THURSDAY

(image via Kim Fatale / Facebook)

(image via Kim Fatale / Facebook)

XXX: Kim Fatale Turns 30
Thursday, September 8 at Bizarre Bushwick, 8 pm doors, 9 pm show: $5 suggested.
Dominatrix and performance artist Kim Fatale will be ringing in her third decade and entrance into the “age of desire,” and not just through any old birthday party. This will be a true show, with appearances from some of the city’s weirdest and wildest creators and performance artists, including Wild Torus (who I once saw perform running naked covered in goo), Jenna Kline (who I once saw with slabs of meat attached to her face, respectively), and Geraldo Mercado. Expect tunes from ski-bass-wielding burst of energy Borts Minorts, the “alluring and feminine” Huisi He, and the birthday star herself, in a performance made in collaboration with sound group SPREADERS. Roll on over to Bizarre and submit yourself to art.

FRIDAY 

(image via The Bushwick Starr)

(image via The Bushwick Starr)

Shasta Geaux Pop
September 7-11 at The Bushwick Starr, 8 pm: $18.
Though this production will only appear at The Bushwick Starr for a mere few days, that doesn’t mean it does not pack a poppy punch. Ayesha Jordan and Charlotte Brathwaite’s “basement get down party” creation, Shasta Geaux Pop, is a cabaret meets ’80s/’90s hip-hop, meets satire, meets Colt 45 down-south experience. It tackles sex and other hot-button topics all while partyin’ it up despite being in a theater, where there is not often a lot of partyin’. She’s going to do so through the power of music, featuring songs with tantalizing names like “Nuclear Halitosis,” “Kegel to the Beat,” and “Spicy Hot Chocolate,” which could very well be the cause of the aforementioned halitosis.

SATURDAY

(photo via Joe's Pub / Facebook)

(photo via Joe’s Pub / Facebook)

The Golden Age of Justin Vivian Bond
September 7-10 at Joe’s Pub, 8:30 pm doors, 9 pm show: $30.
Cabaret star Mx. Justin Vivian Bond is back at Joe’s Pub, fresh off a buzzed-about reprisal of Kiki and Herb, which also graced the Joe’s Pub stage a matter of months ago. This show is the final part of the venue’s yearlong celebration of the cabaret and performance artist, and will act as a retrospective of sorts, showcasing several past performance and musical creations, as well as some covers for good measure. Plus, no good celebration is complete without special guests, and there will be different ones every night: Saturday night brings the Herb to Justin Vivian’s Kiki, Kenny Mellman. Other nights will feature such entrancing and varied names like Molly Ringwald, Joan as Police Woman, and Darren Criss. Pick your poison!

SUNDAY

(image via BHQFU / Facebook)

(image via BHQFU / Facebook)

Comedy Commons 2
Sunday, September 11 at Over the Eight,  7 pm: FREE.
Though Absurd Comedy Collective creator Rachel Kaly is going back to school, her inclusive comedy group still rages on with their second collaboration with BHQFU, Comedy Commons. The show starts with an hourlong open mic that privileges non-white, non-cisgender performers, and is followed by a hearty lineup of comics, including teachers and friends of the Collective like Aparna Nancherla, Mary Houlihan, Bowen Yang, and Lorelei Ramirez. Plus, it’s free! And one time I went to an Absurd Comedy Collective show there was free pizza, so who knows what could happen.