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All Aboard The Freak Train

The freaks (and their friends) roll in tonight at 7 p.m. It will probably not be an entirely pretty sight, but if all goes well you’ll get plenty of belly laughs out of the affair.

Freak Train, tonight at the Bug Theater, is an open stage freak fest where anyone and everyone can sign up for five minutes of fame. Or public humiliation, depending on the performer. You might see a few acting monologues or a singing-and-dancing number or two. These can range from truly talented performers to blatantly embarrassing, and that’s half the fun. There’s always at least a few comedic acts, and a few avant-garde attempts at entertaining. One guy got up on stage in a black bodysuit, cracked an egg over his head and stood there while the egg slowly slipped its way down to the stage floor. Performance art?

It’s a great cure for a moody Monday, and it’s only $5. With free beer. Now that’s entertainment. Sign-ups start at 7 p.m. and the show rolls at 8. Head to the Bug Theater (3654 Navajo St.) to see for yourself.

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All Aboard the Freak Train

Feel that slight vibration in the ground today? That’s the aftershocks from last night’s Freak Train, a freak-alicious theater hodgepodge that rolled through the Bug Theater last night. This amateur open stage night is always wild, and you never know what you might see. Possibilities include comedy, theater, music, tapdancing, and/or singing monkeys and many more bizarre performances.

Go wherever your imagination takes you for this show. Have a skit involving crash helmets, voodoo dolls and cookie dough? Bring it on. Twelve slots are available and fill up soon, so don’t arrive late if you want your five minutes of fame. (If you’re having trouble picturing exactly how this works, just check out the 4th anniversary video. )

The Freak Train rolls through town on the last Monday of every month. I know, I know. Mondays aren’t the best “going out” night. But surely this is enough advance notice, right?

Doors are at 7 p.m., show’s at 8 p.m., tickets for the low, low price of $5.

Go ahead. Get your freak on.