The temperature isn’t the only thing heating up this summer. At Cliff Bell’s, burlesque performers from around the world are setting the stage on fire during the club’s monthly burlesque revue, Speakeasy Sundays. And this month’s show is a sultry one.
Speakeasy Sundays: Sultry Summer Edition
This month’s show taking place on July 21, the Sultry Summer Edition, features performances by burlesque performers, pin-up models and variety entertainers from Detroit and Chicago, including:
- Siomai Moore
- Crocodile Lightning
- Vivacious Miss Audacious
- Lilith Von Tal
- Leena Allure
- Margaux Royale
- Miss Holly Hock
- Emcee: Hot Tawdry
Cliff Bell’s award-winning classic cocktails, appetizers and dinner fare from a French-inspired menu will be available before and during the show, which starts at 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
This monthly burlesque revue was created by Miss Holly Hock, a local burlesque entertainer who has performed at nationally recognized events and also founded the Detroit School of Burlesque.
Tickets are $20 – $35 and can be purchased on EventBrite. Seating is communal so expect to sit with other guests if you don’t buy a full table. Purchasing tickets as a group is recommended. If you purchase your tickets separately, you may be seated separately. Many Speakeasy Sunday shows have sold out in the past, so purchase your tickets soon.
Keep in mind that this is a burlesque show in an establishment that serves alcohol. Consequently, the content is for mature audiences only. Questions about the show or ticket reservations can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cliff Bell’s: Detroit’s Historic Jazz Club
Cliff Bell’s is one of the city’s oldest supper clubs. Originally opened by John Clifford Bell in 1935, the club is a piece of history, reminiscent of Detroit’s art deco era when nightclubs and burlesques lined the city’s famous Park Avenue. Today, Cliff Bell’s is the only remaining Park Avenue club from the 30s to feature burlesque.
The club itself is restored to its original glamour with rich mahogany tones, brass features and its trademark bar side tables. The restaurant is decorated with sleek leather booths, barrel-vaulted ceilings, vintage artwork, subtle animal prints and an original cat mural that spans one side of the club. Most nights of the week, live jazz performers, many of whom are locals, perform on a stage that features an art deco sunburst and a Steinway piano.