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Hot Tickets: San Francisco

Every Tuesday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

TONIGHT, February 21 | Good-Night Moon! A benefit for the Radar LAB – A Bernal Heights cocktail party fundraiser! Celebrate the last new moon of the lunar year with an enchanting evening of food, wine, tarot and your special Witch of Honor, Justin Vivian Bond, all to benefit the 4th Annual Radar LAB artists’ retreat! With a home-made feast culled from the recipes of El Bulli‘s  “The Family Meal” by the world’s most famous chef Ferran Adria; intoxicating wines donated from The Lexington Club, illuminating tarot readings from Marcus Ewert, and the magical presence of Justin Vivian Bond. 100% of the proceeds go to fund the LAB. The LAB artists retreat relies 100% on funding from special benefits such as these.

Wednesday, February 22 | Counter Attack! – Stagebridge presents the world premiere of Counter Attack!, an original play by Joan Holden. Loosely based on Candacy Taylor‘s book Counter Culture, Holden deftly shatters stereotypes of aging workers, tapping into personal stories to deconstruct complex politics. Best of all, this original Stagebridge production reunites Holden with director Sharon Lockwood and actress Joan Mankin, two esteemed artists who helped Holden forge the New Left movement of the SF Mime Troup. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on February 21, 2012 in Hot Tickets, San Francisco

 

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Hot Tickets: United Kingdom

Here are this week’s Hot Tickets in the UK. Check back every Wednesday at noon, GMT for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

Friday, February 10 Gutter Lane: Sugar and Spice Winters Delight Jekyll & Hyde, Edinburgh   On the second Friday of every month, within the Jekyll & Hyde Bar, ‘Gutter Lane,’ a bustling Victorian backstreet, staggers to life. With performers as dubious as they are memorable, there will be something to tease and excite all. The Lane itself boasts differing attractions from month to month including custom jewelry stalls, musicians and ad hoc performances. For those bold enough to walk the lane The Aerie Theatre awaits. This treasure trove for the curious is home to the heart of Gutter Lane: its performances. Here you will encounter exotic burlesque, shameful comedy, daring acrobatics and much, much more

Saturday, February 11 Anti-Valentine’s Flash Bash The Kursaal (Function Suite), Southend-on-Sea   Join the heartbreakers, home wreckers and serial daters of Essex in rebelling against stupid Cupid and his painful arrows. Love is for losers. The Seaside Sirens are back with their first annual event of the year – The Anti-Valentine’s Flash Bash. If you came to the event last year you already know you’re in for a treat! Posh venue, great bands, loads of roller girls letting their hair down and so much more. The best bit is tickets are even cheaper this year at only £8 each. Please note that due to the licensed bar and the content of some of the entertainment, this is an over 18 only event.

Saturday, February 11 Acid City Championship Wrestling: WRESTLERIOT! New Era Complex, Accrington   All titles are up for grabs as Acid City Championship Wrestling launches in Accrington with WrestleRiot! Champions will be crowned, as some of the most exciting professional wrestling talent in the world face one another in a bid to take over Acid City. Exciting storylines, extreme action and countless styles will collide in what promises to be one hell of a show! If you are a professional wrestling fan, you CAN’T afford to miss this! Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 8, 2012 in Hot Tickets, United Kingdom

 

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Hot Tickets: San Francisco

Every Tuesday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

Thursday, February 9 | SF IndieFest – Two weeks of “the best in independent, alternative, and subversive cinema from around the globe.” Here’s a rundown of what you can expect from the organizers:

Here’s a brief example of the extreme excellent-ness of this year’s program: we’re showing THE FP, no doubt the best post-apocalyptic dance-fight video game movie you’ve ever seen; CLOWN, the most sick and wrong (and hilarious) Danish buddy film you’ve ever seen; BULLHEAD, Belgium’s Oscar candidate for this year and probably your first introduction to Euro-backwoods crime culture.  We’re showing EXLEY, the latest underground masterpiece by Canuxploitation pioneer Larry Kent. And a sweet local comedy called JUKO”S TIME MACHINE, just in time for Valentines Day.  Though, if you prefer to spend Valentines Day yelling your lungs out to classic anti-love Power Ballads, put LOVE BITES on your calendar.

Great film, fantastic parties and a roller disco? Sign us up!

Friday, February 10 | Black Choreographers Festival: Here & Now – Non-profit Art Organizations AAAPAC and K*Star*Productions have joined forces to present a comprehensive festival celebrating the diverse artistic expression within the context of African and African American dance and culture. The festival strives to offer multi-faceted programming that addresses the needs of artists: networking, mentoring, training, outreach, and the community: affordable/accessible programming, cultural enrichment and arts education. For details on performances visit the festival’s website. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 7, 2012 in Hot Tickets, San Francisco

 

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Hot Tickets: Boston

Here are this week’s Hot Tickets in the Boston area. Check back every Thursday at noon, EST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

Thursday, February 3 to Tuesday, February 14 I Unlucky in Love  Unlucky in Love tells the story of a hapless writer examining episodes from his own life as he tries to pen a self-help guide to romance. Unfortunately for him (but fortunately for the audience), what he doesn’t know could fill a book. Calamities of the heart have never been so funny or sexy as they are in this burlesque story of love and misfortune. It’s two hours of teasing, pleasing, romance, and magic all accompanied by the excitement of live music, courtesy of The Unluckiest Band in The World. This Valentines season give your special honey more than a box of chocolate. A performance by New England’s leading burlesque troupe is a saucy gift of love. The line-up includes both veterans of the established troupe and some new members. Regular attendees of Boston Babydolls shows are familiar with Miss Mina, the ‘classy lassie with the sassy chassis’, and Betty Blaize, the six foot tall glamorous Amazon who combines burlesque traditions with showgirl aesthetics. Newer members include the classically-trained Devora Darling, the energetic Evie Sphinx, and the newest member of the troupe, the curvaceous Brigitte Bisoux. Each Boston Babydolls is her own special flavor of sassy sweetness on stage. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 2, 2012 in Boston, Hot Tickets

 

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Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Here are this week’s hot tickets in the Los Angeles area. Check back every Monday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

Thursday, January 14TV Tuesday presents The Other Glass Teat: More of Harlan Ellison on Television! – Experience Harlan Ellison’s TV writing with the Cinefamily! From their website:

One of America’s most prolific and dangerous writers, Harlan Ellison radicalized science fiction from the 1960s onwards with swirling, shouting, freaky, psychedelic and sexual visions realized across over 1,700 short stories, novellas, screenplays and essays. That would be enough for most — but Ellison is also one of the great TV writers, responsible for iconic episodes of The Outer Limits and Alfred Hitchcock Presents, to penning the most popular episode of the original Star Trek, and much, much more. And, somewhere in there, he even found the time to write “The Glass Teat”, a seminal work still considered one of the most important and scathing books ever written on the nature of television. Join guest moderator Josh Olson (Oscar-nominated screenwriter of A History of Violence) for a very special evening, as Harlan makes a very rare and highly spirited personal appearance at Cinefamily to discuss his love/hate relationship with TV, followed by a screening of several of his best episodes!

Saturday, January 21LA Accordion Babes Revue – The Accordion Babes Revue is a night of diverse musical revelry celebrating the accordion, featuring Accordion Babe Pinup Calendar girls Mrs. Hobbs of Ketchup Soup, Renee de la Prade, and Amber Lee Baker. This is the fourth indie release of the provocative, girl-powered, ultimate tribute to the squeeze box, created by Renee de la Prade. The Accordion Babes Album & Pinup Calendar is sultry, sexy, sassy, silly, sweet, and impassioned. The women are not only beautiful, they are damn fine musicians, playing one of the world’s greatest instruments. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 16, 2012 in Hot Tickets, Los Angeles

 

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Hot Tickets: Seattle

Here are this week’s hot tickets in the Seattle area. Check back every Thursday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

Tomorrow, January 13 Intermediate Leather Mask Making Workshop at Equinox Studios –  In this fun full day workshop, you will learn how to design and create a single layer sculpted leather mask that will fit your own face perfectly. You’ll even get to take your one-of-a-kind finished mask home at the end of the day.

Tomorrow, January 13Youthspeaks Preliminary Slam – Preliminary Youthspeaks Poetry Slam at Fremont Abbey Arts Center!

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Posted by on January 12, 2012 in Hot Tickets, Seattle

 

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Hot Tickets: Boston

Here are this week’s Hot Tickets in the Boston area. Check back every Thursday at noon, EST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

TONIGHT! Thursday, December 22 I The Thursday Show with Nate Johnson  Nate Johnson hosts a hand-picked lineup of tremendous stand up comics and hilarious sketch comedy.

Friday, December 23 I Best of Mottley’s Holiday Showcase  No lie – this is a handpicked lineup of the best comics in Boston. These are the acts most likely to break out and go to the next level, and you can come see them all on one show. The Boston comedy scene is probably the best in the country, and these young comics are the best of the best! Come on out and get some laughs in before heading into quality holiday time with the family!

Monday, December 26 I Introduction to Burlesque  This week’s move is Tassel Twirling — the ultimate burlesque trick! You will need to bring pasties with tassels to class for this. There will be a few pairs for sale. If you’re uncomfortable appearing in just pasties, please wear a close-fitting tank-top under your bra and affix the pasties to that. It’s harder to twirl, but we don’t want anyone struggling beyond their comfort level. The week’s striptease lesson is Removing a Bra. Please bring a back-fastening bra to class. See the above note about pasties and comfort levels. That applies here too. For extra fun, students will also be playing with Feather Boas, that quintessential burlesque accessory. If you have a boa, by all means bring it, but they’ll also have some loner boas. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 22, 2011 in Boston, Hot Tickets

 

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