Calendar of Events

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Bettie Blackheart and Frank Doggenstein at Uptown Hubba Hubba on Monday, May 31

This coming Monday, Bettie Blackheart and Frank Doggenstein of Helsinki Burlesque will be performing at the Hubba Hubba Revue show at the Uptown Nightclub in Oakland!

They are the founders of Helsinki Burlesque (Burleski!), and are visiting our fine region from Finland. This will be a great opportunity to see the first couple of Finnish burlesque!

Also performing on Monday will be Displayed Labors Sideshow! From what I've read, their performances are not for the squeamish! Hooks, piercings, blood, aerialists, burlesque, sword-swallowers... these have been part of their shows. There was a report of someone fainting at an appearance once. It should be something to see!

And let's not forget Kiss Me Kate! It's her last performance in the Bay Area before she leaves to perform in Las Vegas to perform Thursday at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend, so I'm guessing that she'll be tuning up her BHOF act Monday. So cheer her on before she jets off to represent the Bay Area in Vegas!

There will also be a slew of other acts on Monday, including the Twilight Vixen Revue and Miss Mae Western. For all of the acts appearing, it's a real burly-bargain! And you'll not find a better time on a Monday night in Oakland!

Howdy Friends!

What more perfect way to celebrate Memorial Day than a SEXY night of BURLESQUE! Comedy! and Astounding Sideshow Performers! Hubba Hubba Revue has all that and more this coming MONDAY NIGHT! Come on down and join in the fun with...

KISS ME KATE! (left)
The Twilight Vixen Revue!
Miss Mae Western!
The New Eccentrics!
Kitty von Quimm!
The Empress
Ophelia Love
Zip the What-Is-It?
specials guests, Displayed Labors Sideshow!

JUST ADDED! From Helsinki Burlesque Festival, in FINLAND,
Bettie Blackheart & Frank Doggenstein!

and everyone's favorite drunks/MC's, Kingfish & Eddie!

still just FIVE BUCKS!
Doors 9PM, Show 10:15PM
21 & Up w/ID

THE UPTOWN CLUB
1928 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland
(1 block from 19th Street BART!)

HELP SPREAD THE WORD, Y'ALL!


http://www.hubbahubbarevue.com

http://www.uptownnightclub.com
Bettie Blackheart and Frank Doggenstein at Uptown Hubba Hubba on Monday, May 31SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Barbary Coast Burlesque presents Viva Las Vegas on Wednesday, June 2

The day before the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend starts in Las Vegas, Barbary Coast Burlesque will celebrate all things Sin City at the Hemlock Tavern in San Francisco!

Join Bunny Pistol and emcee Kingfish of the Hubba Hubba Revue for an evening of glitz, glamour, and maybe Elvis! The show will feature Mae Western, Balla Fire, sASSy Hotbuns, and Josie Starre. It's the best burlesque show on Polk Street, and it's a lot less expensive than airfare to Las Vegas at just six bucks!

Barbary Coast Burlesque presents Viva Las Vegas!!!!

Sexy Showgirls spinning tassels from their own nude bosoms!!
Hips gyrating from every angle!!! Dont miss the BEST burlesque show on Polk St.!!!!

With Your Host,
KINGFISH

Your Cast of Lovely, Luscious Ladies,

Mae Western
Balla Fire
sASSy Hotbuns
Josie Starre
Bunny Pistol

Doors at 8:30
Show at 9pm
$6
21+ w/ID

http://bunnypistol.com/barbary-coast-burlesque/

http://www.hemlocktavern.com

Also: Feed Bunny and friends! This Sunday, May 30, Bunny Pistol will be hosting a BBQ benefiting starving performers at Thieves Tavern (map), 496 14th Street, in San Francisco. She'll be serving cold beers and Jell-O shots, and there will be wieners, other meats, and cupcakes to be enjoyed. They'll be there from noon to 5pm.
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Thursday, May 27, 2010

San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade on Sunday, May 30

The Bay Area's fabulous Hot Pink Feathers will be participating in the SF Carnaval Grand Parade this Sunday, May 30, which will take place in the Mission District on 24th and Mission Streets starting at 9:30am.

The Hot Pink Feathers have been a mainstay of the parade for years. Their exuberant dancing and colorful costumes make them a crowd favorite!

If you plan to see the parade, make sure you take along some sunblock, some layered clothing to prepare for various weather conditions, and perhaps a snack and water. Plus bring along a camera to take some pictures! The kick-off starts at 9:30, so you'll want to get there by then to get a good viewing spot along the route. The Feathers will also be at their staging spot at 2268 Bryant starting at 8am if you'd like to get some still pictures with them and say hello.

To get an idea of what the parade is like, you may view some videos at Carnavaldreaming.com featuring the Hot Pink Feathers.

Have a good weekend! :-)

SF Carnaval poster, May 29-30, 2010


HOT PINK FEATHERS & THE HOT PINK FEATHERS ALL-STAR MARCHING BAND debut "TUDO JOIA" ("Everything's Beautiful"), their tribute to Carmen Miranda and Josephine Baker in SF's GRAND CARNAVAL PARADE 2010!!

We hope you will join the Hot Pink Feathers Parading Corps and the Hot Pink Feathers All-Star Marching Band for San Francisco’s Annual Grand Carnaval Parade 2010! This year, Hot Pink Feather’s "TUDO JOIA" ("Everything's Beautiful"), Carnaval tribute to Carmen Miranda and Josephine Baker is simply delightful, colorful, sensuous and gorgeous!

You can see us in all our glory this Sunday morning 5/30. Parade starts at 10 am. This year we number more than 60 dancers, musicians and revelers in our beautiful contingent, and we are # 47 in the parade!

Here are details:

To get your photo with us and see us as we twitter and pitter in anticipation of parading, you can join us at our staging spot of 2268 Bryant between 20th & 21st [near 21st]. We will likely be there at 8:00 am – 10:00am.

The parade starts at 10 and the route goes from 24th and Harrison, along 24th, hangs a R at Mission and continues to 17th.

Be sure to make some noise when we dance on by!

Full parade route and more details at: http://www.sfcatcarnaval.com/


http://www.hotpinkfeathers.com
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Original Sin Burlesque teams with Fromagique this Friday, May 28

This Friday, Original Sin Burlesque is teaming up with Fromagique to help Eve Devlin celebrate her birthday at the Uptown Nightclub in Oakland!

Original Sin Burlesque usually has its shows on the third Saturdays of the month in Livermore at Sanctuary Ultra Lounge. But this Friday will be a very special event and really big show!

In addition to the performers of Original Sin Burlesque, Fromagique's Randy Johnson will be the emcee, and Courtney Crimson of The Displayed Labors Sideshow will be a special guest. Fromagique will open the show with their own unique brand of burlesque-inspired music.

Orginal Sin/Fromagique flier, May 28, 2010


A classic burlesque and bellydance troupe based in the East Bay, Original Sin Burlesque, joins with San Francisco's cheesiest band, Fromagique!

Come help us celebrate Eve Devlin's birthday at Oakland's fabulous Uptown Nightclub! Special guest MC Randy Johnson will be bringing you all the burlesque and bellydancing you can handle...as well as an amazing opening set by the incomparable Fromagique! Plus: Courtney Crimson of The Displayed Labors Sideshow. You do NOT want to miss this! Oh, and birthday presents are welcomed. ;)

The Uptown
1928 Telegraph Avenue
May 28, 2010
Doors at 9pm, show at 10
$10, 21+ w/ID


http://www.facebook.com/pages/Original-Sin-Burlesque/111216815561519

http://www.myspace.com/fromagique

http://www.uptownnightclub.com
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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Red Hots Burlesque graduation show at El Rio on Friday, May 28

This Friday, the graduates of this spring's Red Hots Burlesque School of Shimmy will be performing for the very first time on the El Rio stage!

Yes, Cheeky La La, A.J. Molecular, and Cherry Bottom will be making their burlesque debut, after taking a series of burlesque classes. You don't want to miss this very special Red Hots Burlesque, where you'll also see Dottie Lux and choreography professor Alotta Boutté perform!

Red Hots flier, May 25, 2010


It's the time we've been waiting for... Red Hots Burlesque School of Shimmy Showcase! See beautiful first time performers bump and grind theitr way to graducation. Please welcome for the VERY FIRST TIME ANYWHERE! Cheeky La La, A.J. Molecular, Cherry Bottom who are joined by Choreography Professor ALOTTA BOUTTE & S.O.S. Founder DOTTIE LUX!

This week like every week SF's **only** weekly burlesque show promises you bumps, grinds and giggles galore.

The 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 Guardian) and watch us twitch and twatch!

This Friday, May 28th at El Rio
3158 Mission Street
The Show starts at 7:30pm! So don't be late!
Win the Raffle to donate to your favorite Charity or Non-profit!
$5-10 to the sexy door maiden
21 and older


http://www.redhotsburlesque.com

http://www.elriosf.com

On Friday, right after Red Hots Burlesque, Dottie will be the emcee for Baxtalo Drom - The Lucky Road at Amnesia in San Francisco, 853 Valencia Street. Please see calendar above or the weekly roundup for show details.
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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

San Francisco area burlesque for May 26 to June 1, 2010

Thanks to some late additions to the calendar this week, it looks like there will be a variety of shows to choose from after all. Though it looks like a week to enjoy your Dottie Lux, as she'll be in three of the shows!

This Wednesday, there will be some burlesque mixed in with some rock and roll at the Hemlock Tavern in San Francisco. So if you love your burlesque mixed with some rock bands, that show is a good bet!

Friday brings Dottie Lux at her own show, Red Hots Burlesque. This week, the RHB School of Shimmy graduates take the stage for the very first time at El Rio! Then Dottie hotfoots it down the street to Amnesia, where she'll host the monthly Baxtalo Drom gypsy punk event.

Across the Bay in Oakland, Randy Johnson and Fromagique will join with the East Bay's Original Sin Burlesque to help Eve Devlin celebrate her birthday at the Uptown Nightclub.

On Sunday, the Hot Pink Feathers will be participating in the annual SF Carnaval Grand Parade. If you've never been, watching the parade is a great way to spend a Sunday morning. Grab something to eat and drink, find a spot to sit or stand along Mission or 24th Streets, and wave at the Hot Pink Feathers and take their pictures. There are lots of other colorful and talented participants, too!

Then finally on Monday, there's the weekly Hubba Hubba Revue show at the Uptown in Oakland. Can't miss that one! Kiss Me Kate may be tuning up the act she'll perform at this year's Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend! That would be such a treat! :-)

  • Wednesday, May 26: White Barons with Space Vacation plus Rock Burlesque at the Hemlock Tavern in San Francisco, 1131 Polk Street. Music from SF Coke n' Rollers The White Barons, party metal with Space Vacation, and rock 'n roll burlesque with Dottie Lux, Bunny Pistol, and Honey Penny, with sexy stage kitten sASSy Hotbuns! 9pm. $6, 21+ w/ID.

  • Friday, May 28: Red Hots Burlesque at El Rio in San Francisco, 3158 Mission Street. Red Hots Burlesque School of Shimmy Showcase! See beautiful first time performers bump and grind their way to graduation. Please welcome for the very first time anywhere Cheeky La La, A.J. Molecular, and Cherry Bottom! They'll be joined by Choreography Professor Alotta Boutte & S.O.S. Founder Dottie Lux! Show at 7:30pm. $5-10, sliding scale. 21+ w/ID.

  • Also, Friday: Baxtalo Drom - The Lucky Road at Amnesia in San Francisco, 853 Valencia Street. Join MC Dottie Lux for a trip to a gypsy camp! Live music from Hobo Jazz and The Gomorran Social Aid and Pleasure Club. Lisa Fiera and Susan Frankovich will perform. DJ Chango B will get you dancing. 9pm. $5 before 10, $10 after. 21+ w/ID.

  • Also, also Friday: Original Sin Burlesque w/Fromagique at the Uptown Club in Oakland, 1928 Telegraph Avenue. A classic burlesque and bellydance troupe based in the East Bay, Original Sin Burlesque, joins with San Francisco's cheesiest band, Fromagique! Celebrate Eve Devlin's birthday with OSB and special guest MC Randy Johnson! They will be bringing you all the burlesque and bellydancing you can handle...as well as an amazing opening set by the incomparable Fromagique! Plus: Courtney Crimson of The Displayed Labors Sideshow. Doors at 9pm, show at 10. $10, 21+ w/ID.

  • Sunday, May 30: SF Grand Carnaval Parade w/Hot Pink Feathers on 24th and Mission Streets in San Francisco. Join the Hot Pink Feathers Parading Corps and the Hot
    Pink Feathers All-Star Marching Band for San Francisco’s Annual Grand Carnaval Parade 2010! This year, Hot Pink Feather’s "TUDO JOIA" ("Everything's Beautiful"), Carnaval tribute to Carmen Miranda and Josephine Baker is simply delightful, colorful, sensuous and
    gorgeous! Parade starts at 10 am. This year there are more than 60 dancers, musicians
    and revelers, and they are # 47 in the parade! Photos with the HPF near 2268
    Bryant between 20th & 21st (near 21st) between 8am – 10am. Parade starts at 10am. Please see sfcatcarnaval.com for more parade information. Free, all ages.

  • Monday, May 31: Uptown Hubba Hubba at the Uptown in Oakland, 1928 Telegraph Avenue. Celebrate Memorial Day with your old pals from the Hubba Hubba Revue! Starring Kiss Me Kate, The Twilight Vixen Revue, Miss Mae Western, The New Eccentrics, Kitty von Quimm, The Empress, Ophelia Love, and special guests, Displayed Labors Sideshow! With Zip the What-Is-It?! Doors at 9pm, show at 10. $5, 21+ w/ID.

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 and late additions to this schedule. And if you have a burlesque show or information about a show you would like to add to the calendar, please email me at sfbr AT gmx DOT com.
San Francisco area burlesque for May 26 to June 1, 2010SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Monday, May 24, 2010

Fishnet Follies Chair/Choreography Intensive starts Sunday, May 30

Fishnet Follies School of Classic Burlesque is rebooting the last classes in the series to be a chair/choreography intensive that will last four weeks starting this Sunday, May 30, at Bay Functional Fitness in the Rockridge area of Oakland.

INTRO TO BURLESQUE – 4 Week Chair/Choreography Intensive

SUNDAYS, 2PM-3PM. May 30, 2010 – June 27, 2010.
No June 6, 2010 class
BAY FUNCTIONAL FITNESS
5255 College Avenue, Oakland CA 94618

DESCRIPTION

Chair/Choreography Intensive

Learn the sultry, sassy, art of classic burlesque striptease in a fun and friendly environment!

In this 4-week progressive series, you will learn fundamental burlesque dance moves, pinup poses, and a group chair dance routine for the Fishnet Follies Burlesque Chorus. You will also get an overview of burlesque history, the current “revival” community, as well as pointers on how to create a burlesque persona, costumes and choreography for your own solo act!

Open to women of all shapes, sizes and backgrounds, 18 years and older. No prior dance experience necessary!

REGISTER TODAY

Online registration for 4-week series: $60.00 (PayPal/Credit card, $2.00 PayPal transaction fee applies.) Register at fishnetfollies.com.
If you want to pay on day of class (cash preferred), please email FishnetFollies@gmail.com to reserve your spot in class.

For more information, please visit fishnetfollies.com, email FishnetFollies@gmail.com, or call Mynx d'Meanor at 415.300.0976.
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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Sparkly Devil headlines Hubba Hubba Revue show in Oakland on Monday, May 24

Looking for something fun to do on a Monday night, but you think that there's just nothing to do because everybody's sleeping?

Then head on over to the Uptown in Oakland where there's a Hubba Hubba Revue burlesque show each and every week! This week, see platinum blonde bombshell Sparkly Devil (left)! She's been selected to perform at this year's Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend in Las Vegas in a few weeks, so she may be tuning up her act Monday. What a treat that would be!

In addtition to Ms. Devil, see international bellydancer Wendy Marlatt, Red Hots Burlesque School of Shimmy alumnus Ava Lanche, Dark Fusion bellydancer Blackhoodygrrl, San Francisco's sensual sweetheart Josie Starre, and classically-trained dancer and Hubba Hubba Revue cast member Ariyana La Fey!

Plus see a performance by the amazing Post-Post-Modern Surrealist Vaudeville act, The New Eccentrics! Oh yeah!




The show begins at about 10:15, but you'll want to get there early and socialize with all the cool people in the bar area. And you'll be sure to want to get some yummy drinks!

Howdy Friends!

Summer is peaking around the corner! And speaking of peaking, Hubba Hubba Revue returns to Oakland's fabulous Uptown Club this coming MONDAY, MAY 24th, with an evening of BURLESQUE, Comedy & More, guaranteed to put a spring in your Springtime step!

This Monday we've got!

SPARKLY DEVIL!
Blackhoodygrrl!
Wendy Marlatt!
Josie Starre!
Ava Lanche!
Ariyana La Fey!
Zip the What-Is-It?!
modern vaudevillians, THE NEW ECCENTRICS!

...and everybody's favorite drunks/MC's, Kingfish & Eddie!

still just FIVE BUCKS!

Doors 9PM, Show 10:15PM
21 & Up w/ID

THE UPTOWN CLUB
1928 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland
(just 1 block from 19th Street BART!)

And join us Here on teh Facebooks!
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=22983060922


http://www.hubbahubbarevue.com

http://www.uptownnightclub.com
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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Join the Devil-Ettes this weekend for music and Pip Squeak A Go Go!

On Friday, May 21, San Francisco's go-go dancing sweethearts the Devil-Ettes (as the Mini Skirt Mob) will be performing at the Nokie Edwards show at the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco.

As a guitarist with the Ventures, Nokie Edwards played on some of the most popular and enduring instrumental rock songs ever. "Walk Don't Run," "Pipeline," "Perfidia," and the theme from the television series Hawaii Five-O are some of the Ventures' most popular hits. The Ventures were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008, and are the best-selling instrumental band of all time.

Also performing will be Venturesmania, Deke Dickerson & the Ecco-Fonics, and Pollo Del Mar.

It will be an all ages show. Tickets are $15 in advance at www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/7255, and $20 at the door.

KFJC CO-PRESENTS
NOKIE EDWARDS (of the Ventures)
Venturesmania, Deke Dickerson & the Ecco-Fonics, Pollo Del Mar, The Mini-Skirt Mob, KFJC

Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell Street, SF
Tickets $15 adv ( at www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/7255)/$20 door
Fri, May 21, 2010 8:00 PM
$15.00
All Ages


http://devilettes.com

http://www.rickshawstop.com

Then, on Saturday, the Devil-Ettes will host an event for the little ones and their parents which will also be a fundraiser for the Cure JM Foundation. It's Pip Squeak A Go Go at Rhythmix Cultural Works in Alameda!

1 - 4:30 PM, Saturday, May 22
PIP SQUEAK A GO GO CURE JM BENEFIT!

Presented by The Devil-Ettes and Baby Doe Productions this event is a BENEFIT for the Cure JM Foundation (www.curejm.org), which hopes to find a cure for Juvenile Myositis, an extremely rare autoimmune disease. In particular, this is a benefit in the name of Mielle Gonzalez, a 8-year-old Alamedan who was diagnosed with JM at the age of 5. Since then, she has endured treatment involving powerful drugs that come with major, horrible side effects, including terrible headaches and nausea, excessive weight gain, wild rages and mood swings. Her life now involves regular blood draws, intravenous drug treatments, and trips to a specialist in Chicago.

Shockingly, for a disease that strikes 3 children out of one million, there are now THREE known cases of juvenile dermatomyositis in Alameda. Cure JM provides invaluable support to these local families and others like them, and funds research into better treatments and ultimately a CURE for this dreaded disease. You can read more about Mielle and her story here: www.mielle-jdm.blogspot.com

It’s a Special Rockabilly Show and Benefit for Cure JM!
Super Groovy Shopping Area! Raffles! Pizza! Prizes!
$10, Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets or at the door.

FEATURING:

The Devil-Ettes, The Quarter Mile Combo, DJ Tanoa Samoa, and Cowboy Jared! Vendors include: Bonjour Teaspoon and Pie Dough Productions

Established in 2006, Pip Squeak A Go Go has been the most rockin’ dance party for all ages! We are excited to be back in Alameda for our second dance party benefit for Cure JM. They’re working to find a cure for juvenile dermatomyocitis, a debilitating disease whose symptoms include muscle weakness and pain, severe fatigue, rashes and a whole host of others. The disease affects 5,000 children here in the United States – including two girls in Alameda, CA.

“What better excuse to dress up your little ones in shiny boots and mini-skirts? Well, unless they're boys. Then it's best to stick with Beatle boots.” - SF Chronicle 2006

The Quarter Mile Combo
Pure rockin' Americana Rockabilly from this 4 piece act! The Quarter Mile Combos backbone is kept solid by drummer Gary Daly, and Todd Troublemaker's upright bass slappin'. Justin Barr slings sweeping guitar solos and riffs alongside powerhouse vocalist, front woman, Nettie Hammar. With their recent release of "Motels, Gas and Beer", The Quarter Mile Combo's live show will take you down an electrifying winding road of good time rock n roll.

Dj Tanoa Samoa Boy
Tanoa "Samoa Boy" Stewart, spinning records at Forbidden Island since May 2007. A mix of hawaiian, samoan and scottish, he might be seen wearing a kilt or lava lava. He has spun all over the bay from Union Square, Santa Clara Car Show & Market, Justin Herman Plaza, Forbidden Island Car Show, Root Divison Art Gallery, Landmark Ballrom, Booze Broads & Hotrods Show, Imperial Ballroom, Swingtime Car Show & Festival, Broadway Studios, Cafe Cocomo, Hi-Ball Lounge, The Easy Lounge, Conga Lounge, Camp Swing, Foresters Hall, BlueJean Bop Car Show, Asphalt Invitational Car Show and more!

Cowboy Jared
Cowboy Jared’s shows create a special place where kids and parents sing and play together. Whether he’s performing solo on his acoustic guitar or with a band, Cowboy Jared captivates young buckaroos and gets kids’ inner coyotes howling! Yee Haw!

VENDORS! Check out the goods from local kid-friendly artisans!

* Sita Rupe: Paintings, photos by artist Sita Rupe
* Bibana: Baby Bibs, Blankies and Changing Pads
* Bonjour Teaspoon: Totes, Scarves, Vests, Pillows from Recycled Stuff
* Pie Dough Productions: Blanket, bibs and burps, oh my! Unique homemade creations including animal-ear hats and clothing for toddlers.
* Tamo Designs: Slip yourself into one of our luxurious faux fur-lined jackets or hoodies, or snuggle up with someone under our fur and silk blankets!
* Desiree Salas: Women's clothing
* Calliope: Little girls' clothing

More about Pip Squeak A Go Go Here!

WHERE: Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Avenue, Alameda, CA

TICKETS: Price: $10.00 (kids under 1 are FREE!)


http://www.devilettes.com

http://www.rhythmix.org
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Dottie Lux and Red Hots Burlesque this Friday, May 21

This Friday, Dottie Lux and Red Hots Burlesque are going their separate ways!

Yes, Dottie Lux will be on the road to Guerneville for the Vieux Carre Burlesque Entertainment for Ladies show, which is part of the Russian River Women's Weekend. She'll be joining Lady Monster and "a lovely crew of luscious temptresses for an event that will make you drool and swoon, and perhaps run for a fire extinguisher!" The show will start at 9pm at the Russian River Resort, 16390 4th Street in Guerneville. Cover is $10.

Dottie will also be teaching a special $20 School of Shimmy class on Saturday, May 22, at 11:00am at Buck's, 16440 4th Street in Guerneville. Register in advance for the workshop at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/112996.

Meanwhile, back in San Francisco, Virginia Suicide takes the controls of Red Hots Burlesque at El Rio in the Mission for the weekly 7:30pm show. Performing will be Ophelia Coeur de Noir, Feliatio BJ Brown, Bunny Bardot, Monifa & Ophelia Love! You can see the show for between $5 and $10 (sliding scale). El Rio is at 3158 Mission Street.

Here are all the details from Dottie herself!

Red Hots flier, May 21, 2010


RHB goes to Guerneville, but keeps home HOT!


The 30th Anniversary is finally here and Dottie Lux is thrilled to be participating in the Russian River Womens Weekend. See all details for the event here: www.russianriverwomensweekend.org

See Dottie poolside or at the following events:
Vieux Carre Burlesque Entertainment for Ladies
9:00pm at the RRR ~ $10 cover Join Lady Monster, Dottie Lux and a lovely crew of luscious temptresses for an event that will make you drool and swoon, and perhaps run for a fire extinguisher!

School of Shimmy!
11:00am at Buck's, 16440 4th Street. Prepare yourself for the Tease Me sexy dance contest at the Burlesque Workshop with Dottie Lux! Learn more about the events she produces here: http://www.redhotsburlesque.com/ And go here to sign up for the workshop: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/112996 It's discounted to just $20 for Women's Weekend.

All of you who can't get away for the weekend, never fear! Red Hots Burlesque continues to ensure quality entertainment at El Rio every week as promised. We have 2 debut performers at RHB this week and please welcome them in the style we have become accustomed to. HOOTS HOLLERS and drinks a flowin'!

This week like every week SF's **only** weekly burlesque show promises you bumps, grinds and giggles galore.

Performances by: Ophelia Couer Noir, Feliatio BJ Brown, Bunny Bardot, Monifa & Ophelia Love! All this hosted by Virginia Suicide! The 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 Guardian) and watch us twitch and twatch!

This Friday , May 21st at El Rio in the Mission.
3158 Mission Street
The Show starts at 7:30pm! So don't be late!
Win the Raffle to donate to your favorite Charity or Non-profit!
$5-10 to the sexy door maiden
21 and older


http://www.redhotsburlesque.com

http://www.elriosf.com

Also on Friday: Black Widows Gothic Strip Revue at The Uptown Club in Oakland, 1928 Telegraph Avenue. Featuring Natalie Midnight, Miss Maxxxine, Stephy Slaughter, Davina, Kitty McMuffin (Bam Bam) Wendy, Chocolate Chip, Tempest, Amelia, KT & Sandy Bottoms. With DJs Tomas Diablo & Fact.50. Doors at 9pm, show at 10. $10, 21 and older with I.D.
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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

San Francisco area burlesque for May 19 to 25, 2010

It looks like this week, most of the shows are on Friday. So it'll be impossible to see all the shows, so all of you burlesque fans out there will need to make some hard decisions. Or perhaps not if you don't like to travel far....

You'll have a choice between Red Hots Burlesque at El Rio in San Francisco, Vieux Carre Burlesque Entertainment for Ladies at the Russian River Resort in Guerneville (part of the Russian River Women's Weekend), the Black Widows Gothic Strip Revue at the Uptown in Oakland, and the Hubba Hubba Revue: Caveman Show at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco.

Then on Monday, there's the weekly Hubba Hubba Revue show at the Uptown in Oakland. Can't miss that one! :-)

  • Friday, May 21: Red Hots Burlesque at El Rio in San Francisco, 3158 Mission Street. Although Dottie will be at the Women's Weekend in Guerneville (see the next item below) the show will go on! Join host Virginia Suicide for performances by Ophelia Coeur de Noir, Feliatio BJ Brown, Bunny Bardot, Monifa & Ophelia Love! Show at 7:30pm. $5-10, sliding scale. 21+ w/ID.

  • Also, Friday: Vieux Carre Burlesque Entertainment for Ladies at the Russian River Resort in Guerneville, 16390 4th Street. Join Lady Monster, Dottie Lux and a lovely crew of luscious temptresses for an event that will make you drool and swoon, and perhaps run for a fire extinguisher! Part of the Russian River Women's Weekend. Show at 9pm. $10.

  • Also, also Friday: Black Widows Gothic Strip Revue at the Uptown Club in Oakland, 1928 Telegraph Avenue. Join San Francisco's original gothic strip revue for a show featuring Natalie Midnight, Miss Maxxxine, Stephy Slaughter, Davina, Kitty McMuffin (Bam Bam), Wendy, Chocolate Chip, Tempest, Amelia, KT & Sandy Bottoms. Dancing with DJs Tomas Diablo & Fact.50! Doors at 9pm, show at 10. $10, 21+ w/ID.

  • Also, also, also Friday: Hubba Hubba Revue: Caveman Show! at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco, 375 11th Street. Ugh-Ugh! Join your prehistoric pals at the Hubba Hubba Revue for the first burlesque show ever! All the way from 1 million years B.C.! Hubba Hubba Revue has a Cro-Magnificent night of savage, sexy cavegirls, low-brow (and thick-brow!) comedy, and the rockin'est Rock & Roll this side of the Stone Age! Featuring The Sugarplum Elves, The Twilight Vixen Revue, Little Miss Never, Casey Castille, F'risque Dance Troupe, Madam Chartreuse, Miss Balla Fire, Bunny Pistol, Mynx d'Meanor, Flame Cynders, Kevin Hancock, Honey Lawless, Red Velvet, Room for Cream, and Delilah! With the Hubba Hubba Go-Go Cave-Babes! And putting the rocks in your Rock & Roll, musical group The Ogres! Doors at 9pm, show at 10. $15 general admission, $12 in advance (at dnalounge.com), $10 from 9:00pm to 9:30 at the box office. 21+ w/ID.

  • Monday, May 24: Uptown Hubba Hubba at the Uptown in Oakland, 1928 Telegraph Avenue. Join your old pals from the Hubba Hubba Revue for some East Bay burlesque! Sparkly Devil, Blackhoodygrrl, Wendy Marlatt, Josie Starre, Ava Lanche, Ariyana La Fey and Zip the What-Is-It?! Plus catch the act of those modern vaudevillians, The New Eccentrics! Doors at 9pm, show at 10. $5, 21+ w/ID.

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 and late additions to this schedule. And if you have a burlesque show or information about a show you would like to add to the calendar, please email me at sfbr AT gmx DOT com.
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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Hubba Hubba Revue: Caveman Show this Friday, May 21

This Friday, jump into the Wayback Machine and join the Hubba Hubba Revue for some prehistoric naughtiness! Go all the way back to One Million Years B.C. for the first burlesque show ever!

Raquel Welch? You don't need Raquel Welch! With acts such as the Twilight Vixen Revue, Delilah, Flame Cynders and others that are popular in any time period, you'll be yelling "Ook-Ook!" for more!

See the show voted by readers of the SF Weekly as the "Best Burlesque Revue" of 2009. You may have heard all about the burlesque revival, but you won't know what it's really about until you experience live and in person!

So head on over to the DNA Lounge this Friday, devolve from your stressful week at work, and let your inner primitive out. Hoot and holler along with your favorite proto-human, Zip the What-Is-It?! Party and dance with The Ogres, who will put the rocks in your rock and roll!

Ugh-Ugh! Ugh-Ugh-Ugh! It Time For...

Hubba Hubba Revue: CAVEMAN SHOW!

Friday May 21st 9PM

It's the very first Burlesque Show _ever_ -- from 1 MILLION YEARS, B.C.!

Slip on your slinkiest bison pelt and hop on your dinosaur, 'cuz Hubba Hubba Revue has a Cro-Magnificent night of savage, sexy cavegirls, low-brow (and thick-brow!) comedy, and the rockin'est Rock & Roll this side of the Stone Age!

Featuring entertainers both Terrific & Paleolithic!

The Sugarplum Elves!
The Twilight Vixen Revue!
Little Miss Never!
Casey Castille!
F'risque Dance Troupe!
Madam Chartreuse!
Miss Balla Fire!
Bunny Pistol!
Mynx d'Meanor!
Flame Cynders!
Kevin Hancock!
Honey Lawless!
Red Velvet!
Room for Cream!
Delilah!

...and the Hubba Hubba Go-Go Cave-Babes!

Live! Putting the Rocks in Your Rock & Roll

THE OGRES!

ANTHROPOLOGIST DISCOUNT: from 9:00PM-9:30PM, tickets at the box office are just $10!

UGH-UGH! HELP SPREAD WORD!

Hubba Hubba Revue: CAVEMAN SHOW!
Friday, May 21st, 9PM
DNA Lounge, 375 Eleventh Street, SF
$15, 21 & Up w/valid ID
($12 advance tickets at www.dnalounge.com )

See more at

http://www.hubbahubbarevue.com
http://www.dnalounge.com

Join us on Facebook!
http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#/group.php?gid=22983060922
(And Twitter! @hubbahubbarevue)


Hubba Hubba Revue: Caveman Show flier back, May 21, 2010
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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Uptown Hubba Hubba goes "South of the Border" with Bombshell Betty and Fromagique!

On the third Monday night of each month, Kingfish and Eddie hand over the controls of the mighty Hubba Hubba Revue to Bombshell Betty and Fromagique! Randy Johnson and Patina de Copper will be your emcees for a trip south of the border this coming Monday at the Uptown Club in Oakland, featuring the Burlesqueteers and some brand new Burlesquercise graduates!

Bombshell Betty and Fromagique present...

SOUTH OF THE BORDER: A Burlesque Adventure with Too Many F&$!ing Bananas!

Bombshell Betty!
Red Velvet!
If-N-Whendy!
Dangerous Delilah!
Chalupa X and Odessa Lil!
Venomous Veronica Voom!
Go-Go Bananas!
Fina Fatale!
Sure Thing Shirley!
The Burlesqueteers!

Plus MANY DEBUT PERFORMANCES from Bombshell Betty's newest Burlesquercise graduates:

Bella Bonne-Ass!
Mimi Merlot!
Miss Amber Ale!
Dottie McNaughty!
Wanda Wonderland!
Miss Sugar Tart!
Scarlet O'Bare!

PLUS more performers so new they don't have a stage name yet! Come out and support the Bay Area's newest burlesque starlets in their FIRST PERFORMANCES ever!

Live music by Fromagique!

Hosted by Randy Johnson and everybody's favorite dude in a dress, Patina de Copper!


http://www.bombshellbetty.net

http://www.myspace.com/fromagique


http://www.hubbahubbarevue.com


still just FIVE BUCKS!

Doors 9PM, Show 10:15PM
21 & Up w/ID

THE UPTOWN CLUB
1928 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland
(just 1 block from 19th Street BART!)

http://www.uptownnightclub.com

And tonight (Saturday) at the DNA Lounge, don't forget that the Hubba Hubba Revue will team up with Bootie SF for a special mashup show featuring Mynx d'Meanor, Honey Lawless, Bunny Pistol, Casey Castille, Sparkly Devil, and MC Kingfish and Zip the What-Is-It?! If you get in by 10pm, it's only $6! After, it's $12. The burlesque starts at 11. Plus if you're one of the first 100, you'll receive a free Bootie mashup CD. The DNA Lounge is at 375 11th Street in San Francisco. Please see the calendar above or the weekly burlesque roundup for more details about this show.
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Friday, May 14, 2010

Original Sin Burlesque in Livermore this Saturday, May 15

Do you reside and work over the East Bay Hills in cities such as Livermore, Danville, or Pleasanton and don't feel like making the trek over to Oakland or San Francisco for your burlesque fix? Have no fear, Original Sin Burlesque is here!

Original Sin Burlesque is an offshoot of Original Sin, a lingerie shop in Danville. After putting on burlesque-style fashion shows at Bay Area clubs, they received many requests for performances, so they decided to form a burlesque troupe of their own.

Their next show is this Saturday at Sanctuary Ultra Lounge in Livermore. Thereafter, shows occur on the third Saturday of every month. The club is located at 2369 First Street.


Original Sin poster


Join us at Sanctuary Ultra Lounge for one of many third-Saturday burlesque shows!

Enjoy great drinks and tapas...and of course, the gals of Original Sin Burlesque!

Cover charge is only $5, and it goes to us...so bring lots of friends! ;)

Original Sin Burlesque
Third Saturdays of the month
10pm
$5, 21+

Sanctuary Ultra Lounge
2369 First Street
Livermore, CA


http://www.facebook.com/pages/Original-Sin-Burlesque/111216815561519?v=wall

http://www.myspace.com/originalsinburlesque

For those of you in San Francisco, don't forget that Bootie SF has teamed up with the Hubba Hubba Revue for a show at the DNA Lounge on Saturday night, too! Please see the weekly burlesque roundup for more details about that event.
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Naked Girls Reading premieres in San Francisco on Saturday, May 15

In March 2009, an idea was born at Studio L'amour in Chicago. Why don't women read in front of an audience? Well, that's been done before. But considering that the two people who thought of the idea are Miss Exotic World 2005 Michelle l'Amour and her husband and business partner Franky Vivid, they added the obvious twist. Let the women be naked.

A year later, there are nine Naked Girls Reading franchises around the world, and nine more in the works. There's been a lot of media coverage of the Naked Girls Reading events, and it's no wonder. It's the kind of event that the media loves! Naked girls. Reading. Simple, yet so...

Here in San Francisco, Lady Monster is bringing the Naked Girls Reading phenomenon to the Center for Sex and Culture this Saturday, from 7 to 9pm. Tickets are $20 for front row seats, $15 general admission. Advance ticket may be purchased form Lady Monster using PayPal. See the instructions below.

The cast of readers will include Carol Queen, Dottie Lux, Isis Starr, Kimberlee Cline, Lady Monster, and Ruby Vixen. They will be reading "The Wild Party" by Joseph Moncure March. After the reading, there will be dancing and Charleston lessons provided by Sugar La Vie.

Since there will be actual nudity, audience members must be at least 18 years of age.
N Girls Reading Poster, May 15, 2010


NAKED GIRLS READING
Presented by Lady Monster Productions

Founded by Michelle L'Amour (Miss Exotic World 2005, finalist on America's Got Talent)
Click on the link to learn more about this great event: NakedGirlsReading.com.

Cast: Carol Queen, Dottie Lux, Isis Starr, Kimberlee Cline, Lady Monster and Ruby Vixen

After the reading, receive dance lessons for The Charleston by Sugar La Vie

Sponsors: Good Vibrations, The Center for Sex and Culture and Last Gasp Books

Advance Tickets available via PayPal @ stephanie@ladymonster.com
Credit cards and bank account payments are accepted.
$15.00 for general admission
$20.00 for front row seats (limited to 10)
18+ ONLY. There will be actual nudity.

Saturday, May 15, 2010
7:00 - 9:00pm
Center for Sex and Culture
1519 Mission Street (at 11th/Van Ness), San Francisco


http://www.nakedgirlsreading.net

http://www.ladymonster.com

http://www.sexandculture.org
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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Lucha VaVOOM and Red Hots Burlesque lead off the weekend

It's one of those weeks where there's a ton of shows and events to choose from, but this weekend will start off with a bang! And a shimmy and a shake...

At 7:30pm, Red Hots Burlesque kicks things off with a happy hour show at El Rio! This week, Dottie Lux will host the show, and Kitty Von Quim, Delilah, Lady Monster, Vagina Jenkins, Ruby Vixen & a very special surprise performer will reboot your life and make it all shiny and new! Well, at least they'll shimmy and shake and make you whoop and holler and have a good ole time. ;-)

Red Hots flier, May 14, 2010

Red Hots Burlesque kicks off another fantastic weekend!

I don't know about you, but when I miss one week of RHB I go through withdrawals and it's because of the intense desire to see quality performers display brains and broad I am thrilled to be back to host this week's installment of RHB! We not only have fine selection of hometown hotties, but we also have one of favorite visiting performers. All the way from Atlanta, please welcome VAGINA JENKINS! And with a name like that...you know she means business.

This week like every week SF's **only** weekly burlesque show promises you bumps, grinds and giggles galore.

Performances by: Kitty Von Quimm, Delilah, Lady Monster, Vagina Jenkins, Ruby Vixen & a very special surprise performance! All this hosted by Dottie Lux! The 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 Guardian) and watch us twitch and twatch!

This Friday , May 14th at El Rio in the Mission.

3158 Mission Street
The Show starts at 7:30pm! So don't be late!
Win the Raffle to donate to your favorite Charity or Non-profit!
$5-10 to the sexy door maiden
21+

Also...
This Sunday Dottie shows you the ins and outs of pretty pretty! May 16th 2-4pm Hair and Make-up Intensive: Learn how to apply fake lashes, accentuate your look, use hair pieces and wigs. We've all heard the saying "It's costs a lot of money to look this cheap!" well it doesn't have to. Join in this class where you're given the best places to find bargains and even learn how to make the most of what you already have!

Sunday Classes are held at Medium Reality
Located at 916 Natoma Street at 10th street in SOMA SF
Space is limited and reservations are appreciated and encouraged. Email redhotsburlesque@gmail.com.
Sign up today!**Private Classes Available Year Round**

AND be sure to check out next week's fabulous events too! Including Dottie Lux at the Russian River Womens Weekend, where she will be performing and teaching her famed Burlesque 101 class. Please see http://russianriverwomensweekend.org/ for all details about the weekend and sign up for class here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/112996


http://www.redhotsburlesque.com

http://www.elriosf.com

Then, at 9pm, Lucha VaVOOM returns to the Fillmore for a show that will feature Chupacabrita, the mini Chupacabra, and burlesque star Carolina Cerisola! Also performing south-of-the-border acts will be Karis, Lucy Fur, Lux LaCroix & Ursulina. And providing live, funny commentary will be Blaine Capatch and Tom Kenny of SpongeBob SquarePants fame! Plus, local favorites Lady Satan and Ruby White will be ring girls! And DJ Sergio Iglesias will be in the house, too!

If you've never been to a Lucha VaVOOM show, you're missing out on a fun time!

Lucha VaVOOM poster, May 14, 2010


Special Mexican Celebration edition of Lucha VaVOOM – just for San Francisco! Starring Super Parka, Mysterioso, Magno, the beloved Li’l Chicken goes up against the mini Chupacabra – CHUPACABRITA!!!

Burlesque Superstar Carolina Cerisola, Karis, Lucy Fur, Lux LaCroix & Ursulina – all South-of-the-border themed dances!

PLUS – Hosts Blaine Capatch and li’l ol’ Spongebob Squarepants himself, TOM KENNY!!! Piñatas for the crowd – let’s hope Dirty Sanchez doesn’t stuff them!!!

Lucha VaVOOM
Friday, May 14
Show at 9pm
The Fillmore
1805 Geary Blvd., SF
$32.50


http://luchavavoom.com

Also happening this Friday: Cirque Noir's "The Aviary of Madame Odile" at Supperclub starting at 9:30pm. Please see the weekly burlesque roundup for more details about this show.
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Time change for the Cock-Ts show at the Rockit Room in SF tonight. Showtime is now 9:20, doors at 9:00.
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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Cock-Ts and Friends Go to Nationals this Thursday, May 13!

Yes, join your favorite burlesque cheerleaders he Cock-Ts this Thursday as they try to reach the Nationals. Of course, I think it's actually the Regionals, but whatever! Ha ha!

The show will be at the fabulous Rockit Room on Clement in San Francisco. So grab your prom date, homeroom hottie, or whomever you are dating (or "hanging out with") this week and cheer on your fave pompom sweeties! Of course, you've been held back for a few years, so you're 21 or older so you can see the show.

It'll be a like a sixth period rally gone wild! Totally!

The Cock-Ts and Friends Go to Nationals

You've seen Bring It On...

You've seen Bring It On Again...

You may have sat through Bring It On: All or Nothing...

You may have tried to watch Bring It On: In It to Win It but couldn't take it after the first five minutes, even with the pot...

and you may have wept profusely when presented with two free tickets to Bring It On: Fight to the Finish...

Well kids, that kind of down-to-the-wire, nail-biting, will-they-make-it kind drama is NOTHING compared to the Cock-Ts quest to make Nationals! Ok, wait, make that Regionals, but we're calling it Nationals because it's STILL a popularity contest, and totally STILL mega important! Duh!

Witness the tragedy and triumph May 13th at the Rockit-Room. Allow your mind to explode with sass and cheeritude as The Cock-Ts and Friends Go to Nationals!!!!

That's right...

The Cock-Ts and Friends Go to Nationals!!!!

STARRING:
The Cock-Ts!
Bunny Pistol
Dottie Lux
Josie Starre
SFC Double Dutch
Nell Diamonde
And the Boner Jams!!!!!!


What a fabulous line-up of incredible performers!! All this amazing entertainment for a mere $8 - can you believe it?!?!?! I just peed myself from the excitement of it all.

The Cock-Ts and Friends Go to Nationals!!!!
May 13th, doors 9pm, show at 10pm
The Rockit Room, 406 Clement Street at 5th Avenue

21 and older.

Be there or be hella lame.

Xoxo
The Cock-Ts


Cheer Up! The Cock-Ts Love You!
http://www.cockts.com
info@cockts.com

Join our Facebook group!


http://www.cockts.com

http://www.rock-it-room.com

Also happening this Thursday: Little Minsky's at Club Deluxe starting at 9pm, and Cirque Noir's "The Aviary of Madame Odile" at Supperclub starting at 7pm. Please see the weekly burlesque roundup for more details about these shows.
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San Francisco area burlesque for May 12 to 18, 2010

Naked girls reading, luchadores and buxoticas, aerialists in an aviary, and crazed burlesque cheerleaders all are coming your way this week!

On Saturday, the long-awaited San Francisco premiere of Naked Girls Reading comes to the Center for Sex and Culture thanks to Lady Monster Productions. Started last year in Chicago by burlesque superstar Michelle L'amour, Naked Girls Reading is just what it says. Naked girls. Reading. On Saturday, they'll be reading "The Wild Party" by Joseph Moncure March, and there will be a Charleston dance lesson from Sugar La Vie after the reading.

On Friday, Lucha VaVOOM returns to the Fillmore for another show filled with striptease and flying mini-chicken wrestling. Don't forget the mini-Chupacabra! Boo! Ha ha.

On Thursday and Friday, Cirque Noir presents "The Aviary of Madame Odile" at Supperclub in San Francisco. It's aerialists from the world of dance who will perform burlesque while suspended in air! There's a dinner show on Thursday, and a late night show on Friday.

On Thursday, the Cock-Ts and friends go to Nationals at the Rock-It Room. Yes, your favorite cheerleaders will once again be trying to make the Nationals, and they're bringing their friends Bunny Pistol, Dottie Lux, Josie Starre, SFC Double Dutch, Nell Diamonde, and the Boner Jams. Hooray! Sis boom bah!

There are a lot of other shows, too, included below. Looks like one of those weeks with a lot of burlesque to choose from! Enjoy!

  • Thursday, May 13: Little Minsky's at Club Deluxe in San Francisco, 1511 Haight Street. The second Thursday of every month! Little Minsky's is brought to you by Douglas Good (of Cabaret Verdalet). Always a variety of burlesque performers and other entertainers. 9pm to 2am. $5, 21+ w/ID.

  • Also Thursday: The Cock-Ts and Friends Go to Nationals! at the Rockit Room in San Francisco, 406 Clement Street. Join your favorite cheerleaders as they try to "make it" to the Nationals with help from their friends Bunny Pistol, Dottie Lux, Josie Starre, SFC Double Dutch, Nell Diamonde, and the Boner Jams. Sis boom bah! Doors at 9pm, show at 10. $8, 21+ w/ID.

  • Thursday and Friday, May 14: Cirque Noir presents "The Aviary of Madame Odile" at Supperclub in San Francisco, 657 Harrison Street. Enter into dark evening of flight & fantasy with SF's favorite aerial burlesque performers: Alayna Stroud, Ana Hyatt, Amanda Bassolino, Deb Arana, Kegan Marling, & Grey Lux. With Master & Mistress of Ceremonies Chris Libby & Christina Ardemis! Auditory Entertainment by DJ Babbidge & Shain Carrasco! Thursday May 13th is a dinner show starting at 8pm, doors at 7pm. You have two options available: VIP tickets for $100- As a VIP you receive a multi- coursed dinner, a prime spot in the room, a bottle of Presecco for every 2 VIP tickets, & a key (literally) to a VIP performance in the Chambre Noir! Or Dinner & Show tickets for $60- you receive a multi-coursed dinner & enjoy the show! Call Supperclub at 415-348-0900 for Thursday dinner show tickets. Friday May 14th is a late night show starting at 10pm, doors at 9:30. Tickets at the door are $25 to see the show in the main room or $35 to see the show in the main room plus a key (literally) to a VIP performance in the Chambre Noir! Advance tickets for Friday night's show are available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/111807 for $20 and $30, plus fees. 21 and older.

  • Friday, May 14: Red Hots Burlesque at El Rio in San Francisco, 3158 Mission Street. Dottie Lux brings you a different show every single week! Each event promises the seductive and spicy, absurd and amusing all from local and visiting talent. Show at 7:30pm. $5-10, sliding scale. 21+ w/ID.

  • Also, Friday: Lucha VaVOOM at The Fillmore in San Francisco, 1805 Geary Blvd. Special Mexican Celebration edition of Lucha VaVOOM – just for San Francisco! Starring Super Parka, Mysterioso, Magno, the beloved Li’l Chicken goes up against the mini Chupacabra. Burlesque Superstar Carolina Cerisola, Karis, Lucy Fur, Lux LaCroix & Ursulina – all South-of-the-border themed dances! Plus hosts Blaine Capatch and li’l ol’ Spongebob Squarepants himself, Tom Kenny! Piñatas for the crowd! 9pm. $32.50, advance tickets available at luchavavoom.com.

  • Saturday, May 15: Naked Girls Reading at the Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco, 1519 Mission Street. Lady Monster, Dottie Lux, Isis Starr, Kimberlee Cline and Ruby Vixen will read from "The Wild Party" by Joseph Moncure March. There will be actual nudity, so audience members must be 18 or older. Charleston dance lesson after the reading by Sugar La Vie. 7 to 10pm. $20 front row seats, $15 general.

  • Also Saturday: Bootie SF with the Hubba Hubba Revue at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco, 375 11th Street. The Hubba Hubba Revue returns to the Bootie stage at 11 PM. Hosted by Kingfish, the Hubba Hubba Revue is a fabulously mashed-up mix of striptease, comedy, and variety acts, packing laughs, tease, thrills, and smokin' hot mashups into a glittering spectacle you won't soon forget! Featuring Mynx d'Meanor, Honey Lawless, Bunny Pistol, Casey Castille, Sparkly Devil, and MC Kingfish with Zip, the What-Is-It?! Special guest DJ Tripp will be presenting a special all-video mashup set at midnight, while DJ Boyshapedbox also spins sets on the main floor. In the upstairs room, The Face Melters -- a.k.a. Fox and Kool Karlo -- return with beatmashed sets of bootlegs and electro remixes. Free 10-track Bootie mashup CD to the first 100 people through the door! 9pm to after hours. $6 before 10pm, $12 after. 21+ w/ID.

  • Also, also Saturday: Original Sin Burlesque at Sanctuary Ultra Lounge in Livermore, 2369 First Street. Every third Saturday, join the gals of Original Sin Burlesque! Enjoy great drinks and tapas, too. 10pm, $5, 21+.

  • Sunday, May 16: Debauchery at the White Horse Inn in Oakland, 6555 Telegraph Avenue. Celebrate the beginning of summer with the sexy, scintillating, saucy queers of Debauchery! A stripclub for queers of all genders! Featuring an enticing selection of salaciously smoldering strippers, $10 lap dances and naughty raffle prizes! Door at 7pm, show at 8. $5-15 cover; proceeds benefiting Aids Life Cycle riders Chavon Rosenthal and Lola McCall. 21+ w/ID.

  • Monday, May 17: Uptown Hubba Hubba at the Uptown in Oakland, 1928 Telegraph Avenue. Join Bombshell Betty and Fromagique for "South of the Border: A Burlesque Adventure with Too Many F&$!ing Bananas!" With Bombshell Betty, Red Velvet, If-N-Whendy, Dangerous Delilah, Chalupa X and Odessa Lil, Venomous Veronica Voom, Go-Go Bananas, Fina Fatale, Sure Thing Shirley, and The Burlesqueteers! Plus many debut performances from Bombshell Betty's newest Burlesquercise graduates: Bella Bonne-Ass, Mimi Merlot, Miss Amber Ale, Dottie McNaughty, Wanda Wonderland, Miss Sugar Tart, Scarlet O'Bare, and others! Doors at 9pm, show at 10. $5, 21+ w/ID.

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 and late additions to this schedule. And if you have a burlesque show or information about a show you would like to add to the calendar, please email me at sfbr AT gmx DOT com.
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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Hot Pink Feathers Showgirl Full Body Bootycamp starting Thursday!

The Hot Pink Feathers are offering a new class! It's called the Showgirl Full Body Bootycamp, and it starts this Thursday. Read on for more information and registration instructions!

New Class: Showgirl Full Body Booty Camp! Starting this Thursday!

We are excited to offer a new class in the Hot Pink Feathers Showgirl Academy curriculum: SHOWGIRL FULL BODY BOOTYCAMP! Tone and tighten your showgirl arms and gams, abs and booty in this focused strength-building, calorie burning and fun intensive. Lily Diamond is a pilates and gyrotonic® personal trainer, pole dance instructor, and boasts 25+ years of dance and movement training in styles ranging from ballet to belly dance.

Upcoming session is 4 Thursdays (May 13- June 3 7:45-8:45)

TO REGISTER: visit paypal.com
and pay $60 with hotpinkfeathers@gmail.com as recipient (best value; save $20!)

Drop-ins are also allowed at $20/class

The Feathers are also looking for additional participants for the Grand Parade at this year's SF Carnaval. For more information, please visit hotpinkfeathers.com or email them at hotpinkfeathers@gmail.com.
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Monday, May 10, 2010

Kitten on the Keys and Roky Roulette in Palm d'Or-nominated film, Tournée

San Francisco's own burlesque luminaries Kitten on the Keys (left, top) and Roky Roulette (right, below) will be walking the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival this May with the likes of Tim Burton, Kate Beckinsale, Russell Crowe, Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, Cate Blanchett, Mike Leigh, Javier Bardem, and other movie stars and show business titans.

Kitten and Roky are starring in the French comedy Tournée (see the trailer), a film directed by and starring Mathieu Amalric (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Quantum of Solace). It is one of the films selected to compete for the Palme d'Or. Also starring in the film are San Diego's Mimi Le Meaux, New York's Dirty Martini and Julie Atlas Muz,and Los Angeles' Evie Lovell.

The film follows an American neo-burlesque troupe across various towns and cities in France. They are led by one-time Parisian television producer, Joachim (Amalric). After bring back the troupe from his self-imposed exile in America, he hopes to finish the tour in Paris with a big show that would cap his comeback. Alas, a betrayal by an old friend leads to the loss of the theater at which they are to perform, leading to an explosive finish. Along the way, the troupe plays in a series of French port towns, entertaining fans and creating an atmosphere filled with warmth, fun, and imagination despite a life of cheap hotel rooms and having little money.

The troupe of burlesque performers was discovered by Amalric when they were in Nantes, France, performing as "Cabaret New Burlesque" in 2007.

Kitten on the Keys, also known as Suzanne Ramsey, has performed in many burlesque shows in San Francisco, across America, and around the world. She's been the emcee for Tease-O-Rama, The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend in Las Vegas, and the New Orleans Burlesque Festival. She's staged her one-woman play "Does This Piano Make My Ass Look Big?" at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2009.

On the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival, Kitten will be wearing a 1930s-styled gown designed by San Francisco's Jessica Lansdown.

Roky Roulette has Roky Roulette is the world's only Pogo Strip Tease Artist! He has been featured in Lucha VaVoom, Cabaret New Burlesque and the Extra Action Marching Band. He will be competing at The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend in Las Vegas for Best Boylesque in June.
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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Bombshell Betty goes "South of the Border" and Dr. Sketchy goes bicycling

Bombshell Betty and Fromagique are going bananas this Tuesday, May 11, at the Elbo Room in San Francisco as they present their burlesque adventure, "South of the Border."

Join Betty, Randy and the band, the Burlesqueteers, and some of Bombshell Betty's newest Burlesquercise graduates for a lively show that will brighten up your Tuesday and make this cool spring seem downright tropical!

Bombshell Betty South of the Border flier, May 11, 2010


Bombshell Betty and Fromagique present...

SOUTH OF THE BORDER: A Burlesque Adventure with Too Many F&$!ing Bananas!

Bombshell Betty!
Red Velvet!
If-N-Whendy!
Dangerous Delilah!
Chalupa X and Odessa Lil!
Venomous Veronica Voom!
Go-Go Bananas!
Fina Fatale!
Sure Thing Shirley!
The Burlesqueteers!
Plus MANY DEBUT PERFORMANCES from Bombshell Betty's newest Burlesquercise graduates! Come out and support the Bay Area's newest burlesque starlets in their FIRST PERFORMANCES ever!

Live music by Fromagique!

Hosted by Randy Johnson and everybody's favorite dude in a dress, Patina de Copper!

Doors 9PM, show 9:30PM
Elbo Room, SF
647 Valencia (near 16th St BART)
$8 * 21+


http://www.bombshellbetty.net

http://www.myspace.com/fromagique

http://www.elbo.com

Over at 111 Minna Gallery, Dr. Sketchy's San Francisco will once again be having their monthly drawing event from 7 to 10pm. This month, they will be featuring some darned cute girls and their bicycles! Plus one sexy orange public Mixte bike! Rawr! ;-)

Dr. Sketchy's SF flier, May 11, 2010

On Tuesday May 11th, Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School SF presents our 2nd Annual Cute Girls on Bicycles!

3 cute Models, 4 cute Bikes...including a beautiful orange mixte from PUBLIC bikes.

Happens the same week as Bike to Work Day!

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Our models:

Meli Burgueño, lovely blogger of http://bikesandthecity.blogspot.com/
Constance Cavallas, awesome builder of Pelicans and wheel lacer
Amanda Lanker, fearless leader of the Pushbike Ladies Ride

PUBLIC Orange Mixte: http://www.publicbikes.com

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Tuesday May 11th, 2010
7pm-10pm
21+
$10 general admission. $7 students/teachers
111 Minna Gallery, 111 Minna St, SF


http://www.drsketchyssf.com

http://www.111minnagallery.com

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What is Dr Sketchy's?

Dr Sketchy's is an international drawing phenomenon.

Dr. Sketchy's is the little Brooklyn event that became a movement. Founded in 2005 by artist Molly Crabapple, Dr. Sketchy's asked a simple question. Why can't drawing naked people be sexy?

In San Francisco, Dr Sketchy's gives you a monthly opportunity to draw rhinestone encrusted burlesque performers, bearded ladies, cute girls on bicycles and anything else we can conjure up to tantalize your pencils.

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Friday, May 7, 2010

Living Legend of Burlesque benefit at Uptown Hubba Hubba Revue on Monday, May 10

It will be a very special evening at the Hubba Hubba Revue show this Monday at the Uptown in Oakland! The show not only will feature many of the San Francisco Bay Area's best burlesque performers, but it will also include appearances by Living Legends of Burlesque Ellion Ness and Viva La Fever!

The show will be a fundraiser for another Living Legend of Burlesque, Toni Elling (left), and the Burlesque Hall of Fame. The Living Legends of Burlesque are the performers who were shaking and shimmying in the previous heydays of burlesque during the middle of the twentieth century. Every year there is a "Titans of Tease" night in Las Vegas during the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend (June 3-6, this year) where the Living Legends perform. And Toni Elling needs your help to get there! And any additional funds raised will go to the BHoF itself.

Want to know more about Toni Elling? You can read an article in Detroit's Metro Times about Toni Elling and Lottie the Body. Burlesque star and teacher Jo Weldon also has an interview with Miss Elling on her blog, Daily Burlesque.

So in addition to helping out Miss Elling and the Burlesque Hall of Fame, you'll be in for a fantastic night of burlesque! Featured will be such luminaries as Kellita of the Hot Pink Feathers, Alotta Boutté, Lady Satan, and many others! The full list of performers are below in the text of the event notice.

In addition, there will be a raffle with many one-of-a-kind prizes! And if you can't make the show on Monday, don't forget that you can still help out by donating by PayPal. Instructions on how to purchase raffle tickets are also below.

I hope to see you at the Uptown on Monday night!

Monday, May 10th
ALL STAR BENEFIT FOR TONI ELLING & THE BURLESQUE HALL OF FAME
9PM, $5, Donations encouraged!

Join us for a very special edition of Monday night Uptown Hubba Hubba, in which all proceeds go to Living Legend of Burlesque Toni Elling, so that she can attend the annual Burlesque Hall of Fame weekend in Las Vegas.

The illustrious Miss Elling of Detroit has been a featured and favorite legend at the annual Burlesque Hall of Fame weekend since 2006. Please help us raise the necessary funds to get her on a plane and out to Las Vegas for her favorite event of the year!

Featuring an ALL STAR LINEUP of some of the best of San Francisco burlesque, including:

Kellita!
Alotta Boutte!
Lady Satan!
Madame Chartreuse!
Honey Lawless!
Kiss Me Kate!
Ruby White!
Sparkly Devil!
Lola Vauntz!
Bunny Pistol!
MCs Kingfish & Eddie!
Pickup Artist Ophelia Coeur de Noir!
Plus, surprise guest raffle bunnies!

Special celebrity guest appearances by Living Legends of Burlesque, Viva La Fever and Ellion Ness!

And don't miss our big-ticket raffle featuring *exclusive* items from San Francisco and beyond! Buy your raffle tickets at the event, or if you're not local, you can participate in our e-raffle!

You can purchase raffle tickets via PayPal for $1 each. Minimum $3 raffle ticket purchase, please. Send payment via PayPal to sparkly.devil@gmail.com and be sure to choose the "Personal" option to avoid fees. Please include your name and the subject line "Toni Elling raffle." E-raffle winners will be selected day of the event, and your prizes will be mailed to you.

Raffle prizes include:

*Official Burlesque Hall of Fame merchandise!

*Hand silk-screened couture ties and scarfs from renown designer Cyberoptix Tie Lab!

*8x10s of Miss Elling, signed by the lady herself!

*Free personal training session with Casey Castille, NASM-CPT!

*Exclusive mounted photographs of your favorite SF burlesque stars by RJ Johnson!

*Beautiful hair flowers by Professor Shimmy & Sparkly Devil!

*Feather headdresses from Hair of the Dog!

*Free bodywork session from Whitney Moses, CMT!

*Exclusive accessories from Bronica Blue!

*Handmade pasties by Ophelia Coeur De Noir!

*Cute baby tees and accessories from Penthouse!

*Free tickets to the Hubba Hubba Revue!

And more surprise gifts to be added!

100% of all proceeds with go to Ms. Elling's plane fare and travel expenses, and everything over that sum will be donated directly to the Burlesque Hall of Fame.

More info on Toni: http://www.metrotimes.com/editorial/story.asp?id=8034
Burlesque Hall of Fame: http://burlesquehall.com/
Join the Toni Elling Group on FB: http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=347760899578


http://www.hubbahubbarevue.com

http://www.uptownnightclub.com
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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Risk-A Cabaret in Sebastopol, First Friday Follies in Oakland on Friday, May 7

Would you like to feel risk-a in Sebastopol this Friday? Or would you like to view the follies of Friday in Oakland? No matter what you wish for, there's a show for you!

In Sebastopol, Risk-A Cabaret returns with Happy Party, SPOOKY Party! at the Aubergine Vintage Emporium and Cafe. It'll be Halloween in May! Join MC "Glitter" Dick Sanchez as he tricks or treats a mix of performers, including the band Brothers Horse, juggler Johnny Kearns, belly dancers T'Aja and Troupe Joweh, and burlesque queen Josie Starre. There also will be dark wave dancing before and after. If you like Jellyfish Kiss Burlesque and Room for Cream, I'm thinking you'll like this show!

Risk-A Cabaret flier, May 7, 2010


Risk-A Cabaret
is back and better than ever!!

Don't miss HAPPY PARTY...SPOOKY PARTY! when Halloween falls on Friday, May 7!

Featuring...

dark rockyerfaceoff grooves with bROTHERS HORSE!
KARMAJA-ft. MARJHANI AND MEGZ of Arcata! OG(oth) bellydance!
dangerous burlesque beauty JOSIE STARRE!!
T'AJA-dark fusion tribal bellydance
LAYLA MUSSELWHITE in a rare, eerie solo performance!!
award winning TROUPE JOWEH!
THE REVEREND MOTHER-twisted macabre fabulousness!!!
wicked bellydance with TOP HEAVY!
JOHNNY KEARNS! juggling so good...its scary!


with your MC, the always creepy, "Glitter" Dick Sanchez!

Dress in your fanciest romantic gothy wear or in your favorite Halloween outfit for the dark wave dance party before and after...come early, stay late!

only $5-$10 sliding scale admission
Aubergine After Dark,
755 Petaluma Ave
Sebastopol
9:30pm

See you then!


http://www.myspace.com/riskacabaret


http://www.aubergineafterdarkandcafe.com

Since it's the first Friday, and since there will be the Oakland art walk know as Oakland Art Murmur, there will be First Friday Follies at the Stork Club! If you haven't been, the show is a great way to end an evening of browsing the galleries and finding some thing delicious to eat at one of the restaurants or street vendors.

This month, this no-cover burlesque show will feature Miss Balla Fire, Kiss Me Kate, Twilight Vixen Revue, Ophelia Coeur de Noir, Cupcake & Little Eyeful, Rachel McDowell, Emcee Babe Margaret France, and the hottest Pick Up Artist ever- BB Dahl! With live music from Matt Holdaway's Army! And if you like the show, please donate generously!

First Friday Follies flier, May 7, 2010


Killer Line-Up for May 7th!!! Miss Balla Fire! Kiss Me Kate!!! Twilight Vixens!!! Ophelia!!! Cupcake & Little Eyeful! Rachel McDowell! Emcee Babe Margaret France and the hottest Pick Up Artist ever- BB Dahl! Music by Matt Holdaway's Army!


First Friday Follies, May 7, 2010
9:00pm
The Stork Club
2330 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland
No cover, but donations welcome!
21+ w/ID


http://www.myspace.com/firstfridayfollies


http://www.storkcluboakland.com
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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Last Devil-Ettes bash of 2010 this Friday, May 7!

If you're a fan of the Devil-Ettes, be sure not to miss their last event of the year! It's happening this Friday at the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco, 155 Fell Street.

Who are the Devil-Ettes? They are San Francisco's Go-Go Sweethearts, and they've been go-go dancing since 1998 and have been featured in Atomic magazine, GQ-Spain, The UTNE Reader, The Spectator, Dance Magazine, Hustler, British scene magazine, The Face, and a huge SIX-page spread in Deutsches Glamour (that's Glamour Magazine's German edition!). They've performed in Las Vegas, New Orleans, Los Angeles and beyond! Wowee wow!

If you've been to one of their high-energy shows, you'll know what a sexy, sassy, yet good clean fun time it is. And they also have special musical guests The Royal Deuces, Ron Silva and the Monarchs, and Roger That! Sounds like a very special night!

Devil-Ettes A Go-Go flier, May 7, 2010


Devil-Ettes A Go Go!
Jive, Watusi and Hustle with San Francisco’s Sweethearts The Devil-Ettes!

When: Friday May 7th
Where: The Rickshaw Stop – 155 Fell Street SF
Doors: 8:30pm
Price: $10
21+

The Devil-Ettes are hosting our last bash of 2010, so don't miss it! Travel through time as we go-go through the ages, from the rockabilly jive era of the 50’s, into the swinging go-go 60's, and straight through to the bubblegum funky 70’s! Vinyl platters spun *by DJ Dimestore Dandy, DJ Okie Oran and DJ Rockin' Raul*, dance contests, cheap cheap merchandise deals and prizes!

We know you're going to love:
* Rockabilly old time rock n roll by *The Royal Deuces* (*http://www.myspace.com/theroyaldeuces*)
* Hard-driving R&B Early soul music from the 50’s to the mid-60’s by *Ron Silva and The Monarchs *(*http://www.myspace.com/ronsilvaandthemonarchs*)
* A mash-up of 70’s tunes provided by *Roger That* (*http://www.myspace.com/shipdisturbers*)
* *The Devil-Ettes* will dance every chance we get including a couple of new numbers never seen before!


http://www.devilettes.com

http://www.rickshawstop.com
Last Devil-Ettes bash of 2010 this Friday, May 7!SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

San Francisco area burlesque for May 5 to 11, 2010

This SFBR week o'burlesque starts off with a celebration of Cinco de Mayo! Join Bunny Pistol and Barbary Coast Burlesque at their new location, the Hemlock Tavern in San Francisco this Wednesday. Among the revelers will be Mae Western, Josie Starre, Lady Satan, Milkshake, Delilah, Sparkly Devil, sASSy Hotbuns, Kiss Me Kate, and the host, Bunny Pistol herself!

On Friday, there will be four shows to choose from! One in the North Bay (Risk-A Cabaret presents Happy Party, SPOOKY Party!), two in San Francisco (Red Hots Burlesque and Devil-Ettes A Go Go!), and one in the East Bay (First Friday Follies).

On Monday, there will be a very special Hubba Hubba Revue show at the Uptown in Oakland. It will be a fundraiser for Living Legend of Burlesque Toni Elling and the Burlesque Hall of Fame. The show will feature many of the Bay Area's most talented performers! And if you can't make the show, you can still donate. The details are in the show listing below.

This week a fair assortment of shows to suit your Burly-Q palate. Bon appetit! :-)

  • Wednesday, May 5: Barbary Coast Burlesque at the Hemlock Tavern in San Francisco, 1131 Polk Street. Celebate Cinco de Mayo with host Bunny Pistol and her guests Mae Western, Josie Starre, Lady Satan, Milkshake, Delilah, Sparkly Devil, sASSy Hotbuns, and Kiss Me Kate. 9 to 11pm. $6, 21+ w/ID.

  • Friday, May 7: Red Hots Burlesque at El Rio in San Francisco, 3158 Mission Street. It'll be a Kentucky Fried Evening with host Kentucky Fried Woman! Joining in the Fried fun will be Alotta Boutté, sASSy Hotbuns, Honey Lawless and Bunny Pistol. Show at 7:30pm. $5-10, sliding scale. 21+ w/ID.

  • Also Friday: Risk-A Cabaret presents Happy Party, SPOOKY Party! at Aubergine After Dark Cafe in Sebastopol, 755 Petaluma Avenue. It'll be Halloween in May at Risk-A Cabaret's Happy Party, SPOOKY Party! Featuring live music from Brothers Horse and Layla Musselwhite. Bellydancing from Marjhani and Megz of Karmaja, T'Aja, Top Heavy, and Troupe Joweh! Burlesque from Josie Starre! Twisted fabulousness from the Reverend Mother! And juggling from possibly the best juggler ever, Johnny Kearns! 9:30pm. $5-10 sliding scale.

  • Also, also Friday: Devil-Ettes A Go Go! at The Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco, 155 Fell Street. The Devil-Ettes are hosting their last bash of 2010, so don't miss it! Travel through time as they go-go through the ages, from the rockabilly jive era of the 50’s, into the swinging go-go 60's, and straight through to the bubblegum funky 70’s! Vinyl platters spun by DJ Dimestore Dandy, DJ Okie Oran and DJ Rockin' Raul, dance contests, cheap cheap merchandise deals and prizes! With live music from The Royal Deuces (rockabilly and old-time rock-and-roll), Ron Silva and the Monarchs (R&B and early soul of the '50s to mid-'60s), and Roger That (mashup of '70s tunes)! 8:30pm. $10, 21+.

  • Also, also, and also Friday: First Friday Follies at The Stork Club in Oakland, 1621 Telegraph Avenue. There's a no-cover show after the Oakland Art Murmur, and its name is First Friday Follies! Join Miss Balla Fire, Kiss Me Kate, Twilight Vixen Revue, Ophelia Coeur de Noir, Cupcake & Little Eyeful, Rachel McDowell, Emcee Babe Margaret France, and the hottest Pick Up Artist ever- BB Dahl! Music by Matt Holdaway's Army! 9pm. No cover, but donations welcome, 21+ w/ID.

  • Monday, May 10: Uptown Hubba Hubba at the Uptown in Oakland, 1928 Telegraph Avenue. Join MCs Kingfish and Eddie for an all-star benefit for Living Legend of Burlesque Toni Elling and the Burlesque Hall of Fame! The lineup will include Kellita (of Hot Pink Feathers), Alotta Boutté, Lady Satan, Madame Chartreuse, Honey Lawless, Kiss Me Kate, Ruby White, Sparkly Devil, Lola Vauntz, Bunny Pistol, and Pickup Artist Ophelia Coeur de Noir! Plus special appearances by Living Legends of Burlesque, Viva La Fever and Ellion Ness! And don't miss the big-ticket raffle featuring *exclusive* items from San Francisco and beyond! Buy your raffle tickets at the event, or if you're not local, you can participate in our e-raffle! You can purchase raffle tickets via PayPal for $1 each. Minimum $3 raffle ticket purchase, please. Send payment via PayPal to sparkly.devil@gmail.com and be sure to choose the "Personal" option to avoid fees. Please include your name and the subject line "Toni Elling raffle." 9pm to 12:30am. $5, 21+ w/ID.

  • Tuesday, May 11: Dr. Sketchy's SF presents the Second Annual Cute Girls on Bicycles at 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco, 111 Minna Street. Three cute models, four cute bikes for you to draw...including a beautiful orange mixte from PUBLIC bikes! The models include Meli Burgueño, lovely blogger of Bikes and the City, Constance Cavallas, awesome builder of Pelicans and wheel lacer, and Amanda Lanker, fearless leader of the Pushbike Ladies Ride. 7 to 10pm. $10 general admission. $7 students/teachers, 21+ w/ID.

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 and late additions to this schedule. And if you have a burlesque show or information about a show you would like to add to the calendar, please email me at sfbr AT gmx DOT com.
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