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Friday, April 8, 2011

"10 Years of Hot Pink Feathers" and Saturday's HPF show at Cafe Van Kleef

Ain't it hard to believe that the Hot Pink Feathers have been in existence for 10 years now? Well, the troupe will soon celebrate this milestone, and they want you to save the date of May 6 in your calendars for their"10 Years of Hot Pink Feathers: A Burlesque Birthday Bonanza & Carnaval Fundraiser" at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco!

It'll be a grand time with one of the Bay Area's best known dance troupes! The guest list is still being put together, but there will be appearances by the Devil-Ettes, Kingfish of the Hubba Hubba Revue, and others! And of course, they'll be bringing their musical cohorts Blue Bone Express with them! Gotta have some cool, yet hot, New Orleans jazz to dance to!

As of right now, here is what the show's schedule looks like. If there are any changes I'll make an announcement and post the new information in a later post.

But in the meantime, please feel free to read along and perhaps purchase some tickets in advance at! The doors will open at 8:00 p.m., and the show will start at 9:00. If you arrive early, you can get in for just $10.00! Otherwise, entry to get your booties shaken will be $15.00 and up.

Ten Years of Hot Pink Feathers: A Burlesque Birthday Bonanza and Carnaval Fundraiser!

Booty-shaking bliss awaits you at Ten Years of Hot Pink Feathers: A Burlesque Birthday Bonanza and Carnaval Fundraiser!

You're invited to a birthday party like no other! Booty-shaking bliss awaits you, along with miles and miles of showgirls, Feathers past and present, electrifying live music and special guests! Celebrate a decade of the award-winning Hot Pink Feathers - led by 2008 Carnaval SF Queen Kellita.

Enter the pearly gates of DNA Lounge and immerse yourself in showgirl heaven, complete with live music, group & solo burlesque numbers, go-go performances, Pin-the-Tail-on-the-Showgirl antics and more!

Featuring performances by:

Dusty Jewel
Lily Diamond
Minnie Cupcakes
Ada Lavender
La Bambo Vixen
La Pequeña
Roxxy Jo Chen
The Featherettes
The Devil-Ettes
SF Boylesque's Bohemian Brethren
MC Kingfish
...and many more!

With live music by:

Blue Bone Express (New Orleans Jazz)
The Hot Pink Feathers all Star Marching Band

$10 Arrival before 8:30pm: Budget-level fan.
$15 General Admission: Sequin-level fan.
$25 Admission with Feather-smooched Gift: Rhinestone Level Fan!
$75 Reserved seating with great sight lines, gift and champagne: Gemstone Level Fan!

More information:

And don't forget about this Saturday's show! The HPF and Blue Bone Express have moved their monthly Burlesque n' Brass show at Cafe Van Kleef to the second Saturday of the month recently. And it's the second Saturday of the month! Yes it is!

If you've forgotten, Burlesque n' Brass is a combination of HPF and BBX doing what they do best: Dancing and playing jazz! It's just something that you've got to experience live, and the show tomorrow is a great place to get it! Just read the statements following their show description below!

Cafe Van Kleef is located at 1621 Telegraph Avenue in Oakland (map). The doors open at 8:30 p.m., and the show starts at 9:30 sharp! Get there early to get a good seat from which to watch the show. And please bring your I.D. to prove that you're at least 21 years old, and $10 so you can get in to watch the showgirls perform. Plus a couple of dollars extra for tips and beverages!

Hot Pink Feathers & Blue Bone Express present:


Where: Café Van Kleef, 1621 Telegraph Ave, Oakland
*1/2 blk from 19th St. BART; 17th St exit

When: Saturday 4/9; doors at 8:30 pm, show at 9:30 pm
*Music starts at 9:30 pm sharp; first dancing set at 9:45 pm; get there early for a seat!

Cost: $10, 21+

Come join the Feathers on SATURDAY, APRIL 9 with our musical cohorts Blue Bone Express at Cafe Van Kleef with sets and sets of not only live, but exceedingly lively music and dance!

*3 full sets of booty-shakin' music and 3 sets of booty-shakin' dance!
*Intimate venue! Gorgeous girls! Amazing grapefruit cocktails!
*Still only $10! Tips warmly encouraged; 21+

More information:

Dubbed "the coolest jazz brass band in Northern California" by the San Francisco Chronicle, Oakland-based Blue Bone Express exposes the Bay Area to a type of jazz rarely heard beyond the Mississippi Delta. Combined with award-winning Hot Pink Feathers’ World Carnaval Cabaret dance, this explosive cabaret performance fuses music and dance traditions spanning the early-1900's New Orleans parades to the showgirl plumage of 1950's Rio de Janeiro Carnaval, the culture-clash hilarity of the '70s and '80s, and pushing through the present-day post-modern meltdown that is downtown Oakland.

“If you've never had the pleasure of seeing burlesque dancing performed to live jazz, then this is the place to start. It's like slugging down a pint of Uncle Peppy's moonshine after ten years of Nestea. It's sexy, spunky, sassy retro fun with all the heart and soul of Rio de Janeiro and the French Quarter, right there in downtown Oaktown. If you're looking for the perfect date, the perfect diversion, or just a chance to see an eminently sexy group of gifted hoofers grinding to hot jazz played by true enthusiasts, order a whiskey sour and settle into your seat for one of the best evenings the Bay Area has to offer.” Thomas Roche

(Edited on April 10, 2011: Edited the bands list.)
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