Jul
18
8:00 PM20:00

BELLE, BOOK & CANDLE (Silver Lake)

  photo by Sam Hernandez / @shphotographia

photo by Sam Hernandez / @shphotographia

Annie brings her Hairmetal Mandrill act to the July edition of Belle, Book and Candle. Doors open at 7; show begins at 8. Dinner is available (but not required), as are divination appointments before and after the show. Visit http://www.elcidsunset.com to view the menu and purchase advance tickets, which are strongly recommended, as this show always sells out. Tickets are $11.11 - $25.00 when purchased in advance.

 

ABOUT BELLE, BOOK & CANDLE

The most magickal show in Los Angeles, Belle, Book And Candle is run by and for witches. It takes place at the historic El Cid Theater on the third Witchy Wednesday of each month.The evening features occult-themed burlesque performances and gifted psychics: Tarot, palm, playing card and oracle readers, crystal gazers, mediums and energy healers. Produced by Pleasant “Princess Farhana” Gehman and Shana Leilani, professional dancers who are also witches, the show takes it’s name from the popular 1958 film starring Kim Novak as a beatnik sorceress in Greenwich Village.

Acclaimed burlesque performers present shows full of dark glamour, sinister fairy tales, pagan hedonism and supernatural fantasies.The second act always starts with a (real) onstage ritual by a well-known magick practitioner…and the professional psychic readers and healers are hand-picked for their accuracy and will amaze and delight.

DJ Lina Lecaro weaves a musical spell all night conjuring up everything from The Cramps to Stevie Nicks, metal and dark wave, while hexy go-go dancers writhe on stage.

Come early for dinner and divination - sign up to get your fortune told before, during intermission or after the shows. Raffle Prizes courtesy of Panpipes Magickal Marketplace

** VIP tickets include reserved, preferred seating close to the stage, decorated cupcakes for each guest, a fixed magick candle or other witchy swag and, if desired, an onstage photo op.

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Aug
3
7:00 PM19:00

DOWNTOWN FULLERTON ART WALK with PSYKOBOYS STUDIO (Orange County)

  photo by Psykoboys - photographer Fernando Guerrero / MUA James Bryan

photo by Psykoboys - photographer Fernando Guerrero / MUA James Bryan

Annie collaborates with photo/MUA duo Psykoboys and set designers Violethour Studio for a special performance and installation during Fullerton's monthly Art Walk. 

Violethour Studio is located in the Magoski Arts Colony (see a map of the Downtown Fullerton Art Walk here - Violethour is #19.) Art Walk activities run from roughly 7 - 10 pm. 

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Jul
15
3:00 PM15:00

GRAND PERFORMANCES: *LGBTTQQIAAP

  • California Plaza (Watercourt Stage outdoors) (map)
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  photo via grandperformances.org

photo via grandperformances.org

Annie dons construction worker drag for Gregory Barnett's Village People-themed "YMCA" group dance-along for kids at Grand Performances' "Alphabet Soup" show at the beautiful outdoor California Plaza Watercourt stage. "Alphabet Soup" is a family-friendly show with crafting, readings, dancing and more.

All ages welcome; admission is free; Grand Performances members may reserve tables. Two seatings - one at 3:00, and one beginning at 4:30. Visit  http://www.grandperformances.org/alphabet-soup to learn more. Sponsored by the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and First 5 LA. 

California Plaza address:
300 S. Grand Ave | Los Angeles, CA 90071

Parking address: 
351 S. Olive St | Los Angeles, CA 90013

Secure, underground parking is available in the California Plaza parking garage. Enter off Olive Street between 1st and 4th Streets. A special event parking rate is available 90 minutes before listed show times.

 

ABOUT ALPHABET SOUP

A program for and by *LGBTTQQIAAP artists, their families and allies, featuring performances and activities created by queer contemporary artists and musicians who are parents or have parented. This event will include an interactive reading by New York Times best-selling author Pseudonymous Bosch, alphabet-inspired arts and crafts table hosted by CrafternoonLA, and a fabulous soup recipe!

Curated for Grand Performances by Marcus Kuiland-Nazario.

* lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, ally, pansexual

 

 

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Jun
27
11:30 PM23:30

BOOTLEG BOMBSHELLS (Venice Beach, CA)

  Annie with Bootleg Bombshells at their 5th anniversary Valentine's Day show in Venice Beach (photo via @bootlegbombshells)

Annie with Bootleg Bombshells at their 5th anniversary Valentine's Day show in Venice Beach (photo via @bootlegbombshells)

Annie joins the Bootleg Bombshells for their weekly show at the 100-year-old Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy right off the boardwalk in Venice Beach. 

Free show starts at midnight; please be over 21, and bring cash to tip. Show is downstairs; seating and tables are first-come, first-serve, so please arrive early.

 

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Jun
1
10:00 PM22:00

BOULET BROTHERS present QUEEN KONG with ANGELYNE + BRUCE LABRUCE

Queen Kong w Angelyne June 1 presented by Boulet Brothers.jpg

Annie does her hairmetal Mandrill act at Boulet Brothers' fabulous Friday night party Queen Kong! LA legend Angelyne headlines, and queer cinema icon Bruce LaBruce hosts the official after party for his new film, The Misandrists, there.

Featuring badass drag from lovelies like Kendra Onixxx (Dragula), Maebe A. Girl, Plastique Pussey, Daphne Von Rey, Heather Damage + Rubella Spreads, plus disco dancing with DJ Nelstar ⭐️ 

21+ / $5 cover
10 pm door / shows begin at 11
Precinct
357 S Broadway in Downtown LA
 

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Mar
28
11:30 PM23:30

BOOTLEG BOMBSHELLS - March residency (Night 4 of 4)

  Photo of Annie's tribute to the Evil Dead film franchise taken by Jessica Moncrief at Olivia Bellefontaine's PussyBangBang! grindhouse-inspired burlesque show at Harvelle's, Long Beach. 

Photo of Annie's tribute to the Evil Dead film franchise taken by Jessica Moncrief at Olivia Bellefontaine's PussyBangBang! grindhouse-inspired burlesque show at Harvelle's, Long Beach. 

Diamondback joins the Bootleg Bombshells as a special guest for a month-long residency at their weekly midnight show in Venice Beach! Different acts are performed each week for the entire month of March. 

The Bombshells are a burlesque troupe with a core cast of professional dancers, pole artists, and performance artists. Their weekly shows take place in a real 1920's basement speakeasy that dates back to the bad old days when rum runners brought their prohibited products in from the beach through underground tunnels. 

21+/doors open at 1130 PM. Show is free; please bring cash to tip. Stay after the show for photos with the cast!

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Mar
21
11:30 PM23:30

BOOTLEG BOMBSHELLS - March residency (show 3 of 4)

  Photo by Clarence Alford

Photo by Clarence Alford

Diamondback joins the Bootleg Bombshells as a special guest for a month-long residency at their weekly midnight show in Venice Beach! Different acts are performed each week for the entire month of March. 

The Bombshells are a burlesque troupe with a core cast of professional dancers, pole artists, and performance artists. Their weekly shows take place in a real 1920's basement speakeasy that dates back to the bad old days when rum runners brought their prohibited products in from the beach through underground tunnels. 

21+/doors open at 1130 PM. Show is free; please bring cash to tip. Stay after the show for photos with the cast!

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Mar
14
11:30 PM23:30

BOOTLEG BOMBSHELLS - March residency (Night 2 of 4)

  Photo by Stephanie  May / La Photographie. Shot at the Exit/In, Nashville. Lighting design by Kellie Ketron.

Photo by Stephanie May / La Photographie. Shot at the Exit/In, Nashville. Lighting design by Kellie Ketron.

Diamondback joins the Bootleg Bombshells as a special guest for a month-long residency at their weekly midnight show in Venice Beach! Different acts are performed each week for the entire month of March. 

The Bombshells are a burlesque troupe with a core cast of professional dancers, pole artists, and performance artists. Their weekly shows take place in a real 1920's basement speakeasy that dates back to the bad old days when rum runners brought their prohibited products in from the beach through underground tunnels. 

21+/doors open at 1130 PM. Show is free; please bring cash to tip. Stay after the show for photos with the cast!

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Mar
7
11:30 PM23:30

BOOTLEG BOMBSHELLS - March residency, Night 1 of 4

  photo by Benjamin Zurbriggen

photo by Benjamin Zurbriggen

Diamondback joins the Bootleg Bombshells as a special guest for a month-long residency at their weekly midnight show in Venice Beach! Different acts are performed each week for the entire month of March. 

The Bombshells are a burlesque troupe with a core cast of professional dancers, pole artists, and performance artists. Their weekly shows take place in a real 1920's basement speakeasy that dates back to the bad old days when rum runners brought their prohibited products in from the beach through underground tunnels. 

21+/doors open at 1130 PM. Show is free; please bring cash to tip. Stay after the show for photos with the cast!

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Feb
14
11:30 PM23:30

BOOTLEG BOMBSHELLS 5TH Anniversary (Venice Beach, CA)

  photo taken at Night On Broadway at the Million Dollar Theater in Downtown LA by Annie Lesser for LAist

photo taken at Night On Broadway at the Million Dollar Theater in Downtown LA by Annie Lesser for LAist

Annie joins an cast of top local dancers for the 5th anniversary show of the Bootleg Bombshells burlesque show at the Townhouse / Del Monte speakeasy in Venice Beach. 21+; doors at 11; free show begins at midnight. Please bring cash to tip! 

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Jan
28
to May 6

TINO SEHGAL: "SELLING OUT" at the HAMMER MUSEUM's "STORIES OF ALMOST EVERYONE"

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Annie appears live in Tino Sehgal's piece "Selling Out" (2002) at the Hammer Museum in Westwood, from late January through early May. Sehgal is a choreographer and economist from Berlin whose work has been shown at the Tate Modern, Guggenheim, and the Palais de Tokyo. 

The piece is part of the exhibit "Stories of Almost Everyone," which runs January 26th through May 6th. Annie is one of 7 dancers who will appear solo in the piece, which runs during museum hours, Tuesday - Friday 11 am - 8 pm, Saturday - Sunday 11 am - 5 pm.

Admission to the Hammer is always free. Dancer schedules vary; follow Annie on Instagram @diamondbackannie for updates on days and times that Annie will be at the Hammer. 

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Dec
27
11:30 PM23:30

BOOTLEG BOMBSHELLS (Venice Beach, CA)

  Photo shot by Hannah Verbeuren Photography at the Devil's Playground Burlesque "Wizard of Oz" tribute show

Photo shot by Hannah Verbeuren Photography at the Devil's Playground Burlesque "Wizard of Oz" tribute show

Welcome to the Jungle! Diamondback debuts the hair metal edition of her Monkey Man act at the Bootleg Bombshells show in Venice Beach at the historic Townhouse / Del Monte speakeasy in Venice Beach. 

21+/door at 11/show at midnight. Admission is free - bring cash to tip, please!

 

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Dec
20
8:00 PM20:00

BELLE, BOOK & CANDLE - Solstice Show (Silver Lake, Los Angeles)

  photo shot by Benjamin Zurbriggen at Dampfzentrale Arts Center, Bern, Switzerland

photo shot by Benjamin Zurbriggen at Dampfzentrale Arts Center, Bern, Switzerland

Annie performs tributes to AC/DC and Lux Interior of The Cramps at this special Solstice edition of Belle, Book & Candle. 

Produced by legendary punk rock author Pleasant Gehman, Shana Leilani, and rock & roll journalist and DJ Lina Lecaro, the evening is a unique event with tarot readers, psychics, and witchy burlesque, performance art, ritual, and bellydance. 

Two separate show sets feature different acts - your ticket gets you into both!
21+ / Doors 8 PM / First show 9:15 PM / Second show 10:15 PM
 

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Nov
17
8:00 PM20:00

METALESQUE FEST - NIGHT 2 (Portland, OR)

  photo by Stephanie May / La Photographie, taken at the Exit/In, Nashville

photo by Stephanie May / La Photographie, taken at the Exit/In, Nashville

Diamondback brings her aerial altarboy act to AC/DC's "Highway to Hell" to Metalesque - the world's only metal burlesque and performance art festival. 

Annie performs on night 2 of the 3-day festival. Festival events are held at different locations each night; this show is being held at the lovely Star Theater in downtown Portland. 

Doors at 8 PM; show at 9 PM. Tickets will be available soon on SignOfTheBeastBurlesque.com

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Nov
12
7:45 PM19:45

EVOTEASE (Night 3) - DTLA

  • The Majestic Downtown - Grand Hall (map)
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  Annie performing a tribute to Norma Desmond's final walk down the stairs in the film Sunset Boulevard. Photo taken at the Brookledge Theater by Mark Berry; lighting by Justin Tanner. 

Annie performing a tribute to Norma Desmond's final walk down the stairs in the film Sunset Boulevard. Photo taken at the Brookledge Theater by Mark Berry; lighting by Justin Tanner. 

EvoTease is a burlesque festival and charity fundraiser produced by Daniel Sliwa that's happening for three nights in November at venues across Los Angeles. 

Annie performs on the final night of the festival, Sunday November 12th, at the beautiful Grand Hall of the Majestic Downtown. The international cast features Scarlett James (Montreal), Porcelain Alice (Australia) and Rita Lynch (Italy.) 

Beneficiaries vary between shows; this show benefits the Open Floor Dance Society, a 501 (c)(3) program bringing dance training to underserved youth. 

Doors at 7:45 PM / Show at 8:30 PM. Get tickets at https://app.gopassage.com/events/tt

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Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

Private Party (CA)

  Photo of Diamondback's Evil Dead tribute by Daniel Sliwa, shot at Olivia Bellefontaine's Grindhouse burlesque show at Harvelle's, Long Beach

Photo of Diamondback's Evil Dead tribute by Daniel Sliwa, shot at Olivia Bellefontaine's Grindhouse burlesque show at Harvelle's, Long Beach

Friday the 13th will be the birthday boy's lucky day at this private party with a live performance of Annie's "Evil Dead" act. 

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Oct
6
9:00 PM21:00

MOVIE NIGHT w/the BOOTLEG BOMBSHELLS (Long Beach, CA)

  photo shot by Jessica Moncrief at Olivia Bellefontaine's Grindhouse burlesque show at Harvelle's, Long Beach.

photo shot by Jessica Moncrief at Olivia Bellefontaine's Grindhouse burlesque show at Harvelle's, Long Beach.

Annie performs her burlesque/drag tribute to the Evil Dead horror franchise as part of the Bootleg Bombshell's first "Movie Night" show series in Long Beach. The evening features acts inspired by films like Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas, The Breakfast Club, Dirty Dancing, Weird Science, Batman & Robin, and Queen of the Damned. 

21+; two shows beginning at 9 and 11 PM. Tickets are $15 GA and $25 reserved seating. Tickets for the 9 PM show are available here; tickets for 11 PM show are here

 

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Oct
4
to Oct 5

BOOTLEG BOMBSHELLS - Heidi Van Horne's Birthday (Venice, CA)

  photo by Lina Lecaro

photo by Lina Lecaro

Diamondback joins the cast of Bootleg Bombshells as a special guest for pinup girl and classic car journalist Heidi Van Horne's birthday! Event is open to everyone age 21+. Doors at 1130; show starts at midnight. FREE admission; please bring cash to tip. 

Show is in the historic Del Monte basement speakeasy underneath the Townhouse, Venice. Free parking on street. 

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Sep
22
8:00 PM20:00

KURT WEILL TRIBUTE (Hollywood, CA)

  photo shot at Ace Hotel, DTLA by Fernando Guerrero

photo shot at Ace Hotel, DTLA by Fernando Guerrero

Diamondback plays electric violin for Prince Poppycock's performance of "Lonely House" at the Steve Allen Theater's tribute to Kurt Weill. The lyrics of "Lonely House" are from Langston Hughes' poem about feeling isolated in the middle of the crowded city. 

The Steve Allen Theater is  part of the Center For Inquiry organization, which was founded by Isaac Asimov and Carl Sagan. This will be one of the final shows at this historic Hollywood space, before it is razed to make way for the luxury apartments Los Feliz residents have been clamoring for. 

Advance tickets are available at http://trepanyhouse.org

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Aug
18
10:00 PM22:00

QUEEN KONG (DTLA)

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Diamondback performs her Black Diamond KISS tribute at Boulet Brothers' downtown LA drag/dance party. The evening features performances from legendary NYC drag queen Lady Bunny, NY boylesque performer Rify Royalty and Dragula winner Vander Von Odd. DJ Nelstar spins dance music all night. 

21+ / $5 to get in / doors at 10. Annie kicks off the show at 1130. Early arrival strongly suggested as this club reaches capacity. 

 

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Aug
3
7:00 PM19:00

LUCHA VAVOOM: QUINCEANERA SHOW (Downtown LA)

Lucha VaVoom turns 15 this year, and the birthday party will be off the hook! See Mexican wrestling championship bouts, burlesque, incredible aerials, classic cars, comedy, and more. Annie will be on hand escorting wrestlers in a hoop skirt, quinceanera-style. 

21+; doors 7 pm; show at 8. Advance tickets are available here

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Jul
19
8:00 PM20:00

BELLE, BOOK & CANDLE: BURLESQUE + PSYCHICS (Los Angeles)

  photo of Diamondback Annie by Ernie Manrique / Manrique Photos

photo of Diamondback Annie by Ernie Manrique / Manrique Photos

Punk rock priestess Pleasant Gehman (aka Princess Farhana) and Shana Leilani present an evening of performances and psychic readings, from classic tarot to cocktail scrying. Annie performs two acts alongside burlesque superstars Kitten De Ville and Lux LaCroix. Birthday celebrants will get an unforgettable photo op when they are tied to the stake! Rock & roll DJ Lina Lecaro (LA Weekly) weaves a musical spell throughout the night.

Advance tickets are strongly suggested as this night always sells out. TIckets are $11.11 - $15.00 in advance; get em here: http://www.elcidsunset.com/event/1515048-belle-book-candle-hex-los-angeles/. 

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Jul
18
8:30 PM20:30

RAINBOW JAIL at ACE HOTEL with PRINCE POPPYCOCK BAND (Downtown LA)

Annie plays violin with the Prince Poppycock Band at this *FREE* show at VJ Jimi Hey's "Rainbow Jail" party, happening on the gorgeous rooftop of DTLA's Ace Hotel. Enjoy stunning views and a set of glam rock, showtunes, and rock and roll originals from the Prince Poppycock band. Led by "America's Got Talent" finalist Prince Poppycock, the band features musical director/keyboardist Kristian Hoffman (Klaus Nomi), bassist Kim Serene (El Vez), drummer Slim Evans (El Vez), and Pierre Smith (Ann Magnuson.) 21+ please. 

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Jun
30
10:30 PM22:30

QUEEN KONG - OUTFEST KICKOFF PARTY (Downtown LA)

Boulet Brothers' packed Friday night party features top drag performers from across the USA. Diamondback joins the lineup for their kickoff party for Outfest, LA's annual LGBT film festival. 

Just $5 cash at door; shows begin at 11. Early arrival strongly suggested as this club often reaches capacity! 21+ please.

Learn more and RSVP on the Facebook event page

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Jun
23
9:00 PM21:00

THEE FANCY SPACE ODDITY DANCE PARTY (Northeast LA)

Los Angeles historic monument HM157 celebrates its 10th anniversary with an extraterrestrial music and dancing freakout both under the stars and in the main salon of this Victorian mansion turned arts venue. In honor of the outer space theme, Diamondback performs her Luke Skywalker/Jimi Hendrix mashup on her "LandShredder" electric violin with built-in fireworks made by Carlos Flores of Devil's Playground. 

The evening features DJ Don Bolles (The Germs); psychedelic live music by Fancy Space People and Miss Jupiter; and opening act Major Entertainer. 

Cash donations at the door. Enter along the side of the house. 

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