We are excited to return to The Birchmere on Saturday October 21st, 2023.

This year’s theme is MASQUERADE: A Dance of Shadows!

Join us for most theatrical fusion belly dance show of the season!

With performers traveling as far away as Madrid, Spain and San Francisco, CA to entertain you, this show is aimed to entertain and delight with each performers own interpretation of The Masquerade

In the ethereal glow of moonlit chandeliers, witness the unfolding of an enigmatic tale that whirls attendees into a realm of mystery, romance, and grandeur. “Masquerade: A Dance of Shadows” takes you on a captivating journey into a mystical ball where secrecy is the currency and revelation is the reward. As the evening unfolds, witness the interplay of light and shadow, reality and illusion, set against a narrative that twists and turns, pulling you deeper into the labyrinthine corridors of the masquerade.

But remember, in the masquerade, nothing is as it seems. As masks fall, unveiling the raw and passionate tales spun in the moon’s silver threads, you might find yourself questioning – where does the masquerade end and reality begin?

Please join us! We encourage our audience to dress up and join the fun for a night in the shadows.

Doors & Pre-Show Carnival @ 5pm
Costume Contest @ 5:30pm
Main Hall Opens @ 6pm
Show @ 7:30pm

The Producers

Belladonna and Ken Vegas present the 11th annual Raven’s Night, a soirée of dark decadence and ethereal performances, on Saturday, October 21st, 2023!

We are dedicated to creating an entertaining show where all performances and audience participation must be respectful to people of all races, sizes, ages, identity, gender, class and ability. We reserve the right to not share any performances we perceive as problematic.


Belladonna has been producing her famously fantastic Halloween-themed show in the Washington, DC, area since 2005 and has worked with The DCAC, The Warehouse Theater, and The Sitar Arts Center. She is delighted to return to the Birchmere for the fourth time, to present this latest incarnation of Raven’s Night.



The co-producer is Ken Vegas, the co-founder of dragkinghistory.com an on-line directory of drag kings and male impersonators spanning back to the Tang Dynasty. Ken has been producing sold-out shows in the DC Metro area since 2000, including Raven’s Night, The Great Big International Drag King Show at the Black Cat and the 9:30 Club.



Oct. 21st 2023

The place to be this
Halloween Season.


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