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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Legs Malone to perform at Monday's Hubba Hubba Revue show in Oakland

If you've missed Legs Malone at the other stops on her West Coast tour, you'll have one more chance to catch this dynamic, sexy, and yes, leggy, New York City-based performer this Monday night, January 31, at the Hubba Hubba Revue show at the Uptown Club in Oakland!

But there's more! For the very same five dollar cover, you'll get to see another visiting performer, Ms. Louisa of Minneapolis. And from New Orleans, Dorian Faust. And they haven't forgotten to include one of the Bay Area's own, Mynx d'Meanor of Fishnet Follies!




And putting the variety in the variety part of the show, it'll be magician Hernan Cortez and comedian Dustin Sklavos! No, it's not the Hernan Cortez who was a Spanish conquistador who led an expedition that caused the fall of the Aztec Empire. It is, it should be quite the magic show! And there will be music from The Honeybirds, too!

The Uptown Club is located at 1528 Telegraph Avenue in Oakland (map), and the doors open at 9:00 p.m., and the show starts at 10:15. It's a 21 and older venue, so remember to bring your identification to get in!

MONDAY! Hubba Hubba at the UPTOWN CLUB!

HOWDY FRIENDS!

MONDAY, JAN. 31ST! Hubba Hubba Revue puts the VARIETY in Variety Show! It's a wild evening of BURLESQUE! Comedy! Magic! Music! & more!

Join in the FUN with...

MYNX D'MEANOR!
Ms. Louisa!
Dorian Faust!
Magician Hernan Cortez!
Comedian Dustin Sklavos!
Zip the What-Is-It?!

and Special Guest, Legs Malone of New York City!

plus! Musical Guests, The Honeybirds!

hosted by everyone's favorite drunks/MC's, Kingfish & Eddie!

All for just FIVE BUCKS!

Doors 9PM, Show 10:15PM
21 & Up w/I.D.

THE UPTOWN CLUB
1928 Telegraph Ave, Oakland
(just 1 block from 19th Street BART!)
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Friday, January 28, 2011

Pre-game Super Bowl burlesque and a Lyon-Martin fundraiser this Sunday, January 30

"Go Deep!" with Dottie Lux, Red Hots Burlesque, and Chef Gino this Sunday as they kick-off Super Bowl week at El Rio in San Francisco! Then, catch a back-to-back show afterwards as there will be a fundraiser for Lyon-Martin Health Services featuring Kentucky Fried Woman, Brent Cocker, Drew Montana, and more!

First off the line of scrimmage is Red Hots Burlesque's Go Deep! Tailgating never was so good! Not only will you get the opportunity to dine on some yummy garlic meatballs, salad, and garlic Hawaiian bread, but you'll also get to see some of the hot and spicy burlesque from Bitter Waitress, Lola Dean, AJ Molecular, and Dottie Lux! It'll sure add that extra point to your big game preparations!

In addition, Dottie will host a trivia contest and games. There will also be dancing to the sweet sounds of DJ Ruby White.

Best of all? There's no cover to attend! Touchdown! And remember that there will be a show on Super Bowl Sunday, February 6, with a different cast and menu!

Kick-off for this event is at 5:00 p.m. El Rio is located at 3158 Mission Street (map) in San Francisco's Mission District.

Go Deep flier, January 30, 2011


Red Hots Burlesque, El Rio & Chef Gino Present: GO DEEP!
When: Sunday, January 30th @ 5pm
Where: El Rio, 3158 Mission St 415-282-3325
What: Trivia, Games, Dancing, Burlesque, Meat Balls!
Cost:****FREE****

As sports fans all over the country fluff their foam fingers and pull out the big TV, Red Hots Burlesque asks you not to forget the most important aspects of The Super Bowl: titties and treats!

Kick off the countdown to the Kick-Off with Gino's balls & Dottie's babes! El Rio, home of the happiest hour in the bay hosts this party for jocks, people who think jocks are sexy, drinkers, eaters, hecklers, proponents of the shimmy and shake, smarty pants and know-it-alls.

Trivia & Games hosted by Red Hots Burlesque's Dottie Lux

Burlesque by:
* Bitter Waitress
* AJ Molecular
* Lola Dean
& more!
DJ- Ruby White (Panty Raid, Web of Sound, Sugar Shack SF)

Good Eats!:

Gino's Famous Garlic Meatballs
The best salad you've ever had in your life -- and lots of it! - *vegetarian (with peanut butter balsamic dressing to die for!)
Garlic Hawaiian Bread - *vegetarian (for optional sliders)

Stick around and enjoy this event:
"Hotties 4 Homo Health Care," a fundraiser for Lyon-Martin Health Services (www.lyon-martin.org). More exciting surprises will be announced closer to the event!
January 30th, 2011
7-10pm
El Rio (3158 Mission at Precita)
$5-20 sliding scale!
http://www.lyon-martin.org/events.php

++++ This is the launch party! ++++

GO DEEP! was inspired by the realization that El Rio has never hosted a Super Bowl Party, Dottie has never enjoyed a Super Bowl & everybody loves Gino's Balls! *Tailgating* done right: twist and shout to the best of 60's pop, soul, garage rock and girl groups, feast your eyes on the best bump and grind and gobble up some of the most delicious grub, just like Nana used to make.


---FEB 6 FEB 6 FEB 6 FEB 6 FEB 6 FEB 6 FEB 6 FEB 6 FEB 6 FEB 6---
**Be sure to come back on Feb 6th we'll be watching the game, there will be a different menu and cast**


http://redhotsburlesque.com


http://elriosf.com

Then, stick around for the Lyon-Martin Health Services fundraiser, "Hotties 4 Homo Healthcare." They need your financial support as just this week they announced that they will be closing their doors unless they can raise $250,000. You can read the announcement at www.lyon-martin.org.

There will be performances by Dottie Lux, Kentucky Fried Woman, Drew Montana, Brock Cocker, and Jake Danger. There will also be raffles with wonderful prizes, and music from DJs Booty Klap, HLAWS, and Jxn James. Admission is a suggested $5 to $20, on a sliding scale. The event will start at 7:00 p.m. at El Rio.

Can't attend? You may donate online at the aforementioned website, where you can also read about why Lyon-Martin Health Services is so important to the community.

Lyon-Martin fundraiser flier, January 30, 2011


HOTTIES 4 HOMO HEALTH CARE: A LYON-MARTIN FUNDRAISER

WHAT: Join us at El Rio on January 30th for "Hotties 4 Homo Health Care," a fundraiser for Lyon-Martin Health Services (www.lyon-martin.org). Admission is a suggested $5-20 sliding scale donation.

WHEN: Sunday, January 30th, 2011.
7:00 – 10:00pm

WHERE: El Rio’s back room, 3158 Mission at Precita, San Francisco, CA 94110

WHO: The evening will include fabulous performances by Kentucky Fried Woman, Brock Cocker, Drew Montana and Lyric Styles. DJ Booty Klap from Party Hole!!!/Ships in the Night and DJs HLAWS & Jxn James from Transfat will be providing awesome music to get down to! Raffle prizes include hundreds of dollars worth of amazing items and certificates from Good Vibrations, Vixen Creations, CrashPadSeries.com, HeavenlySpire.com, and Kink.com. Admission is a suggested $5-20 sliding scale donation.

Lyon-Martin Health Services is a non-profit community health clinic with over thirty years experience in providing competent, non-judgmental healthcare to women and transgender people. Lyon-Martin Health Services is the only free-standing community clinic in California with a specific emphasis on lesbian/bisexual women and transgender health care. Services are provided regardless of the patient’s ability to pay. For more information about Lyon-Martin Health Services, visit www.lyon-martin.org.

For more information on the event, visit http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=113967692005240

For Questions or Press Credentials contact:
Morgan Weinert
415-901-7131
morgan@lyon-martin.org


http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=113967692005240

http://www.elriosf.com

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Red Hots Burlesque, I Love Glenn in SF tonight, Friday, January 28

Just as there were two burlesque shows happening in Oakland this Friday (see previous post), there are several shows happening in the San Francisco which you may be able to attend back-to-back.

Every week, Dottie Lux of Red Hots Burlesque brings you the spiciest and most seductive acts in burly-q to the happy hour at El Rio, 3158 Mission Street (map). This week, New York's Legs Malone will be bringing her thirty-four and one-half inch inseam to the stage.


NSFW: Also, the music is somewhat loud, so turn down the volume a bit. We don't want everyone to know you're partying in your cubicle...


YouTube video: Legs Malone Bettie Page Tribute (NSFW)


Also performing will be Living Legend of Burlesque Isis Starr, Oleeander Moon, Ava Lanche, RHB's Dottie Lux, and Ms. Luisa of Minneapolis!

Red Hots flier, January 28, 2011


Red Hots Burlesque

Come with your sense of humor, get ready to hoot and holler. Red Hots Burlesque brings you the "city's best" bump and grind at the "happiest hour" in the bay!

SF's Only Weekly Burlesque show is BACK!

Friday, January 28th El Rio

3158 Mission St San Francisco

7:30pm slinging scale $5-10, 21 and Up

With performances by Dottie Lux , Isis Starr, Legs Malone (NYC), Oleeander Moon, Ava Lanche and Ms. Louisa (MN)!


About our debut performers:

Legs Malone: Legs got her start through London's famed Whoopee club in 2006 and has performed on stages throughout New York City, London, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Bermuda, Washington DC, Richmond, The Berkshires, and The Hamptons. Legs was Associate Producer at Sugar Shack Burlesque from 2007-2010 and produced The Legs Malone Show, an exhibition of performative art with a distinctly burlesque twist, from 2008 - 2010. She continues to perform widely throughout the NYC area and regularly up and down the East Coast, not to mention all over the world!

With a formal academic training in Art History and Contemporary Art, Legs brings a developed eye towards the aesthetics of theater, performance and entertainment to create humorous and titillating acts for the audience's pleasure.

Her goal is to be a heart-stoppingly excellent performer on every stage and in every country she finds herself in. Vive le spectacle


http://www.redhotsburlesque.com

http://www.elriosf.com

Then, if you're a Danzig, Misfits, or Samhain fan, you'll not want to miss I Love Glenn at 111 Minna Gallery! It's an evening of burlesque performances dedicated to Glenn Danzig, with live music from Plan 9, a Misfits tribute band!

The show will start at 9:00 p.m. (doors at 8:00), so you'll have to scoot quickly from El Rio, but it's doable. 111 Minna Gallery is located at 111 Minna Street (map), and it's several blocks from the Montgonery Street BART station.


The 111 Minna Gallery Presents: I Love Glenn!

Honoring the sexiest man of punk rock!!
Live Burlesque!! Music!! Nudity! All night!!

JUST ADDED: PLAN 9- MISFITS Tribute Band!!!

Starring:
Eva Von Slut
Bunny Pistol
Sparkly Devil
Josie Starre
Lady Satan
Cupcake
sASSy Hotbuns

111 MINNA
Doors at 8pm
Show at 9pm
$7 at the door
21+


http://www.111minnagallery.com/


Also Friday: Baxtalo Drom - The Lucky Road at Amnesia, located at 853 Valencia Street (map). Jump on a dusty gypsy stagecoach this month, and visit a way out west watering hole, where hootchi cootchi harlots wiggle, and restless men wrangle with the rise and fall chance and fate. Featuring MC Freddie Price, Elana Bee, MyRedHeart, The Filthy Whipple Medicine Show, and DJ Alxndr. 9pm. $5 before 9:30, $10 after. 21+.
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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Cabaret Perilous and Rebel Cupcake in Oakland on Friday, January 28

This Friday, there will be burlesque in Oakland! In fact, there will be two shows which you can probably attend back-to-back.

The first is Rebel Cupcake, which will be at the Bench and Bar located at 510 17th Street (map), which is located just a few blocks from the Uptown Club where Cabaret Perilous will be happening. In fact, the Rebel Cupcake show will start at 9:00 p.m. and is scheduled to end at 10:00, which is when Cabaret Perilous will start!

Rebel Cupcake will feature performancs by Vixen Noir, Ms. Ginger Snapz of Seattle, Titland (Kentucky Fried Woman and Starr69), and more! It's a short show, but it's filled with talent!

Bevin Branlandingham, Movement Productions & BoiBlue Events Present Rebel Cupcake: Oakland

Friday, January 28, 2011 * Oakland, CA
9PM Show / Dancing until after hours * $8 until 10PM (so come early to enjoy the show and the wonderful party!) $10 after

510 17th Street, Oakland
9pm until After Hours
The team at Hot Box in the Bay has joined forces with Bevin Branlandingham to produce a Rebel Cupcake for the West Coast! Bringing for the first time on the road the magic of the Brooklyn-based “Flamboyant queer dance party for all shapes and flavors” that AfterEllen.com calls “Unrestrained fabulousness!”

Performers include:
Vixen Noir, multidisciplinary performance artist (actress, dancer, burlesque artist, poetess, singer)
[http://www.myspace.com/vixen_noir]

Ms. Ginger Snapz, Seattle’s Premier Black Burlesque Starlet

Titland, burlesque tap dance featuring Kentucky Fried Woman and Starr69

Lynn Breedlove (Lambda award winning author, Tribe8 alum)
[http://www.lynnbreedlove.com]

Femmecee Bevin Branlandingham, “An ultra-rad warrior for self-acceptance.”–Autstraddle.com
[http://queerfatfemme.com]


http://www.hotboxinthebay.com

http://www.bench-and-bar.com

Cabaret Perilous will start at 10:00 p.m. (doors at 9:00) at the Uptown Club located at 1928 Telegraph Avenue (map). It's just a short walk down Telegraph from the Bench and Bar.

It will be an evening of burlesque, circus sideshow acts, and music! With special guest Legs Malone all the way from New York City. Plus, there will be live music with Los Shimmy Shakers! And oh so much more! See below for full show details.

Cabaret Perilous flier, January 28, 2011


Prepare Youself --FOR THRILLS! It's...

CABARET PERILOUS!

A Heart-Stopping Jubilee of Danger & Desire!

featuring!

Special Guest Star LEGS MALONE! (New York City)
Chanteuse Wiggy Darlington!
Hoopstress Revolva!
Dixie DeLish!
Jellyfish Kiss!
Dare-Devil Molotov!
Juggler Kyle Johnson!
Displayed Labors Sideshow!
Zip The What-Is-It?!
Hosted by The Vicar of Liquor
& The Hubba Hubba Go-Go Dancers!

Bump, Grind & Groove w/ musical guests
LOS SHIMMY SHAKERS!

FRIDAY, JANUARY 28TH
Doors 9PM Show 10PM
$10 All Night 21 & Up

THE UPTOWN CLUB
1928 Telegraph Ave. Oakland
(1 block from 19th Street BART!)

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http://www.hubbahubbarevue.com


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San Francisco Bay Area burlesque for January 26 to February 1, 2011

This week, there are a lot of shows happening on Friday! From the weekly Red Hots Burlesque show, to a tribute to Glenn Danzig, to a cabaret show featuring sideshow acts, to a Rebel Cupcake, to a gypsy punk dance party, there will be a lot to choose from!

Will there be visiting performers? Yup! Legs Malone will be visiting from New York City, and she'll be performing at Red Hots Burlesque and Cabaret Perilous on Friday. Will she be using her famous legs to get from one venue to another? She probably can cross the bay with one stride! Miss Malone was an associate producer of the New York Sugar Shack, as well the producer of the Legs Malone Show.

Ms. Luisa of Minneapolis will also be continuing her run of performances in the Bay Area. She will also be performing at the Red Hots show, as well as Monday's Hubba Hubba Revue show at the Uptown Club in Oakland. What that woman can do with a bowl of pasta! I'll never look at a spaghetti dinner the same way...

And you thought the Super Bowl hype starts early! Red Hots Burlesque thinks so too, and they've joined them! Catch the first Go Deep show this Sunday at El Rio. Burlesque, music and meatballs. The perfect pre-game accompaniment! And like crashing a tailgate party, it's free, too! Mangia!

  • Friday, January 28: Red Hots Burlesque at El Rio in San Francisco, 3158 Mission Street (map). Come with your sense of humor, get ready to hoot and holler. Red Hots Burlesque brings you the "city's best" bump and grind at the "happiest hour" in the bay! This week, the show will feature performances by Dottie Lux, Isis Starr, Legs Malone (NYC), Oleeander Moon, Ava Lanche and Ms. Louisa (MN)! 7:30pm. $5-$10 slinging scale. 21+.

  • Also Friday: I Love Glenn! at 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco, 111 Minna Street (map). It's a tribute to Glenn Danzig the founder of bands the Misfits, Samhain, and Danzig. The show will feature Misfits tribute band Plan 9, and burlesque performances by Eva Von Slut, Bunny Pistol, Sparkly Devil, Josie Starre, Lady Satan, Cupcake, and sASSy Hotbuns. Door at 8pm, show at 9. $7 at the door. 21+.

  • Also Friday: Cabaret Perilous at the Uptown Club in Oakland, 1928 Telegraph Avenue (map). Burlesque! Circus sideshows! A chanteuse! And live music from Los Shimmy Shakers! Yes, It's time for Cabaret Perilous, with your host for the evening, the Vicar of Liquor! With performances by chanteuse Wiggy Darlington, hoopstress Revolva, Dixie DeLish, Jellyfish Kiss, Dare-Devil Molotov, juggler Kyle Johnson, Displayed Labors Sideshow, Zip The What-Is-It?! With special guest star Legs Malone of New York City! And featuring the Hubba Hubba Go-Go Dancers! Doors 9pm, show at 10. $10. 21+.

  • Also Friday: Baxtalo Drom - The Lucky Road at Amnesia in San Francisco, 853 Valencia Street (map). Jump on a dusty gypsy stagecoach this month, and visit a way out west watering hole, where hootchi cootchi harlots wiggle, and restless men wrangle with the rise and fall chance and fate. Featuring MC Freddie Price, Elana Bee, MyRedHeart,
    The Filthy Whipple Medicine Show, and DJ Alxndr. 9pm. $5 before 9:30, $10 after. 21+.

  • Also Friday: Rebel Cupcake at The Bench and Bar in Oakland, 510 17th Street (map). The team at Hot Box in the Bay has joined forces with Bevin Branlandingham to produce a Rebel Cupcake for the West Coast! Bringing for the first time on the road the magic of the Brooklyn-based “Flamboyant queer dance party for all shapes and flavors” that AfterEllen.com calls “Unrestrained fabulousness!” Starring Vixen Noir, Ms. Ginger Snapz of Seattle, Titland (burlesque tap dance featuring Kentucky Fried Woman and Starr69), author Lynn Breedlove, and Femmecee Bevin Branlandingham! Doors at 8pm, show at 9. $8 before 10pm, $10 after. 21+.

  • Sunday, January 30: Go Deep I at El Rio in San Francisco, 3158 Mission Street (map). As sports fans all over the country fluff their foam fingers and pull out the big TV, Red Hots Burlesque asks you not to forget the most important aspects of The Super Bowl: titties and treats! Kick off the countdown to the Kick-Off with Gino's balls & Dottie's babes! Trivia & games hosted by Red Hots Burlesque's Dottie Lux, with burlesque by Bitter Waitress, AJ Molecular, Lola Dean and more! Music from DJ Ruby White (Panty Raid, Web of Sound, Sugar Shack SF). 5pm to 7pm. No cover. 21+. Followed by...

  • Also Sunday: Hotties 4 Homo Health Care, a fundraiser for Lyon-Martin Health Services at El Rio in San Francisco, 3158 Mission Street (map). The evening will include fabulous performances by Kentucky Fried Woman, Brock Cocker, Drew Montana and Lyric Styles. DJ Booty Klap from Party Hole!!!/Ships in the Night and DJs HLAWS & Jxn James from Transfat will be providing awesome music to get down to! Raffle prizes include hundreds of dollars worth of amazing items and certificates from Good Vibrations, Vixen Creations, CrashPadSeries.com, HeavenlySpire.com, and Kink.com. 7pm to 10pm. Admission is a suggested $5-20 sliding scale donation. 21+

  • Monday, January 31: Uptown Hubba Hubba at the Uptown Club in Oakland, 1928 Telegraph Avenue (map). Hubba Hubba Revue puts the VARIETY in variety show! It's a wild evening of burlesque, comedy, magic, music and more! Join your hosts Kingfish and Eddie as they boost up the fun level with performances by Mynx d'Meanor, Ms. Louisa (of Minneapolis!), Dorian Faust, Magician Hernan Cortez, comedian Dustin Sklavos, and Zip the What-Is-It?! With musical guests, The Honeybirds! Doors at 9pm, show at 10:15. $5, 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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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Lady X performs at Uptown Hubba Hubba this Monday, January 24

Lady X, photo by Tim Wells
Lady X of The Mischievous Maidens will perform this Monday night at the Hubba Hubba Revue show at the Uptown Nightclub in Oakland. Yes, it's time for burlesque in Oakland!

The Mischievous Maidens are a Bay Area burlesque dance troupe who perform at shows such as the Hubba Hubba Revue, Tourettes Without Regrets, and Les Folies Champagne. They also have their own show every second Friday of the month at the Skylark Bar in San Francisco.

Also performing will be special guest The Stripping Granny! You may have seen her in the award-winning one-woman show, Alzheimer's Alzheimer's Cha Cha Cha, or at any of a number of burlesque and comedy shows around the Bay Area. If you haven't, this is your chance to see one of the funniest and inspiring acts of the year!

Plus, you'll also be able to catch performances by Ms. Luisa of Minneapolis, and Lizzy D. Vine of Sacramento. And, oh, so much more!

And the show is still only $5.00. What a bargain! You'll not have a more entertaining time on a Monday night in the Bay Area.

The Uptown Nightclub is located at 1928 Telegraph Avenue in Oakland (map). Doors open at 9:00 p.m., and the show starts at 10:15.

Uptown Hubba Hubba

HOWDY FRIENDS!

MONDAY, JAN. 24th, Hubba Hubba Revue returns to the Uptown Club with outta-towner guests, local faves, and none other than the One & Only, STRIPPING GRANNY!

Join in the Burlesque & Variety FUN with...

LADY X!
Ms. Luisa!
Bunny Von Tail!
Lizzy D. Vine!
Dulce de Lecherous!
Zip the What-Is-It?!

plus! Bellydance Troupe
TEARS OF ERZULIE!

special guest star
THE STRIPPING GRANNY!

hosted by everyone's favorite drunks/MC's, Kingfish & Eddie!

All for just FIVE BUCKS!

Doors 9PM, Show 10:15PM
21 & Up w/I.D.

THE UPTOWN CLUB
1928 Telegraph Ave, Oakland
(just 1 block from 19th Street BART!)
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Friday, January 21, 2011

Barbary Coast Burlesque at the Impala this Sunday, January 23

Join Bunny Pistol this Sunday at the Impala Restaurant and Lounge in San Francisco for the January edition of Barbary Coast Burlesque! There will burlesque performances galore on the main stage at this swank North Beach lounge and restaurant.

The Impala is located at 501 Broadway Street (map). Doors open at 8:00 p.m., and the show starts at 9:00. Tickets may be purchased for $10.00 (plus fees) in advance at bunnypistol.eventbrite.com, and they will also be available for $15.00 at the door.

Barbary Coast Burlesque

Join the popular seductive cast of Barbary Coast Burlesque at San Francisco's popular hot spot, Impala. It will be an evening of provocative burlesque entertainment right on The City's own Barbary Coast! This event will take place at Impala's main stage.

General Admission.
Doors at 8pm
Show at 9pm
Advance tickets $10 at http://bunnypistol.eventbrite.com/
At the door $15

21+

Impala Restaurant and Lounge
501 Broadway Street, San Francisco


http://www.bunnypistol.com

http://www.impalasf.com

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Edwardian Ball: A Newbie's Guide

The Edwardian Ball is here, and I don't have a thing to wear...

That's a common phrase heard in certain circles this time of year in San Francisco. But what IS the Edwardian Ball, really? And what can you expect if you attend?

For the five or so years since I've been involved with burlesque, I've heard about the Ball. And for the past couple of two years I've said that I would attend the Edwardian Ball "next year." Well, next year has arrived, and I'm all set to go. And I must say that I've become quite fascinated by the event.

As it's in my nature to prepare as much as possible for an event of such magnitude, I've researched the Ball by reading various online articles, as well as by talking to some of the people in the burlesque community who have been to the Ball in past years or who are actively participating in it this year.

I will probably edit this post after this weekend, but while the research is still fresh in my mind I'll post it now. And who knows? It may help those of you who are going for the first time this year.


What is the Edwardian Ball?

The Edwardian Ball is a celebration of the famed American writer and artist Edward Gorey. This year, there will be performances based on his work, "The Eleventh Episode," which actually was written under his pseudonym, Raddory Gewe. He was fond of anagrams.

Photo by nightshade, theblight.net
The show is presented by the Vau de Vire Society and Paradox Media. Vau de Vire is behind such events as the Bohemian Carnival, and they've performed with Primus and the Dresden Dolls, among many others. They're one of the Bay Area's premier avant-garde circus and dance companies.

This year, the Ball in San Francisco will consist of two evenings, Friday and Saturday, January 21 and 22. On Friday, it take the form of the Edwardian World's Faire, which features the Edwardian Midway and an exposition of steam machinery by Kinetic Steam Works. There will also be live music, dancing, a fashion show, circus and vaudeville acts, and more. On Saturday, it will the Edwardian Ball which will feature a performance of "The Eleventh Episode," with original music and choreography by Rosin Coven and the Vau de Vire Society. There will also be music (by "Belle of the Ball", Jill Tracy, see the video below), and performances by Fou Fou HA!, Le Cancan Bijou and more. Both days will feature ballroom dancing, a vendor bazaar and gaming parlour, a hall of fine arts, and cabinets of curiosity and natural wonders.



Edwardian Ball Fashion and Costumes

This is the issue at the forefront of most attendees' minds. What the do you wear? After all, it is a costume party/dance. And some of the most creative designers and artists around will be in attendance! It seems that much of the appeal of the Ball is to admire all of the creative and wonderful costumes, not to mention to wear one.

Photo by nightshade, theblight.net
So how does one dress? Edwardian Ball fashion is a mash-up of Victorian, Edwardian, steampunk, goth, and pretty much anything else you can imagine. One of the tenets of the event is that historical accuracy is not emphasized, unlike some of the other costume events in the Bay Area. The focus is more on creativity.

For some, preparations start right after the last Ball ended. There is research into fashion history. Various steampunk characters are examined and imagined. Patterns are drawn up and materials are searched for online and in small shops around the area. These attendees are the ones you see pictures of when you search for "Edwardian Ball photos." Like the fellow to the left.

Some examples of what has been worn in the past may be found at SFWeekly.com, edwardianball.com, or on Neil Girling's Flickr account.

If you're into costuming, this is an opportunity for you to let it all hang out, so to speak. Says Miz Margo (aka burlesque performer The Flying Fox), one of the DJs at the Ball this weekend, "DRESS UP!! Nothing is 'too much'. Go dark, surreal, vintage, a charachter out of a Gorey story (human or not!), these days 'steampunk' flies as well..."

Although creating and wearing an elaborate costume is wonderful and encouraged, it's not absolutely necessary. I talked with Anna Q, the vendor coordinator, production assistant, social media director, and secret weapon of the Edwardian Ball, about costuming. "That's the one thing people get hung up about," she said. "But in reality, once you're there, people don't pay that much attention. People hear the word 'ball' and think that they need have to have an elaborate costume, but people shouldn't let that stop them from coming."

You can wear something nice and dressy. For women, something as a simple as a little black dress with accessories will do. 7x7 Magazine has posted its suggestion for what a woman could wear to this year's Ball. As you can see, it's a variation on the little black dress, with some accessories to give it that turn-of-the-century look.

For men, something along the lines of formalwear will do. RJ Johnson of Burlesque Photo of the Day suggested a tuxedo shirt over black slacks would work. If you can find the rest of the tuxedo, so much the better.

If you need some accessories to give your outfit more of a steampunk/goth/Victorian/Edwardian/Goreyan look, you can always find some at the Edwardian Ball's vendor marketplace. In addition to being open during the Ball, it's also free and open to the public noon until 6:00 p.m. on Saturday.

And where else would you find clothing and accessories to wear to the Ball if you don't already have them? One option is to rent from a costume store such as CostumeParty! or Costumes on Haight in San Francisco. I found a Victorian suit with tails at Debbie Lyn's Costumes in Sunnyvale.

Photo by nightshade, theblight.net
Another option is to buy your costume, which you may want to do if you're planning to attend other similar events. Edwardianball.com has a list of places in San Francisco and Oakland that specialize in Victorian and Edwardian era clothing.

How much will your costume cost? If you want an entire costume, it could cost you hundreds of dollars even if you rent and buy some accessories. My suit rental plus a top hat and bow tie was a bargain at $60.00. But I will probably purchase a few accessories at the Ball, which will probably put the bill at over $100.00. I imagine that some people spend over $1,000.00, based on the elaborateness of their costumes.


Pre-Show Preparations

Besides preparing your costume, there are a few things that you should to. The first is to obtain Edwardian Ball tickets from a trusted source, like edwardianball.com or from Dark Garden (321 Linden, SF) or Distractions (1552 Haight, SF) You don't want to be in a situation where you've put together your attire for the event, then find out when you get to the Ball that it is sold out!

If you're coming from outside of the City, do you want to obtain lodging that is near to the ballroom? It's probably less hectic to have a room where you can put on your costume and crash after the Ball is over. But if you obtain a hotel room, that would inflate your budget. A more frugal approach would be to crash with a friend who lives nearby, and gift him or her with a trinket from the Ball as a thank you gift.


Navigating the Event

I've been told by several people that the lines to get into the Edwardian Ball at the Regency Ballroom are ginormous! So it's probably a good idea to get there very early. You should probably plan to arrive at least an hour before the time you want to get into the Ball (i.e., arrive at 7:00 if you want to be in by 8:00).

And since the Ball will be well-attended, there will probably be lines for concessions. It would probably be a good idea to get food and drink before you arrive at the Regency Center (the Regency Ballroom is in the Regency Center). You wouldn't want to spend most of the night in lines or suffer while standing in line waiting to get in. A glance at Google Earth shows that there are quite a few restaurants and lounges around the area. So no matter what your budget and palate, there's sure to be something to satisfy your thirst and hunger.

Photo by nightshade, theblight.net
Once you're in, be sure to visit all of the areas of the venue. The Regency Center is a large building with several levels and various rooms. Kingfish of the Hubba Hubba Revue will be the emcee for the Edwardian World's Faire on Friday evening, and he offers this advice for those new to the Edwardian Ball. "The event is *huge* and if you don't move around you will definitely miss stuff. The exhibits on Friday, World's Faire night, are always awesome (I particularly like the operating steam engines from Kinetic Steam Works) and there are rooms and rooms of vendors."

And, like burlesque shows, the Edwardian Ball is a social event. Lots of people attend in groups, and since the Ball attracts like-minded folks from the goth, steampunk, burlesque, and other communities, many people will know a good number of the other attendees.

If you're new to the Ball and don't know many of the other guests, don't despair! Resolve to meet other guests perhaps while waiting in one of the lines. One good strategy to meet people was suggested by RJ Johnson, who said, "Mingling down in the vendor's area is a lot of fun; don't just park yourself in front of the stage or up in the balcony. Be sociable; complimenting folks on their finery is a great way to strike up a conversation if you are a bit shy at such things."

And if you're also a photographer like he is, RJ suggested taking some business card with the web address of where people can find the photos that you take of them.


The Big Picture

Whatever you do, whoever you go as, there's one thing that you need to do: Have fun! It seems pretty common for people to feel pressure and panic about their costumes before the event. In the big picture, however, I don't think anyone will notice that a bow tie is really just a shade off from being perfect for a suit. The main thing is to resolve to have fun, and then to make it so!

If you have any suggestions, questions, or comments about this post, please feel free to leave a comment below.

Have fun, and I'll see you at the Ball!

Note: The Edwardian Ball is going to Los Angeles for one night on Saturday, March 5, at the Music Box in Hollywood. For more details, please visit edwardianball.com.
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Red Hots Burlesque: School of Shimmy and Friday's show

The Red Hots Burlesque School of Shimmy is back and will start a new series of classes this coming Monday with their Burlesque 101 class at Million Fishes Gallery, 2501 Bryant Street in San Francisco (map).

There are a lot of classes scheduled for January, February. A fan dancing class with Delilah. Burlesque 201. Strip for your lover, a couples class. And more! These classes are perfect for those who would like to learn about burlesque but don't want to commit to months of classes, since each class is two hours long. You can pick and choose classes, and even take up the ones you miss next time.

The list of classes and descriptions are below, in addition to instructions on how to reserve a spot in your desired classes. All classes are taught by Dottie Lux of Red Hots Burlesque except where noted.

School of Shimmy flier, Winter 2011


School of Shimmy is Back!

Keep your 2011 Resolution: Be sexy and confident this New Year!

All classes are open to students of any age or gender who want to shake it on stage or in the bedroom. No previous dance or performance experience is required. No deposit needed for class, however space is very limited and reservations are strongly encouraged. To reserve a spot email: redhotsburlesque@gmail.com with S.O.S. in the subject line. State which class(es) you are interested in and don't forget inquire about discounted rates! All classes are $30.

If you would like to perform at the School of Shimmy Showcase Burlesque 101, 201 and Finshing Touches are mandatory classes. The Winter Showcase will take place on March 18th at 7:30 pm at El Rio as part of the famed weekly show, Red Hots Burlesque.

January 24th 7-9pm Burlesque 101: In this two-hour workshop, students will learn the history of burlesque, how to create a persona and basic choreography. As well as learning to build your burlesque attitude; feel great about your body, and an open discussion about increased confidence and positive thinking.
Burlesque 101 has been offered as part of Fabulosa Fest www.fabulosafest.com,
Yerba Buena Center For The Arts before the screening of "Behind The BurlyQ" and at the 2010 Femme Conference http://www.femmecollective.com/


January 31st 7-9pm Fan Dancing with Delilah: Whether you are a novice or a professional, Delilah's fan dancing class will benefit you. Beginners will gain confidence and poise, performers will have the opportunity to refine their stage craft. Even if you are not interested in performing, fan dancing provides an incredible and fun workout for your upper arms (and all over)! In this class we will focus on hiding, revealing, tantalizing and teasing the audience. In addition to learning the fundamentals of working with fans, we will also touch on staging, movement, gesture and expression, bringing it all together to encompass all you need to create a glamorous and confident stage presence. Learn to use your face and your body to create different moods, from vampy to campy! Learn how to work the stage to incredible effect! You are welcome to bring your own fans, or anything else that can be used as a substitute. Bring high heel shoes comfortable to dance in and easy to remove (or ballet slippers), and comfortable clothes that are easy to move in.


Feb 7th 7-9pm Burlesque 201: Getting an Act together: Students are encouraged to come with an act or character in mind. We will develop personas and discuss song choice, prop use, costume selection and techniques for coming up with acts. This class will include lecture and group work.


Feb 14th 7-9pm: Strip for your Lover: Both partners are encouraged to come to this class as well as singles or people looking to take home a surprise! Students will learn how to create a sexy character specific to their taste and learn how to make that character move and breathe. With sexy moves and a built up confidence you'll be sure to pop your partner's cork!


Feb 28th 7-9pm Pastie Making and Tassel Twirling: How do we do it?! Impress and amaze with the art of tassel twirling. In the first hour we will go over the history of tassel twirling and you will make your very own pair of pasties with tassels. No materials fees. Supplies will be provided, but if you have a pair of scissors and/or a hot glue gun; bring it! The second hour of class will teach you those much desired and sought out moves to get those tatas-a-twirlin'! We will go over several different methods and find which option works best for you. Be prepared to wear pasties on your body. The class is a safe and respectful environment where students should feel free to toss their inhibitions aside.


March 7th 7-9pm Finishing Touches: Rehearsal and Workshop: Participants get a chance to go through each of their numbers and address practical questions and concerns with bringing your first act to the famed Red Hots Burlesque stage the next week. A professional photographer is on hand to take your posed or live photo!


March 14th 7-9pm Hair and Make-up Intensive: Learn how to apply fake lashes, accentuate your look, use hair pieces and wigs. We've all heard the saying "It's costs a lot of money to look this cheap!" well it doesn't have to. Join in this class where you're given the best places to find bargains and even learn how to make the most of what you already have!


March 18th, 7:30pm El Rio (3158 Mission Street SF, CA)- School of Shimmy Showcase! Your chance to sh-sh-shake it on stage!

One of the best ways to figure out if you want to take a class with an instructor is to watch her perform. And every Friday evening, Dottie Lux brings Red Hots Burlesque to El Rio. Sometimes she'll have some of her S.O.S. graduates perform. Often, though, she'll shake and shimmy herself. And you'll get to see a lot of the Bay Area's and the world's best performers, too!

This week, Dottie welcomes several visiting performers to the El Rio stage. Boo Boo Darlin' of Richmond, Virginia, and former Little Minsky's co-producer and SF resident The Flying Fox of New York City! Incidentally, The Flying Fox is also known as Miz Margo, and she'll be one of the DJs at the Edwardian Ball this weekend.

Also performing will be Ginger Murray, Kitty Von Quim, and Patricia Misery!

Red Hots Burlesque

Come with your sense of humor, get ready to hoot and holler. Red Hots Burlesque brings you the "city's best" bump and grind at the "happiest hour" in the bay!

SF's Only Weekly Burlesque show is BACK!

Friday, January 21st El Rio
3158 Mission St San Francisco
7:30pm slinging scale $5-10, 21 and Up

With performances by Dottie Lux , Boo Boo Darlin (Richmond, VA), Flying Fox (NYC), Ginger Murray, Kitty Von Quimm and Patricia Misery!


About our debut performers:

Boo Boo Darlin' is a burlesque producer, performer and co-creator of Richmond Varietease in Richmond Virginia. Boo Boo performs regularly in Virginia, Washington D.C.,NYC and was recently nominated New York Burlesque Festivals "Hottest Freshman" 2010!

Ginger Murray is the Editor and Chief of Whore! Magazine, a sexy, sophisticated and smart exploration of the issues that modern women face in achieving their desires. She is also the producer of The Cat's Pajamas, a monthly cabaret, a member of The Conspiracy of Venus, a women's choir and an occasional poet and performance artist.
"There is no art in turning a goddess into a witch, a virgin into a whore, but the opposite operation, to give dignity to what has been scorned, to make the degraded desirable, that calls for art or for character." Goethe

Oakland's Only Pin-Up Ghoul comes to Red Hots! Beautifully blending the erotic with the macabre, Patricia Misery, bleeds burlesque for laughs, and kills crowds for fun. She may be seen at Debauchery and Seduction Feroce, and will leave you with an unsettling hunger for more. Eat Your Heart Out.


http://www.redhotsburlesque.com

http://www.elriosf.com
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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Naked Girls Reading San Francisco: Dr. Seuss! Today, Thursday, January 20

There are still some front row seats available for this Thursday's Naked Girls Reading event at Viracocha in San Francisco!

Advance tickets are available at EventBrite and via PayPal using Stephanie@LadyMonster.com as the payee. Front row tickets are $20.00, and general admission is $15.00.

Naked Girls Reading is now a monthly event! This month, the featured author is Dr. Seuss, and the regular cast will be joined by special guest and burlesque performer Ophelia Coeur de Noir!

Viracocha is located at 998 Valencia Street in San Francisco (map), and the show will be downstairs in the basement. The doors open at 8:00 p.m., and the show starts at 8:30. Get there early for a good seat! Audience members must be 18 or older as there will be actual nudity.

NGRSF: Dr. Seuss flier, January 20, 2011


Naked Girls Reading: Dr. Seuss


Regular Cast: Carol Queen PhD, Dottie Lux, Kimberlee Cline, Lady Monster and Ruby Vixen
Special Guest: Ophelia Coeur de Noir

Doors: 8:00pm
Show: 8:30 - 10:00pm

Admission: $15.00 general seating. $20.00 Front Row Seats.
Advanced Tickets available via EventBrite (http://ngrsf.eventbrite.com/) and PayPal (www.paypal.com) (Stephanie@LadyMonster.com).

I hope you can make it to the next Naked Girls Reading.
Taking place at a new venue: VIRACOCHA.

Into the basement you go, to see a real fun show.
Foxes only wearing their soxes is already a hoot!
They'll also be reading Dr. Seuss!

Co-Sponsored by The Center for Sex and Culture
18+

Viracocha
998 Valencia Street, San Francisco


http://nakedgirlsreading.com/sanfrancisco/

http://www.viracochasf.com
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San Francisco Bay Area burlesque for January 19 to 25, 2011

It's the week of the Edwardian Ball and World's Faire, so it's not surprising that there aren't lots of shows scheduled this week. It takes a lot of time to get those costumes prepared!

On Friday night, Kingfish of the Hubba Hubba Revue will be hosting the Edwardian World's Faire. On Saturday night, one of the DJs will be Miz Margo (aka The Flying Fox). If you go this weekend, you'll probably see a number of burlesque performers and fans at the Regency Ballroom.

That's not to say that it's the only thing happening this week. Oh no! On Thursday, Lady Monster presents Naked Girls Reading San Francisco: Dr. Seuss! See the regular cast members and special guest Ophelia Coeur de Noir read selections from Dr. Seuss selections. And I found the quote in the event description below from "One Fish, Two Fish." Seemed appropriate!

Barbary Coast Burlesque returns to the Impala on Sunday, and of course Red Hots Burlesque happens on Friday evening. The Stripping Granny has been elevated to special guest star for Monday night's Hubba Hubba Revue show at the Uptown in Oakland. She's been quite the sensation at various burlesque shows recently!

So get your costumes ready, and go forth to the Edwardian Ball and cosplay! Then patronize your favorite burlesque shows!

  • Thursday, January 20: Naked Girls Reading Dr. Seuss at Viracocha in San Francisco, 998 Valencia Street (map). "If you never did, you should. These things are fun, and fun is good." Naked Girls Reading is what you think it is. Naked girls. Reading Dr. Seuss. With regular cast members Carol Queen PhD, Dottie Lux, Kimberlee Cline, Lady Monster and Ruby Vixen. With special guest Ophelia Coeur de Noir. Doors at 8:00pm, show at 8:30. Front row seats are $20.00. General admission is $15.00. Advance tickets at ngrsf.eventbrite.com. 18+.

  • Friday, January 21: Red Hots Burlesque at El Rio in San Francisco, 3158 Mission Street (map). Red Hots is San Francisco's only weekly burlesque show! This week, the show will feature performances by Dottie Lux , Boo Boo Darlin' (Richmond, VA), The Flying Fox (NYC), Ginger Murray, Kitty Von Quim and Patricia Misery! 7:30pm. $5-$10 slinging scale. 21+.

  • Also Friday and Saturday, January 22: The Edwardian Ball and World's Faire at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, 1300 Van Ness Avenue (map). Join Paradox Media and Vau de Vire for the eleventh Edwardian Ball and World's Faire. This year's Ball is based around Edward Gorey's “The Eleventh Episode.” This “quintessential must-never-miss event of the year” presents an elegant, turn of the century celebration of music, theatre, circus arts, bands, DJs, ballroom dance, fashion, technology and, of course, the ominous art and stories of beloved author and illustrator Edward Gorey. Hosted by Edwardian Ball co-creators Rosin Coven and Vau de Vire Society, the nights promise an unforgettable blend of audience participation and performance with darkness, humor, and style in a stunning historic venue. The event also features “Belle of the Ball” Jill Tracy, DJs Miz Margo, Delachaux, and GlobalRuckus, Dark Garden Corsetry, Fou Fou HA!, Gomorran Social Aid & Pleasure Club, Flynn Creek Circus, Vima Vice Squad, ballroom dancing, antique portrait studio, authentic tea parlor, extensive vendor bazaar, participatory delights and distractions, and a madhouse slapdashery of costumery by all the attendees. Costumed attire is highly encouraged -- all in attendance are invited to return to a time of gentility by creating characters for the occasion. Friday is the Edwardian World's Faire, which runs from 8pm to 2am. Tickets $28.00 to $75.00. Saturday is the Edwardian Ball, which runs from 8pm. to 2am. Tickets are $38.00 to $85.00. Advance tickets available at edwardianball.com. All ages.

  • Sunday, January 23: Barbary Coast Burlesque at the Impala Restaurant and Lounge in San Francisco, 501 Broadway Street (map). Join the popular seductive cast of Barbary Coast Burlesque at San Francisco's popular hot spot, Impala. It will be an evening of provocative burlesque entertainment right on The City's own Barbary Coast! This event will take place at Impala's main stage. Dinner, drinks, and live burlesque entertainment! What more can you ask? Doors at 8pm, show at 9. $10 in advance at bunnypistol.eventbrite.com, $15 at the door. 21+.

  • Monday, January 24: Uptown Hubba Hubba at the Uptown Club in Oakland, 1928 Telegraph Avenue (map). Hubba Hubba Revue returns to the Uptown Club with outta-towner guests, local faves, and none other than the one & only Stripping Granny! With performances by Lady X, Ms. Luisa of Minnesota, Bunny Von Tail, Lizzy D. Vine of Sacramento, and Dulce de Lecherous! Plus bellydance troupe Tears of Erzulie! Doors at 9pm, show at 10:15. $5, 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.

(Edited on January 20, 2011: Fixed date in title and added Red Hots Burlesque show information.)
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Monday, January 17, 2011

Dr. Sketchy's San Francisco presents ComicBookBabes this Tuesday, January 18

This Tuesday, join Alice Stribling and Diane Olivier as they welcome Quiksilvababe to Dr. Sketchy's SF at 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco.

Draw Quiksilvababe as she costume plays Black Cat from Marvel Comics and Zatanna Zatara from DC Comics. She'll strike different poses for various lengths of time so you can sketch her.

And before Dr. Sketchy's starts, you can join a drawing workshop led by Professor Oliver. Please read the excerpt below for information on how to register.

111 Minna Gallery is at, you guessed it, 111 Minna Street in San Francisco. The drawing will start at 7:00 p.m., and it's just $10 for general admission, and $7.00 for students and teachers. Get there early for a good seat near the stage!

Dr. Sketchy's San Francisco presents ComicBookBabes

Draw Quiksilvababe as she cosplays Black Cat (Felicia Hardy) and Zatanna Zatara for you!

Tuesday, January 18
7pm to 10pm
21+
$10 general admission
$7 students/teachers

111 Minna Gallery
111 Minna Street, SF

Drawing instruction at Dr Sketchy's SF

THE DOCTOR IS IN!

SYMPTOMS:
General malaise? Tired? Repetitive motion? Low energy?

Rx:
Join the Dr Sketchy's Clinic!! One hour drawing session with Dr. Diane will open
your eyes, get the blood flowing and energize your work!

DETAILS:
5:30-6:30 before the monthly Dr. Sketchy's at 111 Minna Gallery
Fee $20. Includes Dr Sketchy's session
Limited to 12 people, guaranteed front row seat, bring your favorite drawing materials
EMAIL Diane Olivier with your symptoms:

* I don't know what gesture and contour are
* I can't get a short pose drawn onto the page
* My proportions are off
* I need help with different materials
* I want to see example of healthy sketchbooks
* I would like to have a critique on my sketchbook

NOTE, you must email Diane to get on the list. This is the only way to guarantee a spot in the clinic!

THE DOCTOR:
Diane Olivier (http://www.dianeolivier.com) has been teaching drawing of all kinds since 1983 and currently teaches at City College of SF. Her concentration is drawing of all kinds using a wide variety of materials. The Doctor participates actively in community drawing events and offers drawing workshops in the Yay Area and in the south of France.


http://www.drsketchyssf.com

http://www.111minnagallery.com
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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Bombshell Betty brings "Back Country Burlesque" to Oakland on Monday, January 17

Bombshell Betty, her Burlesquteers, and Fromagique were country when country wasn't cool. And they're still country! Join the jamboree this Monday night at the Uptown Nightclub in Oakland when Betty and her friends bring "Back Country Burlesque" to the East Bay!

The Uptown is located at 1928 Telegraph Avenue in Oakland (map). The doors open at 9:00 p.m., and the show starts at 10:15. Cover is still only $5.00!

Back Country Burlesque at the Uptown Club
This month, Bombshell Betty and her Burlesqueteers bring you a "Back Country Burlesque" extravaganza! Enjoy an evening of Rockin' Rural entertainment Featuring: Country Picnics, Rodeo Sweethearts, Line Dancing Ladies, Trailer Park Hyjinks, and more!

Burlesque by:
-Bombshell Betty!
-Red Velvet!
-If-N-Whendy!
-Mint Julep!
-Dangerous Delilah!
-Pickles Kintaro!
-Pearl E. Gates!
-Summer Fling!
-Velvet Vixen!
-Mistress Marla Spanks!
-Cinnamon Stick!
-Laika Fox!
-Wanda Wonderland!
-Baby Blue Boom Boom!
-Andi Stardust!
-Pryo Pantera!

Stage manager: Red Delicious!

MC's Patina DeCopper and A. Randy Johnson will be laying cow pies on the mic!

W/ Live Music by: Fromagique!

All for just FIVE BUCKS!

Doors 9PM, Show 10:15PM
21 & Up w/I.D.

THE UPTOWN CLUB
1928 Telegraph Ave, Oakland
(just 1 block from 19th Street BART!)

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http://www.uptownnightclub.com

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Friday, January 14, 2011

Original Sin Burlesque and Debauchery this weekend

This weekend, catch Original Sin Burlesque at two show: Their own show at Sanctuary Ultra Lounge on Saturday, January 15, and the 3rd Annual Forbidden Island Zombie Night at Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge in Alameda on Sunday evening, January 16. Zombie burlesque!

The second Saturday of the month means that there will be burlesque in downtown Livermore. Check out the lovely ladies of Original Sin Burlesque at the Sanctuary Ultra Lounge, which is located at 2369 First Street (map). The show starts at 10:00 p.m., and the cover is $5.00.

Then on Sunday, OSB will be turning themselves into zombies for the 3rd Annual Forbidden Island Zombie Night at Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge in Alameda, 1304 Lincoln Avenue (map). In addition to the burlesque, there will be makeup artists, dancing, and a trivia contest.

3rd Annual Forbidden Island Zombie Night

You fled from the scattered, shambling undead that came staggering up to your farmhouse. Armed only with a cricket bat, you managed to evade the ravening revenants roving in the streets. You held up for a while in a shopping mall with some other survivors, only to face slow starvation. Making a break for it, you braved hordes of hungry ghouls in a frantic scramble to the marina. A boat! The open sea! Your only hope!

Twenty-...eight days later, delirious from thirst, you finally spy a speck of land on the horizon. An island! Salvation! Washing up on the mysterious beach, you cast about for a fruity drink when a chorus of ghastly moans rises from just beyond the treeline.

Oh no! You’ve landed on FORBIDDEN ZOMBIE ISLAND!

Sunday, January 16th, from 5 pm - 11 pm, Zombie Night returns for it's 3rd Annual installment to Forbidden Island. No Cover. 21+.

* Hula like a ghoul-a to the haunting tunes spun by DJ Fitz!

* Test out your cranial capacity before the hordes get your brains with an all new zombie trivia contest.

* Guests arriving in zombie makeup will receive a free special drink!

* Still have a pulse? Get Zombiefied by our in house make-up artist, Rebecca Roman. Only $10 per person, bring cash!

** And, as an extra special treat, a very undead burlesque performance by Original Sin!

Brought to you by those big, tasty brains at Forbidden Island. It promises to be an evening of infectious good fun!

And remember, kids: “In the brain and not the chest, rum shots are the very best.”


http://www.forbiddenislandalameda.com

Also on Sunday, Debauchery will be happening at the White Horse Inn in Oakland, 6555 Telegraph Avenue (map). Kick off the new year with a great show benefiting a great cause: St. James Infirmary!

January Debauchery

Come out to the White Horse this Sunday and enjoy breaking a few resolutions with the East Bay's bustiest best. This month's Debauchery is sure to tantalize so come ready with a spare pair of dry panties.

This month's performers: Kitty Von Quim, Sheba Queen of the Night, Saranaqued, Sassy, Patricia Misery, and Roxy Picaflor!

As always, Debauchery proceeds are donated to local queer charities/arts organizations. This month's show benefits St. James Infirmary, a wonderful place that provides compassion...ate and non-judgmental healthcare and social services for all sex workers while preventing occupational illnesses and injuries through a comprehensive continuum of services. Take a minute to visit their website www.stjamesinfirmary.com to read up on all the great work they do for a drastically under-served community.

So not only will you get...

❄ Naughty Queers! ❄
❄ Fabulous Raffle Prizes! ❄
❄ Delicious Cocktails! ❄

You'll also be directly helping the queer community!

Doors open at 7, show starts at 8.
Sliding scale $5-$15

Feeling the post holiday and pre tax return financial crunch?

☆☆☆☆☆★★★☆☆☆☆☆
★Volunteers get in free!!!★
☆☆☆☆☆★★★☆☆☆☆☆

Debauchery is always looking for sexy raffle kittens and set-up /break-down volunteers for the show!

Email debauchery501@gmail.com for more information.

☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆★★★★★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Come celebrate your next birthday/anniversary/special occasion with the the wonderful folks at Debauchery! Make the evening especially memorable by reserving a front row seat for you and 3 friends and get the best view of all the scandalous, naughty fun.
Table reservations are $75 and include:

★ 1 free admission
★ 1 lap dance for the guest of honor
★ 1 specialty cocktail
★ $20 worth of raffle tickets for our raffle drawing!

What better way to say 'I love you/Happy Birthday/Congratulations' than with an evening of sexy queer performance fun?

Email debauchery501@gmail.com to reserve your table today!



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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Hubba Hubba Revue: Soviet Union! This Friday, January 14

Return to the days when Krushchev, Brezhnev, and Gorbachev ruled the Evil Empire. Only this time, instead of the USSR it's the UHHR (United Hubba Hubba Revue) Burlesque Empire, and the rulers are named Kingfish and Eddie! Gather your rubles, it's time this Friday evening for the Hubba Hubba Revue: Soviet Union show! Conveniently located at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco!

If you're looking for a show with a lot of burlesque performances with music and comedy, the Hubba Hubba Revue's "Big Show" is it. Recently named by the Travel Chanel as one of the world's top 10 burlesque shows, the Hubba Hubba Revue will often feature visiting performers as well as the best of the Bay. This month's show will feature The Shanghai Pearl from Seattle, Ms. Luisa from Minneapolis, and Fever Blister from Los Angeles, as well as the Twilight Vixen Revue, Lady Satan, Sparkly Devil, Vienna La Rouge, and more!

The doors open at 9:00 p.m., and the show will start at 10:00 or so. Usually, the musical guest (Brothers Horse this month) takes the stage first and plays a set of about 45 minutes, then the burlesque begins after a short break for another 45 minutes, then there's an intermission that lasts about 15-20 minutes. The last set of burlesque performances lasts until about 1:30 a.m., so bring some comfortable shoes! Dancing then takes place until closing time.

If you arrive between 9:00 and 9:30, make sure to purchase you tickets from the box office first. There's a discount ("KGB discount) for those who arrive early, so you'll pay only $10.00 cover instead of the normal $15.00. Once you get the hand stamp, you'll be free to exit the club and return before the show begins. You can also purchase tickets in advance online from dnalounge.com for $12.00.

The DNA Lounge is located at 375 11th Street in San Francisco (map). If you're driving, there's usually plenty of parking on 11th just past Howard.

отлично провести время на выставке! (Have a great time at the show!)

Hubba Hubba Revue flier back, January 14, 2011


Greetings Comrades! Is Time For...

Hubba Hubba Revue SOVIET UNION!

FRIDAY, January 14th 9PM
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Tovarisches! People's Burlesque show, Hubba Hubba Revue, celebrates Glorious Nation of Soviet Union with night of Curvy Cossacks, Buxom Bolsheviks and enough Marxist Mayhem to fill a Soyuz Rocket!

Peruse this Parade of pre-Perestroika Performers!

THE SHANGHAI PEARL! (Seattle, pictured)
MS. LUISA! (Minneapolis)
Sister Kate!
Little Miss Never!
The Twilight Vixen Revue!
Casey Castille!
Sparkly Devil!
Acrobats Ladybug & Crow!
Miss Balla Fire!
Your Little Chernobyl!
Vienna LaRouge!
Tim Barsky & Friends!
Vera DeVille!
Lady Satan!
Fever Blister!
Kellita!
Gorilla X!

...and The Hubba Hubba Go-Go Submariners!

Live! From Eastbania! Musical Guests

BROTHERS HORSE!
http://www.myspace.com/brothershorse

KGB DISCOUNT: from 9:00PM-9:30PM, tickets at box office are just $10!

HELP SPREAD THE REVOLUTION! TELL A COMRADE TODAY!

Hubba Hubba Revue: SOVIET UNION!
Friday, January 14th, 9PM
DNA Lounge, 375 Eleventh Street, SF
$15, 21 & Up w/valid ID
($12 advance tickets at www.dnalounge.com )

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See more at:

http://www.hubbahubbarevue.com

http://www.dnalounge.com

Join Glorious Facebook-Army of Hubba Hubba Revue!
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=22983060922

Twitter-updates from Mynx d'Meanor & Comrade Tang!
@hubbahubbarevue)

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HUBBA HUBBA REVUE is brought to you by:

Dark Garden Corsetry!
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YBR Promotions!
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Casey Castille's Trash & Rock & Roll Fitness!
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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Red Hots Burlesque this week: Shows and a debate

Dottie Lux and Red Hots Burlesque have a couple of events coming up in the next two days.

At 7:30 p.m. tonight, Dottie will be participating in a debate at the Jellyfish Gallery in San Francisco, 1286 Folsom Street. At a Red Hots Burlesque show at the Saturn Cafe in Berkeley last November, Spy Girl Friday (aka Spy Emerson) had her art work displayed in the Space Lounge. Someone complained that the art was sexist. The cafe asked Spy to take the art down, then reversed their decision. Tonight's debate about whether Spy's art is sexist with Dottie and "Kelly" the Singing Cowboy will be moderated by Dr. Hal. The art work has been remounted, so you can decide for yourself. The debate is free, but the burlesque show following at 9:00 p.m. with Delilah, Shredder, and probably Dottie and Spy will be $10.00.


UPL Debate flier, January 13, 2011


On Friday, January 14, Red Hots Burlesque will feature visiting burlesque performer The Shanghai Pearl, as well as Delilah and the Bay Area's very own Stripping Granny (aka Lynn Ruth Miller,"Alzheimers Alzheimers Cha Cha Cha"). The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at El Rio in San Francisco, and the cover is on a slinging (or sliding) scale from $5.00 to $10.00. Check out all of the show details below!

Red Hots flier, January 14, 2011

Red Hots Burlesque

Come with your sense of humor, get ready to hoot and holler. Red Hots Burlesque brings you the best bump and grind.

SF's Only Weekly Burlesque show is BACK!

Friday, January 14th El Rio
3158 Mission St San Francisco
7:30pm slinging scale $5-10, 21 and Up

With performances by The Stripping Granny, Shanghai Pearl from Seattle Washington, Delilah, Tali Tart and your weekly loud mouth- Dottie Lux

About Stripping Granny: LYNN RUTH MILLER was dubbed the new Joan Rivers of Fringe Comedy. Now 77, she made it to Las Vegas in America's Got Talent, 2008, won People's Choice in 2009 Branson Comedy Festival, the finals in Bill Word's Funniest Female Contest 2009 and semi-finals in the SF International Comedy Competition


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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

San Francisco Bay Area burlesque for January 12 to 18, 2011

After a slow-down in shows for the holidays, things are revving right back up this week with a bevy of shows to please your burlesque palate.

The Hubba Hubba Revue: Soviet Union show will be happening this week. Because Kingfish, the co-emcee and producer of the show, will be emceeing the Edwardian Ball's World's Faire on Friday, January 21, the show was scheduled for this Friday instead of its usual third-Friday slot. Not to mention that many of the cast, crew, and audience will probably be in attendance at the Edwardian Ball, which is one of the big events of the year for the burlesque community.

Internationally-renowned burlesque star The Shanghai Pearl of Seattle and Ms. Luisa of Minneapolis are both visiting the Bay Area this week, and they'll be performing at Little Minsky's on Thursday and Hubba Hubba Revue: Soviet Union on Friday. Plus, The Shanghai Pearl performing at Red Hots Burlesque on Friday, and she will be teaching two workshops on Saturday, January 15. Please see the previous post for workshop information.

There will be an interesting debate on Thursday at the Jellyfish Gallery about whether Spy Emerson's (aka Spy Girl Friday) artwork for her exhibit "Books from the Underground Public Library" is sexist. It seems there was a controversy (see the Facebook thread) when the her work was exhibited late last year at the Saturn Cafe in Berkeley in conjunction with a Red Hots Burlesque show there. Dottie Lux of Red Hots Burlesque and "Kelley" The Singing Cowboy will be guest speakers, and Dr. Hal Robins of the Church of the SubGenius will be moderator. The debate will be followed by a burlesque show featuring Delilah and Shredder.

Mynx d'Meanor of Fishnet Follies will be performing in one of SF Sketchfest's shows on Saturday, "Delocated Witness Protection Program Variety Hour." She'll be in the show with Will Forte, Kristen Schaal, and other comedians, actors, and entertainers! It looks like a fun evening at Cobb's Comedy Club.

There are lots of other shows, too. So check the schedule below and see what appeals to you. And remember that live entertainment requires one thing for sure to thrive: You!

Have a good time out there!

  • Thursday, January 13: "Books from the Underground Public Library" with Spy Emerson at the Jellyfish Gallery in San Francisco, 1286 Folsom Street (map). Spy Emerson, who also performs as Spy Girl Friday, will participate in an open debate "Is This Sexist," concerning the controversy over her art while displayed in Berkeley. Dottie Lux of Red Hots Burlesque, and "Kelley" The Singing Cowboy will be guest speakers, and Dr. Hal Robins, Church of the SubGenius, will moderate the event. After the debate, there will be a burlesque show featuring Delilah and Shredder. Debate at 7:30pm, show at 9pm. Debate is free, show will be $10.

  • Also Thursday: Little Minsky's Burlesque and Variety Show at Club Deluxe in San Francisco, 1511 Haight Street (map). Join Douglas Good and his merry band at Little Minsky's as they welcome vocalist Jill Tracy and visiting ecdysiasts The Shanghai Pearl from Seattle, Kristina Nekyia from Los Angeles, and Ms. Luisa from Minneapolis. With local favorites The Diamond Daggers, Vienna la Rouge, and Sid Scenic. Plus variety acts The Bluebelles, Vixen Noir, and belly dancer Wendy Marlatt! Doors at 9pm, show at 10. $5, 21+.

  • Friday, January 14: Red Hots Burlesque at El Rio in San Francisco, 3158 Mission Street (map). Red Hots is San Francisco's only weekly burlesque show! This week the show will feature performances by With performances by The Stripping Granny, The Shanghai Pearl from Seattle, Delilah, Tali Tart and your weekly loud mouth- Dottie Lux! 7:30pm. $5-$10 slinging scale. 21+.

  • Also Friday: The Mischievous Maidens at the 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! 8pm. No cover. 21+.

  • Also Friday: Hubba Hubba Revue: Soviet Union at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco, 375 11th Street (map). Tovarisches! People's Burlesque show, Hubba Hubba Revue, celebrates Glorious Nation of Soviet Union with night of Curvy Cossacks, Buxom Bolsheviks and enough Marxist Mayhem to fill a Soyuz Rocket! Peruse this Parade of pre-Perestroika Performers! The Shanghai Pearl (Seattle), Ms. Luisa (Minneapolis), Sister Kate, Little Miss Never, The Twilight Vixen Revue, Casey Castille, Sparkly Devil, Acrobats Ladybug & Crow, Miss Balla Fire, Your Little Chernobyl, Vienna La Rouge, Tim Barsky & Friends, Vera DeVille, Lady Satan, Fever Blister, Kellita, Gorilla X, and The Hubba Hubba Go-Go Submariners! With musical guests, Brothers Horse! Doors at 9pm, show at 10. $15 general, $12 in advance at dnalounge.com, $10 at the box office from 9:00 to 9:30. 21+.

  • Saturday, January 15: Original Sin Burlesque at Sanctuary Ultra Lounge in Livermore, 2369 First Street (map). Join OSB at Sanctuary Ultra Lounge for one of their third-Saturday burlesque shows! Enjoy great drinks and tapas...and of course, the gals of Original Sin Burlesque! 10pm. $5, 21+.

  • Also Saturday: SF Sketchfest presents Delocated Witness Protection Program Variety Hour (w/Mynx d'Meanor!) at Cobb's Comedy Club in San Francisco, 915 Columbus Avenue (map). Join "Jon", from Adult Swim's Delocated, as he hosts a night of both anonymous and non-anonymous music and entertainment. Featuring Will Forte (Saturday Night Live), Kristen Schaal, Todd Barry, Andrew Daly, Eugene Mirman, Larry Murphy, burlesque dancer Mynx d’Meanor of Fishnet Follies, and musical guest, A.C. Newman of The New Pornographers. 10:30pm. $30, 18+.

  • Sunday, January 16: 3rd Annual Forbidden Island Zombie Night (w/ Original Sin Burlesque) at Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge in Alameda, 1304 Lincoln Avenue (map). Zombie Night returns for it's 3rd Annual installment to Forbidden Island. 5pm to 10:30pm. Hula like a ghoul-a to the haunting tunes spun by DJ Fitz! Test out your cranial capacity before the hordes get your brains with an all new zombie trivia contest. Guests arriving in zombie makeup will receive a free special drink! Still have a pulse? Get Zombiefied by our in house make-up artist, Rebecca Roman. Only $10 per person, bring cash! And, as an extra special treat, a very undead burlesque performance by Original Sin Burlesque! No Cover. 21+.

  • Also Sunday: Debauchery at the White Horse Inn in Oakland, 6555 Telegraph Avenue (map). Come out to the White Horse this Sunday and enjoy breaking a few resolutions with the East Bay's bustiest best. This month's Debauchery is sure to tantalize so come ready with a spare pair of dry panties. This month's performers will include Kitty Von Quim, Sheba Queen of the Night, Saranaqued, Sassy, Patricia Misery, and Roxy Picaflor! This month's show benefits St. James Infirmary, a wonderful place that provides compassionate and non-judgmental healthcare and social services for all sex workers while preventing occupational illnesses and injuries through a comprehensive continuum of services. Doors at 7pm, show at 8. Sliding scale $5-15, 21+.

  • Monday, January 17: Uptown Hubba Hubba at the Uptown Club in Oakland, 1928 Telegraph Avenue (map). This Monday, Bombshell Betty and Fromagique bring their Back Country Burlesque show to the Uptown! Enjoy an evening of rockin' rural entertainment featuring country picnics, rodeo sweethearts, line dancing ladies, trailer park hijinks, and more! With performances by Bombshell Betty and her Burlesqueteers. With live musical accompaniment from Fromagique. Boy howdy, that'll be a dad-gum good time! Doors at 9pm, show at 10:15. $5, 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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