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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Burlesque n' Brass at Cafe Van Kleef in Oakland this Saturday, November 12

Looking for a good place to take a date for a show? The Hot Pink Feathers and Blue Bone Express have a show every second Saturday of the month (tonight!) at Cafe Van Kleef in Oakland.

Cafe Van Kleef is an intimate club where the dancers will often dance right down the middle aisle right in front of delighted spectators. You'll want to arrive early to get a good seat, though, as standing near the door doesn't provide the same view!

So buy a drink at the bar, and find a good place to listen to the jazz of Blue Bone Express and watch the hot showgirl dance moves of the Hot Pink Feathers. And if you don't have a date, perhaps you may find one at the bar.

The doors open at 8:30 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Cafe Van Kleef is located at 1621 Telegraph Avenue in Oakland (map), which is very close to the 19th Street Oakland BART station. Entry is $10.00, and you'll need to be 21 or older to attend.

*Second Saturday of every month*

Are you looking for trouble? Lucky for you, we've got some! We've got not just jazz by BLUE BONE EXPRESS, and burlesque/cabaret dancing by HOT PINK FEATHERS, but the East Bay burlesque solo debut of TORNADO SUPERTROUBLE. Fresh off her debut last month as a graduate of the Hot Pink Feathers Crafting the Solo class, Tornado turns her mayhem to Oakland. Just added: We'll also be graced with solos by DUSTY JEWEL, RED VELVET and LA BAMBOO VIXEN! If you need an excuse to get out & heat up your Saturday night, this is it!

Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011
Music at 9:30 p.m.; first dancing set at 9:45 p.m.

Cafe van Kleef, 1621 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA
*1/2 block from the 17th Street exit of the 19th Street BART station
(Yes, BART-ers, you'll get an eyeful of ALL the dancing & nearly all of the live jazz & be done in time to catch the BART!)

*3 sets of BBX music
*3 sets of HPF dancing
*East Bay burlesque solo debut of TORNADO SUPERTROUBLE
*$10; 21+; tips warmly encouraged


Dubbed "the coolest jazz brass band in Northern California" by the San Francisco Chronicle, Oakland-based Blue Bone Express exposes the Bay Area to a type of jazz rarely heard beyond the Mississippi Delta. Combined with award-winning Hot Pink Feathers’ World Carnaval Cabaret dance, this explosive cabaret performance fuses music and dance traditions spanning the early-1900's New Orleans parades to the showgirl plumage of 1950's Rio de Janeiro Carnaval, the culture-clash hilarity of the '70s and '80s, and pushing through the present-day post-modern meltdown that is downtown Oakland.

“If you've never had the pleasure of seeing burlesque dancing performed to live jazz, then this is the place to start. It's like slugging down a pint of Uncle Peppy's moonshine after ten years of Nestea. It's sexy, spunky, sassy retro fun with all the heart and soul of Rio de Janeiro and the French Quarter, right there in downtown Oaktown. If you're looking for the perfect date, the perfect diversion, or just a chance to see an eminently sexy group of gifted hoofers grinding to hot jazz played by true enthusiasts, order a whiskey sour and settle into your seat for one of the best evenings the Bay Area has to offer.” ~Thomas Roche
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