Legendary boylesque performer Bobbie Burlesque pulls together a supremely classy affair every month at M Bar, whose red velvet curtains and flocked wallpaper provide the perfect backdrop for a time warp evocative of burlesque's heyday in the early 20th century. The performers are LA's crème de la crème (refined professionals and national title holders), and the costumes (think jeweled corsets and delicate fringed underthings) are elaborate and luscious. Expect all the tropes of neo-burlesque, from feather fans to ironic pasties to the best boylesque in town. Don't miss the annual installment of Tim Burton-themed burlesque ($25) each November.
Risqué rating: 4/5