The ladies are packing lightly for Have Tassels Will Travel, a play following the life of burlesque dancer Satan's Angel, The Devil's Mistress. The play, which runs from Friday, October 15, through Sunday, October 17, at The Trunk Space, 1506 Grand Avenue, features performances by several burlesque dancers and might show enough to make you blush. Satan's Angel had a propensity for craziness. Her trademark was setting aflame the five tassels she twirled as she danced. She traveled the world, hung out and occasionally slept with rock and movie stars, was once hit by a semi-truck and survived a cocaine addiction -- it's a story worth hearing. "It was a hard life," she says. "But it was a lot of fun." She's worked closely with this cast and will be available for a little T and A, uh sorry, Q and A after the show. Tickets are $10 at the door. Call 602-256-6006orsee www.thetrunkspace.com. -- C. Murphy Hebert
Where Art Thou?
Hamlet cuts a rug
10/14-10/17 He never calls; he never writes, but oy, does Hamlet dance! Portrayed from the viewpoint of his mother, Gertrude, Hamlet kicks off the Center Dance Ensemble's 2004-05 season of "Shakespeare at the Herberger," beginning Thursday, October 14, at 7:30 p.m. through Sunday, October 17. The show should provide ample group therapy for the existentially challenged hero, but what about Ophelia? Tch, that one really should have married a doctor. Tickets are $19.50 at the Herberger Theater Center box office, 222 East Monroe. Call 602-252-8497. --Kim Toms
Roots rock at the Marquee Theatre
"Native American" and "blues" aren't words generally used together. The Nakota Sioux band Indigenous wants to change that. The quartet -- brothers Mato and Pte, their sister Wanbdi, and their cousin Horse -- grew up on the Yankton Indian Reservation in South Dakota, listening to Freddy King, Buddy Guy, and Albert King. "For me, the blues was the most in-your-face type of music, the one that hit me the most," Mato says. So Mato and his bandmates fused the raw audacity of rock with the primal soul of the blues, spawning a sound impressive enough to land them a spot on the 1999 B.B. King Blues Festival Tour. "I remember that B.B. came on the bus and told us to 'stay high on the music' -- not anything else!" Mato recalls. See Indigenous on Sunday, October 17, at the Marquee Theatre, 730 North Mill in Tempe. Tickets are $20. Call 888-487-4347. -- Niki D'Andrea