Vancouver International Burlesque Festival At The Rio Theatre May 2nd

1 May

VIBFMay2-4,2013

The first night of the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival is coming to the Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway, this Thursday, May 2nd.  Did you know that last year’s festival was one of the highest attended burlesque festivals in the world, per night?  Yes, Vancouver has a greater attendance record than the big boys, being New York, Chicago and London.

This year’s festival kicks things off with The Wet Spots. This is the husband and wife team of Cass King and John Woods who will be hosting and entertaining the crowd with their songs about sex.  The line up includes Rock and Roll Burlesque Motown style which will be performed with a live band. Think the Supremes, The Temptations and the Jackson 5. Next up is Gypsy Rose Lee at Minsky’s Burlesque then the production of Paint & Pasties which showcases the work of the VanDolls. They will take the work of famous artists and bring them to life.   Tickets are $35 and available through Northern Tickets.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and show starts at 8:00 p.m.  The festival continues on May 3rd and 4th at the Vogue Theatre for those that miss the festivities at the Rio Theatre.

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