Howdy folks! Below is a list of some of the lovely invites forwarded to me throughout the week. The shows below are a good smattering of what Las Vegas has to offer, and most of them are cheaper than a movie.
“Drag! The Musical,” May 27 – June 5, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Onyx Theatre (953 E. Sahara, #16). This live musical features local drag legends Ginger Grant, Syren Vaughn, and Vivianne Dumonde, and performers from Las Vegas, Los Angeles and New York City who will, according to the Facebook page, “blow your skirt up!”
The show is written by Jamie Morris (“Mommie Queerest,” “Silence of the Clams”) and Christopher Kenney, a world-renowned entertainer that can be seen hosting “Zumanity” by Cirque du Soleil.
“Rawkahula! Car/Burlesque Show,” May 31 at 7 p.m. and April 1 at midnight at Mr. D’s Sports Bar (1810 S. Rainbow Blvd.) The show is organized by Mutt and Jeff’s Classics and Goldie DeBloomers; check out the cars beginning at 7 p.m. (with the Ham The Astro Monkey retro trailer included) and the burlesque babes will be rolling out at 9 p.m., featuring Goldie DeBloomers, Miss Karla Joy, Yinzie Steel and Cherry BellaNova. The night will include a raffle and food and Hawaiian or sailor attire is encouraged.
“Karnival!,” Wednesday, April 1 at 8 p.m. at the Onyx Theatre (953 E. Sahara, #16). This well-established Vegas gem is a monthly themed variety show that usually has a few nice surprises in store.
“The Dixie Evans Burlesque Show,” June 3 and 4 at the Plaza Hotel and Casino (1 S. Main St). The two days will be packed with burlesque performances, a competition and “the world’s only live monster wrestling spectacle.” Check out the page here for event details.
“Pandemic! A Killer Flu-sical,” Friday, June 3 to June 11 at the Las Vegas Little Theatre (3920 Schiff Drive). “Cover your mouth and wash your hands because Pandemic! A Killer Flu-sical is infecting the 2011 Las Vegas Fringe Festival! Full of satire, social commentary and fear mongering, this new musical comedy quarantines the audience in a New York City hospital at the height of the swine flu emergency.” The show features local performers alongside Derek Keeling, who has credits from Broadway. Show times are as follows: Saturday, June 4 at 10:30 p.m., Sunday, June 5 at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, June 9 at 8:15 p.m. and Saturday, June 11 at 5:30 p.m.
“Burlesque Bizarre!–The Weird, The Wild, and the WONDERFUL!,” Sunday, June 5 from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Bikini Bar (3355 W. Spring Mountain Rd.). The Grindhouse Burlesque crew will be joined by guest performer Kyle Marlett, the debut of a new Grindhouse girl and dancers Lacey Moon, Rosalita Nikita, Strawberry Grenades, Porcelain Vanity and Caramel D’Lite.
“The Burly-Q Revue,” Thursday, June 9 from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Daddy Mac’s (920 N. Green Valley Parkway). “Featuring burlesque performances by the breathtaking Lou Lou Roxy. the Mistress of Mayhem Brianna Belladonna, the virtuous vixen Lacey Moon and the alluring Miss Scissors!” The show will be emceed by the fabulous Miss Miranda Glamour, who will command the mic between festivities.
Mark your calendars, cool kids. It’s going to be a wild week.