Hey All: I hope you’ve weathered the storm and are safe and sound. Now, let’s warm you up. There’s a slew of burlesque-related activity happening over the next couple of weeks…

Saturday Feb 5: Variete at TempleCon

6PM-9PM
The Crowne Plaza Hotel
801 Greenwich Ave. Warwick, RI

Variete is one of the highlights of TempleCon 2011, a sensory feast of performances in the glorious Rotunda room by top-notch Retro-Futurist artists from throughout New England, including: Tempest, Neylan, Di’Ahna, Miss Bettysioux Tailor, Mr. Scratch, the Boston Babydolls, Samara, JayLee, Serendipity Galore, Casey Lumb, Fong, Matkaare, Miss Betsey, Julyana, Ameena, Lunares, LadyMissIris, and Eva Destruction.

The TempleCon 2011 Retro-Futurist Convention hosts numerous other performances, panels, and workshops throughout the weekend of February 4th-6th. For more information please visit our website at http://www.templecon.org


Sunday Feb 6: The Empire Revue

AS220 (115 Empire St. in downtown Providence)

8PM-10PM

$8

http://www.as220.org

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These two fantastic artists have described each other as “yin to my yang.” They’re cooking up a dual show; in the meantime, check each of them out this weekend…

 

January 28, 2011: Miss Wensday and The Cotillions

Cuban Revolution

60 Valley St. Providence, RI

9pm – 12am

Miss Wensday hit the Providence scene a year ago, and she has taken it by storm (seen the cover of Providence Monthly lately?). With a powerful, soulful voice, acting chops, and a vicious sense of humor, Wensday  is always a treat to watch.  She and the Cotillions perform a selection of jazz standards, French torch songs, and USO dance hall hits. You can also catch them almost every month at Chifferobe, where they’re the house band.

http://www.misswensday.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 30; Niki Luparelli with Dan Burke and The Gold Diggers

Twin River Casino(100 Twin River Road in Lincoln, RI)

2PM-6PM

Free!

“The Main Stage, near the Lighthouse bar. You can’t miss it! No Cover!
The horn section will be with us as well as the Andrews-sisters-esque Luparelli Sisters!
Hot Vintage tunes, James Bond Singles, Italian Lounge Songs, Swing, Swankified 80s, everything the neo-variety/vintage enthusiast could ask for!
Nothing like a day buzz in a casino! Bring your liver and your grandpa! C’mon, it starts at 2pm!!!

Niki Luparelli, the Dapper Dan Burke, Lower Clef Geoff, Greg Prendergast, Paul Walker (aka Johnny English) on sax, and Daniel Gabel on trombone!”

http://www.nikiluparelli.com


 

 


There will probably-definitely be at least one swell Valentine’s Day event coming up, but in the meantime:


New Year’s Eve: Chifferobe at Cuban Revolution in Downtown Providence and 60 Valley Street

Join Providence Pinup and Kristen Minsky and her Tropigals for Chifferobe’s New Year’s Eve party, happening at both Cuban Revolution locations: 50 Aborn Street in Downtown Providence (for you Bright Night enthusiasts) and a full-on soiree at 60 Valley St., the event’s regular location.

50 Aborn St. (no cover)

The Daniel Bennett Group
Miss Bettysioux Taylor
Serendipity Galore
Cigarette Girls
Prizes!

60 Valley St.

$20 in advance; tickets available at www.brownpapertickets.com

Doors at 10PM, show at 11PM

Emcee, LULU LOCKS of Providence Pinup
MISS WENSDAY & THE COTILLIONS
JUSTINA FLASH, New York’s hula hooping burlesque phenomenon
ROSE NOIR, aerialist extraordinaire
MISS BETTYSIOUX TAYLOR, Providence’s burlesque bombshell
SERENDIPITY GALORE, fortune’s cookie of burlesque
& More Surprises to Come! …also a Paper Moon Photo Booth by Providence Pinup!

http://www.chifferobecabaret.com/

Sunday Jan. 2: The Empire Revue

8PM-9:30PM
$8
AS220
115 Empire St. in Downtown Providence
http://www.empirerevue.com/
http://www.as220.org

 

 

 

 

 


Saturday Jan 8: David Bowie’s Birthday Tribute Show
$10
8:30 door
9:00 pm SHARP (We’re doing over 40 Bowie songs!!)
Ralph’s Diner Rock Club
148 Grove St. in Worcester MA

Celebrate David Bowie’s 64th Birthday! Total Blam    Blam Bowie covers all night long! Bowie themed  Burlesque Acts! David Bowie Look Alike Contest with $100 cash prize at Midnight! Jagermeister merch giveaways!


Starring Niki Luparelli, Dan Burke, and the Gold Diggers, The Daily Pravda, Preacher Roe, Andy Cummings, Brian King, Mika Cooper, The Rhode Island Ukulele Armada, Susan Catinski, Keri Anderson, Eric Yankus-Franco, Greg Roman, Meff n’ jojo’s Tiny Instrument Revue. Hosted by Eva Destruction. Burlesque by Mary Widow, BettySioux Tailor, and Bitches of Destiny


Thursday Jan. 20: Sweet Little Variety Show

8PM-10PM
$5
The Speakeasy in Local 121
121 Washington St. in Downtown Providence


Saturday Feb 5: Variete at TempleCon

6PM-9PM
The Crowne Plaza Hotel
801 Greenwich Ave. Warwick, RI

Variete is one of the highlights of TempleCon 2011, a sensory feast of performances in the glorious Rotunda room by top-notch Retro-Futurist artists from throughout New England, including: Tempest, Neylan, Di’Ahna, Miss Bettysioux Tailor, Mr. Scratch, the Boston Babydolls, Samara, JayLee, Serendipity Galore, Casey Lumb, Fong, Matkaare, Miss Betsey, Julyana, Ameena, Lunares, LadyMissIris, and Eva Destruction.

The TempleCon 2011 Retro-Futurist Convention hosts numerous other performances, panels, and workshops throughout the weekend of February 4th-6th. For more information please visit our website at http://www.templecon.org


Last month, the Boston Babydolls held its first 8-hour burlesque marathon. I was too sleep deprived to do a write-up about it, but Boston University’s online magazine Quad did a nice job:


buquad.com/2010/11/22/bostons-1st-annual-burlesque-marathon-knocks-socks-and-shirts-and-pants-off


 

Don’t forget to join Chifferobe for New Year’s Eve! I’m working on a round-up of shows for January and February, so stay tuned.


Thanks to Serena Andrews at Tree Kangaroo Creative for this design.

I’m stoked to have this adorable, original logo.