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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Red Hots Burlesque this Friday, February 11, plus an added School of Shimmy class

This Friday evening, Honey Penny will host Red Hots Burlesque at El Rio in San Francisco, 3158 Mission Street (map).

Gigi and Pop of New York City will be the very special guests. This group, which includes burlesque sensation Anita Cookie, won the "Best Variety Act" at the 2009 Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend in Las Vegas. Anita Cookie! They're on their "Goin' Back to Cally" Tour, and they're also celebrating the completion of their new album, "Odyssey Two!" If you miss them on Friday night, their last stop in the Bay Area will be at the Rite Spot Cafe in San Francisco on Saturday night at 6:00 p.m. The Rite Spot is located at 2099 Folsom Street (map), and it's a free show.

Also performing on Friday evening will be AJ Molecular, First Friday Follies' Juicy D. Light, and Honey Lawless.

The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. get there early for a good seat!


Red Hots Burlesque

Come with your sense of humor, get ready to hoot and holler. Red Hots Burlesque brings you the "city's best" bump and grind at the "happiest hour" in the bay!

SF's Only Weekly Burlesque show is BACK!

Friday, Feb 14th
El Rio
3158 Mission St San Francisco
7:30pm slinding scale $5-10, 21 and Up

Please join our first time host, Miss Honey Penny as we present "This Bud's for You" and we don't mean the beer! Red Hots Burlesque is still the hottest happy hour in town and this time it gets even happier as we celebrate the sticky stuff with AJ Molecular, Anita Cookie (NYC), Juicy D Light, Honey Lawless & NYC's Gigi & Pop!

About our debut & visiting performers:

Gigi & Pop are a music and variety trio from New York City that won the "Best Variety" trophy at the Burlesque Hall of Fame (Exotic World) in Las Vegas in 2009. Info, mp3s, video, photos and more can be found at

Anita Cookie is the charmingly inebriated burlesque star whose sparkling singing voice, dynamite shimmy and intoxicated wit have been called everything from "hilarious" ( to "sizzling hot" (Go Magazine). Originally hailing from the tan line-free shores of the Pacific, she took the stages of New York by storm and can be seen every night knocking audiences out of their chairs around the city, and across the continent from Key West to Toronto. A Golden Pastie Award winner at the New York Burlesque Festival, Anita is also one-third of the quirky music trio Gigi & Pop, winners of the first-ever "Best Variety Act" trophy at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Pageant 2009 in Las Vegas. As a producer, she's created boozier, more naked versions of classic game shows and talk shows, and with her partners in Casino-O'Fortune Cookie Productions she produces an ongoing series of sold-out shows at the famous Joe's Pub. Also, this spring Anita Cookie is back on the road with her traveling group, "Dangerous Curves Ahead: Burlesque On The Go-Go" for their premier west-coast tour!

El Rio
3158 Mission Street, SF
Show at 7:30pm

$5-$10 sliding scale, 21+

School of Shimmy Added Class

Because the first "Burlesque 101" class was so popular, Red Hots Burlesque's School of Shimmy has added another "101" class for Sunday, February 20 at the Shattuck Down Low in Berkeley (2284 Shattuck Avenue, map) from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

I've reproduced all the details below, including information about this Monday's "Strip for Your Lover" class with Alotta Boutté. If you have any questions, please email, or you may also visit

Red Hots Burlesque School of Shimmy

Red Hots School of Shimmy W2011 flier

All classes are open to students of any age or gender who want to shake it on stage or in the bedroom. No previous dance or performance experience is required. No deposit needed for class, however space is very limited and reservations are strongly encouraged. To reserve a spot email: with S.O.S. in the subject line. State which class(es) you are interested in and don't forget inquire about discounted rates! All classes are $30.

If you would like to perform at the School of Shimmy Showcase Burlesque 101, 201 and Finshing Touches are mandatory classes. The Winter Showcase will take place on March 18th at 7:30 pm at El Rio as part of the famed weekly show, Red Hots Burlesque.


School of Shimmy Alotta Boutte class flier

Feb 14th 7-9pm, Million Fishes Gallery: Strip for your Lover: Both partners are encouraged to come to this class as well as singles or people looking to take home a surprise! Students will learn how to create a sexy character specific to their taste and learn how to make that character move and breathe. With sexy moves and a built up confidence you'll be sure to pop your partner's cork! This class is expertly taught by Alotta Boutte.

Followed by:

FEB 20th 1pm-3pmBurlesque 101, Berkeley at the Shattuck Down Low : In this two-hour workshop, students will learn the history of burlesque, how to create a persona and basic choreography. As well as learning to build your burlesque attitude; feel great about your body, and an open discussion about increased confidence and positive thinking.

Burlesque 101 has been seen in the NYTimes, KOFY TV, Curve Magazine at Fabulosa Fest at the Yerba Buena Center For The Arts and MORE!

Please email for reservations.
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