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Bodacious Burlesque Tributes: Disney, the Bible, and Lil’ Kim vs. Nicki Minaj

Cherry Pitz (Photo: Ben Trivet)

Cherry Pitz (Photo: Ben Trivet)

Nothing’s sacred in the world of burlesque. This month, your favorite troupes take on everything from hip-hop to the Holy Bible.

Brown Girls Burlesque: Lil’ Kim vs. Nicki Minaj
April 2 at Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St., East Village; tickets $20
Brown Girls Burlesque promises to plumb “the good, the bad, and the ratchet” at this tribute to “hip-hop’s sista queens”: “We are going to get everything ‘Did,’ our hair, nails, with heels and hype gear to match and celebrate two of Hip-Hop’s greatest with sexy ferocity befitting a Double Queen Jubilee!” Va va voom.

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Come to Bed For Some Pillow Talk With This Artist

(Photo: Angelica Frey)

(Photo: Angelica Frey)

Sure, it was cool to see Tilda Swinton sleeping in a glass box, but what if the artist was present for some pillow talk?

That’s exactly what’s happening at a new show at Bosi Contemporary, “Come to Bed!”, which uses three queen-sized beds to focus on the different types of communication that take place under the covers. “You can sleep,  you can eat in your bed, you can have sexual experiences,” said the show’s curator, Roya Sachs. “At each age, you experience it differently, which is nice because they’re all of different ages, the artists, so they have different relationships with the bed.”

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Some Burlesque Stars Are Putting On a Stellar Zodiac Show Tonight

Mr Gorgeous as Cancerian Crab. (Photo: Eli Schmidt)

Mr Gorgeous as Cancerian Crab. (Photo: Eli Schmidt)

Do you find yourself humming “The Age of Aquarius” in the shower? constantly cursing Mercury retrograde?blaming your misfortunes on Saturn? All of those are, um, signs that you should head to Parkside Lounge tonight for “Zodiac Burlesque: The Best of the West.”

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Artisans Make Their Way To Grand Street In Williamsburg

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Photo: Angelica Frey

A pair of local artisans — one dealing in leather and the other in jewelry — have put down roots on Williamsburg’s Grand Street strip. Fitzgerald Jewelry recently moved from North 11th Street, its home of 16 years, to 251 Grand. Fitzgerald is a hybrid business: “We’re a gallery, and a school and we have our own collection of jewelry,” owner Michael Fitzgerald told us.

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Castles, Vassals and Tassles: Game of Thrones Gets a Burlesque Twist

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Photo: Courtesy of Hotsy Totsy Burlesque and Joe “The Shark” Naftali

The fifth season of Game of Thrones doesn’t premiere until April 12, but if you’re missing its byzantine intrigue, bloodshed and sexiness you can quell your thirst for Westeros (and Essos) with a new show from Hotsy Totsy Burlesque. “Game of Tassels” comes to the Slipper Room this Thursday.

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Take a First Look at Armory Week’s LES-Driven Fair, ‘Art On Paper’

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Doug Beube, “Collapse.”

Armory Arts Week continues tonight with a VIP preview party for “Art On Paper” at Pier 36. The fair opens to the public tomorrow, Friday, on the Lower East Side waterfront, and many of its 55 exhibitors are either from downtown or North Brooklyn. They’re showing works by artists who, per the website “look to paper as a major influence in their sculpture, drawing, painting and photography.”

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Bushwick Inlet Park Advocates Will (Literally) Shed Some Light On the Issue

The Illuminator's work during Occupy Wall Street.

The Illuminator’s work during Occupy Wall Street.

The future of Bushwick Inlet Park looks bright — or at least, it will be on Friday night. North Brooklyn residents will push for the conversion of the CitiStorage site into a park by projecting “light graffiti” on the building’s charred remains.

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‘This Is About the Shadow’: My Emotional Healing Session With a Hoodoo Shaman

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A selection of Khi Armand’s tools (Photo: Angelica Frey)

The room, a sunlit study in Sunset Park, was filled to capacity with bottles of oil and herbs. Altars of La Virgen de Guadalupe, Santa Muerte, and St. Cyprian each had a glass of water, for clarity. Not San Simón, though: next to his statue was a shot of Bacardi.
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Con Artist Collective Asks “What Happened To Fashion?”

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Lädy Millard and a faux-fur coat. Photo: Angelica Frey

New York Fashion Week might be wrapping up, but Fashion Month, showcasing the Fall 2015 collections, has barely started: London, Milan, and Paris are next. With that in mind, artists at Con Artists Collective in the Lower East Side are trying to answer a more profound —dare we say almost existential?—question: What happened to fashion?
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David Cross at Hits Premiere: Baby Boomers Are ‘The Worst Generation’

David Cross, Amy Sedaris and Amy Carlson (photo: Angelica Frey)

David Cross, Amy Sedaris and Amy Carlson (photo: Angelica Frey)

Before screening his directorial debut last night, David Cross warned the audience at Nitehawk Cinema not to expect any slapstick (or, presumably, cut-off shorts –hello, nevernudes). Hits, the comedian stressed, is a dark comedy that follows 45-year-old Dave Stuben (played by Louis CK lookalike Matt Walsh), a dump worker prone to political tirades at town-hall meetings, as he ascends to fame with the help of YouTube and some Brooklyn hipsters.
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