If you’re brainstorming bachelorette ideas that include quiet spa weekends and afternoon teas, you might want to stop here.

But if you’re trying to organize a girls' night that’s less expensive than a Vegas trip but just as fun, the Can Can has you covered with Flamingo, a tropical-inspired, retro-cool burlesque show in the bowels of Pike Place Market.

Le Minx, Jonny Boy, Baby Kate, Neon Keon, and BB Danger in the Can Can's Flamingo

Image: Alex Crick

We partook in the performance during opening week last month and can assure that it aims to please, so to speak. The show is intimate, interactive, and a general barrel of laughs. The dancers, a crew of just three smokin’-hot gals and two light-on-their-feet guys, are entertaining and really, truly talented. (They’ll also make you want to up your Pilates regime.)

And, just to assure anyone bringing their future mother-in-law to the mix, Flamingo is definitely sexy—you’ll see things a bathing suit would cover—but it’s also anything but grimy or sleezy, and is the general opposite of, say, Thunder Down Under or that “gentlemen’s club” across the street.

Final tip: Make it known that there’s a bachelorette in your midst for a special surprise.

Go for the good food (try the pan-seared scallops, sourced directly from the market upstairs); and the drinks are much more interesting than your bar-hopping vodka crans. 

Flamingo runs through mid-October alongside other performances like Junk Yard and the Friday/Saturday Midnight Show. Spring for the VIP tickets ($85 each) for the best seats and a $20 food credit. General admission runs for $40 each and preferred seating is $65. Shows are strictly 21 and up.

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