Oct 15 2014

Ties & Tassels…OF TERROR!!!

TnT 10.18.14Come out and join us for Ties & Tassels…OF TERROR!!!  It’s our annual Halloween event burlesque & variety show.  We’ll also be having a costume contest with 1st/2nd/3rd place prizes, so come dressed to impress!

Queerella Fistalot
Dahlia Fatale
Lucy Wak
Rosemary Maybe
Stella Cheeks
Tom Hill

Special Guests – Traveling performers Gavin Danger and Colin Acumen

Hosted By Ms Pixy

8pm Doors
9pm and 10pm sets
$5-10 suggested donation

Raffle & Shot Specials

Lizard’s Liquid Lounge – 3058 N. Irving Park, Chicago

Oct 6 2014

Ties & Tassels Presents: #HangInThereHeidi

TnT 10.12.14Ties & Tassels Presents:  TnT Bakesale – Fundraiser for #HangInThereHeidi

Recently, TnT stalwart Cruel Valentine’s mom, Heidi, had a major health scare. She is doing worlds better, but has a long road ahead of her to a full recovery. She went into the hospital on August 23rd, was there for three weeks including a stint in the ICU, and is now at a rehabilitation facility. During this time, she has been out of work, with zero income, and Valentine’s income has been extremely limited due to having to cancel many appearances and travel back and forth between Ann Arbor and Chicago. All funds raised will go toward recouping lost wages, preparing Heidi’s house for her homecoming, and caring for her pets, Hematite the cat and TediBear the shih-tzu.

Come on over to Lizard’s and stock up on some treats made by your favorite performers, their friends, fans, and family!!!

Delicious treats displayed in delicious ways!!!! Every penny donated goes to a great cause!!! #HangInThereHeidi

For anyone who can’t attend, but would like to help out, consider booking Valentine for a performance or private class in the near future. Also, donations will be accepted via PayPal to thecruelvalentine@gmail.com.

Sunday, October 12th, 2014
Lizard’s Liquid Lounge, 3058 W. Irving Park
Doors @ 6 p.m.

Aug 1 2014

Ties & Tassels Presents…Queerpocalypse v3.0 Meet & Greet!

TnT 8.22.14










FRIDAY Aug. 22nd – 8pm till we shut down the bar!!!

Come on out to Lizard’s and mix and mingle with the hottest queer performers from across the country (and CANADA!)- Many of them will be performing their favorite home town acts just for you! PRE-PARTY the eve of Queerpocalypse !!!

$5-10 donation to help pay the performers
Hosted by Jenna Dalgety
Shot Specials, Raffles and Prizes

Come catch a small sample of what we have in store for you!!! Queerpocalypse v3.0 performers include: Tito Bonito (LA), Crimson K Itty (NY), Crystal Swarovski (DC), The Yes-Men (Toronto), Peach Pies Caburlesque (Madison), Crimson Lace Cabaret (C-bus), SS-Triple-X, Plan 9 Burlesque, Jeez Loueez- The Powerhouse of the Midwest, The 1901 Damsels, Red Rum & Sanjula Vamana, The Power of Cheer, Dusty Bahls & Xandra Fairlawn, Queer Ass Folk, Down Hips Down, The Drag Mafia, and The Chicago Mo’s. & Tamale

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Lizard’s Liquid Lounge, 3058 W. Irving Park

Doors @ 8 p.m., show @ 9:00 p.m.

Jul 15 2014

Ties & Tassels Presents…TnT Takeover – Queering the No-Tell Cabaret!

TnT 7.23.14

Ties & Tassels Productions (T&T) will be taking over Debonair’s Wednesday Night No-Tell Cabaret to bring a genderfucking good time to the masses!


Tricksie Treat
Rosemary Maybe
Cruel Valentine
Dusty Bahls
Dahlia Fatale & Ben D. Mann


Hosted by Jenna Dalgety


Doors 9pm – Show 10:30pm SHARP!!!


@ Debonair Social Club, 1575 N. Milwaukee Ave.


Jul 7 2014

Ties & Tassels Presents…Bootylicious!

TnT 7.19.14Ties & Tassels Presents: Bootylicious – Burlesque & Variety Show

Our monthly installment returns with a lil bit of hip-hop and a whole lotta booty!

Gala Delish
Shy Monroe
Rosemary Maybe
Monet MaCabaret
Shotglass Sally
Dusty Bahls
and Ms.Thick Just Right

Hosted by Jenna Dalgety

Shot specials & raffle prizes as always!!!

$5-10 suggested donation goes to the performers and their amazing talents!!!

8pm doors, 9pm and 10pm sets – STAY FOR KARAOKE AFTER AT 11PM

At Lizard’s Liquid Lounge, 3058 W. Irving Park Rd.

Jun 13 2014

Ties & Tassels Presents…The Genderblender!

TnT 6.21.14It’s Pride month here is Chicago, so what better way to celebrate than with a little extra genderbending at TnT?!

Get ready for these kings & queens of genderfuckery!

Bella Bathory
Jacklyn Adair
Justin Syder
Shanté DéTroit
Dusty Bahls
Benn D. Mann
and Eve Devorié

with guest host Myles Long !!!

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

Sets at 9pm and 10pm sharp

$5-$10 sliding scale suggested donation at the door goes to help fund the performers and Queerpocalypse v3.0

Raffle and Shot Specials

Stay for Karaoke with the performers at 11pm!!!!!

At Lizard’s Liquid Lounge, 3058 W. Irving Park Rd.

May 22 2014

Ties & Tassels Presents…Nothing Compares 2 U!

TnT 6.12.14Bella Bathory is moving to LA, and there is no better way to shower her with our affections than with a little purple rain…

Come join us as we celebrate our love for the artist formally known as Bella Bathory FROM CHICAGO !!! And wish her all the best in Love, Life and Performing in LA !!!


Performances by:

Candy Cadaver
Queerella Fistalot
Cruel Valentine
Dahlia Fatale
Dusty Bahls ( Lucy Wieczorek )
Natasha Douglas
Millie May
Víctory Hart
Bella Bathory
Titty Perkins
Von Livid
Miss Vine
Benn D. Mann ( Joseph Hutto )

Hosted by The Rev – Reverend Chicagodom and Sultry Susan

Shotwime: 8:00 p.m.

At Lizard’s Liquid Lounge, 3058 W. Irving Park Rd.

May 8 2014

Ties & Tassels Presents…Boogie Nights!

TnT 5.17.14Ties & Tassels Presents: Boogie Nights

Disco! Funk! Fever! Burlesque & Variety Show

Starring: Millie May, Red Rum, Dahlia Fatale & Dusty Bahls, Bella Bathory & her disco dancers, Diva La Vida, Marci Vouisplait, Stella Cheeks & More TBA.

Hosted By Shirley Knot!

Raffle & Shot Specials

$5-$10 Suggested Donation at the Door

Sets at 9pm and 10pm sharp

Stay for Karaoke with the performers at 11pm!!!!!

At Lizard’s Liquid Lounge, 3058 W. Irving Park Rd.

Apr 1 2014

Ties & Tassels Presents…Oh, What a Night! A Queerpocalypse Fundraiser

TnT 4.19.14Ties & Tassels Presents: Oh What A Night – A Queerpocalypse Fundraiser!!!  It’s that time of year again. The time when we open up our pocketbooks, sit down with a good drink and get inundated with SO MUCH TALENT WE CAN HARDLY HANDLE IT!  This year’s fundraiser lineup is jam-packed with so much queer variety that you will be dreaming about it for months to follow.  This is just a taste of what’s to come at Queerpocalypse, so come prepared for a whistle-wetter!




Queerella Fistalot
Dahlia Fatale
Rosemary Maybe
Lucy Wak
Marci Vousplait
Mae The Bellydancer
Stella Cheeks
Holly Deck
Bella Bathory
Bübes Radley
Madame Envy
Gigi DeLuxe
Prima Vera
Emma Glitterbomb
Lacie Roulet
Shanté DéTroit
Millie May
DivaLa Vida
And More TBA!!!

RAFFLE & PRIZES every hour!!! & Shot Specials Too!!!!!!

Hosted By Jenna Dalgety

At Lizard’s Liquid Lounge, 3058 W. Irving Park Rd.

Doors: 7:00 p.m., Show starts: 8:00 p.m.

$5-$10 suggested donation at the door
Queerpocalypse v3.0 – Coming August 23rd 2014

Queerpocalypse 3.0 is this summer’s not-to-be-missed epic battle against gender conformity through drag, camp, burlesque, performance, song & dance—hosted by the talented & lovely TAMALE – From near, far & wide we bring you this summer’s bigger & brighter show featuring:

The Velvet Hearts
The Chicago Mo’s
Crystal Swarovski
Crimson Kitty
The 1901 Damsels
Viva Valezz & JJ Coxx
Red Rum & Sanjula Vamana
Peach Pies Caburlesque
Flare & The Yes-Men
Dusty Bahls & Xandra Fairlawn
The Power of Cheer

and More TBA !!!

9pm doors // 10pm show

Celebrate the queer legacy with a night of earth-shaking enjoyment—it ain’t the end of the world, it’s a revelation!

Mar 4 2014

Ties & Tassels Presents…Wild, Weird West!

TnT 3.15.14Ties & Tassels Presents: Wild Weird West
It’s a western! It’s steampunk! It’s all mixed up and full of fun – so pull on those cowboy boots and come on down to Lizard’s!!!


8pm (show) Doors – (*The bar is open all day!)

9pm – 1st set of performances

10pm – 2nd set of performances

11pm – Karaoke

Millie May
Queerella Fistalot
Lacie Roulet
Wanda Makeout
Cruel Valentine
Gin Fizz
Madame Envy
Lucy Wak

$5-$10 suggested donation helps to pay our lovely performers
Raffle & prizes & shot specials too!!!
Hosted by Jenna Dalgety

Lizard’s Liquid Lounge, 3058 W. Irving Park Rd. in Chicago