Cupcake is handing over the reigns of First Friday Follies after three years to Rubenesque Burlesque's Juicy D. Light. Cupcake said in a message to the First Friday Follies Facebook Group that her business is growing and that she needs to concentrate more on it. As of December, all booking inquiries for First Friday Follies shows should be sent to Juicy at email@example.com.
It will be interesting to see how this change will affect one of the most popular burlesque shows in the East Bay. I'm sure that Juicy D. Light will put her stamp on the show and that she'll do a grand job. The show is perfectly situated at the Stork Club towards the end of the evening of Oakland's Art Murmur, the art walk that occurs on the first Friday of the month in the Uptown area. There's usually a great crowd at the show, and it's always a good time.
And for the second part of the news, Cupcake is the newest member of the Twilight Vixen Revue! She'll make her debut with them on October 31 at the Barbary Coast Amusements Vaudeville Brunch at SOMArts, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco. The show is $12 if tickets are purchased in advance at brownpapertickets.com or $15 at the door.
Twilight Vixen Revue is the winner of the San Francisco Bay Guardian's "Best Burlesque Act" in their Best of the Bay Readers Poll four straight years, 2007-2010. For more information about them, please see their website, their Facebook Page, and their YouTube Channel.
In addition to the Halloween show, you can next catch Twilight Vixen Revue at Little Minsky's on Thursday, October 14. Doors open at 9:00 p.m., and the show begins at 10:00. It'll be at Club Deluxe, 1511 Haight Street in San Francisco.
Finally, ever wonder where the name Twilight Vixen Revue came from? It has nothing to do with the Stephenie Meyer novels. Here's how they explain the genesis of their name:
And finally for those of you paying attention and have always wondered, our name does not come from some Stephanie Meyer lust. We pre-date Bella and Edward by about 5 years, and for sure don't respect their ahem, restraint.... Our name is a reference to the gay pulp code for queers as the folk who exist in between- in the Twilight. And the vixen part is easy (as are we). Pass it along.