What good is sitting alone in your room? There are kitties to spay! Life is a cabaret, old chum. Come to the cabaret.
The Alley Cat Cabaret & Purrlesque at the Arcata Theatre Lounge Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. ($25-100) is a fundraiser for Companion Animal Foundation (a local nonprofit that provides spay/neuter assistance and pet education), and features everything you'd expect from a night of cabaret: dancing ladies, twirling tassels, devilish dudes, drinking, debauchery, art, auctions and more.
Host Sherae O'Shaughnessy introduces members of Blue Angel Burlesque, Beat Vixens Burlesque, Bada Bling! Burlesque, and Va Va Voom Burlesque Vixens. Headliners from the Bay Area include Sugar Cane Jane, Ophelia Coeur de Noir and Laika Fox. There's belly dancing by Sassasfrass and Laura Lopez-Ayllon, performances by Mr. Humboldt John McClurg and 2015 Rutabaga Queen Gloria Kiddnetica, live comedy, hula hooping and more, with music by Lizzy and the Moonbeams.
Need more reason to put down the knitting? In addition to titillating performances, sales of beautiful cat-themed artwork by local artists benefit a spay/neuter mobile clinic for Hoopa and Willow Creek areas. Donated raffle prizes include weekend getaways, gift cards, artwork, clothing and more. Meow.