Expect sassy performances at the Calgary International Burlesque Festival

Dec 19 2017, 10:40 am

The second year of the Calgary International Burlesque Festival is back on Friday, October 16 to Sunday, October 18. The festival is a local celebration of Calgary’s Burlesque and Vaudeville community.

The Calgary International Burlesque Festival strives for a unique balance of local talent, national and international performers of prominence. Each day of the festival brings a different showcase featuring the diverse types of modern and classic Burlesque and Vaudeville entertainment.

There will be educational workshops with professionals and the festival will also provide networking and mentorship opportunities for Calgary’s growing talent.

Image: Raven Virginia
Image: Raven Virginia

Following is a list of who will be performing on each day of the three-day festival:

Friday Night  Showcase

Friday, October 16 at 8 p.m.

Headliners: Betsey Bottom Dollar and Kitten ’N’ Lou

  • Arabella Allure (Edmonton)
  • Axis D’Evil (Calgary)
  • Bruce Wang (Vancouver)
  • Daisy DeVille (Calgary)
  • Dusty Topps & Scarlet Disdain (Calgary)
  • Faye Havoc (Vancouver)
  • LeTabby Lexington (Edmonton)
  • Lily Bo Pique (Calgary)
  • Lost Girls Burlesque (Vancouver)
  • Nicky Ninedoors (Vancouver)
  • Ruby Rounds (Portland)
  • Sizzle Dizzle (New York)
  • Villainy Loveless (Vancouver)
  • Violet Coquette (Edmonton)
  • Viv Clicquot (Vancouver)
  • Yaretza (Calgary)

Saturday Night Cabaret

Saturday, October 17 at 8 p.m.

Special appearance by ‘Mama Beaver’ Ms. Judith Stein

  • Betsy Bottom Dollar (Vancouver)
  • Chastity Twist (Vancouver)
  • China White (Calgary)
  • Clare Voyeur (Vancouver)
  • Dusty Topps (Calgary)
  • Hella Tang (Vancouver)
  • Lady Maefyre (Calgary)
  • Lost Girls Burlesque (Vancouver)
  • Lulu Le Bomb (Calgary)
  • Ruby Slickeur (Vancouver)
  • Sara Von Trease (Calgary)

Burlesque Brunch

Sunday, October 18 at 11 a.m.

A sassy blend of performances from up-coming stars

  • Damian Rhapsody (Calgary)
  • The Burn Betties (Calgary)
  • Keely Kamikaze (Calgary)
  • Minni D’bomme (Edmonton)
  • Forbsie Flare (Edmonton)
  • Jeronimo Jones (Calgary)
  • Miss Marla Muse (Calgary)
  • Kara Ka-Pow (Calgary)
  • Rebelle le Reve (Calgary)
  • Calamity Kate (Vancouver)
  • Lottie DeLovely (Calgary)
  • Jezebel Sinclair (Calgary)

Calgary International Burlesque Festival 2015

Where: Various locations

When: Friday, October 16 to Sunday, October 18

Cost: Prices Vary

Image: Kitten N' Lou

Image: Kitten N’ Lou


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