No Shame (okay, some “Shame!”) In My Game (of Thrones)

Cherie Sweetbottom as Septa Unella from Game of Thrones, by Stereo Vision Photography.

Cherie Sweetbottom as Septa Unella from Game of Thrones. Photo by Stereo Vision Photography.

Missing Game of Thrones while it’s on hiatus?  Fear not, gentle viewers!  I give you not one, not two, but THREE chances for your GoT fix, in three different cities this summer!  You can catch my Lyanna Stark and Septa Unella acts in Baltimore in June and DC in July, plus Septa is making a special appearance in the City of Brotherly Love in July for The Philadelphia Burlesque Festival!  Ding ding shame!

And for more weird, wacky fun, I’m thrilled to be working with Astro Pop Events again for America the Game Show in DC and Baltimore in July.  Trivia, games, naked moments in history, and more politically-charged humor than you can shake a…something you can shake at!  Your booty?  I don’t know.  Shake whatever ya wanna shake!

Friday, June 22, 2018: Naked Girls Reading DC Presents Comedy Undressed at DC Arts Center, 2438 18th St NW, Washington, DC.  Doors 10 pm, show 10:30 pm.

Saturday, June 23, 2018: GAYme of Thrones: A Burlesque of Bras and Jockstraps at Baltimore Eagle Night Club and Bar, 2022 N. Charles St, Baltimore, MD.  Doors 6:30 pm, show 7 pm.

Thursday, July 12, 2018: The Philadelphia Burlesque Festival Opening Night at Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St, Philadelphia, PA.

Friday, July 20, 2018: POSTPONED: New date TBD.  Game of Thrones Burlesque Show at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St NW, Washington, DC.

Saturday, July 21, 2018: America the Game Show. F*ck Yeah! at GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St NW, Washington, DC.

Friday, July 27, 2018: America the Game Show. F*ck Yeah! at Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD.

Saturday, July 28, 2018: America the Game Show. F*ck Yeah! at Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD.

 

 

 

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Whedonism VII: Evil Puppet Hijinks

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The Evil League of Ecdysiasts’ annual Joss Whedon-themed burlesque and variety show is back for 2018, with a new venue and an incredible cast from across the country, including Vox Fabuli Puppets from Seattle, Washington, headlining as Puppet Joss.  We Whedon fans joke about how Joss breaks our hearts on the regular…what if the characters could talk back and let us know how they feel about what happens to them?  That’s the premise behind Whedonism VII: Wronged By Whedon.  See Wash, the First Slayer, Black Widow, and more Whedon favorites, June 1st at State Theatre!  More info and ticket link below.  (Flyer by Brit Austin Illustration, photo of Vox Fabuli Puppets by Jules Doyle.)

Friday, May 18, 2018: Naked Girls Reading DC present Sci-Fi and Fantasy at DC Arts Center, 2438 18th St NW, Washington, DC.  Doors 10 pm, show 10:30 pm.  Tickets: https://nakedgirlsreadingscifi.brownpapertickets.com/

Thursday, May 31, 2018: Cake in the Break Room: The Q2 Revue at Drafthouse Comedy in DC, 1100 13th St NW, Washington, DC.  Doors 7:30 pm, show 8 pm.  Tickets: http://drafthousecomedy.com/event.cfm?id=509225

Friday, June 1, 2018: Whedonism VII: Wronged By Whedon at The State Theatre, 220 N. Washington St, Falls Church, VA.  Doors 7 pm, show 9 pm.  Tickets: http://www.thestatetheatre.com/events/upcoming_events.xml?f_date=6%2F1%2F2018

Saturday, June 2, 2018: GAYme of Thrones: A Burlesque of Bras and Jockstraps at Baltimore Eagle Night Club and Bar, 2022 N. Charles St, Baltimore, MD.  Doors 6:30 pm, show 7 pm.

Friday, June 22, 2018: Naked Girls Reading DC at DC Arts Center, 2438 18th St NW, Washington, DC.  Doors 10 pm, show 10:30 pm.

Saturday, June 23, 2018: GAYme of Thrones: A Burlesque of Bras and Jockstraps at Baltimore Eagle Night Club and Bar, 2022 N. Charles St, Baltimore, MD.  Doors 6:30 pm, show 7 pm.

Thursday, July 12, 2018: The Philadelphia Burlesque Festival Opening Night at Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St, Philadelphia, PA.  http://www.thephiladelphiaburlesquefestival.com/

 

Come to the Dark Side (Bar)!

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Celebrate the premiere of the new Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi, with an evening at Dark Side Bar, a Star Wars-inspired pop-up at Mythology Lounge on H Street NE in DC.  You can catch me go-go dancing as various alien and Star Wars-inspired characters several times over the next month!  Don’t wait too long–this pop-up closes mid-January.

But first, join Naked Girls Reading DC for our annual holiday show!

Friday, December 15, 2017: Naked Girls Reading DC Presents A Very Naked Holiday at DC Arts Center, 2438 18th St NW, Washington, DC.  Doors 10 pm, show 10:30 pm.

Saturday, December 16, 2017: Gogo dancing at The DarkSide Bar, 816 H St NE (2nd floor), Washington, DC.

Friday, December 29, 2017: Gogo dancing at The DarkSide Bar, 816 H St NE (2nd floor), Washington, DC.

Saturday, December 30, 2017: Gogo dancing at The DarkSide Bar, 816 H St NE (2nd floor), Washington, DC.

Friday, January 5, 2018: Gogo dancing at The DarkSide Bar, 816 H St NE (2nd floor), Washington, DC.

Saturday, January 6, 2018: Gogo dancing at The DarkSide Bar, 816 H St NE (2nd floor), Washington, DC.

Sunday, January 21, 2018: Brunch and Burlesque with Twisted Knickers and the Foggy Bottom Whomp Stompers at Germano’s Piattini, 300 S High St, Baltimore, MD.

House of Sweetbottom Holiday Cheer!

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House of Sweetbottom returns to the Black Cat on December 1st with cool blues, hot burlesque, and holiday cheer!  Join us for a cheeky classic burlesque show from some smokin’ local favorites, including the cabaret vocal stylings of award-winning DC singer/songwriter Maureen Andary!

But first…don’t miss DC Weirdo Show’s annual blasphemy show–all variety, no piety!

Friday, November 17, 2017: DC Weirdo Show presents Heretix! Doors 8 pm, show 9 pm; tickets $15 advance, $20 day of show.

Friday, December 1, 2017: House of Sweetbottom at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St NW, Washington, DC.  Doors 9 pm, show 9:30 pm; tickets $15 advance, $17 day of show.

Saturday, December 2, 2017: Gogo dancing at The DarkSide Bar, 816 H St NE (2nd floor), Washington, DC.

Friday, December 15, 2017: Naked Girls Reading DC Presents A Very Naked Holiday at DC Arts Center, 2438 18th St NW, Washington, DC.  Doors 10 pm, show 10:30 pm.

Friday, December 29, 2017: Gogo dancing at The DarkSide Bar, 816 H St NE (2nd floor), Washington, DC.

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

 

Performance Calendar

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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!

Happy New Year!!

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Now that 2016 is behind us at last, I am ready to start 2017 off right!  I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the cast of Astro Pop Events’ Elvis’ Birthday Fight Club this year.  I have been a huge fan of this show, and of Astro Pop Events in general, for years, and I can’t even tell you how ecstatic and honored I am to be a part of EBFC!  Two words: dream gig!  If you haven’t seen EBFC, now in its seventh iteration, you’re in for a treat.  This knock-out production features seven elaborately staged bouts, Elvis-themed burlesque, and below-the-belt commentary from co-hosts “Elvis” and “Kittie Glitter.”

But that’s not all: I’m performing in a brand new burlesque revue in Annapolis, Maryland, co-producing and performing in a burlesque and variety tribute to the Addams Family, and joining Blacklist Burlesque in Richmond for a Queen tribute.  All in the first couple weeks of the year!  Later in the month (on Inauguration Day, no less!), Naked Girls Reading returns with the ever-popular January erotica show.  Beautiful naked women reading erotica on stage?  Whew!  Let’s get into the details, shall we?

Friday, January 6, 2017 and Saturday January 7, 2017:  Elvis’ Birthday Fight Club 2017 at GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St NW, Washington, DC.  Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/elvis-birthday-fight-club-2017-tickets-29751167543?aff=affiliate1

Thursday, January 12, 2017: Les Folies Derriere: A Cheeky Burlesque Revue at Metropolitan Kitchen and Lounge, 169 West St, Annapolis, MD. Tickets: http://metropolitanannapolis.com/event/les-folies-derriere-burlesque-show/?instance_id=36126

Friday, January 13, 2017: The Addams Family Burlesque and Variety at The Bier Baron Tavern, 1523 22nd St NW, Washington, DC.  Tickets: http://addamsfamilyburlesque.eventbrite.com

Saturday, January 14, 2017: Burlesque Rhapsody: A Tribute to Queen at Dominion Arts Center, 600 E. Grace St, Richmond, VA.  Tickets: http://www.etix.com/ticket/p/2455210

Friday, January 20, 2017: Naked Girls Reading presents Come Into My Parlor (erotica) at DC Arts Center, 2438 18th St NW, Washington, DC. http://nakedgirlsreadingerotica17.bpt.me/