Sexier and “richer in sass calories,” this year’s Teatro del Gusto boasts an eclectic and body-inspired entertainment lineup, from acrobatics and juggling to stage comedy and burlesque. Joining Teatro’s local ensemble of performers is the Caboose Cabaret, a troupe of belly-dancing showgirls from Virginia, plus Atlanta-based burlesque and aerial artist Sadie Hawkins, who has “a natural grace, comedy and animal sensuality,” according to event organizer and belly-dancing master Madame Onça. The show, which honors Asheville’s food scene through discounts to select local eateries and an extra helping of food references throughout the evening, provides “the perfect blend of Old World cirque and American roadhouse fun,” she says. Local bands open and close each segment of the theatrical extravaganza, which will be hosted at The Orange Peel on Sunday, July 5, at 7:30 p.m. $20. theorangepeel.net. Photo courtesy of Indulge Images
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