February 9, 2012 at 9:45 am EDT | by Juliette Ebner
Baltimore arts briefs: Feb. 10

Hippo to host gay pageant

Club Hippo (1 West Eager St.) has two big events coming up this weekend.

Josie and the PussyCats present “Queen of the Night,” the Miss Gay Baltimore 2012 Pageant, an official preliminary to Miss Gay Maryland on Friday at Club Hippo featuring Araya Parxx, Sue Nami, Cha’Nel Von Cartier Couture and more.

Doors open at 10 p.m.; pageant starts at 10:30.

Reserved seating is $9 and general admission is $7. For more information and tickets, contact Josie at 410-274-7118.

On Saturday, D.C.-based DJ Jason Royce spins at 10 p.m.

Burned out on romance

The Creative Alliance at the Patterson (3134 Eastern Ave.) presents “Love is a Battlefield: The Anti-Valentine’s Video Party” on Tuesday starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Marquee Lounge.

Giovanna Chesler’s ‘Bye Bi Love’ is one of the short films featured at Creative Alliance’s Anti-Valentine’s video party, ‘Love is a Battlefield.’

The event will feature short films that scoff at romance and revel in bitterness including “Bye Bi Love” by Giovanna Chesler, which tells the story of a woman invited to her ex-girlfriend’s wedding which will be presided over by her ex-husband. The night will also feature the music video for Pat Benetar’s “Love is a Battlefield.”

Admission for members is free and $5 for non-members.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit creativealliance.org.

New play explores LGBT domestic violence

The Pancake Gallery, Driver’s Seat Entertainment and Sybarite Productions presents “She’Baltimore,” a new play by Ira Kip playing at the Load of Fun Theater (120 W. North Ave.) opening Feb. 17 and running through Feb. 26.

“She’Baltimore” is centered on domestic violence within the LGBT community. It shows the lives of two Baltimore natives living together and dealing with their romantic relationship and their issues from past experiences and family histories.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at shebaltimore.tumblr.com/tickets.

Roller Girls gear up for home battle

The Charm City Roller Girls, a local roller derby league, are having their second home bout of the season on Feb. 18 at DuBurns Arena (1301 S. Ellwood Ave.) at 5:30 p.m.

The Mobtown Mods will be playing the Night Terrors and the Junkyard Dolls will be playing the Speed Regime.

The Charm City Roller Girls formed in 2005 and is comprised of four intraleague teams and two interleague teams, The Charm City All Stars and Female Trouble.

Tickets to the bout are $12 for adult general admission, $5 for children under 12 general admission and $25 for VIP.

For more information on the Charm City Roller Girls and to purchase tickets, visit charmcityrollergirls.com.

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