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Sex slaves experiment in a fetish playland.

For 13 years, the brains behind the annual Organ Grinder's Ball & Fetish Fashion Show have been showcasing the latest in whips, chains, and cat-o'-nine-tails. Tonight's ball is no exception. Besides an array of fetish vendor booths filled with sex toys and XXX-rated flicks, spectators can check out the latest leather and fishnet garb in four fetish-fashion shows, as DJ Gozinya spins electro, industrial, and alternative mixes. The stage will then work overtime, with performances by contortionist Sora Sol, stilt-dancer Aaron Bonk, and L.A. exhibitionists Eragon & Dravyn. The Akron-based Rubber City Bombshells burlesque troupe will showcase "feisty, friendly girls" in their signature Fan Dance and Fire Play routines, which they originally showed off in 2005 on The Jerry Springer Show, says co-organizer Gemma Viets. The Organ Grinder's Ball & Fetish Fashion Show starts at 9 tonight at Metropolis, 2325 Elm Street on the West Bank of the Flats. Admission is $25. Call 216-241-4007 or visit
Fri., March 28, 9 p.m., 2008

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