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The Corner Store

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Washington DC 20003

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Saturday October 22nd at 8 PM

Pinky Swear Productions

Over Her Dead Body:

A Bluegrass Benediction

PLUS Pinky Dreadful, a Halloween party of ghastly delights...

This Capital Fringe Fest Best Musical & Best Overall Show Audience Awards winner features popular melodies of murder and mayhem in a new original musical,Over Her Dead Body: A Bluegrass Benediction. Simultaneously rowdy and reverential, the show features a raucous group of talented Pinky Swear company members and friends interpreting classics like Banks of the Ohio, Long Black Veil, Two Sisters, and Barbara Allen—all backed by DC area-based, women-fronted Bluegrass band, Dead Men’s Hollow. 

You'll join the cast and crew of a weekly Bluegrass variety show as they record a special night of traditional murder ballads for the radio. Things quickly start to go awry as uninvited guests—of the spectral variety—begin to reveal the other side of these sadistic stories: the victims’. Will they—or you—be able make it out without a little bit of blood on their hands?

Ryan Maxwell directs the script, penned by John Bavoso with Seth Alcorn, Karen Lange, Kenny Neal, and Brittany Alyse Willis. With music direction by Steve Przybylski and strong spirits, you're in for an evening that will have you tapping your toes and searching your soul in equal measure.

If that's not enough to make you want to join us, you'll also be welcome to a special Halloween party after the show. Pinky Dreadful, our series of exclusive, traveling October parties stops at Corner Store for one night only. 

Remember when Halloween meant spooky stories, parties that involved bobbing for apples, ouija boards, and trick or treating? We’re bringing it back to a simpler time, before “Sexy Cookie Monster” or “Sexy Strawberry Shortcake” costumes existed. You were the goldarned cookie monster or you were Strawberry Shortcake and that was that. You read Goosebumps stories and Choose your Own Adventure books that could keep you awake for days. Join us for a hair raising evening complete with your favorite, seasonal treats.

All ticket sales and donations benefit Pinky Swear's next projects. 

Pinky Swear Productions is a 501©(3) nonprofit organization.

Your contribution is tax- deductible to the extent allowed by law.

$30 rsvp only

Thursday October 27th at 7 PM

Open Mic Storytellers

This popular monthly series at the Corner Store provides a hospitable

setting to hone your storytelling skills, or simply be entertained and enlightened

by an hour of neighborly revelations, humor and pathos.

The theme? Ghost Story!

The stage is open to the first 10 to sign in at 6:45 day of the event, and you're

cordially invited to tell your true story within the 7 minute timeframe.

$10 at the door/ $15 to include refreshments

Upcoming Open Mics at the Corner Store:

November 10th / December 15th

Sunday October 30th at 5 PM Concert: Floyds Row

for “sophisticated folkies” - Cambridge Day

A British-American ensemble formed in Oxford (UK), FLOYDS ROW has appealed to wide audiences. Numerous terms have been used to describe their music: early, folk, classical, roots, americana, traditional, and newgrass. The ensemble pulls from early British & American repertoire, as well as newly composed material. 

Featuring Emily Noël - soprano & autoharp, Asako Takeuchi - violin

Andrew Arceci - viola da gamba, double bass & cittern, Chris Ferebee - mandolin, guitar & cittern, George Lykogiannis - accordion & Michelle Humphreys - percussion

Critic's rave: "Soprano Emily Noël gave sparkling performances of polished Claudio Monteverdi songs, as well as more homespun English ballads in a sort of entr’acte of groundling music." Washington Post

"In addition to the superb instrumentalists (a couple of bagpipes made a delicious appearance along the way), Peabody-trained soprano Emily Noël offered deftly sculpted singing. A classy enterprise all the way." Baltimore Sun 

“The opening Grave, with subtle nuances in Andrew Arceci’s viola da gamba and overall intricate textures, conveyed the quiet and poised joy of daily thanksgiving." THE BOSTON MUSICAL INTELLIGENCER

"Andrew Arceci was heroic in the wide-ranging solo part..." SEEN AND HEARD INTERNATIONAL

"Andrew Arceci brought a lovely tone to the line and matched the dramatic impulses that propelled the superb ensemble playing." THE NEW YORK TIMES

$20 Advance Donation, $25 at the door.

Sunday November 13th Concert:

The National Symphony Orchestra's "Last Stand Quartet"

This quartet is sublime in our small room. It's an honor to welcome these extraordinary musicians back to the Corner Store for the third time.

Alexandra Osborne, violin, Joel Fuller, violin, Mahoko Eguchi, viola

& Rachel Young, cello.

$25 Advance Donation, $30 at the door.

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