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FESTIVAL | Rochester Erotic Arts Festival


Whatever your kink, the Rochester Erotic Arts Festival is all about taking some time to slow down and letting the art of sexuality sink in. This year's two-day festival will feature the White Elephant Burlesque Society — known for its body positivity and social commentary, while being steam-hot — the REAF debut of the Rochester Gay Men's Chorus, RIT's Eight Beat Measure, Aerial Arts, Bombshell Belly Dance, Drag King Revue, Tangents Pole Aerobics, and Saraswati's Sisters. The festival will also feature a Hot Rod Betties Fashion Show; an annual favorite, The Rope Fashion Show; and around 30 workshops, including Sex Ed for Adventurous Adults, burlesque, and five workshops especially for artists — ranging from drawing and photography to writing. On Saturday evening things turn up a notch with the Erotic Playground and the Erotic Masquerade ball.

The Rochester Erotic Arts Festival will take place Friday, April 10, and Saturday, April 11, at the Radisson Riverside Hotel, 120 East Main Street. 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Friday; 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday. $25 per day at the door. Only for those 18 and older.