Schedule of Events

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STEP RIGHT UP folks, don’t be shy!

This year we are proud as punch to introduce you to the salty sinsations, Mustang Monroe & Possum, who will be gently guiding us on this titillating odyssey as our Masters of Ceremonies!

PUBLIC SHOWCASES…

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Friday Night Show

Cocktail Hour: 7pm * Show: 8pm

African American Performing Arts Center

During our legendary Friday night showcase we blow the top off the joint with a variety of neo-burlesque acts that blend traditional tease with performance arts that can include modern dance, comedy, sideshow arts, and theatrical mini-dramas, to name a few. Sky’s the limit with this show!

Starring Trixy Rene

Masters of Ceremonies: Mustang Monroe and Possum

Performances By

Anna Nikki (CO)
Betsy Bootknocker (CO)
Christine Laylon (TX)
Copper Flame (CO)
Danny Cavalier (VA)
Dirty Duvel (CO)
Dr. Bones (CO)
Jaz Bubbles (TX)
Jiji DeLuge (CO)
Jojo Torrent (CO)
Lady Sapphire Noir (CA)
Maddie Cake (NY)
ms.YET (TX)
Perla Foxxx (NM)
Raphael De La Getto (CO)
Seraphina Wilder (CA)
Starry DeLight (TN)
Tatianna Tata (CO)

Competition Categories:
Best Boylesque
Best of the Sideshow Arts
Best Nerdlesque

  • Stage Manager: Domenic Castelli (CAN)

  • Assistant Stage Manager: Margarita Wild

  • Kitten Squad: Allie Soreass & Jinx the Linx


 
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Saturday Night Show

Cocktail Hour: 7pm * Show: 8pm

African American Performing Arts Center

During this top notch showcase we go back to the roots of burlesque with an all-star lineup of classic, traditional burlesque — with some modern numbers thrown in for fun — that will speak to the hearts (and lower) of those new to the art form, as well as the aficionados in the crowd.

Starring Ophelia Flame

Masters of Ceremonies: Mustang Monroe and Possum

Performances By

Bella Fire (CO)
Cherry Pop Pop Poppins (CO)
Chola Magnolia (TX)
Egypt Blaque Knyle (CA)
Jiji DeLuge & Snowy Mountains (CO)
Lady & Lord Sapphire Noir (CA)
Lady Peacock & Her Bevy of Beauties:
Fuchsia La Fae, Dagny Vanderlust,
JiJi De Luge, Maya Tetons, &
Squeaky Springs (CO)
Match Stickmon & Lynn Lightly (NM)
Mena Domina (NM)
Ozkr Wyld (TN)
Romeo Uncaged W/Peaks & Pasties’
Foxie Dreame, Ace Ass Wild (CO)
Scarlet Starlet (VA)
Sepia Jewel (CA)
Seraphina Wilder (CA)
Starry DeLight (TN)
Stella Sin (ID)
Str0ker Ace (NM)
Vivian MirAnn (NM)

Vyla Vaudette (CO)
Zerlina Brava (TX)


Competition Categories:
Best Burlesque Soloist
Best Duet/Group
Most Classic

  • Stage Manager: Domenic Castelli (CAN)

  • Assistant Stage Manager: Margarita Wild

  • Kitten Squad: Allie Soreass & Jinx the Linx


 

MEET THE CAST & CREW…

  • Location: Insideout 622 Central Ave SW

  • 6 PM – 10:30 PM Live

  • Music By: Felix Y Los Gatos

  • Full Bar & Drink Specials

  • Catering By Sadie's Mexican Restaurant

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Thursday Night meet & greEt

This year's theme is "¡Lotería!", which was chosen to celebrate the festive spirit of one of New Mexico's most vibrant cultures. We'll be decorating to spread the magic, and encouraging everyone to come dressed as their favorite card.

This wonderful event gives all of our people a unique and valuable opportunity to get to know fellow performers, share cocktails with Headliners, snap photos and sign autographs with soon-to-be-audience members, and meet the support staff who come together yearly to make this event one for the record books. Plus, fans can mingle til their heart's content, feeling like one of the gang!


 

CAST & CREW ONLY…

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Friday Night Afterparty

Mix, mingle and put those post-show jitters to bed during our Friday night after party. Cast and crew only.

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Saturday night Wrap party

We did it! Time to kick off the heels and pour on the glitter as we celebrate another successful show!

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Sunday Funday @ tinkertown

You didn’t think we’d just let you slip away, did you? Stick around for our top secret, super awesome Sunday outing.

This year, we're proud to start our second half of a decade of Festival-quality entertainment in our state with a brand new festival feature: the Performer Field Trip! In order to start off our new tradition right, we researched numerous area attractions to find what best represented both our state and our festival. It took mere minutes to realize that *nothing* represented New Mexico and our big-top festival feel better than the legendary Tinkertown Museum!

Trying to put Tinkertown into words (or photos) is a daunting task, one that has required many re-writes before the realization that no one could put it better than the family behind the phenomenon. Here, in their words, is the story of this incredible, one-of-a-kind museum:
It took Ross Ward over 40 years to carve, collect, and lovingly construct what is now Tinkertown Museum. His miniature wood-carved figures were first part of a traveling exhibit, driven to county fairs and carnivals in the 1960s and ’70s. Today over 50,000 glass bottles form rambling walls that surround a 22-room museum. Wagon wheels, old fashioned store fronts, and wacky western memorabilia make Tinkertown’s exterior as much as a museum as the wonders within.
Inside, the magic of animation takes over. The inhabitants of a raucous little western town animate to hilarious life. Under the big top, diminutive circus performers challenge tigers and defy gravity while the Fat Lady fans herself and a polar bear teeters and totters.
Throughout, eccentric collections of Americana (wedding cake couples, antique tools, bullet pencils and much, much more) fill Tinkertown’s winding hallways. Otto the one-man-band and Esmerelda, the Fortune Teller, need only a quarter to play a tune or predict your future. Through a doorway and across a ramp waits a big-sized surprise: a 35′ antique wooden sailboat that braved a 10 year voyage around the world.

 This creation is home to countless tiny carvings, circus banners, coin-operated magic, zillions of tiny carved figures, and enough bits of Americana to keep The Learning Channel and its brethren on the air for years! Nestled in the cool East Mountains near the Sandia Peak, this twisting, turning Metropolis of Miniatures will keep you giggling, awestruck, and snapping photos for hours. We'll be heading the crew up to this gorgeous attraction following brunch at the hotel on Sunday, and will cap our afternoon excursion with a picnic trip to the very top of the mountain, where fieldtrippers may glimpse the valley floor and surrounding valley towns through breaks in the canyons and misty mountain meadows. Time permitting, we'll hike over to the Sandia Peak overlook, where the city can be seen thousands of feet below the jutting promenade of the Sandia Peak Tramway and restaurant. Fieldtrippers should dress in layers, as the mountain is home to many microclimates, weather zones, and maintains temperatures well below those at the desert valley floor.

Capturing the feel of Tinkertown with photography is near impossible. It’s the kind of magical place that needs to be experienced first hand. That said, here is gallery of Tinkertown images to give you a sneak peek into this unique environment. For a complete look at the museum, please visit them online at: http://tinkertown.com/