Burlesque dancers raise temperatures with their cunning movements and bawdy humor, unlike the cold shoulders and bleak monologues doled out by burlesque figure skaters. Keep warm with this GrouponLive deal to see "Can’t Touch This: The Tennessee Tease Tackles the 90s," presented by The Tennessee Tease Burlesque at the Hi-Tone Cafe. For $15, you get two general-admission tickets on Saturday, May 12, at 10 p.m. (a $30 value). Doors open at 9 p.m.
The performers of The Tennessee Tease Burlesque pay homage to the kitsch of two decades past in "Can’t Touch This: The Tennessee Tease Tackles the 90s,” a glamorous tribute of theatrical defrocking certain to tantalize Generations X–Z and fog up Urkel glasses. Before relinquishing the stage to the main attraction, Kalediophonix launches the evening into full retro swing with a party set of electro-pop and trip-hop. Afterward, while sipping on favorite drinks, attendees can hoot, holler, and shout out instructions from carburetor-repair manuals to demonstrate their support for performers, whose curvy silhouettes strut across the stage donned in elaborate costumes while backed by nostalgic songs. Creative stage names, such as Fatty McClure, infuse an extra dose of humor into the playful performance, which typically engages the crowd with fire stunts and scintillating props such as feather fans. Additionally, Hi-Tone Cafe’s intimate setup enables guests to get close enough to the stage to hear every note and confirm the sweet-smelling host's rumored devotion to stuffing his pockets with magazine cologne samples.