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Columbus to be home to first queer burlesque festival

Posted by Jackie Mantey | December 07, 2012 11:58 AM

This glitterific goddess of Columbus burlesque, Viva Valezz, announced today that she and Janine Aquino (owner of Camelot Cellars and Double Oh 7 Productions) will produce the first international queer burlesque festival next year.

The festival, called Fierce!, will be the first weekend of May 2013. Fierce! will celebrate the international LGBT community and its allies’ burlesque performers with a four-day extravaganza. Following is the inaugural itinerary, according to a press release. You can also find more information here.
“Fierce! Opening Night Warehouse Party”
8 p.m. Thursday, May 2
400 West Rich
Featuring live music, cocktails and a burlesque show.
“Fierce! All-Star Showcase”
8 p.m. Friday, May 3
Axis Nightclub
Featuring headliner Tigger!, the boylesque pioneer from New York.
Burlesque classes by Fierce! instructors
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 4
Location TBD
“Fierce! All-Star Showcase”
7 p.m. Saturday, May 4
Wall Street Nightclub
Featuring 2011 Miss Exotic World, Indigo Blue from Seattle.
“Fierce! High Tea and Wine Tasting”
12 p.m. Sunday, May 5
Camelot Cellars
Au revoir burlesque and variety show.