Sometimes it seems like every bar, club, and Laundromat has an amateur burlesque night, with dilettante dancers who are as supple and sexy as a paper bag full of coat hangers. But the subterranean, candlelit Can Can remains a haven for the genuine article. You won't find any desultory shimmying here: These dancers are strong, limber, and explosive. They swing from chains, slam each other against walls, and generally steam up the almost-too-intimate stage. The Castaways are the soul and flower of burlesque. (Can Can, 94 Pike St, 652-0832. 9 pm, $5, 21+.)

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