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The History of Cleveland Burlesque

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2024-06-18 18:30:00 2024-06-18 19:30:00 America/New_York The History of Cleveland Burlesque Cleveland has a rich history of may forms of performance art including Burlesque! Enjoy a presentation that explores his lesser-known style of entertainment and the fascinating history behind it. Richmond Heights Branch - Meeting Room A+B (50)

Tuesday, June 18
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2024-06-18 18:30:00 2024-06-18 19:30:00 America/New_York The History of Cleveland Burlesque Cleveland has a rich history of may forms of performance art including Burlesque! Enjoy a presentation that explores his lesser-known style of entertainment and the fascinating history behind it. Richmond Heights Branch - Meeting Room A+B (50)

Richmond Heights Branch

Meeting Room A+B (50)

Cleveland has a rich history of may forms of performance art including Burlesque! Enjoy a presentation that explores his lesser-known style of entertainment and the fascinating history behind it.


See other dates and locations for this program on our events calendar.


Step into the dazzling world of Cleveland's rich burlesque history! Join us for an immersive presentation that delves deep into the captivating evolution of burlesque in the heart of Ohio. From its clandestine origins to its glamorous heyday, discover how this art form has woven its way through the cultural fabric of Cleveland.

Through vibrant storytelling and archival imagery, this presentation traces the milestones and key personalities that shaped the city's burlesque scene the biggest burlesque circuit of it's heyday. This program contains adult content.

About the presenter

Bella Sin has been researching the history of burlesque for the past 15years. Some of their areas of specialization include Latin burlesque throughout the Americas, LGTBQ+ burlesque, as well as the history of performers and venues in Cleveland.

In their search for evidence of the lives of vedettes, rumberas, ficheras and burlesque exotics, Sin has worked closely with the researchers and archivists of Ohio State’s special collections and assisted in the expansion of the Charles H. McCaghy Collection of Exotic Dance. Sin also shares their knowledge and methods in an effort to decolonize burlesque, both historically and currently. Their class on Latin burlesque emphasizes the often-overlooked contributions of BIPOC and LGBTQ+ to this art’s history.

Sin currently serves as the historian of the Comite Mexicano and the archivist for Mexican American Historical Association of Cleveland. They also publish their burlesque research on LatinBurlesqueHistory.com and through their social media.

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Richmond Heights Branch

[email protected]
Phone: 440.449.2666
Fax: 440.473.3264
Branch manager
Julie Liedtke

Hours
Mon, Jun 10 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jun 11 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jun 12 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jun 13 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jun 14 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Jun 15 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Jun 16 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

The Richmond Heights Branch is the only branch in the Cuyahoga County Public Library system co-located with a school. Opened in August 2021, the branch is connected to the Richmond Heights Upper School, but has its own dedicated entrance, allowing the general public to access the branch seven days a week.

This branch is a Student Success Center and Greater Cleveland Food Bank Kids Cafe location.

Upcoming events

Tue, Jun 18, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room A+B (50)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jun 18, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room A+B (50)
Cleveland has a rich history of may forms of performance art including Burlesque! Enjoy a presentation that explores his lesser-known style of entertainment and the fascinating history behind it.

Wed, Jun 19, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room A+B (50)
Come to our 4 week series about mental health. Learn about mental health and make some crafts focused on mindfulness and self affirmations.

Thu, Jun 20, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room A+B (50)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Fri, Jun 21, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Call us at 216.749.9420 to make an appointment with one of our Digital Navigators at a CCPL branch.

Tue, Jun 25, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room A+B (50)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Wed, Jun 26, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room A+B (50)
Come to our 4 week series about mental health. Learn about mental health and make some crafts focused on mindfulness and self affirmations.

Thu, Jun 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room A+B (50),Richmond Heights Branch Zoom 1
Dive into powerful principles of habit formation with this engaging discussion of James Clear's transformative book, Atomic Habits. Registered dietician Bailey Gordon leads this two-part series.

Thu, Jun 27, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room A+B (50)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Canceled
Mon, Jul 01, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
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Tue, Jul 02, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
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Tue, Jul 02, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room A+B (50)
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Canceled
Wed, Jul 03, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
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Wed, Jul 03, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room A+B (50)
Join us as we help your child build kindergarten readiness skills in a program aligned to The State of Ohio's Early Childhood Standards.
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Canceled
Fri, Jul 05, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
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Mon, Jul 08, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
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Tue, Jul 09, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jul 09, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room A+B (50)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Canceled
Wed, Jul 10, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Thu, Jul 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room A+B (50),Richmond Heights Branch Zoom 1
Dive into powerful principles of habit formation with this engaging discussion of James Clear's transformative book, Atomic Habits. Registered dietician Bailey Gordon leads this two-part series.

Canceled
Thu, Jul 11, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Thu, Jul 11, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room A+B (50)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Canceled
Fri, Jul 12, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Canceled
Mon, Jul 15, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Mon, Jul 15, 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Meeting Room A+B (50)
Learn about this influential musician and how he helped shape the world of jazz.