Take a fascinatingly risqué journey through time at this immersive lecture and multi-act burlesque show.

  • Sunday, July 9, 2017
  • 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • $20.00 USD
  • 635 Sackett Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11217, United States

Join the Atlas Obscura Society New York for an evening of bawdy discovery and lively libations as we delve into the history of burlesque, an enchanting form of performance that has shimmied, shaked, and shifted with the times over a transformative century in America.

The sensational Doctor Lucky, the World’s Premiere Ph(Double)D, will be your guide as we fill your imaginations with titillating tales from the past. Doctor Lucky’s long and deep resume includes the production of many popular burlesque shows and the instruction of students at prestigious establishments such as NYU, MICA, and CUNY on “The History of American Burlesque.”

As Lucky chronicles the story of burlesque, a dazzling array of in-the-flesh performances will demonstrate a range of burlesque styles from the past and present. You’ll be invited to sip from specialty cocktails prepared by the bar as you’re swept away by revealing historical revelations on the new, state-of-the-art Littlefield stage.

Performers for this event have been curated to include many of the greatest currently operating in the New York scene: Gin Minsky, Corvette Le Face, Ms. Tickle, Perle NoireLil’ Miss Lixx and the Lady Aye.



Email michelle.bruenn@atlasobscura.com.

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Summer Nights Burlesque Sail 2015

  • Battery Park, Slip 2

Dances of Vice invites you to set sail on an adventure of seductive espionage around the Hudson and New York Harbor aboard a gorgeous Civil War-era schooner as a scintillating burlesque and variety floor show unfolds against spectacular views of Manhattan, Brooklyn, New Jersey and The Statue of Liberty.

This summer’s cruise takes place on the first Tuesday of each month between May-September, featuring a different theme and cast for each sail.


  • 5/5 – Sailors & Sirens (RESCHEDULED for 5/19)
  • 6/2 – Cat’s Pajamas Lingerie Party
  • 7/7 – The Spirit of 1976
  • 8/4 – Night of the Yé-Yé Girl
  • 9/1 – 1950s Hollywood
  • 10/6 – Blue Moon Jazz Age

Sailing 9:45-11:45PM from Battery Park, Slip 2


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FlavorPill’s summary of Jazz Age-themed soiree Shanghai Mermaid:

Editor’s Note
A night at Jazz Age soiree Shanghai Mermaid is the closest anyone can get to stepping back in time. The location alone is worth a ticket: built in 1887 and still used as an exclusive private club, the Down Town Association brims with grand styling that instantly transports the evening into the realm of refinement. Then there’s the outfits, ranging from period-perfect vintage elegance to lavish handmade costumes guests create solely for the event. Entertainment includes live bands, burlesque, and dance, always in line with the night’s theme. This edition takes cues from the vibrant Parisian scene of the 1920s and 30s, when literary and artistic luminaries gathered in salons to change the world. Think surrealism and Charleston and you’re on the right track.
Zoë Leverant

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7/4 7pm: dances of vice’s second annual ’50’s themed rockabilly night market features live music from jittery jack with miss amy and the susquehanna tool + die co., plus burlesque, vintage cars, a pinup photobooth, vintage + craft + food vendors, more. srb brooklyn, $10.…

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7/4 5pm-late: the vintage-themed liberty belle extravaganza takes over two manhattan rooftops with live music (the hot sardines, gelber and manning and the star spangled orchestra, more), patriotic-themed burlesque (the maine attraction, medianoche, more) and food available for purchase. the dl and the empire hotel, $25 adv until 7/2 with promo code ‘starsnstripes’, $35 without, $40 door. ($40 adv combo ticket also includes lincoln center’s midsummer night swing starting at 6pm.)…

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