Melanin Magic Productions Presents: And Intimate Evening of Burlesque

Friday, December 18th
19+ / ID Required
Doors: 7:30PM / Show: 8:30PM
Purchase tickets HERE!

Melanin Magic Productions and The Victoria Event Centre are excited to bring you an intimate evening of burlesque! Featuring an all BIPOC cast (black, indigenous, people of color) – 4 illuminating performers who will intoxicate you not once but TWICE! Featuring a special performance by Erin Haley, who will be giving us a sneak peek into next months show: Melanin Magic Productions presents a whimsical evening of comedy

Our vision: To create a space where BIPOC can share and create art. A space created for BIPOC by BIPOC. We are dedicated to showing and representing our BIPOC community. We hope to encourage more BIPOC to perform and create art. You belong here and we want you here! Be willing to acknowledge and leap into our world as we see it everyday. We welcome people of all backgrounds to attend this event, but if you are attending as a non-BIPOC human, you are an invited guest and you must respect the space that is Melanin Magic. We aim to create a welcoming space for for people of all inter-sectional communities including but not limited to BIPOC and LGBTQ2S+.

Featured performances by:
– The Velvet Unicorn
– Blue Onyx
– Cherry Cheeks
– Scarlett Hummingbird

Comedy by Erin Haley

We would also like to thank our sponsors for the evening:

– The Garden of Eden
– Intamo Pleasurables
– Pagliaccis
– Spinnakers Brewpub and Guest House
– Keith Sonic
– Stir It up Caribbean Restaurant
– Foxy Box Victoria

≫ COVID Safety Info ≪
▪︎ Due to COVID-19, there will be a limit of 50 tickets available for purchase. Tickets must be purchased in advance in groups of up to 6. You will be seated at your table once the whole group has arrived. Physical distancing must be observed between groups.
▪︎The bar will provide table service. Instead of going up to the bar, a server will visit you to take orders and to clear empty glassware.
▪︎ Bathrooms are limited to 1 person at a time. We’ve installed groovy high-tech foot switch-activated lights. Please tap the foot switch on when you are going in, and tap it off when you exit.
Read the VEC’s full safety plan here:
https://victoriaeventcentre.ca/covid19/

≫ Land Acknowledgement ≪
We would like to gratefully acknowledge that the territory on which this event takes place is on the traditional, stolen, unceded land of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. We acknowledge the rich cultural history of the many peoples and rituals that have been affected by the ongoing process of dispossession and colonialism. We hold this understanding in our interactions and engagements with this land and its people.

≫ Accessibility ≪
Our seating is a combination of high tables, bar stools, and cocktail tables with chairs. If you require assistance with this, please contact us at events@victoriaeventcentre.ca and VEC staff will do their best to accommodate.
There are three multi-user, gender-inclusive bathrooms with stalls. One bathroom has a larger stall with its own sink and a grab bar (more details in the ‘Bathrooms’ section).
The Victoria Event Centre currently does not have an operational elevator, and there is one long flight of stairs at the venue entrance. The only way into the VEC is up 27 wood stairs, 11″ deep, 6″ high. There are wooden 2.5” handrails 38” up the wall on each side of the staircase (54” apart, so not graspable on both sides at once). See further details in ‘Getting Inside’ section)
If you would like to attend the event but require assistance with accessing the space, please contact us at events@victoriaeventcentre.ca and VEC staff will do their best to accommodate.
Inside the Victoria Event Centre there is a gender inclusive wheelchair accessible washroom that technically fits necessary size dimensions, but is missing a bar and a handrail beside the toilet. There are two stalls, in the washroom, but only one of these has been renovated to meet 5’x5′ wheelchair clearance.
More detailed venue accessibility info is available at:
https://victoriaeventcentre.ca/attendees/accessibility/

Frantic Friday at the VEC!

This Friday, The “BEST” performers in Victoria (that we could book last minute) are putting together all their talents to create a frantic frenzy of a show!

Friday, November 20th
19+ / ID Required
Doors: 7:15PM / Show: 8PM
Purchase tickets HERE!

LINEUP
– Henrietta Dubet
– Norma Jean Knockout
– James Boyle
– Robin Wood
– Lusty Lugnuts
– Vivian Vanderpuss
– Hazel Nuez
– Henrietta Dubet
– Velvet Unicorn
– Dylan Williams
– Honey Dewme

≫ COVID Safety Info ≪
▪︎ Due to COVID-19, there will be a limit of 50 tickets available for purchase. Tickets must be purchased in advance in groups of up to 6. You will be seated at your table once the whole group has arrived. Physical distancing must be observed between groups.
▪︎The bar will provide table service. Instead of going up to the bar, a server will visit you to take orders and to clear empty glassware.
▪︎ Bathrooms are limited to 1 person at a time. We’ve installed groovy high-tech foot switch-activated lights. Please tap the foot switch on when you are going in, and tap it off when you exit.
Read the VEC’s full safety plan here:
https://victoriaeventcentre.ca/covid19/

≫ Land Acknowledgement ≪
We would like to gratefully acknowledge that the territory on which this event takes place is on the traditional, stolen, unceded land of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. We acknowledge the rich cultural history of the many peoples and rituals that have been affected by the ongoing process of dispossession and colonialism. We hold this understanding in our interactions and engagements with this land and its people.

≫ Accessibility ≪
Our seating is a combination of high tables, bar stools, and cocktail tables with chairs. If you require assistance with this, please contact us at events@victoriaeventcentre.ca and VEC staff will do their best to accommodate.
There are three multi-user, gender-inclusive bathrooms with stalls. One bathroom has a larger stall with its own sink and a grab bar (more details in the ‘Bathrooms’ section).
The Victoria Event Centre currently does not have an operational elevator, and there is one long flight of stairs at the venue entrance. The only way into the VEC is up 27 wood stairs, 11″ deep, 6″ high. There are wooden 2.5” handrails 38” up the wall on each side of the staircase (54” apart, so not graspable on both sides at once). See further details in ‘Getting Inside’ section)
If you would like to attend the event but require assistance with accessing the space, please contact us at events@victoriaeventcentre.ca and VEC staff will do their best to accommodate.
Inside the Victoria Event Centre there is a gender inclusive wheelchair accessible washroom that technically fits necessary size dimensions, but is missing a bar and a handrail beside the toilet. There are two stalls, in the washroom, but only one of these has been renovated to meet 5’x5′ wheelchair clearance.
More detailed venue accessibility info is available at:
http://www.victoriaeventcentre.ca/attendees/accessibility/

Diversion Burlesk: Oh Hell Yeah!

The cherry blossoms are blooming, the crocuses are poking their cute little faces out of the dirt, and the Diversion Burlesk crew is ready to come out of a seasonal affective disorder fueled hibernation with Oh Hell Yeah! Hosted by Holly Shirt and Atomic Ember! What better way to say goodbye to a wet and cold winter and hello to a wet and marginally warmer spring than a burlesque show? These performers have chosen numbers that make them feel powerful, radical, and fierce as all hell, and they’re ready to put on a show that’s bound to leave you saying “HELL YEAH!”

Tickets available on EVENTBRITE

doors at 7:00pm

show at 8:00pm

This event takes place on unceded Lekwungen territory, known today as the Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations. Unceded means never surrendered! If you’re a settler, check out https://bit.ly/325FcNf for more ways to show solidarity with Indigenous people.

This is a 19+ event

Featuring performances by:
Them Fatale – Burnina Sparks – Midge Ender – Electra Mayhem & Pearl Reckless – Scarlett Hummingbird – Miss Moira Moody – Walter Ego – the Rustic Ginger Tart – and more

Diversion Burlesk strives to nurture safer spaces with zero tolerance for body shaming, or homophobic, transphobic, racist, sexist or hateful behaviour. Practicing good consent is mandatory! Check out https://www.antiviolenceproject.org/ for cool resources and more information.

The Victoria Event Centre is on the second story of a building up a flight of stairs with a continuous handrail. There is currently no operational elevator. Should you need assistance getting up the stairs, please get in touch with us.

Inside the Victoria Event Centre both washrooms are gender-neutral, and one is accessible.

The Bump N’ Grind House: Righteous Retro Revue!

Join us for a trip through time to our Totally Tubular Tease 1980’s Burlesque Show!! Starring Donna Boss Rogers from Vancouver BC and a radical cast of local performers! Grab those legwarmers and get that spandex ready! Dress up to win prizes!! 12 wicked acts to transport you all the way back to the glory days of the 80’s! Hosted by J McLaughlin. Performer announcements coming soon!

Tickets available on EVENTBRITE

DOORS 7PM Show 8PM

This is a 19+ event

At The Bump n’ Grind House there is zero tolerance for any type of body shaming, homophobic, transphobic, racist, sexist or hateful behaviour.

The Victoria Event Centre is on the second story of a building up a flight of stairs. There is a continuous handrail up the stairwell. There is also a freight elevator around the back of the building but it is not operable at the moment.

Inside the Victoria Event Centre there is a gender-neutral, accessible washroom.
Please contact The Bump n’ Grind House if you have any concerns or questions at thebumpngrindhouse(at)gmail.com

Pervz&Curvz Presents Winter Warmer: Slooow Burn Burlesque

February can be cold but come and snuggle in with Winter Warmer: Slow Burn Burlesque on Friday February 21, 2020

Tickets available on EVENTBRITE

Doors @ 8pm
Showtime @ 9pm

Featuring:

Vogue Mahone
Delilah D’Lish
Hana Del Lay
Velvet Crush
Legzie Blaze
Pervz&Curvz Collective
Holly Hardwood
Wanda Fucqua’s Weapon of Choice

Many Performer Announcements in store

Venue Information:

This event is taking place on the unceded and stolen territory of the Lkwungen speaking people of the WSANEC, Songhees, and Wyomilth (Esquimalt) Nations.

19+ Adult Only Venue (Bring 2 Valid Pieces of Photo ID)
Carlton Club Cabaret is open as a niteclub after the show and invites you to stay and dance the night away with NO COVER FOR SHOW ATTENDEES!!… Come for the show and stay for the niteclub party!
Coat Check is $2.00 throughout the evening!
*Free Parking on site!
*Accessible directly on the #15 Bus Route!
*Designated Driver Options Available
Full bar with Non-Alcoholic Beverages Available

Accessibility Information:

* The Carlton Club Cabaret does not have elevator, and there is a multi-flight of stairs at the venue entrance. If you would like to attend the event and require assistance with accessing the space, please contact us at pervzandcurvz@gmail.com and we will do our best to accommodate. The Carlton Club Cabaret has 3 BURLY door staff who are able and happy to assist as needed.

A Varied Extravaganza of Sorts

It’s a new decade and we can’t wait to christen it with the first Extravaganza! Hosted by Holly Shirt and Picholas Cage This is a very special extravaganza as we are honouring and paying tribute to the life of one of the co creators of this very show! It’s is the one and only KeithSonic’s birthday and we are welcoming him one your closer to the end with wacky, wild and weird performances of all kinda. You never know what to expect! Come for the experience or just the preservation of obscure observation. Followed by a full blown party!

Tickets available on EVENTBRITE

Doors 7pm / Show at 8pm

With performances by
Vivianne Oblivion
Quincy Thomas
Henrietta Dubet
Luna Lavender
MJ Bourque
Bo Essery
Julya Van Der Sloot
Lusty Lugnuts
Kendal Clark
Flora Fawn
Velvet unicorn
Paul Shortt
Gnarla Bush
Ellyot Ryan
Erin Haley
And more

19+ NO MINORS
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We would like to gratefully acknowledge that the territory on which this event takes place is on the traditional, stolen, unceded land of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. We acknowledge the rich cultural history of the many peoples and rituals that have been affected by the ongoing process of dispossession and colonialism. We hold this understanding in our interactions and engagements with this land and its people.

Accessibility:
* The Victoria Event Centre does not currently have an operational elevator, and there is one long flight of stairs at the venue entrance. If you would like to attend the event but require assistance with accessing the space, please contact us at events@victoriaeventcentre.ca and VEC staff do their best to accommodate.
* More detailed venue accessibility info is available at https://victoriaeventcentre.ca/attendees/accessibility/
* Washrooms are for all genders

Diversion Burlesk’s Night of Burlesque Improv

Diversion Burlesk presents a Night of Burlesque Improv, hosted by Keith Sonic and Lusty Lugnuts. Performers won’t know which music they are performing to until shortly before the show! There’s no time to choreograph or rehearse ahead of time, so every piece is a debut! Come see what happens and show some love for these brave folks!

Tickets available on EVENTBRITE

This event takes place on unceded Lekwungen territory.

Sunday February 16th – doors at 7:00pm, show at 8:00pm
This is a 19+ event
Tickets $20

Featuring performances by:

Betty Kruger – Blue Onyx – Boxy Shadows – Burnina Sparks – Chai Tease – Gnarla Bush – Hazel Nuez – Holly Hardwood – Malicious Compliance – Picholas Cage – Ruby Raqs – Velvet Crush

Diversion Burlesk strives for safer spaces with zero tolerance for body shaming, or homophobic, transphobic, racist, sexist or hateful behaviour. Consent is sexy and mandatory!

The Victoria Event Centre is on the second story of a building up a flight of stairs with a continuous handrail. There is currently no operational elevator. Should you need assistance getting up the stairs, please get in touch with us.

Inside the Victoria Event Centre both washrooms are gender-neutral, and one is accessible.

Night Shift: Vintage Valentines

Join us at the first Night Shift of 2020, Vintage Valentines!

Tickets available on RBCM’s WEBSITE

Make this Valentine’s Day one for the ages: take your crush on a journey through time! This vintage-themed event—complete with live music, activities, food and drink—will surely go down in history.

With a special burlesque performance by House of Cheek!

Presented in partnership with MRG Vancouver Island.

19+ | See Royal BC Museum website for details: rbcm.ca/night

The Cheesecake Burlesque Revue: Bump and Grind Valentine

It’s time to show you the LOVE!!! February 14 is the Cheesecake Burlesque Revue’s BUMP & GRIND VALENTINE!!!

Join us for a spectacular extravaganza of sparkle, with a little sexy and a lot of silly! You’re in for a night of comedy, dancing and singing, and of course… BURLESQUE!!! Come for the glitter, glamour and GIGGLES!!! We aim to tease!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Tickets available HERE

We have a full night of fun for YOU!!!! A fantastic show! And… take home fabulous and fun prizes by bidding on our fantastic silent auction, or getting a raffle ticket to WIN BIG and help us raise funds for our Cheesecake European 2020 Tour!

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14
The Cheesecake Burlesque Revue: Bump & Grind Valentine
Langham Court Theatre
805 Langham Court, Victoria BC
Doors: 7:30
Show: 8:30
19+
Tickets: Call 250-384-2142
Online: https://www.langhamtheatre.ca/cheesecake-valentine/
In person at the Theatre Box Office – Monday – Friday, 12–4pm

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The Cheesecake Burlesque Revue respectfully acknowledges that this event take place on the stolen and unceded lands of the Lekwungen People of the Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations. As settlers on these lands we encourage you to learn about and support these nations, and to think about how that connects with who you are and the work you do.
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ACCESSIBILITY:
Accessible parking is available at the theatre, and there are ramps along the side of the building into the theatre lobby to provide access. Theatre front row seating can be adjusted to allow wheelchair seating, please call 250-384-2142 to arrange for these seats, which are held as accessible spaces until February 12, after that, the seats will be released for general sale. Toilet access is tight for wheelchairs, theatre staff can provide assistance.

HOW TO GET THERE:
WALKING DISTANCE
Cook Street Village 10 min
Downtown 20 min

BICYCLE racks on-site
Cook Street Village 5 min
Downtown 10 min

BUS routes on Fort/Yates
#11, 14, 21 stops at Linden & Moss
#15 stops at Moss
bctransit.com/victoria

PARKING There is NO general parking at the theatre and only limited accessible spaces. You are able to drop off passengers at the front circle.

FREE PARKING is available on side streets: Moss Street, Pentrelew Place, Linden Avenue and Fort Street, as well as the Central Middle School parking lot on Fort Street, and at the Art Gallery on Moss Street. Please abide by parking signs.
DO NOT park where it is posted Residential Only, as you may be ticketed.
Please give yourself plenty of time to find parking.

Pervz&Curvz Collective: February Group Choreo Drop In!

We are excited to be offering a drop in group choreo practice session on Sunday February 2, 2020 from 5-6pm

Our March show has the awesome theme ANTI Spring Cleaning: Mess It Up! Burlesque (Saturday, March 21, 2020) and we will be working on a hilarious (AND INFORMATIVE) Bill Nye the Science Guy Group Act. Music: TBD

The first practice session is a drop in for members AND non-memberz to come try out the choreo and see how much you love it!

If you wish to continue after the first session we require a commitment to perform so our choreographer, Chai Tease, can space the routine properly!

What happens when you LOVE the choreo and want to join the collective?! GREAT QUESTION!!!

Now is the perfect time to join as we are entering the New Year and really moving forward with this amazing performance momentum we’ve developed in 2019!

There is an annual $20.00 membership fee and includes the following perks of joining!

*COMMUNITY ~ We are a dance family. Of course you are family without even joining but it feels really good to have your name officially recorded in the family book!

GROUP DANCES ~ Choreographed by the one and only Chai Tease only collective members are able to partake in the group performances. Practice sessions take place on most Sundays from 6-7pm at Passion and Performance in studio space rented by the collective.

PROMO ~ We have seasonal photoshoots to get promotional photos/videos of the group/collective. You will have access to these for your own promotion as well (with credit given to the photographer and collective)

PRIORITY CASTING ~ When casting performances for Pervz&Curvz productions we have a higher amount of performance slots reserved for collective members. �This means is that if we are casting 10 performances we reserve 8 slots for collective members and 2 slots for guest performances. **please note, membership does not guarantee your act will be cast in a particular production.