There are more Halloween burlesque events coming down the pipe than anyone can possible handle. This list began last week and keeps growing! I fully expect it will will continue to grow after I have finished writing this and after you have read it as well. This has required me, as a service to you, to pre-set a search on Brown Paper Tickets for Halloween burlesque events. This is a more complete list than I could ever hope to compile. So if you are unable find a show near you here you can check this search list for the latest Halloween burlesque that Brown Paper Tickets has to offer!
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 tunes dark, old-timey tunes by Bakelite 78, Peculiar Pretzelmen, Baby Gramps and, of course, The Bad Things.
Saturday, November 3 | La Petite Mort’s Dark Cabaret for the Dead “Join La Petite Mort, Peculiar Pretzelmen, Twisted Monk, Miss J9 Fierce, The Shock Doc, Professor Gall, Deidra, Jeff Ferrell and more as an offering to celebrate the closing of the season of the dead with a dark, decadent evening of reverie in various forms. Cherry Manhattan will lead you through the art of death. Whether it be pain or pleasure, there will surely be something to suit your senses.”
Thursday, November 8 | “Honoring, a day of the dead burlesque show, is a celebration of the sacred and profane. Where performers bare more than just their souls in tribute to those who have past.” Starting at 9:00pm you will be treated to the talents of Paris Original, Donatella Melies, BoomBoom L’roux, Seraphina Fiero, La Petite Mort, Beatrice Belladonna, Miz Melancholy and Ace Carter. Along with your host Corvan Black.
San Jose, California
Saturday, October 13 | Silicon Valley Roller Girls Burlesque Show. Silicon Valley Roller Girls will present, for your entertainment, burlesque, three live bands, circus side-shows, aerial artists, contortionists, and poi dancers! But that’s not all! There will be merchandise for sale and a raffle for fabulous prizes! “Wear your most terrifying Halloween costume to win prizes like tickets to SVRG’s last bout of the season (Oct. 20,) swag bags, or the grand prize getaway for two to a surprise Northern California destination.”
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Friday, October 26 | Spooky Boobies 3: Attack of the Murderous Melons. Come see “Creepy Crooners, Bloodcurling Burlesque, a Shocking Sideshow, and more!” Starring Coco Dupre. With performances by Pouty Petals, Bettie Beware, Sheila Rouse, Mona Montague, Opiumm Hayze, Ulla Umlaut, Paulie Graff, Pepper Sunshine, Giza Sangria, Switchblade Sideshow and Head Over Heels. And don’t forget to dress up and enter the costume contest!
Saturday, October 13 | MINETTE MAGNIFIQUE presents “TRICKS, TREATS + TASSELS”: A Burlesque Halloween. “Join Minette Magnifique for a fun filled night of Halloween antics by the dancing vixens of Atlanta burlesque!”
Saturday, October 13 | Bon Appétit Burlesque’s GHOULESQUE 2. At 8:00pm the Ghouls come out to play! Come see Halloween themed preferences by Dot Mitzvah, Captain Elastico, Kitty Katastrophe, Bettysioux Tailor, Ruby Solitaire and Josephine Jinx. Featuring the music of Studebaker Hawk. And hosted by Ms. Hors D’oeuvres.
Friday, October 19 | Naked Girls Reading DC Come see the FIRST performance of the DC edition of Naked Girls Reading! This Halloween brings the the phenomenon that has been tearing across the country with Naked Girls reading stories that will frighten and amuse!
Friday, October 26 | Queer Fear Cabaret “Enjoy (complimentary) drinks and a show as we bring you NYC’s Tony Award-nominated Mx. Justin Vivian Bond, notable writer, singer, painter and performance artist. Local KNIGHT Arts Challenge recipients, The Bearded Ladies will kick off the evening with a sneak peek into their new cabaret “Marlene and the Machine.” Coming to The Wilma Theater in December, this show combines the music of Marlene Dietrich and Lotte Lenya with the visual language of German Expressionism. “
Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
Saturday, November 3 | BOOLESQUE Presented by Jim Thorpe Burlesque “Madame Corsetiere and Dragontown Burlesque return to the historic Mauch Chunk Opera House for their 3rd Annual BOOLESQUE, a Halloween celebration of Burlesque. Join Madame Corsetiere, headliner Bunny Bedford, Venus Mantrapp, Sizzle Dizzle and all the lovely ladies of Dragontown Burlesque for a spine-tingling night of mesmerizing performances and spontaneous fun.”
Tuesday, October 16 | Skill Focus: Burlesque presents CLASSIC HORROR 2012 “This nerdy burlesque tribute will pay homage to everyone’s favorite classic movie monsters of the past, with live music by The Continentals! Come watch Dracula, the Bride of Frankenstein, The Blob, and more of your favorite creepy creatures take it off to the hottest songs of yesteryear.” Hosted by Chan Sterling and featuring performances by Ruby Darling, Cherry Bob-omb, Rickabilly Bond, Syber Digit, Shy Labuff, Fifi Latio, Nekkid RoboJoe and Rosita “Queen of Offensive Burlesque” Sparkles.