After nine years, is burlesque still considered “neo”? At the ninth annual New York Burlesque Festival, many old, beloved names from the city’s artistic stripping scene are appearing during four days of events hosted by Thirsty Girl & Pontani Sisters Productions. To get things started, World Famous *BOB* hosts tonight’s “Teaser Party,” featuring performances by more than a dozen local and national acts. Friday is the official Premiere Party at Brooklyn Bowl, and presiding over the festivities is Scotty the Blue Bunny. Saturday, Murray Hill leads the Saturday Spectacular at B.B. Kings Blues Club & Grill, and on Sunday at Highline Ballroom, Miss Astrid doles out the Oscars of burlesque, the “Golden Pastie Awards.”

Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 2011

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