Culture Magazine Southern California February 2018

Page 62

Bawdy and Burlesque C l a s s y m e e t s c o m e d y w i t h t h e e d u c at i o n a l b u r l e s q u e s h o w, M a r i j u a n a M a d n e s s By Simon Weedn


hen most people think of burlesque, they’re probably likely to think more of sexy stripteases, ornate outfits, costume jewelry and comedy than about an educational experience. Marijuana Madness, an event created by veteran burlesque performer Miss Marquez, aims to change that. With a focus on the classiness, humor and the theater of classic burlesque, Marquez has developed a captivating show that traces the origins of cannabis prohibition and includes some of the best burlesque entertainers in California and a stunning live jazz quartet,



Photo by Gustavo Turner

The Mad Reeefers, delivering the fiery jazz of the era. Additionally, Marquez has partnered with local cannabiscentric fine dining and event planners, Grassfed. Together they create a completely separate “Viper Room” inside of The Three Clubs venue, where attendees can get fully immersed in the experience and enjoy a chic vape bar, health conscious edibles and see a live rosin press. Recently, CULTURE had the opportunity to catch up with Miss Marquez and hear all about her exciting Marijuana Madness show and her own personal experiences with the wonders of cannabis.

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