Pandemic Holidaze: Performance & Theater

Kristen Becker Comedy

The Sandy Claus Save the Strippers Telethon

Comedian Kristen Becker hasn’t let the halting of live performance and touring slow down her comedic output in 2020, at all. In fact, she has a brand new live show debuting this holiday season, albeit in the virtual landscape. Visit the NextWeekRocks website to find out how to purchase tickets to the The Sandy Claus Save The Strippers Telethon being held on 12/17. You can also pop over to Becker’s website for merch suitable for all of your goodie bags. Read about more of Becker’s projects right here on QC. — KR

Jamie Doktor, a.k.a. Mistress J Kiss

Jamie Doktor/Mistress J Kiss | Buffalo Burlesque Studio

Burlesque performer and teacher Jamie Doktor, a.k.a. Mistress J Kiss, of Buffalo Burlesque Studio, has been keeping our spirits light this year, with adorable mini vids of hair and makeup tutorials, hottt dance instruction streams, and general merriment in the face of adversity. Check out the studio’s Patreon (starting at a paltry $5/month) to learn burlesque basics and receive new dance videos every month – gift a subscription to a friend and learn a new skillset together in the new year! Check out more about Doktor and her work right here. — KR

Zoe Scruggs/Curtis Lovell – The Wooden Comb Apothecary

Zoe Scruggs a.k.a. Curtis Lovell

Local singer-songwriter Zoe Scruggs a.k.a. Curtis Lovell created her own apothecary to get your skin right just in time for the cold weather. Forming eight signature scents with swanky names from the grapefruit, cedarwood smelling “Sistah,” to the rich pineapple, coconut mixed “Chubby,” Lovell also gives you the option to make your own custom body butter with the 18 scents available in her apothecary. For this holiday season, Lovell has a special “Frank + MYRR” Body Butter that is selling out quickly. If you’d like to snag a scent, DM, Cashapp, or Venmo her at $CurtisLovellMusic/@Curtis-Lovell. You can also purchase copies of her recent album Live at GCR in both digital and physical format. Read more about Curtis Lovell’s past projects right here. — SA EDIT: The apothecary is now closed until 1/5/21, so be ready to support in the new year!

The Glam Vamps

The Glam Vamps

And speaking of burlesque, burgeoning troupe the Glam Vamps have been straight up killin’ it all over this pandemic in the sexiest way possible. They began a Patreon in the early days of 2020, putting on the sexy, silly variety show Nude World Order for their $5/month patrons every month. They continue to go strong at the end of the year – consider subscribing and gifting a friend with a subscription to their channel, and giggle together from the comfort of your own homes. Check out our recent convo with troupe leader SugaTush here. — KR