Tampa Bay’s first ever Suncoast Burlesque Festival, showcasing dance, entertainment and stage craft, will hit St. Pete Beach Thursday night.
The Accidental Circus will be featured at the festival. The performers play music, juggle and do amazing things with fire in their shows.
“Bring your loved ones to dazzle them! Bring your enemies, because anything is possible when 5 knives are in the air...” offers a quote from the group's website.
Here’s the lineup of the fun-filled weekend:
- Thursday, January 19 at St. Petersburg Nights
7 p.m. and 9 p.m.: Film screenings: Behind the Burly Q
- Friday, January 20 at the Postcard Inn Beach Bar
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Sunset cocktails, no cover charge
7 p.m. Crum’s Bar, 2924 5th Ave N.
Opening Night Meet ‘n Greet Party and Open Mic
No Cover Charge
- Saturday, January 21
at Hip Expressions Dance Studio, 2033 54th Ave N. downtown St. Petersburg
9:30 a.m. to 5:45 pm: Workshops at St. Petersburg Nights
8 p.m.: GALA Show and After Party
- Sunday, January 22
at Hip Expressions Dance Studio 2033 54th Ave N.
10:30 a.m. to 5:30 pm: Workshops
6:30 pm: Burlesque Showcase and Competition
Need a place to stay? The Holiday Inn Express, 2171 54th Ave N., is just around the corner from the dance studio and Cracker Barrel. If you mention Hip Expressions, you might even get a better rate on your tab.
The beach is also a lovely option for out-of-towners. The Florida Dolphin Motel is just across the street from St. Petersburg Nights.
Questions: Email HipExpressions@me.com. For competitor/performer questions, email Karen@hip-expressions.com.