A big month for PDX (xx).

Naked Girls Reading is finally coming to our sexually precocious sister city, Portland.

Rayleen Courtney, founder of SinnSavvy Productions (and also BSP’s first contributing writer) and Sophie Maltease, co-founder of Critical Hit Burlesque, recently received approval from Chicago-based NGR creators Michelle L’amour and Franky Vivid to begin a Portland chapter of the popular (naked) literary night.

The ladies’ inaugural reading will be Saturday, January 21 at downtown Portland’s historic Star Theater.

Who's that girl? Portland burlesque lightning rod Rayleen Courtney is NGR PDX's first poster girl. (Flyer design by Tyler Spencer and Jonathan Adams)

Here’s the scoop from NGR PDX:

Portland’s inaugural event will feature a stunning lineup of local readers, including: Baby Le’Strange, Kit Katastrophic, Delilah Sinn, and both Rayleen Courtney and Sophie Maltease themselves. Rounding out this sultry cast is the event’s featured guest of honor: Heidi Von Haught, co-producer of NGR Seattle! Known for her stellar contributions to the national burlesque and erotic arts scenes, Von Haught’s presence on a Portland stage will be quite a treat for our city and is advisably not to be missed. Of course, no event of this nature would be complete without an incandescent mistress of ceremonies, which NGR Portland finds in modern burlesque luminary, Angelique DeVil!

This event takes place on Saturday, January 21st at the historic Star Theater (13 NW 6th Avenue, Downtown). Doors will open at 8:00pm, and the readings will begin promptly at 9:00pm. Only drinking-aged adults will be permitted, and attendees are advised that this event features full nudity.

Tickets are very strongly encouraged, are priced according to seating, and can be found at http://ngrpdx.eventbrite.com/


And isn’t it about time Seattle and Portland do a little more cultural exchanging? Rose City Shimmy fans are in luck…the Portland ladies near and dear to our hearts will be performing in Seattle on January 26 and February 23, taking over the stage for Sinner Saint while they are featured once again in London. More on this to come in the next few weeks, but for now feast your eyes on this photo from one of the most proficient and artful burlesque photographers around, Kaylin Idora:

Rose City Shimmy appearing in Seattle Jan. 26 and Feb. 23. From left to right: Charlotte Treuse, Itty Bitty Bang Bang, Baby Le'Strange, Hai Fleisch (Kaylin Idora Photography)

***For more information on Rose City Shimmy, please visit the sidebar at right.***

~ by angrytruffle on 01/06/2012.

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