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Thirsty Girl & Pontani Productions present the 2nd annual New York Burlesque Festival. The event brings the best burlesque performers from around the globe to gotham to shake their tail feathers at three fabulous venues. Expect to see over 45 performers and troupes with bedazzling costumes, amazing props, and a fabulous variety or entertainment, ranging from the traditional striptease - a la Gypsy Rose Lee - to aerialists, hula hoops, choreographed dance troupes, cutting edge bands and DJs. Some of 2004 Festival highlights will include performances by, The World Famous Pontani Sisters (NYC), Dirty Martini (NYC), Immodesty Blaize, (London), Torchy Taboo (At), Erochicha Bamboo (Japan), Ginger Goldmine (LA), The World Famous *BOB* (NYC), Skin Tight Outta Sight (Canada), Lavender Cabaret (Chicago) and many more. Friday, May 14th The Premiere Party Celebrate the premiere of the 2nd Annual New York Burlesque Festival at the ever-titillating Pussycat Lounge with host Scotty The Blue Bunny! The festival takes over all three floors of this venue and decorating it with Burlesque beauties, retro go go dancers, swanky bands, sideshow acts and troupe performances! The Pussycat Lounge 36 Greenwich St. 9pm-close Saturday, May 15th This or That - America's Favorite Game Show At the legendary Sideshows by the Seashore and hosted by the Great Fredini and Julie Atlas Muz, "This or That!" is America's first Burlesque TV game show! This hilarious show combines a twisted take on the classic TV game show format with sexy sight gags and the joy of watching other people placed in embarrassing situations. Sideshows by the Seashore Surf Ave. 2:00 - 4:00pm Saturday, May 15th The Saturday Spectacular Don't miss the spotlight event of this year's festival, Saturday, May 15th at Club Avalon. We will be hosting an all-star line up of over 40 accomplished performers in the nation. The legendary Murray Hill will emcee this fabulous main event in the glamorous nightclub formerly known as The Limelight! 7pm-12am Club Avalon 47 W. 20th St. Sunday, May 16th Burlesque Brunch & The Golden Pastie Awards Join us for the ever-entertaining Burlesque Brunch and the 1st Annual Golden Pastie Awards at Superfine the fabulous DUMBO hot spot!. This gala event will feature live performances, a burlesque fashion show and The Golden Pasties Awards Ceremony and brunch. Categories for The Golden Pastie Awards will be announce April 14th and you will be able to nominate performers and vote at Winners will receive a giant golden pastie, provided by Superfine 126 Front Street, at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge 718-243-9005

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