Fierce! First International Queer Burlesque Festival
May 2nd, 2013
- Thursday, May 2nd, 8:00pm
The first weekend of May, Columbus, Ohio burlesque producer and performer, Viva Valezz! will embark on a journey of epic, rainbow glitter-covered, proportions. Valezz!, will produce “Fierce! the First International Queer Burlesque Festival.” The inaugural year of the festival will take place in the US, in the heart of Columbus, Ohio’s Short North area. Fierce! will feature the talents of some of the biggest names in burlesque from around the country, including 2011 Miss Exotic World, Indigo Blue from Seattle, WA and the “Godfather of Boylesque,” Tigger! from NYC, NY. Though it may have its focus on the GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, also referred to as “queer”) community, Fierce! is a celebration for everyone! It will be a rhinestone-encrusted spectacle of epic proportions – a treat for all.
Fierce! festivities will include four days and nights of parties and burlesque shows featuring performers from across the US. The festivities will take place over the course of four days:
▪Thursday, May 2 “Fierce! Opening Night Warehouse Party” at the 400 West Rich Street artist warehouse, 8pm door / 9pm show, featuring live music, cocktails, and kick-off burlesque show featuring emcee, local Kaiser Colonic
▪ Friday, May 3 “Fierce! All-Star Showcase” and vending exhibits at Axis Nightclub, 775 N. High Street / Short North, 7pm door / 8pm show featuring headliner, Tigger!, the “Godfather of Boylesque,” and hosted by Columbus super-drag queen Nina West
▪ Saturday, May 4 “Fierce! All-Star Showcase” and vending exhibits at Wall Street Nightclub, 144 N. Wall Street, 7pm door / 8pm show featuring 2011 Miss Exotic World, Indigo Blue, and hosted by Chicago's fierce femme comedienne Tamale Sepp
▪ Sunday, May 5 “Fierce! High Tea and Wine Tasting” at Camelot Cellars, 958 N. High Street / Short North, 12pm door / 1pm au revoir burlesque and variety show featuring emcee, local Kaiser Colonic Fierce!