HELP HAWAII'S HOMELESS

         


Aloha!

Mahalo Nui Loa for attending the HBF 2017 “Chinatown Oh Chinatown” show on September 16th, 2017 at the Doris Duke Theater! We hope you enjoyed the show and thank you for your support. Our show touched on two important issues, both dear to our hearts; Oahu's homeless crisis, and the lack of affordable housing for local families in the islands. We’ll be donating a portion of our proceeds to homeless service providers in the Chinatown area.

If you’d like to show your support along with us, please consider making a donation to the shelters/resource providers listed below. We also encourage you to consider contacting any of the local government officials listed below to voice your concerns about the lack of affordable housing on Oahu. Affordable housing advocates are included below, should you be interested in community involvement in this important issue.

HOMELESS SHELTERS AND RESOURCE PROVIDERS

River of Life Mission
Ph: (808) 524-7656

(Volunteer, Clothing and Household Items, Financial Support, Food Donations)

Next Step Shelter
Ph: (808) 585-8800

(Clothing and Household Items, Food Donations, Volunteer, Financial Support)

IHS - Institute for Human Services
Ph: (808) 447-2800

(Volunteer, Hanai Program, Financial Support)

Safe Haven Hawaii
Ph: (808) 737-2523

(Financial Support)

HAWAII STATE GOVERNMENT

Senator Brian Schatz

Honolulu Office (808) 523-2061


Senator Mazie Hirono

DC Office (202) 224-6361


Hawaii State Legislature

General Line (808) 974-4000

Hawaii Governor David Ige

Hawaii State Operator (808) 586-2211

Mayor Kirk Caldwell

Honolulu Office (808) 768-4141

*MAYOR’S OFFICE OF HOUSING

Phone (415) 701-5500

AFFORDABLE HOUSING ADVOCATES IN HAWAII

Hawaii Housing Alliance

Phone (808) 845-4565

Faith Action for Community Equity (FACE)
*via contact form only:



News

         


Violetta Beretta & Cherry Blossom Cabaret Present

THE 6th ANNUAL HAWAII BURLESQUE FESTIVAL & REVUE!

Hawaii Burlesque Festival

Honolulu, Hawaii - Violetta Beretta & Cherry Blossom Cabaret are proud to present FOUR completely different, star-studded Burlesque Shows as part of The 6th Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue! Our Oahu shows will take place at the Honolulu Museum of Art, Doris Duke Theater on Friday September 15, 2017 & Saturday September 16, 2017 at 7:30 pm, with a cocktail reception featuring pre-show entertainment beginning at 6:00pm on both nights. HBF 2017 has also expanded, bringing major shows to Hilo (“Tropical Tease: A Night of Cabaret, Sept. 8, 2017 at The Palace Theater) and Maui (“The Maui Sexy Sideshow” Sept. 9, 2017 at The Iao Theatre) featuring a special selection of International, National and Local burlesque stars!

The 6th Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue is celebrating 6 years of sparkling, glamorous, sexy fun in Paradise and we’re bringing in the biggest names in Burlesque to commemorate the occasion! Announcing our Featured Performers: REDBONE (MN) "The Cyclone of Burlesque" Voted #19 in 21st Century Burlesque Magazine’s Top 50 of 2016 & Internationally acclaimed Host/MC, Cabaret Singer, Character Performer and Show Director ARMITAGE SHANKS “The Carny Preacher” (WA).

The HBF 2017 is honored to deliver two captivating Oahu Burlesque shows, each with its own theme & Cast! Don’t miss: “OVERBOARD: A Naughty Nautical Adventure Across the Pacific!” (Friday September 15, 2017) & “CHINATOWN OH CHINATOWN: A Madcap Burlesque Romp in Honolulu’s Iconic Chinatown” (Saturday September 16, 2017).

Included in our star-studded 2017 Oahu lineup: Hunter Down & Tita Titsling (Emcees), Cherry Blossom Cabaret, Savannah Boudreaux, Serendipity Love, Cabaret & Cocktails, Emma Peal, Foxy Knoxx, ChiChi Roniz, Violetta Beretta, So Cray Cray Ray, Jack Cione’s Follies, Aaja Nachle, DeeDee Queen, Lady Sapphire Noir, Mr. Tutti Hide, Boobs Radley, Chakra Tease, Arabella De Lioncourt, Candy Bottom, Foxy Knoxx, Coco Burlesque, Patty Le Melt, Kitty Katatonic, Bunnicula Blanc, Sweet Dee & Lucy May, Evelyn Vinyl, Lucifer Rising, Honolulu Zouk, MissFortune, Dick Sunday, Mabsy, Luna Velour & MANY, MANY MORE!

Also featuring the Comedy stylings of Mimi Le Uke and her Dirty Uke & the dynamic dancing duo Miss Riding Good & Her Big Bad Wulf! Honolulu Zouk & other Special Guests will provide stunning pre-show entertainment during our cocktail reception!

Tickets for both Oahu HBF 2017 Shows, as well as special Combo Ticket Packages & VIP Seating Packages will be available for purchase at the Doris Duke Theatre’s ticketing website in early August 2017! Tickets & Info for the Hilo and Maui shows available at www.hawaiiburlesquefestival.com.


OAHU BURLESQUE SHOW TICKET INFORMATION & PRICES

STANDARD OAHU SHOW ADMISSION, EACH NIGHT
$40.00/Honolulu Museum of Art, Non-Museum members
$35.00/Honolulu Museum of Art, Museum Members

OAHU VIP SEATING & PASSES
$50.00 VIP SEATING, Museum Members & Non-Museum members
$95.00 VIP PASS FOR (2) NIGHTS, Museum Members & Non-Museum members

OAHU VIP SEATING INCLUDES:
The best seats in the house, with an up close & personal view of our scintillating performers!
A Complimentary HBF 2017 Poster signed by the Show Cast (*An original design by Claudette Barjoud of Fluff)
Themed Party Favors to be used during the show & take home after!

TICKET PURCHASE LINK:



The Shows!

         


Friday, September 8, 2017

The Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue & The Hilo Palace Theater Present:


Tropical Tease: A Night of Cabaret! (HILO)

The Historic Hilo Palace Theatre & The Hawaii Burlesque Festival proudly present:
Tropical Tease: A Night of Cabaret!

After the huge success of last year’s show to benefit The Palace Theater it was clear that Hilo’s stellar audiences were ready for more captivating, hilarious and sparkling fun in 2017, so here it is! Save the date! Tropical Tease: A Night of Cabaret will light up the Palace Theater stage on: Friday, September 8, 2017, with doors opening at 7:00pm, Show at 8:00pm.

Tickets can be purchased at the box office or over the phone with a credit card at (808) 934-7010, Monday - Friday, from 10:00AM - 3:00PM. For more information on Tropical Tease: A Night of Cabaret, visit www.hilopalace.com

Hosted by International Cabaret & Circus Sensation ARMITAGE SHANKS “The Carny Preacher," one of the most sought after MC/Performers on the International Burlesque & Cabaret scene, with credits that include the London Burlesque Festival, Amsterdam Burlesque Festival, New Orleans Burlesque Festival & many more! He was also the co-founder and Ringmaster of Circus Contraption, a one-ring traveling circus at the forefront of the “New Circus” movement. (www.circuscontraption.com)

Our Featured Burlesque Performer REDBONE is Internationally known & Minnesota grown! “The Cyclone of Burlesque” is killin’ the burlesque game! Since 2005, the hottest thing BOTH sides of the Mason Dixon Line has been traveling the world as one of the Wham Bam Thank You Ma’ams, backing up the infamous Foxy Tann! As a soloist, REDBONE has been featured in such International burlesque festivals as: Edmonton, Vancouver, Hawaii, Toronto & Fierce! and national burlesque festivals such as Dallas, Houston, Texas & Many More! REDBONE was voted #19 in 21st Century Burlesque Magazine’s Top 50 of 2016, one of The National Top 8 by Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend in 2013, Judges choice 2016 and had the honor of competing for Queen in Miss Exotic World at the 2015 and now, the 2017 Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender!

Tropical Tease: A Night of Cabaret will also feature performances by several outstanding local Cabaret, Burlesque & Circus Performers! Don’t miss your chance to see Violetta Beretta, Acme Hourglass Burlesque, Doug Wayman, Aileen Wilkie, Caleb Bailey & MANY MORE!

Dress to impress in your Aloha Print best, or wear whatever makes you feel “tropical!” From Mumu to bikinis and everything in between, we want to you get gorgeous, flex those creative muscles and REPRESENT, Hawaii style. We wanna see YOU shine so go for broke! And for all you blallahs & titas out there, surf shorts & slippahs ok too!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

The Hawaii Burlesque Festival, Cabaret & Cocktails & The Iao Theater Present:


The Maui Sexy Sideshow (MAUI)

The Historic Iao Theatre, Cabaret & Cocktails & The Hawaii Burlesque Festival proudly present:
“The Maui Sexy Sideshow!”

Maui’s Burlesque Darlings, Cabaret & Cocktails and The 6th Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue are teaming up to present a dazzling burlesque extravaganza guaranteed to make your pulse race and your pants….well, you’ve gotta see the show to find out! Save the date! “The Maui Sexy Sideshow!” will light up the Iao Theater stage on: Saturday, September 9, 2017, with doors opening at 7:00pm, Show at 7:30pm.

Show tickets can be purchased via The Iao Theater’s website at: www.mauionstage.com

Hosted by Emcee extraordinaire, Madame Munchhausen!

Our Featured Burlesque Performer REDBONE is Internationally known, Minnesota grown! “The Cyclone of Burlesque” is killin’ the burlesque game! Since 2005, the hottest thing BOTH sides of the Mason Dixon Line has been traveling the world as one of the Wham Bam Thank You Ma’ams, backing up the infamous Foxy Tann in her quest for world domination. As a soloist, REDBONE has been featured in such International burlesque festivals as: Edmonton, Vancouver, Hawaii, Toronto & Fierce! and national burlesque festivals such as Dallas, Houston, Texas & Many More! REDBONE was voted #19 in 21st Century Burlesque Magazine’s Top 50 of 2016, one of The National Top 8 by Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend in 2013, Judges choice 2016 and had the honor of competing for Queen in Miss Exotic World at the 2015 and now, the 2017 Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender!

Circus Tropicale: A Night of Burlesque at the Iao Theatre will also feature performances by several outstanding local Cabaret, Burlesque & Circus Performers! Don’t miss your chance to see Cabaret & Cocktails, Violetta Beretta, Kit Kat Club Cabaret & MANY MANY MORE!

Dress to impress in your Tropical Circus best, or wear whatever makes you feel like flying through the air with the greatest of ease, acting like a clown or taming some ferocious animals...in Paradise! Are you a tightrope walkin’ Tutu in a mumu? How about a akamai Aerialist, or a kolohe Clown? We want to you get gorgeous/sexy/crazy, flex those creative muscles and REPRESENT, Hawaii Circus style. We wanna see YOU shine, so get buckaloose, go for broke, and join us at “The Maui Sexy Sideshow!”

Friday, September 15, 2017

The Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue & Cherry Blossom Cabaret Present:


“OVERBOARD: A Naughty Nautical Adventure Across the Pacific!”

Friday, September 15, 2017
The Honolulu Museum of Art; The Doris Duke Theater
Cocktail Reception/Doors: 6:00pm
Show: 7:30pm


The Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue Oahu Shows will kick off with an naughty nautical themed adventure across the Pacific! It’s full steam ahead to the fair shores of Honolulu and it’s a guaranteed rollicking good time on the high seas aboard the SS UNSINKABLE II with our crazy, sexy and hilarious HBF 2017 Cast & Crew as we present:
“OVERBOARD: A Naughty Nautical Adventure Across the Pacific!”

Our Featured Performer REDBONE “The Cyclone of Burlesque” will be captivating audiences on deck and off! The evening’s spectacular will be hosted by the incomparable HUNTER DOWN, our dashing “Captain” for this voyage across the high-tease & will feature co-host TITA TITSLING, “Hawaii’s Mustache Queen.” “Overboard: A Naughty Nautical Adventure Across the Pacific” will present a star-studded cast of International, National & Local Burlesque Performers, both veteran acts and up-and coming ingenues! Feast your eyes on a menagerie of delights in the form of ethereal underwater ballets, naughty bump-n-grind stripteases on the shuffleboard deck, hilarious hijinx on the high seas & more!

CRUISE OR SWIM ATTIRE SUGGESTED & DESIRED, but not required! Dress up in your finest cruise and/or beach, swimming attire! Be it modern, or of days past, any era will do! We welcome all Cunning Captains, Flirtatious First Mates, Cutesy Cabin Boys & Girls, Massive Moby Dicks, Pulcruditous Pirates, Mad Mermaids, Fresh Fishy Queens, Sultry Sailors, Observant Octopi, Naughty Navigators, & whatever else you can dream up! Don’t forget to bring a towel!

BURLESQUE PERFORMANCES BY
RedBone (Featured)
Cherry Blossom Cabaret
Jack Cione’s Follies
Panda Sal
Aaja Nachle
Violetta Beretta
ChiChi Roniz
Dee Dee Queen
Mr. Tutti Hide
Serendipity Love
Mimi Le Uke
Lady Sapphire Noir
Boobs Radley
Chakra Tease
Emma Peal
Savannah Boudreaux
Candy Bottom
Cabaret & Cocktails
Luna Velour
Arabella De Lioncourt
& MANY MORE!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

The Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue & Cherry Blossom Cabaret Present:


“CHINATOWN OH CHINATOWN: A Madcap Burlesque Romp Around Honolulu’s Iconic Chinatown”

Saturday, September 16, 2017
The Honolulu Museum of Art; The Doris Duke Theater
Cocktail Reception/Doors: 6:00pm
Show: 7:30pm


Our final HBF 2017 Oahu show will feature a peek behind the velvet ropes and brick walls into every naughty nook and crazy cranny of Honolulu’s iconic Chinatown as we take you on a madcap adventure in search of something Very Special we seem to have misplaced! The 6th Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue is proud to present “CHINATOWN OH CHINATOWN: A Madcap Burlesque Romp around Honolulu’s Iconic Chinatown.” This whirlwind burlesque-infused romp is set to take YOU on a trip on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at the Doris Duke Theatre & we need your help in finding the mythic “Heart of Chinatown!”

Featured Performer REDBONE “The Cyclone of Burlesque” will leave a trail of broken hearts down along Bethel Street! Our intrepid Emcees ARMITAGE SHANKS “The Carny Preacher” & Hawaii’s Emcee Extraordinaire HUNTER DOWN (as “Father William” The Unofficial Mayor of Chinatown) will take you on a crazy exploit in search of the “Heart of Chinatown!” “CHINATOWN OH CHINATOWN” will feature a plethora of International, National & Local Burlesque Performers (both Soloists & Troupes) so seductive they just might take you down to Chinatown, willingly! Don’t miss out on all the fun & adventure as we take you on a wild ride through Honolulu’s most iconic neighborhood!

DRESS TO IMPRESS IN YOUR ALL RED BEST! Red is good luck in the Chinese tradition and we’re ALL gonna be getting lucky at HBF 2017! Be it ballgowns, bikinis or bondage gear, if it’s red, it’s right! Let’s paint the town (red) and get glam and gorgeous in any shade!

BURLESQUE/CABARET PERFORMANCES BY
RedBone (Featured)
Cherry Blossom Cabaret
Jack Cione’s Follies
MissFortune
Lucifer Rising
Sweet Dee & Lucy May
Bunnicula Blanc
Kitty Katatonic
Mabsy
Miss Riding Good & Her Big Bad Wulf
Honolulu Zouk
CoCo Burlesque
Patti Le Melt
Foxxy Knox
ChiChiRoniz
& MANY MORE!

OAHU BURLESQUE SHOW TICKET INFORMATION & PRICES

STANDARD OAHU SHOW ADMISSION, EACH NIGHT
$40.00/Honolulu Museum of Art, Non-Museum members
$35.00/Honolulu Museum of Art, Museum Members

OAHU VIP SEATING & PASSES
$50.00 VIP SEATING, Museum Members & Non-Museum members
$95.00 VIP PASS FOR (2) NIGHTS, Museum Members & Non-Museum members

OAHU VIP SEATING INCLUDES:
The best seats in the house, with an up close & personal view of our scintillating performers!
A Complimentary HBF 2017 Poster signed by the Show Cast (*An original design by Claudette Barjoud of Fluff)
Themed Party Favors to be used during the show & take home after!

OAHU SHOW TICKET PURCHASE LINK:
will be available for purchase in *early August 2017 via the web at:
Honolulu Museum of Art, Doris Duke Theatre official website.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 15, 2017

         


The Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue & Cherry Blossom Cabaret Present:


“OVERBOARD: A Naughty Nautical Adventure Across the Pacific!”

Friday, September 15, 2017
The Honolulu Museum of Art; The Doris Duke Theater
Cocktail Reception/Doors: 6:00pm
Show: 7:30pm


The Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue Oahu Shows will kick off with an naughty nautical themed adventure across the Pacific! It’s full steam ahead to the fair shores of Honolulu and it’s a guaranteed rollicking good time on the high seas aboard the SS UNSINKABLE II with our crazy, sexy and hilarious HBF 2017 Cast & Crew as we present:
“OVERBOARD: A Naughty Nautical Adventure Across the Pacific!”

Our Featured Performer REDBONE “The Cyclone of Burlesque” will be captivating audiences on deck and off! The evening’s spectacular will be hosted by the incomparable HUNTER DOWN, our dashing “Captain” for this voyage across the high-tease & will feature co-host TITA TITSLING, “Hawaii’s Mustache Queen.” “Overboard: A Naughty Nautical Adventure Across the Pacific” will present a star-studded cast of International, National & Local Burlesque Performers, both veteran acts and up-and coming ingenues! Feast your eyes on a menagerie of delights in the form of ethereal underwater ballets, naughty bump-n-grind stripteases on the shuffleboard deck, hilarious hijinx on the high seas & more!

CRUISE OR SWIM ATTIRE SUGGESTED & DESIRED, but not required! Dress up in your finest cruise and/or beach, swimming attire! Be it modern, or of days past, any era will do! We welcome all Cunning Captains, Flirtatious First Mates, Cutesy Cabin Boys & Girls, Massive Moby Dicks, Pulcruditous Pirates, Mad Mermaids, Fresh Fishy Queens, Sultry Sailors, Observant Octopi, Naughty Navigators, & whatever else you can dream up! Don’t forget to bring a towel!

BURLESQUE PERFORMANCES BY
RedBone (Featured)
Cherry Blossom Cabaret
Jack Cione’s Follies
Panda Sal
Aaja Nachle
Violetta Beretta
ChiChi Roniz
Dee Dee Queen
Mr. Tutti Hide
Serendipity Love
Mimi Le Uke
Lady Sapphire Noir
Boobs Radley
Chakra Tease
Emma Peal
Savannah Boudreaux
Candy Bottom
Cabaret & Cocktails
Luna Velour
Arabella De Lioncourt
& MANY MORE!

OAHU BURLESQUE SHOW TICKET INFORMATION & PRICES

STANDARD OAHU SHOW ADMISSION, EACH NIGHT
$40.00/Honolulu Museum of Art, Non-Museum members
$35.00/Honolulu Museum of Art, Museum Members

OAHU VIP SEATING & PASSES
$50.00 VIP SEATING, Museum Members & Non-Museum members
$95.00 VIP PASS FOR (2) NIGHTS, Museum Members & Non-Museum members

OAHU VIP SEATING INCLUDES:
The best seats in the house, with an up close & personal view of our scintillating performers!
A Complimentary HBF 2017 Poster signed by the Show Cast (*An original design by Claudette Barjoud of Fluff)
Themed Party Favors to be used during the show & take home after!

OAHU SHOW TICKET PURCHASE LINK:
will be available for purchase in *early August 2017 via the web at:
Honolulu Museum of Art, Doris Duke Theatre official website.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 16, 2017

         


The Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue & Cherry Blossom Cabaret Present:


“CHINATOWN OH CHINATOWN: A Madcap Burlesque Romp Around Honolulu’s Iconic Chinatown”

Saturday, September 16, 2017
The Honolulu Museum of Art; The Doris Duke Theater
Cocktail Reception/Doors: 6:00pm
Show: 7:30pm


Our final HBF 2017 Oahu show will feature a peek behind the velvet ropes and brick walls into every naughty nook and crazy cranny of Honolulu’s iconic Chinatown as we take you on a madcap adventure in search of something Very Special we seem to have misplaced! The 6th Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue is proud to present “CHINATOWN OH CHINATOWN: A Madcap Burlesque Romp around Honolulu’s Iconic Chinatown.” This whirlwind burlesque-infused romp is set to take YOU on a trip on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at the Doris Duke Theatre & we need your help in finding the mythic “Heart of Chinatown!”

Featured Performer REDBONE “The Cyclone of Burlesque” will leave a trail of broken hearts down along Bethel Street! Our intrepid Emcees ARMITAGE SHANKS “The Carny Preacher” & Hawaii’s Emcee Extraordinaire HUNTER DOWN (as “Father William” The Unofficial Mayor of Chinatown) will take you on a crazy exploit in search of the “Heart of Chinatown!” “CHINATOWN OH CHINATOWN” will feature a plethora of International, National & Local Burlesque Performers (both Soloists & Troupes) so seductive they just might take you down to Chinatown, willingly! Don’t miss out on all the fun & adventure as we take you on a wild ride through Honolulu’s most iconic neighborhood!

DRESS TO IMPRESS IN YOUR ALL RED BEST! Red is good luck in the Chinese tradition and we’re ALL gonna be getting lucky at HBF 2017! Be it ballgowns, bikinis or bondage gear, if it’s red, it’s right! Let’s paint the town (red) and get glam and gorgeous in any shade!

BURLESQUE/CABARET PERFORMANCES BY
RedBone (Featured)
Cherry Blossom Cabaret
Jack Cione’s Follies
MissFortune
Lucifer Rising
Sweet Dee & Lucy May
Bunnicula Blanc
Kitty Katatonic
Mabsy
Miss Riding Good & Her Big Bad Wulf
Honolulu Zouk
CoCo Burlesque
Patti Le Melt
Foxxy Knox
ChiChiRoniz
& MANY MORE!

OAHU BURLESQUE SHOW TICKET INFORMATION & PRICES

STANDARD OAHU SHOW ADMISSION, EACH NIGHT
$40.00/Honolulu Museum of Art, Non-Museum members
$35.00/Honolulu Museum of Art, Museum Members

OAHU VIP SEATING & PASSES
$50.00 VIP SEATING, Museum Members & Non-Museum members
$95.00 VIP PASS FOR (2) NIGHTS, Museum Members & Non-Museum members

OAHU VIP SEATING INCLUDES:
The best seats in the house, with an up close & personal view of our scintillating performers!
A Complimentary HBF 2017 Poster signed by the Show Cast (*An original design by Claudette Barjoud of Fluff)
Themed Party Favors to be used during the show & take home after!

OAHU SHOW TICKET PURCHASE LINK:
TICKET PURCHASE LINK:

Workshops

         


The 6th Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue is thrilled to one very special night of Burlesque Workshops taught by REDBONE, our Hawaii Burlesque Festival Featured Performer, "The Cyclone of Burlesque” & #19 in 21st Century Burlesque Magazine’s Top 50 of 2016!”

Workshops will be held on Wednesday Sept 13th, from 7:00-9:00pm at Paradise Tango in Chinatown & Thursday Sept. 14th, at PoleArity Studio from 7:00-9:00pm.

These super fun & informative classes are your opportunity to learn from not only the best in the world in burlesque, but also from a seasoned theatrical professional with years of stage experience.

HBF 2017 Workshop offerings include:

Stop, Drop and Roll....You're on Fire!
+
Intro to Breakin'


Hawaii Burlesque Festival

WORKSHOP DATE WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 2017
7:00-9:00 PM


Paradise Tango:
150 N. King Street, Suite #202
Honolulu, HI 96817


Located next to the Kekaulike Pedestrian Mall, above the Noodle Factory in a brick building with blue window frames.


Stop, Drop and Roll....You're on Fire!

DATE: Wednesday September 13, 2017
TIME: 7:00pm - 9:00PM
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? This class is open to all levels of experience.
WEAR: knee pads (highly suggested. Will have them available for sale), dance heels, comfortable clothes that are easy to move and stretch in.
BRING: Bottled water & towel please!
COST: $45.00

2017 Burlesque Hall of Fame competitor RedBone will teach you the basics of the sexy transition to the floor, which is something every burlesque performer needs!

Stop - teaches you to hold your space within your movement and utilize your breath to engage your next movement/step!
Drop - the basics of a transition to the floor to make your act even more dynamic with physical levels.
Roll - and gives you what to do when you are finally down there...a roll that will make anyone sizzle and give you the confidence to work it out on the floor!

RESERVE SPACE HERE FOR STOP DROP AND ROLL:


Hawaii Burlesque Festival

WORKSHOP DATE THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
7:00-9:00 PM


PoleARity:
111 N King St. Suite 2B
Honolulu, HI 96817

808-518-1118
808-780-4835

PoleArity Parking:
The parking is located in the back of the building. The entrance is off Nimitz, right after Maunakea Street (before Kekaulike Street). It is easy to miss the entrance, so please slow down after Maunakea Street. You will see the speed limit sign and the yellow pedestrian crossing sign right by the parking entrance.


Intro to Breakin'

DATE: Thursday September 14, 2017
TIME: 7:00pm - 9:00PM
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? This class is open to all levels of experience.
WEAR: a skull cap, knee pads, outer hoodie/sweat shirt, water, snack and a towel. Wear comfortable clothes that are easy to move and stretch in and in studio only sneakers.
BRING: Bottled water & towel please!
COST: $45.00

RedBone will show you the basics of getting down! We'll start with warm up learn some basic tops, transitions to the floor, footwork, freezes, get ups and end with a freestyle cypher/Q&A.

Breaking or Breakdance (as it’s known to the masses) or BBoying/BGirling is a style of dance that encoumpasses many energy flows, levels and body parts which in turn allows you to use of ALL your muscle groups. You don’t have to be a trained dancer or even flexible. Breaking is a style of dance that you can adapt to your body and actually…. you’re supposed to.

The goal of this intro class is to assist in gaining upper body, core and lower body strength through a variety of dance moves versus your typical strengthening exercises.

RESERVE SPACE HERE FOR INTRO TO BREAKIN':


Who is REDBONE?

RedBone is one of the biggest names in national burlesque! Since 2005, RedBone has been travelling the world as one of the Wham Bam Thank You Ma’ams, backing up the infamous Foxy Tann in her quest for world domination. RedBone was named one of The National Top 8 by Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend in 2013 and recently competed for Queen at the 2015 Burlesque Hall of Fame! With a classical dance education and the degree from the dance school of hard knocks, RedBone brings you a unique perspective and a wide range of knowledge that you can’t find anywhere else. RedBone has been teaching dance for over a decade, and is now bringing her talents to the students of burlesque with a gentle hand and high expectations.

Performers

         


AAJA NACHLE

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Hawaii
Aaja Nachle, which in Hindi means 'come, let's dance!' is Hawaii's only Bollywood/bhangra dance troupe, formally founded in September 2012 by Nada McClellan and Sai Bhatawadekar. We are known for our infectiously joyful, energetic dancing which inspires everyone around us to move their bodies to the music.

We offer authentic and high-energy performances that fire up a crowd for any occasion such as Indian or Bollywood-themed events, cultural programs, and weddings; we also host and organize Indian dance events in the community.

We choreograph fun, playful dances to Hindi film music, regional Indian folk dances such as Bhangra, Giddha, Dandiya, and Garba, as well as exciting fusion pieces. We especially love to share our enthusiasm for dance and thus work towards making a creative space in the community through open dance practices and informal dance events for anyone to come and learn what we know and enrich the group with their own talents.


ARABELLA DE LIONCOURT

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Washington
Arabella de Lioncourt, the ballroom beauty with the bedroom eyes, dances her way into your daydreams, bringing imagination to life upon the stage. A graduate of Rose City School of Burlesque, a ballroom competitor, and a dance instructor, Arabella has been dancing for most of her life.

Stimulated by music and inspired by her son, Arabella brings passion, elegance, and energy to every performance. In addition to performing, Arabella is the artistry behind de Lioncourt Productions. Putting on themed and scripted burlesque shows ranging from The Grinch to Clue!


BUNNICULA BLANC

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Alaska
Pilikia! It’s the Bunny with the Bite! Originally hailing from The Big Island, this Hilo born beauty migrated to Alaska and has been freezing her bunny tail off as a principal dancer of VivaVoom Brr-Lesque since 2014! She has performed all across The Last Frontier in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Homer, Juneau, Haines and Skagway, recently making her debut in the Continental US at The First Annual Midwest Burlesque and Rockabilly Weekender.

She is excited to bring her unique aesthetic of comedy, horror and glamour home to the islands! Off stage, Bunnicula Blanc is a complete botany nerd, and boss of orchids as Vice President of The Alaska Orchid Society.

   

CABARET & COCKTAILS

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Hawaii
Sharing their love of dancing & drinking with the island of Maui, these frisky, whisky wahine from Wailuku like their burlesque with a shot of bourbon.


CHAKRA TEASE

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Colorado
Chakra Tease began as a VaVaVette, with Cora Vette and the VaVaVettes. The VaVaVettes performed at Harrah's for Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend and at the House of Blues for the New Orleans Burlesque Festival.

Locally Chakra performs at The Clocktower Cabaret. She has performed at the Colorado Burlesque festival for the past two years and was a soloist at the Ohio Burlesque Festival in 2013, performed and taught at the Great Burlesque Expo in Boston in 2015, 2016 and 2017, performed and taught at Southern Fried Burlesque, and performed at the Great Southern Exposure burlesque festival.

In 2014 she became the choreographer as well as a performer for D'Sanez Productions "Feel This Moment" variety show. She was in the 2014 California Burlypicks, the 2016 Colorado Burlypicks, and the Golden Legends Champion Challenge in 2016.

   

CHERRY BLOSSOM CABARET

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Hawaii
Cherry Blossom Cabaret is a collective of artists from diverse backgrounds in art, performance, and production. We strive to create an innovative fusion of classic and modern, authentic and irreverent, sophisticated and risque.We create and produce high quality performances from full scale theatrical productions to intimate solo performances.

We aim to inspire and empower members and students alike by holding and celebrating an all encompassing view of beauty and self-expression and invite our audience to join us in the revelry.

   

CHICHI RONIZ
HBF Staff: Co-Producer, PR & Media Coordinator

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Hawaii
ChiChi Roniz finds her way into your hearts through a little bit of laughter, some tasteful raunch, and everything in between.

   

COCO BURLESQUE

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Hawaii
CoCo Burlesque is pleased to allow you a peek into the inner sanctum. It should not come as a surprise that these women dance like they’ve diamonds at the meetings of their thighs.

A reclamation of sexuality. A celebration of the melanated female form. An erotic revolution that will not be televised. Welcome to the world of CoCo Burlesque.

DEE DEE QUEEN

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
California
DeeDee Queen is a drag queen trapped in a cis-woman’s body—a performing woman who is performing “woman.” DeeDee Queen is rewriting her story, disrupting Diet Culture, and taking down the patriarchy by taking off her clothes in body positive burlesque, pole dance, and drag performances and classes around California’s Bay Area (and beyond!)

     

EMMA PEAL
HBF Staff: Co-Producer, Budgetary Advisor

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Hawaii
Emma Peal is a local leggy sweetheart who makes us put an extra ooo in vavoom.


FOXXY KNOX

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Hawaii
Foxy Knoxx was born and raised in Honolulu, HI. After spending a few years in the Bay Area, she found herself longing to be back on the islands. With a new perspective on life, she returned home and discovered all the wonders of performing within the burlesque community and has been addicted to the glitter ever since!

HONOLULU ZOUK

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Hawaii
Featuring a stunning fusion of 8 talented dancers each with their own distinctive style and background, Honolulu Zouk, regularly performs at international, national and local events.

They have been a sought after part of the international Zouk community, and have performed at such prestigious festivals as, “Zouk Night Love” in Rosarito, Mexico & the “LA Zouk Congress” for an audience of hundreds of discriminating peers.

Honolulu Zouk Dance Co provides instruction and performances in Brazilian Zouk fused with other dance styles on Sunday evenings, at Polearity Studio in Chinatown. Honolulu Zouk is directed by Kimberly Loo.

 

HUNTER DOWN
Emcee - Oahu Shows (Friday and Saturday)

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Hawaii
Honolulu’s most dashing & downright delightful Emcee. That daring dandy of the stage & a thief of hearts! He’s the hardest working man in Hawaii Showbiz, Hunter Down!


JACK CIONE’S FOLLIES

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Hawaii
The Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue is thrilled to present selections from “Jack Cione’s Follies”! With an accent on comedy and dance, these performances feature a talented cast of 60+ in lavish Las Vegas styled costumes of feathers, bangles, and bling.

KITTY CATATONIC

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Arizona
Kitty Catatonic has appeared as one of Tucson's featured burlesque performers since her debut in February 2016. Performing mainly with Black Cherry Burlesque, Tucson's longest running burlesque show, and now a featured performer with the Tucson Libertine League, Kitty has appeared in other local productions such as Soul Strip and Downtown Burlesk, Strip Local.

With her fierce, fearless, and outré style, Kitty is known as one of Tucson's burlesque "bad girls". Combining her love of performing and a passion for social justice, Kitty stands to project the importance of gender equality, as well as defying society's beauty standards through her work in neo-burlesque.

She aims to expand her audience's definition of the art of burlesque with each act, stimulating their lust for more of something they never imagined was desired.

 

LADY SAPPHIRE NOIR

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
California
Lady Sapphire Noir is a LA based burlesque singer, host and dancer who performs all over Southern California. Known for her big sexy sultry voice, love of vintage/pinup style and her signature color royal blue. This lady rocks the mic with all types of music from classical, Broadway, jazz, pop and rock.

   

LUCIFER RISING

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Philadelphia
Lucifer Rising, The Morning Star, Bringer of the Dawn, Venus...is a Queer Philadelphia based Songstress, Neo-Burlesque Performer, and Model.

Miss Rising, is no stranger to the art of seduction calling upon the powers of the Divine Feminine to enchant her audience. Playful yet intense, strikingly gorgeous yet boyishly handsome she slinks and slides salaciously through fantasies of her own creation.

Whether through her movement, voice, erotic imagery,or words she calls us to release the wild erotic within. She is one of the founding members and Co-producers of Raspberry Royale, Philadelphia's only all POC Queer Burlesque Troupe.

A Troupe of bad-ass tattooed, pierced mega babes with strong opinions and a fierce desire to diversify the scene. Raspberry Royales desire is to hold space for all mediums of expression to uplift and contribute to the personal revolution that is artistic creation.

Formerly a member of Candy Heart Cabaret where she got her start as a frisky little stage kitten, Miss Rising has proudly carved out a space for herself in the community where she is able to perform acts that inspire her to crave more fun and excitement within her life.

 

LUNA VELOUR
HBF Staff: Co-Producer, Assistant Dance Captain

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Hawaii
As graceful as the Moon over Waikiki beach, Luna captivates her lovesick audiences with her seductive grace! One of Cherry Blossom Cabaret's newest members and a treasured one at that, Luna Velour is a sweet and hot addition any stage!

MABSY
HBF Staff: Graphics & Web Goddess

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Hawaii
Mabsy is the flame haired temptress of Cherry Blossom Cabaret! Not only is she lovely to look at, but she’s a painting, drawing, mixed-media maven who incorporates all kinds of incredible art forms into her performances! Become enthralled by the complex beauty of Mabsy and be happily lost in nirvana!


MIMI LE UKE & HER DIRTY UKE

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Missouri
"Mimi Le Uke is St.Louis' Sailor-mouthed Sweetheart with her dirty ukulele in tow. A lifetime performer, Mimi cut her burlesque teeth with the St. Louis Alley Cat Revue in 2008, and has been chewing the scenery ever since her quirky comedic brand! She was named Best Burlesque Performer in the 2011 Riverfront Times, runs a monthly burlesque bingo show where we play topless, and is a seasoned producer and host of burlesque comedy shows in the midwest.

In 2015, this naughty nightingale picked up the ukulele, bringing her brand of filth and funny to life through song.

Her dirty dirges and bawdy ballads make audiences giggle and blush with delight. She completed her first album, Songs in the Key of Ratchet, in February of 2007.

   

MISS RIDING GOOD & BIG BAD WULF

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Hawaii
Jason and Felicia Wulf are a husband and wife duo from the island of Maui. The two have been thrilling audiences at various events and venues throughout the islands and mainland for the past 10 years.

This pair mixes their eclectic and extensive dance backgrounds with their creative forces and sense of playfulness to create amazing performance pieces sure to titillate, entertain, and leave you begging for more.


MISSFORTUNE
HBF Staff: Co-Producer, Theatrical Director

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Hawaii
A life-long performer, MissFortune, brings her own unique brand of theatrical burlesque to the Hawaii Burlesque Festival stage once again. Hailing from Honolulu, where she performs with Hawaii's Premier Burlesque troupe, Cherry Blossom Cabaret, MissFortune is equal parts circus and sideshow, high-brow and low, dark and light.

Throughout her tenure she has performed widely – entertaining audiences from theatre main stages and museums, to street carnivals and practically every bar in town; from San Francisco’s infamous Kinky Salon, and El Rio, to the Vegas based Zero Point festival , as well as local events such as Oahu Fringe Festival and Improvaganza, and the Chicago based Porn and Chicken.

She has performed with visiting performers as varied as the fiery gothic Blackburner, and the legendary ska band, Fishbone, as well as with Grammy nominated Steph Music.

MR. TUTTI HIDE

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Poland
After two years of playing on theatre and burlesque stages , a shy manager of a dance school in Warsaw (Steps4You) and president of a wedding agency was transformed into The Phoenix.

He has since been part of the international videoclip “Book of Love” with Felix Jaehen & Polina , Berlin Burlesque Week, Burlypick of Poland and Whatever Queer Festival.

Tutti has also worked with with first class dancers of classic ballet from Russia (National Polish Ballet) in the dance spectacle “Woman.”


PATTY LE MELT

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
California
Are you hungry? This savory treat will have everyone wanting more! Her tasty personality mixed with high concept performances has audiences melting for Patty Le Melt!

Cooked up in Southern California, she moved to Northern California to see what else was on the menu and she is now performing with The Darling Clementines of Sacramento CA. At the age of 42, her love for costuming/makeup, comedy, dance and glamour lead her to slap some tassels on those tomatoes and give 'em a twirl!

Making her debut in 2014, she discovered her versatility in genres and art forms, however her favorite thing to do is "wow" an audience with a giant inflatable fun toy! She's sexy and charismatic and you'll never know what she's going to do next! Professional and dedicated you will not regret booking Patty Le Melt.

     

SAVANNAH BOUDREAUX

Hawaii Sweet as a beignet, spicy as etouffe. Miss Savannah Boudreaux came onto the scene hard and fast, white gloves flying off her dainty wrists.

Once a respected debutante from New Orleans, Savannah is no longer interested in stealing spotlights at cotillions.

Savannah has bigger fish to fry, focusing her true Southern charm and seductive ways on getting her thrills while she’s pretty enough and young enough to get ‘em.

SERENDIPITY LOVE

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Hawaii
Serendipity Love is a sassy and sweet Burlesque and Belly Dancer from Rochester, NY. She has been involved in the burlesque community for over five years, performing all over the country, and has spent the last two years as a member of the Sirens and Stilettos Cabaret.

Serendipity is a colorful and creative performer who has trained in many dance forms, including belly dance, jazz and fusion to develop her unique style of dance. She blends the art of the classic strip-tease with modern and pop-culture aesthetics.

Her acts always embody the magical and playful side of performance art. She sweats rhinestones and bleeds glitter and considers herself the Unicorn of Burlesque.

     

SO CRAY CRAY RAY

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Hawaii
Ray Ray came to Oahu on a surf trip in 2013 and has been blessed to call this incredible island home ever since. Upon relocation, she was quite immediately introduced to the wonderfully unique world of Burlesque by The Pretty Peacock Production Company.

She instantly fell in love with the open creative space which Burlesque allows its performers, and began performing with and choreographing for Pretty Peacock Productions as an ensemble dancer and as a member of Honolulu's hottest Burlesque troupe, The Aphrodisiacs.

As she expanded her knowledge, comfort and experience as a Burlesque performer, Ray Ray naturally grew into a solo artist and has been gracing Honolulu Stages with her scandalous social commentary, her sexy sacrilegious humor, and her booty shakin' realness ever since.

She loves using Burlesque as a theatrical platform for her strong feminist ideals and enjoys bringing kink into conventional characters. Through her performance art, So Cray Ray Ray hopes to bring more open queerness and atypical sexual expression to the world of Burlesque.

She hopes to inspire her audiences to love and accept their own beautiful bodies, express their own unique sexual experience, and accept the human condition for what is really is: An unapologetic, sensuous masterpiece.

SWEET DEE & LUCY MAY

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
California
Sweet Dee has been dancing for over 20 years with experience in a variety of styles such as Latin Ballroom, Hip Hop and jazz. She's performed and taught with a number of troops around the world and across the country.

Dee's performed at the Texas and Arizona Burlesque festivals, LA, Houston, Austin and Hawaii salsa congresses, choreographed and been featured in music videos and go go danced for for artists Enrique Iglesias & Flo Rida.

She created her own dance formats Body Beats Beats by Dee and Booty Bounce by Dee which she currently teaches at Glitter Tribe Studios. She pops pasties as a member of the Pixie Stixx Burlesque Troupe, which recently took "Best Group" Performance at the Arizona Burlesque Festival.

Dance is life for Dee and she loves teaching her wicked booty ways to women to help them feel sexy, empowered and to just plain have fun! Her motto is "It's your duty to shake that booty!"

     

TITA TITSLING
Emcee - Oahu Show (Friday)

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Hawaii
Honolulu's One and Only Mustache Queen. Eat it up, hunty.


VIOLETTA BERETTA
Hawaii Burlesque Festival Producer & Director

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Violetta Beretta is on a mission to bring the Aloha Spirit to audiences far beyond Paradise, this winsome wahineʻs wild undulations will drive you simply COCONUTS!

A classically trained ballerina with a playfully naughty side, Violetta utilizes her many years of dance experience in a broad range of styles to consistently deliver a captivating and delightful show unlike any other! Violetta regularly performs at various US Mainland & Hawaii burlesque & cabaret shows, corporate functions, private upscale events & more.

With her incredibly sensuous dancing, stunning costumes & luxurious props sheʻs a dazzling and highly entertaining addition to any event!

Tickets!

         


HBF 2017 OAHU BURLESQUE SHOWS

“OVERBOARD: A Naughty Nautical Adventure Across the Pacific!”
(Friday Sept. 15, 2017)

“CHINATOWN OH CHINATOWN: A Madcap Burlesque Romp in Honolulu’s Iconic Chinatown”
(Saturday Sept. 16, 2017)


DATES: September 15 & 16, 2017
LOCATION: Honolulu Museum of Art, Doris Duke Theater
(900 S Beretania St, Honolulu, HI 96814)
TIME: 7:30 pm with a pre-show cocktail reception starting at 6:00pm on both (2) nights.


TICKET PRICING:

STANDARD OAHU SHOW ADMISSION, EACH NIGHT
$40.00/Honolulu Museum of Art, Non-Museum members
$35.00/Honolulu Museum of Art, Museum Members



OAHU VIP SEATING & PASSES
$50.00 VIP SEATING, Museum Members & Non-Museum members
$95.00 VIP PASS FOR (2) NIGHTS, Museum Members & Non-Museum members


OAHU VIP SEATING INCLUDES:
The best seats in the house, with an up close & personal view of our scintillating performers!
A Complimentary HBF 2017 Poster signed by the Show Cast (*An original design by Claudette Barjoud of Fluff)
Themed Party Favors to be used during the show & take home after!

HBF 2017 HILO BURLESQUE SHOW

“TROPICAL TEASE: A Night of Cabaret”
(Friday Sept. 8, 2017)

DATE: Friday, September 8, 2017
LOCATION: The Palace Theatre
38 Haili St, Hilo, HI 96720
TIME: Doors 7:00pm/Show 8:00pm

TICKET PRICING:
$20.00/General Admission (advance pricing)
$30.00/Side Reserved (advance pricing)
$35.00/Center Reserved (advance pricing)
**All seats $5.00 more Day of Show


PURCHASE HBF 2017 HILO SHOW TICKETS HERE:
Tickets can be purchased at the box office or over the phone with a credit card at (808) 934-7010,
Monday - Friday, from 10:00AM - 3:00PM.

HBF 2017 MAUI BURLESQUE SHOW

“The Maui Sexy Sideshow!”
(Saturday Sept. 9, 2017)

DATE: Saturday, September 9, 2016
LOCATION: The Iao Theatre
68 N. Market Street Wailuku, Maui HI 96793)
TIME: Doors 7:00pm/Show 7:30pm
PRICING: $25.00-$45.00 (VIP)


PURCHASE HBF 2017 MAUI SHOW TICKETS HERE:

HBF 2017 OAHU BURLESQUE WORKSHOP NIGHTS WITH REDBONE

“Stop, Drop and Roll....You're on Fire!”
WED. SEPT. 13, 2017
7:00-9:00 PM @ Paradise Tango



“Intro to Breakin”
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
7:00-9:00 PM @ Polearity Studio