ARTS Pick: Pretty Things Vaudeville Show

Pretty Things Vaudeville Show plays with sharp objects on Wednesday at the Southern. Publicity image. Pretty Things Vaudeville Show plays with sharp objects on Wednesday at the Southern. Publicity image.

Hollywood offscreen: In a throwback to the pre-pixel days of entertainment, the Pretty Things Vaudeville Show wows from the stage with sword swallowers, contortionists, and traditional magic. The Hollywood-based ensemble features the mind-reading dog Scraps, and the daring Rachel Atlas, whose special props include a bed of nails, razorblades, a machete ladder, and a human chopping block.

Wednesday 2/13. $15-20, 8:30pm. The Southern Café & Music Hall, 103 S. First St. 977-5590.