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BY SCOTT STIFFLER | First the Year of the Dragon, now this: January provides us with two more reasons to celebrate, what with it being the birth month of impenetrable filmmaker David Lynch and irrepressible burlesque gal about town Franny Fluffer.
Back in those seemingly innocent (but in fact, deeply troubled) halcyon days of 2011, Fluffer and friends debuted “The Pink Room” — a monthly reinterpretation of works from the files of filmmaker, artist and musician David Lynch (director of big screen efforts including “Blue Velvet” and “Mulholland Drive” — and co-producer of the landmark TV show “Twin Peaks”). Equal parts tribute and satire, The Pink Room dipped into a specific cinematic weapon from the Lynch arsenal and forced it through its own strange, burlesque-infused prism. The result: a standing room only oddity that has earned a cult following that daddy David would be proud of.
This month, they’re staging “The Miss Twin Peaks Contest” — a nod to the beauty pageant that marked the beginning of a swift and lasting season 2 downward spiral. But why dwell on such disappointments, when you can schmooze with all your favorite characters? Rub elbows, and other body parts, with The Log Lady, Nadine Hurley and more. Specialty cocktails will be served all night and “Peaks” will play on the screens in the front lounge (and yes, we’re told, there will be donuts). Schaffer the Darklord (as Special Agent Gordon Cole) hosts. Performances by Amelia Bareparts, Gemini Rising, Foxy Vermouth, Francine, Iris Explosion, Satanica, Victoria Privates & Doctor Flux PhD.
Sat., Jan. 28, at 11pm. At The Parkside Lounge (317 E. Houston St., at Attorney St.). For advance tickets ($15), visit brownpapertickets.com. At the door, $20; 21+, 2-drink minimum. Visit frannyfluffer.com and parksidelounge.net.