May 3, 2012 at 1:35 pm EDT | by Juliette Ebner
Baltimore arts briefs: May 4

Sharon Needles at Hippo

Club Hippo (1 West Eager St.) has several events happening this week.

Deep in the Game presents Sharon Needles from “Rupaul’s Drag Race” performing tonight as part of her “Every Night is Halloween” tour. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 day of the show. Doors open at 9 p.m.

On Saturday, DJ C-Dubs presents Cinco De Mayo starting at 10 p.m. This is a $6 cover.

Wednesday is “BYOMom Bingo” hosted by Roger Dimick at 8:30 p.m. Proceeds from bingo benefit the Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Baltimore. The night will also act as an album release part for Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright’s newest album, “Out of the Game.”

Cirque du Soleil's ‘Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour’ comes to Baltimore this weekend featuring performance's of Jackson's songs such as ‘Billie Jean.’ (Photo courtesy of Cirque du Soleil)

Jackson honored with posthumous Cirque show

Cirque du Soleil’s “Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour” comes to at 1st Mariner Arena (201 West Baltimore St.) on Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m.

The show, aimed at both lifelong and new fans of Jackson, takes place in a realm where the audience discovers Jackson’s “Giving Tree.” The driving force behind the show is Jackson’s music and lyrics. Several choreographers are behind the performances including Travis Payne and “So You Think You Can Dance’s” Napolean and Tabitha Dumo.

Tickets range from $52 to $250 and can be purchased online at

For more information on the show and its creators, visit

Queer cabaret collective celebrates 10 years

Charm City Kitty Club presents “Kitty Club Episode III: ApocoLez Now!” at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson (3134 Eastern Ave.) at 8 p.m., with kitty cocktails and pre-show speed dating game at 7 p.m.

This performance wraps a trilogy of performances celebrating the queer cabaret’s 10th anniversary. It will feature New York City poet Charan P. Morris, local queer band The Pushovers, aerialist Nina Charity and a screening of “They,” a film by Ignacio Rivera.

The Club is a collectively run cabaret designed to foster, showcase and celebrate creative expression among lesbian, dyke, bisexual, transgender, transsexual and genderqueer individuals as well as their allies.

For more information on the group, visit

Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for CA members and can be purchased online at

Food orgy next weekend at Hippodrome

The third annual Hippodrome Foodie Experience is May 12 at Hippodrome Theatre (12 North Eutaw St.) starting at 3 p.m.

The event will feature three hours of tasting sample plates from some of Baltimore’s best chefs. Unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks will be provided as well as dishes ranging from bread pudding infused with chocolate-covered grasshoppers, gourmet hot dogs, obscene sweets and more.

Some of the participating restaurants include Alewife, The Jolly Pig, Max’s Empanadas and more. Tickets are $94 for general admission and $250 for VIP. To purchase tickets, visit For more information on the event, visit


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