Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 3 / 18 January 2018
 

Play it cool

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Chris and Don: A Love Story
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It's not just the weather that's cool through our summer. Cultural events all over the Bay Area transcend hip trends, and are just ... cool. Can you dig it?

Birth of the Cool design

Birth of the Cool at the Oakland Museum of California welcomes LGBT visitors and members of the LGBT Task Force at an informal reception, Friday August 1, 5:30-7pm.

Enjoy a glass of wine or a beverage and get a tour of the exhibit, which showcases the architecture, design, culture and style inspired by 30s Bauhaus simplicity that made the 50s so darn cool.

Birth of the Cool art
After the reception, the museum's First Fridays After Five program kicks in, with live jazz and a cash bar until 9pm. Regular admission Free-$8. Wed-Sat 10am-5pm. Sun 12pm-5pm. Thru Aug. 17. 1000 Oak St. (510) 238-2200. www.museumca.org

Having a lifetime partnership in times when few people were even out as gay is quite a cool thing. Christopher Isherwood wrote some of the most well-known books in gay 20th-century literature, including I Am a Camera (which became Cabaret on stage and screen). Decades ago, he met Don Bachardy, a cute young pup who liked to draw, and became a successful portrait artist.

Their legacy of long-term love is showcased in Tina Mascara & Guido Santi's documentary Chris and Don: A Love Story, playing at theatres around the Bay Area; Embarcadero Cinema, One Embarcadero, promenade level, 267-4893, www.landmarktheatres.com; Landmark Shattuck Cinema, 2230 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. (510) 464-5980). For a cool road trip to a gorgeous little Art Deco theatre, see the film at the Lark Theatre, 549 Magnolia Ave. in Larkspur. www.zeitgeistfilms.com/chris&don

Cool Globes

Tuesday, August 5, Cool Globes will be unveiled at the Crissy Field Promenade. Subtitled Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet, the outdoor exhibit of commissioned globe sculptures address issues of global warming, industry and our future on this planet. The grand opening will include comments by our cool Mayor Gavin Newsom, Sierra Club representatives, and exhibit tour organizers and sponsors. Free. 10:30am. Presidio at northern shoreline. The globes will be on display through Oct. 12. www.coolglobes.com www.crissyfield.org


Events August 1 –7, 2008

Fri 1

1000 Journals

1000 Journals @ Roxie Cinema

Fascinating documentary film about a collection of journal books dispersed throughout the world by a San Francisco artist in 2000, and his surprising discoveries as he sets about finding the filled in books. $5-$9. 7pm, 8:50pm. Also 2:30 and 4:45 Sat, Sun Wed. Thru Aug. 7. 3117 16th St. at Valencia. 863-1087. www.roxie.com

American Joe @ The Marsh

Liza Raynal's compelling solo show about the conflict between herself, a liberal San Franciscan, and her brother, who joined the Army to fight in Iraq. $15-$35. Thu-Sat 8pm. Thru Aug. 15. 1062 Valencia St. at 21st. (800) 838-3006. www.themarsh.org

Anal Foreclosure

Anal Foreclosure
@ Mama Calisto's Voice Factory

Ryan Tacata's installation/performance/ritual examines the family-home sentimental rubbish of gay weddings, relationship failures and the relationship between personal relationships and private space. $10-$20. 8pm. Thu-Sat Thru Aug. 9. 1519 Mission St. at 11th. 690-9410. www.voicefactorysf.org

Brand New Me!
@ New Conservatory Theatre

Acclaimed singer Connie Champagne performs works from the Dusty Springfield Songbook. $18-$28. Fri Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru Aug. 10. 25 Van Ness Ave, lower level. 861-8972. www.nctcsf.org

Broadway With a Twist II @ Phoenix Theatre

Musical cabaret performances of favorite show tunes, some with a gay take on classics. $22-$32. Thu-Sun 8pm. Thru Aug. 24. 414 Mason St., 6th floor. (800) 838-3006. www.bwaytwist.org

Broke-Ass Stuart @ Booksmith

Author reads from Broke-Ass Stuart's Guide to Living Cheaply in San Francisco, a funny guide to being poor yet happy in the City. Free. 7:30pm. 1644 Haight St. 863-8688. www.booksmith.com

Cabaret @ SF Playhouse

New local production of Kander & Ebb's Tony and Oscar Award-winning musical set in Weimar Germany, based on the Christopher Isherwood's novel about a tawdry nightclub, singer Sally Bowles and the emergence of Nazism. $20-$55. Wed-Sat 8pm, also Sat 3pm. 533 Sutter St. at Powell. 677-9596. www.sfplayhouse.org

Cesar's Latin All Stars @ Metronome Dance Center

Weekly live music by the orchestra, with salsa, Latin and other dance instruction and open dancing for same-sex and opposite-sex couples. $8-$12. 9pm-2am. Also Saturdays. 1830 17th St. at DeHaro. 252-9000. www.metronomedancecenter.com

Daniel Owens, Atir @ El Rio

Singer-songwriters perform at LGBT artist showcase. Free. 9:30pm. 3158 Mission St. at Cesar Chavez. 282-3325. www.elriosf.com

The Exiles @ Castro Theatre

First ever theatrical release of Kent Mackenzie's "lost" 1961 independent masterpiece about American Indians in Los Angeles. $10. Thru Aug. 7. 429 Castro St. 621-5288. www.castrotheatre.com

Getting in on the Ground Floor and Staying There
@ Center for Sex & Culture

Beth Lisick and Tara Jepson's comedic duo show, with a short film. $12-$15. 8pm. Thru Aug. 2. 1519 Mission St. at 11th. www.centerforsexandculture.org

Her Majesty @ Exit Stage Left

Quick comedic backstage show about a Shakespearian actress anticipating a visit from a deposed real queen. $12-$20. Fri Sat 8pm. 156 Eddy St. 673-3847. www.theexit.org

Idols in Concert @ Rrazz Room

Summer series of live performances by American Idol finalists. Tonight, Frenchie Davis, R.J. Helton, Julia DeMato, Trenyce; thru Aug. 2. Constantine Maroulis, Vonzell Solomon, Kimberley Locke Aug. 5-9. $45-$55. 8pm. Thru Aug. 30. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Insignificant Others @ Pier 39

The romantic musical about straight and gay San Francisco newbies falling in love with the wrong people. $39-$46. Fri-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Pier 39 at Embarcadero. www.isomusical.com

Jesus Hopped the A Train @ Off Market Theatre

Stephen Adley Gurguis's drama set in a prison, with a serial killer and born-again murderer debating theology. $15-$20. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. 965 Mission St. (510) 332-8970.

Lazy Bear Weekend

Lazy Bear Weekend
@ Russian River, Guerneville

Hot, fun and very popular resort weekend full of events for gay beary men and their pals; clothing optional pool party, piano concert by Seth Montfort (underwear dress code), private screening of Bear Run the movie, dance parties, drag shows, BBQ Bingo with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and lots more. Proceeds benefit various charities. Thru Aug. 4. www.LazyBearWeekend.com

Misery @ Eureka Theater

Play based on Stephen King's novel about a romance writer trapped by a strange woman who tortures him into rewriting his last book. $25-$30. Tue-Sat 8pm. Thru Aug. 16. 215 Jackson st. at Battery. (866) 811-4111. www.miserytheshow.com

Oh My Godmother! @ Zeum Theatre

Ron Lytle s witty musical gay update on the Cinderella story, set in San Francisco. $25-$35. 8pm. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sun 3pm. Extended thru Aug. 31. 221 4th St. at Howard. (800) 838-3006. www.ohmygodmother.com

Point Break Live @ Fat City

Hilarious stage adaptation of the screenplay of the dopey yet action-packed surfer-bank robber flick, with a chosen audience member reading cue cards and playing Keanu Reeves each night. $25. 8pm. Open run. 314 11th St. (866) 811-4111. www.pointbreaklive.com

Raw Dance

Raw Dance @ CounterPulse

Local dance company performs new and recent works exploring love, relationships and boundaries. Also Aug. 2. $15-$20. 1310 Mission St. 626-2060. www.counterpulse.org

Tartuffe
@ African-American Art & Culture Complex

Moliere's comedy about a con man who siwindles a gentleman out of his fortune and family. $10-$25. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sun 3pm. Thru Aug. 3. 762 Fulton St. at Webster. 762-2071. www.african-americanshakes.org

What You Will @ A.C.T.

Roger Rees' one-man show about all things Shakespearean, performing some of the great soliloquies of the Bard's plays. $29-$85. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 3pm, 7pm. Tue 7pm. Thru Aug. 9. 415 Geary St. 749-2228. www.act-sf.org

Sat 2

25 Years of the Folsom Street Fair @ GLBT Historical Society

Exhibit celebrating 25 years of the world-famous leather street fair; co-curated by Jacob Richards, Martin Meeker and Rae Goldman. Free. 6pm-8pm. 657 Mission St. 3rd fl. 777-5455. www.glbthistory.org

AfroSolo Arts Festival @ Various Locales

15th annual festival of arts in all media, celebrating African American artists giving voice to the Black experience. Today, SaxoPhoNia: In Praise of the Saxophone, an outdoor jazz concert. 1-4 pm, at Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission St. at 3rd. 771-AFRO.

Alan B. Stone prints

Alan B. Stone @ SF Camerawork

Three exhibits, including the prints of 1950s gay Montreal physique photographer Stone, curated by David Deitcher (author, Dear Friends: American Photographs of Men Together, 1840-1918 ); also works by RongRong & inri, and Chris McCaw. $2-$5. 5pm. Thru Aug. 23. Reg hours Tue-Sat 12pm-5pm. 657 Mission St. at 2nd. 512-2020. www.sfcamerawork.org

Amadeus / The Winter's Tale
@ Forest Meadows Ampitheatre, Marin

Marin Shakespeare Company performs Shakespeare's romantic comedy of clowns and cn men, and Peter Shaffer's award-wnning drama about Mozert, in repertory. $15-$30. Fri-Sun 8pm. Sat Sun 4pm. Thru Aug. 24. 1475 Grand Ave, Dominican UC., San Rafael. 499-4488. www.marinshakespeare.org

Andrew Ogus @ Eros

Ogus' work combines modern gay erotic portraits with a style that recreates the ancient murals of Pompeii. Thru August 9. 18+. 2501 Market St. www.erossf.com

Art Books of Henri Matisse @ Napa Valley Museum

Exhibit of original illustrations and text by the preeminent French artist. Free-$4.50. Thru Aug. 10. 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville. (707) 944-0500. www.napavalleymuseum.org

Bay Area Now @ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Exhibit of vibrant diverse new artists from the Bay Area also showing, Theory of Survival, art by Iranian and Iranian-Americans, and the tour and self-guided tours in Ground Scores: Guided Tours of San Francisco Past and Personal. $12-$15. 8pm.-12am. 701 Mission St. 978-ARTS. www.ban5.org www.ybca.org

Chihuly at the de Young @ de Young Museum

New exhibit of Dale Chihuly's fascinating large-scale and small glass sculptures in 11 galleries, including specific installations for the museum. $11-$15. Thru Sept. 28. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park. (800) 777-9996. www.famsf.org

Doubt, a Parable @ TheatreWorks, Palo Alto

John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama about a priest who comes under suspicion of misconduct with a student. $26-$64. Tue-Wed 7:30pm; Thu-Sat 8pm (also sat 2pm). Sun 2pm, 7pm. Thru Aug. 10. Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Rd. (650)903-6000. www.theatreworks.org

Fetish Lexicons @ Mark I. Chester Gallery

Exhibit of leather-bondage-themed art, with one free pic of attendees (additional $10 each). 12pm-6pm. Also Sun. 1229 Folsom St. www.markichester.com

Frida Kahlo @ SF MoMA

Exhibit of famous self-portraits and other work by the prominent Mexican artist; numerous programs and related films. $7-$12.50. 151 Third St. at Mission. 357-4000. Thru Sept. 28. www.sfmoma.org

GAWK @ Magnet

Gay Artists & Writers Kollective celebrate founder Jon Sugar's birthday, with live music, and other fun. Free. 7pm. 4122 18th St. www.magnetsf.org

Into the Ether @ RayKo Gallery

Exhibit of contemporary collodian prints, (one of a kind images on glass). Free. 6pm. Thru Aug. 28. 428 Third St. 495-3773. www.raykophoto.com

Let Us Now Praise San Francisco @ Marx & Zavattero Gallery

Group exhibit of authors and photographers exploring San Francisco in its gloomy and bright diversity. Thru Aug. 16. 77 Geary St. 2nd floor. 627-9111. www.marxzav.com

New American Fables @ Robert Koch Gallery

Amy Stein's exhibit of cleverly composed photos of animals and people in treacherous and ironic situations. Thru Aug. 23. 49 Geary St. 5th fl. 421-0122. www.kochgallery.com

Outward Appearances @ ArtHaus

Group exhibit of figurative works, and a solo show of art by Joanne Landis. Free. Tue-Fri 11am-6pm. Sat 12pm-5pm. Thru Sept. 27. 411 Brannan St. www.ArtHaus-sf.com

The Pajama Game @ Foothill College, Los Altos Hills

Adler & Ross' lighthearted musical about workers at a pajama factory, with songs like "Hernando's Hideaway" and "Steam Heat." $10-$26. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru Aug. 17. Smithwick Theatre, 12345 El Monte Road, off Highway 280, Los Altos Hills. (650) 949-7360. www.foothillmusicals.com

Summer Group Show

Summer Group Show @ McCaig Welles Rosenthal Gallery

Exhibit of regional painters with a realist and humorous edge. 2317 Broadway, Redwood City. (650) 369-1948. www.mccaigwellesrosenthal.com

Summer Salon @ Robert Tat Gallery

Exhibit of 20th-century black and white prints by renowned photographers. Tue-Sat 11am-5:30pm. 49 Geary St. Suite 211. 781-1122. www.roberttat.com

Pastor Tom Show @ KUSF

Dr. Tom Polcari's LGBT issues talk show. Weekly on 90.3 FM.

Teatro Zinzanni

Teatro Zinzanni @ Pier 29

Intimate, amazing circus-style dinner theatre, with a boisterously comic MC, singers, contortionists, gymnasts, tumblers, a five-course dinner, and a lot of fun. $116-$156. Wed-Sat 7pm (Sun 6pm). Pier 29 at Embarcadero Ave. 438-2668. www.teatrozinzanni.com

Twisted Elements @ Femina Potens

Opening reception for an exhibit of sculptures by Joni Younkins-Herzog and Susan Latta, who both blend figurative elements of unusual creatures and iconically sexualized female forms. Thru Aug. 31. Free. 7pm. Reg hours Thu-Sun 12pm-6pm. 2199 Market St. 864-1558. www.feminapotens.org

Sun 3

Bruce Conner: Mabuhay Gardens @ Berkeley Art Museum

Exhibition of photographs by the renowned experimental collage film and print artist, focusing on the 70s SF punk scene, with related punk-era film screenings, too. Also showing, Trevor Paglen: The Other Night Sky, a 3D installation examining government covert activities, and Jim Campbell: Home Movies, a huge video mural. Free-$8. Wed-Sun 11am-5pm. Thru Aug. 3. 2626 Bancroft Way at Telegraph. (510) 642-0808. www.bampfa.berkeley.edu

The Butterfly Zone @ Conservatory of Flowers

Exhibit with thousands of live butterflies, 25 species, with special night safaris for viewing nocturnal moths. Tue-Sun 9am-5pm. $1.50-$5. Thru Nov. 2. JFK Drive, Golden Gate Park, west of Stanyon entrance. 666-7001. www.conservatoryofflowers.org

Dirty Words @ CellSpace

Litquake's literary tribute to (mostly straight) smut, hosted by Kirk Read, with two drinks and readings by Daniel Handler, Ellen Sussman, Michelle Richmond, Kim Addonzio, Helena Echlin, Stephen Ellliot and performances by Stormy Leather fashions and the Twilight Vixen Review. $25. 7pm. 21+. 2050 Bryant St. at 18th. www.cellspace.org

Gay & Lesbian Sierrans @ Purisima Creek Redwoods

7-mile hike with spectaular ocean views. Meet at Safeway sign parking lot, Church & Market streets. Free. 9:15am. Ather Hussain sagsfo@yahoo.com

Bruce Vilanch in Help is on the Way

Help is on the Way XIV
@ Palace of Fine Arts

Blame it on the Movies is the theme of this version of the star-studded fundraiser, hosted by comedy writer Bruce Vilanch, and benefitting five Bay Area AIDS Service organizations. Enjoy performances by Ricki Lake, Rita Moreno, Melissa Manchester, Jai Rodriquez, Maureen McGovern, Marilu Henner, Kimberly Locke, Paula West, cast members from The Drowsy Chaperone and more. Silent auction VIP reception 5pm. Gala reception 6pm. Concert 7:30pm, dessert and wine party with the cast after the show. $75-$175. 3301 Lyon St. www.reaf.org

Ming Dynasty @ Asian Art Museum

240 artworks –porcelain, vases, textiles, jade– visualize the granduer of the Chinese dynasty. $1.50-$15. Thru Sept. 21. Tue-Sun 10am-5pm (Thu til 9pm). 200 Larkin St., Civic Center. www.asianart.org

Out in the Bay @ KALW 91.7 FM

LGBT radio show hosted by Eric Jansen and Marilyn Pittman. 2pm. Also Thursdays 7:30pm. www.KALW.org www.OutInTheBay.com

Outlook Video @ Channel 29

Monthly news show about local LGBT issues; this month SF, San Jose and Santa Cruz Pride events and Trans and Dyke marches. Free. 5:30pm. Concast/Astound cable. www.OutlookVideo.org

Randy Shull: Crossing Boundaries @ SF Museum of Craft & Design

Exhibit of furniture and sculpture by the contemporary designer. $3. 550 Sutter St. Thru Sept. 28. Tue-Sat 10am-5pm. Sun 12pm-5pm. www.sfmcd.com

Tea 'N Crisp @ SF Playhouse

Quentin Crisp comes (back) to life in Richard Louis James' affectionate solo show about the gay author and "stately homo of England." $20-$26. 2:30pm. Sundays thru Aug. 31. 533 sutter St. 677-9596. www.sfplayhouse.org

Women Impressionists @ Legion of Honor

Exclusive U.S. tour of an exhibit of rare paintings by Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt, Eva Gonzales, Marie Bracquemond. $5-$15. Tue-Sun 9:30am-5:15pm. Thru Sept. 21. Lincoln Park, 34th Ave. at Clement St. 750-3600. www.legionofhonor.org

Mon 4

Gay Sangha @ LGBT Center

Buddhism meditation group with topic discussion and sitting. Donations. 5:30pm. 1800 Market St. at Octavia, Room 300. SFLGBTsangha@yahoogroups www.sfcenter.org

OUT Spoken @ Comcast Ch. 11

Cable TV show for the LGBT Community, co-hosted by Tim Gaskin, Donna Sachet and Dr. Betty Sullivan. 6:30, Also Tue. 9pm, Wed. 7pm, Fri. 7:30pm, Sat. 7pm, Sun. 6:30pm. www.outspokensf.com

Same-Sex Dancing @ Julie's Supper Club, Live Art Gallery

Ongoing weekly classes in salsa, swing, and other dances. No partner needed. $10 one class, $35 4-week series. Julie's Supper Club, 1123 Folsom St. Also Mon thru Thu classes at Live Art Gallery, 151 Potrero Ave. 305-8242. www.QueerBallroom.com

Summer in San Francisco

Summer in San Francisco
@ John Pence Gallery

Group exhibit of nearly 50 realist modern artists. 6pm. Thru Aug. 30. Mon-Fri 10am-6pm. 441-1138. www.johnpence.com

Support Group @ Bay Positives

Drop-in support group for HIV positive people. Free. 7:30pm. 701 Oak St. 487-1616. www.baypositives.org

Tue 5

Art & Artifice @ Museum of Performance & Design

75 Years of Design at San Francisco Ballet, a new exhibit in a new gallery, with costumes, photos and designs by Leon Bakst, Edward Gorey, Karinska Georges Rouault, Willa Kim and many others. Free. Tue-Sat 12pm-5pm. Thru Aug. 30. 401 Van Ness Ave. 4th floor. 255-4800. www.mpdsf.org

Spirituality Photo Project @ SF Public Library

Exhibit of prints and text by members of Black Brothers Esteem. Thru Aug. 7. Third floor, 100 Larkin St. 557-4566. www.sfpl.org

Wed 6

2boys.TV

2boys.TV
@ New Conservatory Theatre Center

Montreal duo Stephen Lawson and Aaron Pollar perform a dazzling multimedia cabaret show channeling gay icons like Maria Callas, Mae West, and Judy Garland in a witty blend of camp, sampling, cinema and song. $22-$34 ($40 Aug. 9 opening night) Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru Aug. 31. 25 Van Ness ave at Market, lower lobby. 861-8972. www.nctcsf.org

Buddhist Meditation Class @ LGBT Center

Kadampa Buddhist Temple members lead meditation classes; ongoing. $10. 7pm-8:30pm. 1800 Market St. at Octavia. 503-1187. www.MeditationinSanFrancisco.org

A Complicated Dominion @ SF Arts Commission Gallery

Exhibit of fascinating paintings, sculptures and drawings by Tiffany Bozic, James Drake, Leiv Fagereng, Walton Ford and Tara Tucker, explores Nature and New Political Narratives, the imagery of animals (and the occasional male nude) in some surreal situations. Free. Wed-Sat 12pm-5pm. Thru Aug. 16. 401 Van Ness Ave. at McAllister. 554-6080. www.sfacgallery.org

David Gremard Romero's art

David Gremard Romero @ Bucheon Gallery

Exhibit of paintings, embroidered lucha libre costumes and sculptures by a local artist who explores a modern vision of Columbian and Mexican culture with gay themes. Thru August. 389 Grove St. www.bucheon.com

Gay Skate @ Redwood Roller Rink

Weekly GLBT roller-skating night. $7. 8pm-10pm. 1303 Main St. Redwood City. (650) 574-8148. www.myspace.com/gayrainbowskate

Radar Reading @ SF Public Library

Author Michelle Tea hosts readings and discussion with Wendy Delorme, Yirko Sale Camincha, Carmen White. Free. 6pm. Fisher Children's Center, 2nd floor, main library, 100 Grove St. www.sfpl.org

Thu 7

Eighteen Months
@ SF Arts Commission Gallery

Juried group exhibit of Bay Area photography. Free. 5:30pm. Thru Sept. 19. Mon-Fri 8am-8pm. Ground floor, City Hall, Polk & Van Ness. www.sfartscommission.org

Subrosa @ Mama Calizo's Voice Factory

Burning Monk Collective performs a noir-dada music-theatre-dance show about gay identity, queer and gender elitism, fear, joy and emotional journeys. $20. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sun 1pm. Thru Aug. 17. 1519 Mission St. 794-9614. www.voicefactorysf.org

Kirk Read

This is the Thing @ Shotwell Studios

Kirk Read returns with his recent witty and heartfelt solo show about life, drugs, gay sex work, and the universe. $12-$20. Thu-Sat 8pm. Added 10pm shows followed by a party. Thru Aug. 16. 3252-A 19th St. at Shotwell (at Folsom). 289-2000. www.kirkread.com



Bars & Nightclubs August 1-7, 2008

Fri

Activate @ The Lookout

Superhero-themed club night. Get out the Lycra and dress as your inner comic book hero; DJs Joseph Lee and Porn Star Electro. 3600 16th St. at Market. 431-0306.

Boy Bar @ The Cafe

Dance club with nearly naked gogo boys. DJ Matt. 9pm-2am. 2369 Market St. at Castro. www.myspace.com/boy_bar

Club Chisme @ N'Touch

Latino night with gogo dancers, drinks specials and salsa/dance music. DJ Jose Kuervo. 21+. 1548 Polk St. 522-2351. www.myspace.com/clublacantina

Club Dragon @ Club Eight

Weekly Asian gay dance club. 1151 Folsom St. at 7th. 431-1151. www.clubdragonsf.com

Ghetto Disco @ The End Up

Tune-tastic night for the all-nighters; guest and resident DJs, smoking porch. Free before midnight. 11pm-11am. 6th & Harrison. www.theendup.com

Lucky Pierre

Lucky Pierre @ The Stud

Homo electro disco night with host Raya Light, Artemis Chase's strip poker, Donimo and Six spinning tunes. $5-$7. 399 9th St. at Harrison. www.myspace.com/clubluckypierre

The Party @ The Bar

Intimate club that starts early, with hot gogo boys, smoking lounge, good music. 7pm-2am. 456 Castro St.

Sat

Hayes Valley Follies @ Marlena's

Weekly drag show with singers, dancers, impersonators and fun, hosted by Miss Galilea. Free. 10pm. 488 Hayes St. 864-6672.

Hot Mess @ The Stud

Porn dude gogo boys, baby oil wrestling, DJ Kidd Sysko, drink specials and general sluttiness. $5. 21+ 10pm-3am. Harrison at 9th. www.myspace.com/hotmesssf

Men in Gear @ Chaps II

Serious leather and uniform fan night. 1225 Folsom St. at 9th. www.chapsbarsanfrancisco.com

Surfer Saturdays @ Lookout

Hawaiian drinks, pizza specials, board short-sportin' dudes and flipflops. SF's Next Hot DJ competition begins. 3pm-7pm. 3600 16th St. at Market. SurferSaturday@yahoo.com

Sun

Amateur All-Male Strip Show

Amateur All-Male Strip Show
@ Deco Lounge

Join MC GingerSnap, DJ Lambchop, hot male strippers and good tippers (hopefully) every Sunday. Cash and bar tabs for the top three contestants. Sign-ups at 9pm, Show at 10pm. 510 Larkin St. at Turk. www.decosf.com

Beer Bust @ SF Eagle

The most popular daytime gay bar event in Northern California. $10. 3pm-7pmish. 12th St. at Harrison. www.sfeagle.com

B-Unit @ Bench & Bar, Oakland

East Bay s weekly bear bar, with dancing, patio, pool, gogo bears and more 4pm-2am. Also, Furverted each 2nd Sunday; Latin dance nights on weekends. 2111 Franklin St. (510) 444-2266. www.b-unit.biz

Trauma Flintstone

Cabaret Showcase Showdown @ Martuni's

Katya Ludmilla Smirnoff-Skyy and Mrs. Trauma Flintstone cohost the third installment of the singer competition, with a theme of comedic songs. Celebrity judges Darlene Popovic and Joshua Raoul Brody. 7pm. 4 Valencia St. at Market. 241-0205. www.dragatmartunis.com

Jock @ The Lookout

Athletic supporters galore at this sports-themed club night. $2. 3pm-2am. 3600 16th St. at Market. 431-0306.

Supersonic Sundays @ Underground SF

Afternoon beer bust in the Lower Haight featuring the sounds of DJMC2 and Cookie Dough; drink specials, dancing. Free. 4pm–9pm (beer bust 5-7). 424 Haight St. www.cookievision.com

Mon

Money Shot Mondays @ Jet

Cheap drinks, open bar 9pm-10pm. Wet underwear contest. 2348 Market St. www.homochic.com

Swing Side Room @ Julie's Supper Club

Same sex dance party with instruction classes. $10 drop-in or $35 discount on 4 week series. 7:30pm swing series. 8:30pm drop in lesson. Free dance for students 9-10pm. 1123 Folsom St. at 7th. 305-8242. www.QueerJitterbugs.com

Tue

Funny Tuesdays @ Harvey's

Ronn Vigh and Nick Leonard host the weekly LGBT and gay-friendly comedy night. Free. One-drink minimum. 9pm. 500 Castro St. at 18th. 431-HARV. www.harveyssf.com

Ink & Metal @ Powerhouse

Tattooed pierced dude night, for the men you re drawn to. 10pm-3am. 1347 Folsom St. at 10th. 552-8689. www.powerhouse-sf.com

Heklina

Trannyshack @ The Stud

Command performances in the second-to-last night of this great drag show, with KIMO, Kiddie, Valentine, Renttecca, Fauxnique, Pollo Del Mar, Landa Lakes, Becky Motorlodge, Diva Dan, Mangela Lansbury, and host Heklina. $8. 10pm-2am. 9th St. at Harrison. www.trannyshack.com

Veronica Klaus @ Enrico's

Local chanteuse sings standards, cabaret classics, and jazzy blues in a weekly show. 7pm. 504 Broadway at Kearny. 982-6223. www.veronicaklaus.com

Wed

A-List Martini Nights @ Bar TBA

Ongoing popular weekly social and networking event for gay men and their friends. Sign up to get invites to a different bar each week. 9pm-12am. www.sfalist.com

Booty Call @ The Bar

Juanita More!, Joshua J, and rotating DJs make this weekly night fun for all types of gay folk, with gogo boys, tranny talents, and a special portrait gallery in the back. $1. 9pm-2am. 456 Castro St. www.juanitamore.com

Brain Farts @ The Lookout

Ongoing Wednesdays night fun as Bebe Sweetbriar and Poll Del Mar co-hostess the fun trivia game with wacky prizes. Free. 7:30-11pm. 3600 16th St. 431-0306.

Frat House @ 440 Bar

College guys and those who impersonate them enjoy cheap drink and tunes spun by DJ Matt. 440 Castro St. www.guspresents.com

Thu

Gay Dating Game Show @ The Mix

BeBe Sweetbriar hosts the weekly fun contest just like the campy straight 70s version. Be a contestant, get a date, or watch all the fun. No cover. 8pm. 4086 18th St. at Castro. 431-8616.

Juicy @ The White Horse, Oakland

Hip Hop, R&B and soul. 9pm. (karaoke, drag king shows other nights, too). 6551 Telegraph Ave. (510) 652-3820.

Live Bands @ Eagle Tavern

Rock and punk bands play at the popular leather bar. $7. 9pm. 398 12th St. at Harrison. 626-0880. www.sfeagle.com

Hunks at Poser

Poser @ Truck

Red carpet satire night on fame and poserazzi, with dancers, guerilla performances and general fun at the new gay bar. Dress fabulously! 9pm-3am. 1900 Folsom St. at 15th 252-0306. www.trucksf.com

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To submit event listings, email a full press release in the body of the email (Word docs and PDF attachments discouraged) with all information (see listings for example). If available, provide color medium resolution images of performers or events with photographer's name, links to websites, etc. Email to jim@ebar.com

Deadline is each Thursday, a week before publication.







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