Whoo boobs!

I just wrapped the second burlesque performance in three days. The first was… Small. We got locked in the back room. We glittered pool tables.

We performed at the Village Stage at Church and Wellesley tonight. It was the largest group of people I have ever performed in front of, and it was outside, with the sun just setting, in downtown Toronto. It was weird and great and fun and scary.

I never thought this could be my life. And yet there it is.

Now I’m gonna drug myself to oblivion to drown this cold enough to let me sleep for once this week.


Upcoming burlesque shows!

rubypixelburlesque:

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Come out to see Nerd Girl Burlesque in not one, not two, but THREE shows in under two weeks!

On Friday June 28, we’ll be at the Toronto Roller Derby’s 5th Annual Clam Slam, at the Ted Reeve Arena, 175 Main St. (Main St. subway station, 6 minutes walk south). If you want to go to the derby, tickets are $12 in advance, $18 at the door, with the first bout starting at 6:30. We’re performing a FREE mini show at the after party at the Sidewalk Cafe (1344 Danforth Avenue, Greenwood Station, slight walk east). Party starts after the second bout ends, and we go on around 11pm.

We’re performing a FREE mini show for Pride at the Viagra Village Stage, Church and Wellesley, on Sunday June 30. Show starts at 8pm. More details can be found here.

Our major show is Boob Tube, an extravaganza of the small screen. It’s Friday July 5th at Baltic Avenue (875 Bloor St. W.). Doors are at 8:30, and tickets are only $15. You can win VIP tickets by visiting this link. Otherwise, tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets or at the Silver Snail. We’ll also have tickets on hand at the Pride show. This show is going to be fantastic, so don’t miss it!

If you haven’t seen any of my shows (or even if you have), Boob Tube is the one to see. We’ve been rehearsing our assels off. It’s sexy and funny. Also Nerds with Guitars and Fionna Flauntit are performing with us.


theatregrads:

This is the conference for my Uncanny Fashion course at York. My section is from 12:30-1:30. Paper title: “The Gaze Back With a Wink: Burlesque, the Uncanny, and Performativity.” Audience welcome and encouraged; otherwise it’s just us talking to ourselves.

Come if you can! There are a lot of neat papers in this course, dealing with cyborgs and architecture and the uncanny.

theatregrads:

This is the conference for my Uncanny Fashion course at York. My section is from 12:30-1:30. Paper title: “The Gaze Back With a Wink: Burlesque, the Uncanny, and Performativity.” Audience welcome and encouraged; otherwise it’s just us talking to ourselves.

Come if you can! There are a lot of neat papers in this course, dealing with cyborgs and architecture and the uncanny.


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So this is my night. Burlesque onstage with live bands. The HiLo GoGos onstage with Hi Heels Lo Fi at Lee’s Palace. Soon I’ll be taking off my clothes as Mina Harker. I’m three beers in, opening my fourth. Fuck I love this.

So this is my night. Burlesque onstage with live bands. The HiLo GoGos onstage with Hi Heels Lo Fi at Lee’s Palace. Soon I’ll be taking off my clothes as Mina Harker. I’m three beers in, opening my fourth. Fuck I love this.


Release the Bats!

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Here’s a preview of one of the acts I’ll be performing at Bella’s Burlesque Birthday Bash this Thursday March 28 at Lee’s Palace. It’s going to be a fantastically fun show, with Pavlov’s Dogs Handbell Ensemble, The Cocksure Lads, and Hi Heels Lo Fi. We rehearsed with Hi Heels Lo Fi on Sunday, and my goodness that band knows how to party. Two words: portable bar. Also they kick some ass. These glitterbat pasties are for one of their songs to which I will be dancing. It’s a rework of my very first burlesque act, and totally different in tone, but way funnier. And more boobs than my first shy appearance.

If you know me and can find me this week before the show, I have some tickets on me for purchase,$15 in advance ($20 at the door). Otherwise, see this link here! I think there’s still a few left at the Silver Snail, too.

Come out to my show! It’s going to be a crazy dance party with rock bands, boobs and booze! (Also we have Lucky Fremont, so some boylesque for those inclined.) This Thursday!


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Why yes, I am sewing marabou onto a leopard print minidress at 2am. I can’t shut off my brain like a normal person and sleep, despite the fact I was up at 7am.

Why yes, I am sewing marabou onto a leopard print minidress at 2am. I can’t shut off my brain like a normal person and sleep, despite the fact I was up at 7am.


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Producery producing

Performers: confirmed

Music: in playlist in order

Set List: done

Notes for tech, stage kittens, comedian: printed

Food: about to be picked up

My act: not happening anymore

It’s sort of sad, but I just can’t juggle running the show by myself and being in it. I have mad respect for performers who can. My act is really cute, but I’m missing some things as the ribbon is NOT working, and I am not comfortable changing things so last minute. Best to do the act at Futurecon instead.

In case I haven’t pushed it enough: The Hideout, 484 Queen St. West, tonight, doors at 8:30, tickets $20. Everyone else is quality.


rubypixelburlesque:

Boy Joystick is performing at Zombiesquad’s Mayan Apocalpyse Party tonight at The Hideout, 484 Queen St. W. in Toronto. Doors at 8:30PM, tickets $20. 

Other performers include:

  • Dolly Berlin and Fatti Labelle
  • Delicia Pastiche
  • Charlie Quinn
  • Dr. Tease
  • Meryle Trouble
  • Bella Fox
  • 8-Bit Pinup
Come out to the party that will end the world!

I’m producing this! Come see it! I’m no longer performing in it due to ALL THE THINGS to be done, but I’m stage managing too.


Mayan Apocalypse Party!

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The Mayan Apocalypse is upon us. Why not celebrate with a fun night out, with comedy, burlesque, and a live band? Zombie Squad (Southern Ontario Chapter) is hosting a party at The Hideout at 484 Queen St. W. in Toronto on Friday December 21. There will be comedy by Larry Smith, apocalyptic burlesque from some local favourites and a few faces new to the scene, and music from the Disco Rebels. Also, you can participate in the Mayan Blood Sacrifice ritual, by signing up to to be contacted by Canadian Blood Services to donate. 

Featuring burlesque by: 

  • 8-Bit Pinup
  • Bella Fox
  • Boy Joystick
  • Delicia Pastiche
  • Dolly Berlin
  • Dr. Tease
  • Fatti LaBelle
  • Meryle Trouble
  • Ruby Pixel

Here is the link for advance tickets: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=B8KYD4SV8MNS2 Advance tickets are $18 ($20 at the door), and if you buy them now, you are entered into a draw to win a Zombie Squad prize pack! 

This is my first time producing a burlesque show solo, so I’m excited and nervous. Please come out to party!


Nerd Girl Burlesque presents BRITISH INVASION

nerdgirlburlesque:

Hold onto your knickers, gents and lasses, because the ladies of Nerd Girl Burlesque are back for a cheeky romp across the pond.

Join us on Friday, the 24th of November at the Black Swan Tavern as we pay tribute to some of our favourite imports from the Queen’s isles.  Just try and deduce the mystery of how we make such complex tassel-twirling seem so elementary; marvel at how our costumes seem to be bigger on the inside; and rest assured that our feathered props are simply pining for the fjörds.

Featuring brand-new acts from the Nerd Girls themselves:

  • Bella Fox
  • Delicia Pastiche
  • Kenickie Street
  • Loretta Jean
  • Ruby Pixel

With special guests

  • Brian Bedside Manor
  • Dr. Tease
  • Mademoiselle Belle Jumelles
  • Genie Emerald

Hosted by Mike Drach

Tickets are $15 at the door, and there are a limited number of $20 advance VIP passes which include preferential seating, and some NGB goodies!

There will be your choice of cake or death available while quantities last.  Allons-y!

Facebook event page

VIP ticket purchase

NerdGirlBurlesque.ca

Dis mah troupe! The show is going to be great, you guys. We’ve been rehearsing a lot (to the detriment of my ankle, but that was my own fault), and we have some amazing guest performers. If you want to get an advanced pass, it’s only $5 more, and includes guaranteed close seating and a goodie bag that’ll have some cool stuff in it. 

Unlike our last show, this show includes boylesque and a drag king! It’s a night of burlesque fun! 

EDITED to include the new stage name of one of our guests.