Red Palace, the new nightspot that combines two H Street, NW venues—music club The Red and the Black and burlesque parlor Palace of Wonders—will open on Saturday, booking manager Steve Lambert said in a press release.
"We are happy to announce, FINALLY, the opening of Red Palace at 1210-1212 H Street NE," Lambert wrote in a statement. "The larger, yet still very intimate space will launch this weekend."
The venue, which will host live music as well as sideshows and burlesque acts, was originally due to open in October, but licensing issues delayed its launch, and forced the cancellation of a slew of scheduled shows.
Red Palace is owned by area entertainment mogul Joe Englert, who also owns Rock & Roll Hotel and DC9—the 9th Street, NW nightclub that has been closed since October. The club was shuttered after the death of 27-year-old Ali Ahmed Mohammed, following an altercation with club employees.
Lambert told me last month that the delay in opening Red Palace was unrelated to the DC9 incident.
The first Red Palace event will be the Dangerously Delicious Pies 8th Annual Pie and Rock-n-Roll Extravaganza, with The Deadmen, Glenmont Popes, HR of Bad Brains, and Lazlo Lee and the Motherless Children. The complete Red Palace show schedule is listed on the Red and the Black website.