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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

San Francisco area burlesque for November 24 to November 30, 2010

It's opening week of Burlesque (read the film review), which means that burlesque around here will be getting a lot of free publicity. There was a good article about the local burlesque scene by the Bay Area News Group's features writer Laura Casey in Monday's newspapers. She interviewed Miss Cherry Galette and Kellita of the Hot Pink Feathers. It's a good article, so check it out!

I'm predicting that the film will do pretty well. The box office prognosticators are putting Burlesque's opening weekend (Wednesday through Sunday) at about $20 million. I'll say it will pull in a few million more. There's something to be said for a film around the holidays in which no one dies, there's lots of eye candy, and it doesn't make you think too much.

But out here in the real world, there's real burlesque happening! Yes, even during Thanksgiving week!

On Wednesday, Hubba Hubba Revue will be participating in Bondage A-Go-Go's Sleazy Speakeasy 17th Anniversary Party and Roaring Twenties Costume Gala. The Hubba's portion of the show will be from 10:45 to 11:30, and the event will be have it's own BAGG dress code. Check out the details below.

Red Hots Burlesque has their show on Friday at their usual spot at El Rio in San Francisco. This week, The Flying Fox visits from New York City, Fannie Fuller of Portland, and Uni and her Ukelele will take time from touring to perform on the El Rio stage. Also appearing will be Virginia Suicide and RHB's Dottie Lux!

Baxtalo Drom will be having their monthly show, the Lucky Road, again at Amnesia Bar in the Mission, and this time they'll be welcoming Dottie Lux fresh from her own show! So get ready for some swamp buggy swing on Friday night with visiting performers from Tokyo and London!

Then on Monday night, check out the weekly Hubba Hubba Revue show at the Uptown Nightclub in Oakland. It's only $5.00, and it will feature some great performers such as The Stripping Granny, Revolva from Portland, Bunny VonTail, Bitter Waitress, and more!

So gather your belongings as you leave the movie theater, toss the popcorn and drink cups into the trash, then head on over to the bars and clubs of the Bay Area for some real-world burlesque!

  • Wednesday, November 24: Hubba Hubba Revue at Bondage A-Go-Go's Sleazy Speakeasy 17th Anniversary Party and Roaring Twenties Costume Gala at the Glas Kat Supperclub in San Francisco, 520 4th Street (map). Join the festivities with BAGG as they celebrate their 17th year! With a performance by the Hubba Hubba Revue, a buffet from Buca di Beppo, live music, and cocktails! Dress code will be fetish, vintage formal, black & white, swells and flappers, guys and dolls, gangsters and molls, silent film heroes/heroines. Cocktails and seating at 8:30pm. Dancing until 2:30am. $20, advance tickets at 18+.

  • Friday, November 26: Red Hots Burlesque at El Rio in San Francisco, 3158 Mission Street (map). Join Dottie Lux and RHB for their Post-Turkey Twist and Shout Show! Featuring Dottie Lux, Virginia Suicide, The Flying Fox (NYC), Fannie Fuller (Portland), Uni and Her Ukelele and The Empress at the door! Show at 7:30pm. $5-10, sliding scale. 21+.

  • Also Friday: Baxtalo Drom's Swamp Buggy Swing at Amnesia in San Francisco, 853 Valencia Street (map). Detox from an overload of food and family and come on down to our little gypsy speakeasy for a night of belly dance, Balkan beats, and swamp buggy swing! Featuring Red Hots Burlesque's Dottie Lux, R&B musicians Slim Jenkins, Tribal Fusion Belly Dancer Natsumi from Tokyo, male belly dancer Paige Lawrence, and musician and DJ Max Pashm from London! Doors at 9pm, show at 10. $5 before 10pm, $10 after. 21+.

  • Monday, November 29: Uptown Hubba Hubba at the Uptown Club in Oakland, 1928 Telegraph Avenue (map). If you missed visiting with your granny at Thanksgiving, the Hubba Hubba Revue invites you to see their gran, The Stripping Granny! Also performing will be Revolva from Portland, Jinx the Minx, Bunny Von Tail, AJ Molecular, Ophelia Love, Bitter Waitress, Sugar Main, and Comedienne Mary Van Note! With Zip the What-Is-It?! Doors at 9pm, show at 10:15. $5, 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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