Issue:  Vol. 44 / No. 44 / 30 October 2014
 

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Oct. 10–17, 2013


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Werk @ Beatbox - The producers of Evolution present DJ Escape spinning at this Timmy Scott event. $5-$10. Friday, October 11. 10pm-4am. 314 11th St. www.BeatboxSF.com
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Our fall harvest of homo-socialism continues to ripen. Galas get grand, gogo grind, and proper patrons get a good pour.

Thu 10

40th Anniversary @ Starry Plough, Berkeley

Ten-day celebration of the East Bay music hall, pub and restaurant that's hosted thousands of musicians. Afternoon and nightly concerts the Oct. 20. $6-$8. Various times. 3101 Shattuck Ave. (510) 841-2082. www.TheStarryPlough.com

Comedy Thursdays @ Esta Noche

The revamped weekly LGBT- and queer-friendly comedy night at the Mission club is hosted by various comics (1st Thu, Natasha Muse; 2nd Thu, Emily Van Dyke; 3rd Thu Eloisa Bravo and Kimberly Rose; 4th Thu Johan Miranda). No cover; one-drink min. 8pm. 307916th St. www.comedybodega.com

Fuego @ The Watergarden, San Jose

Weekly event, with Latin music, half-off locker fees and Latin men, at the South Bay private men's bath house. $8-$39. Reg hours 24/7. 18+. 1010 The Alameda. (408) 275-1215. www.thewatergarden.com

Gym Class @ Hi Tops

Enjoy cheap/free whiskey shots from jock-strapped hotties and sexy sports videos at the popular new sports bar. 10pm-2am. 2247 Market St. 551-2500. www.HiTopsSF.com

Jukebox @ Beatbox

Veteran DJ Page Hodel (The Box, Q and many other events) presents a new weekly dance event, with soul, funk, hip-hop and house mixes. $10. 21+. 9pm-2am. 314 11th St. at Folsom. www.BeatboxSF.com

The Monster Show @ The Edge

Cookie Dough's weekly drag show with gogo guys. 9pm-2am. 4149 18th St. at Collingwood. www.edgesf.com

Nightlife @ California Academy of Sciences

Themed event nights at the fascinating nature museum, with DJed dancing, cocktails, fish, frogs, food and fun. $10-$12. 6pm-10pm, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. 379-8000. www.calacademy.org

Pan Dulce

Pan Dulce @ The Cafe

Amazingly hot Papi gogo guys, cheap drinks and fun DJed dance music. Free before 10pm. $5 til 2am. 2369 Market St. www.clubpapi.com www.cafesf.com

Randy Roberts @ Alcove Theatre, Martuni's

Veteran gender illusionist performs live songs as Bette Midler, Cher, and other female music icons. $40. Thu-Sat, 9pm. Oct. 10-Nov 2. 414 Mason St. at Geary, 5th floor. 992-8168. At Martuni's, and accompanied by Tammy L. Hall, Oct. 14, 21 & 28, 7pm. $20. 4 Valencia St. at Market. 241-0205. www.randyroberts.net

Shocktoberfest 14: Jack the Ripper @ Hypnodrome

Thrillpeddlers' new show takes on a creepy-fun Halloween theme, with Grand Guignol-styled tales of the famous London serial killer, plus the one-act Salome and more fun. $25-$35. Thu-Sat 8pm. Thru Nov 23. (800) 838-3006. www.thrillpeddlers.com

Thursday Night Live @ SF Eagle

The weekly live rock shows have returned. 9pm-ish. 398 12th St. at Harrison. www.sf-eagle.com

Tubesteak Connection @ Aunt Charlie's Lounge

Retro disco tunes and a fun diverse crowd, each Thursday; DJ Bus Station John plays records. $4. 10pm-2am. 133 Turk St. at Taylor. www.auntcharlieslounge.com

VIP @ Club 21, Oakland


Hip Hop, Top 40, and sexy Latin music; gogo dancers, appetizers, and special guest DJs. No cover before 11pm and just $5 after all night. Dancing 9pm-3am. Happy hour 4pm-8:30pm 2111 Franklin St. (510) 268-9425. www.club21oakland.com

 

 

Fri 11

Bad Girl Cocktail Hour @ The Lexington Club

Every Friday night, bad girls can get $1 dollar margaritas between 9pm and 10pm. 3464 19th St. between Mission and Valencia. 863-2052. www.lexingtonclub.com

Casey Williams

Casey Williams & Seth Knight @ Nob Hill Theatre

The two porn dudes (a fuzzy muscle bear and a tattooed twink) perform solo and together in a live sex show. $25. 8pm & 10pm. Also Oct. 12. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758.  www.thenobhilltheatre.com

Fedorable @ El Rio

Free weekly queer dance party, with gogos, prizes, old groovy tunes, cheap cocktails. 9pm-2am. 3158 Mission St. 282-3325. www.elriosf.com

Friday Nights @ De Young Museum

Season 9 of the popular weekly early evening museum parties continues, with live music and performance, exhibit-themed workshops and food and drinks. 5pm-8:30pm. Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive. 750-3600. www.deyoung.famsf.org/deyoung/fridays

Happy Friday @ Midnight Sun

Open during renovations, the popular video bar ends each week with gogo guys (starting at 9pm) and drink specials. 4067 18th St. 861-4186. www.midnightsunsf.com

Hard @ Qbar

DJ Haute Toddy spins electro beats; cute gogo guys shake it. $3. 9pm-2am. 456 Castro St. www.QbarSF.com

HYSL @ The Lookout

Shots, drinks and DJed fun with the adorable David and Trevor. $2. 10pm-2am. 3600 16th St. at Market. www.lookoutsf.com

Josh Klipp and The Klipptones @ Palace Hotel

The local jazz crooner and his band perform weekly shows at the hotel's lounge, which draws a growing swing-dance audience. 7pm-11pm. 2 New Montgomery. www.joshklipp.com

Latin Explosion @ Club 21, Oakland

Eight bars, more dance floors, and a smoking lounge; the largest gay Latin dance night in the Bay Area. Happy hour 4pm-8:30pm. Dancing 9pm-4am. 2111 Franklin St. (510) 268-9425. www.club21oakland.com

Picante @ Esta Noche

Weekly show with drag queens and the Picante Boys; hosted by Lulu Ramirez; DJ Marco. 9pm-2am. 3079 16th St. 841-5748. www.jceventssf.com

Release @ Club OMG

Weekly party at the intimate mid-Market club; rotating hosts and DJs, Top 40 dance remixes, giveaways, gogo hunks. Free before 11pm. $3. 9pm-2am. 43 Sixth St. www.clubomgsf.com www.facebook.com/ReleaseSF

Some Thing @ The Stud

Mica Sigourney and pals' weekly offbeat drag performance night. 10pm-2am. 399 9th St. www.studsf.com

Werk @ Beatbox

The producers of Evolution present DJ Escape spinning at this Timmy Scott event. $5-$10. 10pm-4am. 314 11th St. www.BeatboxSF.com

 

Sat 12

After-Dark Party @ California Academy of Sciences

Enjoy the fascinating exhibits with drinks and music at this fundraiser for the SF AIDS Foundation, with honoree Dr. Anthony Fauci; music by Honey Soundsystem and CarrieOnDisco. $75-$500 (VIP reception 6pm, dinner 7:30), main event 9:30pm-12am, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. 379-8000. www.sfaf.org www.calacademy.org

Beach Blanket Babylon @ Club Fugazi

Musical comedy revue, now in its 35th year, with an ever-changing lineup of political and pop culture icons, all in gigantic wigs. Special holiday show tickets also on sale. Reg: $25-$130. Wed, Thu, Fri at 8pm. Sat 6:30, 9:30pm. Sun 2pm, 5pm. (Beer/wine served; cash only). 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Blvd (Green St.). 421-4222. www.beachblanketbabylon.com

Beer Bust @ Hole in the Wall Saloon

Beer only $8 until you bust. 4pm-8pm. 1369 Folsom St. 431-4695. www.hitws.com

The Big Gay Grape Stomp

The Big Gay Grape Stomp @ Peju Winery, Rutherford

Out in the Vineyard's Harvest Party, with Napa Valley winery Peju hosting the fun, frivolity, BBQ lunch, wine-tasting and grape-stomping. Casual dress (bring a change of clothes if you plan to stomp grapes!). $85 (single), $135, and $875 (6-person cabana). 8466 St. Helena Highway, Rutherford. (800) 446-7358. 12pm-4pm. www.outinthevineyard.com

Biketoberfest @ Fair Anselm Plaza, Fairfax

Annual beer and bicycles festival, with live music, displays, food and more; sponsored by the Marin County Bicycle Coalition and Access4Bikes. $25-$30. 11am-6pm. 765 Center Blvd., Faifax. www.biketoberfestmarin.com

Bootie SF @ DNA Lounge

Weekly mash-up dance night, with resident DJs Adrian & Mysterious D. No matter the theme, a mixed fun good time's assured. $8-$15. 9pm-3am. 21+. 375 11th st. at Harrison. www.BootieSF.com www.DNAlounge.com

La Bota Loca @ Club 21, Oakland

Live bands, DJed tunes, gogo hotties, drag shows, drink specials, all at Oakland's premiere Latin nightclub and weekly cowboy night. $10-$15. Dancing 9pm-4am. 2111 Franklin St. (510) 268-9425. www.club21oakland.com

BYOQ

BYOQ @ Golden Gate Park Bandshell

Bring Your Own Queer, the annual outdoor alt-queer music and pop-up art fest, with MC Lil Miss Hot Mess; performances/DJ sets by Double Duchess, DJ Bus Station John, Queen Crescent and others. 12pm-6pm. After-party at the Milk Bar ( www.byog.org

Club Rimshot @ Bench and Bar, Oakland

Weekly hip hop and R&B night. $8-$15. 9pm to 4am. 510 17th St. www.bench-and-bar.com

Fallfest @ Justin Herman Plaza

SF Magazine's annual street fair of food, cocktails, drink seminars, live music and more. $110. 12pm-4pm. 4 Embarcadero at Market St. www.sffallfest.com

Frolic @ The Stud

October edition of the monthly costume dance party (2nd Sat) for Furries and friends, with DJs Neonbunny and guests. Dance, you animals! $4 (with costume) $8 (without). 8pm-2am. 399 9th St. at Harrison www.frolicparty.com

Harvest Feast @ Patio Cafe

The Castro Country Club's annual four-course dinner and fundraiser will be held at the (finally) open restaurant; Black tie optional. 6pm hors d'oeuvres, 7:30pm dinner, hostess Heklina, live music by Lily Holbrook, $100. 531 Castro St. (800) 838-3006. www.castrocountryclub.org

Magic Show @ Hotel Rex

Old-fashioned magic show with Sebastian Boswell III, Adam Sachs and guest performers, weekly in the parlor of the elegant downtown hotel. Two-drink min. Light fare menu. Saturdays thru 2013. $25-$30. 8pm. 562 Sutter St. 895-0090. www.MagicattheRex.com

Margaret Cho @ Masonic Hall

Emmy and Grammy-nominated comedian and actress returns to her Bay area hometown for a rousing night of comedy and commentary about sex, queer politics, drugs, gund and her long-suffering mother. Jim Short opens. $40-$75. 8pm. 1111 California St. www.margaretcho.com

Peter Murphy @ Uptown Theatre, Napa

The goth rock musician celebrates his former band Bauhaus in a live concert. Autumn Sky opens. $46-$87. 8pm. 1350 Third St., Napa. (707) 259-0123. www.petermurphy.info www.uptowntheatrenapa.com

The World's Canvas @ Palace Hotel

The Museum of the African Diaspora's eighth annual gala benefit honors actors Danny Glover and Alfre Woodard, Dr. Sandra Hernandez, and Hennessy spirits; KRON 4 News anchor Pam Moore hosts. $1,000 and up. 6pm reception, 7:30pm dinner and awards. 2 New Montgomery St. 358-7200. www.moadsf.org

Return to Grey Gardens @ Castro Theatre

Peaches Christ and special guest Jinkx Monsoon get wacky with a pre-show drag music act and subsequent screening of Grey Gardens, the documentary about notorious reclusive mother and daughter. $25-$50. 3pm & 8pm. 429 Castro St. www.peacheschrist.com www.castrotheatre.com

Writers With Drinks @ Make Out Room

The monthly show of saucy salacious stories includes literary legends and local lovelies. $5-$10. 7:30pm. 3225 22nd St. www.makeoutroom.com

Yerba Buena Night @ Yerba Buena Lane, Jesse Square

Third annual festive and free night of more than 40 music, dance, theatre and circus acts, jazz and opera singers, and a gallery walk. 3pm-8:30pm gallery walk. $5. Live outdoor acts 6pm-10pm. www.ybnight.org

 

Sun 13

Beer Bust @ SF Eagle

The classic leather bar is back, with the most popular Sunday daytime event in town. 3pm-6pm (Also now open daily 11am-2am). 398 12th St. at Harrison. www.sf-eagle.com

Bibi SF @ Dandywood Manor

Beer bust fundraiser for the new "queer fairy home and community gathering space," with music, snacks and unlimited beer or soda. $7. 3pm-7pm. 3368 22nd St. www.bibisforg.tumblr.com

Cabaret Showcase Showdown

Cabaret Showcase Showdown @ Rebel

Katya Smirnoff-Skyy and Trauma Flintstone cohost the final edition of the fourth annual cabaret singing talent show, with performing winners in a variety of categories; also, the Tom Shaw Trio, eight contestants, celebrity judges Paula West, Jason Brock, Martuni's Skip Ziobron and others. $15. 7pm. 1772 Market St. at Valencia.

Perv @ Armory Club

Jesse Berin, author of Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us, discusses some of her unusual collected tales of sexual obsession, at the stylish Kink.com bar with a classy drink menu. Book sale and signing. $5. 4pm. 1799 Mission St. 431-5300. www.armoryclub.com

Salsa Sundays @ El Rio

Salsa dancing for LGBT folks and friends, with live merengue and cumbia bands; tapas and donations that support local causes. 2nd & 4th Sundays. 3pm-8pm. 3158 Mission St. 282-3325. www.elriosf.com

Sundance Saloon @ Space 550

The popular country western LGBT dance night celebrates a decade and a half of fun foot-stomping two-stepping and line-dancing. $5. 5pm-10:30pm with lessons from 5:30-7:15 pm. Also Thursdays. 550 Barneveld Ave., and Tuesdays at Beatbox, $6. 6:30-11pm. 314 11th St. www.sundancesaloon.org

Sunday's a Drag @ Starlight Room

Donna Sachet hosts the weekly fabulous brunch and drag show. $45. 11am, show at noon; 1:30pm, show at 2:30pm. 450 Powell St. in Union Square. 395-8595. www.harrydenton.com

Mon 14

Cock and Bull Mondays @ Hole in the Wall Saloon

Specials on drinks made with Cock and Bull ginger ale (Jack and Cock, Russian Mule, and more). 8pm-closing. 1369 Folsom St. 431-4695. www.hitws.com

Jabari Davis at Comedy Returns

Comedy Returns @ El Rio

Kung Pao Kosher comedy presents the monthly laugh-fest (2nd Mondays), with Jabari Davis, Eloisa Bravo, Stefani Silverman, Howard Stone and host Lisa Geduldig. $7-$20. 8pm. 3158 Mission St. (800) 838-3006. www.ElRioSF.com

Karaoke @ The Lookout

Paul K hosts the amateur singing night. 8pm-2am. 3600 16th St. at Market. www.lookoutsf.com

Mahogany Mondays @ Midnight Sun

Honey Mahogany hosts the weekly drag and musical talent show, which starts around 10pm. 4067 18th St. 861-4186. www.midnightsunsf.com

Monday Musicals @ The Edge

The popular Castro bar shows fun musicals each week. 7pm-2am. 2 for 1 cocktail, 5pm-closing. 18th St. at Collingwood. www.edgesf.com

Piano Bar 101 @ Martuni's

Sing-along night with talented locals, and charming accompanist Joe Wicht (aka Trauma Flintstone). 9pm. 4 Valencia St. at Market. www.dragatmartunis.com

Sacred Cocktails @ Twin Peaks

Weekly gathering for Christian and other faithful LGBTs, sponsored by Oasis, the GLBT Ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of California. Upstairs, 7:30-8:30pm. Castro St. at Market. www.saintaidan.org

Sports Night @ The Eagle

The legendary leather bar gets jock-ular, with beer buckets, games (including beer pong and corn-hole!), prizes, sports on the TVs, and more fun. 398 12th St. at Harrison. www.sf-eagle.com

 

Tue 15

13 Licks @ Q Bar

Weekly women's night at the stylish intimate bar. 9pm-2am. 456 Castro St. www.QbarSF.com

Block Party @ Midnight Sun

Weekly screenings of music videos, concert footage, interviews and more, of popular pop stars. 9pm-2am. 4067 18th St. 861-4186. www.midnightsunsf.com

Fuego @ The Watergarden, San Jose

Weekly event, with Latin music, half-off locker fees and Latin men, at the South Bay private men's bath house. $8-$39. Reg hours 24/7. 18+. 1010 The Alameda. (408) 275-1215. www.thewatergarden.com

Funny Tuesdays @ Harvey's

Ronn Vigh hosts the weekly LGBT and gay-friendly comedy night. This week, Maureen Langan (Comics Unleashed) headlines. One-drink or menu item minimum. 9pm. 500 Castro St. at 18th. 431-HARV. www.harveyssf.com

Naked Night @ Nob Hill Theatre

Strip down like the strippers, and enjoy a beverage at the erotic male theatre. $20. 8pm and 10pm. Also Sept 28. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758.  www.thenobhilltheatre.com

Soma Country. photo: Bill Weaver

Soma Country @ Beatbox

Sundance Saloon's monthly SoMa two-stepping dance night now takes place every Tuesday. $8. 8pm-12am. Lessons 8pm. 314 11th St. at Folsom. www.sundancesaloon.org www.beatboxsf.com

Torch @ Martuni's

Veronica Klaus hosts the weekly night of cabaret, jazz and blues music, with Tammy L. Hall and special guests. $15. 7pm. 4 Valencia St. at Market. www.facebook.com/veronica.klaus

Trivia Night @ Hi Tops

Play the trivia game at the popular new sports bar. 9pm. 2247 Market St. 551-2500. www.HiTopsSF.com

 

Wed 16

Booty Call @ Q Bar

Juanita More and Joshua J's weekly night packs the intimate stylish bar with grooves and a groovy younger crowd. $3. 9pm-2am. 456 Castro St. www.juanitamore.com www.QbarSF.com

Bottoms Up Bingo @ Hi Tops

Play board games and win offbeat prizes at the popular new sports bar. 9pm. 2247 Market St. 551-2500. www.HiTopsSF.com

Chris Cornell

Chris Cornell @ Uptown Theatre, Napa

Front man for Soundgarden performs his solo acoustic tour. $65. 8pm. 1350 Third St., Napa. (707) 259-0123. www.uptowntheatrenapa.com

Queer Salsa @ Beatbox

Weekly Latin partner dance night. 8pm-1am. 314 11th St. www.beatboxsf.com

Red Hots Burlesque @ El Rio

Women's burlesque show performs each Wed & Fri. Karaoke follows. $5-$10. 7pm. 3158 Mission St. 282-3325. www.elriosf.com

Rookies Night @ Nob Hill Theatre

Compete for $200 prize in this amatuer strip contest, or watch the newbies get naked. $20 includes refreshments. 8pm-11pm. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758.  www.thenobhilltheatre.com

Trivia Night @ Harvey's

Bebe Sweetbriar hosts a weekly night of trivia quizzes and fun and prizes; no cover. 8pm-1pm. 500 Castro St. 431-4278. www.harveyssf.com

Way Back @ Midnight Sun

Weekly screenings of vintage music videos, and retro drink prices. 9pm-2am. 4067 18th St. 861-4186. www.midnightsunsf.com

 

Thu 17

Circle Jerk @ Nob Hill Theatre

Enjoy onanistic adventures with porn dudes and patrons, this month: J.R. Matthews. $10. 9pm. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758.  www.thenobhilltheatre.com

Fauxgirls

Fauxgirls @ Infusion Lounge

The classy drag revue (3rd Thursdays) now in its 12th year features Victoria Secret, Alexandria, Chanel, Maria Garza, Mini Minerva, Kipper, Daffney Deluxe and Ruby LeBrowne, with special guest Anya; dinner seating at 7pm. Show at 8pm. No cover. 124 Ellis St. 421-8700. www.fauxgirls.com

Gym Class @ Hi Tops

Enjoy cheap/free whiskey shots from jock-strapped hotties and sexy sports videos at the popular new sports bar. 10pm-2am. 2247 Market St. 551-2500. www.HiTopsSF.com

Magic Parlor @ Chancellor Hotel

Whimsical Belle Epoque-style sketch and magic show that also includes historical San Francisco stories; hosted by Walt Anthony; optional pre-show light dinner and desserts. $40. Thu-Sat 8pm. 433 Powell St. www.SFMagicParlor.com

The Monster Show @ The Edge

Cookie Dough's weekly drag show with gogo guys. 9pm-2am. 4149 18th St. at Collingwood. www.edgesf.com

Nightlife @ California Academy of Sciences

Themed event nights at the fascinating new nature museum; plus food, cocktails and DJed dancing. 21+. $10-$12. 6pm-10pm, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. 379-8000. www.calacademy.org

Thursday Night Live @ SF Eagle

The weekly live rock shows have returned. 9pm-ish. 398 12th St. at Harrison. www.sf-eagle.com

Tubesteak Connection @ Aunt Charlie's Lounge

Retro disco tunes and retro cruisy crowd, each Thursday; DJ Bus Station John plays records. $4. 10pm-2am. 133 Turk St. at Taylor. www.auntcharlieslounge.com

Underwear Party @ Powerhouse

Strip down to your skivvies (free clothes check) and watch or compete in the wet underwear contest ($100 prize!) at midnight; gogo guys and DJ Dam Nation. $5. 9pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St. www.powerhouse-sf.com

Vikesh Kapoor

Vikesh Kapoor @ Amnesia

Folk singer performs his new (yet very Bob Dylan-influenced) music on a bill with The Barbary Ghosts, Adam Kirk and Olive Mitra. $7-$10. 8pm. 853 Valencia St. 970-0012. www.amnesiathebar.com

VIP @ Club 21, Oakland


Hip-hop, Top 40, and sexy Latin music; gogo dancers, appetizers, and special guests. No cover before 11pm and just $5 afterward. Dancing 9pm-3am. Happy hour 4pm-8:30pm 2111 Franklin St. (510) 268-9425. www.club21oakland.com

Want your nightlife event listed? Email events@ebar.com, at least two weeks before your event. Event photos welcome.






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