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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2017-01-16 09:38
Subject: Chicago Burlesque Events - Week of 01/16/17
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Hi beautiful people -

Here are some events happening this week in Chicago burlesque!

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, Jan 21, 10:30pm
Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont Av, Chicago IL

VAUDEZILLA! Improvi-Tease starring Hot Lunch
So basically, everyone who's in the show submits a couple songs, and then each performer comes on stage and has to draw a song (and a surprise prop!) from the game board - and then create a burlesque act ON THE SPOT. I submitted a couple weird ones, and I'm pretty sure our weird-ass cast submitted some funky songs, too...so anything can (and will) happen.

Also, save the date - Jan 28 - I'm headlining with (2) acts, one burlesque, one aerial burlesque!

Save $3 with code "redhot2017"

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







Saturday, Feb 11, 11am
Vaudezilla Studios, 3614 W Belmont Av, Chicago IL

Vaudezilla's Valentine Pinup & Burlesque Craft Fair
The one and only Ruby Spencer is organizing a delightful craft fair for Valentine's Day weekend - there'll be jewelry and costumes and artwork galore - all handmade by local artists. RSVP in advance and you'll get a couple extra perks. We also still have a couple vendor spots open.

Apply to vend:
https://vaudezilla.wufoo.com/forms/vaudezilla-pinupburlesque-craft-fair-vendors/

RSVP for extra perks:
https://vaudezilla.wufoo.com/forms/vaudezilla-pinupburlesque-craft-fair-attendees/







Red Hot Annie's Cabaret Showgirl Intensive
February 2017

Last year, I worked one on one with a handful of new and established burlesque performers to open up and develop their inner showgirl - and if you could only see what those beauties are doing just one year later! In this series, we not only cover burlesque style movement and how to interact with burlesque props, but more esoteric aspects of burlesque and booking/presenting yourself to the burlesque world. Not for the faint of heart!

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






Thursday, Jan 19, 8pm
Tease! Bang! Boom! Online Burlesque Training

Would you like advice on how to kick-start your burlesque career? I'll be online to give you coaching and advice this Thursday. You can ask anything! Sign up today to gain access!

Sign up here:
http://redhotannie.bombshellbetty.zaxaa.com/s/14577566036932


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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2017-01-10 12:07
Subject: Cabaret Showgirl Intensive - 2017 Workshop Schedule
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Hey y'all! I've just released the A La Carte pricing for my upcoming showgirl intensive. You can get more information here:
http://vaudezilla.com/chicago_burlesque_classes.html#showgirl

Red Hot Annie's Cabaret Showgirl Intensive
(4 Weeks @ 12 Hours/Week, plus Performance)

Feb 14-16, Tue-Thu, 11am-3pm
Feb 21-23, Tue-Thu, 11am-3pm
Feb 28-Mar 2, Tue-Thu, 11am-3pm
Mar 7-Mar 9, Tue-Thu, 11am-3pm
Showcase Date: Friday, March 10, 2017 - 11pm

REGISTER HERE

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE / A La Carte
REGISTER HERE
Tue, Feb 14 Wed, Feb 15 Thu, Feb 16
11am-noon American Bump & Grind American Bump & Grind American Bump & Grind
noon-1pm Fancy Footwork Graceful Arms Combinations
1:30-3pm Hair for Stage Stage Presence Fan Dancing
Tue, Feb 21 Wed, Feb 22 Thu, Feb 23
11am-noon New Choreo New Choreo New Choreo
noon-1pm Fancy Footwork DirtySexySmooth Floorwork Combinations
1:30-3pm Powerful Movements Facial Expressions DirtySexySmooth Chair
Tue, Feb 28 Wed, Mar 1 Thu, Mar 2
11am-noon American Bump & Grind American Bump & Grind American Bump & Grind
noon-1pm Fancy Footwork Graceful Arms Combinations
1:30-3pm Makeup for Stage Facial Expressions Pasty Making & Twirling
Tue, Mar 7 Wed, Mar 8 Thu, Mar 9
11am-noon New Choreo New Choreo New Choreo
noon-1pm Fancy Footwork DirtySexySmooth Floorwork Combinations
1:30-3pm Powerful Movements Stage Presence Teachers Choice

REGISTER NOW

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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2017-01-10 09:23
Subject: Goddess
Security: Public
The Goddess has always been an important symbol to me.

Going into 2017, the idea of "goddess" feels particularly relevant to my life - she is a being who blesses the lives of the people/living creatures who surround her. We all have within us a sort of natural matriarchal power to bring clarity, goodness, and growth into the spaces we occupy, and a goddess - as a self-actualized ideal - effortlessly creates and maintains positive connection with all she touches.

I'm so grateful for the many people in my life who are goddesses and have helped me feel "at one" and "in touch" with the world around and inside me. <3


3 SFW(ish) images on facebook


These images were taken as part of TPAN's Barlesque series, where we raised money for HIV/Aids services here in Chicago.

Image by KJ Heath - http://kjheath.blogspot.com/

TPAN Barlesque - http://www.barlesque.org/guest/vaudezilla-red-hot-annie/

Red Hot Annie - http://redhotannie.com

xo

Annie
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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2017-01-09 16:09
Subject: Chicago Burlesque Events - Week of 01/09/17
Security: Public
Ooooh, boy! I'm getting so excited for 2017. It's going to be an amazing year.

Do you have an event you feel should be listed here? Drop me a line!
annie@redhotannie.com








Friday, Jan 13
Uptown Underground

After providing support for trauma survivors, abuse survivors, distressed couples, creative adults, the LGBTQ community, kink and poly couples, and individuals suffering from depression & anxiety for 5 years, a good friend of mine is opening up her own counseling space called SATYA COUNSELING.

Get tickets here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1689485044699804/

Can't make it to the event? Donate here:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/satya-counseling#/






Friday, Jan 13
Vaudezilla Studios

Thank you Ginny Julep & Rosie Quartz for coordinating a monthly event at the studio - in January, we'll be making duct tape dress forms - perfect for use to make costumes, or even just bejewel/sew on stretchy things like panties & bras! Come on out and learn more. RSVP in advance and you'll get to keep your measuring tape!

Info here:
http://vaudezilla.com/free_chicago_burlesque.html






Saturday, Jan 21
Stage 773

Oh, girl! I'm so excited about this show - it's one of my favorites of the year, and you'll only get to see it twice. Hot Lunch headlines Jan 21, but I'm up there on stage on Jan 28 when I'll be improvising an aerial act, in addition to something burlesque-y. Save $3 with code "redhot2017"

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






Red Hot Annie's Cabaret Showgirl Intensive
February 2017

It's that time of year when you can join me for all (or part of) a 4-week intensive where we'll delve into the details of what it takes to be a truly developed, bookable showgirl.

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


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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2017-01-02 15:35
Subject: Red Hot Annie by Revival Pinups
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This shot is not even a week old. Lori at Revival Pinups is one of my favorite collaborators - in addition to getting great shots, she's super personable and always has a story to tell. I always look forward to the opportunity to share some studio time with her!


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

Red Hot Annie - http://redhotannie.com

xo

Annie
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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2017-01-02 08:56
Subject: Red Hot Annie & Vallery Dolls
Security: Public
From our hosting time in November at BROADZILLA!


1 SFW Images on Facebook


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

Vallery Dolls - https://www.facebook.com/Vallery-Dolls-153724025582/

Images by Eve Studnicka - https://www.facebook.com/evestudnickaphotography/

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: 2017-01-02 08:53
Subject: Chicago Burlesque Events - Week of 01/02/17
Security: Public
It's a brand new year - and I can't wait to see what kind of crazy and fun shenanigans I get to be involved with this year in the great city of Chicago! Here's some things I'm looking up to this week. :)







Save the Date: Jan 13
Thank you Ginny Julep & Rosie Quartz for coordinating a monthly event at the studio - in January, we'll be making duct tape dress forms - perfect for use to make costumes, or even just bejewel/sew on stretchy things like panties & bras! Come on out and learn more. RSVP in advance and you'll get to keep your measuring tape!

Info here:
http://vaudezilla.com/free_chicago_burlesque.html






Chicago Burlesque Classes
I've got a handful of spots left in my 1/2 & 5/6 classes, so jump on those ASAP. I'll be doing 7/8 again this year, with an eye toward the performances we'll be contributing to our Women in HerStory show. If you want to work on a solo piece, I'm also teaching Developing Solos. And as always, one of my favorites is Floorwork, which will be every Friday.

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






VAUDEZILLA! Burlesque Cabaret - returns January 21
Oh, girl! I'm so excited about this show - it's one of my favorites of the year, and you'll only get to see it twice. Hot Lunch headlines Jan 21, but I'm up there on stage on Jan 28 when I'll be improvising an aerial act, in addition to something burlesque-y. Save $3 with code "redhot2017"

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






Red Hot Annie's Cabaret Showgirl Intensive
It's that time of year when you can join me for all (or part of) a 4-week intensive where we'll delve into the details of what it takes to be a truly developed, bookable showgirl.

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


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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2017-01-02 07:00
Subject: Chicago Burlesque Shows - January 2017
Security: Public
Hi y'all - Here are some of my upcoming performances this month! :)

Fri, Jan 13
7pm @ Uptown Underground, 4707 N Broadway, Chicago IL
Helping Hips Fundraiser
performing

Sat, Jan 21
10:30pm @ Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont Av, Chicago IL
VAUDEZILLA! Improv-I-Tease
ensemble

Sat, Jan 28
10:30pm @ Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont Av, Chicago IL
VAUDEZILLA! Improv-I-Tease
headliner

As always, you can save $3 off Vaudezilla shows with the code "redhot2017"


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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2016-12-31 08:07
Subject: One More Day to Save - Annie's Showgirl Intensive
Security: Public
Last chance to register early and save!

Red Hot Annie's Cabaret Showgirl Intensive
(4 Weeks @ 12 Hours/Week, plus Performance)

Feb 14-16, Tue-Thu, 11am-3pm
Feb 21-23, Tue-Thu, 11am-3pm
Feb 28-Mar 2, Tue-Thu, 11am-3pm
Mar 7-Mar 9, Tue-Thu, 11am-3pm
Showcase Date: Friday, March 10, 2017 - 11pm

REGISTER HERE

Drop and shimmy 20!

Take your performance to the next level with this one-of-a-kind boot camp with internationally-recognized showgirl Red Hot Annie.

Through one-on-one coaching and group exercises, we'll completely immerse you in the day-to-day creative process of a modern burlesque and cabaret performer. Challenge your inner artist with daily exercises that will allow you to concentrate on building refined solo and group performances.

In addition to a daily stretching and mindfulness exercises, you'll go through a rigorous series of special dance, aesthetics, and technical workshops, covering topics including:

American Bump & Grind
American Fan Dancing
Choreography Development
Deluxe Pasty Making & Tassel Twirling
Advanced Hair & Makeup for Stage
Dirty Sexy Smooth Floorwork
Dirty Sexy Smooth Chairwork
Facial Expressions & Stage Presence
And more!

All prop rental and supplies are included - and as a bonus, you'll have the opportunity to participate in a Showcase performance on the last Friday of camp. Light vegan lunch provided. Special guest teachers TBD

A La Carte Workshop options available January 1.

No experience necessary.

Individual Students: $150/week -or- $500/4 weeks
Bring a Friend $100/week per person -or- $375/4 weeks per person

SIGN UP BEFORE JANUARY 1st AND SAVE 25% OFF REGISTRATION
Individual Students: $112.50/week -or- $375/4 weeks
Bring a Friend $75/week per person -or- $281.25/4 weeks per person


REGISTER NOW

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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2016-12-29 12:44
Subject: Aerial Silks
Security: Public
Not only am I working on a brand new piece with my aerial coach extraordinaire, Natalie Abell - but I'm also going to improvise one aerial act (and one burlesque act) when I headline Jan 28 at VAUDEZILLA!

You can get tickets here (save $3 with code "redhot2017"):
http://vaudezilla.com/2017_01_28_chicago_burlesque_show.html

In the meantime, here's another little teaser:


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Image by Ron Barlow - http://www.modelmayhem.com/Russ

Red Hot Annie - http://redhotannie.com

xo

Annie
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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2016-12-29 09:11
Subject: Bees.
Security: Public
This act was, in some ways, the theme of my 2016, and a continuing theme in my life. Bees have had significance to me since I remember my grandma talking to me about them around the age of 5.

Hives are all female bees (workers) with differing responsibilities but each relies on on each other for the well-being of the whole hive. Even the Queen is bound to her hive as mother of most/all of the bees within. Queen bees that can no longer serve the hive will be killed by new queens or what essentially amounts to mutiny within her own hive.

And on a nastier, darker, and perhaps more personal note, male bees (drones) are predominantly not even allowed in the hive. To mate a queen bee, a drone must be able to catch her mid-flight, adjusting himself to her, and IF he's successful, he'll die after ejaculation, as will the 10-15 other drones she may mate with at the same time. And if he can't mate, he dies in the winter anyways.

Bees are an important species in the circle of life - in their effort to simply survive by going from flower to flower for pollen, they are speedy and efficient pollinators of many of the fruits and vegetables that we need to survive. We unknowingly rely on them - all foraging animals do - yet we live in blissful ignorance that they have been fast becoming endangered due to irresponsible farming practices (pesticides and monocultures, for example).

What can you do to help keep bees in the circle of life?
- buy organic
- avoid using pesticides to treat your garden
- don't buy honey - or buy honey that is ethically produced
- don't kill bees (!)

But maybe at the heart of it, be curious about the living creatures that exist in our world and the part we play in each other's survival. Be curious about gardening and the food you consume. And if you can, find ways to contribute to the survival of local animals and insects, especially collections of hives (apiaries).

And with that, I give you a few new photos! <3


3 SFW Images on Facebook


See more of 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

Special thanks to Alice Boughton & Geoff Binns-Calvey for this act's look.
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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2016-12-27 14:50
Subject: Chicago Burlesque - New Image
Security: Public
Another little solo shot from my new singing duet with Vallery Dolls.


1 SFW Images on Facebook


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

Images by Eve Studnicka - https://www.facebook.com/evestudnickaphotography/

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: 2016-12-27 13:46
Subject: Red Dress - New Pic
Security: Public
From November's show, where Vallery Dolls & I debuted our new act, "Two Little Girls from Little Rock."



1 SFW Images on Facebook


See more of 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: 2016-12-27 10:38
Subject: Chicago Burlesque Events - Week of 12/26/16
Security: Public
In some ways, I love the quiet of this time of year - few classes & shows (at least on my end of things), but still some great social gatherings and general fun times. Here's some stuff I'm looking forward to this week.







Dec 30 / Clothing Swap
Hey, you probably got a few things for the holidays that you really didn't ask for...this is a great excuse to see if one person's trash is another person's treasure! Hosted by Heart Crimson - if you RSVP, they will give you a 3-card tarot reading.

Start the New Year off right. :)

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







Save the Date: Jan 13
We'll be making duct tape dress forms - perfect for use to make costumes, or even just bejewel/sew on stretchy things like panties & bras! You simply put the costume item over the dress form and you can stitch/glue without messing up the elastic!

Info here:
http://vaudezilla.com/free_chicago_burlesque.html






Chicago Burlesque Classes / Level 5/6
Just a few more spots left in a couple of my classes, but my 5/6 is at the closest risk of hitting capacity. In this class, we'll be developing a mini show, with the theme of Women in HerStory. It's going to be a hoot. I also teach Floorwork & Developing Solos on Fridays, so you can get a nice fix all in one day.

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






VAUDEZILLA! Burlesque Cabaret - returns January 21
We're on show hiatus until January 21, but when we return, we'll be starting the year with the headliner debut of Hot Lunch in our "Improvi-Tease" burlesque show. I'm headlining on Jan 28, too - and very likely doing an improvised aerial piece. Save $3 with code "redhot2017"

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


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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2016-12-22 12:35
Subject: Happy Holidays
Security: Public
Couple of pics! :)



2 images on facebook


Photos by Singing Raven - http://singingravenphoto.com/

Red Hot Annie - http://redhotannie.com

VAUDEZILLA! Every Saturday @ Stage 773 - http://vaudezilla.com
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