By Karen La
As the end of summer approaches, hemlines are going to revert to a conservative knee-length and we will no longer be able to “accidentally” peer down someone’s loose tank. The allure of perfectly bronzed skin will soon be covered in long johns and knit turtlenecks. But, don’t fret! If you don’t want to see all this skin unencumbered by an impregnable layer of fabric, this Saturday August 28th is your last chance.
Vancouver’s premier burlesque group Screaming Chicken is throwing their last Intimate Evening of the summer. The show is produced by Ava Lure (with mentor Precious Metal), hosted by newcomer Shea DeVille and with Stage Kitty (stagehand) Eroc from CiTR’s Cabaradio. You won’t have to “accidentally” peer down someone’s shirt and I can assure you that hemlines don’t even exist!
Come down to The Chicken Coop at 2280 East Hastings. It’s a quaint little space, thereby allowing the performers to come up with creative and interactive numbers. You might get more than you bargained for! The last time I was at one of these events some poor girl got mooned…sucks to be her. It’s so intimate that seating is extremely limited and tickets must be purchased in advance. You can either go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/124391, or through Precious Metal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Highlights include performances by seasoned vets such as the much-loved Melody Mangler and April O’Peel as well as new and upcoming guys and gals. Melody is the ultimate crowd-pleaser and was Best Debut at Miss Exotic World 2009 in addition to being co-founder of Screaming Chicken. April is recipient of the 2009 Vancouver International Burlesque Festival’s award for Comedic and Satirical Brilliance, and voted as Vancouver’s 3rd favorite comedian in the 2009 Georgia Straight’s Best of list.
So I urge you to purchase your tickets and join me in an evening full of skin, fun, and laughter. Remember, we’re at a burlesque show, so bring your cheetah print accessories and red lipstick, and fellas, you can just bring your eyes!