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Las Vegas burlesque met Nickelodeon’s “Double Dare” on March 1 at FreeZONE, and it was was a pairing that has a lot of potential. “Burlesque the Game Show,” organized by Miss Miranda Glamour and Nomi Malone, featured striptease performances interspersed with less-than-wholesome games and challenges for audience members. Prizes, and surprises, abounded.

Lou Lou Roxy

Lou Lou Roxy guested in the show as well, twirling a purple spiral-emblazoned umbrella and hypnotizing the audience with classic variety show vibes. In the latter half of the show, Roxy sprouted feathers and molted clothes, eliciting cat calls and tips. Nomi Malone also performed a number en pointe to Across the Sky’s “First Love Song,” which had been seen previously at February’s “Burly-Q Revue.” Despite a shoe malfunction and a stage that left plenty to be desired, the piece was well-received.

Stage kitten Rosa and audience member

Stage kittens Rosa and Porcelain Vanity assisted Glamour with such games as “Treasure Chest,” involving throwing Mardi Gras beads down a stage kitten’s shirt and “Milking It,” where liquid had to be squeezed through pinholes poked in the fingers of latex gloves. The festivities continued with “X Marks the …” well, I won’t print that here, but it rhymes with “spot” and is probably the most adult version of “Pin the Tail on the Donkey” that I’ve ever seen. The show ended with two audience members clad in ponchos of protection, diving face-first into bowls of whipped cream in search of three elusive cherries.

Winning contestants received a $50 gift card to The Rack and two tickets, redeemable for any show, to the Onyx Theatre.

Glamour and Malone are natural hosts, using brassy jokes and strong improv skills to cover minor holes in the show. Although turnout was modest and contestants had a habit of wondering off between rounds, the “Burlesque the Game Show” represents a good addition to the burlesque scene in Las Vegas. Momentum and an established reputation should also be helpful to subsequent performances.

For your chance to win, hustle on down to FreeZONE the first Tuesday of each month. Enjoy the photos below in the meantime.

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For anyone else out there who emboites in the other direction at the first sign of sports equipment projectiles, don’t worry: March still brings plenty to celebrate, er, madly. The Academy Awards, which took place over the weekend, celebrated the nomination of “Black Swan” for several categories, including best picture. Natalie Portman, psychotic ballerina extraordinaire, snagged the statuette for best actress through her role in the film and, thankfully, showed no signs of sprouting wings.

On an entirely unrelated but similarly excellent note, a new kind of game is coming to Las Vegas, and it’s beginning with a bang tonight. Nomi Malone and Miss Miranda Glamour will be hosting “Burlesque: the Game Show” at FREEZONE, a couple blocks south of Hard Rock Hotel. Renea’ Le Roux and Lou-Lou Roxy will be making guest appearances and ladies can get discounts on drinks from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. For a night of burlesque and unpredictability, hit up FREEZONE at 610 E. Naples Drive at 10:30 p.m.

For the more classic at heart, Nevada Ballet Theatre will be performing “The Tried and True and the New” at 8 p.m. on March 4, 5 and 6 at UNLV’s Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall. Guest artists from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will make an appearance and choreography by George Balanchine, James Canfield and Matthew Neenan will be featured. Tickets are selling quickly, so head over here to buy yours.

For those of you that can’t bear the thought of an entirely sports-bereft March, Face Productions is organizing a show on Fremont Street that should be a good compromise. The month-long production features sassy performers with pom-pom expertise and vixens dancing to Beyonce tracks, both appropriate for the ultimate halftime show experience.

Do you know of any mad events going on that should be featured here? Leave a comment below and let me know. Otherwise, get some pep in your step and gear up for a month full of burlesque, ballet and, if you insist, basketball.

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