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Join us for our GOTHIC GALA & CABARET Opening Night of THE INTERNATIONAL BOOKLOVER'S BURLESQUE FESTIVAL in the upstairs annex of SwanDive!

By Lacy Productions

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Date and time

Thursday, April 13 · 6 - 10pm PDT


Swan Dive 727 Southeast Grand Avenue Portland, OR 97214

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The 1st Annual INTERNATIONAL BOOKLOVER'S BURLESQUE FESTIVAL is a one-of-a-kind sensual literary weekend celebration of four uniquely different BOOKLOVER'S BURLESQUE shows that highlight a mix of genres of the written word matched with burlesque, boylesque, and draglesque artists chosen from around the country and the world! Our first night, the GOTHIC GALA & CABARET, will celebrate the macabre and masterful literature that is all things gothic!

Each night, we will feature different performing artists, writers, professional actors/readers, and specially-curated burlesque, boylesque, and draglesque acts chosen for our festival from around the globe. And just as a library is an eclectic mix of books, our festival shall also celebrate an eclectic mix of all types of writing matched with all types of performers. Our shows are sex/body/queer positive, feminist, and inclusive to all!

Come join us for one or all four nights of our special inaugural festival!

Our History:

BOOKLOVER'S BURLESQUE, produced by Lacy Knightly/ Nick Lacy of Lacy Productions, is the world's sexiest literary salon which matches titillating, inspiring, and/or empowering book readings with burlesque, boylesque, or draglesque performances. Professional readers, actors, or authors read aloud a piece of writing from any genre and are then followed by a burlesque, boylesque, or draglesque performance inspired by the piece in aesthetic, feel, emotion, character, plot, etc.

Since early 2016, we have produced quarterly shows highlighting genres such as gothic literature, science fiction, erotica, fantasy, fairy tales, mysteries, classic literature, and more. We strive to raise up both the literary and the performing arts, empower others as well as entertain through the written word and a bit of tease, support and promote books, literacy, and burlesque, and be open, diverse, and inclusive to all in a safe, welcoming environment.

About the organizer

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Lacy Productions

Lacy Productions... bringing together high brow and low brow, sauciness and sophistication, and intelligence and sexiness... one show at a time. Located in Portland, Oregon, Lacy Productions produces sex-positive, body-positive, queer-positive, feminist, and inclusive shows such as Booklover’s Burlesque four times a year, MasterTease Theatre Burlesque, Burly Night Live!: A Burlesque Tribute to Saturday Night Live, Tease As Old As Time: A Tale Inspired by Beauty & the Beast, Lacy’s Cabaret at the Enchanted Forest Ball and at Magical Beats!: A 1920’s Evening in the Wizarding World, The Burlesque Over Broadway Spectacular, Glitter Fever: A Burlesque Tribute to Disco, Phantom Burlesque: A Tribute to “Phantom of the Opera, Cabaret des Arts: A Fusion of Visual Arts & Burlesque, Storylesque: A Burlesque & Storytelling Medley, The Bitch is Back: A Tribute to Elton John, the pre-show cabaret for Experience Theatre Project's The Rise of Houdini and The Witching Hour, and many more to come!

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