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On the Tab :: Dec. 12 - 19

Thursday Dec 12, 2013

Santa, babies, hurry out and have some fun tonight, or any night this week. Whether undie-clad runners, muscled strippers or hilarious drag queens are on your gift list, get out and shop for fun.

Thursday, Dec. 12

Betty Buckley @ Feinstein 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.

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.

Drag Queens on Ice @ Safeway Holiday Ice Rink
The annual festive event includes skating acts with Sister Roma, Mutha Chuka, Ana Conda, Holotatt Tymes, Nellie, Kim ChiChi and Mahlae Balenciaga, and (non-skated) MC Donna Sachet. 8pm-9:30pm. Rent a pair of skates and enjoy the downtown tradition. $5-$11 10am-11:30pm daily thru Jan. 20.

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.

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.

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

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. 13

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 in San Francisco @ Pa'ina Lounge & Restaurant
Russ Lorenson's eighth annual holiday jazz concert includes guest performers Wesla Whitfield, Mike Greensill and Veronica Klaus. $25-$45. 7:30pm. Also Dec. 14. 1865 Post St. 674-3863.

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.

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.

Sheila E. @ Yoshi's
The talented singer-percussionist-producer celebrates her birthday and new CD release (Icon) with a lively concert. $34-$39. 8pm & 10pm. Also Dec. 14. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600.

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

Treasure Island Hop @ SFGG Clubhouse
Three-day swing dance and Queer Jitterbugs festival, with costume and vintage-themed nights, competitions, live and DJed music, vintage car show, and social events. $5-$15 single event; $150 full pass. Thru Dec. 15. 725 California Ave., Treasure Island.

Winter Gala @ Grand Hyatt
Reason to Party and dot429 (the LGBT networking group) cohost their annual festive party. Proceeds benefit the Colon Cancer Alliance. $50-$200. 8pm-1am. Skyline Room, 345 Stockton St., 36th floor.

Saturday, Dec. 14

Amanda Lepore @ Beaux
The transtastic talent performs, with tunes by DJ Jodie Harsh. $5-$10. 9pm-2am. 2344 Market St.

Beach Blanket Babylon @ Club Fugazi
The musical comedy revue celebrates its 40th year with an ever-changing lineup of political and pop culture icons, all in gigantic wigs. Holiday shows, including tap-dancing Christmas trees and more thematic characters, now on sale. $25-$160. Wed & Thu, 5pm* (* = under 21 allowed) & 8pm (also Dec 26). Fri & Sat 6:30* & 9:30pm. Sun 2pm* & 5pm*. Christmas Eve special 2pm*. New Year's Eve 7pm & 10:15pm (with champagne). Beer/wine served; cash only; 21+, except where noted. 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Blvd (Green St.). 421-4222.

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

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 Gossip @ Cat Club
Mixed gay-friendly goth-electro-retro-ish club night; monthly (2nd Sat.). $8. 21+. 9pm-3am. 1190 Folsom St.

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

Drew Sumrock @ Nob Hill Theatre
The muscled tattooed porn hunk shares his holiday treats at the famed strip club's holiday party, with food and drinks. $25. 8pm & 10pm. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758.

Frolic @ The Stud
The fun furry dance night invades SoMa, with DJs Switchblade, NeonBunny, Chaos and Barksquad. Animal costumes most welcome, but not required. $5-$10. 9pm-2am. 399 9th St. at Harrison.

Galaxy Radio @ The Knockout
Space disco (house, italo) dance party with guest DJ Charlie Duff. No cover. 9pm-2am. 3223 Mission St.

Love Will Fix It @ Hot Spot
DJ Bus Station John spins classic R&B grooves at the monthly event that turns the dive bar into a funk palace, this month with Part 2 of the Paradise Garage tribute. $5. 9pm-2am. 1414 Market St. at Polk.

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.

Shangri-La @ The EndUp
Party with the gaysians at the Big Gay Wedding Party of Jezebel Patel and Khmera Rouge; DJs Byron Bonsall and Jack Rojo. 10pm-4am. 401 6th St.

Writers With Drinks @ The Make Out Room
The eclectic reading series hosts local and visiting authors who sip and speak. $5-$10. 7:30-9:30. 3225 22nd St.

Sunday, Dec. 15

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.

Rant @ Martuni's
Eliza Leoni and Alex Martinez' cabaret musical parody of Rent. $15. 7pm. 4 Valencia St. at Market.

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.

Santa Skivvies Run @ Castro/Lookout
The fifth annual holiday fundraiser for the SF AIDS Foundation brings hundreds of festive underwear and Santa-hat-(un)dressed participants in a brisk run around the Castro district that starts and ends at the gayborhood bar. Register online, raise funds, and have drinks at the bar's after-arty. $35 participant entry fee. 1pm. 3600 Market St. at Noe & 16th.

SF Fog Rugby Benefit @ Lone Star Saloon
Support the men's and women's rugby club at the popular bear bar, with drinks, rugger elves serving Jell-O shots, and a pulled pork barbeque. Bring new unwrapped toys for local needy kids. 4pm-8pm. 1354 Harrison St. 863-9999.

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.

Tamale Night @ Bomarzo Floral Design
Juanita More hosts a delicious night of homemade food and tequila drinks. $25. 6pm-9pm. 410 Vallejo St. at Larkin.

Monday, Dec. 16

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.

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

Mahogany Mondays @ Midnight Sun
Amanda Lepore performs at Honey Mahogany's weekly drag and musical talent show, which starts around 10pm. 4067 18th St. 861-4186.

Monday Musicals @ The Edge
The cast of New Conservatory Theatre's Avenue Q performs at the popular Castro bar's musical theatre night. 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.

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. 17

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

Accidental Bear Party @ SF Eagle
Singer-songwriter Eric Himan and local band Zbornak perform at the three-year anniversary party for the locally-run sexy bear website. 9pm-2am. 398 12th St.

Beaux Tie Ball @ Beaux
Don your favorite bowtie and help raise funds for a sock drive for homeless LGBT youth, with hostess Dulce de Leche and other drag talents. 9pm-2am. 2344 Market 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.

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. 18

Alaska Thunderfuck @ Rebel
The wacky RuPaul's Drag Race finalist performs her holiday show, Happy Birthday, Baby Jesus. $22-$40. 7:30 & 10:30pm. Also Dec. 19 & 20. 1760 Market St.

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.

Connie Champagne @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
The local chanteuse performs an updated version of her delightful annual cabaret show, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - An Evening with Connie Champagne as Judy Garland," with piano accompanist Barry Lloyd and drummer Alex Szotak. $25-$30. $20 food/beverage minimum. 8pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (866) 663-1063.

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.

Veona @ Yoshi's
The international children's choir performs Voices of the Season: Starry Night. $14-$21. 7pm. 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. 19

Fauxgirls @ Infusion Lounge
The monthly drag show features upscale acts (Victoria Secret, Alexandria, Chanel, Maria Garza, Mini Minerva, Kipper, and Ruby LeBrowne), plus early dinner seating at the swanky downtown club, 7pm-9:30pm. 124 Ellis St. 421-8700.

Greg Adams & East Bay Soul @ Yoshi's
Enjoy a Sweet Soul Christmas concert with the R&B funk band. $25. 8pm. 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.

Katya Smirnoff-Skyy @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
Our favorite Russian exiled countess revives her vodka-soaked holiday spectacular cabaret show. $25-$30. $20 food/beverage minimum. 8pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (866) 663-1063.

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.

Piaf: Her Story, Her Songs @ Roxie
French jazz singer Raquel Bitton hosts a gala screening of the documentary about Edith Piaf. $25. $40 VIP ticket includes champagne, an open wine bar and food, plus prizes and gift baskets for a few attendees. Proceeds benefit the French Cinema Club. 8:15pm. 3117 16th St.

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

Tony! Toni! Toné @ Yoshi's Oakland
The stylish R&B trio performs a series of concerts. $34-$39. Thu & Fri 8pm & 10pm. Sat 7:30 & 9:30pm. Sun 7pm & 9pm. 510 Embarcadeo West, Jack London Square, Oakland. (510) 238-9200.

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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