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Friday Feb 8, 2013
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Fri 8

Carrie @ Victoria Theatre
Screening of the original Sissy Spacek horror classic; proceeds benefit Ray of Light Theatre company’s upcoming production of Carrie, the Musical. $15. 7pm. 2961 16th St. www.rayoflighttheatre.com

Cubcake @ Lone Star Saloon
Monthly party for bears with a sweet tooth; goodies served. DJ Medic spins tunes. 9pm-2am. 1354 Harrison St. www.lonestarsf.com

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

Joe @ The Lookout
Shots, drinks and DJed fun. $2. 10pm-2am. 3600 16th St. at Market. www.lookoutsf.com

Latin Explosion @ Club 21, Oakland
Eight bars, more dance floors, and a lounge that hosts the largest gay Latin dance night in the Bay Area. Happy hour 4pm-8:30pm. Dancing 9pm-4am. 2111 Franklin St. (510) 268-9425. www.club21oakland.com

On the Edge 3 @ Gallery 4N5
Opening reception for a large-scale group exhibit of (mostly female) erotic art in many media; fashion shows, pole dances and "erotic" events as well. $5. 21+. 4pm-10pm. 863 Mission St. at 4th St. Thru Feb 19. www.eroticartevents.com

Pants Off Fridays @ Kok Bar
Anybody who strips down to their boxers, jockstrap or undies gets $2 off their first drink, $1 off each drink after. Free clothes check. 9pm-2am. 1225 Folsom St. www.kokbarsf.com

Princess: Maya Rudolph & Gretchen Lieberum @ Yoshi’s
Comic singers (Saturday Night Live) perform with Princess, their funny yet sincere Prince cover band, in their Bay Area debut! Part of SF Sketchfest. $35. 8pm, 10:30pm. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600. www.yoshis.com

Pulled Pork Happy Hour @ Lone Star Saloon
Cheap drinks and free pulled pork sandwiches, 2pm7pm at the bear bar. 1354 Harrison St. www.lonestarsf.com

Rarebits @ Truck
Variety DJ night, with Bobby Please and Chicken; food by Two Tarts and a Stove. No cover. 6pm-10pm. 1900 Folsom St. www.TruckSF.com

Swing Jam Festival @ Hotel Whitcomb
Queer Jitterbugs presents a three-day partner dance festival, with shows, classes, competitions and fun, same-sex or opposite-partner. Retro-themed nights and contemporary, too. $10-$75. Free under 15. Day and night events. 1231 Market St. at 8th. 305-8242. www.SFSwingJam.com

Tom Orr @ Live at the Rrazz
The local gay comic singer-songwriter gets a little serious as he performs Cowboys and Angels: The George Michael Songbook, with the Tom Shaw Quartet. $ 10pm. 1000 Van Ness Ave. (800) 380-3095. www.liveattherrazz.com

Welcome to the Dollhouse @ Castro Theatre
Peaches Christ welcomes "Dawn Wiener" actress-producer Heather Matarazzo at a screening of the darkly funny suburban New Jersey film; with a live set by schlock rock band Zbornak, a Dawn Weiner look-alike contest and a Nerd Pride Parade. Part of SF Sketchfest. $20. 7pm. 429 Castro St. www.peacheschrist.com www.castrotheatre.com

Sat 9

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

Club Rimshot @ Bench and Bar, Oakland
Weekly hip hop and R&B night. $8-$15. 9pm to 4am. 510 17th St. www.bench-and-bar.com

Cockblock @ Rickshaw Stop
Lesbo-rific queer homo dance night each 2nd & 4th Saturday. $5-$10. 21+. 10pm-2am. 155 Fell St. www.rickshawstop.com

Courtly Love @ The Edge
Imperial Council fundraiser and drag show. 4pm. 4149 18th St. 863-4027. www.qbarsf.com/EDGE

Daddy @ Kok Bar
Men-only night; cruisy ambiance, a hot gogo guy, and DJ Guber. 9pm-2am. 1225 Folsom St. www.kokbarsf.com

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 www.neonbunny.com/frolic www.studsf.com

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. www.clubomgsf.com

Leather Beer Bust @ Kok Bar
Straps and chaps? You’re most welcome at the leather beverage bust, with a BLUF meeting each 3rd Saturday. 5pm-8pm. 1225 Folsom St. www.kokbarsf.com

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.

Texas Rose Dance @ Lake Merritt Dance Center, Oakland
Queer women and trans-inclusive country western dance night, with shadow dancing and two-stepping lessons, and a buffet. $5-$10. 6:30-11pm. 200 Grand Ave, 2nd floor., Oakland. www.lakemerrittdancecenter.org

Sun 10

Debauchery @ White Horse Tavern, Oakland
Third Sunday dance and cruise fun. No cover. 6551 Telegraph Ave. (510) 652-3820. www.whitehorsebar.com

Gimme TLC @ Aunt Charlie’s Lounge
Imperial Council candidate Danielle hosts a fundraiser for the Transgender Law Center; raffle prizes. 4pm. www.auntcharlieslounge.com

Odd Owls, Foxtails Bridage @ Yoshi’s
Two folk-rock mini-orchestral local bands perform in a shared concert. $8-$12. 7pm. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600. www.yoshis.com

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. www.elriosf.com

Sports Beer Bust @ Kok Bar
Wear a uniform or strip down to a jock strap and get more beer for your bucks. Watch games on widescreen TVs. Team fundraisers coming soon. 5pm-8pm. 1225 Folsom St. www.kokbarsf.com

Sundance Saloon Sweethearts Ball @ Space 550
The popular country western LGBT dance night celebrates Valentine’s Day with its optional underwear dress code; Free clothes check $5. 5pm-10:30pm with lessons from 5:30-7:15 pm. 550 Barneveld Ave. www.sundancesaloon.org

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. www.harrydenton.com

Upright Cabaret @ Live at the Rrazz
Frenchie Davis and Dezmond Meeks perform as part of the American Icon music series, with a special disco tribute. $35-$50. 5pm & 8pm. 1000 Van Ness Ave. (800) 380-3095. www.liveattherrazz.com

Mon 11

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

Comedy Returns @ El Rio
Enjoy diverse comic stylings from Sammy Obeid, Yayne Abeba, Nathan Habib, Rachel Gill, and Lisa Geduldig. $7-$20. 8pm. 3158 Mission St. www.elriosf.com

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

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. www.edgesf.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

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. www.saintaiden.org

Tue 12

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

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

Hella Gay Comedy @ Rebel
How I Came Out, comedic and touching monologues with performers, comics and queens: Nick Leonard, Blue Buddha, Tuesday, Jessica Sele, TJ Kelsall and Jennifer Dronsky. Charlie Ballard hosts (Also Feb 26, with a different line-up). $10. 21+. 8pm. 1760 Market St. 431-4202. www.charlieballard.com www.rebel-sf.com

Jack Jones @ Live at the Rrazz
Grammy-winning singer performs his classic romantic hit songs and other popular ballads. $45-$75. 8pm. Thru Feb 17 (7pm). 1000 Van Ness Ave. (800) 380-3095. www.liveattherrazz.com

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

Renee Wilson @ Yoshi’s
Young R&B and jazz singer performs a tribute to Ms. Lena Horne in a special Fat Tuesday concert. $22. 8pm. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600. www.yoshis.com

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. www.straybarsf.com

Wed 13

Be Mine, Mr. Valentine @ Lookout
Drag acts, gogo guys and giveaways at a benefit for Case Advocacy. $5. $10 includes two free shots. 9pm-2am. 3600 16th St. at Market/Noe. www.lookoutsf.com

Booty Call @ Q Bar
Juanita More and Joshua J’s weekly night packs the intimate stylish bar with grooves and a groovy younger crowd. Special guest DJ tonight, Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears! $3. 9pm-2am. 456 Castro St. www.juanitamore.com www.QbarSF.com

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. www.dreamqueensrevue.com

Kehinde Wiley @ Contemporary Jewish Museum
Opening night party and performance for the new exhibit, The World Stage: Israel, with Kalkidan Mashasha and DJ Alarm. $60-$100. 7:30pm. 21+. 736 Mission St. www.thecjm.org

Quiz Night @ Kok Bar
Porn dude Element Eclipse hosts a trivia game night, with prizes. 5pm-12am. 9pm-2am. 1225 Folsom St. www.kokbarsf.com

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

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. www.harveyssf.com

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

Thu 14

Bear Weekend Kickoff @ Lone Star Saloon
Opening weekend celebration for the beartastic gathering, with music food, drinks (duh!) and bears. 8pm-2am. 1354 Harrison St. www.lonestarsf.com

Circle Jerk @ Nob Hill Theatre
Participatory play with porn guys -this month, muscled stud Fabio Stallone- in the Underground Playroom of the strip joint; join in the fun! $10. 9pm. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758. www.thenobhilltheatre.com

Comedy Bodega @ Esta Nocha
The new weekly LGBT and indie comic stand-up night. This week, Comedy Bodega’s one-year Anniversary Show: Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, Marga Gomez, Kate Willet, a Pinata and more. 8pm-9:30pm. 3079 16th St. at Mission. www.comedybodega.com

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. www.elriosf.com

Joey Arias @ Castro Theatre
The legendary nightlife icon and chanteuse performs Love Swings, an evening of song, seduction and celebration. Guest performers include Veronica Klaus, Connie Champagne, plus a fashion show by Mr. David. VIP post-show event in the mezzanine. $22-$75. 8pm. 429 Castro St. www.castrotheatre.com

Latin Night @ The Café
Amazingly hot gogo guys, cheap drinks and DJed dance music. $5. 9pm-2am. 2369 Market St. www.cafesf.com

Rise Beyond Borders @ El Rio
Fundraiser for collaborative political groups working for global women’s rights; performances by Kaylah Marin, Vixen Noir, Isis Starr, Voodoo Cabaret and others, plus DJed music. $3-$20. 6pm-2am. 3158 Mission St. www.elriosf.com

Spin the Bottle Nightlife @ Cal. Academy of Sciences
Special Valentines’ Day with micro-breewery beer-tasting galore; science exhibits, plus food, cocktails and DJed dancing. $10-$12. 6pm-10pm, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. 379-8000. www.calacademy.org

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. www.auntcharlieslounge.com

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. www.powerhouse-sf.com

Valentine’s Dinner @ Canela Bistro Bar
Enjoy a four-course meal with oysters, fish fillet, oxtail, chocolate soufflet cake and more; vegetarians options, and lovely wine selection. $55 per person. 5:30, 7:30, 9:30pm seatings. 2272 Market St. 552-3000. www.canelasf.com

Wine & Chocolate Date Night @ Dogpatch Wineworks
Enjoy tasting stations of wines and chocolates at the stylish dogpatch warehouse and winery. $40. 6pm-8pm. 2455 3rd St. 525-4440. www.dogpatchwineworks.com

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