John Waters: "This Filthy World" lecture
Mr. Know It All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder
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Celebrity Theatre presents the John Waters lecture "This Filthy World" on Sunday, June 30 at 7:30 p.m.

The new John Waters book, Mr. Know It All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder, released on May 21, 2019 and will be available to purchase at this event. John Waters will be available for a meet and greet booksigning for all attendees following the show. Book sales and meet & greet sponsored by Changing Hands Bookstore.

  • A VIP Ticket includes a seat in the first two rows, a copy of John Waters' new book Mr. Know It All (to be picked up at the Celebrity Theater at the event), and front of line access for the post-show meet & greet and signing.
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No one knows more about everything―especially everything rude, clever, and offensively compelling―than John Waters. The man in the pencil-thin mustache, auteur of the transgressive movie classics Pink FlamingosPolyester, the original HairsprayCry-Baby, and A Dirty Shame, is one of the world’s great sophisticates, and in Mr. Know-It-All he serves it up raw: how to fail upward in Hollywood; how to develop musical taste from Nervous Norvus to Maria Callas; how to build a home so ugly and trendy that no one but you would dare live in it; more important, how to tell someone you love them without emotional risk; and yes, how to cheat death itself. Through it all, Waters swears by one undeniable truth: “Whatever you might have heard, there is absolutely no downside to being famous. None at all.”

John Waters’ books Role Models (2010) and Carsick (2014) were national bestsellers, and his spoken-word shows This Filthy World and A John Waters Christmas continue to be performed around the world. Indecent Exposure, a retrospective exhibition of Waters’s acclaimed artwork, was recently shown at the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio. He is at work on a novel.