Special Events, Valentine's Day, LGBT

Va-Va-Valentine

When: Wed., Feb. 14, 8 p.m. 2018

Highlighted with a cover story in our previous issue, the LGBT-centric, body-positive burlesque troupe the Pastie Pops have come a long way since their dive-bar days back in 2010. And although they pride themselves on connecting with audiences through intimate performances (at Southtown’s Sexology Institute and other cozy venues across town), the Pops have long dreamed of performing on a larger stage to a larger audience. Promising to fulfill that dream with plenty of glitter, feathers, twirling tassels and more than a few special guests, their red-hot Valentine’s Day show at the Aztec is easily their most ambitious endeavor to date. In addition to a mixture of new routines and ramped-up classics by troupe members Jasper St. James (“The Big & Tall That Bares It All”), Elle Du Jour (“The Contemporary Tease”), Mary Annette (“The Doll with No Strings Attached”), Lucy Lips (“The Mermaid Queen of Texas”) and emcee Camille Toe (“The One You Want to Pick”), Va-Va-Valentine marks the San Antonio debut for alternative model-turned burlesque star Raquel Reed (a statuesque, tattooed New Yorker who won the title of Queen of Burlesque at last year’s New Orleans Burlesque Festival) and also features performances by local and regional artists such as Lita Deadly, Chola Magnolia, Sabra JohnSin and Lady Lola LeStrange.

Price: $20-$35