Category: Events

Burlesque – Lil’ Steph – Rasputin’s Room

Join me – Friday, Dec 20 at the Ruba Club, 416 Green St. Philadelphia –

“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 performances, featuring a rotating cast of the most alluring performers from up and down the eastern seaboard.

The One Woman Riot, MINNIE TONKA!
The voluptuous ballerina, LELU LENORE!
Genderfuck Royalty, THE NOTORIOUS OMG!
The Criminally Cute LIL’ STEPH!
The always seductive, LULU LOLLIPOP!
Tantalizing the audience, DOTTIE RIOT!

Doors at 9pm, Show at 10pm

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!!

Looking for something spectacular to wear? Head to our sponsor Briar Vintage!

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”
Ruba memberships available!


Philadelphia Burlesque Performer and Producer

“The Criminally Cute Lil’ Steph is one of Philadelphia’s leading burlesque performers and producers. She has been dazzling burlesque audiences and turning the world on with her smile since 2006. Lil’ Steph founded and co produced Philadelphia’s Sensational Bravissimo Burlesque for over 3 years and Rasputin’s Room. The petite coquette was the resident go-go vixen at Philly’s original rock and roll dance party, the legendary Fast Cheap and Out of Control for 9 years and is now a resident dancer at The Dolphin Tavern. As one of Philadelphia’s most sought after performers she has performed at such events as Diabolique Fetish Ball, the Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention, Hotrod Hoedown, Dr. Sketchy’s Philly, The Philadelphia Fringe Festival’s Late Nite Cabaret, Thank Goddess it’s OMG, Icandy’s 1 year Anniversary and has done guest spots at Carnivolution and with the award winning Peek-A-Boo Revue. She has intoxicated the room at venues like Johnny Brenda’s,The Trocodaro, Kung Fu Necktie, Blue Martini, North Star, World Cafe Live, Plays and Players, Ruba, PhilaMOCA, Underground Arts, Voyeur, and The TLA.

Being one of Philly’s performance elite has given her the opportunity to perform at shows and venues up and down the Eastern Seaboard! She has tantalized audiences with her luscious sex appeal in Harrisburg, Scranton, Jim Thorpe, NYC, D.C, Newark, Charleston and Las Vegas. Lil’ Steph has brought her adorable stage presence to venues like Palace of Wonders, Red Palace, Mojo 13, Slipper Room, Public Assembly, Tammany Hall, Employee’s Only, Macao Trading Co., The Bowery Poetry Club, The Triad, R Bar, Cha Cha’s and The Mauch Chunk Opera House. She has appeared in such shows as Brick City Burlesque, The Coney Island Rockabilly Festival, Drunken Dragon Nights, Spanking the Lower East Side, Room 69, Shaken and Stirred, Kitty Nights, The Rhinstone Follies, Sharkbite Sideshow, Party in a Box, Ball Drop, Tilted Torch Burlesque, and Sugar Shack Burlesque. Lil’ Steph has made the festival circuit as well performing in The Burlesque Hall of Fame, Philly’s Burlesque-n- Beyond, The PA Burlesque Festival and she won the title “MOST CLASSIC” at the 2013 Carolina Burlesque Festival.”

Tuesday-Dec 17-The Erotic Literary Salon – Live, Free To Love: Cinema of the Sexual Revolution

International House Philadelphia Presents: Free to Love: The Cinema of the Sexual Revolution, January 10 – February 15, 2014

Canary Press: More than 60 commercial and underground films dedicated to the sexual revolution will be presented in Free to Love,running Jan. 10 – Feb. 15, 2014 atInternational House Philadelphia’s (IHP) Ibrahim Theater (3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia; 215-387-5125),a resource for world-class avant-garde and repertory cinema since 1976. This expansive film series, which includes appearances and talks by several of the original filmmakers and influential film historians, explores the political and artistic tumult of the 1960s and ‘70s and its effect on contemporary culture. The series is supported by a grant from the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage.

Canary Promotion is providing full-service media relations for the month-long film series, which includes rare screenings, talks by noted film critics and historians, and personal appearances by some of the original filmmakers.

About the client: 

International House Philadelphia has a critical three-fold mission: to maintain a diverse and welcoming community for scholars from around the world, while introducing them to the American experience; to broaden the horizons of its residents and the Greater Philadelphia community through high quality international arts and humanities programs; and to encourage understanding, respect, and cooperation among the people of all nations.

Throughout the year, International House Philadelphia presents hundreds of public programs to Philadelphia-area residents, fostering a global community by celebrating the world’s cultural diversity and exploring issues from an international perspective. Year after year, we continue our legacy of introducing international art and culture to Philadelphia, while at the same time acclimating our residents to the American way of life. Beyond our well-known film program, we also host over 200 events each year including concerts, art exhibits, seminars, symposiums, receptions, cultural & cuisine events, and more.

Comedy-Gasm! Holiday Spectacular! December 21

Just a few days after the December 17th Salon, Rachel Fogletto a regular attendee of the Erotic Literary Salon will be presenting her holiday comedy show. Mark your calendars for both events.

Saturday, December 21, 8-11pm

The Irish Pol

45 S. 3rd St

Philadelphia, pA

No handicap access

“Ohhhh yeah, we’re here for the holidays! Take a break from the stress of holiday-oriented consumer bullshit and GET IT IN before you’re stuck pretending to be a different person your family or family-in-law approves of. No matter what you celebrate or if you don’t (we seriously don’t give a shit) JUST COME AND FEEL GOOD at the comedy show by the unashamed, for the unashamed HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR! ”

Your amazing lineup is as follows:

Performance by:
Andrew Jeffrey Wright and Rose Luardo (The New Dreamz )

Stand-up by:

David Piccolomini (Panic Hour)
Mike Brooks (Philly’s Phunniest Finalist 2013)
Aaron Nevins (Hang On)
Dan King (Lover, Fighter, Doer, Creator, Dominator)

Hosted By: Rachel Fogletto

Doors at 8 PM Show at 8:45PM
$7 plus donations welcome
Upstairs at the Irish Pol
21 +

Sunday, November 24 Events – Burlesque Workshop, Scantily Clad Storytelling

Burlesque Basic Three Hour Class!

Sunday, November 24, at the Sewing Factory, Philadelphia

Students will learn about the history of burlesque, classic moves, costume rigging tips, and of course….how to make your own pasties, along with twirling tips and tricks!
All pastie making supplies are provided and you get to take home your arts and crafts!

Although we cover classic moves using gloves, stockings and props, this is not a dance class. Students should wear or bring a skirt and high heels without straps preferred.

The workshop is taught by Annie A-Bomb, an almost 15 year veteran of burlesque. She is the artistic director of The Cabaret Administration.
Formerly she was the co- director of Cabaret Red Light 2008-2011, and director of Revival Burlesque 2007-2010.
She founded the Philadelphia School of Burlesque in 2009.

40$ fee payable upon pre-registration.
To pre-register please send an e-mail
(a paypal fund request will be sent to all students)

This class is limited to 10 students, so register early, as spots are expected to fill early!
The class will begin at 2:00pm on Sunday November 24.
The class will run about three hours.

Scantily Clad Storytelling

Sunday, November 24, 8PM 2pm at the Raven Lounge 1718 Sansom St., Philadelphia

An open mic for those who have dabbled in any way in the erotic industry. Hilarious, frightening, erotic, creative writing or off-the-cuff, this will essentially be a room full of people who are open about their experiences and want to share, be it to have fun, to dispel stereotypes, to meet people, or just to reach out to the community.

Organized by women in the industry, we want to make dialogue about industry experiences as casual as any other one could have.

AND if you have art, feel free to sell it! We have room for three artists on the walls.

AND, because our venue has a pole, we will be doing a pole workshop after the event for those who would like to stay and learn, OR if you’d like to do a performance sometime throughout the night, message one of the hosts of this event!

The doors are open to anyone, with or without experience. If you just want to support the idea that the erotic arts can be a safe and consensual place to be, or just are curious and want to listen to amusing/raunchy/moving word of mouth, come on in!

WE ARE A SAFE EVENT. While we have had our doors open to anyone who cares to join, there have been no problems concerning jackassery, douchebags or hecklers. There is a strict zero jerk tolerance policy. So come in, have drinks, laugh, and dont worry!

Ask Eris Vale for password, attend the Erotic Literary Salon for only $8.