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2012 Valentine’s Day Events for Lovers, Haters and Ragers!

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us, and it’s time to start making plans for the most romantic of all holidays. Whether you think it’s a phony, Hallmark holiday or see it as a genuine opportunity to show that special someone how you feel about them, we got an event for you. There’s lots of burlesque, some great music, comedy, theater, roller derby, a pub crawl, a ghost tour of Grand Central Station and even a dance party in a Russian bath house! We even threw in a couple anti-Valentine’s Day events in there for good measure. Whether you’re in Anchorage or Brooklyn, I’m betting we got something in your neck of the woods.

There are still tickets available for all these events, so hurry up and pick some up before they’re all gone!

Friday, February 10

Counting on Love, and Other Stories of the HeartSan Francisco, California Treat Street Theatre Project, in partnership with The Playwrights Center of San Francisco, present six new plays by Rod McFadden and Don Samson. It’s an evening of laughter, heartbreak, compassion, compromise and human connection — the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. These award-winning plays are funny, sad, insightful and inspiring. Share them with someone you love, or someone you want to love you more. This show opens tonight and runs through Saturday, February 18.

VivaVoom Brr-Lesque Presents: Starlets & HarlotsAnchorage, Alaska  Comedy! Glitter! Live Music! Feathers! Aerial Daring! Fringe! Prizes! Striptease! Celebrate Valentine’s Day with more than cards or candy! VivaVoom Brr-Lesque offers their version of Silver Screen love that will have you and your date laughing, and “oooh”-ing in amazement. Of course, if you don’t have a date, it’s a GREAT Girls or Guys Night Out or bachelor/bachelorette party! This show also will be running on Saturday, February 11. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on February 10, 2012 in Seasonal

 

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Ring In the New Year Right! Our Recommended New Year’s Events

Now that you’ve all recovered from the holiday madness of last weekend, it’s time to start planning for your New Year’s Eve. We scoured our list of New Year’s events and picked out some choice events that aren’t sold out and are sure to appeal to a large variety of tastes. We got plenty of burlesque and cabaret, tons of music events featuring everything from electronic, reggae and hip hop to punk rock, metal and polka, a few food events, a healthy smattering of comedy and one event that describes itself as “a post-apocalyptic disco fantasy at the end of the world.” We started as far west as we could go (Kealakekua, Hawaii) and headed all the way to the Big Apple. So, no matter where you call home, there should be something relatively close to you.

This is by no means a complete list of New Years events that we’re ticketing. You can find our complete list of events here and browse the THIRTEEN pages of events.

Not planning on going out? Got your own New Year’s tradition that doesn’t involve battling crowds of drunken revellers? Let us know what your tradition is in the comments section!

But, for those of you that have to get out of the house and party, here’s our picks. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 30, 2011 in Seasonal

 

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Happy Birthday Dita Von Teese! Celebrate With Your Local Burlesque Troupe.

Today is neo-burlesque icon Dita Von Teese‘s birthday. A prominent figure in the neo-burlesque movement since the early 90s, Von Teese, is in no small part responsible for the burlesque revival that continues to this day. Inspired by the films and musicals of the 30s and 40s, Von Teese helped define the performance style and aesthetic that has become de riguer with modern burlesque performers. Von Teese’s look is inspired by classic cinema and retro style, particularly elaborate lingerie such as basques, corsets and stockings, and her live shows often feature props such as a giant powder compact and a giant martini glass. She’s also known for a fan dance which features the world’s largest feather fans. Von Teese has been featured in Playboy, Vanity Fair, Vogue and Elle and has also recently designed a new lingerie range with Wonderbra (see video below).

While Von Teese is the public face of the neo-burlesque movement, there are girls (and guys!) all over the country that are taking what Von Teese popularized and adding their own, unique twists and shimmies. Brown Paper Tickets has long been a supporter of the burlesque movement and we ticket hundreds, possibly even thousands, of burlesque events year round. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on September 28, 2011 in Arts, Burlesque, Seasonal

 

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Hot Tickets: Seattle

Every Thursday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Seattle area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

Thursday, July 21 Tempting Tarts Burlesque Presents: Circus Sideshow Spectacular! Step right up, folks! Inside the JewelBox Theatre, a world of strange and unusual creatures await you. Lobster Girls! Siamese Twins! Gender-bending Half-and-Halfs! And that’s not all! Hurry, hurry, hurry! You won’t want to miss the bevy of beautiful, freaky dames the likes of which you have never seen before! Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 21, 2011 in Hot Tickets, Seattle

 

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BPT’s Favorite Venues: The Can Can

In the heart of the Pike Place Market, here in Seattle, we’re lucky enough to have a little gem of a nightclub called the The Can Can a subterranean cabaret that’s become one of the most popular night-life destinations in town.

The Can Can’s aesthetic is steeped in Moulin Rouge-era Paris but maintains a modern edge. Descending into the basement night-club visitors anticipate a show heavy on nostalgic naughtiness. However, The Castaways, the Can Can’s in-house dance troupe, are not retro bump and grinders. These guys and gals perform burlesque with a edgy, surreal twist. My band has performed with them quite often and they constantly blow me away with their aggressive, high-energy, ultra-sexy dance moves. Always heavy on quirk and humor, they manage to trick audiences into watching modern dance by disguising it as a burlesque show. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 23, 2010 in Arts, Burlesque, Venues

 

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