Community Events

The following events are offered FREE to the burlesque community (showcase ticket not required). Pre-registration is required to attend.

Brunch O’Clock!

Sunday, August 2, 2020 @ 11 a.m. PDT

Bacon pancakes making bacon pancakes
Take some bacon and I put it in a pancake
Bacon pancakes thats what its gonna make
BACON PANCAAAAAAKES

Or vegan blueberry gluten free pancakes if that’s your jam. Oooh raspberry jam!!
In short: this is a brunch mixer without the $20 bill for hipster avocado toast.

Community Discussion #1

Sunday, August 2, 2020 @ 12 p.m. PDT

Open invite for all performers who want to discuss the issues facing our industry. This will be a lightly structured session and moderated by Jo Weldon.

Never Have I Ever

Sunday, August 2, 2020 @ 1 p.m. PDT

Many of us are guilty of stepping off stage and immediately lamenting to the nearest person everything that went wrong in our choreography. This is a session for group catharsis: come prepped with your one most cringe worthy stage whoopsie and realize that you’re in the best of company.

First Nations / Indigenous Caucus

Sunday, August 9, 2020 @ 11 a.m. PDT (Register)

Join your fellow Indigenous artists for an hour of connection and conversation. Moderated by Lou Lou la Duchesse De Rière.

Meet the Weekender Team

Sunday, August 9, 2020 @ 12:15 p.m. PDT (Register)

Do you have burning questions for the small team who pulled together this month of shows and social activities? Then come and meet the people behind the Virtual Weekender!

Click with Your Clique

Sunday, August 9, 2020 @ 1:30 p.m. PDT (Register)

Moderated by Sgt Die Wies, this is a 90 minute, dedicated session for attendees to connect with other queer, trans, black, indigenous and people of color (QTPoC & BIPoC), together with those internationals with english as a second language (ESL), who want to connect into the world’s biggest glitter reunion. The event is structured caucus-style with a couple topic changes through the session, to allow people the opportunity to establish connections with the different groups whom they most identify with. Discuss the common challenges faced by everyone, regardless of location and identity, and ways to succeed on the global stage.

Sgt Die Wies is a Bay Area burlesque and drag performer who has traveled extensively and aims to help BHoF create a welcoming space for the marginalized folx in attendance.

Asian Caucus

Sunday, August 16, 2020 @ 11 a.m. PDT (Check back for registration info)

Join your fellow Asian artists for an hour of connection and conversation. Moderated by Joyce Tang.

Community Discussion #2

Sunday, August 16, 2020 @ 12 p.m. PDT (Check back for registration info)

Open invite for all performers who want to discuss the issues facing our industry. This will be a lightly structured session and moderated by Shimmy LaRoux.

Latinx Caucus

Sunday, August 23, 2020 @ 11 a.m. PDT (Check back for registration info)

Join your fellow Latinx artists for an hour of connection and conversation. Moderator TBA.

Black Caucus

Sunday, August 23, 2020 @ 2 p.m. PDT (Check back for registration info)

Join your fellow Black artists for an hour of connection and conversation. Moderated by Desire d’Amour and Red Bone.

Board Member Panel

Saturday, August 29, 2020 @ 12 p.m. PDT (Check back for registration info)

Meet a few of the people who represent the Board for the Burlesque Hall of Fame Museum, and ask questions about the how and why of the organization’s mission and vision. Moderated by Dustin Wax.

Show Us Your Talents

Sunday, August 30, 2020 @ 12 p.m. PDT (Check back for registration info)

Sometimes we are just blessed with amazing yet useless superpowers. Are you freakishly bendy? Can you solve a Rubix cube in under a minute? Perhaps you can recite Shakespeare flawlessly… Come for an hour of light-hearted fun. Who knows – we may have an impromptu showdown between skill masters!

Final Happy Hour

Sunday, August 30, 2020 @ 2 p.m. PDT (Check back for registration info)

Aannnnd that’s a wrap! Wear whatever the hell you want (did someone say ‘caftans’?) as we toast the end of the inaugural Virtual Burlesque Hall of Fame. Share your favorite moment from the last month as we wind up and look towards the day we can sachay out of the Orleans together, tired but full of glittery love.