Wanna sauce up your holiday? Take a trip to Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker. In the sexy remix of the classic Christmas story, we meet some familiar characters: chocolate-bearing Spanish dancers, the Rat King, and the Sugar Plum Fairy — all decked out in glittery nipple pasties and crystal-studded thongs, of course.
The show is bawdy and, most importantly, delightful — there’s bullfighting, human snowflakes getting into snowball fights, the shepherdess undressing while en pointe, an angel on a trapeze, and the Sugar Plum Fairy wakes up in bed with who now?
It’s cheeky, it’s funny, and it’s something you can surprise your adventurous grandma with — we saw at least three of them cheering on the performers. How’s that for a holiday excitement?
As someone behind us said: “Boobs make everything better!”
Got a free night coming up? Let’s help you make some plans…
🌟 Catch the Geminid meteor shower (Up in the sky)
🎭 Celebrate the holidays with drag (Downtown)
😚 Shop and sing at Black & Tan Hall (Hillman City)
🎸 Catch a KEXP benefit show with elves (Capitol Hill)
Going to one of these? Send us a pic! See more upcoming events (and submit your own) on our events page.
In our Friday newsletter, we highlighted Cleveland High student Elliott Hernandez Sebastian’s super-thoughtful story about gentrification in South Seattle — but we sent you a broken link! We don’t want you to miss this great read. Check it out in The Cleveland Journal.
Have a good one. — The Evergrey
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