The Dirty Show X at Bert’s Warehouse Theatre

The Dirty Show X at Bert’s Warehouse Theatre

Having trouble trying to figure out what to do with your date this Saturday?  I’ll be spending a portion of my Valentine’s Day at the Dirty Show X(XX?).  It’s the tenth anniversary of what has become the largest erotica arts exhibit on the planet, and Valentine’s Day is always the best day to go.  What could be more appropriate than spending an evening with the one you love on the biggest day of amour than looking at bondage pieces and pierced naughty bits?  As if I even needed to ask.

“This milestone anniversary is being billed as ‘The Greatest Dirty Show On Earth’.  For the past ten years, an ever-increasing number of local and International artists have descended on Detroit to showcase a “skintillating” display of dirty art. Detroit’s notorious Dirty Show® has grown from an underground happening to what has become the largest erotic art exhibition on the planet. As the show has grown, the caliber of pieces has gone from cellar to stellar, as both emerging artists and the established erotic who’s who participate in one of the area’s best attended and unusual art events.

‘The show has been held at increasingly larger spots around town before finally settling down at the massive Bert’s Warehouse location in Eastern Market.  ‘Everybody seems to have a favorite, Dirty Show®,’ reports the show’s creator, Jerry Vile,  ‘so we are doing our darndest to make sure this year’s show will be everybody’s all time favorite. We’ll have more exhibit space and installations’.  Furthermore, the organizers plan on simultaneous openings at galleries all over the world, participating galleries include  Zurich, Sydney, and Vancouver. ”


Readers, be warned–sometimes the best sights to see at the Dirty Show aren’t always the art pieces or the performances.  This place is part art, part boozey social outing, and part people watching at its finest.  This weekend is your last opportunity to experience the sexy, the erotic, the sometimes funny, and the often macabre masterpieces that would even make a porn star blush (or wince) at the crown jewel of Detroit’s art scene, the Dirty Show.

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The Dirty Show will be open Friday, February 13th and Saturday, February 14th from 7:00PM-2:00AM.  Tickets are $15.00 and are available for advance purchase at http://www.dirtydetroit.com/store.htm.  Advance purchase is recommended to guarantee entry.  18 and over only.  No cameras or recording equipment will be permitted.