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Jeezy’s Juke Joint Workshops – Learn from the Best in the Biz!

Jeezy’s Juke Joint Workshops

March 16, 2019 | 4445 South King Drive

Jeezy’s Juke Joint is proud to present a variety of workshops taught by our award winning cast members as apart of our 8th Annual Weekender.

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10:30 am – 11:30 am | Missa Blue | Burlesque Business – Manage yourself to the top! |$15

You want to turn up confident and prepared at every gig?  Missa teaches you everything you need to know behind the scenes: From the secret of being an enchanting backstage buddy over how to prep and conduct your tech & light rehearsal ending with do and dont’s during showtime. In the second part of the workshop MisSa gives deeper insights about building an appealing online presence and what social media can do for you.

11:45 am – 12:45 pm | Lou Lou la Duchesse de Rière | The Getdown | $15

The getdown (advanced floorwork): Learn the art of the get down with Lou Lou la Duchesse de Rière in her floorwork master class. Perfect your dips dives and shoulder rolls while learning a fun sexy choreography. Bring knees pads if needed, they are not required.

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm | Foxy Tann| The Good Emcee | $15

This is a class is a conversation about what makes a good burlesque emcee. With over 20 years of emceeing and hosting in cabarets, burlesque and drag shows, block parties and circuses, Foxy Tann has made a few observations. If you are an aspiring host and emcee this is what The Fox considers the bare minimum that you need to do/know to steer a successful show. From stalling and hecklers to tech f*ck ups and costume malfunctions, you will learn some basic strategies to deal with disasters large and small.


2:15 pm – 3:15 pm | Controlled Chaos w/ Isaiah Esquire: ALL LEVELS | $15

​An ALL-LEVELS class geared towards expanding your movement and elongating your lines with controlled strength and power. Internationally acclaimed Dancer/Choreographer/Performer, Isaiah Esquire specializes in commanding space and channeling energy on stage. Isaiah will be focusing on body awareness, momentum, and breathe and how to create more control on stage. Participants will be taught choreography that encourages the performer to practice musicality while performing and moving in exciting new ways.

​3:30 pm – 4:30 pm | Red Bone | PWYC Burlesque Crash Course

This Pay What You Can Burlesque Crash Course, taught by 2017 Burlesque Hall of Fame competitor RedBone, is sure to leave both the curious and the experienced participant sizzling with confidence. This workshop will begin with a warm and will move on to cover everything from bumps and grinds to shimmying and struts. All Levels are Welcome.

Please bring: Water, towel, knee pads (highly suggested. Will have them available for sale) and dance heels. Attire: wear comfortable clothes that are easy to move and stretch in.

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.

Tickets for ‘The Hot Box’ (Jeezy’s Juke Joint Opening Night Party) Are On Sale NOW!

8th annual Jeezy’s Juke Joint: A Black Burly-Q Revue | Chicago Opening Night Party

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

*ON SALE TUESDAY JANUARY 29th at 10am*

Heading into the 8th 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)
Briq House (Seattle)
Demi Noire (UK)
Isaiah Esquire (Portland)
Lou Lou la Duchesse de Rière (Montreal)
MochaMocha (Chicago)
Rida Strange (Champaign)
RisKay Rene (Chicago)
Shimmy LaRoux (Chicago)
SistahDon Noire (Buffalo)
Switch the Boi Wonder (Chicago)

Ticket price includes light snacks and drinks in addition to an intimate experience with the cast. DJ and gogo dancers announced soon!

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

 

Lou Lou la Duchesse de Riere

New Orleans Queen of Burlesque Lou Lou la Duchesse de Riere

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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Parlor Tricks Burlesque TONIGHT!

Lilly Rascal and Fae Beguile are excited to invite you to Parlor Tricks: Glam Rock Edition TONIGHT!!!  Parlor Tricks is the FREE monthly burlesque show at Heritage Restaurant & Caviar Bar, where rock n roll and champagne collide. Parlor Tricks takes place in The Parlor of Heritage.

Watch this months cast set your world ablaze!

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Your entertainers for the night:
Lady Ginger
Mikki Miraj
Lilly Rascal
Fae Beguile

And our host for the evening:
Jeez Loueez!

***Please note that this is an intimate space.
Ages 21+
Due to limited seating you must have a reservations.
Performances start at 9.
Reservations can be made starting at 8pm for dinner. Call 773-661-9577 and say you are attending Parlor Tricks.

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!