Another year, another Disney-inspired burlesque show put on by Peepshow Menagerie. What year would be complete without watching Minnie Mouse strip down to her nipple tassels? Girl Talk performed at the Fox Pomona Theater, while the OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa opened its doors for a pet-adoption fair called Pet Days. On Friday night, a candlelight vigil for Huy Pham (the Costa Mesa city worker who took his own life after learning of impending layoffs) took place. And finally, if you missed out on SXSW this year, see what you missed in our slideshow round-up.
On Saturday and Sunday, the OC Fairgrounds hosted the Third Annual Spring Pet Days, featuring pet adoption, nonprofit organizations, guest speakers and more. See more (really adorable) photos here.
Girl Talk threw a party at the Fox Pomona Theater on Saturday night. There were lasers, balloons, confetti and maybe some music, too. See the entire slideshow here.
So you didn't make it down to Austin this year? That's okay. You can catch up by looking at our SXSW photo round-up while hoping for a better next year.
Glassy-eyed and shocked, friends, co-workers and the community were
stunned by the suicide of Costa Mesa Public Works Maintenance worker
Huy Pham, who jumped from the roof of the Costa Mesa City Hall Thursday
afternoon, after learning of impending lay-offs. The Friday twilight
vigil helped bring the community closer during a tough time, as the City
Council began sending lay-off notices to its staff as it decided to
outsource most of the city's public services to close a budget gap.
To learn more about Pham and Costa Mesa outsourcing its jobs, click here to read the blog post. To see more photos from the vigil, click here.
Peepshow Menagerie presented another installment of Burlesqueland! On Day One, the gals of Peepshow Menagerie presented a “Dizney-inspired” burlesque show with Venus DeMille, Scarlett Letter, Charlotte La Bell Aaraigne'e, Dizzy Von Damn!, Bobbie Burlesque & Sophia Sirena, Anita Cookie, Miss Angie Cakes, Miss josie Bunnie, Jessabelle Thunder, Boozehound Burlesque, Judy Luck, Miss Karla Jop, Holly Go Darkly, and Crystal Craven. See the photos here.