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Pretty Things Peepshow

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The prospect of seeing bizarre creatures in the flesh--Fiji mermaids, Siamese twins or the amazing alligator man--has piqued the interest of individuals throughout time. So when the Pretty Things Peepshow, which has dubbed itself the Best in Burlesque and Sideshow, promises a performance by "The Midget of Mischief," there is no denying it--you're intrigued.

The vintage-style traveling burlesque show, with trunks of fishnet stockings, tassels, corsets and feather boas in tow, is touring the nation on a 64-city summer tour and makes its stop at Neurolux on Friday, July 9. Each show is composed of burlesque acts, sideshow performances and the Chinese Execution Blade Box. The Pretty Things Peepshow has appeared in music videos for Red Hot Chili Peppers and 50 Cent as well as at Vans Warped Tour and Ozzfest.

With a troupe consisting of the retro beauties Bettina May and Go-go Amy, the 24-inch-tall Lil' Miss Firefly, song bird Bonnie Voyage and the juggling and sword-swallowing host Freakshow Foley, Pretty Things Peepshow offers what is sure to be unique concoction of Bettie Page, David Blaine and P.T. Barnum.

Friday, July 9, $8-$10, Neurolux, 113 N. 11th St., 208-343-0886, neurolux.com.