See your favorite characters from books do sexy dances for you at Big Bang Boom! Cabaret's tribute to literary icons

We’ve never been the type to need telling that books are sexy. We’re usually the ones who hope that a well-stocked and -curated bookshelf is as much of an aphrodisiac to potential mates as it is to us. So when we heard that Big Bang Boom! Cabaret was planning a burlesque show themed around literary icons, fantasies we’d kept secret for years sprang to mind. Fan-dancing Hemingway? Sexy Sylvia Plath? Proust with pasties? It turns out that most of the acts will be portraying sexy versions of works by famous authors rather than sexy versions of the authors themselves, though. But with a lineup inspired by wordsmiths like H.P. Lovecraft, Ian Fleming and Ira Levin, there’s sure to be enough ribaldry from R’lyeh and bondagey Bond to keep both bibliophiles and boobophiles captivated.

9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25 | The Venue, 511 Virginia Drive | 407-412-6895 | thevenueorlando.com | $16-$20

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