Burlypicks February 12

Burlypicks Illinois

Burlypicks Illinois, regional competition, Chicago March 20, 2014 Join MC Jenna Dalgety and star judges; Natasha Douglas, Adam Burke, and Michelle L’amour!!! The Burlypicks is in search of the best of Burlesque and Variety Arts entertainment from around the world. The 2014 Burlypicks will be bigger, better, and more challenging. It’s the ultimate burlesque showdown […]

Funny Valentine February 11

Bonnie Cupcakes’ Funny Valentine

Roses are red Violets are violet. I want you… To come to my cabaret! Okay… So I’m not much of a poet but Valentine’s Day is approaching! It’s time for heart shaped boxes of candy, red roses, boobies and laughter. Thats right! Boobies and laughter! Before you go out and buy that giant teddy bear […]

Original Tease February 11

Original Tease – Friday, February 14th at Lincoln Tap

Get ready for an amazing night of talented women! We’ll be taking over the Lincoln Tap Room (located at 3010 N. Lincoln Ave.) each 2nd Friday. Two different FREE shows, at 9pm & 10:30, will feature beautiful burlesque, energetic go-go, amazing singers and so much more! In addition to our show, enjoy some special Valentine’s […]

Plan 9 February 03

Plan 9 Burlesque Presents Victorian Vixens and Airship Asscots: An Alternative History Cabaret

Quantum universes, pocket realities, branching timelines, infinite possibilities with one eventuality; We all get naked! Join Plan 9 Burlesque as we dare to gather performances from across multiple eventualities for one paradoxical provocative performance. Steam punks, cyber babes, pirates and man made monsters will all undo their string theories and displace their clothes just for […]

Ties and Tassels Love Bites February 01

Ties & Tassels Presents: Love Bites

Ties & Tassels Presents: Love Bites The Monthly show in February celebrates the LOVE/HATE relationship we all have with Valentine’s Day – (aka Happy Single’s Awareness Day) in addition to the birthdays of two of our favorite performers!!! 8pm Doors – Sets at 9pm and 10pm Starring: (The Birthday Girls) Bella Bathory and Queerella Fistalot Plucky Rosenthal Gin […]

Vaudezilla Craft Fair January 31

Vaudezilla! Pinup & Burlesque Craft Fair (Valentine’s Day Edition)

Do you love pinup and vintage styles? Do you find yourself wishing you had more rhinestones, glitter, and glam in your everyday life? The Pinup and Burlesque Craft Fair is perfect for showgirls and showgirls-at-heart alike to come and explore local handmade and refurbished vintage and pinup goodies.  ***GET THE VIP TREATMENT!***If you’re thinking of […]

freakeasy January 31

The Freakeasy presents “FREAKEASY #999 (Rainbows and Candy Edition)” SOLD OUT!

The Freakeasy presents… “Freakeasy #999″ Saturday 10 p.m. until Sunday Noon 21 and over Chicago Freakeasy Badass Cabaret, Dance and Burlesque – Bee Brown – Perkulator – Ammunition – Talia Sassounes – Queerella Fistalot – Shotglass Sally – Millie May – Bella Canto – Shana Vaughan-Gabor Get your ASSES in GEAR! The Freakeasy is raging […]

Better Boobie Bureau January 30

The Better Boobie Bureau Presents…The BBB Anti-Valentine’s Day Gala

The Anti-Valentine’s Gala that is SO anti-Valentine’s day, it’s taking place a week after all the Valentine’s celebrations. Sick of all the lovey dovey crap of this holiday? Well, we’ve got the…talent…to take your mind off of it. Sit back, relax, and let the ladies of the Better Boobie Bureau entertain you with their brand […]

Naughty Little Cabaret January 30

Naughtly Little Cabaret Casting Call

Casting call for February 14th: 2 experienced female burlesque performers needed from 8-11pm. Must perform 2 acts and be willing to interact with audience. Email naughtylittleproductions@gmail.Com for booking info.

Kiss Kiss Cabaret 3rd anniversary January 27

Kiss Kiss Cabarets 3rd Anniversary Show

On Friday February 7th 2014 the Kiss Kiss Cabaret will be performing their 3rd anniversary show.  The show will take place at the Greenhouse Theater Complex located at 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago, IL. The Kiss Kiss Cabaret is one of Chicago’s finest weekly comedy & burlesque cabarets! Every Friday night is a new […]

Belmont Burlesque Bombshells January 26

Belmont Burlesque Revue Audition Notice

AUDITION NOTICE: The Belmont Burlesque Revue and MsPixy Productions are holding an open call for burlesque striptease performers and novelty/circus acts on Saturday, Feb 1 from 3pm to 5pm at The Greenhouse Theater (2257 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago). Seeking finished, polished acts for guest performer spots in Belmont Burlesque shows and various performer-for-hire opportunities through […]

Plan 9 Movie Burlesque January 26

Plan 9 Burlesque Presents: How have you not seen that?!

January 26th 2014 at 8:00 pm Tickets are $15.00 As the weather gets worse and we all find ourselves indoors a bit more often, Plan 9′s nights of movie marathons have inspired us to bring you this masterpiece mash up of phenomenal flicks like only we can! That is to say, by getting super-sexy-funny-naked! Come […]

Mister Junior Burlesque January 25

Vaudezilla Naughty Nostalgia Starring Mister Junior

Take a ride in the Way-Back Machine with Vaudezilla as they resurrect their guiltiest pleasures with “Naughty Nostalgia,” a burlesque about all the things we loved when we were younger, wider-eyed, and definitely more innocent! STARRING MISTER JUNIOR Whether it’s music, a certain fashion sense, or a favorite possession, it all gets dusted off and […]

Kiss Kiss Cabaret Burlesque Host Auditions January 25

Kiss Kiss Cabaret Host Auditions

For the very first time in the history of The Kiss Kiss Cabaret, we’re holding open auditions to find the next amazing host for Chicago’s finest weekly burlesque cabaret! Hosts at the KKC, should… – Live in Chicago, IL (or a suburb thereof. Sorry folks in other cities.) – Be able to carry a tune […]

Unbridled Burlesque Competition January 25

Unbridled Burlesque Contest at Untitled

Over Valentine’s Day week, Untitled and Cointreau will proudly present “Unbustled,” a titillating two-night ‪#‎burlesque‬ competition. An evening’s worth of talented burlesque performers, specially selected by Nicolle Wood , Untitled’s Entertainment Director, will break out their tassels and feathers to compete for the top prize of $1,000 and a featured performance from the competition winner […]

Michelle L'amour January 24

Celebrate Valentines’s Day with an Exquisite Evening of Modern Burlesque

Michelle L’amour’s Big SEXY Show combines modern burlesque, music and variety acts in a show that will surely make your Valentine’s Date special. Chicago’s “hottest night of winter” features Michelle L’amour (Burlesque Hall of Fame 2005), the World Famous Chicago Starlets (Burlesque Hall of Fame 2010), Russell Bruner (Burlesque Hall of Fame 2012 & 2013) […]

Windy City Burlesque Fest January 23

Chicago’s Windy City Burlesque Burlesque Festival Releases Their 2014

The 2014 poster was designed by Mitch O’Connell.  The 2014 Windy City Burlesque Festival headliners will be Iva Handfull, Russell Bruner, and Jeez Loueez. The fest will take place on June 18th-21st at Stage 773.  Stage 773 is located at 1225 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL.

London Burlesque Festival January 22

Chicago Burlesque performer, Red Hot Annie to appear at the 014 International London Burlesque Fest

Local Chicago performer, Red Hot Annie will be performing in the eighth annual London Burlesque Festival.  The festival will take place May 15th-25th in 2014.

Vaudezilla Peer Review January 21

Vaudezilla Peer Review

A free community workshop at Vaudezilla Studios.  If you have craved honest feedback on one if your acts, this is your opportunity! Using the same format Vaudezilla uses in rehearsals, you will receive comprehensive feedback on your act – from costuming to choreography and beyond. First you will hear feedback from Red Hot Annie, then […]

Vaudezilla Cast 2013 January 20

Vaudezilla Seeks Vixens For Their Weekly Burlesque Show

Vaudezilla is looking for stage managers, vixens, pick-up girls, & merch gals for our weekly show.  For more information contact them in Facebook.

Thrifty Thrills Burlesque Benefit January 20

Thrifty Thrills! A Burlesque Benefit for Chicago House

Get your tickets now for Thrifty Thrills!, a fundraiser benefiting Chicago House, on Friday, February 28th! Thrifty Thrills is a $20 burlesque challenge. Originally created by Barbacoa Jones of Creme de les Femmes in Indianapolis, the idea was born after hearing an interview with Kevin Smith where he described that his best work happened when […]

Unbustled Burlesque Compeition January 19

The Unbustled Burlesque Competition

Untitled is offering a $1000 prize in their first ever Unbustled burlesque competition.  Local burlesque performers are invited to submit a video to Untitled’s entertainment director, Nicole Wood by email at ncw@untitled.com.  The deadline for submissions is February 5th 2014.  The competition will be held at Untitled on February 10th, 12th and 13th. The Untitled […]

Spell on you Burlesque class September 26

Halloween Burlesque Classes at Studio L’amour

Studio L’amour is offering two holiday themed burlesque classes.  The burlesque Thriller class costs $25 and requires participants to bring a bra and gloves.  Students will learn a burlesque rendition of Micheal Jackson’s Thriller.  Class graduates will get a chance to perform at Michelle L’amour’s Wiggle Room on October 25th in Chicago.  The class has […]

belmont-burlesque-chicago-bw September 25

Belmont Burlesque Halloween Revue

On Saturday, October 26th The Belmont Burlesque Revue will be performing their annual Halloween burlesque Chicago spectacular.  See the Belmont Bombshells, The Amazing Tomas and a haunted bevy of sexy guests.  The Belmont Burlesque review is one of Chicago’s oldest troupes and performs monthly at Theater Wit in Chicago.

Burlesque Craft Fair Poster September 24

Vaudezilla’s Burlesque Chicago Craft Fair

On Saturday, September 28th Vaudezilla Studios will be hosting a Pin-Up and Burlesque Chicago Craft Fair.  The event will be taking place at the same time as “A Day in Avondale” .  Participating vendors include Titty Perkins, Inside Out Art Studios, Red Hot Annie and more.  Looking for that new bit of sparkle in your […]

Studio L'amour September 23

Burlesque Classes

Have you seen a show and thought, I could do that? Well you can! In 2008, Internationally renowned burlesque superstar Michelle L’amour started Studio L’amour. Studio L’amour offers burlesque classes including, beginning, intermediate advanced, choreography, PilaTEASE, and hip hop burlesque. Studio L’amour also serves as a training ground for Michelle L’amour’s Chicago Starlets. At the […]

Burkhart Underground burlesque September 22

Red Hot Annie at Burkart’s Underground

In 2007 and 2008 local outsider artist Fred Burkhart produced eclectic shows in his studio attic.  The shows featured early striptease performances by Red Hot Annie.  Annie would latter go on to found her own troupe, Vaudezilla.  These shows also featured local burlesque performers including Joseph Sugla, Nikki Patin, MissPixy, and Cherish the Burlesque Dancer. […]

Stage 773 Chicago September 21

Burlesque Chicago Sellout Weekend

A big weekend for Burlesque in Chicago.  Tonight’s Vaudezilla! After Dark show featuring Po’Chop is sold out.  The Cab stage at Stage 773 seats 69 patrons and they will all be full for tonight’s show. Last night’s Wiggle Room show featuring Michelle L’amour, the Chicago Starlets, and stand-up comedians was also sold out.  The Kiss […]

Burlesque Chicago Reviews September 20

Support your Favorite Burlesque Shows

During any given week there can be up to ten burlesque shows playing in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.  Selecting the show that is right for you can be a daunting challenge.  Looking a show reviews can be a great way to evaluate a show, its content and see what other brave burlesque viewers have […]

girlie-q-feature September 19

Girlie-Q Burlesque

In 2003 Ms. Bea Haven introduced Girlie-Q to the burlesque scene in Chicago.  The shows featured a variety of local performance artists and burlesque dancers.  Performance styles included drag, comedy, stripping, sexual artforms, and most other things beyond vanilla.  The show was notable for its queer sensibility and diverse talent pool.  In 2009 Qirlie-Q’s shows included […]

The Big Lebowski Burlesque September 18

Burlesque Plays and Parodies in Chicago

Burlesque plays include the usual strip tease elements except with a with a scripted plot. Sometimes this style is referred to as a burlesque plays or parodies. Burlesque plays typically feature burlesque performers showcasing their acting and dancing skills in the same show. A continuous narrative connects the burlesque style dancing to tell a story. […]

Viva La Muerte September 17

Burlesque Dancer Viva La Muerte

Viva La Muerte has been performing burlesque in Chicago since 2007. She has been featured in shows including The Belmont Burlesque Revue, Vaudezilla, The Glitter Guild, Kiss Kiss Cabaret, and the former 1901 Gallery. Viva has also produced her own Hot and Heavy Burlesque shows with Rock and Roll Themes. Notable shows that Viva La […]

yelp burlesque logo September 16

Yelp’s Burlesque Chicago Listings

Do you Yelp? Support the Burlesque shows your love by leaving them a review on Yelp. Yelp has a content category specifically for Burlesque Chicago. The page is a wonderful tool for seasoned burlesque audience veterans and burlesque newbies. Their burlesque page starts with an overview of burlesque troupes in Chicago including Vaudezilla, Hot & […]

wiggle-room-bw September 15

Wiggle Room Burlesque & Stand-up Comedy

Michelle L’amour’s Wiggle Room Burlesque and Stand-up comedy show was sold out on their opening night. The Chicago Starlets and local comedians entertained a capacity house with risque burlesque dancing and cutting edge stand-up. If you missed opening night don’t worry, Wiggle Room featuring the Chicago Starlets and Michelle L’amour continues through Oct 25th, 2013 […]

po-chop-vaudezilla-burlesque September 14

Vaudezilla After Dark Burlesque

Through the end of September Vaudezilla’s After Dark series of burlesque continues. The After Dark series features a cabaret style show featuring Vaudezilla’s Vixens, special guest performers and student acts. Show headliners include Eva La Feva on Sep 7th, Trixie Sparx on Sep 14th, Po’ Chop on Sep 21st, and Mister Junior on Sep 28th. […]

Belmont Bombshells September 13

Chicago’s Belmont Burlesque Revue

Chicago’s Belmont Burlesque Revue has been a mainstay of the Chicago burlesque scene since their formation in 2003.  The Belmont Bombshells consist of Paris Green, MsPixy, Naughty Natanya, Titi Touche, Lady Anabelle and Kitten Kaboodle.  Their shows feature a range of acts including classic burlesque striptease, magic, comedy, and song. The Belmont Burlesque Review currently […]

Burlesque Class September 12

Halloween Burlesque at Studio L’amour

Studio L’amour will be offering three Halloween burlesque workshops entitled Thriller Burlesque.  The class will teach burlesque enthusiasts a burlesque inspired version of Michael Jackson’s classic dance.  Classes will be held on October 5th and 12th. Student will be required to bring a pair of gloves, bra and a love for undead striptease.  Interested students […]

Vaudezilla burlesque September 11

Vaudezilla Burlesque Variety Shows

Vaudezilla was formed in 2008 by makeup artist, dancer, and actor, Red Hot Annie and Chicago actor Keith Emroll. The troupe began performing in local Chicago bar shows including Blue Bayou Bartop Burlesque Show, The Absolut Comedy Show at Exit, Ruffle your Feathers at Betty’s Blue Star, Broadzilla! The Burlesque Beast at Exit, and others. […]

Chicago Starlets burlesque September 10

Classic Burlesque by Michelle L’amour’s Chicago Starlets

In 2006 Michelle L’amour formed the Chicago Starlets and burlesque would never be the same.  The Starlets consists of 17 performers, including Michelle L’amour. The group is made entirely of women trained in the burlesque arts at Studio L’amour.  Originally the Starlets were intended to be a featured group number in Studio L’amour’s annual student […]

Gorilla Tango Burlesque September 09

Gorilla Tango Burlesque

Gorilla Tango Burlesque is a troupe that performs in Chicago’s Wicker Park Neighborhood.  Their first show was the smash hit Boobs and Goombas: A Super Mario Brothers Burlesque and it spawned many other nerd themed parody shows for this black box theater.  Boobs and Goombas was developed by Chicago performer, MsPixy.  Gorilla Tango later produced other parody shows […]

Superboobs September 08

Wicker Park Burlesque

Gorilla Tango Burlesque runs parody shows in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago. El Mari Chi Chi a Robert Rodriguez Burlesque Hooter Rangers: A Spicy Morphing Burlesque Doctor Who Burlesque Boobs of the Dead: A Walking Dead Burlesque Superboobs: A Superhero Burlesque Adventure The Empire Brings Sexy Back: A Star Wars Burlesque