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Sunday, August 2, 2009

San Francisco area burlesque for the week of August 3, 2009

Ever since I heard about it, I've been interested in Lucha VaVoom ( If you're not familiar with this show, it's based in Los Angeles but also travels to different cities. It's a mixture of lucha libre wrestling and burlesque. And it's attracted up to 1500 people per show in L.A.

This week, the show rolls into The Fillmore on Friday. Unfortunately, most of the shows this week seem to be bunched up on Friday, so a decision will need to be made. Lucha VaVoom in San Francisco? Or First Friday Follies or The Kentucky Fried Woman show in Oakland? And don't forget Red Hots Burlesque and Mama Calizo's Crash Cabaret earlier in the evening.

To aid your decision, here are some of the shows' details. Please check back later in the week for shows that I find out about as information becomes available!

  • Monday, August 3: Uptown Hubba Hubba at the Uptown in Oakland, 1928 Telegraph Avenue. Help Kingish and Eddie welcome the first week of August! They'll be joined by Mariel A La Mode, Ginger Virago, Delilah, Trouble, Kiss Me Kate, sASSy Hotbuns, Pepper LaRue, and the musical stylings of McPuzo & Trotsky! Doors at 9pm, show at 10:15ish. $5, 21+ w/ID.

  • Friday, August 7: Red Hots Burlesque at El Rio in SF, 3158 Mission Street. 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. Show at 7:30pm. $5-10 sliding scale, 21+ w/ID.

  • Also Friday: Under the Influence featuring SF Boylesque and Fou Fou Ha! at Yerba Buena Gardens in SF, 701 Mission Street. See two of the Bay Area's most inventive troupes as they perform at YBCAlive!'s Mama Calizo's Crash Cabaret in the Big Ideas Room at the Yerba Buena Center for the Performing Arts. Show at 9pm. $10, free for YBCA members.

  • Also Friday: Lucha VaVoom at The Fillmore in SF, 1805 Geary Boulevard. Masked Lucha wrestlers plus burlesque performers equals sexo y violencia! Show at 9pm. $32.50, all ages.

  • Also Friday: First Friday Follies at the Stork Club in Oakland, 2330 Telegraph Avenue. Join Margaret France as she hosts a show full of giggles and jiggles. See Ophelia Coeur de Noir, Chi Chis Del Fuego, Kiss Me Kate, Pin Key Lee, Cupcake, and Little Eyeful. Thrill to the return of Amateur Hour! Be amazed by Baton Rouge's Bodacious Gillian! Groove to the sounds of Mugg Muggles and Zombie Defense League. Show at 9:30ish. Free, but donations encouraged. 21+ w/ID.

  • Also Friday: The Kentucky Fried Woman Show at Velvet in Oakland, 3411 MacArthur Blvd. An evening of performance dedicated to all things Annie....the musical....etc!! Featuring Simone de la Getto, La Chica Boom, Charleston Chu, Momma’s Boyz, Virginia Suicide, Drew Montana & Lance Armstar, and the Diamond Daggers! Doors at 8:30pm, show at 9:30. $10, 21 and older.

As always, for more information, please check the calendar above. Also, you may want to check back during the week to see if there are and late additions to this schedule. And if you have a burlesque show or information about a show you would like to add to the calendar, please email me at sfbr AT gmx DOT com.
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