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Nightlife Events Oct. 24-31, 2019

by Events Editor

Madonna @ The Golden Gate Theatre, Oct. 31.
Madonna @ The Golden Gate Theatre, Oct. 31.  

Whether you dress up in classy costumes or down to drag dregs, fun of all sorts of styles awaits.

Terror Vault @ SF Mint Thu 24  

THU 24
After Dark @ Exploratorium

Enjoy cocktails and science demos at the hands-on museum. Oct 24: It's Alive! Living things in tiny places. Oct. 31: Costume night with Nerd Nite, Awesome Orchestra, and Odd Salon. Tactile dome evening hours Fri & Sat, weekly 6:15 and 7:30pm. $20. Pier 15, Embarcadero at Green St.

Agnostic Front @ Rickshaw Stop
The godfathers of hardcore punk perform. Pring and Urban Sprawl open. $20. 8pm. 155 Fell st.

Bay Guardian's Best of the Bay @ The Stud
Celebrate with winnersof the weekly's annual readers' poll. 6pm-8pm. 299 9th St. at Harrison

Cabargay @ National LGBTQ Center for the Arts
The SF Gay Men's Chorus performs and new cabaret show with classic broadway, pop and American songbook hits; comp. beer, wine and soft drinks. $40-$50. 7:30pm. 21+. 170 Valencia St.

Chris Baron, Blake Morgan @ Neck of the Woods
The front man for Spin Doctors and the passionate singer-songwriter stop through on their mini-tour. $12-$15. 9pm. 406 Clement St.

Dee's Keys @ Beaux
Weekly live piano and open mic night with Dee Spencer. 4pm-8pm. 2344 Market St.

Events @ Steamworks, Berkeley
The stylish bathhouse's DJed events take place Thursdays-Sundays. $7-$62, plus annual memberships $160. Open 24/7, every day. 2107 4th St., Berkeley. (510) 845-8992.

Jade Bird, Flyte @ The Fillmore
Genre-bending singer-songwriter performs. $35. 8pm. 1805 Geary St.

Joe Pug @ The Chapel
Folk rocker performs at the Mission venue; Michaela Anne and American Field Day open. $18. 8pm. 777 Valencia St.

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

Lip Service @ The Stud
Les Ghouls celebrate a Cockette Halloween, with DJs Raton Rose and Ariel Rose; Mary Vice hosts a drag show. $5. 9pm-2am. 299 9th St. at Harrison

Literary Speakeasy @ Martuni's
James J. Siegel hosts the monthly author/music night, with a Halloween theme, and Chaz Brencley, Laura Blackwell, Meg Elison, Vernon Keeve III, Ginger Murray, Loren Rhodes, and Jean Znidarsic. 7pm. 4 Valencia St.

Long Island Thursdays @ White Horse Bar, Oakland
Get snockered with cheap drinks at the historic gay bar. 9pm-2am. 6551 Telegraph Ave, (510) 652-3820.

Martini Thursdays @ Trax
The Haight gay bar offers cheap gin & vodka cocktails. 1437 Haight St.

The Monster Show @ The Edge
The weekly drag show with themed nights and hilarious fun. $5. 9pm-2am. 4149 18th St. at Collingwood.

Nightlife @ California Academy of Sciences
Parties at the museum with fascinating spacious nature and science exhibits. $12-$15. 6pm-10pm. 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park.

Queer Karaoke @ Club OMG
KJ Dana hosts the weekly singing night; unleash your inner American Idol; first Thursdays are Costume Karaoke; third is Kinky Karaoke 8pm. 43 6th St.

Queeraoke @ Tamarack, Oakland
Dana Morrigan hosts the 1st & 3rd Thursdays queer karaoke night, 7:30pm-1am. No cover. 1501 Harrison St., Oakland.

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, in its 25th year. Also Fridays. 7pm-2am. 1369 Folsom St. 431-4695.

Terror Vault @ SF Mint
Peaches Christ's annual horror-fun invasion of the historic building includes a full-scale spooky interactive tour. $62, various tour times. Thru Nov. 10. 88 5th St.

Thursday Night Live @ SF Eagle
Rock bands play at the famed leather bar. $8. 9pm-1am. 398 12th St. at Harrison.

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

Transgender Law Center Gala @ Bently Reserve
Spark, the Center's annual gala fundraiser. $250 and up. 6pm. 301 Battery St.

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.

HustlaBall SF @ Club Six Fri 25  

FRI 25
Bear Happy Hour @ Midnight Sun

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

Beards & Booze @ The Edge
Beers, bears, cubs, snacks and grooves. $5. 9pm-2am. 4149 18th St.

Big Boy @ Lone Star Saloon
Creepy Halloween-themed version of the costume-themed night, with DJ Boyshapedbox. 9pm-2am. 1354 Harrison St.

La Bomba Latina @ Club OMG
Drag show with DJ Jaffeth. $5. 9pm-2am. 43 6th St.

Caissie Levy @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
The Broadway and West End musical star (Frozen, Wicked, Hair) performs songs from her career, and a few surprises. $60-$95 ($20 food/drink min.). 8pm. Also Oct 26, 8pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St.

Drag & Dinner @ Hamburger Mary's
Enjoy burgers and a drag show. $5 show. 10pm. Also Saturdays. 531 Castro St.

Drag Alive @ The Stud
Early eve drag show, 6:30pm-8:30pm. 299 9th St. at Harrison

DTF Fridays @ Port Bar, Oakland
Various DJs play house music, and a few hotties gogo dance at the gay bar's popular weekly event. 9pm-2am. 2023 Broadway.

Fleetwood Macramé @ Great American Music Hall
The acclaimed Fleetwood Mac cover band performs; FeatherWitch opens. $15-$40. 8pm. 859 O'Farrell 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.

Gaymer Night @ SF Eagle
Video games, board games, nerdy fun at the leather bar. 8pm-2am. 398 12th St.

Gogo Fridays @ Toad Hall
Hot dancers grind it at the Castro bar with a dance floor and patio. 4146 18th St.

Growlr @ SF Eagle
DJ Paul Goodyear spins at the beary night at the famed leather bar, with gogo cubs and chubs. $5. 9pm-2am. 398 12th 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.

Hella Tight @ Oasis
Kim Petras tribute and dance night, Lindsay Slowhands, Krystal Khandelier, Mocha Fapalatte and Cash Monet, and DJ Ion The Prize. $10. 10pm-2am. 298 11th St.

HustlaBall SF @ Club Six
Brian Kent Productions and a 'Funhouse' wild and sexy dance party with plenty of sexy play space, plus porn stud stage performances; DJs Casey Alva, Aason Elvis. $45-$55. 10pm-4am. 60 6th St.

Latin Explosion @ Club 21
The popular Latin club with gogo guys galore and Latin music. $10-$20. 9pm-3am. 2111 Franklin St., Oakland.

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

The Maze: Halloween Edition @ Atlas
Throw on a sexy costume and head off the beaten path. Find out what's happening upstairs in the dark. Immerse yourself in a cruisy, dimly-lit labyrinth; dim lights and 2-room maze. Chill underground beats. Refreshment stations. Coat check available. Tickets online or at the door, or get in free with Atlas membership. $10. 10pm-3am. 415 10th St.

Piano Bar @ Martuni's
Musician extraordinaire Joe Wicht leads tasteful sing-along selections. 5:30-8:30pm. 4 Valencia St.

Queer Happy Hour @ Forage Kitchen, Oakland
Drinks for LGBTQs and pals, plus vegan and chicken snacks. Weekly 4pm-9pm. 478 25th St., Oakland.

Rose & Javi @ Trax
The Haight gay bar's weekly music video and cocktails night. 9pm-1am. 1437 Haight 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.

Speakeasy: All Hallow's Eve @ Palace Theater
The 'secret' 1920s-themed interactive entertainment & cocktails night gets spooky with haunted tales and ghosts. $90-$125. Oct. 25, 26, 31; Nov 1 & 2. 644 Broadway.

Steam @ Powerhouse
Bath house fun at the cruisy bar, with towel-clad gogos and Steamworks swag. $5. 9pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St.

SubMission: Cocktails & Comedy @ The Armory Club
Weekly stand-up comedy show in the basement of the SF Armory Club; grab a craft cocktail from the bar upstairs and prepare for a night of laughter with the right amount of kink. Doors open at 6:30. $15, 1799 Mission St., Shows start at 7pm and 9pm. (not wheelchair accessible)

Swagger Like Us @ The Stud
Mexican Jihad DJs, with La Frida, Bae Bae. $10. 10pm-3am. 299 9th St. at Harrison

Tenacious D @ Masonic Hall
Jack Black and Kyle Gass' whimsical yet totally rocking band performs; Winchester opens. $60 and up. 7pm. 1111 California St.

This Old Bag @ Fairmont Hotel
Breast Cancer Emergency Fund's annual auction of celebrity purses and handbags for women, men, pets and kids. $175. 6:30pm-9:30pm. 950 Mason St.

Uhaul @ Jolene's
The popular women's dance party returns at the new nightclub, now weekly. 10pm-2am. 2700 16th St. at Harrison.

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

Women's Spiral Dance @ Orinda Masonic Temple
Daughters of the Goddess Womyn's Temple welcomes womyn and girls of all ages, multi-cultural and intergenerational ritual, led by Kahuna Leilani, and accompanied by spiritual elders of different traditions. $23-$29. 6:30pm-10:30pm. 9 Altarinda Road, Orinda.

The B-52s @ Oxbow River Stage, Napa Sat 26 photo Pieter M van Hattem  

SAT 26
The B-52s, The English Beat @ Oxbow River Stage, Napa

The two classic bands perform at the spacious outdoor ampitheatre. $55-$125. 7:30pm. 1268 McKinstry St., Napa.

Bootie @ DNA Lounge
Resident DJs and guests spin at the mash-up DJ dance party, with Adrian A, Mysterious D; four rooms of different sounds and multiple 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.

La Bota Loca @ Club 21, Oakland
Banda Los Shakas performs live at the LGBT Latinx night. $10. 9pm-4am. 2111 Franklin St.

Brunch @ Jolene's
Enjoy DJed grooves, chicken & waffles, veggie scrambles and more, with brunch cocktails, at the new queer bar. 11am-3pm. Also Sundays. 2700 16th St.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Live @ Oasis
D'Arcy Drollinger presents Michael Phillis and a talented crew of drag queens/kings who perform a wacky version of a script from the hit TV vampire show. $27-$50. Thu-Sat 7pm. Thru Nov 9. 298 11th St.

Creature @ El Rio
Neon Demons, a queer glow-in-the-dark-themed Halloween aprty with DJs Fiera, La Frida, Gossip Cat. $10-$15. 9pm-2am. 3158 Mission St.

Daddy Saddle @ Lone Star Saloon
Pumpkin Spice Ball at the bear bar; costume contest, DJs Tuna, Gabriel Garcia, Jimmy. $5. 9pm-2am. 1354 Harrison St.

Dance Party @ White Horse Bar, Oakland
DJed grooves at the historic East Bay gay bar. 9pm-2am. 6551 Telegraph Ave, (510) 652-3820.

Freaks & Fetish Fright Ball @ SF Eagle
Rogue and Tribe kink groups cohost a Halloween costume and kink party. $5-$10. 9pm-2am. 398 12th St.

Horror Story: Dark Matter @ Space 500
Mystopia and Polyglamorous' space and scifi-themed Halloween dance party; space/scifi costumes suggested. DJs Chicago superstar Colette, Bottom Forty's Sappho and Nark, and local SF legend Rolo, with support from Chuck Gunn, JMxJM (Josette Melchor & John Major), DJ Brian, Bradley P, and Ed Aten. $15-$60. 9:30pm-3am. 550 Barneveld Ave.

Kim Petras @ Fox Theater, Oakland
The pop singer performs at the cool theater. $39. 8pm. 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland.

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.

Mango @ El Rio
The popular monthly women's T-dance, with DJs Edaj, Marcella, Olga and La Coqui. $10. 2pm-8pm. 3158 Mission St.

Marc Almond, Hercules & Love Affair @ Castro Theatre
The Soft Cell frontman performs classic hits, with TR/ST, DJ sets by Hercules, Matthew Pernicano, Danny Lethal. $37-$275. 6:30pm-11:30pm. 429 Castro St.

Mother @ Oasis
Heklina's popular weekly drag show, with wild acts and music tribute themes. Oct. 26 is a Halloween party with Peaches Christ, special ghoulish drag acts. $15-$20. 10pm-2am. 298 11th St.

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

Onyx @ Powerhouse
Men of Color into leather afternoon gathering. 5pm-9pm. 1347 Folsom St.

The Playground @ Club BNB, Oakland
Dance night at the popular hip hop and Latin club. $5-$15. 9pm to 3am. 2120 Broadway. (510) 759-7340.

Pre-Code Horror @ Cartoon Art Museum
EC Comics reception and Halloween party, with exhibits of naughty adult terror comic art, cash bar, caricatures for sale and a comic-themed costume contest. $5. 6:30pm-8:30pm. 781 Beach St.

Qtease @ The Stud
Queer burlesque and cabaret, 6pm-8pm. 399 9th St.

Rocky Horror Halloween Party @ Dirty Habit
Dress up as your favorite Rocky Horror (Picture) Show character; live entertainment, light bites, and themed cocktails. $25 includes one drink. 7pm-11pm. Hotel Zelos fifth floor, 12 4th 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 @ Po rt Bar, Oakland
DJ Lady Char spins dance grooves; gogo studs, and drink specials. 'Thank U, Marsha' (4th Sat.) and Tinsel Teese's 'Kiki at the Port Bar' (8pm). 2023 Broadway. (510) 823-2099.

Saints & Spinners @ Spin SF
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence's Halloween party, with DJ Juanita MORE, ping pong, drag pop-up shows, and Sister-themed cocktails. $20 and up. 8pm-2am. 690 Folsom St. #100.

Stallion @ Midnight Sun
DJ Bill Dupp, intimate dance floor, gogo cuties, all in the heart of the Castro. 8pm-2am. 4067 18th St.

Lizzo @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Sun 27  

SUN 27
Beer Bust @ Lone Star

Weekly benefits for various local nonprofits, with fresh local food served on the patio. $10-$15. 3pm-8pm. 1354 Harrison St.

Beer Bust @ SF Eagle
The popular daytime party, where $10-$15 gets you all the beer you can drink, supporting worthy causes. 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 Gay Beer Bust @ The Cinch
Benefits and plenty of beer at the historic neighborhood bar. 3pm-7pm. 1723 Polk St.

Big Top @ Beaux
Evah Destruction, Adirana Roy, and DJ Parks bring a clowny-scary Halloween party. Enjoy an extra weekend night at the fun Castro nightclub, plus hot local DJs and sexy gogo guys and gals. $8. 8pm-2am. 2344 Market St.

Blessed @ Port Bar, Oakland
Amoura Teese and Ava Lashay cohost a weekly drag show. 2023 Broadway.

Bounce @ Lookout
Weekly dance and cavorting night with a view. $5. 9pm-2am. 3600 16th St.

Dirty Musical Sundays @ The Edge
Sing along at the popular musical theatre night, with a bawdy edge; also Mondays and Wednesdays (but not as dirty). 7pm-2am. 2 for 1 cocktail, 5pm-closing. 4149 18th St. at Collingwood.

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.

Drag Brunch @ Hamburger Mary's
Tasty food, bottomless mimosas and drag shows with Kylie Minono, Patty McGroin and other talents. Seating 11am, show 12pm. Also Saturdays. 531 Castro St.

Ducal Investiture @ Oasis
Join Grand Duke Tiimothy Valdivia and Lady Katherine Rose as they invest their court into the 47th House of the Grand Ducal Council. $20. 5pm. 298 11th St.

Gigante @ Qbar
Frisco Robbie spins Latin and Hip-Hop grooves. $5. 9pm-2am (weekly beer bust 2pm-9pm). 456 Castro St.

Glam Sundays @ Valencia Room
New weekly house, funk, soul T-dance with guest-DJs and no cover. 3pm-9pm. 647 Valencia St.

Jock @ The Lookout
Enjoy the weekly jock-ular fun, with DJed dance music at sports team fundraisers. 12pm-1am. 3600 16th St.

Leather Bar Show Tunes Sing-along @ SF Eagle
Paul Hogarth, Maria Konner, DJ Dank, and you singing show tunes! $10. 7pm-11pm. 398 12th St.

Lizzo @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
The hip hop sensation performs two nights with Empress Of and DJ Sophia Eris. $50-$70. 8pm. Also Oct. 28.

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.

Refugee Solidarity Party @ Victorian Mansion
Rainbow World Fun board member Karen Kai will lead a trip to the Mexican border to provide humanitarian supplies. Help raise funds for supplies at a cocktail party with food, hosted bar, and silent auction at a beautiful Victorian mansion. $25 and up. 4pm-7pm. 2004 Gough St.

Renegade @ Atlas
The weekly cruisy semi-private party. 6pm-10pm. $5-$20. Now also Truck Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 9pm-2am. 415 10th St.

Spellbound @ The Stud
Witchy gothy raunchy night with DJs Infinite Jess and Siobhan Aluvalot. 9pm-2am. 299 9th St. at Harrison

Sundance Saloon @ Space 550
The popular two-stepping line-dancing, not-just-country music night, with free lessons, celebrates its 21st anniversary; free admission. 5pm-10:30pm. Also Thursdays 6:30pm-10:30pm. 550 Barneveld Ave.

Vamp @ Beaux Mon 28 photo: Niko Storment  

MON 28
International Mondays @ Qbar

Enjoy world grooves all night. 9pm-2am. 456 Castro St.

Karaoke Night @ Lookout
All-day songfest, 8pm-2am. 3600 16th St.

KQ League Night @ Detour
Game tournament at the renovated former Brewcade bar/restaurant. 7:30pm-11pm. 2200 Market St.

Mancrush Mondays @ Port Bar, Oakland
Drink & draw night with sexy male models; BYO art materials. 2st & 3rd Mondays. No cover, but 1-drink min. 2023 Broadway.

Munro's at Midnight @ Midnight Sun
Drag night with Mercedez Munro. No cover. 10pm. 4067 18th St.

Music Mondays @ Pause Wine Bar
Marcus Rivers plays live music at the stylish wine bar; weekly 8pm-10pm. 1666 Market St.

Pillows @ Powerhouse
Glamamore's crafts and drag night. 9pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St.

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

Vamp @ Beaux
Women's night with a sultry vampire theme; goth, red & black, lingerie attire welcome but not required; bondage and BDSM demos, too. DJs Olga T and Jayne Grey. $5-$15. 8pm-2am. 2344 Market St.

Chasten Buttegieg @ Oasis Tue 29  

TUE 29
Chasten Buttegieg @ Oasis

Husband of Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg appears at a talk and fundraiser. $25-$500. 6pm-8pm. 298 11th St.

Cock Shot @ Beaux
The weeknight party gets going with DJ Chad Bays. No cover. 9pm-2am. 2344 Market St.

Drag Bingo @ Club 1220, Walnut Creek
Holotta Tymes and Saki Samora cohost the East Bay game night. 7pm. 1220 Pine St., Walnut Creek.

Gaymer Night @ Midnight Sun
Weekly fun night of games (video, board and other) and cocktails. 8pm-12am. 4067 18th St.

High Fantasy @ Aunt Charlie's Lounge
Weekly drag and variety show at the intimate bar, with live acts and lip-synching divas, plus DJed grooves. $5. Shows at 10:30pm & 12am. 133 Turk St. at Taylor.

Karaoke Night @ The Stud
Sing For Your Life with LaLa and Remi; no cover, plus raffle prize drawings. 8pm-2am. 399 9th St.

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

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.

TnT with the Meme Boys @ Powerhouse
Travis, Traci and Tyler cohost the game night. 9pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St.

Trivia Night @ Hi Tops
Play the trivia game at the popular sports bar. $5. 9pm. 2247 Market St.

Trivia Night @ Port Bar, Oakland
Big gay trivia night at the East Bay bar with host Robert Perez; drinks specials and prizes. 8pm. Broadway.

Truck Tuesdays @ Atlas
Super-cruisy night at the new semi-private club. $10-$20. 9pm-2am. 415 10th St.

Vice Tuesdays @ Q Bar
Queer femmes and friends dance party with hip hop, Top 40 and throwbacks at the stylish intimate bar, with DJs Val G and Iris Triska. 9pm-2am. 456 Castro St.

Zodiac @ SF Eagle
New weekly creepy-goth drag show and viewing party for the Boulet Brothers' Dragula, with hosts Nitrix Oxide and Dakota Pendant. Ghoulish drag/attire appreciated. $5-$10. 8pm-12am. 398 12th St.

Pan Dulce @ Beaux Wed 30  

WED 30
American Horror Story Night @ SF Eagle

Watch AHS 1984, the camp/slasher FX Ryan Murphy TV series. 10pm-12am. 398 12th St.

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.

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. 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.

Cocktail Time @ Ginger's
Enjoy drinks at the intimate downstairs tribute to the original dive bar. Tue & Wed 6pm-9pm. Thu-Sat 5pm-2am. 86 Hardie Place.

Downlowds @ The Stud
Queer dance party with DJ Dutchboy. 9pm-2am. 299 9th St. at Harrison

Follies & Dollies @ White Horse Bar, Oakland
Weekly drag show at the historic gay bar. 9:30pm-11:30pm. 6551 Telegraph Ave.

Freeball Wednesdays @ The Cinch
Free pool and drink specials at the historic neighborhood bar. 8pm-1am. 1723 Polk St.

GAYmes @ Port Bar, Oakland
Board games night; Baila Conmigo, queer Latinx fundraiser (2nd Wed.), Wet & Wild drag shows (1st & 4th Wed.). 2023 Broadway.

Karaoke Night @ Club 1220, Walnut Creek
Sing along at the East Bar gay bar; dance nights on weekends, and drag shows, too. 9pm-1am. 1220 Pine St., Walnut Creek.

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.

Musical Wednesdays @ The Edge
Sing along to shows tunes on video, lip-synched and live, at the Castro bar, with host Brian Kent; trivia contest, and prizes. 7pm-12am. 4149 18th St. at Collingwood.

NSA @ Club OMG
Weekly underwear party at the intimate mid-Market nightclub. $1 well drinks for anyone in underwear from 9pm-10pm. 43 6th St.

Pan Dulce @ Beaux
Drag divas, gogo studs, DJed Latin grooves and drinks at the Hump Day fiesta 9pm-2am (free before 10:30pm). 2344 Market St.

Queeraoke @ El Rio
Midweek drag rave and vocal open mic, with Dulce de Leche, Rahni Nothingmore, Beth Bicoastal, Ginger Snap and guests. 10pm. 3158 Mission St.

Trivia Night @ Detour
Games and arcade fun at the renovated former Brewcade bar/restaurant. 7pm-11pm (free game play 7pm-8pm). 2200 Market St.

Wrangler Wednesdays @ Rainbow Cattle Company, Guerneville
Wear your jeans and meet new folks at the Russian River gay bar. 16220 Main St., Guerneville.

Sundance Stompede @ Three Venues, starting Thu 31  

THU 31
Astrozombie, Jean Genies @ The Chapel

Misfits and David Bowie tribute bands performs; also Rusty Chains (grunge tribute band). Rock, zombie, Bowie costumes appreciated, with a contest. $20. 8:30pm. 777 Valencia St.

Club Papi @ Club 21, Oakland
Huge Halloween and Latin music dance party with Kimora Blac, gogo studs in and out of costumes, costume contest with cash prizes. $15. 9:30pm-2:30am. 2111 Franklin St.

Creatures of the Nightlife @ The California Academy of Sciences
Heklina hosts the always-fun Halloween dance party at the life sciences museum, with DJ Omar Perez, drag acts Landa Lakes, Loma Prietta, Elso Touche; haunted house, scary movie clips, Halloween-themed cocktails, lunar more storytelling and more. $15. 6pm-10pm. 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park.

Dancing @ Badlands
The Castro bar's intimate dance floor and gogo guys, with drink specials. 9pm-2am. 4121 18th St.

Drag Me to Hell @ Virgin Hotel
Juanita MORE! hosts a new Halloween multi-area party at a new stylish venue, with party fun all through the hotel! enjoy 'all you can eat drink' food, drinks and entertainment. Costumed attire, please. Book a room! $120-$175. 8pm-2am. 250 4th 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.

Game Night @ Pause Wine Bar
Johnny Rockitt hosts a weekly night of trivia and other games. 8pm-10pm. 1666 Market 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.

Juanita MORE!'s Block Party @ Fern Alley
Free outdoor block party and Halloween celebration with live music by IndiviDuo; costume contest, prizes, photo booth. Free. 7pm-10pm. 99 Fern St.

Junk @ Powerhouse
MrPam and Dulce de Leche cohost the weekly underwear strip night and contest, with sexy prizes. $5.10pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St.

Haunted Hall @ Eagles Hall, Alameda
Paranormal fun at a real house; live music by Jane Blonde and the Goldfingers; DJ Hawk Valentine. $10. 6:30pm-2am. 2305 Alameda Ave., Alameda.

Latin Explosion @ Club 21
Latin beats, Lulu and Jacqueline's drag show, gogo hotties and a packed crowd. $10-$15. 9pm-4am. 2111 Franklin St.

Madonna @ Golden Gate Theatre
The pop music icon performs her lavishly-staged Madame X concert. 10pm. $75-$2,000. Also Nov. 2, 4 & 5. 1 Taylor St. at Market.

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.

Nightmare on 9th Street @ The Stud
Halloween party with DJs Keenan Orr and Eich King, plus a drag show. $5-$10. 9pm-2am. 299 9th St. at Harrison

PopScream @ Rickshaw Stop
'80s Halloween party features live music by The Cure and Erasure cover bands Bloodflowers and Erasure-esque. $10 (in costume) $15 (not). 8pm-2am. 155 Fell St.

Queer Karaoke @ Club OMG
Weekly singing night; unleash your inner American Idol; first Thursdays are Costume Karaoke; 3rd is Kinky Karaoke 8pm. 43 6th St.

Sundance Stompede @ Holiday Inn, Regency Ballroom, Space 550
The popular two-stepping line-dancing, not-just-country music nights celebrate their annual gathering, with foour nights, 100s of dancers, performers and fans at 3 venues, and on Oct. 31 a costume party and contest. $12-$60. Holiday Inn, 1500 van Ness Ave, Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., and Space 550, 550 Barneveld Ave., most 7:30pm-1am. Nov 3 Stompede Ball 5pm-11pm.

Thump @ White Horse, Oakland
Weekly electro music night with DJ Matthew Baker and guests. 9pm-2am. 6551 Telegraph Ave.

Thursday Night Live @ SF Eagle
Rock bands play at the famed leather bar. Oct. 31: Lust for Youth, Crack Cloud, Las Sucias, DJ Omar and a Halloween costume party. $15. 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.

TwerkBack Thursday @ Port Bar, Oakland
DJ Deft plays hip hop grooves, gogos at 10pm, with hosts Mahlae Balenciaga and Amoura Teese. 2023 Broadway.

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