As always, the Observatory in Brooklyn, NY, has a schedule of fascinating talks and workshops.
And Atlas Obscura always lists interesting things in different cities.
11/8 - Wassabasco's 9th Anniversary! The Wassabasco burlesque troupe celebrates their ninth anniversary with much bump and grind, and a list of guests too large to go into here. Doors 8pm, tix $20. The Bell House, 149 7th St, Brooklyn, NY.
11/8 - Burlesque Behind Bars: Bustin' Out! DC's own Valentine Candy Burlesque presents an evening of prison themed fun, with Rev. Valentine, Candy del Rio, Ellie Quinn, Kat De Lac, and Mab Just Mab. Doors at 9pm, tix $12 at the door, The Bier Baron, 1523 22nd St NW, Washington, DC.
11/8 - Filthy Gorgeous Burlesque! Thirsty Girl Productions presents this evening of burlesque, comedy, and magic. With The Maine Attraction, Rosie 151, Brewster, Broadway Brassy, Boo Boo Darling, and hosted by Albert Cadabra. Doors 9pm, tix $20. Two Boots Hudson Valley, 4604 Route 9G, Red Hook, NY.
11/8 - Brews and Burlesque! Richmond's own Those Freaking Weirdos troupe presents an evening of fun. Doors at 9pm, tix $10. Strangeways Brewing, 2277A Dabney Rd, Richmond, VA.
11/9 - The Maxie Ford Massacre! The Moxie Fords are Baltimore's new tap and comedy team, and this will be a horror-themed tap dance show. With Stanley Bothered and Jambi. Shows at 8pm and 10pm; tix $10. The Yellow Sign Theatre, 1726 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD.
11/15 - Chocolate Lounge! My lovely pal GiGi Holliday presents her monthly evening featuring burlesque artistes of color. Shows at 8:45 and 11pm; tix $12 adv/$15 and the door. The Black Cat, 1811 14th St NW, Washington, DC.
11/16 - Gilded Lily Fall Sweep! Not exactly a performance, but a unique flea market sponsored by Baltimore's own burlesque troupe Gilded Lily, with handmade wares and secondhand finds. It's bound to be an experience. 12pm to 5pm. The Windup Space, 12 West North Ave, Baltimore, MD.
11/17 - Barbarellesque! A burlesque tribute to Barbarella. Yes, Barbarella. It's been waiting to be done. With Cherie Sweetbottom, Swami Yohmami, Maria Bella, Buster Britches, Sunny Sighed, Mr. Gorgeous, Kay Sera, Missy Aggravation, and a load of gorgeous go-go girls. Guaranteed to be one of those must-be-seen-to-be-believed evenings. Doors 7pm; tix $12 adv/$15 door, available here. The Windup Space, Baltimore, MD.
11/28 - Thanksgiving. Do whatever you usually do.
11/29 - Black Friday. Avoid the crowds, stay home, and read. Or go antiquing or used-book prowling. Go to a museum or a movie. Get together with your friends. Take a walk in the park. Just avoid the malls. Unless that's your thing, then at least be safe.