Big Gay Cabaret

Kick off your Pride month with the queerest carnival celebration in town – the Big Gay Cabaret. Featuring accordions, gypsies, burlesque, bearlesque and more!


June 5, 2009

Doors 7:30 / Show 8:00

$5-15 sliding scale


The Dark Room

2263 Mission Street @ 19th

San Francisco, CA


Join the steampunk gypsy band Vagabondage and their cabaret comrades on June 5 for the queerest carnivale celebration in town – the Big Gay Cabaret.


Featuring burlesque from Lola Vauntz! Poetry and accordions from Nomy Lamm! The erotic delights of Bearlesque! Foot stomping rowdy heartbreakin' music from Vagabondage! and from deep in the heart of the Rust Belt, the ruckus-raising, storytelling, drunken little clown - Waltzing Matilda the One Beer Prophet!


Come and enjoy an amazing array of fabulous performers making music and taking off their clothes and kickin it cabaret style in honor of Pride Month. The night is for anyone who is ready to get down and celebrate their queer family. All are welcome. Come rock out.




Lola Vauntz


Lola Vauntz likes to think of herself as a semi-naked comedienne. Her witty and wacky burlesque performances have audiences not just wolf-whistling but also howling with laughter.


Waltzing Matilda the One Beer Prophet


A train hopping, tough talking, sweet sounding, whiskey drinking accordion player from the Rust Belt, she's been known to charm people along every coast with her talents. She's only in town for a bit - so be sure not to miss this once in a lifetime show.


Nomy Lamm


An American singer songwriter and political activist. Lamm describes herself as a bad ass, fat ass, Jew Dyke amputee. She is also one hot shit accordion player and poet and will be woo-ing you all night!




Steven Schwartz is not Andrei, but he is... BEARLESQUE




A musical duo from a past that never happened – Vagabondage will usher you into a realm of accordion, guitar, kazoo, hindsight prophecies, and phone calls from dead lovers on sultry nights. With flasks held high this duo of chronologically challenged musicians will sing you pirate shanties, murder ballads, carnivale vaudevillia, and your new favorite drinking songs.


Vagabondage has performed with the likes of Mark Growden, Humanwine, Donny Vomit of the Coney Island Sideshow, The Bad Mitten Orchestra, Victoria & the Vaudevillians, Amber Lee, Shovelman and more. Catch them in the Bay Area and on the West Coast at a rowdy cabaret near you!


Flier by John Harrison.

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