If you're still in town and would like to check out some hot burlesque and comedy to warm your Wednesday night, The Polk Street Lounge is here to satisfy your cravings. There are some top-notch comedians scheduled to perform, including Mary Van Note, recipient of a 2010 SF Weekly Masterminds grant. Not to mention you get to see and appreciate sASSy Hotbuns, Mynx d'Meanor, Bunny Pistol, and Miss Mae Western! Oh yeah! It all goes down at the Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk Street in San Francisco starting at 9:00 p.m.
A lot of people are taking Christmas off, but not Baxtalo Drom. No sirree! Sister Kate's show will be trooping on as they plan to welcome in Christmas Day at Amnesia in the Mission! Not only will you get to celebrate the holiday, but you'll be able to groove to the mixes of DJ Wolfgang von Cope (check out his "If I Were a Hobo" mix!), be amazed by the knife-throwing skills of Molotov, stomp your feet to the blues and roots music of Devine's Jug Band, and be entertained by the emcee, punk rock polka goddess Esmeralda Strange! Amnesia is located at 853 Valencia Street, and the festivities start at 9:00 p.m. Arrive before 10:00 and get in for just $5.00!
Last but not least, the award-winning Hubba Hubba Revue's weekly show at the Uptown Nightclub in Oakland will be happening as usual on Monday night. It really is the best value in entertainment in the Bay Area that evening at just $5.00! For not much moolah, you'll get to see such talent as Mynx d'Meanor, Vera DeVille, Miss Bella Trixx, Texas the Clown, belly dancers Lisa Hyde and Monifa, and you'll marvel at the Hubba Hubba Revue debut of Scandahoovian hypnotist The Amazing Sven Golli! The Uptown is located at 1928 Telegraph Avenue, right on the same block as the Sears and an entrance to the 19th Street BART station.
Have friends and family in town and don't know what to do with them? Take them out to a real burlesque show! It's good to get out of the house while learning about an art form that's in the midst of a revival. They'll thank you for it!
Happy holidays, everyone! :-)
- Wednesday, December 22: The Polk Street Lounge at the Hemlock Tavern in San Francisco, 1131 Polk Street (map). It's comedy and burlesque in a night of classy, sassy and holiday filled fun! Featuring comedians Mary Van Note, Emily Heller, Nato Green, Donny Divanian, and Sean Keane and ecdysiasts sASSy Hotbuns, Mynx d'Meanor, Bunny Pistol, and Mae Western! Festive attire encouraged. 9pm. $6, 21+.
- Friday, December 24: Baxtalo Drom at Amnesia in San Francisco, 853 Valencia Street (map). If Jack Frost is nipping at your nose and you ain't got a chimney to slide down, then come spend Christmas with Baxtalo Drom! They're gonna dance, sing, and drink the night away in their cozy little gypsy camp until they're all red faced and jolly! With musical guest Devine's Jug Band, sideshow act Molotov, DJ Wolfgang von Cope, and punk rock polka goddess Esmeralda Strange will be your emcee. 9pm. $5 before 10pm, $10 after. 21+.
- Monday, December 27: Uptown Hubba Hubba at the Uptown Club in Oakland, 1928 Telegraph Avenue (map). Recover from the holiday weekend with the Hubba Hubba Revue and their guests! This week, the show will feature performances by Mynx d'Meanor, Vera DeVille, belly dancer Lisa Hyde, the Amazing Sven Golli, Miss Bella Trixx, Texas the Clown, and 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.