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Victory Lap is a variety show, emphasis on the variety: There’s a traditional house band and stand-up comedians (Megan Koester, Brendon Small, Dan St. Germain) between sets, but then there are the weirder things: puppet surgery, tap dancing, busking. Even stranger is what takes place offstage: slow dancing, usually. That’s because at Victory Lap, there’s no separation between performers and audience members, and the latter can purchase raffle tickets for a chance to take the stage and spin a giant wheel that will lead to either humiliation or victory — often, one is the result of the other, and there are plenty of cool prizes as consolation. Tonight’s Halloween-themed shindig is hosted by Dracula (who looks a lot like Victory Lap co-host Seth W. Owen) and the wheel features more frightening challenges than usual. “If it lands on a séance, we’ll have a séance onstage,” producer Sharon Eisman says. “We’re a little nuts. This is the most nuts we get.” The Virgil, 4519 Santa Monica Blvd., E. Hlywd.; Tue., Oct. 21, 9 p.m.; free, raffle tickets three for $5 or free with costume. (323) 660-4540, victory?lap?variety.tumblr.com. —Jennifer Swann

Tue., Oct. 21, 9 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 10/21/14)

LA Weekly