Picks of the (g)litter- July 11 edition.
It’s been a busy week slinging lascivious interview transcripts and prepping for upcoming events and features, but we would be remiss not to point out this week’s picks for extraordinary happenings around Seattle:
First off: Vancouver’s Burgundy Brixx, recently returned from competing for “Miss Exotic World, 2012 Queen of Burlesque” at Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend, makes a very rare, very special appearance TONIGHT (!!), July 11 at Intrigue (Mona’s Bistro & Lounge, 6421 Latona Ave NE, Seattle). Burgundy trained with Jo “Boobs” Weldon and was a regular performer at NYC’s Slipper Room. All of the mystery guests performing tonight have performed in the 2012 Vancouver International Burlesque Festival, so expect some top notch acts and beautiful showgirl plumage.
Next up, NYC’s Jonny Porkpie will teach this weekend at the Academy of Burlesque. Ever wonder if a man can twirl a tassel? How about an assel? Or for that matter, a tasticle? Find out what all these confusing, but oh-so-suggestive nouns refer to July 13 at West Hall with “Tassel-Twirling for Men (of All Genders)”. Get tickets HERE. You can also explore “The Boudoir of Ideas” on July 14, where Jonny will help free those twisted little ideas from the carefully concealed corners of your brain. Click HERE for tickets. (Private lessons are also available while NYC’s “Burlesque Mayor” is here July 12-18. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire). For those more inclined to voyeurism, sit back and watch Jonny do his thing as he guest stars with Sinner Saint Burlesque Thursday, July 12 at Noc Noc.
Also kicking off July 14 is Pink Light Burlesque, a program founded by the New York School of Burlesque and now debuting in Seattle. The program offers free classes to breast cancer patients and survivors. Classes are held in honor of original Burlesque Hall of Fame founder Jennie Lee, who passed away from breast cancer in 1990. Email email@example.com to inquire. Classes will be held from 12pm-2pm July 14, July 21, July 28, and August 4 in Capitol Hill.
And last but not least- Saturday July 14: