Tuesday Tease: Giving Back

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224768-250Burlesque performers are a generous lot. In fact, they’ve been known to give others the shirts right off their backs. Ha, ha…drummer, rimshot please!

No, but seriously, they are generous and this is why this week we are highlighting a few of the charity-minded burlesque shows that are out there. This is your chance to go out, see an amazing show, have a good time and contribute to a good cause like cancer research, domestic violence and homeless youth.

Seattle, Washington

Thursday, June 13 | Catch a Falling Star   Organizer Morgue Anne had this to say about this upcoming fundraiser: “Around 2am on the morning of April 13th, local burlesque star and songbird extraordinaire Nitara Ashling was hit head on by a drunk driver. In anticipation of her already-piling bills for medical care and legal assistance, some of the best burlesque performers from around Seattle have banded together to throw her the most sparkly fundraiser we possibly can. Yes, the driver will have to pay for his actions, but in the mean time this star needs all the help she can get to shine as bright as we all know she can.”

Saturday, June 15 | Divas Take the Hill   Join Team Diva for the third annual Divas Take the Hill Pride Kickoff event and benefit for Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets PSKS. Sip on local libations, savor tasty treats, and enjoy some divalicious performances, all supporting local homeless youth. With prizes, performances, snacks, and sips, be sure to get your tickets to what is bound to be the best Diva event yet.

Sunday, June 23 | The Vanilla Mustache Presents: A Fundraiser for Candye Kane  The Vanilla Mustache and Highway 99 Blues Club join forces on Sunday, June 23rd to present a fundraiser for celebrated artist-activist, singer Candye Kane. The award-winning blues diva who describes herself as a ‘fat black drag queen trapped in a white woman’s body’ has been a vocal supporter of the LGBT rights and ‘outsider’ and misunderstood communities for more than 20 years. Unfortunately, Candye has been struck mercilessly by pancreatic cancer. While her most recent scans have come back clean, the substantial amount of medical treatments and the loss of income due to recovery time have left her in need of assistance. It is time for all of us, who have been supported for so long by someone as giving and empowering as Candye Kane, to give back in her time of need.

Sunday, July 24 | A Mammary Glam Burlesque   “A Breast Cancer Cure fund raiser” starring Scandal From Bohemia , Hoi Polloi, Star la’Quinne, Sybyl Darling, Bella Bambina , Envy Adams, Rebella Revolver, Gams Galor, Morgue Ann and Candy Apples. Proceeds from this show will go to Seattle Cancer Care.

Sacramento, California

Friday, June 28 | SacPolemento Aerial Art Show  “SacPolemento is Sacramento’s first annual pole dance and aerial art showcase. Local dancers and aerialists will take the stage to demonstrate their passion for artistry, athleticism, grace, strength, and empowerment. Come support the local pole and aerial community, and be a part of a night of stunning, intricate, and gravity-defying movement!” Proceeds from this show will go to WEAVE inc. helping Sacramento residents effected by domestic violence.