Tonight's scintillating session of the big burly-Q bash—hosted by "the hardest-working middle-aged man in show business," Murray Hill—is indeed spectacular, with performances coming from the luscious likes of festival cofounder Angie Pontani, Gal Friday, the U.K.'s Kitty Kitty Bang Bang, Amsterdam's Xarah von den Vielenregen, Mr. Gorgeous, Amber Ray, Trixie Little, Tigger! and Jo "Boobs" Weldon. (And that's not the half of it, or even the quarter of it!) Brian Newman and his quintet provide the tunes. Afterward, everyone heads next door to Lucille's for a dance party, with DJ Momotaro on the wheels of steel.
New York Burlesque Festival: The Saturday Spectacular
|Venue name:||B.B. King Blues Club & Grill||Contact:|
237 W 42nd St
|Cross street:||between Seventh and Eighth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 11am–11pm; Fri, Sat 11am–2am|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St–Port Authority; N, Q, R, 42nd St S, 1, 2, 3, 7 to 42nd St–Times Sq|
|Price:||$30–$70, advance $35–$65. Advance tickets available through thenewyorkburlesquefestival.com|