Brooklyn Edís New York Burlesque Calendar
A brief listing of regular burlesque shows and somewhat related cabaret, circus, variety and vaudeville events in the New York area of which I am aware (locations in Manhattan unless otherwise noted). Click on a day of the week to bring up a listing of upcoming events for that day.
Limited runs of interest:
∑ Mat Fraser and Julie Atlas Muz present Beauty and the Beast at the Abrons Art Center (466 Grand St) at 8, March 13th through 30th.
∑ Premiere Party for Exposed by Beth B at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie St), at 10 on March 13trh.
∑ Theatrical run with live show of Exposed, a film by Beth B, at the IFC Center (323 Sixth Ave at W. 3 St) at 9:30 from March 13th to the 20th
Of interest to Coney Island fans:
∑ A Stroll Through Coney Island Among Friends,, a photo exhibit the Arts Annex, at Coney Island USA (1214 Surf Ave, Brooklyn), Saturdays & Sundays from 12 to 5, thru April 5th.
∑ The Ides of March – the Coney Island USA Annual Spring Fundraising Gala on March 15th at Webster Hall (125 E. 11 St), at 7.
Festivals coming up in NYC:
REMEMBER: This list is far from complete and is subject to change as schedules and venues may suddenly change. Check any links beforehand for last minute schedule changes and ticket/cover charges. (Note that many of these events are also listed on FaceBook.) I try to update this listing at the start of the week so let me know via e-mail of other shows or updates at least a week in advance.
There are a large number of annual burlesque related events in New York worth noting: Burlesque at the Beach; the Coney Island Mermaid Parade (June); Coney Island Rockabilly Festival; and, of course, the New York Burlesque Festival. Aside from the big national events such as the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend in Las Vegas and Tease-O-Rama, there are a growing number of regional multiday festivals in the US and Canada. For a partial listing, click here for Brooklyn Edís Burlesque Festival Calendar. You can also check out the Festivals listings from Maxwell Wood and RiRI SynCyr.
Interested in learning the art of Burlesque in New York? Professor Jo "Boobs" Weldon operates the New York School of Burlesque - check the website for details of the various classes offered. Or drop by your favorite bookstore and pick up a copy of The Burlesque Handbook by Jo Weldon. In addition, Brown Girls Burlesque also offers workshops.
Need more info?
Want more? Sign up to the burlesquerevue group on Yahoo and donít forget to check out websites of performers and troupes for their current schedules. On FaceBook? – check out the new page creaed by JZ Bich – NYC Burlesque Shows and related arts – for the latest show notices by NYC area performers. Or check out Jo Weldonís Burlesque Daily blog! Traveling out of NYC? Check out BurlesqueBeat and Lilli Von Schtuppís Burlesque411 for info on shows in various cities. There are also some city-specific listings such as Maxwell Woodís blog which covers San Francisco area shows.
Updated 10 March 2014