I’ve been told I give good microphone……

Oh my goodness! It’s been weeks since I’ve seen you! How have you been, love? Oh I’m so glad to hear it 🙂

Me? Well, let’s have a little up-date about Whendy-land…..

-After that Los Shimmy Shakers show at Lucky 13 in Alameda (which was so awesome!!) I was struck down for 3 damn weeks with the plague. I swear to god, if I was alive in 1800 I wouldn’t have been alive for long. My ass would’ve totally been taken out by Tuberculosis.

-Remember my post “Standing Out on a Limb”? You didn’t read it? For shame, poppet! Well, go back and read it right quick. Don’t worry, I’ll wait………………………………………………………………

Good, now you’re all caught up. So, I was worried about doing a more “theatrical” burlesque routine for the July show that may not be exactly “sexy”. I was curious and a little scared to see what my audience would think. I was thrashing about the stage, shredding my clothes, knocking over tables, ripping off table-cloths and wringing the head off a Ken doll and THEY LOVED IT. Aaaaaahhhh. That felt good. I’ll give you a heads up on whenever I bring that act back to the stage. My beloved Mickey (of Gone Boating Brewery) and her lady Laine, a dear highschool friend and some of her NASA engineer buddies (huzzah!), and a few of my precious Screwheads (Tara and Suzanne) were in the audience that night. I love when folks surprise me like that!
DIVA or Die had another sold out show on August 10th and our ladies were STELLAR. We featured myself and Red Velvet (because duh), Cherry Chapstick, Laika Fox, Vadge O’Fonnor, Ada Lavendar and Pretty Pretty Please (Red Velvet, Tornado Supertrouble and Cheeky Sweets). We simply had a blast and we’re looking forward to our next show on September 28th. As always, GET YOUR DAMN TICKETS EARLY! http://www.brownpapertickets.com will do you right.

Also, we’re going to have Boylesque at our September and October shows!! Oh, boys and girls, I am just happy as a clam in seaweed to have these fellas on our stage! They are simply to die for!

Look, all the info you need!

This past Sunday the Mystic Midway Pop-Up Carnival was asked to appear at Pedal Fest in Jack London Square, and boy did we ever! We painted faces, played mini-golf, did side-walk art, goofed with the public and generally paraded the crap out of it! It’s so rewarding when children or parents approach us to ask, “How much?” Because playing and creating with the Carnival is free! But we certainly won’t turn down your donations 🙂 The toughest part was adapting my costumes to “family friendly” mode…..

Go to http://www.mysticmidway.com to see where we will be next and more pictures of our adventures!

Costume sketch for Mystic Midway, Family Friendly style!

Anyway…..something else I’m terribly excited about: For DIVA or Die’s October 19th show we will be missing our favorite MC Odessa Lil 😦 She’s in a production of Halloween: The Musical and will be busy acting up a storm that month. So, ol’ Whendy here will be MCing that show! I MC’ed a show ages and ages ago at Brief Space in the Metreon, I had a blast and got great feed-back so I figured why not? Come out for another awesome line-up and to hear my dulcet tones…..

In other news, Miss Red Velvet and I will be teaching a Burlesque Basics class the following day (October 20th) at the EXIT Theatre! From 2-5pm, $55 with proceeds going to DIVAfest which supports female-driven creativity and theatre, and if you come to the show on the 19th you can sign up for only $50! Send us an e-mail at redvelvetburlesque@gmail.com to reserve your spot as space is limited!

And later that evening I will be doing make-up and helping out at Masquerotica! Which you should grab tickets for soon! Head over to http://www.masquerotica.com for tickets and details. There will be Hubba Hubba folks there, Kinky Salon folks, Hard French, Kink.com folks and just general costumed saucy fun and frolic. What a full, sexy day!
See you at the Burly-Q!….or perhaps the Midway 🙂


All in a weeks work…..

What a week, cherubs! And the excitement hasn’t even started yet!
Here’s ol’ Whendys’ schedule for the week:

Thursday I will be dancing at Mission Control for a fundraiser benefitting Professor Violet’s Mystic Midway Pop-Up Carnival!

Body painting by the fantastic Jeanne LeDeaux, she’ll be adding some artwork to my body as well….

I am SO excited about this project! Stay tuned, if you see a herd of bicycle-powered circus wagons creating magic and invoking the Midway in back alleys around the city, you’ve found us! I’ll be dancing to the gritty, sultry tune of Mr. Wesley Morgan. I can’t waitfor his album to come out! It’s sexy-raw “Swamp Noir” and I am ALL OVER that. Check him out and listen at http://www.thewesleymorgan.com

Costume sketch for the routine I’ll be bustin’ for the Mystic Midway, bringing back my second-ever solo: The Trash-Fan Dance

Friday is another SOLD OUT round of DIVA or Die Burlesque, the show I co-produce with the silky Red Velvet! Our tickets sold out last night, sorry to all you cherubs that can’t get in 😦 Mark your calendars for August 10th, September 28th and October 19th to come out and see us! Our tickets will be on sale at brownpapertickets.com

Lucky for you, we’re in a gritty little cabaret so we can get all up in your biz-nass.

This month we’re featuring myself and Red Velvet (of course), Tasty Temptress (and she’s tasty in more ways than one ya’ll. This gals carrot cake like changed my life.), Laura Borealis, Lezzie McFaggerson and our most adored *thwack!* Mistress of Ceremonies Odessa Lil! Each of these broads is bringing some of our favorite acts, hand-picked by Miss Velvet and I, for your libidinous pleasure. This promises to be a wicked good time!
Saturday I will be shakin’ it with my all-time favorite lounge lizards: Los Shimmy Shakers! This past April we rocked the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend, if you happened to be there and happened to buy the commemorative VLV 2012 CD, they are the last track! Come say hi and buy a CD! Always a pleasure to share the stage with these cats 🙂 Also, it’s FREE

Our awesome poster for Saturday! Featuring some dazzling ladies and my favorite side-show stud: Molotov!

By Sunday I am going to be one tired kitten! You’ll probably find me somewhere in the city, still covered in glitter with massive sunglasses, downing Mimosas with my favorite mustaschioed man. Aah, the life of a sparkly naked lady…..

Just Because it’s June!

Hello Lovers and Lovelies!

Oh, yes yes, I know you’ve just missed missed MISSED my incredible posts and have been sitting at home tearing your hair out until I returned. Hush…you know it’s true.

2012 has truly been one of the most eventful years ever. And through tragedy and a few setbacks, I have once again climbed atop my pile of sparkle and feathers to giggle and celebrate the absurdity of it all.

So many exciting things and new friends! Do you remember how miffed I was last year about missing the Lagunitas Beer Circus? Well, this year I was there with bells on! Moral Minority produced the pants off that day, and damn what a show! It was such an incredible day, we had such a blast…..and I had a little talk with my liver afterward about how I shall be nicer….sometimes….

To see all the fun we had that day, go check out Julia O’Test’s amazing photos at http://juliaotestphotography.com/2012/06/01/2012-05-20-the-moral-minority-lagunitas-beer-circus/

Another adventure that I am embarking on is my monthly show co-produced with the inestimable Red Velvet at the EXIT Theatre. We are SO excited to have this opportunity and are looking forward to bringing you some of our favorite performers from around the Bay. You can check out DIVA or Die Burlesque on July 20th, August 10th, September 14th (Special Fringe Edition!) and October 19th.

And children, when I say “get your tickets early”, I fucking MEAN IT. This is a steamy, intimate little space and it sells out quickly. And as much as I would love to stuff as many of you in there as possible (zing!), I simply can’t darlings. There’s this little thing called “Fire Code”….

Something else to wait (im)patiently for? Love and Sex with Lex, the Burlesque Episode! This podcast, hosted by the amazingsexyhilarious Miss Lex, has asked a few of us Burly-Q Babies to come on her show! I have it on good authority that Bombshell Betty and Red Velvet will be making an appearance as well….July 1st, tune in!

Find Love and Sex with Lex on Facebook and iTunes and listen listen listen!! Seriously, cherubs, this show covers all things sexy in such a hilarious and celebratory manner, it’ll do ya good! They are sponsored by AdamandEve.com and have been picked up by Playboy. Street-cred, ya’ll. Do what Whendy says!

Aaaaaahhhhhhh….Isn’t that better? Yes, I think so too. Never fear, Whendy is back.

Just a GoGo Saloon Siren