From "Love Stinks" with Naked Girls Reading, to Burlesque Moulin's "Amour, the Many Faces of Love," to a Debauchery Valentine's celebration, love is still in the air, no matter what it smells like! So if you still don't want to let the holiday go, there's still some opportunities to extend the season. In addition to buying all that clearance candy, of course!
But there's also shows that don't have that theme. So there's a good variety to be had this week. And if you're an artist, Dr. Sketchy's SF will be featuring the Bay Area Derby Girls. Always fun subjects to draw!
- Thursday, February 17: Naked Girls Reading: San Francisco presents "LOVE STINKS" at Viracocha in San Francisco, 998 Valencia Street (map). All Naked Girls Reading chapters will have the theme: LOVE STINKS for their February events. Love isn't just about a box of chocolates, roses and sunshine. Thorns and emotional thunderstorms come with it too. This month's cast will include Carol Queen PhD, Lady Monster, and Ophelia Coeur de Noir! With special guests Will "the Thrill" Viharo and Monica "Tiki Goddess" Cortes-Viharo, who will be reading from Will's books, "A Mermaid Drowns in the Midnight Lounge" and "Lavender Blonde." Doors at 8pm, show at 8:30. $15 general admission, $20 front row seats. Advance discounted tickets available at ngrsf.eventbrite.com. 18+.
- Friday, February 18: Red Hots Burlesque at El Rio in San Francisco, 3158 Mission Street (map). San Francisco's only weekly burlesque show is back! This week, the show will feature birthday girl Monifa, and RHB debut performances from Dixie DeLish, Brently Heilbron (Austin) and Judy Luck (Los Angeles)! With even more performances by Dottie Lux, Milkshake, and Nicki Sparxx! 7:30pm. $5-$10 sliding scale. 21+.
- Saturday, February 19: Burlesque Moulin presents "Amour: The Many Faces of Love" at the Shattuck Down Low in Berkeley, 2284 Shattuck Avenue (map). Along with the cast, explore the many facets and meanings of love. Your Mistress of Ceremonies will be Alotta Boutté, and the performers will include Casey Castille (Chanteuse), Monique (Chanteuse), Dottie Lux, Miss Balla Fire, Hernan Cortez (Magician), Delilah, Bunny Pistol, Lady Monster (Spoken Word Artiste), Madame Chartreuse, and Ophelia Coeur de Noir! With the DJ stylings of Monsieur Keylo Valenzuela, and House Mistress Extraordinaire, Bitter Waitress. Food by Chef Anna Rose (serving up tasty French treats!) Doors at 7:30pm, show at 8:30. Tickets $7 for Cal students, $12 general admission, $20 (GA plus a glass of champagne), $50 table for two plus a bottle of champagne, $160 booth for six plus two bottles of champagne. 21+. After party with DJ El Diablo to follow, free before 11pm.
- Also Saturday: Original Sin Burlesque at Sanctuary Ultra Lounge in Livermore, 2369 First Street (map). Join OSB 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! 10pm. $5. 21+.
- Sunday, February 20: Debauchery at the White Horse Inn in Oakland, 6555 Telegraph Avenue (map). Come celebrate Valentine's Debauchery style. Debauchery this month is benefiting SF girls of Leather and there's fabulous prizes and the evening will be hosted by Alotta Boutté! With performances by Ava Lanche, Mister Bean, Damien, Saranaqued, Kitty Von Quim, Sassy, Lola Sunshine, Patricia Misery and more! Doors at 7pm, show at 8. $5 to $15, sliding scale. 21+.
- Monday, February 21: Uptown Hubba Hubba at the Uptown Club in Oakland, 1928 Telegraph Avenue (map). The Burlesqueteers have another sexy and silly Monday just for you! There's an ostrich mating dance, a praying mantis femme-fatale, an orgy scene, "The Mating Game" (like the Dating Game but for animals), love magic, sex(y) on the beach, seduction, rejection, infidelity and True Love (not necessarily in that order)! With performances by Bombshell Betty, Vadge O'Fonor, Lezzie McFaggerson, Pearl E. Gates, Dangerous Delilah, Pickles Kintaro, Red Velvet, If-N-Whendy, Cherry Chapstick, Red Delicious, Cinnamon Stick, Mint Julep, Summer Fling, Violet Streak, Kinky D'Orleans, Nirvanah Bliss, Carlita Cupcake, Pyro Pantera, Sindee Rose, Velvet Vixen, Baby Blue Boom Boom, Andi Stardust, Cosette L'Amour, plus Burlesqueteers so new, they don't have stage names yet! With special guests, Will Longfellow, Man Prop and Undead Prop! Live musical accompaniment by San Francisco's cheesiest band, Fromagique, with guest singer, A Lethal Weapon. The evening will be hosted by Randy Johnson and Patina de Copper! Doors 9:00pm, show 10:15. $5. 21+.
- Tuesday, February 22: Dr. Sketchy's SF presents Bay Area Derby Girls at 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco, 111 Minna Street (map). Draw the Bay Area Derby Girls with all their gear and beautiful attitude! B.A.D. Girls will also be wearing What Katie Did Lingerie as they pose for you! 7pm to 10pm. $10 general admission, $7 students/teachers. 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.