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Thursday, May 19, 2011

San Francisco Bay Area burlesque for May 19 - May 25, 2011

It'll be another busy week of burlesque shows in the Bay Area!

One of the more noteworthy shows of the week will take place at the Shattuck Down Low Lounge in Berkeley on Saturday night. It's FRISKY: A Hot Pink Feathers Revue and Fundraiser, presented by Burlesque Moulin and the Hot Pink Feathers! This is the show that will raise funds to help costume the Feathers for when they will parade in SF Carnaval on Sunday, May 29. Feather fans aren't cheap, so help boost the Feathers' costume fund and be entertained in a swanky club! The show will also feature Lola Martinet of the Dolls of Doom and Chicago's Ray Gunn of the Stage Door Johnnies. Both will be performing with their groups at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend in Las Vegas come June!

The Hubba Hubba Revue will be having three shows this coming week! Kicking things off will be "Wild Animals!" on Friday at the DNA Lounge in SF. They'll be celebrating Gorilla X's 10th birthday, as well as hosting some special guests including Australia's Baby Blue Bergman, Seattle's Lulu Bell, and Ray Gunn and Lola Martinet. Should be lots of fun! So fun, that they'll be returning to the DNA Lounge on Saturday to team up for a show with that mashup party, Bootie SF! Then on Monday, they'll have their weekly show at the Uptown in Oakland which will feature Baby Blue Bregman and Rita Braga of Portugal, among others!

On Sunday, there will be quite a few burlesque and cabaret performers at the Lagunitas Beer Circus at the Lagunitas Brewery Company in Petaluma. Bombshell Betty with Fromagique and the Burlesqueteers, the Vau de Vire Society, Last Night's Fling, Fou Fou Ha! and more will be performing under a big top tent. There will be a selection of foods and beer tastings to choose from, too. Sounds like a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

Bryn will be having a benefit show on Sunday evening at the White Horse Inn in Oakland to help with the costs of top surgery. There's no cover fee posted, but I'm thinking that any amount that you can contribute would be appreciated. If you can't attend but would like to contribute, you may do so at

Note that this week's Original Sin Burlesque show at Sanctuary Ultra Lounge on Saturday night has been canceled. Please visit their Facebook Page for more information about this and future OSB shows.

I've skipped over some very worthwhile shows and events once again, so please take a look below to see them all. Whatever you decide, I hope that you experience some good times. Salut! :-)

  • Friday, May 20: 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 is the Week of the Rabbit, Scotty the Blue Bunny! Join your host, Dottie Lux, as she introduces performances by Scotty, GG Dejaneiro, and debuts from recent School of Shimmy grads Ginger Skyy and Alexa Von Kickinface! 7:30pm. $5-$10 sliding scale. 21+.

  • Also Friday: Hubba Hubba Revue's "Wild Animals!" at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco, 375 11th Street (map). It's Gorilla X's Birthday and Hubba Hubba Revue is calling in all the sexiest creatures for a wild night of untamed tease! Dress up & join in for this burlesque birthday safari, full of lions & tigers & girls, oh my! Featuring Baby Blue Bergman (Sydney, Australia), Lulu Bell (Seattle), Ray Gunn (Chicago), Lola Martinet, Scotty The Blue Bunny, The Indra, Dorian Faust, F'risque, Miss Honey Penny, Ruby White, Alotta Boutté, Bunny Pistol, Lida Fire, Miss Balla Fire, Gigi D'Flower, Sparkly Devil, Mynx d'Meanor, Kliff Jerk, and The Hubba Hubba Go-Go GRRRRls! And extra-special birthday-ape, Gorilla X! Plus, jump jive & roll with musical guests Lost Dog Found! Doors open at 9:00 p.m., show at 10:15 $15 general, $12 in advance at, and $10 from 9:00 to 9:30 p.m at the box office the night of the show. 21+.

  • Saturday, May 21: Dr. Sketchy's San Francisco presents "Bee's Adventures in Wonderland" at 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco, 111 Minna Street (map). It'll be hours of drawing fun with music, booze, contests, socializing with fellow artists, and Bee's adventures in Wonderland! If you've never been to a Dr. Sketchy's, you've missed out on opportunities to draw some of the most interesting models in San Francisco in a fun and relaxed environment. Plus Bee's poses will be all of the long variety this week! 5pm to 8pm. $12 at the door, $10 presale/teachers/students. 21+.

  • Also Saturday: FRISKY: A Hot Pink Feathers Revue and Carnaval Fundraiser at the Shattuck Down Low Lounge in Berkeley, 2284 Shattuck Avenue (map). Burlesque Moulin and Hot Pink Feathers present FRISKY: A Hot Pink Feathers Revue & Carnaval Fundraiser! Fresh off their glorious 10th Birthday Bonanza, the ladies of Hot Pink Feathers are ready to shimmy and shake, this time in the East Bay. If you missed their birthday party, here's another chance to celebrate with them! And if you didn't miss it, come celebrate with us again! Featuring performances by Hot Pink Feathers, Dusty Jewel, Lily Diamond, Minnie Cupcakes, Ada Lavender, Electrikat, Roxxy Jo Chen, El Vito, La Bamboo Vixen, La Pequeña, Lolly Gagger, Cherry Galette, Jezebel Whispers, Red Velvet, Kellita with SF Boylesque's Bohemian Brethren! With special guest from Chicago, Lola Martinet of the Dolls of Doom, and Ray Gunn of the Stage Door Johnnies! Doors at 7:30pm, show at 8:30. $12 general admission, $20 includes a glass of champagne, $50 includes a table for two and a bottle of champagne, $160 includes a booth for six and two bottles of champagne. ($7 students! Show your ID at the door). Advance tickets available at 21+

  • Also Saturday: Bootie SF with the Hubba Hubba Revue at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco, 375 11th Street (map). Bootie's favorite burlesque variety show hosted by Kingfish and Comrade Tang returns to form a dynamic duo of Saturday night! The burlesque starts at 11pm with performances by Kiss Me Kate, Oleeander Moon, Bunny Pistol, Lola Martinet, and Mynx d'Meanor! Also in the main room will be DJ Tripp, who will be spinning a feature set of all your favorite mashups, and from New York City's famous WFMU, it's guest DJ Billy Jam. SF's own John!John! wlll also be on the decks, making it a party! And in the upstairs room, it's Apocalypso. Dance like it's the end of the world as DJs Six, Candy, and Starr spin slamming sets of the best indie electro. Doors open at 9pm. $8 before 10pm, $15 after. 21+.

  • Sunday, May 22: Lagunitas Beer Circus at the Lagunitas Brewing Company in Petaluma, 1280 North McDowell Boulevard (map). Burlesque acts, music, trapeze artists, circus acts, snake charmers, contortionists, aerialists, sword swallowers, plate spinners, bed o’ nails, clowns, and general mayhem, all to benefit the nonprofit Petaluma Music Festival (keeping music in the schools). Featuring musical performances by Kehoe Nation, Brass band-Fromagique starring Bombshell Betty and her Burlesqueteers (Five 20 minute sets throughtout the day at 1:40pm, 2:40pm, 3:40pm, 4:40pm, & 5:40pm), and Swing Band! Plus Vau De Vire Society, Gooferman, Stilters, Clowns, Moral Minority, Mimes, The Bed of Nails Guy, Neal Barbosa, Plate Spinners, Roller Girls, Sword Swallowers, Sideshows by: Molotov Malcontent and Sideshow Sirens, Last Nights Fling All Star Burlesque, Foufouha-comedy dance ensemble, Contortionists, Trapeze Artists, BlockHeads, Jojo the Dog-Faced Boy, Jugglers, Snake Dancers, Ringmaestros - Polly Superstar & Professor Mirabilis and much, much more!!! Plus lots of food and beer tastings! Noon to 6pm. $40, includes 10 tokens for the finest craft brew tastings, $30 for designated drivers. Purchase at or at the brewery in their Gift Shop! 21 and over only.

  • Also Sunday: Top Surgery Benefit for Bryn at the White Horse Inn in Oakland, 6551 Telegraph Avenue (map). This is a benefit for Bryn, who will be having top surgery. There will be a raffle with donations from BabeLand and much more. They will be selling the fabulous Dodi-cakes, too! Performances by Vegas Jake, Pepe Pan, Roxy Picaflor, Oh Cody, Randy Puck, Mickey Finn, The Momma's Boy's, Mitchell Brothers, Dicky Luv, Ella a la Mode, Riki Anavagina, Cemora, Sheba Luvsu, and Logan Cumswell! Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm. If you can't make it in person, you may contribute online at!

  • Monday, May 23: Uptown Hubba Hubba at the Uptown Club in Oakland, 1928 Telegraph Avenue (map). Hubba Hubba Revue scours the globe to bring you the finest in burlesque and variety entertainment! This Monday, May 23rd, our stalwart Hubba Hubba scouts have returned with the very best from Europe, Australia & The Good Ol' U.S.A.! Starring Baby Blue Bergman (Sydney, Australia), Rita Braga (Lisbon, Portugal), Lady X, Lolly Gagger, Kitty Coquette, Bunny Von Tail, Ginger Skyye, and Sheba Queenofthenight! Plus Zip the What-Is-It?! Show will be hosted by Kingfish and Lee Presson. Doors at 9pm, show at 10:15. $5. 21+.

  • Wednesday, May 25: 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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