Calendar of Events for The Charleens

Magical Beats- A 1920's Evening in the Wizarding World

Magical Beats- an evening in the 1920's Wizarding World featuring Pink Lady & John Bennett Jazz Band. Hosted by MACUSA representative Danny The Historical Conjurer with performances by burlesque artists Lacy Knickers, Nina Nightshade, Vivian Rose, and Rarity St. James. Plus the Charleens Cabaret Dance Troupe, a swing dance lesson, and a raffle of wizarding world swag.

This event is brought to you by and benefits the Time Travelers Costume Guild , a 501(c)3 TTCG group for costume events in the Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, WA Metro area! We are multi-genre cosplayers, and costumers who explore fantasy, historical, vintage and creative thrift shop costuming. We host costumed events, DIY and how to costuming workshops, and themed parties. We are a branch of the International Costumers Guild, Inc. TTCG on Facebook

Miz Kitty's Parlour - Journey to the Moon!

Join Miz Kitty and Friends as we take a "Journey to the Moon"~ An unforgettable evening of Song, Dance, Comedy, Mystery, Tunes, Aerialists and Surprises at the Beautiful & Historic Alberta Rose Theatre! Doors at 7pm, showtime 8pm! Pacific Pie Company hand pies available for purchase, as well as light snacks, beer and wine (Ages 21 and over, 17 and over if accompanied by an adult)

Miz Kitty's Parlour Journey to the Moon!

The Charleens at The Liquor Store

Featuring The Libertine Belles! A Sunday evening cabaret show with The Charleens dance troupe and live music with the Libertine Belles! With comedian and host, Whitney Streed and special guests!

  • At The Liquor Store
  • 3341 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214
  • Sunday, March 20th, 2016!
  • 8:30pm Showtime (8pm doors open)
  • $7 at the door
  • Event page

Miz Kitty's Parlour Enchantment by the Sea!

Outside it may be raining, but in here it's entertaining! Come on in, the water is fine~ Join us on Saturday, January 9th for a Dazzling Spectacular of Music, Dance, Comedy, Juggling and fun! Miz Kitty and Friends have been putting the Devil back into Vaudeville since 2002 and have found their new home at the Historic Alberta Rose Theatre.

  • The Alberta Rose Theater
  • 3000 NE. Alberta Street, 503-719-6055
  • Saturday, January 9th, 2016!
  • 8pm Showtime (7pm doors open)
  • $20 in advance, $23 at the door MINORS OK when accompanied by parent 17 years and older
  • Event page
Miz Kitty's Parlour Enchantment by the Sea!

Peepshow - May Madness!

Brace yourselves for yet another show from Portland's craziest variety show! The place where "ANYTHING GOES" still rings true! Hosted by the fabulously insane Artemis Chase!

The Black Maria

A cabaret show for ne'er do wells, miscreants, showgirls, and drunks! The inspiration for this show is Weimar Berlin, decadence, and artistic expression! Please dress up and join in the revelry!

The Black Maria cabaret flyer

Champagne SpecTAPular!

Sally Mack Champagne Spectapular

Sally Mack's Annual Production featuring the Sally Mack Dancers and The Charleens

  • Sunday, June 8th, 2014 at 2pm.
  • Portland Metro Arts Theater
  • 9003 SE Stark St. Portland, OR 97220
  • Champagne and snacks on concession
  • Pre-show jazz band at 1:30pm

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The Legends Have It! a burlesque benefit

Come for a full day benefit for the Burlesque Hall of Fame, Saturday May 31st, 2014. More details on the show can be found on the Facebook event page.

  • 4:30-7:15 Glitter sale! Free entry for local performers selling extra goodies and scraps
  • 7:30-10:00pm The Legends Have It Burlesque Benefit $5-10 donation
  • The Analog Cafe & DRD Records Little Theater
  • 720 SE Hawthorne Portland, Oregon 97214
The Legends Have It! event flyer

Speakeasy Swing with Pink Lady & John Bennett Jazz Band!

Speakeasy Swing flyer

Special guests Jason Wells and The Charleens will be there to entertain you in between sets! If you RSVP to this event on Facebook, you will be put on the list to get $3 off the normal cover charge! So you will get in for a full night dancing to live swing and entertainment for just $5!

  • Thursday, March 13th, 2014
  • Vie de Boheme
  • 1530 SE 7th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
  • 8:00 Doors Open/ Swing Lesson
  • 10:00 The Charleens

The Swashbuckler's Ball 2013

A grand night out for pirates, buccaneers and nautical miscreants of all stripes! The Charleens will be performing on The Below Decks stage as well as Irish band Coming Up Threes! Upstairs features local ultimate party band Chervona and post-apocalyptic steampunk band Abney Park from Seattle. Buy tickets at Ticket Tomato. Find out more at the Swashbuckler's Ball website.

  • Saturday, November 16 2013
  • Doors Open: 7:00 PM for "Preferred Mooring Slip" attendees, 8:00 PM for all other guests
  • The Melody Ballroom
  • 615 SE Alder St
  • Portland, OR 97214
Swashbuckler's Ball 2013

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Miz Kitty's Parlour

Miz Kitty's Parlour March Madness 2013
  • 7:00pm, Saturday, March 2nd, 2013
  • McMenamin's Mission Theater
  • 1624 N.W. Glisan, Portland, Oregon 97209
  • TICKETS: $12.00 in advance, $15 at the door. Ages 21 and over
  • Buy tickets at
  • Event page on facebook

Vintage Soiree

The Sherwood Chamber Annual Awards Dinner
  • An evening of dining & entertainment in a 20's-era inspired atmosphere
  • Live jazz band and dance performances by The Charleens
  • Wednesday, June 27th 2012 at 6pm
  • Bella Via Event Venue 22418 SW Pine Street Sherwood, OR 97140
  • Registration for tickets is available HERE
Vintage Soiree flyer for the Sherwood Chamber Annual Awards Dinner

The Speakeasy Gala and Auction

Speakeasy Gala benefit for Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp
A speakeasy party benefiting Mt. Hood Kiwanis camp.
  • 27th annual Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp benefit dinner and auction
  • Solo Charleston Performance by Josephine Morgan
  • April 14th, 2012 at The Red Lion Jantzen Beach
  • To purchase a ticket, donate an item, or become a sponsor of the event click HERE
  • All proceeds will benefit Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp, empowering children and adults with disabilities. For more information, please visit

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Gravediggers of 1933!

At The Ellen Bye Studio at The Armory, October 16th 2011. Featuring Miss Astrid of VaVaVoom Room, Orchestre L'Pow! and a thrilling roster of guest artists including:

  • Russell Bruner of Swingtimepdx
  • Acrobat Miss Brittany Walsh
  • Dracula
  • Lisa Marcisek of Miz Kitty's Parlour on 78's
  • Dances by The Charleens
  • Click on the flyer for more details and to go to the Gravediggers special event pages!
Gravediggers of 1933 at The Gerding Theater

October 2011 Event Dates

Bootleggers Ball 2011
  • The Bootleggers Ball at Irving St. Kitchen, 701 NW 13th Avenue, Portland, OR. Saturday, October 1st, 2011. 7pm - 1am.
  • Miz Kitty's Parlour at the Mission Theater, Saturday October 8th. Show at 7pm.
  • Private Wedding Event at the Hotel Deluxe, October 15th, 2011.

Whoop Dee Doo

For TBA, Whoop Dee Doo will work with students during the summer at PICA and Caldera (a year-round arts mentoring organization that works in Portland and Central Oregon) to create a new, large-scale installation and live community performance. Participating students will sketch, plan, and create several aspects of the exhibition and live show.

Whoop Dee Doo is a non-profit community project led by artists living and working in Kansas City, Missouri. The group has created commissioned projects for organizations including the Bemis Center for contemporary Arts (Omaha), Deitch Projects (New York), the Smart Museum (Chicago), The Kemper Museum for Contemporary Arts (Kansas City), Loyal Gallery (Sweden), and others.

  • Saturday, September 17, 2011 for the TBA Festival
  • The Works at Washington High School
  • S.E. Stark and 13th, Portland OR 97214
  • Free admission, all ages, shows at 1pm and 4pm
Whoop Dee Doo at the TBA festival 2011

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Cabaret Coiffure a benefit for S.E.L.F

The Charleens at the Star Theater for S.E.L.F Benefit

This "hair show with song and dance" features burlesque and cabaret performances with lots of fancy hairstyles. Performers include the Charleens, Lana Louche, Hai Fleish, and MC Lucynda Thompson, and the show benefits S.E.L.F., a nonprofit helping children with same-sex parents or who identify as the opposite gender.

  • Sunday, September 18th, 2011
  • Doors at 7:30, show at 8pm
  • The Star Theater
  • 13 NW 6th St. Portland OR, 97209
  • $15 advance, $20 at the door

Sally Mack's Tap and Jazz Showcase

This annual dance showcase features jazz and tap and production numbers by legendary local tap master Sally Mack. (Mrs. Mack has been training tappers for stages in Hollywood and Portland since 1960.) Sally's students and teachers by the dozens will perform on the main stage at MHCC. The production numbers this year are from the 1933 Bacon/Berkeley-directed 42nd Street, as well as a brand new piece by Mrs. Mack entitled Chaplin. Charleen no. 2, Sara Sullivan, is proud to be hoofing it in this fabulous tribute to the great English comic actor Charlie Chaplin.

  • Sunday, June 12, 2pm
  • Mt. Hood Community College Theater, Gresham
  • 26000 Southeast Stark Street, Gresham (503) 491-7297
  • $14 at the door
The Charleens at the annual Sally Mack Showcase

The Flapper Follies at Darcelle XV Showplace


See the gallery of pictures here!

  • Sunday May 8th, 2011 Mother's Day
  • Darcelle XV Showplace 208 NW 3rd Ave. Portland, OR 97209
  • Doors at 8pm, Show at 8:30pm.
  • $10 at the door

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Midnight Serenaders: HOT LOVIN' CD Release Show

With special guests Swing Papillon and The Charleens. The popular Portland old-time swing ensemble Midnight Serenaders celebrate the release of their third recording entitled HOT LOVIN' - a CD chock full of early 20th century ditties to which your great grandmother may have been doing some not-so-innocent spooning.

  • Saturday, March 19th
  • Secret Society Ballroom, 116 NE Russell, PDX - 503.493.3600
  • Doors at 8, show at 9.
  • $12 advance tickets, $16 day of show.
  • Tickets available at
Midnight Serenaders Hot Lovin' CD release show

Belly Dance Uncorked

The Charleens at Belly Dance Uncorked

Every last Saturday at Vino Vixens Bellydance Uncorked is an opportunity for the entire community to mingle, sip wine in a luscious, intimate wine lounge, and be enthralled by the myriad of burlesque, fusion, dancehall, hoop, tribal, fan, belly dancers and musicians the region has to offer.

  • Saturday, January 29th 2011
  • Vino Vixens
  • 2929 SE Powell Boulevard Portland, OR 97202
  • 7:30 to 10:30 pm.
  • suggested donation is $10

The Charleens 1920's Dance Revue

Featuring Emcee Johnny Cockatoo and special guests DJ Miz Kitty, Poison Waters and Holly Dai! Showcasing the dances of the 1920's with Hostess Summer Lynne Seasons.

  • Darcelle XV Showplace
  • 208 Northwest 3rd Avenue Portland, OR 97209
  • Sunday, December 19th, 2010
  • 8pm - 10pm
  • Tickets are $10 at the door
The Charleens 1920's Dance Revue at Darcelle XV

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Miz Kitty's Parlour

The Charleens dance troupe at Miz Kitty's Parlour

Miz Kitty's Parlour is performed in the historic Mission Theater, a lovely old theater built in the 1890's! Shows are presented on the 3rd Saturday evening of every month from October to May. Every month will bring bits, schtick and musical acts bound to astound, astonish and thrill you! Song & dance, comedy & theatrics, string bands, classical & eclectic.

  • Mission Theater
  • 624 N.W. Glisan in Portland, OR
  • Saturday, November 13th, 2010
  • Doors at 7pm
  • Tickets are $10 at the door

Fleur de Lethal Cinematheque Presents...3rd Annual "Sing Out " CABARET (1972)

For one night the legendary Bagdad Theater, transforms into the Weimar underground as it plays host to our yearly screening of CABARET.The 1972 Academy Award winning musical directed by the inimitable Bob Fosse stars the luminous Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey in his iconic performance as "The Emcee". With guest performers, vintage dance troupe, The Charleens!

  • The Bagdad Theater
  • 3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
  • Thursday, November 18th, 2010
  • Door at 9pm
  • Tickets are $5 at the door
Fleur de Lethal Cinematheque withThe Charleens at the Bagdad Theater

3rd Annual Moulin Rouge

Fleur de Lethal with The Charleens at the Bagdad Theater in Portland Oregon

For one night only the legendary Bagdad Theater transforms into a champagne and absinthe drenched Montmarte as Fleur de Lethal plays host to the 3rd Annual "Sing Out" screening of Baz Lurhmann's 2001 musical epic. Pre-show starring: The Wicked Wit of the West and Femme Fatale of Fleur de Lethal, Miss Nico Bella. The Long Legged Lovely, Holly Dai and The Wildly Talented and Wickedly Beautiful Dancing Darlings, The Charleens!

  • The Bagdad Theater
  • 3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
  • Saturday, October 16th, 2010
  • Door at 9pm
  • Tickets are $5 at the door

Peep Show

Artemis Chase brings you another edition of Peep Show with very special guest Pandora Boxx of Rupaul's Drag Race fame! This is going to be one of the greatest shows Portland has seen in a very long time and you don't want to miss it! In addition to Pandora Boxx you will also be entertained by some of the best performers Portland has to offer!

  • Red Cap Garage
  • 1035 SW Stark St. Portland, OR 97205
  • Tuesday, September 7, 2010
  • 9:00pm
  • $7 cover
Peep Show at Red Cap Garage with The Charleens

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Mary's Look-Alike Contest!

Mary's Look-Alike Contest! with The Charleens

Join Hamburger Mary's and the fabulous Poison Waters as we hope to "Find Portland's Mary!" A look-alike contest open to all genders, races and ages (well, 21+). Winner will be selected based on Mary appearance, personality and audience appeal. With special guests, Chi Chi and Chonga and The Charleens!


Saturnalia! The newest in performance variety shows! We appreciate all forms of talent and believe everyone deserves a chance to show off. Hosted by the fairest of them all, Saturn!

  • Someday Lounge
  • 125 Northwest 5th Avenue Portland, OR
  • Monday, August 9, 2010
  • Doors at 9:00pm
The Charleens at Saturnalia

Peacock After Dark

The Charleens perform at the Newmark Theatre for Peacock After Dark

Peacock After Dark is the signature event benefiting the Audria M. Edwards Scholarship fund. This gala event is held in the Newmark Theater in the Portland Center for Performing Arts in downtown Portland, Oregon.

  • Newmark Theater
  • 1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
  • Sunday, September 26, 2010
  • Doors at 8pm.

Miz Kitty's Parlour

utting the Devil into Vaudeville since 2002! Take a trip back to the entertainment days of old, each show features music, magic, theater, dance, juggling presented in the style of a classic turn-of-last-century vaudeville show.

  • Mission Theater,
  • 1624 N.W. Glisan in Portland, OR.
  • Saturday, March 20th, 2010
  • Doors at 7pm.
  • Tickets are $10 at the door
The Charleens at Miz Kitty's Parlour 2010