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.
Raks GeekRaks Geek
Raks Geek is the premiere bellydance, flow arts, and fire company by geeks for geeks. We’re based in Chicago, Illinois, but we’ve made waves nationally and internationally on MSN, WGN-TV, The Daily Mail, WCIU, and the Chicago Tribune through our commitment to blend a high degree of artistic and technical mastery with fun, creativity, and our favorite themes from nerd culture. Our dancers and firespinners have performed everywhere from Germany to Argentina and dance for hundreds of people every week, but they’re also lifelong geeks who bring a love and expertise in science fiction, video games, technology, research science, and comics. We were featured on UK Channel 4 TV’s “50 Funniest Moments of the Year” and listed as a Timeout Chicago Critics’ Pick.