By Anita Overcash
Is it just me or does something about a traveling hobo cabaret, known as The Yard Dogs Road Show, raise your interest, too? Maybe it has something to do with childhood memories of the circus or a love of the now defunct HBO show Carnivale? I'm not quite sure, but the show — featuring burlesque, sword-swallowing, rock 'n' roll and more — definitely puts an alternative spin on adult catered entertainment. The 13-member cast's fantasy-like performances are described as "pure visual and sonic voodoo." Maybe it's just magic. $12-$15. 9 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.