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Cozy Up with the Burlesque Scene

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Burlesque in the Alamo City is an unsurprisingly eclectic and refreshingly body-positive affair that takes shape in themed, seasonal spectacles filled with bumping, grinding, glitter and tassels, and during the young but promising San Antonio Burlesque Festival (the fifth edition is set for September 16 and 17 at the Woodlawn Theatre). Spearheaded by the lovely ladies of Stars and Garters Burlesque (San Antonio's oldest and longest-running troupe) and the ever-playful Pastie Pops, the local scene encompasses everything from classic tease and side-show stunts to drag and "boylesque" performed by both familiar faces and a steady stream of special guests hailing from South Texas and beyond. Stay tuned to starsandgartersburlesque.com, pastiepops.com and sanantonioburlesquefest.com for details.

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