If you're looking for a family-friendly outing in a galaxy far, far away, uh, these are not the droids you're looking for. The Riverside Theater today announced that it will host "The Empire Strips Back: A Burlesque Parody" on Saturday, April 13.
Even though festival season is upon is the indoor music is still wafting from the stage at Riverwest Public House, 815 E. Locust St., in Riverwest in the coming weeks.
Modern-day burlesque queen Dita Von Teese brought her latest show, "The Art of the Teese," to The Pabst Theater Tuesday night, a heady mixture of vintage glamour, bawdy comedy, a whole lot of seduction and even more pasties - and I don't mean the Cornish delicacy.
Though so tame by current standards that Miley Cyrus wouldn't be caught dead doing it, a shimmy dance performed on a downtown stage 86 years ago was considered "shocking, suggestive, immoral, indecent and highly improper" by the cop that arrested Mary Karras for doing it.
Mexican wrestling surf rock stars Los Straitjackets and The World Famous Pontani Sisters burlesque dance troupe play at Turner Hall Ballroom at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20.
The Circus Club, 906 S. Barclay Ave., will open on June 4 and bring a completely classy and sassy new nightspot to Brew City. The massive complex will feature three bars, a "fantasy" dance floor, live performers, DJs and tented lounges.
It's been two years since it debuted in Milwaukee at the Turner Hall Ballroom and if you still don't know what Mondo Lucha is, you'd best read on and catch up.
It might not have been quite as colorful as the likes of San Francisco's Barbary Coast or The Tenderloin in Manhattan, but there was a time when Milwaukee had its own pleasure quarter, and "Spectacular! Spectacular! A Burlesque Bash" is doing its damnedest to recreate those late-19th century days.
This January saw the launch of the Erotic Milwaukee Show's Foreplay Mondays and let's just say that the start of the work week has never been so steamy. It goes down every Monday at the Miramar Theater, 2844 N. Oakland Ave., but it's got the sauciness of a Saturday night. In fact, it's probably the most action you're going to get all week.
Meet Ava Von Sweets, a burlesque performer who likes to perform -- and get super sassy -- for Milwaukee audiences. Von Sweets is in the Alley Cat Revue, a new Brew City burlesque group with two upcoming performances at Stonefly Brewery.
The Mondo Lucha Variety Show draws inspiration from performance art's strange, seedy past with enough retro kitsch to fill a historic ballroom. It takes the art of Mexican Lucha Libre wrestling, the sass of burlesque, and the curious intrigue of carnival freak shows and throws them into a blender to create a nonsensical, yet totally mesmerizing experience.
Burlesque is back, thanks to sassy troupes like Milwaukee's Brew City Burlesque. Often confused with exotic dancing, founding member Jennifer Gibson says it's "more wholesome ... than stripping."