Burlesco DiVino

Burlesque producers Lily Verlaine and Jasper McCann excel at excess, and their newest cabaret show, Burlesco DiVino: Wine in Rome, continues that over-the-top tradition. With references to ancient Roman bacchanals and 20th-century Italian films from Quo Vadis to Satyricon, the pair lets us all indulge in fantasies about voluptuous women and seductive men. They’re calling it a “party through time,” full of “arcane priestesses, paparazzi, Vespa-girls, fire dancers, and fashionistas,” which is certainly a guest list with possibilities. SANDRA KURTZ

Wed., Aug. 8, 8 p.m.; Thu., Aug. 9, 8 & 10:30 p.m.; Fri., Aug. 10, 8 & 10:30 p.m., 2012