Festival 2021

An EXTRAordinary month-long burlesque extravaganza!

The Vancouver International Burlesque Festival will be back this April with an all-digital format.

Get ready for 4 weeks of workshops, community events, and a showcase that has never been experienced at our festival... it's gonna get weird (and always titillating)!

All VIBF events are 18+ only


The Digital Buffies

April 10, 2021 | 7pm PST

Dust-off your eleganza and prepare for a glamorous online award show highlighting some of the people that make the Vancouver burlesque community shine. Plus catch outrageous online performances and antics celebrating our love in this titillating artform! 

Performances by: CeCe Bombay, Desiree Sunshine, James and the Giant Pasty, and Nick Miami Benz. Hosted by Mx. Bukuru! 

This event is only open to VIBFA Members. Access this event by getting your Membership here

T.I.T Talks

April 30, 2021 | 7pm PST

Enjoy an educational evening of connection and titillating conversation at the VIBF's exclusive take on TED Talks.

TIT Talks is a one-of-a-kind event offering unique perspectives on burlesque. This intimate evening encourages compelling conversation and shares dimensions of being a burlesque performer that are seldom discussed publicly.

Closed captioning will be available for this event

The Anti-Showcase

May 1, 2021 | 7pm PST

Safety is sexy, that's why this year we're going virtual! The Anti-Showcase is a celebration that highlights the resilience of burlesque artists across the continent. 


This will be no ordinary burlesque showcase! These stripteasers will be sharing performances that go beyond the confines of the stage showing you burlesque you would never experience in a theatre. 

Performances by: Alexa Borealis & Bee Appletini, Billie Blouse, Calamity Kate & Numi Berber, Diasporic Dynasty, Draco & Ginger, Faye Havoc, Foxy Lexxi, Gidgit Gravedigger, The Lady Josephine, Misty Moss, Mx. Pucks A'Plenty, Portia Favro, and Wrong Note Rusty. Hosted by Sparkle Plenty.

Closed captioning will be available for this event

VIBF After Party

May 1  2021 | 9pm PST

We're closing out this year's VIBF with a bang! The After Party will be filled with themed breakout party rooms happening LIVE via zoom. 


Spend some time dancing away in our DJ Dance Room, spend some downtime in our Chill & Chat Room, play dress-up in our Costume Room, or get naughty in our Kinky Games Room.

More party antics will be announced so stay tuned as we share the fun ways we will be celebrating this year's festival. 


Anti-Oppression Progressive

April 13, 20 & 27, 2021 | 6pm - 8pm PST

In 2020 we included opportunities for the burlesque community to access meaningful ways we can evolve as industry leaders, producers, and teachers. This year, we're continuing this learning by introducing an Anti-Oppression Progressive that will cover topics including:

  • Fundamentals of Diversity - Equity, and Inclusion

  • Disrupting Unconscious Bias

  • Unlearning Anti-Blackness

All workshops will be facilitated by Shanique Kelly, founder of LEVEL UP, Vancouver's only QTBIPOC-centred hip hop dance party, and co-founder of For Everyone By Us. 

Participants are required to attend all three workshops. 

VIBF Workshops

April 15, 22 & 29, 2021 | 6pm & 7pm PST

We're offering six different workshops to help elevate and inspire you - whether you're a dazzling burlesque artist or simply looking for tips and tricks to feel like a star, we have something for you to learn. 

Find workshops that will help with character development, moving your body, enhancing your selfie game, and more!

This year's instructors include: Bianca Boom Boom, Foxy Lexxi, Misty Moss, Rubyyy Jones, Siomai Moore, and Vogue Mahone of Showgirl Sparkle

Sign-up for one or sign-up for all digital workshops.