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V.25 No.32 | 08/11/2016

Event Horizon

Burlesque to the Q

Friday, Aug 19: Hellraisers Burlesque and Sideshow Spectacular

By Devin O'Leary [ Thu Aug 18 2016 11:00 AM ]
Belly dancing, drag artists, aerialists and more. Performers include Sweetpea and Armitage Shanks.
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V.25 No.27 | 07/07/2016
Pixabay

Event Horizon

A Night of Sinn

Friday, Jul 15: Vagrant Variety Presents: Fire and Lions

By Maggie Grimason [ Thu Jul 14 2016 10:00 AM ]
A variety show featuring the best local talent in comedy, music, drag, magic, poetry, belly dancing and fire performances.
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V.25 No.5 | 02/04/2016

Event Horizon

A Titillating Treat

Thursday, Feb 11: Southwest Burlesque Pre Party! Featuring Bunny Galore

By Renee Chavez [ Wed Feb 10 2016 12:42 PM ]
The best burlesque dancers of the Southwest perform for the weekend.
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V.24 No.52 | 12/24/2015
courtesy of the artist

Alibi Picks

Tease into 2016

Thursday, Dec 31: Double Your Pleasure • burlesque • Paris and and Trojan Original • Alyxzandrea Asher • Scarlett • Mayo Lua De Frenchie • Marlo Marquise • Sapphire Love

By Devin D. O'Leary [ Wed Dec 30 2015 8:00 PM ]
Double your pleasure this New Year's Eve with a special late-night burlesque celebration.
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V.24 No.49 | 12/03/2015
Patricia Elrick via Facebook

Event Horizon

Jingle Belles

Saturday, Dec 12: Gilded Cage Burlesk & Varieté • HoliDazed

By Devin D. O'Leary [ Thu Dec 10 2015 2:00 PM ]
A tinsel-filled, holiday-themed strip-off featuring a sleighful of local burlesque and sideshow performers.
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V.24 No.42 | 10/15/2015
Goddess Ink

Event Horizon

Books are Sexy

Friday, Oct 23: Burlesque, Yoga, Sex and Love Book Launch

By Devin D. O'Leary [ Wed Oct 21 2015 11:30 AM ]
Join local award-winning author Dr. Anne Key for the launch of her second memoir with a book signing and live burlesque.
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V.22 No.46 | 11/14/2013

Culture

Naughty Tonight

Burlesque bumps back

By Devin D. O’Leary [ Fri Nov 8 2013 12:31 PM ]

Burque Burlesque is giving audiences the tease, inviting burlesque performers from up and down the continental divide to perform their wicked acts at Albuquerque’s Cell Theatre this weekend. Siren St. Sin and Fanny Incognito will be there from El Paso’s breakout troupe Lotus Blossoms Burlesque. Colorado Springs’ Brotherhood of Burlesque (Mr. Valdez, Mustang Monroe and Damien Wonderluv) will add a touch of testosterone to the proceedings. And, of course, plenty of Albuquerque/Santa Fe favorites—including Nyree Nix, Mischa Mischief, Doutelle and Mary Jane Monroe—will be bumping-and-griding it up for the folks. You’ve got two opportunities to catch the Ecdysiast’s Exclusive show: Friday, Nov. 8, at 8pm and Saturday, Nov. 9, at 8pm. Tickets are $13 and are available through Hold My Ticket. Seating is limited to an intimate 80 audience members per night, so grab your tickets quickly if you want to get up-close and personal. The Cell Theatre is located at 700 1st Street NW.

V.22 No.40 |

Alibi Picks

The Lalas Burlesque Show

By Billy McCall [ Fri Oct 11 2013 3:30 AM ]

Few people know that New York City outlawed the word “burlesque” in the 1930s, or so I’m told by Tonya Kay while discussing her next visit to New Mexico. I get the feeling that she enjoys that sexy, rebellious sensibility that burlesque shows still seem to inspire. Last year she performed at the Launchpad with local companies Burque Burlesque and Burlesque Noir, but this week, she takes the stage with her own LA-based group, The Lalas. They’re a burlesque troupe comprised of professional actors, dancers and performers, each of whom has her own impressive list of TV and film work. They not only perform solo striptease acts, but ensemble routines as well, combining comedy, acting and various specialty arts. “Society wants to enjoy the wit and romance of sensuality,” Tonya says, “not just the two-dimensional sex objects we are fed in magazines.” Tomorrow night The Lalas will fill the San Felipe stage with eight very sensual ladies, promising to deliver a sexy night of world-class entertainment. San Felipe Casino Hollywood, San Felipe Pueblo • Sat Oct 12 • 7pm • $22 • 21+ • View on Alibi calendar

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V.22 No.34 | 8/22/2013
Alan F. Beck

Culture Shock

By Lisa Barrow

Get your plague on

From va-va-voom to vermin, Culture Shock highlights the week’s artworld finest.
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V.21 No.17 | 4/26/2012
Holly Rebelle, center, and Burlesque Noir
Photo by M. West Photography

Performance Preview

Breasts of Both Worlds

Duke City and Big Apple tag-team for scintillating show

By Blake Driver
When Albuquerque-based stripteaser Holly Rebelle was thinking about performing in this year’s Texas Burlesque Festival in Austin, one of the show’s producers dissuaded her from bringing her Jackie O. tribute act. She’ll be performing it along with other acts by her troupe, Burlesque Noir, as they host NYC’s Dangerous Curves Ahead: Burlesque on the Go-Go on Thursday, April 26 at Aux Dog.
V.21 No.13 | 3/29/2012
Even the shadows in Paris are sexy.

Film Review

Crazy Horse

Apparently, there is a place in France where the naked ladies dance

By Devin D. O’Leary

What do mental institutions, schools, hospitals, law enforcement, military training, the court system, social security, legislature, public housing, sports, the arts and erotic entertainment have in common? Well, one could reasonably argue that they’re fundamental cultural institutions endemic to nearly every society on Earth. Or you could just say that they’re all subjects that have attracted the attention of prolific documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman. Since his notorious (if rarely seen) 1967 documentary Titicut Follies, the law-professor-turned-filmmaker has become America’s most passionately dispassionate observer of basic social constructions.

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V.21 No.7 | 2/16/2012

Music

Burlesque Pre-Show Party Tonight

By Devin D. O’Leary [ Thu Feb 9 2012 4:24 PM ]

Stop by Launchpad tonight for a sneak peak of the upcoming Southwest Burlesque Showcase (taking place this Friday and Saturday at KiMo Theatre). Tonight’s pre-show party will feature live burlesque performances by such New Mexico / Colorado / Arizona shake-and-shimmy aficionados as Delicia Doll Curls, Joy Coy, Ann Gora, Malificent Allure, Madame Lennox and more. Local bands Vertigo Venus and The Hi-Lo Tones will be there as well, making with the tunes. This 21-and-over event will set you back a mere $5. But if you flash your tickets to Friday or Saturday’s Southwest Burlesque Showcase at the door, you get in for free! The fun starts at 9 p.m.

V.20 No.45 |

Group Hug

Free tickets to Scorsese's "Hugo" at 11.11.11 party

By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Nov 10 2011 12:51 PM ]

We'll be giving away 50+ pairs of tickets to Scorsese's latest, Hugo, at our steampunk party tomorrow at Launchpad!

First come, first served.

The steam-powered ball

featuring

Burlesque:
September Smith
Godiva Bleu

Dance:
Bianca Lily and Strong Man Sam

Music:
Squash Blossom Boys
The Ladies' Society of Grenadiers
Small Game
DJ Caterwaul

And a costume contest with prizes from Free Radicals!

RSVP here.

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V.20 No.27 | 7/7/2011
DJ Lucky cuts the rug

Scene and Heard

Rock Around the Clock

By Sam Adams
The Alibi Group Hug's Rockabilly Blowout went down Saturday, July 2, at the Launchpad. Acts included Jakob Insane, The Hi-Lo Tones, Cowboys and Indian and The .357s. Pompadours and faux orchids decked the night, with patrons trickling in from the Hot Rod Hop—a burlesque show and movie screening at the KiMo and the vintage car show a few blocks east on Central. By the time Cowboys and Indian hit the stage, the place was packed wall-to-wall. The crowd was swingin’ to rockabilly rhythms into the wee hours. Click below for some rockin’ photos.
V.20 No.26 | 6/30/2011
“Dark Omegas” by Cynthia Cook

Culture Shock

Fill Up Your Dance Card

By Summer Olsson

Do It

Mr. Stinky Feet and other free events at Albuquerque Public Libraries, Fourth of July burlesque, and opportunities for artists.
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