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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

San Francisco area burlesque for June 23 to June 29, 2010

This is the second week in a row in which we'll see a variety of shows in San Francisco and Oakland. Next week, the shows will be a bit scarcer, so be greedy and catch all the shows you can this week!

Satans Angel's Ta Ta Flambé Tour will pretty much wrap up this week. It will be the last chance to see the legendary Satans Angel before she moves to Australia. She'll be performing her one-woman play "Have Tassles, Will Travel" Wednesday at Cafe du Nord, then she'll be at Dark Horse Cabaret at Cafe du Nord on Thursday, performing at Red Hots Burlesque at El Rio on Friday, and participating in the Dyke March and SF Pride Parade this Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

The Rose City Rendevous Tour will be making it's way through the Bay Area. This collection of Portland's best burlesque performers will be at Femina Potens Gallery in SF on Wednesday, Dark Room in SF on Thursday, and at the Hubba Hubba Revue show at the Uptown Nightclub in Oakland on Monday.

Fou Fou Ha's "The Dynamite Show" will be continuing from Thursday through Saturday at the Brava Theater in SF.

On Friday, Original Sin Burlesque will be performing with some bands at the Rockit Room in San Francisco, sASSy's Seaside Burlesque will be at Winters Tavern in Pacifica, and the Gypsy Nomads will be special guests at Baxtalo Drom's show at Amnesia in SF.

Whew! Lots of shows, lots of choices to make. Enjoy this week of burlesque goodness!

  • Wednesday, June 23: Satans Angel's "Have Tassels Will Travel" at Cafe du Nord in San Francisco, 2170 Market Street. A story of fame, fortune, fire tassels and survival. Listen as The Devil's Own Mistress, Satans Angel tells her stories, shows slides and her costumes from her times performing at San Francisco's Condor Club, the Las Vegas Strip, Paris' Folies Bergéré, and Bob Hope's USO Tour - not to mention the kiss-and-tell adventures of dating Clint Eastwood, Janis Joplin, Hedy Lamarr and Bobby Darin. After the glory of fame comes the downfall, but she rises like a Phoenix, and back to being the "Legend of the Year" in the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas! Also features performances by Miss De Minna and Lady Monster (Satans Angel's protégé). Burlesque party emceed by Kitten on the Keys follows with performances by Alotta Boutte, Leigh Crow, The Devil-Ettes, Isis Starr, Bunny Pistol, Lily LeRouge, Lady Satan, Satans Angel and MORE! VIP Meet and Greet at 7pm. Show at 8pm. Burlesque party follow show at 10:30pm. 10pm to 2am. VIP tickets are $40 (includes front row seating, autographed photo, VIP Meet/Greet, Event and Burlesque Party), advanced ticket sales only by calling 415-861-5016 between 2:00 and 6:00pm. General tickets are $20 (includes Event and Burlesque party), seating is limited to first arrivals. Burlesque Party tickets are $10 (only available at the door after 10:00pm). 21+ w/ID.

  • Also Wednesday: Rose City Sirens Burlesque Show at Femina Potens Gallery in San Francisco, 2199 Market Street. The First Ladies of Lechery are back in the Bay for more, this time headlining the Sinn Savvy Productions "Rose City Rendezvous" tour. This time around, they've more grit, glitter and electrical tape than ever before. Join them at the Femina Potens Gallery for a special performance right before Pride. Doors at 7pm, show at 8:30. $6-8, sliding scale. Tickets available for purchase in advance at

  • Thursday, June 24: Rose City Sirens Burlesque Show at the Dark Room in San Francisco, 2263 Mission Street. Same description as above. Doors at 8:30pm. $10.

  • Also Thursday: Dark Horse Cabaret at Cafe du Nord in San Francisco, 2170 Market Street. A night of exotic, erotic, and ridiculous entertainment, just the way we like it! With Planet Booty, and Ethel Merman Experience, plus Erika Von Volkyrie, Alyssa Stone, F BJ Browne, Dottie Lux, Kitten on the Keys, Jeremiah Broom, Matthew Martin and Lady Monster. Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm. $12 in advance from, $15 at the door. 21+ w/ID.

  • Also Thursday through Saturday, June 26: The Dynamite Show Featuring Fou Fou Ha! at the Brava Theater Center in San Francisco, 2781 24th Street. “The Dynamite Show” is a “wildly unique” (NBC) song and dance review best described as "Fame" meets the Muppets. This up-beat musical spectacle will feature live neo-vaudevillian Dixie brass band tunes from the Gomorran Social Aid and Pleasure Club with “jaw-dropping dance numbers” and slapstick antics. It will follow the colorful characters of Fou Fou Ha! to Hollywood, as they are invited to audition for a reality-TV talent competition. They go through many dance numbers ranging from tangos to rock-opera tunes and finally arrive in Hollywood to audition in front of a panel of judges (cameos played by local celebrity performers TBA) only to realize that their “foolishness” may not have any room in the mainstream. 8pm. $15-25, advance tickets available at

  • Friday, June 25: Red Hots Burlesque at El Rio in San Francisco, 3158 Mission Street. Satan's Angel, living legend of burlesque and originator of the fire tassels performs for one her very last performances in the United States and Red Hots proves to be her fieriest stop on the SF tour! Performers will include Satan's Angel, legend Isis Starr, from Seattle EmpeROAR Fabulous, red hot rarity Balla Fire, the beautiful Miss Lady Monster, bearded beauties the Diamond Daggers, and host Dottie Lux. Plus guest of the hour, legend Holiday O'Hara! Show at 7:30pm. $10, 21+ w/ID.

  • Also Friday: Original Sin Burlesque with Mystic Rage, Hands Of Time, and Freight Train at the Rockit Room in San Francisco, 406 Clement Street. Join the girls of Original Sin Burlesque this Friday at the Rockit Room as we rock out with Mystic Rage, Hands Of Time, Freight Train, and Mere Sol! We will be performing in between the bands' sets, so get there early and stay late so you won't miss any of the fun! Doors at 8pm, show at 9:30. $10, 21+ w/ID.

  • Also Friday: sASSy's Seaside Burlesque at Winters Tavern in Pacifica, 1522 Francisco Blvd. See such salty, sexy, sirens such as Sparkly Devil, Honey Lawless, sASSy Hotbuns, Bunny Pistol, Mynx d'Meanor, and your MC, Eva Von Slut! With The Bitter Waitress as our sexy stage kitten! 9pm. No cover, 21 and older.

  • Also, Friday: Baxtalo Drom at Amnesia in San Francisco, 853 Valencia Street. A monthly chance for Burners, belly-dancing Gypsies, and Mission District hipsters to come together and dance on the fourth Friday of every month. This month's show features the Gypsy Nomads (! From raucous, danceable old-world melodies with cheeky stories sung in English and French, to pounding, tribal-march-style drum instrumentals, this is New York's second coming of Gogol Bordello. Their quirky and high energy shows have garnered much attention. Their songs have already been licensed for Indie films and television such as the Oprah Winfrey Show and WE TV's Gothic Wedding. 9pm. $5-10, 21+ w/ID.

  • Sunday, June 27: SF Pride Parade w/Satans Angel and Hot Pink Feathers in San Francisco, on Market Street between Beale Street and 8th Street. The Hot Pink Feathers & The Hot Pink Feathers All-Star Marching Band along with EHS Pilates Studio and San Francisco burlesque legend Satans Angel are pleased to present an encore performance of "Tudo Joia" ("Everything's Beautiful"), our tribute to Carmen Miranda and Josephine Baker in San Francisco's Pride Parade 2010!! So if you missed their Carnaval tribute to Carmen Miranda and Josephine Baker, you can come see it at Pride! Samba, tango and mambo will all be danced! San Francisco burlesque legend Satans Angel will also be joining their contingent as a featured guest! Parade starts at 10:30am at Market Street and Beale Street, and ends at Market and 8th (map). After party at the Rite Spot Cafe, 2099 Folsom Street, at 4pm.

  • Monday, June 21: Uptown Hubba Hubba at the Uptown in Oakland, 1928 Telegraph Avenue. This Monday ain't no usual Monday! Hubba Hubba Revue welcomes, all the way from Portland, Sin Savvy Tour Productions' "Rose City Rendevous!" Featuring Cherry Valance, Itty Bitty Bang-Bang, Angelique Devil, Nina Nightshade, Hai Fleisch, Charlotte Treuse, Burlesquire, Sandra Dore, Bebe LeStrange, and The Rose City Sirens! Your host of the evening will be The Emceeiam! Doors at 9pm, show at 10:15. $5, 21+ w/ID.

  • Also Monday: Whore! Magazine Launch Party featuring Delilah at the Make-Out Room in San Francisco, 3225 22nd Street. Don't know what Whore! magazine is? Well it is a quarterly print women's culture publication exploring who women really are as opposed to what they are expected to be. So come and join us for a night of celebration, performance, and the first issue ready to be put in your hot hands. With performances by Delilah, Le Cancan Bijou, Backlit, Cameron McHenry, Kamp Camille, and more. Free. 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 any late additions to the schedule. And if you have a burlesque show or information about a show that you would like to add to the calendar, please email me at sfbr AT gmx DOT com.
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