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Thursday, June 9, 2011

San Francisco Bay Area burlesque for June 9 - June 15, 2011

This week's schedule contains at least one burlesque or burlesque-related activity for each day of the week. Hooray!

There will be something interesting to do, whether it's listening to author Robert Strom talk about his book about legendary ecdysiast Gypsy Rose Lee, drawing the Rubenesque Burlesque troupe at Dr. Sketchy's East Bay, or going out to see one of the numerous live shows, there will be something to catch your fancy.

So without further ado, here is what's happening this week. Enjoy! :-)
  • Thursday, June 9: Robert Strom presents Lady of Burlesque: The Career of Gypsy Rose Lee at Books Inc. - Castro in San Francisco, 2275 Market Street (map). Local author Robert Strom will present his well-researched account of the Broadway star and "intellectual stripper." 7:30pm. No cover.

  • Also Thursday: Little Minsky's Burlesque and Variety Show at Club Deluxe in San Francisco, 1511 Haight Street (map). Ladies and gents, it's almost time to get gussied up and swing on by Little Minsky's for a visual feast of glamorous gals, saucy shenanigans and auditory delights. Your host for the evening is celebrated drag vocal diva Ethel Merman, whose heights of talent are only exceeded by the height of her hair. With burlesque from Rosie 151 (New York), Absinthia Verre (Boise, Idaho), Vienna La Rouge, Dottie Lux, Miss Honey Penny, Francine Dead, and Miss Twin Peaks. And variety acts by dancing duo The Scarlet Ladders, performance artist Vixen Noir, cross-gender chanteuse Shakey Gibson, soprano cabaret star Alyssa Stone, and piano maestro Joe Wicht. Doors 9pm, show 10pm. $5. 21+.

  • Friday, June 10: Red Hots Burlesque at El Rio in San Francisco, 3158 Mission Street (map). Catch NYC's Rosie 151 at her second Red Hots show this week. With the RHB debut of Ariyana Le Fay! With more performances by Dorian Faust, Tali Tart, and the Featured Performer for the month of June...Lady Satan! 7:30pm. $5-$10. 21+.

  • Also Friday: The Mischievous Maidens Show at the Skylark 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 stand-up comedy! This month, the show will feature Lynn Ruth Miller, The Stripping Granny! Show at 8pm. No cover. 21+.

  • Also Friday: sASSy's Seaside Burlesque at Winters Tavern in Pacifica, 1522 Francisco Boulevard (map).sASSy and her pals are back again to shimmy and shake up the town of Pacifica! With fun fresh faces and some favorites we are welcoming home! The Hubba Hubba Revue's Kingfish will be the host of a show featuring performances from Casey Castille, Cyanide Cyn, Lily LeRouge, Rosalyn La Roux, and sASSy Hotbuns. With Miss Mae Western back from her trip to Mexico! And stage kitten Annie Oakland. Doors at 8pm, show at 9pm. No cover. 21+.

  • Saturday, June 11: Dr. Sketchy's East Bay at Disco Volante in Oakland, 347 14th Street (map). Red Hots Burlesque is bringing Rubenesque Burlesque to their new venue for your drawing enjoyment! Beginning this month, Dr. Sketchy East Bay will be at Disco Volante, a restaurant and lounge. 4pm to 7pm. $12 general, $10 students and presale.

  • Also Saturday: Le Boy "Wild Things" Drag Gone Wild at the White Horse Inn in Oakland, 6551 Telegraph Avenue (map). Wild times require a wild SHOW! Come get some. Le Boy "Wild Things” Drag Gone Wild this Saturday. Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm. $10. 21+.

  • Also Saturday: Burlesque n' Brass at Cafe Van Kleef in Oakland, 1621 Telegraph Avenue (map). Heat up your summer by watching the Hot Pink Feathers dance with musical cohorts Blue Bone Express for an evening of rousing live music and dance! Doors 8:30pm, show 9:30pm. $10. 21+.

  • Sunday, June 12: Naked Girls Reading San Francisco: PRIDE at the Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco, 1349 Mission Street (map). Queer Literature read to you by the cast of Naked Girls Reading: SF! With special Naked cast member Kirya Traber! After the Naked cast, Daphne Gottlieb will be reading her own material. 8pm to 10:30pm. $15 general seating, $20 front row seating. Discounted advanced tickets online at 18+.

  • Monday, June 13: Uptown Hubba Hubba at the Uptown Club in Oakland, 1928 Telegraph Avenue (map). Join your hosts Kingfish and Lee Presson as they host a show with lots of heat! Featuring burlesque from Vaudie Va-Boom, Babraham Lincoln, Rizzo Rogue, Kitty Von Quimm, Rummy Rose,and Twinkletoes McGee With special musical guests The Ragwater Revue! Doors at 9pm, show at 10:15. $5. 21+.

  • Tuesday, June 14: Séduction Féroce at Era Art Bar and Lounge in Oakland, 19 Grand Avenue (map). Séduction Féroce is a burlesque cabaret variety show that happens every second Tuesday of the month! This month's show will feature Prometheus, Cupcake,
    Puck Goodfellow, Barbary Doll, Vaudie Va-Boom, Mr. Bean, Cemora, Melicious, Sheba, Austin Plowser, and the Scarlet Ladders! With music from Mugg Muggles and Drum Stringer - the One Man Banjo Band! Doors at 8pm, show at 9pm. $5. 21+.

  • Also Tuesday: Bombshell Betty and Fromagique present "What Happens In Vegas, Stays In Vegas"! at the Elbo Room in San Francisco, 647 Valencia Street (map).
    It's a burlesque tribute to all things from "Sin City"! If you're tired of going all the way to Nevada to visit your money, come to the Elbo Room and we'll give you a slice of the "All For Our Country" state right nere in the Bay Area for just $10! With performances by Bombshell Betty, Candy Pie, Cosette L'Amour, Dangerous Delilah, Kinkie and guests, Laura Borealis, Luci Fur, Pearl E. Gates, Pickles Kintaro, Scarlet O'Shame on Me, Sindee Rose, Summer Fling, Tipsy Daisy, and Violet Streak! With the newest Burlesqueteers Atticus Bitch, Belle Phenomenon, Reno May, Scarlet Leather, and at least two more who are so new, they haven't even chosen stage names yet! The MCs will be Patina DeCopper and A. Randy Johnson, with live music from Fromagique! Doors at 9pm, show at 9:30pm. $10 general, $35 table for two. Advance tickets available online at 21+.

  • Wednesday, June 15: 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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