Saturday, April 6, 2013: Cherry Blossom Burlesque Festival at deLaski Theatre at Sitar Performing Arts, Washington, DC. http://www.cherryblossomburlesque.com/
Sunday, April 7, 2013: Lord of the Pasties: The Two Tassels—BALTIMORDOR INVASION!! at The Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave, Baltimore, MD. With Buster Britches (Richmond), Cherie Sweetbottom (DC), Deanna Danger (Richmond), Hazel Honeysuckle (NYC), Memento Mary (Baltimordor), Mourna Handful (NoVA), Oneira and Eugenia of Transcendance Tribal (Baltimordor), Valeria Voxx (Baltimordor), goblin hostess Wedji Tucheeks (DC). ***We will have a costume contest so dressing as your favorite Hobbit/LOTR character is highly encouraged*** Doors at 7 pm, show at 8 pm, $13.
Thursday, April 25, 2013: The Evil League of Ecdysiasts presents Nerds Gone Wild! at the Bier Baron Tavern, 1523 22nd St NW, Washington, DC. With Swami YoMahmi, Mourna Handful, Melody Magpie, Glam Gamz, Crickett, and of course, the evildoers themselves, Cherie Sweetbottom and GiGi Holliday. Raffle proceeds will be donated to help offset medical expenses for Epic Win Burlesque’s Nelson Lugo. Doors at 7:30 pm, show at 9 pm, $10.
Friday, May 3, 2013: The Evil League of Ecdysiasts presents Whedonism 2013, the 2nd annual Joss Whedon tribute burlesque show at The Black Cat, 1811 14th St NW, Washington, DC. With Reverend Valentine of Valentine Candy Burlesque and musical guest Harry Como; with returning cast members Kay “over the top and under the influence” Sera; the producer of Naked Girls Reading DC, Cherokee Rose; and the evildoers themselves, Cherie Sweetbottom and GiGi Holliday. Two shows! First show: doors @8:45 PM, show @9:15 PM; 2nd show: doors at 11:00 pm, show @ 11:30 pm. TICKETS: $10 advance, $15 day of show. http://www.blackcatdc.com/shows/burlesque2.html
Saturday, May 4, 2013: Epic Win Burlesque presents May the FOURTH Be With You! at R Bar, 218 Bowery, New York, NY. With Aurora Galore, Sukki Singapora, Cherie Sweetbottom, Kissa Von Addams, Topher Bizkitt, Shaffer the Darklord, and hosted by Nelson Lugo. Doors at 7:30 pm, show at 8 pm. Tickets: $10.
Sunday, May 5, 2013: Sunday Burlesque Soiree celebrates El Cinco De Mayo at the Howard Theatre, 620 T St NW, Washington, DC. With Cherie Sweetbottom, Kay Sera, Cherokee Rose, Naimah, GiGi Holliday, stage kitten Ruby Rockafella, and MC Swami YoMahmi. Dinner at 6 pm, show at 8 pm. Tickets: $15 advance/$20 day of show, available at http://www.thehowardtheatre.com.
Friday, May 10, 2013: Celebritease! Burlesque Hall of Fame Legends Fundraiser Show at the Bier Baron Tavern, 1523 22nd St NW, Washington, DC. Twenty-five of DC and Baltimore’s finest performers are coming together to raise funds for the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend Legends Challenge, an international fundraising drive to bring the stars of burlesque’s heyday, the Living Legends, to the 2013 Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend in Las Vegas. Celebritease will raise funds to cover travel and accommodation expenses for the Legends to attend the weekender where they participate in panel discussions, teach classes, and even perform! With Abby, Alyssum Pohl, Anna Steasya, Aurora Wells, Bona Fyde, Cherie Nuit, Cherie Sweetbottom, Cherokee Rose, DD Cupcakes, GiGi Holliday, Hot Todd Lincoln, Kay Sera, Lola Rose, Malibu, Miss Joule, Missy Aggravation, Nona Narcisse, Pandora’s Box, Ruby Rockafella, Shortstaxx, Sunny Sighed & Bal’d Lightning, Sweater Set, and Tapitha Kix. Doors/dinner/drinks 7:30 pm, show 9:00 pm. $10 Adv, $12 Door, 21+ http://inlovewithbier.com/wordpress2/2013/04/15/tilted-torch-celebritease-may-10th/
Saturday, May 18, 2013: La Boum Brunch at L’Enfant Café & Bar, 2000 18th St NW, Washington, DC. “DC’s sexiest brunch!” $29.50 for 3-course prix fixe menu. Seating at 2 pm, reservations required: http://laboumbrunch.com/index.html
ABSfest (Americana Burlesque and Sideshow Festival), Asheville, NC:
Friday, May 24, 2013: Sideshow Saloon–The Accidental Circus presents The Wild West Space Opera in Space with Dinosaurs at The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave, Asheville, NC. With Mab Just Mab, Swami YoMahmi, Onca O’Leary, Buster Britches, Cherie Sweetbottom, go-go dancing dinosaurs, and a costume contest! Doors at 10 pm, show at 10:30 pm, tickets $15. This show follows an earlier and entirely different ABSfest-sponsored event at 8:30 pm, also $15, and tickets to each event may be purchased separately OR a double-feature ticket may be purchased for $25 at http://www.absfest.com.
Saturday, May 25, 2013: Performing with Carnivalesque at the ABSfest Saturday Spectacular at The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC. With international cabaret star and raconteur Armitage Shanks, author and starlet Jo “Boobs” Weldon of the New York School of Burlesque, and many other performers from around the world. Doors at 7:30 pm, show at 8 pm. Tickets $25 general admission, $45 VIP, at http://theorangepeel.net.
Sunday, May 26, 2013: Come to Ta-Tas: Sunday Burlesque Brunch at Lexington Avenue Brewery, 39 N. Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC. Hosted by New Orleans’ very own Reverend Pastor Father Brother Ben Wisdom. Show at 12:30 pm, tickets $7 at http://www.absfest.com.