Haute Haute Burlesque Cancelled!
Here is what the Bay Guardian says about Haute Haute Burlesque (in the “Picks” sidebar):
“Admit it it’s been way too long since you’ve seen a good burlesque show. The best way to rectify this situation is to check out the Haute House Burlesque Review. Picture a mashup of ’50s style, extravagant song and dance productions, and strippers. Haute House stars Bombshell Betty, Lily le Rogue, Miss Banana Peel, Coconut Cream, Mynx d’Meanor, Sweet Cheeks, Ophelia Coeur de Noir, and Isis Stars. The house band for the evening is Lucifer’s Old Timey Strip Club Band and complimentary champagne is served at intermission. Formal attire and fancy dress are encouraged.”
I’ve been to a half-dozen or more of Bombshell Betty‘s burlesque shows. They are always a good time, with nice drinks, great music and hot dancing nearly-naked tattooed girls spitting fire or dressed like robots. I have a friend that dances in the Debut Taunts she and clued me in that the event tonight has been cancelled at the last minute by the venue owner, despite the fact that their contract has a “no cancellation” clause. The Jon Sims Center, the venue, is making brand new last-minute demands. This is especially jerky considering that Bombshell Betty held a fundraiser for Sims recently.
Word is they may have an alternate “Boycott the Sims!” show on the sidewalk outside the venue (like they once did at the Lexington Club when it became too crowded for their show) so don’t lose hope. Tonight at 8:00 p.m.
Jon Sims Center for the Arts @ 1519 Mission, SF.
(I know it’s a shame to run this without pics, but I’m behind a firewall here and everything is coming up NSFW.)
UPDATE: The show is back on after a confrontation with the board of directors!