Lili's Burlesque 'Showdown' tonight at the BLB

Jon Behm for City Pages
Jon Behm for City Pages

​Lili's Burlesque Revue has made the Bryant-Lake Bowl an attractive destination for drinks and some skin and dance for some time, but now it looks as though things might be turning ugly. Tonight there's a group of New York burlesque performers descending on Lili's home turf, and not even a tipsy Nadine Dubois will be able to ward off this Burlesque Showdown

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Lili's Burlesque 'Showdown' tonight at the BLB
Jon Behm for City Pages

It's being billed as a "battle of sizzle," featuring performers from Minneapolis in heated battle with a NYC contingent: Minnie Tonka, Clams Casino, Gigi LaFemme, and Anita Cookie (one or more of these women may be using stage names). 

There are no assurances that audience members will remain uninjured from discarded lingerie, or free from neck injuries suffered trying to get a better look. But these are the sorts of collateral injuries we can risk, because these nights are among the most fun in the Twin Cities. 

Burlesque Showdown! The Mini-Apple vs. The Big Apple plays tonight at 10:00 p.m. (doors open at 9:30; show up early to get a good seat). Tickets are $15 and can be bought at 612.825.8949 or by clicking here

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