Calliope Presents & Dead 2 Me Records bring you, ROUGE Cabaret & Neo-Vintage Dance Party!
The Burning City Neo-Vintage Entertainment Festival KICK OFF PARTY!
Join us for a night of electro-swing and neo-vintage dance music featuring DJs Vourteque & Mr. Automatic, Along with drag, burlesque and variety acts by Jade Sotomayor, Eva la Feva, Gaea Lady, Willy LaQueue & Kamrah Raqs.
Thursday, June 26 @ 7:30pm
Grotesque Burlesque is a weekly figure drawing meetup group. We are a tight-knit group of artists of every level who have been meeting weekly to draw a live model (sometimes costumed, sometimes nude, of all genders, shapes, and sizes) since July of 2013. We’re serious about what we do, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously.
We welcome everyone, and our group ranges from professional illustrators to those without any drawing background at all. Our only rules are that the conversation remains respectful towards everyone, especially our models, and that everyone in attendance must participate – no spectators are allowed. BYO art-supplies!
Fireside Chat with Living Legend, Bic Carrol:
Chicago Burlesque 1950-1970
Saturday, June 28 @1pm
FREE EVENT! A history of Chicago Burlesque from a man who lived it! Join Living Legend, Bic Carrol, for a fireside chat about burlesque, vaudeville, and variety in the Windy City during the 50s, 60s & 70s. Bic will be leading a discussion about his favorite (and not so favorite) venues, producers, and performers. Q&A session will follow. Don't miss this opportunity to learn about our history from one of the greats!
Step down into the Underground and straight into a modern-day speakeasy, where the red-lit silhouettes of gogo dancers grind to downtempo and trip-hop beats.
Featuring improvised, long-form burlesque-inspired gogo sets and pole performances from headliners, Dalton Rhodes & Switch The Boi Wonder. And featuring: Po'Chop & Jimmie Swagger
Tip your Performers generously. DJ Sets from @pupAnubis aka Maewest and special guest The Wife Of Wrath Petty Crocker.
This is a body-positive, queer/Trans friendly space where self-expression is encouraged and cultivated - leave your inhibitions at the door and get ready to get a little wild. Bathrooms are gender neutral. Consent is mandatory.
Presented by Feva Pitch Productions and Gutter Glam Entertainment and sponsored by Tequila Tromba
You did it! You survived 4 crazy days and nights at the first annual Burning City Neo-Vintage Entertainment Festival! And now you are tired, hung over, and desperately need sleep. But wait - there's one event left. After the Burn, one must get Burnt - so drag your glitter-raged body to Burnt City Brewing for the best hangover bowling brunch party you can imagine.
Admission includes brunch buffet, bowling shoes, balls, and lane usage for all. Bloody Marys, Mimosas, Beermosas, and some of the best craft beer in the city will be available a la carte (hair of the dog, right?). So gather your teams, prep your costumes, and show those pins who's boss.