Oh, it’s one of those long weekends and I guess the official beginning of summer. Being self-employed, I always forget about these three-day weekends and the big plans I’m supposed to make.
I had a look at the calendars, though, and there are some fun events to share with you.
Saturday, I finally have a good excuse to visit Raven Tower, the former ultimate bachelor pad turned hip bar, patio and lounge will host a Pop-Up event. Located at 310 North St., next door neighbors to White Oak Music Hall, will host from 4 – 10 p.m. Shop Local at Raven Tower – Pop-Up Social Market.
Looks like a bit of everything is in the mix from art, clothing, vintage and funky craft. Food trucks, drink specials, and DJ’s will keep you snapping your fingers while you shop.
In the April 15 issue, I introduced you to Kiki Maroon and her Bayou City Burlesque & Circus Arts Festival. Also mentioned was her Burly Q Lounge in The Studio at Warehouse Live.
Set on a smaller stage, the Burly Q Lounge promises just as much fun, humor and vaudevillian acts as the larger annual event. I really had no clue what to expect and, honestly, I wasn’t all that certain I’d enjoy this. Well I did!
I’d describe a Maroon’s shows as a mix of standup comic, circus act meets vaudevillian and, of course, burlesque. The talent is amazing and Maroon brings in acts from across the country for these smaller monthly shows, too.
The May 27 cast stars include: Leggy Lass Greenleaf (Los Angeles Burlesque), Jolie Goodnight (Austin Musician), Electra Mourning (Austin Burlesque), Ben Kirsch (Houston Circus and Burlesque), Roxxanne Haze (Houston Standup), Kiki Maroon (Houston Standup and Burlesque), and featuring the Burly Qutie Showgirls.
Maroon traveled to the East coast recently to catch one of the final performances of Ringling Bros. Circus. Talking with her about it over coffee recently, I realized the true loss to future generations from the demise of the company.
If you love theater, concerts, comedy nights and the circus, check out Kiki Maroon’s Burly Q Lounge. The shows are just on this side of risqué, so leave the kids at home, but definitely, take a date!
Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Find tickets for $25 at KiKiMaroon.com. at Warehouse Live, located at 813 Saint Emanuel St, Houston, Texas 77003.
Cohen is an artist and founder of First Saturday Arts Market and the new Market at Sawyer Yards, find him at ArtValet.com