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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

Jeezy’s Juke Joint: A Black Burly-Q Revue (St. Louis April 8th)

Jeezy’s Juke Joint: A Black Burly-Q Revue in St. Louis!

Saturday April 8th, 2017
2720 Cherokee
Doors 8pm |Show 9pm

$15/General Admission ($20/door)
$25/Front Row VIP ($30/door)

TICKETS ON SALE! www.jjjstl.bpt.me

Hailed as one of the most important shows youll see all year by Quilt Magazine, Jeezys Juke Joint is a jumping, jiving, foot-stomping revue that pays homage to Black burlesque and variety with a fabulous line-up of award-winning, show-stopping entertainment. Ranging from classic striptease to drag to comedy and everything in between, this popular yearly extravaganza event is sure to leave you on the edge of your seat!

Hosted by Jeez Loueez and featuring established and up and coming performers from around the country, each production of Jeezys 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 beautiful and subversive art of burlesque to audiences of color.

Starring:
Reigning Queen of Burlesque Miss Poison Ivory (New York)
GiGi Holliday (Washington, D.C.)
Cruel Valentine (Chicago)
Dark Angel (St. Louis)
Foxy LaFeelion (St. Louis)
Horchata Dentana (St. Louis)
Josephine Shaker (Chicago)
Po’Chop (Chicago)
Rose Whip (St. Louis)
Sailem (St. Louis)
Switch the Boi Wonder (Chicago)
and more!

Grab your ticket to the hottest night of the year!

TIX ON SALE AT http://m.bpt.me/event/2904140

Get Your Jeez Loueez Fix for the Rest of the Year!

I’m still in the haze of a wonderful and much needed BurlyCon in Seattle this past weekend. Safely back in Los Angeles and preparing to wrap up the year with some pretty fabulous events, including my first time performing and visiting San Diego and Knoxville. Hope to see you somewhere across America!
 
11/15 LAS VEGAS- World Cannabis Summit
11/18-19 SAN DIEGO- The Midnight Carnival
11/24 RIVERSIDE, CA- Show n Tail Peepshow
11/26 LA Kinky Carnival at Bar Sinister
11/27 LA The Roast of Tito Bonito at The Lexington
12/2 STL Lez Dance- Snow Ball at 2720 Cherokee
12/3 INDIANAPOLIS Jeezy’s Juke Joint at White Rabbit Cabaret
12/7-21 CHICAGO Twerk and Jerk at Vaudezilla Studios (Wednesday nights)
12/10 CHICAGO Naughty Little Cabaret at Original Mother’s
12/13 CHICAGO The Hot Box- An Intimate Affair Benefiting Jeezy’s Juke Joint
12/17 KNOXVILLE A Burlesque Tribute to Dead Celebrities with Salome Cabaret
12/22 CHICAGO Foundation Cabaret at House of Blues
12/31 STL Spectaculaire New Years Eve at Casa Loma Ballroom

Jeezy’s Juke Joint returns to Indianapolis Saturday December 3rd

Saturday December 3rd, 2016
White Rabbit Cabaret
8pm doors, 10pm show

Jeezy’s Juke Joint: A Black Burly-Q Revue
$15/adv, $18/door

TIX AT http://jjjindy.bpt.me

Chicago’s own Jeezy’s Juke Joint is returning to Indianapolis December 3rd!

The show that features the brightest brown-skinned burlesque stars from across the country is proud to make its Indianapolis debut! After 4 years of sold out hit shows in Chicago and St. Louis, the Midwest’s ONLY all-black burlesque revue is hitting the road.

This jumping, jiving, foot-stomping revue pays homage to African-American burlesque and variety with a fabulous line-up of award-winning, entertainment. Ranging from classic burlesque to drag to comedy and everything in between, this popular once a year event is sure to leave you on the edge of your seat.

Hosted by Jeez Loueez and featuring an all star line-up from Chicago, St. Louis, D.C., and special Indy guests!

Hosted by Jeez Loueez
Bunny Van Doren (Indianapolis)
Cruel Valentine (Chicago)
Dainty Dandridge (Washington, D.C.)
Josephine Shaker (Chicago)
Po’Chop (Chicago)
Ray Gunn (Chicago)
Rose Whip (St. Louis)
Sailem (St. Louis)
Switch the Boi Wonder (Chicago)
The Vixen (Chicago)

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$15/adv
$18/door
8pm Doors- 10pm Show
21+

7th Annual Show-Me Burlesque & Vaudeville Festival returns to St. Louis May 19th-21st!

Show-Me Burlesque is a 3 day festival dedicated to glitz, glam, breathtaking talent, spectacular productions, and fabulous burlesque, vaudeville, circus, and variety entertainment from every gender and from around the world!

St. Louis has a rich and diverse burlesque and vaudeville history from the brilliant talent of Josephine Baker, to the heyday of Gaslight Square, where The Smothers Brothers, Phyllis Diller and Barbara Streisand got their start, and to Evelyn West and the infamous Stardust and Grand Burlesque theaters where she and many other famous burlesque dancers performed. Show-Me Burlesque is thrilled to bring St. Louis burlesque to its former grandeur with a sexy new makeover.

Lola van Ella, St. Louis’ own award winning burlesque grand dame and passionate producer, along with an amazing creative and technical team, is proud to bring all of her favorite elements of theater, spectacle, glamour, and vaudeville, to showcase the best talent in the world in what is Missouri’s first ever burlesque festival and now, the largest of its kind in the Midwest. In addition to four different shows, there will also be classes taught by world class burlesque educators at Van Ella Studios, St. Louis’ first and only boutique burlesque and variety school, and Mynx Academy of Pole Dance. Show-Me Burlesque promises to bring a thrilling weekend of fabulous and exciting entertainment and education to a wide and diverse audience. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of history!

Join us for the St. Louis event of the year!

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SHOW-ME BURLESQUE FESTIVAL WORKSHOPS (May 20-21)

REGISTER HERE! http://showmeworkshops.brownpapertickets.com/

May 20-21st
$15
Van Ella Studios (2646 Cherokee St)
&
Mynx Academy of Pole Dance (3190 S Grand Blvd)

Join us on the dancefloor and in the classroom for a variety of some of the most saught-after workshops led by professional performers and instructors from all over the world! All classes will take place at VAN ELLA STUDIOS and MYNX ACADEMY OF POLE DANCE.

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St. Louis- Chicago- Indianapolis- Oklahoma City

It’s JUNE! Finally! My favorite season and my favorite month of the year. Not only is the sun shining and the weather feeling good, but I’m eating popsicles for breakfast, wearing coochie cutters everyday, and I will be turning 30 on June 24th!!! Yes ma’am. 30 years old. 30 and fine! Here’s what I’ll be up to in June while I’m ringing in a new decade of life!

June 1st- Summer session at Van Ella Studios begins!
Fri 5- STL- LEZ DANCE– Taste the Rainbow at 2720
Wed 10- CHI- The Drifter
Fri 12- CHI- Naughty Little Cabaret with Fringe Factor Dance
Sat 13- CHI- The Naughty Little Cabaret
Sat 13- CHI-Casino Royale: Turn It Up for Change
Sun 14- CHI- ‪#‎TheBurlesqueInvasion‬
Sat 20- INDY- Soul Train: A Burlesque Tribute
Wed 24- WORLDWIDE- MY 30th BIRFDAY!
Thur 25- CHI- Unbridled at Untitled with Fringe Factor Dance
Fri & Sat 26/27- Oklahoma City Burlesque Festival

Fire Ball Masquerade in Columbia, MO at The Blue Note THIS SATURDAY December 13th!

The Blue Note Presents
FIRE BALL BALL MASQUERADE!
A burlesque & vaudeville circus spectacular!
starring: BEGGAR’S CARNIVALE
and SHOW-ME BURLESQUE

Saturday, December 13, 2014
Doors 7:30PM
at The Blue Note

Tickets $10
On Sale Friday, Nov. 14 at 10am⇢ http://goo.gl/daAOLG

WHAT IS FIRE BALL MASQUERADE??
Since the The Blue Note was built in 1927, the historic stage has hosted the breathtaking stunts of magicians, the humor and wit of vaudeville performers, and so much more! In celebration of bygone days of entertainment, for one night, Saturday December 13th, the Blue Note will transform back to it’s roots for a one-time only show called Fire Ball Masquerade! – A Burlesque and Vaudeville Variety Show. Join us for a mystical, titilating, breathtaking and riotious night of the Midwest’s best acrobats, jugglers, magicians, comedians, and burlesque dancers. Be dazzled and wowed by the seductive shenanigans of St. Louis’ BEGGAR’S CARNIVALE. Ladies and gentlemen, dress to impress and prepare to be wowed and aroused…this is the Fire Ball Masquerade!

WHO IS BEGGAR’S CARNIVALE??
Ladies and Gentlemen! Boys and Girls of legal age! Step right up to the sexiest, strangest, wildest show on earth! A gypsy carnival, a one-ring circus, a villainous vaudeville, a bawdy bordello, a manic music hall, and an unforgettable night of entertainment awaits you! Devilish Dancing! High flying! Fire Eating! Amazing Magic and so much more! The Beggar’s Carnivale is a vaudvillian silent circus, combining elements of traditional circus arts, gypsy folk and rock ‘n roll. Filled with wonderment and spectacle, it has been described as “Cirque du Soleil on a whiskey bender”.

Van Ella Productions is bringing elements of the Beggar’s Carnivale and Show Me Burlesque together to create a one night only, sextacular revue for the Blue Note!

Starring:
Lola van Ella
Michelle Mynx
Jeez Loueez
Indie Nombrilou
Jameson Peligro
Ami Amore’
Tanis Lee

with DJ Monsieur Shawn Gaston

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:: The Beggar’s Carnivale ::
Website ⇢ http://thebeggarscarnivale.com/

:: Show-Me Burlesque ::

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