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Monday, July 19, 2010

Dr. Sketchy's SF, Les Folies Champagne on Tuesday, July 20

If you've been looking for a belly dance troupe to sketch, look no further! This Tuesday at 111 Minna Gallery, Dr. Sketchy's of San Francisco will bring you Sister Kate for your drawing enjoyment!

Bring your sketch pad, pencils, or pens, and get ready to draw these live models in a fun and casual atmosphere. There may be music and contests during the evening, and artists often socialize during breaks. Plus, 111 Minna Gallery has a bar where you may purchase refreshments! Oh yeah! Plus, Sister Kate will likely perform one of their acts during the evening for you.

It's just $10 for general admission, and $7 for students and teachers with valid school identification. It's a popular event, so make sure to get there early to get a good seat close to the stage!

Dr. Sketchy's SF presents Sister Kate poster

Dr. Sketchy's SF presents Sister Kate

Sister Kate is a genre-crossing belly dance burlesque trio from San Francisco that consists of three bad ass bombshells: Wendy Darling, Sarah Campbell, and Ashley Blair. All three ladies toured as company members of the well known tribal fusion belly dance troupe Ultra Gypsy before branching off to become bellydance's new sweethearts, Sister Kate. Together, they've developed a unique blend of sexy, whimsical belly dance cabaret, informed by the traditions of both tribal fusion belly dance and classic burlesque. Their theatrical performances, atypical costuming, and provocative blending of dance genres have been wowing audiences around the Bay Area. They are regulars at the Hubba Hubba Revue, have brought down the house at the SF Mecca Immersion, and hammed it up at the Love Parade 2008 VIP gala in San Francisco's city hall. They also produce the popular monthly gypsy cabaret Baxtalo Drom - The Lucky Road, where they are showcased every fourth Friday at Amnesia in San Francisco's Mission district. In addition, they perform regularly at private parties, weddings, benefits, and local burlesque shows. You won't want to miss New Years 2009 with these three saucy senoritas!

Wendy Darling, a golden-haired California native, began her performance career as a fire dancer, and was the lead costumer for Ultra Gypsy. Sarah Campbell, a cute-as-a-button spitfire from Florida, studied with Mahsati and Cerice Janan and danced with the Bal Fahjar troupe before relocating to San Francisco. The smoldering, green-eyed Ashley Blair taught dance classes in Chicago and was formally a member of the dance companies Tribalesque and Maya before moving to the bay area. All three ladies studied with local diva Jill Parker.

Tuesday, July 20
$10 general admission, $7 students/teachers
21+ w/ID

111 Minna Gallery
111 Minna Street, San Francisco

What is Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School?

Dr Sketchy's is an international drawing phenomenon.

In San Francisco, Dr Sketchy's gives you a monthly opportunity to draw rhinestone encrusted burlesque performers, bearded ladies, cute girls on bicycles and anything else we can conjure up to tantalize your pencils.

Dr. Sketchy's is the little Brooklyn event that became a movement. Founded in 2005 by artist Molly Crabapple, Dr. Sketchy's asked a simple question. Why can't drawing naked people be sexy?

Over at the Bubble Lounge, Kitten on the Keys and SF Boylesque will be performing in Les Follies Champagne starting at 8 p.m.

It's a free show in a swanky environment! You'll get to see Kitten on the Keys, one of the stars of the French film Tournée, perform with San Francisco's very own boylesque troupe! That's hard to top for bubbly entertainment on a Tuesday night!

Les Folies Champagne w/Kitten on the Keys and SF Boylesque
8:00 pm - Midnight
No cover

Bubble Lounge
714 Montgomery Street, San Francisco

MC Jason Brock guides us through an evening of high class hooch and hoochie coochie at the Bubble Lounge's monthly cabaret: "Les Folies Champagne". Exquisite champagnes are paired with tantalizing, ecclectic live entertainment. This month we proudly present burlesque by SF Boylesque and beatboxing by Carlos and his crew. Headliner Kitten on the Keys tops off the night with her original, bawdy piano and vocal compositions. This is a night not to be missed-- especially since there's no cover charge!
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