Badra Fire Dancers
Image: Jeff Cox

Extras / While“normal folks” go about their pau hanas and Dolan pizza binges along Bethel Street in the heart of the Chinatown/Downtown divide, Feast of Friends continues to lurk in the shadows. This weekend Camera Obscura and sexy-voice Lana present The Ritual, a mixed-media event taking its inspiration from horror, religion, sexuality and vampires.

This event entangles all that is dark and twisted and celebrates the ceremoniously iconic. The ever spine-chilling young Hunter Vain returns with his grotesquely beautiful talents for art and fashion, and is accompanied by Dr. Nelli Szauter, (otherwise known as Miss Vamp 2010) and Kisa Kosmos for a remarkably spellbinding fashion show.

Live fire dances to light The Venue’s darkness will be performed by Badra Belly & Fire Dance, a new troupe of ritual theater performers who believe it has a powerful healing system. A solid crew of out-of-the-ordinaries.

Go if you dare.

The Venue, 1146 Bethel St., Fri., 9/14, $10, 21+, [djnocturna.com]