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A John Waters Christmas at Asbury Hall at Babeville

Who doesn’t like John Waters? To answer that question fairly, “most people don’t like John Waters.” And that’s fine, because it takes a special person to like the American bestselling author and cult film director. Fortunately there are a lot of special people out there who appreciate Waters’ completely off-kilter, wacked sense of directing, not to mention the unseemly characters (in real life and in his films – the lines are sometimes blurred) that are featured in films such as Pink Flamingos, A Dirty Shame, and one of my all-time favorites – Polyester. After all, it was Waters who once said, “I pride myself on the fact that my work has no socially redeeming value.”

In an incredible stroke of luck, Buffalo will soon play host to this snide miscreant who has been called The Pope of Trash, and The People’s Pervert. Asbury Hall at Babeville has invited Waters to perform his critically acclaimed show A John Waters Christmas.

Miracles really do happen at Yuletide, even if they’re false, and Waters prays for a Gaspar Noé Christmas film, and a new sex club that encourages gay men and lesbians to have sex with each other for the very first time. Delving into his love for the annual December warning list of ‘Unsafe Toys to Give Your Child’ and his hatred for email Christmas cards, The Easter Bunny, and any kind of holiday ‘food issues’, the Pope of Trash will give you a Cool Yule like no other.” – Asbury Hall

A John Waters Christmas at Asbury Hall at Babeville

Friday, December 7, 2018

7pm Doors, 8pm Show

Babeville | 341 Delaware Avenue | Buffalo, New York 14202

Tickets: $40.00 in advance, $45.00 day of show and $110 VIP Packages at, Babeville Box Office (M-F 11a-5p), or charge by phone at 877.987.6487

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Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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