Virtual Burlesque Calendar
Performance in the Time of Uncertainity
My listing of “live, in person” burlesque and related cabaret, circus, variety and vaudeville events in the New York area has gone dark until during the current crises. A number of individual performers and troupes have gone online to offer virtual performances and complete shows. With the rising up during this time pandemic, some have gone on hiatus or redirected to fundraising. I will continue to list those events of which I become aware:
Check out the Virtual Entertainment group on FaceBook for the latest notices.
Applications are now open for VHoF – the 2020 Virtual Burlesque Hall of Fame Showcases
In light of current events the annual Weekender in Las Vegas is being reimagined and will take place virtually over the month of August 2020. UPDATE: Application deadline extended – apply before July 13,2020.
Make sure you have activated one (or more) of the online payment apps beforehand (PayPal, Venmo, CashApp, etc.) so that you can tip appropriately. Also, be sure to check out the social media presence/websites of your favorite performers and groups to see what they are planning in this time of uncertainty. The New York School of Burlesque has shifted to online classes in the interim. A number of performers are offering exercise, stretching, sketching, go-go, makeup and other classes as well. Many of our favorite venues and their staffs are hurting as well (among others, the Slipper Room, Nurse Bettie, and DROM have launched crowdfunding efforts).
This list is far from complete and is subject to change as schedules can change and technical issues may crop up. Check any links beforehand for last minute schedule changes and ticket/cover charges. I’m from Brooklyn so I’ve listed the NYC start times. I plan to update this listing weekly so please message me (via e-mail, FB or IG) with info or updates about shows at least a week in advance.
Created January 2005; Updated 6 July 2020