Price: $30 advance, $35 day of show
Address: 237 W. 42nd St. - 212-997-4144
Description: Put on your top hat and tails for the Saturday Spectacular at B.B. King Blues Club in the heart of Times Square! Hosted by Murray Hill, this magical night showcases over 40 of the finest burlesque performers from around the globe in a 1920s supper club atmosphere. Expect glamorous gowns and gorgeous gals in a dazzling evening of entertainment that includes live jazz and big band music! This luscious night ends with a wild DJ/go-go dance party from 11:00PM until 1:00AM in Lucille's Bar & Grill (located next door to the main showroom) that is free for all Saturday ticket holders.
The Annual New York Burlesque Festival is the largest and most acclaimed festival of its kind and has attracted sold-out crowds since its premiere in 2002. This year marks the 10th annual festival, and producers Thirsty Girl & Pontani Sisters Productions will once again serve up four nights of glitter and glamour in Gotham, with over 120 eye-popping performances from the world's leading burlesque and variety entertainers at four of NYC's hottest performance venues. In addition to tassels and tail feathers, this year's festival offers live music, international DJs, variety and circus performers, boylesque, and a burlesque boutique where you can try on custom corsets, peruse pasties, hair ornaments, vintage dresses, and lingerie, and even get a burlesque make-over.
Venue Description: A throwback to the fabled days of New York nightclubs, B.B. King Blues Club & Grill features top-caliber music stars and an American Continental menu with a Southern flair. The Showcase Room has video screens and state-of-the-art sound, table seating, a bar where you can snack and listen, and a dance floor. The Beatles Brunch is offered every Saturday at noon (doors at 11am), and doors open for the Gospel Brunch every Sunday at 12:30pm with music at 1:30pm.