It's that time of year again in the Mile High City, when families spend quality time together watching steer roping or watching the cows make eyes at each other at the National Western Stock Show. And for the third year running, burlesque queen Cora Vette (aka Reyna Von Vett) is hosting Too Sexy for the Stock Show -- to provide a counterbalance to all that good, clean, wholesome fun.
Along with old favorites -- such as Vivienne Va Voom stripping to the Japanese version of Davy Crockett, complete with a glitter-infested bullet wound -- new acts will join the mix this year. "I found a song called 'Chicken Plucker,' about plucking a chicken and plucking them good," Vette notes. "There's a chicken hat and lots of feathers involved. I suspect it'll be a little bit outrageous." (Cora Vette's Hot Rods, her boylesque Sunday-night spectacular, is also offering a cowboy-themed show; for details, go to www.hotrodtheshow.com.)
"It's sort of the alternative to all the family-friendly events," she says of her burlesque bookings. "Denver is a really hip, urban city right in the middle of cow country, so there's a disconnect between people who are proud of their Western heritage and people who want to pretend it's not a cowtown." In this show, there's definitely something at each end of the spectrum -- and everything in between. Too Sexy for the Stock Show plays on January 11 and 18 at Bar Standard, 1037 Broadway; tickets are $10 for general admission and $25 for front-row, VIP seats. For more information, go to www.coravette.com.
Wed., Jan. 11, 8:30 p.m.; Wed., Jan. 18, 2012