Glam Bam

The tasseled and satiny costumes of neo-burlesque performers tend to reflect the early 20th century, when the cheeky-but-sexy performance style boomed in America. But during Sinsations Glam-O-Rama at Balanca’s Pyro Room (1809 Grand, 816-474-6369), expect less Mae West and more David Bowie, when such Sinsations performers as Nik Nightengale and Hot Hot Heather swap out their stilettos for platform shoes. Wicholas Grimm hosts the night, which also includes a glitter-rock set from Mercury Mad and the Plastic Bitches. Admission to the 21-and-older event costs $6.— Crystal K. Wiebe

Sat., Aug. 7, 2010