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A Weekend With What The Funk?! Fest

A celebration of funk & the art of the tease!

Co-producers of What the Funk?! Fest, Mx. Pucks A'Plenty and Rebecca Mm Davis, and "A Weekend With" creator, and producer Roula Roulette are bringing What the Funk?! Fest from Seattle to Atlanta for weekend of classes, shows, and burlesque education that will blow your minds!

The Atlanta School of Burlesque has been providing burlesque education since 2013. As an institution dedicated to burlesque education it is of the utmost importance that we provide our students access to the best instructors in our industry.

What the Funk?! An All BIPOC Burlesque Fest was conceived of when founder, Mx. Pucks A’Plenty, considered doing a classic burlesque number to a Stevie Wonder song, but realized it wouldn't count as a classic era song choice. This got their wheels turning and What the Funk?! was born.

Class Schedule

Friday, 12/2

10:00am - 11:30am

Performer Branding 101 with Shimmy LaRoux

11:00am - 12:00pm

Making An Impact: Entrances, Exits, & Everything In Between with Mx. Pucks A'Plenty

11:30am - 12:45pm

Stripper Savings Plan with GiGi Holliday

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Intro To Acro with P. NoNoire

1:00pm - 2:00pm 

Take It On The Road: Traveling As A Showgirl with Shimmy LaRoux

2:30pm - 4:00pm 

Dom/Domme The Stage with D'Monica Leone

Saturday, 12/3

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Fat Burlesque History with Mx. Pucks A'Plenty

11:00am - 12:00pm

Put Some Funk On It! with Samson Night

12:30pm - 2:00pm

Baby Is It 10s? with Android Allure

12:30pm - 2:00pm

Shapeshift: The Creative Expression of Cosmetics with D'Monica Leone

2:30pm - 4:30pm 

Body Love with Goddess Briq House

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The Shows!

You Sing! We Strip! Burlesque Karaoke™ What The Funk?! Edition

December 1, 2022 | Doors 8:00 pm | Show 9:00 pm

Atlanta burlesque show with all the fun of karaoke and improv performances!

You turn the mic on while we take it off! Sing your favorite jams and you may get paired with a burlesque performer dancing LIVE to your voice (or that of your reluctant friend)! This mashup has all the fun of karaoke mixed with burlesque performers improving!

 

Featuring headliners:

Shimmy LaRoux (Chicago) | D’Monica Leone (Seattle)

 

Bring your voice, your spark, and be ready to tip!

 

  • 8:00PM Doors

  • 8:30PM Vocal warm ups start

  • 9:00PM Burlesque performers hit the stage

  • $20 advance tickets

  • $25 at the door

  • Ages 18+

  • Masks preferred

What The Funk Friday Burlesque Shows!

December 2, 2022 | Doors 8pm | Show 9pm

You want the FUNK?! We got the FUNK!

 

Our mission is to pay tribute to the Black American music genre of funk while showcasing and honoring the artistry of Black, indigenous and performers of color through the often-overlooked performance art medium of burlesque. We celebrate performers locally, nationally, and internationally through our three-day festival. We hope to inspire, offer representation, and shine a spotlight on the creativity and talent found in the BIPOC burlesque community.

 

Conceived as a tribute to Funk music as a show idea in early 2018 by founder and co-producer, Mx. Pucks A’Plenty, WTF is bringing Atlanta a three-night celebration of funk, the whole funk, and nothing, but the funk.

 

Featuring headliners:

Shimmy LaRoux (Chicago) | P. No Noire (Chicago) | Briq House (Seattle) | GiGi Holliday (NYC) | Samson Night (NYC) | Mx. Pucks A'Plenty (Seattle) and your emcee, Rebecca Mm Davis!

 

Bring your zest for BIPOC joy and be ready to tip!

These events are produced by Mx. Pucks A’Plenty and Rebecca Mm Davis, two Black members of the Seattle burlesque community

  • Ages 18+

  • Masks preferred

What The Funk Saturday Showcase

December 3, 2022 | Doors 8pm | Show 9pm

You want the FUNK?! We got the FUNK!

 

Our mission is to pay tribute to the Black American music genre of funk while showcasing and honoring the artistry of Black, indigenous and performers of color through the often-overlooked performance art medium of burlesque. We celebrate performers locally, nationally, and internationally through our three-day festival. We hope to inspire, offer representation, and shine a spotlight on the creativity and talent found in the BIPOC burlesque community.

 

Conceived as a tribute to Funk music as a show idea in early 2018 by founder and co-producer, Mx. Pucks A’Plenty, WTF is bringing Atlanta a three-night celebration of funk, the whole funk, and nothing, but the funk.

 

Featuring headliners:

P. No Noire (Chicago) | D'Monica Leone (Seattle) | Android Allure (Seattle) | Samson Night (NYC) | Mx. Pucks A'Plenty (Seattle) and your emcee, Rebecca Mm Davis!

 

Bring your zest for BIPOC joy and be ready to tip!

These events are produced by Mx. Pucks A’Plenty and Rebecca Mm Davis, two Black members of the Seattle burlesque community.​

  • Ages 18+

  • Masks preferred

Documentary Screening: WHAT THE FUNK: A LOVE LETTER TO THE POC COMMUNITY

December 4, 2022

Doors 12:30 pm | Film at 1:00 pm

Can ya dig it?! The story of bringing the 2019 festival to life is on film! Directed by Adriana Guiman, WHAT THE FUNK?! is the story of the first inaugural What the Funk?! BIPOC Burlesque Festival, held in Seattle Washington over a three-day period in August 2019. Featuring producer and founder Kia Puckett, aka Mx. Pucks A’Plenty, known as “The Femme Daddy That Your Mother Didn’t Know to Warn You About”, and voted #17 on 21st Century Burlesque Magazine TOP 50 Most influential burlesque industry figures of 2021, in this labor of love. They explore what it means to rewrite the rules of burlesque to build a supportive community of performers for personal and professional development. See excerpts of live festival performances and intimate behind the scenes footage. Hear performers speak about the inspiration that drives their performances and lingering challenges to inclusivity and accessibility. Explore what it means to question cultural norms, utilize the body as an artistic medium, and live life on one’s own terms. 

 

Celebrate what it feels like to be part of this inspiring group of performers trailblazing an annual festival in Seattle. Starring Seattle legends Rebecca M. Davis (Co-producer of What the Funk Festival), Isaiah Esquire, Goddess Briq House, and Isabella Price. 

 

Join us for a screening and talkback with several stars of the film at Metropolitan Studios in Atlanta.

Masks required

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