Still learning how to breath again after a whirlwind and overstuffed month of May, many things will continue to blossom from the seeds of mischief I planted. But there is no time to rest! MORE MISCHIEF!
Virginia Burlesque & Sideshow Festival
The very first ever Virginia Burlesque & Sideshow Festival
being held in Richmond, VA
The wild success of ABSFest
, for 7 years running, Onça
has been producing amazing festival for years. She's turning her eye to her new home in Richmond, VA. And once again, I'm honored to be participating in this inagural event!
9:30pm Meet and Greet
Hosted by hometown starlet Deanna Danger
New York Deli
, 2920 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221. Hospitality and get-to-know-you for the visiting out of town artists and their fans.
Midnight showing of “Burlesque Assassins”
The Byrd Theatre
, 2908 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221. Tassels, wartime intrigue and Nazis vs. Burlesque stars: This international independent film has it all. Viewing will also feature an audience costume contest (judged and hosted by moi!) and a post-film Q & A with star actor, Armitage Shanks!
In honor of this amazing festival, I am offering the first ever private sideshow training for some of the more esoteric arts. All the available spots are filled, but depending how this goes, I might offer it again, next year!
Saturday Night – Two Shows
Round I at 8pm & Round II 10:30pm. Saturday Night Spectacular
Hosted by Armitage Shanks
The night explodes with international talent, including the elegant Sadie Hawkins, Burlesque Aerialist, and hosted by Armitage Shanks of Circus Contraption, the Poet Laureate of Carny Sauvity. Enjoy the phenomenal talent of the Vaudeville world in a full immersion experience of shimmer and swank! A show to never, EVER miss in Richmond.
Our festival artists apply from all around the country to perform, and are juried in based on talent, creativity, and professionalism. We do this to make you the best possible, full immersion Vaudeville experience right here in Richmond!
Doors will open forty-five minutes before showtime, so you can enjoy our sexy raffles and glittering Bazaar of hand-made costumes and other goodies.
$15 admission for one show or both shows $25.00
(What a deal! Enjoy our headliners again, with a whole new round of performers at the second go!)
Dogtown Dance Theater
109 W 15th St #205
Richmond, Virginia 23224
1pm Brunch Cabaret, hosted by the Slomski Family Cabaret
Enjoy our cure for the end-of-festival blues; good hang-over food, affordable drinks, networking opportunities galore, and more wickedly delightful entertainment.
I'll be joining the Slomski Cabaret for the FREE (WHAAAA? Free? yes. free.) Brunch. and I believe the Swami Yomahmi will also be there. so, you know you will be laughing so hard you might pee your undergarments a little. You probably shouldn't wear any, just in case.
Oh, and we will be giving away the Virginia Festival’s “Bad Behavior” awards!
1621 W. Broad St.
Richmond VA 23220
So, what I'm trying to say here is...Go. Doesn't matter in what capacity you attend, you need to go. because when this festival is still going and huge and world famous, you want to be one of the chosen blessed to say you were there when it started. Others will look on in awe and want to touch you.
Other Shows in June!
JUNE 8th - Swami Yomahmi's Birthday show @ the Big Hunt
It's Swami YoMahmi's
birthday, and the Cheeky Monkeys
are throwing the best party ever...AND YOU"RE INVITED!
Come for the one-of-a-kind sideshow excellence you'd expect form CMSS, PLUS, games, comedy, prizes, beer, and...
Special guest SABRINA CHAP
! It'll be like a feked up family reunion. With lots of booze and possibly a restraining order.
Fresh from her world tour for the release of her new CD, We Are the Parade!! If you've seen Sabrina perform, you already love her; if not, prepare for you're newest crush!
ONE SHOW ONLY! $10 @ the door.
June 15th - Doctor Who Burlesque @ The State Theatre
- Falls Church, VA
The Doctor Who season may have ended, but Swami YoMahmi
is bringing the Doctor back, along with some of his favorite companions and foes! Talkin' 'bout My Regeneration!
It's an inter-dimensional burlesque adventure through the universe of Doctor Who. Featuring out-of-this-world performances from the always surprising Reverend Valentine
, Candy del Rio
, and Eerie Twilight
, plus sonic sideshow by Mab Just Mab
, and SPECIAL GUEST, NYC's Nasty Canasta
So grab your scarf and your favorite Companion, count the shadows, and DON'T BLINK!
Whovian dress encouraged. (But not required)
June 22nd - Billtown Burlescapades @ The Pajama Factory - Williamsport, PA
with HellzaPoppin Circus Sideshow Revue!
The Pajama Factory
1307 Park Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701
Tickets: $15 ADV until June 14 at midnight
$20 at the door
If you love the sexy, the freaky, the funny, the oddball sensationalists...
Williamsport, PA puts itself on the festival map with the inaugural showcase of some of the best burlesque, circus and carny performers on the East Coast!
Starring international touring sensation Hellzapoppin Sideshow Revue
Performers from Florida to New York will be meeting in Williamsport
on June 22
to show their skills with fire, balloons, hula hoops, sword swallowing, magic, fortune telling and of course the art of the striptease 😉
THE CIRCUS 6-7pm
Mab Just Mab
The Magic of Steve Hyde & Ashlyn Mae
This Way To The Egress
BURLESQUE SHOW 7-9:30pm
Aerial Gypsy Burlesque
Ms. Sabrina Grey
CARNY SHOW 9:30-11pm
Hellzapoppin Sideshow Revue
AFTER PARTY AT RUM RUNNERS 10-1am
This Way To The Egress
WORKSHOPS WITH THE PERFORMERS ON SUNDAY
Workshops at the Pajama Factory with:
Workshops at Darling Lingerie in Bloomsburg with:
Ms. Sabrina Grey
18+ unless accompanied by parent or legal guardian
21+ to BYOB or enjoy complimentary "treats"
June 28th - 30th - New York Faerie Festival! - Oquaga, NY
& her best friend Azog
will be back again! And we're bringing games!
The Goblin Midway
is going down!