...in the City of Roses.
First, there is 'Cabaret Babylon' at The Fez Ballroom (318 SW 11th) on New Years Day. $10 cover and doors open at 8 pm. Hosted by Sadie LeGuerre and Noah Mickens, this is a night of wicked little treats for all to have.
Then, gather yourself for 'Indulgence' at the Hawthorne Theatre in the Lounge (SE 39th and Hawthorne) on Jan 8th. Admission is $10 and you get a free raffle ticket with ever paid admission. Performers from Seattle and Portland will be gracing the stage and warming you up. Doors open 8p.
And, at The Wonder Ballroom performing with The Stolen Sweets, Sassparrllia, and Sneaking Out will be some of Portland's finest burlesque starlets...Charlotte Treuse, Sahara Dunes, Hai Fleisch!, Betty Deadly, and Meghan Mayhem. This night is a $10 admission and doors open at 7 pm.
For those of you that are just beside yourselves with joy that burlesque has finally made it's way to our humble city limits, brace yourselves. 2009 has more things burlesque...more events burlesque...more styles burlesque. Not only burlesque, but vintage and retro. Pin-up and rockabilly styles are making their way here too and it's fabulous.
In Other Words (8 NE Killingsworth) has burlesque inspired fashions by Burly Girl Creations. Pasties, hairclips, accessory cases, and more are available. Not mention we all should be supporting IOW, the nations only feminist bookstore left standing.
www.burlesqueorbust.uk.co has some great vintage and pin-up inspired corsets and clothing. They are based in the UK, but their prices are pretty reasonable.
Oh Baby! has a nice selection of lingerie and underclothing in a variety of sizes. Their bras are a wide range of sizes and styles to fit almost everyone. They are located on NE Broadway, 2 doors down form Cadillac Cafe.