Life Is a Cabaret

Sexy cabaret shows honk and grind in Marin

Scouring the internet for a place I can really be myself is a lonely venture. But what’s this? Not one, but two sexy cabaret shows in . . . Marin County? Finally, a place where catcalls and fedoras are not only allowed, but encouraged! It’s my time to shine!

Starting this week, Séduction Féroce Deux cabaret comes to George’s in San Rafael on a monthly basis, complete with standup comedy, vaudeville acts, interactive games and, of course, burlesque dancing. Host Jamie DeWolf is the creator of the monthly Oakland variety show Tourettes Without Regrets (and subject of a recent Bohemian cover story); his slam poetry and other talents underscore an approach of holding nothing back. Burlesque is sexy mostly because at least some clothing is kept on, but we’re guessing nothing will be out of bounds.

At Sweetwater in Mill Valley, Vaud & the Villains brings a 19-piece 1930s New Orleans orchestra and cabaret show for a one-night-only performance on July 20. The horn section alone is worth the price of admission, and a full-stage, sexed-up performance is just the icing on top—or is that whipped cream?

Séduction Féroce Deux hits the stage Thursday, July 18, at George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 6pm. $10. 877.568.2726. Vaud & the Villains play Saturday, July 20 at Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley. 9pm. $22. 415.388.3850.

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