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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

San Francisco Bay Area burlesque for March 17 - March 23, 2011

Oh my gosh! There are so many shows this week that the writer's fingers feel like they are going to fall off! So this introduction to the weekly round-up of shows will be necesarily brief.

In addition to the number of shows, there is an amazing variety. From Naked Girls Reading, to a School of Shimmy Showcase, to the Brides of March and bridal burlesque at Bootie SF, to photographer Johnny Crash and Dixie DeLish modeling at Dr. Sketchy's SF, there's something for everyone. If you prefer your shows in a swanky setting, there's Barbary Coast Burlesque on Friday and Burlesque Moulin and Red Hots Burlesque's "Under the Sea" on Saturday. If you would like to see a whole lot of perfomances in a burlesque tribute to Monty Python, there's Burlesqueteer Night at the Hubba Hubba Revue Uptown show on Monday. If you'd like a dating show mixed in with your burlesque, SCORE! on Monday night at the Stud Bar may be what you're looking for.

So have a look at the selection of shows below, and choose the show based on your preferences Or try to see them all!

Have a good week, everyone. Keep on burlesquing! :-)

  • Thursday, March 17: Naked Girls Reading of San Francisco presents Naked Girls Rock! at Viracocha in San Francisco, 998 Valencia Street (map). Join Carol Queen PhD, Lady Monster, Ophelia Coeur de Noir and special guest Cherry Galette as they read from books written by performers such as Patti Smith, Lydia Lunch, Courtney Love and more! After the reading, stay for a special performance by local rock groups Girls With Guns and Reality Check TV! Doors at 8pm, show at 8:30. $15 general admission, $20 front row seating. Say "Reality Check" at the door and get $2 off. Advance discounted tickets at 18+, as there will be actual nudity.

  • Friday, March 18: Red Hots Burlesque's School of Shimmy Showcase at El Rio in San Francisco, 3158 Mission Street (map). This week, it's graduation time at El Rio! Seven new graduates of RHB's School of Shimmy will take to the stage to make their debuts. See GG Dejanerio, The Pink Secret, Miss Twin Peaks, Kitten Le Claw, Broadway Betty, Barbary Doll, and Rubyfruit Jingles as they perform their hearts out for you! Hosted by RHB's Dottie Lux. 7:30pm. $5-$10 sliding scale. 21+.

  • Also Friday: Barbary Coast Burlesque at the Impala Restaurant and Lounge in San Francisco, 501 Broadway (map). Join the popular seductive cast of Barbary Coast Burlesque at San Francisco's hot spot, Impala. Many new acts will be debuted! They are very excited to welcome Alotta Boutté, Delilah, and Balla Fire to this month's cast. It will be an evening of provocative burlesque right on The City's own Barbary Coast! This event will take place downstairs in Impala's Speakeasy Lounge. Decadent dinner,chic drinks, and glamorous entertainment! What more can you ask? Doors at 8pm, show at 9. Advance tickets are $10 (plus fees) at At the door, tickets are $15. 21+.

  • Saturday, March 19: Burlesuque Moulin & Red Hots Burlesque present Under the Sea at the Shattuck Down Low in Berkeley, 2284 Shattuck Avenue (map). Piscatorial burlesque performances by Alotta Boutté, Honey Penny, Ophelia Coeur de Noir, Ocean of Emotion, Butch Tap, the Twilight Vixen Revue, Uni and Her Ukelele (musical guest), and Dottie Lux, Mistress of Ceremonies! With DJ Ruby White and treats provided by Chef Gino. Doors at 7:30pm, show at 8:30. $12 general admission, $7 (Cal students and pisces with valid ID), $20 GA + one drink, $50 table for two plus a two drinks, $160 booth for six plus six drinks. Advance tickets available at 21+. Stay for Beach Blanket Bump and Grind after party with DJ Ruby White! Go-Go dancing at the after party from A.J. Molecular, Sheba Queen of the Night, sASSy Hotbuns and more! 10:30pm. $5. 21+.

  • Also Saturday: BOOTIE SF: Brides of March After-Party w/Hubba Hubba Revue, Glitterazzi at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco, 375 Eleventh Street (map). It's the world's biggest bootleg mashup dance party, celebrating the Brides of March! See a bridal-themed burlesque show at 11pm with Vienna LaRouge, Vera DeVille, Sparkly Devil, Mynx d'Meanor, Casey Castille! Hosted by Kingfish & Zip the What-Is-It?! Glitterazi in the upstairs room! Hair and makeup booth with Paul Mitchell Future Professionals and photos by Calibree Photography. 9pm-12mid, get your hair & makeup done to help benefit six different charities! Doors at 9pm. $8 before 10pm, $15 after. Advance tickets at 21+.

  • 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+.

  • Also Saturday: Teatro ZinZanni presents Cabaret Lunatique's "Celebrate Chinatown" at Teatro ZinZanni in San Francisco, Pier 29, The Embarcadero (At Battery Street, map). Teatro ZinZanni announces Cabaret Lunatique, a series of nine late-night cabarets each focusing on a distinctive San Francisco neighborhood. Beginning March 19 with “Celebrate Chinatown,” the zany performances will showcase many local artists in a late night varieté spiced with saucy cabaret, crazed circus, scandal, music and mayhem – all held in the gorgeous, glamorous Spiegeltent on Pier 29! “Celebrate Chinatown” features local artists from the Bay Area including comedian Kevin Camia; Indie Rock band Johnny HiFi; aerialist and Bay Area favorite Alexa Hukari and baritone Ao Li from the San Francisco Opera’s Adler Fellow Program. They will be joined by sizzling burlesque performer Shanghai Pearl; acrobat and magician Calvin Kai Ku; and acclaimed Gu Zheng musician Bei Bei Zheng. Impress us with your attire! Fantasy costumes most welcomed. Lobby opens at 11:15pm. Tickets are $25 for general admission, and $35 for premium seating. Advanced ticket available online at, by phone at 415-438-2668, or at the Teatro ZinZanni box office on Pier 29. 21+.

  • Sunday, March 20: Debauchery at White Horse Bar in Oakland, 6555 Telegraph Avenue (map). Come get sprung with a sexy cast of queers for Debauchery's Spring Show! Lapdances, sexy raffle prizes, and great entertainment benefiting organizations working in the queer community. Featuring performances by Damien, Jack Dandy, Saranqued, Roxy Picaflor, Ella a la Mode, Francine Dead, and more! Hosted by the lovely Ruby Vixen! Doors at 7pm, show at 8. $5 to $15, sliding scale. 21+.

  • Monday, March 21: SCORE! The Queer Dating Game, Variety Show, & Monday Night Cruising Spot at The Stud in San Francisco, 399 9th Street (map). Spin the Wheel of Lust and play the dating game with some of SF's finest! Will it land on 'Let's Get Physical'. 'Talk Dirty To Me', 'The Walk of NO Shame...?!?!?! Performances by Kentucky Fried Woman, SF Boylesque, and Ms. Cherry Galette! With a lovenote exchange and treats by Ladycakes Martinez! Doors at 6pm, show at 7, dance party following. $7. 21+.

  • Also Monday: Uptown Hubba Hubba's Burlesqueteer Night at the Uptown Club in Oakland, 1928 Telegraph Avenue (map). Bombshell Betty & Fromagique present "And Now For Something Completely Different" (A Burlesque tribute to Monty Python & All Things Redicul-esque!)! They will have killer rabbits, dancing Spam, exploding shrubberies, singing lumberjacks, dead parrot juggling, arguments/abuse, Ministry of Silly Walks & much, much more! With performances by Bombshell Betty, Red Velvet, Lezzie McFaggerson, Pickles Kintaro, Pearl E. Gates, If-N-Whendy, Laura Borealis, Cinnamon Sticks, Andi Stardust, Carlita Cupcake, Cinnamon Stick, Mistress Marla Spanks, Pyro Pantera, Eva D'Luscious, Andi Stardust, Baby Blue Boom Boom, Laika Fox, Dottie McNaughty, and Red Delicious! Special comedy performance by Jimmy Pickles! Live music accompaniment by SF's Cheesiest band: Fromagique (Bombshell Betty, Patina DeCopper, A. Randy Johnson, B.J. Johnson (no relation), Lipp Styx, & Brendan Buss)! Your host for th evening will be Patina DeCopper and A. Randy Johnson! Doors 9:00pm, show 10:15. $5. 21+.

  • Tuesday, March 22: Dr. Sketchy's San Francisco presents Rockabilly Mayhem at 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco, 111 Minna Street (map). In a survey, artists asked for male models and there was mention of wanting to draw the fab photographer, Johnny Crash. So they booked Johnny and the delightful Dixie DeLish for a night of Rockabilly Mayhem. Now you can draw both Johnny and Dixie on Tuesday! Please note, this event is going to be in the SAME ROOM as Sketch Tuesday. This means there will be limited seats and they are selling advance tickets. It also means you can enjoy the Sketch Tuesday-ness during the breaks. 7pm to 10pm. Purchase $7 student ticket (You will need to show student/teach ID to the Dr Sketchy's door person) and the $10 general ticket at All tickets are 'will call.' 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.
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