• Meso Creso Halloween Presents: An Underwater Revelry

    This Halloween, join the Meso Creso caravan as we splash into a new adventure, deep underwater and far, far from the surface.

    Plunge yourself and explore beyond Atlantis, travel deeper than Lyonesse and Neapolis, and find yourself in our very own sunken city in the sea. Expect immersive art experiences and floating performances around every reef, lounges to lure you in, buried treasures to discover, and the global beats and treats you’ve come to love from Meso Creso.

    Marauding pirates lured in by mesmerizing merfolk. Sea witches and wizards casting spells, and creatures from the deep. An abandoned cruise ship. The vastness of the sea. And all of us, marooned, for one night. Together. 

    Join the caravan as we descend deeper than we’ve gone before, as we pass through drowned towns and abandoned cruise ships, and as we dream up the impossible just to get down in an Underwater Revelry.

    Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 10 PM – 7 AM pin A secret location in NE DC

    Tickets

    Music:

    Baile Funk and Zuzuka Poderosa 

    Your queen of the sea Zuzuka Poderosa is back at it again with some Baile Funk in the primetime spot.

    From the streets of Brazil to the shores of the NYC, we're taking you on a journey of Baile Funk.

    A music genre born in the favelas of Rio, influenced by 808's, Freestyle, & Miami Bass in the 80's has created a wave of controversy and at the same time a lifestyle. Breaking through all its discrimination and making it to mainstream media, influencing & inspiring many famous musicians in Hip Hop, Club Music & Reggaeton today, blending genres that it's constantly moving forward.

    Listen and watch:

    Zuzuka Poderosa (Brazil/NYC): https://soundsandcolours.com/…/new-music-zuzuka-poderosa-n…/

    Saso (The Bronx): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64H6GvMWFeA

    Dada Coz (The Bronx): https://www.instagram.com/dadacozdadacoz/?hl=en

    Comrade DJ (XÃO Productions) (NY/New Jersey): https://soundcloud.com/comrade-xao-productions

    Golden Kong (Brazil): https://soundcloud.com/goldenkong

    Featuring guest DJs:

    Sequoia: https://soundcloud.com/sequoia

    Mambisa: https://soundcloud.com/mambisamambisa

    Meso family DJs 

    Performances: 

    Cirqusoria

    Cirqusoria presents Muddy Waters

    In the wake of deluge we’ve experienced as a culture and country lately, Cirqusoria presents Muddy Waters. A new, womxn-centric act that explores the ancient power dynamic that’s now finally being called into question.

    For centuries, maybe since the very beginning, we’ve been trapped in stone. Sunken, merely existing at the mercy of currents. Muddy Waters is an expression of rising from those depths with beauty, courage, and strength. Come seek us where the sirens sing at Meso Creso’s Halloween. Showtime begins at the witching hour.

    Cirqusoria:

    We all have dreams. Sometimes seemingly impossible dreams, just out of reach, hanging brightly like the stars in the sky. We know their patterns and the way they take shape because we’ve studied them so long. We’ve mapped them. There is only one thing we need to be reminded of as we strive higher: to keep looking up. We want to defy gravity. There are times when we come very close.

    Cirqusoria was born in 2013. Our focus is to provide elegant, ethereal entertainment and environments for any event. We work with some of the finest talents in circus arts on the east coast to create unique, unforgettable acts that will transform any guest’s experience from mundane to magic.

    Ardiente

    Who says fire and water don’t mix? Get ready for a steamy hot performance by members of Nomadico’s fire conclave, Ardiente 🔥

    Art: 

    Announcing soon!

  • A Meso Creso HALLOWEEN: Carnaval of Curiosities

    Saturday, October 28
    Meso Creso Presents...

    Carnaval of Curiosities

    Strange people from strange places are coming to town. And you’re invited.

    What can you expect in the Carnaval of Curiosities?

    • live art & roving performances
    • live projections and visuals
    • aerial silk and lyra performers
    • Midway games for you to participate in all night long
    • a full interactive labyrinth with surprises around every corner
    • hidden hang-outs and leisurely lounges
    • roving treats, sweets, and all your party needs
    • and of course, all the global beats and bass you've come to love from Meso Creso

    GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

    There are a limited number of early bird tickets. Grab yours before the price increases!

    • Early bird ($25) ends on 11:59pm on Sunday, October 1st. 
    • Tier 2 is $30
    • Tier 3 is $35
    • Tier 4 is $40

    Featuring Special Guest:

    SOOHAN

    + the illustruous illexxandria 

    + Meso Creso Resident DJs:

    On All Hallows Eve, Carnaval gets curiouser and curiouser. We invite you to descend into the nocturnal, suspend your disbelief, and manipulate the spectacular in Meso Creso’s Carnaval of Curiosities. Find us under our traveling tent and you’ll be immersed in labyrinths of unknown, rituals of rebellion, and the global beats and treats you’ve come to love.

    From the tropical streets to the dusty great plains to our very own District, join us for the most curious of Carnavals.

    What obscure oddities or delightful disguises will you adorn your body with? 
    Get inspired here!

    OPEN CALL until October 6th for participatory experiences, art installations, and/or performers! We are looking for artists, performers and weirdos to contribute to our midway, perform under the stars, and much more. Submit your idea here!

    View FB event

  • Crescent Dream

    Friday, September 15
    ROAM & Meso Creso present...

    ☽ ☾ CRESCENT DREAM ☽ ☾

    Join us as we transform an undisclosed warehouse location in DC into a Mesopotamian-inspired dreamland...

    TICKETS: http://bit.do/CRESCENTDREAM

    Music by Robot Heart and Mayan Warrior veteran Barnt (Kompakt-Germany), in his DC debut.

    + ROAM residents DJ Lisa Frank and Sami
    + Meso Creso residents mettabbana and V:shal Kanwar

    Live Aerial Silk Performances
    Lounge by Meso Creso
    Art Installations
    Live Visuals
    Martin Audio Sound by the Zapata Bros
    Warehouse Location NE DC

    Costumes encouraged but not required!
    ________________________________________

    · Alcohol available for purchase until 2:30am
    · Strictly 21+, please bring your ID 
    · Cash-only bar and box office - ATM on-site
    · Street parking

    Please respect the space and each other. Even though we encourage personal freedom at all events, some security will be on-site. If you see disrespectful behavior, please don't hesitate to say something to our staff or crew. 

    The artists and promoters involved have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to racism, homophobia, transphobia, sexual harassment, misogyny, sexism, chauvinism, etc.

    View FB event

  • Meso Creso 1,001 Beats presents: A Late Summer Jam

    Our Late Summer Jam edition of 1001 Beats is proud to celebrate music from all over the world, with a special journey through the Caribbean, courtesy of DC's legendary roots reggae artist King Selassie I Sound.

    This one is going to tickle a whole different part of your dancing apparatus, with lush reggae and tropical vibes, and featuring out newly expanded sound system!

    King Selassie I Sound
    https://soundcloud.com/selassie-i-sound

    + Meso Creso Residents:

    v:shal kanwar
    www.mixcloud.com/vishalkanwar/

    BEATrix
    https://soundcloud.com/djbeatrix

    ANANDROID
    https://soundcloud.com/an-android

    + HERBALICIOUS FRENCHY MASTER (on Visuals)
    + drinks specials all night

    all this and more for a $5 cover

    -------------------------
    Meso Creso is a Washington DC based-but-borderless arts collective that promotes creativity without boundaries, social consciousness, staying up, and getting down. Meso Creso is known for its roving hookah lounge, highly crafted art installations, joyful whistles and hand claps, and a DJ lineup that represents the rich cultural mix of its community.

    Meso Creso seeks to be a safe space for all sexualities and genders. We love consent-based activities, believe that altered states are no excuse for bad behavior, and have a zero tolerance policy for those who think or act otherwise