A Steampunk RISQUÉ on April 8th '23 at The Crucible in Washington D.C.

DCs Ultimate BDSM Party & EDM Club Night with an event page on Fetlife

We're going forward and backwards at the same time. Old word sensibilities and style with a futuristic spin. Re-imaging what the past would have looked like if the future arrived a little sooner.

Steam power, clockworks, and mechanical enhancements of all kinds held together by suspenders, top hats, frilled collars and laces up corsets.

Please come with gears and no fears!

**Update for future events**

To be able to continue offering photography at RISQUÉ with Rain Imagery, starting at the May event, there will be a $10 charge per group for photo sessions. Everything else stays the same, including free downloads for those sharing images with us. So, while you're planning your fabulous outfits, find a place to tuck a 10 spot or credit card so we can continue to make magic 💋

As usual, RISQUÉ and The Crucible are keeping in accordance with all local guidelines for mask usage and require face coverings to be worn indoors. Additionally, as per venue rules, we will require proof of vaccination before entry. Event date is subject to last minute cancellations and/or changes as the world we live in continues to evolve around us. Our utmost concern is to keep our staff and lovely participants safe and healthy.
🎧 Guest DJs for the evening 🎧
Synthpop, EBM, Darkwave
🎧 with Resident DJs 🎧
Geiger cut his teeth on the trace scene in his early days, learning how to cultivate a strong ebb and flow pulsating through the dance-floor, captivating crowds throughout the DC area. In recent years, he has become a true connoisseur of all genres, and is the acting foundation of Cyrenaics Events. He has been known to bring a crate full of crowd pleasers, filling dance-floors and getting the getting bodies moving, no matter the genre or party; he can do it all. Harnesses his diverse tastes and ear for anything, he brings the heat to every event he plays.

CiDnY - Liquid D&B
Returning to his roots in EDM, CiDnY endeavors to retrace the feel of old clubs: Circle Club and the Edge. In order to pursue a different feel, this smoother genre with ignite your senses and stimulate your imagination with fluid sounds and a back beat worth banging to :)

Alternate Frequency - http://www.thealternatefrequency.com/
🤗 Hosted by 🤗
Cosmo Lubertazzo
I am here for for two things, to live a good life, and to throw a good party. I am looking for people in my life that understand and share my desires. I am also looking to Party/DJ for those like minded people wherever I can find a safe place for both.

Freyja Halifax - Rhythmic Flogging & House Dom (DXS Rapture | AWP) FB
Freyja has been in the scene for eight years, and has been a House Dominatrix at organizations such as BOUND, DXS Rapture, and now RISQUÉ. She specializes in impact play, needles, violet wand, and teaching to new kinksters. Want to play?

Been in the kink community for about 6 years now and she's always known she was a bratty switch. She has more than enough knowledge on how to help people feel comfortable and safe before entering the play space. Don't be shy to say hello, she doesn't bite...hard.

Ghost is a name that signifies the ethereal and mysterious. With my presence, I lift spirits. In my absence, my Southern charm lingers about until my next return.
🏏 Flogging & Impact Demos by 🏏
Merging music and motion, impact aficionado and Free Form Flogging fanatic Uncle Eric, joins us with his Avant guard approach to S/M. Alternatively Spankologist (aka Eric Strickman) lays down some traditional CP licks. Its heat to the seat to the RISQUÉ beat!

I’m a sassy princess with a sadistic streak that loves to play on both sides of the slash. In the lifestyle for almost 20 years with a passion for giving pleasure and pain with a variety of implements that range from the sensual to the intense. I practice RACK and pre-negotiation is a must.

🔥 Fire Fleshing by 🔥
For the last few years, I've been putting my passion for fire to good use and learned how to safely perform fire fleshing and cupping to provide a warm experience. If you've ever been curious, or you've done it before, feel free to stop by and say hi.
🔥 Cupping by 🔥
I’m Missy, I’m here to have fun and cupping is one of my favorite things to do! I do 🔥fire cupping 🔥, air cupping and wet cupping (not available at risqué). My cupping is either stagnant and/or massage depending on the scene and most of my technique is based on cupping therapy with roots in traditional Chinese medicine. And of course… Kink 😄
🦶 Foot Stuff 🦶
Caprox (Friendly Feet of DC/Baltimore)
Capriox (AKA “That guy with the ‘Ask Me About Foot Stuff’ sign”) demos various kinds of play involving feet. Foot massage, foot worship, foot tickling, foot torture - if it has to do with feet, feel free to ask him about it!
🕯 Hot Wax by 🕯
A longtime member of the DC kink community. Has performed in Cask of Baboons Kinky Shakespeare shows since 2016, pouring wax at parties and events for several years.
🔪 Knife Play Crewed by 🔪
From sensual to sadistic and all points in between, come experience life on the edge and carve a fresh experience into your memory. I've honed my skills across two continents and 14 years, though my love of all things sharp and shiny goes back much, much farther.
🛏 Latex Deflatables 🛏
Robert Mcgrath
Experience a sensation of full encasement inside latex bondage as your sight, sound and movement is restricted but the sensation of touch is amplified.
Hoshi is an exhibitionist sadomasochist who enjoys flying through the air on her Lyra. She's been flying on Lyra for the last few years and has recently taken up silks. She loves to chat about aerial arts, so come say hi if you are interested in starting!
💉 Needle Play Staffed by 💉
A needle top, kinky freak and delicate flower, looking sweet and innocent while doing horrible things to good people. Their favorite scenes take planning, but simple things in life can be rewarding too - like an endorphin button resting on a clitoris.
📸 Photography Provided By 📸
Rain - (rainimagery.com)
I'm Rain, a photographer and digital artist in Northern VA.  My specialties are fine art portraits, fantasy art, boudoir, kink but my favorite place to be is every place any of those overlap. You are the work of art and I want to show you.
😅 Sybian Staffed by 😅
Agarista is a hedonistic debauch of a bitch. 
⚡ Violet Wand Staffed by ⚡
Dara Kahleesi - http://pinkkinkpodcast.com/
Dara, the Electro Kahleesi, is a sensual sadist, Domme, and a little. She has been in the BDSM lifestyle for 18 years and her specialty is sensual and sadistic electro play but works within a variety of kinks and fetishes. A member of the International Violet Wand Guild with over 6 years experience with the intensities and variations of electro play, Dara offers private electro sessions and lessons out of her home and demos at parties and kink events in the DC metro area. She also hosts Little and Pet parties for her local kink group at her home with her Daddy/husband.
🧵 Rope and Non-Hook Suspension Staffed by 🧵
(She/Daddy Fox) A genderfluid and Sadistic rigger whose dynamic style keeps Bottoms on their toes. Passionate about every BODY belonging in rope, Ropeosaur values diversity, openly working with chronic pain and partners of varying body shapes, sizes, and gender-identities. Outside of kink, Ropeosaur is a full-time healthcare professional with a Master’s degree and Plant Daddy to their garden. Ropeosaur also hosts a monthly, private, Queer Rope Jam with the Cyrenaics, where she is fostering the growth of the future of Queer/femme rope. New to teaching, Ropeosaur hopes to inspire others into their capacity of Topping, regardless of size or gender expression.

Ms Jess Hawk of Shibari VA
Ms Jess Hawk started her rope journey 8 years ago, first starting as a rope bottom and then working her way to self tying to tying others. It’s allowed her to teach classes, workshops and perform in Va and other states. She spends her time supporting and providing education to the local community and the lifestyle. She has been the leader for many alternative lifestyle groups. She’s currently the leader of Nawa Nawa Nawa and the Event Organizer of Shibari Va.

Perfect Stranger
Perfect Stranger is a male rope switch who delights in strenuous, structural, and aesthetic rope on both himself and those he ties. He shifted focus to more suspension-based tying a year ago, specializing in dizzying partial and full suspension scenes. Let's tie!
💰 Vending Provided by 💰
We’re a group of artists who’ve been creating chainmaille and scalemaille jewelry, accessories, and more since 1997.  We thoroughly enjoy creating custom pieces for our clients.  We love finding new and inventive ways of creating and using chainmaille and scalemaille.

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Previous DJ's
Alternate Frequency - http://www.thealternatefrequency.com/
2RIP - House (Badass Raves | Nightmare Festival)
Ali Ji - Bollywood, Bhangra House
AMP - SwingHouse (Re:imagine/ Symbiotic) MX
Arcada - Hardstyle/UK Hardcore (ECHD/BADASS Raves) SC / YT
Asher Miller aka DJ Spacepimp
BEATRIX - Global Bass/Electro Swing (Meso Creso, Speakeasy Electro Swing DC) SC
B-Rice - EDMofWTF (Slow Kidz)
Ciconte - Hard Electro
CHASE (AKA "ReEduK8") - Techno
Confetti - Dutch House (GLAS Mix Project | Heros 4 Hire)
Deinfamous - D&B (Expansion Broadcast) SC
²↑²↓ ♛ DTL Contraversy ♛ ²↑²↓ - D&B (Va's Finest)
Dreamer - Hip Hop
Elemental - Psy Trance (Geomagnetic/Badass Raves)
Frankie Bass - D&B (Propa Talent Records)
Gabe De Aphrikan - Jump Up D&B (BonfireCrew/Undead/DirtboxRadio)
HappyDaze - UK Hardcore (Kikwear, Good Vibes Promo, Hardcore Resurrection, BoP)
Hemlock - Goth/Industrial (BOB) MixCloud
HojuPockets - D&B
JaggerJaw - PowerNoise (Sleepless Music. Dark Side Entertainment) SC
Javier - Goth & New Wave
Jay Shok - House (Light It Up Productions) FB
Johnny Panic
Katharsiz - Butt Stuff
Massacat - Bassline (Badass Raves, re:maginə)
Micke - Tech (District Ignition | Buzzlife | Liquid Lounge SoundSystem) FB SC
Mighty Mike Saga - Industrial, Synthpop SC / FL
MindCage - Industrial
MiNDJacket - Industrial/Coldwave (Dark & Stormy) MC | FB
Naughty Nutz - Happy Hardcore
Neska - Industrial/Electro (Elektroschock)
Nicholai - Electro/Industrial (ElecktroSchock)
Obscure - Electro & Breaks (Re:magine | Badass Raves)
Plaguelustre - Industrial
Problem Unit - UK Hardcore
RaveKilla - D&B (Transit/Give Productions/District Burners)
ReEduK8 - Breakbeat ( BADAss | Subsdance ) IG | SC
Richard Reich - Industrial (DDP) FB / MX
RX - Funky House (3D | AudioLab)
SHAFT XXL - Funky House
Spookster - Synthpop
sub-Woofer - House (Yup) SC
Thousand Drunk DJ's - Funky House (BadAss Raves)
DJ Todd - Synthpop/EBM (Real Synthetic Audio)
DJ Todd vs Defekt- Synthpop/EBM (Real Synthetic Audio)
TrashPanda - Hardstyle
Vilyn - Symbiotic/Re:magine
Warp Zone - Dj 0bscure vs Dj amp (Re:imagine/ Symbiotic)
Warring - Electro/Industrial/Synthpop (Elektroschock)