As one of New Orleans’ most popular burlesque producer-performers, Trixie Minx has been able to attain a special level of celebrity. We saw that most evident this year, when she was named Empress of the Insane for the Mardi Gras group krewedelusion, or even when she was recruited to be a celebrity judge during NOLA.com’s chicken-tasting competition.
With an engaging personality, she’s been able to leverage that celebrity to help others, most notably for her work (as empress) with the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic (NOMC), whose mission is to get affordable, comprehensive health care for vast community of New Orleans musicians. This will include “Splish Splash,” a party on Thursday, Dec. 3, at One Eyed Jacks. The party will feature DJ Rusty Lazer and Mermaids of Splish. There will be game booths, silent auction and, ahem, fish-kissing, all in service of the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic. (Laurie Herbert has been helping as a liaison between Trixie Minx and NOMC.) Members also can sign up for Musicians’ Clinic benefits. There will be a $10 cover for the 7 p.m. event; that cover also gets folks into the ’80s night dance party later that evening.
Minx’s monthly Fleur de Tease production returns for a Thanksgiving-themed show, “Burlesque Banquet,” on Sunday (Nov. 22) — with canned donations accepted for the Second Harvest Food Bank. (Performers will bring canned good to donate as well.) Presented by Trashy Diva and emceed by Chris Lane, performers include Ooops the Clown, Roxie LeRouge, Nikki Frisky, Madame Mystere, Natasha Fiore, Piper Marie, Mamie Dame and special guest performer Angela Eve of Chicago. Tickets are $25 for VIP reserved table seating, $15 general admission. For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 504.319.8917, or visit www.fleurdetease.com.
This isn’t the only way Trixie Minx gives back; she also noted in a recent podcast interview that she donates a free VIP table to a non-profit for each of her shows — usually by way of an auction item or raffle ticket. Enjoy debut of my new podcast, “PopSmart NOLA,” below, but also the photo gallery from last month’s Fleur de Tease Halloween show.