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Tuesday Tease: Brown Paper Ticket’s Burlesque Buffet!

black and white thanksgiving pinup girlThe holidays are upon us! Later this week Americans will be gorging on turkey and stuffing and spending time with their families and loved ones. Not many people know that the night before Thanksgiving is actually one of the busiest nights of the year for bars and clubs because everyone has family in town and no plans for the weekend other than eating and drinking and nursing their hangovers.

Therefore, it makes sense that this would be a perfect weekend to get out and see a burlesque show and, boy howdy, have we got some good ones. We even have a few that aren’t in America. So even if you don’t celebrate “thanksgiving” in the American sense of the word, this is still a great weekend to go out, enjoy some cocktails and celebrate time with family and friends.

A little holiday burlesque could be just the ticket for a great night out with the family (assuming they’re not puritans) and we got a bursting “buffet” of burlesque action to feast on. There’s even an actual burlesque buffet happening on Saturday so you can get food and flirty fun all in one shot.

So, whether you’re in Seattle, New Orleans, D.C., Toronto or Paris, France, we got some tasty holiday treats in store for you this week! Have a great holiday everyone.

TONIGHT! Tuesday, November 26

Lipgloss Crisis Presents: The Day Before The Day Before Thanksgiving!!New Haven, Connecticut294868-250

This full-length cabaret at Lipgloss Crisis is stuffed like a Thanksgiving turkey with all kinds of entertainment!

Hosted by one of New Haven’s premier drag queens, Miss Robin Banks! Lipgloss Crisis herself will hit the stage with some singing and Viking action. Miss Kitty Katastrophe, New Haven’s cutie, will shake and shimmy some of her burlesque skills, and Uber Dami from Circus Delecti will be doing tricks and tap-dancing her way straight to your heart!

Mat Stokes will be playing 1920’s tunes with his guitar and harmonica. There will also be some surprise performers! There will also be an intermission with light refreshments and wine between acts.

Start your Thanksgiving season right with Lipgloss Crisis!

Wednesday, November 27

300591-250Kinky Parade Au Standard Porte MaillotParis, France

At the heart of the golden triangle and just a stone’s throw from the Champs-Elysees, is Le Standard and its elegantly sophisticated pleasures. Spend an evening among unforgettable, funny, sexy and glamorous burlesque artists in an interactive show that will be an extraordinarily unforgettable experience!

Le Standard’s cuisine, like the club itself, combines classic and contemporary for a menu built around seasonal ingredients. You’ll be surprised by the concoctions of Le Standard’s mixologists and their custom cocktails featuring rare alcohols, fresh juices and mixers, as well as a wide assortment of classic cocktails.

Performing this Wednesday will be: Lightning Love, Lila Chupa -Hoops, Betty Frizzy Patsy, Polly Pony Girl and Eva Valentina.
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Tuesday Tease: Final Holiday Burlesque Round-Up

tumblr_lwbqv3tk6h1qa70eyo1_500_largeChristmas is just a week away! Can you believe it? And, just when we thought we had mentioned all the holiday-themed burlesque shows that were happening, a whole new crop of burly shows pop up.

We got a sexy take on Charlie Brown’s Christmas happening in Los Angeles, courtesy of the Monday Night Tease gang. Naked Girls Reading will be reading “A Christmas Carol” in New Orleans. Here in Seattle, Ben DeLaCreme and Kitten LaRue (The Atomic Bombshells) will be presenting their legendary “Homo for the Holidays” show, now celebrating its fifth year! The gals from Purrlesque in North Carolina are offering two different shows in one night for a discounted price, with live music! There’s even a workshop in Tucson, Arizona where Fanny Galore will teach you how to put on a sexy Santa-themed striptease for that special someone on Christmas night after you put the kids to sleep.

Lots of sexy holiday fun out there for you folks. Take a break from the shopping and enjoy yourself. That’s what the holidays are all about, right?
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Tuesday Tease: Do the Santa Shimmy!

Thanksgiving has passed and the holiday season has begun. Christmas music is filling the streets, shoppers are filing the stores and holiday shows are filling seats all over the country.

If you’re like me, you could take or leave the majority of schmaltzy holiday-themed events. Don’t get me wrong, I love the holidays and spending time with my loved ones but I can take or leave the pre-packaged happiness that’s shoved down our throats this time of year.  I prefer my eggnog spiked with a healthy dose of holiday “spirit” (if you know what I mean) and I’m much more likely to watch “Bad Santa” than sit through “It’s A Wonderful Life.” “The Nutcracker” and “A Christmas Carol” are great but I prefer holiday shows that take the fluff out of “the most wonderful time of the year.”

Luckily for cads like myself, the burlesque scene comes alive this time of year with holiday-themed events that hold the schmaltz and double up on the shimmy and shake. We all know that glitter is better than tinsel and, truth is, I’m much more likely to sit through “A Christmas Carol” if there’s a naked girl reading it and “The Nutcracker” sounds like so much more fun with clowns, circus acts and blow-up dolls.

So, for all my fellow humbugs, I’ve put together the first list of upcoming holiday events for the “adult” set. Whether you’re in Seattle, New Orleans or Anchorage, we got a show for you, complete with adult beverages and titillating temptresses. Baby, it’s cold outside and I can’t think of a better way to heat things up! Enjoy.
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