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On the Tab :: Feb. 13 - 20

Thursday Feb 13, 2014

Happy Valentine's/Flag/Presidents' Day Full Moon weekend! If you have a day off, celebrate however you like; at dance nights, concerts and comedy shows.

Thursday, Feb. 13

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 Crib @ 715
Dance night for the younger guys & gals; DJ Kidd Sysko. Feb 13 Miley Cyrus concert tickets giveaway! 9:30pm-2am. 715 Harrison St.

Dirty Talk @ Truck
The upfront conversations with porn performers this time includes Angel Rock and his boyfriend Boomer Banks. 9:30-11:30pm. 1900 Folsom St.

La Femme @ Beaux
New ladies' happy hour at the new Castro nightclub, with drink specials, no cover, and women gogos. 4pm-9pm. 2344 Market 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.

Joe Gore @ El Rio
The super-talented guitarist, who's accompanied Tom Waits, Tracy Chapman, Courtney Love and many others, performs at the monthly Strung Out solo series. 7pm. 3158 Mission St.

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 hilarious fun. $5. 9pm-2am. 4149 18th St. at Collingwood.

My Sucky Valentine @ Feyboy Mansion
Enjoy an alternative anti-romance yet sexy night with Fey Boy Collective and their friends. Events through Sunday. For info, dates and times, visit:

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. 829-2233.

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.

Paula West @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
The renowned Bay Area jazz vocalist performs an all-new show with her four-piece band in a special four-week residency at the elegant nightclub. $35-$50; $20 food/beverage min. Thu 8pm, Fri 7pm & 9:30pm, Sat & Sun 7pm. Thru March 9. Hotel Nikko lobby, 222 Mason St. (866) 663-1063.

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
Retro disco tunes and a fun diverse crowd, each Thursday. $4. 10pm-2am. 133 Turk St. at Taylor.

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

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, Feb. 14

Angel Rock, Boomer Banks @ Nob Hill Theatre
The sexy porn stud performs solo shows at 8pm, and is joined onstage by his real-life boyfriend, super-hung Boomer Banks, for 10pm live sex shows. $25. Also Feb 15. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758.

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.

Bear Weekend @ Lone Star Saloon, other venues
Enjoy a weekend of ursine fun, including Cubcake (see below), Reddroxx on Feb 15, and Bacon, Bears and Beer Feb 16, with a tail-end happy hour Feb 17.

Cubcake @ Lone Star Saloon
Enjoy a special Valentine's Day edition of the bear cub and tasty treats event, with DJs Jimmy Swear and Spaz. 9pm-2am. 1354 Harrison St.

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

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
The popular video bar ends each week with gogo guys (starting at 9pm) and drink specials. Check out the new expanded front lounge, with a window view. 4067 18th St. 861-4186.

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

Irma Thomas @ Yoshi's
Special Valentine's weekend shows with the Soul Queen of New Orleans. $29-$44. 8pm & 10pm. Also Feb 15. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600.

Jessica Fisher, Christopher M. Nelson, G. Scott Lacy @ Hotel Rex
Society Cabaret presents the two vocalists and the pianist-singer in a special Valentine's Day cabaret show. $25-$45. 8pm. 562 Sutter St. 857-1896.

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. Tonight, enjoy a special Valentine's Day concert of romantic tunes. 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.

Pimps of Joytime @ The Independent
Mirthful R&B-soul-afrobeat band performs. Myron and E open. $20-$22. 9pm. 628 Divisadero St. 771-1421.

Pound Puppy @ SF Eagle
Special Valentine's Day edition of the kinky night, with DJs Taco Tuesday, Chip Mint and CarrieonDisco. 9pm-2am. 398 12th St. at Harrison.

Shit & Champagne @ Rebel
D'Arcy Drollinger's "whitesploitation" drag satire musical play kicks up the laughs; also starring Matthew Martin. $20-$25. Fri & Sat, 8pm. Extended thru March 1. 1772 Market St. at Octavia.

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

Saturday, Feb. 15

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.

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

Bluf @ SF Eagle
Breeches and Leather Uniform Fan Club's monthly night at the popular leather bar (3rd Thursdays). 398 12th St. at Harrison.

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
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.

Cub House @ SF Eagle
Underbear night includes large & lovely gogo guys, a hot undies contest and photobooth. 9pm-2am. 398 12th St. at Harrison.

Opening Weekend @ The Brig
If you're looking for a new sexual adventure, check out the new space. Weekend events take place Saturdays through Mondays, and the intimate venue with a jail theme offers slings, tables and various spaces for erotic play. Feb 15, the SF CumUnion Party is 10pm-closing. Feb 16, Bear Crawl 5pm-8pm, and Cock Ring 8pm-closing, with a free cock ring for the first 200 guests. $5-$15. Also, enjoy Naked Mondays Feb. 17, from 9pm-1am. Above PopSex960 at 962 Folsom St. at 6th St. Look for more events soon, and check out their website

Sexy @ Billy DeFrank Center, San Jose
RuPaul's Drag Race stars Honey Mahogany, Jade Sotomayor and LaGanja Estranja perform at this fundraiser for the San Jose AIDS Walk. Pollo Del Mar, Gerrick and Camille Tow host. $20-$30. 5pm-10pm. 938 The Alameda, San Jose.

Toga @ Club OMG
DJ Shawn P spins tunes at this gay toga party, with punch, hors d'oeuvres, clothes check, gogo guys and intimate pants-free fun. Free before 10:30, $5-$10. Til 2am. 43 6th St.

Sunday, Feb. 16

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.

Comic Justin Lucas
Best of the Bay Comedy @ Pa'ina Lounge
Gay and gay-friendly comics Aiden Park, Justin Lucas, Casey Ley, Kimberly Rose Wendt, and Rajeeve Dhar perform stand-up with host Charlie Ballard, at the bar-restaurant. $10. 2-item minimum. 7pm. 1865 Post St.

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

Cocktailgate @ Truck
Suppositori Spelling's wild weekly drag show night. $3. 10pm-2am. 1900 Folsom St.

Disco Daddy @ SF Eagle
DJ Bus Station John's popular post-beer bust disco night at the leather bar. 7pm-12am. 398 12th St. at Harrison.

Full of Grace @ Beaux
Weekly night with hostess Grace Towers, different local and visiting DJs, and pop-up drag performances. No cover. 9pm-2am. 2344 Market St.

GlamaZone @ The Café
Pollo del Mar's weekly drag shows takes on different themes with a comic edge. 8:30-11:30pm. 2369 Market St.

Hero @ Ruby Skye
Presidents Day weekend T-dance with DJs Phil B and Jamie J. $25. 6pm-12am. 420 Mason St.

Honey Soundsystem @ Beatbox
The extraordinary DJ collective plays a special Presidents Day weekend event. 10pm-4am. 314 11th st.

Jock @ The Lookout
The weekly jock-ular fun continues, with special sports team fundraisers. 3pm-6pm. 3600 16th St.

Katya Presents @ Martuni's
Our favorite Russian exiled drag countess hosts a monthly piano bar night, with guest singer Katy Stephan. $11. 7pm. 4 Valencia St. at Market.

Liquid Brunch @ Beaux
No cover, no food, just drinks (Mimosas, Bloody Marys, etc.) and music. 2pm-9pm. 2344 Market St.

Piers Faccini, Dom La Nena @ Yoshi's
The British singer-songwriter and the Brazilian cellist-vocalist share a concert. $20-$58. 7pm. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600.

Rise @ City Nights
Presidents Day weekend dance party, with DJs Alain Jackinsky and Susan Morabito. 10pm-6am. 715 Harrison 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; enjoy 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. $45. 11am, show at noon; 1:30pm, show at 2:30pm. 450 Powell St. in Union Square. 395-8595.

Monday, Feb. 17

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.

Irish Dance Night @ Starry Plough, Berkeley
Weekly dance lessons and live music at the pub-restaurant, hosted by John Slaymaker. $5. 7pm. 3101 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley.

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

The intimate mid-Market nightclub celebrates its first anniversary with a night of comedy, with stand-up performers Valerie Branch, Tuesday Thomas, Andrew Orolfo, Sandra Risser, Steve Lee, and Donald Lacy. 7pm-10pm. 43 6th St. 89-OMGSF.

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

Monday Musicals @ The Edge
The casts of local and visiting musicals often pop in to perform 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, Feb. 18
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.

Fly Moon Royalty @ Legionnaire Saloon, Oakland
The Seattle electro-funk duo perform their rousing music from their new EP, Unfinished Business. $5. 9pm. 2272 Telegraph Ave.

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.

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

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

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

Wednesday, Feb. 19

Ane Brun, Linnea Olsson @ Yoshi's
Two outstanding vocalists perform in concert at the elegant nightclub-restaurant. $24-$62 (with dinner). 8pm. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600.

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

Broadway Bingo @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
Joe Wicht and Katya Smirnoff-Skyy cohost the weekly fun musical theatre trivia sing-along night. Pull up a comfy chair or sofa, enjoy a cocktail or three, and test your Broadway knowledge. Kanpai Lounge, Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. No cover. 7pm-10pm. 394-1111.

Marissa Nadler @ The Chapel
Ethereal vocalist, whose indie fundraising campaign has resulted in national attention, performs music from her new CD July. Donovan Quinn opens. $12-$15. 8pm. 777 Valencia St.

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. 647-3099.

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.

Rookie's Night @ Nob Hill Theatre
Watch competitors shake it for a $200 first prize in stripping, or sign up yourself by 8pm. The audience picks the winner. $20 includes refreshments. 8pm. 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.

Underwear Night @ SF Eagle
Strip down to your skivvies at the popular leather bar. 9pm-2am. 398 12th St. at Harrison.

Way Back @ Midnight Sun
Weekly screenings of vintage music videos and retro drink prices. Check out the new expanded front window lounge. 9pm-2am. 4067 18th St. 861-4186.

Thursday, Feb. 20

Comedy Returns @ El Rio
The monthly comedy night (now 3rd Thursdays) this time includes stand-up talents Diane Amos, Zahra Noorbakhsh, Ian Williams, Nathan Habib, and host Lisa Geduldig. $7-$20. 8pm. 3158 Mission St. (800) 838-3006.

Fauxgirls @ Infusion Lounge
The monthly drag show includes Victoria Secret, Alexandria, Chanel, Maria Garza, Mini Minerva, Kipper, Ruby LeBrowne, and Lulu Ramirez, and guest performers. Dinner seating starts at 7pm, show 8pm. 124 Ellis st. at Powell. 421-8700.

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.

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

Narada Michael Walden Band @ Yoshi's
The multi-talented pop, rock, funk producer performs with his band. $25-$63 (with dinner). 8pm. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600.

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.

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

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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