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Minneapolis Burlesque Festival

Welcome to the 2019 Minneapolis Burlesque Festival!!!

STARRING Indigo Blue (Seattle), Isaiah Esquire & Johnny Nuriel (Portland), Burlesque Legend Marinka (Las Vegas), FEATURING Red Bone (San Francisco), Wang Newton (New York), Ophelia Zayna Hart (Washington DC), Nicky Ninedoors (Vancouver), and dozens of dazzling artists from across the globe, this annual event is a spectacle of glamorous, hilarious, and risqué delights! Take in four uniquely fabulous showcases at The Lab Theater, a special edition of Black Hearts Burlesque, and celebrate the Living Legends of burlesque at our Sunday night fundraiser, COMMUNITY CHEST at LUSH! Want to learn to tease like a pro? Our headlining cast will also present eight incredible workshops over the weekend! Don't miss the biggest and brightest burlesque weekend of the year!

----------TICKET LINKS & SCHEDULE----------
LAB Theater Showcases:
Black Hearts Burlesque: COMING SOON!
Community Chest: COMING SOON!
Performance Workshops:

Thurs 10.3 | THIRST | 8p
Fri 10.4 | Night of 1000 Stars | 8p
Fri 10.4 | Black Hearts Burlesque | 10p
Sat 10.5 | Performance Workshops | 11a-3p
Sat 10.5 | Lounge Dragons | 7p
Sat 10.5 | The Neon Dream | 10p
Sun 10.6 | Performance Workshops | 11a-3p
Sun 10.6 | Community Chest | 7p

---------LAB THEATER SHOWCASES----------
GA $30 | Preferred $40 | VIP Seating: $50

*Thursday 10.3 | THIRST | 8p @ The Lab Theater
Celebrate opening night of the 2019 Minneapolis Burlesque Festival with a mouth watering lineup! Hosted by Victoria DeVille (Minneapolis)!

*Friday 10.4 | Night of 1000 Stars! | 8p @ The Lab Theater
Take a stroll down the red carpet with superstars of the Minneapolis Burlesque Community and BEYOND! Hosted by Nadine DuBois (Minneapolis)!

*Saturday 10.5 | Lounge Dragons | 7p @ The Lab Theater
Old school lounge entertainment, but make it FIRE BREATHING AND EPIC! Hosted by Wang Newton (NYC)!

*Saturday 10.5 | The Neon Dream | 10p @ The Lab Theater
Our final Lab Theater showcase will transport you to a world of technicolor tease! Hosted by Foxy Tann (Minneapolis)!

VIP seating gets you and your party seating at draped and decorated table in the front two rows. Preferred seating is the center section of the riser in the 3rd, 4th and 5th rows. General admission is the rest of the seating bank. If you have mobility restrictions, please select the accessible option for each ticket tier. We will connect with you prior to the event to make sure your needs are met

----------LUSH SHOWCASES----------
*Friday 10.4 | Black Hearts Burlesque | 10p @ LUSH
Join us at LUSH for an extra special edition of Black Hearts Burlesque, featuring our regular cast members and Minneapolis Burlesque Festival entertainers from across the country!
Facebook Event: COMING SOON!

*Sunday 10.6 | Community Chest | 7p @ LUSH
Join the cast and crew of MBF 2019 at LUSH to celebrate the neo-burlesque movement and honor our living legends of striptease! Hosted by Red Bone, and starring powerhouse performers from near and far! Proceeds benefit the Legends Challenge.
Facebook Event: COMING SOON!

----------PERFORMANCE WORKSHOPS----------
We are pleased to present 8 workshops taught by our featured entertainers from around the world! Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn from the best in burlesque. For our full class schedule, please visit our Facebook event page.

$20 Simply Solo (single workshop)
$60 Fabulous Four (25% discount for bundling 4!)
$100 Discount Diva (40% discount for UNLIMITED workshops!)

Facebook Event:
Ticket Link:

----------2019 SPONSORS & VENDORS----------
Fox Den Salon |
Working Class Publishing |
Bondesque |
L'exquisite Reveal |
The Print Shop of MN |
Bodywork by Elise |
Dazzle Ties |
Keke Reaux |
Evil Embellishments |

Would you like to sponsor the 2019 Minneapolis Burlesque Festival? Please contact Mona Montague at for more information on sponsorship options.

----------ACCESSIBILITY & PARKING----------
The Lab Theater - Mpls
There is a load in/out area and an accessible parking spot on the street in front of the theater. There is a ramp up to the front door into the lobby. Public restrooms are in the lobby and are equipped with accessible stalls. From the lobby there is an elevator that provides access to stage and seating. We will have ear plugs available for anyone who experiences sound sensitivity. There will be no fog or strobe lighting during the shows, but there may be some fog in the room prior to shows. If you require accessible seating options, please select the accessible ticket option; a representative from the theater will follow up to make sure your needs are met. There is metered parking on the street and a pay lot across the street. Leave extra time for parking before the shows. If you have any accommodations you’d like to discuss in advance, please contact us at

There are two accessible parking spots in front of the venue, as well as plentiful space for loading in and out. No stairs are required to approach the door. There is one step from the main room into the bathroom and event center, and an accessible ramp at the far side of the bar. There are accessible bathrooms in the event center as well, and a direct entrance from outdoors into that space as well. We provide ear plugs at the front desk to anyone who is concerned about sensitivity. We will be using fog and strobe at this event; if you are sensitive to fog or strobe, we can advise which numbers will have these implements. Wheelchair seating is easily arranged upon arrival. If you have any accommodations you’d like to discuss in advance, please contact us at LUSH has free street parking, a free lot, and an additional free overflow lot.

IG: @elektra.cute.presents
FB: Elektra Cute Presents

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Earlier Event: September 29
Drop-In Classes Go-Go Fit + Power Peel