Join Burlesque veteran and your host, Velvet Kensington for a joyous evening of burlesque honoring the life and art of George Michael. Performers from New York and a couple from out of town will share their talents with you through the fabulous art of burlesque.
Plus there will be a silent auction featuring handcrafted accessories and other fabulous items. Fifty percent of the proceeds from the auction will go to Black Lives Matter and the Trans Lifeline.
Faux Pas & Aurora North
Miss Frankie Eleanor
Stage Mistress: Countess Eden
Trinity Starlight is the East Harlem Goddess of Burlesque. This dancer, model, actress has graced stages all over Manhattan and beyond! She will bring a smile to your face and make your heart skip a beat!
Completely lovable and totally mind-blowing Faux Pas le Fae & Aurora North are a decadent duo made of Dance, Cirque and Burlesque. Their Acts are delicious creations that audiences cannot unsee. Faux & Aurora are produced at venues such as The Box NYC, The Slipper Room, Coney Island USA, Dixon Place, House of YES, and Lannie's Clocktower-Denver. They have appeared on the Golden Pasties Awards Show at New York Burlesque Festival and headlined at Fierce International Queer Burlesque Festival.
Drag King of the Year in 2016, K.James is a transmasculine identified drag king who has been performing in NYC for 8 years and won countless awards. He is a key member in the Brooklyn-based drag alliance Switch n' Play since early 2008. Along with its members, he works to foster queer and drag community in Brooklyn. Switch n' Play produces drag & burlesque shows at Branded Saloon every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.
Coco Masala 1st debuted way back in 2011 on the night of the " rapture" so we have her boobs to thank that we are all still alive. We are so thankful that she came out of retirement to pay tribute to George.
Anja Keister, the Dicey Dame of burlesque, has been performing burlesque since 2010. She is most known for founding and co-producing her nerdlesque group, D20 Burlesque. Through D20, Anja runs monthly themed shows in NYC that have been going since 2011. She is also helps produce the International Nerdlesque Festival that takes place in NYC in late April.
Miss Frankie Eleanor has been refer to as The Nuyorican Bombshell known for her slow burn style and bubbly personality. Now with her own show Butter Pecan Productions, she creates a platform to celebrate and showcase her fellow Latin and Hispanic performers.
Ellie Quinn uses her inner most fangirl to tease and tickle your funny bone. The Duchess of Dork has performed in festivals all across the US, including headlining the NOLA Nerdlesque Festival in 2015, and internationally, hopping the pond to perform two acts in the 2016 London Burlesque Festival. Always upbeat and borderline absurd, you'll want to catch a peek at this geek! Ellie Quinn!
Our Stage Mistress for the night:
The Countess can be found entertaining her subjects in all corners of New York City. A former American Swing Dance champion, aerialist, jazz singer, producer and all-around showgirl, she adds jazzy flair to any event. She sings regularly with hot jazz piano master Chris Johnson and currently producers and hosts a fabulous cabaret show called "Dirty Blues" on the first Tuesday of the month at Sid Gold's Request Room.
Our DJ for the evening: Stormageddon is a DJ, host, performer and podcaster based in NY. Both of his podcasts can be found on his website, Crash Chords. He is nerdy about a great many things but nothing rivals he nerdy love of music of all kinds. His favorite George Michael songs and "Freedom! '90" and the Wham! classic "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go."
The Parkside Lounge (View)
317 E. Houston
Manhattan, NY 10002
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|