Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Shiprocked! pays homage to cult TV fave Thursday

The lyrics to the 'Pee Wee’s Playhouse' theme boast 'a nuttier establishment you’ve never seen.' The same could be said for Plaza-Midwood’s Snug Harbor at least every Thursday night for the last six years when the indie music vessel gets Shiprocked! The weekly counter culture dance party celebrates its sixth anniversary at Snug Harbor Thursday by turning the small bar/music venue into the `80s TV icon’s set with Shiprocked! Playhouse.

“We will be decorating the club with iconic set props from the Playhouse and the back patio will be carnival-esque a la ‘Big Top Pee Wee,’” explains DJ and Shiprocked! mastermind Scott Weaver (pictured above as Pee Weaver). “All of the dancers and performers will be costumed as the colorful cast of Playhouse characters, including Pee Wee - some with a Shiprocked-style, gender-bending twist.”

Shiprocked! regulars Bethann Phetamine and Cherry Von Bomb and Shirley Sweet will perform drag and burlesque, respectively. Wacky national touring party rapper Andy D. returns for a live performance as well.

It’s hard to think of a TV show that better fits a theme party than Paul Reubens’ Saturday morning cult hit where nearly every usually inanimate item in the house has a personality. That playhouse was so packed with characters - Chairry, Jambi, Captain Carl, Ms. Yvonne, the dinosaur family, Magic Screen, Globey, and the King of Cartoons. So grab your pigtails and Penny glasses or Large Marge flannel and join the party.

Entry is $3 and it’s age 21 and over. The first 100 partygoers get in free. For more info click here