Sophia Sunday on a Saturday.

We’ve gotten a little behind with our blog posts – busy, busy, busy, but we’re catching up.  Sophia Sunday’s session was amazing, and her Fever act is easily one of my favorite burlesque acts.  The video and Alexis’s photos do a lot better job backing that up that my silly words could, so take a look.

We’d like to thank Matt Craft, Tim Kelly, John Schloman, Fred Zeleny, and Hannah Levasseur for sending in their drawings, which you can see in the gallery below.

Super duper thanks to Sophia Sunday of Gilded Lily Burlesque for being our muse for the evening; special thanks to our generous sponsor Atomic Books for providing prizes for the various drawing contests; thanks to Maeve for holding the door down and helping do all the setup and takedown stuff; thanks to Russell for slinging booze and tunes; and of course thanks to Alexis for the beautiful photos you see before and running the mic for the whole hootenanny.

Nona Narcisse on the wing.

Photo by Jeff Schock

This was Nona Narcisse’s second time posing for Dr. Sketchy’s Baltimore.  As Alexis likes to put it, Nona is like a bird – she spends her winters in New Orleans and migrates up to Baltimore and other places here and there for the summer.  If we get lucky, maybe we’ll get a chance to see her again next summer.

Atomic Books, up on the corner of the Avenue and Falls Rd in Hampden, provided a fancy-pancy Betty Paige hip flask for one lucky contest winner and Baby Tattoo Books provided a copy of Atrum Secretum by Gris Grimly for another.

Thank you to John Schloman, Kimberly Keyes Stark, Hannah LeVasseur, and Tim Kelly for sending in their artwork which we’ve included below.

Thanks to Nona Narcisse of Slow Burn Burlesque for being our muse for the evening; thanks to our sponsors Atomic Books and Baby Tattoo Books for providing prizes for the contests; thanks to Russell for slinging booze and music; thanks to Jeff for some of the photos you see below; thanks to Valeria Voxx for helping set up the stage and hold down the fort at the door; and thanks to Alexis for emceeing the whole affair.

Mourna Handful milks it for all it’s worth.

Photo by Jeff Schock

Mourna Handful of Black Tassel Boolesque was a show stopper – not only did she bring awesome poses and awesome costumes, she delivered a doozy of a performance.  I don’t say this often, but I think her performance ranks as one of the best Dr. Sketchy’s Baltimore has ever seen.

It was certainly the first one in which the front row of the audience got hosed GWAR-style – we warned them ahead of time.  We try to be nice like that.

A friend of ours was in attendance, and had only seen one burlesque performance before in her life.  What she’d seen before could best be characterized as classic-y burlesque – slow reveals, glove peals, jazz songs, all that.   Up to that point, she hadn’t known seen anything of a more humorous nature.  Suffice it to say, when the Mourna’s act ended, our friend was left with her mouth hanging open and a complete lack of words.

If that isn’t a win, I don’t know what is. 🙂

Anyways, I’ll have the video for that session done in a few days.  Till then, take a gander at the photos below from Jeff and Alexis.

Thank you to Caroline Jones, John Schloman, Kat Parker, Kimberly Keyes Stark, Nanette Hatzes, and Tim Kelly for sending in their artwork which we’ve included below.

Special super-duper thanks to Mourna Handful for gifting us with one of the prettiest and funniest sessions we’ve ever seen; thanks to our sponsors Atomic Books and Baby Tattoo Books for providing prizes for the contests; thanks to Russell for slinging booze and music; thanks to Jeff for some of the photos you see below; thanks to Valeria Voxx for helping set up the stage and hold down the fort at the door; and thanks to Alexis for emceeing the whole affair.