Sprechen Sie Hubba Hubba?

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By Amber Peckham

Mag ich ein Bier haben, bitte?

That’s German for “May I have a beer, please?” Memorize it, because burlesque-style Oktoberfest has come to San Francisco at last, thanks to the combined efforts of the Hubba Hubba Review and the DNA Lounge. The lederhosen-clad lovelies of Hubba Hubba will kick off the festivities around 10:15 this Friday with the best burlesque show this side of Bavaria, followed by magic and comedy acts, a DJ, and the swing stylings of local band Lee Presson and the Nails.

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Mein Gott! So hot! Sparkly Devil and Kingfish strut their stuff onstage during a performance.

You can dress up too—audience costumes, especially the ones centered on the revue’s current theme, are one of the most cherished parts of the performance for both the patrons and the cast. The Hubba Hubba Revue, started in 2006, has quickly become one of the most highly acclaimed variety shows in the country, so don’t expect anything too classless, just tantalizingly good Teutonic fun, and, of course, beer and food that might put even Berlin to shame. (Except that the DNA serves Mexican food. Not German. Still, the Berliners would at the least be impressed.)

So, head over this Friday and get your Deutch freak on ‘til the break of dawn.

Friday, October 19
The Hubba Hubba Revue presents: Oktoberfest!
DNA Lounge, 375 Eleventh St., SF
(415) 626-1409
www.dnalounge.com
21+, doors open at 9pm, show starts at 10pm
$12 advance tickets, $15 at the door
Early bird special: $10 tickets before 9:30pm

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The hypnotic Lee Presson, Swing King