Since the dawn of time, one question has plagued all of humanity, “Should I go out tonight or just stay home and watch TV?” And finally, after years of study, a solution has been found! Why not do both? And while you’re at it, you can make both going out and staying in unimaginably better by adding burlesque into the mix.
New York, New York
TONIGHT! Tuesday, May 21 | Hotsy Totsy Burlesque STAR TREK tribute Boldly go into the final frontier tonight with Hotsy Totsy Burlesque! Here’s what they got to say about their tribute to the original 1960s series:
“Following on the footsteps of Hotsy Totsy Burlesque’s successful Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Big Lebowski and Star Wars 1978 Holiday Special tribute, Cherry Pitz and Joe the Shark proudly present a burlesque tribute to Star Trek – The Original Series! We are 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. Long before nerdy burlesque shows became trendy there was Hotsy Totsy Burlesque!”
Lord knows Captain Kirk was never one to shy away from a pretty face. Here are some of his more memorable moments with some of the universe’s sexiest ladies:
Tonight’s show will feature performances by Apathy Angel, Cherry Pitz, Delirium Tremens, Hazel Honeysuckle, Melody Jane, Ruby Solitaire, Handsome Brad, with go-go dancing by Webster Hall’s Anna Kickarse and kittening by Izébel Vivant!
Saturday, May 25 | 8 Bit Burlesque TVs have come along way since the days of rabbit ears and vacuum tubes. Today, you can do more with your TV than just watch. You can play! Here’s what the gals from Manhattan’s 8 Bit Burlesque have to say about their upcoming show:
“Grab your joy sticks and your game genie and head on down to the Parkside Lounge, Saturday, May 25th for a naughty nostalgic night of nerdy burlesque! That’s right, it’s time for our annual old school video game show!”
Hosted by Anja Keister and featuring preforms by Dangrr Doll, BB Heart, Foxy Vermouth, Teddy Turnaround, Matt Knife and Red Devotchkin, Kita St. Cyr and Lewd Alfred Douglas as DJ.
Charleston, West Virginia
Sunday, June 16 | Dr. Sketchys Anti-Art School Charleston: Tribute to Firefly I miss Firefly but I’m happy to see that it is still alive and well in the hearts of its many devoted fans, including the folks at Dr. Sketchys Anti-Art School in Charleston, West Virginia:
“Put the life back into life drawing with Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School. Join us for a look back at Firefly on April 21st in Uncork and Create… 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.”
Models for the evening will be Luna L’Enfant, Ruby Rouge, and Cat Schrodinger
Friday, June 21 | You Can’t Do This on Television! TV is great but there are some things that they just can’t broadcast. Fortunately though, the stage is much less restricting. Theater Off Jackson had this to say about their upcoming night of TV-themed burlesque:
“Join us for a look at censored scenes from some our favorite TV shows including Breaking Bad, Downton Abby, Glee, Futurama and many more! Find out what happens when our favorite characters get to do things that you can’t do on television! You won’t want to change the channel, this is definitely MUST SEE TV!”
Featuring preferences by Bettie Fever, Carmen Dioxide, Crystal Tassels, Iva Handfull, Lady Drew Blood, Lexi Luthor, Lucinda Pack, Miss Elaine Yes, Sabina Soubrette, Seymoure Carnage, Stella D’Letto, The Norse Goddess and Tootsie Spangles.
Friday, July 26 through Sunday, July 28 | Behind The Blue Door Returns to Celebrate 50 Years of Dr. Who A ” sexy, silly take on the Whoniverse.” Join Midnight Menagerie Productions for an evening of burlesque, dance and more as they shimmy, shake, tease, and twirl their way across time and space with the help of a tarted-up TARDIS. With eleven Doctors, multiple companions, several spin-off shows, and an entire universe to explore anything can happen!
Here are some of the Doctor’s steamier moments: