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On the Tab :: June 19 - 26

Thursday Jun 19, 2014

We see you shiver with antici...pride!

I know what you thought I was going to write, at least I hope you do. If you don't, catch up on your gay camp, get your LGBTQQIetc informercialism down, and get ready for the upswelling of extra-queer happenings this pre-Pride week.

Thursday, June 19

10,000 Maniacs @ Yoshi's
The popular alt/rock band returns. $45-$69. 8pm (premier seating/meet & greet available). 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600. Also June 20 at Yoshi's Oakland, 510 Embarcadeo West, (510) 238-9200.

Christina Bianco @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
The YouTube sensation vocalist performs Diva Moments, songs performed as famous singers (Streisand, Celine, Judy). $35-$50. 8pm. Also June 20, 8pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (866) 663-1063.

Circle Jerk @ Nob Hill Theatre
Whacking good fun in the downstairs arcade playroom with porn stud Drew Sebastian. $10. 9pm. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758.

Comedy Returns @ El Rio
The "Obligatory June Gay Comedy Night" features LGBT comics Karinda Dobbins, Bob McIntyre, Bobby Golden, Irene Tu, and host 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.

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.

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. June 12: a Queen tribute! $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. $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.

Thursday Night Live @ SF Eagle
The weekly live rock shows feature local and touring bands. 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 20

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.

Bitchslap @ Il Pirata
Women's comedy night includes stand-up by Carrie Avritt, Ash Fisher, Irene Tu, Kimberly Rose Wendt and host Eloisa Bravo. 8pm. 2007 16th St. 626-2626.

Dancing Ghosts @ Cat Club
Goth dance night plays their 8th annual 4AD tribute, with guest DJ John Fryer (This Mortal Coil) playing Cocteau Twins, Dead Can dance and more in the lounge. DJs Sage and Panic in the front room (plus ticket giveaways for Peter Murphy's July 1 Regency Ballroom show). $5-$8. 1190 Folsom St. at 8th.

Drew Sebastian, Max Cameron @ Nob Hill Theatre
The two porn studs do a live sex show. $25. 8pm & 10pm. Also June 21. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758.

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

Femmes to the Front @ Gilman, Berkeley
Local and visiting rock and punk women's bands with a queer edge perform: Metal Mother, Moira Scar, Tyler Holmes, Dark Beach, and Ancient Wing. DJs Dick Wolf and Jiggles. $8. All ages. 7:30pm. 924 Gilman St., Berkeley.

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

Gay Comedy Night @ Freight & Salvage, Berkeley
Local favorites Marga Gomez, Micia Mosely and Sampson McCormick perform at the East Bay club. $18-$20. 8pm. 2020 Addison St., Berkeley. (510) 644-2020.

Grit & Glamour @ Asian Art Museum
Opening party for Gorgeous, the new exhibit about 2,000 years of unconventional visualizations of beauty (thru Sept 14), at the contemporary and historical museum; interactive runway performances by Internationla Haus of Nu Benetton; DJs Dr. Sleep, Robot Hustle, Natalie Nuxx and davO. $10-$25. 7pm-11pm. Reg admission $15. 200 Larkin 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
Guest DJ Robin Simmons plays at manly night with gogo studs, MMA fight demos, sports gear fetish fun and sweating. 10pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St.

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.

Lick It @ Powerhouse
Lance Holman's 2nd Friday sexy party goes black light (so don't wear black clothes; only your lint will show up!). $5. 10pm-1am. 1347 Folsom St.

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.

Trannyshack @ DNA Lounge
Latrice Royal guest-stars at the Beyonce drag tribute night, with hostess Heklina, plus performers Fruitbomb, Chaka Corn, D'Arcy Drollinger, Mahlae Balenciaga and more. $15-$20. Show at 11:30pm. 375 11th St.

Our Lady J, Veronica Klaus @ Rebel
The amazing vocalist and classically trained pianist performs "The Gospel of Dolly," a Dolly Parton tribute concert with a back-up choir; with guest vocalist Klaus. $15-$20. 8pm. 1760 Market St.

Saturday, June 21

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
Juanita More!, Walter Gomez and crew's monthly wild night at the cruisy bar. 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.

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.

Chaos @ Beatbox
Nick Bertossi and Erik Withakey are the guest DJs at Tristan Jaxx's popular dance party. $10-$20. 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.

Code @ The Edge
The monthly leather night in the Castro brings on the macho, with host Erich Lopez and hotty gogo studs. SOMA Guardians check your non-leather clothes. 9pm-2pm. 4149 18th.

Dragula @ Eagle
Peaches Christ and Heklina cohost the horror-drag show with LA's Boulet Brothers, including a $300 prize drag pageant. 9pm-2am. 398 12th St.

Justin Vivian Bond @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
Our favorite former local now-New York sensation and "trans-genre" singer performs music from Mx's albums Dendrophile and Silver Wells , plus songs from the film Short Bus and a few surprises; with pianist Lance Horne. $35-$50 ($20 food/drink minimum). 8pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St.

Kink Salon @ Powerhouse
Ms. SF Leather Val Langmuir hosts an erotic open mic show and art exhibition benefit for LeatherWalk 2014 and the St. James Infirmary. DJ Ditchboy, raffle tickets and drink specials. 6pm-9pm. 1347 Folsom St.

Magic Shows @ Rex Hotel
New weekly magic show and cabaret act with Adam Sachs and mentalist Sebastian Boswell III. $25. 8pm. two-drink minimum. Thru 2014. 562 Sutter St.

Pride Cocktails @ Fountaingrove Lodge, Santa Rosa
Enjoy cocktails, hors d'eouvres, a poolside BBQ and DJ Dave Brown's Motown mixes. Donations benefit Sonoma LGBT and HIV orgs. 6pm-9pm. 4210 Thomas Lake Harris Drive, Santa Rosa. (7607) 723-4412.

ShangriLa @ The Endup
The Kylie Minono Show and Clash of the Divas offer a dragtastic fun at this late night dance party; guest performers include Jezebel Patel, Au Jus, and Pearl Teese. $10-$25. 10pm-3am. 401 6th 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.

Summer Dance Party @ One Grove St.
Footloose dance nonprofit's benefit show and dance/Pride party, with music by Stephanie Teel Band and RTasa Vitalia. $20-$50. 7pm-11pm. 1 Grove St. (800) 838-3006.

Sunday, June 22

Aiden James @ Hotel Utah
The talented Philadelphia-based gay singer-songwriter returns for a live concert. Dawn Thomas opens. $10. 8pm. 500 4th St. at Bryant.

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.

Fete de Kink @ Harlot models and performers will meet and greet, plus show a little rope BDSM demo and participatory fun, at this polysexual gay-straight-whatever cocktail party; music by Ray.VS. $40-$50. Advance tix only. 8pm. 46 Minna St. at 2nd.

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.
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Monday, June 23

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 Cafe
Mahlae Balenciaga and DJ Kidd Sysko's weekly drag and dance night. 9pm-1am. 2369 Market St.

Fetch @ Powerhouse
Cruisy Pride edition of the alt/music night, with DJs John Cartwright and David sternesky. $5. 10pm-2am. 1347 Folsom 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.

Name That Beat @ Toad Hall
BeBe Sweetbriar hosts a weekly musical trivia challenge and drag show. 8:30-11:30pm. 4146 18th st. at Castro.

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.

Pride Mass @ Beaux
Enjoy an LGBT-inclusive religious service with Bishop Marc Andrus, then some Gospel drag at the after-party. 7pm. 2344 MNarket St.

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.

Tamar Braxton @ Regency Ballroom
Grammy-nominated passionate singer-songwriter performs a concert of new songs and favorite hits. $27-$30. 8pm. 1300 Van Ness Ave. 673-5716.

Tuesday, June 24

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 25

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

Candace Roberts @ Gold Dust Lounge
The local cabaret singer, who's song and muisc video "Not My City Anymore," which critiques classism and gentrification, performs live, along with a screening of the video and audience discussion. 7pm. 165 Jefferson St. 397-1695.

Dream Queens Revue @ Aunt Charlie's Lounge
Fabulicious drag show features Collette LeGrande, Ruby Slippers, Sophilya Leggz, Bobby Ashton, Sheena Rose, Kipper, and Joie de Vivre. 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.

Start Out @ Local Edition
The LGBT business networking group hosts a cocktail reception. 6pm-8pm. 691 Market 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, June 26

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

Eden @ Various Venues
The largest party series for women brings four days and nights of events. June 26: Kickoff party at Supperclub with DJs Lady Ryan and Fusion, live music by Oh Blimey, aerial acrobats and upscale attire; 657 Harrison St. 10pm-2am. June 27: White Party (white attire) with True Blood actress Jessica Clark, DJs Val G, Lady Ryan, Motive, Lezlee and more, at The Factory, 525 Harrison St. 9pm-3am. June 28, fifth anniversary party with DJed music, champagne toast and more. 9pm-3am at Mezzanine, 444 Jessie St. June 29: Pride party with DJs Lady Ryan, Lezlee and Dirty Rich Kidd, at Parliament, 811 Washington St., Oakland.

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.

Hella Gay Comedy @ Magnet
The bawdy queer comedy show's last event includes host Charlie Ballard, Zachary Toczynski, Ash Fisher, Kelly Doyle, Jesus Fuetes, Justin Lucas, Sampson McCormick and Karinda Dobbins. Free. 8pm. 4122 18th 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
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
Enjoy amazingly hot Papi gogo guys, cheap drinks and fun DJed dance music. Free before 10pm. $5 til 2am. 2369 Market St.

TBT Pride @ Starlight Room
Dot429 and Kimpton Hotels cohost a "Throwback Thursdays" retro-themed benefit for the Trevor Project, with a performacne by '60s singer Lynda Kay. $30-$65. 6pm-12am. Sir Francis Drake Hotel, 450 Powell 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.

Uhaul Pride @ Lexington Club
Pride kick-off party with a real Uhaul van, DJs Chelsea Starr and China G, plus wimmin gogos and cheap drinks; no cover. 9pm-2am. 3464 19th St. between Mission and Valencia. 863-2052.

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

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