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On the Tab :: March 13 - 30

Thursday Mar 13, 2014

You don't have to be Irish to enjoy a few drinks this weekend, but whether you're a teetotaler or a total tramp, keep it down if someone's singing or speaking; not that some performers don't like a rowdy crowd, and plenty of wild times are available.

Thursday, March 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 and gals; DJ Kidd Sysko. 9:30pm-2am. 715 Harrison St.

Dirty Talk @ Truck
The regular porn guys' chat this time includes Leo Forte, Blue Bailey and Jake Steel. 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.

Gender Schmear @ Minna Gallery
The LGBT Jewish (and friends) Purim party includes food, drinks, dancing, raffles, a costume contest (free drink if in costume!), and performances by Jill Felta-Fish, Arty Fishal and Starr 69; DJ Wam Bam Ashleyanne, and MC Ms. Shechina Weena. $10-$25. 7pm-11pm. 111 Minna St.

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.

Momentum @ Bently Reserve
Out & Equal's annual leadership celebration and gala, with drinks and a four-course meal, live and silent auctions, performances by Paula West, MC Kate Clinton, and honors tributes to marriage equality/Prop 8 litigants Kris Perry and Sandy Stier. $175 and up. 6pm-9:30pm. 301 Battery 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.

Nightlife @ California Academy of Sciences
Themed event nights at the fascinating nature museum, with DJed dancing, cocktails, fish, frogs, food and fun. Mar. 13 event goes March Madness, with sports-science pop-up exhibits, DJs Loco and Mawkus. $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.

Prince Night @ Cat Club
It's Purple Rain-ing at the weekly retro dance night, with DJs Dan and Ryan. $6. 9pm-2am. 1190 Folsom 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
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, March 14

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.

Big Dyke Comedy Show @ Legionaire Saloon, Oakland
Enjoy a night of saphhic silliness with host Irene Tu and comics Carrie Avritt, Jen Dronsky, Loren Kraut, Kimberly Rose Wendt and Dolores Trevino. DJ Lady Ryan spins tunes for a social mixer afterwards. No cover. 8pm. 21+. 2272 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. (510) 891-8660.

Cheyenne Jackson @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
The Broadway, film and TV star returns with his sold-out cabaret show, which includes music from his new CD, I'm Blue, Skies, songs from his Broadway shows, and some classic favorites. $60-$75. $20 food/beverage minimum. 8pm. Also March 15, 8pm and Mar. 16 at 7pm. Hotel Nikko lobby, 222 Mason 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.

Jake Steel @ Nob Hill Theatre
The lanky porn stud performs live onstage. $25. 8pm solo, 10pm sex show. Also March 15. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758.

Joe Wicht @ R3 Hotel, Guerneville
The pianist-singer host of many local cabaret nights performs at the Russian River resort. 8pm-closing. Also March 15. 16390 4th St., Guenreville. (707) 869-8399.

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
Mar. 14 Customer Appreciation Party, with no cover before 11pm for those who wear green, and drag performer Violeta. 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.

Roller Disco @ Women's Building
SF Indiefest's festive roller-skating party offers disco music, beer, skate rentals, and no responsibility for gravity's effect on the combination! $10. 8pm-12am. 3542 18th st. at Valencia.

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. Now with an open-ended run. 1772 Market St. at Octavia.

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

Taste of Yountville @ Downtown Yountville
Napa township hosts a weekend of art shows, wine-tastings, food booths, crafts fair and live etnertainment. Thru Mar. 16. Free-$10. Fri 5:30-7:30pm. Mar 15, 12pm-5pm. Mar. 16 11am-4pm. Yountville Community Center, 6516 Washington St., and downtown Yountville, at Washington St. (707) 944-0904.

Themed Nights @ The Brig
If you're looking for a new sexual adventure, check out this new space. Weekend events take place Fridays 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.

Saturday, March 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.

Bearracuda @ Beatbox
The ursine dance night's underwear party includes clothes check, DJs John LePage and Medic. $10. 9pm-3am. 314 11th st.

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

Bootie SF @ DNA Lounge
Special St. Patricks' edition, with live bands Smash-Up Derby and others, of the 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.

Deniece Williams @ Yoshi's
Grammy Award-winning funk soul and gospel singer-songwriter performs with her band. $32-$77 (with dinner). 8pm & 10pm. 1330 Fillmore St. (510) 848-0237.

Doll House @ Beaux
Patty McGroin hosts a benefit for The ARC of San Francisco, with a $10 beer bust, raffle and Jell-O shots. (first Saturdays). 4pm. 2344 Market St.

Porno @ The Stud
BeBe Sweetbriar and Turk Mason's porny dance night, celebrates St. Patrick's Day with green beer pong, gogos in green thongs, ginger boys, free porn DVds and more debauchery. $5-$10. 9pm-2am. 399 9th St.

Sunday, March 16

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.

BJ's @ Powerhouse
Michael Brandon hosts Balls, Jocks & Socks, a monthly 3rd Sunday sports gear, freeballing event at the cruisy SoMa bar night, with DJ Gehno Aviance. $5. 8pm-11pm. Twerky perky booty contest at 9pm. 1347 Folsom 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.

Daytime Realness @ El Rio
Join Heklina, Stanley Frank, and guest DJ Rapidfire in celebrating DJ Carnita's birthday; with drga acts by Mahlae Balenciaga, Rusty Hips, Anna Conda and Vivvyanne Forevermore. $8. 3pm-8pm. 3158 Mission St.

Disco Daddy @ the Eagle
The eleventh edition of DJ Bus Station John's post-beer bust dance music night returns (with an extra edition March 30). 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 Cafe
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. This week, SF Fog Rugby Club! 3pm-7pm. 3600 16th St.

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

Portland Cello Project @ Yoshi's
The indie orchestra performs classical music with a twist. $22-$60 (with dinner). 8pm. 1330 Fillmore St. (510) 848-0237.

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.

St. Patrick's Day Party @ Aunt Charlie's Lounge
Grand Duke 36 Patrick Noonan in conjunction with The Court of Champagne, Chocolate and Real Berries presents "You Can Kiss My Big Fat Blarney Stone!," a St. Patrick's Day benefit for Tenderloin Tessie Holiday Dinner Program, with Grand Duchess 30 Diva LaFever Faberge-Romanoff and Knight to the Golden Bear of Erin Mark Paladini. Donations. Food at 4pm. Show 5pm. 133 Turk St.

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, March 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.

Colm O'Riain, Lucia Comnes @ Great American Music Hall
Enjoy a night of contemporary and traditional Irish music from the two Bay Area musicians (O'Riain a violinist, and Comnes a stellar vocalist-fiddler). $20-$45 (with dinner). 8pm. 859 O'Farrell St. at Polk. 885-0750.

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.

LOL Mondays @ Club OMG
The monthly comedy show includes stand-up with host Valerie Branch, Imran G, Barry Fischer and Samantha Gill. 7pm.-8:30pm. Dancing afterwards. 43 6th St.

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.

Shanté, 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, March 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.

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.

Pete Escovedo & OSA Jazz
The salsa-jazz perccusionist and his band perform in a benefit for Oakland School for the arts. $10 and up. 8pm. 510 Embarcadero West, Jack London Square. (510) 238-9200.

Showdown @ Folsom Foundry
Weekly game night for board and electronic gamers at the warehouse multi-purpose nightclub. 21+. 6pm-12am. 1425 Folsom St.

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

Wednesday, March 19

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.

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.

Sister Spit @ Elbo Room
The rollicking women's literary-performance gorup hosted by Michelle Tea includes Chinaka Hodge, Rhianna Argo, Virgue Tovar, Dia Felix, Beth Lisick, Jerry Lee Abram, Lisa Brown and Kirk read. $10. 8pm. 647 Valencia St.

So You Think You Can Gogo? @ Toad Hall
The 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, March 20

Bitch Slap @ El Rio
The Latin club's last comedy night include this show with Eloisa Bravo, Kimberly Rose Wendt, Carrie Avritt, Irene Tu, Naomi Fearn and hostess Pia Messing (Valerie Branch's faux queen persona). No cover. 8pm. 3079 16th St.

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.

Comedy Returns @ El Rio
Steve Lee, Bob McIntyre, Johan Miranda, Kat Evasco, and host Lisa Geduldig offer their comic talents. $7-$20. 8pm. 3158 Mission St. (800) 838-3006.

Dudu Tassa @ Yoshi's
Israeli-Iraqi rock band with traditional Arabic roots performs with his band, The Kuwatis. $30-$32. 8pm. 1330 Fillmore St. (510) 848-0237.

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.

Jason Graae @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
The accomplished cabaret star perform his new witty music show, "49 1/2 Shades of Graae." $25-$35. ($20 drink/beverage minimum). 8pm. Hotel Nikko lobby, 222 Mason St.

The Monster Show @ The Edge
Cookie Dough's weekly drag show with gogo guys. 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. March 20, Under the Sea Nightlife includes dive shows, pop-up info booths, seafood snacks, Life Aquatic costumes encouraged. $10-$12. 6pm-10pm, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. 379-8000.

Pan Dulce @ The Cafe
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.

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