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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

 

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Come see me before I take a month off to recover from knee surgery!

Hello everyone! If you weren’t updated via social media then I have great news! I have my FIRST SURGERY for my knee scheduled for June 7th and I couldn’t be more thrilled!!!! The crazy part is that I literally had to get married to even get insurance :/ yep that’s living in America.

I’ve been going through some rough times, but I finally feel like a positive outcome is around the corner. I’m also moving out of my current living situation and hopefully into a better one at the end of May. I’m literally starting over and while it’s not the beeeeest time for this to be happening it is what it is.

I’m moving at the end of May, then flying to Burlesque Hall of Fame the next day, and the day after I return to Chicago I will have surgery. After that I will need to take a month off of performing and working which is what I’m most freaked out about. If you know me then you know I’m a workaholic but I HAVE to give myself this time to heal properly. I have been going non-stop (with this injury!) for almost 8 months and once the scar tissue is removed is when I will know the extent of my torn ACL and MCL. Once it’s healed I may possibly need another surgery to repair the ACL.

I’m working a day job VERY part-time and am hustling as much as I can to have money to move AND co-pay for surgery AND to live while I’m not working. So if you’re feeling like sending me an early Birthday present I’m bring back my YouCaring fundraiser for a Knee Surgery Cushion! 

Thank you to everyone who has wheeled me around, carried my luggage, given me a stage, allowed me to emcee, helped me get stuff for my new apartment, listened to me complain, venmo’d or paypal’d. I appreciate it so much and can’t wait for this to be over! If you’re interested in helping other ways you can:

Venmo: venmo.com/jeezloueez

Cash App: www.cash.me/$jeezloueez

Paypal: www.paypal.me/JeezLoueez 

Amazon: www.amazon.com/wedding/share/jeezyscam 

And of course you can see me in person and wish me a safe surgery and shower me with dollars:

Sat 5/5 INDY The 3rd Annual Titty 500
Mon 5/7 CHI Vaudeville the Show
Tue 5/8 CHI May 8th Parlor Tricks Burlesque & Dinner Show!
Thu 5/10 CHI Unbridled at Untitled
5/17-19 STL Show-Me Burlesque Festival 
5/30-6/5 VEGAS Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend
***RECOVERY BREAK UNTIL JULY***

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.

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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ABOUT VAM STUDIO
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.
www.vamstudio.net

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

The Vertical Sideshow presents “GISELLE” July 28th-29th (CHICAGO)

The Vertical Sideshow

July 28 & 29 @ 10pm at Uptown Underground

$20 – $25

TICKETS: https://www.uptownunderground.net/verticalsideshow

Scandal sweeps Uptown Underground this July with a shocking twist on a classic fateful ballet. 
The ugly death of a lovely girl.
But who’s to blame for our dear departed – 
Drowned in shame and broken-hearted?
A shocking and all too soon farewell, 
An unfair fate for the fair Giselle.”
Giselle” is an age-old story ripped from the headlines steeped in torrid love triangles, celebrity rivalries, and tragic consequences. The Vertical Side Show brings its own brand of tabloid sensationalism with a touch of burlesque, dance, circus acts, and dark humor.

CHICAGO – Giselle- July 28-29

   The Vertical Side Show is a non-stop, fully immersive mash-up of music, dance, burlesque, theater, drag, and circus arts. Every show is different and features a wide range of performance styles keeping the audience guessing what’s coming next and where to look. The Vertical Side Show showcases multiple award-winning performers linked together in a seamless neo-vintage narrative that has been described as “gonzo” and “sleekly sensual”

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