It takes a certain kind of person to get up on stage and strip. It takes a whole different kind of person to get up on stage and sing, tap dance, hula hoop, breathe fire, do a magic trick, tell a joke or two, and strip. These performers are of that second breed. The 10th Annual New York Burlesque Festival is back to celebrate a decade of all things suggestive. From busty broads to boylesque to trans play, there will be something to titillate every type as more than 100 burlesque artists from all over the world gather for the four-night-long tease. The Saturday Spectacular is not to be missed, nor Sunday’s Golden Pastie Awards with an appearance by the legendary Tempest Storm. Audience members can vote for finalists online in categories such as Best Beefcake, Cutest Geek, and Most Likely to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse. Be ready for a fierce competition—performers can be very, very persuasive.
Thu., Sept. 27, 8 p.m., 2012