On the Tab :: Aug. 13 - 20

Friday Aug 14, 2015
Comedy Cool: Kaseem Bentley at Comedy Noir @ Balancoire Fri 14; You Betta Work Comedy @ Brainwash Sat 15; Karinda Dobbins at Comedy Returns @ El Rio Thu 20 photo: Jennifer Graham; Mary Van Note at Full Frontal Comedy @ Lookout Thu 20
Comedy Cool: Kaseem Bentley at Comedy Noir @ Balancoire Fri 14; You Betta Work Comedy @ Brainwash Sat 15; Karinda Dobbins at Comedy Returns @ El Rio Thu 20 photo: Jennifer Graham; Mary Van Note at Full Frontal Comedy @ Lookout Thu 20  

Hoppin' and boppin', shakin' and bakin' (muffins, that is). How's your summer winding up? Here, have more fun, with a slew of comedy shows that'll inevitably offend someone.

Thursday, Aug. 13

Bulge @ Powerhouse
Grace Towers hosts the weekly gogo-tastic night of sexy dudes shakin' their bulges and getting wet in their undies for $100 prize (contest at midnight), and dance beats spun by DJ DAMnation. 10pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St. www.powerhousebar.com

Champagne White and the Temple of Poon @ Oasis
D'Arcy Drollinger's sequel to the hilarious hit comedy Shit & Champagne, with a women's prison-themed parody and suspense-filled action-comedy show. $25-$200 (four-person VIP table). Thu-Sat 7pm. Thru Sept 12. 298 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

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. www.thewatergarden.com

Funny Fun @ Club 21, Oakland
LGBT comedy night hosted by Dan Mires. $10. 8pm. 2111 Franklin St. Oakland. (510) 268-9425. www.club21oakland.com

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. www.HiTopsSF.com

Homo Thursdays @ Qbar
Franko DJs the weekly mash-up/pop music night. No cover. 2 for 1 well drinks, 9pm-2am. 456 Castro St. www.qbarsf.com

Karaoke Night @ Club BnB, Oakland
Sing your heart out at the free lively night. 8pm-2am. 2120 Broadway. (510) 759-7340. www.club-bnb.com

Karaoke Night @ The Stud
"Sing Til It Hurts" the new weekly night with hostess Sister Flora (Floozy) Goodthyme. 8pm; happy hour drinks til 10pm. 10pm-2am. 399 9th St. www.studsf.com

Lil Miss Hot Mess @ Oasis
The local drag talent performs her solo show, Is That All There Is? $15. 9:#0pm. 298 11th St. at Folsom. 795-3180. www.sfoasis.com

The Monster Show @ The Edge
The weekly drag show continues, with gogo guys and hilarious fun. $5. 9pm-2am. 4149 18th St. at Collingwood. www.edgesf.com

My So-Called Night @ Beaux
Carnie Asada hosts a new weekly '90s-themed video, dancin', drinkin' night, with VJs Jorge Terez. Get down with your funky bunch, and enjoy 90-cent drinks. '90s-themed attire and costume contest. No cover. 9pm-2am. 2344 Market St. www.beauxsf.com

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. www.virgilssf.com

Nightlife @ California Academy of Sciences
Themed event nights at the fascinating nature museum, with DJed dancing, cocktails, fish, frogs, food and fun. Aug. 13: Street Food fest, with music by Blackbird Blackbird, DJ Afterhours, and food samples galore.$10-$12. 6pm-10pm, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. 379-8000. www.calacademy.org

Thirsty Thursdays @ The Cafe
Drink specials, Top 40, gogo studs and no cover. 9pm-2am. 2369 Market St. www.cafesf.com

Throwback Thursdays @ Qbar
Enjoy retro 80s soul, dance and pop classics with DJ Jorge Terez. No cover. 9pm-2am. 456 Castro St. www.QbarSF.com

Thursday Night Live @ SF Eagle
Music with local and touring bands. 398 12th St. at Harrison. www.sf-eagle.com

Tubesteak Connection @ Aunt Charlie's Lounge
Disco guru DJ Bus Station John spins grooves at the intimate retro music night. $4. 10pm-2am. 133 Turk St. at Taylor. www.auntcharlieslounge.com

Xcess Thursdays @ The Cafe
Frisco Robbie and Persia's dance and pop music night gets the weekend started, with gogo guys and gals, plus drink specials and guest DJs. No cover. 9pm-2am. 2369 Market St. www.cafesf.com

Friday, Aug. 14

Asheq @ Slate
The Middle East and North Africa LGBT dance party returns, with amazing ethnic/house mixes, and Semo the belly dancer performing. 9pm-2am. 2925 16th St. www.slate-sf.com class=fsl>

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. www.beachblanketbabylon.com

Boy Bar @ The Cafe
Gus Presents' weekly dance night, with DJ Kid Sysko, cute gogos and $2 beer (before 10pm). 2369 Market St. www.cafesf.com

Comedy Noir @ Balancoire
Valeria Branch's weekly comedy night, where she embodies her faux queen character Pia Messing for some offbeat wit, along with guest performers. Aug. 14: Kaseem Bentley, Shanti Chararis and Bryant Hicks. $5. 8pm-10pm. 2565 Mission St. www.balancoiresf.com

Creepoid @ Bottom of the Hill
Post-grunge band performs; also, LSD and the Search for God, Night School. $10. All ages. 8:30pm. 1233 17th St. www.bottomofthehill.com

Dolf Dietrich, Drew Sebastian @ Nob Hill Theatre
Special live sex shows with the two tattooed porn studs at the famous strip club. $25. 8pm & 10pm. Also Aug. 15. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758. www.thenobhilltheatre.com

Happy Friday @ Midnight Sun
The popular video bar ends each work week with gogo guys (starting at 9pm) and drink specials. 4067 18th St. 861-4186. www.midnightsunsf.com

Hard Fridays @ Qbar
DH Haute Toddy's weekly electro-pop night with hotty gogos. $3. 9pm-2am (happy hour 4pm-9pm). 456 Castro St. www.QbarSF.com

House Party @ Powerhouse
DJ Guy Ruben's house music night at the cruisy SoMa bar. 10pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St. www.powerhousebar.com

Latin Explosion @ Club 21, Oakland
Lulu, Jacki, and Vicki cohost the festive gogo-filled dance club that features Latin pop dance hits with DJs Speedy Douglas Romero and Fabricio; no cover before 10pm. $6-$12. 9pm-4am. 2111 Franklin St., Oakland. (510) 268-9425. www.club21oakland.com

Manimal @ Beaux
Gogo-tastic dance night starts off your weekend. $5. 9pm-2am. 2344 Market St. www.beauxsf.com

Midnight Show @ Divas
Weekly drag shows at the last transgender-friendly bar in the Polk; with hosts Victoria Secret, Alexis Miranda and several performers. Also Saturdays. $10. 11pm. 1081 Polk St. www.divassf.com

Nicki Minaj @ Concord Pavilion
The hip-pop princess performs live. $25-$400. 7pm. 2000 Kirker Pass Road, Concord. www.livenation.com

Party Nights @ Club BnB, Oakland
Different events each week; 1st Fri: Taboo with DJ Harness. 2nd: Menage with DJ Rapture. 3rd: Seduction Feroce, a burlesque cabaret show (9pm). 4th: Bleu Sugar shows with hotess Miss Lady Lana. July 30: eight-year anniversary party. 8pm-2am. 2120 Broadway. (510) 759-7340. www.club-bnb.com

Red Hots Burlesque @ Beatbox
The saucy women's burlesque revue's weekend show; different musical guests each week. Also Wednesday nights. $10-$20. 7:30pm. 314 11th St. www.redhotsburlesque.com www.beatboxsf.com

Rock Fag @ Hole in the Wall
Enjoy hard rock and punk music from DJ Don Baird at the wonderfully divey SoMa bar. 12pm-2am. 1369 Folsom St. 431-4695. www.hitws.com

Sexitude PM @ Oasis
Nighttime edition of D'Arcy Drollinger's disco retro aerobics class and party; bring your workout Spandex, where all body types are welcome. $8. 10pm. 298 11th St. at Folsom. 795-3180. www.sfoasis.com

Some Thing @ The Stud
Mica Sigourney and pals' weekly offbeat drag performance night. 10pm-2am. 399 9th St. www.studsf.com

Vonda Shepard @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
The feisty fabulous singer returns with a new cabaret show that includes songs from her 14th CD, the ironically titled Rookie . $35-$50 ( $20 food/drink min.). 8pm. Also Aug. 15, 7pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (866) 663-1063. www.ticketweb.com

Saturday, Aug. 15

Bearracuda @ Beatbox
Nine-year anniversary and underwear edition of the popular bear & friends party, with DJs Paul Goodyear and Kam Shafaati. $10. 10pm-2am. 314 11th St. www.bearracuda.com www.beatboxsf.com

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

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. www.sf-eagle.com

Big Deck @ SF Eagle
The Polyglamorous/BAAAHS guys (Mark O'Brien, M*J*R, plus guest DJ John Fucking Cartwright) invade the Saturday beer bust at the famed leather bar; enjoy extra fun dancing grooves. $8-$10. 2pm-8pm. 398 12th St. at Harrison. www.sf-eagle.com

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. www.club21oakland.com

Club Rimshot @ Club BNB, Oakland
Get groovin' at the weekly hip hop and R&B night at their new location. $8-$15. 9pm to 4am. 2120 Broadway. (510) 759-7340. www.club-bnb.com

Gameboi @ Rickshaw Stop
The monthly gay Asian dance party, with Kpop and house grooves. $8-$15. 9:30pm-2am. 155 Fell St. at Van Ness. www.www.rickshawstop.com

Jackson Browne @ Greek Theatre, Berkeley
The folk-rock icon performs with his band. $45-$90. 8pm. 2001 Gayley Road, UC Berkeley campus. www.apeconcerts.com

Mother vs. Dragula @ Oasis
Heklina's weekly drag show night at the fabulous renovated SoMa nightclub gets creepy-spooky with LA's Boulet Brothers, and guest Vicky Vox; plus DJ MC2. $10-$15. 10pm-2am. 298 11th St. at Folsom. class=cfphone> 795-3180. www.sfoasis.com

Saturgay @ Qbar
Stanley Frank spins house dance remixes at the intimate Castro dance bar. $3. 9pm-2am (weekly beer bust 2pm-9pm). 456 Castro St. www.QbarSF.com

Soul Party @ Elbo Room
DJs Lucky, Paul, and Phengren Osward spin 60s soul 45s. $5-$10 ($5 off in semi-formal attire). 10pm-2am. 647 Valencia St. 552-7788. www.elbo.com

Sugar @ The Cafe
Dance, drink, cruise at the Castro club. 9pm-2am. 2369 Market St. www.cafesf.com

You Betta Work Comedy @ Brainwash Cafe
Comedy night at the cafe/laundromat, with Danny Dechi, Francesca Fiorentini, Kollin Holtz, Jesse Gernandez and Rudy Ortiz. No cover. 3rd Saturdays. 8pm. 1122 Folsom St. www.jesusubettawork.com www.brainwash.com

Sunday, Aug. 16

Beer Bust @ Lone Star Saloon
The ursine crowd converges for beer and fun. 4pm-8pm. 1354 Harrison St. www.lonestarsf.com

Beer Bust @ SF Eagle
The classic leather bar's most popular Sunday daytime event in town draws the menfolk. Beer bust donations benefit local nonprofits. 3pm-6pm. Now also on Saturdays! 398 12th St. at Harrison. www.sf-eagle.com

Big Gay Ball @ Oasis
Fundraiser for Sunday Run Day and the Big Gay 10K, with AIDS/LifeCycle staffers, DJ Brian Urmanita and Kandiak, treadmill races, raffle prizes, and a beer bust. $18. 3pm. 298 11th St. at Folsom. 795-3180. www.sfoasis.com

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

Daytime Realness @ El Rio
Get out your rhinestone-scaled turquoise drag for an "Under the Sea"-themed edition of the daytime soul R&B and drag party, with DJs Steve Fabus and Sergio, CarrieonDisco, a show with Acid Jourdain, the Baloney guys, Roxy-Cotton Candy, Au Jus and Queen. Heklina and Tom Temprano cohost. $8-$10. 2pm-8pm. 3158 Mission St. www.elriosf.com

Diana Krall @ Fox Theater, Oakland
The five-time Grammy-winning jazz pianist and vocalist performs new and classic songs. $60-$125. 8pm. 1807 Telegraph Ave. www.thefoxoakland.com

Disco Daddy @ SF Eagle
Enjoy a Donna Summer two-part mega-tribute at DJ Bus Station John's popular T-dance at the famed leather bar (part 2 on Aug. 30). $5. 7pm-late. 398 12th St. at Harrison. www.sf-eagle.com

GlamaZone @ The Cafe
Pollo del Mar's weekly drag show takes on different themes with a comic edge. 8:30-11:30pm. 2369 Market St. www.cafesf.com

Jock @ The Lookout
Enjoy the weekly jock-ular fun, with DJed dance music at sports team fundraisers. 12pm-1am. 3600 16th St. www.lookoutsf.com

Katya Presents @ Martuni's
Ethel Merman is the featured singer at the popular martuni bar's piano lounge. $11. 7pm. 4 Valencia St.

Liquid Brunch @ Beaux
No cover, no food, just drinks (Mimosas, Bloody Marys, etc.) and music. 2pm-9pm. 2344 Market St. www.beauxsf.com

Morning After BBQ @ Oasis
The weekly barbeque brunch on the newly opened rooftop deck, with Mimosas and Bloody Mary cocktails. 11am-3pm. 298 11th St. at Folsom. 795-3180. www.sfoasis.com

Sunday Brunch, Xtravaganza @ Balancoire
Weekly live music shows with various acts, along with brunch, mimosas, champagne and more, at the stylish nightclub and restaurant; shows at 12:30pm, 1:30pm and 2:45pm. After that, T-Dance drag shows at 7pm, 10pm and 11pm. 2565 Mission St. at 21st. 920-0577. www.balancoiresf.com

Sunday Brunch @ Thee Parkside
Enjoy $12 bottomless mimosas from 10am-3pm at the fun punk rock bar. 1600 17th St. 252-1330. www.theeparkside.com

Sunday's a Drag @ Starlight Room
Donna Sachet hosts the weekly fabulous brunch and drag show, now celebrating its tenth anniversary. $45. 11am, show at noon; 1:30pm, show at 2:30pm. 450 Powell St. in Union Square. 395-8595. www.starlightroomsf.com

Monday, Aug. 17

Beat It @ Oasis
'80s music party, with black light, cheap beer and acid-wash jeans welcome. No cover. 8pm-2am. 298 11th St. at Folsom. www.sfoasis.com

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. www.hitws.com

Drag Mondays @ The Cafe
Mahlae Balenciaga and DJ Kidd Sysko's weekly drag and dance night, 2014's last of the year. 9pm-1am. 2369 Market St. www.cafesf.com

Epic Karaoke @ White Horse, Oakland
Mondays and Tuesdays popular weekly sing-along night. No cover. 8:30pm-1am. 6551 Telegraph Ave, (510) 652-3820. www.whitehorsebar.com

Gaymer Meetup @ Brewcade
The weekly LGBT video game enthusiast night include big-screen games and signature beers, with a new remodeled layout, including an outdoor patio. No cover. 7pm-11pm. 2200 Market St. www.brewcadesf.com

Hysteria @ Oasis
Irene Tu and Jessica Sele cohost the comedy open mic night for women and queers. No cover. 6pm. 298 11th St. at Folsom. www.sfoasis.com

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. www.thestarryplough.com

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

Mahogany Mondays @ Midnight Sun
Honey Mahogany's weekly drag and musical talent show starts around 10pm. 4067 18th St. 861-4186. www.midnightsunsf.com

Mash Up Mondays @ Club BnB, Oakland
Weekly Karaoke and open mic night. 9pm-2am. 2120 Broadway. (510) 759-7340. www.club-bnb.com

Monday Musicals @ The Edge
Sing along at the popular musical theatre night; also Wednesdays. 7pm-2am. 2 for 1 cocktail, 5pm-closing. 4149 18th St. at Collingwood. www.edgesf.com

No No Bingo @ Virgil's Sea Room
Mica Sigourney and Tom Temprano cohost the wacky weekly game night at the cool Mission bar. 8pm. 3152 Mission St. www.virgilssf.com

Opulence @ Beaux
New weekly dance night, with Jocques, DJs Tori, Twistmix and Andre. 9pm-2am. 2344 Market St. www.beauxsf.com

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. www.dragatmartunis.com

Underwear Night @ 440
Strip down to your skivvies at the popular men's night. 9pm-2am. 440 Castro St. 621-8732. www.the440.com

Tuesday, Aug. 18

13 Licks @ Qbar
The "lezzie queer dance party" brings out the femmes and butches. 9pm-2am. 456 Castro St. 864-2877. www.qbarsf.com

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. www.midnightsunsf.com

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. www.elbo.com

Cock Shot @ Beaux
Shot specials and adult Bingo games, with DJs Chad Bays and Riley Patrick, at the new weekly night. No cover. 9pm-2am. 2344 Market St. www.beauxsf.com

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. www.harveyssf.com

Gay Skate Night @ Church on 8 Wheels
LGBT night at the former Sacred Heart Church-turned disco roller skate party space, hosted by John D. Miles, the "Godfather of Skate." Actually, every night is gay-friendly, including Saturday's Black Rock night (Burning Man garb encouraged). Also Wed, Thu, 7pm-10pm. Sat afternoon sessions 1pm-2:30pm and 3pm-5:30pm. $10. Kids 12 and under $5. Skate rentals $5. 554 Fillmore St at Fell. www.churchof8wheels.com

Gaymer Night @ Eagle
Gay gaming fun on the bar's big screen TVs. Have a nerdgasm and a beer with your pals. 8pm. 398 12th St. www.sf-eagle.com

Ink & Metal @ Powerhouse
Show off your tattoos and piercings at the weekly cruisy SoMa bar night. 10pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St. www.powerhousebar.com

Meow Mix @ The Stud
The weekly themed variety cabaret showcases new and unusual talents; MC Ferosha Titties. $3-$7. Show at 11pm. 9pm-2am. 399 9th St. at Harrison. www.studsf.com

Naked Night @ Nob Hill Theatre
Get strippin' with the strippers; refreshments,a show and a cruisy ambiance. $20. 8pm. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758. www.thenobhilltheatre.com

Retro Night @ 440 Castro
Jim Hopkins plays classic pop oldies, with vintage music videos. 9pm-2am. 44 Castro St. www.the440.com

Showdown @ Folsom Foundry
Weekly game night for board and electronic gamers at the warehouse multi-purpose nightclub. 21+. 6pm-12am. 1425 Folsom St. www.showdownesports.com

Switch @ Q Bar
Weekly women's night at the stylish intimate bar. 9pm-2am. 456 Castro St. www.QbarSF.com

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

Una Noche @ Club BnB, Oakland
Vicky Jimenez' drag show and contest; Latin music all night. 9pm-2am. 2120 Broadway. (510) 759-7340. www.club-bnb.com

Underwear Night @ Club OMG
Weekly underwear night includes free clothes check, and drink specials; different hosts each week. $3. 10pm-2am. Preceded by Open Mic Comedy, 7pm, no cover. 43 6th St. www.clubomgsf.com

Wednesday, Aug. 19

Booty Call @ QBar
Juanita More! and her weekly intimate -yet packed- dance party. $10-$15. 9pm-2am. 456 Castro St. www.qbarsf.com

Bondage a GoGo @ Cat Club
The (mostly straight) kinky weekly dance night, where fetish gear is welcome; DJs Damon and Tomas Diablo play electro, goth, industrial, etc. 9:30pm-2:30am. 1190 Folsom St. www.bondage-a-go-go.com

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

B.P.M. @ Club BnB, Oakland
Olga T and Shugga Shay's weekly queer women and men's R&B hip hop and soul night, at the club's new location. No cover. 8pm-2am. 2120 Broadway, Oakland. www.bench-and-bar.com

Follies @ Oasis
Holotta Tymes hosts the new weekly variety show with female impersonation acts, and barbeque in the front Fez Room. $20. 7pm. 298 11th St. at Folsom. www.sfoasis.com

Homo Hump Day @ Various Bars
The weekly roving pop-up gayvasion of notable and welcoming straight bars. www.popupgaybar.com

Leanne Borghesi @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
The powerhouse cabaret and musical theatre vocalist performs Lush , her new show with a special Shirley Bassey tribute; with Brandon Adams and his band. $25-$40 ($20 food/drink min). Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (866) 663-1063. www.leanneborghesi.com www.ticketweb.com

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. www.wildsidewest.com

Man Francisco @ Oasis
The new weekly all-male striptease revue with a storyline of San Francisco's history, from the Gold Rush to the tech boom, performed by sexy local hunks. $20 (plus optional $30 lap dances!). 9pm. Thru July. 298 11th St. at Folsom. www.sfoasis.com

Miercoles Gigante @ El Rio
Fundraiser for Galeria de la Raza (whose queer outdoor mural has been repeatedly defaced and burned), with acts by Glamaore, Persia and Spice Queers; DJ sets by a dozen local hot collectives. $7-$20. 9pm. 3158 Mission St. www.galeriadelaraza.org www.elriosf.com

Nerd Night @ Rickshaw Stop
Monthly lecture and drinks series for smart partiers. $8. 7pm. 155 Fell St. at Van Ness. www.www.rickshawstop.com

Open Mic/Comedy @ SF Eagle
Kollin Holts hosts the weekly comedy and open mic talent night. 6pm-8pm. 398 12th St. www.sf-eagle.com

Pussy Party @ Beaux
Weekly women's happy hour, with all-women music and live performances, 2 for 1 drinks, and no cover. 5pm-9am. 2344 Market St. www.beauxsf.com

Rainbow Skate @ Redwood Roller Rink
Weekly LGBT and friends skate night, with groovy disco music and themed events. $9. 8pm-10:30pm. 1303 Main Street, Redwood City. www.rainbowskate.net www.facebook.com/rainbowskating/

Rookie Night @ Nob Hill Theatre
New talent night at the historic strip club; contestants sign-up 8pm, for a $200 first prize. $20. 9pm. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758. www.thenobhilltheatre.com

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. www.toadhallbar.com

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. www.midnightsunsf.com

Wooden Nickel Wednesday @ 440
Buy a drink and get a wooden nickle good for another. 12pm-2am. 440 Castro St. 621-8732. www.the440.com

Wrangler Wednesday @ Rainbow Cattle Company, Guerneville
The Russian River bar's country music night attracts cowboys and those who like to ride 'em. 8pm-1am. 16220 Main St., Guerneville. (707) 869-0206. www.queersteer.com

Thursday, Aug. 20

Bolo @ PLACE, Oakland
World music trio performs music from their debut album; Lulacruza also performs. 1121 64th St., Oakland. www.bolomusic.org www.aplaceforsustainableliving.org

Bulge @ Powerhouse
Grace Towers hosts the weekly gogo-tastic night of sexy dudes shakin' their bulges and getting wet in their undies for $100 prize (with a contest at midnight), and dance beats spun by DJ DAMnation. 10pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St. www.powerhousebar.com

Circle Jerk @ Nob Hill Theatre
Porn stud David Benjamin leads the very interactive entertainments in the strip club's downstairs arcade. $10. 9pm. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758. www.thenobhilltheatre.com

Comedy Returns @ El Rio
Stand ups Karinda Dobbins, Nathan Habib, Bernadette Luckett, Jeremy Talamantes, and Lisa Geduldig perform at the monthly series. $7-$20. 8pm. 3158 Mission St. www.elriosf.com

Drag King Contest @ Oasis
20th anniversary show and contest of the Bay Area's best male impersonation acts, with cohosts Sister Roma and Fudgie Frottage, guest judges Leigh Crow, Steven LeMay, Nancy French, performers The Momma's Boyz, DeeDee Luxe, Madd Dogg, Rebel Kings, Kit Tapata, and a bevy of competing talents. Proceeds benefit Pets Are Wonderful Support. $20-$35. 10pm show. 298 11th St. www.sfdragkingcontest.com www.sfoasis.com

Eat Drink SF @ Various Venues
Large-scale multi-venue festival of delicious food, drinks and desserts from hundreds of local upscale restaurants and chefs. $75 and up. Thru Aug. 23. www.eatdrink-sf.com

Fauxgirls @ Infusion Lounge
The classic monthly drag show, now in its fifteenth year, features Victoria Secret, Alexandria, Chanel, Mini Minerva, Kipper, Ruby LeBrowne, and Lulu Ramirez. Dinner seating 6pm on. 8pm show. No cover. 124 Ellis St. 421-8700. www.fauxgirls.com www.infusionlounge-sf.com

Full Frontal Comedy @ Lookout
Mary Van Note headlines the comedy show, with Drew Harmon, Shanti Charan, Greg Asdourian, and cohosts Valerie Branch and Yuri Kagan. $5 (dinner/drink special $12). 8pm. 3600 16th St. www.lookoutsf.com

Funny Fun @ Club 21, Oakland
Weekly LGBT and straight comedy night hosted by Dan Mires. $10. 8pm. 2111 Franklin St. Oakland. (510) 268-9425. www.club21oakland.com

Gym Class @ Hi Tops
Enjoy whiskey shots from jock-strapped hotties and sexy sports videos at the popular new sports bar. 10pm-2am. 2247 Market St. 551-2500. www.HiTopsSF.com

Jackie Ryan @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
The amazing jazz vocalist performs her cabaret tribute to Michel Legrand, with the Larry Dunlap Trio. $25-$40 ($20 food/drink min.). 8pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (866) 663-1063. www.jackieryanmusic.com www.ticketweb.com

Karaoke Night @ Club BnB, Oakland
Sing your heart out at the free lively night. 8pm-2am. 2120 Broadway. (510) 759-7340. www.club-bnb.com

Karaoke Night @ Club OMG
Dana leads the weekly amateur singing night. 8pm. No cover. 43 6th St. 896-6473. www.clubomgsf.com

Maria Konner @ Martuni's
The cohost of Under the Golden Gate performs and accompanies the open mic night. 6:30pm-8:30pm (3rd Thursdays). 4 Valencia St.

Mary Go Round @ Lookout
Mercedez Munro and Holotta Tymes weekly drag show does a Grace Jones tribute night, with Honey Mahogany, Kendra Munroe, Bridget Weslet and Camille Tow. $5. 10:30pm show. DJ Philip Grasso. 3600 16th St. www.lookoutsf.com

Marlena Love Roast @ LGBT Center
Openhouse's tribute to Absolute Empress XXV Marlena, owner of the legendary Marlena's bar, with a 'Love Roast' at the second Annual Jose Sarria Community Celebration. $20. 6pm-8pm. 1800 Market St. www.openhouse-sf.org

The Monster Show @ The Edge
The dearly missed Cookie Dough's weekly drag show continues, with themed events and cute gogo guys. $5. 9pm-2am. 4149 18th St. at Collingwood. www.edgesf.com

Nightlife @ California Academy of Sciences
Themed event nights at the fascinating nature museum, with DJed dancing, cocktails, fish, frogs, food and fun. Aug. 20: Soundwave with music by Russell Butler, DJ Jackie House, synthesizer demos and sound experiences. $10-$12. 6pm-10pm, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. 379-8000. www.calacademy.org

Thirsty Thursdays @ The Cafe
Drink specials, Top 40, gogo studs and no cover, 2 for 1 cocktails until 10:30pm. 2369 Market St. www.cafesf.com

Thump @ White Horse, Oakland
Weekly electro music night with DJ Matthew Baker and guests. 9pm-2am. 6551 Telegraph Ave, (510) 652-3820. www.whitehorsebar.com

Thursday Night Live @ Eagle
Live bands- usually, rock, punk and always good -- perform at the famed leather bar. 8:30pm first band. 398 12th St. www.sf-eagle.com

Tubesteak Connection @ Aunt Charlie's Lounge
Eleventh anniversary year of the retro disco night with a fun diverse crowd, and disco master DJ Bus Station John. $4. 10pm-2am. 133 Turk St. at Taylor. www.auntcharlieslounge.com


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