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Thursday, January 12, 2012

San Francisco Bay Area burlesque for week of January 11 to January 17

This week things really get started with a bevy of shows that will have you choosing.

Long-running shows like Little Minsky's on Thursday and Burlesque n' Brass on Saturday will be having their first shows of the year.

There are free shows such as Hotbuns Honky-Tonk Burlesque and The Mischievous Maidens show on Friday for those on a budget.

For those of you near Santa Cruz, the Sin Sisters will be having their first show of the year this Saturday.

For those of you who like boylesque and wrestling, Go Deep -- For the Boys on Thursday is the show for you. Lube wrestling with men. Brought to you by the fellows of sfBoylesque!

Red Hots Burlesque
is even bringing audiences classy chicken burlesque on Friday evening. I'm assuming there will be chicken-themed acts, but one never really knows! Also, The Shanghai Pearl will be teaching an RHB School of Shimmy class ("Drama Queen: Owning the Stage through Embodied Presence and Grace") this Saturday at the Center for Sex and Culture starting at 4:00 p.m. See for more information!

And Bombshell Betty brings her Taboo Burlesque show to the Uptown in Oakland on Monday night. If you missed the show last week, you get another chance to see it!


  • Wednesday, January 11: 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 Wednesday night, see performances by La Chica Boom, The New Eccentrics, Ruby Vixen, Laika Fox, Elliot Contortion, and Dottie Lux! 7:30pm. $5 to $10, sliding scale. 21+.

  • Also Wednesday: Cabaret Rouge at The Wild Idol Saloon in Byron, 3918 Main Street (map). Come out and enjoy a sultry burlesque show from the one and only Mischievous Maidens! It's a show you're guaranteed to not forget, so be sure to come out! 8:30pm. $5. 21+.

  • Thursday, January 12: Go Deep -- For the Boys at El Rio in San Francisco, 3158 Mission Street (map). Male lube wresting! You know you wanna join in on this slip-tastic spectacular. With wrestlers such as the Puerto Rican Wolverine, Zogzar the Barbarian, and more! Boylesque from Charley Gauxdown of the Bohemian Brethren, and music from Drama Bin Laden! Ass painting contest! Sign-ups and boylesque start at 8pm, wrestling at 9. $10 to $15, sliding scale. 21+.

  • Also Thursday: Little Minsky's at Club Deluxe in San Francisco, 1511 Haight Street (map). They've royalty in the house as their hostess for the night is none other than the captivating Countess Katya Smirnoff-Skyy, renowned Russian drag opera diva. They're also pleased to announce a couple of special guests from Seattle - the luscious and lively burlesque darling The Shanghai Pearl and the mesmerizing juggling artiste Nickolai Pirak. They've sonorous selections from celebrated cabaret chanteuse Carly Ozard and smoky jazz stylings from songstress Lily Taylor with the incomparable Joe Wicht tickling the ivories. And let's hear it for that slyly seductive dance troupe The Scarlet Ladders, the tantalizing Truvy Trollop, entrancing La Chica Boom, classy Kiss Me Kate and winsome Ruby White. Doors at 9pm, show at 10pm. $5. 21+.

  • Friday, January 13: Hotbuns Honky-Tonk Burlesque at The Riptide in San Francisco, 3639 Taraval Street (map). That's right y'all they are back and bringing you one of the best burlesque hoedowns west of sunset! Talk about spicing up the meaning of happy hour with these hotties shakin' and shimmin' on top of the bar! Performances by Pickles Kintaro, Ava Lanche, Lady Satan, and Annie Oakland! With musical guests McPuzo and Trotsky! And country drink specials and Alisha's home cooking. 6pm. Free. 21+.

  • Also Friday: Red Hots Burlesque at El Rio in San Francisco, 3158 Mission Street (map). The second show of the week! "Cluck be a Lady" is an all classy chicken burlyQ. Feast on all the breast, leg and thigh. The feathers will fly for these chicks! Vaudie Va Boom, Nomy Lamm, Kiss Me Kate, Le Cancan Bijou, and Titland! With your host, Dottie Lux! 7:30pm. $5 to $10, sliding scale. 21+.

  • Also Friday: The Mischievous Maidens Show 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. Free. 21+.

  • Saturday, January 14: Burlesque n' Brass at Cafe Van Kleef in Oakland, 1621 Telegraph Avenue (map). Join the Feathers with their musical cohorts Blue Bone Express at Cafe Van Kleef for sets and sets of not only live, but exceedingly lively music and dance! This month's show will feature La Bamboo Vixen, Ada Lavender, Minnie Cupcakes, stage kitten Booty Bizerk, and special surprises! Doors open at 8:30pm, show starts at 9:30pm. $10. 21+.

  • Also Saturday: Sin Sisters Burlesque at The Catalyst Club in Santa Cruz, 1011 Pacific Avenue (map). Sin Sisters Burlesque are getting ready to take 2012 by storm! Every second Saturday of every month, you can find them at the Catalyst Atrium, slinging smoldering sinful salvation, exquisite painted ladies, and premium exotic drinks! This month's show will feature soul ensemble The Inciters, Bunny Pistol, Truvy Trollop, and the Sin Sisters! With your host, Doctor Viktor Valentine Healy! Doors open at 9pm, music starts at 9:30pm, and the burlesque starts at 10:30pm. $20 at the door, $15 in advance at, $40 VIP tickets available from your favorite Sin Sister or visit! 21+.

  • Monday, January 16: Uptown Hubba Hubba at the Uptown Club in Oakland, 1928 Telegraph Avenue (map). Sex, Politics, Religion & Money! All the things you're not supposed to talk about in "polite company" and they're all in one show! Political irreverence, heresy, conspiracy theories, the Occupy movement, and more! Featuring burlesque by Bombshell Betty®, Candy Pie, Cosette L'Amour, Dangerous Delilah, Demi Moiselle, Erzuli Rose, Hazel Deville, If-N-Whendy, Lady Brett, Laura Borealis, Red Velvet, Sindee Rose, Summer Fling, Trixie Fou Laurent, Vadge O'Fonor, and Wanda Wonderland plus several performers so new they haven't got stage names yet, including graduates from Burlesquercise!™ classes! With emcees Patina DeCopper and A. Randy Johnson! With the music of Fromagique! Doors at 9pm, show at 10:15pm. $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. Show times and details may be subject to change. 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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