L-R: Ray Gunn, Lola Frost, Coco Lectric Images courtesy event organizers


Minneapolis Burlesque Festival

Oct. 4
7 p.m.
Daily from Oct. 5-7
6 p.m.
Daily from Oct. 5-6
9 p.m.
$25-$30; $40-$50 VIP; $130-$200 weekend pass
Burlesque, Festivals

This weekend, artists from around the globe will be in town to shimmy, seduce, and strip on the Lab’s stage. Each evening will feature a special lineup showcasing the talents of a variety of performers. Headlining artists include Coco Lectric (Austin), Ray Gunn (Chicago), and Lola Frost (Vancouver), with local efforts from the likes of Nadine DuBois, Musette, RedBone, and Elektra Cute. Half the fun of reading through burlesque press releases is going through the names, so here are a few of our faves: Po’ Chop, Iron Fanny & Whiskey Wow Wow, Spikey van Dykey, and Muff Jones. Nice jobs, ladies and gents. Overall, 100-plus entertainers will take the stage this weekend, with the crew heading over to LUSH for a grand finale on Sunday. Classes and workshops will also be available; find more info at All ages.