Why, Yes, We Can Show You an Underground Burlesque Show
Been looking for an underground burlesque show that operates weekly at undisclosed locations around the city? We can’t tell you where the Blushing Diamond Revue is though it’s definitely not in the garment district right now but we can show you what you’re missing. Emcee Norman assures us that this is a traditional burlesque: “all the girls are girls.” Are they! Miss Harvest Moon strips while hula-hooping, one dancer’s pasties go flying, and the crowd cheers all the old-timey fun. Want to find the show for yourself? First, watch the video.
The Blushing Diamond Revue [Video]
Sex and Love [NYM]
Dinner at Deitch: It’s All Legs and Breasts
Most dinner parties don’t kick off with the hostess stripping to fishnets. But at Soho’s tony Deitch Projects art gallery Saturday night, barely dressed was the dress code — for at least some guests. About 100 people turned out for a medieval-style banquet hosted by performance artist Julie Atlas Muz in honor of the “stars of the New York burlesque world,” according Jeffrey Deitch. The food was Flintstone-size turkey legs, giant bowls of Brussels sprouts, ham hocks, and fruit, all served amid overactive fog machines. Seated at the groaning tables: a coterie of directors (Michel Gondry, Darren Aronofsky), art worlders (artists Jack Pierson, Brooklyn Museum head Arnold Lehman), plus stars Tatum O’Neal and Bambi the Mermaid. It was not your typical gallery party.