Step right up to see the world's most extraordinary, jaw-dropping visions! For just $20 — a tiny fee for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity — get an up-close look at the greatest sideshow acts on Earth! Witness the ever-charming Swamp Boy tame dangerous reptiles! Glimpse the future with the all-knowing Occult Mystic! Be amazed by Forever-Orange Girl, a victim of a spray-tanning mishap! (OK, that last one isn't in there — but we had you for a second, right?) On Friday, June 20, c'mon down to the Historic Firehouse (3555 Salena Street) for a vintage sideshow banner exhibit
. And that's not all! Featuring astounding banners (some not seen in more than 50 years!) from five famous midway artists, this 6-p.m.-to-midnight show is curated by banner expert and collector Mike Siculan, a noted lecturer on the subject of freak shows and contributor to the cult book Freaks, Geeks and Strange Girls
. Admission includes three drinks, and proceeds benefit the Marine Villa Neighborhood Organization.
Fri., June 20, 2008