“I’ve always felt like it’s important to use this platform for good,” says producer Madame Onça. “This is social justice wrapped up as a party.”
Asheville’s premier “nerdlesque” troupe performs a night of Christmas-themed burlesque on Dec. 22 at The Crow & Quill.
Issues of sexuality and race are among the topics explored at this year’s Asheville Fringe Arts Festival, Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 26-29.
“I’ve gathered together contestants from the burlesque, dance and comedy world in Asheville to compete against each other in what I hope to be a sexy, silly competition,” Kathleen Hahn says. The shows start Thursday, Jan. 5, at The Magnetic Theatre.
This year, more than 35 performers will take the stage, and workshops are geared toward newcomers and old hats alike. (Aerial art with Sadie Hawkins and beginner ukulele with Mab, Just Mab are just two of the options for those looking to take a class.)
From partner yoga to an adult prom and from self-love workshops to chocolate decadence, there’s something for every kind of Valentine.
Dapper and diabolical master of ceremonies Onkel Woland is part of variety show Asheville Vaudeville, which returns to Toy Boat Community Art Space Saturday, Nov. 28 for a night of clowning, comedy, puppetry and burlesque.
Local bands open and close each segment of this body-inspired entertainment extravaganza, which will be hosted at the Orange Peel on Sunday, July 5, at 7:30 p.m.
Looking to deck the halls, sing a carol, give a gift, take a stroll, see a play, make a craft or pass a wish list on to a man in a red suit? Here’s where to do all of those things. For more ideas, visit the Community Calendar and mountainx.com. • The FTW Burlesque Christmas […]
Local showgirl troupe Les Femmes Mystique appears at White Horse Black Mountain on Saturday, March 1. The program celebrates the Internet decade with dance, comedy, live music, circus arts and games. Photo by Duncan Chaboudy.
Seduction Slideshow will bring together some of America’s favorite vices for a night of sultry fun.
The Show-Me Burlesque Tour comes to Asheville on Saturday, Aug, 28, for a sizzling strip, dance and vaudeville performance at the Boiler Room.
**UPDATE: This event has been postponed until October. Check back for a confirmed date.**
Asheville Vaudeville’s BEST OF Asheville Vaudeville! Variety show and MANNA Food Bank Benefit takes place Friday, Aug. 6 at Club 828.
Onça O’Leary and her Future of Tradition Productions promised a lot from the fourth annual ABSFest this past weekend.
Seduction Sideshow wants you to think about sex; or, rather, reconsider what sexiness is.
The dazzling entertainers of Bootstraps Burlesque almost max out their gifts.
Seduction Sideshow presents the Corney Island Carnival Sideshow Extravaganza on Saturday, March 20.
The most-recent show from Bombs Away Cabaret? Without ever taking itself seriously, it put the moon’s light of love back in the sorely abused word “amateur,” the burla (“joke”) back in burlesque, and the broad back in…well…broad.
Here’s some of what Xpress Forum “boarders” have been up to this week: hosting a cross-platform discussion with Shad Marsh’s Sunday night radio show; debating whether Asheville’s burlesque movement has evolved since The Rebelles disbanded, and; of course, discussing their own priorities.
Deep into its second decade, the neo-burlesque movement appears to be approaching a critical mass of performers that combine the traditional, early-twentieth century blend of comedy, music and striptease with a strong contemporary sensibility.