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Thursday, August 4, 2011

San Francisco Bay Area burlesque for August 4 - August 10, 2011

It looks like there are shows every evening this week! Hooray!

And there's a variety of shows to choose from, too. From lube wresting and burlesque at Go Deep on Thursday at El Rio, to science fiction burlesque at First Friday Follies at the Stork Club, to Kentucky Fried Woman's Tap That Ass: An All Tap-Dance Revue on Sunday at the Bench and Bar, you can gain an appreciation of the diversity in burlesque by attending the different shows happening around our area.

There are also a variety of venues which host the shows, too. From bars, to clubs, to theaters, it's always fascinating to see how the surroundings influence the shows. And although there are a core group of burlesque fans who travel to different shows, each venue seems to come with its own audience of regulars.

Enjoy your explorations of the San Francisco Bay Area burlesque scene. Have a good week, everyone!

  • Thursday, August 4: Red Hots Burlesque and El Rio presents "Go Deep: Let's Wrestle!" at El Rio in San Francisco, 3158 Mission Street (map). Red Hots Burlesque SF's Best Bump and Grind have been conspiring with your friends at El Rio to bring you an ALL GIRL MONTHLY LUBE WRESTLING PARTY. No one can resist hot babes covered in glistening sex slick writhing and wriggling in attempts of pinning each other. You can come and watch or be a part of the action. Make a reservation and get ring side seats! Email PHOTOS NOT PERMITTED! Celebrity wrestlers El Donkey Punch from Christmas is the Best and Kitty Meow McMuffin from The Lusty Lady! Burlesque by Ava Lanche and, back from Mexico, Miss Mae Western! DJ Ruby White spins bubble gum, garage rock, girl groups and more! GinO's FritO BOats! GinO recreates a childhood snack bar treat & turns it into a masterpiece of gourmet, homemade tasty vegetarian chili, piled high atop your own bag of FritO's, smothered in cheese & chopped onions--served with a spoon & lOve! Sign-ups at 8pm, wrestling at 9pm. $10 to $15 general sliding scale, $20 VIP. 21+.

  • Friday, August 5: 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! Performances by Lance Armstar and the Katy Perry Sleepover, Sabine Libertine, La Chica Boom, Dottie Lux, and the long awaited return of sASSy Hotbuns! 7:30pm. $5 to $10, sliding scale. 21+.

  • Also Friday: The Haight Street Hop at The Milk Bar in San Francisco, 1840 Haight Street (map). Handsome Hawk Valentine wants you to know that The Haight Street Hop is THEE Place to Shimmy & Shake on Friday, August 5th at The Milk Bar SF! Los Shimmy Shakers will provide LIVE bump n grind style instrumentation for titillating Burlesque & GoGo performances by Bunny Pistol, Mistress Marla Spankx, Mae Western, Red Velvet, Josie Starre, & TnT Vixen! DJ Rockin' Raul will spin vintage platters to make sure the dancing is not limited to the stage! The talented stylists from Peter Thomas Hair will be there to provide you that perfect vintage look and at No Cost! A Pabst w/Whisky shot will only set ya back $5! It's only $7 to get in or Free before 10pm! So come out for a Fun Sexy & inexpensive evening of Dancing Drinking & Debauchery! 10pm. Free before 10pm, $7 after. 21+.

  • Also Friday: First Friday Follies' "Girls from Outer Space" at the Stork Club in Oakland, 2330 Telegraph Avenue (map). At First Friday Follies & the 25th Century! Come see the Starfleet Follies where Earth Grrlz are EZ and their Rock out with their Spock Out! Featuring performances by Dorian Faust, The Empress, Alotta Boutte, Rasa Vitalia, Lady Satan, Madam Misty Meaner, The Scarlet Ladders, Sheba, Queen of the Night, Menage, and Pickles Kintaro. With musical guest The Final Frontiersmen! Special guest Margaret France! With your emcee, Juicy D. Light. 9pm. Free, but donations are appreciated. 21+.
  • Saturday, August 6: Sin Sisters Burlesque at the Catalyst Club - Atrium in Santa Cruz, 1011 Pacific Avenue (map). The Devil's Secretaries arranged for the night off to bring you ALL THEIR DIRTY LOVIN! Join SIN SISTERS BURLESQUE and a culled bevy of exquisite guests! Doors 9pm, show at 10pm. Burlesque to SET YOUR SOUL ON FIRE by BABRAHAM LINCOLN, PATTY CAKES, RIZZO ROGUE, BALLA FIRE, DORIAN FAUST, and MADAM CHARTREUSE! $8 before 10pm, $15 after. 21+.

  • Also Saturday: Teatro ZinZanni presents Cabaret Lunatique’s “Celebrate Haight-Ashbury” at Teatro ZinZanni's Spiegeltent in San Francisco, Pier 29 The Embarcadero (At Battery Street, map). Teatro ZinZanni will host an evening of art, music, dance and “peace, love and understanding” with the premiere of Cabaret Lunatique’s “Celebrate Haight-Ashbury” on Saturday, August 6. Let your inner bohemian run free and experience a late night varieté featuring local artists that is spiced with saucy cabaret, crazed circus, scandal, music and mayhem – all held in the gorgeous Spiegeltent on Pier 29. The evening will showcase local talent including Teatro ZinZanni magician Brandon Rabe, accomplished six-ball juggler Thomas John, aerialists Cameron McHenry and Marina Luna, all-women clown troupe Circus Finelli, contortionist Nancy Kate Siefker and music from the band Aaron Glass and Friends. Stunning burlesque artist La Chica Boom will serve as host, performer and the best eye candy around! Lobby doors open at 11:15pm. $25 general admission, $35 premium. Call the Box Office at 415/438-2668 or visit the website 21+.

  • Sunday, August 7: Kentucky Fried Woman Presents Tap That Ass: An All Tap-Dance Revue at Bench and Bar in Oakland, 510 17th Street (map). If you love Tap dancing, then you will really not want to miss this extremely unique event! Featuring an all star cast including Titland, ButchTap, Gigi D'Flower, Truvy Trollop, Alotta Boutté, sASSy Hotbuns, The Pony Parade, Twilight Vixen Revue, & Big Moves Phat Fly Girls! With Co-FemCee Starr 69, and Billy "the Poof" Elliot as Stage Daddy & dandy g as Sound Daddy. Doors at 7pm, show at 7:30pm. $10. Table reservations, bottle service, parties/special events and for booking call/text 415-374-1924. 21+.

  • Monday, August 8: Uptown Hubba Hubba at the Uptown Club in Oakland, 1928 Telegraph Avenue (map). Join your hosts Kingfish and Lee Presson for an evening of hot burlesque with performances by Rosalyn LaRoux, The Haute Tauties, Blackhoodygrrl, Gigi d'Flower, Moose Knuckle, Chi Chis del Fuego, Jinx the Minx, Jaded Fox, and Tasty Temptress! Doors at 9pm, show at 10:15. $5. 21+.

  • Tuesday, August 9: 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! Doors open at 8pm and show starts at 9pm. This month we have a great line-up of performers to tantalize your taste buds. A stage kitten, Holly Honey Pocket, that will make you like your bowl of milk clean. And the evening will be hosted by the glorious and fabulous Miss Alotta Boutte!!! The man that'll be keeping the show on flow is DJ gravedigger! Performances by Titland, T-YUH & Tee-Lah, Star 69, Dorian Faust, Tali the Tattooed Tart, Pickles Kintaro, Bunny Von Tail, Delilah, Sheba Queen of the NIght, Ava Lanche, Heaven Mousalem, The Scarlet Ladders, and Special Guests from Baltimore, The Dandy Vagabonds of the Charm City Boys! Doors at 8pm, show at 9pm. $5. 21+.

  • Also Tuesday: Second Tuesdays Burlesque "A Tribute to Hollywood" at the Elbo Room in San Francisco, 647 Valencia Street (map). Bombshell Betty and her Burlesqueteers bring you a tribute to all things Hollywood, including: Jurassic Park, Lebowski, Scarlet Ohara, Marilyn Monroe, Clue, Peter Pan, James Bond, and more! Burlesque performances by many of your favorite Burlesqueteers including Bombshell Betty®, Bo Peek, Candie Pie, Cinnamon Stick, Cookie Crumbles, Cosette L'Amour, If-N-Whendy, Lady Brett, Lascivious Carriage, Lezzie McFaggerson, Luci Fur, Mistress Marla Spankx, Red Delicious, Red Velvet, Sindee Rose, Tipsy Daisy, Vadge O'Fonor, and Violet Streak! Plus the Burlesquercise SHOWGIRL CHORUS! With your emcees, Patina DeCopper & A. Randy Johnson! Live music from San Francisco's cheesiest band: FROMAGIQUE! Doors at 9pm, show at 9:30pm. $10 general admission, $35 table for two. Tables have sold out in advance for the last several shows. Get your advanced tickets at www.bombshellbetty.​net/shows.html. 21+.

  • Wednesday, August 10: 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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