We’re Not Scared of Lions, Tigers, and Bears

PT Barnum famously said, “There’s a sucker born every minute,” and according to PETA members and animal lovers, you can find quite a few of those suckers queuing up to buy tickets to quote-unquote traditional circuses. We prefer our three-ringed adventures to involve gravity-defying acts and amusing performances by extraordinarily flexible people. And Circ X’s weekly cabaret show, The Chat Noir at Dream, never fails to disappoint. Every Monday night, the club transforms into a performance space, complete with dance duos, scantily clad contortionists, and fire-eaters. And this Monday, Circ X is planning a special Valentine’s Day performance that promises to scandalize and delight. “It’s all about the things that go wrong in love. This will mostly be for single people, cause we need something to!” laughs Diana Lozano, creator of the unique cabaret troupe. Lozano spilled the beans on some of the surprises. “We’re doing an S&M version of ‘Oh Mickey’ with whips and chains and cheerleader uniforms. And one performer will do a version of Whitney Houston’s ‘I Will Always Love You,’ but it’s dedicated to cocaine,” she quips. Seating is at 10 p.m.; showtime is 11.
Mon., Feb. 9, 10 p.m., 2009