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Tuesday Tease: Here Comes Festival Season!


Winter is coming to an end and spring is springing up all over the place! The snow is beginning to melt away and be replaced by flowers, which can only mean one thing: festival season is here!

Burlesque conventions are a great way to not only network with fellow performers but also to see some great up-and-coming talent, perhaps see a living legend of burlesque and to witness the top burlesque performers that are touring the convention circuit. You can get a few tips, perhaps pick up some stage gear, and hob-nob with your burlesque idols.

This year, Brown Paper Tickets is ticketing more burlesque conventions and festivals than ever before and the first batch are going on sale already with the PA Burlesque Festival coming up this weekend, quickly followed by BPT newcomers, the Southern Fried Burlesque Fest and The Great Burlesque Exposition in Boston, where Brown Paper Tickets will have a table set up and where we’ll be teaching a class on the Sunday of the conference. If you’re planning on attending the Expo, be sure and come up and say hi!

As we get closer to summer, we’ll feature more festivals but be sure and get your travel plans in order for these incredible festivals and conventions. Just judging by this list, it’s going to be HOT this Spring!
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Tuesday Tease: Last minute Halloween shows!

Halloween is tomorrow and you don’t have any plans?!?!?! If only there was some place you could find a list of really amazing Halloween and horror-themed burlesque shows… Oh wait we totally have a list of really amazing Halloween and horror-themed burlesque shows! And even if you have plans for the big night, there are still plenty of shows before and after to keep your Halloween going as long as possible.

Pre-Halloween shows to get you warmed up!

Portland, Oregon

TONIGHT! Tuesday, October 30 | Critical Hit Burlesque and Naked Girls Reading PDX join forces! You get two treats when Critical Hit Burlesque and Naked Girls reading – Portland team up! In the first half of the evening you can enjoy Naked Girls Reading classic and contemporary tales of horror. And after that’s done you can stick around for a “Devilish Night of Dancing Ghouls” from Critical Hit Burlesque.

New York, New York

TONIGHT! Tuesday, October 30 | ‘Night of the Living Dead Girls’, A Halloween Party & Burlesque Show Spook-ta-cular Throw on your Witch hat, Zombie-up yourself and strap on your dancing shoes for this Halloween party/burlesque show! Dance to the Music by DJ Dharma and see a show by the Paper Dolls. “It will be an evening to shake the spirits from their graves.”

We have such sights to show you on Halloween night. Check out these amazing shows!

Seattle, Washington

Wednesday, October 31 | The 9th Annual Cabaret Macabre with The Bad Things and guests  For nine years, Seattle punk-cabaret band The Bad Things (featuring Brown Paper Ticket blog contributor Jimmy Berg) have hosted this Halloween celebration featuring the best of Seattle’s underground cabaret and burlesque community. This year will feature dance performance by La Petite Mort and international belly dancer Bella Jovan, as well as the sharp-tongued wit of Sinner Saint Burlesque’s MC Diva le Déviant.  Not only that but there will be dark, old-timey tunes by Bakelite 78, Peculiar Pretzelmen, Baby Gramps and, of course, The Bad Things.

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