Special Hours for Small Space Fest, Monday, June 20

Small Space FestBHoF will be open special hours this Monday, June 20, from 6pm-10pm, as part of the opening festivities for the Small Space Fest.

Small Space Fest is taking over the Emergency Arts Building and filling it with unique, site-specific art from both local and national artists. These works will be installed all over the building including cabinets, bathrooms, ceilings, elevators, hallways, broom closets, mop sinks, windows, small rooms, and more!

BHoF will be putting on special burlesque performances both in the museum space and throughout the building.

Tickets for opening night are “Pay What You Can” (suggested ticket price: $20). Proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to the performing artists.

For more info about the event, go to www.smallspacefest.com

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Congratulations to our 2016 Sparkly Devil Memorial Scholarship recipient!

2016 Sparkly Devil Memorial Scholarship recipient, Egypt Blaque Knyle

Congratulations to Egypt Blaque Knyle, winner of the 2016 Sparkly Devil Memorial Scholarship!

As the scholarship recipient, Egypt will receive a full pass to all four showcases and all Legends Master Classes during The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend at the Orleans Hotel and Casino this June 2-5, and will be paired with one of the attending Legends to act as her escort for the Weekender.

“I am truly honored, humbled and thankful to be awarded this opportunity to learn from our Legends who have paved the way for us,” said Egypt on learning she’d been selected for this year’s Scholarship. “Dancing is like dreaming with my soul and this journey will go down in history.”

The Sparkly Devil Memorial Scholarship is intended to encourage a stronger relationship between the younger and older g...

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2016 Weekender passes on sale TODAY!

Passes go on sale TODAY at noon PST for the 59th Annual Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender, to be held June 2 – 5 at The Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas! Visit http://bhofweekend.com/tickets/ to reserve your seat for the world’s largest celebration of burlesque’s heart, history and innovation!

Four-Day Weekender Pass Ticketing Tiers**

  • Friend of BHoF – $500.00 (includes exclusive VIP goodie bag & entry to VIP Reception on Wednesday, June 1)
  • VIP – $330.00
  • Premium – $280.00
  • Standard – $230.00

**Individual night tickets will be available in May (based on availability)

A unique entertainment and competition event, the Burlesque Hall of Fame (BHoF) Weekender brings together the theatricality of neo-burlesque performance and the charm of classic striptease...

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Apply now for the 2016 Sparkly Devil Memorial Scholarship

sparkly devilApplications are now open for the third annual Sparkly Devil Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship builds on the inspirational work of the late Sparkly Devil to foster a stronger burlesque community and to learn from burlesque’s Living Legends. The recipient will receive a full pass to the 2016 BHoF Weekender, 4 nights of hotel accommodation at The Orleans Hotel and Casino during the Weekender, admission to ALL classes taught by Legends at the BHoF Weekender Finishing School, a coveted space as an escort for one of the Legends attending the Weekender, and a flashy certificate suitable for framing and/or rhinestoning.

“I cannot urge performers enough to apply for this opportunity to learn, grow, and give back,” says 2015 recipient Tessa Von Teese...

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“At Toni’s Side”: Lessons from the 2015 BHoF Weekender by Sparkly Devil Memorial Scholarship winner Tessa von Twinkle



Tessa von Twinkle with Toni Elling Along with so many others in our community who haven’t yet experienced it for themselves, I’ve been e-creeping on The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender for years.  Whether Facebook-feed binging, watching hours of YouTube videos, or partaking in the many other fantastic modern marvels of social media, I’ve annually soaked up the weekender online vicariously through my friends, peers, and idols.  I have also always been *extremely* grateful to all of those who have taken the extra time to make sure that they documented their experiences in this way for the rest of us out there.  Each year I told myself, “Glitter, help me, I WILL get there next year”, just to have to give myself yet another rain check.

With this, you can imagine that upon notice of my receiving this year’s S...

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