One of us! One of us! “Freak” is no longer a derogatory word, in fact in a basic bitch world, being unique is something to celebrate in bigger and bolder ways than ever. The people behind the Freakshow party in Venice are going bigger, weirder and more wondrous with a special event in Downtown called Le Freak! And it’s a can’t miss for alternative circus-style entertainment.

(Courtesy Le Freak)

The sideshow inspired extravaganza features huge DJs (Cut Chemist, Funk Freaks, Supreme La Rock, DJ Aaron Paar) spinning decadent disco, funk, soul and house, and of course, an array of astounding and audacious live performances via the Venice shindig and via the cast of AMC’s TV show Freakshow. Behold at the sights and delights of: Larry the Wolf Boy from Mexico, Kanya “the amazing living half girl,” female sword swallower Juliette Electrique, Samara the Snake Lady, Lady Twisto, “the world famous rubber girl,” Jessa the Bearded Lady and internationally known body modified/ tattooed clown Richie the Barber. Burlesque dancers, drag queens, stunt performers and more round out the fun and it’s all hosted “the Amazing Ali,” from Lifetime’s Little Women: LA

The Mayan, 1038 S. Hill St., downtown; Thu., Aug. 29, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; $20- $50 (21+) 

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