Sat. Jan. 14- Dirty Laundry Cabaret presents: First Contact: Sci/Fi (R)evolution
Taking place during the ABQ Comic Con- burlesque, bellydance, aerial acts, music & “best sci/fi costume contest”. Performers include Godiva Bleu, Ruben Vail, Megan Martyn, Veronica Rinaldi, Corina Sugarman
@ The Filling Station (1024 4th St SW, 4th & Pacific in Barelas) 2 shows: 9pm & midnight, 18+ $10
Fri. Nov. 11-Captain Lionel Gearpunk's Steam Powered Ball 11/11/11
Squash Blosoom Boys (rowdy whiskey-fueled bluegrass- http://squashblossomboys.com)
Ladies' Society of Grenadiers (members of Ya Ya Boom & The Gracchi)
Small Game (Victorian indie from Emma Arsonist & ex-Cloud Lantern folx)
Dance from Bianca Lily & Strong Man Sam
Throughout, DJ Caterwaul attempts to define the sound of steam…punk, that is.
Costume contest, natch…also, steampunk artists, crafters, sculptures, and more!
@ Launchpad (618 Central SW) doors 8pm, $5, 21+
Sat. Aug. 20- Gilded Cage Burlesk presents The Really Big Show
Slick 50 (smokin’ rockabilly- www.myspace.com/137764382) kicks everything off, followed by an amazing variety show- fire performers, burlesque stars, vaudevillians, bellydancers and more take the stage in a carnival atmosphere like no other. On the roster are Satan's Angel ("Queen of the Fire Tassels"), Gyna Rose Jewel ("The Sparkling Diamond of Burlesque") & numerous burlesque performers from all over the country, as well as ABQ’s own Vivian MirAnn, IntoxiKate, Ruby DeVille, Viva Velour, and introducing new girls Contemptress and LezMerize! Sideshow acts round everything out, and DJ Mello keeps the blood pumpin’ & the rock rollin’
@ The Sunshine (120 Central Ave NW) band starts 8pm, show starts 9pm. Tickets $20 ($15 for active military/current students w/ proper ID cards)
Fri. Aug. 19- Gilded Cage Burlesk presents:
A living legend of Burlesque, Satan's Angel performs her acclaimed monologue, "Have Pasties, Will Travel.” This one-woman retrospective covers Angel's career during the midcentury golden era of Burlesque. Angel shares her memories of days spent with Hollywood's elite movie stars, and nights with legendary crooners such as Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. She talks candidly about the bygone days of burlesque, and the often tragic results of being a gay artist at a time when being openly gay was a punishing experience, often quite literally. She'll chronicle her rise to fame, her fall into obscurity, and her fiery return from memory into her current-day status as one of the world's most sought-after performers.
And then there’s a late show....
Intergalactic wisecracker Dean Martian MC’s "A Cosmic Carnivale,” featuring dancing, burlesque, oddball performances and more, as select stars take the stage between all-vinyl sets of rockin’ music by local favorite DJ Mello.
@ Exhale Bar & Grill (6132 4th St. NW) shows start 8pm/10:30pm, tickets $15/$10 or $20 for both shows.