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Thursday May 9, 2013

May 10

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.

Giuliano Bekor, Piotr Perski @ Gera Tousignant Gallery
Opening reception for two exhibits; Perski's panoramic Bay Area and Barcelona landscapes, and Bekor's stunning golden male nude photos series, Odyssey. 5pm-9pm. Exhibits thru June 10 & 19. RSVP in advance required. 433 and 437 Pacific Ave. 986-1647.

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.

Joe @ The Lookout
Shots, drinks and DJed fun. $2. 10pm-2am. 3600 16th St. at Market.

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.

Rocky Horror Show Tribute Concert @ Victoria Theatre
Peaches Christ welcomes Patricia Quinn, the original Magenta, at a two-night live concert tribute and Q&A with the actress, and song performances by Jason Brock, Trixxie Carr, L Ron Hubby, Dulce De Leche, Manuel Caneri, Cousin Wonderlette, Peter Fogel and others (not a screening of the film). $30-$35. 8pm. Also May 11 at 3pm & 8pm. 2961 16th St.

San Francisco Ballet @ War Memorial Opera House
The U.S. premiere of Christopher Wheeldon's Cinderella is followed by an LGBT after-party in the mezzanine. $45 and up. Pre-show artist interview 7pm. Curtain 8pm. 401 Van Ness Ave. 865-2000.

Some Thing @ The Stud
Borrowed Some Thing Blue, Juanita More's wedding show to Danimal Oh, with a bevy of drag talents, and DJ Stanley Frank Sensation. $ Proceeds benefit NCLR. 10pm-2am. 399 9th St.

Spicy @ Club OMG
DJ SSHaaN spins Bollywood dance hits at the intimate new South Asian LGBT nightclub. 9pm-2am. 43 6th St. at Market.

May 11

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

Being Baz
Being Baz @ Fifth Floor Restaurant, Hotel Palomar
Enjoy a farmer's market tour, cocktail hour and lavish five-course dinner in this experiential gourmand event. Hunky celebrity chef David Bazirgan shows you where he shops for produce at the Ferry Building (10am-12pm); bar manager Brian Means shares unique cocktail recipes and drinks (6:30pm); then, enjoy dinner and wine pairings at the swanky hotel restaurant. $49. 344-3346. 12 4th St.

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.

Cockblock @ Rickshaw Stop
Lesbo-rific queer homo dance night each 2nd & 4th Saturday. $5-$10. 21+. 10pm-2am. 155 Fell St.

Frolic @ The Stud
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

GLAAD SF Awards @ Hilton San Francisco Union Square
The Bay Area edition of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation honors pop singer Adam Lambert, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, and the San Francisco Giants; enjoy drinks and dinner, plus appearances by Chippendales hunks James Davis and Jaymes Vaughan. $350 and up. 5:30pm-12am. 333 O'Farrell St.

Jalwa @ Club OMG
DJ SSHaaN spins a unique Bollywood dance mix at the intimate new South Asian LGBT nightclub. 9pm-2am. 43 6th St. at Market.

Kinky Disco @ SF Underground
DJ Johnny Sonic (aka Paul Goodyear) spins 80s, 90s electronica, disco and unusual music, with guest DJ Allen Craig. Free entry if dressed in drag. $7. 10pm-2am. 424 Haight

Love Will Fix It @ Hot Spot
DJ Bus Station John's intimate monthly (2nd Saturdays) retro disco night with an R&B focus, re-decorates the cozy dive bar into a cool dance hangout; popular with a gaily diverse crowd. $5. 9pm-2am. 1414 Market St. at Polk.

Mommy Dearest @ Castro Theatre
Celebrate Mother's Day at the screening of the Faye Dunaway biopic about Joan Crawford, a camp classic. Matthew Martin hosts; Mark Huestis presents actress Rutanya Alda (Carol Ann in the film), plus a drag lookalike contest. $15. 7:30pm. 429 Castro St.

Sadistic Saturdays @ SF Eagle
Michael Brandon and Terry Penn cohost the leather and kink night, with demos, gogo guys, a boot black and naughty fun. 2nd & 4th Saturdays. 10pm-1am. (Also now open daily 11am-2am). 398 12th St. at Harrison.

May 12

Beer Bust @ SF Eagle
The classic leather bar is back, with the most popular Sunday day time 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 new sports bar. 2247 Market St. 551-2500.

Jock @ Lookout
Weekly fundraiser for various local LGBT sports groups. $2 cover. Drink specials. 3pm-9pm. 3600 16th St. at Market.

Mommie Dearest Comedy @ 1772
Hella Gay Comedy's Mother's Day comedy special, with host Pearl Louise and nine funny stand-up performers. $10. 8pm. 1772 Market (formerly Rebel).

Sunday's a Drag @ Starlight Room
Donna Sachet and Harry Denton host 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.

May 13

Comedy Returns @ El Rio
Enjoy diverse comic stylings; 2nd Mondays. $7-$20. 8pm. 3158 Mission St.

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

Monday Musicals @ The Edge
The renovated bar now shows fun musicals each week. 7pm-2am. 2 for 1 cocktail, 5pm-closing. 18th St. at Collingwood.

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.

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.

May 14

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.

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.

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
Enjoy strip shows in the comfort of your skivvies, or less, with complimentary libations, at the weekly night. $20. 8pm-11pm. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758.

Smarty Pants Trivia @ Stray Bar
Kitty Tapata hosts the game show fun with popcorn and prizes at the dog-friendly gay/straight bar in Bernal Heights. Tuesdays, 8pm. 309 Cortland.

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.

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

May 15

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.

Mitzi Gaynor @ Feinsteins at the Nikko
The celebrated entertainer performs an intimate concert at the renovated cabaret. $65-$95 (includes $30 food/drink credit). 8pm. Also May 16 & 17, 8pm. May 18, 7pm.Hotel Nikko lobby, 222 Mason St. (866) 663-1063.

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.

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

May 16

Circle Jerk @ Nob Hill Theatre
Have a wank, with stripper/porn dude Christopher Daniels. $20. 9pm. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758.

Cirque de l'Arc @ the Arc
Gala fundraiser for the the nonprofit that works with people with developmental disabilities; hosted bar, nibbly food, a circus-themed drag show (Donna Sachet, Alexis Miranda, Galilea and more), The Arc Superstars, members of the SF Gay Men's Chorus, honorary chair Supe. Bevan Dufty, DJ Page Hodel, silent and live auctions, and a hosted bar. $75, $100 and up. 7pm-9pm. 1500 Howard St. 255-7200.

Comedy Bodega @ Esta Noche
The new weekly LGBT and indie comic stand-up night. 8pm-9:30pm. 3079 16th St. at Mission.

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.

Goapele @ Yoshi's
Traditional, smokey singer (like Nina Simone, Sade) performs. $30-$40. Thu-Sat 8pm & 10pm. Sun 7pm & 9pm; thru May 19. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600.

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.

Janelle Monae @ Davies Symphony Hall
The UK singer performs a concert of music as part of the SF Symphony's Spring Gala. After-party, dinner and VIP packages available. $100-$1000. 8pm. 201 Van Ness Ave. 864-6000.

Latin Night @ The Café
Amazingly hot gogo guys, cheap drinks and DJed dance music. $5. 9pm-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.

Ross Mathews @ Regency Ballroom
The extra-gay comic from Jay Leno's Tonight Show performs Man Up! Tales of My Self Delusional Self-Confidence. $32-$35. 8pm. 1300 Van Ness Ave. 673-5716.

Sandra Bernhard @ Bimbo's
The sapphic sardonic songstress performs music and comedy in her inimitable style. $45. 21+ 9pm. Also May 17. 1025 Columbus Ave. 474-0365.

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.

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.

VIP @ Club 21, Oakland
New night, with 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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