If the thought of watching your friend get her ears pierced makes you squeamish, it's a good idea to sit this one out. The Church at the Lizard Lounge hosts Freaks and Fetish, a night that will push the global limits on bizarre and unthinkable acts. From Norway, The Headmaster of Pain Solution demonstrates feats of human endurance--and not to give anything away here, this guy is possibly a pyro and not afraid of pain. OK, fine--he's into suspension. If this is an unfamiliar term, it's actually quite simple to clarify. Imagine hooks pierced through skin in various locations on the body and then said body is lifted off the ground by said hooks. From Finland, the Snakeoil Sideshow combines comedy and off-base antics to create a memorable (read: mind-searing) show. Then things take a sexy turn as pole dancer Pantera Blacksmith takes the stage. Her skills are pretty unreal and can only be described as "vertical acrobatics." And the show's MC, the Lizardman, keeps the audience more than entertained with a routine of stand-up comedy and screwy stunts. To get in on the action, be at the Lizard Lounge on Friday when doors open at 9 p.m. For more information, visit suspension.org/FreaksFetish.
Fri., April 2, 9 p.m., 2010