Carolina Burlesque Festival
Fri., June 7, Sat., June 8 and Sun., June 9 2013
Shows: $20/advance, $25/door, Workshops: $10
Burlesque and vaudeville are coming together for a weekend of tassel-twirling entertainment. Bizzaro Burlesque Productions and d’Katzmeow Productions are presenting the fourth annual Carolina Burlesque Festival, which features two main events on Friday and Saturday nights and a weekend full of parties and workshops. Friday’s Celebra Tease showcase at South of Broadway will kick off the weekend right, followed by a reception at Aloft Hotel’s XYZ Bar, where 2012 reigning Burlesque Queen Donna Denise and other headlining artists will entertain you as you sip champagne. On Saturday, check out a host of workshops from Cardio-Cancan to The Bump, Grind, and Shimmy. They’ll run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Aloft. On Saturday night, head back to South of Broadway for the Carolina Sweet Tease Pageant, which will feature male and female performers from all over the U.S. and Canada. The Mill will host an after-party with the rockabilly band Motorbilly. Then on Sunday, say goodbye to this naughty weekend with the Lei’d Back Mimosa Brunch at XYZ.