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Burlesque show heats up Open Space

May 8, 2013 · Updated 4:22 PM

The saucy soiree that is Burlesco Notturno will return to the Open Space for Arts & Community at 8 p.m. Saturday.

The burlesque series, created and hosted by Open Space founder and performer Janet McAlpin, will this time boast the title  “Exotica,” and McAlpin promises a show complete with peacock feathers, leopard spots and tiger stripes.

Fuscshia Foxxx — dubbed a “hot pink habanero” by The Stranger — will bring  bellydance and burlesque to the stage, and leggy, 6 foot 2 inches tall Syndi Deveraux, who bills herself as “the Golden Glamazon,” will also perform. Both are beloved fixtures in Seattle’s burlesque scene.

Aerialist and Moisture Festival favorite Jonthan Rose will also bring his circus skills to the show, and islander Thomas Pruiksma will perform magic both from the stage at the tables of audience members. An acrobatic duo, Bohemian Acro, will also be a part of the show. Music will be provided by The Love Markets, a Seattle band that plays songs inspired by the decadent era of Weimar Berlin. The group will also play at a 9:30 p.m. dance party after the show. Michael Whitmore will also spin records at the party.

Tickets to the show and dance party, $25, are on sale at  Vashon Bookshop and www.brownpapertickets.com. Tickets to the dance party alone are $10.

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