astro pop events

Recently named one of the “Best Small Theater Companies in DC” by DCist, Astro Pop Events (A.P.E.) is a DC-based group of artists who come together to create unique and off-beat entertainment. Hallmarks of any APE production are subversive content, nudity, irreverence, slapstick, and pretty rad production values. 



Flim-flam fisticuffs make for a sexy and surreal celebration of The King's birthday. Now in its seventh 9th, this knock-out production features seven elaborately staged bouts, Elvis-themed burlesque, and below-the-belt commentary from co-hosts "Elvis" and "Kittie Glitter." While the annual fighter roster is a closely guarded secret, past matches have included "Freddie Mercury" vs "The Queen of England", Bridezilla vs. Godzilla, The Count vs. Count Chocula, Congress vs. a Clown, and "Putin" vs.a Unicorn.

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This spectacle is the newest of APE's projects, launched in 2016.

It's a glitzy and outlandish live game show!  Inspired by game shows of the 70 and 80s, the production invites audience contestants to COME ON DOWN for 8 epic games themed by the current political climate. Interludes of “Great Naked Moments in American History” will have you checking your alternative facts.



C2YN had a great 7-year run and still holds the title as DC's longest-running Yuri's Night celebration. This production went on hiatus in 2016 and may have a reboot in its not so distant future.

On April 12, 1961, Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin embarked on the historic first manned space flight. Every year Yuri's Night parties are held all around the world; it's like St. Patrick's Day for space. Now in its 8th year, C2YN offers an artistic spin on this high-science holiday, recognizing that space exploration is inspiration for everyone.  C2YN was a lowbrow spin on this high-science holiday with entertainment that included live music, sci-fi burlesque, a moonbounce, a lunar dance party, and more. Thanks to all the performers, designers, and cosmo-nutty folks who made this happen!