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MN Burlesque Fest 2019 L-R: Wang Newton (photo by Eric Jukelevics); IZOHNNY (image courtesy event organizers); Indigo Blue (pic by JiJi Lee Photography)

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Minneapolis Burlesque Festival 2019

Daily from Oct. 3-6
Time Varies
$30-$55; $100-$175 weekend pass
Adult, Burlesque, Festivals

Every year, revered burlesque artists from around the globe come to town to celebrate the fine art of striptease with Twin Cities talents. Over the weekend, revelers will be able to take in a variety of one-time-only events, special editions of regular burlesque nights, and even sign up for a class or workshop if they feel like getting more hands-on. A staggering number of performers—over 100 in total!—will take the stage each night. Highlights from out of town include Indigo Blue (Seattle), Isaiah Esquire & Johnny Nuriel (Portland), and Marinka (Las Vegas). At the Lab Theater, patrons will be able to take in four completely different cabarets Thursday through Saturday. Meanwhile, over at LUSH, Black Hearts Burlesque will present two special shows, including Sunday night’s Community Chest fundraiser. Classes offered this week will tackle topics like finessing high-heel struts, working with props onstage, and body-positive explorations. Find tickets and more details at thelabtheater.org. 18+. 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 9:30 p.m. Friday at LUSH; 7 and 10 p.m. Saturday; 6 p.m. Sunday at LUSH.