Best burlesque shows in NYC

Where to see burlesque and other sexy after-dark shows.

Flatiron Follies

Critics' pick

Hark back to a time when sequins and song reigned supreme at Grace Gotham and Bettina May’s new show. Harvest Moon and Anna Copa Cabanna join the inaugural festivities.

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Metropolitan Room Saturday March 7 2015

White Elephant Burlesque

Critics' pick

Viktor Devonne’s downtown affair gets extra saucy in honor of Madonna’s new album, with Esmerelda May, Holly Ween, Pierre CorVair and others giving their best salute to the Queen of Pop.

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Rockbar Wednesday March 11 2015

Twin Peaks: An Invitation to Love

Critics' pick

Francine’s Pink Room is back in for its fourth anniversary to pay tribute to the oeuvre of David Lynch through burlesque and variety-show performances. The onstage talent features the Lady in the Radiator and Francine “the Lucid Dream” herself.

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Parkside Lounge Friday March 6 2015

Nurse Bettie Burlesque

Critics' pick

Shelly "The Singing Siren" Watson hosts this night of burly-Q action at the intimate Nurse Bettie, which features both nightlife newbies and stars of the Gotham scene.

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Nurse Bettie Wednesday March 11 2015 - Wednesday March 25 2015 Free

Spanking the Lower East Side

Critics' pick

The ’50s-pinup–inspired venue Nurse Bettie (named for Bettie Page, one of the 20th century's premier hotsy-totsies) is a natural setting for burlesque performers. This weekly get-together is produced by "Asian sexsation" Calamity Chang, and usually includes six or seven acts, as well as preshow go-go dancers. Prepare to get up close and personal in the small, intimate bar space.

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Nurse Bettie Thursday March 12 2015 - Thursday March 26 2015 Free

The Wiggle Room

Critics' pick

This aptly named affair—"an elegant evening of booze, boobs, laughs…and boobs"—sees host Bradford Scobie welcoming an array of lovely burlesque ladies to the Slipper Room stage.

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Slipper Room Thursday March 12 2015 - Thursday March 26 2015
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Bernie Furshpan
Bernie Furshpan

New Burlesque Late Night Shows at The Metropolitan Room starts in June 2012.