Burlesque-A-Pades’ “Christmas Shimmy!” at Rex; Club Cafe Hosts Scott Blasey (CPs Fri., 12/12/14)

1) There is quite a neo-burlesque scene in New York City, and few performers are more active in it than Angie Pontani. (Yes, as you might guess from the name, she’s from across the river in Jersey.) The 2008 winner of burlesque’s Miss Exotic World Pageant, she’s the leader of the Pontani Sisters (featuring her actual sisters), creator of two burlesque-themed workout videos, and star and co-producer of the Burlesque-A-Pades touring show. Tonight, she brings the classic mix of song, dance, comedic routines, and classy, old-time stripteases to Rex Theatre for A Christmas Shimmy!, featuring the Pontani Sisters, the Maine Attraction, and others. It should prove to be both naughty and nice. 9 p.m. 1602 E. Carson St., South Side.

2) The Clark’s lead singer Scott Blasey performs a solo show tonight at South Side’s Club Cafe. Blasey’s songs are always insightful and melodic. This is a great opportunity to see a top singer/songwriter in a nice club setting. He will be accompanied by Gary Jacob on pedal steel. 7 p.m. 56 – 58 S. 12th St.

3) The MCG Jazz Series is kicking in to high gear for the holidays with Let It Snow—a Christmas concert with New York Voices, an internationally known vocal group that was formed by Ithaca College alumni in ’87. Performances at 7 and 9:30 p.m.  Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, 1815 Metropolitan St., Manchester.

4) Dancing Queen will put people on the dance floor at Jergel’s Rhythm Grille. The disco/funk band takes the stage at 9 p.m. 285 Northgate Dr., Warrendale.

5Good Fridays at The Warhol is a weekly party at the museum, featuring art, exhibits, music, and cocktails in the high temple to Andy Warhol’s numerous talents. Half-price museum admission. 5 – 10 p.m. 117 Sandusky St., North Shore.

6) The Calgary Flames are in town tonight to try to apply a little heat to the feet of our feisty flightless Penguins. Action beings at 7 p.m. at the Consol Energy Center, 1001 Fifth Ave., Uptown.