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On the Tab :: Nov. 21 - 28

Thursday Nov 21, 2013

Prepare for the annual holiday of excessive eating by dancing off calories in advance at the numerous pre-holiday groove-fests around town.

Thursday, Nov. 21

Circle Jerk @ Nob Hill Theatre
Have a group wank with Rafael Alencar, the Brazilian porn star with a big... talent (who also performs live and naked Nov. 22 & 23). $20. 8pm. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758.

Comedy Thursdays @ Esta Noche
The revamped weekly LGBT- and queer-friendly comedy night at the Mission club is hosted by various comics (1st Thu, Natasha Muse; 2nd Thu, Emily Van Dyke; 3rd Thu Eloisa Bravo and Kimberly Rose; 4th Thu Johan Miranda). No cover; one-drink min. 8pm. 307916th St.

Fauxgirls @ Infusion Lounge
The monthly drag show features upscale acts at the swanky downtown club, 7pm-9:30pm. 124 Ellis St. 421-8700.

Friends Live @ Rebel
Heklina, D'Arcy Drollinger, Leigh Crow and pals perform drag parodies of the hit TV show about a bunch of annoying white New Yorkers who hang around a coffee shop too much. $20-$25. 7pm & 9pm. Weekly thru Nov. 21. 1760 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 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.

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 hilarous fun. $5. 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. $10-$12. 6pm-10pm, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. 379-8000.

Pan Dulce @ The Café
Amazingly hot Papi gogo guys, cheap drinks and fun DJed dance music. Free before 10pm. $5 til 2am. 2369 Market St.

Shocktoberfest 14 @ Hypnodrome
Thrillpeddlers' new show takes on a creepy-fun Halloween theme, with Grand Guignol-styled tales of Jack the Ripper, the famous London serial killer, plus the one-act Salome and more fun. $25-$35. Thu-Sat 8pm. Thru Nov 23. (800) 838-3006.

Thomas Dolby @ Swedish American Hall
The pop genius perform with his new band Invisible Lighthouse. $25-$60. 8pm. 2170 Market 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
Enjoy the intimate groovy disco night with DJ Bus Station John. $7. 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.

Friday, Nov. 22

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.

Cazwell @ Club 21, Oakland
Hip hop's sexy stud performs his hits like "Ice Cream Truck," "Get My Money Back" and "No Selfie Control" at the East Bay club, with a meet & greet, plus sexy gogos, a drag show, and DJed dance music. 9pm-4am (show at 12am). 2111 Franklin St. Also Nov. 23 at Badlands, 2003 K St., Sacramento.

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

Foxes @ New Parish
London singer Louisa Rose Allen performs new music from her EP Youth. $15. 9pm. 579 18th St., Oakland. (510) 444-7474.

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.

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
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.

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, which draws a growing swing-dance audience. 7pm-11pm. 2 New Montgomery.

Latin Explosion @ Club 21, Oakland
Eight bars, more dance floors, and a smoking lounge; the largest gay Latin dance night in the Bay Area. Happy hour 4pm-8:30pm. Dancing 9pm-4am. 2111 Franklin St. (510) 268-9425.

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.

Rafael Alencar @ Nob Hill Theatre
He's back! The Brazilian porn star with a big...talent performs live and naked. $25. 8pm & 10pm. Also Nov. 23. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758.

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.

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

Steam @ The Powerhouse
The monthly wet and sexy night, with towel-dancing gogo guys, DJ Brian Urmanita, massages and more, raises funds for Mama G's Thanksgiving Street Dinner. 10pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St.

Whoa Nellies @ El Rio
Enjoy a concert of beloved retro-pop cover songs by the local band that features musical theatre actress Leigh Crowe and Pepperspray guitarist Peter Fogel. No cover. 10pm. 3168 Mission St.

Saturday, Nov. 23

9 to 5 @ Castro Theatre
Peaches Christ presents another drag parody pre-show and a fun movie, this time, the Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin '80s classic about working women who get even; with a drag performance by Peaches Christ, Heklina, Pandora Boxx and others. $15-$45 (VIP tickets include early priority seating and drinks/reception in the mezzanine). 8pm. 429 Castro St.

Beach Blanket Babylon @ Club Fugazi
Musical comedy revue, now in its 35th year, with an ever-changing lineup of political and pop culture icons, all in gigantic wigs. Special holiday show tickets, including New Year's Eve, also on sale. Reg: $25-$130. Wed, Thu, Fri at 8pm. Sat 6:30, 9:30pm. Sun 2pm, 5pm. (Beer/wine served; cash only). 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Blvd (Green St.). 421-4222.

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

Bootie SF @ DNA Lounge
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
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.

Code @ The Edge
Celebrate bartender Eric Lopez' 30th birthday party at a special leather, rubber, and kink-gear-themed night, with clothes check and kinked-up gogos. 9pm-2am. 4149 18th St.

Evolution @ Beatbox
Marco Da Silva and Christopher B are the featured DJs at this dance night. $15-$30. 10pm-4am. 314 11th St.

Jason Brock @ Martuni's
Our favorite local (and national celebrity) crooner sings Carole king's Tapestry album in its entirety, with pianist alan Choy and guest vocalist Michelle Elaine LaNiro. $25. 7pm. 4 Valencia St. at Market.

Jay Stolar @ Hotel Utah
R&B-rock singer performs music from his CD More Than We Think. Margaret the King and Hidden in the Sun open. $10. 9pm. 500 4th St. 546-6300.

John Waters @ Yoshi's
The gay director of such classic films as Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble and Hairspray performs his hilarious one-man show about his life and career and other naughty "pop trash" topics. $30-$40 8pm & 10pm. VIP ($75) sold out. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600.

Magic Show @ Hotel Rex
Old-fashioned magic show with Sebastian Boswell III, Adam Sachs and guest performers, weekly in the parlor of the elegant downtown hotel. Two-drink min. Light fare menu. Saturdays thru 2013. $25-$30. 8pm. 562 Sutter St. 895-0090.

Porno @ The Stud
Turk Mason and Bebe Sweetbriar's monthly night includes performances and porn giveaways, plus DJs Trixxx and James Torres. $5. 9pm-2am. 399 9th St. at Harrison.

Ride 'Em, Cowboy @ OMG
Fundraiser for the the Monarch Charities and Imperial Court of SF includes raffled dates with cowboy guys, and drag performances. Donations. 5pm-10pm. 43 6th St.

Sadistic Saturdays @ The Eagle
Michael Brandon's monthly kink night includes SM and bondage demos and more kinky fun. 10pm-2am. 398 12th St. at Harrison.

ShangriLa @ The EndUp
Hot "Butterball" dance night for gaysians and their pals, with DJs Jim Z, Byron Bonsall, and Jeff Morena. Live songs by Linnea and Bastille. 2nd and 4th Saturdays. Free before 11pm-$20. 10pm-4am. 401 6th St.

Sugar @ The Café
Fun club night with sexy gogo guys, drag acts and drink specials; 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sat monthly. Free guest list before 11pm. 841-5748. 9:30pm-2am. 2369 Market St.

Underworld @ Sound Factory
Gus Presents' annual pre-Thanksgiving underwear party, with DJ Shawn Perry, free clothes check, and late-night dancing. $20-$30. 10pm-4am. 525 Harrison St.

Sunday, Nov. 24

Beer Bust @ SF Eagle
The classic leather bar is back, with the most popular Sunday daytime event in town. 3pm-6pm (Also now open daily 11am-2am). 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
New weekly night with hostess Grace Towers, different local and visiting DJs, and pop-up drag performances. This week, DJ Robin Simmons. No cover. 9pm-2am. 2344 Market St.

Investiture @
SF's Grand Ducal Council inducts its latest electees into their court at a festive SM-occult-themed celebration, with perfomers, food and a cash bar. $10-$15. 4pm-7pm. 1800 Mission 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 celebrates a decade and a half of 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.

Super Hero @ Ruby Skye
DJs Ralph Rosario and Grind spin at this special edition of Hero, the gay T-dance. 100% of proceeds go to the SF AIDS Foundation. $20-$25. 6pm-12am. 420 Mason St.

Monday, Nov. 25

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.

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

Mahogany Mondays @ Midnight Sun
Honey Mahogany hosts the weekly drag and musical talent show, which starts around 10pm. 4067 18th St. 861-4186.

Monday Musicals @ The Edge
The popular Castro bar shows fun musicals each week. 7pm-2am. 2 for 1 cocktail, 5pm-closing. 18th St. at Collingwood.

No No Bingo @ Virgil's Sea Room
Tom Temprano and VivvyAnne ForeverMORE! Present a hilarious night of gambling; one drag queen, 75 balls, two pies and a chicken. 2nd and 4th Mondays. 8pm-12am. 3152 Mission St.

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, Nov. 26

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.

Julianna Barwick @ The Chapel
Ethereal musician-singer performs music from her new CD, Nepenthe. $12. 8pm. 777 Valencia St.

Naked Night @ Nob Hill Theatre
Strip down like the strippers, and enjoy a beverage at the erotic male theatre. $20. 8pm and 10pm. Also Sept 28. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758.

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.

Torch @ Martuni's
Veronica Klaus hosts the weekly night of cabaret, jazz and blues music, with Tammy L. Hall and special guests. $15. 7pm. 4 Valencia St. at Market.

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

Wednesday, Nov. 27

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.

Dream Queens Revue @ Aunt Charlie's Lounge
Retro-classic drag show (2nd and 4th Wednesday) at the classic Tenderloin bar, featuring Collette Ashton, Ruby Slippers, Sophilya Leggz, Bobby Ashton, Sheena Rose, Davida Ashton and Joie de Vivre. No cover. 10pm. 133 Turk St. 441-2922.

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.

Rookies Night @ Nob Hill Theatre
Compete for $200 prize in this amatuer strip contest, or watch the newbies get naked. $20 includes refreshments. 8pm-11pm. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758.

So You Think You Can Gogo? @ Toad Hall
New 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.

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, Nov. 28
[Thanksgiving Day; Some venues may be closed]

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.

Pan Dulce @ The Café
Open Thanksgiving night; enjoy amazingly hot Papi gogo guys, cheap drinks and fun DJed dance music. Free before 10pm. $5 til 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.

Tubesteak Connection @ Aunt Charlie's Lounge
Retro disco tunes and a fun diverse 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 guests. No cover before 11pm and just $5 afterward. Dancing 9pm-3am. Happy hour 4pm-8:30pm 2111 Franklin St. (510) 268-9425.

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