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Thursday, September 22, 2011

San Francisco Bay Area burlesque for September 22 - September 28, 2011

This week will see some notable burlesque stars performing at local shows. Bazuka Joe of Chicago's Stage Door Johnnies will be making a couple of appearances, and The Shanghai Pearl of Seattle will also be performing.

There will be quite a few shows happening on Friday evening, so you'll have to choose from amongst several appealing options in San Francisco and the East Bay.

If you'd like to see a show in a theater setting, Fatdance: What a Feeling! will be happening at the Laney College Theater in Oakland on Friday and Saturday. While not strictly a burlesque show, it will feature both Lady Monster and Kitty Von Quim.

It'll be the Pajama Party show at Burlesqueteer Night on Monday night at the Uptown Club. The Burlesqueteers will be hosting the party, so expect some naughty goings-on in Oakland!

Have a happy fall, everyone!

  • Friday, September 23: 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 and newly noted "#3 burlesque show in the country to take your girl to"! This Friday, see From Chicago's Stage Door Johnnies Bazuka Joe! Plus, mmmmmDelicious, Dottie Lux, Lola Martinet, Andi Stardust, Cherry Poppins, and Vaudie Va Boom! 7:30pm. $5 to $10, sliding scale. 21+.

  • Also Friday: Burlesque Boogie at Pine Street Bar in Livermore, 875 Rincon Avenue (map). Come out for a night of burlesque and music at the Pine Street with Groovy Judy and the Original Sin Burlesque Troupe plus local band Paper & Plastic! 9pm. $6. 21+.

  • Also Friday: Baxtalo Drom - The Lucky Road at Amnesia in San Francisco, 853 Valencia Street (map). Wily women, crafty clowns and cunning rascals come one and all; this month Baxtalo Drom celebrates the heroic trickster with a night of belly dancers, can-can cabaret, brass band beats, rogue rabbits, mustachioed musicians and gypsy punk mischief. Featuring performances by Scotty the Blue Bunny, musical acts Ad Hoc Brass Band and Sahsa and Shiri, and dancing girls Sister Kate and Kimberly Mackoy. With special guest guest Maria Marie! With DJ Wolfgang Von Cope. Doors at 9pm, show at 10pm. $5 before 10pm, $10 after. 21+.

  • Also Friday: Cabaret Perilous at the Uptown Club in Oakland, 1928 Telegraph Avenue (map). Thrill-seekers are welcome at Cabaret Perilous, where the finest performers from near and far entertain and excite! This month features The Shanghai Pearl of Seattle and Bazuka Joe of Chicago! Also featuring performances by Lola Martinet, Casey Castille, Shannon Vau de Vire, Chrissy Lux, and many more! Hosted by Sparkly Devil and The Mai Tai Go-Go Dancers! With musical guests Ragwater Revue! Doors at 9pm, show at 10pm. $10. 21+.

  • Also Friday and Saturday, September 24: Fatdance: What a Feeling! at the Laney College Theater in Oakland, 900 Fallon Street (map). Big Moves brings you an all-new dance spectacular featuring the Phat Fly Girls and special guests as they take their passion and make it happen. Hosted by super-special co-emcees Ames Beezer and Marilyn Wann. Guests include Raks Africa, Kitty Von Quim, and Lady Monster, plus an exclusive screening of the fierce fatty documentary short "Strong Fat Woman". 8pm. Tickets are $15 in advance at, $20 at the door.

  • Saturday, September 24: Sin Sisters Burlesque at the Catalyst Club - Atrium in Santa Cruz, 1011 Pacific Avenue (map). Join the Sin Sisters along with their very special guests Dottie Lux and Valerie Veils for a night sizzling with Electric Flesh! Sweet, Sweet lady meats! Tantalizing Displays of Unforgivable Sexiness! With Mistress of Cermonies Virginia Suicide! Music from McPuzo and Trotsky! Doors at 9:30pm, show at 10pm. $15 in advance at, $20 at the door. Limited number of VIP seats available directly through your favorite Sin Sister or contact them thru 21+.

  • Also Saturday: Thee Merry Widows vs. Los Shimmy Shakers at Bender's Bar and Grill in San Francisco, 806 S. Van Ness Avenue (map). Los Shimmy Shakers is playing a show with Thee Merry Widows! You won't want to miss it. The lovely Szandora LaVey will be hula hoopin during Thee Merry Widows set. Also joining the Shimmy Shakers will be some of your favorite "Shakettes" and some new ones too: If-N-Whendy, Molotov, Pearl E. Gates, Pickles Kintaro, Tasty Temptress, and Vera DeVille! Pickup by Eve Von Gelica! Plus it's Courtney's birthday! Doors at 9pm, show at 10pm. $7. 21+.
  • Monday, September 26: Burlesqueteer Night Pajama Party at Uptown Hubba Hubba at the Uptown Club in Oakland, 1928 Telegraph Avenue (map). Burlesqueteer Night at the Uptown brings you their annual Pajama Party! Enjoy an evening of naughty bedtime stories, pillow fights & sleepover shenanigans Burlesqueteer style! With live musical accompaniment by Fromagique! Burlesque performances by many of your favorite Burlesqueteers including Bombshell Betty®, Belle Phenomene, Cosette L'Amour, Eve Von Gelica, Lady Brett, Lezzie McFaggerson, Little Bumpy Foo Foo, Lola Bomba, Pearl E. Gates, Red Delicious, Red Velvet, Reno May, Scarlet Leather, Scarlett Black, Trixie Fou Laurant, and Violet Streak! With this month's graduating Intensive I class of Chardonnay Sweet, Cleo Torres, Erzulie Rose, Lady FRANtasy, Lay-Si Luna, Leona Devoir, Tanqueray von Grafenberg, and Valhalla Voom! Plus even more! Doors at 9pm, show at 10:15. $5. 21+.

  • Wednesday, September 28: 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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