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- Firewalkers: The Pink Room returns on Oct. 30, with another David Lynch-themed night of burlesque.
THE PINK ROOM: DAVID LYNCH BURLESQUE
Recent Internet whispers of a new network (or Netflix) life for the still-influential David Lynch/Mark Frost TV series “Twin Peaks” proved to be little more than wishful thinking. The good news? The next best thing to a series comeback is close at hand. On Oct. 30, the lovely, leggy, foaming-at-the-mouth “Peaks” freak Francine “The Lucid Dream” returns with her “The Pink Room: David Lynch Burlesque” performance series. The new season kicks off with “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me Burlesque” — a reference to Lynch’s big screen 1992 prequel to the 1990-1991 TV series.
Like that R-rated endeavor, bare skin will be in abundance at Francine’s brick and mortar gathering. So get your best Log Lady or Agent Cooper costume, and come prepared to be titillated by performances from Amelia Bareparts, Gemini Rising, Matt Knife, Minx Arcana, Nasty Canastaj and Francine. Go-Go by Satanica. Schaffer the Darklord, as Agent Gordon Cole, hosts.
Wed., Oct. 30, at 9:30pm. At Parkside Lounge (317 E. Houston St., at Attorney St.). Tickets, at brownpapertickets.com, are $10 in advance ($15 at the door, cash only). 21+, two-drink minimum. For more info, visit francineburlesque.com.
- An Oct. 27 screening of “Nairobi Half Life” closes the Chelsea Film Festival.
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE FILMMAKERS
OCTOBER 24-27: THE CHELSEA FILM FESTIVAL
Through the screening of 16 shorts, documentaries and feature-length narratives, this year’s edition of the Chelsea Film Festival puts its focus on emerging independent filmmakers committed to the theme of “Global Issues.”
Opening the festival is “Titus” — the modern-day story of a displaced African American jazz musician trying to come to terms with his troubled past. Closing night, it’s an entry from Kenya. “Nairobi Half Life” finds an aspiring young actor making his way from upcountry to the big city, in pursuit of success. Other films include the L.A.-set “Licks,” in which a man returns to his Oakland neighborhood after serving two years for a botched robbery. In “Halima’s Path,” a grieving Muslim woman tries to find the remains of her son, who was killed in the Bosnian War and buried in a mass grave. “A Cool Dark Place” is slang for the Depression-era NYC supper club eyed by a powerful gangster, but owned by faded showgirl Vivienne St. Germain and her former politician husband. Several films have post-screening Q&A sessions with the director.
Thurs., Oct., 24 through Sun., Oct. 27. At the SVA Theatre (333 W. 23rd St., btw. 8th & 9th Aves.). For a schedule of events and to purchase tickets ($8-$25 depending on the film; student/senior discounts and VIP packages available), visit chelseafilm.org.
- Something in the air: Larry Keigwin + Company return to The Joyce, Oct. 29-Nov. 3.
PHOTO BY MATTHEW MURPHY
DANCE: KEIGWIN + COMPANY
Artistic Director Larry Keigwin’s NYC-based contemporary dance company, now celebrating its 10th season, returns to the Joyce with a mix of old and new material — and a special Opening Night performance of “Canvas.” The piece, which premiered this summer at the Vail International Dance Festival, combines classical ballet and modern dance. Fittingly, it will be presented by seven dancers from Keigwin and four from the NYC Ballet). The run also includes reprisals of Keigwin’s signature work “Mattress Suite.” The Nov. 3 matinee is part of The Joyce Theater’s annual “Family Matinees” series, and will include repertory pieces “Love Songs” and “Triptych.”
Oct. 29-Nov. 3, at The Joyce Theater (175 8th Ave., at 19th St.). At 7:30pm on Oct. 29 & 30. Oct. 31-Nov. 2, at 8pm. Nov. 2 & 3 matinees, at 2pm. Tickets start at $19, with a limited number for $10. To purchase, visit joyce.org. For info on the company: keigwinandcompany.com.
– BY SCOTT STIFFLER