People, can we please cut it out with these shitty Asian theme parties? Several people have forwarded me this ridiculous invitation for Madam Wu's Good Luck Banquet of the Senses, happening next weekend in Brooklyn. Basically, it's an excuse for ignorant, misguided people to get their Orientalist thrills for the night.
Presented by hipster party purveyor Rubulad, the evening promises there will be "Open Sesame Noodles," "Ancient Chinese Secrets" and other culturally insensitive bullshit, and guests are encouraged to dress in "coolie couture, dragon dancing, silk pajamas" -- whatever the hell that means:
Rubulad presentsTo anyone seriously thinking about attending this party, allow me to pre-emptively give you the middle finger.
on Saturday, Nov. 23
Madam Wu's Good Luck Banquet of the Senses
Last Ride on the Orient Express
with live music by:
The New York Fowl (New York Howl reunion)
with your dj's:
DJ Dirty Finger
plus special guests from faraway lands
in the Cabaret Room:
The Mysteries of Solomon
Nate Hill in “Trophy Scarves”
The Mourning Glories
Vintage Cartoons on Film by Thomas Stathes
Aerial Amazement by Kae Burke
Modern Dance Awareness Society
Light Circus Extraordinaire by Norm Francouer
Visuals by The Sperm Whale
Open Sesame Noodles
Ancient Chinese Secrets
and much, much more!
Dress for travels along the Silk Road, tea with the Emperor, coolie
couture, dragon dancing, silk pajamas.
10 Yuan before 11:00 or way late; 20 Yuan otherwise. Doors 10:00; show 11:00.
At The Red Lotus Room - 893 Bergen Street bet. Franklin and Classon.
C train to Franklin Ave. Walk with traffic on Franklin, take a right
Our rules apply, but smoking in the yard or on the roof, pls. Please
have I.D. that says you’re 21+.
For best results at the door, we do recommend arriving before 12:30 or
Confucius say fun is good.
Please forward wildly!