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Burlesque and Nightlife Directory

Interested in attending a local burlesque show in your city? 

Burlesque is historically considered a parody of culture, a literary genre, a sister of theater, and a fun form of variety entertainment. Read more at, “What is Burlesque?”, “Why Do People Take Burlesque Classes?“, and “The Best Burlesque Websites.”

By curating a burlesque directory of intriguing Burlesque Shows, Burlesque Troupes, Burlesque Supper Clubs, Burlesque Events, Burlesque Productions, and Burlesque Performers, the diversity of the industry can begin to be understood. This isn’t to be a comprehensive list of the Burlesque Industry, as there are numerous websites and even niche burlesque directories that already exist.

Also note, this directory includes burlesque, pole dance, drag, sideshow, theatre, circus, BDSM & Kink, and many other forms of nightlife events and productions specifically curated by Switchress Shay AuLait.

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Photo of Bim Bam Boom Burlesque

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BIM BAM BOOM is Chicagoland’s hottest burlesque and variety production company! Our signature shows, PEEP SHOW,  VINYL VIXENS & CHICAGO DRAG BRUNCH.

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Photo of Black Burlesque Directory

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The Black Burlesque Directory was created in 2015. Rooted in the desire to fill more productions with Black performers, this directory serves as a tool for performers, curators and producers. The Black Burlesque Directory acknowledges the complexity of identity, ethnicity and geography. In this context, Black is used as an umbrella term to identify folks who are indigenous African or descendants of indigenous Africans. The Black Burlesque Directory is evidence that Black performers have been and will continue to light up stages across this planet.

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Photo of Bombay Cabaret

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Bombay Cabaret is the love child of burlesque performer, Bastet Dafoe. It’s the mashup of her appreciation of live music and adornment of burlesque. The Bombay Cabaret isn’t a troupe, it’s an experience. The production features traveling showcases, like Midnight Noir, which highlights talented musicians and burly babes from Arkansas. Bastet’s goal is to spread her southern charm and let the masses know that BIG things come from Little Rock. Bombay Cabaret has a revolving cast to keep attendees on their toes. Make sure to save your ones and bring an extra shirt, because you’ll sweat, drool, and spend all your cash! See You Soon!

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Photo of Booklover’s Burlesque

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Booklover’s Burlesque is the world’s sexiest literary salon which matches titillating, inspiring, and empowering book readings with burlesque performances all in one show! Professional readers, actors, performers and/or local authors & writers read aloud a piece of poetry, fiction (from any genre), memoir, non-fiction, etc, which is then followed by a burlesque performance inspired by the piece. Founded in 2016 in Portland, Oregon USA by award-winning producer, burlesque/drag artist, and writer, Lacy Knightly/ Nick Lacy of Lacy Productions.

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Photo of Bordel Chicago

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One of Chicago’s unrivaled speakeasies, Bordel is a cocktail bar & cabaret that seductively channels the energy of Paris’ Pigalle & Montmartre

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Photo of Brown Sugar Burlesque

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Brown Sugar Burlesque is a pop-up event in Los Angeles that launched during Black History Month 2023.

Brown Sugar Burlesque is a live cabaret experience with burlesque at its heart, featuring a predominantly Black cast of performers, musicians, and bartenders that celebrates Black artistry and culture both onstage and behind the bar.

Brown Sugar Burlesque is a Black-owned and woman-led production.

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Festival, Showcase, and Convention listings for burlesquers, producers, fans, and our like-minded organizations. Submission to the list is FREE!!!! We will also gladly accept donations to keep the site live and functioning.

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Photo of Burlesque Galaxy

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The global listing site for all things burlesque.

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