One of the perks of working for Shedoesthecity is a packed events calendar. There’s no shortage of fun, eccentric and unique events in the city, but one of my regular favourites is variety burlesque show, Reveal Me at the Rivoli: burlesque with a comedic bent. Every performance is different and its own delicious spectacle.
A $10 cover gets you into Rivoli’s back room for a night sassy humour, provocative moves and outrageous costumes; it’s sexy and silly to the max. Acrobats, comedians, fancy fan dancers, circus performers and live singers take turns entertaining a receptive audience, eager to titillate and tease.
Co-produced by notorious drag queen Daytona Bitch and burlesque beauty Red Herring, who began the night back in 2011, the monthly event is full of wildly inappropriate, punchy one-liners. It always makes for a memorable, and hilarious, evening.
To sum up the night in one word: FUN! It’s cozy and welcoming, but raucous too; the audience is chatty, and singles share tables. There’s a feeling of community between performers who run out to watch and applaud each other from the sidelines in various states of undress.
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