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reserved August 4, 2010
8:30PM - 10:00PM
Private rehearsal.

Irama Dance & Music Presents A Benefit for Eyedrum August 7, 2010
12:00PM - 12:00AM
Price:  $8
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Irama Dance & Performance Group presents...
An Eyedrum Benefit!

Saturday - August 7, 2010
12 pm - 12 am
$8 admission

As a cradle of creation for the arts scene around Atlanta, Eyedrum is sacred to the city's arts and culture. We at Irama would like to show our thanks by throwing a benefit bash including a cross-section of underexposed acts from all over Georgia.

Come on out and enjoy a pleasant summer evening filled with amazing music and fantastic circus style performing arts on two stages.

All proceeds benefit Eyedrum(of course!).

For updates and a list of performers please visit:
www.myspace.com/iramadanceandmusicfest

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Some of the featured performances:

The Cross Cultural Dance Company - Awe inducing bellydance and world fusion dance troupe.

Klimchak - Multi-talented Percussionist and composer.

Christ, Lord - Danceable rock with a tinge of gypsy style rhythms.

Subliminator - Avant electro overlord and spoken word maestro.

Found Objects of Desire - Beautiful, sometimes deliciously raucous lyrical experimental music.

Sadie Hawkins - Lyra (aerial hoop) phenomenon.

Blast-Off Burlesque Summer Camp August 15, 2010
6:00PM - 10:00PM
Price:  $15/$25
Burlesque Foundations with Blast-Off Burlesque & Drag King Workshop with Dickie Van Dyke

$25 for both sessions, $15 for one

Blast-Off Burlesque Summer Camp

The Burlesque Foundations session (6-8 PM) will cover:

History- What is Burlesque?

Preparation for Burlesque Performers
- Movement, Warm-up, Body confidence.
- Finding your "niche", who are you?
- Creating a Character, research and respect

Stage Presence and Basics
- Stage basics
- Audience interaction, breaking 4th wall
- Basic motivation, being "in the moment"

Formulating the Act
- Brainstorming: your ticket to originality
- Theme, music and costuming choices
- Coping with disaster and recovery
- Working with elements exercise

Dickie's Drag King workshop (8:30-10PM) will explore tips and techniques from the secrets of drag kingdom, from creating the illusion to character details to costuming.

Pre-register here.

Syrens of the South Anniversary Show (7 & 10 PM!) August 21, 2010
7:00PM - 12:00AM
Price:  $15 at the door
TWO SHOWS! 7PM and 10PM!




Syrens of the South has been bringing you the best burlesque from all over Atlanta and the U.S. for three years. With previous guests including Atlanta's Best Burlesque Troupe 2009 Blast Off Burlesque, Burlesque Hall of Fame's Best Duet 2006 Trixie Little and Evil Hate Monkey (just named Mr Exotic World 2010) and the Queen of Queer Burlesque and Atlanta's Best Burlesque Performer 2008 The Lady, Miss Vagina Jenkins; Syrens of the South is sure to continue to bring you a variety of shows with amazing special guests and this anniversary show will be no different!

Performers for the anniversary show include:
Asheville's Americana Burlesque and Sideshow Festival Producer and World renowned entertainer and teacher Salome Cabaret including the amazing Kisa von Teasa who performed in the Best Debut category at the 2010 Burlesque Hall of Fame; Syrens of the South Producer and internationally recognized performer and teacher Katherine Lashe; Miss Viva Las Vegas 2010 Runner-Up and Texas Burlesque Fest 2010 Audience Pick Ursula Undress; The Mistress of Illusion and Atlanta's Queen of Boylesque, Fonda Lingue; The Master of Puppets and Pastor of Muppets, the amazing Mr. Tim Monteith; The Vivacious Vixen and Sultry Songbird Lala Lucious; Atlanta's newest burlesque sensations and recent Syrens of the South ABCs & 123s of Burlesque graduates Miss Ruby Redmayne and Miss Lola le Soliel; more amazing performers to be announced!

Syrens of the South will also have an amazing array of vendors for you to peruse before and after the two shows. Items for sale will include jewelry, corsets, costume pieces, and hats, in addition to the performer t-shirts and photos.

Advance tickets can be purchased at www.syrensofthesouth.com.


Private August 23, 2010
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Meeting with City of Atlanta, Office of Cultural Affairs.

Alcoholics Anonymous August 27, 2010
7:30AM - 8:30AM
Price:  Free
AA at Eyedrum is the only place in town where you can take in an art show and get right at the same time!

For more information email: eyedrumaa@gmail.com

"Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety." Copyright 2010, The A.A. Grapevine, Inc.

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