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Burlesque Boogie Nights This Thursday- April 27, 2017

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Welcome back to the April edition of Burlesque Boogie Nights, aka #Gingersshitshow2017! We will be celebrating Ginger N. Whiskey’s birthday with two fabulous performers, Stella Foxtrot and Dee V. Ous. Are you ready for this? Because its going to be a night full of burlesque, craft cocktails, whiskey, and whatever Eva Mae Garnet can think of to get Ginger back from #Evasshitshow2017.

No cover for the night.  Tips appreciated!

 

 

 

Sycamore Den | 3391 Adams Ave, San Diego, California 92116
First set at 9:15 pm and second set starts at 10:15 pm.

Come out and stay for a drink or two.

www.whiskeyandfuego.com
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West Coast Tour Complete!

This past Sunday I came home after a 10 day tour traveling all the way from San Diego to Seattle and back again, stopping in at Oakland, Portland, and San Francisco. Ginger and I had been planning this tour for months, and to see everything come to fruition, and to share the stage with so many talented and welcoming performers was a dream come true. We even got a chance to perform in one of the longest running weekly neo-burlesque shows, Behind the Pink Door in Seattle. Even though it was freezing, literally there was one point where we were driving through snow, Ginger and I definitely brought the heat to each stage we hit, repping our amazing San Diego burlesque community the best we could.

While in Oakland we even had a chance to team up with Rubberlesque to create a fun video shoot that definitely challenged a few fears of heights that both of us had. Her lingerie is so much fun and is made out of recycled bicycle tubing. Environmentally friendly and sexy, that’s a win win for sure.

But now we are home and getting ready for our last 2016 San Diego appearances while preparing for our next monthly show at the Sycamore Den on the 29th, you will be there right? So take a look at my upcoming dates and be sure to catch a performance before the holidays! <3

 

Upcoming Performances

December 18th– Burlesque Brunch at the Lafayette

December 21st– Eva Mae Garnet at Boobie Trap at Gossip Grill

December 29th– Burlesque Boogie Nights featuring Sheila Starr Siani at the Sycamore Den

Get Ready for a Groovy Time!

Whiskey & Fuego is proud to announce our inaugural monthly show, Burlesque Boogie Nights at the Sycamore Den!

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Are you ready for a bangin’ good time? Then head out to the Sycamore Den for the first installment of our new monthly show “Burlesque Boogie Nights”. With foxy ladies, blazin’ hips, and performances that will make you glad you left the crib, we’ll have you leaving yelling Boo-YAH!

Featuring:
Eva Mae Garnet Burly-q
Ginger N. Whiskey
Lilly Holiday
Coco L’Amour

Catch both shows at 9:15 PM and 10:15 PM.
There is NO COVER but tips are highly encouraged.

Let’s Boogie!

www.whiskeyandfuego.com
www.sycamoreden.com/

Burlesque Bingo- San Diego Edition

For the FIRST time in San Diego, we are proud to present the ORIGINAL Burlesque Bingo at the historic Lafayette Hotel!

What is Burlesque Bingo? It’s not just Burlesque…. It’s not just Bingo. It’s the striptease game show where we take it off and you win!

Celebrities and civilians alike have been shouting out ‘Bingo!’ at Audrey DeLuxe’s game show ever since it’s premiere at the world famous Viper Room. She and her cast of bingo girls have been playing games with L.A. ever since.

Now, these bombshells are set to take over the world one bingo card at a time. Win fabulous prizes every round! Are You Game?

https://www.universe.com/burlesquebingosandiego

Featuring:

Audrey Deluxe
Eva Mae Garnet
Ginger N. Whiskey
Valentina
Jacqueline Chaton
Dee V’Ous
Valentina On The Rocks
Dottie Deville
Stella Foxtrot
Veronica Velvet

Dinner options will be available but MUST be ordered at the time of ticket purchases. There will not be an option to purchase dinner the night of if you don’t have it included in your tickets.

21+ Event

Doors at 7:00 pm
Dinner at 7:30 pm
Show starts promptly at 8:30 pm

 

Introspective

There has been many changes in my personal and creative life lately. Rather significant relationships and endeavors have changed, and in doing so has left me in a place of vulnerability in the unknown. These sentiments are something all of us have experienced at one time or another. Losing a relationship, changing a job, or having to start a big new project over from scratch are just a few examples of situations that can leave a person feeling lost in the dark. When we get like that though, there are a few things that can help guide us in the right direction. Although sometimes we just want to retreat and hide under the covers (been there, did it yesterday) sometimes it’s best to take slow and simple steps in the right direction. So here are a few tools to help you deal with a creative overhaul and various introspective situations.

Reading
Reading is one of those simple pleasures that too many people often don’t make time for.  Whether it’s a biography of your personal hero, a fiction story to escape in, or a book of poetry to get lost in the dance of words, reading is never a waste of time or energy.  It gives you something to talk about instead of the newest gossip and helps generate ideas that you may have not come up with on your own. Above all, it helps to create a society of knowledgeable individuals ready to help create a better world.

Meditation
I’m not the best when it comes to sitting still, but forcing myself to take even 10 minutes to do a guided meditation has become one of my favorite moments of the day. There are various apps, websites, and YouTube channels dedicated to helping the public meditate. Meditation helps to relax you and to evaluate your situation in a thoughtful and objective sense.

Make a List
I love making lists! This is the complete Type A personality in me, but I love creating lists to realize what’s important to me in my life. My recent lists have been: What Do I Want Out Of Life, What Creative Things Do I Want To Accomplish, Where Do I Want To Go, and What Do I Need To Let Go Of To Accomplish My Goals. Sometimes just seeing certain things in writing helps us realize what we want manifested in our lives. What does your list look like?

Leave Your Circle
Go out and meet new people. Go to events that you otherwise would have stayed away from. Sometimes opening up our circle of friends and acquaintances helps us to realize how not alone we really are. Getting stuck in the same circle over and over again can make a person stagnant if you don’t try to see what is beyond your personal world. Maybe pick up a new hobby, go to a networking group, or find an activity that you’ve been putting off for various reasons. You don’t have to completely dump your friends and family, but realizing there are others out there sometimes helps to direct you where you want to go in life.

Retreat
When an animal is hurt or wounded, they retreat until they are ready to come back into the world. If a major life change has happened, and you just aren’t ready to face the world yet, that is completely understandable. Be honest with yourself and your personal limits. They exist for a reason. Try spending some extra time in nature. Take a hike, sit under a tree, go where there are very few people. Retreating can also mean taking a trip somewhere, either with a close friend or loved one, or by yourself. Sometimes we all need those moments to heal, analyze, and come back stronger.

What are some of your methods for healing? Have you tried any of those listed above? I would love to hear your experiences in the comments below, and as always stay feisty loves!

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Photo by Lisa Petz Photography

Above All Else, Create

Yesterday was one of those days where the world seemed to be closing in with no hope. I woke up in a panic, having physical reactions to anxiety and distress. Somehow, with the help of loved ones, I managed to get out of bed and get a few chores done. By mid afternoon, I had enough. I called my mom and completely broke down. I cried for a good hour rejecting every single thing she suggested and deeming my situation hopeless.

But something happened after I cried that hard. I felt numb still, and yesterday was not the day to attempt to do anything, but I made a mental note at that moment saying that I would allow myself that day to wallow, but tomorrow, tomorrow I create. Today I woke up inspired. I woke up with solutions rather than doom and gloom. The one thing I realized through that mini day of self-doubt and sorrow was that what makes people great and successful is not their inability to avoid hardships and doubt, but their ability to push through it and still continue to create.

I started thinking about people like Madonna and Beyonce, artists who have created so much material that I haven’t even heard or seen half of what they have done. I don’t particularly care for everything they create, and by no means is everything they put out into the world a masterpiece, but what they do is persevere. They continue to create their art, their songs, their videos, and their visions and put them out into the world. Nothing stops them, and that is why they are so respected in their industry. Granted they have a team helping them, but the core concept is still there, and there is nothing stopping you from building your own team of similarly interested individuals.

So today, if you have been struggling to see the brighter side things, I challenge you to create something for no reason at all. Start that project that has been on the back burner for what seems like ages. Try something new with no intentions of perfecting it. Play, create, and put it out there into the world knowing that the act of creation is what is most important. The rest as they say, will follow. We just have to believe in ourselves, our visions, and our own unique capabilities. After all there is no one exactly like you.

 

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Photo by Michael W. Photography

Turquoise Glamour

The other day I bought this beautiful brooch from Bad Madge in San Diego. I have been eyeing this magnificent piece of jewelry for quite some time now, and I can’t wait to create something stage worthy based off of this brooch. With the simple touch of turquoise, I wanted to find other glamorous images that displayed the color in all its glory.

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53rd Anniversary Dinner: Fearless Voices

Attending the 53rd Annual Planned Parenthood Dinner was an honor. The event was a great fundraising success, raising well over $1 million—with more than $240,000 raised from a generous match challenge. Being surrounded by hundreds of people who believed in the good of this organization which brings the community readily accessible facilities that offer care for basic human needs was a heart-warming feeling. But sitting there, listening to the insightful and hard-working guest speakers made it all too obvious the dangers this organization and it’s patients withstand. Living in a world with so much to offer, it’s a cumbersome realization that there are people living among us refusing reason and clinging to hate. One day I hope that the struggles of these men and women are rewarded and the fight for reproductive equality a success.

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Photos featuring: Lola Demure, Valentina Unity, Remele Sparks, Gia La Dolce, Millie Marie, J, and Bawdy Show producers Matt and Lily
Dress I’m wearing is from South Park’s Bad Madge in San Diego.

Stillness

There are many things I am known for in my performances: Energy, Playfulness, and Sensuality are a few.  However, I am not known for stillness in either my performance life or personal life. Maybe the reason I can shimmy my heart out is because I am constantly running a million miles a minute offstage. Knowing the power of having stillness onstage and still commanding an audience, I made a conscious decision to find more of this in my life. What I was not expecting to discover through this process though was that in finding stillness in my life (calming of the mind, not being controlled by the fear of missing out, and focusing on projects and endeavors that were closer to home rather than traveling the world) I opened myself up to a whole new world of insecurities and self-doubt.

When you go, go, go, you hardly take the time to acknowledge where you are at that particular moment. On stage this may look like not connecting with your audience, not making eye contact, moving without intention, or not giving your audience a chance to react. In life this can look like spending a day working without realizing what you have accomplished, not taking moments to observe the world around you, or even not giving your self time away from all noise. No music, no T.V., no communication, just sitting and thinking with no goal in mind. Up until about a year ago, I never realized how much the latter plays into your stage presence. After all, if you are not completely connected with yourself, how will you become a three-dimensional performer?

When I started carving out time for myself to focus on bringing stillness into my life, I discovered a bevy of insecurities that I had been running from for much longer than I would like to admit. I didn’t know how to confront them, so I was left feeling lost and completely broken. I would scroll social media watching as many of my favorite fellow performers seemed to have it all together, booking all the gigs I would hope to be one day included in, being amazingly fierce and confident onstage, and commanding an audience while making it look completely natural and easy. I began to feel hopeless. But recently I made a connection that has taken months to figure out. What made them completely enticing was not their lack of imperfections or even just their confidence, rather it was the vulnerability they portrayed to the audience as they completely loved themselves, flaws and all.

I am far from perfect, and as a textbook Type A personality, that sentence always stings. Growing up I felt the need to always strive for perfection, which as we all know is completely impossible. I am a very sensitive person and will often think about mistakes or conversations that could have been different years later. I easily get embarrassed when I make mistakes in front of others. I’m shy when first meeting people, then later when others discover my intensity I’m left feeling ashamed as if I believe I am too much for them to handle. I’ve been told that my passion is often overbearing, and that sometimes I come off as fake because if I truly love someone I will bend over backwards to help them or try to be as supportive as possible. The phrase I should “tone it down” has been told to me more than I can count. And after years of others repeatedly pointing out my “quirks”, I have definitely created a defense mechanism of making fun of myself even though beneath the teasing I am internally crawling into a cave. I also tend to throw myself into big projects that don’t allow me time to think about my own insecurities, tidily sweeping it under the rug to think about another day.

In doing so, I cut myself short. I give the audience only a part of myself that I “think” they will accept. That is not three-dimensional. That does not portray the beauty of human complexity, and that beauty and vulnerability is exactly what creates a commanding performer. In order to be a dynamic individual, I have to present my complete self to my audience, baring my vulnerability underneath those bright lights. Although I have a long journey ahead of me, I am just beginning to understand the necessity of completely embracing who we are, not just physically, but emotionally as well.

xoxo,

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Photo by Francine Duffy Photography