Category: Events

Tomorrow-Weather Conditions – Jan 21-ELS-Live-Philadelphia Weekly-PhillyNow

Tomorrow The Salon will happen, since I live so close to TIME. But in the event it is even too dangerous for me to make the trek, I shall post all information regarding the Salon tomorrow.

Ainsley Burrows, spoken word poet extraordinaire, creator of the ‘The Sweet Spot,’ featured presenter tomorrow Jan 21, along with 20+ readers, at the Erotic Literary Salon-Live.

 Ainsley Burrows at, or

Philadelphia Weekly – PhillyNow

The Erotic Literary Salon

by Josh Kruger

Word geeks talking genitalic fun—or even use—are lucky to be around these days. It used to be that the only sites to talk freely about intimate exploits were either stiflingly clinical or unnecessarily shameful, with bright neon lights outside and sticky linoleum on the inside. Indeed, safe spaces where people could creatively rant or rave about their awesome, mundane or downright twisted sex lives were primarily on psychiatrists’ couches or barstools a few blocks away from the neighborhood parish. Thank heaven times have changed.

To celebrate both remorseless kinkiness and good ol’ fashioned spoken word, the Erotic Literary Salon brings together an eager audience on every third Tuesday of each month at TIME in Center City, where open souls share five-minute sex-related poems, remembrances and short stories. And for January’s gathering, attendees will welcome Ainsley Burrows, creator of the touring “pop-erotica extravaganza” dubbed Sweet Spot Nation, which hits Philly next month—on the weekend before Valentine’s Day. (Mark that calendar now.)

Burrows, who’s toured professionally as a poet for over a decade, will give a talk with a Q&A before the evening’s open mic—oh, and his ultra-hot poems are going to leave blisters. Here’s to a night that’s as publicly and positively affirming of sex and sexuality as it ought to be. / JOSH KRUGER

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REAF – Rochester Erotic Arts Festival – Submissions – Prize $300 1st Place

Submit your art by March 1 to the REAF Art Show and Sale & Erotic Art Show – Digital Display. REAF Festival Store entries accepted by March 15 and Artist Booths Available.

Information taken from REAF website:

REAF Regional Erotic Art Show and Sale

  • Submit by March 1, $30 per entry (up to 5 pieces)

This show is a regional juried exhibition. Work must be hand delivered on March 27, or March 28 with prior permission.

We are in search of high quality original works that are creative, erotic and thought-provoking. Accepted media include drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, collage, digital art, photography, film, and sculpture, for exhibition and possible sale. 20% of the sale price of art will go to Rochester Erotic Arts, Inc. (works do not have to be offered for sale). Artists must be 18 and over. Artists accepted for the Regional Erotic Art Show are also encouraged to submit work to the REAF Festival Store.

Prizes: 1st Place, $300, 2nd Place, $200, 3rd Place, $100.

REAF Erotic Art Show – Digital Display

  • Submit by March 1, $20 per entry (up to 10 pieces) 

This show is an international juried exhibition. We are in search of high quality original works that are creative, erotic and thought-provoking. Accepted media include drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, collage, digital art, photography, film, and sculpture, for exhibition on 70-inch HDTV. REAF will promote your web site and online sales sites. Artists must be 18 and over. Artists accepted for the Digital Display are also encouraged to submit work to the REAF Festival Store.

REAF Festival Store

Entries for the REAF Festival Store will be accepted until March 15, 2014. There is no submission fee. 20% commission on all work sold.

The REAF Festival Store is looking for art that is both erotic and marketable, packed and priced to sell.

You don’t need to have your original art work juried into the REAF Erotic Art Show and Sale to sell your work through the REAF Festival Store, although it is advantageous to have exposure in both places.

Artist Booths Available

A very llmited number of 8×10 booths will be available for artists to display and sell their work themselves. The cost will be 50% off the normal vendor rate, and the booths will be located in the center mezzanine with all the other artwork.

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Comedy-Gasm! Keepin it Sexy! – Tonight – Rachel Fogletto

Another evening of outraggeous comedy, at its best. First, vote by January 20th for the best  2014 WitOut Awards for Philadelphia Comedy, scroll down to ‘Best Recurring Show’ and vote ‘Comedy-Gasm.’

Come out tonight and join me and a room full of laughter at the Irish Pol.

  • It’s a brand new year, everyone’s acting all brand new, you can’t get an exercise machine at the gym, and you’re probably feeling like you want some familiarity…well Comedy-Gasm has got your comfort food right here! Same hilarious time, same hilarious place, same great drink specials, with just the right dose of unexpected surprises! Come, let’s share endorphins! Hosted by: Rachel Fogletto BURLESQUE by: Eris Vayle (Scantily-Clad Storytelling) Stand-Up from: Robert Ecks (We Do!) Stax (Laff House) Jenn Tisdale (Brightest Young Things/ twitter @Jenn_Tisdale) Mary Radzinski (Helium) 8 PM Doors 8:45 SHOW Upstairs at the Irish Pol 21 + $7 cover plus donations welcome DRINK SPECIALS

45 S. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106

Lil’ Steph – RASPUTIN’S ROOM: Philadelphia’s Only All Classic Burlesque Show

Tonight, Friday, Jan 17th, join me and several regular attendees of the Erotic Literary Salon at Lil’Steph’s Classic Burlesque Show. We saw December’s show and it was fantastic, so we’re heading back for more sultry entertainment.

“How can you sincerely repent if you have not sinned?”-Rasputin
The time has come to satisfy your craving for sinful behavior. RASPUTIN’S ROOM brings you an extravaganza of opulent indulgence every 3rd Friday of the month. RASPUTIN’S ROOM is a lavish evening overflowing with sumptuous burlesque and musical performances, featuring a rotating cast of the most alluring performers from up and down the eastern seaboard!

The Bronx Bombashell, LILY FAYE
The Beach Bunny Ballerina, GINGER LEIGH
The Golden Throat of Burlesque, BROADWAY BRASSY
The Scintillating Emcee, JOEY MARTINI
The Criminally Cute, LIL’ STEPH


Quench your thirst at the bar in true Rasputin style before the show at our cocktail hour. And be sure to stay after the show to drink and mingle with the glitterati!! Food is now available at Ruba till 2am!
Local artist ,Monique Ligons, will have prints her work on display which will be available for purchase.

Rasputin’s Room was featured as one of PW’s Top Weekend Picks:
Rasputin’s Room was also highlighted in the recent Philadelphia Weekly article “one day in Philadelphia: 24 hours of life in the city”

The Criminally Cute Lil’ Steph is one of Philadelphia’s leading burlesque performers and producers. As producer, she founded Bravissimo Burlesque which ran for over 3 years and currently Rasputin’s Room: Philadelphia’s Only All Classic Burlesque Show. Lil’ Steph began performing burlesque in 2006. Since then she has performed up and down the Eastern Seaboard including Scranton, Harrisburg, West Chester, Jim Thorpe, Newark, Atlantic City, NYC, Wilmington, D.C., Charleston, Boston and Las Vegas. In 2010 she was selected to perform in The Burlesque Hall of Fame Showcase in Las Vegas and in 2013 she won the title “Most Classic” at The Carolina Burlesque Festival Sweet Tease pageant.

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