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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

San Francisco area burlesque for October 14 to October 20, 2010

Dr. Lucky (aka Lukki) from New York City is visiting the Bay Area, and she will be performing at several shows while she is here! She'll be performing at Little Minsky's on Thursday at Club Deluxe and at Red Hots Burlesque on Friday at El Rio. And she actually is a doctor, for she has a PhD and teaches the history of American burlesque in the NYU drama department!

Cirque Noir is staging their last shows at supperclub in San Francisco this Thursday and Friday under creative directors Alayna Stroud and Kate Law, as they both will be moving out of town to pursue other projects for at least a few years. Cirque Noir, however, will continue under the collective direction of Amanda Bassolino, Ana Hyatt, and Debra Arana. They're planning to start a burlesque bootcamp sometime early next year. Details to be announced.

Hubba Hubba Revue will be staging three shows: Friday's big Mad Science show at the DNA Lounge, Saturday's Pirate Burlesque Show with Bootie SF at the DNA Lounge again, then Monday's show at the Uptown Club in Oakland with Bombshell Betty and Fromagique.

You can tell that it's October, as shows with a Halloween theme are starting to appear. Besides the Hubba Hubba Revue show on Friday, Naked Girls Reading SF will be reading ghost stories at the Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco on Saturday night! Also on Saturday night, Original Sin Burlesque at Sanctuary Ultra Lounge in Livermore will be having their Halloween show, as will Debauchery on Sunday evening at the White Horse Bar in Oakland.

Lastly, La Chica Boom will be performing at Red Hots Burlesque and Dr. Sketchy's SF at 111 Minna Gallery on Tuesday evening. She's the founder of Kaleidoscope, An Annual National People of Color Cabaret, which will be happening this year on October 28-30. In addition to the show, there will be an educational symposium and a pre-party and social event. For more information, and to purchase advance tickets, please visit

Have a good week, everyone! :-)

  • Thursday, October 14: Little Minsky's Burlesque and Variety Show at Club Deluxe in San Francisco, 1511 Haight Street. Join the notoriously hilarious Kingfish as he hosts this monthly evening get-together at the swanky Club Deluxe. Get in the mood with the music of Dr. Abacus! Learn a little about burlesque history from visiting scholar and ecdysiast Dr. Lucky of New York City! With performances by Twilight Vixen Revue, Twinkletoes McGee, Kentucky Fried Woman, Dottie Lux, Lady Monster, and Ava Lanche! Doors at 9pm, show at 10. $5, 21+.

  • Also Thursday and Friday, October 15: Cirque Noir's The Aviary of Madame Odile at supperclub in San Francisco, 657 Harrison Street. Sensual & sensational evenings of individual works of burlesque, comedic interludes, ambient & aerial arts! Sure, there's Cirque du Soleil, but the Canadian circus has never been as blatant or offered its audience such an intimate vantage point! Enter into dark evening of flight & fantasy w/ SF's favorite aerial burlesque performers Alayna Stroud, Ana Hyatt, Amanda Bassolino, Deb Arana, and Kegan Marling! With Master & Mistress of Ceremonies Chris Libby and Christina Ardemis! With auditory entertainment from Natalie Chaput & Shain Carrasco! Palm readings by Kim Forcina! Winner of SF Weekly's Best Aerial Burlesque Dance Troupe 2010! Doors at 7pm, VIP pre-show at 7:30, show at 8. $65 dinner and show tickets, $100 VIP dinner and show tickets. (Note: Please see the calendar above for details. Only a handful of VIP tickets are available for the Friday show.) Questions? Please email Cirque Noir at For reservations, please call supperclub at (415) 348-0900.

  • Friday, October 15: Red Hots Burlesque at El Rio in San Francisco, 3158 Mission Street. Help celebrate RHB photographer Johnny Crash's birthday! Plus Dr. Lucky's Bay Area tour makes a stop at El Rio for the show. With performances by Simone Campell, Spy Girlfriday, La Chica Boom, and Ruby White! With your host Dottie Lux! A percentage of the show's receipts will go towards supporting La Chica Boom's Kaleidoscope. Show at 7:30pm. $5-10, sliding scale. 21+.

  • Also Friday: Hubba Hubba Revue's Mad Science! at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco, 375 11th Street. Come have the last laugh with Dr. Kingfish, Dr. Eddie and a whole laboratory of the most insanely sexy creatures in burlesque! Starring Vienna La Rouge, The Diamond Dahlia! (Brisbane, AU), Truvy Trollop! (Nashville, TN), Jenny Atomik, Stella Noire, F'risque, Bunny Von Tail, Twinkletoes McGee, Honey Lawless, Gigi D'Flower, Roxy Shocks & Johnny Angelhorn, Rubenesque Burlesque, Delilah, Bunny Pistol, Bombshell Betty, Professor Shimmy, McPuzo & Trotsky, Miss Balla Fire, Madam Chartreuse, and celebrity simian Gorilla X! Plus the Hubba Hubba Murder-Nurses! With musical mayhem from the Fuxedos! Doors at 9pm, show at 10. $15, $12 in advance at, $10 from 9-9:30pm at the box office. 21+.

  • Saturday, October 16: Naked Girls Reading San Francisco's Ghost Stories! at the Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco, 1519 Mission Street. Listen while Naked Girls Reading San Francisco pulls out ghost stories - fact and fiction. The cast will include Carol Queen PhD, Dottie Lux, Kimberlee Cline, Lady Monster, Ruby Vixen and special guest Cherry Galette! The books being read will include The Shining, Haunted Heartland, Coraline, and more. After the reading, stay to hear actual ghost encounters from Elissa Fricano, formerly of the SF Ghost Society. One lucky audience member will receive a personal reading from her! Doors at 8pm, show at 8:30. General admission $15, front row seat $20. 18+, there will be actual nudity.

  • Also Saturday: Bootie SF: Hubba Hubba Revue Pirate Burlesque Show, Electro-Bootie, and more! at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco, 375 11th Street. It's the world's biggest bootleg mashup dance party! Ahoy mateys! At 11pm, it's the return of the Hubba Hubba Revue, San Francisco's wildest burlesque variety show, as they present their special All-Pirate Mashup Burlesque Show! Hosted by Capt. Kingfish, this Hubba Hubba Revue will be "rated aaaargh!" With all sorts of sexy pirate shenanigans, this show will pack laughs, tease, thrills, and smokin' hot mashups into a glittering spectacle you won't soon forget! Starring Casey Castille, Mynx d'Meanor, Lady Satan, Twinkletoes McGee, Cameron McHenry, and Sparkly Devil. With guest DJs DJ JAY-R, DJ MYKILL, and JOHN!JOHN! Electro-Bootie presents Future Universal with DJs Sarah Delush, Mario Muse, and Corinne upstairs! 9pm. Free 10-track Bootie mashup CD to the first 100 people through the door! $12, $6 before 10pm. 21+.

  • Also Saturday: Original Sin Burlesque at Sanctuary Ultra Lounge in Livermore, 2369 First Street. It's time for Original Sin Burlesque's fabulous Halloween show at Sanctuary! Enjoy great drinks and tapas...and of course, the gals of OSB! 10pm. $5, 21+.

  • Sunday, October 17: Debauchery at the White Horse Bar in Oakland, 6555 Telegraph Avenue. Halloween is upon us, and the Debauchery performers are tingling with excitement at the opportunity get *really* freaky on you. Their October show promises to be as spooky, tintillating and hot as ever! This month the show will benefit Mynah Films, an independent queer filmmaking organization fundraising for their second feature film, "Star-Crossed." Fabulous raffle prizes this month include gift certificates for massage, graphic design, photo shoots, and of course - sex toys and body shots off the performers. Plus! * $10 lap dances! * Amazing specialty cocktails! Doors at 7pm, show at 8. Sliding scale $5-$15. 21+

  • Monday, October 18: Uptown Hubba Hubba at the Uptown Club in Oakland, 1928 Telegraph Avenue. It's Bombshell Betty's Burlesqueteer Night at Uptown Hubba Hubba. This month will feature a full set by Bombshell Betty and Randy Johnson's band, Fromagique! Booze, beauties, & rockin' good times for all! Now that's a damn good Monday night! Doors at 9pm, show at 10:15. $5, 21+ .

  • Tuesday, October 19: Dr. Sketchy's San Francisco presents La Chica Boom at 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco, 111 Minna Street. Get your artistic instruments and paper ready, because La Chica Boom of Kaleidoscope, An Annual National People of Color Cabaret, will be the model and performer this month! She will model as La Catrina Y La Virgen de Guadelupe. Dia De La Chica Boom! 7pm to 10pm. $10 general, $7 students and teachers. Also, Diane Oliver will be teaching a sketching clinic from 5:30 to 6:30. Fee is $20, but will include Dr. Sketchy's afterward. Email Diane at to reserve your spot! Both events 21+.

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 on the blog. 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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