House Nocturnae - Deeper & Darker
Nov
23
10:30 PM22:30

House Nocturnae - Deeper & Darker

Vancouver Fringe sensation, House Nocturnae, is back! Step into an electric roadhouse where enigmatic fantasies come alive after dark. With every sip, witness a menagerie of captivating performers prowling the dusty stage. Eclectic dancers, burlesque stripteasers, and torch singers show you the intoxicating taxonomy of the night. Deeper and darker, this visit to House Nocturnae features five additional acts to tantalize the senses.

Featuring: 
ANNA MAYFIRE 
ARIEL HELVETICA 
AVA LURE 
LAYNA EMERALD 
LUNETTE DUET 
MELODY MANGLER 
PORTIA FAVRO 
ROCKET RAY

"The performers are playful and entertaining providing a smorgasbord of burlesque performances to suit almost any palate, from latex to lace to feather boas." - Theatre Addicts Vancouver

Tickets available online here.

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Wet Coast Burlesque presents: Holiday Speakeasy
Dec
6
7:30 PM19:30

Wet Coast Burlesque presents: Holiday Speakeasy

What better way to beat the cold and celebrate the oncoming holiday season? Come tease away the freeze with us on December 6th! An evening of sensuous, titillating classic burlesque featuring an incredible stacked cast of wonderful performers.



Starring the ineffable Yaretza! This incredible show-girl has been dancing across stages around the globe, including headlining the Mexico Burlesque Festival in 2016. We can not wait to have this incredible performer with us for the grand finale of 2018!





STARRING

Yaretza

Portia Favro

Diamond Minx

- Misty Moss

- Cinnamon Kicks

Cherry Cheeks

- Atomic Ember



Hosted by Charlie Creamfill ♥







This event takes place on the unceded and traditional lands of the Lekwungen peoples.

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Doors 7:30, show at 8:00.

*19+. No minors.

*Tickets are general admission. To secure seating please arrive as close to doors as possible!

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Accessibility:

* The Victoria Event Centre does not currently have an operational elevator, and there is one long flight of stairs at the venue entrance. If you would like to attend the event but require assistance with accessing the space, please contact us at events@victoriaeventcentre.ca and VEC staff do their best to accommodate.
* More detailed venue accessibility info is available at https://victoriaeventcentre.ca/attendees/accessibility/
* Washrooms are for all genders.

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Cherry OnTop + Portia Favro present: LUST 2.0
Jan
18
to Jan 19

Cherry OnTop + Portia Favro present: LUST 2.0

More Scandalous. More Salacious. More Lust!

We welcome you back into our world of indulgence, passion, freedom, revelry, decadence, and of course…lust. 

See the show that rocked the Rio Theatre and left Vancouver breathless one last time before we close the doors of our #HouseofLust

Featuring your favourite artists and a few decadent additions... This is an exotic cabaret experience like none you've experienced. 

Leave your inhibitions outside and step into our house as we weave a story of love affairs, passions and desires - one more time. 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18 + SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2019 
DOORS 7PM | SHOW 8PM 
THE RIO THEATRE 
1660 EAST BROADWAY 

Full cast announcement coming in November. 

General Admission Tickets $40 advance | $45 at the door 
https://riotheatretickets.ca/


*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service. 
Sorry, Rio Theatre Groupons and passes are not accepted for this event.

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House of Hush presents: New Year Swing
Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

House of Hush presents: New Year Swing

Swing into the New Year with House of Hush! Find your stride with empowering burlesque acts, and fuel your jive with the intoxicating energy of our performers (and Crash Hotel's cocktails).

Grab a table for House of Hush Burlesque’s monthly burlesque show at Crash Hotel’s vintage cocktail bar — go back in time to an era of luxurious outfits, cocktails and a night of classic burlesque with Edmonton and Calgary’s top burlesque performers. Styled after a past era of extravagant parties, this is an intimate show without the separation of stage: burlesque artists will be performing mere inches from your seat. If you're craving glittery costumes, glamour, can-can, or wild gin-soaked revelry – you've come to the right place!

STARRING VANCOUVER’S PORTIA FAVRO! Portia Favro is a classically-trained dancer, turned pin-up who has plunged into Vancouver’s rich burlesque scene. She's an award-winning dancer, choreographer, and teacher, with extensive experience working across Canada, Europe, and the United States. Portia has performed in the prestigious Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary International Burlesque Festivals, The Crystalline Cabaret, GSG Productions, The Canadian Olympic Committee, Lost Girls Burlesque, Wet Coast Burlesque and many more. Portia is also the Lead Instructor for Luminesque Dance and teacher at the Vancouver Burlesque Centre and First Dance Vancouver. You never know where this pin-up is going to pop up…Portia is thrilled to be back in Edmonton to perform!

Joined by House of Hush Performers.
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TICKETS are $26 - $36 per person and include a complimentary feature cocktail. Doors are at 7pm and the show is at 8pm. The show runs just over an hour, with a short intermission in the middle. Burlesque performers will be teasing and dancing all throughout the room. Seating map: https://www.houseofhushburlesque.com/s/CrashSeatingMap.jpg

*Note, the Crash Hotel lobby is an intimate venue: there is a limit of 48 seats available per show. Expect to be seated at the bar or at a table with other guests. Want a table to yourself? Purchase a VIP table! Coming alone? Please do! We will seat you at the bar and you’ll get a great view of the show.

This is an 18+ show
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Don't want the party to end? Join us for THE LATE SHOW! Please note that the room will need to be cleared for House of Hush Burlesque's LATE SHOW at 9:45pm. This is a completely different show and you're welcome to buy tickets for both shows! For tickets to the LATE SHOW show visit https://thelateshowjan25.eventbrite.com.

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Go-Go Mania (Portia's Birthday Party!) - October 21
Oct
21
8:00 PM20:00

Go-Go Mania (Portia's Birthday Party!) - October 21

Aloooooha! It's Portia's Birthday! 

Go-Go Bungalow is your place for hot beats, cool drinks and Vancouver's only weekly retro go-go dance show! Producer Portia Favro has gathered a few of her fave babes to shake and shimmy the night away to a full soundtrack of 90's music! 

While we dance, enjoy delicious authentic tiki cocktails made by our handsome bartenders at The Shameful Tiki Room. 

It's a truly submersive experience. What more could you ask for on a Sunday?

Sets at 8PM and 10PM 

Your dancers will be...
☆ PORTIA FAVRO 
☆ CHERRY ONTOP 
☆ CHELSEA HART 
☆ JOJO DANCER 

NO COVER CHARGE.
*Don't forget to tip your lovely go go girls* 

Follow us on Instagram (@gogobungalow) + hashtag #gogobungalow 

Make your reso online for a table at: 
http://shamefultikiroom.com/vancouver/reservations/

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Chair Dance Workshop (Victoria, BC)
Oct
12
6:30 PM18:30

Chair Dance Workshop (Victoria, BC)

Due to popular demand, Portia is back this Fall for one specialty workshop! 

This intro to chair dance is the perfect way into the slinky Halloween vibes and harness your skills. 

Learn the classic technique of chair dancing in this foundations class, working with a base of physicality, strength and poise.

We will cover safety, transition techniques and how to execute this style with ease and confidence. 

There will be a small choreography component designed to help you explore your inner bombshell.

This workshop is an all levels class and no formal dance experience is required.

When: Friday, October 12 
Time: 6:30-7:45PM
Where: Alive (1821 Cook Street) 

Pre-registration is required. 

Please wear fitted clothing, leggings or crop pants tend to work best as booty shorts do stick to the bottom of chairs 

Heels are optional, please only wear indoor dance shoes and a height you feel comfortable moving in. Flats, sneakers or other indoor footwear are allowed. You must have some kind of footwear to participate in this class.

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Go-Go Bungalow - September 30 (Fleetwood Mac Tribute Night)
Sep
30
8:00 PM20:00

Go-Go Bungalow - September 30 (Fleetwood Mac Tribute Night)

Aloha! 

Go-Go Bungalow is your place for hot beats, cool drinks and Vancouver's only weekly retro go-go dance show! 

Join us every Sunday as our dancers shimmy and shake to your fave retro tunes, including SURF, SOUL, EXOTICA, ROCK & ROLL, MOTOWN and more.

While we dance, enjoy delicious authentic tiki cocktails made by our handsome bartenders at The Shameful Tiki Room. 

It's a truly submersive experience. What more could you ask for on a Sunday?

Sets at 8PM and 10PM

Your dancers will be...
☆ PORTIA FAVRO
☆ AVA LURE
☆ FIONA MATTHEWS

NO COVER CHARGE.
*Don't forget to tip your lovely go go girls* 

Follow us on Instagram (@gogobungalow) + hashtag #gogobungalow 

Large group? Staff party or Birthday? Let us know we'd be happy to have you celebrate with us. 

The Shameful Tiki Room offers reservations. theshamefultikiroom@gmail.com*

More info on that here -> http://shamefultikiroom.com/vancouver/reservations/
MAHALO!

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The Crystalline Cabaret Presents: House Nocturnae
Sep
7
to Sep 16

The Crystalline Cabaret Presents: House Nocturnae

House Nocturnae. An electric roadhouse where enigmatic fantasies come alive after dark. With every sip, witness a menagerie of captivating performers prowling the dusty stage. Eclectic dancers, burlesque stripteasers, and torch singers show you the intoxicating taxonomy of the night. Be careful when you step into House Nocturnae, you may never want to leave.

FEATURING:
ANNA MAYFIRE
ARIEL HELVETICA
AVA LURE
DONNA BOSS ROGERS
LAYNA EMERALD
LUNETTE DUET
PORTIA FAVRO
ROCKET RAY

TICKETS at vancouverfringe.com
$15 + membership

SHOWTIMES:
Sept 7 - 7:50PM
Sept 8 - 10:15PM
Sept 9 - 8:05PM
Sept 11 - 9:50PM
Sept 13 - 9:50PM
Sept 15 - 8:20PM
Sept 16 - 1:00PM

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The VBC Presents: End of An Era Celebration
Sep
6
8:00 PM20:00

The VBC Presents: End of An Era Celebration

It is will sad, heavy hearts that we close the doors of our beloved studio at 124 West 6th, but it is with open and glowing hearts that we embrace the future of the VBC and have a big kick-ass party to celebrate the magic of the last 7 years at our space! 
Please join us at The Wise Hall & Lounge for an evening of amazing performances from both VBC students and instructors, plus a shimmy-tastic dance party after the show with DJ K-Tel. 
There will be tears. There will be champagne. There will be butt shaking and the sharing of a love for our special space and VBC family!

Theme: Wear Gold. Cause it's a celebration, bitches.

With performances by:
Amethyst Howl
Ariel Helvetica
Cherry OnTop
Ginger Avenue
Layna Emerald
Minnie Peron
Portia Favro
Harla LaVand
Ruthe Ordare + Jungle Kat
Cleo Victory + Donna Boss Roger + Minnie Peron

Also featuring performances from:
Cleo Victory's Slow & Sexy Class
Cherry OnTop's Art of Striptease and Stage Presence Class
Chastity Twist's Classic Chair Cabaret + Modern Chair Cabaret Classes

Hosted by: Miss Kiss

Tunes + Dance Party with DJ K-Tel

Tix: $20 advance
$25 at door

Doors 8, Show 9pm

Advance tix available at Brown Paper Tickets available NOW: https://vbcendofanera.brownpapertickets.com/

Event: Wise Hall 1882 Adanac Street

Accessibility: There is wheelchair accessibility through the back entrance of the Wise Hall. Please contact vancouverburlesquecentre@gmail.com if you have any concerns and we will organize any aid you might need.

Other concerns: this is a fun, sex-positive, inclusive, safe space. We have zero tolerance for douche-baggery. Anyone being inappropriate, rude, or aggressive will be ejected from the space immediately with no refund of their ticket.

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Burlesque Camp!
Aug
10
6:30 PM18:30

Burlesque Camp!

Burlesque Camp!! The ultimate holiday for striptease enthusiasts! Learn new skills and make lasting memories on the shore of Port Moody’s beautiful Sasamat Lake! Featuring! Arts and Crafts with Melody Mangler! Campfire Karaoke! Kayaking and more! $450 includes your classes, accommodation, travel AND meals! Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to hone your craft amidst the serenity of beautiful British Columbia. Only 40 spots available. 

Tickets on sale May 11-May 13 (or until tickets are gone) First come, first serve. 
TWO OPTIONS TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Option 1. Pay In Full
Pay $450+ 12% sales tax up front over the weekend of May 11-13

Option 2. Payment Plan
Pay $150+12% sales tax up front over the weekend of May 11-13 + 
2 additional payments of $150 +12% sales tax on June 15 and July 15

More info available here. 

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Hot Summer Nights Heels + Floorwork Workshop (Victoria, BC)
Aug
10
6:30 PM18:30

Hot Summer Nights Heels + Floorwork Workshop (Victoria, BC)

It's been a hot minute, but Portia Favro will be back in Victoria, B.C. this summer!

Join her for her HOT SUMMER NIGHTS Heels and Floorwork Class this August!

This workshop will focus on heels dance movement, presence and techniques iconic to this sultry performance style. After a sweaty warm up, we'll take it to floor and experiment with various techniques of burlesque and sensual movement.

Sweat, sparkle and a few giggles are all guaranteed! Exect a full body workout, technical breakdown and opportunity to work on your personal artistry.

Hailing from Vancouver, Portia Favro is a professional dancer, producer, choreographer and pin-up with over 15 years of teaching experience with dancers of all ages, levels and techniques within the dance and burlesque communities.

All are welcome! Whether you’re a seasoned mover or have 2 left feet - this class is for the dancer living inside of you.

 

WHEN: Friday, August 10

TIME: 6:30-7:45PM

WHERE: Alive

What to wear // bring: water, something to cover your knees, sweat towel, and a good attitude!

Class can be done in heels or runners.

Pre-Registration is required. Limited spots available!

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Retro Go-Go Masterclass (So You Wanna Be a Go-Go Dancer?)
Jul
22
12:00 PM12:00

Retro Go-Go Masterclass (So You Wanna Be a Go-Go Dancer?)

So you wanna be a Go-Go Dancer?

Join Instructor Portia Favro for a 2-hour workshop learning anthemic 1960’s go-go techniques, stamina-building tricks and how to maintain stage presence even when you’re all shaken out!

Portia will also share some crucial techniques producers look for while expanding your overall dance skillset with in this fast-paced class.

We’ll also go through brief history of Go-Go and teach a few techniques for hair, makeup and styling you need to complete a true retro look!

Portia is a professional dancer, producer, choreographer and pin-up with over 15 years of teaching experience with dancers of all ages, levels and techniques.

This workshop will be taught at an OPEN LEVEL.

**BONUS** 3 dancers from the workshop will be invited to dance that evening at Go-Go Bungalow at the Shameful Tiki Room!

Date: Sunday, July 22

Time: 12PM-2PM

Cost: $40

Sign up online here! 

What To Wear or Bring: fitted clothing, ballroom or character shoes, towel and water bottle.

RSVP on FB here. 

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Summer Strip
Jul
6
to Aug 2

Summer Strip

  • Vancouver Burlesque Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We're feeling the heat this summer! Joing Portia Favro for a fun night of striptease, sensuality and refreshments.

Using elements of heels dance and neo burlesque, this workshop puts a summery spin on striptease, exploring everything from slow, sexy and sensual movement to classic bump and grind.

It's the perfect way to celebrate the season!

After class, all dancers are welcome to join for a beverage a Tap + Barrel in the Olympic Village (walking distance from the studio!) with your new pals!

This workshop is an all levels class and no formal dance experience is required.

WHEN: Friday, July 6 // 6:30-8:30PM

Thursday, August 2 // 7:30-9:30PM

Cost: $40 or $65 for both workshops!

Pre-registration is required. Sign up here.  

What To Wear or Bring: fitted clothing + bring a bra and panty (to be worn over clothing), button up shirt, a water bottle and towel. Indoor footwear (i.e. comfortable dance heel or shoe) no outdoor heels allowed in the studio please.

Optional: kneepads and/or knee high socks as there will be some floor work involved! Pasties are also welcome if you feel the call!

RSVP via FB here. 

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Luminesque Dance Presents: WANDERLUST
Jun
21
to Jun 24

Luminesque Dance Presents: WANDERLUST

Luminesque Dance Presents:

WANDERLUST
June 21-24 2018
Celebrities Nightclub

️Sit back, relax and buckle your seatbelt as our Glow Girls take you on the dream dance vacation of a lifetime. Meet the Cabaret Cast from New York, Pin-Up Girls from Paris, Beach Babes from Cali and MORE in our express tour of the Globe!

This Luminesque Dance show features an original storyline, spectacular choreography and over 200 of Vancouver's fierce and fabulous females!



This venue is a 19+ establishment

June 21 + 22 + 23

Doors: 6 pm
Preshow: 7 pm
Show: 7:30 pm

Sunday, June 24

Doors: 5 pm
Preshow: 6 pm
Show: 6:30 pm


General Admission - $20
Reserved Seats - $35
Front Row VIP Tables - $175 (Includes 4 seats & admissions)
Balcony Access - $30
Door Tickets - $25 (if available)


www.LuminesqueDance.com

@LuminesqueDance

#LetsGlowGirls

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Go-Go Bungalow's 4th Birthday Party!
Jun
10
8:00 PM20:00

Go-Go Bungalow's 4th Birthday Party!

Aloha! 

Go-Go Bungalow is your place for hot beats, cool drinks and Vancouver's only weekly retro go-go dance show! 

It's also our 4th birthday party, so we want to celebrate!

Join us every Sudnay as our dancers shimmy and shake to your fave retro tunes, including SURF, SOUL, EXOTICA, ROCK & ROLL, MOTOWN and more.

While we dance, enjoy delicious authentic tiki cocktails made by our handsome bartenders at The Shameful Tiki Room. 

It's a truly submersive experience. What more could you ask for on a Sunday?

Sets at 8PM and 10PM

Your dancers will be...
☆ RUTHE ORDARE
☆ GINGER AVENUE
☆ PORTIA FAVRO

NO COVER CHARGE.
*Don't forget to tip your lovely go go dancers* 

Follow us on Instagram (@gogobungalow) + hashtag #gogobungalow 

Large group? Staff party or Birthday? Let us know we'd be happy to have you celebrate with us. 

The Shameful Tiki Room offers reservations. theshamefultikiroom@gmail.com*

More info on that here -> http://shamefultikiroom.com/vancouver/reservations/
MAHALO!

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Go-Go Bungalow - June 3!
Jun
3
8:00 PM20:00

Go-Go Bungalow - June 3!

Aloha! 

Go-Go Bungalow is your place for hot beats, cool drinks and Vancouver's only weekly retro go-go dance show! 

Join us every Sudnay as our dancers shimmy and shake to your fave retro tunes, including SURF, SOUL, EXOTICA, ROCK & ROLL, MOTOWN and more.

While we dance, enjoy delicious authentic tiki cocktails made by our handsome bartenders at The Shameful Tiki Room. 

It's a truly submersive experience. What more could you ask for on a Sunday?

Sets at 8PM and 10PM

Your dancers will be...
☆ PORTIA FAVRO
☆ MONICA GUTIERREZ
☆ JEN O

NO COVER CHARGE.
*Don't forget to tip your lovely go go girls* 

Follow us on Instagram (@gogobungalow) + hashtag #gogobungalow 

Large group? Staff party or Birthday? Let us know we'd be happy to have you celebrate with us. 

The Shameful Tiki Room offers reservations. theshamefultikiroom@gmail.com*

More info on that here -> http://shamefultikiroom.com/vancouver/reservations/
MAHALO!

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Go-Go Bungalow - May 13 ft. Lola Frost + guests
May
13
8:00 PM20:00

Go-Go Bungalow - May 13 ft. Lola Frost + guests

Aloha! 

Go-Go Bungalow is your place for hot beats, cool drinks and Vancouver's only weekly retro go-go dance show! 

Join us every Sudnay as our dancers shimmy and shake to your fave retro tunes, including SURF, SOUL, EXOTICA, ROCK & ROLL, MOTOWN and more.

While we dance, enjoy delicious authentic tiki cocktails made by our handsome bartenders at The Shameful Tiki Room. 

It's a truly submersive experience. What more could you ask for on a Sunday?

Sets at 8PM and 10PM

Your dancers will be...
☆ LOLA FROST
☆ CHERRY ONTOP
☆ PORTIA FAVRO

NO COVER CHARGE.
*Don't forget to tip your lovely go-go dancers* 

Follow us on Instagram (@gogobungalow) + hashtag #gogobungalow 

Large group? Staff party or birthday? Let us know we'd be happy to have you celebrate with us. 

The Shameful Tiki Room offers reservations. theshamefultikiroom@gmail.com

More info on that here -> http://shamefultikiroom.com/vancouver/reservations/
MAHALO!

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Cherry OnTop + Portia Favro present: LUST
May
11
to May 12

Cherry OnTop + Portia Favro present: LUST

Cherry OnTop + Portia Favro present: LUST

Take a glimpse into our world of indulgence, passion, freedom, revelry, decadence, and of course…lust. 

This is an exotic cabaret experience like none you've experienced - this is more than just a stage show. Leave your inhibitions outside and step into our house as we weave a story of love affairs, passions and desires.

Featuring: RAY GUNN,
Chicago's own innovative and seductive burlesque artist
HOSTED BY: LOLA FROST
(infamous empress of burlesque & wordsmith)
NICKY NINEDOORS
(pole dance & striptease superstar)
HOUSE OF LA DOUCHE
(vancouver vogueing royalty)
SUBSOMNIA
(aerial members of Subscura)
PORTIA FAVRO
(dance guru & rising burlesque star)
CHERRY ONTOP
(high octane supernova of burlesque)
FIONA MATTHEWS, CHELSEA HART
& CLEO VICTORY
(seductive dance trio of your dreams)
with
LUMINESQUE DANCE & VANCOUVER BURLESQUE CENTRE

MAY 10 + 11
DOORS 7PM | SHOW 8PM
THE RIO THEATRE
1660 EAST BROADWAY

BUY TIX HERE. DON"T SLEEP ON THIS ONE, LOVERS:

https://riotheatretickets.ca/?page=2

This is a truly immersive experience...we encourage our guests to dress up in costumes in red, black white and metallics. 

#HouseofLust

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Vancouver International Burlesque Festival Presents: Vancouver Uncovered
Apr
7
7:00 PM19:00

Vancouver International Burlesque Festival Presents: Vancouver Uncovered

Celebrate Vancouver's finest and fiercest burlesque with VANCOUVER UNCOVERED! The VIBF presents local burlesque like you've never seen it before: our region's brightest striptease stars will bare their creative souls - and a whole lot more - on the Vancouver Playhouse stage. An evening of comedy, glamour, music, seduction, and innovative performance art!

FEATURING:
Headliner
FRANKIE FICTITIOUS
Hosted by
JEEZ LOUEEZ and BLANCHE DEBRIS
Local Features
ARIEL HELVETICA, VERONICA VEX, and CHAMPAGNE SPARKLES
And introducing our local Fresh Face Feature
BEE APPLETINI
With performances by
VIRAGO NATION
MISS KISS
ARABELLA ALLURE
PORTIA FAVRO
DONNA BOSS ROGERS
FAYE HAVOC
MISTY MOSS
GINGER AVENUE
THE CHEESECAKE BURLESQUE REVUE
SILK E GUNZ
SCARLET DELIRIUM
KITTY GLITTER
COCK-A-DOODLE DANDIES
AVA LURE
DIAMOND MINX
LOST GIRLS BURLESQUE

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Slow at the Penthouse
Mar
29
to Mar 30

Slow at the Penthouse

I'll be dancing on Thursday, March 29 with my babe AVA LURE! 

Slow At The Penthouse — A Ten Night Stand.

In anticipation of headlining shows at CMW + Sled Island and the release of their first ever full length LP, SLOW will be taking over a space unseen by the public for over 40 years at the city's most historic and notorious nightclub. During this unprecedented 10 night stand the band will be playing classic songs, unique covers, and first performances of new material.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

MARCH 29TH — APRIL 9TH
THE PENTHOUSE CABARET (SECRET LOFT)
1019 SEYMOUR STREET

CAPACITY LIMITED — TICKETS RELEASED SOON

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

EACH NIGHT DIFFERENT — EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED

★ Special Musical Guests ★ Rock n' Roll Recitals ★ Dancing Girls ★ Showbiz Follies ★ Much Much More ★ 

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ABOUT SLOW
It is almost impossible to over-estimate the effect of Slow on Canadian music. Formed in the mid-80s in Vancouver, and releasing only one album and one 7" on Zulu Records, the band has consistently been called one of the most influential punk rock bands in Canada and forerunners of the Seattle grunge scene. Perhaps most infamously, Slow is also the band that brought Expo 86 to its knees.

Not bad for a band that recorded only eight songs.

Slow was formed by Thomas Anselmi, Christian Thorvaldson, Stephen Hamm, and Terry Russell. Ziggy Sigmund was added to the line-up soon after as a second guitarist. The band released the 7" I Broke the Circle in 1985, followed by Against the Glass in 1986, which featured the legendary “Have Not Been the Same,” one of the most iconic songs in Canadian music history. The song’s name was even taken as the name for the CanRock Encyclopedia, published by ECW Press.

Slow’s brand of rock n roll and punk rock has not aged one bit: Anselmi’s voice is monstrous, the guitars seriously rock n roll, and the drummer is all energy and destruction. Against the Glass is the kind of album that could only be delivered by a veteran act of 20 years---or a bunch of genius teenagers with not much better to do.

Note from SLOW:

Slow reformed in August of 2017 and played 4 sold out shows in early December in Victoria and Vancouver. What started as a short-term project has turned into something exciting and unexpected. The creative energy was just as powerful as when we left it 30 years earlier and suddenly SLOW has been reborn.

https://www.thisisslow.com/

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Go-Go Bungalow at The Shameful Tiki Room's 5th Anniversary Party
Mar
23
to Mar 25

Go-Go Bungalow at The Shameful Tiki Room's 5th Anniversary Party

  • The Shameful Tiki Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Aloha! 

Go-Go Bungalow is your place for hot beats, cool drinks and Vancouver's only weekly retro go-go dance show! We are thrilled to present not just one, but TWO editions of the show to celebrate our home venue, The Shameful Tiki Room, turning 5! 

Join us on Friday, March 23 + Sunday, March 25 to watch our talented dancers shimmy and shake to your fave retro tunes, including SURF, SOUL, EXOTICA, ROCK & ROLL, MOTOWN and more.

While we dance, enjoy delicious authentic tiki cocktails made by our handsome bartenders. 

It's a truly submersive experience. What more could you ask for on a Sunday?

Sets at 8PM and 10PM on both Friday + Saturday night. 

Your dancers will be...

FRIDAY MARCH 23
☆ PORTIA FAVRO
☆ ARIEL HELVETICA
☆ JUNGLE KAT

SUNDAY MARCH 25
☆ LITTLE MISS RISK
☆ ANDROSIA WILDE
☆ MELODY MANGLER

NO COVER CHARGE.
*Don't forget to tip your lovely go go girls* 

Follow us on Instagram (@gogobungalow) + hashtag #gogobungalow 

Large group? Staff party or Birthday? Let us know we'd be happy to have you celebrate with us. 

The Shameful Tiki Room offers reservations. theshamefultikiroom@gmail.com*

More info on that here -> http://shamefultikiroom.com/vancouver/reservations/
MAHALO!

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Luminesque Dance Presents: The Dark Side
Mar
21
to Mar 24

Luminesque Dance Presents: The Dark Side

Luminesque Dance Presents:
The Dark Side

March 21-24 2018
Celebrities Nightclub

In a dystopian future, Earth has separated in the battle between darkness and light. A gateway has opened, connecting the upper and underworlds. Below, dark beings are outcasted for their primal nature. Above, Light beings try to rid themselves of their shadow sides. 

A prophecy states that one woman will bring balance to the world and restore peace between all creatures. But after living in the Light for so long, can she be convinced the Dark side is worth saving? 

Join our prophecy Queen on her tour of the Underworld. Meet wild women who come alive during full moons, mischievous dragons who chase poisonous nymphs, maidens made of mist and more. Welcome to The Dark Side...

This Luminesque Dance show features an original storyline written by Vanessa Young, spectacular choreography and over 200 of Vancouver's fierce and fabulous females!

This venue is a 19+ establishment

March 21 + 22

Doors: 7:30 pm
Preshow: 8 pm
Show: 8:30 pm


March 23 + 24

Doors: 6:30 pm
Preshow: 7 pm
Show: 7:30 pm


General Admission - $20
Balcony Access - $25 (unobstructed viewing guaranteed)
Reserved Seats - $35 (seat + unobstructed viewing guaranteed)
Front Row VIP Tables - $175 (Includes 4 seats & admissions)

Door Tickets - $25 (only if available)


www.LuminesqueDance.com
@LuminesqueDance
#LetsGlowGirls


*Glow For a Cause*

When you attend our exciting show, you can join us to Glow For A Cause with the Luminesque community's outreach charity fundraiser. This term, we're excited to support Battered Women's Support Services (BWSS) and their community-based retail program My Sister's Closet.

*GLOW THINGS DONATION DRIVE: Donate the things that used to make you glow so that others can have the chance, too! Bring your Glow Things: gently used clothing, accessories, & unused toiletries for men, women, and children to any of our show nights, and we'll pass them on to BWSS. 

*JOIN OUR RAFFLE: Bring some cash, that four-leaf clover, and have some fun with us all for a great cause!

About Battered Women's Support Services: BWSS contributes to the freedom and liberation of girls and women from violence. They are advocates of female empowerment and support women who need a little bit of help getting back on their feet. Learn more about them:http://www.bwss.org/

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Pop-Up Dance Workshops with Portia Favro (Kelowna, B.C.)
Mar
16
6:00 PM18:00

Pop-Up Dance Workshops with Portia Favro (Kelowna, B.C.)

Feeling the winter blues? Join Portia Favro from Vancouver, B.C. for a spicy night of dance to warm you right up.

Portia will be offering not one, but TWO workshops for dancers of all levels. It's the perfect way to kick off your weekend.

6PM: RETRO GO-GO (60 minutes)

This giggly, jiggly workshop learning authenic 1960’s go-go techniques, stamina-building tricks and how to maintain stage presence even when you’re all shaken out! 

Portia will share some iconic movements, secrets and techniques that are quintasentially go-go. You will enjoy a great workout in this workshop masterclass, while expanding your overall dance skillset within this fast-paced class. Please note there is no choreography combo, just technique. Get ready for surf rock, retro music and swinging 60s vibes!

7:15PM: HEELS (60 minutes)

Want to release your inner Beyonce or showgirl? Portia's heels classes are designed for all levels to truly harness their movement, presence and techniques iconic to this sultry performance style. Expect sensual movement and a focus on the technique of neo burlesque (including pin-up posing, street jazz elements, heels technique and modern choreography).

After a sweaty warm up, stretch and across the floor, Portia will lead you through a high-energy combo guaranteed to leave you feeling like a bombshell.

These workshops will both be taught at an OPEN LEVEL. No formal dance experience is necessary. Whether you’re a seasoned mover or have 2 left feet - Portia's classes are for every dancer. 

What To Wear or Bring:
- Fitted clothing that you can move in (and makes you feel sexy!) - ballroom or character shoes, 
- towel and water bottle
* Please note footwear must be for indoor use only, please NO streetwear heel* 

When: Friday, March 16
Where: Oranj Fitness (529 Lawrence Avenue)
Cost: $25/class OR $40 for both!

SIGN UP HERE: https://portiakelowna.eventbrite.ca/

Limited spots available for both workshops.

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Full Moon Lyrical Burlesque Workshop (Victoria, B.C.)
Feb
24
1:45 PM13:45

Full Moon Lyrical Burlesque Workshop (Victoria, B.C.)

Ahhh, do you feel the Full Moon coming? We do. 

This offering is a little different - Portia will guide you through a gentle, grounded warm up to safely get the body ready to dance. 

Using elements of musicality, burlesque, lyrical dance and an intimate piece of choreography…we’ll ground down and shake it out leading up to the full moon in Virgo. 

Virgo energy teaches us to serve, do impeccable work + prioritize wellbeing for ourselves, our loved ones and planet. This workshop will be all about self-care and deep body loving. 

We’ll end class with a closing circle and send you wild women off into the night to conquer the month ahead.

Class will be done in bare feet or socks. Please bring a water bottle, sweat towel and dress in comfortable clothing you can move in. 

When: Saturday, February 24
Time: 1:45-3PM
Where: Alive (1821 Cook Street) 

Pre-registration is required. 
Limited spots available for this intimate workshop.

 

 

 

 

RSVP online: https://www.facebook.com/events/170985713514674/

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Go-Go Bungalow February 11 - HEARTBREAKERS ft. Bronwynn Joy
Feb
11
8:00 PM20:00

Go-Go Bungalow February 11 - HEARTBREAKERS ft. Bronwynn Joy

Aloha! 

Go-Go Bungalow is your place for hot beats, cool drinks and Vancouver's only weekly retro go-go dance show! 

Join us every Sunday as our dancers shimmy and shake to your fave retro tunes, including SURF, SOUL, EXOTICA, ROCK & ROLL, MOTOWN and more.

While we dance, enjoy delicious authentic tiki cocktails made by our handsome bartenders at The Shameful Tiki Room. 

It's a truly submersive experience. What more could you ask for on a Sunday?

Sets at 8PM and 10PM

Your dancers will be..
☆ JUNGLE KAT
☆ BRONWYNN JOY
☆ PORTIA FAVRO

NO COVER CHARGE.
*Don't forget to tip your lovely go go girls* 

Follow us on Instagram (@gogobungalow) + hashtag #gogobungalow 

Large group? Staff party or Birthday? Let us know we'd be happy to have you celebrate with us. 

The Shameful Tiki Room offers reservations. theshamefultikiroom@gmail.com*

More info on that here -> http://shamefultikiroom.com/vancouver/reservations/
MAHALO!

RSVP ONLINE HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1781410801880695/

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Go-Go Bungalow January 28!
Jan
28
8:00 PM20:00

Go-Go Bungalow January 28!

Aloha! 

Go-Go Bungalow is your place for hot beats, cool drinks and Vancouver's only weekly retro go-go dance show! 

Join us every Sudnay as our dancers shimmy and shake to your fave retro tunes, including SURF, SOUL, EXOTICA, ROCK & ROLL, MOTOWN and more.

While we dance, enjoy delicious authentic tiki cocktails made by our handsome bartenders at The Shameful Tiki Room. 

It's a truly submersive experience. What more could you ask for on a Sunday?

Sets at 8PM and 10PM

Your dancers will be..
☆ MELODY MANGLER
☆ PORTIA FAVRO
☆ HARLA LAVAND

NO COVER CHARGE.
*Don't forget to tip your lovely go go girls* 

Follow us on Instagram (@gogobungalow) + hashtag #gogobungalow 

Large group? Staff party or Birthday? Let us know we'd be happy to have you celebrate with us. 

The Shameful Tiki Room offers reservations. theshamefultikiroom@gmail.com*

More info on that here -> http://shamefultikiroom.com/vancouver/reservations/
MAHALO!RSVP here. 

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Rock & Roll Burlesque Workshop (Victoria, B.C.)
Jan
20
1:45 PM13:45

Rock & Roll Burlesque Workshop (Victoria, B.C.)

Do you love rock and roll? So do we! Set to a full soundtrack of classic rock music (think Led Zeppelin, Queen, Guns n'Roses The Rolling Stones…and many more) 

Portia will guide you though a sweaty, warm-up and teach you how to move, listen and improvise to rock music (as so much of it is wild and hard to dance to!), and end with a high-energy routine to finish off class! 

This class is perfect for the wild at heart OR if you wanna embrace your inner rock star. Song requests always welcome! 

Class can be done in heels or runners. 

When: Saturday, January 20
Time: 1:45-3PM
Where: Alive (1821 Cook Street) 

Pre-Registration is required. Limited spots available!

Sign up online: https://www.facebook.com/events/1625151284174411/

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Burlesque + Heels Bootcamp (Victoria, B.C.) - SOLD OUT!
Jan
19
to Feb 23

Burlesque + Heels Bootcamp (Victoria, B.C.) - SOLD OUT!

Learn the art and movement of Burlesque + Heels! 

This 6-week series is designed for all levels class to learn the basics of burlesque + heels dance movement, presence and techniques iconic to this sultry performance style. 

Sweat, sparkle and a few giggles are all guaranteed!

Your Burlesque Mistress, Portia Favro, will be your fearless leader. Hailing from Vancouver, Portia is a professional dancer, producer, choreographer and pin-up with over 15 years of teaching experience with dancers of all ages, levels and techniques within the dance and burlesque communities. 

This progressive series will focus on a unique aspect of heels and/or burlesque each week, while providing a full body workout, technical breakdown and opportunity to practice with your expert instructor each class.

Expect sensual movement and a focus on the technique of neo burlesque (including pin-up posing, street jazz elements, heels technique and modern choreography).

All are welcome! Whether you’re a seasoned mover or have 2 left feet - this class is for every showgirl living inside of you.

When: 6 Weeks
January 19, 26, February 2, 9 16, 23
Time: 6:15-7:45PM
Where: Alive (1821 Cook Street) 

Please wear fitted clothing, and comfortable indoor dance heels of your choice. 

***Portia will provide more information during your series with specific elements to bring for specific classes as applicable***

Sign up online: https://www.facebook.com/events/1162371680561119/

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Rosie's Bitts of Tease Cabaret
Jan
18
8:00 PM20:00

Rosie's Bitts of Tease Cabaret

Welcome to our first show of 2018!!!

Step into an era of glamour, romance, and heartache. Rosie Bitts and the Dirty Boys create a show beyond just good jazz, blues and torch songs. A show that makes you believe you’ve stepped into a different time.
This night is filled with great live music, witty banter and very sexy Burlesque!

Starring: Rosie Bitts and The Dirty Boys- Jeff Poynter, Nick Mintenko, Alex Campbell

with Guest Stars: Delilah D'lish and Portia Favro

Special Musical Guest Star: Dollipop

Doors at 7:30pm show starts promtly at 8:00pm

Tickets are availble online or at Garden of Eden

“Master Storey Teller and Smokin Jazz Singer” ( the Edmonton Journal) Rosie Bitts sings with passion and heart. Rosie is a multi-award winning performer and is overjoyed to be working with long-time creative collaborator Jeff Poynter (Canadian Folk Music Award nominayed West My Friend) on Piano, Nick Mintenko (of Juno nominated Marc Atkinson Trio, and West My Friend) on Bass and Alex Campbell (Of internationally renowned ScrapArts Music and Victoria's County Line) on Drums.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1634928433239953/

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The Crystalline Cabaret Presents: Lunarium
Jan
13
8:00 PM20:00

The Crystalline Cabaret Presents: Lunarium

Lunarium lives! See The Crystalline Cabaret's "Lunarium" again or for the first time this winter. 

After centuries of war, pollution, and overpopulation, the Earth is unable to produce enough food to feed its people. After being visited by a beautiful spirit in the night, a lone scientist hops in his glider on a trip to the Moon. There, he hopes to discover sparkling gems he can trade for food back home. What he finds is so much greater. Follow his journey into the weird, wonderful, and seductive night sky to witness Lunarium. Dance, magic, acting, circus, and burlesque come together as a shimmering constellation set within a dreamy electronic soundscape. Challenging assumptions and igniting the imagination, Lunarium is an allegorical wonderland inspired by George Melies’ 1902 film, “A Trip to The Moon”.

FEATURING:
Vincent Riel (Spectral Theatre)
Gidget Gravedigger (AbraCadaver Cabaret)
Portia Favro (The Lovers Cabaret)
Miss Kiss (Pandora & The Locksmiths)
Justine Sane (Lost Girls Burlesque)
Chris Myrdock (Cause & Effect Circus)
Anna MayFire (Omnika)
Ariel Helvetica (Pandora & The Locksmiths)
Ava Lure (Pandora & The Locksmiths)

CREATIVE DIRECTION:
Julia Mauro (BPA Cohort III)

$20 in advance, $25 at the door

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Dance All Day with Luminesque Dance!
Jan
6
10:00 AM10:00

Dance All Day with Luminesque Dance!

It's a brand new year, and we think... it's the YEAR OF YOU!

We want to kick off 2018 right, with a New Years dance challenge! Grab your heels, grab your girlfriends, and let's dance... all day! You will get a chance to meet some of our fantastic teachers, by taking a 30-minute choreography class in each of their styles. 

Luminesque Dance Presents: 
DANCE ALL DAY

10am-3pm
10 Back to Back classes
11 of the city's best Teachers
8 different Styles
ALL OPEN LEVEL! 

10:00 | Geneen Georgiev - Rise & Shine Warm Up
10:30 | Karley Gill - Heels
11:00 | Kathryn Schellenberg - Heels
11:30 | Colleen Cassidy - Dancehall
12:00 | Sandy Kirk & Cassie Podor - Slow & Sexy
12:30 | Chelsea Hartwick - Classic Cabaret
1:00 | Bronwynn Joy- Trapheels
1:30 | Jojo Dancer - Waacking
2:00 | Portia Favro - Art of the Tease
2:30 | Vanessa Young - Cool Down + 2018 Intention Setting
3:00 | END

$20 - Entire Workshop!!
$10 - 2 Class Pack
LIMITED SPOTS, GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY! 
https://danceallday2018.eventbrite.ca/

Please note this studio only allows non-marking non-stiletto heels such as character or ballroom shoes. Heels are optional, and we recommend bringing a pair of clean sneakers as well!

MORE ABOUT LUMINESQUE:

Luminesque Dance is the heels dance program guaranteed to make you glow. Our expertly designed 3-month program and intensive workshops safely teach women of all ages, sizes, and levels of experience how to dance in heels.

Our 10+ teachers - certified in everything from jazz to waacking to burlesque - continually expose our students to unique styles and new challenges. Our experienced production team writes, directs and produces professional-quality, sold-out shows you'll be proud to share with your family and friends. Our community comes together to celebrate, perform and make a difference within and beyond the studio.

If you want to develop dance technique, confidence and authentic connections with diverse but like-minded women, Luminesque Dance is for you.


Visit our brand new Website:
www.LuminesqueDance.com

Email us Glow@luminesquedance.com

 

 

RSVP HERE. 

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Go-Go Bungalow's New Year's Eve Party!
Dec
31
8:00 PM20:00

Go-Go Bungalow's New Year's Eve Party!

Aloooooha! It's New Year's Eve! Let's shake off 2017 + head into 2018 with a bang! 

Come feast your eyes not one, not two, not three, but FOUR of our decked out professional retro go-go girls as they shimmy and shake to retro SURF, EXOTICA, SOUL, MOTOWN, GARAGE, ROCK & ROLL, LATIN, BOOGALOO, DANCEHALL and more at The Shameful Tiki Room. 

What more could you ask for? 

Sets at 8PM and 10PM (and a couple surprises throughout the night)! 

Your dancers will be..
☆ PORTIA FAVRO
☆ CHELSEA HARTWICK
☆ FIONA MATTHEWS
☆ SWEETPEA MAGEE

NO COVER CHARGE
Vancouver's only weekly retro Go-Go show!
*Don't forget to tip your lovely go go girls* 

Large group? Let us know we'd be happy to have you come celebrate. 

Don't forget to make your reservation to guarantee your seats! 

More info here -> www.shamefultikiroom.com/vancouver/reservations/ 

MAHALO!

 

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Santa Baby Chair Dance (Victoria, B.C.)
Dec
9
3:00 PM15:00

Santa Baby Chair Dance (Victoria, B.C.)

Oh Santa…I’ve been very good girl this year.

This intro to chair dance is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season. Learn the classic technique of chair dancing in this foundations class, working with a base of physicality, strength and poise.

We will cover safety, transition techniques and how to execute this style with ease and confidence. 

There will be a small choreography component designed to help you explore your inner bombshell. 

Keep it for yourself, or maybe put it under the tree for someone special this year…

This workshop is an all levels class and no formal dance experience is required.

When: Saturday, December 9
Time: 3-4:30PM
Where: Alive (1821 Cook Street) 

Pre-registration is required. RSVP HERE. 

Please wear fitted clothing, leggings or crop pants tend to work best as booty shorts do stick to the bottom of chairs

Heels are optional, please only wear indoor dance shoes and a height you feel comfortable moving in. Flats, sneakers or other indoor footwear are allowed. You must have some kind of footwear to participate in this class.

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