Past Shows

Past Shows

Bare Book Club NYC reads SMUT


Bare Book Club is a group of beautiful women who love to read…naked. That’s it.
Join Anja Keister and a rotating cast for this monthly literary salon of themed public readings for your enjoyment.

For our next show, we’ll be celebrating works of erotic writing from a wide range of sources, authors, and experiences. Whether you come alone, with friends, or as a date night, we’ll have something for everyone as we explore the world of smut at our literary salon.

The May 19th cast will include Rain Supreme, Torro Royale, Lillian Bustle, and your host reader Anja Keister.

We’ll be doing an exciting raffle to raise funds for the Black Sex Workers Collective with prizes from Uberlube, Chef Bane (, and some sensual goodies.
Plus all ticket holders will go home with free goodies from our sponsor Uberlube!

This is an all-vaccinated event. Please bring proof of vaccination for entry.

6:30pm doors
7:00pm show
9:00pm end

Front Row: $28
General Admission: $24
Standing Room: $18

When buying 3 or more tickets, you will receive 1 drink ticket and $5+ of raffle tickets at the door. The more you buy together, the more raffle tickets you get!

City Reliquary Members get in for free in the Standing Room option only.

Please remember to BRING CASH for refreshments.

May 19, 2022
6:30pm doors, 7pm show
The City Reliquary
370 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211 Get Tickets and Info Here:

Friday April 29th, 2022  Doors 7pm, Show 7:15

There have always been geeky factions that cause divides in the nerd world, but this April we are celebrating those two infamous star based franchises together! Join us for an evening of burlesque, sideshow, go-go, and more celebrating both Star Trek  AND Star Wars!

And don’t miss out on our  out of this world raffle PLUS a specialty themed cocktail menu from the mixologists at The Parkside Lounge

Qualms Galore
Foxy Belle Afriq
Dutch Baby
Holly Ween
and special guest from Toronto, Bellamie Beastly!
Go-Go by Liv Dangerously
Host Anja Keister

21+ Event
The Parkside Lounge, NYC

For the safety of our performers, our audience, and the staff at The Parkside Lounge, Proof of Vaccination must be shown to enter the event, and we ask that masks stay on unless you are drinking.

April 29, 2022
7:00pm EST
The Parkside Lounge
317 E. Houston Street, Manhattan, NY Get Tickets and Info Here:

Bare Book Club NYC reads Sci Fi


The Brick Presents
Bare Book Club Reads Sci Fi
March 8 at 8pm

Join us on Tuesday March 8th for our next installment of Bare Book Club NYC where we’ll be reading selections from the world of Science Fiction. From Octavia Butler to the X-files, retro futurism to modern day Young Adult fiction, we’ll be covering a wide range of what makes sci-fi so exhilarating-while reading it to you in the nude!

For the month of March our readers will be Anja KeisterCochina DivinaMargot Heart, and Gravity, Queen of Love and Hope.

Bare Book Club (formerly “Naked Girls Reading”) is a group of beautiful womxn who love to read…naked. That’s it. Originally established a decade ago in Chicago as the monthly event Naked Girls Reading, the now named Bare Book Club has evolved into a popular literary salon with chapters across the U.S. and as far as Cape Town, South Africa. The NYC chapter reopened fall of 2021 and we are excited to bring you an evening of entertainment that you will never forget.

March 08, 2022
The Brick
579 Metropolitan ave, Brooklyn, NY Get Tickets and Info Here:

NEW DATE! D20 Burlesque does Dimension 20!


Say Hi Amazing Audience!
(“Hi Amazing Audience!”)

We have some IN-CREDIBLE news for you all. Thanks to the blessing of the people at College Humor and Drop Out, we are putting together a tribute to the amazing stories and characters of Dimension 20!
Grab your adventuring parties and head on down to The Parkside Lounge Sunday February 6th to see an evening of drag, burlesque, go-go dancing and more!

Performances from:
Betty Brash
Dutch Baby
Esmerelda May
Jackson Juniper
Mx Macabre
and Kia Sangria
with go-go from Logan Laveau
Hosted by Anja Keister

A portion of of profits will be donated to All of Us or None – a grassroots civil and human rights organization fighting for the rights of formerly-and currently-incarcerated people and our families. AOUON is fighting against the discrimination that people face every day because of arrest or conviction history. The goal of All of Us or None is to strengthen the voices of people most affected by mass incarceration and the growth of the prison-industrial complex. Through our grassroots organizing, AOUON is building a powerful political movement to win full restoration of our human and civil rights.
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Seating Options:
$30 Front Row Seats
$28 2nd Row Seats
$26 General Seating
$125 Group Table (SOLD OUT)
$20 Standing room

$25 general admission at the door. Note this ticket level may be limited depending on presales

We want to create a space where you feel safe to have a good time. All cast members and staff of the Parkside Lounge will be fully vaccinated. and we are requiring all audience members be as well. We ask that audience members wear a mask in the back room (can be removed to drink your drinks) even if vaccinated. You will be asked to either show proof of vaccination to enter the bar or enter the back room where the show will be held.

February 06, 2022
7:00pm EDT
The Parkside Lounge
317 E. Houston Street, Manhattan, NY Get Tickets and Info Here:

Bare Book Club is an intimate, provocative, and nude literary show. We highlight the vulnerability and magic of womxn of all identities and bring focus to the ritual of reading as we bare our souls and our bodies.

For our December performance we will continue the NYC Chapter tradition of reading Charles Dickens’ own condensed version of “A Christmas Carol” in full. December’s readers are: Anja Keister, Baklava Bomb, Betty Brash, and Queensiñera.

$20 General Admission

December 14, 2021
The Brick
579 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211 Get Tickets and Info Here: