As you may know, Pets for Vets is a national nonprofit that pairs shelter dogs with returning veterans to help them deal with PTSD, depression and other post-deployment issues. Here are some videos explaining more about their mission and introducing you to some of the vets and pups they’ve helped.
*sniff* Is it getting a little dusty in here? Just me? Okay, fine.
Anyway, we’d love for you come out to The Triad Saturday night for Awkward Holiday Party, where we will be raising money for the NYC-Long Island chapter of Pets for Vets. Tickets start at just $15! (LIMITED TIME OFFER! Use promo code JINGLEBALLS to save 15%!)
You can also donate to Pets for Vets NYC-LI directly via PAYPAL.
But we really hope to see you on Saturday!
Awkward Holiday Party, December 9 at The Triad Theater, 158 W. 72nd Street, NY, NY, 10023, 212-362-2590. Doors at 9; Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at door.
Finally! Here are some photos from Decadent: 100 Years of Burlesque. From Dandy Dillinger’s 1920s showgirl fabulosity to Candy Applebottom’s 2010s tribute to staying connected, we traveled through time on Saturday, April 22 and never looked back. Thanks to everyone who came out to The Triad and made the voyage so fantastic.
Dandy Dillinger kicks us off with an ethereal number reminiscent of a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis.
Ruby Mechant gives us some 1930s glamour with just a touch of Italian sass.
Spicy L’amour blows her bugle for the boys “over there.”
Shimmy LeCoeur shows us the devil in disguise with her tribute to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
Hellz Kitten asks the age-old question, “will you still love me tomorrow?” with a shocking twist at the end.
Munroe Lilly loves to love us and takes another little piece of our hearts.
Luscious Lane revisits the Cold War with a “pop” of color.
Tutu Toussaint gives us montage of the best ’90s hip-hop.
Twinky Boots takes the red pill with his tribute to the Matrix.
And finally, Candy Applebottom lights up our world with her sassy futuristic moves.
Behind the scenes:
Photos: Veronica Toone
The last eighty years have flown by in a blur, have they not? It’s hard to believe we are already in the ’00s. (Did anyone ever come up with a good name for this decade? The aughties? The double goose eggs? Anyone? Bueller?)
In any case, we are super excited to welcome back one of our favorite performers, Bad Apple Boylesque’s Twinky Boots, who will represent the ’00s in Decadent: 100 Years of Burlesque. This voyeuristic voyage from the 1920s to the 2010s will be happening in LESS THAN TWO WEEKS (OMG!).
Twinky first dipped his toe into burlesque as a performer with Broadway Bares, an annual charity event to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and we are very proud to share the stage with him again. Come see him take on the 2000s on April 22.
AND! For a limited time, you can buy one ticket and get the second half-off with promo BOGO50. No limit (as long as you buy in twos), so get one for everyone you know!
It’s always a pleasure to share the stage with Twinky Boots, one of the super hot performers from NYC’s Bad Apple Boylesque. A self-described “love child of Broadway producer/choreographer Jerry Mitchell and Bad Apple Boylesque co-founders Apollo Dioni and Don Chipotle,” Twinky got his first taste of burlesque as a performer with Broadway Bares, an annual charity event to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Okay, we’re not heading for the Great White Way just yet, but we WERE listed on Broadway World’s website. That’s pretty exciting, no?
This will be a fun night, because not only will you get to see the sexy and sassy burlesque and boylesque you’re used to, but we will also have singers, glass eaters and a sword swallower (not a euphemism!). It’s going to be the best night ever!
So hurry and buy tickets now because space is limited.
Yay! We can’t wait to see you on the 18th!
Unleashed: Pilots, Puppies and Pasties: $25; Performance is at The Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street, NY, NY 10010, Between 5th & 6th Aves). Call 212.206.0440 or visit MetropolitanRoom.com for more information. Nearest Subways: 23rd Street Station on 1, 2, N, Q, R, F, M, PATH.
Happy Tuesday! The week is chugging along and there are only a few days until Les Femmes Fatales’ sultry summer show Sirens of the Solstice. Hellz Kitten sat down for a Q&A with Bad Apple Boylesque’s Twinky Boots.
How long have you been burlesquing?
I got involved burlesquing with Broadway Bares two years ago, but started doing it solo four months ago.
What drew you/draws you to burlesque?
I enjoy the freedom to tell a story and let my sexy/quirky sides out.
What do you do when you’re not burlesquing?
I still dance a lot away from burlesque but I also bartend all summer in Saugatuck, Michigan at a gay resort called The Dunes.
What is the sexiest thing about summer?
It gives me an excuse to wear the abundance of Speedos I own.
*You can also read more about Twinky here.*
See you soon!
T-minus 36 hours until the long weekend of Lincoln, love and lust. Take two to toast the #ThursdayTease, a titillation alliteration as LFF talks it up with Twinky Boots, a tasty delight making his boylesque debut Saturday night.
Name: Twinky Boots
Twitter: @twinkyboots – launching soon!
How did you start in boylesque?
I started in Burlesque/Boylesque through Jerry Mitchell and his charity event Broadway Bares which benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. I stumbled across the @BCEFA event on YouTube when I was still in college and was immediately drawn to this sexy event that wasn’t raunchy but still seemed taboo for a kid raised in central Kentucky. When I moved to the city one of my goals was to be involved in the show whatever way possible. I started go-go dancing and eventually became involved in a full scale strip number for their 25th anniversary.
Why Badapple Boylesque?
I went to one of their shows, and after the first number my date turned to me and said “you should be doing that.” I took that in for a moment, and then said “Yes I should, and I will.” I reached out to Bad Apple Boylesque the next day, and was drafting my first number by the end of the week. I’m the newest member of the troupe, and the group has been incredibly welcoming.
Tell us about your boylesque name.
Sloppi Chulo, one of the members of Bad Apple Burlesque helped collaborate on my name. I wanted something quirky that pointed to my connection to theatre and defined how I’ve never seemed to grow out of being a twink.
How do you define badass?
Having the strength of character to put yourself out there even if it could be a total failure. Making the effort to try, that’s badass!
Best advice since you started performing.
Don’t try to focus on too many ideas at once for your numbers. Focus on one, polish it to your liking, and then you can start on another.
What do you do when you are not boylesquing?
I’m relatively normal when I’m not onstage. I watch a LOT of movies, read a lot of books, take dance class, try to date, work one of my other performance jobs (backup dancing for drag queens like Miss Fame, Katya, Ginger Minj, Sherri Vine and Pandora Boxx).
Your favorite Valentine?
I’m going to answer this like you asked my favorite Valentine treat, haha, because I have a sweet tooth and LOVE cookies. But in all honesty I also kind of miss those Valentine cards you had to give out in elementary school. If they made them for adults I would want Kristen Wiig ones that say things like “I’m so…freaking excited you’re my Valentine!” or “Happy Valentine’s Day, you’re APPROVED!” Someone needs to get on that.
What’s next for Twinky Boots?
First up is my Boylesque debut with Bad Apple Boylesque this Saturday, February 13 at 7 PM at The Triad NYC. If that all goes well, then you’ll be seeing more of me at Bad Apple Boylesque in their monthly series at The Triad.
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Love Me If You Dare kicks off at 9PM on Saturday, but why not head to The Triad a little early for a boylesque appetizer with Twinky and the rest of the Bad Apples? Two hot shows on a cold night!