2020 TOUR SCHEDULE!
2020 ILLINOIS BURLYPICKS SOLID GOLD!
BurlyPicks Solid Gold is in search of the best of Burlesque and Variety Arts entertainment from around the world and will be coming to Chicago IL on May 21, 2020.
Venue: YOUR COUCH!
Produced by: Phaedra Black
Burlypicks Solid Gold is the ultimate burlesque showdown. We are committed to re-expanding the definition of burlesque to include all the variety that makes it a national treasure and worldwide entertainment phenomenon both today and in the past. The overall winner, along with anyone selected for a Masters Award, will get to compete for their category representing Chicago, IL at the finals in Ogden, UT Aug 13-16 2020. The overall Best Act at each regional does receive a cash prize.
Other categories include:
Master of Comedy
Master of Lip Sync
Master of Singing
Master of Collaboration (two performers or more)
Master of Nerdlesque
Master of Bump & Grind
(Classic burlesque - 1920’s-1980’s styles)
Master of Tassels (Tassels can be anywhere on the performer)
Master of Amazement
(Variety, Magic, sideshow any other performing Art)
11th Annual Chicago Tattoo Convention
11th Annual Chicago Tattoo Arts Convention
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
5555 N River Rd, Rosemont IL 60018
The 11th Annual Chicago Tattoo Arts Convention is returning to Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, July 17th – 18th, 2020. Villain Arts is excited to host another award-winning show this year. “Best of Rosemont, Arts & Entertainment 2019” The Chicago Tattoo Arts Convention is for industry professionals and tattoo lovers as well. General public is welcome.
Come get tattooed by 1300 of the world’s best tattoo artists, including the top local, national & international artists. Meet & Greet TV celebrities from Ink Master, Tattoos After Dark and Best Ink. Tattoo TV stars will be on hand to tattoo the public! In addition, there will be numerous vendors with everything from industry supplies to clothing, artwork & jewelry. Daily tattoo competitions for you to show off your tattoos. Performances by The Enigma Live, Olde City Sideshow, Marlo Marquise and Alakazam “the human knot” are just a few of the other exciting things happening throughout the weekend. The 11th Annual Chicago Tattoo Arts Convention is a don’t miss event, with something for everyone.
Show Times: Friday July 17th 2 PM – 12 AM
Saturday July 18th 11 AM – 12 AM
Sunday July 19th 11 AM – 8 PM
Admission is $22/ a day or $45/ 3-day pass
October 2nd, 3rd and 4th 2020
Windigo Fest will be a celebration of all things Halloween taking place October 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. The spine-chilling festival will take place rain or shine at the Manitowoc County Expo Center at 4921 Expo Drive in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Manitowoc is known for it’s unique “quaint” little tourist hot spot know as Dead by Dawn Dead & Breakfast featuring The Shrunken Head, Wisconsin Maritime Museum, and the Rahr West Art Museum. All Hallows Eve enthusiasts with a hunger for the strange and unusual can experience a weekend filled with various seasonal activities including outstanding music, costume contests, side show performances, dark art exhibits and contests, bizarre performances, pallbearer races, vendors, food trucks, and all the Halloween mayhem you can imagine.. On Friday evening we will kick off the event with various bands and performances. After a day full of Halloween havoc on Saturday, at 7:06, a parade through the grounds will display the Midwest’s best competitive costumes, floats, and performers followed by music on the main stage.
Theatre Bizarre has been the singular, must-see annual event since it launched (illegally) in the early days of the 21st century. Year after year, its creators return with a spectacular event unlike anything else on earth.
Since finding its permanent home at Detroit’s Masonic Temple (the largest in the world), Theatre Bizarre has been offering progressively grander and more decadent events to those lucky enough to get a ticket. In late October each year, thousands of elaborately-clad and eager attendees fill the carved stone hallways of the labyrinthine tower as they move throughout the night from one indescribable performance to another. Detroit’s most adventurous souls slipping anonymously past each other as they celebrate their darkest selves into the early hours of the morning. It’s proven to be a very popular formula. In fact, the biggest challenge facing Theatre Bizarre has always been capacity. And now, they’ve solved the problem in grand style.