Sunday, October 16, 2011

Saturday October 15th, 2011 - 2nd Annual Pittsboro By Gaslight

PITTSBORO BY GASLIGHT is an all day event held in Pittsboro, NC. Take a step through time and see what Pittsboro was like at the turn of the last century. Brought to you by the good folks at the Pittsboro Business Association, local artists, and people like you.

The Second Annual Pittsboro By Gaslight will be held on Saturday October 15th, 2011. There will be numerous (perhaps humorous) activities to experience throughout the day. Dressing up is highly encouraged.


Throughout the day beginning @ 12pm, we will have a variety of musicians busking around the downtown area & stopping at local shoppes for some impromptu indoor entertainment.

12pm: The Festivities begin. Make sure you pick up your 'Pittsboro By Gaslight' program. Wandering Minstrels will be all around the downtown area.

12pm to 7:30pm: Have Egg Cremes, Sundaes, Frappes and other tasty treats at S&T Soda Shoppe.

1pm: LIVE MUSIC @ the Joyful Jewel, Union Protest Songs with Susan Ketchin & the friends.

1pm: "Textbook Tease: Cultivation of Character/ Signatures in Movement" class at Davenport & Winkleperry.
We all have a character we portray when we get on the stage. Whether your stage is the bedroom for one, or in a spotlight in front of hundreds how we project that character with our bodies and face are extremely important. This class is about knowing what you want to reveal to the audience and it ain't all about the skin you show! Talloolah Love cultivates the character you have with this class. Part lecture, part dance class, so bring paper and something to write with, and be prepared to move, dance and sweat! Heels are not necessary, but they certainly are not discouraged.

1pm to 3pm: LIVE MUSIC @ Starrlight Mead with Justin Johnson

1pm to 6pm: LIVE PERFORMANCE & TAROT READINGS outside of Starrlight Mead with Ouida de la Goutierre, North Carolina's own Bearded Lady & Fortune Teller. Live Performances at 2pm, 3:30pm, and 5pm. Tarot Readings throughout the afternoon.

1:30pm to 4pm: LIVE MUSIC @ The City Tap with Thunder & Spice.

4pm: "Fictitious History" Walking Tour; Meeting at the corner of Hillsborough & Salisbury.

5pm: LIVE MUSIC on the Porch @ The Chatham Marketplace with Six Lives Colliding.

6pm - 8pm:
Potters of the Joyful Jewel present the spectacular "Masks on Parade." The unveiling of potters and other artists beginning at 6pm with a parade of masks throughout downtown and ending with a reception at the Joyful Jewel from 6:30 - 8pm.


Beginning @ 7pm, several downtown businesses will be playing host to some wonderful live music & performers.

The City Tap:
8pm - Steph Stewart & her Boyfriends

Davenport's (located inside Davenport & Winkleperry):

7pm: 'The Torchlight Tavern', an evening of burlesque, music, and other amusements. Featuring Sara Beaman, Kim Infiniti, Jenaliz, Silver Kitsune, Talloolah Love, Sarah Shook & the Devil, Judy Woodall and the music stylings of Emmett Davenport & DJ Doctor Q. For more information, check out -

Pittsboro General Store Cafe:

8pm - Tommy Edwards & Friends

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If interested in being involved, please contact us at

Thank you!

We would like to thank...

Beggars & Choosers, The Chatham Marketplace, The City Tap, Davenport & Winkleperry, The Joyful Jewel, Liquidambar Gallery & Gift, Pittsboro General Store Café, Pittsboro Toys, and Starrlight Mead for playing hosts for our numerous event throughout the day.

Sara Beaman, the Davenport Sisters, Kim Infiniti, Jenaliz, Justin Johnson, Ouida de la Gouttiere, Sarah Shook & the Devil, Silver Kitsune, Six Lives Colliding, the Steampunk Family, Steph Stewart & her Boyfriends, Talloolah Love, Thunder & Spice, Tommy Edwards & Friends, Judy Woodall, and DJ Doctor Q for entertaining folks throughout the day & into the wee hours.

The Town of Pittsboro, the Pittsboro Business Association, the good folks at ConTemporal for handing out programs and wandering the streets, Mister James Terll for giving a fanciful walking tour and everyone else who helped make the 2nd annual Pittsboro By Gaslight a grand success.

We look forward to doing it again next year!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

MUSICAL GUESTS: Thunder & Spice

Thunder & Spice love to sing and perform sea shanties, pirate and pub songs, as well as melodic harmonies in the Celtic, Folk and Renaissance tradition. Each member puts a variety of theatrical talents and years of musical experience to use in this versatile performance group.

Thursday, October 6, 2011


Sara Beaman has been performing bellydance since 2002 in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area of North Carolina. Her main influences include Mira Betz, Jill Parker, FatChanceBellyDance, Rachel Brice, my mentor Hannan Sultan, and my first teacher Nandana. Her goal is to incorporate all contemporary styles of bellydance into a holistic melange. The majority of Sara's background has been in Tribal Fusion bellydance, but she also study Modern Egyptian and whatever else she can get my hands on!

She is committed to her pursuit of bellydance as an artform. She strives constantly to be a better dancer-- not necessarily a dancer who can do jaw-dropping stunts (although those are nice too), but someone who dances as naturally as most people breathe. She hopes to grow a little closer to that goal every day, every time she practices.

Coming along with Sara to perform at Pittsboro By Gaslight will be the fantastic Kim Infiniti & the dynamic duo, Jenaliz.

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Saturday, October 1, 2011

PERFORMERS: Ouida de la Gouttiere

Ouida de la Gouttiere was born on the streets of New York to a drunken father and a slatternly mother. She was sent to the country at age fifteen to work for a wealthy couple. The wife was ill; the husband was lecherous. See Ouida in person to hear the whole terrible tale!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

MUSICAL GUESTS: Steph Stewart & her Boyfriends

Fronted by budding songwriter Steph Stewart and long-time musician Tim Stambaugh (dobro, banjo, bouzouki), Steph Stewart & the Boyfriends is a duo, sometimes trio, formed by a chance jam session at a local farm's annual harvest festival. Drawn together by a collective musical intuition, the two began collaborating on Steph's original tunes, with Tim’s traditional back-porch style accompaniment weaving expertly through Steph’s haunting melodies.

Steph grew up singing along with classics like Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash; these influences, along with more contemporary songwriters such as Neko Case and Gillian Welch, echo throughout her own music. Professionally, she cut her teeth in the Triangle’s music scene, playing coffee house circuits and frequenting open mic nights as a way to develop her sound. Her recent song writing has taken a significant shift, moving away from personal reflection and toward a fascinating exploration of darker, untold histories.

Tim learned to play the banjo and guitar while growing up in the blue ridge mountains near Asheville, NC, and has since been a fixture on the North Carolina bluegrass scene for nearly two decades. Prior to joining Steph, he also toured the world with his music several times, including extended tours in Taiwan and Eastern Europe. Their combined experience and dedication to their craft allow them to assemble the perfect show for any occasion or environment.

A fusion of old Appalachia and modern Americana, Steph Stewart and The Boyfriends' sound is raw, rare and strangely familiar.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

PERFORMERS: Silver Kitsune

Silver Kitsune comes to us direct from Charlotte, NC, where she performs with Big Mamma's House of Burlesque. Silver Kitsune often gives an Asian flair to her performances and is an absolute delight to watch on stage.