(photo: Maxine Nienow)

(photo: Maxine Nienow)

THURSDAY

Circus Revue: Love, Trust, and Partnerships
House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave, Bushwick. 7pm doors, 8pm show. Also on Friday. Tickets are $15. More info here
In a special edition of House of Yes’s recurring circus revue, this show is totally devoted to the magic number two. Yes, each act in this high-flying variety show will be a partnered one, so instead of the singular dazzling aerial, burlesque, dance, and circus acts you’re used to this glitzy venue delivering, you’ll be seeing double. In the spirit of deux, this show will be going on for two nights instead of its usual one, so there’s no excuse not to check it out. Plus, there’s a free dance party afterward, where you can probably unsuccessfully attempt some of the moves you saw.

FRIDAY

(photo: Walter Wlodarczyk)

(photo: Walter Wlodarczyk)

a decapitation
Secret Project Robot, 389 Melrose Street, Bushwick. 7pm. More info here
Performance artist Jake Dibeler (former lead singer of “gay electro-punk” band Bottoms, known for their provocative and visual live shows) presents a decapitation, a new performance piece made in collaboration with Ms. William. We don’t know a ton about this one, but it’s likely to involve “nudity, blood, object play, and pop culture appropriation” and presents Dibeler laid bare, visceral, intriguing, potentially covered in a bodily fluid of sorts. Secret Project Robot is leaving its Melrose Street location at the end of summer, so now’s the time to see the kind of stuff they’ve been cookin’ up.

SATURDAY

(image via Planet Connections)

(image via Planet Connections)

Ambition: The Female American Serial Killer Musical
Continues through July 7 at Tom Noonan’s Paradise Factory, 64 E 4th Street, East Village. 6/25 performance at 3pm, others at various times. Tickets are $18. More info here.
Typically when one thinks of serial killers, scores and scores of creepy men come to mind. Some have mustaches, some beady eyes, but above all else they are most likely men. This new musical seeks to change that perception, profiling three literal lady killers whose stories have mostly lived in the shadows until now. Tales of murder and deceit tend to either be barely-scary or even scarier when told thru song, so you’ll have to find out which one rings true in this case.

SUNDAY

(photo via Facebook)

(photo via Facebook)

Mediocre and Loving It
>At Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette Street, East Village. Doors 9pm, show 9:30pm. Tickets are $18. More info here
Do you ever just wake up feeling average? Mediocre, even? “Funny and disturbing” artist and performer Jill Pangallo can relate. Her new solo show mixing comedy and TED Talk, Mediocre and Loving It, explores just that— whether it be lukewarm online dating, a just-fine day job, or a truly okay entire existence, Jill’s got you covered. We’ve all felt this way! Maybe you are even feeling it now. Well, come to this show to distract yourself from your own mediocre life, marvel in the fact that you are not alone, or feel the last shred of hope leaving your body as you learn everyone is in fact just faking it til they make it. Either way, someone will be laughing.