Over the past few years the popularity of burlesque in the United Stated has exploded like a bursting dam. No matter where you live you can be sure that there’s glitter and spinning tassels somewhere near you.
As the number of shows has grown so has the number of styles. The art has taken off in all kinds of new directions. There are forms of burlesque that were non-existent just a few years ago; There’s still classic burlesque out there but now there’s also neo-burlesque, boylesque, gorelesque, burlesque with live bands. There are shows that incorporate art, magic, books and even lube wrestling. Anything you can think of can and probably has been made into a burlesque routine.
One happy outcome of this is that there are tons of reoccurring monthly shows nearly everywhere you go! I’ve done the hard work for you and dug through the Brown Paper Tickets event listings, pulling out some of the best of the monthly burlesque shows from around the country.
Tuesday, August 21, at 8:00 PM Lucid will be home to Tuesday Tease, Seattle’s only monthly burlesque show featuring live music. Sailor St. Claire and Ace Carter will host. And The Lurid Spectacles will provide musical accompaniment for Sara Dipity, Holly Lets’em Downlightly, and Roxy Ruby. Tuesday Tease began as a bi-monthly event but the first few sold out shows made it clear that this needed to happen more often! The show has thus become a regular event on the third Tuesday of every month at Lucid.
Thursday, August 30, at 9:00 PM the Westside Burlesque Review at the Skylark will be featuring performances by Scandal From Bohemia, Whisper De Corvo, Serafina Fiero, Katie Kat and Cherry Killer Tomatoes. The Westside Burlesque Review features contests and prizes along with the performances. And August’s show coincides with the host’s birthday, which means that there will also be a “kinkature” artist and of course CAKE! If you miss this night the Westside Burlesque Review can be found at the Skylark on the last Thursday of every month.
San Francisco, California
Thursday, September 6, at 8:00 PM EL RIO will be host to a unique combination of burlesque and lube wrestling. Red Hots Burlesque presents Go Deep: Let’s Wrestle. This event comes in two parts. The burlesque portion of the night will begin at 8:00 and feature Alotta Boutte and Ginger Skyye, along with hosts Dottie Lux and Barbary Doll. At 9:00 the burlesque show ends and the main event will begin. lube wrestling! This part of the evening is exactly what it sounds like and you already know that you don’t want to miss it. VIP seats are available for this event but you’ll have to hurry because they are limited If for some reason you miss this night, you can catch Go Deep: Let’s Wrestle on the first Thursday of every month.