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August 31, 2005

Burlesque Benefit

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

One of the more inspiring developments in the NYCity artsworld in recent years has been a flourishing and homegrown neo-burlesque scene. We aren't talking real burlesque here; this is burlesque more as an extension of artschool and performance-art than of showbiz. Still: daring chicks having fun and doing art while taking their clothes off -- what's not to applaud about that? There's raunch, humor, and personalities galore to enjoy, not to mention balloons, funny fake names, and feather boas. Oh, also knockers and buttskis.

New Yorkers eager to sample this still-relatively-new (and therefore fresh and sweet) scene could do a lot worse than attend a benefit performance on Thursday evening, Sept 9th. A number of performers will be breaking out the g-strings and tassles for a good cause: helping Lola Ramona, one of their own, recover financially from an apartment malfunction.

Among the performers is the snappy and talented Nasty Canasta, a particular fave of mine. A raffle will reward lucky participants with prizes created by up-and-(er)-coming artists, including 2Blowhards' very own glam-queen, Molly Crabapple, authoress of numerous installments of "Confessions of a Naked Model." (Here, here, here, here, here.)

The essentials:

Date: Thursday evening, Sept. 8
Time: 10 pm
Place: The Lucky Cat Lounge in Williamsburg
245 Grand St. (Between Driggs and Roebling)
Price: Cheap, cheap, cheap!

Here's a page for the event (with charming and sexy art by Molly). Here's Nasty's site. Here's Molly's.



posted by Michael at August 31, 2005


Your life is...amazing.

Posted by: Scott Chaffin on August 31, 2005 9:29 PM

Burlesque artist Dita von Teese is profiled on page 252 of the September VANITY FAIR.

Posted by: winifer skattebol on August 31, 2005 11:00 PM

Combining burlesque with charity could give you a good case of whiplash, but I say go for it, dude.

Posted by: Friedrich von Blowhard on August 31, 2005 11:39 PM

8th sir!

Posted by: "J" on September 2, 2005 8:50 PM

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