I have this thing for burlesque. I think it’s what sexy is, or as Sophia Loren once said, “Sex appeal is 50 percent what you’ve got and 50 percent what people think you’ve got.” Not dropping the fan, so to speak, and showing ALL your goods.
Following that, a burlesque show is more about sexy moves than just plain sex. And that’s something in this day and age that we can all learn from.
So any burlesque show that cruises through L.A. always makes me raise an eyebrow. What makes this particular show, Harlottique at the Avalon even better than most isn’t that one-time American Idol contestant, Kimberly Caldwell, is in it. (Who’s that?) Or that there’s actually a storyline for the show. (Plot in burlesque?! Just bring on the dancing girls!) But rather that the Hollywood club will be transformed into a speakeasy, namely “Big Al’s Speakeasy.”
In addition to all that singin’ and strippin’ onstage, the experience includes moonshine in jam jars and food from next-door neighbor Honey”redubbed with monikers like ‘scintillating sliders’ and ‘racy rock ‘n fried chicken’ served with ‘three-way condiments.'”
So fans of old-school burlesque will be transported back to a time when stripping was an art form and liquor was outlawed. Ah, it was an age of such innocence.
EVENT: March 30 and April 6, doors open at 8pm
Price: $35; Four-person VIP table $300
1735 Vine Street
Hollywood, California 90028
For tickets: (323) 462-8900 or harlottique.com