Best burlesque shows in NYC

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

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The Pink Room Presents Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me Burlesque

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

At long last, see what's under the Log Lady's sweater, at the Pink Room's tribute to the oft-maligned David Lynch prequel. Francine "The Lucid Dream," Amelia Bareparts, Granny Fluffer and others take the stage.

  1. Parkside Lounge 317 E Houston St, at Attorney St, 10002
  2. Fri Oct 24
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Hotsy Totsy Burlesque's Tribute to Stephen King

  • Price band: 1/4
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The King of Horror gets his very own striptease salute, as Cherry Pitz, Handsome Brad, Dot Mitzvah, Little Motown and other ghastly creatures bring the terrifying tales to life.

  1. R Bar 218 Bowery, between Prince and Spring Sts
  2. Wed Oct 29
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The Royal Rumpus Room: Hoochie Coochie Burlesque

  • Price band: 2/4
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Catastrophina and Clementine Dandy kick off a new series with a blues-infused dinner show, featuring Essence Revealed and Genie Adagio.

  1. Amarachi Prime 189 Bridge St, between Concord and Nassau Sts, 11201
  2. Fri Oct 24
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Shocks and Cocks

  • Price band: 2/4
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The king of raunchy nightlife, Daniel Nardicio continues his "Cocktober" antics with this night of buck-naked boylesque, hosted by Jonny Porkpie.

  1. Elektra Theatre 673 Eighth Ave, between 42nd and 43rd Sts, 10036
  2. Fri Oct 24
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Temple of the Virgins

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  • Free

Broadway Brassy's monthly rookie hazing goes big for Halloween, with Calamity Chang, Wae Messed, Aurora Black, Melody Jane and other veterans showing the neophytes how it's done.

  1. La Flaca 384 Grand St, at Suffolk St
  2. Mon Oct 27
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EXistential Crisis: A Tribute to Breakups

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Get over your former flame in a hurry at Rhoda Dendron's burlesque ode to the hallowed rebound, featuring performances from Dandy Dillinger, Lickitty Split, Varla Velour, Minx Arcana and Poison Ivory.

  1. Parkside Lounge 317 E Houston St, at Attorney St, 10002
  2. Wed Oct 29
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Company XIV: Rococo Rouge

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

Austin McCormick and his Company XIV move into their new digs on Lafayette Street with a new nightlife-performance spectacle, featuring the company's signature blend of live music, decadent dance and luxuriant design.

  1. XIV 428 Lafayette St, between Astor Pl and E 4th St
  2. Thu Oct 23 - Sun Nov 2
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Floating Kabarette

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Galapagos hosts this long-running, crowd-pleasing cabaret night, featuring a rotating cast of amazing artists, including resident dance troupe Jenny Rocha and Her Painted Ladies—expect burlesque, magic, trapeze and much more. After the show, a dance party keeps the fun coming till 1am. Check the venue's website for each week's cast.

  1. Galapagos Art Space 16 Main St, at Water St
  2. Sat Oct 25 - Sat Dec 27
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Glitter Gutter

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

This evening of old-school downtown entertainment (burlesque, comedy, sideshow performances and more) is fast and loose—and sometimes messy. Each week brings a unique show.

  1. Slipper Room 167 Orchard St, at Stanton St
  2. Wed Oct 29 - Wed Dec 24
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Le Scandal Cabaret

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Bonnie Dunn, the MC-chanteuse behind this burlesque-circuit stalwart, presides over a lively mix of stand-up, magic, acrobatics and high-concept strip. The city’s longest-running girlie revue, Le Scandal is still looking young, hot and ready to party.

  1. Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Café 407 W 42nd St, between Ninth and Tenth Aves, downstairs, 10036
  2. Sat Oct 25 - Sat Dec 27
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New Burlesque Late Night Shows at The Metropolitan Room starts in June 2012.

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