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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
www.sycamoreden.com

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Photo by Vixen Photography

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Photo by Steve Edmund

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

 

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.

Drop Dead Dames’ 2016 Calendar Release

It has become a yearly tradition with the troupe I co-produce, the Drop Dead Dames, to shoot a calendar with Vixen Photography. This year, we came up with a cohesive idea that turned out beautiful. We decided to use the theme, the Wild Women of Burlesque, and show off our primitive sides. As always Scott at Vixen Photography took our theme and made it a gorgeous reality. There really isn’t anything that he can’t do. Many of you don’t know this, but I’m also a graphic designer. It was my job to do the final layout of the calendar, and I really went all out this year with specialized cheetah print laid out in a grid to prove it. To say that I’m proud of this year’s calendar is a bit of an understatement.

So without further ado, if you are interested in looking at gorgeous dames all year long, then pick up our calendar which is now released on our online store. Get yours before they are all gone!

https://squareup.com/market/drop-dead-dames-burlesque-revue

Exotica! Will you be there?

Drop Dead Dames presents EXOTICA!

Join Drop Dead Dames Burlesque Revue as they transport you in time and place to distant lands. All you need is a seat and a cocktail to enjoy what each lovely lady will bring to the stage. From far off costumes, tantalizing moves, and sensational music, you will not want to miss this show with guest headliner, Donna Denise!

Donna Denise is a burlesque performer from Dallas, TX. Her love of the art of the tease shines through every time she hits the stage. Her style is uniquely classic with a touch of down south sass that only she can bring. Described by her peers as “a truly classic burlesquer” and “always one to watch,” she proves to be an audience favorite.

Drop Dead Dames’ will be releasing their 2nd Annual Calendar, shot by Vixen Photography, at the show. Calendars will be on sale for $20 and the Dames will be available for signing. Don’t miss out on getting your 2016 Drop Dead Dames’ Calendar!

September 12, 2015

Queen Bee’s Art & Cultural Center​
3925 Ohio Street, San Diego, CA 92104

VIP Options
$40 VIP Seating
$55 VIP Seating and Signed Calendar

General Admission
$20 Presale
$25 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30PM and Show Starts at 8:30

http://www.dropdeaddamesburlesque.com
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2125933

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San Diego Fringe Festival Starts This Week!

This has been an incredibly busy summer, and we are proud to announce our next production, The Golden Age of Burlesque, starts this Friday! Make sure to get tickets to this event and support all the artists participating in this year’s San Diego International Fringe Festival. There are five showings at the Lyceum Theatre downtown, so don’t miss your opportunity to see us!

Show Dates & Times:
Friday, July 24th 9:00PM- 10:00PM
Sunday, July 26th 10:30PM – 11:30PM
Thursday, July 30th 7:30PM -8:30PM
Saturday, August 1st 10:30PM -11:30PM
Sunday, August 2nd 7:30PM -8:30PM
The Lyceum Space Theater
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
Tickets are ONLY $10 and are already on sale! Get yours now before it sells out! http://sdfringe.ticketleap.com/drop-dead-dames-burlesque-revue/
You must purchase a Tag for the Fringe Festival, it gets you into all of the Fringe Festival shows for a one-time $5 fee: http://sdfringe.ticketleap.com/fringetag
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Why I am Excited about Classic Vs. Neo

I love San Diego. From the moment I walked off the airplane, and began to experience the unique culture that San Diego has, I fell utterly in love. A year into living here I found burlesque, and since that moment, it has been my godsend in so many ways. (That is a blog post all in its own.) But the one thing I recognized from the start, was that there were few options for burlesque in San Diego when I began.

Obviously I started at the top of my Google search, but I recognized quickly, that I didn’t have many options if I wanted to become part of the scene. I am eternally grateful to start when I did though. There were so many monumental transitions in the burlesque revival throughout the world, that I am glad that I was able to be a part of it.  It was a pivotal moment in my life, and as I grew as a person, I grew as a performer.

But let’s get back to why I am excited for Classic Vs. Neo. It goes beyond the excitement/anxiety/utter insanity as a producer for the next show to become a success, and hopefully not leave us in the red. It marks the first time in San Diego history for two troupes, to come  together and form a union of a cohesive idea.

There have been a handful of producers, to hire various performers from soloists, to members of troupes to be part of their production. But up until this point, as far as I know, there has yet to be two VERY different troupes, to join forces and put on a show of this level. As much as I love this scene, we haven’t been very good at always interconnecting, and for that reason, I am so in love with this show, this idea, this ideal of a unified, and supportive community.

The Dames and Pixies are very different in their branding and show aesthetic. But we are both very committed to putting on the best shows possible. We are driven, and want to see burlesque as an art form flourish, and I couldn’t be more proud to be part of a production.

So with that, I hope that you will come to one of the TWO shows that we are producing. June 20th and 27th, both at Queen Bee’s in North Park. Say hello, hoot and holler, and hopefully spread the word to your friends and loved ones. Come be part of San Diego Burlesque History!

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http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1446710

Lola Demure’s Burlesque and Variety Show

I was invited to perform at Lola Demure’s Burlesque and Variety Show a couple of weeks ago at the San Diego House of Blues. I love this show because it brings various SoCal artists together for a show that is so unique and different, the audience cannot possibly anticipate the next performer. Thank you so much Lola for including me in this wonderful production!    

       

Photos in color are from Nora Middleton Photography

Photo in black and white is from Clarence Alford Photography

My First BHoF Experience

I’ve taken awhile to write this post for several reasons. One, BHoF weekend is such burlesque overload that I needed to take some time to let it sink in before I could find the words to describe what happened and what it meant to me. Two, I wanted to make sure that what I wrote was not a basic recap of all the events. That’s everywhere already. And there, It’s not the easiest thing for me to find the time to sit down and write, as you could probably tell from my sporadic posts. As it is, I’m writing this down in a notebook on a plane coming back from the Hawaii Burlesque Festival, and yes, that will be a separate post, but back to BHoF.

There are two things I want to focus on. One, that moment in a career in which you will know, with or without fancy titles or certain festival experience, that you have succeeded as a great entertainer. And two, the utter confusion I left with after watching this weekend. When I began burlesque I had minimal dance experience, minimal theatre experience, and minimal stage experience. I had never taken a class, a workshop and definitely fumbled my way through this entire process. Come to think of it, I have no idea why in the hell anyone let me go on that stage to entertain an audience. The one thing I did and still do possess is a passion for what I do. That has been my driving force through every one of my performances.

Every performance I watched at BHoF had so much passion, joy and dedication that it shined brighter than any rhinestone or sequin on their costume. One act did stand out the most to me though and not just because of the stellar performance that she brought to the stage, but because of the moment that ensued after she took her bow. I am of course talking about the “Powerhouse of the Midwest,” Jeez Loueez. Having seen her perform for Miss Viva Las Vegas where she took the title, I already came in with high expectations, of which she blew out the water. Jeez created an act that was original, her own brand of dance, and a mixture of her own talents that if anyone else tried to do, would still read as hers. I sat there screaming my head off like an 8-year-old on a roller coaster, and we were only two acts into the show! Trust me, I wasn’t the only one having a seizure in my seat. The whole audience was captivated by this woman. As soon as she finished, everyone jumped to their feet in a standing ovation and chanted, “Rufio! Rufio! Rufio!” The crowd loved her so much they knew not only her name, but the name of her fucking act! Mind Blown. She did not walk away with a title this time, but in those 4:15 minutes she taught me what real success is in this business. It’s not a title, a festival, or a score sheet, it’s a moment that you share with an audience and how they will remember you. 

So at this point you are probably wondering why I left BHoF confused. Or maybe you are tired from my block of text about the lovely Jeez Loueez. Either way, I am going to tell you. Burlesque Hall of Fame, and especially the Titans of Tease left me thinking, how can I do my part? So many of these women are in constant need of help every now and then as we’ve seen from various kickstarters and funding projects online. It is our job as a community to make sure we take care of our legends. The problem I am facing is how? I’m not a producer, and even if I was, with a young daughter producing would be a timely and costly thing that I’m not sure I could focus on right now. In my head I would love to create some sort of non-profit organization that would benefit our legends in need. I haven’t figured out how on several different levels, so while I search for the answer, I would love to put it out into the universe that maybe, if you have a similar dream, or even experience, we talk more so that this seedling of an idea could grow into something unexpected. You can always contact me at evamaegarnet@gmail.com

Now after that novella, I will let you get back to your lives and finish processing the glittery goodness going through your minds. Thank you for your continued love and support, and till the next time! xoxo