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

Feb 4 2014

Ties & Tassels Presents…Love Bites!


TnT 2.15.14

Ties & Tassels Presents: Love Bites!

Our Monthly show in February celebrates the LOVE/HATE relationship we all have with Valentine’s Day – (aka Happy Single’s Awareness Day) in addition to the birthdays of two of our favorite performers!!!


(The Birthday Girls) Bella Bathory and Queerella Fistalot

Plucky Rosenthal
Gin Fizz
Thomas Hill
Phaedra Black
Cruel Valentine
Marci Vousplait
Sophia Asphyxia

Hosted By: Sultry Susan

Lizard’s Liquid Lounge – 3058 W. Irving Park

Doors @ 8 p.m., Show @ 9 p.m.

$5-$10 sliding scale suggested donation

Jan 8 2014

TnT Presents…HRH: Dirty Thirds!

HRH 1.23.14TnT Productions is back with Her Royal Highness for Dirty Thirds! Twice is not enough for this one-of-a-kind, all-inclusive drag show and this lineup is enough to bring anyone back and begging for more. Bask in the fabulousness that is:

Natasha Douglas
Rosemary Maybe
Tricksie Treat
Shanté DéTroit
Jacklyn Adair
Tequila Mockingbird
Specificity Jones
Spiffy Kins
TinTim NasinnastyMasinmarvelous

Don’t worry, lovers. We’ll clean up after our thirds.

Thursday, January 23rd
10:00 p.m. (doors at 9:00 p.m.)
$5-$10 sliding scale suggested donation
Parlour on Clark (6341 N. Clark)

Jan 6 2014

Ties & Tassels Presents…The Sky’s The Limit!

TnT 1.18.14






Our Monthly Installment – 3rd Saturday of Every Month -

Ties & Tassels Presents: The Sky’s The Limit

*All Burlesque, Boilesque and Variety Acts performed to songs by the King of Pop ~ Michael Jackson*

Bella Bathory
Lucy Wak
Dahlia Fatale
Myles Long & Chase Hur
Vince V Vice
Ben D. Mann
Millie May
Mai Atari

Shot Specials & Raffle Prizes
*With your TnT host Dago T

Lizard’s Liquid Lounge – 3058 W. Irving Park

Doors @ 8 p.m., Show @ 9 p.m.

$5-$10 sliding scale suggested donation

Nov 27 2013

Ties & Tassels Presents…a Very Sexy Bakesale!

12.15Get on in to Lizard’s and buy up these baked goods – just in time for the holidays! Perfect timing to buy some treats for your friends and family for the holidays!!!

Your favorite Burlesque & Variety Show Performers and Fans all come together and donate baked good to sell and all proceeds go to help fund our Mega Event of 2014 – Queerpocalypse v3.0 happening in August 2014 where we will be bringing together performers from across the globe!

*Special Dessert Table Ladies
*Special Dessert Auctions
*Very Special Shots Served in Very Special Ways!

If you’ve been to one of our bake sales before, you know this ain’t your mama’s bakesale!!!


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

Sunday, December 15th from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Nov 25 2013

Ties & Tassels Presents…a Fundraiser for Geoffrey Harley

On the evening of 11/16 Geoffrey Harley was so kindly filming our Ties & Tassels show with his helmet cam, as he usually does, only to return home to find that his home had caught fire and his dear mother had been taken to the hospital. She passed away later the next morning. Our community is heartbroken over his loss and we’ve decided to come together to help raise some funds to help him through these difficult times.

Sunday, Dec. 1st
6pm – 11pm
Please join us for a variety of performances donated in his honor
Including: Dahlia Fatale, Mae the Bellydancer, Shotglass Sally, Daddy Sky & Titty Perkins, Rosemary Maybe, Miss Vine, Cruel Valentine, Queerella Fistalot, Red Rum, Bella Bathory, Stella Cheeks, Bella Canto, Phaedra Black, Zara Estelle, Eva la Feva, Vayda Rhynstone, Lilly Rascal, Willy LaQueue, Lillian Angel, Friends with Bacon, Marci Vousplait and more TBA…

Hosted by Sultry Susan and Jenna Dalgety

*To donate a performance (or a raffle prize) contact Candice Bree (cbmulder827@hotmail.com) and Gin Fizz (gin.fizzes@gmail.com)

Donations will be accepted at the door
Mailing address for donations to follow

Raffle & Prizes – 3 tickets for $10 to win!!!

If you can’t make it but would still like to send a donation:
Send Checks/Money Orders/Target Gift Cards etc. to :
Geoffrey Harley
430 East 162nd Street #443-
South Holland, IL

Nov 5 2013

Ties & Tassels Presents…The Furries Show!

TnT 11.16.13Ties & Tassels is back with it’s monthly installment of Burlesque and Variety – This time is all about the cute and fuzzy

Come out and see these naughty little critters strut their stuff

Bella Bathory & Von Livid
Queerella Fistalot
Shirley Knot
Spiffy Kins
Shy Monroe
Shotglass Sally
Red Rum
Lucy Wak

The bar will hopefully be overrun with FURRIES *in honer of midwest furfest (look it up) so please feel free to dress the part and show up dressed as your favorite fuzzy animal !!!

Raffle & Prizes
Shot Specials

$5-10 Donations accepted to help pay our lovely performers

Lizard’s Liquid Lounge 3058 W. Irving Park Road – Plenty of neighborhood parking and a dog friendly bar too!

Oct 30 2013

Don’t Miss Gorilla Tango’s Walking Dead Burlesque!


WDB1Soft, eerie moans. The relentless approach of shuffling footsteps. And glitter. So. Much. Glitter.


Just in time for Halloween, Gorilla Tango Burlesque is proud to present its Spook-tacular holiday hit, BOOBS OF THE DEAD: A WALKING DEAD BURLESQUE. BOOBS OF THE DEAD: A WALKING DEAD BURLESQUE performs Fridays at 11:59pm (October 4-December 27, 2013), Saturdays at 10:30pm (October 5-26, 2013) with a special performance on Halloween, Thursday, October 31st at 9pm at Gorilla Tango Bucktown (1919 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago IL 60647). Tickets are $28-35; 18 and over only. Advance purchase highly recommended (tickets are already selling strong!) at www.gorillatango.com/zombies or by phone at 773-598-4549.


Featuring such familiar zombie-genre archetypes as Sheriff, Wife Lady, Old Dude, Best Friend and Southern Guy, this slyly satirical exhibition of reanimated flesh will appeal to any audience seeking some glittery gore for the spooky season. One doesn’t have to be a fan of the television series to recognize the sexual tension between Wife Lady and Best Friend or enjoy Sheriff’s encounter with an attractively anthropomorphic horse.


Reviews of the Halloween Hilarity are in:
“It’s an explosion of glitter, blood, and sex appeal. You can’t ask for anything better! Ladies and gentlemen, this is a must-see.”
-Chicago Burlesque


“You can’t go wrong with this show! It’s very funny, clever and sexy.”
-Chicago Examiner


“Funny, titalating, and deviously clever, Boobs of the Dead will be a delight for zombie fans and burlesque fans alike. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.”
-Zombie Blog


“Gorilla Tango burlesques are always smart and playful, but this edition shows a developing sophistication.”
-Tony Adler, Chicago Reader


Written by internationally renowned fine art photographer K Leo (www.mirthandbeauty.com), directed by Nicole Keating whose local credits include “The Merchant of Venice” at Northwestern University and “The Turn of the Screw” at Underdog Theatre Company (note: Nicole is also known as local burlesquer ‘Minnie Minx’ with Kiss Kiss Cabaret!) and with choreography by Erica Reid (the creative force behind burlesque numbers performed by some of Chicago’s most well known “classic” troupes such as Kiss Kiss Cabaret and the Belmont Burlesque Revue), this show promises to be one of the hottest tickets of Chicago’s October offerings—so take our advice and get them now (before they get you!)

Directed by Nicole Keating
Choreographed by Erica Reid
Written by K Leo
Costumes by Kristen Ahern
Featuring: Peaches N. Cream as Wife Lady/Zombie Gamma, Greta von Tapp as Zombie Alpha, Mai Atari as The Sheriff, Tallulah Twist as Old Dude/Horse, Vicki Van Go-Go as Best Friend, A. Myth Ist as Southern Guy (in rep with Slightly Spitfire), Estrella Von Trapp as CDC Official, Sherri Blossom as Zombie Beta, and Slightly Spitfire as Southern Guy (in rep with A. Myth Ist)


BOOBS OF THE DEAD: The apocalypse has never been hotter.


Gorilla Tango Burlesque has gone from the debut of the surprise hit “Boobs & Goombas: A Super Mario Burlesque” in October 2010 to a local burlesque/comedy powerhouse with literally thousands of audience members through the door to see its unique burlesque parodies of everything from Star Wars to Indiana Jones, from Doctor Who to 1960s pop-culture phenomena — and that’s just a small selection of what they have available for– as their slogan states– “the Discerning Nerd.” GTB’s first ever burlesque sequel, “The Empire Brings Sexy Back” has Star Wars fans flocking for more, and look for “You Have Died of Sexy: An Oregon Trail Murder Mystery Burlesque” coming in January 2014!


For more information or to schedule a review, please contact Kelly Williams, kelly@gorillatango.com or 773-598-4549.
Gorilla Tango Theatre (GTT) provides year-round theatrical venues where audiences of all ages can consistently go to see a wide variety of talented artists. GTT exists to provide artists with an opportunity to produce their work in professional environment. GTT was created by Dan Abbate and boasts two venues: an 80-seat performance space in Bucktown and a 150-seat performance space in Skokie. GTT Bucktown is conveniently located at the intersection of Western and Milwaukee in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood. Easily accessible by public transportation, GTT is steps away from the Western Blue Line stop and the #49 Western, #73 Armitage and #56 Milwaukee buses. Street parking is readily available. With shows for all ages, all GTT performances are on a rating system, similar to the one used in movie theatres. GTT offers a variety of affordable beer and wine for purchase. Consult the website for show details, rating information, tickets, and more.


www.gorillatango.com – 773.598.4549
1919 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60647

Oct 4 2013

TnT Productions Presents…HRH: Second Helpings

HRH 10.24.13 Event Image





TnT Presents…HRH: Second Helpings

Join us for our second installment of Her Royal Highness as these fabulous Queens tear up the stage to bring you their special blend of hotness in…Second Helpings!

A night of queening from all corners of the spectrum, featuring:

Obscura Noir
Shanté DéTroit
Eve Devorié
Anna Rozay
Martha Mastodon
Rosemary Maybe
Vince V Vice
Alexis Bevels
Jacklyn Adair

$5-$10 sliding scale suggested donation at the door

Doors at 9:00 p.m., show starts at 10:00 p.m.

Guaranteed to leave you wanting thirds.

HRH @ Parlour on Clark – 6341 N. Clark