As we mourn the loss of the 7-year-old Uptown Nightclub in Oakland who is closing its doors later this week, it is important to remember that this could have been prevented. At last night’s farewell Hubba Hubba Revue show, the audience was packed in like sardines in a brilliant show of support by the Bay Area burlesque community. Emcee Jim Sweeney aka Kingfish remarked that if everyone had been showing up in such great numbers all along, the Uptown would not be closing. He chided, “Hollywood does not need any more money. Skip the movie and support live entertainment. Come to burlesque shows and make the Bay Area more awesome!”
In this spirit we encourage the use of hashtag #JustShowUp to remind everyone that as a community, we can keep performing arts alive in the Bay Area. It means you have to get out there, not just RSVP to an event on facebook. Let’s all #JustShowUp so we don’t need any more funerals, please!
Hubba Hubba Revue will, for the time being, move its Monday night show to San Francisco’s “Above DNA” lounge at 375 Eleventh Street. Doors open at 9pm, show is just $7. Note: PartyGirl Pearl will be making her Hubba debut this Monday, November 10th at the new location!
Bombshell Betty & Her Burlesqueteers perform every second Tuesday at Elbo Room, 647 Valencia in San Francisco. Tuesday, November 11th is “Art History” themed. Doors at 9pm, show $10.
Red Hots Burlesque gets “In Bed with supperCLUB” every Wednesday at 8pm on 657 Harrison Street in San Francisco. Show is $10.
Red Hots Burlesque is at Neck of the Woods, 406 Clement Street in San Francisco every Thursday. Doors at 7pm, show is $10.
Hubba Hubba Revue’s big big show happens every second Friday at DNA Lounge, 375 Eleventh Street. Friday, November 14’s theme is, “Crime.” Prices start at $15.
Red Hots Burlesque is at El Rio every single Friday at 7:30pm, 3158 Mission St. $5-$10 sliding scale.
DIVA or Die Burlesque happens semi-monthly with a show coming up Saturday, November 15th at the EXIT Cafe, 156 Eddy St. Doors at 8pm.
Red Hots Burlesque makes occasional appearances at the Cat Club for “Rack and Roll Burlesque” on Saturdays.
And finally, Bass Cabaret which happens a few times per year will be on Saturday, November 22 at Mighty. Doors at 10pm.
And that’s just San Francisco, folks! Now get out there and #JustShowUp!!!