THURSDAY

(photo: Theo Cote)

Kink Haüs
Now through October 14 at La Mama, 8 pm (some performances at 10 pm): $30+

It’s common for performances to happen at late-night dance parties, but how often does a performance piece contain its own party? It does at Gunnar Montana’s Kink Haüs, a sexually-exploratory show in La Mama’s literally underground theater that doubles as a  “brutal underground nightclub where no f*c ks are given.” Perhaps if you haven’t been to notorious Berlin nightclub Berghain, where there’s dancing upstairs and debauchery downstairs, this will be some kind of version of that. Or not. Only one way to find out.

FRIDAY

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American Juggalo
October 5-6 at Vital Joint, 8 pm: $5 suggested donation

Whether you know them through their intriguing association with leftists, their garish face paint, or their love for Insane Clown Posse, it’s more than likely you’ve heard of Juggalos in some way. American Juggalo, a new play by Sean Pollock based on the short documentary by Sean Dunne and an assortment of interviews conducted at ICP concerts and the Gathering of the Juggalos, wants to cast a more sympathetic light on these painted partiers, depicting them as, yes, people who are loud and do a lot of drugs and are frequently yelling “Whoop whoop!”, but who are more than just that.

SATURDAY

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Death Becomes Her
Saturday, October 6 at Eris Evolution, 7:30 pm: $10

Grab your pumpkin and chug some fake blood, it’s spooky season, everyone. I know Halloween isn’t until the end of the month but you might as well start getting into the mindset early, because the news is scary enough as it is and besides, you’re gonna forget a costume if you don’t start thinking about it now. Get in a morbid mindset at Death Becomes Her, a burlesque show produced by performers Sincerely Yours and Regal Mortis at new East Williamsburg venue Eris Evolution. A variety of performers will put on (and strip off) personas of “iconic ladies of the macabre,” from the Black Dahlia to Satan herself.

SUNDAY

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My Body, My Jokes
Sunday, October 7 at Caveat, 7 pm: $15 advance, $20 doors

Bodies are weird, confusing, and frustrating. Sure, you could also say the human body is a miracle, but when you’re dealing with aches and pains and bumps and blood and goo it’s easy to find yourself wishing you were a spirit made of Juul vapor instead of someone who has to live in a body of their own. Jenna Jerman and Maria Heinegg understand this, and their comedy show My Body, My Jokes seeks to inject both knowledge and knowing laughter into the dialogue around one’s wretched physical form. This show is themed around menstruation, and will featuring expertise by writer and bioethicist Dr. Elizabeth Yuko and bloody jokes n’ stories by Sydnee Washington, Leah Bonnema, Jennie Sutton, Kenice Mobley, Karolin Theresa, Lizzie Martinez, and Carolyn Castiglia, with show proceeds going to the menstrual product distribution organization Distributing Dignity.