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Fall Flirtations

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That’s right! We’re back at Guilt & Co NEXT TUESDAY, September 27th!

We’re returning to the venue that started it all, that sexy basement bar in Gastown, Guilt & Co! Join us for the launch of our new monthly production, jam packed with live music, burlesque, and scintillating fun. On stage you’ll see:

RUTHE ORDARE
NICKY NINEDOORS
MISS FITT
CAROLE BRUNETTE
ARIEL HELVETICA
MISS SYDNEY CLAIRE

and
THE LOCKSMITHS

hosted by
AVA LURE

Doors at 8, Show at 9

Two extra sets of big vocal tunes with the band to follow!

$15 advance/$20 at the door subject to availability. You can purchase tickets in advance here.

So grab a drink, order that cheese plate (you know you want it), sit back, and enjoy the show!!

Here are some photos of this month’s cast, on and off the Guilt & Co stage. See you next week.


Merry Stripmas!

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Pandora & The Locksmiths at Guilt&Co!

That’s right, darlings, we’re back at guilt&co in Gastown for a holiday extravaganza. Saturday, December 26 will be a riot of a sexy time. Singing! Dancing! Balloons filled with prizes! Jazz! Funk! and striptease! You know you’ll need to drink away your awkward Christmas dinner, do it with us, why don’t you?

On stage that evening:

AVA LURE
NICKY NINEDOORS
MISS KISS
CAROLE BRUNETTE
RUTHE ORDARE

With the melodious accompaniment of that smokin’ 6 piece band,

THE LOCKSMITHS

And hosted by:

MISS KISS aka STRIPPER JESUS

Doors 8 pm
Show 9 pm
Suggested minimum donation $10 with all proceeds going to the performers. See you there!

In the Giving Spirit

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Sooo, if you ever run into any of us over the holidays, we hope you’ll be in the giving spirit! The ladies of Pandora have some pretty fun wish lists this year, why not make our dreams come true? Last year, Miss Kiss asked for dragon wings, but for 2015, she’s asking for the whole dragon (with treasure, an added bonus)! Ariel Helvetica wants an unlimited travel budget and if that can’t be done, feathers of her own. Superstripper Nicky Ninedoors would like fetish boots and lingerie – no messing around! August Wiled would like a Time Turner… wait, no, just more time to spend with friends. Last but not least, Ava Lure is still wishing to add to her kitty family – an exotic shorthair would be perfect!

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Looking Snappy!

A little while back, the whole group did an in-studio photo shoot with the fabulous people of Fubarfoto. Check out our awesome team!


Striptease Superstars!

We’ll be seeing you soon…

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That’s right darlings, we’re planning a show! Everyone knows that November 1st is the true beginning of the Holiday Season, let’s not deny it. Well, we can’t wait for present time so we’re putting together a little show for Boxing Day featuring a lineup of Pandora superstars. Guess where – at Guilt & Co! I heard that Stripper Jesus might be there, so don’t miss it (cause we know you miss us). We’ll be announcing the full lineup later on, so make sure to check back here.

In the Meantime

You can catch the members of Pandora around Vancouver, Western Canada, and even in the U.S. of A!

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Just returned from her tour of Europe, Ariel Helvetica is not slowing down any time soon! She’ll be heading down to Seattle this week to teach at Burlycon, a burlesque education convention. You can also catch her at Silk Tease in Seattle this Wednesday and at The Orchid Club at the Fox Cabaret November 24!

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Ruthe Ordare just made her NSFW: Hip Hop Meets Striptease debut as a sexy sock monkey! Something only she is capable of. Ruthe has also recently stepped up as Associate Producer of The Orchid Club and will also be performing in this month’s edition. Producer pants look good on this one!

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Nicky Ninedoors also slayed at NSFW this weekend. You want more of her stripper magic? She’ll be bringing her act around B.C. and Alberta so keep an eye on her Facebook page to see when she’ll be in your town!

Summer Dreams

The last time we were all together on stage was way back in June – woah! Even though the Winter Solstice is approaching, we can still fantasize about the Summer Equinox, no? Thanks to these pictures from fubarfoto, WE SURE CAN!


Springing Forward

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Pandora & The Locksmiths at the Fox Cabaret

Yes, yes, y’all the whole gang is back together and ready to put on a show! We’re returning to the Fox stage with our signature brand of scintillation: a revue of slick performances, unique style, and amazing music. We can’t wait to see aaallll the friends, old and new, so make sure to get your tickets!

On stage this Friday, March 13 you will see:

VORACIOUS V

RUTHE ORDARE

NICKY NINEDOORS

MISS KISS

AVA LURE

ARIEL HELVETICA

&

THE LOCKSMITHS

Doors are at 7:30 with general admission tickets at $15 and VIP tickets at $35. See you there, lovelies!

What’s Up, Pandora?

Even though we haven’t performed together for the general public since December doesn’t mean we haven’t been busy! Let’s catch up, why don’t we?

We had the opportunity to perform in smaller groups at some of Vancouver’s most lavish parties this winter. Both Gastown Gazette and Prohibition at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia celebrated new beginnings and we were there to entertain their crowds!

Nicky Ninedoors, August Wiled, and Ariel Helvetica at the Gastown Gazette launch party.

Nicky Ninedoors, August Wiled, and Ariel Helvetica at the Gastown Gazette launch party.

August Wiled goofing around at the Prohibition opening party.

August Wiled goofing around at the Prohibition opening party.

Ariel Helvetica has been quite the globetrotting showgirl this winter. She’s high-kicked some major butt at the Southwest Burlesque Showcase in New Mexico and Atame in Montreal last month. Coming up, she’ll be heading down to Portland for Rue Royale Burlesque.

Ariel Helvetica backstage with Paco FIsh at the Southwest Burlesque Showcase.

Ariel Helvetica backstage with Paco FIsh at the Southwest Burlesque Showcase.

February was full of action! Voracious V and Nicky Ninedoors both brought down the house in Burlesque Duos on February 14.

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Ava Lure has been busy behind the scenes, co-producing Skin Game at The Emerald and working on the 10th Vancouver International Burlesque Festival. And guess what? She’s just been accepted to compete on the Saturday night of the Texas Burlesque Festival in Austin!

Ava performing the number she will do at the TXBF at last year's VIBF.

Ava performing the number she will do at the TXBF at last year’s VIBF.

And all together, we will be debuting a brand new production, Visions of Lore, at the upcoming VIBF! Voracious V, Ruthe Ordare, Miss Fitt, Ariel Helvetica, and Ava Lure are also performing solos in the showcase sets. Here’s to another festival season!

The finale of last year's VIBF production, Awakenings.

The finale of last year’s VIBF production, Awakenings.

With a winter like that, no wonder we’re bouncing into spring. Here we go!

New Year’s Eve at the Hotel Vancouver

We rang in the new year at one of the city’s most glamorous venues, the historic Hotel Vancouver! David Tresham caught the magic in his camera, relive it here:


Fall Fox Fun!

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Pandora & The Locksmiths at the FOX CABARET

After the whirlwind that was Halloween at the Hotel Vancouver, we’re happy to rest in our new home, the Fox Cabaret. That’s right folks, our monthly show is back with a vengeance and ready to take on Mount Pleasant! Join us November 14th for performances by a wide range of Pandora superstars- from founding members to our newest acquisitions. Don’t forget to grab a cocktail from some of the cutest bartenders in town!

Witness on stage:

VORACIOUS V

NICKY NINEDOORS

LAURA JUNE

CAROLE BRUNETTE

AMBER ROSE

Our fantastic host:

MISS KISS

And live music by:

THE LOCKSMITHS

For all the details you’ll ever need, keep an eye on the Facebook event page. We can’t wait to see all your lovely faces again!

Checking In!

It’s been a busy fall for the ladies of Pandora, and that’s not about to stop. So what do we have coming up this fall? Carole Brunette is happy to be new faculty at the Vancouver Burlesque Centre. She’ll be substitute teaching in the next little while and also coming up with her very own class! At The Rio, Voracious V will be featured in Burlesque Long Form November 22nd and Ariel Helvetica will be pirouetting across the stage in Nightmare Before The Nutcracker December 5th and 12th. Miss Fitt will be travelling North America, embracing the calm and the crazy with stops in Saskatchewan and Las Vegas. Skin Game at The Emerald, Ava Lure’s new co-production with Vanity Feral, will be back November 26. The stage-free evening of burlesque and card games features Ruthe Ordare as a guest this month to boot! So many opportunities to catch these ladies in action!

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Oh yes, we have more photos from the 4th anniversary show for you! Prepare for the return of our monthly celebration of titillation by feasting your eyes on these lovely images from Reckless Photography.


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Halloween at The Hotel Vancouver

We’re thrilled to be working with Arrival Agency on one of their infamous Halloween Extravaganzas! This one-night spectacular fits mainstays of Vancouver’s entertainment scene into compartments of costume party coolness. To give you a taste, in one room you’ll witness comedians from The Sunday Service performing a seance of the hotel’s ghost, The Lady In Red. In another, Ice Cream Social will be spinning ’50s and ’60s vinyl – top entertainment and party times wait at every twist and turn!  Find the full lineup here. In the grand ballroom, Pandora & The Locksmiths will take the stage to present a three-set show for the centuries – Time Machine themed! We’ll be visiting Old Hollywood, the Swingin’ ’60s, and diving deep into the dark machine itself.

This show will feature performances by:

RUTHE ORDARE

NICKY NINEDOORS

MISS KISS

MISS FITT

CAROLE BRUNETTE

AUGUST WILED

AVA LURE

Live music by:

THE LOCKSMITHS

With special guests:

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TRAVIS BERNHARDT

The Man of Mystery returns to confound and delight you with dark illusions! In 2008, Travis became a full time professional magician, fulfilling his master plans—retroactively decided upon—of never becoming qualified for anything else. Lately his award winning one man shows have played to sold out houses at theatre festivals across Canada, and you can also find him performing at private engagements, at street festivals around the world, and keeping the tiny, sputtering vaudeville flame alive at cabaret and variety shows around Vancouver. We’re so happy to be sharing the stage with Travis once again!

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THE HOT PANTS

The Hot Pants are Vancouver’s retro dance group specializing in 1960’s Go-Go, grooviness and far out vintage tunes. Their shows feature authentic 60’s style dance moves, mind-blowing hula hoop artists, amazing vintage vinyl tracks, authentic mod style make-up and hair, and lots of fringe and vinyl Go-Go boots! They’ll be dancing up a storm in our Swingin’ ’60s set!

Before the show, we will be playing the balloon game of course! Each pop of the balloon yields an amazing prize from one of our SPONSORS:

Lace Embrace

Scout Boutique

East Vanity Parlour

Honey Gifts

Biercraft

Chop Shop

Vancouver Burlesque Centre

Ninedoors Photography

GothFox Design

Dirt Simple Soap

Commercial Drive Licorice Parlour

Belle of the Brawl Nails

We’re pleased to announce that this event is SOLD OUT but there may be opportunities to snap up tickets here and there. Keep an eye on the Facebook event page for your chance!

Four-Year Anniversary

Last month we celebrated four years as a collective and  said goodbye to Guilt & Co. Even though transitions can be sad, the evening was vibrating with positivity and excitement. Here are some photos from Reckless Photography from the night!


I’ll be on the beach…

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Pandora & The Locksmiths at Guilt&Co with Voodoo Pixie and Arnt Arntzen

We’re back at guilt&co for our final show of the summer! Shake the sand out of your hair and roll on down to Gastown for a sizzling night of scintillating burlesque entertainment on August 12.

This month’s show features special guests VOODOO PIXIE and ARNT ARNTZEN. As a member of the Cabaret du Passe collective, and co-producer of the annual AbraCadaver Cabaret, Voodoo will be bringing her signature blend of ethereal mischief to the stage. She will be accompanied by Vancouver’s Tin Pan Troubadour, Arnt Arntzen, armed with his trusty banjo. 

This show will also feature burlesque by:

MISS FITT
AUGUST WILED
AVA LURE

Vocals by:

NICKY NINEDOORS

Musical magic by:

THE LOCKSMITHS

All hosted by:

MAMA KAY

Doors at 8PM, show at 9PM with a suggested donation of $10. All proceeds go directly to the performers.

Mid-Summer Check-in

Here in Vancouver, summer is in full swing and the members of Pandora & The Locksmiths are living it up! Not only is our monthly show at guilt&co is running like clockwork, we’re making fun secret plans for the year to come. Outside of collective activities, our members are stoking that creative fire in a variety of ways. Festival maven, Ruthe Ordare will be hitting the stage at the inaugural Oregon Burlesque Festival this weekend. After winning “Best Solo” in Texas, we know Miss Ordare is going to kick some serious butt in Portland. Miss Kiss will be appearing in the Pride Burlesque Revue at the Lux Lounge on July 31, followed by an all-out burlesquified musical performance in Concrete Vertigo’s Vixens In Wonderland next month. Continuing the theatrical trend, Ava Lure is busy writing and directing her very first play! Seaside Stories of Terrible Things will be running in this year’s Vancouver Fringe Festival. Miss Fitt and Liam MacDonald will be adding a little middle eastern flare to their summer. Both will be performing in Nuba’s Bedouin Cabaret on August 7th. Everyone else? Meet them at the beach!

July

Our July show was a hot one! We were very pleased to have special guest Raven Virginia come all the way from Calgary. We tried to kidnap her and make her stay on the West Coast, but the best we could do was capture her in photos. Thank you David Tresham for documenting the evening!


Winter Is On It’s Way!

Coming up next – Winter Magic with Pandora and The Locksmiths

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Let the twinkling lights of Gastown welcome you to guilt&co on December 10th.

Doors at 7pm, show at 9pm, with a suggested admission donation of $10.

This month, TRAVIS BERNHARDT brings his unparalleled slight of hand to the Guilt & Company stage!

“Travis Bernhardt became a full time professional magician in 2008, fulfilling his lifelong ambition—retroactively decided upon—of never becoming qualified for anything else.
Sort of fresh off touring his award winning solo show Unpossible! across Canada—selling out in Edmonton and held over for an extended run in Vancouver- Travis looks forward to the holiday season, depleted bank accounts and seasonal affective disorder.”

So how ’bout it?

The show will also feature:

VORACIOUS V
CAROLE BRUNETTE
BURGUNDY BRIXX
and
AVA LURE

With stage management by RUTHE ORDARE

Festive melodies from THE LOCKSMITHS

And hosted by THE PURRFESSOR

Nouveau Paris

Nouveau Paris was an alluring mix of new acts and returning favourites. Relive the most enticing moments by taking a look at these photos from Clint Trahran.


Seasonal Sensations

Only days away from Nouveau Paris, are you excited?

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We sure are!

Late November will be host to a number of other extra special events that feature some of our members… Curious?

Burlesque Bazaar

On November 24th you can look forward to the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival Association’s first event of the year, it’s the Burlesque Bazaar! This event is the brainchild of Mama Kay, and is sure to delight! Titivate so you can titillate with goodies from over 10 amazing vendors. Did you know that four of our members are on the first all-female board of directors for the VIBF? Burgundy Brixx reigns as President, Nicky Ninedoors act as Vice President, and Mama Kay and Ava Lure sit as Members-at-Large. Busy busy!

Burlesque Long Form

Powerhouse producer April O’Peel is back with this year’s edition of Burlesque Long Form. This innovative show challenges Vancouver’s top burlesque artists to create and perform an extended piece. This year, the lineup will feature our very own Voracious V and Burgundy Brixx! Make sure to get tickets in advance here as they are sure to go fast!

PinCurl Magazine

Burgundy Brixx will be featured in the upcoming “Best Of” edition of PinCurl Magazine! PinCurl is one of the burlesque community’s most trusted magazines and this year’s December issue will proudly include an interview and photo spread of Ms. Brixx in all her winter-time glory. Southern P&L fans, take note- Burgundy will be performing in Viva Dallas Burlesque for the issue launch on December 6th, and also in Corpus Christi for the After Dark Revue, December 7th.

Lots of amazing information in there, maybe we don’t need eye candy this time…

SO KIDDING.

 Cameron Brown captured some of our ladies’ best assets last month at Sugar & Spice, take a peek!


Nouveau Paris, Vieille Charm

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Coming up next- Nouveau Paris with Pandora and The Locksmiths!

New Paris oozes with old-fashioned charm November 12th at guilt&co.

Doors at 7pm, show at 9pm, with a suggested admission donation of $10.

With French-inspired performances by:

NICKY NINEDOORS

RUTHE ORDARE

BURGUNDY BRIXX

AVA LURE

Sweet songs and Stage Management by AUGUST WILED

Bringing the Parisian sound, our 5 piece band THE LOCKSMITHS!

And hosted by MAMA KAY

Edmonton Burlesque Festival

Recently, five of our members traveled to Alberta for the Inaugural Edmonton Burlesque Festival Burgundy Brixx, The Purrfessor, Voracious V, Ruthe Ordare, and Ava Lure all graced the stage of the Pawnshop along with other burlesque artists from across the United States and Canada. It was an amazing experience that left all participants looking forward to next year’s festival! See fabulous photos by Drew May Photography! 

Sugar and Spice

Autumn is now in full-swing! Leaves are turning red and falling to the ground, a layer of mist is slowly descending from the mountains. In the city, men and women start searching for more comfortable things. Feel silk and fur slide across your skin and taste that sugar and spice once again with photos from our last show by Cameron Brown.

Enjoy!