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Glamorgeddon Final Spectacle & Limo Lectures Recommended

When: Fri., Jan. 30, 5-9 p.m. 2015
Price: free gallery admission ($20 for limo lectures, including drinks)

Legal fun in the back of a limo

Glamour is derived from a Scottish word meaning "a spell affecting the eye" or a kind of "haze in the air," which would explain a lot. (Consider, for a moment, the emergence of harem pants, lensless eyeglasses, or men's leggings — the likes of which should not have been seen after the 1600s.) More than two dozen visual and performance artists joined together for "Glamorgeddon," a celebration and critical examination of the ephemeral, mercurial, and often downright ridiculous concept of glamour. The exhibit's Final Spectacle includes WIGband, a decidedly indelicate performance art duo created in 1985 by Barbara "Bambi" Golden and Johanna "Silver" Poethig. During the night, artists, authors, and professors (including Silver's sister Dr. Kathryn Poethig, a professor of global studies) team up for Limo Lectures. Imagine sipping cocktails and careening through city streets in a candy-pink stretch limo while absorbing in-depth media analysis on the rise of the booty or learning about the outsized role of beauty pageants in Venezuelan culture. This is tutelage in style.

— Silke Tudor


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