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Burlesque shows

These variety performances put the "X" in Xmas.

The Flaming Dames present “Naughtier & Nicer”
Being good for goodness’ sake doesn’t quite register with these chicks. They’ll balance out behaving badly with a couple of pleasantries, like “keeping Santa from falling off the wagon,” according to the Dames. The yuletide revue features bawdy singing, dancing and slapstick, all saturated in sexiness. The Loft, 15 W Division St (888-326-3129, flamingdames.com). Fri 3, Sat 4 at 9:30pm; $15.

Tease the Season
Get more bang for your buck. Seriously, we’re talking about a bargain. First, stage virgins perform in a student striptease showcase hosted by veteran variety showgirl Michelle L’Amour. Things get even merrier when a group of experienced va-va-va-voomers, the Chicago Starlets, take the stage with Little Richard-sounding rockers Bama Lamas and soloists including Mimi First and Cherokee Rose. Stick around for bell-jingling and pastie twirling at the after-party. Martyrs’, 3855 N Lincoln Ave (chicagostarlets.com). Dec 10 at 8pm; $15, both shows $20.

Let It Ho!
Dolly Natrix, Allie Wayes, Ricky Dickyouless, Cassie Oh, Mad Scientits, Brie Tarde and Andy Drodgenous are the kinds of gals who may do more than kiss underneath the mistletoe. Last year, they performed their female sketch comedy and burlesque routine as a one-night-only affair. They return this holiday season with more naughty bits in a showcase at The Spot, 4437 N Broadway (offoffbroadzway.com). Thursdays in December at 8pm; $12.

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