Dixie Evans was nothing short of burlesque royalty. After the performing legend passed away on August 3 in Las Vegas at the age of 86, several tribute events have been held in honor of the woman who founded the Miss Exotic World Pageant as well as the Exotic World Burlesque Museum & Striptease Hall of Fame.
Dixie Evans Week starts today, a multi-city effort to raise awareness about Evans’ contributions to burlesque and funds to pay for outstanding medical bills and memorial services. United We Shimmy, a special tribute show to cap the week, is planned for Saturday, August 31 at the Plaza. An all-star lineup of burlesque performers is slated to appear, including Miss Exotic World 2008 Angie Pontani, Miss Exotic World 2009 Kalani Kokonuts, and Miss Exotic World 1991 Toni Alessandrini, as well as Ivana Blaize, the Cabernet Dance Company, Bizzaro Galore, Kyle Marlett, Erika Moon, Rosalita Nikita, Lou Lou Roxy, Madeline Sinclaire, Jessabelle Thunder, and Las Vegas performers Vi Vacious and Cha Cha Velour.
United We Shimmy opens doors at 9 p.m. August 31 at the Plaza. Tickets range from $20 to $100. More information is available at Ticketfly.
Also as part of Dixie Evans Week, a special memorial service will be held and open to the public on Sunday, September 1, at 3 p.m., at Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St.