Whedonism, AwesomeCon, and Capital Fringe Festival

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I know, I know, I’m super late in updating my gig dates for June!  Things have been delightfully crazy, with lots of exciting shows on the horizon.  First up, this year not only marks six years of Whedonism: A Burlesque Tribute to Joss Whedon, but also the 20-year anniversary of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series.  To celebrate, this year’s Whedonism is all Buffy-themed.  We had a great show last weekend at the Black Cat in DC, and this Saturday the Slayers, Watchers, Scoobies, and Big Bads hit the road to the Ottobar in Baltimore.

Next, Naked Girls Reading DC returns to AwesomeCon with the panel we debuted last year, Nerdlesque: Bringing Fandom to the Burlesque Stage, thanks to the hard work of Alice Darling.  We had a full room and extremely positive responses last year, and we’re looking forward to bringing some new guests, including DC performer Buster Britches and Anja Keister from New York City, producer of D20 Burlesque and co-producer of the International Nerdlesque Festival (which I had the honor of performing in this year!).

Then I’m back with Astro Pop Events, the creators of the infamous Elvis’ Birthday Fight Club, for the riotous patriotic romp known as America The Game Show, in both DC and Baltimore the weekend before Independence Day.

Finally, I’m returning to Capital Fringe Festival with Eclectic Mayhem Productions’ modern burlesque reinterpretation of the first surrealist play, Tiresias’ Tits’.  Rehearsals are underway, and believe me when I say this show is completely ridiculous and strangely heartwarming.

Dates and info for these and other shows below!

Saturday, June 10, 2017: Whedonism VI: Buffy Slays, A Burlesque Tribute to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, at The Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St, Baltimore, MD.  Doors 8 pm, show 9 pm.  Tickets and info: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1484215?utm_source=fbTfly&utm_medium=ampOfficialEvent

Friday, June 16, 2017: DC Weirdo Show Presents: Drive-In Movie! at The Bier Baron Tavern, 1523 22nd St NW, Washington, DC.  Doors 8 pm, show 9 pm.  Tickets and info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dc-weirdo-show-presents-drive-in-movie-tickets-34801582470

Saturday, June 17, 2017: AwesomeCon Panel, Nerdlesque: Bringing Fandom to the Burlesque Stage, Walter E Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC.  Panel: 7:30 pm – 8:15 pm.  Tickets and info: http://awesome-con.com/

Friday, June 23rd, 2017: Naked Girls Reading DC Presents 5th Annual Nerdettes at DC Arts Center, 2438 18th St NW, Washington, DC.  Doors 10 pm, show 10:30 pm.  Tickets and info: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2988902

Saturday, June 24th, 2017: Fantastique: A Midsummer Strip! at Mobtown Ballroom, 861 Washington Blvd, Baltimore, MD. Doors 8 pm, show 9 pm.  Tickets and info: http://fantastique.bpt.me/

Friday, June 30th, 2017: Astro Pop Events presents America the Game Show: F*ck Yeah! at Gala Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St NW, Washington, DC.  Show: 8 pm.  Tickets and info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/america-the-game-show-fck-yeah-tickets-34922894317?aff=efbeventtix

Saturday, July 1st, 2017: Astro Pop Events presents America the Game Show: F*ck Yeah! at the Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD.  Show: 8 pm.  Special Sunday 1 pm Day Drinker’s Matinee.  Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1833100320343095/

Saturday, July 8th, 2017: Capital Fringe Festival: Eclectic Mayhem Productions presents Tiresias’ Tits at Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St NE, Washington, DC.  Show 9 pm.  http://eclecticmayhemproductions.com/project/tiresias-tits/

Thursday, July 13th, 2017: Capitol Fringe Festival: Eclectic Mayhem Productions presents Tiresias’ Tits at Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St NE, Washington, DC.  Show 9:15 pm.  http://eclecticmayhemproductions.com/project/tiresias-tits/

Friday, July 14th, 2017: Naked Girls Reading DC presents Neil Gaiman at DC Arts Center, 2438 18th St NW, Washington, DC.  Tickets: http://nakedgirlsreadingneilgaiman3.bpt.me/

Saturday, July 15th, 2017: D20 Burlesque Presents Joss Whedon Burleque at Parkside Lounge, 317 E. Houston St, New York, NY.  Tickets: http://whedonburlyq715.bpt.me/

Sunday, July 16th, 2017: Capital Fringe Festival: Eclectic Mayhem Productions presents Tiresias’ Tits at Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St NE, Washington, DC.  Show 2:45 pm.  http://eclecticmayhemproductions.com/project/tiresias-tits/

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017: Capital Fringe Festival: Eclectic Mayhem Productions presents Tiresias’ Tits at Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St NE, Washington, DC.  Show 5:15 pm.  http://eclecticmayhemproductions.com/project/tiresias-tits/

Friday, July 21st, 2017: Capital Fringe Festival: Eclectic Mayhem Productions presents Tiresias’ Tits at Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St NE, Washington, DC.  Show 8:15 pm.  http://eclecticmayhemproductions.com/project/tiresias-tits/

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017: Capital Fringe Festival: Eclectic Mayhem Productions presents Tiresias’ Tits at Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St NE, Washington, DC.  Show 7:00 pm.  http://eclecticmayhemproductions.com/project/tiresias-tits/

Friday, August 4th, 2017: Pastius Revelio: A Burlesque Tribute to Harry Potter at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St NW, Washington, DC.  More to come!

Friday, August 11th, 2017: Naked Girls Reading Presents the Internet at DC Arts Center, 2438 18th St NW, Washington, DC.  More to come!

Friday, August 18th and Saturday, August 19th, 2017: Shamelessly Hot’s Dark Side (Pink Floyd Tribute) at Frame of Mind, 140 State St, West Columbia, SC.  Show: 8 pm.  Tickets: https://squareup.com/store/shamelessly-hot

Friday, September 8th, 2017: Naked Girls Reading at DC Arts Center, 2438 18th St NW, Washington, DC.  More to come!

Friday, September 22, 2017: The New York Burlesque Festival Premiere Party at Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY.   www.thenewyorkburlesquefestival.com

 

Pastius Revelio, Whedon burlesque in Toronto, and more!

Happy New Year!  2016 brings the return of Pastius Revelio: A Burlesque Tribute to Harry Potter, my international debut with NERDGASM: Oops! WHEDON It Again! in Toronto, and some shows with one of my favorite local bands, Jonny Grave & the Tombstones.  Details for those and more below!

Friday, January 15, 2016: Naked Girls Reading presents Come Into My Parlour, our annual erotica show, at DC Arts Center, 2438 18th St NW, Washington, DC.  Doors 10 pm, show 10:30 pm.

Saturday, January 16, 2016: La Boum Brunch at L’Enfant Café, 2000 18th St NW, Washington, DC.  2 pm, reservation only: http://laboumbrunch.com/

Sunday, January 17, 2016: La Boum Brunch at L’Enfant Café, 2000 18th St NW, Washington, DC.  2 pm, reservation only: http://laboumbrunch.com/

Friday, January 22, 2016: The Evil League of Ecdysiasts presents Pastius Revelio: A Burlesque Tribute to Harry Potter at the Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St, Baltimore, MD.  Doors 8 pm, show 9 pm.  Tickets: http://www.missiontix.com/events/product/31953/pastius-revelio-a-burlesque-tribute-to-harry-potter

Saturday, January 30, 2016: Twisted Knickers Burlesque presents Burlesque: A Live Cabaret Experience with the Bearcat Boas at Germano’s Piattini and Cabaret, 300 S High St, Baltimore, MD.  Doors 6 pm, show 7:30 pm.  Tickets: http://www.instantseats.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=buy.event&eventID=4B9DE998-A78A-5787-204E708EB212ABC7

Sunday, February 6, 2016: NERDGASM: Oops! WHEDON It Again! at Virgin Mobile Mod Club, 722 College St W, Toronto, Ontario.  Doors 7 pm, show 7:30 pm. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/nerdgasm-oops-whedon-it-again-tickets-19901867020

Tuesday, February 9, 2016: The Mardi Gras Carnivale with Jonny Grave & the Tombstones at U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St NW, Washington, DC.  Doors 7 pm.  Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1049675?utm_medium=bks

Friday, February 12, 2016: Gilded Lily Burlesque presents Of Love and Blues with Jonny Grave & the Tombstones at Opera House LIVE, 131 W. German St, Shepherdstown, WV.  Doors 8 pm, show 9 pm.  Tickets: http://www.operahouselive.com/

Saturday, February 13, 2016: Gilded Lily Burlesque presents Tassels & Champagne: Of Love and Blues with Jonny Grave & the Tombstones at the Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD.  Two shows, 7 pm and 10 pm. Tickets: http://www.creativealliance.org/events/2015/tassels-champagne-love-blues

Sunday, February 14, 2016: La Boum Brunch at L’Enfant Café, 2000 18th St NW, Washington, DC.  2 pm, reservation only: http://laboumbrunch.com/

Monday, February 15, 2016: La Boum Brunch at L’Enfant Café, 2000 18th St NW, Washington, DC.  2 pm, reservation only: http://laboumbrunch.com/

 

Brace yourselves: Burlesque is Coming!

Cherie Sweetbottom as Lyanna Stark for Burlesque is Coming. Photo by Dave Parrish.

Cherie Sweetbottom as Lyanna Stark for Burlesque is Coming. Photo by Dave Parrish.

I am incredibly thrilled to be performing my Lyanna Stark fan theory act as part of Burlesque is Coming, a burlesque/sideshow/comedy tour produced by Blacklist Burlesque (Richmond, VA) and Glit-O-Rama Productions (Washington, DC).  The tour is a tribute to the Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin.  For those of you who aren’t fantasy readers, it’s the series on which HBO’s hit show Game of Thrones is based.  We have been officially endorsed by George R.R. Martin, and our tour takes us all over the East Coast, down south, into the southwest to Mr. Martin’s theatre in Santa Fe, up through the Midwest, and back to Richmond, VA to close out the tour.  We’re making a documentary of our journey to Mr. Martin, and you can find out more about it and lend your support to our project at our IndieGoGo campaign, where all perks over $50 now come with our exclusive, not-available-in-stores, Game of Thrones and burlesque-themed Cards Against Humanity expansion pack: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/a-burlesque-journey-to-george-r-r-martin

For all of the details on tour dates, check out http://www.burlesqueiscoming.com and follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GameOfThronesBurlesque?fref=ts!

Here are all of the tour dates you can catch me, plus other upcoming gigs!

Friday, September 4, 2015: Burlesque is Coming at the Bier Baron Tavern, 1523 22nd St NW, Washington, DC.  Doors 9 pm, show 10 pm, tickets here: http://burlesqueiscoming.ticketleap.com/bier-baron/

Friday, September 11, 2015: Naked Girls Reading presents Comedy Undressed at DC Arts Center, 2438 18th St NW, Washington, DC.  Doors 10 pm, show 10:30 pm, tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2162993

Sunday, September 13, 2015: Burlesque is Coming, Roadmap Texarkana, 2525 East St, Texarkana, AR. Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm, tickets here: http://burlesqueiscoming.ticketleap.com/roadmap/

Monday, September 14 – 15, 2015: Burlesque is Coming, Jean Cocteau Cinema, 418 Montezuma Ave, Santa Fe, NM. Two days, three shows! Monday 7pm & 9:30pm, Tuesday 8:30 pm, tickets here: https://ticketing.us.veezi.com/sessions/?siteToken=YzixG7Wg7U%2BtijsfRnIPnA%3D%3D

Wednesday, September 16, 2015: Burlesque is Coming, 2720 Cherokee, 2720 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO. Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm, tickets here: http://burlesqueiscoming.ticketleap.com/2720-cherokee/

Thursday, September 17, 2015: Burlesque is Coming, Wall Street Nightclub, 144 N. Wall St, Columbus, OH. Doors 9 pm, show 10 pm. Advance tickets $10 for general admission, $45 for 4-top table, $70 for 6-top table, available here: http://burlesqueiscoming.ticketleap.com/wall-street/ .

Friday, September 18, 2015: Burlesque is Coming Encore Performance at Richmond Center Stage, 600 E Grace St, Richmond, VA. Doors 8 pm, show 9 pm, tickets here: http://www.etix.com/ticket/p/6436111/burlesque-is-coming-richmond-gottwald-playhouse-centerstage

Friday, September 25, 2015: Charm City Guardians: Unmasked, Unleashed, and Undressed at The Creative Alliance. 3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD.  Tickets: http://www.creativealliance.org/events/2015/charm-city-guardians-unmasked-unleashed-and-undressed

Saturday, September 26, 2015: Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings Roadshow at Rock and Roll Hotel, 1353 H St NE, Washington, DC. http://www.rockandrollhoteldc.com/

Sunday, September 27, 2015: La Boum Brunch at L’Enfant Café, 2000 18th St NW, Washington, DC. Reservation only: http://laboumbrunch.com/

Friday, October 2, 2015: Saints and Spinners: A Burlesque Game Show at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St NW, Washington, DC.  Doors 9 pm, show 10 pm, tickets here: http://www.blackcatdc.com/shows/burlesque.html

Saturday, October 3, 2015: La Boum Brunch at L’Enfant Café, 2000 18th St NW, Washington, DC.  10 am and 2 pm, reservation only: http://laboumbrunch.com/

Saturday, October 31, 2015: La Boum Brunch at L’Enfant Café, 2000 18th St NW, Washington, DC. 10 am and 2 pm, reservation only: http://laboumbrunch.com/

Saturday, October 31, 2015: The Halloween Circus with Jonny Grave & the Tombstones at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St NW, Washington, DC. Doors 9 pm, show 10 pm, tickets here: http://www.blackcatdc.com/shows/mardi-gras.html

Upcoming Shows & Performances

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Saturday, November 22, 2014: Barbarellesque: An Ecdysiast Theatrical Experience at The Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD.  Two shows–7:30 pm and 10 pm! Tickets: http://www.creativealliance.org/events/2014/barbarellesque

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Sunday, November 23, 2014: American Supernatural at 10 pm on The Weather Channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7q77VVCTv0&list=PLki90Aw2GjdcmzTRUBpmjvl1EaiJLaw_l&index=9

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Saturday, November 29, 2014: Rock & Roll Burlesque with Gilded Lily Burlesque and Jonny Grave & the Tombstones at Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St NE, Washington, DC.  Tickets: http://www.rockandrollhoteldc.com/

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Friday, December 5, 2014: House of Sweetbottom Blues and Burlesque Revue featuring Miss Hollywood Burlesque Festival 2013 Sheila Starr Siani at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St NW, Washington, DC. Tickets: http://www.blackcatdc.com/shows/burlesque.html

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Saturday, December 6, 2014: Twisted Knickers Burlesque presents Calendar Girls at the Yellow Sign Theatre, 1726 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD.  Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/948814

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Saturday, December 13, 2014: Naked Girls Reading: A Very Naked Holiday with special guest Pria Puss at the DC Arts Center, 2438 18th St NW, Washington, DC.

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Shows, Classes, and Performances

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Flyer for The Halloween Circus by Ellie Musgrave.

Friday, October 24, 2014: The Weirdo Show at the Bier Baron Tavern, 1523 22nd St NW, Washington, DC.  Tickets: http://weirdoshowdc.brownpapertickets.com/

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Sunday, October 26, 2014: Teaching “Basic Burlesque Costuming” from 2 pm – 3:30 pm at Studio Holliday at Anacostia Arts Center.  Tickets: http://www.studioholliday.com/#!services1/chxi

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Friday, October 31, 2014: Jonny Grave & the Tombstones present the 2014 Halloween Circus at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St NW, Washington, DC.  Tickets: http://www.blackcatdc.com/shows/mardi-gras.html

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Saturday, November 1, 2014: Snake Oil, Saints, & Spirits at Gallery O on H, 1354 H St NE, Washington, DC.

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Thursday, November 6, 2014: Deadly Affairs: Games People Play at 10 pm on Investigation Discovery.  http://www.investigationdiscovery.com/tv-shows/deadly-affairs/tv-schedule.htm

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Monday, November 10, 2014: Dr. Sketchy’s Baltimore at The Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave, Baltimore, MD.  Tickets: http://bit.ly/1wZp8a4

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Friday, November 14, 2014: Naked Girls Reading Poetry at the DC Arts Center, 2438 18th St NW, Washington, DC.  Tickets: http://nakedgirlsreadingpoetry.bpt.me/

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Saturday, November 15, 2014: **Reservation only** La Boum Brunch at L’Enfant Cafe-Bar, 2000 18th St NW, Washington, DC . Reservations: http://www.laboumbrunch.com/

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Saturday, November 22, 2014: Barbarellesque at The Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD.  Tickets: http://www.creativealliance.org/events/2014/barbarellesque

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Sunday, November 23, 2014: American Supernatural at 10 pm on The Weather Channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7q77VVCTv0&list=PLki90Aw2GjdcmzTRUBpmjvl1EaiJLaw_l&index=9

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Saturday, November 29, 2014: Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St NE, Washington, DC.  Tickets: http://www.rockandrollhoteldc.com/

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Friday, December 5, 2014: House of Sweetbottom Blues and Burlesque Revue at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St NW, Washington, DC. http://www.blackcatdc.com/schedule.html

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Saturday, December 6, 2014: Twisted Knickers presents Calendar Girls at the Yellow Sign Theatre, 1726 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD.

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Saturday, December 13, 2014: Naked Girls Reading: Solstice at the DC Arts Center, 2438 18th St NW, Washington, DC.

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Upcoming Performances

Cherie Sweetbottom by Stacy Atwell Photography

Cherie Sweetbottom by Stacy Atwell Photography

 

Saturday, September 20, 2014: Naked Girls Reading DC Present World Mythology at the DC Arts Center, 2438 18th St NW, Washington, DC.  Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/852590

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014: Go-go dancing at Hotsy Totsy Burlesque presents a Doctor Who Tribute at The Slipper Room, 167 Orchard St, New York, NY.  Tickets: http://www.slipperroom.com.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014: Go-go dancing at The Teaser Party of the 12th Annual New York Burlesque Festival at The Bell House, 149 7th St, Brooklyn, NY.  Tickets: http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/624071-12th-annual-new-york-brooklyn/

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Saturday, September 27, 2014: Naked Girls Reading DC at Fantom Comics’ Banned Books Week Event at Fantom Comics, 2010 P St NW, Washington, DC.

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Thursday, October 2, 2014: DC Industree F*ck Forks Event benefitting F*ck Cancer at Mess Hall DC, 703 Edgewood St NE, Washington, DC.  Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/fck-forks-2014-tickets-12356892799?ref=ebtnebtckt

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Friday, October 3, 2014: Best of Burlesque(er) Dead Disco! at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St NW, Washington, DC.  Tickets: http://www.blackcatdc.com/schedule.html
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Saturday, October 18, 2014: **Reservation only** La Boum Brunch at L’Enfant Cafe-Bar, 2000 18th St NW, Washington, DC . Reservations: http://www.laboumbrunch.com/

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Saturday, October 18, 2014: Naked Girls Reading DC present Naked Ghouls Reading at DC Arts Center, 2438 18th St NW, Washington, DC.
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Friday, October 24, 2014: The Weirdo Show at the Bier Baron Tavern, 1523 22nd St NW, Washington, DC.

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Friday, October 31, 2014: Jonny Grave & the Tombstones present the 2014 Halloween Circus at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St NW, Washington, DC.  Tickets: http://www.blackcatdc.com/shows/mardi-gras.html

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Friday, November 14, 2014: Naked Girls Reading Poetry at the DC Arts Center, 2438 18th St NW, Washington, DC.

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Saturday, November 15, 2014: **Reservation only** La Boum Brunch at L’Enfant Cafe-Bar, 2000 18th St NW, Washington, DC . Reservations: http://www.laboumbrunch.com/

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Saturday, November 22, 2014: Barbarellesque at The Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD.  Tickets: http://www.creativealliance.org/events/2014/barbarellesque

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Friday, December 5, 2014: House of Sweetbottom Blues and Burlesque Revue at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St NW, Washington, DC.

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Saturday, December 6, 2014: Twisted Knickers presents Calendar Girls at the Yellow Sign Theatre, 1726 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD
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