Nightlife » Local Events

On the Tab :: August 16 - 22

Friday Aug 16, 2013

Friday, August 16

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.

Darling Nikki @ Slate
DJs Durt, Dr. Sleep and Justin Credible play 80s, top 40, and popular indy tunes; gogo queers, drink specials and a photo booth (3rd Fridays). $5. 8pm-2am. 2925 16th St.

Donna McKechnie @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
Broadway legend (A Chorus Line) performs her new cabaret act. $30-$55. $20 food/drink minimum. 8pm. Also Aug. 17. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. 394-1111.

Dragon 2.0 @ Raven
Revamped monthly gay Asian dance party at the renovated club (formerly Club 8); tequila gogos and two floors of fun. Third Fridays. $5. 9pm-3am. 1151 Folsom St. at 7th.

Friday Nights @ De Young Museum
Season 9 of the popular weekly early evening museum parties continues, with live music and performance, exhibit-themed workshops and food and drinks. 5pm-8:30pm. Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive. 750-3600.

Galaxy Radio @ SF Underground
Disco, house, space funk and other grooves are spun by DJs Smac, Lel Ephant, Emils, Holly Bun and other guests (3rd Fridays). 9pm-2am. 424 Haight St.

Happy Friday @ Midnight Sun
Open during renovations, the popular video bar ends each week with gogo guys (starting at 9pm) and drink specials. 4067 18th St. 861-4186.

Hard @ Qbar
DJ Haute Toddy spins electro beats; cute gogo guys shake it. $3. 9pm-2am. 456 Castro St.

Hardbox @ Powerhouse
Gehno Aviance and Robin Simmons spin beats at the cruisy bar (3rd Fridays); gogo guys, free clothes check and capoiera demos. $5. 10pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St.

HYSL @ The Lookout
Shots, drinks and DJed fun with the adorable David and Trevor. $2. 10pm-2am. 3600 16th St. at Market.

Josh Klipp and The Klipptones @ Palace Hotel
The local jazz crooner and his band perform weekly shows at the hotel's lounge, with a growing swing-dancing audience. 7pm-11pm. 2 New Montgomery.

Patti LaBelle @ Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa
The iconic singer performs her inspirational soul, R&B and pop hits and favorites, with the JC Smith Band. $79-$119. 8pm. 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. (707) 546-3600.

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.

Pulse @ Bench & Bar, Oakland
The East Bay monthly gogo guy dance night, presented by Elliot Live Events, moves to Oakland's popular bar; 3rd Fridays. $10-$15. 9pm-3am. 510 17th St., Oakland.

Release @ Club OMG
Weekly party at the intimate mid-Market club; rotating hosts and DJs, Top 40 dance remixes, giveaways, gogo hunks. Free before 11pm. $3. 9pm-2am. 43 Sixth St.

Steam @ Powerhouse
Sexy wet towel-snapping night at the cruisy bar. $5. 9pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St.

Trannyshack @ DNA Lounge
Heklina and her crew of drag queens perform a Depeche Mode vs. Siouxsie tribute night; guest DJ Le Perv. $15-$25. 9pm-3am. Show at 11pm. 375 11th St.

Saturday, August 17

All-Male Burly-Q @ Mojo Theatre
Bubbles on Fire presents a saucy male burlesque show with a bit of drag, with MC Eva D'Luscious, Fou Fou Ha, Shakey Gibson, Will Longfellow and others. $10-$50. 7:30-10:30pm. 2940 16th St. #217.

Amy Schumer @ Castro Theatre
Popular stand-up comic, TV and film actress brings her act to the Castro; presented by SF Bear Pride. $32.50-$40.50. 8pm. 429 Castro St.

Bearracuda @ Rickshaw Stop
The ursine party night celebrates its 7-year anniversary, with DJs Kam Shafaati frpm Melbourne and Steve Sherwood; also the official after-party for the Amy Schumer show (see above). $5-$10. 9pm-2am. 155 Fell St.

Beatpig @ Powerhouse
Juanita More spins saucy grooves and dudes cruise at the eclectic music, drag and kink night; each 3rd Saturday. $5. 9pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St. 552-8689.

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

Bootie SF @ DNA Lounge
Ten-year anniversary of the weekly mash-up dance night, with Smash-Up Derby, Hubba Hubba Revue, Glitterazz, Suppositori Spelling, Xavier Toscano, plus 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
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.

Cherie Curry @ Red Devil Lounge
Former member of the groundbreaking band The Runaways performs classic hits and new music from her forthcoming album. $15-$18. 8pm. 1695 Polk 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-$7. 21+. 10pm-2am. 155 Fell St.

Drag King Contest @ Space 550
Fudgie Frottage and Sister Roma cohost the annual wild drag king spectacle, show and contest, with dozens of performers and contestants. Proceeds benefit PAWS (Pets Are Wonderful Support). $20-$35. 10pm. 550 Barneveld Ave.

Family Winemakers @ Fort Mason
23rd annual large-scale tasting event, with more than 200 California wineries, including an upscale lounge for pours of wines from $85-$150 a bottle. Admission $45-$100. 3pm-6pm. Also Aug. 18. Festival Pavilion, 2 Marina Blvd.

Gameboi @ Rickshaw Stop
Asian pop, disco and dance music night with drink specials, gogo hotties and DJed tunes (3rd Sat) has moved to a new venue. $12. 9:30pm-2am. 133 Fell St.

North Bay Pride Dance @ Sebastopol Senior Center
LGBT dance with DJ Dave Brown, proceeds benefit the Senior Center. $10. 6:30-10:30pm. 167 North High St., Sebastopol. (707) 829-2440.

Steely Dan @ America's Cup Pavilion
Bestselling '70s rock-jazz-fusion band performs in concert. $35-$200. 8pm. Pier 27-29.

Yaelisa & Caminos Flamencos @ Yoshi's Oakland
Vibrant flamenco dance and music ensemble performs at the classy nightclub-restaurant. $24. 7:30pm. 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland. (510) 238-9200.

Sunday, August 18

Beer Bust @ SF Eagle
The classic leather bar is back, with the most popular Sunday day time event in town. 3pm-6pm (Also now open daily 11am-2am). 398 12th St. at Harrison.

Daytime Realness @ El Rio
Daytime party, fun hosted by Heklina, DJ Carnita (Hard French) and Stanley Frank (Viennetta Discotheque); performances by Jem Jehova, Jenna Talia, Qween, and Cassandra Cass; guest DJ's Carrieondisco and Guy Ruben. $6-$8. 3pm-8pm. 3158 Mission St.

Disco Daddy @ SF Eagle
DJ Bus Station John's new post-beer bust tea dance at the famed (and nicely remodeled) leather bar. $5. 7pm-12am. 398 12th St. at Harrison.

Estaire Godinez @ Yoshi's Oakland
Oakland-based vocalist and percussionist performs with her band at the classy nightclub-restaurant. $22. 7pm. 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland. (510) 238-9200.

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

Sundance Saloon @ Space 550
The popular country western LGBT dance night celebrates a decade and a half of fun foot-stomping two-stepping and line-dancing. Free admission. $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.

Vixen Noir @ White Horse Bar
Sassy performance artist-singer performs live at Oakland historic gay bar's 'Debauchery' night. $5-$15. 8pm. 6551 Telegraph Ave., Oakland.

Monday, August 19

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.

Help is on the Way XIX
@ Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
'Broadway & Beyond' is the theme of the starr-studded concert benefit for the Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation, with Jim Bailey, Jason Brock, Carole Cook, Spencer Day, Maureen McGovern, Donna McKechnie, Alex Newell, Paula West, the Sf Gay Men's Chorus and more, plus, a reception, silent and live auction. ASL-interpreted. $65-$150. 7:30pm. 3301 Lyon St. 273-1620.

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, with Broadway touring performers stopping by to sing, too. 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.

Tuesday, August 20

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.

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.

Naked Night @ Nob Hill Theatre
Enjoy strip shows in the comfort of your skivvies, or less, with complimentary libations, and the weekly night. $20. 8pm-11pm. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758.

Sisters of Soul @ Yoshi's Oakland
The Urban Diva Suite, a showcase of several Bay Area vocalists. $18. 8pm. 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland. (510) 238-9200.

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.

Soma Country @ Beatbox
Sundance Saloon's monthly SoMa two-stepping dance night now takes place every Tuesday. $8. 8pm-12am. Lessons 8pm. 314 11th St. at Folsom.

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

Wednesday, August 21

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.

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

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert @ Orpheum Theatre
Touring production of Stephan Elliot and Allan Scott's Tony Award-winning hit musical (with more than 500 costumes!) based on the film, about a trio of drag queens touring the Australian Outback; the score incldues many disco classics. $45-$210. Tue-Fri 8pm. Sat 2pm & 8pm. Sun 1pm & 6:30pm. Also Wed & Fri 2pm. Thru Aug 31. 1192 Market St. at 8th. (888) 746-1799.

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.

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.

Way Back @ Midnight Sun
Weekly screenings of vintage music videos, and retro drink prices. 9pm-2am. 4067 18th St. 861-4186.

Thursday, August 22

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.

Andrea McArdle @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
Broadway actress (the original Annie) performs 70s and Sunny, her unique vocal interpretations of 1970s classics songs, with biographical stories, too. $30-$55. $20 food/drink minimum. Also Aug 24. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. 394-1111.

Circle Jerk @ Nob Hill Theatre
Have a wank with stripper/porn dude Derek Parker. $20. 9pm. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758.

Comedy Bodega @ Esta Noche
Marga Gomez hosts the weekly LGBT- and queer-friendly comedy night at the Mission club. This week, Justin Lucas, Lydia Popovich, Shanti Charan, Paco Romane and Johan Miranda. No cover; one-drink min. 8pm. 3079 16th 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 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.

Latin Night @ The Café
Amazingly hot gogo guys, cheap drinks and DJed dance music. $5. 9pm-2am. 2369 Market 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; plus food, cocktails and DJed dancing. This week, gallery crawl, pop-up art museum with art from several local galleries; DJed music by Avalon Emerson, Derek Opperman, Jason Kendig, and Ash Williams. $10-$12. 6pm-10pm, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. 379-8000.

Porno @ Beatbox
Pride edition of the saucy dance night hosted by Turk Mason and Bebe Sweetbriar. DJs Frank Wild and Alex; porny gogos, porn and drink giveaways. $10-$15. 9pm-3am. 314 11th St.

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.

Thursday Night Live @ SF Eagle
The weekly live rock shows have returned. Special Pride edition with Pepperspray and Nectar on the Dewly. 9pm-ish. 398 12th St. at Harrison.

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

Underwear Party @ Powerhouse
Strip down to your skivvies (free clothes check) and watch or compete in the wet underwear contest ($100 prize!) at midnight; gogo guys and DJ Dam Nation. $5. 9pm-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.

Copyright Bay Area Reporter. For more articles from San Francisco's largest GLBT newspaper, visit


Add New Comment

Comments on Facebook