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Chasity Chaos, NBC Chicago Street Team

Penny Starr Jr., producer of “The Velvet Hammer Burlesque” a self-titled documentary film on the Los Angeles neo-burlesque troupe, will be in town to conduct a burlesque workshop August 29 at Think Big Studios located at 2120 W. Grand Ave.Penny Starr Jr

The granddaughter of Philadelphia’s legendary burlesque performer Penny Starr, Starr Jr. decided to dedicate herself to uplifting the legacy of her grandmother after producing the film. “You can only live with the circus for so long before you want to join,” said Starr Jr.

The workshop boasts the following classes:

11am-12pm – A Burlesque Routine in 10 Moves or Less

12:15pm-1:15pm – Rhinestone Application & Design Principles

1:30pm-2:30pm – Take it Off: Pop vs. Peel Striptease Techniques

In addition to holding the workshops, Starr Jr. will also assist Chicago’s own burlesque production company Vaudezilla in celebrating the year anniversary of BROADZILLA!, a free burlesque show held the last Friday of every month at Exit, 1315 W North Av.

For more information on the workshop, visit http://vaudezilla.com/pennystarrjr.htm

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Shlomi Rabi, NBC5 Street Team

At first glance, it seems that with the holidays and the awards seasons officially over, all major excuses to indulge in delightfully hedonistic activities have been exhausted.

However, a closer look at the calendar reveals that one more indulgence — and the most delectable one — is left. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for Mardi Gras.

As the most festive day of the year, Mardi Gras celebrates anything hopelessly addictive, senselessly decadent, and outrageously pleasurable. So whether you like boys, girls, or both, here are just some of the events going on in Chicago this Fat Tuesday.

Click here to read the rest of this post on nbcchicago.com.

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Chasity Chaos, NBC Chicago Street Team

vaudezillaCome get your snob on as Vaudezilla presents “High Society Burlesque.”  Red Hot Annie & Wham Bam Pam host a most refined bump and grind, featuring the classiest burlesque dancers in Chicago including: Red Hot Annie, Miss Tamale, Pearl Pistol, Lady Jack, Backdoor Aly, The Honey Buns, Viva La Muerte, Donna Touch, Bizarre Sally, Bombshell Baby Debbie, and a special appearance by The Flaming Dames.

Cover is a mere $10 for an evening of hoity toity delightful fun, including burlesque strip teases, posh top-hat party favors (after all, proper attire is required), swag bags provided by Weichert-Endeavor Realty, and a classy set by blues band Coldcock Jones & the Shithawks.

For more information, visit http://Vaudezilla.com

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