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Thursday, August 11, 2011

San Francisco Bay Area burlesque for August 11 - August 17, 2011

A number of shows this week will be marked by the arrival of the international cast of the upcoming film, "Burlesque Assassins".

Cast members, including the Bay Area's Kellita, will perform at Little Minsky's, Cabaret Perilous, Burlesque n' Brass, and at their own show in Big Sur on Sunday evening. See the listings below for show information. For more information about the film, please see the website at!

Another big event happens this evening at Oakland Metro. It's a fundraiser for Jelly Boy the Clown, who was severely injured in a residential fire earlier this summer. The Hubba Hubba Revue, Red Hots Burlesque, Vau de Vire Society, Dispaced Labors Sideshow, and more will be participating to help raise funds for this member of the Squidliing Brothers Circus Sideshow. If you can't attend but would like to help out, please click on the appropriate links at!

It's a good week of shows happening. Enjoy!

  • Thursday, August 11: Little Minsky's Burlesque & Variety Show at Club Deluxe in San Francisco, 1511 Haight Street (map). It's an effervescent evening they have in store at the next Little Minsky's with special imported guests from across the US and overseas. The scintillating and shady carny preacher man from Seattle, Armitage Shanks, mastermind of Circus Contraption, leads this cast of brilliant burlesque artists. From Rome, they have the stunning Scarlett Martini, Art Director of the Burlesque Garden, one of Italy's finest burly-q festivals. And from Hamburg, Germany the devastatingly delightful Koko La Douce and high-glam gender mixologist HedoLuxe. Joined by local latin-spiced showgirls Hot Pink Feathers with solo act from founder and choreographer Kellita. And all the way from Austin, Texas, let's hear it for the lovely Coco Lectric, Headmistress of The Austin Academy of Burlesque. For your listening pleasure, they have a rare reunion appearance of The Bluebelles with their haunting harmonies and upbeat ditties set to soulful guitar by Mr. Lonesome. Doors at 9pm, show at 10pm. $5. 21+.

  • Also Thursday: The Jelly Boy Funrazor - A Benefit for Jelly Boy the Clown at Oakland Metro in Oakland, 630 3rd Street (map). Jelly Boy the Clown -- of the Squidling Bros. Circus Sideshow, who have performed at Bohemian Carnival, Hubba Hubba Revue's Cabaret Perilous, and other local events -- fell victim to an apartment fire in New York a few weeks back. Thankfully, he and his friend survived the fuckaroo, but he's badly burned and has a trying road ahead. And thus this here benefit. Come out and help raise some funds to offset Jelly Boy's medical expenses and indulge in some of the Bay Area's best circus, live music, sideshow, burlesque and cabaret talent while you're at it! Entertainment from the Hubba Hubba Revue, Red Hots Burlesque, Gooferman, Vau de Vire Society, Displayed Labors Sideshow, Sisters of Honk, plus Fire-Kracker the Klown & Friendz, and more special guests TBD! With food from GinO. Can't make the event? Please donate through the Squidling Family Circus and this link http://www.nassauchainsaw.​com/blog. Doors at 9pm. $10 (more if you'd like). 18+.

  • Friday, August 12: 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 Dottie Lux, Dixie DeLish, Lolly Gagger, Rasa Vitalia, Shakey Gibson, and Sheba Queen of the Night! 7:30pm. $5 to $10, sliding scale. 21+.

  • Also Friday: Barbary Coast Burlesque at Impala in San Francisco, 501 Broadway Street (map). This month, Barbary Coast Burlesque welcomes Living Legend of Burlesque Satan's Angel to the Impala's stage! With performances by Coco Lectric of New Orleans, Scotty the Blue Bunny, Mynx d'Meanor, Sid Scenic, Wiggy Darling, Vienna La Rouge, Bunny Pistol and the Devil-Ettes. 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! What more can you ask? Doors at 8pm, show at 9:15pm. Tickets are $15 at the door, $10 in advance at bcbaugust12.eventbr​ 21+.

  • Also Friday: The Mischievous Maidens Show at 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! Every second Friday of the month! 8pm. Free. 21+.

  • Also Friday: sASSy's Seaside Burlesque at Winters Tavern in Pacifica, 1522 Francisco Boulevard (map). It's that time again for the sexy ladies of Seaside Burlesque to rock Pacifica! But this time it's a birthday party! Is there better way for a burlesque performer celebrate their birthday then being in their birthday suit? I think not! Celebrate with performances by Casey Castille, Ruby White, Milkshake, sASSy Hotbuns, Truvy Trollop, Annie Oakland, and birthday girls Kiss Me Kate and MC Odessa Lil! Doors at 8:30pm, show at 9:30pm. Free. 21+.

  • Also Friday: Hubba Hubba Revue's Cabaret Perilous at the Uptown Club in Oakland, 1928 Telegraph Avenue (map). Dare-devils & dancers! Extraordinary beauty! Entertainments from around the globe! Featuring peformances by Coco Lectric (Austin, TX), Hedo Luxe and Koko La Douce (Hamburg, Germany), Molotov and his Wheel of Death, Lizzy D. Vine, belly dancer Dusty Paik, Lady Fred and her Blackheart Ballads, and madcap musical mayhem from Lee Presson's Fistful of Nails! With host Lady Satan, and The Mai Tai Go-Go Dancers! Plus special simian Gorilla X! Doors at 9pm, show at 10pm. $10. 21+.
  • Saturday, August 13: Dr. Sketchy's East Bay at Disco Volante in Oakland, 347 14th Street (map). Draw glamorous burlesque dancers, compete in contests, and win wacky prizes! This month's model will be Francine Dead! 4pm to 7pm. $12 general, or $10 students and presales. All ages.

  • Also Saturday: Le Boy's "Grease It Up" at the White Horse Inn in Oakland, 6551 Telegraph Avenue (map). Fella-Fem's second Saturday queer variety show. Doors at 7:30pm, show at 9:30pm. $10. 21+.

  • Also Saturday: Burlesque n' Brass Special Edition: Stars of "Burlesque Assasins" The Film at Cafe Van Kleef in Oakland, 1621 Telegraph Avenue (map). In addition to live music by Blue Bone Express and group numbers by Hot Pink Feathers, Burlesque ‘n’ Brass August will feature a burlesque show with performances by the stars of the upcoming feature film, “The Burlesque Assassins,” including Italy’s biggest burlesque star, Scarlett Martini; Switzerland’s Blue Angel, Koko La Douce; Burlesque Assassin, Kellita and very special guest, Germany’s national treasure, Hedo Luxe! The evening also includes solo performances by Feathers Dusty Jewel, Lily Diamond, Minnie Cupcakes and Ada Lavender! All hosted by international circus/burlesque performer and star of “The Burlesque Assassins”, Armitage Shanks. Doors at 8:30pm, music/floorshow at 9:30pm and 11:30pm, and burlesque show at 10:30pm. $10. 21+.

  • Sunday, August 14: Freaks and Femmes at Henry Miller Memorial Library in Big Sur, Highway 1 (map). An Evening of cabaret, burlesque, music, mayhem and more! Starring Italy's biggest burlesque star Scarlett Martini, SF's Queen of Carnival Kellita, Germany's Hedo Luxe, Switzerland's Blue Angel Koko La Douce, and your host Armitage Shanks! Free beginners burlesque workshop 5-6:30 (email venue for reservations), cocktails from 6:30 to 7:30, show doors open at 7:30, show at 8:30 (or when dark enough). $20, advance tickets available at 21+.

  • Also Sunday: Naked Girls Reading SF: ART at *New* Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco, 1349 Mission Street (map). After Nude Aid, featuring Carol Queen PhD, Lady Monster and Ophelia Coeur de Noir, with special naked cast members Madison Young and Tessa Wills reading about their favorite artist, work of art or style of art. Come to Nude Aid, the Center for Sex and Culture's annual fundraiser to watch art being created with nude models. Each ticket includes one piece of art made during the event. Silent auction items available too. NGR takes place from 8pm to 10pm. Combo tickets may be bought together at the Center for Sex and Culture, $20 for Nude Aid and $30 for Nude Aid and Naked Girls Reading ($35 for a front row seat). NGR-only tickets are $15 general, $20 front row, and may be purchased in advance at​m.

  • Monday, August 15: Uptown Hubba Hubba's Burlesqueteer Night at the Uptown Club in Oakland, 1928 Telegraph Avenue (map). In this tribute to Hollywood they'll have Gone With The Wind, Clue, Jurassic Park, My Fair Lady, Big Lebowski, The Sound of Music, Marilyn Monroe, James Bond, Rocky, & Rocky Horror Picture Show! Come see both HUGE sets of burlesque with Bombshell Betty, her Burlesqueteers, and Fromagique! Doors at 9pm, show at 10:15. $5. 21+.
  • Wednesday, August 17: 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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