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Update: BHOF Weekend Legends Challenge

Special thanks to all of the performers and producers who answered our call for participants in the 2011 Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend Legends Challenge. We’ll be updating this list as new shows are added, so be sure to bookmark this page to find out if there’s an event happening near you.

PARTICIPATING PERFORMERS & EVENTS:

Minneapolis:
Friday, April 1st
The Underpants Show: A Tribute to Burlesque Legend Toni Elling
7:00pm & 10:00pm
Bryant Lake Bowl

Lili’s Burlesque Revue has been delighting audiences for the last seven years doing what they do best: hot jazz, bawdy comedy and vintage tease! In this very special edition of The Underpants Show – Lili’s pays tribute to stunning burlesque legend Toni Elling. Her life as “America’s Foremost Sepia Singing Ecdysiast” and the protege of Duke Ellington has truly inspired the ladies and gents of Lili’s Burlesque Revue. A portion of the show proceeds will go toward getting Toni Elling to Las Vegas to perform at the 2011 Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend.

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Vancouver, BC
Friday, April 15th
Melody Manger & Mr. On Present: Burlesque Hall of Fame Legends Fundraiser
Wise Hall

Recommended donation $10-$20. Starring April O’Peel, Melody Mangler, Miss Fitt, Pink Flamingo Burlesque, The Fedorables, Tristan Risk, Violet Femme, and Voodoo Pixie and her Vegas Dancers. Including a performance from The Razzle Tassel Tease Show who will be competing for ‘Best Group’ in this years pageant and Melody Mangler performing the number that she will be competing with for ‘Queen of Burlesque’.

All net proceeds will be donated to the Burlesque Hall of Fame to help bring Burlesque’s living Legends to Las Vegas to attend the 2011 Burlesque Hall of Fame Pageant and striptease reunion.

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Colorado Springs
Friday, April 29th
Lola Spitfire & Peaks and Pasties Presents a BHOF Benefit
The Zodiac Venue/Bar

$10 tix, plus raffle, “Tip N’ Strips” and more TBA!

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San Francisco
Wednesday, May 4th
Curvicious Cabaret Presents: a Benefit for SF Legends Ellion Ness, Viva La Fever and Madame E
The Blue Macaw

Curvicious Cabaret presents a very special evening of burlesque, past and present, to raise funds for the Burlesque Hall of Fame and SF Legends Ellion Ness, Viva La Fever and Madame E. Join us for a star-studding evening of glamour, as the brightest stars of SF burlesque performing unique tribute numbers to icons of burlesque, and legends of film and stage who have inspired them.

Starring: Kitten on the Keys: Holiday O’Hara – Vera Deville: Bettie Page – Lola Martinet: burlesque acrobats – Bunny Pistol: Tura Satana – Honey Lawless: Dixie Evans – Balla Fire: Sally Rand – Mynx D’Meanor: Audrey Hepburn – Kellita: Ninon Sevilla & the Rumberas – Lady Monster: Satan’s Angel – Grace Bones: Josephine Baker – Special performance by Living Legend Madame E – With your host & emcees, Sparkly Devil & Kingfish

Doors at 8PM, show at 9PM. $10, 21+

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Chicago
Saturday, May 7th
Stripper’s Holiday: A Star-Studded Burlesque Revue!

Everleigh Social Club

Don’t miss the Third Annual STRIPPER’S HOLIDAY Star-Studded Burlesque Revue! Starring: Michelle L’amour, The Chicago Starlets, Jett Adore, Bazuka Joe, Red Snapper (LA), Jolee Blon (LA), Ginger Valentine (Dallas), Dolly Derringer (Athens, OH), Elisa (Dallas), GlamAmour (Dallas), Ruby Joule (Austin), and Rosie Bitts (Vancouver)

There will be two shows on May7th – 8:00pm and 10:30pm. The event will be held at the intimate Everleigh Social Club so seating is extremely limited. We will only sell 75 tickets to each show so a sell-out is virtually guaranteed. Get your tickets now!

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New York City
Friday, May 13th
Rhinestone Follies Presents: A Benefit for April March
R Bar, Manhattan

Rhinestone Follies brings you a jam packed evening of sparkly delights to raise funds for the Burlesque Hall of Fame and legend April March, The First Lady of Burlesque! This very special edition of The Sparkliest Show on Earth features performances by New York burlesque all stars Ms. Tickle, Neil O’Fortune, World Famous *BOB*, Nasty Canasta, Darlinda Just Darlinda, Chicava Honeychild, Dulce de Leche, Jezebel Express, Sizzle Dizzle, Arden Leigh, Anja Keister, The Royal Baritarian Players, and the ladies of the Rhinestone Follies: Beelzebabe, Hazel Honeysuckle and Kita St. Cyr! Raffle prizes throughout the evening courtesy of the Burlesque Hall of Fame, ENZ’s and Retro Lovely Magazine!

Doors at 7PM, show at 8PM. $15, 21+

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Atlanta
Saturday May 14th
Mon Cherie’s Rockabilly Lounge
The Masquerade

With Hard Luck and Trouble, and Rev Andy spins Psychobilly Freakout. Burlesque Show benefiting the Burlesque Hall of Fame and Camille 2000! Ragin’ Rockabilly Raffle and FREE JELLO SHOTS!

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Las Vegas
Saturday, May 14th
Cha Cha Velour and Merlot MacVin present:
A Benefit for BHOF
Boomers Bar

A mind blowing marathon of a show featuring most of Las Vegas’ Burlesque and Variety artists. To date we have over 23 acts booked. Las Vegas LOVES their Legends!

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San Francisco
Sunday, May 15th
Naked Girls Reading: Burlesque Legends A Benefit for Satan’s Angel
The Center for Sex and Culture
1349 Mission Street (btwn 9th & 10th Streets – street level, wheelchair accessible)

A Benefit for the Burlesque Hall of Fame Legends’ Challenge, featuring readings from auto/biographies of burlesque legends from our regular cast. After the nudity, stay for the dressed local San Francisco Burlesque Legends telling their own stories.

$15 General Seats, $20 Front Row. Discounted advanced tix available after April 15th.

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Denver
Thursday, May 19th
BurlyCute Burlesque Presents: Legends of Burlesque Benefit Show
Bender’s Tavern

Staring the lovely ladies of BurlyCute, Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret, Ooh La La Presents, Haute Toddies, Peaks and Pasties and the Cupcake Cabaret!

8PM. $10 presale, $15 at the door. More Info TBA!

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Vancouver
Thursday, May 19th
Burgundy Brixx & Roxette Starr present: Return to the Tease: A Benefit for Judith Stein
Vancouver’s Historic Penthouse Nightclub
1019 Seymour Street

Join an all-star cast featuring some of Vancouver’s most talented ladies of the New Burlesque as they pay tribute to BC Burlesque Legend Judith Stein, (a popular performer at the original Penthouse!) as well as tributing the spirit of all our fabulous fore-mothers of tease in an evening benefiting the Burlesque Hall of Fame. Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm. $10

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Austin
Thursday, May 19th
The Jigglewatts Present: A Toast to the Legends & a Benefit for Tammi True
The Spiderhouse Cafe

All proceeds go to the BHOF and travel expenses for Living Legend Tammi True! Starring Coco Lectric (Austin) 2011 BHOF Reigning Queen of Burlesque competitor, Ginger Valentine (Dallas) 2011 BHOF Best Debut competitor, Ruby Joule (Austin), Jolie Goodnight (Austin), Black Mariah (Dallas), Sassy Delure (Austin/Seattle), Elisa (Dallas), Ruby Lamb (Austin), Duke City Gypsy (Austin), Ginger Snaps (Austin). Hosted by Jade Esteban Estrada!

Doors at 10 pm VIP tables $50-$75 general admission $15

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San Diego
Saturday, May 21st
Keyhole Cabaret
Presents: The Golden Age of Glamour
Sunset Temple

A tribute to the glamorous women of Hollywood and burlesque. Dance tributes will include Sally Rand, Gypsy Rose Lee, Lily St. Cyr, Rita Hayworth, Sandra Storm, and more! Keyhole Cabaret’s feature performers, Lady Borgia, Flame Cynders, Sassy Stiletto, Venatrix Vae, Nina Bel Vande, Nina Darlin’, Dia D’Lite, Lizzy L’Amour. Plus, Hell on Heels Burlesque Revue, A Bit o’ Burlesque and Guest MC Ophelia Kitty of the Caburlesque Kittens and San Diego’s finest Marilyn Monroe impersonator.

Very special performance from living legend Shannon Doah! Tickets available at goldenageofglamour.eventbrite.com

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Detroit
Sunday, May 22nd
Lushes Lamoan & Detroit Dizzy Dames Present a Benefit for Val Valentine and Lottie the Body
Tangent Gallery/Hastings Street Ballroom

Performances by:
Lushes Lamoan, Detroit Dizzy Dames, Hells Belles Girlie Revue, Tickled Fancy Burlesque Co., Satori Circus, Hayley Jane, Bella Sin, & TwinkleToes McGee.

Fashion Show by: Ivy’s Custom Corsetry

Auction Prizes by: Roxi Dlite, V-male Detroit Vintage, Visual Grammar 216, Pole Addiction and more!

Doors at 7, show at 8. $15

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Seattle
Friday, May 27
Academy of Burlesque Presents: A Benefit for Eartha Quake and Velvet Ice
West Hall Theatre, Oddfellows Building
2nd Floor, 10th & E. Pine

Local Burlesque Legends Eartha Quake and Velvet Ice take the stage along with a bevy of local performers who are competing, performing, or have previously competed at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend! Don’t miss this chance to cheer on the amazing collection of talent who will be representing the Northwest in Las Vegas, June 2nd-5th!

Miss Indigo Blue & Lily Verlaine (up for Reigning Queen of Burlesque ’11), Randi Rascal & Iva Handful (up for Best Debut ’11), Waxie Moon (Opening Night Showcase), The Heavenly Spies (Best Duet ’07) Inga Ingenue (Miss Exotic World Competitor ’08 AND Reigning Miss Viva Las Vegas 2011!), and hosted by Sydni Deveraux (Best Debut Competitor ’10)!

All proceeds go to the Burlesque Hall of Fame and the travel expenses for Eartha Quake and Velvet Ice

$15 in advance, $20 at the door, $25 VIP Table Seating. Tickets available here!

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New York City
Tuesday, May 31st
Dangerous Curves Ahead Presents: A Benefit for Burlesque Hall of Fame
The Bowery Poetry Club

Burlesque Performances by: Anita Cookie, Clams Casino, Dirty Martini, Darlinda Just Darlinda, Minnie Tonka and GiGi LaFemme!

Big Gigantic Raffle Prizes from: Babeland, Sin in Linen, The Burlesque Handbook, Pretty Things, Play Dead NYC, Revealed, Sideshows by the Seashore and MORE!!

Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm. $15

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Individual Sponsors:

Leenda dela Luna

Group Sponsors

Femme Vivre’s Raffle Basket Challenge & Burly-Q Bake Sale

Reno Rockabilly Riot

Ruby Revue

For more information on the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend Legends Challenge, including how you can help “send a superstar to Vegas,” please contact Sparkly Devil.

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