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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

San Francisco area burlesque for May 12 to 18, 2010

Naked girls reading, luchadores and buxoticas, aerialists in an aviary, and crazed burlesque cheerleaders all are coming your way this week!

On Saturday, the long-awaited San Francisco premiere of Naked Girls Reading comes to the Center for Sex and Culture thanks to Lady Monster Productions. Started last year in Chicago by burlesque superstar Michelle L'amour, Naked Girls Reading is just what it says. Naked girls. Reading. On Saturday, they'll be reading "The Wild Party" by Joseph Moncure March, and there will be a Charleston dance lesson from Sugar La Vie after the reading.

On Friday, Lucha VaVOOM returns to the Fillmore for another show filled with striptease and flying mini-chicken wrestling. Don't forget the mini-Chupacabra! Boo! Ha ha.

On Thursday and Friday, Cirque Noir presents "The Aviary of Madame Odile" at Supperclub in San Francisco. It's aerialists from the world of dance who will perform burlesque while suspended in air! There's a dinner show on Thursday, and a late night show on Friday.

On Thursday, the Cock-Ts and friends go to Nationals at the Rock-It Room. Yes, your favorite cheerleaders will once again be trying to make the Nationals, and they're bringing their friends Bunny Pistol, Dottie Lux, Josie Starre, SFC Double Dutch, Nell Diamonde, and the Boner Jams. Hooray! Sis boom bah!

There are a lot of other shows, too, included below. Looks like one of those weeks with a lot of burlesque to choose from! Enjoy!

  • Thursday, May 13: Little Minsky's at Club Deluxe in San Francisco, 1511 Haight Street. The second Thursday of every month! Little Minsky's is brought to you by Douglas Good (of Cabaret Verdalet). Always a variety of burlesque performers and other entertainers. 9pm to 2am. $5, 21+ w/ID.

  • Also Thursday: The Cock-Ts and Friends Go to Nationals! at the Rockit Room in San Francisco, 406 Clement Street. Join your favorite cheerleaders as they try to "make it" to the Nationals with help from their friends Bunny Pistol, Dottie Lux, Josie Starre, SFC Double Dutch, Nell Diamonde, and the Boner Jams. Sis boom bah! Doors at 9pm, show at 10. $8, 21+ w/ID.

  • Thursday and Friday, May 14: Cirque Noir presents "The Aviary of Madame Odile" at Supperclub in San Francisco, 657 Harrison Street. Enter into dark evening of flight & fantasy with SF's favorite aerial burlesque performers: Alayna Stroud, Ana Hyatt, Amanda Bassolino, Deb Arana, Kegan Marling, & Grey Lux. With Master & Mistress of Ceremonies Chris Libby & Christina Ardemis! Auditory Entertainment by DJ Babbidge & Shain Carrasco! Thursday May 13th is a dinner show starting at 8pm, doors at 7pm. You have two options available: VIP tickets for $100- As a VIP you receive a multi- coursed dinner, a prime spot in the room, a bottle of Presecco for every 2 VIP tickets, & a key (literally) to a VIP performance in the Chambre Noir! Or Dinner & Show tickets for $60- you receive a multi-coursed dinner & enjoy the show! Call Supperclub at 415-348-0900 for Thursday dinner show tickets. Friday May 14th is a late night show starting at 10pm, doors at 9:30. Tickets at the door are $25 to see the show in the main room or $35 to see the show in the main room plus a key (literally) to a VIP performance in the Chambre Noir! Advance tickets for Friday night's show are available at for $20 and $30, plus fees. 21 and older.

  • Friday, May 14: Red Hots Burlesque at El Rio in San Francisco, 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: Lucha VaVOOM at The Fillmore in San Francisco, 1805 Geary Blvd. Special Mexican Celebration edition of Lucha VaVOOM – just for San Francisco! Starring Super Parka, Mysterioso, Magno, the beloved Li’l Chicken goes up against the mini Chupacabra. Burlesque Superstar Carolina Cerisola, Karis, Lucy Fur, Lux LaCroix & Ursulina – all South-of-the-border themed dances! Plus hosts Blaine Capatch and li’l ol’ Spongebob Squarepants himself, Tom Kenny! PiƱatas for the crowd! 9pm. $32.50, advance tickets available at

  • Saturday, May 15: Naked Girls Reading at the Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco, 1519 Mission Street. Lady Monster, Dottie Lux, Isis Starr, Kimberlee Cline and Ruby Vixen will read from "The Wild Party" by Joseph Moncure March. There will be actual nudity, so audience members must be 18 or older. Charleston dance lesson after the reading by Sugar La Vie. 7 to 10pm. $20 front row seats, $15 general.

  • Also Saturday: Bootie SF with the Hubba Hubba Revue at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco, 375 11th Street. The Hubba Hubba Revue returns to the Bootie stage at 11 PM. Hosted by Kingfish, the Hubba Hubba Revue is a fabulously mashed-up mix of striptease, comedy, and variety acts, packing laughs, tease, thrills, and smokin' hot mashups into a glittering spectacle you won't soon forget! Featuring Mynx d'Meanor, Honey Lawless, Bunny Pistol, Casey Castille, Sparkly Devil, and MC Kingfish with Zip, the What-Is-It?! Special guest DJ Tripp will be presenting a special all-video mashup set at midnight, while DJ Boyshapedbox also spins sets on the main floor. In the upstairs room, The Face Melters -- a.k.a. Fox and Kool Karlo -- return with beatmashed sets of bootlegs and electro remixes. Free 10-track Bootie mashup CD to the first 100 people through the door! 9pm to after hours. $6 before 10pm, $12 after. 21+ w/ID.

  • Also, also Saturday: Original Sin Burlesque at Sanctuary Ultra Lounge in Livermore, 2369 First Street. Every third Saturday, join the gals of Original Sin Burlesque! Enjoy great drinks and tapas, too. 10pm, $5, 21+.

  • Sunday, May 16: Debauchery at the White Horse Inn in Oakland, 6555 Telegraph Avenue. Celebrate the beginning of summer with the sexy, scintillating, saucy queers of Debauchery! A stripclub for queers of all genders! Featuring an enticing selection of salaciously smoldering strippers, $10 lap dances and naughty raffle prizes! Door at 7pm, show at 8. $5-15 cover; proceeds benefiting Aids Life Cycle riders Chavon Rosenthal and Lola McCall. 21+ w/ID.

  • Monday, May 17: Uptown Hubba Hubba at the Uptown in Oakland, 1928 Telegraph Avenue. Join Bombshell Betty and Fromagique for "South of the Border: A Burlesque Adventure with Too Many F&$!ing Bananas!" With Bombshell Betty, Red Velvet, If-N-Whendy, Dangerous Delilah, Chalupa X and Odessa Lil, Venomous Veronica Voom, Go-Go Bananas, Fina Fatale, Sure Thing Shirley, and The Burlesqueteers! Plus many debut performances from Bombshell Betty's newest Burlesquercise graduates: Bella Bonne-Ass, Mimi Merlot, Miss Amber Ale, Dottie McNaughty, Wanda Wonderland, Miss Sugar Tart, Scarlet O'Bare, and others! Doors at 9pm, show at 10. $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.
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