Hey NGB Fans, we’ve been having a busy autumn season!
Nerd Girl Burlesque has travelled far and wide – to Michigan and back – twice! First we went for the Michigan Burlesque Festival in Detroit, and a second time for Pick a Card in Ann Arbor. Locally, we brought our monthly show, Tassels and Tabletop back for a spooky Halloween edition, joined our friends from PeepshowTO on stage for their last show, Garters of the Galaxy, and also shimmy-shaked our way through a number of individual performances.
Tassels and Tabletop is a unique event – it’s part burlesque show, part board gaming night, and part pub and social night. We’ve had much success at the venues we’ve used before, but haven’t quite found the perfect fit yet to accommodate the niche we’ve carved out for ourselves and our dedicated and awesome audience.
We decided to to the month of November off of producing this monthly event, in order to regroup and focus our energies into finding a new space – and we’re very happy to announce that we think we’ve found what we’ve been looking for!
Handlebar in Kensington Market is a great bar with a relaxed, but inviting atmosphere. The space is welcoming, open, and unpretentious. They boast a killer cocktail list, a pretty decent selection of beers, and a new menu of pub food favourites and delicious nibbles to snack on while you’re gaming!
Thursday are shaping up to nerd nights at Handlebar too – they run NintendoKnights on the 1st Thursday of every month, and Tassels and Tabletop will be taking the 3rd Thursdays of the month.
We’re so excited to start this new chapter in NGB’s history. Come join us on December 18th for the 1st edition of T&T at Handlebar, which also happens to be Loretta Jean’s Birthday Spectacular with special guests Ava Noir, Betty Quirk, Leelando Calrissian and sketch comedy by The Rocket Scientists. Get your tickets now for reserved, priority seating!