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Burlesque dancer Leo LeFlash

Juice file photo Burlesque dancer Leo LeFlash

Saturday night idea: Food, music and burlesque

Published on June 29th, 2013 | by Joe Lawler

Start off the evening with dinner at The Gramercy Tap, 400 Walnut St. The menu includes features like grilled mahi mahi and sauteed skate wing, along with pasta dishes and a new menu of specialty cocktails.

From there, head across the lobby of the Kirkwood to check out the Iowa School of Burlesque’s Underbusted event at the Des Moines Social Club. You’ll see performers like Phoenix L’Amour, Stinketta Beaverhausen and Leo LaFlash along with featured performer Esme Rodriguez and a new class of dancers including Foxy the Wolf, Lady Hyde and Eva Nyx. The show starts at 9 p.m. and admission is $15.

When Underbusted ends around 11 p.m., head over to the Vaudeville Mews, 214 Fourth St., for your choice between two shows.

Dustin Smith and The Sunday Silos will play a free show outside in the alley PBR Bar, while The Wheelers, Poison Control Center, The Slats and DJ Bob Nastanovich perform inside. $5.

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Joe Lawler covers music and more for Juice Magazine. E-mail him at or follow his updates on Twitter @JoeLawler

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