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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

San Francisco area burlesque for March 3 to March 9, 2010

Lots of shows this week, especially on Saturday night.

Looking across the shows this week, it looks like the big show is Saturday's Cabaret Verdalet, which will feature performers from across the country, including Joey Arias from New York, Kitten de Ville from Los Angeles, and Tatah du Jour from Key West, Florida!

And before the show—within walking distance of the Great American Music Hall—former San Franciscan Jessica "Tink" Whiteside will have an opening reception for her exhibit "Innocence Perceived" at Gallery Three.

There will also be plenty of chances to see Kellita of the Hot Pink Feathers perform. She'll be at the Honeymoon Benefit Show on Thursday, both Red Hots Burlesque AND First Friday Follies on Friday, and Cabaret Verdalet on Saturday. (I believe the core Hot Pink Feathers trio will perform at Verdalet, and the rest will be at Burlesque n' Brass at Cafe Van Kleef in Oakland.)

Then there's a Kentucky Fried Woman's tribute to the Sound of Music on Saturday, a birthday and Alice in Wonderland themed show at Red Hots Burlesque on Friday, and lots of new performers on Monday at the Hubba Hubba Revue show at the Uptown.

Feel free to pick and choose the shows you'd like to attend, and enjoy! :-)

  • Thursday, March 4: Honeymoon Benefit Show at the Uptown Club in Oakland, 1928 Telegraph Avenue. Brought to you by Juicy D. Light, come to the show that will help Bombshell Betty and Randy Johnson have a happy honeymoon! Starring Ariana la Fey, Chi Chis Del Fuego, Fina Fatale, Francine Dead, Frida B., If N Whendy, Kellita, Kitty von Quimm, Milkshake, Patina DeCopper, Red Velvet, and Tasty Temptress! Odessa Lil will be your Mistress of Ceremonies! Doors at 9pm show at 10. $10, 21+ w/ID.

  • Friday, March 5: Red Hots Burlesque at El Rio in San Francisco, 3158 Mission Street. It's Dottie Lux's and Alotta Boutté's birthdays, and you're invited to their Alice in Wonderland themed show! Co-emcees Alotta Boutté as the Queen of Hearts & Dottie Lux as her Card, Kellita as the White Rabbit, Ruby Vixen as Alice, Citty Rich & Ava Lanche as Tweedle Dee & Tweddle Dum, and Kentucky Fried Woman as the Hookah Smoking Caterpillar! 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. Your burlesque show after the Oakland Art Murmur art walk. Featuring Ariyana LaFey, Frederique, Bunny Pistol, Kellita, Cupcake, Little Eyeful, and Ms. Cherry Galette! Music from the Gommoran Social Aid and Pleasure Club! Pick up by Swiffer-killer B.B. Dahl, and the evening's host will be Margaret France! Show at 9:30pm. No cover, but donations welcome. 21+ w/ID.

  • Saturday, March 6: Innocence Perceived at Gallery Three in San Francisco, 835 Larkin Street. A reception for and exhibition of burlesquer and artist Jessica "Tink" Whiteside's work. Tonight's reception will feature feature new mixed media paintings, sculptures, a video installation piece, and a few opening night surprises. Innocence Perceived investigates a culture clash which began in America in the 1950's - revolving around American sexual identity, media influence on society, and a divide between traditional and progressive values. 7-11pm. Free.

  • Also Saturday: Cabaret Verdalet at Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, 859 O'Farrell Street. Little Minsky's big sister Cabaret Verdalet returns March 6th for its ninth annual run at the luxurious Great American Music Hall with full table seating and an amazing mix of local talent and visiting guest performers from across the country. Guest performers include legendary drag sensation Joey Arias (New York), gorgeous burlesque star Kitten de Ville (Los Angeles), the elegant and alluring Eliza Bane (Los Angeles), blonde bombshell Tatah du Jour (Key West) and the devastatingly delightful Miss Delirium Tremems (New York). Also returning from other parts are past Minsky's favorites The Flying Fox (New York), Mariel a la Mode (Los Angeles) and Kristina Nekyia (Los Angeles). Katya Smirnoff-Skyy hosts this three hour stage show extravaganza including Hot Pink Feathers, Delilah, Trauma Flintstone, Flame Cynders, Alotta Boutté, music from The Cottontails and circus shenanigans from Shannon Vau de Vire and the Cowboy Girls. Doors at 8pm, show at 9. $30, ticket information at 6 and older.

  • Also, also Saturday: Burlesque n' Brass at Cafe Van Kleef in Oakland, 1621 Telegraph Avenue. Hot Pink Feathers will provide the Showgirl Samba, and Blue Bone Express will provide the live Dixieland jazz. Doors at 8:30pm, show at 9:30. $10, 21+ w/ID.

  • And also, also, also Saturday: Kentucky Fried Woman Show: The Queers are Alive with the Sound of Music at Velvet in Oakland, 3411 MacArthur Blvd. You must check out your favorite performers as they pay tribute to one of the greatest musicals of all time...The Sound of Music. With Starr69, Jake Danger, Brock Cocker, L. Ron Hubby, Juicy D. Light, Drew Montana, Lance Armstar, Cherry Poppins, Sugarbush Lane, Lil Miss Hot Mess, Simone de la Getto, The Toby Rieser Quintet Minus 3, And featuring Leigh Crow as Co-Emcee & All Around Sound of Music Expert! Doors at 8:30pm, show at 9:30. $10, 21+ w/ID.

  • Monday, March 8: Uptown Hubba Hubba at the Uptown in Oakland, 1928 Telegraph Avenue. Join Kingfish and Eddie as they welcome Isabella Minx, Bitter Waitress, Lady X, Dixie DeLish, Siren Sapphire, Mother Joseph, Gibson Pearl, Princess Cream Pie, Chi Chis del Fuego, Victoria Victrola, Cupcake, Zip the What-Is-It?! Doors at 9pm, show at 10:15ish. $5, 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.
San Francisco area burlesque for March 3 to March 9, 2010SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

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