Recommended by Thrillist

I am excited to be featured in the Thrillist’s write up Chicago Nightlife: What to Do After Dark. Thank you, Liv Lawson for including me in your recommendations. (Photo by Ethan Jollie).

There are fewer than 200 “verified sword swallowers” in the world, and one of them lives in Chicago. Catch Sally Marvel every Thursday night at Bordel as part of Vaudeville, “a weekly theater of sensational burlesque, strong magic, and unique sideshow acts.” While Marvel can swallow a sword and make a joke while doing so, it’s best to limit audience participation to swallowing cocktails.

Unfortunately, you will have to wait until November to see me in Chicago. I am on contract in Singapore until 11/1! In the meanwhile, Vaudeville at Bordel is still going strong. We have an excellent line up of crowd pleasing special guests every Thursday.

Vaudeville is free and fabulous! Come enjoy 2 sizzling sets of dazzling burlesque and variety entertainment starting after 10:30 PM. Reservations are not required, but booth seating can be reserved at bordelchicago.com (recommended).