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Long-Running, Experimental Variety Show Salonathon To End Run This Winter

By Rachel Cromidas in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 11, 2017 4:48PM

Quinn Tsan, Tim Barnes & Jessica Marks at Salonathon; photo by Modern Deity

Salonathon, the beloved experimental variety show that posts up at Beauty Bar almost every Monday night to showcase emerging performance artists, has announced that it will be ending its six-plus-year run in February of 2018.

The organization announced the decision on Facebook Tuesday afternoon, saying that "it is time for Salonathon to evolve and time for those of us who run it on top of full-time jobs to step back, regain perspective, and see what is next." The final Salonathon will be held on Feb. 12. After that point, the announcement notes that Salonathon will continue to organize artist residencies and other events. The full statement, below:

Salonathon has been running for just over six years at Beauty Bar in West Town, organized by co-founder Jane Beachy with fellow hosts and curators Bindu Poroori, Joe Varisco and Will Von Vogt. The weekly lineups can range from stand-up comedy to storytelling to burlesque to music, all under the banner of "underground, emerging, and genre-defying art," with an always-changing central theme.