Maroon found burlesque shows a rarity when she started performing here two years ago. ''At the time there was no burlesque scene or regular shows in Houston. I was turned down by pretty much every local venue, saying there was no draw. Determined to bring sexiness back to H-town, I built my own temporary stage in the back patio at Boheme out of plywood and cinder blocks. Apparently Houston was ready for our antics because almost 300 people came to that first show,'' she recounts, laughing.
In addition to Maroon's gyrations, the evening also features Houston showgirls Dem Damn Dames as well as Austin's Jigglewatts Burlesque Revue girls Goldie Candela and Ruby Joule, who was recently inducted into the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas. ''And, in true BurlyQ style, the evening will be as funny as it is sexy, featuring the comic stylings of the 2012 Houston’s Funniest Person winner, Matthew Broussard,'' teases Maroon.
7 and 9:30 p.m. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk. For information, call 713-528-5999 or visit sordidsideshow.com. $20 to $22.
Fri., May 24, 7 & 9:30 p.m., 2013