On September 20th, 2017, the island of Puerto Rico was hit by the massive hurricane Maria. They are currently in a humanitarian crisis state and are in desperate need of water, health care and food. But in the midst of devastation, there is hope. And glitter! Please join some of Portland’s finest performers (and me!) this Thursday night, October 5, for a fabulous benefit show! ALL proceeds will be donated to Puerto Rico hurricane relief efforts!
WHEN: Thursday, October 5. Doors at 8:00, show at 8:30
Holy cow, folks. I was so busy getting ready for this show that I forgot to post about it!! So please accept my sincere apologies for posting late about Get Your Geek On: One Year Anniversary! It was so amazing in so many ways. The best of Portland geeky nerdlesque graced the stage of The Embers Avenue for an amazing evening! I brought my slightly upgraded Prof. Umbridge act to the stage once again, and it was a bona fide hit. Here are the superlative poster (featuring our extremely hot producer Miss Pamela Voorhees), and a shot of Umbridge preparing to whip Hogwarts into shape (photography by Guy Masson). It was truly an honor and a thrill to become part of the GYGO cast! Stay tuned for the next show, coming in January!
Kudos to Ivana Mandalay and Chris Stewart for coming up with a fascinating and timely idea for a burlesque show! Pre-Existing Conditions will showcase acts based on medical conditions that are in danger of being considered “pre-existing” – therefore, not covered – by whatever weaksauce medical plan the Incompetent-in-Chief and his equally incompetent brown-nosing minions bother to come up with when they’re not too busy saber-rattling and defending white supremacy. With a variety of performances (not just burlesque!) from Glitterati LaReaux, Dominoe DeSoto, Sundae Sparkles, Miss Darby Doll, Karlie Lever du Soleil, Layne Fawkes and Kellie Irwin, this is shaping up to be a great show! Don’t be too loud, though, or you may wake me up (I just might be sleepwalking through my act). And keep your eyes peeled for a cameo appearance by Mr. Arcane!! RSVP here! Pre-sale ticket link is here – get ’em now, they’re going fast!! SEE YOU THERE!!!
My most sincere apologies for not posting about this sooner, but I’ve been so busy lately it’s not even funny. But tonight begins three fabulous nights of glittery goodness at Dante’s in Portland – the fourth annual Oregon Burlesque Festival! Featuring more amazing performers from around the country than you can shake a tail feather at, our smoking hot headliner Ray Gunn, and our own local legend September Rose! I will be performing tonight, an old favorite with an updated (and extremely souped-up) costume! Go here for tickets for tonight, and here and here for Friday and Saturday! There are workshops too – with Ray Gunn and EmpeROAR Fabulous! Portland may be in the grips of a record-breaking heat wave right now, but the weather is not the only thing that’s hot around here! You don’t want to miss this! See you there!
We’re one week out from my next show already! Produced by the one and only Wanda Bones, this one benefits a cause near and dear to my heart.
SMASH THE PATRIARCHY! is our local Portland burlesque community’s response to the growing opposition to women’s health care rights. We stand together for a cause that we believe is essential to showing that women’s health care rights are human rights. In a world where men are the deciding vote on our bodies and our rights we say NO MORE! Together we are dedicating acts and our time to providing money to our local abortion fund, Network for Reproductive Options, for our team BURLESQUEPDX’s Bowl-A-Thon goal! Come to celebrate, rejoice, be angry, fight the system and help us make a stand for what we believe is right!