Theater/Dance/Performance Art

Big Mamma’s House of Burlesque 10th Valentease Show

When: Mon., Feb. 13, 8 p.m. 2017

So, you sweat it out at the Undie Run earlier in the day (see next page) and had a few drinks; then you went and got cuddled so hard at the Cuddle You So Hard bar crawl (see this page) you’re feeling queasy and can’t make it to 2 a.m. But you’re still wanting to party. Go see Big Mama. She’ll be good to you. She’ll know how to soothe your aching Valentine’s heart. It’s the 10th Annual Valentease Burlesque Show featuring Big Mama’s House of Burlesque. Big Mama’s, you should know, is the largest and longest-running burlesque and variety show in the Southeast. Charlotte performer Deana Pendragon founded the themed event in 2006 in the former site of original Charlotte freakshow act Jim and Tammy Bakker, and Big Mama’s Burlesque has since featured a variety of themes — they’ve ranged from goth to nerd to heroes and villains — and performers including magicians, jugglers, sideshow acts, striptease artists and more. It ain’t dirty, insists Big Mama, so don’t get your panties all up in a twist. It’s been described as “The Muppet Show with tits.” Shut up! That ain’t dirty.

Price: $18-20

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