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On the Tab :: December 5-10

Wednesday Dec 5, 2012
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Wed 5

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. www.juanitamore.com www.QbarSF.com

Quiz Night @ Kok Bar
Porn dude Element Eclipse hosts a weekly 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

Rookie Night @ Nob Hill Theatre
See fresh talent strip it off, with the audience judging. $20. 8pm-11pm. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758. www.thenobhilltheatre.com

Russ Lorenson @ The Rrazz Room
Crooner performs his annual "Christmas in San Francisco" show, with guest singer Karen Mason. $30. 8pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095. www.TheRrazzRoom.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

World Tree of Hope @ City Hall
Annual presentation of a holiday tree decorated with thousands of origami cranes, which symbolize hope for the new year. Performers and presenters include San Francisco Boys Chorus, Mayor Ed Lee, Emcee Donna Sachet, The Consul General of Japan, Veronica Klaus accompanied by Tammy Hall, San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Muruia, The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence; wine, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, sweets, free admission. 5:30pm-8pm. City Hall Rotunda. 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett St. www.rainbowfund.org

Thu 6

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. www.sfcatclub.com

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

The Family Stone @ The Rrazz Room
Founding members of Sly and the Family Stone, with new members, performs their popular R&B hits. $40-$45. 8pm. Also Dec 7, 8pm; Dec 8, 7pm & 9:30pm; Dec 9, 7pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095. www.TheRrazzRoom.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

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

The Monster Show @ The Edge
Cookie Dough’s weekly drag show with gogo guys. 9pm-2am. 4149 18th St. at Collingwood. www.edgesf.com

SantaConcert @ Davies Hall
San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus performs their annual holiday concert, with the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony (formal first half) and a special edition of lots and lots of Santas! $25-$27. 8pm. 201 Van Ness Ave. Also Dec 24 at 5pm, 7pm, and 9pm at the Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St. www.sfgmc.org

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

Streetlight Manifesto @ Slim’s
Energetic fun ska/punk/rock band performs. Hostage, Calm, Lionize open. $18.50-$44 (with dinner). All ages. 8pm. 333 11th St. 255-0333. www.streetlightmanifesto.com www.slimspresents.com

Sugar-coated Nightlife @ California Academy of Sciences
Enjoy candies, chocolates and other holiday treats as Quartet San Francisco performs, Mom SF DJs, live reindeer visit, and the ugliest holiday sweater contestants strut the runway, plus food, cocktails and exhibits. $10-$12. 6pm-10pm, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. 379-8000. www.calacademy.org

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. www.sundancesaloon.org

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. www.auntcharlieslounge.com

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. www.club21oakland.com

Fri 7

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. www.lexingtonclub.com

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

First Fridays @ Oakland Galleries
Monthly street festival and art gallery party, with thousands of people, food trucks, outdoor DJ booths and more. 5pm-10pm. Downtown area. www.oaklandfirstfridays.org

Hella Gay All-Stars @ Stagewerx Theatre
Comedy night with straight and gay comedians Charlie Ballard, Kate Willett, Loren Kraut, Shanti Charan, Casey Ley and Sandra Risser. $5. 7:30pm. 18+. 446 Valencia St. www.stagewerx.org

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

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. www.cafeflore.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

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. www.club21oakland.com

Pulled Pork Happy Hour @ Lone Star Saloon
Cheap drinks and free pulled pork sandwiches, weekly 2pm-7pm at the bear bar. 1354 Harrison St. www.lonestarsf.com

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

Sat 8

Accidental Bear Party @ Truck
Two-year anniversary party for the beartastic website, with special performances by Big Dipper, Tim Carr and MC Crumbsnatcher, DJs Airick and Blow Pony, plus a bear/mustache contest. 9pm-2am. 1900 Folsom St. www.TruckSF.com

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

Black XXXmas @ Factory
Gus Presents’ 7th anniversary holiday circuit dance event, with DJs Abel and Jamie J Sanchez. $30-$40. 10pm-4am. 525 Harrison at 1st St. www.guspresents.com

Brendan James @ Hotel Utah
Charleston-based singer-songwriter, whose latest single, "Nothin’ But Love" focuses on marriage equality, performs live as part of his West Coast tour. Brian Jarvis and Lara Johnson open. $12-$15. 9pm. 500 4th St. 546-6300. www.brendanjames.com www.hotelutah.com

Club Gossip @ Cat Club
Mixed gay-friendly goth-electro-retro-ish club night; monthly (2nd Sat.). $8. 21+. 9pm-3am. 1190 Folsom St. www.sfcatclub.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

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

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

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. www.newwavecity.com

Will & Anthony Nunziata @ The Rrazz Room
Singing brother duo performs "Christmas in Italy." $40. 3pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095. www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Sun 9

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

LGBT Mixer @ Max’s Lounge, Corte Madera
Enjoy a prix fixe menu, drinks and live music with different acts at the weekly LGBT mixer. 6pm-9pm. 60 Madera Blvd., Corte Madera. 924-6297. http://maxscortemadera.blogspot.com/

Peter Gallagher @ The Venetian Room
Broadway, TV and film star performs his acclaimed cabaret show, Songs and Stories From an Actor’s Life. $40-$47. 7pm. The Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St. 927-INFO.www.bayareacabaret.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 @ Space 550
The popular country western LGBT dance night’s special Toy Drive and holiday-themed party. Bring a new unwrapped toy to donate and get $3 off admission. $8. 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. www.sundancesaloon.org

Sunday’s a Drag @ Starlight Room
Donna Sachet and Harry Denton host the weekly fabulous brunch and drag show; through December with a special "Miracle on Powell Street" holiday theme. $45. 11am, show at noon; 1:30pm, show at 2:30pm. 450 Powell St. in Union Square. 395-8595. www.harrydenton.com

Toy Drive @ Club 1220, Walnut Creek
Enjoy food, drinks, a raffle auction, sexy Santa Michael Brandon, elf gogo dancers, Holotta Tymes and holiday fun! Bring an unwrapped new toy for a kid! $5 and up. 4pm-11pm. 1220 Pine St., Walnut Creek. www.Club1220.com

Mon 10

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
Dan St. Paul, Yayne Abeba, Kurt Weitzmann, Justin Lucas, and Lisa Geduldig perform stand-up at the monthly fun night. $7-$20. 8pm. 3158 Mission St. 522-3737. www.koshercomedy.com www.elriosf.com

Help Is On the Way for the Holidays XI @ Marines Memorial Theatre
Enjoy holiday-themed musical performances by the casts of the Broadway touring productions of The Book of Mormon, The Lion King, and Mary Wilson, Tim Hockenberry, Bruce Vilanch, Spencer Day, Connie Champagne, Paula West and others. Proceeds benefit the Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation. $40, $60, $100. 7:30pm. 609 Sutter St. www.helpisontheway.org

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

Tommy Igoe Band @ The Rrazz Room
Talented drummer jams with musicians from famous bands. $25. 7:30pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095. www.TheRrazzRoom.com

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