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Critical Strike Nerdlesque Festival

Daily from July 28-29
6:30 p.m.
$15-$20; $25-$35 for table and VIP seating (includes a free drink)
Burlesque, Cabaret, Festivals

This weekend, performers from the Midwest will be simultaneously celebrating their sexy and geeky sides, creating a new form of striptease: nerdlesque. Some artists will sing cabaret-style, some will shimmy out of their clothes, some will twirl on a pole, and others will play with fire. While many of the costumes will sparkle, they will veer more toward bad-ass than titillating, with appearances from Darth Vader, She-Ra, and other superheroes and villains. The lineup includes Jac Fatale (head mistress of Minnsky Theatre), Tif Dynamite (Wicked Wenches Cabaret), and headliners Musette (Friday) and Sweetpea (Saturday), with guest appearances from Queenie Von Curves and the ExperTeasers Vaudeville Troupe. 18+.