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Chicago Burlesque Dancer Red Hot Annie Weinert
She really makes the wieners boil!

Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2017-03-21 08:33
Subject: L-O-V-E by Vaudezilla JV
Security: Public
It's true, I love L-O-V-E, and I hope you love L-O-V-E just as much as I do!

*muah*



Featured here: Maura Trouble, Tilda Titillation, Poppy Le Pousse, & Heidi Seek

Show Tickets at http://Vaudezilla.com
Every Saturday at 10:30pm @ Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont Av, Chicago IL
save $3 with code "redhot2017"
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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2017-03-20 17:27
Subject: Swim Like A Mermaid
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Those of you who know me well know that I'm totally a water baby - I love swimming! So imagine my delight when a couple weeks ago, I had the chance to become a mermaid for a day.

I've always wanted to try synchronized swimming - and I had certainly heard of "real life" mermaids - ladies and gents who work at hotels or parties where they swim about in a tail, but I never thought I'd have a chance to actually try something like that in person until I found AquaMermaid.com.

I went with one of my new gal pals, and when we arrived they fit us each with a mono-fin and beautiful fabric tail that goes over it - she's much more petite than I am, but our tails fit perfectly.

They taught us a handful of tricks, including a couple that we could do together. It was simultaneously ridiculous, a great opportunity to socialize, and a helluva good work-out! We both had a wonderful time, and I would highly recommend this if you're looking for something fun to do with your friends (male & female!) - or if you have a particularly adventurous boy-toy, it could make a really memorable date!

Here's a pic from our adventure!

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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2017-03-20 09:10
Subject: Xquisx - New Photo
Security: Public
Hi beautiful people of the internets! Here's a photo from a series I did with Xquisx a couple months back. Xquisx is available to shoot glamour, fetish, and other provocative style images. Contact them for a photo shoot (link below).


full sized image on facebook


Image by Xquisx - http://www.xquisxphoto.com/

Red Hot Annie - http://redhotannie.com
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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2017-03-20 09:01
Subject: Do I Move You - Vaudezilla JV
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Featuring some of my very favorite collaborators: Maura Trouble, Ruby Spencer, Heart Crimson, & Poppy Le Pousse

Choreography by yours truly.

xo
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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2017-03-20 08:35
Subject: Chicago Burlesque Events - Week of 03/20/17
Security: Public
Here's some Chicago burlesque shows, classes, and social events coming this week!

Do you have an event you feel should be listed here? I'm happy to include other Chicago burlesque events that are happening around the city - drop me a line to be included! annie@redhotannie.com







Saturday, Mar 25, 10:30pm
Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont Av, Chicago IL

VAUDEZILLA! Women in HerStory - starring Mama Disco
It's our final performance of "Women in HerStory" - so if you've ever wondered WTF we do during this theme to pay homage to all wonderful women who've made our world great, this is your last chance to catch it.

Save $3 with code "redhot2017"

Get tickets here:
http://vaudezilla.com/chicago_burlesque_shows.html






Saturday, March 25 - 11:00am-1:00pm
Vaudezilla Studios, 3614 W Belmont Av, Chicago

Craft and Crab
The burlesque version of a "Stitch and Bitch," drop by with your latest work in progress, and chat, vent, and make new friends while working on your costume! Coffee and donuts will be provided, along with plenty of salacious conversation. Hosted by Ginny Julep.

RSVP here:
https://vaudezilla.wufoo.com/forms/chicago-burlesque-social-rsvp/







Mar/Apr Session - Registration Open
Vaudezilla Studios, 3614 W Belmont Av, Chicago

Chicago Burlesque Classes
Burlesque is creative strip tease - sometimes sexy, sometimes funny, but always theatrical. It's a way to get in touch with yourself and what you find sexy. All bodies welcome, always!

Register here:
http://vaudezilla.com/chicago_burlesque_classes.html






Spring & Summer 2017
Vaudezilla Studios, 3614 W Belmont Av, Chicago

Bachelorette Parties - Classes & Shows
Looking for hair flowers, tiaras, feather boas, gloves, tassels, or any additional party favors? We've got you covered - come on out to a burlesque show or take a burlesque class and we'll get you all the extras you need!

Contact VAUDEZILLA to schedule your bachelorette party!
http://vaudezilla.com/chicago_bachelorette.html



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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2017-03-13 16:32
Subject: 2017 Tour Dates - Milwaukee, Lansing, Ithaca and more!
Security: Public
Here's some upcoming out of state appearances - if I'll be in your area, please feel free to contact me regarding booking shows, workshops (private lessons too), and photo shoots.

2017 Tour Dates

March
Mar 16-18 - Milwaukee WI / On The Border Gentlemen's Club

Mar 25 - Lansing MI / REO Town Thrift Store Gala and Burlesque Extravaganza!

Mar 30-Apr 3 - Ithaca NY / Empire Burlesque Fest


April
Apr 12-17 - Las Vegas NV / Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender

May
Apr 28-May 7 - Ithaca, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Columbus, Indianapolis, Chicago, and more / Steel City Kitty Tour
May 10-23 - Anchorage AK / Sweet Cheeks Cabaret

July
Jul 21 - Pittsburgh PA / Fierce Queer Burlesque Festival

Jul 21 - Three Rivers MI / tbd

September
TBD - Various European Dates / Steel City Kitty Tour

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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2017-03-13 09:54
Subject: Chicago Burlesque Events - Week of 03/13/17
Security: Public
Here's some Chicago burlesque shows, classes, and social events coming this week!

Do you have an event you feel should be listed here? I'm happy to include other Chicago burlesque events that are happening around the city - drop me a line to be included! annie@redhotannie.com







Saturday, Mar 18, 10:30pm
Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont Av, Chicago IL

VAUDEZILLA! Women in HerStory - starring Raven Gemini
There are just two more opportunities to catch this theme in action before it's retired and clipped lovingly into the scrapbook of fun and beautiful themes that we've done at VAUDEZILLA! Don't miss it!

Save $3 with code "redhot2017"

Get tickets here:
http://vaudezilla.com/chicago_burlesque_shows.html






Spring & Summer 2017
Vaudezilla Studios, 3614 W Belmont Av, Chicago

Bachelorette Parties - Classes & Shows
Vaudezilla's burlesque/bellydance classes are sexy, fun, fitness! Learn to bump, grind, roll, shimmy, shake and put some tease into your workout. Our bachelorette parties are always customized to work for your group! Learn burlesque moves from a pro - and you can even add a keepsake souvenir boa & gloves of your color choice! (Bellydance also available!)

Contact VAUDEZILLA to schedule yours!
http://vaudezilla.com/chicago_bachelorette.html







Enroll Now!
Vaudezilla Studios, 3614 W Belmont Av, Chicago

Chicago Burlesque Classes
Classes start this week, so enroll today - meet like-minded people and start a journey that could, literally, change your life! <3

Register here:
http://vaudezilla.com/chicago_burlesque_classes.html
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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2017-02-28 08:30
Subject: Chicago Burlesque Events - Week of 02/27/17
Security: Public
Here's some Chicago burlesque shows, classes, and social events coming this week!

Do you have an event you feel should be listed here? I'm happy to include other Chicago burlesque events that are happening around the city - drop me a line to be included! annie@redhotannie.com







Saturday, Mar 4, 10:30pm
Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont Av, Chicago IL

VAUDEZILLA! Student Showcase - Soloists!
This Saturday you'll see soloists from Vaudezilla Studios take the stage, plus maybe a group act or two. Come see what the current and next generation of Chicago burlesque performers is working on!

Save $3 with code "redhot2017"

Get tickets here:
http://vaudezilla.com/chicago_burlesque_shows.html







Continuing March 7
Vaudezilla Studios, 3614 W Belmont Av, Chicago

Red Hot Annie's Cabaret Showgirl Intensive
My showgirl intensive continues next week - register in advance to hold your spot.
NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART!

Register here:
http://vaudezilla.com/chicago_burlesque_classes.html#showgirl






Spring & Summer 2017
Vaudezilla Studios, 3614 W Belmont Av, Chicago

Bachelorette Parties - Classes & Shows
Vaudezilla's burlesque/bellydance classes are sexy, fun, fitness! Learn to bump, grind, roll, shimmy, shake and put some tease into your workout. Our bachelorette parties are always customized to work for your group! Learn burlesque moves from a pro - and you can even add a keepsake souvenir boa & gloves of your color choice! (Bellydance also available!)

Contact VAUDEZILLA to schedule yours!
http://vaudezilla.com/chicago_bachelorette.html


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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2017-02-28 08:08
Subject: Psychedelic Rhinestone Unicorn Cat Lady
Security: Public
Yes, And.

I've always love improvising - my students will know that I start each and every class with an improvised group routine that we do together. It's one of my favorite ways of reminding myself and my students to stay awake and flexible - not just on stage, but in the world at large.

Some of the most beautiful things in life happen spontaneously. If you are "disponible," as the french might say (meaning "available to be moved," in short), it's possible to be swept up and carried into any number of exciting and meaningful experiences.

I try to find a little time every day to practice mindfulness and being present - really observing my surroundings, including the people and objects and messages that take up space within them. In this practice, I've found a heaping helping of peace, comfort, and love - but also silliness and chaos and joy beyond anything I can describe with words or pictures.

That said, here are a few from the last time I improvised on stage, just a month ago!


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Chicago burlesque showgirl Red Hot Annie - http://redhotannie.com

Images by Mike Licari - http://www.mikelicariphoto.com/#!shoots/ca4e

Vaudezilla! Chicago Burlesque Show (every Saturday, 10:30pm at Stage 773) - http://vaudezilla.com/chicago_burlesque_shows.html
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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2017-02-28 07:48
Subject: New Images from Revival Pinups
Security: Public
Hi beauties!

Lori @ Revival Pinups is - by far - one of my favorite people to shoot with in Chicago. She's so talented and honest, you're guaranteed to get photos that you just ADORE from her.

Here's the last couple of images from our shoot in December! Enjoy!


more images on facebook


Image by Revival Pinups - http://www.revivalpinups.com/

Red Hot Annie - http://redhotannie.com
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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2017-02-14 16:28
Subject: 2017 Tour Dates - Updated
Security: Public
Here's some upcoming out of state appearances - if I'll be in your area, please feel free to contact me regarding booking shows, workshops (private lessons too), and photo shoots.

2017 Tour Dates

March
Mar 16-18 - Milwaukee WI / On The Border Gentlemen's Club

Mar 25 - Lansing MI / tbd
Mar 30-Apr 3 - Ithaca NY / Empire Burlesque Fest

April
Apr 12-17 - Las Vegas NV / Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender

May
Apr 28-May 7 - Ithaca, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Columbus, Indianapolis, Chicago, and more / Steel City Kitty Tour
May 10-23 - Anchorage AK / Sweet Cheeks Cabaret

July
Jul 21 - Pittsburgh PA / Fierce Queer Burlesque Festival

Jul 21 - Three Rivers MI / tbd

September
TBD - Various European Dates / Steel City Kitty Tour

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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2017-02-14 16:10
Subject: Chicago Burlesque Events - Week of 02/13/17
Security: Public
Here's some Chicago burlesque events coming this week!

Do you have an event you feel should be listed here? I'm happy to include other Chicago burlesque events that are happening around the city - drop me a line to be included! annie@redhotannie.com







Saturday, Feb 18, 10:30pm
Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont Av, Chicago IL

VAUDEZILLA! Strip-o-Rama starring Billie Arizona
If you've never seen Billie Arizona perform, you're in for a treat. She's got all the goods - talent galore, folks! Come on out and see this special guest headliner, as well as all of the lovely folks at Vaudezilla!

Save $3 with code "redhot2017"

Get tickets here:
http://vaudezilla.com/chicago_burlesque_shows.html







Starts February 21
Vaudezilla Studios, 3614 W Belmont Av, Chicago

Red Hot Annie's Cabaret Showgirl Intensive
My showgirl intensive starts next week - register in advance to hold your spot. NO FOR THE FAINT OF HEART!

Register here:
http://vaudezilla.com/chicago_burlesque_classes.html#showgirl






Saturday, Feb 25, 3-5pm
Vaudezilla Studios, 3614 W Belmont Av, Chicago

Pastie Potluck
Love is in the air! What better way to show it than to bring a pair of pasties to swap while snacking, drinking, and chatting about all things sparkle!

RSVP by filling out this form and receive a swag bag when you attend!
https://vaudezilla.wufoo.com/forms/chicago-burlesque-social-rsvp/


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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2017-02-10 08:25
Subject: Tomorrow - Lansing MI Show
Security: Public
Feb 11 - Lansing MI / Tease A Gogo Valentines Day Burlesque Show
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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2017-02-07 11:13
Subject: Pursuit of Happiness
Security: Public
A few weeks ago, I did a show for my friend Moxie where I did my performance art piece (formerly a "tattooed lady") that I have yet to share with the internet. Why? Because it's personal and SO VERY OUTSIDE my comfort zone to share so permanently.

I've been in a strange place of transition and self-discovery most of 2017 so far, and so I did a variation on the act a few weeks ago. I pulled back a little bit in the performance in some ways accidentally and in some ways intentionally, but overall I'm pretty OK with how it went.

That said, I love these two photos from the show - and hope you dig'm too.


2 SFW Images on Facebook


Chicago burlesque showgirl Red Hot Annie - http://redhotannie.com

Images by Michael Wilson - http://www.michaelwilson.pictures/
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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2017-02-07 09:31
Subject: Musings on Burlesque
Security: Public
Some thoughts I put together today for an interview. Enjoy! :)




Burlesque is a unique art form because it is one of the few performance art styles that is truly dominated by women. Not only do you see that reflected in everything from the audiences, which consist of at least 60% women, but you also see this behind the scenes, where women are the producers, directors, and techies.

Burlesque is about what makes women feel sexy - which is not always aligned with what we see in society - typically when a woman thinks about "sexy," she may think about addressing another person's needs - "If I wear/do/say this, my partner will find it sexy," versus "I do this because it makes ME feel sexy." Sometimes it's hard for women to even pinpoint what makes them feel sexy - it can be very nuanced, it can fluctuate, and in spite of what the magazines say, it really isn't always as easy as putting on your favorite pair of heels.

When I think about what makes me feel sexy, it can range from something that's private, personal, and tactile (like taking a warm, fresh-smelling sheet from a dryer and holding it against my skin) to something that's bold, exhibitionist, and psychological (sitting at a bar with a hot outfit and a martini, feeling like I own the place).

Everyone is different, and the beauty of burlesque is that it allows women to express a range of acceptable (and unacceptable!) aspects of nudity/sexuality/identity. This means that at a truly modern burlesque show will feature people from all different backgrounds and identities - you'll see people of all different colors, sizes, ages, sexual expressions, and genders - yes, men and people who identify as both/neither are welcome, too. An ideal show will celebrate the diversity and complexity of (mostly!) female-centered sensuality.

Students come to Vaudezilla Studios expecting to learn how to dance and to feel sexy in their own skin while they do it, and our burlesque classes accomplish that - but the thing I hear over and over again is how empowering it is to embrace yourself in class and onstage. Confidence, taking up space, and the ability to hold the attention of a room are skills that apply to everything from personal relationships to public speaking, and they are skills you can learn through burlesque.

Red Hot Annie was born out of tradition, first. Once upon a time, burlesque performers picked a funny, cheeky, and/or sexy name as a way of keeping some personal privacy and safety, something that is essential in a world that doesn't always embrace bold women. Fortunately, I am privileged to have been able to always live out loud, and at first, I didn't fully recognize the liberation and power of having a pseudonym.

Now, I see Red Hot Annie as a rebirth and a continuing journey - some of my biggest struggles and happiest celebrations have happened while I've inhabited that persona - and because she is rooted in that magic theatre place where anything is possible, she gives me many gifts in my personal life, including (among others) - an imagination, a spirituality, and a home.


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