When: Thu., Nov. 12, 8 p.m. 2015
Launched as an online platform for indie pin-ups to post photos, videos and profiles, SuicideGirls is now an empire encompassing DVDs, games, books, comics and a touring burlesque show. Likened to a “comic con meets burlesque nerd orgy,” their Blackheart Burlesque spikes the classic tease with pop-culture references ranging from Star Wars and The Legend of Zelda to A Clockwork Orange and Fifty Shades of Grey. But it’s not all dweeb fluff: The ladies teamed up with revered choreographer Manwe Sauls-Addison (who’s worked with both Beyoncé and J. Lo) to pack a tight punch into each performance.