Is it that time again? Can you believe that Fat Tuesday is just a week away? Things have been raging in New Orleans since the 15th but in the rest of the country, this is the week for Mardi Gras madness.
This week I thought I’d highlight some Mardi Gras events happening both north and south of the Mason Dixie line. I also wanted to feature some great burlesque events happening in the South itself, the American home of the Mardi Gras. We all know that Southerners know how to party and this week you can be sure they’ll be strutting their stuff.
If you’re in the North, party like you’re in the South. If you’re in the South, just do what you do and show that Southern pride.
Friday, February 28 to Wednesday, March 26 I The Mason Dixie Burlesque Tour – Various Cities The Mason Dixie Burlesque Tour brings you the hottest vixens from both sides of the Mason-Dixon! In the spring of 2014, these four award-winning ladies will be crossin’ state lines, eight pasties at a time! Starring: Deanna Danger (Richmond, Virginia), Üla Überbusen (New York City), Porcelain (Raleigh, North Carolina) and Hazel Honeysuckle (New York City). Co-producers Deanna Danger and Üla Überbusen bring you a show that’s got class, sass and a whole lotta ass!
Also, check out this great interview we did with Deanna Danger last year on the Tuesday Tease too! She offers some great advise for touring burlesque performers.
Friday, February 28 & Saturday, March 1 I Doc & Stumpy’s Bourbon Street Burlesque – North Hollywood, California Join Doc & Stumpy on a comic tour of Mardi Gras with hot babes strutting it New Orleans style. Scintillating blues, sizzling Cajun and Zydeco, smooth jazz and stupid jokes for your entertainment pleasure. Starring: April Showers, Jessabelle Thunder (Fri), Sheila Starr Siani (Sat), Olivia Bellafontaine (Fri), Miss Angie Cakes and Miss May.
Friday, February 28 I Whiskey Rockette’s Present: The Good, The Bad, and The Glittery – New Orleans, Louisiana Bringing you a collaboration of New Orleans’ finest honky tonk burlesque show! Featuring the Whiskey Rockette’s Burlesque Revue with Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue. This show show is ready to give you a darn, toot’n, good time! With original country/rockabilly themed acts by: Ruby Rage, Charlotte Truese and Cherry Brown. This show is sure to take you back in time to make you remember the good ole days of Hee Haw with a twist!
Friday, February 28 I Big Bang Boom! Cabaret presents: Burlesque After Dark – Orlando, Florida Big Bang Boom! Cabaret presents Pulp Fiction! Watch as Big Bang Boom’s performers depict the cheap and lurid stories of pulp magazines! Noir, adventure, romance, mystery and the supernatural; they’ll be bringing the pulp of the early 20th century to the stage!
Sunday, March 2 I Mardis Gras! – Seattle, Washington The fun and crazy minds that brought you Cirque Du Creep are now throwing a show full of boobs, beads, booze and bands! Come join Bella Luna and her crew as they celebrate a night of sex, death and southern discomfort because there’s never quite a party like Mardis Gras. Burlesque by: Cirquesse, Inara Echo, Morgue Anne, Vera Vice, Delicka Zee, Machete Confetti Variety Act Experience and your host Bella Luna. And that’s not all! There will be musical performances by Violent Expulsion, Sioux City Pete and the Beggars and Molotov Colostomy.
Tuesday, March 4 I Morbid Curiositease: Mardi Gras Madness with The Peculiar Pretzelmen – Seattle, Washington Hosted by the Axeman of New Orleans (aka Diva le Déviant) The Peculiar Pretzelmen Big Band will comply with the murderous request to never stop the music…or else someone gets it. Live music peppered with burlesque and variety all night. The Peculiar Pretzelmen have been keeping the Mardi Gras style big band tradition alive in LA for 4 years, but this is the first time it’s happening in Seattle. Performances by: La Petite Mort, Jovie DeVoe, Karmen Sutra, Flirty Sanchez, Sailor St Claire, Violet Tendencies, Persephone Illyri and Christine Anne.