Apr
30
8:00 pm20:00

Perlesque Showcase

Perle Noire the Mahogany Queen of Burlesque presents a night of Perlesque.  Join Perle Noire for a unique seductive showcase to celebrate the students of Perlesque!  The show will also feature students from the New York School of Burlesque and The House of Noire gems. 

$10-20 | 8PM | Drom 85 Ave A | NYC

May
4
9:00 pm21:00

Motown Sound at Duane Park

An evening of music inspired by the sounds of Motown, hosted by Aaron Marcellus. They were simple love songs that told simple stories, often in joyously happy or heartbreakingly sad ways. And all the while Motown was the pride of Detroit and the pride of black America.  Burlesque performances by a different set of burlesque performers monthly at Duane Park. Table reservations recommended. Two drink minimum at the bar. 

May
16
8:00 pm20:00

Golden Lady Burlesque at Sid Gold's Request Room

From the imagination of Essence Revealed:

A cocktail party hosted by some of NYC's burlesque world wonderfuls. After they perform, a piano player emerges to play for you, sing with you and fill the room with the sounds of ebony & ivory. Your hosts float about the room as we all share stories, songs and laughter to a soundtrack remixed by the ice clinking playfully in our glasses...

There will be an auction where you can bid on anything from sex toys to special gifts from the performers. You never know what's in store! We can't wait to hear "SOLD to the highest bidder!" **Who knows, A Table Dance From Host Essence Revealed could be on the auction block any given month**  

Cover $5-$20 Sliding Scale.  Sid Gold Request's Room: 165 W. 26th Street. NYC

May
25
9:00 pm21:00

Duane Park Motown Sound Burlesque

An evening of music inspired by the sounds of Motown, hosted by Aaron Marcellus. They were simple love songs that told simple stories, often in joyously happy or heartbreakingly sad ways. And all the while Motown was the pride of Detroit and the pride of black America.  Burlesque performances by a different set of burlesque performers monthly at Duane Park

May
26
Jun 19

Gone Fishing

Essence is taking some much needed and deserved time off.  See you soon!


Apr
27
9:00 pm21:00

Duane Park: Motown Sound Burlesque

An evening of music inspired by the sounds of Motown and hosted by Aaron Marcellus. They were simple love songs that told simple stories, often in joyously happy or heartbreakingly sad ways. And all the while Motown was the pride of Detroit and the pride of black America.  Burlesque performances by a different set of burlesque performers monthly.

Apr
18
8:00 pm20:00

Golden Lady Burlesq

A cocktail party hosted by some of NYC's burlesque world wonderfuls. After they perform, a piano player emerges to play for you, sing with you and fill the room with the sounds of ebony & ivory. Your hosts float about the room as we all share stories, songs and laughter to a soundtrack remixed by the ice clinking playfully in our glasses. There will be an auction where you can bid on anything from sex toys to special gifts from the performers. Who knows, A Table Dance From Host Essence Revealed could be on the auction block any given month...

Sid Gold's Request Room | 165 W. 26th Street, NYC | $5-$20 sliding scale

Apr
8
8:00 pm20:00

Philadelphia Burlesque Festival

Join us for the 3rd Annual Philadelphia Burlesque Festival at both Franky Bradley's 1320 Chancellor Street and Plays & Players 1714 Delancey Place April 6-9, 2017! Featuring performers from all around the globe bringing their best acts to Philadelphia for one weekend only just for you!

$35 | Plays & Players 1714 Delancey Place | Philadelphia, PA

Apr
6
9:00 pm21:00

Duane Park Motown Sound Burlesque

An evening of music inspired by the sounds of Motown and hosted by Aaron Marcellus. They were simple love songs that told simple stories, often in joyously happy or heartbreakingly sad ways. And all the while Motown was the pride of Detroit and the pride of black America.  Burlesque performances by a different set of burlesque performers monthly.

An evening of music inspired by the sounds of Motown and hosted by Aaron Marcellus. They were simple love songs that told simple stories, often in joyously happy or heartbreakingly sad ways. And all the while Motown was the pride of Detroit and the pride of black America.  Burlesque performances by a different set of burlesque performers monthly.

Apr
1
Apr 2

Hypergender presents Sexucation

April is HyperGender's birthday month. And this year they are going to be turning 10!! Holy crap!! Join us in celebrating a decade of years of glitter, laughs, nudity, art, acceptance, joy & queerdom.  It is also Essence's Burlesque anniversary - 7 years on the scene! 

$15 | 10PM | Wow Cafe 59-61 East 4th Street | NYC

Mar
30
8:00 pm20:00

Resistance Burlesque

In order to help combat the impending doom of this current presidential term, Rabbit Hole Productions is bringing you a quarterly show to assist you with your political angst. Every three months a rotating cast of empowered ecdysiasts will be taking the stage to work out their feelings in displays of socially aware striptease for a cause. Half the proceeds of every show will go to an organization in need and all of the fun and feels will be had by you. This isn't a moment, it's a movement, this is RESISTANCE!

$12-$25 | 8PM | The Parkside Lounge 317 E Houston St. | NYC

Mar
26
8:00 pm20:00

Burlesque Takes Back America

Get out your notebooks (and your dead president$) for an American history lesson you soon won't forget!  Join Teasy Roosevelt and friends as they time travel to the past, present, and future of American history! Taking back America, one burlesque performance at a time! 
 

8PM | $15 | The Parkside Lounge 317 E Houston St | NYC

Mar
17
9:00 pm21:00

RedRover Revue: Everything Goes Green

The RedRover Burlesque returns to John & Peter's for a very special St. Patrick's Day event! Who knows what other marvelous wonders await?

No Cover | 9PM | John & Peter's Place 96 S Main | New Hope, PA

Mar
11
8:00 pm20:00

6th Annual Jeezy's Juke Joint: A Black BurlyQ Revue

Hailed as “one of the most important shows you’ll see all year” by Quilt Magazine, Jeezy’s Juke Joint is a jumping, jiving, foot-stomping revue that pays homage to Black burlesque and variety with a fabulous line-up of award-winning, show-stopping entertainment. Ranging from classic striptease to drag to comedy and everything in between, this popular yearly extravaganza event is sure to leave you on the edge of your seat!

Hosted by Jeez Loueez and featuring established and up and coming performers from around the country, each production of Jeezy’s Juke Joint is finely curated into a diverse and rich line-up full of glamour, storytelling, and thought-provoking pieces. Affectionately called the “family reunion of burlesque”, the Juke Joint strives to not only showcase the power and diversity of Black entertainers, but to also bring the beautiful and subversive art of burlesque to audiences of color.

$15-40 | The Promontory | 5311 S Lake Park Ave W | Chicago, IL

Mar
4
8:00 pm20:00

Balloons, Balls and Bosoms: A Birthday Burlesque Revue

Essence Revealed joins Spiced Cider on her birthday for an amazing show and celebration. There will be glitter, sparkles, balloons, butts, tassels, laughter, PRIZES and maybe even some cake.  It all goes down at Albatross bar, otherwise known as "Astoria's Gay Cheers". Bring extra cash for the awesome raffle prizes. Stick around after for the free drag show at 11PM.

8PM | $10 | Albatross Bar 3619 24th Ave | Astoria, NY

Feb
18
8:00 pm20:00

Wasabassco's House of Deveraux

Wasabassco is at it again with House of Deveraux, curated, hosted, presented by The Golden Glamazon Sydni Deveraux, House of Deveraux celebrates the contemporary side of burlesque with all of the glamour and glory that that entails. Always featuring the best of the best of NYC burlesque!

$20-$40 | Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | Le Poisson Rouge | NYC

Feb
18
Mar 24

Beth B Voyeur: A Video, Sculpture and Photographic Installation

Howl! Happening is pleased to present Beth B’s Voyeur, an installation of video, photography and sculpture that explores the varied perceptions of the female and male gaze. The exhibition enlists the viewer's implicit participation with transgressive imagery and invites each person to examine their own boundaries and preconceptions regarding sexuality and gender. A new Beth B publication, Nudes, will be published by Howl! to coincide with the exhibition.

Opening Reception: Feb 18th, 6-9PM | 6 East First St | NYC

Feb
7
7:30 pm19:30

Speakeasy Burlesque

Join us for an evening of Burlesque and entertainment at Miss Wong's Lounge, hosted by Jersey City's own Lillian Bustle. Speakeasy Burlesque is a delightful romp through a world of glamour and glitter. Singing! Dancing! Prizes! Surprises! Did we mention glitter? Sponsored this month by The Raven Gallery & Boutique and kelleesee designs! Please note: Seating is limited, but there's plenty of standing room! There's an elevator available if stairs give you trouble, please let the manager know.

$10 Cash at Door | 8PM | Miss Wong's Lounge | 8 Erie St Jersey City, NJ

Jan
31
9:00 pm21:00

Duane Park: Motown Sound Burlesque

An evening of music inspired by the sounds of Motown and hosted by Aaron Marcellus. They were simple love songs that told simple stories, often in joyously happy or heartbreakingly sad ways. And all the while Motown was the pride of Detroit and the pride of black America.  Burlesque performances by a different set of burlesque performers monthly.

Jan
30
10:00 pm22:00

Temple of the Virgins

Every last Monday of the month, Broadway Brassy and La Flaca bring you the Temple of the Virgins.  Featuring a group of virgins (newbies to the burlesque scene) being sacrificed by seasoned burlesque veterans.  This month Essence Revealed joins the list of sacrificers. 

No Cover, Two item minimum | 10PM| La Flaca NY |  384 Grand St. 

Jan
23
10:00 pm22:00

Rabbithole Productions Presents: Beauty School Dropouts

Join some of the baddest babes in burlesque for our inaugural show at Beauty Bar for Beauty School Dropouts! If we get picked up, you’ll be able to find us at Beauty Bar every 4th Monday for a whole lot of scintillating striptease, and very VERY few fucks. Satan knows, there’s no better time to be a nasty woman than right now, and lucky for you, these women are bad to the bone! Complimentary admission with a drink purchase.

1 Drink Minimum | 10PM | Beauty Bar 231 E. 14th St | NYC

Jan
15
7:00 pm19:00

Legends of Burlesque Calendar Show

Join host World Famous Bob as she welcomes some present day legends for the Legends of Burlesque Calendar show, a fundraiser for the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas.  All proceeds from the calendar and show are donated to the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas, an organization dedicated to preserving the rich history of burlesque. Once a year the Burlesque Hall of Fame holds a weekend reunion where legends and current performers come together to learn, showcase and celebrate the art form. Many of the legends are on a fixed income and so our proceeds will go towards helping with travel and lodging to ensure that as many legends as possible are able to attend the weekender. We have been one of the top 3 fundraisers over the past 4 years and are looking to make 2017 the best year yet.

$15-$30  | Doors 6PM, Show 7PM | Le Poisson Rouge | NYC

Jan
11
8:00 pm20:00

White Elephant Burlesque's Silver Tusk Awards

The White Elephant Burlesque Society presents The Silver Tusk Awards -
a star-studded red carpet event and show celebrating WEBurlesque's 2 Year (and still going!) run at Rockbar NYC.  Peer & Audience-Voted Accolades! Tremendous Performances! Fashion! Faces! Music! Drinks! A Who's-Who of Presenters & Nominees! Essence will be presenting the Seymour Awards- performers we want to see more of in 2017.  Formal dress is optional but encouraged. 

$5 and up | Rockbar NYC | 8PM

Jan
6
Jan 9

Gesel Mason's Antithesis

antithesis collides the genres, bodies, and cultures of postmodern dance and erotic dance in order to challenge how female sexuality is perceived, performed, and (re)presented. The project is an embodied attempt to explore and mine the erotic - the sometimes messy, gritty, tactile, growling, chaotic, passionate and tender edges of female sexual expression and creativity. Staging the work in multiple venues (from the concert stage, to the strip club or an alternate space) pushes the research beyond the safe container of “art” in order to train for the inevitable moment when we bump up against racist, sexist and heteronormative structures and find choice, strength and resilience in spite of them.

The show will be performed for 3 nights in Washington DC at Dance Place: Friday January 6th at 8pm, Saturday January 7th at 8PM and Sunday January 8th at 4PM. 

$15-$30 | Dance Place 3225 8th St NE | Washington, DC

Dec
21
8:30 pm20:30

Shades of Burlesque Gala and Calendar Release Party

Visibility is incredibly important for many artists of color. Since 2012, Producer, burlesque performer and community activist Sweet Lorraine has focused her energies on creating events that bring exposure to Black, Brown and LGBTQ artists in the burlesque community and beyond. 

The SHADES OF BURLESQUE Gala + Calendar Release Party will hold true to her vision! ALL Proceeds from the event will go toward actualizing more productions like Shades of Burlesque, that highlight and feature Black, Brown, POC and LGBTQ performers. Funds will also be allocated to future projects that specifically celebrate Black Women. Be apart of making these goals a reality!

$20 General Admission, $55 VIP | C'Mon Everybody | Brooklyn, NY

Dec
16
Dec 17

Dances of Vice: Disco Duke - Out Vol 2

Ringside is where it's at for the holiday edition of our year-end throwdown, featuring a night of boxing, babes and boogie in 1970s style at New York's largest boxing gym. 

Get up to get down for the count with an action packed night of hard-hitting exhibition fights, knockout ring girl burlesque, Studio 54 debauchery and deliciously strong drinks from 44 North Vodka and Pabst Blue Ribbon.

While our live dancers Jenny Rocha, Essence Revealed and Daddy Dashing Cool turn up the ring between fights, party-goers can battle it out on the dance floor with their own fancy footwork to a funky disco beat.

$15 Advance, $20 at Door | Church Street Boxing Gym |  25 Park Place NYC

Dec
15
8:00 pm20:00

Golden Lady Burlesque and Rabbithole Productions Present: Black Lives Matter

Golden Lady Burlesque and Rabbit Hole Productions are teaming up to bring you an evening of strip tease and social justice supporting Black Lives Matter. Join us for an evening of black girl magic as we pay tribute to those who have been victims of police violence and brutality and raise money for the movement bringing awareness and rebuilding the black liberation movement. All proceeds go to the Black Lives Matter Organization. Tickets Available here