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Muddy Water Mayhem Presents Masquerade TONIGHT!

December 17th, 2022
Muddy Water Mayhem Presents Masquerade TONIGHT!

Join us for our year end celebration, Muddy Water Mayhem presents Masquerade on Saturday, December 17 at 9pm! Break out the lavish masks, gowns, costumes (or come in your fave fet ware!) and come out to see a menagerie of stage shows, music, dancing, and more! Join us for general admission of $15 ($20 at the door) or Full Ride $40 for full access to the Champagne Room (located upstairs this time) and The Lair (downstairs). The event of the season! Catch our featured performers: Ginger Nightmara Absassin & Eden Draconis Dahlia Dutch Britney Queers-Sin See all your favorite GoGo Dancers: Draven... Read More

Masculine Burlesque and Feminine Comedy at The Speakeasy

April 23rd, 2022

Enjoy a night of Masculine Burlesque and Feminine Comedy! Featuring the Comedy of Pubali Kundu, Amber Phillips, Rein Razor, Jenny Lynn Stacy and Celtic Honey! Plus all the nakedness from your favorite Manscape Burlesque members!! Tickets are $12.00 in advance. $15 at the door. Call 309 786 7733 ext 2 for tickets! Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. The madness shall ensue at The Circa 21 Speakeasy in Rock Island!  Read More

Burlesque is Back March 19

March 12th, 2022
Burlesque is Back March 19

Burlesque is back March 19! This all new show gives you all the thrills and chills you’ve come to love from Bottom’s Up! Get your tickets now when you visit: https://www.thecirca21speakeasy.com/  Read More

Valentine’s Burlesque Takes It Risque In Rock Island Tonight

February 12th, 2022
Valentine's Burlesque Takes It Risque In Rock Island Tonight

Saturday, February 12, The Speakeasy is pleased to welcome back Bottom’s Up Burlesque!  Bottom’s Up is the longest running burlesque troupe in the Quad Cities and is excited to premiere their all new show BLOODY VALENTINE!  Flowers and chocolates are so overrated so let the gorgeous performers of Bottoms Up Burlesque show you a darker side of Valentine’s Day with their one-night-only event: BLOODY VALENTINE! Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 the day of show. Those attending must be 18 or older. Doors open at 7 pm and show starts at 8 pm. “We’re really excited to have such a diverse... Read More

Looking For Some Sexy Fun Tonight? Check Up Bottom’s Up At Rock Island’s Speakeasy!

December 31st, 2021
Looking For Some Sexy Fun Tonight? Check Up Bottom's Up At Rock Island's Speakeasy!

A New Year’s Eve tradition for the last nine years is back at The Speakeasy in downtown Rock Island as the theater welcomes Bottom’s Up Burlesque to ring in 2022 with an all new show!  “We’re thrilled to be continuing this tradition after having to skip last year,” said Brett Hitchcock, Speakeasy director of audience development. “The NYE shows are so popular with their fans!  They always sell out and there’s such a buzz in the theater!  It’s really fun to be part of,” said Hitchcock. Bottom’s Up will roll out the red carpet to ring in the New Year with a night of strip... Read More

“Stay Classy Quad Cities” Burlesque Showcases All Local Saturday at Spotlight

August 26th, 2021
“Stay Classy Quad Cities” Burlesque Showcases All Local Saturday at Spotlight

Everything about Mary Francis is big and boisterous – her brassy, unpretentious personality, her infectious laugh, her sense of fun, her voluptuous figure, and her passion for burlesque and the Quad-Cities. The founder and leader of Mary Quite Contrary’s House of Burlesque (launched in late 2019), Mary is celebrating all things Q-C in a new “Stay Classy Quad-Cities” show Saturday, Aug. 28, at 8 p.m., at the Spotlight Theatre, 1800 7th Ave., Moline. In addition to the flaming-red-haired Mary, performers are Sassy LaShay, Wicked Jezebel, Moira Mayhemm, Randi Sinclare, Lola Lament, Nova Foxglove,... Read More

Davenport’s Village Theatre To Host Burlesque Variety Show Tonight

July 24th, 2020
Davenport's Village Theatre To Host Burlesque Variety Show Tonight

Rein Razer participated as a guest performer at the last burlesque show at the Village Theatre – a March 14 gig from the new Crystal Crown Cabaret – and the Rock Islander is back organizing a special return, Friday, July 24 at 8 p.m. The theater is at 2113 E. 11th St., Village of East Davenport. Rein Razer’s Court of Royalty was originally intended to be an online-only show, to help out her community performers, as most shows and events have been canceled due to Covid. Now that things are beginning to open back up, Razer has teamed up with the Village Theatre to produce a showcase that can... Read More

Giving Credit Where It’s Due Isn’t Just Right, It Helps Elevate The Local Arts Scene

July 24th, 2020
Giving Credit Where It's Due Isn't Just Right, It Helps Elevate The Local Arts Scene

I want to give kudos to Rein Razer. In our story earlier this week on QuadCities.com on her upcoming burlesque show, Rein Razer’s Court of Royalty, coming to Village Theater tonight, she said the following:   “I got the idea from how the Speakeasy was doing their booking for shows.”   Seems simple, right? Just actually acknowledging that you got the idea for something from someone else on the local arts scene. But you’d be surprised at how little this is done. More often, much more often, people have an incredible selective amnesia about things others in the scene... Read More

Q-C Burlesque Dancer Reveals More Than Skin in First Novel

May 25th, 2020
Q-C Burlesque Dancer Reveals More Than Skin in First Novel

Despite its title, there’s not a ton of burlesque in “Burlesque River,” a new romance novel set in the Quad-Cities, penned by veteran burlesque performer Kitty Bardot. There are key club scenes — at the start and near the end of this beautifully written book (part of a planned series) — that reflect the raunch, playfulness, camaraderie, the yearning to be someone different and glamorous, and the ecstatic high you get on stage with an appreciative audience. But the bulk of the 173-page debut novel, released in April by Boroughs Publishing (which specializes in romance fiction),... Read More

Help Local Shelters, People In Need And Others This Holiday Season!

December 12th, 2018
Help Local Shelters, People In Need And Others This Holiday Season!

We’re always looking for great, positive news in the Quad-Cities, and every month, I present some of the awesome things here in What’s The Good News? This regular column, in conjunction with my appearances with Paula Sands on “Paula Sands Live” (3 p.m. weekdays on KWQC-TV6), put the spotlight on some of the upbeat and positive news here in the Q-C! So what’s the good news for this month? Glad you asked! Let’s take a look …   Warm Up With Coffee And Coats Caffee 392, which is currently at 216 S. 2nd St. in Clinton, but is opening a store at 502 W. 3rd St., Davenport, early next... Read More