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Tuesday Tease: Last minute Halloween shows!

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Halloween is tomorrow and you don’t have any plans?!?!?! If only there was some place you could find a list of really amazing Halloween and horror-themed burlesque shows… Oh wait we totally have a list of really amazing Halloween and horror-themed burlesque shows! And even if you have plans for the big night, there are still plenty of shows before and after to keep your Halloween going as long as possible.

Pre-Halloween shows to get you warmed up!

Portland, Oregon

TONIGHT! Tuesday, October 30 | Critical Hit Burlesque and Naked Girls Reading PDX join forces! You get two treats when Critical Hit Burlesque and Naked Girls reading – Portland team up! In the first half of the evening you can enjoy Naked Girls Reading classic and contemporary tales of horror. And after that’s done you can stick around for a “Devilish Night of Dancing Ghouls” from Critical Hit Burlesque.

New York, New York

TONIGHT! Tuesday, October 30 | ‘Night of the Living Dead Girls’, A Halloween Party & Burlesque Show Spook-ta-cular Throw on your Witch hat, Zombie-up yourself and strap on your dancing shoes for this Halloween party/burlesque show! Dance to the Music by DJ Dharma and see a show by the Paper Dolls. “It will be an evening to shake the spirits from their graves.”

We have such sights to show you on Halloween night. Check out these amazing shows!

Seattle, Washington

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 dark, old-timey tunes by Bakelite 78, Peculiar Pretzelmen, Baby Gramps and, of course, The Bad Things.

Chicago, Illinois

Wednesday, October 31 | Naked Girls Reading – “Naked GHOULS Reading” “For the fourth year in a row, the Chicago cast of Naked Girls Reading is stripping Halloween to it’s essence – scary stories.  Once again around a “campfire” the girls will take on ghost stories and other macabre literature in the buff.  Join us for this Halloween tradition.”

Austin, Texas

Wednesday, October 31 | TEASE-SYLVANIA! “Looking for some ghoulish fun for your Halloween night? Well join us at The Swan Dive for TEASE-SYLVANIA!” Come see performances by Bleu Magnolia, Zaftigg Von BonBon, Gemmi Galactic, Roulette Rose and Ginger Snaps. And hosted by Chlamydia Burns!

Somerville, Massachusetts

Wednesday, October 31 | The Wrathskellar “Something wicked comes to Davis Square, when The Wrathskellar opens for business this October.  A staple of the Halloween season, the Boston Babydolls’ annual dark burlesque is an immersive blend of cabaret and haunted house.”

Halloween may be coming to an end but the spooky fun continues into November. If you haven’t yet gotten your fill of scary Burlesque, here are a few more shows for you to check out.

Seattle, Washington

Friday, November 2 | Dia De Los Muertos Face painting, a costume contest, drink specials, arts and crafts vendors and Dance Party DeluxE! Come and be engaged and entertained by Lady Krishna’s Peppermint Lounge, La Petite Mort, Raised by Ravens (previously Ravenmusik), Purr Gato, Dionvox, drmöbius and more!

Saturday November 3 | La Petite Mort’s Dark Cabaret for the Dead If you read last week’s Tuesday Tease, you know that La Petite Mort puts on some of the best Macabre Burlesque shows around. And this show promises to be spectacular! “Join La Petite Mort, The 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.”

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.”

New York, New York

Saturday November 17 | D20 Burlesque presents ZOMBIES!!! Reanimated “D20 Burlesque is back with ZOMBIES!!! Reanimated – our second burlesque tribute to those tantalizing and terrifying creatures we know as zombies.” November 17th brings you two shows featuring Anja Keister, Foxy Vermouth, Miss Rose, Lewd Alfred Douglas, Miss Em and Teddy Turnaround.