Shimmy Shack

SHACK-POSTER-IDEA-02-SMOn July 9th, get ready to get down and dirty with some rockin’ Chicago blues! Join us for our new event, The Shimmy Shack at Township for a night of burlesque striptease, wiggling GoGo dancers, ┬álive music from the Chicago Blues Angels, vintage stag films and sleazy beats by DJ Franky Vivid.

Michelle L’amour and the Chicago Starlets bring you this night of debauchery for ONE NIGHT ONLY.

Get your tix here!

Chicago Starlet Reunion Show – June 28!

SIDEBARThe summer is heating up with the hottest burlesque show you’ll see all season at Joe’s Bar on Weed St. on June 28th.

First – 7pm: “Show Us Your Newbies” – the annual Studio L’amour Summer Striptease Student Showcase, featuring debut performances from a bevy of beauties taking it off on stage for the first time. Come see Lacie Roulet, Porcelain Pistol, Rosalina Riot, Ellie Flux, Penny Rose, Juliette Coquette, Crimson Auberginer and Viola D’Vine and be able to say “I knew ’em when…” [Tickets]

Next – 9pm: The “Chicago Starlet Reunion Show” featuring seven former Starlets in a triumphant return to the burlesque stage. If you have yearned for the days of Starlet yesteryear, come see Vivian Velvet, Dominique Trixx, Stella LaRocque, Ginny Fizz, CherokeeRose, Ivy Fabulous, Dorian Ames, and Fanny Tastic Plus a special performance by the leader of the pack, Michelle L’amour. [Tickets]

It’s a night of shiny and new versus the seasoned pros. And you’ll love them all!

You can purchase tickets for the individual shows or attend them both and save!

June Burlesque

Wiggle Room is still going strong at the High-Hat Club. We are there every Saturday at 10pm with a different line up of comics and dancers. You never know what to expect but you will always get greatness! Tickets are now on sale for all of June.

Now, it’s time for YOU to get into burlesque. The Studio L’amour June schedule is now available for registration! We are offering PilaTEASE and Hip Hip Hooray, and of course, Burlesque Basics and Teasin’ and Pleasin’! Participants of Teasin’ & Pleasin’ will be eligible to perform in the ‘Show Us Your Newbies’ show at Joe’s on June 28th! Register now! All classes start the week of June 8.

Make & Shake Burlesque

Thank you for coming out to the Old Time Strip Show in Chicago! We had a wonderful time hosting all of our special guests and raising money for burlesque legends. Old Time Strip Show will be happening again on May 16 in New Orleans with a whole new cast! If you’re heading to the Big Easy, get tix now!

Wiggle Room is still going strong at the High-Hat Club. We are there every Saturday at 10pm with a different line up of comics and dancers. You never know what to expect but you will always get greatness! Tickets are now on sale for all of May.

Now, it’s time for YOU to get into burlesque. The Studio L’amour May schedule is now available for registration! We are offering Chair Dancing, Sexy Jazz, a Down & Dirty burlesque class and of course, Burlesque Basics and Teasin’ and Pleasin’! Register now! All classes start the week of May 4.

Also, Make & Shake is BACK on May 3!

MAY 3: Make & Shake: 1-4pm – REGISTER – $50

MAKE-AND-SHAKE Learn to make pasties with Michelle L’amour and then learn to twirl tassels with ‘The Temptress of Twirl’, Frenchie Kiss! It’s the perfect one-two punch! All materials will be provided in the class. If you have them, please bring extra scissors and needle and thread. – Limit 20

Old Time Strip Show – April 24

OTSS-11X17-2015-smThe Old Time Strip Show, sponsored by Studio L’amour, is at the Abbey Pub on April 24th, 2015 at 10pm (doors at 9pm). The show is hosted by Sammy the Tramp and stars the Chicago Starlets, Michelle L’amour and all of these special guests:

Di’ Lovely – San Diego
Talloolah Love – Atlanta
Bianca Boom Boom – Toronto
Eva Strangelove – Austin
Ursula Undress – Atlanta
Siren Santina – Knoxville
Audrey DeLuxe – LA
One Chance Fancy – Nashville

At the Abbey Pub, there are 3 levels of ticket pricing. Floor seats, balcony seats and standing room. Get the tickets you want now!

A percentage of proceeds will benefit the Performing Legends of the Burlesque Hall of Fame.This year, your support will benefit these fine ladies of burlesque:

Velvet Ice
Camille 2000
Di Alba
Judith Stein
Lottie the Body
Suzette Fontaine
Toni Elling
Val Valentine

Each year, the Burlesque Hall of Fame holds a pageant, founded by the late great Dixie Evans, in Las Vegas that features burlesque stars of the past and crowns a new Queen. Michelle L’amour won the title of Miss Exotic World in 2005, the Chicago Starlets won Best Group in 2010, and Frenchie Kiss won Best Duo with Jett Adore in 2012. The Old Time Strip Show is proud to sponsor some of the finest burlesque legends in order to help get them to Vegas for this annual pageant and burlesque reunion. Thank you for your support!