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Retro Strip Show at The Penthouse
Taking a departure from our usual burlesque show format, members of Pandora & The Locksmiths are teaming up with some of Vancouver’s top strip teasers and pole dancers to present Retro Strip Show at the historic Penthouse Nightclub on Sunday March 27. Doors open at 8PM, with the show starting at 9PM.
Vancouver has a long and passionate affair with striptease, from the days of classic burlesque through the exotic dance boom of the 80s and 90s. Up until the late 70s live music was still often the accompaniment for striptease entertainers. But with the rise of disco, and changes to entertainment laws, 1978 saw the end of bands backing up dancers. Let’s pretend that didn’t happen, if only for one night. Let’s play some funk, some soul, some rock, and yes, even disco! Unlike the revues of old, Retro Strip Show is entirely female produced and provides an easygoing environment for audience members of all sorts to partake in an unique alternative strip club night and have a booty-shaking good time!
Retro Strip Show features four full-length gravity-defying strip sets from ecdysiast superstars Lola Frost, Jackie Brown, Nicky Ninedoors, Miss Sydney Claire, backed up by the indomitable Locksmiths who will be playing David Bowie, Curtis Mayfield, Donna Summer, Led Zeppelin, Aretha Franklin, and Diana Ross. This is your opportunity to relive a moment in Vancouver nightlife history – while making it rain in the process!
You will also get a chance to play our balloon game and win awesome prizes from our fabulous sponsors: Wink of an Eye, Honey Gifts, JuJu hair lounge, Tantra Fitness, Biercraft, Vancouver Burlesque Centre, East Vanity Parlour, The ORchid Club, and Ninedoors Photography.
Make sure not to miss out on Retro Strip Show! Tickets are $25 and available at retrostripshow.brownpapertickets.com.
Miss You Much!
Besides working on Retro Strip Show, we’ve been busy making some really awesome plans for this spring. Let us share them with you!
Ruthe Ordare is wrapping up an intense term at school and will be returning to the stage this April at The Orchid Club. She will also be teaching a new butt-kicking progressive class at the Vancouver Burlesque Centre so get ready to sweat! Big plans include performing her sock money solo at the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival and picking out super cute outfits for BHoF.
Miss Kiss has stepped into the world of theatre costuming! You can see the show she worked on, Little Miss Glitz, until March 26 at the PAL Theatre. She’s also planning a huge trip to the Emerald City Comic-Con!
Nicky Ninedoors is currently setting hearts ablaze (for a fee), performing at the Granville Strip in downtown Vancouver. She’s been training HARDCORE in aerials and pole at Tantra Fitness and will be ready to slay at Miss Nude Canada in May.
Carole Brunette will also be returning to the burlesque stage this spring at NSFW: Hip Hop Meets Strip Tease in April. She too is planning a new progressive at the VBC, Groove Train, starting later this month. If you’re looking for a weekly dance sesh, she’s teaching Sassy Street Jazz Wednesdays at 6PM.
Ariel Helvetica is getting not one but TWO progressive workshops ready for the VBC. Do the educational opportunities ever end? No, friends, they do not. Besides teaching, she is prepping to compete in the Miss Viva Las Vegas competition in May. She will also be spending time with her very adorable three-legged cat.
Ava Lure has been in producer pants mode! The Orchid Club at The Projection Room is basically the most fun you’ll have on a Tuesday night and she’s also been planning awesome parties as the new Events Coordinator of Burlycon. Recently, her life was MADE by a private trip to Vancouver’s Catfe where she starred in a promotional video for the VIBF.
Whether it’s kicking your butts in the studio or making you drool on stage, we got you!
Over the last few months, Ava, August, Miss Kiss, and Miss Fitt & Liam got engaged! Love is in the air and we’re so grateful to be celebrating with our Pandora & The Locksmiths brothers and sisters.
It seems only fate, or divine intervention, that our shows keep happening around holidays. It must be true that when you pray to Stripper Jesus, she makes it rain! Take a look at these awesome photos by Tom Gould from our Boxing Day show at guilt&co and just try to stay dry.