Gilded Lily Burlesque presents: Fight the Power

Jun. 23, 2017 9:30pm at The Black Cat DC, Washington , DC

Gilded Lily Burlesque presents “FIGHT THE POWER”, a provocative burlesque show that shouts out against social injustice. It premieres at THE BLACK CAT, JUNE 23, 2017

Burlesque is more than just glitz and glamour. Historically, the performance art was used to parody, caricature, or exaggeratedly imitate the social system at the time. In FIGHT THE POWER, Gilded Lily Burlesque intends to take the art of burlesque to its roots and use it as a platform for social discourse.

Race, class, and gender have always been controversial topics of conversation. Considering recent legislative and civic affairs, they come to the forefront of the public mind. Gilded Lily Burlesque has selected an extraordinary cast of per...formers who are ready to contest institutionalized racism, gender inequality, the criminalization of drugs, and environmental issues in an engaging, entertaining, and unforgettable way.

Gilded Lily Burlesque will be donating a portion of ticket and raffle sales to HIPS. HIPS promotes the health, rights, and dignity of individuals and communities impacted by sexual exchange and/or drug use due to choice, coercion, or circumstance. HIPS provides compassionate harm reduction services, advocacy, and community engagement that is respectful, non-judgmental, and affirms and honors individual power and agency. Learn more at

FIGHT THE POWER stars: “Baltimore’s Sicilian Queen”, Maria Bella, “The Sweetheart of the Dark” and Gilded Lily’s own, Mourna Handful, Gilded Lily’s, Nona Narcisse, “The Attractive Nuisance” and Gilded Lily’s own, Ruby Spruce, Chocolate City Cabaret’s, Eva Mystique, and the Camp Counselor of Burlesque, Buster Britches!

Show Details:
June 23, 2017
The Black Cat
Doors 9pm, Show 9:30pm
Tickets: $12 ADV/$15 DOS