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.  Tickets (on sale June 19th): https://www.capitalfringe.org/fringefestival-2017/tickets-passes

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.  Tickets (on sale June 19th): https://www.capitalfringe.org/fringefestival-2017/tickets-passes

Friday, July 14th, 2017: Naked Girls Reading DC presents Neil Gaiman at DC Arts Center, 2438 18th St NW, Washington, DC.  Tickets on sale soon!

Saturday, July 15th, 2017: D20 Burlesque Presents Joss Whedon Burleque at Parkside Lounge, 317 E. Houston St, New York, NY.  Tickets on sale soon!

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.  Tickets (on sale June 19th): https://www.capitalfringe.org/fringefestival-2017/tickets-passes

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.  Tickets (on sale June 19th): https://www.capitalfringe.org/fringefestival-2017/tickets-passes

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.  Tickets (on sale June 19th): https://www.capitalfringe.org/fringefestival-2017/tickets-passes

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.  Tickets (on sale June 19th): https://www.capitalfringe.org/fringefestival-2017/tickets-passes

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!

 

Performance Calendar

Photo by Cheryl Fair Photography, headdress by Rae Beth Designs, necklace by Sihaya Designs

Happy spring, darlings! I’m delighted to announce that for the second year in a row, I have been voted first runner-up in the Best Performance Artist category of Washington City Paper’s Best of DC 2017 Reader’s Poll. I’m honored–thank you to all of you who voted!! Check out all the winners here: http://legacy.washingtoncitypaper.com/bestofdc/poll/artsandentertainment/2017/best-performance-artist

There are so many great things coming up over the next few months. I hope to see you at one or more of them!

Cheers,

Cherie

Saturday, April 8th, 2017: Titanic Event at Encore Retirement Community, Ellicott City, MD

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017: Lagunitas Brewery event at RFD Washington, 810 7th St NW, Washington, DC, part of the Craft Brewers Conference 2017 festivities. 9 pm. http://www.lovethebeer.com/rfd.html

Thursday, April 13th, 2017: Ragtime Stomp with Tongue in Cheek Jazz Band at Bossa Bistro & Lounge, 2463 18th St NW, Washington, DC. Show at 10 pm, $5 at the door: http://bossadc.com/events/tongue-in-cheek/

Friday, April 28th, 2017: The Nerdlesque Festival Grand Premiere, The Marlin Room at historic Webster Hall, 125 11th St, New York, NY. Tickets and information: http://www.thenerdlesquefest.com

Saturday, May 6th, 2017: WomanHouse–Girls Aren’t Funny at The Crown, 1910 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD. Doors 8 pm, show 9 pm, tickets $12 advance, $15 at the door: https://tinyurl.com/WomanHouse3

Saturday, May 20th, 2017: House of Sweetbottom Burlesque Revue at Mobtown Ballroom, 861 Washington Blvd, Baltimore, MD. Doors 8 pm, show 9 pm; advance tickets $15 general admission, $20 VIP (guaranteed seating first two rows); day of show tickets $17 GA, $25 VIP: https://mobtownballroom.com/event/show/1267

Friday, May 26th, 2017: Americana, Burlesque, and Sideshow Festival Friday Fandom Show at The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave, Asheville, NC. Tickets $20: http://www.absfest.com/schedule/

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017: The Evil League of Ecdysiasts presents Whedonism VI: Buffy Slays: A Tribute to Buffy the Vampire Slayer at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St NW, Washington, DC. Doors 8 pm, show 9 pm, tickets $15 advance, $17 day of show, $20 VIP (guaranteed seating first two rows): http://www.blackcatdc.com/shows/burlesque.html

Saturday, June 10th, 2017: Whedonism VI: #BuffySlays20: Baltimore edition. More to come!

Upcoming Shows

Dr Sketchys Baltimore (07082013)

Monday, July 8, 2013: Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School: Baltimore at The Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave, Baltimore, MD.  Doors at 6, start at 7.  18+ to draw, 21+ to drink.  Show up early to get a good seat. $10 at the door, $8 if you buy online more than 24 hours in advance: http://bit.ly/13mVlvM.

 

PrettyinPasties

Friday, July 12, 2013: Pretty in Pasties: A Burlesque Tribute to the Movies of the 1980’s at The State Theatre, 220 N Washington St, Falls Church, VA.  A Mourna Handful Production, with Maria Bella, Mab Just Mab, Cherie Sweetbottom, Missy Aggravation, DDP Drill Team, Mourna Handful, and emcee Hot Todd Lincoln. Doors @ 8:00pm,
show @ 9:00pm.   Advance tickets $12/$15 day of show:
http://www.thestatetheatre.com/events/e1665.xml?f_date=7%2F12%2F2013

 

TK La Belle Epoque by Zach Morehouse

Friday, July 19, 2013: Twisted Knickers Burlesque presents La Belle Epoque at the Yellow Sign Theatre, 1726 N. Charles St, Baltimore, MD.  With Tapitha Kix, Beaujolais Nouveau, emcee Hot Todd Lincoln, stage kitten Valeria Voxx, Ruby Rockafella, Cherie Sweetbottom, Dainty Dandridge, Cherie Nuit, Bunny Vicious, Maki Rolle, and Kitty Bermuda.  Doors at 8:30 pm, show at 9:30 pm.  Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets via Brown Paper Tickets:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/414418

 

HTL House of Weird

Friday, July 26, 2013: Hot Todd Lincoln’s House of Weird at the Bier Baron Tavern, 1523 22nd St NW, Washington, DC.  With Swami YoMahmi, Cherokee Rose, Cherie Sweetbottom, Kiki Allure, Alyssum Pohl, and host Hot Todd Lincoln.  Doors at 8:30 pm, show at 10 pm, tickets $10.

Friday, August 2, 2013: Whedonism II: The 2nd Annual Burlesque Tribute to Joss Whedon, Baltimore edition, at The Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave, Baltimore, MD.  Presented by the Evil League of Ecdysiasts, with Reverend Valentine, Cherokee Rose, Mourna Handful, Kay Sera, Missy Aggravation, Harry Como, and the evildoers themselves, Cherie Sweetbottom and GiGi Holliday.  Two shows: first show, doors at 7 pm, show at 8 pm; 2nd show, doors at 10 pm, show at 10:30 pm.  VIP tickets (presale only, guaranteed seating in first two rows) $15, general admission $12 advance, $15 day of show.  Tickets and more information:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/403650

Friday, August 16, 2013: Naked Girls Reading DC presents So You Want To Be A Naked Girl? at DC Arts Center, Washington, DC.

Saturday, August 31, 2013: The Evil League of Ecdysiasts presents Pastius Revelio!: A Burlesque Tribute to Harry Potter at the Bier Baron Tavern, 1523 22nd St NW, Washington, DC.

NYBF 2013

The 11th Annual New York Burlesque Festival, September 26th – 29th, 2013, at various venues in New York City, NY.