If you can't make both of the shows, hope you can make at least one!
Red Hots Burlesque!
*Scotty the Blue Bunny hosts All of the Above*
SF's Only Weekly Burlesque show brings you a performance from The Adorable, The Queer, The Fat and The Bitch.
We're so much more and come find out! The Show also includes a filthy and freaky film reel from the insane mind of Val Killmore, Grab a drink, some *free* Oysters and BBQ at El Rio's famous happy hour and watch some of the talent of SF take the stage!
This Friday, May 30th at El Rio in the Mission.
3158 Mission Street
The screening starts at 7:30pm! So don't be late!
Win the Raffle to donate to your favorite Charity or Non-profit!
$5-10 to Lily LeRouge at the Door
Be amazed by these performers as they twitch it and twatch it and you get to sit back and watch it!
C'mon out and witness the LAST and FINAL show for The
For the MONTH that is!!!
Come enjoy a wonderful, fabulous, and exciting happy
hour show at the Makeout Room on Friday May 30th and watch
beautiful ladies dance their way into your hearts and
Our featured performers are....
Sassy Hot Buns
Kiss Me Kate
Chi Chi's Del Fuego
There will also be a fund raising raffle!! $2.00 a ticket.
Yes, you too can help send naked ladies to Sin City!!
And you just may be the winner of a fabulous prize too!!
The show starts early -7:30pm!!
The Makeout Room
3225 22nd St, San Francisco, CA 94110
See you there!
More info: www. bombshellbetty. net
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Browsing through the site, I've noticed a few things. First, the default page is for Los Angeles. This kind of makes sense, since the site is based in LaLa Land and that there are few events yet in any of the other cities listed. Boston, Chicago, New York, and Providence (??) are the only other cities with calendar event listings. I imagine they'll have a geographically neutral page once they get more postings for all the other cities. Does anybody know if New Paltz has a thriving burlesque scene? Where IS New Paltz? How did they pick some of these cities?
Second, the site is monetized. Besides the usual Google AdSense list on the right side of the pages, they do accept both text and banner advertising that is related to burlesque. I saw ads for Shimmy Magazine and Jim Knell Photography.
Third, it seems that show producers and performers need to sign up at the site to post information about shows. It will be up to them to provide content. In addition to having their information and photos listed by link in the event details page of each event, performers will have their own page at burlesque411.com/yourname. Membership is free, though, as I expect the site owners will make money through advertisments.
Looking at the site, it seems like a pretty good attempt at providing a place on the web for people to find burlesque events in their areas. It's a simple and clean site. Red, burlesque's official color, is predominant. There's a list of upcoming events on the right side of the page, and consistent navigation. It seems to include enough information for prospective audience members to find shows in their towns.
In order to get more event postings, though, they'll probably need to personally contact show producers in the various cities to convince them join. Not having postings for shows in San Francisco and Las Vegas is inexcusable. Some phone calls and email messages should be enough to get people to post. I'll keep an eye on this site and see if it grows over time.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Time to get out those white belts and shoes! Memorial Day is here again!
For this special Memorial Day edition of HUBBA HUBBA REVUE, we welcome --all the way from exotic North Carolina-- uke-a-billy retro-pop rock-and-roll virtuosos, MAD TEA PARTY!
For Memorial Day, May 26th:
Miss Balla Fire!
Celebrity Simian, Gorilla X!
Special Musical Guests, MAD TEA PARTY! with everyone's favorite drunks/MC's, Kingfish & Eddie!
As always, it's JUST FIVE BUCKS ALL NIGHT!
HELP SPREAD THE WORD, Y'ALL!
THE UPTOWN CLUB
1928 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland
(1 block from 19th Street BART!)
$5 cover, 21+ with ID
- Monday: Uptown Hubba Hubba at the Uptown in Oakland. Show starts at 10pm. $5 cover, 21+ w/ID.
- Wednesday: Bombshell Betty's Burlesqueteers at Stagewerx Theatre in San Francisco. Doors at 7pm, show at 8. $15 at the door, $12 advance (http://piurl.com/185, before 12pm).
- Friday: Red Hots Burlesque at El Rio in San Francisco. Show at 7:30pm. $4-10 sliding scale, 21+ w/ID.
- Also Friday: Bombshell Betty's Burlesqueteers at the Make-Out Room in San Francisco. Show at 7:30pm. $8, 21+ w/ID.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Best Troupe: Twilight Vixen Review
Miss Exotic World 2008: Sparkly Devil
Best wishes and good luck to you all!
And don't forget that you can catch Sparkly Devil this Friday at Red Hots Burlesque. See the previous post below for details.
Addition: I missed our very own Kellita, Hot Pink Feather and SF Carnaval Queen 2008, who is performing as Cafe Con Leche with another lovely performer. They will be competing for Best Duo. Yay!
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Red Hots Burlesque!
*BOSTON and LONDON send 2 Red Hot performers this week ONLY!!!*
SF's Only Weekly Burlesque show brings you a performance from one of the members of the WORLDS ONLY HORROR BURLESQUE TROUPE as well as local favorites and visiting London Talent! The Show also includes a filthy and freaky film reel from the insane mind of Val Killmore, Grab a drink, some *free* Oysters and BBQ at El Rio's famous happy hour and watch some of the talent of Boston, London and SF take the stage!
This Friday, May 23rd at El Rio in the Mission. 3158 Mission Street.
The screening starts at 7:30pm! So don't be late! Win the Raffle to donate to your favorite Charity or Non-profit!
21+ w/valid ID
$4-10 to Bella Trixx at the Door
The only thing I'm concerned about are the "*free*" oysters. Hehe.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Every Monday, The Hubba Revue takes over the Uptown club in Oakland. Now starting at 10pm--burlesque fans seem to think 9pm is too early--this Vaudevillian variety show features a revolving set of the area's best burlesque performers. Of course, Kingfish and Eddie are your ever-present, lovable emcees. Just remember to buy them drinks at intermission, or they'll make fun of you! Just kidding, I think....
Here are the details:
Howdy Friends & Neighbors!
Uptown Hubba Hubba is back this Monday, 5/19, with BOMBSHELL BETTY'S BURLRESQUETEERS! returning to shimmy, shake & grind their way into your hearts and psyches.
Booze, Beauties, Funny Fat Guys & Rockin' Good Times for all!
Now that's a damn good Monday night!
Kiss Me Kate!
Miss Kittie Whip!
Zip the What-Is-It!
And everyone's favorite drunks/MC's, Kingfish & Eddie
Doors 9PM, Show 10PM
21 & Up w/I.D.
And as always, it's just FIVE BUCKS all night!
THE UPTOWN CLUB
1928 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland
(1 block from 19th Street BART!)
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
It appears that the Hubba Hubba Revue and Red Hots Burlesque are teaming up to promote their shows this Friday. So if you want a full night of burlesque, hit Red Hots at the El Rio in the Mission first, then bike/walk/bus/BART/drive over to the DNA Lounge to check out Hubba Hubba at a discounted price! What a bonanza, folks!
Hubba Hubba Revue: ANCHORS AWEIGH!
Friday, May 16th @ The DNA Lounge
LANDLUBBER DISCOUNT! From 9PM to 10PM, night-of-show, tickets are just $10!
FREE (FAKE) TATTOOS at the door! (while supplies last!)
DNA Lounge, 375 Eleventh Street, SF
$15, 21 & Up w/valid ID
$12 advance tickets at dnalounge. com
Go to Red Hots' CRAMPS TRIBUTE Show at the El Rio at 7:30, and NOT ONLY will you have a totally kickass start to your evening, you'll receive SUPER SECRET instructions on how to get into Hubba Hubba Revue afterwards at a discounted price that's good all night!
Hit the El Rio, see a great show, grab dinner or a couple more drinks and then cruise over to the DNA for part 2 of your awesome Friday Night Burlesque Adventure!! (live band at the Hubba show starts @ 10PM!)
Dottie Lux brings you a different show every single week! Each event promises the seductive and spicy, absurd and amusing all from local and visiting talent. ALL CRAMPS SHOW! Hosted by Lady Bear! Performances by Lady Satan, Bunny Pistol, Sparkly Devil evening includes special screening of The Cramps at Napa State Mental Hospital!
El Rio, 3158 Mission St., San Francisco
$4-$10 cover, 21 & Up
Howdy Ladies and Gents!
This Wednesday, 5/14, the BURLESQUETEERS offer up a hot & steamy night of ROCK 'N GRIND at Annie's Social Club.
So come on out, have some drinks, share some laughs, and enjoy watching the pretty dancing girls!!!
Miss Kittie Whip
sASSy Hot Buns
Chi Chis del Fuego
$8, 21+ w/ID
Wednesday, May 14th
8pm Doors / 9pm Show
Annie's Social Club
917 Folsom (@ 5th), SF
I'll be there! Hope to see you at the show!
Hi! My name is Maxwell Wood, and this is the very first posting of the San Francisco Burlesque Review! Woo hoo!
I suppose an introduction is in order. You, the reader, may be wondering why I decided to start this blog. Why am I adding to the blogosphere? That's a fair question! And here's the (not so short) answer....
I have a friend, Josie Starre, who became a burlesque performer a few years ago. Being the supportive and wonderful guy that I am *winks*, I went to some of her shows to provide support. A funny thing happened, though. I discovered that burlesque is fun! Far from being the "gentlemen's club" kind of event I thought it would be, burlesque is funny, yet sexy and very female-oriented. In fact, there are often as many or more women in the audiences as men!
Having Josie as a friend made finding burlesque events to attend rather simple. She'd email me--along with a number of her other friends--about shows at which she would be performing. Pretty easy. We'd also go to see some other shows together. So I considering she performs regularly--and that she goes to quite a few shows in which she doesn't perform--finding burlesque shows was not a problem for me.
It wasn't until recently, however, that I've noticed that there isn't an easy way for the general public to know about these shows. Sure, those who are involved in the scene knew about events, but for the general public, there is really no central source of information about burlesque in the area. If you Google "burlesque" and "San Francisco," you'll find some sites that will provide some information about upcoming shows, but many of them are dead ends. Plus you may be visiting some "gentlemen's club" sites, too!
Well, have no fear! Super Burlesque Max is here! Haha. I've started this blog to fill in that information gap. So below you'll find a calendar with listings of burlesque events around the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition, I'll be posting individual entries for events and special offers.
But there's more! Hehe. I'm also thinking about posting some interviews with local performers and some tips for those who want to become involved in burlesque.
So if you have a burlesque-related event that you want me to include in the calendar, please send the relevant information (who, what, where, when, why, how much, etc.) to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to contact me also if you have any suggestions or story ideas.
Hope you enjoy the the blog, and let's get out there and enjoy some burlesque! Hopefully, we'll be able to pack the clubs to the rafters!