SEATTLE, Sept. 20, 2023—On Oct. 13 the Museum will hit new heights with flighty delights at the 21+ event, Art After Dark. A show in three acts, Art After Dark warms up with cocktails, The Museum of Flight Senior Curator Matthew Burchette, and his candid peep at racy nose art that decorated American warplanes; the program then ascends into a show of acrobats and aerialists suspended from the gallery ceiling; and the finale pushes the envelope, whips up the volume and submits to the glam of hostess Ruby Mimosa and burlesque karaoke from the creators of BurlesKaraoke®. Tickets $60-$80. The event runs 6-10 p.m. Art After Dark is part of the Museum’s six-month Art+Flight project (June 2023-Jan. 2024). 



Hostess Ruby Mimosa and her burlesque friends will tease and please with the spontaneity of karaoke and the thrill of improvisational performance art. Art After Dark patrons can sing their favorite karaoke numbers while professional burlesque dancers improvise titillating performances on the spot. The talent includes burlesque dancers INGA, Paris Original, Carmen Caliente, King Leo Mane, Miss Texas 1988 and Ruby Mimosa; Gogo dancers Tarzan and Twirley MacLaine; “Dollar Daddy” Beau Briefs; and KJ Baby Van Beezly.



VIP Experience: $80/person. Includes: Entrance to event, priority seating, one complimentary drink ticket and $15 in BurlesKaraoke Bucks.
General: $65/person. Includes: Entrance to event.
Museum Member: $60/person. Includes: Entrance to event.


Image: Burlesque artist Beau Briefs.

Art After Dark hostess Ruby Mimosa.

Nose art on a B-24 bomber.



Open through Jan. 7, 2024


Art+Flight is a museum-wide, community-focused celebration connecting the region’s vibrant arts scene with its rich aerospace history. Art+Flight offers three dedicated galleries exhibiting sculptures, paintings, photographs and new media installations. Additionally, murals and sculptures have been added throughout the Museum’s campus. The project’s exhibitions and community events mean to realize our feelings, enhance our perceptions, and remind us of the awe and joy of flight through the materiality of art.


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