Music & Entertainment

Sally Marvel on velvet banquette
The soul of Bordel lies in its spectacle. On the other side of its hidden door, guests are welcomed with music and performances unlike any other venue in Chicago — from the playful rhythms of a jazz trio at Wednesday’s Hôtel des Artistes to the fire, sex and magic of Vaudeville Thursdays. Fridays and Saturdays evoke the hip soul of Paris’ Quartier Pigalle as DJs spin deep and sexy beats alongside burlesque and flamenco performances for the aptly named Velvet.

  • Hôtel des Artistes (Wednesday) — Talented and of-the-moment local artists play live jazz, soul, Latin and more
  • Vaudeville (Thursdays and Fridays) — Sensual and provocative performances ranging from magic to fire eating, burlesque and more
  • Velvet (Saturday) — DJs spin deep and sexy beats alongside spontaneous burlesque performances

THURSDAY, 1.26.23 — Bordel Thursdays with Millie Mae, Ray Ray Sunshine, Ruby Spencer, and Shimmy LaRoux. Shows at 8:30 and 10:30. DJ J. Copes until last call.
FRIDAY, 1.27.23 — Bordel Fridays with Dizzy Lizzy, Helena Handbasket, and Sio Bast. Shows at 8:30 and 10:30. DJ Jamie Hayes until last call.
SATURDAY, 1.28.23 — Bordel Saturdays with Boobs Radley, Dusty Bahls, and Ray Gunn. Shows at 8:30 and 10:30. DJ K.HSIA until last call.

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