Bubbles, sparkles, and star-shaped pasties rule this summer at the outrageous girlie revue Burlesque at the Beach on Coney Island. Every Friday, after the 9:30 fireworks, this is the place to catch bodacious babes and sideshow freaks performing weird, wild antics ranging from the exotic to the hilarious. This weeks show is This or That!, a bawdy burlesque game show hosted by the Great Fredini (Fred Kahl) in which contestants are plucked from the audience to take on racy challenges (such as the Sexy Banana-Eating Contest or Striptease Musical Chairs) to win sex toys, worthless This or That! money, or the chance to be spanked by the shows lovely co-host Julie Atlas Muz. Needless to say, its a far better alternative to that Cardio Striptease class at Crunch. Upcoming shows include the World Famous Pontani Sisters (July 21), Dirty Martini Presents! (August 4), and the Miss Coney Island Burlesque Beauty Pageant (September 8). See coneyisland.com/burlesque.shtml for the complete schedule.
At 10, Sideshows by the Seashore Theater, West 12th Street and Surf Avenue, Brooklyn, $15