CALLIOPE Presents

is a neo-vintage production company Based out of Chicago hosting some of the nations best in vaudeville, circus, burlesque, and more!

 

Interested in having an event? We would be happy to plan one! We specialize in booking talent and promotion. Please contact us Below for more information.

 

SIGN UP FOR lineup announcements, ticket give aways, and win stuff!

NEWS

join our social networks for up to date information and more!

CONTACT US
GET TICKETS

Carnivale delirium:

The Spookshow Spectacular 2016

 

Double Door, Main Room

1551 N Damen Ave

Chicago, IL

Visit www.DoubleDoor.com for venue details

 

Wednesday October 19th, 2016

8:00 PM-2am

21+ and over

$15 EARLY BIRD TICKETS WILL SELL OUT QUICKLY!!

$25 Online GA

$33 Door

 

Brought to you by the folks at Calliope Presents.

 

Calliope Presents brings you the best in neo vintage entertainment from across the globe!

 

Join us this October at the Double Door, Chicago for a thrilling night of performance, freak & creep show, and Chicago's premiere electoro swing dance party hosted by ROUGE!

 

Featuring:

Dutty Moonshine (Dj Set, U.k.)

Midnite Martini (Miss Exotic World 2014)

 

With: Zombo's Reject Roadshow

Titano Oddfellow

Miss Miranda

Jenn O'cide

Jellyboy T. Clown & Matterz : The Squidling Brothers!

Darlinda Just Darlinda

Fibi Eyewalker

Velvet Crayon

Mackenzie Moltov

 

Special Guests Performances By:

Eva La Feva

Samantha Siren

 

And Rouge! Residents:

Vourteque

Gaea Lady

Mr. Automatic

 

GET TICKETS

DUTTY MOONSHINE (special dj set from the uk)

 

Dutty Moonshine is the creation of Michael Rack – not only an extremely talented DJ and Musician but also one with a penchant for the seedy world of vaudeville. Mixing these together, he explores a new exciting sound via expertly crafted DJ sets or stage filling performances with his Big Band.

 

He has played all over the world from Canada to China and everywhere in between. In the UK, he has headlined some of the countries top club nights and continues to be booked at festivals such as Glastonbury, Bestival and Secret Garden Party year in, year out. 2015 saw Mike take his 13 piece Big Band out on to the festival circuit and in turn further cemented the fan base for Dutty Moonshine, with headline performances on some of the worlds biggest stages.

 

The Dutty Moonshine Big Band features the vocal talents of Hypeman Sage and Maria Laveau plus a full 8-piece brass section, live drums and a pianist. It really harks back to the swinging vaudeville era that Mike loves but with added big bad baselines!

 

To label Dutty Moonshine is like trying to call Tiddlywinks a sport. They push the boundaries of controversy and have one aim: to create absolute mayhem through fun, basslines, cabaret and ultimate stage swagger.

 

 

MIDNITE MARTINI (miss exotoc world, 2014)

Midnite Martini, “The Mile High Flying Tease” and “The Great Burlesque Exposition’s Best Soloist” has always been drawn to the stage. This cool drink was born in Seoul, South Korea and adopted into a loving family in Littleton, Colorado where she grew up. Starting out as a figure skater, Midnite realized that martinis are better served off ice and moved to dry land. There she trained in classic dance and performed in community musical theatre.

 

Currenlty Midnite is a hot up and coming performer to watch out for in the new-burlesque scene. She’s headlined and performed for Viva Dallas Burlesque, 5280 Magazine, Denver PrideFest, Opulent Temple Burning Man, Jose Cuervo, Fortune Valley Casino, Kevin Larson Presents, BETA, The Democratic National Convention, 303 Magazine, and many more!

 

Midnite also joined forces with Lola Spitfire, Fannie Spankings, Honey Touche, and Bunny Bee to produce the Colorado Burlesque Festival (CBF)! Bringing in international burlesque headliners and featuring the best local and national talent the festival has been a sold out hit! This year save the date, July 7th-10th CBF has 5 amazing shows, 130 different performers, 4 incredible venues, 6 classes taught by the headliners, and 1 weekend you don’t want to miss!

 

In 2003 Midnite attended UNC to study musical theatre dance. Turned off by the cut throat environment and negative body images that came with this world, Midnite changed her studies to psychology at CU Boulder and looked for another creative outlet.

 

In 2005, she found that outlet and took to the air becoming a proud member of Frequent Flyers Productions (FFP), an aerial dance company based out of Boulder, CO. She has also trained with Fred Deb, Cirque du Soliel’s Gemini Twins Nimble Arts, & Aircat Aerial Arts. With FFP Midnite has had the honor of performing at The Atlantis Resort – Bahamas, The Eccles Center – Park City, UT, and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts .

 

Also in 2005 Midnite began her journey into the art of burlesque. In this new performance world where every woman was welcome and creativity was never limited Midnite found a home. Combining her dance and aerial training with burlesque, Midnite’s style is described as aerial/acro burlesque! She’s teased and titillated performing at events such as Burlesque Hall of Fame , The Best of Midwest Burlesk, The Great Burlesque Exposition, New York Burlesque Festival, Tiki Oasis, Tease-O-Rama, and more!

 

You can see more of Midnite’s and read her story which is featured in the book Burlesque: the True Art of Seduction or in an interview done by Pin Curl Magazine

 

 

 

Titano Oddfellow

Titano is a world-record holder,  title competitor and theatrical performer specializing in “Feats of Strength”, not seen since The Golden Era of Circus Sideshow; to modern marvels of strength, never before seen by the human eye!

 

Witness Titano Strongman perform strange, bizarre and mind-blowing acts that will amaze, entice and titillate the senses!” Sure to blissfully haunt memories for years to come! Titano Strongman performs worldwide, and is available for a variety of projects and performances.

 

 

Miss Miranda

Instantly recognisably with her ivory skinned, 5'9" 36-25-36 figure, Miranda has performed at numerous clubs and events across the UK (and overseas in Milan, Madrid, Moscow, New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New Orleans and more) over the past ten years and has appeared in numerous music videos and short films. Also an internationally published model - most recently on the cover of Bizarre Magazine, DDI, Elegant and Custom Harley to name a few.

 

 

Jenn O'Cide

There are few figures in the colorful lexicon of Vegas legends as iconic and imposing as self-proclaimed “Professional Weirdo” Jenn O. Cide. Her very presence – towering, tattooed, pierced and sweetly menacing – commands your attention and her amazing array of unique talents make her impossible to ignore.

 

She can breathe fire, belly dance and eat broken glass. She has a degree in audio production, has MC’d for Motley Crue and has broken her back … twice. She’s the creator of two instructional DVD’s on performance and runs a successful Sideshow talent agency. She’s managed world tours for headlining acts, designed and managed attractions at Eli Roth’s Goretorium and even had pages from a novel stapled to her body to promote a book release. If it’s shocking, if it’s compelling, if it’s ENTERTAINING Jenn O. Cide is all in. When she enters a room, it’s hers, and if you’re lucky you’ll see things you’ll remember for the rest of your life. Here is what P Moss, author, musician, Double Down Saloon owner and a Vegas icon in his own right, had to say: “Jenn starts her day by eating broken glass and stapling the morning paper to her forehead. She is a comedic genius and ringmaster of the circus of the absurd; a true American treasure.”

 

Many have been conceived in Las Vegas but few are actually born and raised here. Jenn O. Cide is a native in every sense of the word. Reared in a world where you are either entertaining or irrelevant, Jenn began interning at the historic Huntridge Theatre at the age of 12. Curious by nature, she wanted to learn the art of live sound engineering. To Jenn the opportunity to work with touring bands, play with all the cool technical toys, travel the world, and even get paid for it was the epitome of the American Dream. She studied with the best, did the work no one else wanted to do and became an enigmatic fixture in Las Vegas entertainment as a result.

 

 

Jellyboy T. Clown & Matterz : The Squidling Brothers!

Offering a Edgy and Humor-filled Twist on the Classic American Sideshows of the Early 20th Century, Brothers “Matterz Squidling” and “Jelly Boy the Clown” Have Created an International Sensation with a Dare-Devilish Mix of Music, Freak Show, Dancing, Unusual Sword Swallowing, Aerial, Burlesque and
Body Modification

 

The Squidlings Perform Across the U.S. And Europe at Carnivals, Festivals, Bars, Squats, and Large Theaters.

 

The two Philadelphia-based brothers “Jelly Boy The Clown” (Living Cartoon and Natural-Born Weirdo) and “Matterz Squidling” (The Impenetrable Music Man) stepped right up in 2007 to create The Squidling Bros. Circus Sideshow. Putting a comic and dare-devilish spin on the classic American Sideshows of the early 20th century.

 

A few acts you can expect to see are fire breathing, a man walking up a ladder of machetes barefoot and jumping into a pile of broken glass without a scratch! “Unusual sword swallowing,” which involves shooting fireworks out of a sword or shooting a jet of flame out of the handle! Syringe needles pierced through various parts of the body. A large metal anchor spun by pierced ear lobes. Nail beds, humans and chickens stacked together in a delicate balance.

 

While Jelly Boy describes their first tours as “throwing everything in a few bags and boxes and hitting the road, flying, taking the train, whatever it took to get there,” they’ve since evolved into a must see sensation. Over the past few years, the Squidling Bros. Circus Sideshow have performed with Primus, Exploited and Circus Contraption. They have appeared at the Bohemian Carnival with the Vau De Vire Society, The Coney Island Rockabilly Festival 2008-10, The World Steam Punk Expo Detroit 2010, Opatijske Barufe 2011 in Croatia, Theatre Bizarre 2009-12 and The Amsterdam Tattoo Museum in 2012.

 

 

Darlinda Just Darlinda

The Village Voice calls DARLINDA JUST DARLINDA a “Mastermind of Bizarre Extravaganza” and she has been working as a Burlesque Performer and Producer locally (NYC) and internationally since 2003. Darlinda is one half of the Burlesque duo The Schlep Sisters, co producing such shows as Menorah Horah and The Burning Bush vs. The Second Coming. Darlinda is also a proud co-producer of the monthly Bushwick Burlesque. She’s also performed Off Broadway and on television; Darlinda performed with Taylor Mac in The Lily’s Revenge(Obie) and The 29th Annual Roots of American Music Festival at Lincoln Center.

 

She can be found on television, in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. She’s lectured for Yale’s infamous Sex Week. She’s crossed over into performance art with her year long “life as art” projects Year in Dance and Year in Rainbow. Darlinda is a current faculty member at the New York School of Burlesque and BurlyCon and also teaches internationally. The Sundance Channel made Darlinda a “Top 10 Badass Burlesque Babe,” she was voted in the Top 50 International Burlesque Industry Figures of 2011 and 2012! Darlinda is the recipient of the Golden Pastie Award for The Most Innovative and Creative and The Brooklyn Nightlife Award Winner for Best Burlesque Dancer!  USA Today says “It’s hard to top Darlinda.”

 

 

Fibi Eyewalker

The girl with the dragon lungs, Swords swallower. Fire eater. Natural born looker and a vishionist muse!! (Yes a clown!) create your adventure!

 

 

Velvet Crayon

Velvet Crayon is an electric one manned band, an ukulele singer/songwriter, a burlesque dancer, a sideshow performer, a natural born freak, and a koala. Sometimes traveling solo and sometimes with the Squidling Brothers Circus Sideshow

 

 

Mackenzie Moltov

Mackenzie Moltov also has mastered many of the other side show arts such as bed of nails, blade box, contortion, machete latter, glass walking, strait jacket escapes, aerial hoop, hula hoop, fire eating and breathing and many more.

 

 

Eva La Feva

Eva la Feva is a nationally touring burlesque and belly dance performer/producer that has been delighting audiences for over a decade with her fluid, stylized dance technique and her emotive/theatrical approach to burlesque.

 

While in Chicago, Eva produces "The Clipper Cabaret: Burlesque and Variety Revue," a vintage-inspired evening of pop-up burlesque/variety performance every Tuesday at the California Clipper. Eva is regular performer at Untitled, The Drifter, Henry's Swing Club, and additionally performs regularly at The Naughty Little Cabaret, Original Tease, Burlesco, and as part of the dance collective Fringe Factor, directed by Lindsey Marks/Lady Jack.

 

Eva’s belly dance credits include being cast in the internationally touring show Bellydance Evolution (Washington, DC and New York, 2010), earning second place in the MAQAM Belly Dance Challenge (Pro Tribal Belly Dance Soloist category, Chicago 2009), and performing as a backup dancer for Bollywood star Shefali Zariwala in 2012 (Chicago). She was Level II certified in the Suhaila Salimpour format from 2009-2011.

 

 

Samantha Siren

Samantha Siren is a Chicago-based entertainer specializing in hoop dance, aerial arts, fire dance, character play, and other circus tomfoolery.

 

 

Vourteque

Vourteque is one of America's quickly rising stars in the electro swing and neo-vaudeville communities. Musician, producer, remix artist, DJ, carny and ringmaster - Vourteque entertains and wows crowd from Los Angeles to New York. He's one of the minds behind Chicago's Rouge! electro swing night, a Do312 nightlife awards nominated monthly that's featured guests such as Good Co., Lord Justice and Dutty Moonshine.

 

Vourteque's sound can best be described as a cross behind the more house and disco influenced European style of electro swing but injected with a good dose of good ol' American industrial, techno and gothic blues. His single, Whiskey Drinker, has gotten acclaim and plays throughout the internet, and his first release, The Swing Mechanical, still sells robustly two years out and can be found on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Beatport and more.

 

 

Gaea Lady

Gaea Lady has been moving in mysterious ways since she was 3 years old, and hasn’t ever given it up. An enchantress by nature, she sees her body as her instrument to express herself. Studying classical forms to start her career, her attention soon went the way of the ethereal including fire, hoops and hypnotizing fabrics. Dabbling amid any form she can get her toes on, her style borrows from the graceful and energetic mix of all she’s studied in the past. Featured in the Naughty Little Cabaret, the Kiss Kiss Cabaret, at Untitled’s Unbridled, and spinning fire with Pyrotechniq Fire troupe, she also tours the US performing and teaching as much as she can. Become enchanted.

 

 

Mr. Automatic

Mr. Automatic is a Chicago-based Electroswing DJ. He also is the owner/operator of Dead 2 Me Records, a Neo-Vintage and Retro label out of Chicago. His style has its origins in Electro and Nu Disco, although recently his jazz roots have come to the forefront as he has started fusing these genres with Electro Swing. Along with Vourteque and performance artist Lady Lenux, he formed the successful Rouge! Chicago’s Electro Swing Night in late 2013. He also currently holds down a residency at Untitled’s Unbridled night in downtown Chicago. He has opened for a wide range of acts including Lord Justice, Good Co., Lady Miss Kier, Dutty Moonshine, Tycho, and Plastic Plates.

 

 

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

 

 

GET TICKETS

 

full lineup

Calliope Chicago

CALLIOPE Presents · chicago

CONTACT US