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Welcome to the 2023 Minneapolis Burlesque Festival!!!

Featuring dozens of dazzling artists from across the globe, this annual event is a spectacle of glamorous, hilarious, and risqué delights! Take in five uniquely fabulous showcases at The Luminary Arts Center, a special edition of Roulesque at The Black Hart, and celebrate the Living Legends of burlesque at our Sunday night fundraiser at Hook & Ladder! Want to learn to tease like a pro? Our cast will also present workshops on Saturday & Sunday.

Don't miss the biggest and brightest burlesque weekend of the year!

Dozens of dazzling performances at six different showcases. The weekend kicks off at The Luminary Arts Center and wraps up at Hook & Ladder! Don't want to miss a thing? Purchase a VIP or GA weekend pass to all five of the events at the Luminary Arts Center! 

Shimmy, tease, and strut your stuff! MBF 2023 presents eight performance workshops taught by our featured entertainers from across the country. From embracing your inner beauty to working that booty, these workshops reveal it all! All levels welcome! REGISTER NOW & SAVE!

11a | Freya West | Floorwerk Fundamentals
12p | Zetta Laveau | Burlesque & the Latin Cabaret
1p | Foxy Tann | Fabulous is a State of Mind
2p | Cervena Fox | Social Media 101

SUNDAY 9.10.23
11a | Bella Blue | Smear
12p | D’monica Leone | Sex & Peel: The Art of Seduction
1p | Aria Delanoche | Rework, Revise, Revive!
2p | LadyBEAST | Legs and Lines: Burly FlEX


Twin Cities nightlife icon Shannon Blowtorch (formerly of GRRRL PRTY, voted Twin Cities’ best club DJ many times over) and Elektra Cute Presents are teaming up to throw the official wrap party of the Minneapolis Burlesque Festival! Take in a special edition of Black Hearts Burlesque featuring dazzling local and national cabaret acts, and then dance the night away with DJ Shannon Blowtorch and special pop up performances!

We’ll also be honoring our living legends of striptease! This event is a fundraiser for BurlyCares, charitable nonprofit organization that provides advocacy, case management, assistance with basic life necessities and to decrease social isolation to the population of senior legend variety show performance artists. Get a ticket, throw some dollars, and bid on silent auction items from our MBF 2023 sponsors!


TC Cabaret | 
Working Class Publishing |
Twin Cities Trapeze Center |
New Mexico Drag Kings | -
Cabaret of Lights |

Pick Your Poison Atelier | 
Candy Claws Minneapolis | 
OUTlaw Cabaret | 
Burly Bluffs | 
The Anchor Fish & Chips | 

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