Burlesque Noir hosts funderaiser to compete in national event
L ocal neo-burlesque performance troupe, Burlesque Noir, is co-hosting a fundraiser and raffle to raise money in order to attend a competition in Texas next month, said veterinary technician graduate and troupe founder “Holly Rebelle.” The group hopes the Bikini Bash Bonanza fundraiser will help with travel costs to attend the Texas Burlesque Festival on April 12 – 14 in Austin, said Rebelle.
Rebelle said that the troupe is honored to have another opportunity to represent Albuquerque in a competition. The group won the award for best troupe at the “Great Boston Burlesque Exposition” in 2009, said Rebelle.
While all the girls are passionate and talented, any form of dance as a hobby is very expensive — especially when group travel is involved, said Rebelle.
As you may have heard, Burlesque Noir has been invited to compete at Texas Burlesque Festival in April. Our own Mary Jane Monroe has put together a fundraiser to help finance the trip. Prizes include two $150+ packages from Arte De La Mano Aveda Salon, a 4 pack of tickets to Burlesque Noir’s “Burlesque in the Wild West” on May 26, Gift Cards to Free Radicals, and more.
Festivities get underway at The Cafe Mary Jane (3600 Highway 528 in Rio Rancho) 11 AM on March 31. Need not be present to win.
Our friend DJ Brian Botkiller will be on hand to spin the beats and Dark Flash Photos will be taking photos. Come down to the Cafe Mary Jane, grab some food and party with the ladies of Burlesque Noir while they draw our winners.
We have created an E-Ticket Raffle system in addition to physical tickets.
On April 14th, Burlesque Noir will be competing at Texas Burlesque Fest in Austin. To pay for fuel and hotel expenses, our own Mary Jane Monroe has asked a number of local businesses to donate their time and services to our Texas and Tassels party on March 31st. Arte de la Mano Aveda Salon, The Cafe Mary Jane, Free Radicals, Dark Flash Photography, and others have donated nearly $500 in prizes for this travel fundraiser and we’re selling $5.00 tickets as a chance to win one or more of these fabulous prizes.
Tickets are available now at the bottom of this page but you can also shop 66 Pin Ups and Free Radicals to get them. You may also purchase tickets just prior to the drawing on March 31st at the Texas and Tassels party hosted at The Cafe Mary Jane located at 3600 HWY 528 (in front of Dick’s Sporting Goods) DJ Brian Botkiller will be spinning dance beats and prize sponsor Dark Flash Photography will be taking photos of all the fun
Raffle drawing takes place during the Texas and Tassels Fundraiser celebration.
The Cafe Mary Jane
3600 State Highway 528 NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114
3/31 from 11 – 4 PM
Come down to Cafe Mary Jane right now and get your last chance at tickets!