Inspire Goes to the Dogs (and Ponies)


Prince Poppycock is one of the featured performers at Selene Luna’s Dog and Pony show, running Feb. 21-22 at Inspire.

Inspire, recently opened at the corner of Fremont Street and Las Vegas Boulevard, is multiple venues in one: the three-level building encompasses a cocktail lounge, a newsstand café and a 150-seat theater, among other things. The venue has seen sporadic action—a lecture here, a magic show there—but if you really want to see this new theater put to its fullest use, you should check out Selene Luna’s Dog & Pony Show on February 21-22.

To paraphrase Bill Hader, this wild variety showcase has everything: Selene Luna, a 3-foot-10-inch burlesque performer and comic; Prince Poppycock, an “operatic dandy” who’s a cross between Klaus Nomi and Lady Gaga; drag sensation Jackie Beat; singer Lindsey Alley; burlesque dancer Audrey DeLuxe; mentalist RJ Owens; and Team America: World Police puppeteer Scott Land.

Tickets for this glittering, lunatic blowout are $20, and can be found at