Thursday, March 10, 2011

Whhoooo Boy - Do we have a stellar Wednesday night planned for you. Featuring the hot hot burlesque stylings of CALAMITY CHANG, a dangerous debut by CHARLIE GUNN, Go-Go goodness by DAVINA GRANDSPARKLE, our resident heart throb DJ JESS and of course your weekly hosts RUNAROUND SUE, and SCOOTER PIE. As always, at hte Delancey with doors at 930 and sets at 10 and 11. Free huckleberry vodka shots provided by 44 Degrees North Vodka and debaucherous good times all night long. No Cover! Streaming live each week on

Curious about what you missed last week? Take a look at Scooter Pie's weekly recap:

Picture it if you will- the scene on Wednesday, March 9, 2011:
Outside the Delancey: still cold & generally yuck.
Inside the Delancey: HOT n' steamy!!
It was a wild one for the books, folks, I cannot tell a lie- Shaken & Stirred was (figuratively) ON FIRE last night (if I do say so myself)!
Our very special featured performer Albert Cadabra offered up some naughty naked(ish) magic, S&S first-timer Lindy Lollipop was luscious, classy dame Ginger Brown serenaded us, and go-go sensation Hazel Honeysuckle kept the crowd real happy. Runaround Sue displayed several of her numerous talents- at once- with her famous chess act, and I, Scooter Pie, discovered that the audience was a bunch of wannabe cannibals. Don't ask.
In sports news, The Champion earned his fourth beer-contest win in a tiebreaker after a near-upset by an underdog competitor! It was the first Shaken & Stirred beer game tiebreaker second round I've ever seen, and boy, was it tense! Seriously!
Also, a special shout-out is due to this week's super-enthusiastic dance contest volunteers. Your moves were inspiring. And sexy.
See ya next week!

And now.... for a sneak peak at this week's featured performer: CALAMITY CHANG!

**photo by Malgorzata Saniewska

Calamity Chang was born in Taipei, Taiwan and grew up in Santa, Cruz, Bolivia, Tampa, Florida, Houston and Dallas, Texas. She went to undergraduate school at Cornell University, majored in English, and joined an all-girl improvisation group. After four freezing years in Ithaca, she attended Columbia University for a Masters of Fine Art in digital media. A big fan of over-education, Calamity furthered her academic training by attending the School of Burlesque in NY where she found her true-calling in burlesque performance. She currently produces four shows: Spanking the Lower East Side at Nurse Bettie, Beatles Burlesque at Public Assembly, Drunken Dragon Nights at Macao Trading Company, and Room 69 at Hotel Chantelle.

1. What does Burlesque mean to you?
Right now at this part of my life, burlesque performance means a branch of self-expression that writing and graphic design have not allowed me to access. It also means entertaining a crowd which I absolutely love!

2. How did you choose your name?
I grew up in Texas (some part of my life) and I came up with my name “Calamity Chang” as a pun and homage to the original Southern misfit “Calamity Jane”.

3. Who was your first celebrity crush?
James Dean

4. What are you reading these days and why?
I’m catching up on all the classic striptease autobiographies. Just finished “Mother in G-String” by Gypsy Rose Lee’s son. Now I’m reading “Georgia: My Life in Burlesque” by Georgia Sothern. I love the way the language from the 30s is captured exactly like the way people spoke back then.

5. What is your favorite performance antecdote?
When wearing a big mask like my Hello Kitty costume, make sure you don’t get turned around by your choreography and always know where the audience is so you don’t end up facing the back of the stage when you pull your mask off.

6. Please distill your life philosophy into either a couplet or haiku:
If you don’t feel like going out,
Then don’t go out.

7. How can the people find out more about you?
They can find out all about me on my website

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