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On the Tab :: Jan. 9 - 16

Thursday Jan 9, 2014

Have a cocktail, or a soda, and open your ears (or plug 'em up if you're too close to the speakers) as a fascinating array of vocal talents perform at upscale cabarets and downright funky forums.

Thursday, Jan. 9

Andy McKee @ Yoshi's
Masterful acoustic guitar virtuoso performs pastoral compositions and compelling covers. Janet Noguera opens. $31. 8pm. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600. www.yoshis.com

Charlie Murphy @ Yoshi's Oakland
The stand-up comic performs his solo show, Acid Trip. $32. 8pm & 10pm. 510 Embarcadero West, Jack London Square, Oakland. (510) 238-9200. www.yoshis.com

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. www.comedybodega.com

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. www.thewatergarden.com

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. www.HiTopsSF.com

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. www.BeatboxSF.com

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. www.SFMagicParlor.com

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

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. www.calacademy.org

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. www.clubpapi.com www.cafesf.com

Ten-Year Anniversary @ Rickshaw Stop
Jump into the six nights of concerts celebrating the fun alternative nightclub and music venue. Jan 9: Geographer, Trails & Ways, DJ Aaron Axelsen. Jan. 10: Yacht, Shock, DJs Brother Grimm, Chris Baty and Bas. Jan. 12: Leslie & the Lys, Double Duchess and DJ Kidd Sysko. 155 Fell St. at Van Ness Ave. 861-2011. www.rickshawstop.com

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

Tom Wopat @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
Recording artist, star of numerous Broadway musical hits (Annie Get Your Gun, Chicago, 42nd Street, Catch Me If You Can, City of Angels, Guys & Dolls), films (Django Unchained) and yes, The Dukes of Hazzard, performs his new cabaret show, "I've Got Your Number." $35-$45. 8pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. www.ticketweb.com

Tower of Power @ Yoshi's Oakland
The East Bay soul funk band performs classic hits. $35-$45. Jan 7-10 8pm & 10pm. Jan. 11, 7:30 & 9:30pm. Jan. 12, 7pm & 9pm. 510 Embarcadero West, Jack London Square, Oakland. (510) 238-9200. www.yoshis.com

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. www.auntcharlieslounge.com

Underwear Party @ Powerhouse
Strip down to your skivvies at the weekly cruisy SoMa bar night. 10pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St. www.powerhouse-sf.com

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. www.club21oakland.com

Friday, Jan. 10

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. www.lexingtonclub.com

Cheyenne Jackson @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
The Broadway, film and TV actor-singer performs his new concert show, with music from his latest album I'm Blue, Skies, and selections from his recent show Music From the Mad Men Era. $50-$65. 8pm. Also Jan. 11, 7pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. www.ticketweb.com

Christopher Daniels @ Nob Hill Theatre
Butch blond porn stud performs live. $25. 8pm & 10pm. Also Jan. 11. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758. www.thenobhilltheatre.com

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

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. www.beauxsf.com

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. www.midnightsunsf.com

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

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. www.joshklipp.com

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. www.club21oakland.com

Menage @ Bench and Bar, Oakland
This new monthly event (second Fridays) welcomes women who love women and their friends, with celebrations for Annesha and Danielle, and Capricorn birthdays. $3 (before 10pm)-$7. 9pm-2am. 510 17th St., Oakland. www.bench-and-bar.com

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. www.jceventssf.com

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. www.clubomgsf.com www.facebook.com/ReleaseSF

Sheelagh Murphy @ Hotel Rex
Society Cabaret presents the talented jazz and blues vocalist, who was voted Best Cabaret Performer of 2013. $20-$45. 8pm. 562 Sutter St. 857-1896. www.societycabaret.com

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

Tennis @ Bottom of the Hill
The nostalgia-pop band performs. Poor Moon and Kyle M. Terrizii open. $12. 9:30pm. 1233 17th St. at Missouri. 626-4455. www.tennis-music.com www.bottomofthehill.com

Saturday, Jan. 11

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. $25-$160. 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Blvd (Green St.). 421-4222. www.beachblanketbabylon.com

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

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. www.BootieSF.com www.DNAlounge.com

La Bota Loca @ Club 21, Oakland
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. www.club21oakland.com

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

Love Will Fix @ Hot Spot
DJ Bus Station John's last R&B disco fun night...for a while; the bar's temporarily closing for renovations. Get your funk charged up before the intimate event bids adieu. 9pm-2am. 1414 Market St. 355-9800.

Pamela Joy @ Hotel Rex
The talented vocalist is joined by The Mike Greensill Trio. $20-$45. 8pm. 562 Sutter St. 857-1896. www.societycabaret.com

ShangriLa @ The EndUp
The twice-monthly (2nd & 4th Sat) gaysian dance party this time hosts a Pokemon party, with DJ Christopher B, hosts Khmera Rouge, Jezebel Patel, and fun. 10pm-3am. 401 6th St. www.theendup.com

Writers With Drinks @ The Make Out Room
The monthly literary liquor night this time includes authors Neelanjana Banerjee, Richard Kadrey, Scott Poole, Cheeming Boey and Melissa Pritchard. $5-$10. 7:30pm. 3225 22nd St. www.makeoutroom.com

Sunday, Jan. 12

Amel Larrieux @ Yoshi's
Beautiful vocal stylist performs live. $30-$40. 8pm & 10pm. Also Jan 12, 7pm & 9pm. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600. www.yoshis.com

Beer Bust @ SF Eagle
The classic leather bar's most popular Sunday daytime event in town draws the menfolk. 3pm-6pm (Also now open daily 11am-2am). 398 12th St. at Harrison. www.sf-eagle.com

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

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. www.beauxsf.com

Miss California Diamond Pageant @ The Lookout
Glam drag contest and show, with RuPaul's Drag Race contestant Penny Tration, plus Ruby Holiday, Mercedez Munro, title holder Miss Anastacia DeMoore and others. $10. 8pm-2am. 3600 16th st. at Market. www.lookoutsf.com

Resilient @ OMG
New monthly dance/social event (Second Sundays) by and for HIV+ guys and their allies. DJ Paul Goodyear play some amazing music for the launch of this event launch. No cover. 5pm. 43 Sixth Street. www.clubomgsf.com www.facebook.com/ResilientSF

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. www.elriosf.com

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. www.sundancesaloon.org

Sunday's a Drag @ Starlight Room
Donna Sachet 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. www.starlightroomsf.com

Monday, Jan. 13

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. www.hitws.com

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

Mahogany Mondays @ Midnight Sun
Honey Mahogany's weekly drag and musical talent show starts around 10pm. 4067 18th St. 861-4186. www.midnightsunsf.com

Monday Musicals @ The Edge
The casts of local and visiting musical soften pop in to performs at the popular Castro bar's musical theatre night. 7pm-2am. 2 for 1 cocktail, 5pm-closing. 18th St. at Collingwood. www.edgesf.com

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. www.dragatmartunis.com

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. www.sf-eagle.com

Tuesday, Jan. 14

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

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. www.midnightsunsf.com

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. www.elbo.com

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. www.harveyssf.com

Ink & Metal @ Powerhouse
Show off your tattoos and piercings at the weekly cruisy SoMa bar night. 10pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St. www.powerhouse-sf.com

Naked Night @ Nob Hill Theatre
Strip down at the strip joint. $20 includes refreshments. 8pm. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758. www.thenobhilltheatre.com

Shawn Colvin @ Yoshi's
Three-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter performs live. $45. 8pm. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600. www.yoshis.com

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. www.facebook.com/veronica.klaus

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

Wednesday, Jan. 15

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

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

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

Rookies Night @ Nob Hill Theatre
Watch the newbies get nude, or compete yourself for a $200 prize. Sign-up 8pm, show 9pm. $200 includes refreshments. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758. www.thenobhilltheatre.com

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. www.toadhallbar.com

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. www.harveyssf.com

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

Thursday, Jan. 16

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. www.HiTopsSF.com

John Newman @ Rickshaw Stop
Popscene presents the UK pop-R&B sensation, who makes his SF debut. $15. 9:30pm. 155 Fell St. 508-7292. www.popscene-sf.com

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

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

Sharon McNight @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
Our lovely local legendary vocalist performs her all-new cabaret show, The First 30 Years, an introspective retrospect of her careeer, from Moose Hall to Carnegie Hall (and all the gin joints on the way). $25-$35. 8pm. Also Jan. 17. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (866) 663-1063. www.ticketweb.com

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. www.auntcharlieslounge.com

Underwear Party @ Powerhouse
Strip down to your skivvies at the weekly cruisy SoMa bar night. 10pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St. www.powerhouse-sf.com

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. www.club21oakland.com


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