Sorry to be so late with the listings, kids! I was sick yesterday and swamped today. But here's what's going on this week (well, Tuesday through Saturday). Did I miss anything? Email me firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday Night Social with Dandy Wellington
Hotel Chantelle, 92 Ludlow Street, 8:30pm, no cover
Dandy Wellington brings his band to one of my favorite restaurants. Lots of swing dancing.
Tiki Dating Game
Otto's Shrunken Head, 538 E 14th Street, 9pm
Like those old matchmaking shows on TV, not "The Bachelor". All with a kitschy, tiki twist and hosted by the lovely Kita St. Cyr
Primitiva in Hi-Fi
Before the Tiki Dating Game, dance to exotica, surf rock and more in the front part of Otto's.
Dandy Wellington and His Band at Cafe Tallulah
240 Columbus Avenue, 9 pm, no cover
Dandy Wellington keeps working hard, this time bringing the party uptown.
Spanking the Lower East Side
Nurse Bettie, 106 Norfolk Street, 10pm, no cover
Calamity Chang produces a burlesque show in a tiny pinup themed bar. Things tend to get, um, interactive. Happens weekly.
The Wiggle Room Show
The Slipper Room, 167 Orchard Street, Doors, 8:30pm, Show 10pm, $10
I've never seen this show but the Slipper Room is a great venue and they always get really established burlesque performers for their shows. Happens weekly.
Rebel Night at SRB
SRB, 177 Second Ave, Brooklyn, $10-$15 advance, $20 at the door 9pm
The people the brought us a great monthly rockabilly party at Otto's Shrunken Head (RIP) have now switched to monthly shows on the third Friday of the month. This month is the Delta Bombers and Sean and the Quasars. Also, burlesque by Calamity Chang and Cassandra Rosebeetle and a twist battle, you guys, with a prize! Get tickets
Chicken Pot Pie
Otto's Shrunken Head, 10pm, no cover
According to Facebook: "Chicken Pot Pie is a melting pot of Rhythms and Flavors
We play Blues, 50s R&B, Rockabilly, Calypso, Mento, Ska, Cumbia, Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, Jazz, Soul, Surf, Exotica, Boogaloo, Brazilian and instrumental Madness." Looks like a fun, eclectic party.
Burlesque at Room 69
Hotel Chantelle, 9:30pm $5
More burlesque at Hotel Chantelle! This show is produced by Calamity Chang. Lots of beautiful, talented ladies but some pretty great boylesque, too! I hear it's incredible. Happens weekly.
The Plume Revue
Duane Park, 10pm $80 for dinner and show (but just sit at the bar)
Burlesque superstars like Gal Friday and Medianoche (two of my biggest girl crushes, just saying) appear weekly.
The Slipper Room Show
8:30pm Doors, 10pm Show, $15
Burlesque, yes, but also sideshow and variety. Happens weekly.
Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show
Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th Street, 1-8pm Friday, $15 online, $20 at the door
This comes around every couple of months. I have yet to check it out but I want to because it's full of great vendors. Get tickets
Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show
Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th Street, 11am-8pm Saturday, $15 online, $20 at the door
D20 Presents My Little Stripper: Burlesque is Magic
Parkside Lounge, 317 East Houston, 8pm, $10-15
My Little Pony Burlesque from D20, a great nerdlesque show. An interesting concept, to say the least.
The Bell House, 149 7th Street, Brooklyn doors at 7:30, Show at 8pm, $30.
I saw this show in the fall and it was absolutely incredible. Burlesque King Kong. Go see it!