Finally, bikes, babes, beer and burlesque — all in one place

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This burlesque show really shifts gears.

“Bikes, Brews and Burlesque” is a new monthly show at Legion Bar in Williamsburg that conveniently combines three of our favorite things.

Heather Loop, aka Ms. Spoke, started “bikelesque” — burlesque performed with a bicycle, natch — as a way to reclaim her femininity.

“As a bike messenger, I am restricted in how feminine I can be — I can’t really wear make-up, high heels, pencil skirts, or do my hair super fancy,” said the Bushwick-based performer. “So I took my bicycle and started doing burlesque with it and took back my femininity!”

That may mean wearing a costume made out of bike tubes, using homemade bicycle wheel fans — a spin on the traditional feather fans — doing tricks on a kid’s bike and, one of her favorites, performing a playful skit where she “learns” how to ride a bike — her custom-made Squarebilt track frame — and gets some help from the audience in the process.

At the next show on April 7, Loop will be joined by Frida Schwinn and Lucille Ti Amore for some cheeky bikelesque. Just leave your camshaft at the door.

“Bikes, Brews and Burlesque” at Legion Bar [790 Metropolitan Ave. at Humboldt Street in Williamsburg, 718) 387-3797], April 7 at 10 pm. $5.

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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