Brooklyn Ed’s 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.
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.
Events to note:
· Feast, a dance theater piece performed by Tansy and Peekaboo Pointe, will be at the HERE Arts Center (145 6th Ave) on January 24th & 25th at 8:30 and on the 26th at 4.
· Say farewell to Betsy Propane before she heads to New Orleans at Betsy's Big Adventure, at Venus in Furs (990 Broadway, Brooklyn), on January 26th at 9.
· Company XIV is back with the latest edition of Nutcracker Rouge, an erotic baroque mix of ballet, music, circus & burlesque at their Brooklyn home (383 Troutman St), through January 26th. Capsule review.
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), the Nerdlesque 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, there are a growing number of regional multiday festivals in the US and Canada. Check out the Burlesque Festivals Information spreadsheet created by RiRI SynCyr and now maintained by the BurlyCon crew for a listing.
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, various troupes also offer workshops.
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Want more? Don’t forget to check out websites of performers and troupes for their current schedules. On FaceBook? – check out NYC Burlesque Shows and related arts for the latest show notices by NYC area performers. There is also the The Third Tassel . Traveling out of NYC? Check out BurlesqueBeat for info on shows in various cities. There are also some city-specific listings such as Maxwell Wood’s blog which covers San Francisco area shows.
Created January 2005; Updated 20 January 2020