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Tuesday Tease: This Week in Burlesque

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283664-250I mentioned in an earlier post that October seems to be a big month for burlesque shows. I credit this to there being so many fun themes that you can play with: horror movies, sci fi, fantasy, etc. I was trying desperately to find a “theme” for this blog post but the events this week are so good, I think they’re a theme in themselves. How can you go wrong with Addams Family burlesque, nerdlesque, David Cronenburg burlesque, a Halloween-themed Dr. Sketchy’s, a burlesque festival in Floria and tons of other great events? Really, pretty much all the burlesque events on our site for this week are certain to entertain and titillate.

Enough from me. Check out these great events and get excited. Halloween is just a mere two weeks away!

TONIGHT! Tuesday, October 15

Addams Family / Munsters Wedding: Hotsy Totsy BurlesqueNew York, New York   Cherry Pitz and Joe the Shark proudly present Hotsy Totsy Burlesque, New York’s only episodic, monthly burlesque show. Featuring a different script each month and a rotating cast, Hotsy Totsy is a high camp soap opera featuring some of the best burlesque talent New York has to offer. This month, Mr. & Mrs. Gomez Addams and Mr. & Mrs. Herman Munster request the pleasure of your company at the marriage of their children: Wednesday Friday Addams and Edward Wolfgang Munster! The wedding party includes: Abigoliah Schamaun, Bunny Buxom, Cliff Hanger, Handsome Brad, Izebel Vivant,281329-250 Luke Warm, Nikki Levillain and Rosie Cheeks. The ceremony will be contuced by Cherry Pitz and catering will be provided by Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, who promise drink specials and awesome swag.

Thursday, October 17

Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School Charleston HalloweenCharleston, West Virginia   Put the life back into life drawing with Penny Maple and her inner demons! Put the life back into life drawing with Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School at Uncork and Create (1031 Quarrier St across the street from the Quarrier Diner) in Charleston. All art mediums are accepted as long as they don’t disturb anyone else. Artists of any skill level from the novice to the pro are invited to come create in this relaxed environment. There will be contests and prizes throughout the night.

Friday, October 18

270685-250Bechdel Test BurlesqueSeattle, Washington   In a world where women let their geek flags fly, thirteen burlesque performers will gather to celebrate female fandom through the art of striptease. And they’ll do it all without having conversations about their boyfriends! Featuring performances by burlesque luminaries Miss Indigo Blue (Miss Exotic World 2011), Lola LeSoleil (Southern Fried Burlesque Queen 2013), the Shanghai Pearl, and Iva Handfull (Kansas City Burlesque Festival Queen 2013), Bechdel Test Burlesque offers top-notch talent with a geeky flair. These superheroes of striptease will be joined by nerdlesque’s rising stars, including Bolt Action, Flirty Sanchez, Maxie Milieu, Sara Dipity, Sailor St. Claire, Scarlett O’Hairdye, Sophie Maltease, Trooper, and Trojan Original, making for an explosion of nakedness and nerdiness!

Produced in association with GeekGirlCon, the country’s foremost convention celebrating the female geek, Bechdel Test Burlesque will be the geekiest, most feminist burlesque show in the history of burlesque shows. Bechdel Test Burlesque will offer convention attendees, Seattle burlesque fans, and geeks of all stripes two chances to experience this epic event with showtimes at 8 pm and 11 pm at Re-Bar in Seattle (1114 Howell St). Bechdel Test Burlesque:  Because this time, the personal is political.282481-250

Angel Burlesque’s NERDGASMKokomo, Indiana   Join Angel Burlesque’s bookworms and pointdexters as they bring to life some of their favorite nerdy pop icons, comic book characters, and super hero action figures through the teasing and tantalizing art of burlesque! In conjunction with Kokomo-con convention, you can have a two day experience of all things geeky, creative, artful and FUN! Voted Indy’s Best Burlesque Troupe, Angel Burlesque, has brought “Nerdgasm” to Indy fans over the past 3 years. Now, on a rare and fabulous occasion they are taking the show on the road to Kokomo for a special night of nerdlesque not seen in these parts before!

Starring: Katie Angel, Jada  Bella, Cora Noire, Lola LaVacious, Bunny Van Doren, Ricki Swizzle, Frankie Spanxxx, Sylvestia Stilleto and Galaxy Jones. And featuring: Mamarie LaVeaux of Creme de les Femme, Bunny Barebuns of Rocket Doll Revue, Vivian Lashes, Kitty Von Klawson, Pepper Mills, Marrique de la Noir and Tom Foolery.

271981-250The Wortown Bombshells Present: An Evening of Burlesque!Worcester, Massachusetts   Ladies and gentleman, The Wortown Bombshells, Worcester’s very own burlesque troupe, are pleased to announce another fun filled night of music, comedy and of course BURLESQUE! As you may already know their productions never disappoint and this show will be no exception!

They have the amazing Dale Lepage as guest MC for the evening with guitarist Joe D’Angelo accompanying him. Also performing will be Sarah Blodgett, a sassy comedian who will knock your socks, shoes, and maybe even your  top off! After all this is burlesque! The dancers that evening will be Frankie Merlot, Paulina Petite, Isa Bonnie, brand new performer Cocoa Martini and Beau Blush!! New for the evening we will be having a pin-up contest open to any and all! The Bombshells would love to see you out in those pencil skirts and victory rolls anyway but with this contest you can win some great prizes while showing  off your retro style! There will be only one WINNER so make sure you pull out all the stops! Also there will be a raffle for a chance to win big and bring some Wortown Bombshell gear home with you!

Saturday, October 19

281819-250BEBE Burlesque HalloweenNorth Hollywood, California  This is a classy burlesque show in the tradition of the 1930s, 40s, and 50s, featuring vaudeville comedy acts, a ventriloquist, dancing and a costume contest! Betty Boop Zombie, Mae the Wicked Witch of the West, Frank’n’Furter, Rag Doll Devil, Baggy Pants, David Markham! It’s all at the California Institute of Abnormalarts in NoHo, which was voted in this week’s issue of LA Weekly the Best Place to Go to Get Freaky! Wear your best Halloween costume and get freaky with BEBE Burlesque!

275544-250Black Tassel Boolesque Presents Cats and Bats CabaretWashington D.C.   Black Tassel Boolesque invites you to their annual Halloween show, CATS AND BATS CABARET!!! There will be burlesque, singing, and sideshow to make your mind shiver and your loins quiver with devilish delight.

The creepy cast includes those tarts of darkness from Black Tassel Boolesque, EYRIE TWILIGHT, VALERIA VOXX, and MOURNA HANDFUL, who will raise your “spirits” as they put the boo in boobs; the death-defying demoness, REGGIE BÜGMÜNCHER, will make you squirm and squeal as she shows off her sideshow straight from hell; putting the “harm” in Charm City is the sanguinary siren, SOPHIA SUNDAY, who will lull you to your doom with her song; and our Disaster of Ceremonies, SWAMI YOMAHMI, will both tickle your funny bone and chill your blood. So put on your finest bloody rags and dig up a date because missing this show will274197-250 haunt you forever.

Black Widow Burlesque presents…Cinema!Austin, Texas   From the ghoulish fiends of silent films past to the blockbusters of the 90s, the Widows are proud to present one of their grandest undertakings to date; Cinema! Walk down the red carpet through the throngs of paparazzi and enter the North Door to join the girls for an evening of cinema presented through burlesque!

Black Widow Burlesque is excited to present new performers and brand new numbers based on our cinema favorites! They’ll have photographers on hand, so be sure to dress in your Hollywood best and bring some money for the fabulous vendor’s fineries and raffle prizes!

267868-250Damsels in UndressIndianapolis, Indiana   Bottoms Up Burlesque will take the stage at the Melody Inn for their annual fall show during Punk Rock Night.  Live music will be provided by Werewolf with a Shotgun and Draw Blood.

Bottoms Up Burlesque made its debut on the stage of the Historic Melody Inn in 2004. Formed from the girls affiliated with Punk Rock Night, the group’s first shows combined dance skits, spoken word comedy, and live music. All the girls donated their time and all proceeds were given to charity. The annual fall show at the Melody Inn gained a large local following, and over time, the troupe expanded to include a spring show at Radio Radio in Fountain Square and performances at various local arts events. For a time, the troupe was affiliated with Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School and hosted numerous Indianapolis events that brought burlesque into the sketch art genre. All proceeds in recent years have gone to the Pink Ribbon Connection, an organization that helps women battling breast cancer.276679-250

DAVID CRONENBERG BURLESQUE presented by Miss Rose’s Sexploitation FolliesPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania   Join Miss Rose and her cast of fine filmlesquers for a night of burlesque homage to the Canadian cult master of all things twisted and tantalizing, DAVID CRONENBERG!

Hosting the evening of wild women and malpractice mutilations, PROFESSOR DAVID DENEEN! Preparing the most Naked Lunch and reaching deep inside the New Flesh, MISS ROSE! Making her first appearance on the Sexploitation Stage, ready to Fly through the shattered remains of a windshield and into your most nightmarish fantasies MINX ARCANA! Sure to be a Dead Ringer herself, Philadelphia’s most pregnant Clown Babe, MACKENZIE MOLTOV! Ready to make an Eastern Promise to OPHIDIAN THE COBRA and Brood her way from the stage to your soul, HAYLY JANE!

280192-250Slow Burn Burlesque presents Show Ghouls!New Orleans, Louisiana   Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Perverts and Devil’s Converts: Slow Burn Burlesque would like to extend to you an unholy invitation to terror, fear, and temptation, with their Halloween horror spectacular, Show Ghouls!! This October 19th at the Howlin’ Wolf, they’ll be raising the dead and a whole lot more with daring and sexy feats of depravity, danger, and dementia, all for your wicked entertainment.

This year they’re taking terror to the next level with our devilish special guests: Goddess of the Pole, The Lady Satine, and the Devious and Deadly Dr. Sick! In addition, the Slow Burn temptresses, Ginger Licious, Roxie le Rouge, Ruby Rage, and Lady Lucerne will be haunting the house with unhinged and unbridled acts of deviance, guaranteed to cause you to take your first steps on the road to Hell.  And, there to hold your hand on your way to the lake of fire will be your guide and our emcee the mischievous Ben Wisdom.283382-250

Give in to your desires!  Join the vicious vampires, debaucherous devils, demented demons, burlesque banshees, and the hottest Show Ghouls in New Orleans and the entire World! Beware the Babes who go bump in the night!

2nd Annual American Pin Up Burlesque FestTampa, Florida   Rockabilly and military pinup contests, tattoo contest, mini pinup shoots, Burlesque America Competition and the main event…the Miss Pinup America 2013 Pageant.

Ladies, this is your chance to grab a magazine feature and crown as Miss Pin Up America at the 2nd Annual American Pin Up Burlesque Festival in Ybor City, Florida! To enter the competitions and for the schedule click here.