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Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Scarlet Ladders at Red Hots Burlesque this Friday, February 25

The Scarlet Ladders will be making their Red Hots Burlesque debut this Friday at El Rio, which is located at 3158 Mission Street in San Francisco (map). They are a San Francisco-based cabaret/burlesque duo who perform on elevated stages (ladders).

In the next few months, they'll be performing at various shows around the area, including the Hubba Hubba Revue at the Uptown in Oakland, Curvicious at the Blue Macaw in San Francisco, and another Red Hots show in March. For more information about this group, please visit

Also making her debut at RHB this week will be Babraham Lincoln of Sin Sisters Burlesque! You'll not want to wait four score and seven years to see this beauty!

Lucille Highball
will be visiting from Los Angeles, and Miss Mae Western will be taking a break for a few months, so this will be one of the last chances for you to see her perform. She'll also be performing this Sunday evening at The Polk Street Lounge Burlesque & Comedy Show at the Hemlock Tavern in San Francisco. See the SFBR calendar for details.

And the Stripping Granny will be a special guest! Lastly, Dottie Lux herself will be performing, so it promises to be a very good show with lots of intriguing performers.

The show starts at 7:30 p.m., but get there early for a good spot from which to see the show!

Red Hots flier, February 25, 2011

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!

Feb 25th
El Rio
3158 Mission St San Francisco
7:30pm sliding scale $5-10, 21 and Up

Come celebrate the happiest hour in the Bay with Red Hots Burlesque, THE BEST in BUMP and GRIND! This week we will be welcoming 2 RHB debuts, 1 visiting performer and a few RHB favs including Miss Mae Western, who will be leaving the country for several months, so this is your last chance (for a while) to toss one back with everyone's favorite sassy sister.

Performances by: Lucille Highball, Babraham Lincoln, Miss Mae Western, The Scarlet Ladders, and Dottie Lux. With special guest the Stripping Granny!

About our debut performers:
Steps Above Cabaret! An answer to the desire for close-up entertainment in venues without a stage, The Scarlet Ladders were formed with the intent to perform in areas among and within the audience. The performers, mounted on elevated 'stages,' maximize the audience's sight-line without disruption. The spectators remain comfortably standing, seated or otherwise grouped, giving them the opportunity to relax and enjoy the show which might happen to be right next to them.

At least twice as hot as Mary Todd, Babraham Lincoln is a member of Sin Sisters Burlesque from Santa Cruz. She has recently performed at Uptown Hubba Hubba and First Friday Follies in Oakland. Babe has a taste for fine whiskey and tap dancing.

And if you can't get enough of Red Hots Burlesque, they'll be the Cat's Pajamas at the Make-Out Room on Monday, February 28, and at Tourettes Without Regrets at the Oakland Metro on Thursday, March 3.

Plus, the RHB School of Shimmy is wrapping up their term. They have a few more classes left including "Pastie Making and Tassel Twirling" and "Finishing Touches." There will also be a "Hair and Make-Up Intensive" on March 14. Here is the information below, and if you have any questions, please visit or email Dottie Lux at! She'd love to see you in her classes!

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.


Feb 28th 7-9pm, Million Fishes Gallery- Pastie Making and Tassel Twirling: How do we do it?! Impress and amaze with the art of tassel twirling. In the first hour we will go over the history of tassel twirling and you will make your very own pair of pasties with tassels. No materials fees. Supplies will be provided, but if you have a pair of scissors and/or a hot glue gun; bring it! The second hour of class will teach you those much desired and sought out moves to get those tatas-a-twirlin'! We will go over several different methods and find which option works best for you. Be prepared to wear pasties on your body. The class is a safe and respectful environment where students should feel free to toss their inhabitions aside.

Followed by:

March 7th 7-9pm Finishing Touches: Rehearsal and Workshop
Participants get a chance to go through each of their numbers and address practical questions and concerns with bringing your first act to the famed Red Hots Burlesque (El Rio 3-18-11) stage. A professional photographer is on hand to take your posed or live photo!

Come in costume and ready to go!
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