A Manhattan nightclub known for X-rated burlesque and drug raids is scheduled to host a fund-raiser for Barack Obama tonight.Of course, they claim to know nothing about it, but I'm sure they'll be happy to accept all the money raised.
The Box, a Lower East Side celebrity favorite, has invited Obama supporters to donate $50 to watch tonight's scheduled debate on the club's big-screen television.
Organizers also plan to conduct on-site voter registration.
In August 2007, a risqué late-night stage show was canceled after cops raided the Chrystie Street club and randomly searched some patrons for drugs.
The 1 a.m. raid forced the club to cancel its second show of the night, a revue featuring scantily clad showgirls, a gender-bending singer and a dancing dwarf.
An Obama spokesman, Blake Zeff, said the event is not affiliated with the campaign, and campaign officials know nothing about it.
Last week, Community Board 3 voted to strip The Box of its liquor license. Members said owner Simon Hammerstein misled them when he first applied, claiming he was opening a dinner theater, when The Box is actually a raunchy cabaret - one that features all sorts of wild sex acts on stage.
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