Have you heard of Bizarre, the new absinthe bar located off of the Myrtle-Broadway JMZ stop? Of course you have! It’s the neighborhood’s newest, stylish space complete with huge windows, a projector playing scenes from silent movies, and quaint antique decor. Some might even say it’s the Cat’s Meow. Luckily, the management and hostess Merry Cherrie have noticed the buzz and have begun a new, monthly queerparty named just that.
Cat’s Meow occurs one Saturday a month, and queers and allies from all over Brooklyn can enjoy the beats of DJ David John Sokolowski, the humor and grace of Merrie Cherrie, and performances by performance artists, dancers, and drag queens of all kinds. The debut Cat’s Meow occurred this past Saturday, March 9, 2013, and featured a 1920’s to 1940’s period theme.
Attendees and performers came dressed in their classiest attire inspired by early twentieth century icons like Josephine Baker and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Dapper men and gorgeous women danced beneath a spinning disco ball and sipped glowing green absinthe or specialty cocktails that cost only $12. Attendees with a little less to spend can also enjoy Bizarre’s cheap well cocktails at $5 and draft beers for $6, as well as a beer and shot combo.
The first Cat’s Meow featured amazing performances by Drag Queens, a dancer that spilled candle wax on herself inside of a voodoo circle, and even a performer that rhythmically punctured his own body with large needles.
The next Cat’s Meow will feature a MOD theme, so come dressed and prepared to rock out to 50s and 60s hits.