Burlesque entertainer KiKi Maroon shares her passion for the tantalizing and strange at the inaugural Bayou City Burlesque & Circus Arts Festival
. The show’s producer, Maroon is bringing talent from across the country to Houston for this first-of-its-kind-in-the-city show. On the wild and weird bill are Kristina Nekyia (a contortionist/belly dancer/burlesque artist from Los Angeles) and little person Viva La Muerte (Miss Exxxotic Chicago from Chicago). There’s also Le Strange Sideshow (a burlesque/circus sideshow/vaudeville female trio from San Antonio) and Zamora the Torture King (a body-skewering, sword-swallowing, fire-eating, mind-over-matter sideshow performer from Las Vegas). Local artists include Houston’s own ms YET (a belly dancer/performance artist who performs with swords) and Maroon (a circus burlesque clown). The festival also features silk acrobatics, contortion, trapeze and more. “We’re working hard to make [the festival] successful so that in the future we can make it a multi-day event,” KiKi told us.
7 p.m. Warehouse Live, 813 Saint Emanuel. For information, visit bcbcfestival.wordpress.com. $20 to $50.
Sat., Jan. 17, 7 p.m., 2015