Ivory Twinkler of Gilded Lily Burlesque has the best pasties ever. You level-up just LOOKING at them. That’s a whole new reason to remember up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, b, a, b, a, start.
Okay, that’s probably too much geek. Probably five people know what I’m talking about at this point.
[thinks about it for a second] Actually, knowing our crowd, 99% of you know exactly what I’m talking about, right?
Regardless, Ivory Twinkler brought enough science/geek-hotness cred to melt the heart of the even the crankiest engineering major. And if one of you who wasn’t there says, “Naaa, no one’s that sexy, that’s ‘shopped. I can tell ’cause of the pixels and ’cause I’ve seen a lot of ‘shops in my time,” I swear on all that’s sacred the back of my hand is coming for your face.
On to more photos, which were taken by our trusty photographer, Jeff Schock. We started with the 1- and 2-minute poses.
Then we had a short break to refresh drinks and it was time for the 5-minute poses and the opposite-hand drawing contest, where if you’re right-handed you draw with your left, if you’re left-handed you draw with your right, and you’re ambidextrous you should really just keep that fact to yourself. The two winners each snagged an upside-down pineapple cake shot from Russell at the bar.
Three more 5-minute poses where the audience used whichever hand they felt was necessary.
With that, it was time for an intermission and one of the reasons we love Ivory Twinkler so much. I’m telling you folks, if you haven’t been to a Gilded Lily Burlesque show yet, you really, really should. Here’s an itty-bity taste. First hit’s free—the second, though . . .
Then it was time for the 10-minute poses, the second of which was the good ol’ standby ‘random noun’ contest where folks in the crowd yell out random nouns until Alexis hears something amusing.
Marshmellow peeps won out, amusing Alexis more than the mere fact that it was the day after Easter could possibly explain.
The winners, which there were a bunch of this time around, got 1 of 4 sketchpads from Artist & Craftsman Supply just across the street on the corner of North and Howard.
Huh, not sure why Kerry drew an entire box of peeps in her stomach, I mean, no one eats an entire box of peeps. That would be craaazyy. The only thing that would be crazier would be to eat two entire boxes after a night of double-fisting birthday drinks, and we certainly don’t know anyone that insane.
The first 20-minute pose was another contest, this time for the best incorporation of Batman’s 72nd birthday, with the prize being a copy of the badass illustrated faux-history book Boilerplate: History’s Mechanical Marvel from Atomic Books on the corner of Falls Rd and the Avenue in Hampden.
The last 20-minute pose of the evening and last contest was in honor of Shakespeare’s birthday with the prize being Karen Hsiao’s Rubber Duck from Baby Tattoo Books.
Many thanks to Ivory Twinkler of Gilded Lily Burlesque who was absolutely amazing; thanks as well to our sponsors Atomic Books, Artist & Craftsman Supply, and Baby Tattoo Books; thanks also to Russell for slinging drinks and song; Jeff for the heart-palpitating photos above; and last but not least, to Alexis for hosting this rodeo.
Next Dr. Sketchy’s is tomorrow, May 9th, with Paige Pumphrey!
If you don’t know anything about Paigey, read the blog post below this one—in any case, doors are at 6, start at 7! Drinks are a dollar off before 7, too, so don’t be late!