Top Drawer Burlesque Exposition: Win tickets!

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This weekend, burlesque talents will convene at Mounds Theatre for two days of performances. Taking the stage will be top entertainers from around the Twin Cities, with a few special guests from out of town. There will be four shows total, each with a completely different lineup.

We've got a pair of general admission tickets to each of the 10 p.m. shows, and one VIP pair for the 10 p.m. Friday show (which includes a bottle of wine). Here's how to enter to win:

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Wrestlepalooza burlesque performer Sweetpea: "It's about the sizzle, not the steak"

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What happens when you take the best independent wrestling talent, the sexiest burlesque performers, and live punk rock, then jam them inside of First Avenue? You get the fourth installment of Wrestlepalooza, going down this Saturday night.

While "The Anarchist" Arik Cannon, Colt Cabana, Horace the Psychopath, and a roster full of face-smashing, high-flying brawlers will be handling the action inside the ring, some of Minnesota's top burlesque talent will take center stage as well, providing a sexy touch to the ensemble of bone-crushing bros.

Sweetpea, one of this weekend's featured performers, gave us a few minutes of her time before stepping through the ropes to talk about all things burlesque, wrestling, and how to follow in her glamorous footsteps.


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Toil & Trouble's Science Fiction Burlesque Feature: Win tickets!

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L-R: Blanche Debris, Elektra Cute, and Katie Angel
May has been a delightfully geeky month for the Twin Cities, with Wizard World ComicCon, Free Comic Book Day, SpringCon, and even a Dr. Who convention taking over the town (or a convention center, at least). Now burlesque troupe Toil & Trouble are celebrating their love of nerdy things at Science Fiction Burlesque Feature. This Saturday, talented ladies both local and from out of town will take the stage to sexily celebrate their favorite fandom, be it Star Trek, The Twilight Zone, or Dr. Who.

City Pages has three sets of tickets -- one pair is for VIP -- to the shows. Here's how to enter to win:

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Toil & Trouble's Saturday Morning Burlesque Show: Win tickets!

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This weekend, Toil & Trouble burlesque troupe will return to Mounds Theatre for an evening of performances inspired by Saturday morning cartoons. There will be references to loud toy commercials, hangover stumbling, and sweet animation. Audiences are encouraged to come dressed in their best pajamas, and a cereal bar will even be offered for guests who need a sugary snack.

City Pages has three pairs of tickets to give away, including a VIP pair to the later show. Interesting in attending? Here's how to enter to win:

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Trash Film Debauchery at HOBT for Puppets after Dark Cabaret

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Trash Film Debauchery and In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre team up this Friday for a Valentine's Day themed night of sex-ed videos, video dating montages, puppets, animated shorts, burlesque, and more at Avalon Theater. So now's your chance to get a jump-start on your V-Day plans with a sex-positive night of silliness and art. 


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Burlesque Dolls' Diversi-tease: Win tickets!

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L-R: Visiting talent *BOB*, locals Queenie Von Curves and Sweetpea, visiting talent Toni Elling
The weather outside might be frightful, but that won't stop things from getting hot at Burlesque Dolls' Diversi-tease this weekend. Over three days, performers from around the country will team up with local talent to present evening shows, workshops, classes, and other fun and naughty happenings. Visiting guests include *BOB* (seen in Sean Cameron Mitchell's Shortbus) and grande dame of burlesque, Toni Elling.

We've got a pair of tickets to each of the late shows (8 p.m. Thursday, 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday). Want to go? Here's how to enter to win:

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Busta' Nutcracker at the Southern this weekend

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This weekend at the Southern Theater, burlesque troupe the Wicked Wenches Cabaret turns the classic Nutcracker story into a a satirical and sexy romp for Busta' Nutcracker. Set in the 1950s, the piece incorporates various dance styles -- from modern to pole dancing -- as an 18-year-old Clara gets whisked away to Land of Vice.

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After six-year hiatus, the Suicide Girls burlesque show is back in town [NSFW]

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The show in rehearsal.
When Missy Suicide decided to put some photos of her alternative friends online in 2001, the internet was a different place. Twelve years later, those early photos have grown into the Suicide Girls, the alternative pin-up empire that spans books, movies, and a website with photos of more than 2,500 women.

For a few years, that spectrum also included a traveling burlesque show, but six years ago, the tour went on hiatus. Now, it's back with 45 shows across the country boasting five Suicide Girls, plenty of props, and dancing riffs on everything from The Big Lebowski to Kill Bill. Dressing Room caught up with Missy before the show hits the Varsity Theater this Friday.

See Also:
- Cynical, Bitter, Jaded as Hell. Also Naked. Websites like Suicide Girls provide porn with an indie rock attitude



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Le Cirque Rouge celebrates 10 years

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Le Cirque Rouge Cabaret & Burlesque, the Twin Cities' longest running current burlesque troupe, will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this weekend at the Amsterdam Bar and Hall. The troupe came about after a serendipitous stop at Sex World when Amy Buchanan, the group's founder, went into the shop to buy cigarettes. The visit spurred a series of events that eventually led to 10 years of music, dancing, and wild, sexy fun.

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Twin Cities Top Drawer Burlesque Exposition: Win tickets!

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L-R: Sweet Lilly Bee, Coco DuPree, Dahlia Dulce, Ophelia Flame
This weekend, the Twin Cities Top Drawer Burlesque Exposition will celebrate the local burlesque scene with an epic, two-day event. The happening, which will take place at Mounds Theatre, will feature a mind-boggling variety of cabaret, drag, vaudeville, burlesque, and more with over 60 performances scheduled. Talents in attendance include top acts from every Twin Cities troupe, and appearances will include sets from folks such as Sweet Lily Bee, Sweetpea, Coco Dupree, Foxy Tann, Queenie Von Curves, Dahlia Dulce, Ophelia Flame, the Playful Peacock Showgirl Academy, the Gentleman King, Pepper Sunshine, and many others.

City Pages has three pairs of general admission tickets, plus one VIP pair for the late-night show Saturday. Here's how to enter to win:

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