Tuesday Tease: Spring Has Sprung!

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spring-pin-upYes, spring has finally sprung. The flowers are starting to bloom and the sun is finally starting to peek its head out of the clouds, promising warmer days to come…at least for those of us up here in the northern part of the country. But, no matter where you’re at, spring is the time when the birds and the bees are frolicking and folks start wearing a little less clothing. Which means it’s a perfect time for burlesque!

We have some great upcoming shows that play up the spring theme featuring faeries, songbirds, flowers and Rosé wine. There’s even a yard sale in Allston hosted by the Boston Babydolls! The majority of these events are taking place in Washington state because after months of rain and clouds, we get pretty excited when we start to see the sunshine and can look forward to a gorgeous Pacific Northwest summer!

Really though, it doesn’t matter where you’re at, spring is one sexy time of year. Enjoy!

Boulder, Colorado

Saturday, April 27 I Spring Gets Sprung! ~ A Burlesque Peep Show  Camp Wardrobe MalFUNKtion Presents: Spring gets Sprung! A burlesque peep show! Druids, faeries, Dianics, Wiccans, Asatru and ceremonial magicians, come together for an evening of pagan fantasy and debauchery in the annual Rites of Spring Burlesque show. Let’s usher out winter, and get sprung for spring! DJ’s Just Ben and Ishe from the Whomp Truck will be throwing down for an off-the-hook dance party! It’s a benefit for Camp Wardrobe MalFUNKtion, so you best dress up in your finest spring-themed costuming! Bring a costume donation for a free raffle ticke and a chance to win great prizes! Costumes and/or decadent, seductive attire are required. Dress in your sexiest spring best and party after the show, when your hosts invite YOU to express your own wild, creative, sexy self on the stage and dance floor.

Everett, Washington

Sunday, April 28 I Spring Fling Carnivale Burlesque  Siren of “Siren and the Treasured Chests” is thrilled to be bringing burlesque entertainment back to the city of Everett! Their first event will showcase the talents of Seraphina Fiero, Everett’s very own performer! They will also indulge you with the many talents of Seattle-based burlesque performers such as Sailor St. Claire and Randi Rascal. The evening’s incredible belly dancer is Ava Raqs and there will also be a very special songbird coming your way! This beauty not only sings, but plays the trumpet as well. These shows includes a free raffle ticket given at door for drawings with the opportunity to purchase additional raffle tickets at the event. There will be a boutique for items under the heading “The Other Pink” and you can only guess what that might mean? The venue boasts free parking, a full dinner menu and bar service. The show is timed just right on Sunday night that you can get home to pay the sitter, tuck the wee ones in bed and be up early to start the Monday grind….or NOT…you are welcome to stay and enjoy the full service bar after the show. Siren and the Treasured Chests guarantee that you will remember the grind of this show come Monday morn! What ever your flavor, just know that Siren is bringing “sexy” back to Everett and this is where the fantasy begins.

Allston, Massachusetts

Sunday, April 28 I Boston Babydolls’ Burlesque Yard Sale!  Shiny stuff! Useful stuff! Fancy stuff! Scary stuff! No, they’re not selling the yard at Stately Babydoll Manor, they’re selling off some of the wonderful stuff they just can’t fit in storage any more: costumes & costume accessories (for men & women); fabric, trim, and notions; theatrical lighting equipment and some audio gear. In short, if you’re a performer or producer — or you want to throw a kick-ass party this summer — come buy Boston Babydolls’ stuff!

Richmond, Virginia

Sunday, April 28 I BYRLESQUE AT THE BYRD: BYRDS OF PARADISE  Deanna Danger Productions + Boom Boom Basics Burlesque & Performing Arts Studio is proud to present “BYRLESQUE AT THE BYRD: BYRDS OF PARADISE” at Richmond’s historic Byrd Theatre! Nestle in and primp your feathers for a fine evening of classic burlesque and vaudeville! Birds of a feather flock together, and after a long cold winter, these fantastically feathered performers have flown in to Richmond to flounce across the Byrd Theatre’s stage in a warm springtime flight of fancy. Leading the flock is Boom Boom Basics Headmistress Deanna Danger alongside show host Mark Slomski and his chickadee, Bitsy Buttons of the Slomski Cabaret! Featuring special guest performer, all the way from NYC, the world renowned, AMBER RAY! Also flying the coop in this feast for the eyes are:  Siren Santina (Knoxville, Tennessee), Magdalena Fox (NYC), Boo Boo Darlin’ (Richmond, NYC), Porcelain (Raleigh, North Carolina), The Muse (Richmond), Wanderlust Agreement (Richmond) and Lily Liqueur (Norfolk, Virginia). And the two old birds up in the crows nest, THE FILMROASTERS! Vintage or “cockateel” attire requested! Raffle prizes, vendors and more.

Walla Walla, Washington

Friday, May 3 I Rosé Festival presented by Charles Smith Wines!  Charles Smith Wines presents a titillating evening of burlesque, dance and Rosé-induced joy at their Inaugural Rosé Festival in downtown Walla Walla! Featuring the talents of Seattle’s Sinner Saint Burlesque and a killer DJ spinning a dance after-party, Charles Smith Wines’ Rosé Festival is the place to be on Friday, May 3rd! Charles Smith Wines will be pouring the fantastic K Rosé by the LITER for the Rosé adoring masses. Don’t miss out on THE party of Spring 2013 in Walla Walla! Sinner Saint Burlesque is an internationally-recognized performing and teaching theatrical striptease dance company. Their mission is to celebrate the human experience through smart, sexy entertainment. Founded in 2006, Sinner Saint Burlesque not only performs every Thursday night in their home city Seattle, but has also crossed state lines, international borders and the high seas to bring their glamour, theatricality, wit and humor to the masses.

Seattle, Washington

Sunday, May 12 I Language of Flowers a Burlesque Bouquet to Remember  Join Gossamer Wing Productions on May 12th, Mothers Day, as they present a Burlesque Bouquet to Remember.
In Victorian times flowers had individual meanings associated to them, bouquets turned from a loving token to a coded message to friends, family and, at times, enemies. Come to the Rebar and see what their bouquet holds. The Flowers: The Shanghai Pearl, Paris Original, Jacqueline Hyde, Whisper De Corvo, Boom Boom L’Roux, Sailor St. Claire. Pidgeon Von Tramp, Queenie O’Hart, Penelope Rose and Pixie Parcelle.