The PopCulteer
November 16, 2012

We’ve got just a few short items for this week’s PopCulteer and then we’re going to wrap it up with a photo essay featuring the Wayward Girls School of Burlesque. It’s a little weird not having an ArtWalk on the third Thursday of the month, but in November they always have it on Black Friday. Your PopCulteer is still trying to figure out a way to photograph the exhibits next week without setting foot in a retail establishment on Black Friday. Stay tuned to see how that works out.

Dr. Sketchy’s At The End of The World

The November edition of Dr. Sketchy’s takes place this Sunday at Kanawha Players Theater on Beauregard Street. Admission is $8 in advance, $10 at the door, and the theme this month is Ragnarok, the end of the world. They wanted to get it in early just in case the world really does end in December.

Models include Vorel Sarkany (left) , Cornelius Dapperdu and Molly Tilly and from what I hear, we can expect appearances by C’thulu and Jonathan Hodgeman.

Save the Zombie Babies

West Virginia’s horror auteur Eamon Hardiman, fresh off successfully wrapping the “Porkchop” trilogy, is set to revisit the serious themes and deep matter of his earlier film “Zombie Babies,” which is available at major retailers and garnered a mention in Entertainment Weekly. “Zombie Babies 2” is currently in the pre-production and fundraising stage and you can help out by kicking a few bucks their way via IndieGoGo

Stuff To Do

Friday and Saturday, musical theatre fans can catch the West Virginia State University production of “Hairspray” at 7:30 PM at the Davis Fine Arts Theater on the WVSU campus. It’s free for students, $10 for everybody else.

Cover free music Friday night includes the acoustic rock of Revolution starting at 7:30 PM at Bridge Road Bistro. Also at 7:30, Kerry Kean will be performing at Taylor Books. The Bark-O-Loungers take the stage at 9 PM at Bruno’s on Leon Sullivan Way. Also at 9 PM in St. Albans, Devin Hale begins playing at Crumpecker’s Bar on West Main Street. Finally, Marshall Petty brings his jazz/blues saxophone to the Upstairs Lounge at Little India at 9 PM.

Cover free music on Saturday includes the 2-Blue Band performing from 6 to 8 PM at the Bluegrass Kitchen. Roger Yeardley will kick off at Taylor Books at 7:30 PM.

Comparsa will take the stage at 11 PM at The Empty Glass with a $7 cover ($5 if you get there before 11).

The Wayward Girls School of Burlesque

Below you will find a brief photo essay devoted to the first photo shoot for the Wayward Girls School of Burlesque. Some of the images are photos, some are digital paintings, and some of those are still in progress. You will see more images from this shoot in the future. This is just part of the fun from that night. The Wayward Girls and Pepper Fandango can be seen tonight at The Empty Glass as part of the Chemical Valley Rollergirls Birthday Bash, starting at 9 PM.

Elle Xombeah, and Penny Maple, with Penny telling Kitty Killton something juicy

Penny Maple, Lilli Lugosi, Suzie Sketchman and Kitty Killton

Elle Xombeah and Penny Maple

Penny and Elle in stark black and white

Elle, Lilli and Pepper Fandango

Kitty, Elle and Suzie, in the kitchen

Pepper Fandango

Suzie Sketchman

Pepper Fandango

Elle and Lilli

Kitty Killton

Pepper and Kitty

Suzie and Penny

Kitty and Elle


Pepper and Penny

Suzie and Pepper

We wrap it up with the whole gang


That’s it for this week’s PopCulteer. Check back for our regular features, plus a brand-new episode of Radio Free Charleston next week.