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.
Voting for the Burlesque TOP 50 2019 is now open and will run thru midnight GMT December 13, 2019.
Nominate from five to ten performers and non-performers to the list.
Events to note:
· The Southern Sideshow Hootenanny (aka The Hoot) & Coney Island USA present Crystal Ball: An Evening Beyond the Veil, at Coney Island USA (1208 Surf Ave, Coney Island), on Dec. 6th at 8. This show is a psychic-themed evening of sideshow, circus, burlesque, & magic to raise funds for the Hoot.
· The 4th Annual Christmas on Coney: Winter Wonderland Spectacular, at Coney Island USA (1208 Surf Ave, Coney Island) on Dec. 14, at 9.
· The Schlep Sisters & Thirsty Girl present the 13th Annual Menorah Horah at le poisson rouge (158 Bleecker St) on Dec. 22nd, show at 8.
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. For a partial listing, click here for Brooklyn Ed’s Burlesque Festival Calendar (yes, I need to update it). You can also check out the Burlesque Festivals Information spreadsheet created by RiRI SynCyr and now maintained by the BurlyCon crew.
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 offers 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 14 November 2019