Hot Tawdry Presents Haus of Drag is an evening celebrating Kings, Queens and Tease once a month at The Foundation Room at House of Blues Chicago. The show is a collaborative effort with Drag King Dusty Bahls, Burlesque Performer Hot Tawdry and Drag Queen Mikki Miraj.
The three joined forces to bring a drag-centric show to House of Blues which includes all expressions of drag and burlesque. It was important for them when creating the show to be wildly entertaining and inclusive. Audiences can expect an upscale, intimate evening filled with glamour, camp, tease, and high energy fun! Special treats are in store for generous audiences and the DJ keeps the party going well after the final performance.
Meet the team:
Dusty Bahls is a fiery drag sensation and producer known for his ridiculous antics and charismatic stage presence. With over 17 years as a professional working artist, Dusty has experience in a variety of art forms ranging from a video editor and videographer for Playboy, Inc. to sound designer and photographer to DJ opening for artists such as KC and the Sunshine Band, The Pointer Sisters and Sheena Easton. Not only is Dusty a drag king and multimedia expert, but he’s also a fire dancer who has been spinning his blazing balls across North America for the past nine years. In 2018, Dusty was given the title of MisTer Illinois Gay Rodeo and has been seen regularly in a sash and 10 gallon hat ever since. As a performer, Dusty prides himself on creating a man worth celebrating on stage, and creating quality, amusing narratives to share with his audiences. He believes that other performers can create the humans they want to see in the world through their art and performance work. With a twinkle in his eye, Dusty will leave you thinking about Bahls all night long.
Hot Tawdry is the head Mistress in charge of Hot Tawdry Presents. She has been producing the burlesque and variety show House of Burlesque for over 6 years at the House of Blues Chicago. She is also the Chicago chapter head of Bare Book Club: A Naked Literary Salon, and produces the Burlesque Brunch series at The Dawson. She has been emceeing and teasing on stages all over Chicago for the past 7 years. Hot Tawdry is what happens when you cross a Muppet with a femme fatale. Her infectious energy and signature blend of glamour and humor have entertained audiences across the United States. “She’ll blow you away with her Windy Titties”
Mikki Miraj is the sex-positive pixie princess of Drag. She is a resident LIPS Chicago showgirl, the producer/emcee of Kink It! and a live-singing talent, truly a “Jackie of All Trades!” Newer to the scene (3 Years), Mikki curates sexually liberated Queer events/spaces around the city fusing Burlesque, Drag, and Performance Art into all her shows. She may appear to be ethereal in nature, but you can always count on her to be flirty, nerdy, and just the right amount of dirty.