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Monday, November 2, 2009

San Francisco area burlesque for the week of November 2, 2009

This week, it looks like there will be a plethora of shows in the East Bay on Saturday. A veritable cornucopia of burlesque riches!

Hubba Hubba Revue ( will be invading Berkeley as they take over the Shotgun Players' Ashby Stage on Saturday, November 7. There will be two shows at 8 and 10pm, each 1 hour and 45 minutes long. Among the performers will be Bunny Pistol, Pin Key Lee, Sid Scenic, and McPuzo and Trotsky.

That same night and a bit south of Berkeley in Oakland, Kentucky Fried Woman ( will be presiding over her show, Kentucky Fried Woman's Barnyard Follies: An Evening of Animal Fun. Yes, some of your favorite performers will be dressed as barnyard animals. Furries of the East Bay, rejoice!

And also in Oakland at Cafe Van Kleef on Saturday will be the Hot Pink Feathers ( and Blue Bone Express ( for their monthly show, Burlesque n' Brass!

Rounding out the week will be Uptown Hubba Hubba on Monday, Red Hots Burlesque and First Friday Follies on Friday. Whew! Five of the six shows this week will be in the East Bay! Let's hope that Bay Bridge fix holds!

  • Monday, November 2: Uptown Hubba Hubba at the Uptown in Oakland, 1928 Telegraph Avenue. Kick off your November with Sparkly Devil, Last Night's Fling, Francine Dead, Honey Lawless, Gigi d'Flower, Honeysuckle Moses, The Empress, Angelique X. Stacy, Lola Vauntz, and Cat-Girl Comrade Tang! Doors at 9pm, show at 10:15ish. $5, 21+ w/ID.

  • Friday, November 6: Red Hots Burlesque at El Rio in SF, 3158 Mission Street. Help celebrate Ruby White's birthday! Ruby herself will be present, and along with her hand-picked cast of characters, including host Dottie Lux as Dottie White, Honey Penny as Ruby Penny, Lady Satan as Lady White, The Flying Fox as The Flying Ruby, Ruby H-white as Ruby White, and Peggy Sue as Peggy Roooooo. Show at 7:30pm. $5-10 sliding scale, 21+ w/ID.

  • Also Friday: First Friday Follies at The Stork Club in Oakland, 2330 Telegraph Avenue. Don't let your November become a turkey! Let it be a peacock with First Friday Follies! This month, join host Margaret France and Balla Fire, Madam Chartreuse, Cupcake, Ophelia Coeur de Noir, Amateur Hour, Charlie Starr, and maybe a Toy Surprise! With musical guests Poisonous Great White Lion Snake and pick-up artist B.B. Dahl! Show at 9:30pm. Free, but donations are welcome. 21+ w/ID.

  • Saturday, November 7: Shotgun Cabaret hosted by Hubba Hubba Revue at Shotgun Theater in Berkeley, 1901 Ashby Avenue. Join your favorite drunks Kingfish and Eddie as they (try to) get cultured. Hubba Hubba Revue has teamed up with the Shotgun Players for two shows in the East Bay on Saturday. Comedy, music and Oo-La-La! Providers of Oo-La-La include Bunny Pistol, Miss Information, Pin Key Lee, Wiggy Darlington, and Sid Scenic! With music and commentary from McPuzo and Trotsky! Shows at 8 and 10pm. $20, advance tickets available at or call 510-841-6500 x303. 18+ w/ID.

  • Also Saturday: Burlesque 'n' Brass at Cafe Van Kleef in Oakland, 1621 Telegraph Avenue. Join the Hot Pink Feathers and Blue Bone Express for some hot Cabaret Showgirl dance and cool jazz. Doors at 8:30pm, show at 9:30. $10, 21+ w/ID.

  • Also Saturday: Kentucky Fried Woman's Barnyard Follies: An Evening of Animal Fun at Velvet in Oakland, 3411 MacArthur Blvd. This show is going to be simply hysterical! Your favorite performers will transform into a wild array of animal characters for a wild evening of performances you won't forget. Featuring Alotta Boutté, Jukie Sunshine, Momma’s Boyz, Simone de la Getto, Amelia Mae Paradise, Jay Walker & Delicio del Toro, TuffNStuff; Drag King of the Blues. Also, there will be a Kentucky Fried Woman Fried Chicken Dinner Auction to help raise funds for Flabulous! An evening of performance for people of size and their allies. Show at 9:30pm. $10, 21+ w/ID.

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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