May24ABSFest @ Asheville, NCFriday: May 24 – May 26 (all day)
Six years of bringing the Vaudeville Revival to Asheville, ABSfest offers three days of inspiration, education, shopping, and entertainment that no lover of these arts can afford to miss. Thousands of people have reveled in the company of our satin, and sparkle, our chicken feathered starlets and our fish-eyed zombie boys.
Nominated for Best Show in the Mountain Xpress Readers Choice Awards, ABSfest has attracted renowned circus and burlesque artists from across the USA, as well as Scotland, Germany, and Japan. We promise fashion, contortion, trapeze, and tease!!
In a world now brimming with Burlesque Festivals, from Vegas to Amsterdam, ABSfest is embodies the true spirit of Vaudeville, offering driven artists a relaxed environment to network, and for a community that nurtures raw, boundary-pushing, creativity. The festival, the creative baby of Executive Producer Lauren ‘Onça’ O’Leary, is one of several annual productions of Future of Tradition, a seminal force in the underground Asheville arts community since 1999.
May31Friday: May 31 – Jun 2 (all day)
Jun22Billtown Burlescapades: A Summer Sideshow Extravaganza! @ The Pajama Factory 1307 Park Avenue Williamsport, PA 17701Saturday: 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
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!
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
More details coming soon!
Jun28Friday: Jun 28 – Jun 30 (all day)
Jul12Pretty in Pasties @ State Theatre – Falls Church, VA @ Pasties @ State Theatre - Falls Church, VAFriday: Jul 12 (all day)
Jul13Saturday: Jul 13 (all day)
Jul20Saturday: Jul 20 (all day)
Aug16Steaming Punky Cheeky Monkey @ Roxy 'n' Dukes, Dunellen, NJFriday: 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Oct30Night of the Living Zoo @ Smithsonian's National ZooWednesday: 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Join us for an adult Halloween bash! Wear your best costume while enjoying the National Zoo by moonlight. Experience bone-chilling and mind-boggling performances including palm readers, fire eaters, sideshow, and illusionists. Dance to live music.
Prizes will be given for the best group costume. (Three or more people constitute a group.)
Food and a full selection of Magic Hat Elixirs will be available for purchase.
Nov1Friday: Nov 1 – Nov 3 (all day)