Today is National Coming Out Day, I don’t talk about my personal life so much but so you know it, I’m Queer/Lesbian/Bisexual (though this is a limiting word as it implies only 2 genders.)
The Photo above is by Jackie Rudin fromTaylor Mac’s A 24 Decade History of Popular Music!
But FIRST let’s talk about the big PUSSYFLY in the room
So I’m in recovery from participating in every hour of
Taylor Mac’s A 24 Decade History of Popular Musicat St. Ann’s Warehouse on Saturday/Sunday. I could wax poetic on how much participating in this show has inspired me, but I’ll keep it as brief as possible, the last line of the last song on the last hour was “You can lie down or get up and Play” As you may or may not know, I’m taking a break from producing burlesque shows (apart from The 10th Annual Menorah Horah on December 24th (SAVE THE DATE!) So,”What’s next?” you may ask! I’m asking the same question! Taylor wrote, performed, and co-directed a TWENTY FOUR HOUR SHOW/ RADICAL FAERIE RITUAL/PERFORMANCE ART CONCERT. When Taylor asked me to be in The Lily’s Revenge in 2009, I thought, “A FIVE HOUR SHOW!? How’s THAT going to work?!” And after that, I was worried for Taylor, “how can judy* top that?” Well, judy, DID! And from this inspiration I hope that I can create a Performance Art/Dance/Theater piece that will inspire YOU. Anyway, I’m here to “Get up and Play!” And the reason I’m writing this here, is so that you, my fans, friends, family and community can hold me accountable!
SO NOW, here’s what I am up to for the rest of October and what you can see if you stay here in NYC!
WHAT’S GOING ON FOR THE REST OF OCTOBER?
THE DIRTY DEVILS PEEPSHOW AT THEATRE BIZARRE
Saturday October 15 and 21st in DETROIT!
TEACHING BURLESQUE IMPROVISATION
AT STUDIO L’AMOUR
Monday,October 17th in CHICAGO
Most of October will be spent on the road and when I get home in November I will be TEACHING FOREVER HAIR 11/5 and Flirting with Burlesque 11/3, 11/10 and 11/17 at The New York School of Burlesque!
I WON ALL The New York Golden Pastie Awards YOU VOTED FOR, So thank you! Here are Minnie Tonka and I just moments before we won The AbFab Award and I won The Woo Award!
Here is a gorgeous illustration by Luma Rouge from my solo on Saturday night!
Here are more pictures from
Taylor Mac’s A 24 Decade History of Popular Music!
I updated my Instagram almost every hour of the show so click here to see more!
*judy is Taylor Mac’s preferred Gender Pronoun!
A few updates!
1.I have a NEW PHONE NUMBER, so shoot me an email if you need it! I’m banned from Facebook for another 30 days, so email or phone are the best way to get in touch with me!
2. I am selling LOOKING GLASS GEMS, so if you need rhinestones to bedazzle your costumes, I’m your NYC connection!
3.KATE BUSH is awesome, and we’ve got the THE 5TH ANNUAL KATE BUSHWICK
this month, DON’T MISS IT!
4. It’s my BIRTHDAY this MONTH, so come celebrate with me and Sequinette on our ACTUAL birthday for Be Brunch! Bizarre Birthday!!
5. You can take classes from me! Yes, I teach private workshops, Skype Workshops AND you can join me Thursdays in July at The New York School of Burlesque for Flirting with Burlesque
6. MORE MORE MORE: there are some awesome shows you should see that my friends are producing, info BELOW!
THURSDAY JUL 28, 10PM:
THE 5TH ANNUAL KATE BUSHWICK
at House of Yes
With a STELLAR CAST OF TALENT: DJ Anna Matronic (The Scissor Sisters), Michael Cavadias, Deity Delgado, Bridget Barkan, Shane Shane, Faux Pas Le Fae, GiGi BonBon, Poison Eve, Darlinda Just Darlinda, Eric Schmalenberger and MORE TBA! Check out the awesome poster art by Sasha Velour!
SUNDAY JULY 31, 1PM
BE BRUNCH! BIZARRE BIRTHDAY!
Starring: Sequinette, Bambi The Mermaid, Queen Esther, Minnie Tonka, Anita Cookie, and MORE TBA!
MORE OF JULY!
Tuesday July 19, 9pm
Fuck You Revue Presents:
OBJECT OF MY AFFECTION
Saturday July 23, 10pm
Bambi the Mermaid presents:
A burlesque salute to LISA FRANK and all things super girly!
JUNE! We’re half way through 2016! WOW! Please enjoy the photo/poster above from Malgorzata Sanieweska, more about “BE BRUNCH! BIZARRE PRIDE!” below! Anyway, I’m literally on my way to Las Vegas to perform at The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend! Yes, you heard that right! And right after Las Vegas, I’m heading to Knoxville,TN to teach and perform with Salome Cabaret! While I’m away, you get to enjoy the New York Boylesque Festival! AND when I get home it’s The Mermaid Parade and I continue my residency at The Fuck You
Revue with their show “IDENTIFY THIS!”
I also opened an Etsy Shop selling wonderful Feather Facinators, Hair Clips and Hair Sticks called DarlindasFeathers! Adorn yourself with something lovely!! LINK HERE https://www.etsy.com/shop/DarlindasFeathers and you can also send me a message if you want a custom order or don’t want to go through Etsy!
JUNE TOP PICKS!
All the June, AWESOMENESS begins on FRIDAY JUNE
3rd, when I take the stage at The Titans of Tease show at Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend doing my tribute to Legend Rose La Rose! Then SATURDAY, JUNE 4th, The Schlep Sisters compete for Best Small Group at The 26th Annual Tournament of Tease! What an HONOR to perform at this event, I am REALLY EXCITED!
Next up, while I’m in KNOXVILLE! You’ll be here in NYC taking a gander that the WORLD’S finest BOYLESQUE Performers! That’s Right, Friday June 10th and Saturday June 11th, Thirsty Girl Productions and Daniel Nardicio Present: The 5th Annual NY Boylesque Festival!
Speaking of Knoxville, Tennessee! The kind folks of SALOME CABARET are bringing me out to teach and perform! Starting THURSDAY, JUNE 9th, I’m teaching “Oh How I Love You: Connecting with Your Audience!”
FRIDAY, JUNE 10th, I”m teaching “FOREVER HAIR”
and SATURDAY, JUNE 11th, I’ll be performing with the gorgeous talented beauties of Salome Cabaret!
Next up is TUESDAY JUNE 21 for my residency at The Fuck You Revue: IDENTIFY THIS! And it’s all about our performers not giving a fuck what other people think of their bodies. We are celebrating the one year anniversary of Dangrrr Doll’s boobs, with special guests Jonny Porkpie, Raquel Reed, Miss Tiffany, Vigor Mortis, and more!
So, I LOVE CELEBRATING GAY PRIDE! However, Manhattan streets crowded on a hot day isn’t my idea of comfort! But a Queer Brunch Show IS! So SUNDAY, JUNE 26th I decided to bring you the FIRST of my monthly installment of BE BRUNCH! with BIZARRE PRIDE! So I put together some incredible queers, who will entertain you while you dine on Bizarre’s delicious food! Who’s in the show you ask? Well, Legs Malone, Chris Harder, Essence Revealed, Sasha Velour,Faux Pas Le Fae and Aurora North, Lee Valone, a DJ set from Frankie and the Momo’s AND More TBA! Reserved Seating and a Meal when you purchase your ticket in ADVANCE HERE -> http://BeBrunchPride.bpt.me
THURSDAY 7/2 Pinchbottom & The Schlep Sisters Present MOB JEWS!
Thursday 7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23 & 7/30 I am teaching Flirting with Burlesque at The New York School of Burlesque!
Tuesday 7/7 Bushwick Burlesque First Tuesdays Presents: Rhinestone Gorilla Burlesque!
MORE July Shows!
Friday, July 3: Dead Sexy: Red, White and Bloody: 9pm at Times Scare 669 8th Avenue NYC
Monday, July 6: Pink and a Smile: 9:30pm at Lucky 13 Saloon 644 Sackett St. Brooklyn, NY
Wednesday July 8: Glitter Gutter 10pm at The Slipper Room 167 Orchard St, NYC
Thursday July 9: The Wiggle Room 10pm at The Slipper Room 167 Orchard St, NYC
Friday July 10: Ass Freaks 5- The End 10pm at Coney Island USA 1208 Surf Ave Brooklyn, NY!
Saturday, July 11: !BadAss! Does DRAG! 10pm at C.O.W. 21-A Clinton St NYC
Sunday July 12: Silky Sundays 10pm at Employees Only 510 Hudson St NYC
Wednesday July 15: Cocktail Party Benefit for Scary Ben’s Gran Guinol Project time TBA at Coney Island USA 1208 Surf Ave Brooklyn, NY!
Friday July 17: Schlep it to The 80′s 10pm at Coney Island USA 1208 Surf Ave Brooklyn, NY!
Tuesday, July 21: Bushwick Burlesque Presents: DRENCHED “Darlinda’s Hot and Sweaty Birthday Bacchanal” 9pm at Bizarre Bushwick! 12 Jefferson Street, Brooklyn, NY
Saturday July 25: The Midnight Show 11:45pm at The Slipper Room 167 Orchard St, NYC
August Sneak Peek!
Saturday August 1: Taylor Mac: The 20th Century Abridged
Tuesday August 4: Kate Bushwick
Tuesday August 18: Bushwick Burlesque
Saturday August 22: Scary Ben’s Gran Guinol Project
HELLO JUNE!! Well June is arriving on Monday, and I have so much to tell you about!!
Ah, Summer is fast approaching so that means Coney Island is in ACTION!
6/2 This month starts with a benefit for Scary Ben’s Gran Guinol Artist in Residency Project at Coney Island called Coup de Foudre: Un Surreliste Clown Cabaret!
Also on 6/2 is the deadline to NOMINATE people for THE PURPLE ROOSTER AWARDS, An award that we have made up, to give out more awards!
Unlike other awards, we encourage voter fraud, cheating, campaigning and any other way, but don’t dismiss or forget about good old fashion by the books promotion as well, to get that Purple Rooster in your hand, come hell or high water. Have your fans vote, create competitions, whatever it take to win, this IS ART, after all, right? Cutthroat to the end, as ART is meant to be. Here is the link to NOMINATE past performer and shows for the purple rooster awards! You have until JUNE 2 to nominate people!https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KYYNJFF
you can find out more about THE PURPLE ROOSTER AWARDS here ->https://www.facebook.com/THEPURPLEROOSTERAWARDS#
6/5 and 6/6 Is The BurlyCon Legends Finishing School at The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend
6/5 and 6/6 Is The BurlyCon Legends Finishing School at The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend at The Orleans, Las Vegas Nevada.
6/16 is The 2nd Annual Mx Bushwick Burlesque Pageant!! With a STELLAR line up of contestants!
Ruby Solitaire, Titano Oddfellow, Betsy Propane, Peter Peter, Dick Jones, Velvet Crayon, Lefty Lucy, Jack Sullivan, The Spill Sisters, Korilla the Gorilla, and Rev. Mother Flash [Mr(s). Vagina Dentata 2015]. Fancy Feast and Poison Eve will be our MC’s for the evening and Scary Ben and I will be judges along with Tigger!, YOU (yes we are choosing two audience judges at random) and another mystery celebrity judge!
6/27 is Scary Ben and Jellyboy The Clown present some nonesense at Coney Island USA!
AND MAY IS NOT OVER YET!!
Friday, May 29 I will be performing and Saturday May 30th I will be teaching at The Philadelphia Burlesque Festival!
Saturday May 30th, 10pm I will also be at Le Scandale Cabaret The Laure Beechman Theater and Sunday May 31st I will be at Church of Titillation’s Fucking with The Audience Show at Times Scare!
BEFORE I go uptown I
will be enjoying The 3rd Annual Asian Burlesque Spectacular on SATURDAY MAY 30!
Below is more info about other June shows and some fun photos from May shows and travels!
MORE June Shows!
Tuesday, June 2: Scary Ben Presents: Coup de Foudre: Un surréaliste Clown Cabaret 9 PM at Bizarre Bushwick 12 Jefferson Street,Brooklyn, NY
July Sneak Peek!
Thursday July 2: Mob Jews Returns!
Tuesday July 7: The Return of the Rhinestone Gorilla Follies
Friday July 17: The Schlep Sisters Present: Schleping Through The 80′s
Tuesday July 21: Bushwick Burlesque: Darlinda’s Birthday Bash