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On the Tab :: Feb. 20 - 27

Thursday Feb 20, 2014

Is it possible to enjoy a musician's talent without ever seeing how cute she or he is? Whether they're gay (Aiden James, Eric Himan), straight (Jon McLaughlin), or lesbian-ish (the Bacon, Babes and Bingo crew), we wonder if they shouldn't also market cuddle toys in their likeness. But really, even if these musicians weren't so adorable, we'd still be their gleeful shills; really.

Thursday, Feb. 20

Bacon, Babes & Bingo @ Supperclub
The wild burlesque game show returns, with MC Dottie Lux, DJ Be Smiley, circus acts by Elliot Contortion and Francine Dead, burlesque by Patty Cakes, and prizes galore (kitchen and dinner/dessert menu). $10-$20. Pre-show Happy Hour 6pm-7pm. Game show 7pm-10pm, and a dance party 10pm-3am. 657 Harrison St. at 3rd.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Cafe
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. 21

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.

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.

Jon McLaughlin @ Yoshi's
The handsome pop-rock singer-pianist (and Academy Aweard nominee) performs a rare solo show at the elegant nightclub, performing songs from his new CD, Holding My Breath. $20-$23. 8pm. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600.

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
Feb 21, a special gogo Dancer Invasion, with 10 guys shaking it. Also, enjoy eight bars, more dance floors, and a smoking lounge at 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.

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.

Sing a Song of Sondheim @ Hotel Rex
Society Cabaret presents a quartet of singers (Sandy Campbell, Christopher M. Nelson, Chloe Condon, and Michael Scott Wells) who offer a Stephen Sondheim musical tribute. $24-$45. 8pm. Also Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm. 562 Sutter St 857-1896.

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

Trannyshack Star Search @ DNA Lounge
Heklina and Peaches Christ cohost the 15th annual ultra-wild drag talent show, with judges Honey Mahogany, Holy McGrail and others. $15. 9:30-pm-3am. Show at 11pm. 375 11th St.

Saturday, Feb. 22

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.

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.

Chaos @ Beatbox
Tel Aviv DJ/producer Guy Scheiman returns to spin at the popular dance night, along with host/event creator Tristan Jaxx. 10pm-3am. 314 11th St.

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

Hard French Winter Ball @ Cocoanut Grove, Santa Cruz
The popular dance music DJ collective takes it south, to the swellegant boardwalk's Grand Ballroom, with a live show by the House of More! (Juanita More, VivvyAnne Forevermore, Glamamore, and Dulce DeLeche). $15-$25. 9pm-1am. 400 Beach St., Santa Cruz.

Imperial Coronation @ Galleria, Design Center
The Imperial Court's 49th annual event crowns the new Emperor and Empress, with a special James Bond theme. $65. 5pm doors, coronation at 6pm. Dancing and music until 12am. 101 Henry Adams St. Victory Brunch, Feb 23, 11:30am at The Hotel Whitcomb, 1231 Market St. $40.

National Margarita Day @ Lookout
DJ Kidd Sysko spins tunes, hostess Jem Jrhova offers Jell-O shots, gogo dancers, food and drink specials celebrating the margerita! 12:30pm-2am. 3600 16th St. 431-0306.

ShangriLa @ The EndUp
The Gaysians and friends dance night takes on an Oscar-themed party, (wear gold!) with DJs Jack Rojo and John LePage. $10-$20. 10pm-6am. 401 6th st.

Themed Nights @ 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. Sat-Mon, above PopSex960 at 962 Folsom St. at 6th St.

V @ The Chapel
She Said presents a fab women's dance night, with DJs Lady Char and Niki Butler playing R&B, hip hop, Top 40 and club hits; each fourth Saturday. $10. 10pm-2am. 777 Valencia St.

Sunday, Feb. 23

Aiden James @ Hotel Utah
The Philadelphia-based indie gay singer performs his romantic songs at the SoMa club. Dawn Thomas opens. $10. 8pm. 500 4th St. at Bryant. 546-6300.

Beer Bust @ SF Eagle
The classic leather bar's most popular Sunday daytime event in town draws the menfolk. 3pm-6pm, with an '80s-themed dance party 7pm-1am. $5. 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.

Chita Rivera @ Venetian Room
The legendary Tony-winning Broadway musical theatre actress performs A Legendary Celebration, her one-woman accompanied show of songs and recollections from her career. $43-$48. 3pm & 7:30pm. 392-4400.

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.

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

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

Omer Avital Quintet @ Yoshi's
Innovative jazz bassist-composer performs with his band. $17-$60 (with dinner). 7pm & 9pm. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600.

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. 24

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.

Mahogany Mondays @ Midnight Sun
Honey Mahogany's weekly drag and musical talent show starts around 10pm, with a RuPaul's Drag Race viewing as well. 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.

Shantee, You Stay @ Toad Hall
BeBe Sweetbriar hosts a weekly viewing party of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6, with a live drag show challenge! 8:30-11:30pm. 4146 18th st. at Castro.

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. 25

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.

Eric Himan @ Martuni's
The popular gay indie singer-songwriter stops back in town for a solo acoustic concert (guitar and piano!). $8. 7pm. 4 Valencia St. at Market.

Ethel Merman Experience @ Beaux
The veteran drag singer returns to the new nightclub. You haven't lived until you've heard her sing "Helter Skelter." No cover. 10pm. 2344 Market St.

Fanboy @ Lone Star Saloon
The gay gamer vent incldue DJs JimmySwear, Badger and Medic; performances by Lol McFiercen and Jem Jehova. 7pm. 1354 Harrison 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.

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.

Noise Pop Festival @ Bay Area
The large-scale multiple-venue festival presents music acts galore, thru March 2. Feb 25 opening night event includes DJ sets by Bob Mould and Shepard Fairey, with musical act Punk Rock Fancy at NWBLK. www.noisepop/2014

No No Bingo @ Virgil's Sea Room
VivvyAnne ForeverMORE and Tom Temprano's wacky game night. 8pm-12am. 2nd & 4th Mondays. 3152 Mission St.

Sharon Corr @ Yoshi's
The uplifting Irish pop singer-songwriter and violinist performs with her band. $25-$63 (with dinner). 8pm. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600.

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

Wednesday, Feb. 26

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.

Dream Queens Revue @ Aunt Charlie's Lounge
The classic drag show (2nd & 4th Wednesdays) showcases female impersonator talents featuring Collette LeGrande, Ruby Slippers, Sophilya Leggz, Bobby Ashton, Sheena Rose, Kipper, and Joie de Vivre. 10pm-12am. 133 Turk St. at Taylor.

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.

Thelonius Monk Institute All-Star Sextet @ Yoshi's
Trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire and vocalist Lisa Henry guest-perform with the esteemed jazz ensemble. $16-$54 (with dinner). 8pm. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600.

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. 27

Circle Jerk @ Nob Hill Theatre
Porn performer Max Cameron leads a sexy downstairs event in the strip club's playroom. $10. 9pm. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758.

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.

Jackie Ryan @ Yoshi's
Terrific jazz vocalist performs with her band. $16-$59 (with dinner). 8pm & 10pm. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600.

42nd Street Moon Gala @ Bimbo's
Broadway and TV star Megan Hilty headlines a gala fundraiser for the local musical theatre company; enjoy cocktails, dinner, a brief live auction, a Moonglow Cabaret featuring vocalist Klea Blackhurst and performers with the company. Cocktail attire with a dash of red, please. $375-$7,500. 6pm-11pm. 1025 Columbus Ave. 255-8207.

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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