What’s Happening Tonight? 2/15/19

The Black Manifest

Saturday, February 16
doors @ 6pm;
show @ 7pm – 9:30pm.
Gen. Adm.: $15;
Balcony Seating: $25;
Table Seating: $30.
The Black Manifest can feel like a strip club, with its lapdance auctions and scantily clad bodies on stage. The show can also feel like a wake up call with potent poetry and political parodies sure to ignite minds as well as hearts. No other show in the world holds space for an all Black, all male, cast of talented people here to present a burlesque revue you’re sure to remember. The Black Manifest exists because the world needs a space for Black men – cisgender, transgender, and NB – to showcase their talents in a healthy, erotic, comedic, and dramatic manner. Witness a broad spectrum of burlesque ranging from hypo to hyper masculine and every variation in between. There is no Black man without the Black woman and representation matters. Bring your dollar bills and leave your assumptions at the door, this burlesque show has something for everyone. We look forward to seeing you in the audience.

Slim’s Presents

Danko Jones

Nashville Pussy, Prima Donna

Saturday Feb 16, 2019
Doors @ 8:00pm / Show @ 9:00pm
  • $20 advance
  • $22 door
  • $44.95 dinner

What’s Happening Tonight? 2/15/19

Hubba Hubba Revue
St. Valentine’s Day Massacre

Friday, February 15
8:30pm – 2am.
Gen. Adm.: $20;
Balcony Seating: $25;
Main Floor Seating: $30.
Featuring performances by:

Aerialist Willow Wraith (Portland, OR)
Honey Lawless & Gigi d’Flower
Kitty Oaks & Leah Marie
Dem Foxie Femmes
Kiki La Chanteuse
Tease Blossom
Clara Bodacious
Edwardina Ghost
Mynx d’Meanor
Lulu Bon Coup
Dorian Dietrich
Siren Sapphire
Sugar Lee
Bunny Pistol
Vixi Vale
Jet Noir
Fishnet Follies
Gorilla X
…and the Hubba Hubba Go-Go Gun Molls!

Hosted by:

Mr. Bigfish & Alexa Von Gangsterface

And shakin’ the speakeasy with risque rhythms:

Limbs Akimbo

Depth Charge Presents
Elbo Room Jack London  /  311 Broadway  /  Oakland
PARTY FORCE  (headliner)   
LITTLE JULIE  (1st show!)
9:00pm door  /  9:30pm sharp, show
$10.00 to $100.00 Sliding Scale Benefit Show  /  21+
There will be a raffle with about 10-12 prizes… Please bring extra cash to buy raffle tickets!
Please Note:  in 2005 Local musician, skateboarder and self employed screen printer Steve Chin suffered a stroke and subarachnoid Hemorrhage which were devastating and resulted in permanent brain injury, expressive aphasia and hemiparesis. He still lives at home in Oakland with his brother after lengthy hospitalization and convalescence and a craniotomy to remove part of his skull. He is able to enjoy a quality of life with home health care and friendly visitors but he is not able to work or engage in activities like tennis, skating, drumming or playing guitar any more.  He has SSI income but over the years friends have contributed money to allow him to get ongoing massage and body work in his home which Medi-Cal will not pay for. The funds also can be for incidentals to fix up his house and yard but are used mostly for the body work to keep his muscles moving and stretched out. Funds from the show will go directly to Steve and his care. He also enjoys music! We will have a donation jar and a small raffle also.



400 South 1st Street
San Jose, CA, USA 95113

Doors: 8pm / 21+ / $20 Advance – $20 Door

Advance Ticket Sales End
30 Minutes Before Doors

What’s Happening Tonight? 2/14/19


A Valentine’s Day Romp

Are you ready for round 2?

Back and more rambunctious than ever, The Jazzy Ginger presents: Cupid’s Cabaret! Bring your friends, sweeties, people, cuties, and all those you adore on down to the Starline Social Club this February 14th for a scintillating celebration of love in all its forms.

7:30PM Doors/ 8PM Show

$15 Advance / $20 at the Door



Hosted by the stunning Alexandria Love and starring:

– Jamie Zee

– Bunny Pistol

– Miss Kitty Oaks

– Side Note

…and many more!

We’ve got great food, tasty cocktails, a raffle, and much more to keep you entertained.


Thursday, February 14


My Spooky Valentine 2: Bowie/Trent Edition

A valentine’s day event for all the Goths out there who Love or Loath the ‘holiday’! Filled with live Bands and Burlesque! This year we have amazing performances and vendors lined up for you!!

Rebel Rebel – A Tribute To David Bowie
Nine Inch Иail Polish (A tribute to Nine Inch Nails)
And Pretty Frankenstein
(Debut Show for new East Bay Goth group)

Maggie Motorboat
& Dorian Dietrich

Iconic Melt Down – (Candles)
Rob Adam Jackson – (Art)
A Superhero Pop-Up Bakery – (Baked goods)

21+ | wheelchair accessible

Are you a renter in Oakland?

This should concern you:

“The house has a new owner, local executive and Airbnb host E.J. Blumberg. In July, he paid just under a million for the property, according to Redfin. In September, he served the eight residents with eviction papers, citing the Ellis Act, a state law that allows him to evict the residents of all four rent-controlled units if he takes the building off the rental market.

“He came to each apartment individually and told us all the same thing: that he intended to get us all out,” said Vixenn, referring to the new owner, Blumberg. “He offered me less than $20K and basically says, ‘I’m going to do so much construction you will have to move.'”

Walking gingerly to let his dogs outside, Vanciel patted the cold walls of the hallway connecting his apartment to the shared backyard. “He said he was going to turn the place into an Airbnb and because I lived in the basement I had to be the first to go — to do foundation work.”

Joey Colangelo, a managing attorney at the Eviction Defense Center in Oakland, said if a landlord claims they are going to take a property off the rental market, “the only thing a person can do is question if they’re being honest about it. The struggle I always have with clients is that the strongest defense you have is in the future.”

Indeed, in an email to the Express, Maryann Leshin, deputy director of the city of Oakland’s Housing & Community Development Department, wrote, “the city is not currently regulating Airbnbs.”

This makes housing speculation in a hot Oakland market even more appealing to investors who can use such rentals as a loophole in the Ellis Act. That 1986 state law has long been notoriously difficult for cities to regulate.

But the future is often too late for tenants. “Even if you have a pretty strong affirmative case where you can sue the landlord, you’re almost never gonna get back in there,” he said. “You’re talking about [suing for] monetary damages but meanwhile the person’s life has been uprooted.”

This is what happened in a recent case across the bay, where San Francisco fined an Airbnb landlord for illegal rentals on an Ellis Act property. The lawsuit settled four years after the eviction, long after the renters — including a disabled tenant — had been forced to leave their rent-controlled homes.

When asked what could protect tenants today, Colangelo pointed to the city. “You could try to strengthen the rental ordinance and eviction control ordinance,” he said. “What’s on the books is easily, and potentially often, abused.” The Legislature also could reform the Ellis Act.”

This is why we have regulations and elected officials. This kind of thing is completely preventable and we have the power to do so. Vote, get involved and put pressure on your local representatives. Public outcry is a very powerful weapon, FIGHT BACK!

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