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Clothing Optional

If you’re looking to explore a new scene, skip the madness of CMJ in favor of a bawdy burlesque show.

  1. 1. “This Is Burlesque”

    Opens October 18 at Corio Supper Club

    The cheeky downtown drag king Murray Hill hosts this newish venue’s run of weekend shows, featuring the tap-dancing Helen Pontani (performing solo and with her in-demand group the World-Famous Pontani Sisters), Mark Morris–trained “tassel twirler” Peekaboo Pointe, and others.

  2. 2. “Balls!”

    October 19 at Collective: Unconscious

    Ribald local act Pinchbottom Burlesque (which appeared in this magazine’s “Best of New York” this year) presents a themed night of striptease, dancing, and comedy courtesy of performers Nasty Canasta, Jonny Porkpie, Clams Casino, and their saucy cohorts.


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