Past Shows

Past Shows

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:

Whew! 2022 is coming in strong and with many shows and venues closing and people staying home, we wanted to bring you some entertainment to bring a smile to your faces while you stay home!

Join us on Saturday January 22nd with a special hybrid virtual nerdlesque show of creative pre-recorded acts and live acts streamed into your home. You can look forward to performances from:
Anja Keister
Ashleeta Beauchamp
Babia Majora
Cherry Valentine
Esmerelda May
Mx Macabre
Nyx Nocturne
Regal Mortis

Plus a special go-go pole set from Jessica Dunaway and your chance to win prizes in our online raffle!

You have 2 ways to catch this show:

  • Live Stream ($10) – You’ll get the room link and password to watch the show live and interact with the performers in the chat. Plus you’ll also the post-show link and password to rewatch the show as much as you’d like!
  • Post Show Stream ($5) – within a week of the show, receive the rewatch link of the live-streamed show

January 22, 2022
8:00pm EST
Get Tickets and Info Here:
Event Location To Be Announced or Not Found


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:

      Bare Book Club is a group of beautiful womxn 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 keeping the Halloween spirit alive with a literary tribute to VAMPIRES! Join Bare Book Club as we read selections from authors such as Octavia Butler and Christopher Moore, YA and children’s lit, and even a hypnotizing piece written by one of our own readers that will have you feeling tingly all over.
     Our November 6th cast will include a curated reading list from Queerly Femmetastic, Nip Fury, Mx Macabre, and your host reader Anja Keister.
Doors at 6pm
Show at 7pm
Following current NYC guidelines, ALL VISITORS to the Museum ages 12 and older must show proof that they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized for emergency use by the FDA or WHO.
Masks are required for all inside the building of The City Reliquary, where you will check in and walk through to our backyard.  Masks may be taken off outside in the backyard where the show is, but we encourage mask wearing outside as well for the safety of our audience and performers.

November 06, 2021
6pm doors, 7pm show
The City Reliquary
370 Metropolitan Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211 Get Tickets and Info Here: