Picks of the Glitter: June 17-24.
Forgive our recent absence from the fourth dimension (which is of course, the internet)…Burlesque Seattle Press has been looking for new offices in which to set up our laptops and cameras.
While we cram as many burlesque books, interview transcripts, skin mags, and enviable pin-up collections into as many fancy boxes as we can, we bring you this week’s top show Picks of the Glitter (in chronological order). There’s quite a lot of fun to be had this week in all points Northwest:
Debauchery (June 20, Neighbours Nightclub, Seattle)
I haven’t yet made it out to a night of Debauchery (at least not this particular variety), but the rotating lineup of this monthly fund-raising series serving the queer community always catches my eye. Thursday’s show features one of my personal heroines Miss Kitty Baby, plus Inga Ingenue (Miss Viva Las Vegas 2011). Here’s the full lineup:
Dahlia Ste. Cyr
Miss Kitty Baby
Miss Violet DeVille
Hosted by: Ko$ha!
TUSH! Burlesque does Vegas! (June 22, Capitol Theater, Olympia)
Our best girlfriends in Olympia bring it every time. Were you too broke to head to the Burlesque Hall of Fame weekender this year? Never fear, TUSH! is bringing a little bit of Vegas right to the heart of our sweet little capital city. Sinful desires? Healing hands? Deep pockets? Sounds like a wild ride that should be guided strictly by professionals, and nobody does it better than this gang of ladies. Best of all, fresh from competing for the title Reigning Queen of Burlesque, Austin’s Coco Lectric will join the troupe, as well as Paco Fish (from San Francisco, via Baltimore). Here’s the scoop on guests and tix:
A classically trained dancer, actor, and vocalist, Coco Lectic graces stages all over the world. She’s a founding member of The Jigglewatts Burlesque Revue (Austin, TX), founder of the Austin Burlesque Alliance, co-producer of the Texas Burlesque Festival, creator and producer of the World Go-Go Championship, the Headmistress of The Austin Academy of Burlesque, AND she holds the #5 spot in the world in 21st Century Burlesque’s “Burlesque Top 50.” Coco’s skill, grace, style and love of performing are evident in every act. A featured performer and headliner, Coco won “Queen of Burlesque 2010” at the New Orleans Burlesque Festival, was “2010 Texas Performer of the Year” from the Hotrods and Heels festival, won the “2009 Audience Choice Award” at the Texas Burlesque Festival, and was second runner up in the 2011 Viva Las Vegas Burlesque Competition.
Paco Fish thrives on duality. He’s a dynamic performer of spoken and physical comedy, burlesque, boylesque, stilt walking, clown, mime, and a variety of other mediums. Whether playing a freshwater turtle in forbidden saltwater love, a tramp with a deal with the devil, or the whole history of modern France, Paco dismantles assumptions and defies convention with humor and passion. The founder of Baltimore’s Sticky Buns Burlesque, Paco currently holds the titles “King of Southern Exposure,” “King of Carolina Sweet Tease,” and “Most Humorous” from both the Great Burlesque Exposition and The Carolina Burlesque Festival.
$15.00 advance tickets available at Rainy Day Records, or online ($20 at box office night of show): http://www.olympiafilmsociety.org/
Let’s Hear it For the Boys (June 22, Teatro ZinZanni, Seattle)
Teatro ZinZanni is thrilled to announce its first-ever, all male late night cabaret revue, Let’s Hear It For The Boys. This pre-Pride weekend, pre-funk variety show features Seattle’s best boylesque, drag, and circus talents under the legendary Teatro ZinZanni spiegeltent. Complete with a “Catwalk-Off,” a dance party intermission and post-show dancing to the beats of the one and only DJ Nark, Let’s Hear It For The Boys is the ultimate, one-night-only event to kick off PRIDE celebrations.
Let’s Hear It For The Boys features the jack-of-all-trades entertainer and host, Jasper McCann, international boylesque sensation Waxie Moon, the sexy comedic male review Buckaroos USA, former Can Can Castaway and crowd favorite Faggedy Randy, drag king performance artist Lou Henry Hoover, Diablo artist Alex Zerbe, and other local cabaret sensations.
Party-goers are encouraged to arrive as early as 10:30pm for a pre-show drink in Teatro ZinZanni’s gorgeous lobby and to nosh on light-bite dishes from the a la carte menu. Tableside food and drink service will continue throughout the event.
June 22 -11:15pm-1:30am, Doors at 10:30pm
NERDIVERSARY: A Birthday Celebration (June 22, Gallery Above Theatre Off Jackson, Seattle)
It’s a burlesque show. It’s a dance party. It’s an uncensored peek into the strange thoughts and obsessions of
Jo Jo Stiletto and friends. Costumes encouraged. What’s a Nerdiversary? It’s a brand new holiday that allows one to freely celebrate their fan obsessions AND their birthday at the same time without shame or remorse. Jo Jo has asked some of her favorite people to bring special acts together that tickle her nerd fancies. Acts may or may not include the following: randy robots, BSG, a ruggedly handsome Fillion, ST:TNG, a different side of Gaga, Twin Peaks, Catan, Cat Memes, Canadian Sideboob (aka, Lost Girl), sexy math, obscure references to British sitcoms, and so so much more.
Tickets are in very high demand for this one…check HERE to see what’s available.
Sailor St. Claire
Evilyn Sin Claire
Lady Drew Blood
Jesus La Pinga
Miss Elaine Yes
Rebecca M Davis
Ernie Von Schmaltz
Bitch Slap! Burlesque: Cabaret Inspired by the Genius of John Waters (June 23 & 30, Star Theater, Portland)
Rocket and Vera Mysteria (the ladies who brought the David Lynch-inspired Black Lodge Burlesque to Portland and Seattle) now tackle the father of all things bizarre and unholy: John Waters. All I can say is Francine Fishpaw better be represented…and this idea is brilliant.
This show takes place over two consecutive Sundays at Portland’s Star Theater. (And just a little early warning…Black Lodge, now in its fourth year, will return in August for four shows in both cities).
For info on Bitch Slap! Burlesque: Cabaret Inspired by the Genius of John Waters, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/454754101277429/?fref=ts