to Oct 6

Burlypicks World Championship

Rosie Is Competing for Best Act Over All and Master of Tassels at the 2019 Burlypicks World Championship!

Appearing October 5th ONLY

The Burlypicks World Championship is an event like nothing you've seen before. This finale to the annual Burlypicks competition brings together the best burlesque and variety entertainers from around the world. Come see these world class performers battle it out in a show packed with sass and sizzle, guaranteed to arouse your senses and blow your mind.

Saturday's event is the spacious theater at the Northland Performing Arts Center. Here You will see the very best of burlesque, amazing aerialists, and Legends of the stage.

This show is a part of a 3-day event, with shows at venues all over Columbus. Thursday and Friday both feature Master Competitions, showcasing winners in categories of Comedy, Singing, Lip Sync, and Amazement; as well as our Performance Games; which include improv striptease and tassel twirling.

Pre-sale tickets for Finals and the Weekend Passes are now
available: For each show there are VIP tickets available, which
guarantee you the best seats in the house. Save money by getting
a VIP Weekend Pass, guaranteeing you the best seats all
weekend long.

Get your tickets now!

The Burlypicks is an international Burlesque and Variety Performance competition now in it's 7th year. Throughout the spring and summer regional competitions, all over the world, pick out the best of best for the World Championship. Acts seen at Burlypicks run a wide gamut from striptease to drag, pole dance, aerial, sideshow, magic, juggling, comedy, and more..

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to Sep 1

Phantasmagoria's 3 year Anniversary


Join us for our 3 year celebration of the most dark and whimsical performances you can find in Chicago! 3 Years ago, Lady Lennox set off to produce a show in tribute to the masters of whimsy Neil Gaiman and Jim Henson on August 16th, 2016. The show was such a big success the theater asked them to come back again that fall. Ever since she has been producing shows over multiple venues all over Chicago celebrating dark and whimsical nature ofperformance art. A showcase of burlesque, aerials, drag performances, and variety acts. 

This 3 year celebration includes performances from some of Chicago's most well-known performers as well as masterful artists from out of town! Expanding on the original tune of Phantasmagoria this show includes tribute to Tim Burton, Edgar Allan Poe, Through the Looking Glass and more!

Featuring performances by: 

From Detroit; Kitty & Eris

From Chicago; Rosie Roche, Kevlar B Lighting, Jean Wildest, Mocha Mocha, Helena Handbasket, Billie Batwing, Foxie La Fleur, Connor Konz, Rosemary Maybe & Stella Cheeks, Jezzibel, and Lady India.


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3:00 PM15:00

Chicago Women's Funny Festival


Please join us in celebrating all things women in comedy! From burlesque to musical-comedies to improv, there’s something for everyone. We’ve gathered performers from across the country to show their craft in the comedy capital of the world. Purchase a festival pass today!

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8:00 PM20:00

Puck and Grind 2019


Burlesque and hockey team up again at Puck and Grind, a fundraiser for LGBT charities.

On Friday, August 2nd, 2019, at 9:00 p.m at the Call Bar (1547 W. Bryn Mawr) we will have some of Chicago’s finest burlesque performers drop more than their gloves while Schuyler Jackson Band plays covers of songs you forgot you loved. Admission is free (donations are encouraged) and the event will feature a raffle and shot special.

Make sure you come out to the Puck & Grind 3v3 Hockey Tourney on Saturday, August 3rd. The puck will drop at the famous Johnnys Ice House West (2550 W. Madison Street) where our hockey heroes will battle on the ice for the coveted Puck & Grind cup. This year’s 3v3 tournament feature eight co-ed teams of mixed skill level. Food will be available for free for registered players. Player and goalie tournament registration is still open, but space is limited. Participants are assigned to teams based on skill level.

Register at puckandgrind.com

This year Puck & Grind is benefiting Howard Brown Health

Howard Brown Health exists to eliminate the disparities in healthcare experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people through research, education and the provision of services that promote health and wellness.

Puck & Grind was created by local athlete and burlesque performer Ali Lawrence with the idea of turning two of her passions into a fundraiser for LGBT/ally organizations. Her goal is to help facilitate more special, celebratory moments for the LGBT community and their straight allies, as well as to spread the message of equality, acceptance, and respect.

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8:00 PM20:00

Who Run the World? With the Better Boobie Bureau


Chicago burlesque production featuring performances to music by female and enby artists.

When you turn on the radio, you hear a great deal of men's voices. So for this show, we thought we'd turn things around and feature ALL FEMALE AND ENBY voices in the music we perform to! Featuring burlesque acts to music by Lizzo, Betty Davis, Beyonce, and more, this show will leave you will all the Boss Babe feelings.

Featuring Chicago favorites:
Phaedra Black
Rosie Roche
Bettie Attitude

Out of Town guests:
Dotti Moscati-Clown Burlesque(Berlin, Germany)
Veda DeVille (South Bend, IN)
Rena LaMarr (Athens, OH)

2018 Burlesque Hall of Fame Performer:
Sepia Jewel (San Diego, CA)

And headliner, Chicago's Own Community Chest:
Cruel Valentine

Joined by host Della Catessen (Mishawaka, IN)

The Better Boobie Bureau, Chicago’s Buffet of Burlesque, brings a tasting of many styles of burlesque to each show, including classic, neo-burlesque, and nerdlesque. This Chicago burlesque production company also prides itself on the diversity of its cast, striving for all sizes, genders, races, and sexual identities.

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8:00 PM20:00

Garden A GoGo


Garden a GoGo is an evening full of interactive art, full art gallery, live jazz, ambient aerialists, cigarette girls, live sketch artists, variety and burlesque dancers. Lounge area and full bar with craft beers and creative cocktails. Dance and mingle with lovely ladies and gentlemen in a tucked away speakeasy-style art gallery located in Humboldt Park Homan Gardens.

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7:00 PM19:00

The Dames Games


Presented By Camille Leon, The Dames Games is a new, interactive game show hosted by Ms. Pixy, and featuring your audience as enthusiastic participants! Compete for prizes, win mini games, and cheer for incredible burlesque acts at the Newport Theater!

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10:00 PM22:00

Shakin It At Shakers Burlesque Show With Aunt Nance


Join us for a FREE night of sass, shimmer, sexy and silly with your host Aunt Nance and her rotating cast of magnificent monthly acts! May features the sultry stylings of Foxie La Fleur, Raven Gemini, Rosie Roche and Lottie À la West! Bring your hoots, hollers and tipping dollars and join us for a fabulous and FREE night of fun at Shakers On Clark!

RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/423872361709040/?active_tab=about

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7:30 PM19:30

Safespace Chicago

Join us for a fundraising show to support the Brady Campaign to end Gun Violence. Great food, great variety performance, for a great cause. Find us at Mrs. Murphy and Sons Bistro (3905 N Lincoln) .

More details coming soon.

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9:00 PM21:00

Mixtape Burlesque


The ladies of Dirty Bird Burlesque and the boys of the Schuyler Jackson Band are teaming up to bring you a live band burlesque and drag revue. Featuring acts performed to some of your favorite songs- the kind you can't help but sing along to! We will be raising money for the Midwest Rescue of Illinois, Inc. via a raffle, shot special and a suggested $10 donation at the door. So be prepared to rock out while raising dollars to help rescue pit bull doggos and puppers!

RSVP here!

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