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!

Performance Calendar

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As we slog through these last few weeks of winter, I’ve got a couple of things coming up that I am supremely excited about!  In addition to all of these fantastic shows, I’m pleased to announce that my Septa Unella act has been selected for the 2017 Nerdlesque Festival in New York City April 28th – 30th!  From the website:

“Created in 2014, this festival showcases the best in nerdlesque from across the planet! As the popularity of nerd-friendly burlesque and cabaret rises daily, this festival aims to encourage and foster the development of nerdlesque as an art form and a community.”

Sweet!

Also, after taking a hiatus through 2016, my House of Sweetbottom classic burlesque and live music show returns to the Black Cat on May 19th and December 1st!  I am so excited about the talent I’m bringing to DC for this show, and I hope you’ll join us for one or both!

Cheers,

Cherie

Saturday, March 4, 2017: IT’S a Monty Python burlesque show at Gottwald Playhouse at Dominion Arts Center, 600 E Grace St, Richmond, VA.  Doors 8 pm, show 9 pm.  Tickets: http://www.etix.com/ticket/p/2229017/

Saturday, March 18, 2017: Twisted Knickers Burlesque with Tongue in Cheek Jazz Band at The State Theatre, 220 N. Washington Street, Falls Church, VA.  Doors 7 pm, show 9 pm.  Tickets: http://www.thestatetheatre.com/events/e1979.xml?f_date=3%2F18%2F2017

Friday, March 24, 2017: Naked Girls Reading DC Presents Sci-Fi/Fantasy at DC Arts Center, 2438 18th St NW, Washington, DC.  Doors 10 pm, show 10:30 pm. http://nakedgirlsreadingscifi-fan.bpt.me/

Saturday, April 1, 2017: Burlesque Brunch with Tongue in Cheek Jazz Band at Germano’s Piattini and Cabaret, 300 S High St, Baltimore, MD.  Doors 12 pm; show 1 pm.  Tickets: http://www.instantseats.com/index.cfm?r=F7C3&fuseaction=buy.event&eventID=0AB595CA-B19F-6CD8-AFA56D7089B8312A

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

May 19, 2017: House of Sweetbottom Burlesque Revue at The Black Cat, 1811 14th St NW, Washington, DC.  More to come!

 

Washington City Paper Best of DC 2017 Reader’s Poll

Hello fans and friends!  I appreciate your support throughout the year, and I would love to have your vote for the Best Performance Artist category in Washington City Paper’s Best of DC 2017 Reader’s Poll!  Click below to vote.  Thank you in advance!!

http://legacy.washingtoncitypaper.com/bestofpoll/widgets/show/1/?nominee_id=6084

House of Sweetbottom, Sherlock Burlesque, and more!

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Friday, July 17, 2015: House of Sweetbottom Blues & Burlesque featuring Laura Tsaggaris, Deanna Danger, Deepa De Jour, Bella La Blanc, and Whiskey Joy at The Black Cat, 1811 14th St NW, Washington, DC.  Doors 9 pm, show 9:30 pm, $12 advance, $15 day of show.  Tickets: http://www.blackcatdc.com/shows/burlesque4.html

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Saturday, July 18, 2015: Glit-O-Rama Productions presents Clash of the Genres: Neo vs. Classic at The Bier Baron Tavern, 1523 22nd St NW, Washington, DC.  Tickets: http://neovsclassic.bpt.me/

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Friday, July 24, 2015: Special guest performer at Capitol Fringe Festival: BellyFunkShun at Brookland Artspace Lofts Studio, 3305 8th St NE, Washington, DC, . Show 8:30 pm, $17.  https://www.capitalfringe.org/events/648-bellyfunkshun

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Saturday, July 25, 2015: The Richmond Burlesque Revue at Gallery 5, 200 W Marshall St, Richmond, VA. Doors 8 pm, show 9 pm, $15 advance, $20 door.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/richmond-burlesque-revue-tickets-17620389058

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Sunday, July 26, 2015: La Boum Brunch at L’Enfant Cafe, 2000 18th St NW, Washington, DC.  Reservation only: http://www.laboumbrunch.com/

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Friday, August 7, 2015: The Evil League of Ecdysiasts present Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Black Cat: A Burlesque Mystery at The Black Cat, 1811 14th St NW, Washington, DC. Doors 9 pm, show 9:30 pm; tickets $12 advance, $15 day of show: http://www.blackcatdc.com/shows/burlesque2.html

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Friday, August 14, 2015: Naked Girls Reading DC present So You Wanna Be A Naked Girl? Competition at DC Arts Center, 2438 18th St NW, Washington, DC. Doors 9:30 pm, show 10 pm; tickets $20 advance, $25 day of show: http://nakedgirlsreadingsywb2015.bpt.me/

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Saturday, August 22, 2015: La Boum Brunch at L’Enfant Cafe, 2000 18th St NW, Washington, DC.  Reservation only: http://www.laboumbrunch.com/

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Upcoming Shows

Princess Bride Burlesque

It’s been a busy month already, and it’s not over yet!  Over the next couple of weekends I’ll be on tour with The Princess Bride: A Burlesque Tribute of Unusual Proportions.  You can see us in Charleston, WV (6/27), Philadelphia, PA (6/28), and Baltimore, MD (7/5).  I’m looking forward to being a part of this show, bringing you a brand new act and one of my signature pieces!  Lots of other fun things coming up in July, including the return of my House of Sweetbottom Blues & Burlesque Revue to The Black Cat with DC musician Laura Tsaggaris.  It’s gonna be a hot one!

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Saturday, June 27, 2015: The Princess Bride: A Burlesque Tribute of Unusual Size at The Boulevard Tavern, 806 Kanawha Blvd E, Charleston, WV.  Tickets: http://wvprincessbride.bpt.me/

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Sunday, June 28, 2015: The Princess Bride: A Burlesque Tribute of Unusual Size at The Trocadero, 1003 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA.  Tickets: http://www.thetroc.com/event/850391-princess-bride-burlesque-philadelphia/

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Sunday, July 5, 2015: The Princess Bride: A Burlesque Tribute of Unusual Size at The Ottobar, 2549 N Howard St, Baltimore, MD.  Tickets: http://www.theottobar.com/index.cfm?action=events

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Friday, July 10, 2015: Twisted Knickers Burlesque presents The Burlesque Sing-A-Long at The State Theatre, 220 N Washington St, Falls Church, VA. Tickets: http://www.thestatetheatre.com/events/e1821.xml?f_date=7%2F10%2F2015

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Saturday, July 11, 2015: Gilded Lily Burlesque presents Limelight Cabaret at Opera House Live, 131 W. German St, Shepherdstown, WV.  Tickets: http://operahouselive.com/tickets

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Friday, July 17, 2015: House of Sweetbottom Blues & Burlesque featuring Laura Tsaggaris at The Black Cat, 1811 14th St NW, Washington, DC.  Tickets: http://www.blackcatdc.com/schedule.html

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Friday, July 18, 2015: Glit-O-Rama Productions presents Clash of the Genres: Neo vs. Classic at The Bier Baron Tavern, 1523 22nd St NW, Washington, DC.  Tickets: http://neovsclassic.bpt.me/

*****

Saturday, July 25, 2015: The Richmond Burlesque Revue at Gallery 5, 200 W Marshall St, Richmond, VA

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Friday, August 7, 2015: The Evil League of Ecdysiasts’ Sherlock Holmes Burlesque at The Black Cat, 1811 14th St NW, Washington, DC.

Upcoming Shows

Al Night Long: A Burlesque Tribute to Weird Al Yankovic at The Ottobar in Baltimore, MD on June 5, 2015.  Flyer by Steven Warrick

Al Night Long: A Burlesque Tribute to Weird Al Yankovic at The Ottobar in Baltimore, MD on June 5, 2015. Flyer by Steven Warrick

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Friday, May 15, 2015: Naked Girls Reading Presents Ladies’ Choice at the DC Arts Center, 2438 18th St NW, Washington, DC.  Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1476555

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Saturday, May 16, 2015: It Puts The Pasties On The Skin: A Burlesque Tribute to Villains at The Bier Baron Tavern, 1523 22nd St NW, Washington, DC.  Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1530882

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Sunday, May 17, 2015: Gilded Lily Burlesque and House of Sweetbottom present Instrumental Tease: Burlesque, Brunch, and LIVE Music featuring Jonny Grave & the Tombstones at The Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave, Baltimore, MD. Tickets $20 at the door for brunch, burlesque, and live music.

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Sunday, May 24, 2015: 2015 ABSfest: Americana Burlesque & Sideshow Festival in Asheville, NC.  Sunday Burlesque Brunch Show at The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave, Asheville, NC.  Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1085344

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Friday, May 29, 2015: The Philadelphia Burlesque Festival 2015 at Plays and Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey St, Philadelphia, PA.  Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1434659

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Saturday, May 30, 2015: La Boum Brunch at L’Enfant Cafe, 2000 18th St NW, Washington, DC. http://www.lenfantcafe.com/

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Sunday, May 30, 2015: La Boum Boum Room at L’Enfant Cafe, 2000 18th St NW, Washington, DC. http://www.lenfantcafe.com/

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Friday, June 5, 2015: The Evil League of Ecdysiasts presents Al Night Long: A Burlesque Tribute to Weird Al Yankovic The Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St, Baltimore, MD.  Tickets on sale May 1, 2015 at 10 am: http://www.theottobar.com/index.cfm?action=events

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Friday, June 12, 2015: Naked Girls Reading at the DC Arts Center, 2438 18th St NW, Washington, DC.

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Friday, June 19, 2015: The Evil League of Ecdysiasts presents Whedonism: A Burlesque Tribute to Joss Whedon at The Black Cat, 1811 14th St NW, Washington, DC.

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Saturday, June 20, 2015: D20 Burlesque Tribute to Joss Whedon at Parkside Lounge, 317 East Houston St, Manhattan, New York, NY.

Happy Birthday, House of Sweetbottom!

House of Sweetbottom Blues and Burlesque flyer by Steven Warrick with art by Karina Dale.  Original reference photo by Stereo Vision Photography.

House of Sweetbottom Blues and Burlesque flyer by Steven Warrick with art by Karina Dale. Original reference photo by Stereo Vision Photography.

In December 2013, I pitched a show idea to Palace Productions, DC’s main booker for burlesque and variety.  The show would include two sets of live blues music by a solo musician and burlesque performances by 3 – 4 performers.  I wasn’t sure if there was a market for it, but having successfully co-produced a number of nerdy burlesque shows with the Evil League of Ecdysiasts (with DC burlesque performer, producer, and teacher GiGi Holliday), I felt ready to try producing on my own.  Palace Productions and the Black Cat went for the idea, and House of Sweetbottom was born.

The first show, on the first Friday in March 2014,  featured DC bluesman Jonny Grave; GiGi Holliday; Cherokee Rose (producer of Naked Girls Reading DC); and Candy Del Rio (co-producer of Valentine Candy Burlesque and VC Variety), with Whiskey Joy (co-producer of Baltimore’s Timeless Tease Productions) as the stage kitten.  Jonny hosted, in addition to playing two sets of slide guitar blues, and I performed two acts.  We did the show twice–the early show sold out.  House of Sweetbottom was a success!  Nothing makes me happier as a producer than when everyone in my show and in the audience has a great time AND I’m able to pay everyone well.  The highlight, for me, was premiering a new act, Robert Johnson’s “Ramblin’ On My Mind”, with Jonny playing and singing live.

Three months later, in June, House of Sweetbottom returned to the Black Cat, this time with burlesque performers Maria Bella (producer of Baltimore’s Gilded Lily Burlesque), Dainty Dandridge (co-producer of Chocolate City Burlesque & Cabaret and Best of Burlesque(er)), and Glam Gamz (co-producer of Under The Sheets and Best of Burlesque(er)).  Jonny, Whiskey, and I reprised our roles.  “Ramblin” On My Mind” had begun to evolve, with new costuming and choreography.  Once again, I was able to pay everyone well and we had a fantastic time.

Although I envisioned House of Sweetbottom as a quarterly show, I skipped September due to some outside commitments.  The first Friday of December saw us back onstage at the Black Cat, with the intoxicating Sheila Starr Siani from California; Nona Narcisse from Baltimore; and Reverend Valentine (co-producer of Valentine Candy Burlesque and VC Variety–and one of my first burlesque teachers!); with Jonny, Whiskey, and I again.  By this time, the Black Cat had changed their scheduling of burlesque/variety shows to only one show rather than two in the same night.  We didn’t just sell out…we oversold the room!  Changing up the previous formula, I hosted the show and performed only one act, and Whiskey Joy performed a sizzling new act.

So here we are, one year later.  Tomorrow night, we return to the Black Cat backstage for TWO SHOWS (9:15 pm and 11:30 pm) with DC singer/songwriter Maureen Andary (one half of The Sweater Set); and burlesque performers Deepa De Jour (producer of the Richmond Burlesque Revue), Sophia Sunday (of Baltimore’s Gilded Lily Burlesque), and Cherry Bomb (managing director of Philadelphia’s award-winning troupe The Peek-a-Boo Revue).  I’ll be hosting and performing an act with Maureen, and Whiskey will be kittening.

Thank you to everyone who has supported me in this venture, especially the owners and staff at the Black Cat, Melina Afzal of Palace Productions, the fantastic performers who have graced the House of Sweetbottom stage, and everyone who has come out to a show!  We look forward to giving you more cool blues and hot burlesque in 2015.

Hold on to your cocktails, let go of your inhibitions, and step into the House of Sweetbottom.  Hope to see you tomorrow night!

Tickets $12 advance/$15 day of show, available here: http://www.blackcatdc.com/shows/burlesque4.html

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**The Black Cat is a cash-only venue.**