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International Burlesque Festival Coming To Vancouver


The Vancouver International Burlesque Festival has featured burlesque performers, comedians and musicians since 2006. This year’s festival features local and international talent and is being held at the Vancouver Playhouse on May 6th and 7th.

It is organized by the not-for-profit Vancouver International Burlesque Festival Association (VIBFA) which promotes the Vancouver burlesque scene.

Previous venues include the Red Room, Burr Theatre, Rio Theatre and Vogue Theatre. In 2008, the colourful and entertaining festival ran for a total of ten days and featured talent from all over the world.

The International Cabaret plays May 6th and features burlesque superstars from around the world.

Over two dozen practitioners are performing this year including headliners Julie Atlas Muz from New York and Mat Fraser (American Horror Story: Freak Show), burlesque legend April March and featured act Freaky Candy. Betsy Bottom Dollar and Bastard Keith are hosting.

Vancouver Uncovered plays May 7th and features local burlesque talent.

Performers include Lola Frost, April O’Peel and Villainy Loveless. Mat Fraser and Mr. Nicket are hosting.

Official after-parties after each show take place at Studio Records. Visit the VIBF website for more information on the festival and tickets.



Written by: Amar Mirchandani @amarmirch
Photo: Barrial de suenos / Flickr

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