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On the Tab :: October 11-17

Thursday Oct 11, 2012

Thu 11

80s Thursdays @ Cat Club
DJs and VJs take you back to the MTV era with music from the 1980s. $6. 9:30-2am. 1190 Folsom St.

Comedy Bodega @ Esta Nocha
Weekly LGBT and indie comic stand-up night. 8pm-9:30pm. 3079 16th St. at Mission.

Daddy @ Kok
Daddies and their boys enjoy drink specials and porn entertainment. 10pm-2am. 1225 Folsom 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.

Go Deep @ El Rio
Man on man lube wrestling in the pit (an inflatable mini-pool), porn guys, drag queens, clowns, Boylesque performances, DJ Drama Bin Laden and Cajun food! 2nd Thursdays. 8pm-12am. 3158 Mission St.

Josh Klipp & The Klipptones @Mint Plaza
Jazz vocalist and his band perform at the Central Market Arts Fest. Free. 6pm-7pm. Mint Plaza. Also, Oct. 13 at Mondy's Living Room Series, and Oct. 14 atBliss Bar.

The Monster Show @ The Edge
Cookie Dough's weekly raucous drag show with gogo guys. This week: Disney drag night! 9pm-2am. 4149 18th St. at Collingwood.

Shirts Off @ Hole in the Wall Saloon
$1 off any drink if ya doff yer shirt. 8pm-2am. 1369 Folsom St. 431-4695.

Sundance Saloon @ Space 550
The popular country western LGBT dance night. $5. 6:30pm-10:30pm with lessons from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. Also Sundays 5pm-10:30pm with lessons from 5:30-7:15 pm. 550 Barneveld Ave.

Treasure Island Nightlife @ Cal. Academy of Sciences
Gems and minerals are on display, withinformative talks in between drinks and dreamy soundscape DJing Groundislava and electro tunes by Shigeto. $10-$12. 6pm-10pm, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. 379-8000.

Tubesteak Connection @ Aunt Charlie's Lounge
Retro tunes and retro cruisy crowd, each Thursday; DJ Bus Station John plays records. $4. 10pm-2am. 133 Turk St. at Taylor.

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.

Visiting Vintners @ Press Club
Weekly wine-tasting event, with by-the-glass offering and tastings. Prices vary. 6pm-9pm. 20 Yerba Buena Lane betwn Market/Mission (next door to Contemporary Jewish Museum). 744-5000.

Fri 12

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 queer dance party, with gogos, prizes, old groovy tunes, cheap cocktails. 9pm-2am. 3158 Mission St. 282-3325.
Friday Nights @ de Young Museum
Weekly parties, live performances and quick art installations, paired with current shows, including the Jean Paul Gaultier couture/costume exhibit. Free-$18 (tickets required for exhibit entry). 5:30pm-8:30pm. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park.
Joe @ The Lookout
Shots, drinks and DJed fun. $2. 10pm-2am. 3600 16th St. at Market.

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Mx America returns from New York for a special concert show. $30. 10pm. Also Oct 13, 10pm and Oct 14, 8pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095.

Kinky Beats @ Café Flore
Sergio's weekly DJ night at the popular café-bar, with 2 for 1 martinis. 9pm-1:30am. 2298 Market St. 621-8579.

Latin Explosion @ Club 21, Oakland
The largest gay Latin dance night in the Bay Area. Happy hour 4pm-8:30pm. Dancing 9pm-4am. 2111 Franklin St. (510) 268-9425.

Nayland Blake @ YBCA
Opening reception for FREE!LOVE!TOOL!BOX, the former Bay Area artist's new exhibit of whimsical conceptual andassembled found-object, personal installations and artworks, including a DJ booth with his own large record collection. $12-$15. 8pm. Grand lobby and galleries, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St. 979-2787.

Smashing Pumpkins @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Popular band returns, performing the album Oceania in full, plus favorites hits and obscurities. $52. 8pm. Civic Center.

Some Thing @ The Stud
Wild weekly drag show with SF's most unusual talents. 10pm-2am. 399 9th St.

Spicy @ Club OMG
DJ SSHaaN spins Bollywood dance hits at the intimate new South Asian LGBT nightclub. 9pm-2am. 43 6th St. at Market.

Strip @ Kok Bar
Take it off at the 4th Fridays stripping event with a Cheap Ass Contest, $100 winner. $5. 11pm contest. 1225 Folsom St.

Turk Mason @ Nob Hill Theatre
Cute tattooed porn twink performs naked and live. $25. 8pm & 10pm. Also Oct. 13. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758.

Sat 13

Autumn Lights Festival @ Lake Merritt Gardens, Oakland
Festive glowing large-scale light-art Burning Man-style installation, with food trucks, beer and wine, a silent auction and DIY art projects on-site. Come illuminated! $25-$35. 6pm-10pm. 666 Bellevue Ave. Oakland.

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

La Bota Loca @ Club 21, Oakland
Live bands, 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 Gossip @ Cat Club
Mixed gay-friendly goth-electro-retro-ish club night; monthly (2nd Sat.). $8. 21+. 9pm-3am. 1190 Folsom St.

Club Rimshot @ Bench and Bar, Oakland
Weekly hip hop and R&B night. $8-$15. 9pm to 4am. 510 17th St.
Cockblock @ Rickshaw Stop
Lesbo-rific queer homo dance night each 2nd & 4th Saturday. $5-$10. 21+. 10pm-2am. 155 Fell St.

Frolic @ The Stud
Monthly costume dance party (2nd Sat) for Furries and friends, with DJs Ikkuma, Smashwolf, Neonbunny. Dance, you animals! $3-$7. 9pm-2am. 399 9th St. at Harrison

Hot & Healthy @ Café Flore
Garza's monthly (2nd Sat) benefit, raffle, show and HIV outreach night at the popular café-bar. 2 for 1 cosmos! 4pm-2am. 2298 Market St. 621-8579.

Jalwa @ Club OMG
DJ SSHaaN spins a unique Bollywood dance mix at the intimate new South Asian LGBT nightclub. 9pm-2am. 43 6th St. at Market.

Kinky Disco @ Rebel
DJ Johnny Sonic (aka Paul Goodyear) spins 80s, 90s electronica, disco and unusual music. Free entry if dressed in drag. $5. 9pm-4am. 1760 Market St.

Lit Crawl @ Valencia Street Venues
Litquake's annual three-hour, three-part, multiple-venue wild reading series, with hundreds of authors reading in dozens of bars, nightclubs, cafes, even laundromats! Hourly 6pm to 9pm.

Love Will Fix It @ Hot Spot
DJ Bus Station John's intimate monthly (2nd Saturdays) retro disco night with an R&B focus, re-decorates the cozy dive bar into a cool dance hangout; popular with a gaily diverse crowd. $5. 9pm-2am. 1414 Market St. at Polk.

New Wave City @ Cat Club
Synth night and tribute to New Romantic bands (Adam Ant, Duran Duran), with music videos and DJs Skip and Shindog. $7-$12. 9pm-3am. 21+. 1190 Folsom St.

A Rich Treasure Trove @ Truck
Celebration honoring the prolific work of leather/nightlife photographer Rich Stadtmiller. $3. 6pm-12am. 1900 Folsom St.

Treasure Island Music Festival @ Treasure Island
Two-day outdoor all-day concert line-up of local and touring bands; 13 a day. $75-$239. On-island parking $30-$60. (shuttle buses available). Also Oct.14.

Sun 14

All-Male Amateur Strip Show @ Deco Lounge
Ruby Holiday and Diva LaFever cohost the weekly night of newbies gettin' nude. $100 cash prize! DJ Lambchop spins tunes. Contest 10:30pm. 510 Larkin St. at Turk. 346-2025.

Beer Bust @ 440
$8 a cup; good times at the popular Castro bar. 3pm-8pm. 440 Castro St.

Beer Bust @ Truck
Beer, and lots of it. $10. 4pm-8pm. Ice Queen Sundays, a new drag show, follows. Shows at 9:30 and 11pm. 1900 Folsom St.

Bi-Curious Comedy Night @ Deco Lounge
Get laughs from both sides with host Rick Fletcher, James Gunn, Casey Ley, Nick Leonard, Kate Willet, Nicole Calasich, Justin Alan and Jen Dronsky. $10. 21+. 8pm. 510 Larkin St.

Bloody Mary Bar @ Pilsner Inn
Build your own nutritious beverage with a zing. Every Saturday and Sunday, 10am-2pm. 225 Church St.

Honey Soundsystem @ Holy Cow
Sunday music mix crew plays groove-adelic sounds for a hip, diverse crowd. 10pm-2am. 1535 Folsom St. at 11th.

Jock @ Lookout
Weekly fundraiser for various local LGBT sports groups. $2 cover. Drink specials. 3pm-9pm. 3600 16th St. at Market.

Jockstrap Bust @ Kok Bar
$8 stripped down, $10 not; all you can drink Bud Light or Rolling Rock. 5pm-9pm. 1225 Folsom 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's special Pride edition. $5. 5pm-10:30pm with lessons from 5:30-7:15 pm. Also Thursdays 6:30pm-10:30pm with lessons from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. 550 Barneveld Ave.

Sunday School @ The EndUp
T-dance and beer bust at the famed disco. Enjoy the sunny patio and grooves by DJ Hawthorne and the Ghetto Disco crew. $5 cover. $3 drinks. 3pm-8pm. 401 6th St.

Sunday's a Drag @ Starlight Room
Donna Sachet and Harry Denton host 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.

Mon 15

The Blues Broads @ The Rrazz Room
Tracy Nelson, Dorothy Morrison, Annie Sampson, Angela Strehli & Deanna Bogart perform. $30. 8pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095.

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.

Funny Mondays @ Deco Lounge
Victor Torres hosts a comedy open mic night. 7pm-9pm. 510 Larkin St. at Turk.

David Byrne & St. Vincent @ Orpheum Theatre
Founder of Talking Heads and vocalist-musician Annie Clark perform music from their collaborative CD Love This Giant. $63.50-$129. 8pm. 1192 Market St. at 8th. (888) 746-1799.

Karaoke @ The Lookout
Paul K hosts the amateur singing night. 8pm-2am. 3600 16th St. at Market.

Monday Musicals @ The Edge
The renovated bar now shows fun musicals each week. 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.

Sacred Cocktails @ Twin Peaks
Weekly gathering for Christian and other faithful LGBTs, sponsored by Oasis, the GLBT Ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of California. Upstairs, 7:30-8:30pm. Castro St. at Market.

Supernova @ Truck
Trivia show at the lil gay bar, with DJs Pork Sweats and Jimmy Swear. 1900 Folsom St.

Tue 16

13 Licks @ Q Bar
Weekly women's night at the stylish intimate bar. 9pm-2am. 456 Castro 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.

Jim Caruso @ The Rrazz Room
Cabaret songs and impromptu variety show. $30. 8pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095.

Naked Night @ Nob Hill Theatre
Strip down as guys onstage strip. Weekly. $20. 8pm-11pm. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 781-9468.

Smarty Pants Trivia @ Stray Bar
Kitty Tapata hosts the game show fun with popcorn and prizes at the dog-friendly gay/straight bar in Bernal Heights. Tuesdays, 8pm. 309 Cortland.

Wed 17

Bear Bust @ Kok
All-you-can-drink Bud Light, Rolling Rock draft. 8pm-12am. 1225 Folsom St.

Booty Call @ Q Bar
Juanita More and Joshua J's weekly night packs the intimate stylish bar with grooves and a groovy younger crowd. $3. 9pm-2am. 456 Castro St.

Bubba @ Truck
Good ole boy drinks, specials, underwear fun, and Bubba bartenders. 9pm-2am. 1900 Folsom St.

Come To My House @ Deco Lounge
Early evening (5pm-9pm) monthly (3rd Wed) fundraiser for the Trevor Project, with host Angelina Josephina Manacotti. $5. 510 Larkin St. at Turk. 346-2025.

Diane Schuur @ The Rrazz Room
Veteran jazz singer-pianist performs. $40-$47.50. 8pm Various times thru Oct 21. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095.

D'lysh @ Deco Lounge
Isa Manzanita hosts the weekly drag show at 10:30pm. No cover. 510 Larkin St. at Turk. 346-2025.

Pit Stop @ Kok
Hamisi DJs the popular happy hour, 6pm-9pm, where fun continues later. 1225 Folsom St.

Red Hots Burlesque @ El Rio
Women's burlesque show performs each Wed & Fri. $5-$10. 7pm. 3158 Mission St. 282-3325.

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