Feb
16
to May 27

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

Hammer Museum - Stories of Almost Everyone - show flyer.JPG

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; stay tuned for updates on days and times that Annie will be at the Hammer. 

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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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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
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
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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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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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)

Queen Kong Aug 18 2017.jpg

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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Jun
10
7:30 PM19:30

VIXENS OF VINYL (Denver, CO)

Diamondback does a very special aerial version of her AC/DC themed, Angus Young-inspired Altarboy act at this rock & roll burlesque show during Denver Pride Weekend!

Produced by Honey Touche', and hosted by Fannie Spankings, the show features a set by rockers The Sparkle Jetts, plus burlesque from top performers like former Miss Exotic World Midnite Martini (Chicago), and Denver's lovely Miss Orchid Mei. Annie is also slated to perform her "Rock & Roll Suicide" tribute to Ziggy Stardust-era David Bowie. 

TIckets are available at TheOrientalTheater.com. 

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May
13
to May 14

FILTHLESQUE! JOHN WATERS CABARET (Portland, OR)

Diamondback brings her "SmellyVision" scratch N sniff burlesque act to Portland for this John Waters-themed cabaret show at the Funhouse Lounge!

In an act inspired by the Odorama cards that accompany Waters' film Polyester, the audience follows along on a scratch and sniff card as soda jerk Annie makes a banana split with some unexpected ingredients. 

Filthlesque! features top Portland drag, burlesque, and variety performers, such as Hai Fleisch, Johnny Nuriel, Wanda Bones, Baby Le'Strange, Isaiah Tillman, and Carla Rossi. 

Doors at 8:30pm / Show at 9:30pm

Advance tickets encouraged; get them at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2928712

*General admission $12 advance / $15 at door

*Front row tickets (For those who aren't scared of performer interaction and FILTH) $15 advance/ $20 night of show

*VIP Reserved Back Booth for up to 5 $100.00
Comes with cast photo with performers after the show

 

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May
12
9:00 PM21:00

CRAMPS BURLESQUE SHOW (Portland, OR)

Diamondback does her Latex Lux Interior act at this burlesque tribute to trash rockers The Cramps. The show features some of Portland's top rock and roll burlesque performers, including Wanda Bones, Baby Le'Strange, Rummy Rose, and host Mystic O'Reilly. 

Doors at 9; show at 930. $12 cash at the door

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May
4
7:00 PM19:00

STAR GIRLS @ MAY THE 4TH FEST (Riverside, CA)

Diamondback plays the Star Spangled Banner on her custom Landshredder electric violin by Carlos Flores. Photo for Star Girls Burlesque shot at the Yost Theater by Tim Hunter.

Diamondback plays the Star Spangled Banner on her custom Landshredder electric violin by Carlos Flores. Photo for Star Girls Burlesque shot at the Yost Theater by Tim Hunter.

May the Fourth be with you! Devil's Playground brings their Star Girls burlesque show to Riverside for May the 4th Fest.The show includes live music from the Alien Cantina Lounge Band, darkside punk rock covers from The Sithfits, and a DJ set from Galactic Ray. Annie does her Skywalker OG act, playing the national anthem live on a custom electric violin by Carlos Flores. 

18+; Door at 7; show at 8. Advance tickets are $24-34, available here. For the VIP experience, which includes skipping the general admission line, call 951-335-3469 or email vipriverside@livenation.com. Accessible tickets are available; please see the ticketing page for more information.

Presented by Riverside Live, in conjunction with Live Nation, at the stunning Riverside Municipal Auditorium: a WWI-era Mission Revival theater with plush red velvet seats. Designed by the architects of the Mission Inn, the Riverside Municipal Auditorium is on the National Register of Historic Places. 

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Apr
29
to Apr 30

PRINCE POPPYCOCK IS HALF-COCKED *TWO NIGHTS* April 29 & 30 (Los Angeles)

  • Cavern Club Theater (under Casita Del Campo) (map)
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Photo by Austin Young; makeup by Mathu Andersen

Photo by Austin Young; makeup by Mathu Andersen

Annie produces a second run of the sold-out glam rock production show "Prince Poppycock Is Half-Cocked" at Silver Lake's Cavern Club Theater. The show stars operatic dandy and America's Got Talent finalist Prince Poppycock with a full rock & roll band and back-up dancers. The band is led by musical director Kristian Hoffman, who is well-known for his songwriting and musical direction for New Wave artist Klaus Nomi. Annie dances and plays the violin. Tickets will be available starting in mid-March 2017 at www.CavernClubTheater.com

Prince Poppycock photo by Austin Young; makeup by Mathu Andersen

Prince Poppycock photo by Austin Young; makeup by Mathu Andersen

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Apr
28
9:00 PM21:00

EVIL DEAD @PUSSY BANG BANG! (Long Beach, CA)

photo by Daniel Sliwa - shot at Pussy Bang Bang, Harvelle's Long Beach

photo by Daniel Sliwa - shot at Pussy Bang Bang, Harvelle's Long Beach

Annie does her Evil Dead tribute act (complete with chainsaw and exploding severed head) at Olivia Bellafontaine's grindhouse/B-movie themed burlesque show, Pussy Bang Bang!, at Harvelle's Long Beach. 

Two shows at 9 and 11 pm; doors open 30 minutes before showtime. General admission tickets are $15; $20-25 for reserved seating. Tickets will be available at www.OliviaBellafontaine.com

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