At El Rio, Red Hots Burlesque welcomes Vienna La Rouge! Now a resident of the South Bay after getting her start in Seattle in 2002, Miss La Rouge is known for her elaborate costumes (which she makes herself) and her classic burlesque performances. She's known as the modern day Lili St. Cyr! See a video of one of her performances below.
Also performing will be Kitty Victorian from Washington, DC, and The Squidling Brothers from Philadelphia. Ms. Victorian is DC's most recognized name in burlesque, and started the city's first burlesque troupe, DC Gurly Show, in 2004. She has been operating Burlesque University since 2006, and has opened its doors in Fresno and Reno, as well as other cities. She will also be performing on Thursday, November 11, at Toolbox, Club 93, in San Francisco, and on Saturday, November 13, at the Fella-Fem Show at the White Horse Bar in Oakland.
The Squidling Brothers are a circus sideshow act which reminds me somewhat of the Displayed Labors Sideshow. For a sample of what you may expect to see, watch the video below!
Also performing will be Miss Rahni, Shadow Circus Creature Theatre, and RHB's own Dottie Lux! So head on over to El Rio, where in addition to the burlesque, you will find SF's best happy hour!
El Rio is located at 3158 Mission Street in San Francisco (map). The show starts at 7:30 p.m., so get there early for a good seat!
Red Hots Burlesque brings you bumps grinds and giggles galore and this week we welcome a whole lot of NEW performances. Hoot and holler for two debuting acts we have been trying to bring to you for months and month. Vienna La Rouge and Miss Rahni are not so hidden gems here in SF. They are joined by the return of Shadow Circus! What a delight?! And Red Hots continues to be touring artists favorite spot. Don't miss East Coasters Kitty Victorian and The Squidling Brothers as they bring the chill of cool along with them.
Our show also includes a screening of filthy and freaky film footage and tortuous tunage from Alex BIG Cox. Grab a drink, some *free* Oysters and BBQ at El Rio's famous happy hour ( voted "THE BEST OF THE BAY" by the SF Weekly) and watch us twitch and twatch!
This Friday , Nov 12th at El Rio
3158 Mission Street
The Show starts at 7:30pm! So don't be late!
$5-10, sliding scale
Our cast this week includes:
Vienna La Rouge
About our debut performers:Known as the modern day Lili St. Cyr, Vienna La Rouge began her burlesque career in the casually dressed city of Seattle in 2002.
She showed them a thing or two when it came to glamour, fashion, and of course the titillating tease of Burlesque. Now residing in California's south bay area, she continues the timeless tease. Decked out in costumes that boast thousands of hand placed Swarovski crystals, she evokes bygone eras. Her movements and attention to detail seem to capture moments in time when beauties and ecdysiasts like Anna Held, Gypsy Rose Lee, and Sally Rand ruled the stage with style and class.
Miss La Rouge took her name after the timeless and romantic city of Vienna, Austria and finds inspiration in its beauty, history, and eclectic mix of historical & modern culture. Although born and raised in Seattle, the city of Vienna is also a place with deep family roots for this burlesque ingénue, dating as far back as the 12th century.
As an accomplished seamstress, Vienna is also the designer and sole creator of all her costumes and props. The 1700s thru the 1950s inspire both her stage routines and the costumes that grace them. Along with almost 15 years of classical ballet training, she gets many of her ideas for her numbers from the Belle Époque, vaudeville, the Ziegfeld Follies, old Hollywood films, musicals, and the dramatic costuming of Edith Head and Adrian.
Just a few of her idols include Austrian Empress Elizabeth ("Sisi"), Marlene Dietrich, Anna Held, Gina Lollobrigida, Carole Lombard, Betty Grable, Lillie Langtry, Evelyn Nesbit, Camille Clifford, Edwardian actress Élise DeVére, Mona Vaughn, Sally Rand, and Gypsy Rose Lee. Stage props include everything from a glass of absinthe, classic 3 to 4 foot ostrich feather fans, to a large satin boudoir cushion.
Currently, Vienna is performing all along the west coast between Seattle and San Francisco.
Over at the Skylark Bar, the Mischievous Maidens will be performing in their monthly show with Lee Sanger Goldin (aka Leeland) as your host for the evening. See what special guests and surprises they'll have for the audience!
The Skylark Bar is located at 3089 16th Street in San Francisco (map).
You may also catch the Maidens as they perform at Les Follies Champagne at the Bubble Lounge in San Francisco on Tuesday, November 16. See the calendar above for details.
Join the Mischievous Maidens burlesque troupe for a fun start to your weekend at the Skylark Bar with live burlesque and stand-up comedy!
Every second Friday of the month, 8pm show.
3089 16th Street @ Valencia
No cover, 21+