On the Tab :: Dec. 5 - 12

Thursday Dec 5, 2013

"It's the holidays!" seems to be everyone's excuse to be overwhelmed, overbooked and over it all. But you can blow off some Santa-caused steam at some of the celebratory galas and dance nights this week. Enjoy the feeling of giving at several of the benefits and toy drives, too.

Thursday, Dec. 5

Aga Zaryan @ Yoshi's
The remarkable jazz vocalist performs a concert of songs made famous by Nina Simone and Abbey Lincoln. $19-$25. 8pm. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600.

Betty Buckley @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
The iconic Broadway, film and TV singer-actress performs The Vixens of Broadway, her cabaret show of classic "other women," aka second female leads in hit musicals (Chicago, Evita, Company, Oklahoma, Into the Woods). $50-$80. Dec 5 & 12, 8pm. Dec. 6 & 13, 8pm. Dec 7 & 14, 7pm. Dec 8 & 15, 7pm. Thru Dec. 15. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St.(866) 663-1063.

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.

The Frail, Double Duchess @ Rickshaw Stop
Interesting local electro rock band and the astounding queer hip hop duo perform live, with Penguin Prison headlinging with a DJ set. $15. 9pm. 155 Fell St.

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.

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.

IlluminArts Walk @ Embarcadero, Exploratorium
The Black Rock Arts Foundation (the Burning Man folks) present aparticipatory walk along scenic areas of downtown; come dressed up in your favorite lighted playa-style costumes to match outdoor installations of LED sculptures. 5:30-8:30pm. North Beach to Embarcadero, Pier 15 to an after-party (21+) at the Exploratorium.

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.

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.

The Monster Show @ The Edge
Cookie Dough's weekly drag show with gogo guys and hilarous fun. $5. 9pm-2am. 4149 18th St. at Collingwood.

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.

Pan Dulce @ The Café
Amazingly hot Papi gogo guys, cheap drinks and fun DJed dance music. Free before 10pm. $5 til 2am. 2369 Market St.

Thursday Night Live @ SF Eagle
The weekly live rock shows have returned. 9pm-ish. 398 12th St. at Harrison.

Tubesteak Connection @ Aunt Charlie's Lounge
Enjoy the intimate groovy disco night with DJ Bus Station John. $7. 10pm-2am. 133 Turk St. at Taylor.

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.

Friday, Dec. 6

$500,000 Milestone Celebration @ The Lookout
The popular bar-café with a view celebrates having raised half a million dollars in donations for local charities and sports teams; drink specials and a buffet. 5pm-9pm. 3600 16th St. at Market.

Al Stewart @ Yoshi's
The folk-rock singer-songwriter ("Year of the Cat") performs with Dave Machmanoff and his band. $24-$28. 8pm. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600.

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.

Christmas With the Crawfords @ Lincoln Performing Arts Center, Yountville
Katya Smirnoff-skyy, Connie Champagne and a host of drag talents perform a unique revival of the classic parody of actress Joan Crawford's holiday show. Special pre-show concert by Well-Strung, the men's string quartet. Special cocktail party bus to and from San Francisco and Yountville. $45-$55. $125 VIP tickets include wine, hors d'eouvres and a private reception. 7pm. Also Dec. 7. (707) 944-9900.

Fedorable @ El Rio
Free weekly queer dance party, with gogos, prizes, old groovy tunes, cheap cocktails. 9pm-2am. 3158 Mission St. 282-3325.

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.

Go-Beaux @ Beaux
Gogo-tastic weekly night at the new Castro club. Bring your dollahs, 'cause they'll make you holla. 9pm-2am. 2344 Market St.

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.

Hard @ Qbar
DJ Haute Toddy spins electro beats; cute gogo guys shake it. $3. 9pm-2am. 456 Castro St.

HYSL @ The Lookout
Shots, drinks and DJed fun with the adorable David and Trevor. $2. 10pm-2am. 3600 16th St. at Market.

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.

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.

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.

Point Break Live @ DNA Lounge
Dude! The hilarious live staged version of the surf action thriller film that starred Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze is, like, totally back! See flying surfers hoisted mid-air, one lucky audience member recruited to perform the lead role of Johnny Utah with script in hand, and a gnarly fun time to be had by all. $25-$35 ($615 for VIP food, drinks and souvenirs for six). 7:30pm and 11pm. Also Jan. 3. 375 11th St. 626-1409.

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.

Ruby's Lipstick Revue @ Longboard's, Pacifica
Holiday-themed drag show and toy drive at the oceanside margarita bar. Bring upwrapped toys for needy kids. 9pm-2am. 180 Eureka Square, Pacifica. (650) 738-5905.

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

The Tubes @ Yoshi's
Fee Waybill and his wild band of rock spectacle musicians perform their classic hits ("White Punks on Dope," "She's a Beauty"). $29-$33. 10:30pm. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600.

Saturday, Dec. 7

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, including New Year's Eve, 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.

Bearracuda @ Beatbox
The fifth annual holiday party features DJs Matt Consola and Medic, plus plenty of ho ho hos. $6-$10. 9pm-3am. 314 11th St.

Beer Bust @ Hole in the Wall Saloon
Beer only $8 until you bust. 4pm-8pm. 1369 Folsom St. 431-4695.

Beer Bust & Toy Drive @ SF Eagle
Holiday event for Mama's Toy Drive. Bring an unwrapped toy or gift card. $12 beer bust. 3pm-6pm. 398 12th St. at Harrison.

Black XXXmas @ Factory
DJs Abel and Luke Johnstone spin dance tunes for the circuit set. $30-$40. 10pm-4am. 525 Harrison St. at 1st.

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.

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.

Club Rimshot @ Bench and Bar, Oakland
Weekly hip hop and R&B night. $8-$15. 9pm to 4am. 510 17th St.

Dickslap @ SF Eagle
Nark Magazine presents a wild disco cruisy night at the popular leather bar, with Taco Tuesday, Bright Light! Bright Light! And other talents. 9pm-2am. 398 12th St. at Harrison.

Go Bang @ The Stud
Sergio Fedazs and Steve Fabus' disco dance night celebrates its fifth anniversary, with guest DJs Ken Vulsion and Nicky B, with a performance by Vogue dance troupe The A. $7. Free before 10pm. 9pm-3am. 399 9th St. at Harrison.

Guerrilla Drag Party Bus @ Various Venues
The Pristine Condition and DJ Dank's off-the-hook roving party, with drag acts galore, gogo elves, booze and a holiday theme. Invade Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square and the Castro at various locales; drink tickets, cash bar. Meet at The Cinch, 1723 Polk St. at 12pm. $20. 1pm-6pm.

Holiday Dance Party @ Sebastopol Senior Center
LGBTQ holiday party, with DJ Joy playing retro and recent hits, with snacks, drinks and a sociable ambiance. $10. 6pm-10pm. 167 North High St. (707) 829-2440.

Homo Erectus @ Qbar
Enjoy the last of the sexy, slutty intimate dance parties, with DJs DcnStrct and MyKill, crazy-sexy gogos, all from the Cockfight crew (which will return in the spring). $5. Free before 11pm with flyer. 9pm-2am. 456 Castro St.

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.

The Next Element @ 180 Eleven
Drag parody production of the Luc Besson scifi comedy classic film The Fifth Element, starring Suppositori Spelling, Trixxie Carr, Glamaore and others. $20. 8pm. 180 11th St.

Operation T @ Beaux
Enjoy drag performances by Moni Stat, Khemera Rouge, Nguyen Pham, Sabrina Marisol, the Rice Rockettes dance troupe, and MC Tita Aida at this fundraiser for Haiyan Typhoon Recovery; raffle includes donated items from local businesses, and sexy strippers for cash (the more you give, the more they strip!). No cover and 10% of drink prices go to the cause. 7pm-10pm. 2344 Market St.

Pulse @ Club OMG
DJs Mike Biggs and B. Somebody play dance hits and Top 40 tunes. 9pm-2am. 43 6th St.

Sex & Drags & Rock & Roll @ Midnight Sun
Rock music drag night with Muthachucka, Anna Conda, Moni Stat, Frida Laye, Kit Tapata and others. Shows at 10:45 and 12am. 4067 18th St.

Sunday, Dec. 8

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.

Brunch @ Hi Tops
Enjoy crunchy sandwiches and mimosas, among other menu items, at the popular sports bar. 2247 Market St. 551-2500.

Full of Grace @ Beaux
New weekly night with hostess Grace Towers, different local and visiting DJs, and pop-up drag performances. This week, DJ Robin Simmons. No cover. 9pm-2am. 2344 Market St.

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.

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.

Sunday's a Drag @ Starlight Room
Donna Sachet hosts the weekly fabulous brunch and drag show. December shows A Miracle on Powell Street, take on a holiday theme. $45. 11am, show at noon; 1:30pm, show at 2:30pm. 450 Powell St. in Union Square. 395-8595.

Toys for Tots @ St. Regis Ballroom
Annual large-scale cocktail party with a cash bar; bring one upwrapped toy for a needy child. Cocktail attire (no jeans or sneakers). 4pm-7pm. RSVP: 3rd St. at Mission.

Monday, Dec. 9

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.

Comedy Returns @ El Rio
Sammy Obeid (1001 consecutive comedy gigs) headlines the monthly comedy night (2nd Mondays), with Marga Gomez, Bob McIntyre, Kevin Young, and Lisa Geduldig. $7-$20. 8pm. 3158 Mission St. at Precita. (800) 838-3006.

Help is on the Way for the Holidays @ Marines' Memorial Theater
The Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation's 12th annual holiday benefit concert includes performances by Bruce Vilanch, Jai Rodriguez, Tim Hockenberry, Carly Ozard, Debby Boone, Tom Lowe, Sharon McNight, Shawn Ryan, Jason Brock, cast members from New Conservatory Theatre's Avenue Q, the Broadway touring cast of The Book of Mormon. Proceeds benefit Positive Resource Center and Maitri. Post-concert reception at Hotel Adagio, 550 Geary St. $75 and up. 7:30pm. 609 Sutter St.

Holiday Heroes @AT&T Park
Holiday-themed fundraiser for with sports celebrities Joe and Jennifer Montana, Kristi Yamaguchi, Taiwan Jones, George Kontos, and players from the Oakland Raiders, SF 49ers and San Jose Earthquakes teams; kid-friendly games, arts and crafts, batting tee-offs and a silent auction of celebrity and sports-themed items. $75, $150 and up. 5:45-8:30pm. 24 Willie Mays Plaza.

Karaoke @ The Lookout
Paul K hosts the amateur singing night. 8pm-2am. 3600 16th St. at Market.

Mahogany Mondays @ Midnight Sun
Honey Mahogany hosts the weekly drag and musical talent show, which starts around 10pm. 4067 18th St. 861-4186.

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.

No-No Bingo @ Virgil's Sea Room
Tom Temprano and Vivianne Forevermore's last bingo night of the year (2nd & 4th Mondays). Have fun, win prizes. 8pm-12am. 3152 Mission St.

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.

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.

Tuesday, Dec. 10

13 Licks @ Q Bar
Weekly women's night at the stylish intimate bar. 9pm-2am. 456 Castro St.

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.

Bombshell Betty & her Burlesqueteers @ Elbo Room
The weekly burlesque show of women dancers shaking their bonbons includes live music. $10. 9pm. 647 Valencia St. 552-7788.

A Christmas Show @ Beaux
Cookie Dough and Landa Lakes cohost a holiday-themed drag night at the new Castro gay nightclub, featuring performances by the House of Glitter. 9:30pm-2am. 2344 Market St.

Funny Tuesdays @ Harvey's
Ronn Vigh hosts the weekly LGBT and gay-friendly comedy night. One-drink or menu item minimum. 9pm. 500 Castro St. at 18th. 431-HARV.

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.

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.

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.

Trivia Night @ Hi Tops
Play the trivia game at the popular new sports bar. 9pm. 2247 Market St. 551-2500.

Wednesday, Dec. 11

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.

Bottoms Up Bingo @ Hi Tops
Play board games and win offbeat prizes at the popular new sports bar. 9pm. 2247 Market St. 551-2500.

Dream Queens Revue @ Aunt Charlie's Lounge
The drag show (2nd & 4th Wed) takes on a holiday theme, with featuring Collette LeGrande, Ruby Slippers, Sophilya Leggz, Bobby Ashton, Sheena Rose, Kipper, Davida Ashton, and Joie de Vivre. 9:30-11:30pm. 133 Turk St.

Queer Salsa @ Beatbox
Weekly Latin partner dance night. 8pm-1am. 314 11th St.

Red Hots Burlesque @ El Rio
Women's burlesque show performs each Wed & Fri. Karaoke follows. $5-$10. 7pm. 3158 Mission St. 282-3325.

Rookies Night @ Nob Hill Theatre
Compete for $200 prize in this amateur strip contest, or watch the newbies get naked. $20 includes refreshments. 8pm-11pm. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758.

So You Think You Can Gogo? @ Toad Hall
New weekly dancing competition for gogo wannabes. 9pm. cash prizes, $2 well drinks (2 for 1 happy hour til 9pm). Show at 9pm. 4146 18th St.

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.

Tuck & Patti @ Yoshi's
Husband and wife jazz duo perform; bring canned goods for the Glide Food Drive. $22-$23. 8pm. Also Dec. 12. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600.

Way Back @ Midnight Sun
Weekly screenings of vintage music videos, and retro drink prices. 9pm-2am. 4067 18th St. 861-4186.

Thursday, Dec. 12

Dirty Talk @ Truck
Michael Brandon, Wolfie Blue and Mr Pam share the lowdown on porn myths and realities, with giveaways and photo ops. 8:30-10:30pm. 1900 Folsom St.

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.

Pan Dulce @ The Café
Open Thanksgiving night; enjoy amazingly hot Papi gogo guys, cheap drinks and fun DJed dance music. Free before 10pm. $5 til 2am. 2369 Market St.

The Monster Show @ The Edge
Cookie Dough's weekly drag show with gogo guys. 9pm-2am. 4149 18th St. at Collingwood.

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.

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.

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