Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Burlesque Social Club!

Bonjour Mes Ames! Gutten Tag Meine Freunde! ‘Ello Mates!

I am really excited about a new weekly event that is coming up at the beginning of October. I’ve been given the opportunity to help put this puppy onto the course and I’d love to have you be a part of it! The Burlesque Social Club “produced” by Miss Fuchsia FoXXX, is going to happen every Monday night at Velvet in SoDo.

Have you heard about Velvet? Wow, so much to tell. Okay, so Velvet is a new private club just south of Safeco Field and it is going to be THE new hot spot in Seattle. A constantly evolving piece of reclaimed industrial history, Velvet is raw sensuality incarnate: rough, hard wood floors, bare beams, sexy art and antique finishes and all of it dripping with red velvet, silks and lace. It’s like walking into a New Orleans bordello or Old Seattle ‘seamstress’ abode. If my descriptions aren’t enough consider this, Fuchsia FoXXX helped design it. Sexy huh? No, seriously y’all it’s awesome.

Velvet’s going to be having some pretty cool events coming up, so I highly recommend checking them out! Also, look them up on Facebook!

Okay so now you know where it is, I guess I should explain more about what it is. Well simply put its “Fancy People Relaxing.” The hardworking girl that she is, Fuchsia knows that there is a definite need for folks in our community to have a retreat, a place for performers to just hang out. I LOVE working, doing shows, getting ready for shows, etc but a big part of that love is the people I work with. It’s you!

Now because we are all a bunch of workaholics (often broke workaholics), setting aside time and money to go out and socialize is not always on our priority list. Fuchsia and Velvet would like to change that.

The Burlesque Social Club is a day of the week set aside for socializing, talking shop, informal networking, hanging out, or just relaxing with friends, all in a really awesome space. Fuchsia is lining up ‘entertainment’ in the form of “Performers’ Picks” movie nights. Whether it’s a community showing of a local work, a piece of historical burlesque or artistic inspiration, you’ll get to see some local artist’s favorite films. I mean what better way to watch “A Wink And A Smile,” “Waxie Moon,” some classic Betty Page, or really anything, then with a group of burlesquers?

That’s the point of The Burlesque Social Club. It is an event FOR burlesquers and those that love them. It’s for you! And the kicker is that there’s NO COVER. Seriously, Velvet is opening its doors to the community. There will be some complimentary beverages, some snacky type food, and lots of awesome folk.

The Burlesque Social Club goes up on Monday, October 3rd and is going to happen every Monday afterwards! Again, that’s October 3rd, 6:00pm (movie at 7:30pm) @ Velvet; 1700 1st Ave South (it’s on the second floor, so more details to come about getting up there). Show up, hang out, chit-for-chat, and then will watch a movie! What movie you may ask? Well to get us started we’ll have Miss Kitty Baby sharing one of her favorites!


~ Fosse Jack

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