Issue:  Vol. 44 / No. 38 / 18 September 2014
 

On the Tab, Sept. 26–Oct. 3, 2013

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Page Hodel's Jukebox, Thursdays at Beatbox. (photo: Shot in the City)
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Thu 26

Circle Jerk @ Nob Hill Theatre

Have a wank with hunky blond stripper/porn dude Christopher Daniels. $20. 9pm. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758.  www.thenobhilltheatre.com

Comedy Bodega @ Esta Noche

Marga Gomez hosts the last of the weekly LGBT- and queer-friendly comedy night at the Mission club. No cover; one-drink min. 8pm. 3079 16th St. www.comedybodega.com

Cub Camp @ The Lookout

Traveling bear fuzz event lands in SF with DJs Scooter, Taco Tuesday and resident Guy Ruben, fuzzy gogo studs, and ursine entertainments. 3600 16th St. 431-0306. www.lookoutsf.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

Hello, Sailor @ Virgil's Sea Room

Pop-up shop party and sale for GaveGoodFace, the fun T-shirt indie company that prints retro-90s imagery; with specialty cocktails. 7pm. 3152 Mission St. www.virgilssf.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

Latin Night @ The Cafe

Amazingly hot gogo guys, cheap drinks and DJed dance music. $5. 9pm-2am. 2369 Market St. www.cafesf.com

Leather & Feathers @ The Armory

AIDS Emergency Fund's festive 31st anniversary gala, with drag and/or leather dress code at the expansive Kink.com studios. Enjoy cocktails, food, dress-up contests and a live music set by Brian Kent. MCs Donna Sachet and Sister Roma. $125 and up. 1800 Mission St. www.aef-sf.org

Cookie Dough's monster Show

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 (this week celebrating Steinhart Aquarium's 90th anniversary, with old-time cocktails, fish, frogs and fun; plus, food and DJed dancing. $10-$12. 6pm-10pm, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. 379-8000. www.calacademy.org

Porno @ The Stud

The Folsom edition of the saucy dance night hosted by Turk Mason and Bebe Sweetbriar features guest performer Eli Marrs; porny gogos, porn DVD and drink giveaways. $10-$15. 9pm-2am. 399 9th St. www.StudSF.com

Regina Carter @ SF Jazz Center

The prolific violinist performs with guests Jenny Scheinman and Sara Caswell. $25-$55. 7:30pm. 201 Franklin St. (866) 920-5299. www.sfjazz.org

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. This week: The Ethel Merman Experience. 9pm-ish. 398 12th St. at Harrison. www.sf-eagle.com

Tommy Tune

Tommy Tune @ Feinstein's at the Nikko

The veteran award-winning choreographer performs his semi-autobiographical musical show, "Taps, Tunes and Tall Tales." $30-$65. Thu & Fri 8pm. Sat 7pm. Thru Sept. 28. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. 394-1111. www.hotelnikkosf.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

 

Bearracuda

Fri 27

Bearracuda @ Public Works

The Folsom edition of the big bear party includes a 7-hour set from London's DJ Hifi Sean, plus upstairs grooves with P-Play, Mark Louque and others. Pre-drinks at Truck, 7pm-9pm, then the big beary blowout dance party. $20-$30. 9pm-4am. 161 Erie St. www.bearracuda.com

Hans Berlin

Christopher Daniels, Hans Berlin @ Nob Hill Theatre

The two porn studs perform a live Folsom-themed onstage sex show. $25. 8pm and 10pm. Also Sept 28. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758.  www.thenobhilltheatre.com

Dancing Ghosts @ Cat Club

Darkwave Dance Party with DJs Xander, Daniel Skellington, Tomas Diablo, and BatKat. $7 ($3 before 10). 21+. 9:30-2am. 1190 Folsom St. www.sfcatclub.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

Herbert Gronemeyer @ Bimbo's

Popular German rock singer (18 million records sold) performs with his band. $45. 21+. 9pm. 1025 Columbus Ave. 474-0365. www.bimbos365club.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

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

Lorde

Lorde @ The Fillmore

Fascinating young vocalist from Auckland performs live. $25. 8pm. 1805 Geary Blvd. at Fillmore. (800) 745-3000. www.TheFillmore.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

Pink Friday @ The Mad Dog in the Fog

Yo, bro; the Haight straight bar goes gay (and lesbianic!), now each 4th Friday. Gogo guys, pink drinks, no cover, Jell-O shots, and gay fun; DJ Getty spins tunes. 9pm-2am. 530 Haight St. 626-7279. www.facebook.com/MadDogPinkFriday

Planet Booty @ Milk Bar

The groovy fun band led by the cute Germick brothers performs extra-live. 8th Grader opens. $10. 9:30pm. 1840 Haight St. www.milksf.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

Roller Disco

Roller Disco @ Women's Building

SF Indiefest's now-monthly disco party on wheels; skate rentals available, costumes encouraged. $10. 21+. 8pm-2am. 3543 18th st. at Valencia. www.sfindie.com

Some Thing @ The Stud

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

Trannyshack @ DNA Lounge

Heklina and her crew of drag talents perform a series of numbers in a Kylie Minogue vs. Lady Gaga lipsynch showdown. $15. 11pm show. 375 11th St. www.trannyshack.com www.DNAlounge.com

 

Sat 28

Beer Bust @ Hole in the Wall Saloon

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

Black & Blue Dance @ Beatbox

Special Folsom weekend edition of Sundance Saloon's two-stepping, line-dancing fun night. Dress in country black and blue colors! $8. 6pm-10pm. 314 11th St. at Folsom. www.SundanceSaloon.org www.BeatboxSF.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

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

Industry @ Beatbox

Folsom leather and kink-themed dance party with DJs Pagano (UK) and Jamie J. Sanchez. $30-$45. 10pm-4am. 314 11th st. at Folsom. www.beatboxsf.com

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

Pop the Zipper @ The Lookout

Chi Chi LaRue DJs and Sister Roma hosts a night of porn sluts, er, stars, er, performers and dancing. 9pm-2am. 3600 16th st. at Market 431-0306. www.lookoutsf.com

The Queers @ Bottom of the Hill

Teenage Bottlerocket and The Copyrights perform with the pop-punk band that isn't gay, despite its name. $15. 8:30pm. All ages. 1233 17th St. at Missouri. 626-4455. www.bigtree.bandcamp.com www.bottomofthehill.com

 

Folsom Street Fair

Sun 29

Aftershock @ City Nights

Official post-Folsom Street Fair after-afterparty (after Magnitude), with DJs Abel, Guy Smith and Rob Montenegro. $20-$30. 4am-10pm. 715 Harrison St. www.folsomstreetevents.org

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

Deviants @ Beatbox, Mist

Official closing party of the Folsom Street Fair, with gender-bending kink and dance grooves by the Hard French and Honey Soundsystem crews, with guests Boris, Matrixxman, Olga T and Aaron Clark. $25-$35. 314 11th St. www.folsomstreetevents.org

Folsom Street Fair @ SoMa

The 30th annual gathering of thousands of leather fans, freaks, and the merely curious. Donations at the gate $5 and up. 11am-6:30pm. Folsome Street between 7th and 12th. www.folsomstreetevents.com

Glory Hole @ Tank 18

Diverse gay/whatever dance night, with DJ sets by Foreplay, Sergio Fedasz and the Go Bang guys, Meaty Beats by Juan, and other funky fun. $3-$5. 1pm-10pm. 1345 Howard St. www.tank18.com

Jason Brock @ Martuni's

Our resident vocal powerhouse performs Viva La Diva!, his musical tribute to female music divas. Enjoy a new drink, the Jason Brocktail "Glitter Explosion ($5), and get a free download of his newest song with each ticket. $25. 7pm. 4 Valencia St. at Market. www.vivaladiva.bpt.me

Olafur Arnalds

Olafur Arnalds @ Regency Ballroom

Berlin-based electronic keyboardist performs his atmospheric instrumental music. $25-$35. 8pm. 1290 Sutter St. www.theregencyballroom.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

 

 

Tristan Jaxx DJs Climaxx

Mon 30

Climaxx @ Beatbox

Tristan Jaxx and the Chaos crew host the second annual late night-early morning post-Folsom party. $15-$25. 3am-12pm. 314 11th St. www.beatboxsf.com

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

Karaoke @ The Lookout

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

 

SoMa Country

Tue Oct. 1

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

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

Trivia Night @ Hi Tops

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

 

Wed 2

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

Queer Salsa @ Beatbox

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

 

Amy Stewart

Thu 3

The Drunken Botanist @ Conservatory of Flowers

Author Amy Stewart is the guest speaker at a special night of botanically-themed cocktail tastings. Learn which plants make for great drinking. Taste in the arboretum, and get your copy of Stewart's bestselling books. $40-$100. VIP tour 6pm. 7pm-9pm. 21+. Golden Gate Park. 831-2090. www.conservatoryofflowers.org/special-events

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

Latin Night @ The Cafe

Amazingly hot gogo guys, cheap drinks and DJed dance music. $5. 9pm-2am. 2369 Market St. www.cafesf.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. This week, Sharktoberfest! Includes lots of beer sampling, German music, motor-powered lansharks, music by DJs Hotthobo and Daniela "Smouse" Zepeda, with live music by Blow Musik. $10-$12. 6pm-10pm, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. 379-8000. www.calacademy.org

Oleta Adams @ Feinstein's at the Nikko

Grammy-nominated R&B-pop singer performs her new cabaret act. $30-$70. 8pm. Also Oct 4, 8pm and Oct. 5, 7pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. 394-1111. www.hotelnikkosf.com

Thursday Night Live @ SF Eagle

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

Transgender Law Center Gala @ Sir Francis Drake Hotel

Stylish gala at the swanky hotel, with MC Tita Aida, acts include Josh Klipp and the Klipptones, Monica Beverly Hillz, a VIP reception (6pm), awards cermony at 7pm (Shawna Virago, Lisa Mottet, Kortney Ryan Ziegler, and doctors Judith Lively, Jennifer Slovis and Susanne Watson are honored). $95 and up. Empire Ballroom, 450 Powell St. www.transgenderlawcenter.org

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

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

 

For more leather and kink events, see "Folsom's Dirty Thirty."

 

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






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