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Short flicks and even shorter skirts in a debauched evening of cinema and sideshow.

Sexy Short FLICKS

See DC Shorts’ favorite sexy and titillating films from our archive. Whatever your fetish or freak, we’ve got you covered.

Stripping CHICKS

Famed burlesque and variety show, Tilted Torch, presents a scintillating selection of pretty girls to entertain every taste.

Sideshow TRICKS

And what evening of frivolity would be complete without amazing feats of courage! Fire, dance and comic performances abound!

Schedule of Events

Show A - Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm Buy Tickets

Opening: Shortstaxx

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Act 1 - burlesque: Candy del Rio

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Princess of Love o Love

Comedy | 10 minutes | France

While reading her students a fairytale, a teacher becomes so invested in the story that she begins to substitute its morals with her own.

Bears

Music Video | 4 minutes | USA

On a quest for love, a young man discovers that a significant other can come in all shapes and sizes.

Act 2 - variety: Malibu

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Hotel Y

Drama | 18 minutes | Argentina

When a man gets cold feet about leaving his wife, the terms of his affair become even more complicated.

Act 3 - contortion: Alyssum Pohl

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Parking Love

Comedy | 10 minutes | Germany

Things don't go according to plan when a lonely man and his Internet date get to know each other on a personal level.

Manny Gets Censored

Romantic Comedy | 8 Minutes | Australia

When a heartbroken man’s world is censored, he struggles to adapt to his new, G-rated lifestyle.

Act 4 - hoop dance: Miss Joule

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Curtain: Shortstaxx

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Show B - Friday and Saturday at 9:30 pm Buy Tickets

Opening: Shortstaxx

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Act 1 - variety: Malibu

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The Date

Comedy | 10 minutes | Italy

Facades of chivalry are broken down once two bachelors drop off their dates for the night.

2ºA

Drama | 4 minutes | Spain

An actress improvises a steamy scene for an unprepared film director.

Act 2 - belly dance: Alyssum Pohl

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Another Happy Anniversary

Comedy | 20 minutes | USA

To commemorate their 10th anniversary, a couple attempts to spice things up in the bedroom by bringing in an outsider.

Act 3 - burlesque: Candy del Rio

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Cruise Patrol

Animation | 8 minutes | Netherlands

A turn for the absurd occurs when a reckless driver is pulled over by a renegade police officer.

Nailed It

Drama | 9 minutes | USA

An aspiring actor's most harmful weakness becomes his greatest strength when he enters the modeling world.

Act 4 - hoop dance: Miss Joule

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Curtain: Shortstaxx

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The Performers

Alyssum Pohl

Alyssum Pohl

Alyssum Pohl brings wit, joy, and authenticity to her nationally-acclaimed tribal-style bellydance and contortion performances.

Candy del Rio

Candy del Rio

Candy del Rio's special recipe mixes a little bit of class and a whole lot of sass to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Malibu

Malibu

Malibu is a mesmerizing blend of naughty and the girl-next-door but with a twist!

Miss Joule

Miss Joule

Miss Joule lights up the world with sass, talent, and glitz, while tantalizing audiences with her mischievous antics.

Shortstaxx

Shortstaxx

Shortstaxx—femme-cee, burlesque performer, and actress—is delighted to be back on the boards hosting Pasties and Popcorn and keeping it steamy!

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Directions/Map

701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

In the heart of Penn Quarter, the U.S. Navy Memorial Heritage Center’s 240-seat theater offers pristine HD projection and unparalleled sound.

Metro/Walking

The U.S. Navy Memorial is located above the Archives/Penn Quarter Metro station. Exit the station, turn right and follow the curve of the sidewalk until you see the entrance. You must enter from the Plaza — there is no access from 7th Street. The theater is also served by the Circulator bus.

Driving

There is no garage parking available at this location. Limited metered street parking is available, and garages are located throughout the neighborhood.

Biking

There is a Capital Bikeshare rack a block away from the theater at 7th Street and Indiana Avenue.