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.

Wet Coast Burlesque Presents: Creature Feature!

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This event takes place on the unceded and traditional lands of the Lekwungen peoples.

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They’re wild, cooky, other-worldy, and so much more! This months Wet Coast Burlesque features, well, CREATURES! Animals, aliens, mind-blowing oddities and sensuous renditions of your favourite creatures.

Tickets available on EVENTBRITE

Doors 7:30pm

show at 8:00pm

A monthly burlesque revue held at the Victoria Events Centre, Wet Coast Burlesque showcases local performers and artists while creating a supportive and welcoming environment for creative, progressive, and fun-loving adults. We thrive on artistry, empowerment, self-love, and taking every opportunity we can to celebrate life! We are advocates of the stage and all its people: the movers and shakers, trail blazers and heavy hitters, shimmiers and promenaders. We promise to host shows that will leave you inspired, energized, sparkly-eyed, and at least a little glittery.

STARRING:
April O’Peel
Cherry Cheeks
Ruby Raqs
Pearl Reckless
Hazel Nuez
Burnina Sparks
Creme Bru Labia
Legzie Blaze
Gnarla Bush

Hosted by the one and only Charlie Creamfill!

*19+. No minors.

*Tickets are general admission. To secure seating please arrive as close to doors as possible!

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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

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

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.

What in the Hell did you do to my childhood?!

The Showdown and Diversion Productions are bringing some of the city’s greatest performers to the Victoria Event Centre for you a show that’ll stick to your bones: “What in the Hell did you do to my childhood?! A super fun evening of Drag and Burlesque and More set to Children’s Music” is exactly what it sounds like.

Tickets available on EVENTBRITE

Featuring the talents of Chi-Chi Small-Wolf, Electra May Hem, Chaz Avery, Hazel Huez, Lusty Lugnuts, Ophelia D., Ruby Raqs, Taylor Lewis, Velvet Crush, and maybe a special guest or two.

Doors: 7:30pm

Show: 8:00pm

Tickets: $10 advance, $15 at door

The music is great for your kids to listen to, but this show is 18+.

 

 

Wet Coast Burlesque: Bleeding Hearts Burlesque

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This event takes place on the unceded and traditional lands of the Lekwungen peoples.

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Join us this February for a very special, raw, and emotionally fuelled show. It’s heART fuelled burlesque! Each performance is created from the heart and features content that will pull on your heart strings in all the right ways. Explore some of life’s most beautiful and heartbreaking aspects through the raw and titillating performance art of burlesque. Bring your date, bring your friend, or be your own date!

Tickets available on EVENTBRITE

A monthly burlesque revue held at the Victoria Events Centre, Wet Coast Burlesque showcases local performers and artists while creating a supportive and welcoming environment for creative, progressive, and fun-loving adults. We thrive on artistry, empowerment, self-love, and taking every opportunity we can to celebrate life! We are advocates of the stage and all its people: the movers and shakers, trail blazers and heavy hitters, shimmiers and promenaders. We promise to host shows that will leave you inspired, energized, sparkly-eyed, and at least a little glittery.

Doors 7:30, show at 8:00.

Featuring performances by:

– Cherry Cheeks

– Pixie Pleaser

– Gia Sangria

– Tommy Foxglove

– Vogue Mahone

– Gnarla Bush

– Mona Aerola

– Draco

– Pacific Blue

– Scarlett Hummingbird

Hosted by the one and only Charlie Creamfill!

*19+. No minors.

*Tickets are general admission. To secure seating please arrive as close to doors as possible!

***

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: Pasties & Pastries

Co-produced by Flora Fawn and Pacific Blue, this show brings together delectable performers and delicious baked goods including Empire Donuts!

We will do our best to accommodate as many dietary restrictions as possible. There will also be mimosas, caesars, coffee and tea available at the bar for all your Sunday morning beverage needs! This show is a special 3 hour extended event that was created to get great video for the performers to share with the world and we can’t do it without an amazing audience! Come join us for an afternoon of amazing acts and get your sweet treat fix at the same time!

Tickets available on EVENTBRITE

Doors at 10am, show at 11am. This is a 19+ event.

This event is held on unceded Lekwungen lands.

General Admission + Pastry tickets will include a voucher for a donut or other pastry of your choice (please be sure to specify if you have any food allergies, are vegan/gluten-free etc so we can make sure to have options for you!)

Additional donut/pastry vouchers will be available for purchase on site with proceeds of these donated to the Victoria Native Friendship Centre.

FEATURING:

Blu Onyx

Boxy Shadows

Fern Flicker

Flora Fawn

Electra Mayhem

Eva-Layne Fox

Juicy Jam

Legzie Blaze

Lexxi Elixir

Luna Lavender

Major Thong

Pearl Reckless

Scarlett Hummingbird

Titty Titty Bang Bang

Vera Bubbly

and Walter Ego!

Hosted by Pacific Blue!

Diversion Burlesk is a new collective in Victoria, bringing themed burlesque shows to the stage.

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.