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Monday, September 21, 2009

San Francisco area burlesque for the week of September 21, 2009

Wow! Looking over the schedule for this week, there's quite a few shows on the docket.

The big Kaleidoscope Cabaret show is on Saturday (see previous post). This show will feature a lot of stars of burlesque from around the country as well as the Bay Area. Since there won't be a Tease-O-Rama this year, this will be one of your only opportunities to see such a collection of out-of-town performers in one place for the rest of the year.

If you're low on funds, both Kitten on the Keys and Fromagique will be playing some free shows at cafes this week. Kitten will be at the Rite Spot Cafe on Thursday, and Fromagique will be at Caffe Trieste on Friday. Also, Kitten will be opening for the 8pm show of Squirm Burpee on Sunday at The Cell Space, and Fromagique will also be at Uptown Hubba Hubba on Monday.

Enjoy your week!

  • Monday, September 21: Dr. Sketchy's SF at 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco, 111 Minna Street. This month Dr Sketchy's SF presents the lovely and spicy Miss Bunny Pistol, a burlesque performer and show producer from the Bay Area. She has dazzled audiences who support the burlesque revival for just over two years. She has hit the ground running, performing on stages all over California and Las Vegas. She is the producer and of the monthly show, Barbary Coast Burlesque which is every second Wednesday of each month at Annies Social Club in San Francisco. 7pm to 10pm. $7 students/teachers, $10 general, Free to spend time at the bar, 21+ w/ID.

  • Also Monday: Uptown Hubba Hubba at the Uptown in Oakland, 1928 Telegraph Avenue. It's Bombshell Betty's Burlesqueteer Night at the Uptown. In addition to Betty and her band Fromagique, see Scarlett Fever, Red Velvet, Sneak-a-Peek Sally, Dia Bolique, Loreley, Sure Thing Shirley, Giggles von Chesterton, Dangerous Delilah, Go Go Bananas, Yab Yum AvantBurlesque! lus a SOLO DEBUT by Chi Chi Potle!! Doors at 9pm, show at 10:15ish. $5, 21+ w/ID.

  • Thursday, September 24: Naughty Piano Bar with Kitten on the Keys at Rite Spot Cafe in SF, 2099 Folsom Street. Hear Kitten sing the songs that made her a famous burlesque performer across several continents! 8:30-10:30. Free, but purchase of food and drink encouraged.

  • Friday, September 25: Fromagique at Caffe Trieste in SF, 1667 Market Street. Fromagique will be doing a monthly jazz show at Cafe Trieste on Market Street near Gough. Sit at a cafe table, eat great food, and drink some wine or whatever you prefer. Hear the Bombshell Betty and Randy Johnson's band perform some of your burlesque hall favorites such as "Sister Kate." 7pm to 10. Free, all ages. Purchase of food and drink is encouraged.

  • Also Friday: Red Hots Burlesque at El Rio in SF, 3158 Mission Street. This week's RHB stars Uni and Her Ukelele, Dottie Lux, The Empress, SF Boylesque's Alvin McGee, Honey Lawless and from Seattle: Fuchsia Fox and Honeysuckle Hype all hosted by Kingfish of Hubba Hubba Revue! Show at 7:30pm. $5-10 sliding scale, 21+ w/ID.

  • Also, also Friday: Folsom ForPlay at the SF LGBT Center Rainbow Room in SF, 1800 Market Street. A Leatherwoman's Meet & Greet for Women and their Transfolk and FtM Friends. Join the Exiles for a Meet & Greet to cruise, schmooze, and kick off your Folsom weekend! Featuring performances by Kentucky Fried Woman, Alotta Boutte, Jukie Sunshine, Ms. Prick, the Momma's Boyz and many more! Hot kinky demos and action, Burlesque, Drag, Erotic Readings, oh my... Finger Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages. 8pm to 11. Free for Exiles members, $10 for non-members.

  • Saturday, September 26: Kaleidoscope Cabaret at The Brava Theater in SF, 2781 24th Street. The Third Annual National People of Color Cabaret show, Kaleidoscope, comes to The San Francisco Bay Area! The first of its kind in burlesque, Kaleidoscope showcases 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. Enjoy the nation's best in burlesque! This years line up is hosted by her most imperial sovereign majesty, ALEKSA MANILA (Seattle). Starring Burlesque Legend Toni Elling (Detroit); the Creole queen of burlesque, Desire DAmour (Tucson); femme fatale, Orchid Mei (Denver); the beautiful song bird, Sheu Sheu LHaure (Montana); Southern Beauty, The Lady Ms. Vagina Jenkins (Atlanta); the beautiful chocolate glamazon, Sydni Deveraux (Seattle); the tempestuous temple of temptation, Shanghai Pearl (Seattle); and flirty theory-readin femme, Ginger Snapz (Seattle); Harlems Shakes mover and shaker Simone De La Getto: Queen of Quake, Kellita of Hot Pink Feathers; and the shimmy of the Bay Cherry Gallete; fashionista drag fag Thisway/Thatway; fussy drag queen/king Charleston Chu; innovative aerialists, y la sinverguenza show founder and Ms Gay Latina 2005 and 2006 La Chica Boom. Show at 8pm. $20, and tickets are available online at 18 and older, only.

  • Sunday, September 27: Squirm Burpee: A Vaudevillian Melodrama w/Kitten on the Keys at The Cell Space in SF, 2050 Bryant Street. It's the cure for commonality and the medicine for the mundane! The Handsome Little Devils present "Squirm Burpee: A Vaudevillian Melodrama." At 3 p.m. they will perform a family-friendly matinee open to all ages and at 8 p.m., things are going to get hot as Kitten on the Keys kicks off the night! Anything goes! No matter which show you come to, expect to laugh your tooshies off at Mike the Handsome, Dashing Dave, the Lovely Little Lolo and the evil Baron Vegan von Hamburger. Lolo is hopelessly in love with Mike. Mike has foresworn love altogether, and Dave falls in love as often as he brushes his teeth! Meanwhile, the Baron is plotting to destroy the Circus! Shows at 3pm and 8pm. $12 advance tickets at $17 at the door (edited 9/23/2009). All ages for 3pm show, 21 and over for 8pm show.

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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