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Goodbye February, Hello Spring?!

February is too short! But I feel like it just means that spring is around the corner. I’m wrapping up this month with a night of cabaret at The Darling Chicago, then kicking off March in Indianapolis at FrontRow Paul’s Burlesque Bonanaza! March is pretty booked as we lead up to the 8th annual Jeezy’s Juke Joint: A Black Burly-Q March 14th-16th, but I’m also adding some new-to-me shows around Chicago. Check it out!

Wed 2/27 – 8pm – The Darling Chicago
Sat 3/2 INDIANAPOLIS – 8pm – FrontRow Paul’s Burlesque Bonanza
Sun 3/3 – 3pm – Sunday Social at Meeting House Tavern *NEW!
Tue 3/5 – 9pm – Fat Tuesday at Ina Mae Tavern
Wed 3/6 – 8pm – Bad Taste at Charnel House *NEW!
Thu 3/7 – 9pm – Mardi Gras Unbridled at Untitled
Tue 3/12 – 8pm – Parlor Tricks Burlesque at Heritage Restaurant
3/14-16 – 8th annual Jeezy’s Juke Joint: A Black Burly-Q Festival
Tue 3/19 – 8pm – The Darling Chicago

In addition to performing I’m also in the thick of it raising money for Jeezy’s Juke Joint! This week we just reached over 50% of our $5000 goal and we have a couple of weeks left! If you can spare a dollar throw it our way. And if you can’t, sharing and spreading the word is FREE! Help us make this years “family reunion of burlesque” the most magical one yet. We can’t wait to give all of our new and returning guests this experience. We will see you there!

Donate to our GoFundMe Campaign HERE!

Kick Off Valentine’s Day Week at Parlor Tricks Burlesque!

Parlor Tricks Burlesque February 12th featuring Lilly Rascal, Fae Beguile, Jeez Loueez, Kitty la Royall, Sio Bast, & Lady Jack

 

Parlor Tricks: Girl at the Rock Show

Tuesday February 12th | 8:30pm

Heritage Restaurant & Caviar Bar

Parlor Tricks Burlesque invites you to Girl at the Rock  Show: Fae’s Birthday Celebration! Parlor Tricks is a monthly rock and roll burlesque show at Heritage Restaurant & Caviar Bar, where rock n roll and champagne collide.

The show includes a $30 3-course dinner. Dinner reservations are a must and can be made starting at 7pm, with the show starting at 8:30. Bar seats are available for those who want bar snacks and drinks.
Caviar and $1 oysters are always available.

We are celebrating Fae’s birthday with a sultry cast of performers to heat up the cold February night with performances celebrating Fae’s favorite things- burlesque and music!

Your burlesque artists for the night:
Lady Jack | Lindsey Marks
Sio Bast
Kitty la Royall
Lilly Rascal
Fae Beguile

And our emcee:
Jeez Loueez!

***Please note that this is an intimate space.
Reservations can be made starting at 7pm for dinner. Call 773-661-9577 and say you are attending Parlor Tricks.

Burning City Neo-Vintage Entertainment Festival presents PROVOCATEUR (7/28)

We are just one week away from the 1st annual Burning City Neo-Vintage Entertainment Festival here in Chicago!

Join us Saturday July 28th for Provocateur!  

Strippers also have something to SAY? Who knew?! PROVOCATEUR is a showcase that celebrates thought-provoking proclamations, grotesque commentary, the topical, the satirical, and the new normal. From highlighting the body as a political statement through unapologetic autonomy to absurd storytelling spectacle, PROVOCATEUR features drag, performance art, and more!

Featuring:
Dottie Comma (Cleveland)
Jacqueline Boxx (Baltimore)
Jean Wildest (Chicago)
Minnie Ryder (Indianapolis)
Po’Chop (Chicago)
Rebel (Charlotte)
Tyler Jacobson (Loma Linda)
Veronica Voss (LA)
Trini Bikini (Indianapolis)

https://www.burningcityfestival.com/provocateur

Provocateur

July 28th 7:30pm Uptown Underground

Jeezy’s Juke Joint Workshops (Saturday March 17th)

Jeezy’s Juke Joint is proud to present a variety of workshops taught by Juke Joint cast members as apart of our 7th Annual Weekender. 

12-1 | Sparkle Town 101 with Looking Glass Gems | $15

Learn the basics of rhinestones, and begin your journey into the vast world of stage sparkle!
We will be giving industry informations regarding different types and qualities of rhinestones, tools, glues and techniques.
We’ll discuss color matching and pattern making. Bring an item to place rhinestones on! We will provide glue and 1 gross of rhinestones to work with. If you like, please feel free to bring your preferred rhinestone and NON-TOXIC glue as well. No E-6000 please, thank you for your understanding.

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1:15-2:15 | Red Bone | Art of Freestyle | $15

Anyone can achieve freestyling, in fact you already do it every day! When it comes to dancing, The key is confidence in your movement and trusting that you are fabulous. We will practice relying on what you have in your movement arsenal and letting the music, people, and surrounding vibes inspire you at any given moment. We will also play with timing, space and energy to create an even more over the top, dynamic performance. This class is designed for all levels of dance experience focusing on Cabaret/Burlesque inspired movements and will consist of a warm up, movement drills & exercises, choreographic elements, freestyle period and cool down.

Be prepared with:
note book
dance heels
knee pads
water
optional-video camera (you may want to record your movement ideas and use them for choreography later on.)

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2:30-3:30 | The Art of Seduction | $15

Learn the Art of Entrancement by building anticipation through sexy, sensual and exotic movement. This class is for the Naughty Girl not the Faint of Heart. (Lap dancing, Wall playing, floor work) Bring heels and an open mind.

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3:45-5 | In Conversation with Miss Toni Elling | $15

Jeezy’s Juke Joint founder and host, Jeez Loueez sits down with Burlesque Legend Miss Toni Elling for a conversation on burlesque, race, career and everything in between.

Upcoming Shows & Events in Chicago, St. Louis, Nashville with JEEZ LOUEEZ

Who’s coming to see about me? Catch me while you can in Chicago, St. Louis, and Nashville!

Thu 8/17 Foundation Cabaret:August 17th at House of Blues
Fri 8/18 The Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground
Sun 8/20 Big Easy Variety Show: August 20 at Fifolet Cajun

***COMING UP***

Wed 8/23 Bikes & Burlesque – August 23rd at The Holiday Club
Thu 8/24 The Drifter Chicago
Sat 8/26 Untitled
Sat 9/2 The Fly Honey Show 8
Fri 9/8 (STL) The Hot Box at The Monocle
Sat 9/9 (NASHVILLE) Jeezy’s Juke Joint: A Black Burly-Q Revue

Coming Up – JUNE

6/20 Twerk & Jerk: Booty Intensive Twerkshop w/ Jeez Loueez at Reunion Chicago
6/21 The Drifter Chicago (10pm & 11pm)
6/22 BlackGirlMagic: Pride edition at Berlin Nightclub – Chicago
6/23 Wasabassco Burlesque at City Winery Chicago
6/30-7/3 SEATTLE Camptacular! at The Triple Door

by David Lawrence Byrd

Coming up this week in St. Louis, Chicago, and Indianapolis…

4/28 STL LEZ DANCE – 3rd Anniversary Celebration!
4/29 CHI Unicorn Ball (The official coming out party for Trans Liberation Collective)
4/30 CHI Red Light Special 4/30 at GMan Tavern
4/30 CHI Queen! with Chicagodeep / Taelue / Michael Serafini / Garrett David
5/2-3 CHI The 2017 Chicago 1MPF: Nevertheless, We Persisted (an awesome 1 minute play festival featuring the work of women and female-identifying artists!)
5/5-6 INDY 2nd Annual Titty 500
5/7 INDY Titty 500 Workshops (with Twerk and Jerk!)

COMING UP SOON
5/18-20 STL 8th Annual Show-Me Burlesque Festival