Artisphere to Host “Popped-Up Videos” Comedy Show

by Katie Pyzyk September 12, 2012 at 10:00 am 2,615 8 Comments

Remember that show “Pop Up Videos” on VH1 that was all the rage in the 1990s? Well, the live version is coming to Artisphere (1101 Wilson Blvd).

On Saturday, September 22, the art venue will host “Popped-Up Videos Live.” The show will feature 1990s “statement videos” with fun facts and jokes interspersed. The comedic event will show videos from artists like Arrested Development, TLC, Van Halen, Porno for Pyros and Queen Latifah.

Guest comedians and personalities will join host Andrew Bucket, who is touted as a music video historian. During the show, the audience can participate in games and trivia to win prizes.

Admission is $10 for the program, which runs from 8:00-10:00 p.m. in the Dome Theatre. Tickets can be purchased online.

  • Close the Artisphere Now

    Oh boy, I’m looking forward to these comments…

  • CrystalMikey

    Music video historian? Really?

  • nunya

    next up MST3K!

  • Greg

    This actually seems like a fun idea for a 2 hour show. Dinking and Dunking ain’t going to solve the Artisphere problem, though.

    They need to come up with some regular installations that draw people and then have a way to make money off those people.

    I think the National Building Museum is a great example. Their Lego and kids rooms are usually crowded. The mini-golf exhibit was a huge hit, with lines of 45 minutes to and hour common.

    Heck, if the Artisphere just installed Arlington themed mini-golf for the winter it would draw a good crowd.

    • Arnold Palmer

      That’s a great idea. Instead of a windmill, you could putt through constructions cranes, while avoiding huge potholes and steel plates. And your ball would be forced to stop at an endless series of red lights. Occassionally it would be deflected by pedestrians crossing against the light, or it would ricochet off of bollards on a bike trail. And if you took too much time to complete a hole, a meter maid would issue you a $35 ticket.

      • Richard Cranium

        *golf claps* – well played!

        • YTK

          Bouncing the golf ball off the side of a passing Metrobus would add points.

  • UYD Fan

    The Drafthouse just had a found footage event last week and they didn’t even need any taxpayer support! I hate to bring a dead horse back to life and then beat it to death again, but why is taxpayer money going to this? Are there any economists in the county that could explain the concept of “public goods” to the powers that be?


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