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Thursday, July 14, 2011

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

Oh my gosh! Fot the second week in a row, it looks like there's at least one burlesque-related show or event happening on every day of the week.

Considering there's a lot of shows, I'll just let you, the reader, go through the listing and see what interests you. There are birthday celebrations, artistic opportunities, a chance to go back to the '80s, and more that awaits you this week. Enjoy! :-)

  • Thursday, July 14: Save KUSF Benefit - Garage-A-Go-Go featuring The Standells at The Independent in San Francisco, 628 Divisadero (map). Best known for their hit ‘Dirty Water’, The Standells released a string of snotty, aggressive garage singles in the mid to late 1960s which are now rightly regarded as proto-punk classics. MC Cyril Jordan will be the host, with C'Mon Everybody, The Bitter Honeys, KUSF DJs Carolyn, Fari of Francofun, and Chris Cook! Plus The Devil-Ettes and Rockin' footage from Oddball Films! With burlesque from Ruby White and Bunny Pistol! And Russell Quan from Teenage Dance Craze spinnin' some late night tunes! Doors 7:30pm, show 8:00pm. $13 to $15, advance tickets at 21+.

  • Also Thursday: A Night of Burlesque and Jazz with Surf City Burlesque and Stella by Barlight at The Catlyst Club-Atrium in Santa Cruz, 1011 Pacific Avenue (map). Come out for a night of Burlesque and Jazz with Surf City Burlesque and Stella By Barlight. Featuring performances by Tasty Temptress, Fina Fatale, Dangerous Delilah, If N'Whendy, Vadge O'Fonor, Shaina Doll, and more! Live Jazz music by Stella By Barlight! Plus DJ Intoxican's! Doors 8:30pm, show 9:00pm. $10 at the door, $8 advance at 21+.

  • Also Thursday: Curvicious Cabaret at The Blue Macaw in San Francisco, 2565 Mission Street (map). Please join Curvicious Cabaret for the ultimate in dorkdom: an allstar burlesque tribute to all of your favorite Internet memes, viral videos and the World Weird Web! Plus: it's Sparky Devil's birthday! Not only is it her human birthday, it's also her burlesque birthday: and she's turning 11! Come make this old ass bitch happy, and nerd out with Curvicious! Starring Cupcake & Little Eyeful, Alotta Boutte, Truvy Trollop, Lady Satan, Calamity Lulu, Honey Penny, Grace Bones, Gigi D'Flower, Aletha Weapon, and Sparkly Devil! Plus very special surprise guests! With your MC: Kingfish! Keyboard Stage Kitten: Bootsy La Rue! Doors at 9pm, show at 10pm. $10. 21+.

  • Also Thursday: Little Minsky's Burlesque with Veronica Klaus at Club Deluxe in San Francisco, 1511 Haight Street (map). Ladies and gents, get set for some shimmy and shaking, crooning and tuning and vintage style tomfooling. It's Little Minsky's time and we're thrilled to announce our charming hostess for the evening is none other than classy cabaret chanteuse Veronica Klaus backed by piano maestro Kelly Park and dazzling reed man Tom Griesser on clarinet and sax. And lets have a warm welcome for our visiting guests, the sizzling burlesque sensation Fever Blister from LA and from Brooklyn, The Debutante Hour, a delightful trio of lovely ladies singing sardonic and whimsical original old-timey tunes set to accordion, cello and drums. And let's hear it for those beautiful belly dance burlesque darlings Sister Kate, the incomparable living legend Isis Starr, stunning La Chica Boom, ravishing Dixie DeLish, breath-taking Bunny Pistol and ever-elegant Vienna La Rouge. It's a spectacular range of talents in one night, so stop on by and enjoy the show. Doors at 9pm, show at 10pm. $5. 21+.
  • Friday, July 15: Red Hots Burlesque at El Rio in San Francisco, 3158 Mission Street (map). Come with your sense of humor, get ready to enter the pink bubble. Red Hots Burlesque brings you the "city's best" bump and grind at the "happiest hour" in the bay! This week featuring a takeover by the Sin Sisters! It's Rizzo Rogue's birthday so let's celebrate with lots and lots of SIN! Performances by The Sin Sisters, Rizzo Rogue, Balla Fire, Babraham Lincoln, Dorian Faust! All hosted by Virginia Suicide! 7:30pm. $5 to $10, sliding scale. 21+.

  • Also Friday: Barbary Coast Burlesque at the Impala in San Francisco, 501 Broadway (map). Join the popular seductive cast of Barbary Coast Burlesque at San Francisco's hot spot, Impala. It will be an evening of delicious dining and 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! Starring Alotta Boutté, Bunny Pistol, Wiggy Darlington, Sid Scenic, Vienna La Rouge, Delilah, and Vera De Ville. Doors at 8pm, show at 9pm. $15 at the door, $10 online at bcbjuly15.eventbrit​ 21+.

  • Also Friday: Cabaret Perilous at the Uptown Club in Oakland, 1928 Telegraph Avenue (map). Acrobats! Chanteuse! Dancing Girls & Dare-Devils! Plus from Los Angeles, a bevy of beautiful *BURLESQUE* All-Stars! Pole acrobat Kara Nova! Dance sensation The Erotic Goddess! From Los Angeles, burlesque by Judy Luck, Joile Du Beau, Fever Blister, and Drea Dillinger! Also, ballads of sin & whiskey with musical guests
    Vagabondage! Hosted by Lee Presson & The Mai-Tai Go-Go Dancers! Doors at 9pm, show at 10pm. $10. 21+.

  • Saturday, July 16: Dr Sketchy’s Anti Art School: San Francisco presents Summer in the City with Signe at 111 Minna Gallery, 111 Minna Street (map). Join us for our long pose event with the fabulous Signe. We’ll be borrowing from Gil Elvgren, Esther Williams and vintage Coppertone ads for this retro pinup swimsuit funtime event. 5pm to 8pm. $12 general, $10 students and teachers. 21+.

  • Also Saturday: Burlesque Moulin and 80's Block Party present Ladies of the 80's at the Shattuck Down Low in Berkeley, 2284 Shattuck Avenue (map). Burlesque Moulin has teamed up with 80's Block Party to bring you: Ladies of the 80's! A full night dedicated to all things burlesque and 80's! With Ethel Merman, your Mistress of Ceremonies! Featuring performances by Casey Castille, Bitter Waitress, Francine Dead, Josie Starre, Nirvannah Bliss, sASSY Hot Buns, and Twilight Vixen Revue! Special Guest: DJ Jaydubb! Dining by: Simply Bliss Catering. Doors at 7:30pm, show at 8:30pm. $12 general admission, $7 Cal student, $20 G/A plus a glass of champagne, $50 table for two plus a bottle of chapagne, $160 Booth for 6 or 8 plus two bottles of champagne. Advance tickets at Packages come with choice of Champagne or 80's Drink Specials. 21+. After party with resident DJ Jaydubb integrates classic 80's dance hits with all the familiar tv shows, movies, sports highlights, and commercials of the decade! 80's Trivia & Prizes! 80's Photo Booth (complimentary photos to capture your 80'sness)! 80's BEST DRESSED CONTEST! 10pm to 2am. $5. 21+.

  • Also Saturday: Original Sin Burlesque at Sanctuary Ultra Lounge in Livermore, 2369 First Street (map). Join 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+.

  • Sunday, July 17: Debauchery at the White Horse Inn in Oakland, 6551 Telegraph Avenue (map). It will be a sultry night of tantalizing queers! This month's show will benefit Dyke Central, a locally-grown independent queer tv show! (Visit​tral for more info)! With performances by Sheba Queen of the Night, Stripping Granny, Ava Lanche, Miss Emily Brown, Kitty von Quimm, Dickey Love, and more! Hosted by Vegas Jake! Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm. $5-$15 to benefit local queer community groups. 21+.

  • Monday, July 18: Uptown Hubba Hubba at the Uptown Club in Oakland, 1928 Telegraph Avenue (map). It's Bombshell Betty, her Burlesqueteers, and Fromagique's night at the Uptown! It'll be a voyage to a tropical adventure! With performances by Bombshell Betty, Candy Pie, Cinnamon Stick, Cosette L'Amour, Dangerous Delilah, Eve Von Gelica, If-N-Whendy, Kiki Savauge, Kinkie D'Orleans, Laika Fox, Mistress Marla Spanks, Pearl E. Gates, Red Delicious, Red Velvet, and Violet Streak! With debuts from July's Bombshell Betty Burlesquercise graduates Feral Fox, Miss Scarlett Black, Trixie FouLaurant! Plus Burlesqueteers so new they haven't even chosen stage names yet! Emcees Patina DeCopper & Randy Johnson stickin' up the joint with their "humor". Live music from everybody's cheesiest band: Randy Johnson's "Fromagique"! Doors at 9pm, show at 10:15. $5. 21+.

  • Tuesday, July 19: Dr Sketchy’s Anti Art School: San Francisco presents Eva Von Slut at 111 Minna Gallery, 111 Minna Street (map). Eva is wild! Pack your pencils, pens and watercolors so that you can render her tattooed skin in glorious color. 7pm to 10pm. $12 general, $10 students and teachers. 21+.

  • Wednesday, July 20: 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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