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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Some upcoming burlesque-related events of interest

  • Bay Area National Dance Week includes a special free class with the Devil-Ettes from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 30 at the Queer Ballroom at Live Art Gallery, 151 Potrero Avenue, San Francisco. "Ever wanted to learn how to do the Twist, Watusi, Pony, or Mashed Potato? Learn those and more in this high-energy 1960s Go-Go class with San Francisco's Sweethearts, The Devil-Ettes! This class is open to all levels, ages, and genders! Participants will be led through a gentle warm-up, taught a selection of classic '60s go-go moves, and even learn a short routine! Bring comfortable clothes, water, and get ready to Go-Go with us!" Sign up for this class at

  • The Devil-Ettes will also be performing at the May Day CounterPULSE benefit on that same Saturday at CounterPULSE at 9th and Mission in San Francisco. Tickets are $25.00 to $150.00. For more information, please visit

  • The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2011 will be happening on June 2-5 at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. You may purchase a weekend pass online (try #earlybird as the promotional code, which may provide 20% off) and a room at the Orleans by using the BHoF's Group ID #1BHFC06, which should provide rooms at the conference's rate before April 29. Call them at 800-ORLEANS (800-675-3267).

  • The BHoF is also sponsoring a Legends Challenge to help some of the Living Legends of Burlesque to attend the Weekend in Las Vegas. This year, there will be several opportunities to help local legends. The first happens at the next Curvicious Cabaret show on Wednesday, May 4, at the Blue Macaw in San Francisco. Ellion Ness, Viva La Fever, and Madame E will be the legends who will be supported. Naked Girls Reading San Francisco: Burlesque Legends on Sunday, May 15, at the Center for Sex and Culture is another show which will benefit Satans Angel. See the calendar above for more information.

(Edited April 28, 2011: Fixed the date of Curvicious Cabaret to Wednesday, May 4)
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