A contortionist shows off her amazing flexibility. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

Sylvan Lake brewery hosting creepy cabaret

Boo’s and Brews is hosted by Undercurrent Brewery on Oct. 25

A Sylvan Lake brewery and central Alberta’s volunteer centre have partnered up for a night of creepy fun.

The so-called freak show cabaret will be held at Undercurrent Brewery this Friday, with proceeds going to Volunteer Central.

Bryan McHale and Pam Snowdon came together to plan the spectacle after the success of the Women’s Day event in the spring.

McHale says he was approached by Snowdon with the concept of a creepy circus-type event to benefit Volunteer Central.

The idea came from Snowdon’s son, who is involved with circus performing.

The event will have circus-type performers astounding the audience with their talents. The acts will include contortionists, sword swallowing, stilt walkers and more.

Included with the $35 ticket is two drinks, tapas throughout the evening and the freaky circus acts.

“I think there will be a guy who lays on a bed of nails and someone walks over him. The thought just makes me shudder,” said McHale.

The brewery is also crafting a specialty cocktail for the evening to fit into the theme.

“It’s going to be a really entertaining show, and a lot of fun,” said Snowdon.

McHale says he would love to raise $1,000 for Volunteer Central. The funds will come from a portion of ticket sales, 50/50 tickets and raffle tickets.

Tickets are available through eventbrite.com. A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase at the door as well.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the first acts are expected to take the stage around 8 p.m.

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