Pole. Paintings. Power.
Friday, March 16, Beatnik Studios, 5:30 p.m., $10-$12
When artist Jaya King worked up the courage to take her first pole dancing class, she didn’t expect it to influence her art. Fast forward a year to this weekend’s one-night show of art, dance and performance inspired by pole fitness: Pole. Paintings. Power. King’s abstract paintings will be on display as performers with Epic Pole Fitness, Handstand Nation and others show off their impressive talents. It will also be King’s first night performing a pole routine herself. She will also give a talk about the series of paintings at 6 p.m. Any art pieces King sells that night will help support SkateMD, a nonprofit that provides skateboarding clinics to kids with disabilities. Don’t miss this night of powerful art and performance. 723 S Street, www.jayasart.com.