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On the Tab :: June 5 - 12

Thursday Jun 5, 2014

Celebrate summer and sexy sultry silliness. Sing along to live, screened or drag-synched acts. Summer's here, so break out the fake fur and fleece, and keep singing.

Thursday, June 5

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

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.

Jason Moran, Imani Winds @ SF Jazz Center
Resident artistic director and pianist performs with the Grammy-nominated chamber ensemble. $25-$35. 7:30pm. Moran performs with the Charles Lloyd Duo, June 6, 7:30pm. $30-$70. Moran performs in a special "Jazz and Skateboarding" concert, June 7, 7:30pm, $25-$35. 201 Franklin St. at Fell. (866) 920-5299.

Jewseum @ Contemporary Jewish Museum
The quarterly after-work cocktail party include music of Karina Denike and Michael McIntosh of The Cottontails, flash tours, food and craft demos, DIY activities, snacks and a celebration of the Jewish holiday of Shavuot. $5. 6pm-8pm. 736 Mission St. at 4th. 655-7800.

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.

Kris Delmhorst @ The Chapel
Boston folk singer-guitarist performs. $18-$20. 9pm. 777 Valencia St.

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.

Nightlife @ California Academy of Sciences
The museum's weekly cocktail parties continue with drinks, food live music and pop-up display exhibits and docent talks, class=textexposedshow>plus creature, plant and science exhibits. $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.

Shoshana Bean @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
The Broadway singer (Hairspray, Wicked) performs music from her secon CD, O'Farrell Street, aher interpretations of vintage soul songs of the 1960s by Sam Cooke, Etta James, Otis Redding and others. $35-$50. 8pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St.

St. James Infirmary Party @ Temple
The sex worker healthcare nonprofit celebrates 15 years with a sexy party. DJs: David Harness, Ricky Sinz, Victor Vega, Carol C, Floozy Flo. In the VIP Room, hostess Princess Pandora, lap dancing, table dancing & more. In the dungeon, BDSM demos, kinky play and dancing hosted by, plus gogo dancers, pole dancers and porn hotties, a photobooth, lounge and bottle service on the balcony. $20-$50. 21+. 9pm-3am. 540 Howard St.

T Time @ 50 Mason Social House
This benefit talent show for the Trans March features comics Luna Michella, Irene Tu, Justin Lucas, and Natasha Muse, music by Diana Reagan, and burlesque with Red Hots Burlesque and Francine Dead. $10. 7pm-11pm. 50 Mason 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; now in its tenth year! $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, June 6

90s Sing-Along Party @ Roxie Cinema
Sing and dance along to the 1990s MTV music videos, with lyric subtitles! Right Said Fred, Gloria Estefan, Prince, and many more pop hitmakers. Full bar! Adults only! $10-$15. 9:15pm. 3117 16th St.

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.

Friday Night @ de Young Museum
Nightlife events at the museum take on different themes. $20-$35. 6pm-8:30pm. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive.

Glory Crampton, Franc D'Ambrosio @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
The two Broadway singing stars perform Angel of Music, a Salute to Andrew Lloyd Webber, featuring songs from Sunset Boulevard, Evita, The Phantom of the Opera and Jesus Christ Superstar. $35-$50. 8pm. Also June 7, 7pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (866) 663-10163.

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.

Latin Explosion @ Club 21, Oakland
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.

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

Some Thing
Mica Sigourney and pals' weekly offbeat drag performance night. May 30, a special Malificent-themed night. 10pm-2am. 399 9th St.

The Speakeasy @ Private Location
Boxcar Theatre's popular Prohibition-era interactive bar, gaming and performance show extends its sold-out run before closing to find a bigger venue. $65-$100. Wed-Sat admissions times 7:30-9pm. Thru June 21. Address given after ticket purchase.

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.

The Vaudevillians @ Verdi Club
RuPaul's Drag Race contestant Jinkx Monsoon stars in Major Scales' musical comedy show. $27.50 ($45 front row and meet & greet). 7pm & 10pm. Also June 7. 2424 Mariposa St.

Saturday, June 7

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 @ Rickshaw Stop
DJ Rotten Robbie spins tunes at the beartastic dance event's '80s night. $10. 9pm-2am. 155 Fell 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.

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.

Doll House @ Midnight Sun
Patty McGroin's fun afternooon fundraiser/beverage bust includes drag shows, gogo guys, Jello shots. $10. 4pm-7pm. 4067 18th St.

Go Bang @ The Stud
Sergio Fedasz and Steve Fabus' monthly groovy disco night this month includes guest DJs Sharper Image and Redux DJs from Chicago. $7. 9pm-3am. 399 9th St. at Harrison.

Hard French @ El Rio
DJs Carnita and Brown Amy spin an all-vinyl girl group '60s afternoon of fun, with a rousing live soul set by Midtown Social. $8. 2pm-8pm. 3158 Mission St.

Honey Soundsystem @ Public Works
The groovy DJ collective welcomes guest DJ Steffi. $10-$15. 9pm-4am. 161 Erie St. at Mission.

Jon B @ Yoshi's Oakland
The handsome pop singer-keyboardist performs music from his new CD Comfortable Swagg. $34-$37. 7:30pm & 9:30pm. Also June 8. 7pm & 9pm. 510 Embarcadero West, Jack London Square, Oakland. (510) 238-9200.

Sex & Drag & Rock n Roll @ Midnight Sun
Mutha Chucka hosts the wild Castro drag night, this month Dragzilla! a toast/parody of the legendary huge drag queen at Pride parades; with Dulce De Leche, Uphoria, Sugah Betes, Glamamore and others. 10pm; two shows. 4067 18th St.

SF Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band Benefit @ Tom & Jerry's House
Wine and music fundraiser for the local music ensemble, a gourmet luncheon, silent auction, vintage California wines, music by Band members, and a fabulous view from the "famous Christmas tree house." $60-$100. 2pm-5pm. 3650 21st St.

Stallion Saturdays @ Beaux
The gogo-tastic night returns, with hunky dancers Michael Tempesta, Sticky Ricky and Jimmy Durano; lap dances upstairs in the lounge, hosted by Sister Roma. $4. Free before 10pm. 9pm-2am. 2344 Market St.

Underworld @ Sound Factory
Dance it up at Jock Strap Night, with DJ Shawn Perry. $20-$30. 10pm-6am. 525 Harrison St.

Sunday, June 8

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.

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

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.

Resilient @ OMG
The free monthly dance/social event (Second Sundays) by and for HIV+ guys and allies; dance under the dome to beats from the best local DJs while our dancers work up a sweat. 5pm-9pm. 43 Sixth 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, June 9

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.

Drag Mondays @ The Café
Mahlae Balenciaga and DJ Kidd Sysko's weekly drag and dance night. 9pm-1am. 2369 Market St.

Homage to La Cage @ Castro Theatre
Celebrate the music of Jerry Herman, La Cage aux Folles the musical, with Broadway stars Lee Roy Reams, Davis Gaines, with cochair Donna Sachet. Proceeds benefit documentary film projects about José Sarria, and Camp Sunburst's HIV kids camps. $10-$500. 7pm-10pm. 429 Castro St.

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. 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, June 10

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.

Piano Bar @ Beaux
Singer extraordinaire Jason Brock hosts the new weekly night, with your talented host and even you singing. 9pm-2am. 2344 Market St.

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, June 11

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

Dream Queens Revue @ Aunt Charlie's Lounge
San Francisco's classic drag show, featuring Collette LeGrande, Ruby Slippers, Sophilya Leggz, Bobby Ashton, Sheena Rose, Kipper, and Joie de Vivre. No cover. 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. 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, June 12

The Both @ Great American Music Hall
Aimee Mann and Ted Leo perform music from their new album. (also June 11 at City Winery, Napa). Nich Diamonds of Islands opens. $26-$51(with dinner). 8pm. 859 O'Farrell St. 885-0750.

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

Judy Kaye @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
The multiple award-winning stage actress-singer (Nice Work If You Can Get It, The Phantom of the Opera, Gypsy, Tales of the City ) performs a new intimate show celebrating the music of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim. $35-$50. 8pm. Also June 13, 8pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (866) 663-1063.

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. June 12, an SF Design Week event with music by indie rockers Small Black, R&Bers Beacon, ISO50, plus visual artist Azael Ferrer, interactive video installations, garden of illuminated paper flowers, and more. $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.

The Tubes @ Yoshi's
The 80s pop band is still going strong, and performs their hits, plus new music. $29-$34. 8pm. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600.

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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