If you haven't been exposed to the Chicago burlesque scene, it's time to dive right in, boobie tassels flying! Michelle L'amour is an internationally acclaimed burlesque dancer, and we're lucky enough to call her a Chicagoan. In addition to her regular performances with her troop of the fabulous Chicago Starlets, L'amour hosts regular events at the newly christened Everleigh Social Club. (A club so beyond amazing that I've been too intimidated to go there.) One of these happenings is a series called Naked Girls Reading.
This isn't some artsy "we're baring our souls, so it's like we're naked." No, it's a bunch of hot women reading to a crowd in their birthday suits. Think of it as an adult story time. They pick a new book theme every month, and this month's theme celebrates what would be the 100th birthday of the legendary Gypsy Rose Lee.
This Friday, January 8, at 7:00 p.m. Michelle L'amour and Chicago Starlets Mimi First, Greta Layne and Dominique Trixx will read from biographies about Gypsy Rose Lee and books that she has written, as well as perform various burlesque tributes throughout the evening. It's educational! Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here. And be sure to check back at Michelle L'amour's website for all of the best burlesque happenings in the city.