The burlesque revival continues unabated, which inevitably leads to one thing: a burlesque death match. And so tonight at 9 p.m. at Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue; www.offbroadwaystl.com), Lola van Ella presents the Shimmy Showdown. Twelve ecdysiasts will enter this modern day Thunderdome to shake their thunderdomes, but only one can leave victorious. As Van Ella is a frontline soldier in the burlesque war (although shes justifiably famous for her backline, wink-wink), shell also be performing with luminaries such as Katrina Dohl, Michelle Mynx and Tess von Twinkle. Clothing will be removed, booms will be chikkad and prizes will be won. Tickets are $15 to $18.
Fri., Jan. 7, 2011