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

On the Tab

On The Tab

Nightlife events Sept. 21-28, 2017

Thursday Night Live @ SF Eagle
Enjoy rock music at the famed leather bar. GayC/DC (photo), Fat Bottom Girls (AC/DC and Queen cover bands in drag!) and Zbornak. $5. Thursday, Sept. 21. 9pm-2am. 398 12th St. at Harrison.
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Whether you're strapped and chapped or a vanilla vixen, Folsom Street Fair weekend provides entertainment suitable for every taste, even if you're not a strappy chappie. Unleash your inner kink, unzip your inhibitions and enjoy.


Thu 21

After Dark @ Exploratorium

The hands-on science museum's adult cocktail parties include drinks, music, and a lovely Bay view. Sept. 21: Field of View with filmmaker Lynette Wallworth, and indigenous Australian tribe talks. $10-$15. 6pm-10pm. Embarcadero at Pier 15.

Baloney @ Oasis

The popular male burlesque troupe performs a special kinky Folsom Fair-themed night of strip-tease dances, choreographed by Rory Davis, with MC Michael Phillis, and hot dancing dudes. $25-$50. 8pm. Fri & Sat 7pm. 298 11th St.

Beer Bust @ Lone Star Saloon

Weekly beer bust and benefit for local charities. 9pm-11pm. 1354 Harrison St.

Circle Jerk @ Nob Hill Theatre

Seth Santoro leads the interactive sex party in the downstairs arcade at the famed strip club (before his Sept. 23 & 24 Folsom sex shows with Michael Roman). $10. 9pm. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758.

Comedy Returns @ El Rio

Funny stand up with Maureen Langan, Irene Tu, Zack Chapaloni, Arjun Banerjee, and Lisa Geduldig. $7-$20. 8pm. 3158 Mission St.

Fe-Be's @ SF Underground

Mr. Drummer '79 presents a tribute to the famous leather bar on Folsom that inaugurated the 'Miracle Mile,' featuring Jackie House (Honey Soundsystem) and Matthew Paul (Mr. Drummer). 424 Haight St., 9pm-2am.

First Church of the Sacred Silversexual @ Elbo Room

The David Bowie tribute band performs classic hits; DJ Rosegold in between sets. $15. 9pm. 647 Valencia St.

Fuego @ The Watergarden, San Jose

Weekly DJed sex party with Latin videos and musics, free salsa bar, half-price lockers, at the famed South Bay bath house. 4pm-12am. 1010 The Alameda, San Jose.

Gayface @ El Rio

Queer weekly night out at the popular Mission bar. 9pm-2am. 3158 Mission St.

Gym Class @ Hi Tops

Enjoy whiskey shots from jock-strapped hotties and sexy sports videos at the popular sports bar. 10pm-2am. 2247 Market St. 551-2500.

Junk @ Powerhouse

MrPam and Dulce de Leche cohost the weekly underwear strip night and contest, with sexy prizes. $5. 10pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St.

Livability Awards @ Green Room

Livable City's annual fundraiser and awards ceremony celebrating achievements in making San Francisco more accomodating, and livable; food, drinks and awards. $50-$75. 5:30 VIPs, 6:30-9:30pm. 401 Van Ness Ave.

The Monster Show @ The Edge

The weekly drag show with host Sue Casa, DJ MC2, themed nights and hilarious fun. $5. 9pm-2am. 4149 18th St. at Collingwood.

Picante @ The Cafe

Lulu and DJ Marco's Latin night with sexy gogo guys. 9pm-2am. 2369 Market St.

Queer Karaoke @ Club OMG

KJ Dana hosts the weekly singing night; unleash your inner American Idol; first Thursdays are Costume Karaoke; 3rd is Kinky Karaoke 8pm. 43 6th St.

Rice Rockettes @ Lookout

Local and visiting Asian drag queens' weekly show with DJ Philip Grasso. $5. 10:30pm show. 3600 16th St.

Rock Fag @ Hole in the Wall

Enjoy hard rock and punk music from DJ Don Baird at the wonderfully divey SoMa bar. Also Fridays. 7pm-2am. 1369 Folsom St. 431-4695.

Thursday Night Live @ SF Eagle

Rock music at the famed leather bar. Sept. 21: GayC/DC, Fat Bottom Girls (AC/DC and Queen cover bands in drag!) and Zbornak. $5. 9pm-2am. 398 12th St. at Harrison.

Tubesteak Connection @ Aunt Charlie's Lounge

Disco guru DJ Bus Station John spins grooves at the intimate retro music night. $5. 10pm-2am. 133 Turk St. at Taylor.


Baloney @ Oasis Thu 21

Fri 22

Ain't Mama's Drag @ Balancoire

Weekly drag queen and drag king show hosted by Cruzin d'Loo. 8pm-10pm. No cover. 2565 Mission St.

Anniversary Concert @ Hotel Rex

Society Cabaret's 4th anniversary show, with Linda Kosut, Barry Lloyd, Bill Cooper, Maria Diamond, Carol Luckenbach, JoAna Gray, June Kamerling, Benn Bacot and the Society Cabaret Founders, with G. Scott Lacy, piano and vocals. $30-$50. 8pm. 562 Sutter St.

Beach Blanket Babylon @ Club Fugazi

The musical comedy revue celebrates its 43th year with an ever-changing lineup of political and pop culture icons, all in gigantic wigs, now with new 'Summer of Love' numbers. $25-$160. Beer/wine served; cash only; 21+, except where noted. Wed-Fri 8pm. Sat 6pm & 9pm. Sun 2pm & 5pm. 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Blvd. (Green St.). 421-4222.

Bear Happy Hour @ Midnight Sun

Hairy men and their pals enjoy 2-for-1 drinks and no cover. 4067 18th St. 861-4186.

Bearracuda @ Public Works
photo: Dusti Cunningham

Bearracuda @ Public Works

The beartastic dance night celebrates Folsom week with DJs Tony Moran, Ryan Jones and Freddy King of Pants. $20. 9pm-3am. 161 Erie St.

Brüt @ The Great Northern

DTF Fridays @ Port Bar, Oakland

Various DJs play house music, and a few hotties gogo dance at the new gay bar's weekly event. 9pm-2am. 2023 Broadway. (510) 823-2099.

Folsom Sunset Cruise @ Pier 40

Brian Kent Productions and Chris Hastings team up for a unique San Francisco experience, this time in leather. Board a one-of-a-kind passenger ferry with an open-air top deck for a scenic journey with celebrants from around the world. Pier 40, 6-10pm, $65-$100.

Friendly Fire @ Danzhaus

DJs Fawks, B2B, Astro and Michael Romano play grooves at Gage Lennox's Folsom/leather & kink-themed dance and play party; clothes check, cash bar/door. $40-$80. 9pm-2am. 1275 Connecticut St.

Friday Nights at the Ho @ White Horse Bar, Oakland

Dance it up at the historic (and still hip) East Bay bar. 9pm-2am. 6551 Telegraph Ave.

Friday Night Live @ El Rio

Enjoy the weekly queer and LGBT-friendly live acoustic concerts. Sept. 22: The City Buds, OMB and Nina Jo Smith. $5pm. 3158 Mission St.

Gogo Fridays @ Toad Hall

Hot dancers grind it at the Castro bar with a dance floor and patio. 4146 18th St.

Happy Friday @ Midnight Sun

The popular video bar ends each work week with hot gogo guys (starting at 9pm) and drink specials; also Saturday nights. 4067 18th St. 861-4186.

Hard Fridays @ Qbar

DH Haute Toddy's weekly electro-pop night with hotty gogos. $3. 9pm-2am (happy hour 4pm-9pm). 456 Castro St.

Heather McDonald
@ Cobb's Comedy Club

Heather McDonald @ Cobb's Comedy Club

The smart sassy comic performs her joke-filled set. $25-$50. 8pm. Also Sat. Sept. 24. 915 Columbus Ave.

Hella Gay Comedy @ Club OMG

Queer joke night, with host Nasty Ass Bitch. $15. 7pm. 43 6th St.

iCandy @ The Cafe

Gus Presents' weekly dance night, with DJ Deft, cute gogos and $2 beer (before 10pm). 2369 Market St.

Jim Caruso's Cast Party @ Feinstein's at the Nikko

The New York cabaret host presents amazingly talents stars and stars-to-be in an upbeat vocal variety show. $17.50-$25. ($20 food/drink min.) Fri. & Sat. 8pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. Would-be Lana Turners of song can reach out to Caruso through Facebook or at

Latin Explosion/Club Papi @ Club 21, Oakland

Drag acts hosted by Lola and Dorys, with half a dozen gogo studs. $10-$20. 9pm-4am. 2111 Franklin St., Oakland.

Manimal @ Beaux

Gogo-tastic dance night starts off your weekend. $5. 9pm-2am. 2344 Market St.

Midnight Show @ Divas

Weekly drag shows at the last transgender-friendly bar in the Polk; with hosts Victoria Secret, Alexis Miranda and several performers. Also Saturdays. $10. 11pm. 1081 Polk St.

Phantasmagoria @ SF Eagle

Nark presents a kink and fetish gear night, with the Fog City Pack, Viktor Belmont, Inflagranti, Terry Miller. $20. 8pm-2am. 398 12th St. at Harrison.

Recon @ DNA Lounge

The official Friday night gear and fetish dance party of the Folsom Street Fair weekend. $20-$25. 9pm-3am. 375 11th St.

Red Hots Burlesque @ The Stud

The saucy women's burlesque show hosted by Dottie Lux will titillate and tantalize: July shows feature Dulce de Leche, Miss Savvy, Shells Bells and Lez Purr plus special guests. $10-$20. 8pm-9:30pm. 399 9th St. Also Sunday brunch shows at PianoFight Theatre.144 Taylor St.

Seth Santoro @ Nob Hill Theatre

The hot porn stud performs solo (8pm) and duo sex shows with Michael Roman (10pm) at the famed strip club, this week with a leather-kink theme! $25. Also Sat. Sept. 24. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758.

Shenanigans @ Oasis

The monthly costume theme party goes to the 'Magic Kinkdom.' $10-$15. 10pm-3am 298 11th St.

Skate Night @ Church on 8 Wheels

Groove on wheels at the former Sacred Heart Church-turned disco roller skate party space, hosted by John D. Miles, the "Godfather of Skate." 7pm-11pm. Sat afternoon sessions 1pm-2:30pm and 3pm-5:30pm. $10. Kids 12 and under $5. Skate rentals $5. 554 Fillmore St. at Fell.

Steam @ Powerhouse

Monthly bathhouse-style fun, with towel-dancing gogos, wet towel contest, massages and porny giveaways, DJ Majr. $5. 9pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St.

Swagger Like Us @ Elbo Room

The queer hip hop dance party's Fetish IV features Andre Shakti's kinky bondage demos, DJs Joey LaBeija, DavOmakesbeats and Jibbz. $10. 10pm-2am. 647 Valencia St.

Taint @ Powerhouse

Mercedez Munro and Nic Hunter host a happy hour for those who like gogos and jock straps, and a bit of taint; proceeds benefit hurricane relief. $5. 6pm-9pm. 1347 Folsom St.

Vibe Fridays @ Club BnB, Oakland

House music and cocktails, with DJs Shareef Raheim-Jihad and Ellis Lindsey. 9pm-2am. 2120 Broadway. (510) 759-7340.


Magnitude @ The Armory
photo: Gooch

Sat 23

La Bota Loca @ Club 21, Oakland

Dance night at the Latin, hip hop and Electro music night. 9pm-4am. 2111 Franklin St., Oakland.

Bootie SF @ DNA Lounge

Resident DJs and guests spin at the mash-up DJ dance party, with four rooms of different sounds and eight DJs; The Monster Drag Show hosted by Sue Casa. $10-$15 and up. 9:30pm-3am. 375 11th St.

Bounce @ Lookout

Dance music with a view at the Castro bar. 9pm-2am. 3600 16th St.

Cameron Esposito, Rhea Butcher @ Regency

Two comic actors (also a real-life couple) perform their rousing queer stand-up. $35. 8pm. 1300 Van Ness Ave.

Cell Bloc @ SF Eagle

DJs Josh Cheon and Aaron Clark play at the kink & fetish night (dress code Strongly Encouraged!). $15-$20. 8pm-2am. 398 12th St. at Harrison.

Christopher M. Nelson @ Hotel Rex

The accomplished actor-singer performs Love, Losses and Longings, a concert of classic, country and musical theatre songs. $30-$50. 8pm. 562 Sutter St.

Armond Rizzo at Club Papi @ Callie 11

Club Papi @ Calle 11

Latinos in Leather features Armond Rizzo and a dozen+ hot gogos, plus hostesses Delilah Befierce and Ms Lola, at the new SoMa Latin nightclub. $10-$20. 9pm-2am. 1501 Folsom St. at 11th.

Club Rimshot @ Club BNB, Oakland

Hip hop and Latin dance club. $5-$15. 9pm to 4am. 2120 Broadway. (510) 759-7340.

Code @ The Edge

Monthly leather event at the Castro bar. 9pm-2am. 4149 18th St.

Folsom Ink @ Powerhouse

Tattooed dudes and plenty of tourists this weekend at the cruisy SoMa bar. $5. 9pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St.

Homobiles @ The Knockout

Homobiles @ The Knockout

Queercore women's punk band performs the first show on the tour; also Lolly Gaggers and Maya Songbird. 8:30pm-11pm. 3223 Mission St.

Lips and Lashes Brunch @ Lookout

Weekly show with soul, funk and Motown grooves hosted by Carnie Asada, with DJs Becky Knox and Pumpkin Spice. The yummy brunch menu starts at 12pm, with the show at 1:30pm. 3600 16th St.

Magnitude @ The Armory

The official dance party of Folsom Street Fair. DJ Nick Bertossi, Alex Acosta and Ralphi Rosario. $60-$100. 9pm-4am. 333 14th Street

Mango @ El Rio

The popular women's daytime party, with DJs Edaj, Marcella, Olga and La Coqui. $10. 2pm-8pm. 3158 Mission St.

Mother @ Oasis

Heklina hosts the fun drag show with weekly themes. Sept. 23, special guest Raja. DJ MC2 spins dance grooves before and after the show. $15-$25. 10pm-3am (11:30pm show). 298 11th St.

New Breed @ Club Six

Pound Puppy and Polyglamorous present this notorious doubledecker event featuring Polyglamorous upstairs (DJs Bears in Space, Jordee, Matthew Paul and Polys Beya, Major and Mark O'Brien) and Pound Puppy downstairs (DJs Fabrizio Mammarella, Jacob Meehan and P.P.ers Taco Tuesday and Kevin O'Connor). $20-$50. 10pm-6am. 60 6th St.

Nitty Gritty @ Beaux

Josh Carmichael with DJ Salazer host the tattoo appreciation night. $10. 9pm-2am. 2344 Market St.

ONYX x FLSM @ Powerhouse

The official ONYX party of Folsom Street Fair weekend for kinky men of color and their admirers. Strap into your leather, slick into that rubber, and gear up for a hot night with the men of ONYX. 5pm-9pm. 1347 Folsom St.

Saturgay @ Qbar

Stanley Frank spins house dance remixes at the intimate Castro dance bar. $3. 9pm-2am (weekly beer bust 2pm-9pm). 456 Castro St.

Shake It Up @ Port Bar, Oakland

DJ Lady Char spins dance grooves; gogo studs, and drink specials, too. 9pm-2am. 2023 Broadway. (510) 823-2099.

Soul Party @ Elbo Room

DJs Lucky, Paul, and Phengren Osward spin 60s soul 45s. $5-$10 ($5 off in semi-formal attire). 10pm-2am. 647 Valencia St. 552-7788.

Sugar @ The Cafe

Dance, drink, cruise at the Castro club, with DJs Gay Marvine, Taco Tuesday and Matthew XO. 9pm-2am. 2369 Market St.


Deviants Adult Arcade @ Mezzanine
photo: Gooch

Sun 24

Aftershock @ City Nights

Dance in the early morning hours at the popular annual after-hours party. $30. 4am-10am. 715 Harrison St.

Bay Area Cabaret @ Venetian Room

Opening night of the classy cabaret series' new season, and a celebration of the hotel's 100th year, with Lillias White, Janis Siegel, Freda Payne, Sony Holland and Amanda King. $85. Pre-fixe 3-course supper $59. 7pm. Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St.

Beer Bust @ Lone Star Saloon

Beer, bears, beats at the weekly fundraiser. $15. 4pm-8pm. 1354 Harrison St.

Beer Bust @ SF Eagle

The popular weekly event packs in the fans, with proceeds going to local charities. $10. Special early party Sept. 24 starts at 12pm. Beer bust 3pm-6pm. 398 12th St. at Harrison.

Beverage Benefit @ The Edge

Fundraiser and fun, with proceeds going to local nonprofits. $10. 4pm-7pm. 4149 18th St.

Big Top @ Beaux

Enjoy an extra weekend night at the fun Castro nightclub, plus hot local DJs and sexy gogo guys and gals. $8. 9pm-2am. 2344 Market St.

Blessed @ Port Bar, Oakland

Carnie Asada's fun drag night with Carnie's Angels Mahlae Balenciaga and Au Jus, plus DJ Ion. 2023 Broadway.

Deviants Adult Arcade @ Mezzanine

The official closing dance party of Folsom Street Fair. Featuring Jennifer Cardini, Josey Rebelle and Honey Soundsystem. $20-$40. 6pm-2am. 444 Jessie St.

Domingo De Escandal @ Club OMG

Weekly Latin night with drag shows hosted by Vicky Jimenez and DJ Carlitos. (Comedy Open Mic 5:30pm). 7pm-2am. 43 6th St.

Enter It, Give It, take It @ DNA Lounge

Lacoya Hill's dance and cruise party, with DJs Dani Toro, Bradley P, Haute Toddy, Mohammad and Paul Goodyear. $15. 2pm-10pm. 375 11th St.

Femme Brunch @ Balancoire

Weekly live music shows with various acts, along with brunch buffet, bottomless Mimosas, champagne and more, at the stylish nightclub and restaurant, with live entertainment and DJ Shawn P. $15-$20. 11am-3pm. After that, Femme T-Dance drag shows at 7pm, 10pm and 11pm. 2565 Mission St. at 21st. 920-0577.

Folsom Party @ Oasis

Cool off your leathers at the southern tip of the fair, with BBQ and DJed music. 11am-6pm. 298 11th St.

Folsom Street Fair @ SoMa
photo: Rich Stadtmiller

Folsom Street Fair @ SoMa

With 400,000 fetish enthusiasts spread out over 13 city blocks, there is something for everyone, with 200+ exhibitor booths showcasing fetish gear and toys. Massive live stage with top-name indie, electronic and alternative acts, two huge dance areas spinning underground EDM, public play stations, and an erotic artists' area with a performance stage. And, yes, you can still be naked, so avail yourself of the coat and clothes check areas. Gate donations suggested $5-$10. 11am-6pm. Folsom Street between 7th and 12th.

GlamaZone @ The Cafe

Pollo del Mar's weekly drag show takes on different themes with a comic edge. 8:30-11:30pm. 2369 Market St.

Jock @ The Lookout

Enjoy the weekly jock-ular fun, with DJed dance music at sports team fundraisers. 12pm-1am. NY DJ Sharon White from 3pm-6pm. 3600 16th St.

Nicki Parrott @ Feinstein's at the Nikko

Jazz music with the accomplished Australian vocalist and double bassist. $45-$80 ($20 food/drink min). 5pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St.

Queer Tango @ Finnish Hall, Berkeley

Same-sex partner tango dancing, including lessons for newbies, food and drinks. $5-$10. 3:30pm-6:30pm. 1970 Chestnut St, Berkeley.

Real Bad @ 1015

Real Bad @ 1015

Grass Roots Gay Rights Foundation's annual popular circuit party and fundraiser for numerous nonprofits. $95-$110. 1015 Folsom St.

Sundance Saloon @ Space 550

The Country-Western line-dancing two-stepping dance night. $5. lessons at 5:30pm, dancing til 10:30pm. Also Thursdays. 550 Barneveld Ave.

Sunday's a Drag @ Starlight Room

Donna Sachet often 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.

Sunday Brunch @ Thee Parkside

Bottomless Mimosas until 3pm at the fun rock-punk club. 1600 17th St. 252-1330.

Teenage Dreams @ The Stud

Queer techno and house music, with DJs Shawna Shawnte, Brown Amy and a live set by Piano Rain. $10. 9pm-4am. 399 9th St.

Uhaul @ Love + Propaganda

The popular women's dance party hosts its 3rd annual post-Folsom night, with DJs Bribee, Jibbz, and Ms. Jackson. $15-$25. 5pm-10pm. 85 Campton Place.


Jesus U BettaWork
cohosts Komedy Kiki @ The Stud

Mon 25

Epic Karaoke @ White Horse, Oakland

Mondays and Tuesdays popular weekly sing-along night. No cover. 8:30pm-1am. 6551 Telegraph Ave, (510) 652-3820.

Gaymer Meetup @ Brewcade

The weekly LGBT video game enthusiast night includes big-screen games and signature beers, with a new remodeled layout, including an outdoor patio. No cover. 7pm-11pm. 2200 Market St.

Happy Hour @ The Cinch

Happy hour at the historic neighborhood bar. 5pm-8pm. 1723 Polk St.

Karaoke Night @ SF Eagle

Sing along, with host Beth Bicoastal, prizes, local celeb judges, and $2 draft beer. 8pm-12am. 398 12th St.

Komedy Kiki @ The Stud

Jesus U Bettawork and Justin Lucas cohost the monthly queer comedy night. $5. 8:30pm. 399 9th St.

Mister Sister @ Midnight Sun

Drag night with Honey Mahogany, Dulce de Leche and Carnie Asada. No cover. 10pm. 4067 18th St. 861-4186.

Mule Mondays @ Port Bar, Oakland

Enjoy frosty Moscow Mule cocktails in a brassy mug, specials before 8pm. 2023 Broadway, Oakland.

Musical Mondays @ The Edge

Sing along at the popular musical theatre night; also Wednesdays. 7pm-2am. 2 for 1 cocktail, 5pm-closing. 4149 18th St. at Collingwood.

No No Bingo @ Virgil's Sea Room

Mica Sigourney and Tom Temprano cohost the wacky weekly game night at the cool Mission bar. 8pm. 3152 Mission St.

Opulence @ Beaux

Weekly dance night, with Jocques, DJs Tori, Twistmix and Andre. 9pm-2am. 2344 Market St.

Piano Bar 101 @ Martuni's

Sing-along night with talented locals, and charming accompanist Joe Wicht. 9pm. 4 Valencia St. at Market.

Pillows @ Powerhouse

Glamamore's drag and crafts party. 9pm-2am, $5. 9pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St.

Spanglish @ Club OMG

Spanish and English drag shows and dance music with DJ Carlitos. $5-$10. 9pm-2am. 43 6th St.

Twisted @ EndUp

Left Magazine and Brian Kent Productions' official final party of Folsom weekend, with DJs Chus + Ceballos, Shane Stiel and Ricky Sinz. $25-$100. 3am-12pm. 401 6th St.

Underwear Night @ 440

Strip down to your skivvies at the popular men's night. 9pm-2am. 440 Castro St. 621-8732.


Cuties at Beaux.
photo: Steven Underhill

Tue 26

Cock Shot @ Beaux

Shot specials and adult Bingo games, with DJs Chad Bays and Riley Patrick, at the new weekly night. No cover. 9pm-2am. 2344 Market St.

Game Night @ Midnight Sun

Video game fun, Wheel O' Cocktails, and board games. 9pm-2am. 4067 18th St. 861-4186.

Game Night, AHS @ SF Eagle

Board games, card games and cheap beer. 4pm-2am, plus weekly viewings of American Horror Story: Cult (8pm-11pm). 398 12th St. at Harrison.

Hella Saucy @ Q Bar

Queer dance party at the stylish intimate bar. 9pm-2am. 456 Castro St.

High Fantasy @ Aunt Charlie's Lounge

Weekly drag and variety show, with live acts and lip-synching divas, plus DJed grooves. $5. Shows at 10:30pm & 12am. 133 Turk St. at Taylor.

Hysteria Comedy @ Martuni's

Open mic for women and queer comics, with host Irene Tu, Tess Barry, Dom Gelin and Wonder Dave. 6pm-8pm. 4 Valencia St.

Karaoke Night @ The Stud

Sing Till It Hurts with hostess Sister Flora; 2 for 1 happy hour, no cover. 8pm-2am. 399 9th St.

Karaoke Cocktails @ Ginger's

Karaoke Cocktails @ Ginger's

The new basement tribute to the old Ginger's Trois hosts a weekly singing fun. 8pm-12am. 86 Hardie Place.

Naked Night @ Nob Hill Theatre

Strip down with the strippers at the clothing-optional night. $20. 9pm. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758.

Retro Night @ 440 Castro

Jim Hopkins plays classic pop oldies, with vintage music videos. 9pm-2am. 44 Castro St.

Sing Out @ Encore Karaoke Lounge

Home of drag shows, and hilaraoke karaoke. 9pm-1am. 1550 California St. #2. 775-0442.

Stag @ Powerhouse

Cruisy night for singles, and couples looking for a third. $3 Jagermeister shots will get you in trouble; the fun kind. 10pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St.

Trivia Night @ Hi Tops

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

Trivia Night @ Port Bar, Oakland

Cranny hosts a big gay trivia night at the new East Bay bar; drinks specials and prizes. 7:30pm. 2023 Broadway.

Una Noche @ Club BnB, Oakland

Vicky Jimenez' drag show and contest; Latin music all night. 9pm-2am. 2120 Broadway. (510) 759-7340.

Underwear Night @ Club OMG

Weekly underwear night includes free clothes check, and drink specials. $4. 10pm-2am. Preceded by Open Mic Comedy, 7pm, no cover. 43 6th St.


Bottoms Up Bingo @ Hi Tops
photo: Steven Underhill

Wed 27

Bondage-a-Gogo @ The Cat Club

The weekly gay/straight/whatever fetish-themed kinky dance night. $7-$10. 9:30pm-2:30am. 1190 Folsom St.

Bottoms Up Bingo @ Hi Tops

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

B.P.M. @ Club BnB, Oakland

Olga T and Shugga Shay's weekly queer women and men's R&B hip hop and soul night, at the club's new location. No cover. 8pm-2am. 2120 Broadway, Oakland.

Castro Karaoke @ Midnight Sun

Sing out with host Bebe Sweetbriar; 2 for 1 well drinks. 8pm-2am. 4067 18th St. 861-4186.

Cocktail Time @ Ginger's Trois

Enjoy drinks at the intimate downstairs tribute to the original dive bar; Tue & Wed 5pm-12am. Thu-Sat 5pm-2am. 86 Hardie Place.

Comedy Showcase @ SF Eagle

Kollin Holtz hosts the open mic comedy night. 5:30pm-8pm. 398 12th St. at Harrison.

Girl Scout @ Port Bar, Oakland

The weekly women's happy hour and dance night with DJ Becky Knox. 6pm-10pm. 2023 Broadway.

Juicy @ Club OMG

Weekly women's event at the intimate Mid-market nightclub, with DJ Micah Tron. 9pm-2am. 43 6th St.

Miss Kitty's Trivia Night @ Wild Side West

The weekly fun night at the Bernal Heights bar includes prizes, hosted by Kitty Tapata. No cover. 7pm-10pm. 424 Cortland St. 647-3099.

Movie Night @ SF Eagle

Enjoy drinks and a flick, with trivia games and prizes; Sept. 20: Cruising and Party Monster. 8pm-2am. 398 12th St.

Pan Dulce @ Beaux

The hot weekly Latin dance night with sexy gogo guys, drag divas and more, with Club Papi's Frisco Robbie and Fabian Torres. Sept. 20 is a special Leather Hump Day edition. With Armond Rizzo $7. 9pm-2am. 2344 Market St.

Po Hoe @ Powerhouse

Nikki Jizz offers cheap drinks and cheaper men. 10pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St.

Wrangler Wednesdays @ Rainbow Cattle Company, Guerneville

Wear your jeans and meet new folks at the Russian River gay bar. 16220 Main St., Guerneville.


Katya Smirnoff-Skyy @ Oasis
photo: Jose A Guzman-Colon

Thu 28

Junk @ Powerhouse

MrPam and Dulce de Leche cohost the weekly underwear strip night and contest, with sexy prizes. $5. 10pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St.

Katya Smirnoff-Skyy @ Oasis

Our fave Russian exile opera diva (actor-singer J. Conrad Frank) performs her Bittersweet '90s Symphony, a fun take on grunge and rock music; Joe Wicht accompanies. $25-$35 and up. 8pm. 8pm. 298 11th St.

Kick It @ DNA Lounge

Kandi Love, Northcore Collective and Plus Alliance's weekly EDM, flow arts dance night, with DJs; glow drag encouraged. $5-$10. 9pm-2am. 375 11th St.

Literary Speakeasy @ Martuni's

Drinks and readings with Josey Rose Duncan, Jennifer Lewis, Wayne Goodman, Laura A. Zink, and San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck; James J. Siegel hosts. 7pm 4 Valecia St. class=4n-j>

Mary Go-Round @ Lookout

Mercedez Munro and Holotta Tymes present saucy and unusual drag acts. $5. 10pm-2am. 3600 16th St.

The Monster Show @ The Edge

The weekly drag show with host Sue Casa, DJ MC2, themed nights and hilarious fun. $5. 9pm-2am. 4149 18th St. at Collingwood.

My So-Called Night @ Beaux

Carnie Asada hosts a weekly '90s-themed video, dancin', drinkin' night, with VJs Jorge Terez. Get down with your funky bunch, and enjoy 90-cent drinks. '90s-themed attire and costume contest. No cover. 9pm-2am. 2344 Market St.

Nap's Karaoke @ Virgil's Sea Room

Sing out loud at the weekly least judgmental karaoke in town, hosted by the former owner of the bar. No cover. 9pm. 3152 Mission St. 829-2233.

Queer Karaoke @ Club OMG

KJ Dana hosts the weekly singing night; unleash your inner American Idol; first Thursdays are Costume Karaoke; 3rd is Kinky Karaoke 8pm. 43 6th St.

Throwback Thursdays @ Qbar

Enjoy retro 80s soul, dance and pop classics with DJ Jorge Terez. No cover. 9pm-2am. 456 Castro St.

Thump @ White Horse, Oakland

Weekly electro music night with DJ Matthew Baker and guests. 9pm-2am. 6551 Telegraph Ave, (510) 652-3820.

Thursday Night Live @ SF Eagle

Rock music at the famed leather bar. $5. 9pm-2am. 398 12th St. at Harrison.

Tubesteak Connection @ Aunt Charlie's Lounge

Disco guru DJ Bus Station John spins grooves at the intimate retro music night. 10pm-2am. 133 Turk St. at Taylor.

Will & Grace Viewing @ Oasis

Enjoy the Emmy-winning gay comedy show's return at the SoMa nightclub. 8pm. 298 11th St.


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