Boy Toy's Pocket Cabaret
Jun
28
8:00 PM20:00

Boy Toy's Pocket Cabaret

Boy Toy’s Pocket Cabaret, one of Chicago's only male burlesque shows, is an intimate yet high-energy, male-centric burlesque and variety show that will take you on a journey filled with music, dance, acrobatics, circus arts, drag performance, cabaret singing, and many other artistic forms of entertainment. Although we believe you cannot make a great production without including a full spectrum of talent, BTPC boasts a cast of predominately male-identifying burlesque and variety performers. See our production of diverse and top-level talent every 4th Friday of each month with doors open at 7:30 PM!

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Delirium: A Bohemian Caba-rave
Jun
28
10:00 PM22:00

Delirium: A Bohemian Caba-rave

Come be transported into the smoky, swirling world of Delirium: A Bohemian Caba-rave! Your host, the Green Fairy, guides you through a night of decadent debauchery as we begin with a 1920s-inspired cabaret show featuring internationally-renowned burlesque dancers, singers, drag performers, circus artists, and more. Once the Witching Hour strikes, the performers and audience all give a toast to the evening together, and we communally enjoy a shot of delicious absinthe. Then, the production devolves into into a raucous, psychedelic celebration of sensual and artistic freedom!

Put on your finest furs, but leave your inhibitions at the door, and enter the deliciously depraved world of Delirium! Presented by Willy la Queue and Lucky Stiff.

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Crimson Frolics
Jul
5
8:00 PM20:00

Crimson Frolics

Vintage duo, Dashing and Darling, invite you to step under the big top for a black and white silent night of unique story telling like nothing you've ever seen before. A light hearted journey of ups and downs, silly cartoon like comedic moments, awe inspiring circus acts, and touching sentimentality that all plays out on stage like a live action silent film right before your eyes. Featuring an eclectic cast of incredibly talented guest performers weaving in and out to represent the many different aspects of love. Step right up to the Crimson Frolics!

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Down the Rabbit Hole
Jul
5
10:00 PM22:00

Down the Rabbit Hole

Alice, on a quest to find out who she is, follows the White Rabbit down into wonderland.

Follow along and discover the characters that she meets in this wondrous land full of people and creatures, as envisioned by our amazing cast. Will Alice come out unchanged, or will she discover who she really is?

Featuring drag kings, variety, and more!

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Crimson Frolics
Jul
6
8:00 PM20:00

Crimson Frolics

Vintage duo, Dashing and Darling, invite you to step under the big top for a black and white silent night of unique story telling like nothing you've ever seen before. A light hearted journey of ups and downs, silly cartoon like comedic moments, awe inspiring circus acts, and touching sentimentality that all plays out on stage like a live action silent film right before your eyes. Featuring an eclectic cast of incredibly talented guest performers weaving in and out to represent the many different aspects of love.
Step right up to The Crimson Frolics!

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Crimson Frolics: Family Friendly Matinee
Jul
7
1:00 PM13:00

Crimson Frolics: Family Friendly Matinee

Vintage duo, Dashing and Darling, invite you to step under the big top for a black and white silent night of unique story telling like nothing you've ever seen before. A light hearted journey of ups and downs, silly cartoon like comedic moments, awe inspiring circus acts, and touching sentimentality that all plays out on stage like a live action silent film right before your eyes. Featuring an eclectic cast of incredibly talented guest performers weaving in and out to represent the many different aspects of love.
Step right up to The Crimson Frolics!

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Spotlight: Po'Chop
Jul
18
8:00 PM20:00

Spotlight: Po'Chop

Part dance, ritual, poetry, and fantasy, The Peoples Church of the G.H.E.T.T.O (Greatest History Ever Told To Our People) is a reimagined worship service rooted in the life and work of Audre Lorde and dedicated to the edification and education of black women doing their work.

Created by PoChop, with support from Chicago Dancemakers Forum and Pivot Arts Festival, The Peoples Church of the G.H.E.T.T.O invites you to join this intimate work-in-progress showing and their culminating series of services this September. This W.I.P showing will feature PoChop and Tiff Beatty and will be followed with a brief Q&A/conversation.

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Hindrance and Friends
Jul
19
8:00 PM20:00

Hindrance and Friends

"Hindrance and Friends"  - A Very Official, Most Special, Mandatory Happy Party
(you must) Join the leader dearest Hindrance on his international exploration "rumspringa", in a celebration of everything (understandably) not allowed in his home country, (the greatest country there is.) Hindrance has lined up a selection of Chicago's most entertaining, most talented and most not-at-all-held-captive performers to delight and question your senses. Or make your senses question you. There will be Dance, Music, diplomatic immunity, Burlesque, consensual pat-downs, comedy, and more. All in the spirit of Life, Liberty and TOTAL DOMINATION.

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Lowbrow!
Jul
19
10:00 PM22:00

Lowbrow!

Despite numerous letters of protest, Under the Gun Theater brings you "Lowbrow!" This absurdist cabaret is the best of the worst and weirdest! Puppets? Sure! Interpretive dance? Probably! Entertainment? No comment! With a new show every month, "Lowbrow!" is unpredictable, uncensored, and most likely unrehearsed. Critics have hailed it as "Confusing!" and "A show that starts at 10pm."

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Boy Toy's Pocket Cabaret
Jul
26
8:00 PM20:00

Boy Toy's Pocket Cabaret

Boy Toy’s Pocket Cabaret, one of Chicago's only male burlesque shows, is an intimate yet high-energy, male-centric burlesque and variety show that will take you on a journey filled with music, dance, acrobatics, circus arts, drag performance, cabaret singing, and many other artistic forms of entertainment. Although we believe you cannot make a great production without including a full spectrum of talent, BTPC boasts a cast of predominately male-identifying burlesque and variety performers. See our production of diverse and top-level talent every 4th Friday of each month with doors open at 7:30 PM!

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Delirium: A Bohemian Caba-rave
Jul
26
10:00 PM22:00

Delirium: A Bohemian Caba-rave

Come be transported into the smoky, swirling world of Delirium: A Bohemian Caba-rave! Your host, the Green Fairy, guides you through a night of decadent debauchery as we begin with a 1920s-inspired cabaret show featuring internationally-renowned burlesque dancers, singers, drag performers, circus artists, and more. Once the Witching Hour strikes, the performers and audience all give a toast to the evening together, and we communally enjoy a shot of delicious absinthe. Then, the production devolves into into a raucous, psychedelic celebration of sensual and artistic freedom!

Put on your finest furs, but leave your inhibitions at the door, and enter the deliciously depraved world of Delirium! Presented by Willy la Queue and Lucky Stiff.

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The Wild Side: A Badass Pole Show
Jul
27
7:00 PM19:00

The Wild Side: A Badass Pole Show

The Wild Side is a high-flying, floor-grinding pole dance and variety show thats been bringing Chicago audiences to the edge of their seats since 2016. Internationally renowned headliners and traveling stars join a phenomenal local cast of performers for a night of truly badass entertainment. A broad stylistic range celebrates pole dance both for its sexy roots and for all the many wild things it can be. Discover the show that turns night life upside down and come take a walk on The Wild Side!

Doors at 6:30. Show at 7:00.

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Boy Toy's Pocket Cabaret
Aug
23
8:00 PM20:00

Boy Toy's Pocket Cabaret

Boy Toy’s Pocket Cabaret, one of Chicago's only male burlesque shows, is an intimate yet high-energy, male-centric burlesque and variety show that will take you on a journey filled with music, dance, acrobatics, circus arts, drag performance, cabaret singing, and many other artistic forms of entertainment. Although we believe you cannot make a great production without including a full spectrum of talent, BTPC boasts a cast of predominately male-identifying burlesque and variety performers. See our production of diverse and top-level talent every 4th Friday of each month with doors open at 7:30 PM!

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Plan 9: CONvergence
Jun
22
7:30 PM19:30

Plan 9: CONvergence

When we last left our heroes they had just defeated the evil Red Shirt and discovered the Infinity Gauntlet...but then they lost it. But never fear, yet another fourth wall breaking fiend is here to "save" the day! Featuring all your nerdy favs from Harley Quinn to Deadpool to The Endless to Rocket Raccoon.

The gang is all here, but will they survive the incompetence...we mean experience.

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The Dame's Games
Jun
21
7:00 PM19:00

The Dame's Games

The Dame’s Games is a burlesque game show extravaganza! Audience members and burlesque performers play a series of games to see if they can beat the Dame! Our audience is sectioned into two teams and will compete in burlesque themed party games with the performers of the show! It’s a chance to be part of the action! In the tradition of Game Night and Double Dare, this high energy show will be like nothing you have ever seen before!

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Spotlight: Jeez Loueez Variety Hour
Jun
20
8:00 PM20:00

Spotlight: Jeez Loueez Variety Hour

The Jeez Loueez Variety Hour Starring Jeez Loueez!

Hosted by Jeez Loueez!

With Special Guest Jeez Loueez!

Featuring Musical Performances by Jeez + Loueez!

(*And Maybe Some Other People!)

Join Jeez Loueez for her self-proclaimed "hit" show after it's roaring debut in 2017! The international burlesque superstar returns with new tales of love, hoe-ing, and life in a leg machine in The Jeez Loueez Variety Hour Starring Jeez Loueez.

See Jeez: Dance! Rap! Strip! Reenact real life events. Share her confessions of an intercontinental slut. Pretend to play the piano. Get by on the accordion. Tap dance with one leg. And disturb you with a harmonica. Do we know if any of these things will actually happen? Of course not.

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Plan 9: CONvergence
Jun
15
8:00 PM20:00

Plan 9: CONvergence

When we last left our heroes they had just defeated the evil Red Shirt and discovered the Infinity Gauntlet...but then they lost it. But never fear, yet another fourth wall breaking fiend is here to "save" the day! Featuring all your nerdy favs from Harley Quinn to Deadpool to The Endless to Rocket Raccoon.

The gang is all here, but will they survive the incompetence — we mean, experience?

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Lowbrow!
Jun
14
10:00 PM22:00

Lowbrow!

Despite numerous letters of protest, Under the Gun Theater brings you "Lowbrow!" This absurdist cabaret is the best of the worst and weirdest! Puppets? Sure! Interpretive dance? Probably! Entertainment? No comment! With a new show every month, "Lowbrow!" is unpredictable, uncensored, and most likely unrehearsed. Critics have hailed it as "Confusing!" and "A show that starts at 10pm."

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Chicago A Go-Go!
Jun
13
8:00 PM20:00

Chicago A Go-Go!

Chicago Academy of Burlesque is excited to be collaborating with the incredible Eva la Feva to create a new space for Burlesque and Vaudeville entertainment. To celebrate this new venture, we want to share with you our incredible instructors, including some of our guest instructors who will be teaching with us in future sessions!

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Jonah Ray
Jun
1
8:00 PM20:00

Jonah Ray

JONAH RAY most recently hosted the longtime cult classic, MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: THE RETURN, for Netflix. Jonah Also starred in HIDDEN AMERICA, a mock travel show that follows him on his misadventures from city to city. 

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