december, 2022

01dec8:00 pm04(dec 4)3:00 pmA Weekend With What the Funk?! FestFour days of funk, burlesque, classes, and shows

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Being sure of yourself begins with knowing your history, knowing your body, and knowing yourself.
At the Atlanta School of Burlesque and Metropolitan Studios, we aren’t just teaching sparkly and glitzy dances to people, we are fostering a community of open-minded, artistic, creatives who strive to rediscover and redefine their relationship with themselves through movement.
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The Atlanta School of Burlesque has been providing burlesque education in the broader Metro Atlanta area 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. Our “Weekend With . . . ” series of burleque weekenders does just that.

Our 3rd in the series brings What the Funk?! Fest from Seattle to Atlanta for weekend of classes, shows, and burlesque education that will blow your minds! What the Funk?! is and an all-BIPOC Burlesque Fest that 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.


Friday, 12/2

  • 10:00 am – 11:30 am – Performer Branding 101 with Shimmy LaRoux
  • 11:30am – 12:45pm – Stripper Savings Plan with GiGi Holliday
  • 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


Thursday, 12/1 You Sing, We Strip Burlesque Karaoke What the Funk?! Edition

Atlanta burlesque show with all the fun of karaoke and improv performances! In this immersive show, you turn the mic on while we take it off! Sing your favorite jams and you may get paired with a burlesque performer dancing the art of the tease LIVE to your voice (or that of your reluctant friend)! This mashup has all the fun of karaoke mixed with burlesque performers improving!

  • Doors 8:30 pm | Show 9:00 pm
  • Featuring headliners: Shimmy LaRoux (Chicago) | D’Monica Leone (Seattle)
  • Bring your voice, your spark, and be ready to tip!

Friday, 12/2 What the Funk?! Saturday Showcase (two shows)

What The Funk?! Friday Showcase

  • Early Show: Doors @ 6:30pm / Show @ 7:00pm
  • Late Show: Doors @ 9:30pm / Show @ 10:00pm
  • Featuring headliners: Shimmy LaRoux (Chicago) | P. No Noire (Chicago) | Briq House (Seattle) | GiGi Holliday (NYC) | Samson Night (NYC) | Mx. Pucks A’Plenty (Seattle)

Saturday, 12/3 What the Funk?! Saturday Showcase (two shows)

  • Early Show: Doors @ 6:30pm / Show @ 7:00pm
  • Late Show: Doors @ 9:30pm / Show @ 10:00pm
  • Featuring headliners: P. No Noire (Chicago) | D’Monica Leone (Seattle) | Android Allure (Seattle) | Samson Night (NYC) | Mx. Pucks A’Plenty (Seattle)

Sunday, 12/4 – Documentary Screening & Performer Talk Back

Door 12:30PM / Screening 1:00PM

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. Follow producer and founder Mx. Pucks A’Plenty as 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 as well as intimate behind the scenes footage. Hear performers speak about the inspiration that drives their performances as well as 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.


The Atlanta School of 1259 Metropolitan Ave SE Atlanta, GA 30316

Health Guidelines for this Event

Event Area Sanitized
Other Health Guidelines Masks are preferred in classes and at events, but are not mandatory at this time. We follow CDC guidelines for certain prevention measures—such as wearing masks—when COVID-19 Community Levels are high enough to strain the healthcare system and when needed to protect those at increased risk of severe illness. We reserve the right to require students and guests to wear a mask at any time. Vaccines are not required, as we know that not everyone is able to be vaccinated against certain infectious diseases. We reserve the right to change this policy at any time and without notice.