On Friday 31st May, Fifi Fantôme & La Viola Vixen present Cabaret of Curiositease as part of Berlin Burlesque Week 2019. Imagine stumbling upon a night-circus of burlesque dancers, human oddities and freaks from all walks of life. A bizarre world of wonder with an avant-garde twist, featuring circus, neo-burlesque and dark cabaret acts. Cabaret … Read more Cabaret of Curiositease Invites You Into Their Bizarre World
A long night of burlesque, drag, songs of ice and lots of wildfire this Wednesday, October 9th. The best thing about summer ending is that Burlesque returns. Performers, too hot to melt themselves under the lights of the cramped, un-airconditioned stages of Berlin’s Burlesque scene, go into a sort of glittery, sequinned hibernation. Now they … Read more Winter is Coming. That Means One Thing: Burlesque.
This Friday 13th, Apokalipstick’s luck goes from bad to worse. And we have 2 x 2 tickets to give away. As if they couldn’t have any more bad luck, now the KBB have to deal with a fuckin’ zombie apocalypse. You’d think being stuck, naked, in a fall-out bunker was bad enough – but now … Read more Apokalipstick: Zombie Uprising!!!
Fifi Fantôme & La Viola Vixen’s Cabaret of Curiositease is a baroque chamber of burlesque, circus and dark sideshow. It’s been a long time since I wrote about burlesque but guys: just because I’ve not written about it, doesn’t mean it’s not happening. It is, in fact, happening, and on Friday May 11th there will … Read more Stumble into the Bizarre Cabaret of Curiositease
‘Loving the Alien’, a David Bowie-themed musical they’re calling “the next Rocky Horror Show”, starts next week at Monster Ronsons. As a tired, burned-out Berliner, it’s been a while since I’ve been genuinely excited. Then I heard about ‘Loving the Alien‘ – a glam-rock Bowie-inspired wild drag kitsch-out farce, where heavy make-up-daubed, leather-clad tease machines … Read more Iggy Stardust Falls to Earth. What Happens Next??
The House of Red Doors’ naked, sweaty, sex-fuelled circus is rolling into town. This Thursday 29th March, The House of Red Doors’ circus returns to Berlin and poses the question: are clowns as scary if they’re naked? As those Red Doors open, expect your lions to be properly tamed and finally discover if it’s true … Read more The House of Red Doors: The Circus is Back!
Prenzlauer Berg is dead. Its coup de grâce was the loud and ignoble announcement of Bassy Club’s imminent closure. Bassy Club, a bastion of retro rock ‘n’ roll and a throwback to ’90s Berliner counterculture, is closing this month. Tired and beaten, Bassy follows the likes of White Trash Fast Food and Knaack club, hounded … Read more 13 Night Spots In Prenzlauer Berg That Are Still Alive
Starting tonight, Berlin will be busting out with a megalithic marathon of ecdysiast arts. Yes, it’s the annual Berlin Burlesque Week, a celebration of solidarity among nearly all of Berlin’s burlesque producers. Seven days, 10 shows, and over 70 burlesque artistes from all over the world. There are still millions of people who are uninitiated in the … Read more The Insider’s Guide to Berlin Burlesque Week
For one special Sunday each month, Old Fleas invades the Ballhaus Berlin. No, no, not geriatric parasites… Old Fleas is a market for mid-century clothing and accessories, proving that Berliners do wear more than mom jeans and beige duster coats. Founded by burlesque dancer Honey Lulu and actress Lucía Vicente, Old Fleas is actually more of … Read more Berlin’s Old Fleas Vintage Market Celebrates Its First Anniversary
This Thursday, 23rd March at Salon – Zur wilden Renate, The House of Red Doors returns and this time it’s about the occult, feminism and Black Magick. “The taboo on woman’s body is the taboo that always hovers over the place of magic. Woman is literally the occult, which means ‘the hidden’.” Get your House … Read more The House of Red Doors #8: Black Magick