When: Fri., Jan. 17, 8 p.m. 2020
Burlesque's brightest stars converge on the Ready Room (4195 Manchester Avenue; www.thereadyroom.com) this Friday, January 17, for the tenth annual Shimmy Showdown. Lola Van Ella is your hostess, there will be celebrity judges and special guest stars, but the main event is the real attention-grabber. Twelve burlesque performers compete in a head-to-head competition, death-match style, and only one can emerge victorious. Allura Fette, SinDee Hoo Hoo, Chi Chi Bumuom and Amber Adelaide represent St. Louis, while Montreal's Gigi Marx and Denver's Kerri N'Fuego try to wrest the crown from them. The Shimmy Showdown starts at 8 p.m., and tickets are $20 to $30.