The Atlanta Burlesque and Cabaret Society met this past week, and broke with their usual schedule to feature something other than the usual workshop performances that have come to make the meetings an incredible success. At the meeting, a lot was discussed. The usual review of upcoming events, workshops and festivals, but then, out came cards and pens as the members were instructed to discuss the hot topics in the burlesque world both locally, and globally. Mostly, it turned into a meeting of sharing the school of hard knocks. Pet peeves and Major no-no’s were listed respectively on either side. Topics were deliberated on all fronts, whether it be photographer’s pet peeves against the public or on performers they had worked with the past, or from the fans of burlesque, things they have seen in the past that they didn’t like or that they felt was inappropriate, or from the burlesque performers themselves. What they have seen or experienced in the past that really didn’t work. It started out as an evening of lessons, but ended up in a roundabout story time for everyone there.
The major issues that came up for this meeting were different, depending on what side of the stage you are viewing the show from. The performers had many varied issues which ran from being asked by an audience member if they could give them a motor boat after the show, to newer performers feeling that the more experienced performers were too aloof, and photographer’s concerns about copyright infringement on their photographs. Quite frankly, I could wright ten pages on everything that was discussed, but in my little notebook, I broke things down into three categories. Over the next few days, I plan to explore all of them as they are problems facing the burlesque community as a whole, not just in Atlanta and deserve a lot more than just a quick mention in a post meeting summary. That said, I turn gleefully to the upcoming events in May!
May 2013 Burlesque Events
Artifice Club Nights 9pm XSLounge
Artifice Nights returns! The Artifice Club is proud to present a night in
the heart of Midtown full of music, art, and ample opportunity to see
and be seen in our best.
We’re opening our doors to vendors, photographers, and more.
Featuring the sounds of THREE incredible acts!
Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands
WHERE: XS Ultra Lounge – 708 Spring Street, Atlanta. Entrance is on
3rd Street across from the Apache Cafe. Parking is tight, so carpool
and be sure NOT to park in the hospital lot next to the club, they do
COST: $15 at the door, $10 in Dress.
Dress Code: Any costume, retro, pinup, steampunk, dieselpunk,
anything else. Photographers are exempt.
Kitty Love’s Sultry Sunday: Glamour Goddess featuring Cheeky
Burlesque performances celebrating the Goddess in Every Woman!
Cheeky Belles Burlesque featuring the talents of Lah Lah Luscious, Tru Bliss,
Persephone Phoenix, Violetta Lugosi, Sunshine Divine, Amelia Ala Mode, Tora
Torrid, Candi LeCouer and Empress Kitty Love!
Doors at 7, Show at 8.
$15.00 at the door $10.00 online
Red Light Cafe
553 Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta, Georgia 30306
Southern Fried Fundraiser at The Shelter
WOW! SFBF 2013 was an amazing weekend of classes, shows, friends, and maybe a little bit of debauchery! However, in order to continue this amazing event we need a little bit of financial help to continue so we’re having a star studded fundraiser and raffle for fabulous prizes! We promise to be done before midnight since it’s a school night.
Doors are at 9pm, Show at 9:30pm
Tickets only $10! sfbffundraiser.bpt.me
You can purchase in advance from Brown Paper Tickets or cash at the door!
Raffle is $5 per ticket or 5 for $20! Prizes include SFBF SWAG, Starbucks coffee, autographed pictures, and other amazing items!
Madame Nocturne requests the honor of your presence for an
evening of anachronistic amusement at Gatsby’s Nightclub and
Dessert Lounge! She’ll turn the 1920s on its head with an evening of
ElectroSwing music, circus performance, and plenty of “refreshments.”
Dance, spin, sip, or socialize: All walks of life are graciously welcomed
at Madame Nocturne’s soirée!
ElectroSwing 9pm – 2am:
Gatsby’s Prohibition Party Bar
931 Monroe Drive, Suite B-111,Atlanta,GA.
$5 Cover for 21+.
$15 Cover for 18+.
Music starts at 9pm. Cirque starts at 10pm.
Ritual’s Fairy Tale Party
Be sure not to miss one of RITUAL’s most loved theme nights. Anything
goes, as usual. Draw inspiration form Disney movies, the brothers Grimm,
all your favorite childhood stories. Give your costume a strange twist, like
the newest zombie versions of classic story book characters.
Dancing, drinking and medieval style debauchery with DJs Caz10 and 313.
$10.00- 21 and up.
The Shelter Atlanta
2101 Tula St NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309
Steam Punk in the Park- Grant Park
The Artifice Club is happy to continue the 4th Annual Steampunk in the Park.
This time, we’ll be moving to a NEW VENUE!
We’ll be taking over Grant Park this year. While we’ll try to claim the Gazebo or
Pavilion area, we will be at the mercy of whomever claims the space first, as the
fees to rent it would make this event not free, and the whole point of this event
is a free day at the park.
Hopefully March will go out like a lamb, so the weather shall be bright, sunny,
lovely, and delightful.
Bring drinks, snacks, whatever you like, it’s a pot luck picnic. Dress up, bring
picnic supplies, and have a great time!
Fonda Lingue’s Jewel Box Revue at Elliott Street Pub
The Jewel Box Revue is a Burlesque and Variety Show in Atlanta, GA. The Show is run buy The Diamond Dame herself, Fonda Lingue. Miss Lingue brings acts to Atlanta that have not been seen here before. Even the local performers will be presenting new acts!
Tickets are $18.00 for general admission and there are 2 VIP tables available at each show for $200. VIP tables will receive Champagne, a generous tray of snacks and a poster autographed by each member of the cast.
There are 2 shows. 8:00 and 10:30
51 ELLIOTT STREET, Atlanta, Georgia 30313