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March 16, 2009
Tomorrow: St. Pat's Day burlesque!

Tomorrow night, the fearless, freewheeling ladies of the Sac City Rollers will be trading in their knee pads and roller skates for fishnets and stilettos. But their unmistakable derby girl sass--that will remain.

Sacramento's fiercest roller derby vixens are celebrating St. Patrick's Day with their Second Annual Burlesque Fundraiser, an evening of burlesque dancing, featuring the shimmying shoulders and gorgeous gams of the Sac City Rollers themselves.

I attended last year's event, which was packed with pinup enthusiasts, skating queens and their wide-eyed male (and female) admirers. The men weren't the only ones who were entranced by the extremely colorful performances, one of which featured a derby dame in a silk robe professing her love to a stuffed animal.

No, they may not burlesque pros (they specialize in kicking ass and taking names), but the ladies managed to bring enough enthusiasm, humor and good-old shock value to the stage that their audience was in a constant state of hootin' & hollerin' uproar. Come feast your eyes tomorrow night at The Fire Escape Bar and Grill (7431 Madison Ave., Citrus Heights). Doors open at 7:30, show starts at 8:30. Admission is $10 at the door.

For more information, check out the Sac City Rollers Web site.

For more St. Patrick's Day events, check out this week's "Live This City" column.

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