Today’s edition of Red Bank oRBit takes it outside the borough borders in search of a certain vibe a vibe that can pretty much only be experienced inside the storefronts of Asbury Park’s Cookman Avenue “Arts Block.”
It’s there where the proprietors of The Showroom mini-movie house have joined forces with “Juicy Jenn” Hampton and company at the Parlor Gallery for a weekend’s worth of erotically themed entertainments and enlightenments highlighted by the opening of the Parlor’s new offering La Petite Mort: A Collection of Erotica.
It’s a weekend that actually begins Wednesday night, as Jenn is your guest-curator host for a special screening of Passion and Power, a documentary film that connects the history of the handy-dandy vibrator with the ongoing struggle for sexual freedom and personal privacy. Friday sees a sneak preview of the Parlor show, with a special live presentation at The Showroom by two of the most acclaimed photographers of the nude human form Ellen Stagg (pictured) and Vivienne Maracevic.
From there, we take it over to the Axelrod Performing Arts Center in Deal, where actor, singer and storyteller Avi Hoffman makes a tour de force three-day stand this Thursday, Friday and Sunday performing all three of his one-man shows in his Too Jewish series. You don’t have to be Jewish, the entertainer tells Dorothy Creamer, to “get” this marathon mix of music, comedy, personal history and folklore but there’s lots to love and learn and laugh about in this “total celebration of Jewish culture.”
A little something for everyone, you bet, in the pixelated pages of Red Bank oRBit!