Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Shiprocked sails into its fifth anniversary

Snug Harbor celebrates its fifth anniversary in May and that means Shiprocked - the club’s hugely popular weekly dance party - celebrates its fifth anniversary Thursday, May 3. Captain Scott Weaver and Shiprocked's cast of performers will do so by turning Plaza-Midwood’s only stationary sailing vessel into a carnival complete with stilt-walkers, aerialists, dancers, a fortune teller, a dunk tank, and drag, burlesque and sideshow performances as well as fun fair food like hot dogs, cotton candy, and popcorn. Former cast member Lilith DeVille joins founder Weaver (pictured with cast above), who serves as DJ, and performers Cherry Von Bomb and Bethann Phetamine.

Shiprocked has become Snug’s signature event drawing large late night crowds each Thursday. The music and performances are fun and even the most reluctant dancer can be lured to the floor there. It’s even attracted some celebrity partygoers. Actor Tony Todd (aka The Candyman) was spotted there along with some of his fellow Mad Monster Party convention guests in March.

Admission to the anniversary party is free for the first 100 people. After that it’s $2. 21 and up.