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The Ninth Annual New York Burlesque Festival

The big burly-Q jubilee returns for its annual salute to glitter and glamour (not to mention bare flesh). Check out the four-day fiesta's highlights.

Photograph: BOB: Courtesy Thirsty Girl Productions
The World Famous *BOB* (left) and Scotty the Blue Bunny (right)

Teaser Party
The bodacious World Famous *BOB* hosts this warm-up affair at Brooklyn's Bell House, with London's Miss Amarettease and Toronto's otherworldly Obskyura joining a gaggle of Gotham stars. Sept 29

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Premiere Party
The festival kicks into full razzle-dazzle gear, as stars of the scene—including Hollywood's Bobbie Burlesque, Chicago's Dolls of Doom, and NYC's own Harvest Moon and Little Brooklyn—join the night's compere, Scotty the Blue Bunny, at Brooklyn Bowl. Sept 30

Saturday Spectacular
Mr. Showbiz, Murray Hill, showcases a bevy of onstage beauties through a supper-club-style soiree at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill. Oct 1

The Golden Pastie Awards
Just like the Oscars (but with even more cleavage), the red-carpet festival-closer at Highline Ballroom, hosted by Miss Astrid, features categories along the lines of Positively Perfect Posterior and Most Likely to Win RuPaul's Drag Race. Oct 2

Sept 28–Oct 2; locations, times and prices vary. Visit thenewyorkburlesquefestival.com for more info.