The fundraiser is the third and final component in a series of “Burlesque in Bucks” initiatives whose proceeds go to support of FACT Bucks County, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support to those with HIV/AIDS and reducing the spread of HIV.
Taking the stage will be community members, professional dancers, and burlesque performer Reverend Legs Malone.
Lambertville business owner Jennifer Artur will be among the dozens of performers on Jan. 26. Artur, who has no professional training in burlesque, has crafted a performance as a tribute to well-known local drag performer Geritol Kane, who died suddenly last summer just days after posing with Artur in photos for the “Burlesque in Bucks” coffee table book.
“Geritol believed in the importance of self-expression,” Artur said. “This event truly represents all of the wonderful things about our community that allows each of us to express ourselves in our own unique way.”
“For generations, New Hope has been known as an artist’s community and a town that takes care of its own,” said drag performer Kevin “Phoebe” Gilmore. “‘Burlesque in Bucks’ truly embodies our community’s collective belief that we are stronger together.”
General Admission and VIP tickets are now on sale and can be found on the FACT website, where 2020 “Burlesque in Bucks” wall calendars and books can also be purchased.
The evening begins at 5:30 p.m on Jan. 26 with a cocktail reception and photo opportunity for VIP ticket holders, and the show begins for all attendees at 7 p.m.