideas.

This is a paid gig. All performers will get an equal share of the intake.

Please apply to perform by contacting Sara Beaman via email: . You MUST email Sara in order for your application to be considered as such. Facebook messages do not count. Comments on the blog do not count. &etc.

As part of your performance application, consider including any of the following info as it applies to your performance:
  • Your performance background
  • Your stage name
  • Your website, YouTube profile, Facebook page, Myspace page etc.
  • How you plan on integrating the theme of the show into your perfomance via your costuming, music and other creative choices
  • The title and theme of your performance (even if it's just a loose plan)
  • Links to specific videos that showcase your talent, even if they are not in theme

Please review the Submission Guidelines before applying.

The deadline to apply to perform is OCTOBER 15, 2011 or when the lineup is full, whichever comes first.
Applicants will hear back about their status no more than 5 days after they submit.

We are looking for help with the following tasks, most of which can be done before the show and would take less than 2 hours of effort:
  • Distributing this note throughout Facebook
  • Distributing future event links throughout social networking sites
  • Word-of-mouth promotion
  • Flyering in Pittsboro, Carrboro, Hillsborough, Chapel Hill and Durham (some time in late November)
  • Photography during the show
  • Videography during the show
  • Running the music during the show
  • Assisting with website and flyer design
  • Assisting with program design
  • Program printing and folding (some time in late November)

If you'd like to help with any of the tasks in italics, please contact .
For the other tasks, just have at it.

Please contact Sara if you are interested in sponsoring the show and/or having an advertisement placed in our program.

Thank you for your support! I hope to see you at the Doomsday Cabaret!