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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.

Can’t make it to Jeezy’s Juke Joint? Donate today!

Hello my lovely fans and friends, as you know the 8th annual Jeezy’s Juke Joint: A Black Burly-Q Revue is just around the corner! We are pushing for our last bit of fundraising to make our 8th year the best one yet. This past year has been full of trials and tribulations, but nothing will stop me from bringing the joy and power of Black burlesque!

We have launched a GoFundMe to assist with funds for travel, venue rental, Air Bnb, hospitality, and marketing. Please consider sharing or donating if you can!

Thank you!

xo

Jeez Loueez

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Welcome to the 8th annual Jeezy’s Juke Joint: A Black Burly-Q Revue , Chicago’s all-Black burlesque festival and traveling show! In our 8th year of production, we’ve hit even bigger strides and accomplished more goals than ever. We’ve expanded our yearly extravaganza to 3 nights due to demand, we’ve accepted more applicants than ever before, and over the years we’ve played successful shows in Indianapolis, Nashville, St. Louis, and Iowa City.  This years festival is March 14th-16th and takes place at VAM Studio and our home venue The Promontory in Hyde Park. www.jeezysjukejoint.com 
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– 2015 saw the creation of The Hot Box- Entertainment & Dancery, sexy sinful party and queer DIY strip club experience
– 2017 We were featured on the Netflix Original series “Easy” (Season 2, Episode 7)
-2018 We were voted “Best Adult Entertainment” by Chicago Mag
-2018 We also raised over $1500 for living burlesque legend Miss Toni Elling who also gave a talk about her life
-2019 We will be debuting our show in Minneapolis on January 12th

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This year our special headlining guests include Lou Lou la Duchesse de Rière (Montreal), MisSa Blue (Germany), and Isaiah Esquire (Portland) as well as a host of performers from across the world.

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As you can see the Juke Joint has been busy and we are only going harder! It’s been a dream of mine for this show to grow and expand and tour. Each year we continue taking it to the next level and want to focus on spreading the good word of Black burlesque around the country. We want to continue working with impressive  newcomers and iconic legends in the making. We want to raise the bar each year offering higher production value, and more VIP and cast incentives. Each production of Jeezy’s Juke Joint is finely curated into a diverse and rich line-up full of glamour, storytelling, and thought-provoking pieces. Affectionately called the “family reunion of burlesque”, the Juke Joint strives to not only showcase the power and diversity of Black entertainers, but to also bring the powerful and subversive art of burlesque to audiences of color.

Funds raised will be used for:
-Travel and lodging for guests
-Backstage hospitality for the cast
-Venue rental
-Marketing and advertisement (poster printing, online ads)
-Photography and Videographer costs
-Studio rental deposits for workshops and classes taught by our cast
-Upgrading our merch options
-Swag bags for  cast and VIP ticket holders

Thank you so much for being a patron and supporter of Jeezy’s Juke Joint: A Black Burly-Q Revue. We’re looking forward to another great year of showcasing talent, diversity, and culture and we hope to come to your city soon!

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The Buttcracker (APPEARING ONE NIGHT ONLY!)

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The Sexiest Holiday Show in Chicago!
Welcome to The Buttcracker: A Nutcracker Burlesque
CELEBRATING THREE YEARS OF ALTERNATIVE HOLIDAY FUN!

WHEN: NOV. 28TH-DEC. 26TH AT 8PM
WHERE: REGGIES MUSIC JOINT
TICKETS: $25 GENERAL ADMISSION, $40 VIP
GET TICKETS HERE!

I will be making an appearance in this annual show for ONE NIGHT ONLY on December 26th! Give yourself the gift of my butt! 

 

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

This Week in Chicago with Jeez Loueez

Monday May 7th

Vaudeville the Show at Beauty Bar

9pm | No Cover

 

Tuesday May 8th

Parlor Tricks Burlesque at Heritage Restaurant & Caviar Bar 

9pm | No Cover

 

Thursday May 10th

Unbridled at Untitled

9pm | No Cover

 

Jeezy’s Juke Joint & VAM Present: THE HOT BOX – Entertainment & Dancery! THURSDAY MARCH 15th

 

7th annual Jeezy’s Juke Joint: A Black Burly-Q Revue (Opening Night Party)

The Hot Box – Entertainment & Dancery
Presented by Jeezy’s Juke Joint and VAM Studio

Heading into the 7th season of bringing magical Black and Queer entertainment to the midwest, Jeezy’s Juke Joint is curating a night of dancing, art, music, drank, and nudity in conjunction with VAM Studio. Part burlesque show, part queer strip club of our dreams, part dance party, we’re bringing a sickening and raging banger of a night!

Dynamic pop-up performances will be scattered throughout the evening while hot gogo and pole dancers keep your eyes and pockets burning.

Bring your dollars for tipping big billz in small places! ;)

Hosted by Tribble (Chicago)
FEATURING
Briq House (Seattle)
Elle Du Jour (San Antonio)
Joyce Lee Ann (Brooklyn)
Lucy Stoole (Chicago)
P NoNoire (Chicago)
RedBone (San Francisco)

Music by:
Hijo Pródigo
DJ All The Way Kay

For our Friday and Saturday night show tickets please visit: wwwpromontorychicago.com 

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VAM STUDIO is a full service production company with emphasis on producing videos for musicians and record labels, foundations and non-profits, nightlife and art identities. We focus on conceptualization/ideation, comprehensive pre, pro & post-pro video services, broadcast, still photography, exhibit and event design, and integrated marketing campaigns.

The VAM production team is comprised of a dedicated and diverse team of people of color, women and queer-identifying cinematographers, editors, producers, light and sound engineers. This has allowed us to work from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and disciplines; while standing out from our competitors.
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