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On the Tab :: April 17 - 24

Thursday Apr 17, 2014

Oh, look; saucy drag queens, sexy gogos, talented gay singers, funny lesbian comics, and yet another beer bust day at The Eagle; simple pleasures.

Thursday, Apr. 17

Bacon, Babes & Bingo @ SupperClub
The babe-filled burlesque game show night returns, with arcade games, Bingo, prizes galore, circus acts, comic Nikki Sparx and more. $10-$50. 6pm-10pm. 657 Harrison St.

Comedy Returns @ El Rio
The monthly comedy show this time includes Shazia Mirza, Carla Clayy, Victor Escobedo, Belo Cipriani and hostess Lisa Geduldig. $7-$20. 8pm. 3158 Mission St. (800) 838-3006.

The Crib @ 715
Dance night for the younger guys and gals. 9:30pm-2am. 715 Harrison St.

Fauxgirls @ Infusion Lounge
The upscale drag show includes dinner at the swellegant nightclub, with Victoria Secret, Alexandria, Chanel, Maria Garza, Mini Minerva, Kipper, Ruby LeBrowne, and Lulu Ramirez. 8pm. 124 Ellis St.

La Femme @ Beaux
Ladies' happy hour at the 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.

Gems of the Bay @ Martuni's
Grand Duke Kippy Marks and Grand Duchess Pat N Leather present the monthly concert series, this month featuring musician Tony Bragano. Proceeds benefit SF Suicide Prevention. Limited seating. $10. 7pm. 4 Valencia St. at Market.

Gym Class @ Hi Tops
Enjoy cheap/free whiskey shots from jock-strapped hotties and sexy sports videos at the popular 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. April 17, a special Holy Broadway show celebrates Easter weekend and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence's 35th anniversary. $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. April 17, Dance Party Nightlife, with music by DJ Tom LG, hip hop, belly-dancing, line-dancing, African and salsa dance lessons. $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.

Pearls Over Shanghai @ The Hypnodrome
Thrillpeddlers' hilarious Cockettes revival returns, with new choreography, costumes and cast members. $30-$35. Thu-Sat 8pm. Thru May 31. 575 10th St. (800) 838-3006.

Peelander Z @ DNA Lounge
The wacky Japanese costumed quartet performs new dizzying metal-pop-punk music with a comic edge. Crashfaster and Gnarboots open. $12-$15. All ages. 375 11th St.

Sierra Boggess @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
The Broadway and London stage sensation (The Little Mermaid, Phantom of the Opera, Master Class) debuts her intitate cabaret show. $40-$55. 8pm. Also April 18, 8pm. April 19, 7pm. Nikko Hotel, 222 Mason St.

Thursday Night Live @ SF Eagle
The weekly live rock shows have returned. April 17:Worm Ouroboros, Predatory Light and Lycus. 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.
Hunky gogo at Happy Friday @ Midnight Sun

Friday, Apr. 18

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.

Bad Girls of Comedy @ Club OMG
Kristee Ono hosts a night of women's wacky wit, with Pearl Louise, Emily Epstein White, Clara Bijl, Allison Mick, Ash Fisher and Priyanka Wali. $10. 8pm. 43 6th St. 896-6374.

Bob Saget @ Kanbar Hall
The affable former host of America's Funniest Home Videos , and a co-star in the SF-based '80s sitcom Full House, unleashes his darkly funny and raunchy stand-up act. $25-$35. Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St. 292-1233.

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.

Hardbox @ Powerhouse
Gehno Sanchez Aviance and Guy Ruben's popular cruisy night with hot MMA fight demos, prizes and grooves to shake you up. $5. 10pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St.

Latin Explosion @ Club 21, Oakland
Special Easter party with bunny-hoppin' gogos. Enjoy eight bars, more dance floors, and a smoking lounge at the largest gay Latin dance night in the Bay Area. March 21, Valentino's birthday bash. Happy hour 4pm-8:30pm. Dancing 9pm-4am. 2111 Franklin St. (510) 268-9425.

Manimal @ Beaux
Gogo-tastic night starts off your weekend. 9pm-2am. 2344 Market St.

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 April 26! 1772 Market St. at Octavia.

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

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, Apr. 19

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.

Beatpig @ Powerhouse
Analyze This, with Juanita More!, Walter Gomez, Side Kick and crew, with SM demos and drink specials. $5 benefits Transgender Law Center. 9pm-2am. 10pm-2am. 1347 Folsom st.

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

Beer Bust @ SF Eagle
The classic leather bar's most popular Sunday daytime event now also takes place on Saturdays! 3pm-6pm. 398 12th St. at Harrison.

Bleaux @ Beaux
Haute Toddy and Linsay Slowhands' twerky poppy fun night at the stylish Castro bar-nightclub. 9pm-2am. 2344 Market St.

Bootie SF @ DNA Lounge
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.

Cub House @ SF Eagle
Bear cubs, big men and their fans enjoy the event that celebrates its one-year anniversary; DJs Justime and Hail Theif. $5. 10pm-2am. 398 12th St. at Harrison.

I Just Wanna F*ckin Dance @ BeatBox
Locoya Hill's glow in the dark dance night features DJs Billy Lace and Brian Maier (our Besties voted Best DJ). Cash prize for best neon costumes. $15. 10pm-6am. 314 11th St.

Invincible @ Verdi Club
Drag show and birthday party for Miz Eva (Miss Golden Gate), with Deana Dawn, Emppress Misty Blue, Emperor John Paul Soto, Pat N Leather, Patty McGroin, Keri Hanna, Cockatelia, Donna Sachet, Baby-Shaques Shakes, Jezebel Patel, Tara Wrist, Galilea Fortyone, BeBe Sweetbriar and more. Cash bar and shots a plenty. Proceeds benefit Bay Area Positives. $10. 5pm-10pm. 2424 Mariposa St.

Literary Death Match @ Elbo Room
Joshua Safran, Eli Horowitz and Rachel McKibbens are the featured storytelling authors at the literary drink night. $10. 7:15pm. 647 Valencia St.

Rufus Wainwright @ Palace of Fine Arts
The gay singer-pianist performs new and favorite songs. $62.50. 8pm. Also April 20, 8pm. 3301 Lyon St.

Trannyshack Weekend @ Reno
The 17th annual drag show goes on the road, with a third bus added! Enjoy drag acts at Tronic nightclub, gambling and a night at the Sands Regency. $145.

Sunday, Apr. 20

Beer Bust @ Lone Star Saloon
The ursine crowd converges for beer and fun. 4pm-8pm. 1354 Harrison St.

Beer Bust @ SF Eagle
The classic leather bar's most popular Sunday daytime event in town draws the menfolk. 3pm-6pm. Now also on Saturdays! 398 12th St. at Harrison.

BJ's @ Powerhouse
Michael Brandon hosts the 3rd Sundays jock-themed event; wear as much or as little jock gear as you like, and feel the athletic heat. Gehno Aviance DJs. 10pm-2am. 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
Dulce De Leche, DJ Carnita and Stanley Frank host the afternoon patio drag and dance party, with acts by Ambrosia Salad, Miss Gina, and Little Lulu. $8. 3pm-8pm. 3158 Mission St.

Disco Daddy @ SF Eagle
DJ Bus Station John spins booty-shakin' tunes at the popular leather bar, just after the beer bust. 7pm-12am. 398 12th St.

Easter Brunch @ Anzu
The California cuisines restaurant in the elegant hotel offers a delicious menu for your holiday. 9:30am-3pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason st. 394-1100.

Easter With The Sisters @ Golden Gate Park
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence's 35th annual Easter/Pagan celebration moves to the larger area (due to construction at Dolores Park), with an emerald anniversary Wizard of Oz theme. Enjoy live acts, the Hunky Jesus contest, and a new Foxy Mary contest. Hellman Hollow (formerly Speedway Meadow). Kids events 10am. Stage acts run 12pm-5pm. 371 Chain of Lakes Drive East.

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. 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.

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, Apr. 21

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.

Shanté, You Stay @ Toad Hall
BeBe Sweetbriar hosts a weekly viewing party of RuPaul's Drag Race, 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, Apr. 22

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.

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, Apr. 23

Bottoms Up Bingo @ Hi Tops
Play board games and win offbeat prizes at the popular 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 features Collette LeGrande, Ruby Slippers, Sophilya Leggz, Bobby Ashton, Sheena Rose, Kipper, and Joie de Vivre. No cover. 9:30-11:30pm. 133 Turk St. 441-2922.

Mad Manhattans @ Starlight Room
The new weekly event includes classic cocktails created by David Cruz, and inspired by the the show Mad Men, plus retro food classics like prawn cocktails and Oysters Rockefeller, all with a fantastic city view. 6pm-10pm. 21st, Sir Francis Drake Hotel. 450 Powell 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.

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.

Sony Holland @ Level III
The acclaimed jazz vocalist performs with guitarist Jerry Holland. Weekly 5pm-8pm. Also Thursdays & Fridays. JW Marriott, 515 Mason St. at Post.

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, Apr. 24

Big Bang Gala @ California Academy of Sciences
The museum's annual festive gala fundraiser, includes insightful talks, a seated dinner, and a museum-wide party with music by Ra Ra Riot and Youngblood Hawke, and a silent disco near the animal exhibits (earplugged humans, non-freaked animals). $100 includes drinks, desserts and light eats; 8:30pm-12am. Dinner and VIP reception $1000 and up; 6pm-12am. 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. 379-8000.

Circle Jerk @ Nob Hill Theatre
Big talent Rafael Alencar's back in town; enjoy a whacking good time in the theatre arcade's underground playroom ($10, 9pm) the night before his stage shows April 25 & 26 ($25, 8pm & 10pm). 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.

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.

Peter Concotti @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
The vocalist-pianist performs new and classic songs at the elegant cabaret. $55-$70. 8pm. Also April 25, 8pm. Nikko Hotel, 222 Mason St.

Tubesteak Connection @ Aunt Charlie's Lounge
Tenth anniversary of the intimate groovy retro disco night with tunes spun by DJ Bus Station John. $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.

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