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The Carolina Burlesque Festival 

When: June 8-10 2012
Price: $25
If you’re looking for a raucous weekend straight out of 1920s Chicago, the Carolina Burlesque Festival is a must-see. Currently in its third year, the festival will host over 40 performers from across the globe, including some from Australia, England, Chicago, and right here in the Carolinas, for what will probably be a weekend-long blur of performances, parties, and music. The festival will even offer a few workshops, teaching you everything from the classic tease to how to perform with fire fans. (C’mon, we know you’ve always wanted to.) Friday night kicks off with Celebra Tease as Burlesque legend Gabriella Maze performs alongside local band the V-Tones. On Saturday, the festival will throw its Carolina Sweet Tease Pageant, where they will crown a king and queen and feature a performance by the rockabilly band Straight 8’s. “Every year I’ve had it, it’s been sold out, sold out before people can even get to the door,” says festival producer Dolly Dee. “Everything goes.” After such a rowdy weekend, don’t forget to check out the festival’s Lei’d Back Brunch Sunday afternoon.
— Deanna Kerley
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