Special Events

A collection of events so special that we had no choice but to call them "Special Events".

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Miss Mina's Tea Party

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Miss Mina Murray,
Feb. 22, 2015, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
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A delightful oasis of civility to help re-charge your batteries as the end of The Expo approaches.

The Art Show

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Feb. 21, 2015, noon - 8 p.m.
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A wonderful collection of promotional posters for burlesque shows -- new and historical.

The Costume Display

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Feb. 21, 2015, noon - 8 p.m. Feb. 22, 2015, noon - 8 p.m.
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In burlesque, what you put on is just as important as what you take off. Curated by Rhode Island's own BettySioux Tailor and Blitzen vonSchtupp, the annual Costume Display is one of the highlights of The Great Burlesque Exposition.

Located in the Vendor Hall, the Costume Display features remarkable examples of both modern and historic burlesque costumes — some of which are even for sale!

The Costume Exhibit is open Saturday and Sunday from noon to 8:00 p.m. and is included with your Fan Admission


The Library

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Feb. 6, 2016, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Feb. 7, 2016, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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New this year! For the scholars and bibliophiles amongst us, we are transforming our lounge into a showcase of some of the most interesting, obscure, and educational written material (and other media) on burlesque. Rarities include things like an early edition of Liz Renay's "My Face For The World To See" and an autographed copy of Ann Corio's "This Was Burlesque".

Welcome Reception

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Feb. 20, 2015, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
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A little get together to welcome performers to The Great Burlesque Exposition.