Sometimes you want vanilla ice cream, but other times you want chocolate mint with sprinkles, gummy bears and herring ice cream! The same goes for burlesque. Sometimes you want to see a regular, classic strip tease with glitter, feathers and tassels. But then there are the times when you need something more. Sometimes you need Mickey Mouse and accordions along with your strip tease. And today, that’s what you are going to get!
Thursday, February 21 | Al-Stravaganza! If you love accordions, pop culture parodies, burlesque and Weird Al, then we expect to see you at the Rendezvous for a star-studded Al-Stravaganza! San Francisco producer Pickles Kintaro originally staged this show at the Hubba Hubba Revue in 2012, and it delighted audiences so much that she’s taking it on the road to certified geektopias like our own Seattle. Starring Iva Handfull, Scandal from Bohemia, Scarlett O’Hairdye, Bolt Action, Lady Satan, Pickles Kintaro, Odessa Lil, Pearl E. Gates, Lola Martinet and Mistress Marla Spanx.
Friday, February 15 to Saturday, February 23 | That’s F*cked Up! It’s time to relieve yourself of the sickly pink residue of Hallmark holidays and drag 2013 into the gutter! Now in its fourth year, That’s F*cked Up! bubbles back to the surface like that stain you just can’t clean. The cast froths with Seattle’s most talented and deranged performance artists to bring you prompt, dependable relief from hackneyed burlesque, drag, and cirque. See things you can’t unsee and won’t see anywhere else! Undo years of therapy in a single evening! Slap yourself and say it with us now, “That’s F*cked Up!”
Saturday, March 9 | Monsters, Merkins, and Mayhem The month of March is a month with a reputation: It comes in like a lamb and goes out like a multi-headed beast that wants to devour the lamb, the children, and that little old lady who lives down the block because she can’t out run it. Oh, it also likes to show off its sexy self. Purple Devil Productions presents Monsters, Merkins, and Mayhem. It’s an evening of burlesque and belly dance to show the month of March that we are not the lambs to be lead to the slaughter. With performances by Seraphina Fiero, Whisper de Corvo, Miss Violet DeVille, Cherry Killer Tomatoes, Scandal from Bohemia, Beatrice Belladonna, Chesty La Rue, Candy Apples, Morgue Anne, Cherry Tart, Lily Divine, Ophira and hosted by Gema Lusterious.
San Francisco, California
Thursday, February 21 | The Original Scratch-N-Sniff Variety Show “The Original Scratch-N-Sniff Show” is a most unusual interactive themed variety show in San Francisco. Each show includes 6-8 different unique specialty acts (each no more than 10 minutes). Every show features different performers! Interactive “Signature Scratch-n-Sniff Elements” occur between acts including their very own “Scent-based Match Making” experiment!! Acts could include live music, comedy, dancers, sword swallowing, magic, invented instruments, juggling buffalo and a host of other off-beat, wacky, weird, and wonderful performances! A truly authentic San Francisco experience!
Saturday, March 9 | Undressing the Mouse: A Burlesque Fairytale Fanny Galore and Pisa Cake present an evening of whimsical debauchery. “Undressing the Mouse: A Burlesque Fairytale” will frame your favorite characters in a whole new light (and with less clothes). You’ve never seen burlesque done quite like this-bring your mouse ears!
New Orleans, Louisiana
Saturday, February 23 | Freaksheaux to Geaux presents Love Songs for Weirdos Oh yes, my friends, Carnival has begun! And with Valentine’s Day so close upon the heels of Mardi Gras, we understand that you may find yourself a bit too weary to fully express your -ahem- appreciation for your loved one. Fear not! Freaksheaux will give you the excuse and the opportunity that you need to feast upon and fulfill some of your more Lupercalian desires!