Calendar of Events

Monday, September 29, 2008

Uptown Hubba Hubba for Monday, September 29, 2008

The SF burlesque scene warms up this week with Uptown Hubba Hubba. Hey, Jerkfried and Ulf are gonna be there. Wonder who's gonna be the lioness that proves too much for their minimal lion-taming abilities? Good times, ja...

HUBBA HUBBA REVUE returns this Monday, Sept. 29th, with a line-up of DAZZLING BURLESQUE BEAUTIES ready and able to shake those Autumn leaves from the trees!

This Monday, we've got...

FREDERIQUE VOIX DE VILLE!
Bunny Pistol!
Miss Balla Fire!
Madam Chartreuse!
Citty Rich!
Calamity Lulu!
Kiss Me Kate!
Riff Ditties!
Gorilla X!
And a very special appearance by JERKFRIED & ULF!

With everyone's favorite drunks/MC's, Kingfish & Eddie!

ALL FOR JUST FIVE BUCKS!

Doors 9PM, Show 10PM(ish)
21 & Up w/ID


THE UPTOWN CLUB
1928 Telegraph Avene, Oakland

http://www.hubbahubbarevue.com

http://www.myspace.com/hubbahubbarevue
http://www.uptownnightclub.com
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Sunday, September 28, 2008

SF Bay Area burlesque for the week of September 29, 2008

Well, Tease-O-Rama week in the Bay Area is finally here! Whew. Glad I got the food poisoning out of the way this weekend! The schedule seems to be on the light side this week, but there's still some shows on tap to satisfy your thirst for burly-q even if you can't make it to SF!

Monday, September 29: Uptown Hubba Hubba at the Uptown Club in Oakland. Frederique Voix de Ville, Bunny Pistol, Miss Balla Fire, Madam Chartreuse and others join Kingfish and Eddie at their weekly show on the right side of the Bay. Doors at 9pm, show at 10. $5 cover, 21+ w/ID.

Thursday, October 2: Tease-O-Rama Meet and Mingle at the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco. Kingfish and Eddie (again!) host a social evening featuring performances by Trixy Vixen (UK), the Honeybuns (Chicago), Ms. Violetta Beretta (Hawaii), and some of your local favorites. Doors at 9pm, show probably at 10ish. $8, 21+ w/ID.

Friday, October 3: Tease-O-Rama at Bimbo's 365 Club in SF. Opening night of TOR features MC Kitten on the Keys, an all-star line up including Catherine D'Lish, Dirty Martini, and Michelle L'amour, and a special performance by Cirque du Soleil Zumanity performers. Doors at 7pm, show at 8. $40, or $100 (two night VIP pass), 21+ w/ID.

Also Friday: Red Hots Burlesque at El Rio in San Francisco. I don't have the line up yet, but Dottie Lux is putting together a fine show, I'm sure. Show at 7:30pm. $5-10 sliding scale, 21+ w/ID.

Also, also Friday: First Friday Follies at the Stork Club in Oakland. Join Mistress of Ceremonies Madam Chartreuse as she welcomes Eeyore the Clown, Rubenesque Burlesque, Mugg Muggles, Ariyana La Fey, Ophelia Coeur de Noir, Tin Cup Serenade, and the Belles du Jour. Doors at 8pm, show at 9. Free, 21+ w/ID.

Saturday, October 4: Tease-O-Rama at Bimbo's 365 Club in SF. The second night of TOR features MC Kitten on the Keys and special co-host Peaches Christ plus, another all-star line up including Vivienne VaVaoom, Delirium Tremens, and Miss Indigo Blue, as well as many of our own Bay Area legends and stars such as Isis Starr, the Hot Pink Feathers, Bombshell Betty, Delilah, and too many more to mention! Doors at 7pm, show at 8. $40, or $100 (two night VIP pass), 21+ w/ID.

Also Saturday: Burlesque n' Brass at Cafe Van Kleef in Oakland. Join a cadre of HPF Parade Corps starlets and Blue Bone Express in the East Bay! Doors at 8:30pm, show at 9:30. $10, 21+ w/ID.

Sunday, October 5: Tease-O-Rama Movie Nite at Cerrito Speakeasy Theater. Join host Will the Thrill as Thrillville screens "The Silencers," starring Dean Martin, Stella Stevens, and Cyd Charisse. Also featuring live performances by Kellita, Delirium Tremens, and Miss Indigo Blue! Show at 5pm.

Wow! That was the longest I've ever spent on one of these "upcoming shows" things. Could be the remnants of the bad food...or this could be one of the greatest weeks in SF burlesque history!!
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Friday, September 26, 2008

Hot Pink Feathers Showgirl Academy starts Fall Session 2

Queen Kellita's new course schedule is out! So if you've ever wanted to learn to shake and shimmy from a pro, start clicking or dialing and get yourself to The Ballet Studio!

Fall is in Full Swing and 2 weeks from now, the HPF Showgirl Academy starts Fall Session II~~~~~

Details:

World Cabaret/Samba Burlesque Dance Technique (All levels)
Fall Session II: 5 Tuesdays 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4
7:30-8:30 @ The Ballet Studio, 128 10th St. @ Minna
$75 /series ($20/drop in); RSVP to register at hotpinkfeathers@gmail.com

World Cabaret/Samba Burlesque Choreography (All levels)
Fall Session II: 5 Tuesdays 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4
8:30-9:30 @ The Ballet Studio, 128 10th St. @ Minna
$75/ series ($20/drop in); RSVP to register at hotpinkfeathers@gmail.com

See http://www.hotpinkfeathers.com/classes.html for class descriptions.
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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Red Hots Burlesque for Friday, September 25

All right, Red Hots fans! It's another Friday, and another evening of quality burlesque from Dottie, Val, and everyone else at RHB. Oooh! Lady Monster is performing! More like Lady Sexy Monster! And a solo performance from a Scenic Sister, Sid. Mm hmm...

Red Hots Burlesque! presents *The Happiest Hour*

We're still bringing it to you in what's now coined "The Hottest Happy Hour in the Bay" and this week we have the two Red Hots debuts from The Bay's BEST! and I do mean very best! Sid Scenic from the Scenic Sisters and Kentucky Fried Woman. This week's show also features two of your favorites: Lady Monster and Citty Rich! Be amazed by her and the rest of the RHB cast as they twitch it and twatch it and you get to sit back and watch it! Dottie Lux hosts this week so come and participate in the sexy balloon popping and see what all the fuss is about!

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 (Recently voted "THE BEST OF THE BAY" by the Guardian) and watch the best in bump and grind!

This Friday, Sept 26th at...
El Rio in the Mission
3158 Mission Street
The Show starts at 7:30pm! So don't be late!
Win the Raffle to donate to your favorite Charity or Non-profit!
$5-10, 21+ w/ID

And remember to check out those chicken sausages at the BBQ! They are sooooo yummy!
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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Burlesqueteers at Stagewerx Theater, Wednesday, September 24

If you missed seeing the Bombshell Betty's Burlesqueteers perform their Back to School show, you've got a second chance! And this time, Odessa Lil is the MC. Yay!

9/24: Burlesqeteers Go Back to School

This month, the Burlesqueteers take you back to school! We have grunge cheerleaders, a sexy janitor, hot student/ teacher action, a sassy school mascot and much more! You won't want to miss these school day antics!

Burlesque performances by:

Bombshell Betty
Red Velvet
Mademoiselle Muerta
Tiger Von Claus
Milkshake
Sweet M'alice
Foxy Chartreuse
Kitchy Coo
Bottoms Up
Lil Eva

This month's debuts by:
Tramp le Monde
Miss Fist
Trixie

Odessa Lil is your *thwack!* Mistress of Ceremonies!

Sit back and relax in comfortable theater seating while sipping your wine and enjoying the hilarious and delightful acts from your favorite burlesque troupe, the Burlesqueteers!

Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm

$12 in advance (Will call only)
$15 at the door

Order your tickets in advance here:
http://www.bombshellbetty.net/shows.html
Presale ticketing ends at noon on the day of the show!

Stagewerx Theater
533 Sutter St. @ Powell Street
San Francisco
http://www.stagewerx.org
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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Sugarplum Elves are looking for performers for a fundraiser

I came across this posting from the Sugarplum Elves. Seems they're looking for various kinds of performers for a party they're having at the Space Lounge in San Francisco. It's non-paying, but there are other benefits.

The Sugarplum Elves (myspace.com/sugarplumelves) will be hosting a Calendar Release / Fundraiser / Wrap Party @ Space Lounge in San Francisco OCTOBER 18th.

We are looking for the following performers:
  • Burlesque
  • Hoop
  • Poi
  • Sword swallowers
  • Contortionists
  • Belly dancers
  • Anything that can be done indoors without too much room
Since this is a fundraiser, we cannot pay (sorry, we're broke performers too). However, you can sell merch and mingle with our party people which will have at least our 12 awesome photographers, as well as models, musicians and other creative peeps.

Hmm...Who knew those little yellow marshmallow critters could be creative? ;-)

If you're interested in performing, please contact the Elves through their MySpace page.
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This just in...Tingel Tangel is at the Mars Bar, on Wednesday, September 23

Wow! I guess I should have gone to the last Tingel Tangel! Seems they got the boot from the Bubble Lounge because of some kind of brouhaha. Were there punches thrown? Wild sex gymnastics on the bar?

Well, perhaps something wild and crazy will happen this month! Here are the deets for this month's show:

Tingel Tangel Club - San Francisco
Wednesday, August 27
9p - 2a
Mars Bar
798 Brannan St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 621-6277
Admission is $10, 21+ w/ID
Drink Specials from 9 - 11p


After last month's brouhaha, Tingel Tangel Club is on the lam. We're taking up residence this month at Mars Bar as we welcome the legendary Lady Bunny, creator and host of Wigstock, who'll be our DJ for the evening. After giving Trannyshack a glorious Kiss Off last month, Heklina joins us to host the night which features performances by Uni and Her Ukele, Scotty the Blue Bunny, Alotta Boutté, and comic actress Gerri Lawlor (a co-creator of the Similish language used in The Sims!).

This month is a critical juncture for us as we work to continue the party as a monthly without the support of the Bubble Lounge. If you appreciate what Weimar New York and Tingel Tangel Club have brought to San Francisco, I ask you to come out and support us this month and to spread the word! I'm not going to publicly go into the details surrounding last month's ruckus at Bubble Lounge, but I am happy to talk to people individually if you are interested to know the context for what happened.
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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Uptown Hubba Hubba for Monday, September 22

Everyone hang on to your hats and glasses, cause this Monday's show is gonna be wild! You're gonna get a hot performance by Lady Satan. You're gonna see the Devil-Ettes go go their hearts out. You'll see Chi Chi's DelFuego twirl like crazy. And that's only three of the acts! Read on to get your mind blown!

Howdy Friends!

Check us out MONDAY, Sept. 22nd, for a night of laffs, booze and Oo-La-La, featuring...

Pin Key Lee!
Miss Mae Western!
Chi Chis del Fuego!
The Devil-ettes!
Shamika Baker!
Lady Satan!
Sparkly Devil!
Queen Kellita!
Rubenesque Burlesque!
Zip the What-Is-It?

...and everyone's favorite drunks/MC's, Kingfish & Eddie!

JUST FIVE BUCKS!

Doors 9PM, Show 10PM(ish)
21 and Up w/ ID

THE UPTOWN CLUB
1928 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland
(1 block from 19th Street BART!)

http://www.hubbahubbarevue.com
http://www.myspace.com/hubbahubbarevue
http://www.uptownnightclub.com

Oh boy! You don't want to miss this show!
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SF Bay Area burlesque for the week of September 22, 2008

Tease-O-Rama is almost upon us, but there's still lots of burlesque to see before then! This week, we have a couple of new kinda shows happening in addition to the regularly scheduled entertainment.

  • Monday, September 22: Uptown Hubba Hubba at the Uptown Club in Oakland. The Devil-Ettes, Lady Satan, Sparkly Devil, Kellita and others make this week quite an all-star experience! Doors at 9pm, show at 10. $5 cover, 21+ w/ID.
  • Wednesday, September 24: Burlesqueteers at Stagewerx in San Francisco. Your fave B-teers head back to school...and into your dreams. Hehe. Tramp le Monde, Miss Fist, and Trixie make their debuts. Doors at 7pm, show at 8. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. See calendar entry for discount details.
  • Thursday, September 25: Kiss Que C'est Variety Show at Amnesia Bar in SF. Bunny Pistol, Lady Satan, Ruby White, Dottie Lux, Honey Penny, and Buzz B join Kiss Que C'est for another all-star experience benefitting Cutter Photozine. Doors at 9pm, show at 10. $8, 21+ w/ID.
  • Friday, September 26: Red Hots Burlesque at El Rio in San Francisco. Hosted by Dottie Lux, featuring Cat Rich, Lady Monster, Kentucky Fried Woman and more! Show at 7:30pm. $5-10 sliding scale, 21+ w/ID.
  • Saturday, September 27: Twilight Vixen Revue Burlesque Class at Good Vibrations' Polk Street Gallery in SF. Join Penny and Cherry as they teach the basics of burlesque. Wine provided! 8pm. Free.
  • Also Saturday: Perverse Cabaret at Fat City in San Francisco. The Diamond Daggers host a Folsom Street Fair kick-off party, featuring Alotta Boutte, Delilah, Kentucky Fried Woman, Anna Conda, King Tuff n'Stuff w/Jukie Sunshine, and others. Doors at 9pm, show at 10:30. $12-20, sliding scale, 21+ w/ID.

Wow! All of these shows should keep everyone happy until TOR hits town! And remember...

For all details, including maps and links to websites, please see the calendar above.
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Saturday, September 20, 2008

The New York Burlesque Festival is underway

Wow! The NYBF is in the middle of its run. Tonight, their Saturday Spectacular includes performances by Angie Pontani, the reigning Miss Exotic World, Jo Boobs, Miss Delirium Tremens, Dirty Marini, the World Famous *BOB*, and local favorites Delilah and the Flying Fox.

Last night, Scotty the Blue Bunny returned to his old stomping (hopping?) grounds to host the Premiere Party. Vivienne VaVoom and Miss Indigo Blue were amongst those performing.

I'm actually fascinated with the idea of burlesque festivals, especially now that I'm volunteering for Tease-O-Rama. Aside from TOR and the NYBF, there is the London Burlesque Festival, the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival, the Texas Burlesque Festival, the Toronto Burlesque Festival, the Burlesque Ball in Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne, the Helsinki Burlesque Festival, and of course the Burlesque Hall of Fame/Exotic World Weekend in Las Vegas. There may be others that don't pop up in Google search. In fact, there probably are a few.

I'm looking forward to seeing a lot of the performers that I've only read about or seen on YouTube. I suppose this is one of the great things about these festivals. It gives audiences the chance to see some of the best perform all in an evening or three. And for the performers, it's a way of maintaining relationships in a community that spans a continents, and even oceans.

All-in-all, these festivals seem very, very cool. I'm so looking forward to TOR!


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Friday, September 19, 2008

Tease-O-Rama 2008 Banners and Posters

To add a banner or poster to your website, blog, MySpace profile or comment, or almost anywhere else, please copy the links below the image you want and paste it into your code. If you have any questions or run into any problems, please email me at sfbr@gmx.com.

Link to Teaseorama.com Image and video hosting by TinyPic



MySpace Special Code (Because they're blocking links to the TOR website)



Link to Teaseorama.com Image and video hosting by TinyPic



MySpace Special Code (Because they're blocking links to the TOR website)



Link to Teaseorama.com Image and video hosting by TinyPic



MySpace Special Code (Because they're blocking links to the TOR website)



Link to Teaseorama.com Image and video hosting by TinyPic



MySpace Special Code (Because they're blocking links to the TOR website)
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Thursday, September 18, 2008

SF Bay Area Burlesque for Friday, September 18

Friends and neighbors (or neighbours for our UK and Aussie peeps)...Ladies and germs...I've looked at the burlesque calendar above. And you know what I've seen?? I've seen that it's once again time for Hubba Hubba Revue's ginormous show!! Yes, indeedy. Your buddies at the Hubba Hubba Revue Braintrust™ have come up with this months theme, "That Ol' Time Religion!"

Hallelujah! It’s time for...

Hubba Hubba Revue: THAT OL' TIME RELIGION!

*Baptismal Burlesque!
*Amazing Acts of Contrition!
*Holy-Rolling Comedy!

Friday, September 19th, 9PM at DNA Lounge!

AMEN, BROTHERS & SISTERS, AMEN!! The Reverend Kingfish T. Love, and Preacher Eddie Dane, invite All Sinners & The Saved to an Ol' Timey Revival Meeting loaded with laughs, thrills and the Best Burlesque this side of The Pearly Gates!

It's a night of Evangelical Entertainment, with enough grinding, bumping and Bible-Thumping to Banish Temptation and Heal the Sober!

COMEDY, BURLESQUE and SALVATION!! with:

Harlem Shake!
Alotta Boutte'!
The Vicar of Liquor!
Room for Cream!
The Velvet Lilies!
The Diamond Daggers!
Miss Balla Fire!
Madam Chartreuse!
Lady Satan!
Cat Rich!
Professor Shimmy!
Ariyana LeFay!
Kiss Me Kate!
Honey Lawless!
Your Little Chernobyl!
Riff Ditties & Bunny Pistol!
Rubenesque Burlesque!
Ophelia Coeur de Noir!
Gorilla X!
...and the Holy Hubba Dancers!

Live! On-Stage! Hymns of Sin & Whisky with THE GOMORRAN SOCIAL AID & PLEASURE CLUB!

APOSTATE DISCOUNT! From 9PM to 9:30PM, only at the box office night-of-show, tickets are just $10!

Free dance lessons upstairs, 9:30 - 10:00PM, by the Ministry of Swing Goth!

Hubba Hubba Revue: THAT OL' TIME RELIGION!
Friday, September 19th, 9PM
DNA Lounge, 375 Eleventh Street, SF
$15, 21 & Up w/valid ID
($12 advance tickets at http://www.dnalounge.com)

See more at http://www.hubbahubbarevue.com

HELP SPREAD THE GOOD WORD, Y'ALL!

Whoo wee... Seems like quite a show that will cure what ails ya! But if you need more burlesque medicine, check out the award-winning El Rio happy hour and Red Hots show before HHR!

Red Hots Burlesque! presents *A Diamond Dagger Delight!*

We're still bringing it to you in what's now coined "The Hottest Happy Hour in the Bay" and this week we have the Diamond Daggers' own Amelia Mae Paradise hosting a bevy of beauties just for you! This week's show also featueres a very special Red Hots Burlesque debut: please welcome sASSy Hotbuns! Be amazed by her and the rest of the RHB cast as they twitch it and twatch it and you get to sit back and watch it! Don't miss RHB regulars Dottie Lux, Honey Le Bang and Lili Le Rouge, cause they'll be shakin' it too! So come THIS week and see what all the fuss is about!

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 (Recently voted "THE BEST OF THE BAY" by the Guardian) and watch the best in bump and grind!

This Friday, Sept 19 at El Rio in the Mission.
3158 Mission Street
The Show starts at 7:30pm! So don't be late!
Win the Raffle to donate to your favorite Charity or Non-profit!

$5-$10 sliding scale, 21+ w/ID

http://www.myspace.com/redhotsburlesque
http://www.elriosf.com

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Kiss Que C'est Variety Show on Thursday, September 25

The ever-lovely and entertaining Miss Mae Western contacted me to let me know that her burlesque troupe, Kiss Que C'est (http://www.myspace.com/kissquecest), has scheduled a benefit show for next week. The event proceeds will go to help the Cutter Photozine (http://www.cutterphotozine.com) print its second issue. Here are the deets:

Kiss Que C'est Variety Show!

Thursday Sept 25th
Doors at 9pm, show at 10pm
$8, 21+ w/ID
Amnesia Bar 853 Valencia St. @ 20th Street
http://www.amnesiathebar.com

Music by: Charlie Roman and The Teenage Werewolves (http://www.myspace.com/charlieroman)

Burlesque by:
Bunny Pistol!
Buzz B!
Dottie Lux!
Honey Penny!
Lady Satan!
Pin Key Lee!
Ruby White!
Pick up artist:
Lucy Bottoms!

Mistress of Ceremonies:
Miss Mae Western

Join the raucous and rowdy fun for a good cause. This events proceeds will be going to Cutter Photozine to print the second issue, we're puttin' the FUN in Fundraiser! We can't wait to make you forget your cares and remind you of the important things in life; laughs, booze and babes!



They've got some fantastic talent scheduled, so it looks like a show not to be missed!
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Tease-O-Rama 2008 Press Release Follow-Up

Wow! There are a lot of burlesque stars who will be performing at Tease-O-Rama this year in San Francisco!

I'm helping to promote the show this year, so I think that's pretty much everything that can be included in a press release. If you see any errors or omissions, please let me know and I'll rectify them immediately. I will be distributing it through some online channels, in addition to sending it to the authors of major burlesque blogs and posting it on bulletin boards and other online forums.

Also, please feel free to copy and paste it on your own blog, or anywhere you think people will find the information useful. Also feel free to take the information and use it to write a story about the event. There's contact information in there, and I'm sure that Alan Parowski (spacecapades@hotmail.com), who is handling press and media information, can answer your questions or perhaps get some interviews with the stars for you!

I'll also see about posting some graphics that you can use on MySpace comments, your blog, bulleting boards, your website, etc.

I'm really quite excited about seeing some performers I've only read about or seen on YouTube. It'll be really fun!!
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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Tease-O-Rama 2008 Official Press Release

********FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE********

TEASE-O-RAMA
"The Best of The Best in New Burlesque"
Announces ROADSHOW 2008
Presented by Zumanity

Tease-O-Rama--The World's PREMIERE International Burlesque Showcase and Convention--is taking it on the road in 2008! Over 200 Gorgeous Gals and Guys in 10 Daring Dazzling Days of Madcap Mirth and Misadventure! All the Glamour and Excitement you've come to expect from Tease-O-Rama—only MORE of it!

The Main Event: Tease-O-Rama 2008--four delirious days and nights in sultry San Francisco! The Brightest Stars in the Glittering Galaxy of burlesque return for "The Best of The Best in New Burlesque!" Jaw-dropping entertainment by night, "How to" classes by day! See the show this year--BE the show next year! October 2nd – 5th, 2008

TEASE-O-RAMA ROADSHOW 2008 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
*Swinging It in Seattle, September 26th
*Pumping It In Portland, September 27th
*Aweing them in Ashland, September 29th
*Shaking and Shimmying in San Francisco, October 2nd – 5th, 2008

WOW!!! NEW THIS YEAR:
Tease-O-Rama is proud to partner with Zumanity™, The Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil™. See a special performance from the sexy and seductive Las Vegas production of Zumanity™ at our Friday night showcase in San Francisco, October 3rd, 2008! Also…

THE BIG BOOK OF BURLESQUE MAKES ITS DEBUT!
Tease-O-Rama's annual official event program has now expanded to include the FIRST EVER guide to all things burlesque. This will be THE sourcebook on burlesque today for fans, event producers, performers and interested observers! The Big Book Of Burlesque will be given on entry to all Tease-O-Rama attendees in all cities, and will be available for purchase on-line after the event.

It's Gals and Gags Galore! Old Fashioned burlesque as YOU like it! Ooh La La!


PRESS INQUIRIES, PECULIAR INFORMATION, AND JUST PLAIN DON'T KNOW WHO TO TALK TO:
Alan Parowski
E-Mail: spacecapades@hotmail.com
Phone: 925.586.2429
Website: http://www.teaseorama.com


Who is Performing at Tease-O-Rama 2008?

Your Tease-O-Rama MC, Miss Kitten on the Keys!

HOT HEADLINERS!
The Incredible Catherine D'Lish (Hollywood)
Dirty Martini (New York City)
The Legendary Satan's Angel
Ostrich.com Presents Michelle L'amour (Chicago)
Lola the Vamp (Australia)
The Devil-Ettes (San Francisco)
Reigning Queen of SF Carnaval: Kellita of Hot Pink Feathers (SF)

SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE…
Friday October 2nd – Rare SF Appearance by Zumanity Performers!

TANTALIZING TROUPES!
Hot Pink Feathers - SF
The Twilight Vixen Revue - Oakland
San Francisco's Kitty Kitty Bang Bang - SF
Myths and Legends - LA
Clandestine - SF
Ooh la La Bellydance - SF
The Cock-Ts - SF
Rev. Spooky LeStrange & Her Billion Dollar Baby Dolls - New Orleans
SF Boylesque – SF

SEDUCTIVE SOLO SIRENS AND DAZZLING DUOS AND TRIOS!
Special Co-Emcee for October 4th ONLY - Peaches Christ
Miss Indigo Blue - Seattle
Jo Boobs - NYC
Kitten de Ville - LA
Mimi LeMeaux - San Diego
Cardinal Cyn - Austin
Kalani Kokonuts - Las Vegas
Vivienne VaVoom - Denver
Amber Ray - Brooklyn
Delirium Tremens - Brooklyn
Isis Starr - SF
Alotta Boutte - SF
Harvest Moon - Brooklyn
Sparkly Devil & Jerkfried - SF
The Flying Fox - SF
Holiday O'Hara - SF
Chica Boom - SF
Roky Roulette - SF
Ava Garter - LA
Scotty the Blue Bunny - SF
Midnite Martini - Denver
Amelie Soleil - UK
Bobbie Burlesque - LA
Ernie Von Schmaltz - Redmond
Tatah DuJour - Key West
Meghan Mayhem – Honolulu
Cherokee Rose - Chicago
Delilah - SF
Foxy Tann – Minneapolis
Shabnam – SF
Pookie Patootie - NYC
Honey Touche' - Denver
Mynx D'Meanor - San Diego
Polly Wood – Seattle
Sophia Sirena - LA
Flame Cynders - LA
Topaz - Chicago
Perillium - SF
Bombshell Betty – SF
Dottie Lux - SF
Fanny Tastic - Chicago
La Cholita - LA
Mimi First - Chicago
Ravenna Black – Seattle
Mitzy Cream - Canada
Devillia de Dallas - SF
Dominique Trixx - IL

Thursday Meet & Mingle at the Rickshaw Stop with Bardot A Go Go DJs! (http://www.bardotagogo.com)

Your hosts Kingfish & Eddie of Hubba Hubba Revue - SF
Trixy Vixen - UK
Lady Monster - SF
Ruby Fuerza - SF
Peekaboo Burlesque - SF
The Sugarplum Elves - SF
Bunny Pistol - SF
The Honey Buns - Chicago
Ruby White - SF
Belles Du Jour – SF
Ms Violetta Beretta - Hawaii
Bombshell Betty Burlesqueteers – SF
HoopGirl – SF
Kiki Bomb – SF

A schedule of performers is available at http://www.teaseorama.com/schedule.html


TICKETS!!
Thursday October 2nd
The Rickshaw Stop
Meet and Mingle Dance Party - Rub Elbows with the stars of Tease-O-Rama!
155 Fell Street, San Francisco CA
Doors 9pm (21+)
$8

Friday October 3rd and 4th
Bimbo's 365 Club
1025 Columbus Avenue,
San Francisco CA
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm
Tease-o-rama 2008
$40 general ticket per evening
$100 VIP ticket
Purchase advance tickets for these shows online at http://www.teaseorama.com/tickets.html

VIP Ticket (Includes tickets to BOTH Friday and Saturday night's performances. PLUS a discount to both the Tease-O-Rama finale Movie Night and all daytime convention classes PLUS a limited edition Tease-O-Rama Canvas Bag filled with special VIP goodies! VIPs are automatically entered in a chance to win tickets to Cirque Du Soleil Zumanity in Las Vegas!!)

Tease-O-Rama 2008 THRILLVILLE presents: TEASE-O-RAMA MOVIE NITE: "THE SILENCERS" (1966)
Dean Martin is the ultimate space age bachelor/swingin' secret agent in this ultra-cool spy spoof co-starring bombshell Stella Stevens and a bevy of beautiful babes, with a killer striptease opening scene featuring saucy Cyd Charisse! Hosted by Will the Thrill with prizes, surprise short films and more! Plus live on stage: Kellita (Queen of Carnaval), Miss Indigo Blue (Seattle) and Miss Delirium Tremens (NYC) Sunday, October 5, 5PM, $10

THE CERRITO SPEAKEASY THEATER, 10070 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito
3 blocks from El Cerrito Plaza BART! Full dinner menu including beer and wine!
www.cerritospeakeasy.com

Le Fine Print: All tickets are all non-refundable. Promoters are not responsible for cancellation of any of said acts. All ticket purchases are final. No refunds or exchanges. Thank you.

www.teaseorama.com

Tease-O-Rama Daytime Activities Sponsored by BurlyCon 2008!

Not only does Tease-O-Rama have evening performances and a closing night movie party, it is also a series of workshops and events from the experts of Burlesque. The classes offered at Tease-O-Rama are a delicious taste of fun and wisdom from instructors all across the U.S. These daytime activities provide opportunities for performers, future performers, enthusiasts, scholars and curious bystanders to learn more about burlesque old and new.

We know you'll love the daytime activities at Tease-O-Rama! And if you want more information about the full weekend of non-stop Burlesque educational offerings at BurlyCon 2008, please visit www.burlyconseattle.com.

DETAILED CLASS DESCRIPTIONS AT http://www.teaseorama.com/activities.html!!

SATURDAY OCT 4 SAN FRANCISCO
All classes held at Fort Mason (Located on the SF Bay between Golden Gate and the Marina district, Fort Mason does not have a street address. Entrance is at the corner of Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street. Location info/Directions available at www.fortmason.org)
Wristband Daypasses are available on the day of the event.
Individual classes: $7 performers/$10 general
Daypass: $18 performers/$25 general
9:30 am Pinup Photography: Shimmy Magazine's Dale Rio
9:30 am The Art of Glove and Stocking Removal: Jo Boobs
10:30 am Burlesque Makeup: Cardinal Cyn
10:30 am Tassel Twirling: Miss Indigo Blue
11:45 AM Queer Burlesque: Kentucky Fried Woman
11:45 AM Parasols and Boas: Lola the Vamp
11:45 AM Pure Hips: Michelle L'Amour
12:45 PM Burlesque Corsetry: Dark Garden Corsetry
12:45 PM Burlesque Boyfriends/Girlfriends Panel: Franky Vivid
12:45 PM Fan Dancing with Anything: Dirty Martini
Afternoon Classes with Burlesque STARS of Yesterday and Today!!
1:45 The Big Reveal with Catherine D'Lish REGISTER NOW! http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/44100
2:45 Satan's Angel Tells it Like it Was REGISTER NOW! http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4409
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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Barbary Coast Burlesque for Wednesday, September 17

Hey now! Bunny Pistol is celebrating the wonderfulness that is "The Flight of the Conchords." I'm guessing the show will feature songs from these self-proclaimed "New Zealand's fourth most popular digi-folk paradists," and will parody the parodists! It will be "Business Time!" Haha!

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Tease-O-Rama Roadshow Pre-Party @ Good Vibrations! This Thursday, September 18

Check it out! The good folks at Tease-O-Rama are having a send-off for everyone going on the roadshow to Seattle, Portland, and Ashland. It's free, it'll be fun, and perhaps you can get some shopping done while you're there at Good Vibrations! ;-)

Tease-O-Rama Roadshow Pre-Party THIS Thursday!!

Join us as we get ready to kick off on our FIRST EVER Tease-O-Rama tour!

Thursday 9/18 (6:30PM) @ Good Vibrations
603 Valencia St. San Francisco, CA 94110
FREE!

Kick off another fabulous year of the Tease-O-Rama Roadshow with a pre-party at Good Vibrations! Join us as the World's Premiere International Burlesque Showcase and Convention heads on tour. Enjoy dancers, drinks and DJ Delachaux.

XOXO Tease-O-Rama

http://www.teaseorama.com |
http://www.goodvibes.com
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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Uptown Hubba Hubba for Monday, September 15

It's the third Monday of the month, so it's time to see Bombshell Betty's Burlesqueteers at Uptown Hubba Hubba! Woo hoo!!

Howdy Friends!

School Days, School Days, Good Ol' Golden Rule Days! Time for a sexy, "Back-To-School" romp with BOMBSHELL BETTY'S BURLESQUETEERS at the Hubba Hubba Revue!

Naughty Schoolgirls! Strict and Sexy Faculty! Recess weren't NEVER this good!

MONDAY Sept 15th, we've got...

BOMBSHELL BETTY!
Scarlett Fever!
Kitchy Coo!
Red Velvet!
Holly Highbeams!
Sneak-A-Peek Sally!
Zip the What-Is-It!
Three! count 'em, THREE! fun-filled numbers by
THE BURLESQUETEERS!

And everyone's favorite drunks/MC's, Kingfish & Eddie!

JUST FIVE BUCKS ALL NIGHT!

Doors 9PM, Show 10PM(ish)
21 & Up w/ID

THE UPTOWN CLUB
1928 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland
(1 block from 19th Street BART!)

http://www.hubbahubbarevue.com
http://www.myspace.com/hubbahubbarevue
http://www.uptownnightclub.com
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SF Bay Area burlesque for the week of September 15, 2008

Whew! There were a lot of shows last week, but burlesque doesn't take a week off! Uptown Hubba Hubba is back with Burlesqueteer Night, one-time Burlesqueteer Bunny Pistol follows up "Bunny Hut Burlesque" with "Barbary Coast Burlesque", and the Hubbas come back strong with "That Olde Time Religion!"
  • Monday, September 15: Uptown Hubba Hubba at the Uptown Club in Oakland. Burlesqueteer Night. Enough said! ;-) Doors at 9pm, show at 10. $5 cover, 21+ w/ID.
  • Wednesday, September 17: Barbary Coast Burlesque at Annie's Social Club in San Francisco. Join host Kingfish and Bunny as they honor the "Flight of the Conchords". Oh, baby, it's "Business Time"! Doors at 8pm, show at 9pm. $8, 21+ w/ID.
  • Friday, September 19: Red Hots Burlesque at El Rio in SF. Hosted by Amelia Mae Paradise (from the Diamond Daggers), featuring Uni and Her Ukelele, sASSy Hotbuns and more. Show at 7:30pm. $5-10 sliding scale, 21+ w/ID.
  • Also Friday, September 19: Hubba Hubba Revue: That Olde Time Religion! Join the the Reverend Kingfish T. Love and Preacher Eddie Dane as they and the chorus of the Diamond Daggers, Harlem Shake, Lady Satan (??), and many others invite all sinners to be saved at this olde timey revival. Doors at 9pm, show at 10. $10-15 (early bird and advance purchase discounts available), 21+ w/ID.
For all details, including maps and links to websites, please see the calendar above.
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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Fall burlesque classes with Bombshell Betty

Bombshell Betty is starting some new classes. Amongst these are a class that will teach you the choreography of the act they will be performing at Tease-O-Rama this year! Also there's a Cardio-Cancan class!

Learn the choreography that the Burlesqueteers will be performing for Tease-o-Rama on October 2: Miss Adelaide's "Take Back Your Mink" act from the movie "Guys and Dolls." Classic, sassy and fun!

Sundays, 4-6pm
September 14, 21 & 28

GENERAL REGISTRATION: $60 for all 3 classes


INTRODUCING CARDIO-CANCAN: Bombshell Betty is proud to announce a
brand new class format here at the studio! Get in shape with Cancan
Dancing! Each Cardio-Cancan class starts with a ballet based warm-up and
stretching, then we go over specific steps and techniques for cancan
kick lines, traveling steps and turns. Finally, get your heart pumping
with flirty cancan choreography! It's so much fun, you won't even
realize you are working out! All students in Cardio-Cancan classes are
eligible to perform in Bombshell Betty's newest performance project,
"Bombshell Betty's Knicker Kickers"! Appropriate for all levels of
skill and flexibility. Starts Oct 8

http://www.bombshellbetty.net/burlesquercise.html

Please check out the link above for more information and registration.
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Hot Pink Feathers at the Fringe Festival in Union Square today, Saturday, September 13

Hey, it's the Hot Pink Feathers in a free show! They've teamed up with the Fringe Festival, Jewels on the Square, and Greedy Fish to bring a part of SF history to life. So come on downtown to catch this always entertaining dance troupe (2008 SF Bay Guardian Best of the Bay!) as they shake, shimmy, and educate!

If You're Coming to San Francisco: Featuring the Hot Pink Feathers

27 Strong! That's right! Come join the Hot Pink Feathers Dance Company, Parading Corps, and All-Star Marching Bandfor a triple round in Union Square this Saturday. We do our tribute to Perez Prado 3x (!) on the Union Square stage at: 5:15, 6, & 7pm.

Much Love & Many Shimmies!

Queen Kellita & The Whole Feather Tribe
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100th post!

Woo hoo! This is a landmark occasion for "all of us" here at the SFBR. This is the 100th post, and I'm kinda surprised it made it this far. *Much celebrating and drinking of champers and tassel tossing*

I started this calendar and blog because it was just too damn difficult to find out about all of the burlesque shows in the Bay Area, especially for the general public. In order to find out about all the shows, one would need to befriend a lot of different performers and shows on MySpace, visit all of the different websites of the shows (which may not be updated regularly), and scan through the various weekly calendars. For people simply looking for a fun night out, that's an awful lot of work!

I've received many thanks for putting the SFBR together. And it always surprises me how many of the performers use this calendar! I guess I'd always thought that there was some kind of performer ESP where they all had instant mental access to information about all the shows. Haha. Sometimes I wonder about myself! But it's always nice to be recognized at shows whenever I mention that I'm Max.

Thanks for reading this blog, and I do hope it continues to be informative and helpful. I've found the performers and producers to be wonderful people overall, and if I can do my part to help people find the shows at which they perform their magic, then it's worth all of the effort.

And, if you would like to include the calendar on your own blog or website or MySpace profile, please do so! Here is the code that you can copy and paste:



You may adjust the size of the calendar by altering the width and height attributes in the code so that it will fit into the space on your page.

Thanks again!
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Friday, September 12, 2008

Bunny Hut Burlesque premieres Saturday, September 13!

Well, the arrival of Bunny Hut Burlesque is finally here! If you remember, Madame Maraschino handed over the show at Bender's Bar to Bunny Pistol. Bunny then renamed the "House of Burlesque" show. So here we are!

Bunny Hut Burlesque

Hello everyone! Yes the rumors are true! Bunny Pistol is bringing you another night of burlesque beauties in San Francisco! Bunny Hut Burlesque will premier at Benders Bar on September 13th!! Not only with this be the premier of a HOTT monthly burlesque show, it will also be Benders Bar Anniversary Party.

It will be a night of celebrating babes, buns, and booze!

Our Host of Ceremonies:
Miss Mae Western

Our lovely performers of the night:
Citty Rich
Dottie Lux
Ophelia Coeur de Noir
Delilah
Bunny Pistol
sASSy Hotbuns
Josie Starr

Our Musical Guest:
White Barons

Doors 9pm
Show 10pm
$10, 21+ w/ID
Benders Bar
806 South Van Ness
SF, CA
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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Red Hots Burlesque (and Kellita!) for Friday, September 12

Friday is coming up, which means it's time for Red Hots again! This week, join hostess and chaneuse Veronica Klaus as Ophelia Coeur de Noir, Bunny Pistol, Honey Lawless and Dottie Lux entertain you as they shake and shimmy their way into your heart.

Where: The El Rio 3158 Mission St., San Francisco
When: Friday, September 12, 7:30pm
How Much: $5-10 sliding scale, 21 + w/ID




And don't forget you can catch Kellita as she portrays the infamous dancer and entertainer Lola Montez in the park in Union Square. Shows are at 5:15, 6, and 7pm. So you can catch one of her shows before Red Hots! :-)
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Devil-Ettes' 10th anniversary: Decade Au Go Go on Sunday, September 14

San Francisco's go go goddesses, the Devil-Ettes, are throwing a party for themselves this Sunday and you are invited! So dress up your in your birthday party finery and enjoy as they present you with the gift of entertainment! :-)

The Devil-Ettes present...
Decade Au Go Go
Celebrating 10 years of Go Go Goodness with The Devil-Ettes!
** raffle prizes, costume showcase, great music & friends!

Featuring all acts from our first year as a troupe...
Virginia Dare
The Amazing Embarrassonic
The Clap Band
Beth Lisick & Tara Jepsen's: Cricket & Jinx
DJ Don Alan
and The Devil-Ettes dancing throughout the evening
Doors/Show: 8pm, $8, 21+ w/ID
Sunday September 14th, 2008
The Make Out Room – 3225 22nd Street, SF
www.makeoutroom.com

Check out The Devil-Ettes NEW website!
www.devilettes.com

TEASE-O-RAMA is BACK! www.teaseorama.com

And, yeah. Check out their new website. It looks great!
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Saturday, September 6, 2008

Volunteering at Tease-O-Rama

The folks who produce Tease-O-Rama are looking for volunteers. I'm sure that there will be some kind of reward for volunteering, such as free admission to a show or something. Don't hold me to that, though. Haha. But there usually is if you put in hours of your time to do the necessary things such as distributing flyers, meeting the burlesque stars, manning booths, etc.

If you are interested in, here are the details that they sent to me. Please contact them at the email addy given for more info.
Tease-O-Rama is the best of the best of burlesque but not without help from our volunteers!

Get involved with the party - behind the scenes!

Duties include everything from flyering to working the merchandise booth to meeting and greetin' the stars of Tease-O-Rama.

If you are in SAN FRANCISCO join us Thursday Sept 11th from 8pm-9pm at EHS Piliates 1452 Valencia St San Francisco, CA

If you are located in Seattle, Portland or Ashland or elsewhere and would like to get involved please e-mail us at: 2008teaseorama@gmail.com
The show itself will run from Septemeber 26 to October 5, finishing up in San Francisco after stops in Seattle, Portland, and Ashland. Tickets are available at the TOR website at www.teaseorama.com. I've heard they sell out, so get your tickets soon!
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Friday, September 5, 2008

Burlesque and local artists

If one thinks about it burlesque and art go together like peanut butter and jelly, peanut butter and chocolate, peanut butter and...haha. OK. You get the picture.

Anyway, attractive women in various kinds of revealing costumes have been a staple in pop art for decades. From the nose art of airplanes in World War II, to the sides of orange crates, to the Louis K. Meisel Gallery in New York, pin-up girls have had an enduring role in our culture.

So, I was very pleasantly surprised to see that some of our own local burlesque performers are artists and are exhibiting their work around the area. For example, Katrin Auch, in the post above, is an artist. So are Jessica "Tink" Whiteside (www.jessicawhiteside.com) and Alice Stribling (www.alicestribling.com).

Tink and Alice are both co-curating a show that is scheduled for February 2009 at 111 Minna. It is titled "Pin It Up Babycakes!", and there is more information about the show at www.pinitupbabycakes.com. Wnen more details are available, I'll post them here. As a side note, is it just me or does that look like Tink with dark hair on the homepage of the exhibition website? Perhaps it's just me. Heh.

Tink also has some of her work exhibited at The Alternative Cafe (www.thealternativecafe.com) in Seaside near Monterey for the next week. It's a group show called "Garter Belts and Gasoline." There will be a closing party next Saturday evening for collectors. Please see the cafe's website for more detials. I really do love her work, and she's graciously given me permission to use one of her paintings as a masthead for this blog. I just need to develop a new template.

If any of you learn about a show featuring pin-ups and burlesque related art, please let me know and I'll post them here.
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Performers needed for a breast cancer benefit show

I know that some of you readers out there are burlesque performers. So this post is for you!

My buddy sASSy HotBuns--who is a member of the Dangerous Curves troupe--sent out a call for performers for a benefit show that is being put together by Katrin Auch. If you are would like to volunteer, please contact Katrin at the email address listed below.

Fast Times 80 Dance Party (www.fasttimes80s.com) and Dangerous Curves
(www.dangerouscurvesgirls.com) are sponsoring a charity event to raise awareness and money for Breast Cancer research. On October 11th at the Uptown Club in Oakland, we will be presenting an evening of live 80's music and Burlesque performance: Knocktober Fest. We are looking for burlesque acts that are interested in performing with the live band to hits from the 80s. If you are interested in donating your time to perform a solo or group number, or be a part of the show in some other manner—Go Go Dancer or work in our Kissing Booth—please contact send an email to katrinauch@gmail.com. It should be a great time for a great cause, and we are planning to do a big publicity push. On their website is a list of the 80s songs that Fast Times performs, email soon to secure the song that you want.

--
Katrin Auch
www.katrinauch.com
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SF Bay Area burlesque for the weekend of Friday, September 5

Alright, cats and kittens! We got two shows for ya'll today, this fine and hot weekend. The first show is the weekly Red Hots Burlesque at the El Rio in the Mission.

Red Hots Burlesque! *Kingfish hosts a bevy of beautiful babes*

You know and love the driving force behind Hubba Hubba and Red Hots Burlesque is *proud* to welcome his brand of (bulldog) humor. Welcome back, KINGFISH! He is joined by an amazing London-based Australian burlesque artist and belly dancer, Miss Sapphria as well as Miss Honey Penny (with surprise guest Ruby White), Mariel A La Mode, Delilah and Dottie Lux. So come this week and see what all the fuss is about!

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 (Recently voted "THE BEST OF THE BAY" by the Guardian) and watch the best in bump and grind!

This Friday, Sept 5th at El Rio
3158 Mission Street
The Show starts at 7:30pm! So don't be late!
Win the Raffle to donate to your favorite Charity or Non-profit!
$5-10 sliding scale, 21+ w/ID


Oh, that Kingfish. He's always surrounded by beautiful babes, both onstage and off! I guess it's good to be Kingfish...hehe.

And, just after Red Hots comes First Friday Follies across the Bay! In fact, Dottie Lux is scheduled to perform at FFF, so wave to her if you see her crossing the Bay Bridge!

As usual, FFF starts pretty much at the end of the monthly art walk. So, after you've dropped into some galleries and visually consumed some fine art, you can catch a free show at the Stork Club. They've got some premium performers including the Devil-Ettes, Dottie, sASSy HotBuns, musician Mark Growden, host Scotty the Blue Bunny, and the show's producers, the Belles du Jour!



Also this Saturday and Sunday, there are some shows featuring Kellita and the Hot Pink Feathers. On Saturday and Sunday, Kellita will be performing as dancer and actress Lola Montez (Wikipedia entry) in the park in Union Square. It's a free "living history" show being presented by the Fringe Festival and Greedy Fish.

  • Saturday, Sept 6: Shows at 5:15, 6, and 7pm
  • Sunday, Sept 7: Shows at 12:15 and 1pm

Then, on Saturday evening, the Kellita and the Hot Pink Feathers will perform with Blue Bone Express at Cafe Van Kleef in Oakland:

BURLESQUE N' BRASS

Hot Pink Feathers and Blue Bone Express

CAFE VAN KLEEF
1621 Telegraph in Oakland
Doors at 8:30pm, show at 9:30 sharp

$10, 21+ w/ID

http://www.hotpinkfeathers.com |
http://www.blueboneexpress.com |
http://www.cafevankleef.com

So lots of opportunities this weekend to catch some of great burlesque acts at little or no cost! And it's a great date idea, too! (Dates not included with shows, patrons are responsible for bringing their own ;-))
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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Upcoming Fall Hot Pink Feathers classes with Kellita

Kellita of the world famous Hot Pink Feathers sent me her latest schedule of classes for the fall. Without further ado, or delay because of a blogger's vacation...
World Cabaret/Samba Burlesque Dance Technique (All levels)

Fall Session I: 5 Tuesdays 9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30

Fall Session II: 5 Tuesdays 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4

Fall Session III: 5 Tuesdays 11/11, 11/18, 11/25, 12/2, 12/9

7:30-8:30 @ The Ballet Studio, 128 10th St. @ Minna
$75 /series ($20/drop in); RSVP to register at hotpinkfeathers@gmail.com


World Cabaret/Samba Burlesque Choreography(All levels)

Fall Session I: 5 Tuesdays 9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30

Fall Session II: 5 Tuesdays 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4

Fall Session III: 5 Tuesdays 11/11, 11/18, 11/25, 12/2, 12/9

8:30-9:30 @ The Ballet Studio, 128 10th St. @ Minna
$75/ series ($20/drop in); RSVP to register at hotpinkfeathers@gmail.com


HOT PINK FEATHERS SHOWGIRL ACADEMY FALL SESSIONS I, II, III:
AUDITION:

***AUDITION CLASS to join Hot Pink Feathers company through ODC AUDITION CLASS SERIES at ODC Commons, 351 Shotwell St. between 17th and 18th, on SUNDAY 9/21 11-1pm (see below for full details)

This audition will take place in a class format, including warm-up. The feeling will be welcoming and relaxed, not the typical "audition with a chill." Hot Pink Feathers seeks 5-6 female dancers to join our core company for on-going performances in a variety of venues. Rehearsals will likely be Mon noonish, Tues eve & other TBA time. Compensation includes performance pay (for many gigs), training, and great comraderie. Strong candidates are dancers who exude joy & delight, have gorgeous dance lines, an innate and acute sense of rhythm and musicality, have mastered both fluidity and sharpness of movement, articulate hips and chest well, and express through to the fingertips, toes and via face. Dancers with extensive and varied performance experience preferred. Be comfortable both in front of large audiences, and in small venues, where the 4th wall is very thin. Some new members will tour with us, so flexible schedules are a big plus!
Wow! There will be auditions for new core HPF members. If you've ever wanted to be a Feather, now's your chance!

If you're interested in any of the classes, please contact Kellita at the email address mentioned above. Please also visit www.hotpinkfeathers.com for more info.
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Back from vacation...

Hi all! Great. I get back from vacation and it's hot again in the Bay Area. Of course in the world of burlesque, it's always hot, n'est-ce pas? ;-)

Hmm...e-mail messages really collect in one's inbox, don't they? Once I sort through everything, I'll post news and events here on the blog and calendar.

Hope everyone had a good Labor Day!
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