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!

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!

 

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.

Hello world!

About me:

I’m a Washington, DC based burlesque performer, actress, and model. I have performed with EPIC WIN Burlesque, Naked Girls Reading DC, Tilted Torch, Richmond Burlesque Revue, Cherry Red Productions, and the Coney Island Rock n’ Roll Show, among others. I am a founder and co-producer of the nerdy burlesque production team the Evil League of Ecdysiasts and appeared on the first-ever Nerdlesque Panel at BurlyCon 2012 in Seattle, Washington. I can frequently be found at the Red Palace in Northeast DC’s Atlas District, but I have also performed in Baltimore, MD; Albany, NY; and with Cheeky Monkey Sideshow at the 2011 Sideshow Gathering in Wilkes-Barre, PA. When I’m not performing, producing, costuming, or rehearsing, I refine my plan for surviving the impending zombie apocalypse.

I have a BFA in Theatre and have taken classes with Jo Weldon, Johnny Porkpie, Don Spiro, Trixie Little, Lucy Flawless, Sydni Devereux, Inga Ingenue, Peekaboo Pointe, Dirty Martini, Imogen Kelly, Lux LaCroix, Kristina Nekyia, Julie Atlas Muz, Armitage Shanks, Nasty Canasta, Amber Ray, Deanna Danger, Eric Geoffrey, Reverend Valentine, and Lil Dutch. I have studied a variety of dance forms, including ballet, jazz, and tap, and I’ve dabbled in pole dancing and flying trapeze.

I’m also an experienced stage kitten and stage manager.  I have stage kittened for Albert Cadabra, Gal Friday, Angie Pontani, Neil O’Fortune, and Sticky Buns Burlesque, among others, and I’ve stage managed professional theatre productions.

Like me on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/csweetbottom

Upcoming Shows!

Plenty of opportunites to see me in November and December! 

***UPCOMING SHOWS***

Wednesday, November 28, 2012: Evil League of Ecdysiasts presents Nerds Gone Wild! at the Red Palace, 1210-1212 H St NE, Washington, DC. http://redpalacedc.com/events/

Thursday, November 29, 2012: Burlesque Wide Shut, a Burlesque Masquerade Event at the Red Palace, 1210-1212 H St NE, Washington, DC. http://redpalacedc.com/events/

Friday, November 30, 2012: Whedonism: A Joss Whedon Tribute Show at The Windup Space, Baltimore, MD. http://www.thewindupspace.com/

Saturday, December 1, 2012: The Great Southern Exposure, Charlotte, NC. http://www.greatsouthernexposure.com/

Sunday, December 2, 2012: Byrlesque At The Byrd: Holidays at the Movies at the Byrd Theatre, Richmond, VA. http://boomboombasics.wordpress.com/2012/11/06/11-6-12/

Saturday, December 8, 2012: Burlesque-A-Pades presents Holiday Inn at the Ottobar, Baltimore, MD. https://www.facebook.com/BurlesqueAPades

Wednesday, December 12, 2012: Mourna Handful presents The Two Tassels at the Red Palace, 1210-1212 H St NE, Washington, DC. http://redpalacedc.com/calendar/lord-of-the-pasties-the-two-tassels/

Sunday, December 16, 2012: Dr. Sketchy’s DC at the Red Palace, 1210 H St NE, Washington, DC. http://redpalacedc.com/events/

Friday, December 21, 2012: Naked Girls Reading DC at DC Arts Center, Adams Morgan, Washington, DC.  https://www.facebook.com/DC.NGR

Monday, December 31, 2012: BALL DROP III: New Year’s Eve Party at the Red Palace, 1210 H St NE, Washington, DC. http://redpalacedc.com/events/

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