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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Kaleidoscope Cabaret Announced for Saturday, September 26, 2009

La Chica Boom ( has announced that Kaleidoscope, The Third Annual National People of Color Cabaret, will be on Saturday, September 26, at 8pm at the Brava Theater in San Francisco.

From the description, it looks like a fantastic show! I remember seeing Toni Elling at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend this year in Vegas. There will be other notable performers of color from around the country and from right here in the Bay Area.

Tickets are now available at a discounted $20 at, and will be $25 at the door.

Here is the press release that she sent out. It contains the full line-up of performers, the event website address, and other relevant information!

Kaleidoscope, The Third Annual National People of Color Cabaret

San Francisco, CA -- August 26, 2009 -- The first of its kind in burlesque, Kaleidoscope is dedicated to showcasing performers of color. The broad range of performances from drag to burlesque, song to aerial art, promises to be erotic, sexy, and witty! Join us as we represent and transform burlesque as it is and was. Kaleidoscope entertains, inspires, and arouses. Enjoy the nation’s best in burlesque and buy your tickets now! The show will take place at the historic Brava Theater on 2781 24th Street in San Francisco on September 26, 2009. Doors open at 7p and the show begins at 8p, buy your tickets at the door for $25 in cash or in advance for $20 at

Don’t forget to join us September 25th and 26th for an array of pre-show workshops. Interrogate your understanding of desire while learning saucy choreography, burlesque on the cheap, make-up application, pasty-making, tassel twirling, glove removal, and other tricks of the trade from the pros. Visit for more information.

This year’s line up is hosted by her most imperial sovereign majesty, Aleksa Manila (Seattle). Starring burlesque living legend Toni Elling (Detroit); the Creole queen of burlesque, Desire D’Amour (Tucson); femme fatale, Orchid Mei (Denver); the beautiful song bird, Sheu Sheu L’Haure (Montana); Southern queer beauty, The Lady Ms. Vagina Jenkins (Atlanta); the tempestuous temple of temptation, Shanghai Pearl (Seattle); and flirty theory-readin’ femme, Ginger Snapz (Seattle).

Kaleidoscope will feature the best local performers of color in the Bay Area! Founder of Harlem Shake, Simone De La Getto: queen of quake, Kellita of Hot Pink Feathers; reimagining vintage burlesque, SF Boylesque; the shimmy of the Bay, Cherry Gallete; consummate candy fag, Thisway/Thatway; fussy drag queen/king, Charleston Chu; and the quintessential marimacha mistress and show founder, Ms Gay Latina 2005 and 2006, La Chica Boom.

Kaleidoscope’s mission is to entertain and cast light on the knowledge, actions, and transformations that pertain to people of color performance and race-positive sexuality.

For more information about the workshops and performers visit

This show is sponsored by CUAV, Communities United Against Violence
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