Queerlesque’s latest event promises to put the sizzle back in these ever-colder nights!
A special Midwinter Queerlesque will be held at K’Road’s DNA Bar on Thursday 14 June. The Something Blue singers will open the event, mulled wine will be on hand to warm up chilly patrons, and of course, a wide range of burlesque, boylesque and drag king acts will get your heart pumping and blood racing!
This latest event comes hot on the heels of a performance in Nelson, which Queerlesque organiser Miss Phloss says was hugely successful.
“The community really came out of the woodwork on a freezing, zero-degree night and warmed up in The Playhouse Theatre in Mapua, then stuck around afterwards to boogie,” she says. “For our first out of town gig it was very heartwarming!”
Described as “burlesque by, for and about the queer community”, Queerlesque aims to provide a safe stage for performers of all gender identities, expressions and styles.
Inspired by the Nelson performance, Miss Phloss hopes to take Queerlesque to “other towns outside the big smoke” soon, with Hamilton and either Tauranga or Rotorua high on the prospect list.
“Queerlesque is a community event and if you are based in any of these cities we’d really love to hear from you, whether it be as a queer performer or assisting to bring the event to you!” she says.
Midwinter Queerlesque will be held at DNA Bar this Thursday, 14 June – tickets are available on the door and are only $5! For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or check out the group’s Facebook page.