Cabaret, Performing Arts

Show-Me Burlesque Festival

When: Fri., May 20, 9 p.m. 2016

The seventh installment of the Show-Me Burlesque Festival features a cast of hundreds. The three-night extravaganza includes scores of burlesque artists from as far away as Germany and as close as St. Louis performing a different show each night (Thursday through Saturday, May 19 to 21) at three venues. You'll see burlesque, boylesque, pole dancers, belly dancers and even a magician. The Opening Night Grand Burlesque takes place at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Ivory Theater (7620 Michigan Avenue); Friday night's show is called Spectaculaire, and it starts at 9 p.m. at the Casa Loma Ballroom (3354 Iowa Avenue); the Red Light Revue is the final performance, and it takes place at 8 p.m. Saturday at 2720 Arts Center (2720 Cherokee Street). Tickets are $20 to $50 per show, or you can buy a festival pass ($65 to $120) good for all three shows.

Paul Friswold

Price: $20-$120