Calendar of Events

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

San Francisco Bay Area burlesque for May 12 - May 18, 2011

Oh my! I do believe that this is the most shows I've ever posted in a weekly round-up ever! There's a total of 15 events, so I'll just point out a few of the shows that have caught my interest.

Little Minsky's Burlesque is celebrating their sixth year, and have they got a show! They've got some of the best burlesque performers from the Bay Area performing, including former resident Kristina Nekyia who has got to be one of the favorites to be this year's Reigning Queen of Burlesque title at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend in June! It's a fantastic and diverse lineup of talent that Douglas Good has arranged for this special show.

On Friday, Baby Blue Bergman is coming all the way from Australia as she starts off what seems to be a World Tour. She'll be performing at Red Hots Burlesque, and will also be performing at the Hubba Hubba Revue show "Wild Animals" next week.

Also happening Friday is the Devil-Ettes' Go Go Mania, which will be the only show they're producing this year. They've got some terrific bands lined up, too, so if you want to see San Francisco's Go Go Sweethearts, this is your chance in 2011!

In Santa Cruz, also on Friday, is the battle between the Santa Cruz Derby Girls and the Sin Sisters Burlesque at the Catalyst. How cool is that? There will be music, dancing, and a lot of scantily clad girls, girls, girls! All in one of Santa Cruz's most famous clubs.

Not in the list below is Tugboat's birthday party! On Saturday, he'll be celebrating from 1pm until late at night at Zeitgeist, most likely in the beer garden. If you have some time, drop by and wish this member of the Hubba Hubba Revue a happy birthday! Zeitgeist is located at 199 Valencia Street in San Francisco (map). You may RSVP if you like at the Facebook Event Page.

Late Saturday night, Cabaret Lunatique presents "Celebrate the Mission" at Teatro ZinZanni's fantastic Spiegeltent on Pier 29. Since the lobby doors open at 11:15 p.m., this is a perfect show to see after the earlier show you attend lets out. Plus it'll feature La Chica Boom!

On Sunday night, Naked Girls Reading SF presents Burlesque Legends. This show will not only feature Living Legends of Burlesque, but it's part of the effort to help local Legends attend the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend in Las Vegas in June. It's a worthy cause, and should be lots of fun!

I've skipped over some very worthwhile shows, so you can take a look below to see them all. Since many of them are happening on Friday or Saturday, you've got to make some decisions as to which to attend. Whatever you decide, I hope that you enjoy yourselves! :-)

  • Thursday, May 12: Little Minsky's Burlesque Six Year Celebration at Club Deluxe in San Francisco, 1511 Haight Street (map). Join the party as San Francisco's longest running monthly burlesque show celebrated their sixth year! The lineup that Douglas Good puts together is usually marked by a diversity of talent, and this show is no different! Featuring burlesque from Twilight Vixen Revue, Kristina Nekyia (LA), Kellita of the Hot Pink Feathers, Vienna La Rouge, Mynx d'Meanor, Lady Monster, Sid Scenic, Lady Satan, and ElectriKat! With variety acts from Sister Kate, Molotov, Alotta Boutté, Rita Braga (Lisbon, Portugal), The Cottontails with Karina Denike & Lily Taylor! And your emcees will be the Hubba Hubba Revue's Kingfish and Alotta Boutté! Hooray for Little Minsky's! Doors open at 9pm, show at 10. $5. 21+.

  • Also Thursday: Pink Baby Benefit at the Uptown Club in Oakland, 1928 Telegraph Avenue (map). This is a benefit for little Oliver Landon, so the theme for the show will be nursery rhymes! Featuring Pink Flamingo and the Mai Tais, Barry Syska & The Fantasy Orchestra, The Reef Riders, Casey Castille, Emily&Jake, Ray Cepeta, Tracy Welsh, Red Velvet, The Erotic Goddess, Mini Cupcakes, Beyond Burlesque, a duet by Shimmies Galore and Glitter Gabby, and many more talented entertainers. If you join the party in a costume, you'll get $2 off the $10 cover! Doors open at 9pm. $10, $8 if in costume. 21+.

  • Friday, May 13: Red Hots Burlesque at El Rio in San Francisco, 3158 Mission Street (map).Red Hots Burlesque has been bumping and grinding in this regular Friday spot for over 3 years now! This week, Dottie Lux will bring you— embodying the grace of Ingrid Bergman and the curves of Marilyn Monroe all the way from Sydney, Australia—Baby Blue Bergman! Plus, Delilah, Dixie DeLish, Roxy Reve and Stella Noir, and many more. Come see what all the fuss is about! 7:30pm. $5-$10 sliding scale. 21+.

  • Also Friday: The Devil-Ettes present Go Go Mania! at the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco, 155 Fell Street (map). This is the Devil-Ettes' sole produced show of the year, so see San Francisco's Go Go Sweethearts in all their glory! See and hear Deke Dickerson and the All Star Frat Band (featuring members of Phantom Surfers, Ghastly Ones, Untamed Youth), Los Shimmy Shakers, and The Royal Deuces! With DJ Howie Pyro (Intoxica!, Danzig, D Generation). And marvel at burlesque stars La Chica Boom, Kellita of the Hot Pink Feathers, and Kiki Bomb! Also featuring The Mod Mob (all boy 60s go go dance troupe!). All of this talent will be kept on course by emcee Johnny "Chuckles" Bartlett. Doors at 8pm, show at 9. $10, advance tickets at All ages.

  • Also Friday: Santa Cruz Derby Girls vs. Sin Sisters Burlesque at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, 1011 Pacific Avenue (map). It will be a battle royale between the Santa Cruz Derby Girls and the world-famous Sin Sisters Burlesque to see who has got more brass and sass! With singing! Dancing! Live music! And scantily clad girls, girls, girls! Proceeds will go to the SC Derby Girls travel fund. With burlesque performances by Balla Fire, Madam Chartreuse, Babraham Lincoln, Dorian Faust, Cyanide Cyn, Patty Cakes, and Rizzo Rogue of Sin Sisters Burlesque! And derby performances by Roxy Searmichael, Liv N Letdie, Jimmy Smooth, Pippi Hardstocking, Candy Hooligan, Lulu Lockjaw, Secret, Bella Trix, Hell Louise, Septicimia, Baby Riptide, and Dewey Decible of the SC Derby Girls! With special musical guests Beaver Fever and Kim Luke and Her Friendly Henrys! Your Mistresses of the Evening shall be Madam Chartreuse and Raven Von Kaos! Doors at 8pm, show at 9. Tickets are $20 in advance at, and $25 night of event. VIP tickets are $40, ask your favorite Derby Girl or Burlesque star about these. 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! This month's show will feature the talents of Scotty the Blue Bunny, Bunny Pistol, Mynx d'Meanor, Vienna La Rouge, Sparkly Devil, Dottie Lux, and Honey Penny! 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. Enjoy decadent dining, chic cocktails, and glamorous entertainment! What more can you ask? Doors at 8pm, show at 9. $10 advance tickets at, $15 at the door. 21+.

  • Also Friday: The Mischievous Maidens Show at the Skylar Bar in San Francisco, 3089 16th Street (map). Join the Mischievous Maidens burlesque troupe for a fun start to your weekend at the Skylark Bar with live burlesque and the stand-up comedy of Mary Van Note! Plus, TrixXxie Da Treat! 8pm. No cover. 21+.

  • Saturday, May 14: Dr. Sketchy's East Bay at the Layover Lounge in Oakland, 1517 Franklin Street (map). Red Hots Burlesque are bringing Dr. Sketchy's to Oakland! It'll be several hours of live modeling by burlesque babes, roller derby girls, drag queens and fetish models, along with contests, prizes and drinks galore. May's model will be Oakland's very own burlesque darling, Honey Lawless! 5pm to 8pm. $12 at the door, $10 presale/teachers/students. 21+.

  • Also Saturday: Le Boy at the White Horse Inn in Berkeley, 6551 Telegraph Avenue (map). Join Fella-Fem for the "S&M" Queer Variety Show! Le Boy is your source for queer, gender-bending boylesque every second Saturday of the month. Doors at 7:30pm, show at 8:30. $10. 21+

  • Also Saturday: Burlesque n' Brass at Cafe Van Kleef in Oakland, 1621 Telegraph Avenue (map). Watch the Hot Pink Feathers bloom into May on Saturday, May 14, with musical cohorts Blue Bone Express at Cafe Van Kleef in Oakland for an evening of rousing live music and dance! Burlesque n' Brass happens every second Saturday of the month. Doors at 8:30pm, show at 9:30. $10. 21+.

  • Also Saturday: Cabaret Lunatique's "Celebrate the Mission" at Teatro ZinZanni in San Francicsco, Pier 29, The Embarcadero (at Battery, map). “Celebrate The Mission” is the third cabaret of 2011 and features several local artists from the Bay Area including performer Herbert Seguenza as Neil Diamante; spoken word artists Alejandra Mojica and Paul Flores; seductive burlesque performer La Chica Boom; and DJ Ron Obregon. They will also be joined by co-hosts Ricardo Salinas, director of ZinZanni’s current show “Caliente” and Robert Lopez, who also stars in “Caliente” as the character Cinco. Doors open at 11:15pm. Admission is $35 for premium, and $25 for general admission. Tickets may be purchased online at, by phone at 415/438-2668, or at the box office. 21+.

  • Sunday, May 15: Debauchery at the White Horse Inn in Berkeley, 6551 Telegraph Avenue (map). Come join Debauchery on Sunday for a night of tantalizing queers, as they support AIDS Lifecyle Riders Alex Williams and David Martinez. Featuring performances by Patrica Misery, Mizz Redd, Saranaqued, Lolita Del Mar, Mister Bean, Sassy, and more! Hosted by Vegas Jake! Doors at 7pm, show at 8. Cover is from $5 to $15 on a sliding scale. 21+.

  • Also Sunday: Naked Girls Reading SF presents Burlesque Legends at the Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco, 1349 Mission Street (map). This is a benefit for Satans Angel (and part of the Burlesque Hall of Fame's Legends Challenge). 100% of the proceeds will be sent to Satans Angel so she can attend the Burlesque Hall of Fame's International Competition and Showcase at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, June 2-6th, 2011. Featuring the Naked cast of Carol Queen, Lady Monster, Ophelia Coeur de Noir, Cherry Galette. With Burlesque Legends Holiday O'Hara (storytelling), Isis Starr (burlesque), Madame E (burlesque), Viva LaFever (storytelling), and Robert Strom will be reading from his new book about Gypsy Rose Lee. With a raffle to help raise funds. 8pm to 10:30pm. Tickets are $15 general admission, $20 to sit with a Legend. Advance tickets available at 18+.

  • Monday, May 16: Burlesqueteer Prom Night at the Uptown Club in Oakland, 1928 Telegraph Avenue (map). Come see why people say, "I'm off like a prom dress" when Bombshell Betty and Fromagique bring you "Burlesqueteer Prom". Burlesque performances by Bombshell Betty, Pickles Kintaro, Red Velvet, Red Delicious, Pearl E. Gates, Kinkie d'Orleans, Holly Highbeams, Mistress Marla Spanks, Cinnamon Stick, Piper Provocateur, Laura Borealis, Candy Pie, Cosette L'Amour, and Eve Von Gelica! Plus, solo debuts from Lady Brett, Candi Land, Bo Peek, Candy Spankins, Kitty McCoy, Aurora Bootyalis, Little Bumpy Foo Foo, Ginger Snapped, and Miss Creant! With performances by Fromagique, the Bay Area's cheesiest band! So join your MCs Patina DeCopper and A. Randy Johnson for the burlesquiest prom ever! Doors at 9pm, show at 10:15. $5. 21+.

  • Wednesday, May 18: Red Hots Burlesque at El Rio in San Francisco, 3158 Mission Street (map). Join Dottie Lux for Red Hots Burlesque as it expands to its second day of the week! A new and different show twice a week, including bizarre beauties, senseless sideshow, drag, burlesque and comedy! 7:30pm. $5 to $10, sliding scale. 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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