Burlesque in an art museum? Si! Performance of the Mask at the Museo de las Americas

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The only naked bodies you'd ever expect to see in an art museum are the ones on the wall. But, as intimated by Cara a Cara, the show of folk-art masks currently on view at the Museo de las Americas, things aren't always what they seem.

Just as putting on a mask can be part of a fantasy, so can be taking it all off -- which is why tomorrow night's Performance of the Mask: Burlesque, with veteran burlesquer Vivienne VaVoom, seems to make perfect sense for the Museo. Only one way to find out, girls: Go.

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The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a ladies-only lesson with VaVoom, who's been teaching the fine art of pastie-twirling and fan-dancing for years, in addition to performing. Afterward, at 7 p.m., she'll demonstrate her moves to a backdrop of live poetry readings by Kaela Martin, Sara Century, Nini Di Lisio and Lady Speech, and trumpet stylings by Joe Tobano.

The class is $15, but it's only $5 to see the show; visit the Museo online for more information or e-mail PR@museo.org to reserve a spot.

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