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Dr. Sketchy's Come to the East Bay!!!!

Saturday, April 09, 2011
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Event Type:
Party/Street Party
Dottie Lux
1517 Franklin St Oakland, CA
Location Details:


Red Hots Burlesque Presents
Dr.Sketchy's East Bay
Every 2nd Sat of the month Starting April 9th from 4-8pm| Layover Lounge 1517 Franklin St Oakland, CA |

Burlesque Life Drawing Comes to Oakland!
When many artists think "life drawing," they think of sterile rooms, bad lighting, and bored, silent, models with nary a hint of personality. Dr. Sketchy's Anti Art School is here to change all that.

Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School is the little New York art event that became a movement. Started in 2005 by artist Molly Crabapple, the concept is simple. Artist's draw glamorous burlesque dancers, compete in contests, and win wacky prizes. From it's humble Brooklyn beginnings, Dr. Sketchy's now has nearly 70 branches around the globe, including Hollywood, London, Rome, Tokyo, and Melbourne.

Now, Red Hots Burlesque are bringing Dr. Sketchy's to Oakland. The monthly sessions will feature burlesque babes, roller derby girls , drag queens and fetish models, along with contests, prizes and drinks galore.

About our first models THE CAN-CANNIBALS:

One day Miss Vaudie Va-Boom had a vision…
It was a vision of beautiful scantily clad women enticing audiences with their long legs and swirling skirts to be their next meal!
Her sick and twisted mind took her places where only the most genious of psychophaths would dare to go…
And the Can-Cannibals were born!

The Can-Cannibals Dance Troupe was started in January of 2008 with only 4 dancers. We honed our skills in a dark and dirty warehouse in Downtown Oakland, feeding off the flesh of unexpecting victims, until we were ready for our debut performance in 2008 at Va-Boom’s Valentine Punk Rock Cabaret.
Now 3 whole years later we’ve grown in size, put a huge variety of shows under our (garter)belts, and have made a name for ourselves in many of the Oakland and San Francisco underground scenes, and beyond!
The Can-Cannibals now consist of 6 lovely man eating vixens that will wear your guts for garters (and look damned good doing it). These six lovely, ill mannered females have a hunger for flesh, a thirst for blood, and a passion to dance!

But, don’t get too close… WE BITE!

Since it's inception in '05, Dr. Sketchy's has received coverage from the likes of The LA Times, The Washington Post, BBC Radio, NPR, The Village Voice, WNBC, Time Out London, Time Out New York, and The New Yorker.

Web Link: (Founding branch) (East Bay branch)
Contact Information
(FOUNDER) Molly Crabapple Phone: 917-907-2150 Email: mollycrabapple [at]
(EAST BAY ORGANIZER) Dottie Lux/ Red Hots Burlesque Phone: 201-615-9245 Email: redhotsburlesque [at]
Photo of The Can Cannibals, our first models
Added to the calendar on Mon, Mar 14, 2011 10:09PM
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