David Lynch's Festival of Disruption is coming up on May 17 & 18 with live music (Garbage, Mercury Rev, Phoebe Bridgers, more) film screenings and more. If you need a little more Lynchian fun, Pink Room Burlesque will be throwing a Twin Peaks Costume Party on May 16 at Bedlam (40 Ave. C). Hosted by Francine “The Lucid Dream,” it also includes performances by Amelia Bareparts, Cassandra Rosebeetle, Minx Arcana, Petite Renard, and Seedy Edie. Here are details:

On the eve of David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption, The Pink Room Burlesque is throwing a Lynchian costume party and burlesque show like you’ve never seen! This immersive event will be sure to delight Twin Peaks fans and everyone looking for a sexy, fun time. Inspired by Fire Walk With Me, The Pink Room will turn Daniel Nardicio’s Bedlam in Alphabet City into that seedy bar north of the border, complete with dancing girls and an appearance by Laura Palmer. But leave your cigarette butts outside because you may catch on fire when you get close to our Lynchian go-go dancers. Turn your Tinder off because you’ll find your Invitation to Love above the timber line! Pink Room VIP’s will have a chance to step through the red curtain and see our secret lodge. Wear your favorite Log Lady, Agent Cooper or Eraserhead costume because we will have a contest for the best dressed!

Learn more about the Twin Peaks Costume Party here. To get a sense of what they do, check out NSFW photos in the gallery above from the 2019 edition of the Pink Room Burlesque's annual Miss Twin Peaks Pageant which happened at Joe's Pub back in January.

Meanwhile, Francine has a show on Tuesday, April 30 at Sid Gold's Request Room where she'll host an "evening of music and burlesque and, in-between champagne breaks, might break out into song & dance. There’s no telling whether she’ll sing Sinatra or Gaga but she’ll do it her way because she was born this way." Also performing are The Maine Attraction, Tansy, and Seedy Edie. $10 at the door, more info here.

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photos by Sachyn Mital