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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

SF Bay Area burlesque for the week of December 15, 2008

Hey! It's getting really close to the holidays. Which means that there are burlesque shows galore! All of them before Christmas next week. Wowsa! I got dizzy just looking at the calendar and it's taken me a couple of days to pull myself together to type up this weekly summary!

So what I'll do for this week is list all of the shows in this summary. Most of what you need to know is here, and all of the details are in the calendar above. I'll only list the usual full details of individual shows if a producer or performer explicitly asks me to. Or if I get bored and need something to do. Hahaha! Not likely this time of year...

So without further ado, here are the shows!
  • Wednesday, December 17: Sugar High Glitter City meets Sweet Deliverance: The Perverted Sunshine Tour! at The Garage in San Francisco. A Holiday Extravaganza of Queer Dyke Porn, Striptease, Burlesque and other Pleasurable Delights! Hosted by Vixen Noir. Featuring a showing of the film, “Sugar High Glitter City” (2001). Hot and dirty performances by: Simone de la Getto (one of the stars of Sugar High Glitter City), Alotta Boutté, Ms. Cherry Galette and Vixen Noir herself. 7pm to midnight, performances at 7:45. $15-100, 21+ w/ID.
  • Also Wednesday: Haute House Burlesque at Stagewerx in SF. This month you’re in for a special treat: a FULL burlesque lineup followed by a set with Bombshell Betty’s band, Fromagique. Featuring Red Velvet, Holly Highbeems and Josie Starr, Tiger von Claus, Milkshake, Tinky Sparkles, Penny Paperback, plus burlesque debuts by 3 brand new Burlesqueteers and your *thwack!* Mistress of Ceremonies, Odessa Lil. Doors at 7pm, show at 8. $15 at the door, $12 advance, 18+.
  • Also Wednesday: Barbary Coast Burlesque at Annie's Social Club in SF. BCB is proud to present its very first Holiday Hanky Panky Show! We will have dancing ladies, comedy, and Chartreuse cocktail specials. Featuring, Dottie Lux Lady Monster, Bunny Pistol, Honey Lawless, sASSy Hotbuns, and Lily Le Rouge. Doors at 8pm, show at 9. First 10 people get in for $5, everyone else $8, 21+ w/ID.
  • Thursday, December 18: Dr. Sketchy's San Francisco: Holiday Madness! at The Shooting Gallery in SF. What better way to spend a cold December night than drawing sassy Burlesque chicks in costume, and sipping eggnog (super spiked) at Dr.Sketchy's! Join the gorgeous and very talented burlesque performer and model Josie Starre and host Jessica Whiteside for art, burlesque, contests, and more. 7pm to 10. $10 advance, $15 door: General. $5 advance, $10 door: Students/Teachers (with valid ID *in hand*).
  • Friday, December 19: Red Hots Burlesque at El Rio in San Francisco. Join Citty Rich, Dottie Lux, Bunny Pistol and more more!! Before the show enjoy some BBQ at SF's best happy hour! Show at 7:30pm. $5-10 sliding scale, 21+ w/ID.
  • Also Friday, December 19: Hubba Hubba Revue: Christmas Special! at DNA Lounge in SF. Brandy-up that egg-nog, cuz Christmas-time has come again! Join San Francisco's Biggest, Wildest Burlesque Show for a Holiday Spectacular crammed with more goodies than a slice of Grandma's fruitcake! Featuring sASSy Hotbuns, Bombshell Betty, The Twilight Vixen Revue, Rubenesque Burklesque, Charlie Darling, Edgar Poe and the Rave-Ons, Deshret Dance Company, Katya Smirnoff-Skyy, Tit-4-Tat, Honey Lawless, Odessa Lil, Pin Key Lee, Miss Mae Western, Bunny Pistol, and Kiki Bomb! Doors at 9pm, show at 10. $10 discount tickets at the door before 9:30, $15 after. $12 advance tickets available from, 21+ w/ID.
  • Saturday, December 20: Nude Aid 3 at SomArts Cultural Center in SF. NUDE AID is an annual fundraiser for The Center for Sex and Culture. Join about 30 artists working in a variety of mediums, inspired by about 30 models in a state of undress or fetish attire. Including some of the stars of burlesque! For a full list of participants, please go to Each patron receives ONE ticket with each paid admission, and the ticket is exchanged for one piece of art created during the event. Patrons may purchase an unlimited amount of tickets. Silent auction, too! 7pm to 10. $20-40, sliding scale, 18+.
  • Also Saturday: StoryTime Festival w/The Hot Pink Feathers at the Palace of Fine Arts in SF. The evening show "StoryTime for the Inner Child" is rated R* and is intended for a mature audience. The show will feature a cabaret act from Hot Pink Feathers and circus production by Vau De Vire Society. Doors at lobby activities start at 8pm, theater show at 9. $30-50, advance ticket 15% discount available at the StoryTime Festival website with the code "HOTPINK". 17+, under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
  • Also Saturday: Diamond Daggers Holiday Round-Up at Fat City in SF. You're gonna git lasso'ed by this ace-high, old-west vaudeville show with everything from bullwhip tricks to Fairy Butch's Hanukah Hoedown, competitive rodeo roping to burly-q painted ladies, and the fine-fine twang of none other than The Whoreshoes!!! Featuring Delilah, Kitten on the Keys, Cupcake and Lil Eyeful, Anna Conda, Simone de la Getto, Cat Rich, Delicio del Toro, and the Diamond Daggers! Doors at 9pm, cabaret at 10. $12-20, sliding scale at the door, 21+ w/ID.
  • Also Saturday and Sunday: The Great Dickens Christmas Fair @ the Cow Palace. The immensely popular, roguish production of the "Saucy French Postcard Tableaux Revue - or the Secret Life of Mr. & Mrs. Horatio Everard, Esq." is a highlight of the Fair and returns for the fourth year in a row at the Victoria & Albert Theatre with all new tableaux vivants. This immensely popular nighttime entertainment is sure to beguile and delight the adults in the audience (age 18 and up). Enjoy a glimpse of the inner reveries of a stalwart Englishman, and view the very flower of English Womanhood in bloom - a risqué exhibition of unadorned beauty! Fair runs from 11am-7pm, but the production is in the evening. $22-55, 18+.
OMG! I must type very slowly. That took two hours of typing and cutting and pasting! Haha. Please see the calendar for full details.

So take a break from the shopping and crafting of gifts to check out some of these shows and get into the holiday spirit. There's something for almost everyone. Have fun, and happy holidays, everyone! :-)
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