Come and watch Girlie-Q do "classic with a twist" in the prettiest and most classy room in town. Featuring Chicago's queerest cast of burlesque hotties, a unique variety of acts, and a carefully curated show, Le Cabaret Erotique will be your new Saturday night must-see.
Saturday, April 18th, 2009
@ Uncommon Ground on Devon
1401 W. Devon,
Chicago, IL 60660
$10 Suggested Donation
Hosted by The Great Chicago Fire, Ms. Bea Haven, Girlie-Q is guaranteed to entertain, titillate and make you think.
Starring: Cherish the Burlesque Goddess, Cruel Valentine, DeeDee & Irma, Dizzy Lizzy Delicious, Tribal Bellydancer Jolie, Lula Houp-Garou, Lyra Belecqua, Salome Slaughter, Scarlett D'Evil, Siren Jinx & Viva La Muerte.
This is burlesque the way it should be--leather banquettes, a full cocktail menu with fine spirits & classic cocktails and a dinner menu made of only the finest locally-grown organic ingredients. Come early for dinner; stay late (11:30 pm start time) for the show.
Admission is a suggested donation. The show is all ages.
For more information visit http://www.myspace.com/girlieqproductions
Girlie-Q Productions is the latest, greatest incarnation of the series of Girlie-Q shows produced and directed by Jeanne Theresa Newman, aka Ms. Bea Haven. With a keen curatorial eye, high production values, and a queer campy sensibility, Girlie-Q brings performance that titillates, entertains, and makes you think. Our shows have been in production since 2003, making them the among the longest-running in Chicago today.
Featuring some of the edgiest burlesque, modern dance, live music, and variety performance in town, the Girlie-Q is the alternative to mainstream burlesque. The show mixes drag, striptease, dance, comedy and radical sexual art with "lowbrow" performance interests. They regularly dig up the strange, the bizarre and the fantastic for an unforgettable evening.
Press for Girlie-Q
"Straight audiences bored with vanilla strip tease will not be disappointed...If you like burlesque and you're not boring, check out a queer show. It's funnier, dirtier, and the main course is still mams and gams!"
-Being Totally Sweet in ChicagoPress for
Time Out Critic's Pick
Metromix/Red Eye's Best Bets (for things to do that day)1/5/08, 5/10/08, 6/28/08, 10/11/08, 2/7/09, Metromix/Red Eye's Best Bets for Pride 2008
"...providing bawdy fun for a sophisticated crowd"
The L Word, Metromix.com
"My number one choice is Girlie-Q."
Chicago Theater Critic Johnathan Abarbanel on
"For the very adult!" Lin Bremer, Bremer's Best, WXRT-FM
"Great Energy! Bravo! â€¦Highly Recommended"
-Ray's Guide to Chicago Area Burlesque
FOR THE STRAIGHTS:
"One note about queer burlesque for the straight and uninitiated: the acts may sometimes have feminist overtones, but they still consist of sexy women (sometimes more than one!) taking their clothes off and should be anticipated more than feared."-Ray's Guide to Chicago Area Burlesque