Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Award-winning Pastie Pops Celebrate LGBT Pride with the 'Big Gay Burlesque Show'

Posted By on Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 5:00 AM

click to enlarge THE PASTIE POPS PHOTOGRAPHED BY CARLYNNE WELCH FOR BERGETTE PHOTOGRAPHY
  • The Pastie Pops photographed by Carlynne Welch for Bergette Photography
Still tittering with excitement after their well-deserved win for Best Burlesque
click to enlarge LUCY LIPS
  • Lucy Lips
 Troupe in the Current’s annual readers’ poll, the effervescent and body-positive Pastie Pops are revved up and ready to celebrate LGBT Pride with the latest edition of their Big Gay Burlesque Show. Hosted in the intimate new event space at Southtown’s recently relocated Sexology Institute, the summer sizzler combines classic burlesque, boylesque, drag and comedy routines performed by troupe regulars Jasper St. James, Mary Annette, Lucy Lips and Elle Du Jour — all dolled up in risqué getups  “dripping in sequins, rhinestones, feathers
click to enlarge JASPER ST. JAMES
  • Jasper St. James
 and lots of glitter.” Emceed by always-amusing hostess Camille Toe, the evening promises to rise to the occasion of Pride via gay anthems (by the likes of Diana Ross, Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera), camp oddities like rapper/comic Wendy Ho’s drag queen favorite “Fuck Me,” numbers involving balloons and feather fans, a RuPaul’s Drag Race-inspired “lip sync for your life” competition and a runway walk contest (audience participation encouraged). $20-$40, 8pm, Sexology Institute, 707 S. St. Mary’s St., (210) 487-0371, pastiepops.com.

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