Picks of the glitter: a cornucopia of fall burlesque events!
There are too many noteworthy shows to mention over the next few weeks. Here’s our top picks for the most stellar events to keep you warm before the holiday blitz begins:
10/26 Witching Hour starring the Mistress of Hallow’s Eve: Joey Arias @ Teatro ZinZanni
Legendary NYC mega-icon Joey Arias is coming…you better look sharp. Here’s the scoop:
“Come ghouls and goblins to see the spook-tacularly prolific and bona fide NYC icon, Joey Arias, for one night only under the velvet-topped tent! In addition to the candy for the eyes, the evening also features naughty nibbles for the hauntingly hungry, costume contest for the devil inside and prizes for the scariest boys and ghouls!”
About Joey Arias: “A fixture of New York City’s vibrant downtown performance scene for 30-plus years, Joey Arias is a true NYC icon. Arias lived and worked with legendary musician Klaus Nomi until Nomi’s death in 1983. However, he has long since stepped out of Nomi’s shadow to gain fame in his own right as a performance artist, cabaret singer and drag artist. Arias was tapped by Cirque du Soleil to originate the role of the emcee in their Las Vegas spectacular Zumanity, for which he co-wrote three songs. On film, he has appeared in Mondo New York, Big Top Pee Wee, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, Wigstock – The Movie, Flawless and To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar. Television credits include the infamous “Saturday Night Live” episode with David Bowie and Klaus Nomi, Ann Magnuson’s “Vandemonium”, Elvira’s “MTV Halloween Special,” and more.”
Get tix HERE.
10/27 The Rocky Horror Pastie Show @ Columbia City Theater
Portland’s Miss Kennedy brings The Rocky Horror Pastie Show (now in its third year) to The Columbia City Theater in Seattle. A “live adaptation of Rocky Horror with a little less dialogue and a LOT more T&A”- not to mention a fantastic cast featuring some folks we don’t get to see often enough in Seattle.
Grant Frey and Lovie Lane as Brad and Janet
Zora Phoenix as Frank-N-Furter
Isaiah Esquire as Rocky
Sofia Flash as Magenta
Miss Kennedy as Columbia
Noah Mickens as Riff Raff
Burk Biggler as Dr. Scott
with knockout burlesque performances by:
Infamous Nina Nightshade
Dee Dee Pepper
Whisper De Corvo
Be sure to break out your fishnets, pearls, and platforms so you can walk away with some fancy prizes from the Rocky Horror costume contest. Get tix HERE.
11/1 POC Photo @ Fremont Coffee Company
At Fremont’s November Art Walk, POC will be displaying photos from his Burlesque photo exhibit that debuted at Tigerlily Salon way back in August. Stop by Fremont Coffee Company from 6-8pm and say hello! Beer, wine and coffee drinks will be available.
11/2 Olympia’s Own TUSH! Burlesque present HORN O’ PLENTY: A Burlesque Feast for the Eyes @ the Historic Capitol Theater, Olympia
Another brilliantly named show from our favorite Oly sisters. Here’s the skinny from the ladies themselves:
“TUSH! Burlesque is back with another incredible original show! Join us as we present a cornucopia of autumnal delights in song, dance and striptease.
The ladies of TUSH! Burlesque are celebrating the season together, and we’ve invited special guests Foxy Tann, Jeez Louise and Red Bone to join us at our holiday table. But it looks like our dinner is nearly undone! Between the joys of family obligations, travel, mandatory overtime, and other holiday delights, anything could happen. Will everyone make it to the feast on time, in one piece, and with their potluck offering in hand? There’s only one way to find out – get your tickets and see the show!”
Get tix HERE.
11/2 La Petite Mort’s Dark Cabaret @ Columbia City Theater
Do you like your burlesque a little more sinister? La Petite Mort’s Dark Cabarets are always a pleasure. The November cabaret has a lineup to die for (no pun intended)…
Hosted by Diva le Déviant
La Petite Mort
The Shanghai Pearl
Jesse Belle Jones
Miss J9 Fierce
Vox Fabuli Puppets
Get tix HERE.
11/7-11/10 BURLYCON!!! @ the Doubletree Hotel Seatac
This is a big one. Now in its sixth action-packed year, BurlyCon is back November 7-10. This year’s Guest of Honor is none other than New Orleans burlesque legend Wild Cherry. Get tix and info HERE.
11/13-11/16 The Atomic Bombshells…Lost in Space! @ The Triple Door
It really is the most ridiculously glorious and over-the-top of all the Bombshells’ shows…and that’s saying something. The details:
“Back by popular demand for its third run: Seattle’s burlesque all-stars blast off with their glittering sci-fi spectacle and fan favorite. These award winning showgirls and boys are back from the east coast to celebrate their 10-year anniversary this November. Watch them pull out all the stops as they return to the gorgeous Triple Door theater with the third run of their most over-the-top show to date! With an otherworldly retro-future soundtrack featuring Joe Meek, Esquivel, and Raymond Scott, The Atomic Bombshells take you on an intergalactic voyage of sight and sound, filled with alluring aliens, slinky space adventurers, bodacious Barbarellas, and planetary princesses! Did we mention that The Atomic Bombshells were recently described as “polished, clever, and glamorous” by none other than Dita Von Teese?
Hosted by Captain Jasper McCann, with First Mate Lou Henry Hoover- also featuring Seattle’s “Premier Fancy Lady” BenDeLaCreme and gender-blending boylesque sensation Waxie Moon! This season also features a sizzling chorus of shimmering meteor men, comprised of Seattle’s dance and boylesque all stars: Paris and Trojan Original, Markeith Wiley, Faggedy Randy, and Nikolai Lesnikov.”
Get tix HERE.
11/15-11/16 The NAKED Show @ Theatre Off Jackson
The name really does say it all. Heidi Von Haught and Randi Rascal (aka Clown Stripper Productions) will unveil “The NAKED Show: a variety show that gives the performers the freedom to do their thing all the way, au naturel, day-you-were-born, in-the-raw, full-monty, full-frontal naked! More than just a burlesque show that shows a little more, this show will explore the meaning of nudity and the context in which we experience it. Naked isn’t just state of mind, it’s a statement of culture, and of how we define vulnerability, obscenity, and art.”
Get tix HERE.