Upcoming: The Art of Bleeding Presents Halloween Highway 2

Remember those gory cautionary Driver’s Ed films like Red Asphalt? The Art of Bleeding’s Halloween Highway 2 at The Steve Allen Theater transports you right into the screen with their “perturbing mix of cartoonish costumes, puppets, vintage educational films, animation, and thinly veiled medical fetishism to create a sort of ‘paramedical funhouse.'”

It’s kind of scary like a haunted house, kind of sexy like a burlesque show, part performance art, part car accident installation, part dark comedy. but to even try to define it takes away from the fun. Like a David Lynch film or Thelonius Monk composition, some things defy definition. Ride with it. Just be aware that along the ride, the siren will be wailing.

Go if you loved Taffy pouring ketchup all over herself in Female Trouble. Avoid if you faint at the sight of blood or have not yet gotten over a traumatic car accident. Attendees are encouraged to dress as nurses, paramedics and car accident victims.

The brainchild of artist Al Ridenour, performers include famous and infamous local musicians like Abby Travis, Kim Fowley, Dukey Flyswatter, and Don Bolles. Featured performers/comics are Margaret Cho, Neil Hamburger, and Crimebo the Clown, with a random appearance by Andy Dick.

Halloween Highway 2 will be performed Friday, October 28, Saturday, October 29, and Sunday, October 30 at The Steve Allen Theater promptly at 8pm. Only 10 bucks! Don’t be late!

Photo by Phil Glau, courtesy of The Art of Bleeding

See entire schedule of performers after the jump

FRIDAY 10/28
NEIL HAMBURGER (Tom Green’s House Tonight, Tim & Eric)
KIM FOWLEY w/ NOIZEE & BRIANNA GARCIA
RON LYNCH (Home Movies, Tom Goes to the Mayor)
EDDIE PEPITONE (Last Comic Standing, Old School)
DUKEY FLYSWATTER (Haunted Garage)
STEPHEN HOLMAN (Theater Carnivale, Pee Wee’s Playhouse)
KIM STODEL (Knights of Badassdom)
Emcee: CRIMEBO THE CRIME CLOWN

SATURDAY 10/29
MARGARET CHO (Drop Dead DivaThe Cho Show)
KIM FOWLEY w/ NOIZEE & BRIANNA GARCIA
JIM TURNER (Duck’s Breath Mystery Theatre, 2-Head Dog)
TOBY HUSS (CarnivàleAdventures of Pete & Pete)
SELENE LUNA (The Cho Show, My Bloody Valentine 3D)
CLINT CATALYST (Cottonmouth Kisses)
DANNY SHORAGO (The Fuxedos)
MICHELLE CARR (Velvet Hammer, Berber Show)
Emcee: BIENO SVENGALI (Svengali Magic)

SUNDAY 10/30
FEMALE BLOOD WRESTLING
KIM FOWLEY w/ NOIZEE & BRIANNA GARCIA
MARGARET CHO (Drop Dead Diva, The Cho Show)
DON BOLLES (The Germs, Fancy Space People)
ABBY TRAVIS (The Bangles, Abby Travis Foundation)
Wrestler TYLER DURKEN as Blood Wrestling Referee
Wrestling Accompanist: STEVE GREGOROPOULOS
Emcee: BIENO SVENGALI (Svengali Magic)

 

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Born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles, this food, culture and music-loving punk rock angeleno wants to turn you on to all that is funky, delicious and weird in the city. While Elise holds down the fort, her adventurous alter ego Kiki Maraschino is known to roam the country in search of catfish.
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