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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Haute House Burlesque and Tingel Tangel for Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Hey folks! I talked to Randy Johnson at Dr. Sketchy's last night, and he confirmed that there will be a Haute House Burlesque show tonight at Stagewerx. Indeed, the show page has been updated, and here are the details:

This Month’s Haute House Burlesque Revue at Stagewerx:

January 28

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!

This month you're in for a special treat: a FULL 90-minute burlesque lineup performed with Bombshell Betty's band, Fromagique and more!

Featuring burlesque performances by:
Bombshell Betty
Red Velvet
The Amazing Coconuts
Peggy Pistolwhip
Holly Highbeams
Bootsy la Rue
La Evolvera

And this month's debut performances include:

Double Dare's solo debut
Bourbon Lee's chorus dancing debut

Most acts performed to live accompaniment by Fromagique, Bombshell Betty's and Randy Johnson's new burlesque band, with guest vocals by Michelle Pliner!

Hosted by Odessa Lil, your *thwack!* Mistress of Ceremonies

Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm

$15 at the door
$12 in advance (Will Call only). Presale tickets are available at until noon on the day of the show.

Stagewerx Theater
533 Sutter St. @ Powell Street
San Francisco |

And, down Market Street, you'll find Tingel Tangel at Cafe du Nord. I'm not familiar with the performers for this month, but Earl Dax is back with his show after taking December off, and he sounds pumped!

Wednesday, January 28
9:00 pm (doors) / 9:30 pm (performances)
Dance 'til 2:00 am to the DJ stylings of A + D (Bootie)
Cafe du Nord
2170 Market Street (at 15th)
Tickets $16

After our hiatus in December, we're back at Cafe du Nord this Wednesday, January 28 with special guest host Dina Martina! This is Dina's first appearance in San Francisco since 2001. (The Bush Administration probably realized that the combination of Dina Martina and San Francisco's rich progressive community would be combustible!) During that time she has become the toast of Provincetown - where she performs 4 months every summer - and New York where her recent run at the Cutting Room drew sold-out crowds whose ranks included such luminaries at Jake Shears, Justin Bond, and John Cameron Mitchell (apparently she's big with "the gay").

That's just the tip of the proverbial iceberg however. The evening also features a special reunion of performers from Crimson Cabaret, an underground phenomenon at The Stud whose principal collaborators - Spencer Day, Trixxie Carr, and Gerri Lawlor - come together again for one night only! You might recall Lawlor from her hysterical turn at Tingel Tangels past as "The Piffy" while Day has established a successful career as a crooner par excellence. Carr was a frequent co-host and performer at Trannyshack and continues to perform and present nights around the city.

After months of unreturned emails asking Kiddie to perform, I finally cornered her at a bar the last time I was in town and got down to brass tacks. (What?) I was blown away when I saw the YouTube video of her winning Miss Trannyshack Performance and then again when I saw her live at the Trannyshack Kiss Off. To my delight, she sent me a MySpace message (MySpace!! Really, people still use it?) confirming her performance.

Tingel Tangel started out as a salon/workshop environment in New York, so I'm delighted to see Kiddie branch out and incorporate live singing into her performance. Put yourself out there, girl!! San Francisco's favorite Patsy Cline, Arturo Galster, also debuts some new material with former-Cockette and accomplished musical theater auteur Scrumbly Koldewyn on the keys. Harpist Deidre Egan - who is also part of the Ding String Trio with Uni and Her Ukele - beguiles the crowd with her stunning arrangements and heavenly voice, and A plus D - the DJ mavericks behind Bootie - keep the crowd dancing into the night!

Phew! What an line up! The only thing missing is YOU! Hope to see you at du Nord on Wednesday.


P.S. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 25 when we welcome burlesque performance artist Narcissister and the first-ever Mr. Exotic World, and Little Miss JuJu B and Uncle Kenny star performer of Weimar New York Tigger!.)
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