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I'm always looking to book more performances or photo shoots, so if you see a gap in my touring schedule and you have an event or an idea for a pin-up shoot, email me!

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September 2014
Sep 1: NYC - Behind The Velvet Curtain: Burlesque at Beauty Bar, 231 E 14th St, 10pm, FREE with drink purchase from Anna Copa Cabanna at the front bar! Featuring Bettina May, Minnie Tonka, Minx Arcana, Grace Gotham and host Albert Cadabra! Setting the mood will be DJ Ceremony! Click here for more info.
Sep 4: NYC - Burlesque at Nurse Bettie, 106 Norfolk St, 10pm. Free!
Sep 6: Lodi, NJ - Handsome Devil Tattoo Co. 1st ANNIVERSARY EXTRAVAGANZA at ReBar, 132 Essex St, 9pm. Live Music by the Junk Rumblers, and Crash Gordon & Debra Dynamite.
Live burlesque by Raquel Reed, Madame Rosebud and Bettina May! Give aways, drink specials and other surprises to be announced. DRESS TO IMPRESS!!!! Speakeasy attire or pin-up attire STRONGLY SUGGESTED.
Sep 9:

NYC - The Cover Girl Burlesque Show & NYFW AFTER PARTY, Botanic Lab Bar, 86 Orchard St. 10pm, Tickets $10. RSVP for list: trisha@3wexperience.com

Sep 11:

New York Harbour - Dances of Vice: Danger Diabolik Burlesque Cruise, Clipper City, Pier 17: South St Seaport. Set sail on an adventure of seductive espionage aboard a gorgeous Civil War-era schooner around the Hudson and New York Harbor as a scintillating burlesque and variety floor show unfolds against spectacular views of Manhattan, Brooklyn, New Jersey and The Statue of Liberty. Cruise from 9:45-11:45PM. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early! Tickets $20 Advance / $30 Dock. Reserve at Manhattanbysail.com.

Sep 12: Philadelphia, PA - Rasputin's Room, The Ruba, 416 Green St. Doors at 9pm, show at 10pm.
Sep 13: NYC - Bombshell Hair Class at the New York School of Burlesque. Learn all my vintage hairstyling secrets for photoshoots, stage, and everyday life. 4-6pm. Click here for details and to sign up!
Sep 14:

NYC - Back To Sunday School, Church of Titillation, 669 8th Ave. The Church of Titillation teams up with The New York School of Burlesque for a night of Sunday Schooling unlike any other. Enroll in an evening of performances by faculty members of the NYSB, who will take you through a course catalog of the sexiest seminars in striptease. "Getting tenure" never sounded so dirty. Hosted by Pastor Jonny Porkpie and Headmistress Jo "Boobs" Weldon, with professors Bettina May, Darlinda Just Darlinda, Edie Nightcrawler, Peekaboo Pointe, Poison Ivory, and more. Show at 8pm, Tickets $15-$25 buy yours here!

Sep 16: NYC - Vinnie Parco's Celebrity Murder Mystery Event, click here for location and details.
Sep 17: Philadelphia, PA - Rasputin's Room: Burlesque and Beyond edition for Philly Fringe, Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St. Doors at 9pm, show at 10pm.
Sep 18: NYC - Brazen Agency: Planned Parenthood Benefit Show at Slipper Room, 167 Orchard St, 7:30pm.
Sep 23: Cambridge, MA - Burlesque at The Beat Hotel, 13 Brattle Street, 9pm.
Sep 24: NYC - Burlesque at Nurse Bettie, 106 Norfolk St, 10pm. Free!
Sep 25: Brooklyn, NY - New York Burlesque Festival - Teaser Party. The Bell House, 149 7th Street (between 2nd & 3rd). Hosted by World Famous *BOB*, Doors 7:00pm, Show 8:00pm $10 advance, $15 at the door.
Sep 26:

NYC - Room 69, Hotel Chantelle, 92 Ludlow St. Show at 10pm, Free!

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October 2014
Oct 3-4: Anchorage, AK - VivaVoom Brr-lesque: The Classics Starring Bettina May. Chilkoot Charlie's, 2435 Spenard Road, TWO NIGHTS ONLY! DOORS 8PM/SHOW AT 9PM VivaVoom kicks off Season Ten with an exploration of all things CLASSIC. Including performances by a well-loved Neo-Classic, the extraordinary Bettina May from NYC! Live music, comedy from the Dirty Little Comics, Boobie Prizes, and of course, striptease! Join us!! 21+ No Reserved Seating. No Photography During the Show. Click here for advance tickets.
Oct 5:

Anchorage, AK - Pin-Up Class, Chilkoot Charlie's, Swing Room, 2435 Spenard Road, 12-6pm. I am thrilled to be coming back to Alaska, and to be partnering with VivaVoom Brr-lesque! Come learn all of my vintage beauty secrets and get a pin-up makeover and photoshoot. Click here for details and to sign up!

Oct 6: NYC - Behind The Velvet Curtain: Burlesque at Beauty Bar, 231 E 14th St, 10pm, FREE with drink purchase from Anna Copa Cabanna at the front bar! Featuring Austin burlesque star Jolie Goodnight, Cassandra Rosebeetle, Darlinda Just Darlinda, King of Boylesque 2014 Mr Gorgeous, and hosted by Shelly The Singing Siren. Setting the mood will be DJ Ceremony! Click here for more info.
Oct 9-12: Seattle, WA - Burlycon, The Seattle Doubletree Inn, 18740 International Boulevard. I'm teaching two classes this year! Based on the success of last year's Veganism & Burlesque panel, I've created a new class: Creative Costuming, where I'll share all my vegan costuming techniques on Oct 11 from 11:30-12:30pm. After that, I'm bringing my world-famous Bombshell Hair at 2pm, Must purchase a weekend pass to attend this and many other amazing classes by burlesque professionals from around the world! Click here to sign up.
Oct 15:

Portland, OR - Pin-Up Class, Buck East Studio, 2512 SE Gladstone St #204, 4-10pm. I only come to town once a year and class is filling up quick, so don't miss out! Come spend the day learning all my vintage beauty secrets, and if you're up for the challenge, get a makeover and photoshoot with me as your expert photographer and pin-up posing coach. If you've taken my class before or are confident in styling yourself and just want to come for new photos, there are limited spaces available for photos only.Click here for details and to sign up!

Oct 15-16: Portland, OR - Petite Masquerade starring Bettina May with Orchestre L'Pow! at the Star Theatre, 13 NW Sixth Avenue. We celebrate with performances of dance and music the mystery, allure and liberation of wearing a masque. This event will also feature performances by some of Portland's finest burlesque entertainers; Hyacinth Lee, Pink Lady and The Infamous Nina Nightshade. MC Vincent Drambuie will be holding a mask making contest for those of you that forget to wear your own; with prizes from our local business sponsors. Cocktail Soirée 7:00pm Show 8:00pm to 10pm $15 general seating, $25 VIP seating. Audience members are encouraged to don their natty attire and ornate masques before heading to Portland's landmark burlesque theater. Tickets are available online through the Star Theater. Visit the Orchestre L'Pow! Facebook page for special incentives and ticket giveaways.
Oct 20:

Las Vegas, NV - Pin-Up Class, Gorgeous Private Home in Summerlin, Location sent to registered students only, 5-11pm. I'm so thrilled to have the opportunity to hold my next Vegas class in this beautifully styled home! If you need to leave earlier than 11pm let me know and you can have your photoshoot first and leave as early as 9:30pm. If you've taken my class in Vegas before and just want to come for new photos, contact me about special rates. Click here for details and to sign up!

Oct 26:

Davenport, IA - Pin-Up Class, Iowa Burlesque Festival, River Center, 136 E 3rd St, 11-5pm. One of the most star-studded burlesque festivals in the world, the Iowa Burlesque Festival by Danielle Colby of American Pickers is now in it's second year, and bigger than ever! I'll be bringing my world-famous pin-up class, as well as vending and offering mini-makeovers at the American Vintage Market on Oct 25. Don't miss this rare chance to take my class in Iowa, and make sure you get your tickets to the festival and see world-class burlesque too! Click here for details and to sign up!

Oct 27:

Kansas City, MO- Pin-Up Class, Vixen Pin-Up Studio, Mission Kansas around 55th and Lamar - (directions will be sent when you sign up), 3-9pm. I'm so excited to be teaming up again with the great gals at Vixen Pin-Up Photography! I only come to town once a year and class is filling up quick, so don't miss out! Come spend the day learning all my vintage beauty secrets, and if you're up for the challenge, get a makeover and photoshoot with me as your expert photographer and pin-up posing coach. Click here for details and to sign up!

Oct 29: NYC - Burlesque at Nurse Bettie, 106 Norfolk St, 10pm. Free!
Oct 31: Asbury Park, NJ - Halloween Night at Asbury Lanes, 209 Fourth Ave. Details TBA
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November 2014
Nov 3: NYC - Behind The Velvet Curtain at Beauty Bar, 231 E 14th St, 10pm, FREE with drink purchase from Anna Copa Cabanna at the front bar! Staring Bettina May with special guests trick-roping sensation Chris McDaniel, Maine Attraction, Mr. Gorgeous and hosted by Shelly The Singing Siren. Setting the mood will be special guest DJ Ceremony! Click here for more info.
Nov 6: NYC - Burlesque at Nurse Bettie, 106 Norfolk St, 10pm. Free!
Nov 14:

NYC - Room 69, Hotel Chantelle, 92 Ludlow St. Show at 10pm, Free!

Nov 15: Brooklyn, NY - Pin-Up Class, Gorgeous Vintage Location by Prospect Park, Location sent to registered students only, 12-6pm. It's been a few years since I've had a class in Brooklyn, so I'm thrilled to be able to use this beautiful vintage home! If you've taken my class before or are confident in styling yourself and just want to come for new photos, there are limited spaces available for photos only.Click here for details and to sign up!
Nov 16: NYC - Silky Sundays. Employees Only, 510 Hudson St. 11:30pm. Free!
Nov 19: Brooklyn, NY - Burlesque at Bedford Hall, 1177 Bedford Ave, in Bed-Stuy, 10pm.
Nov 22: Asbury Park, NJ - Pin-Up Class, Asbury Lanes, 209 4th Avenue, 11:30-5:30pm. Right near the historic boardwalk on the Jersey Shore, Asbury Lanes is a lovingly preserved 1950s bowling alley that also hosts live shows. For the photoshoot portion of class you can choose from the vintage bowling lanes, sexy lounge, adorable diner-esque snack bar, and many other spots. See photos from previous classes here: Asbury Lanes Photos. Click here to sign up and find out more!

Class is followed by my Art Opening Burlesque Show, which features my portrait art and NYC performers with host Albert Cadabra. Details TBA!

Nov 26: NYC - Burlesque at Nurse Bettie, 106 Norfolk St, 10pm. Free!
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