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The Tuesday Tease: Horrible and Hot – Halloween Burlesque Part 2!

Here it is, the final roundup of horrible and hot burlesque events happening on Halloween proper and on Friday, November 1st and Saturday, November 2nd, the period often referred to as the “Day of the Dead” in Mexican culture. The Day of the Dead (Dia De Los Muertos in Spanish), focuses on gatherings of family and friends who pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars called ofrendas, which honor the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. It’s nice to see this tradition honored in burlesque performances this year as I’ve always felt that the imagery associated with the holiday is so striking and dramatic.

I must say this has been the biggest burlesque Halloween that we’ve seen at Brown Paper Tickets and it’s just further proof that burlesque is growing, expanding and thriving all over the country. No need to honor the death of burlesque this Day of the Dead. This sparkly beast is showing no signs of passing away any time soon. Let’s raise a glass of tequila and suck on a sparkly sugar skull in honor of the hottest Halloween season yet!

Now get your costumes together, get your tickets and support your local spooky strippers!
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Artist Ticket Picks: A Social Justice Film Festival, Dirty Rappers and an Elvis Impersonator!

273367-250Welcome to this week’s Artist Ticket Picks! The Artist Ticket program gives our customers a way to donate to causes that we care about.

If you’re an event producer, you can allow your ticket buyers to purchase limited-edition tickets printed with original artwork in your event settings. The ticket buyer will pay a small, additional charge of $0.25 and receive a limited edition, collectible ticket imprinted with original artwork. The current charity of our choosing will receive 100% of the additional charge. Physical tickets must be enabled on the event.

If you’re a ticket buyer, you can check to see if the limited edition ticket is available to you at the beginning of the ticket checkout process or by visiting the Artist Ticket page. You receive a small piece of collectible art and support a valuable cause just by checking the box in the Artist Ticket widget when you’re purchasing your tickets!

See a full list of events carrying the tickets on the Artist Ticket page, as well as find out more about the beneficiary for the current run of Artist Tickets.

So, without further ado, here are this week’s Artist Ticket picks:

Friday, October 11 I Four Days in Chicago, with Life at Dawn and Committing the TruthSeattle, Washington   This screening is part of the Social Justice Film Festival. In Four Days in Chicago, Academy Award-winning filmmaker and lifelong activist Haskell Wexler takes a personal look at Chicago over four days in May 2012 — four days filled with politics, protest and police. In Life At Dawn, a political prisoner tells his story of how he stood up against the head of Singapore’s political party and was arrested and detained for 17 years. Committing the Truth is a documentary on the Irish Red Cross Whistle-blower Noel Wardick.

Friday, October 18 I The Bushwick Book Club Seattle presents Jim Bouton’s Ball FourSeattle, Washington   The Bushwick Book Club Seattle is jumping into their first experience with the sports world. They are happy to be taking on Jim Bouton’s tell all book about his experience with The Seattle Pilots (Seattle’s first MLB team), and the behind the scenes of the baseball world. He was ostracized from the MLB for telling the truth about what he saw. This book should bring us a wealth of original music with performances by Peter Spencer, Wes Weddell, Emily Eastridge, Mike Votava/Travis Young, Tamara Power Drutis, Levi Fuller, Don Hopwood, Brian Kinsella, Tom Rorem and Tekla Waterfield.
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