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!
This troupe of tassel-twirling glittery all stars will leave you with a desecrated childhood and a face stained with tears of laughter. Billed as “a weird and wonderful cabaret inspired by the creations of Jim Henson,” this burlesque event is hosted by local burlesque legend Vera Mysteria (as Miss Piggy!) and stars some of the best known burly acts from Portland, including Baby Le’Strange, Nina Nightshade and Rocket, showcasing their tributes to everything from Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem to The Dark Crystal. Nostalgic and naughty comedy continues with Mister Fogues as a saucy chef everyone will recognize, and the hungry one with blue fur gets crunk with his milk n cookie ladies! One thing is for sure: Go Go Rocket Productions knows how to put on a top notch spectacle, and you don’t want to miss this one!
Get your tickets here! Come to the early show, the late show, or both! These will sell out, so make haste! This is your last opportunity to see me on stage for a while. I truly hope I’ll be seeing you there, you weirdos.
It makes me very sad to announce that I am no longer officially associated with Rare Vintage Burlesque. It was a good run for almost a year, but it’s time to move on.
Also, after Muppets Burlesque next month (more on that shortly!), I will be taking a break from burlesque for a while. This last year has been very stressful on several fronts, for me and for many of us. It’s time to take a step back, rest, reflect and renew. The odd performance may pop up now and then, but in the main I’ll be on hiatus. Wishing you all a blessed holiday season!