7:30 pm Friday, Aug. 8, Friday August 08 | $15 advance, $20 at the door, VIP available
Iva Handfull, the burlesque headliner from Seattle, is a person you don't want to piss off. Whether she's off her meds or just naturally badass, she has the unhinged energy of a tough ’90s biker bar. Her look channels Grace Jones, both avant guard and rock, and inspiration for her acts varies from Annie Lennox to Nine Inch Nails, to Napolean Dynamite's dance to "Canned Heat." Three other notable names join her in this installment of Rue Royale, a big show that brings in the celeburlesquers: Jovie DeVoe and Olatsa Assassin of Seattle, and Gazella Galore of Denver, not to mention some good local acts. Radio personality Daria hosts, and when she gets drunk enough, she'll probably strip too.
13 NW 6th Ave.Website: http://www.startheaterportland.com/tickets/