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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

San Francisco Bay Area burlesque for April 14 - April 20, 2011

It's another week with a whole plethora of shows from which to choose.

Of course, there is the Eddie Dane Memorial Bash on Thursday at the DNA Lounge which will feature a lot of entertainment as well as memories of Eddie. Even if you didn't know him all that well, it will be a great way to learn about him from other people as they tell their stories. Plus there will be lots of music and burlesque!

On Friday, the Cock-Ts will be performing in their last show together at the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco's Civic Center. They've also got their pals the Devil-Ettes, Dottie Lux, Delilah, and others to see them off the right way. With a cheerleading cheer!

That Friday will also see the one year anniversary celebration by sASSy's Seaside Burlesque in Pacifica at Winters Tavern. It'll be huge! Plus they've got Live Evil to play some rock music before the burlesque!

Saturday will feature Blanc et Noir at the Shattuck Down Low Lounge in Berkeley. This is the monthly show put on by Burlesque Moulin and Red Hots Burlesque. It's the show you want to see if you like a little continental flair with your burlesque experience. Plus they have lots of chairs!

Sunday will see Debauchery's monthly show. This month's show will benefit the Queer Community Center, and it'll be hosted by Vegas Jake. It'll be at the White Horse Inn in Oakland.

And if you still are desiring some burly-q on Monday, then Bombshell Betty and Fromagique will be bringing their springtime show "Too Many F&@%ing Bunnies" to the Uptown Club in Oakland. So if you missed it at the Elbo Room last week, make sure you don't miss it this time!

There are other shows and events happening this week. Check them all out below. Have a great time out there, and please be kind to one another. Have a good week! :-)

  • Thursday, April 14: The Eddie Dane Memorial Bash at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco, 375 Eleventh Street (map). Come celebrate the Life & Times of The Great Dane Himself with an all-star night of music, memories, burlesque, and more! Featuring Eddie-loving performances by Sparkly Devil, Honey Lawless, Bunny Pistol, Rubenesque Burlesque, Madam Chartreuse, Miss Balla Fire, Cupcake, McPuzo & Trotsky, Gorilla X, Zip the What-Is-It?, and many, many more!. Special musical guests The Hi-Rhythm Hustlers! Dance music by DJ Tanoa Samoa Boy. Doors at 8pm, show at 9. $5 recommended-but-not-required donation. 21+.

  • Also Thursday: Little Minsky's Burlesque and Variety Show at Club Deluxe in San Francisco, 1511 Haight Street (map). It's time once again for Little Minsky's! This month, join emcee Ethel Merman for a delightful show in the Haight. Guests will include the rag-style ukelele maestro The Dimestore Dandy and the the dance artist extraordinaire Rasa Vitalia. Plus there's a ravishing and talented collection of ecdysiasts including La Chica Boom, Bunny Pistol, Kiss Me Kate, Ariyana La Fey, Miss Honey Penny, and Dottie Lux! Doors at 9pm, show at 10. $5. 21+.

  • Friday, April 15: Red Hots Burlesque at El Rio in San Francisco, 3158 Mission Street (map). Please welcome Bay Area favorites and a debut from the Paper Dolls! The show has so much more including surprise guests and a raffle where the proceeds go to the place of your choosing (fingers crossed for Tsunami Relief). Come hoot and holler for our performers this week Dottie Lux, Paper Dolls, AJ Molecular, Babraham Lincoln, Dixie DeLish and Roxy Reve! 7:30pm. $5-$10 sliding scale. 21+.

  • Also Friday: Too Cool for School with the Cock-Ts at The Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco, 155 Fell Street (map). Yes, it's true! After 7 years of high school hi-jinx, San Francisco's #1 Burlesque cheerleading squad is hanging up their pom-poms and finally graduating! But where will the girls go after high school? What could possibly be more fulfilling than ruling the school and making those chess club dorks... eat staples? Find out April 15th at The Cock-Ts' farewell performance! With performances by The Cock-Ts, The Devil-Ettes, Dottie Lux, Delilah, Room For Cream, Chesthair A Go Go, The 6 Million Dollar Band (TV theme cover band), and The Boner Jams (80s to present party band). Doors at 8pm, show at 9. $10, advance tickets available at 21+.

  • Also Friday: One Year Anniversary of sASSy's Seaside Burlesque at Winters Tavern in Pacifica, 1522 Francisco Boulevard (map). Wow can you believe it?! sASSy's has been rockin' Pacifica's Winters Tavern for one year now! As a thank you to the burlesque lovers of Pacifica they are putting on an extra special show! They are bringing Cupcake, Honey Lawless, Kiss Me Kate, Josie Starre, Ava Lanche, Lady Satan and sASSy herself to the stage. But that's not enough for an anniversary party, so they are bringing Live Evil, the world's greatest rock band! And the show will be hosted by Odessa Lil and kept clean by Bootsy LaRue. How perfect is that? 9:30pm. Free show, free parking. 21+.

  • Saturday, April 16: Dr. Sketchy's SF presents Speakeasy with Lury at 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco, 111 Minna Street (map). Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School of San Francisco will bring you Lury, who will pose in all long poses! 5pm to 8pm. $12 general admission, $10 students and teachers. 21+.

  • Also Saturday: Burlesque Moulin & Red Hots Burlesque present Blanc et Noir at the Shattuck Down Low in Berkeley, 2284 Shattuck Avenue (map). Because beauty is often best served in black and white... Performances by Katya Smirnoff-Skyy as Mistress of Ceremonies, Isis Starr, Dottie Lux, Casey Castille, Josie Starre, Chica Boom, Lady Satan, Delilah, Dixie DeLish & Roxie Reve! With special musical guest Holly Brewer. Doors open at 7:30pm, show at 8:30. $12 to $160. 21+.

  • Also Saturday: Original Sin Burlesque at Sanctuary Ultra Lounge in Livermore, 2369 First Street (map). Join the women of 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: Cabaret Lunatique's “Celebrate North Beach” at Teatro ZinZanni in San Francisco, Spiegeltent Pier 29, The Embarcadero (at Battery Street, map). “Celebrate North Beach” is the second cabaret of 2011 and features local artists from the Bay Area including comedian Jeff Applebaum; interpreters of Argentine Tango Trio Garufa; aerialist Marina Luna; contortionist Dwoira Scheffer; and ZinZanni favorite Christine Deaver. They will be joined by sizzling burlesque performer Bombshell Betty; tango dancers Julian & Lisette; and clown Aji Slater. 11:15pm. $35 for premium, $25 for general admission. Tickets are available there at the box office, online at, or by phone at (415) 438-2668.

  • Sunday, April 17: Debauchery at the White Horse Inn in Oakland, 6555 Telegraph Avenue (map). Come help raise some funds and your pulse with a sizzling line-up of beautiful queers! Hosted by Vegas Jake. With performances by Damien, Minage, Ella a la Mode, Saranaqued, Patricia Misery, Ava Lanche, Roxy Picaflor, Violette de la Flamme, and
    Sheba Queen of the Night! Doors at 7pm, show at 8. Donation of $5 to $15 suggested for the Queer Community Center. 21+.

  • Monday, April 18: Uptown Hubba Hubba at the Uptown Club in Oakland, 1928 Telegraph Avenue (map). This month Bombshell Betty, Fromagique, and the Burlesqueteers are bringing you a tribute to Springtime with "Too Many F&@%ing Bunnies"! With Burlesque performances by Bombshell Betty, Red Velvet, If-N-Whendy, Dangerous Delilah, Pickles Kintaro, Lezzie McFaggerson, Nirvannah Bliss, Eva D'Luscious, Pyro Pantera, Mistress Marla Spanks, Red Delicious, Pearl E. Gates, and Cheeky Sweets! Plus the April Burlesquercise graduates Scarlet O'Shame On Me, Poundcake Dee Light, Yve Jobs, Cosette L'Amour, Imogen Sparkles, Laura Borealis, Buttercup La Beaux, Luci Fur, Candy Pie, Cookie Crumbles, and Tipsy Daisy! With stage kittens Baby Blue Boom Boom! The show will be hosted by A. Randy Johnson and Patina DeCopper. With live musical accompaniment by San Francisco's cheesiest band: FROMAGIQUE (Bombshell Betty, Patina DeCopper, A. Randy Johnson, B.J. Johnson (no relation), Colonel Lingus, & Lipp Styx).! Doors 9:00pm, show 10:15. $5. 21+.

  • Tuesday, April 19: Dr. Sketchy's SF presents The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence at 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco, 111 Minna Street (map). This is your opportunity to draw the Sisters as they will pose for you! The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence is a leading-edge Order of queer nuns. Since their first appearance in San Francisco on Easter Sunday, 1979, the Sisters have devoted themselves to community service, ministry and outreach to those on the edges, and to promoting human rights, respect for diversity and spiritual enlightenment. All profits from this event will be donated to the Sisters for their good works. 7pm to 10pm. $12 general admission, $10 students and teachers. 21+. From 5:30 to 6:30, Diane Olivier will conduct a drawing clinic. You must email Diane to get on the list of 12 to be eligible, and pay the fee of $20 (includes Dr. Sketchy session).

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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