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Wednesday Sep 12, 2012
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Fri 14

Art for AIDS @ City View, Metreon
16th annual benefit for the UCSF Alliance Health Project, with fabulous art works up for auction by Jock Sturges, Rex Ray, Paul Madonna, Ross Bleckner, Annie Leibowitz and many more, plus winery tours, spa treatments and luxury vacations. 5:30-9:30pm. 135 4th St. www.ucsf-ahp.org

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

Friday Nights @ de Young Museum
Weekly parties, live performances and quick art installations, paired with current shows, including the Jean Paul Gaultier couture/costume exhibit. Free-$18 (tickets required for exhibit entry). 5:30pm-8:30pm. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park. www.deyoung.famsf.org

GLAAD It’s Friday @ Rebel
Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation fundraiser and networking event for young LGBT professionals. $25. 6pm-8pm. 1760 Market St. www.glaad.org/events/thank-glaad-its-friday-san-francisco

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

Karen Akers @ The Rrazz Room
The popular New York cabaret singer brings her acclaimed Algonquin Hotel show of all-Sondheim songs to SF. $45-$47.50. 7:30pm. Also Sept 15, 7:30pm. Sept 16, 4pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095. www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Killing My Lobster Quinceañera Prom @ Verdi Club
Comedy theatre troupe’s 15th anniversary gala fundraiser, with Marga Gomez, a prom photo booth, silent auction, drinks, nibblies and music. $35-$50. 8pm-12am. 2424 Mariposa St. www.killingmylobster.com www.verdiclub.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

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

Some Thing @ The Stud
Wild weekly drag show with SF’s most unusual talents. 10pm-2am. 399 9th St. www.studsf.com

Strip @ Kok Bar
Take it off at the 4th Fridays stripping event with a Cheap Ass Contest, $100 winner. $5. 11pm contest. 1225 Folsom St. www.kokbarsf.com

Sat 15

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. www.beatpigsf.com www.powerhouse-sf.com

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

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. www.club21oakland.com

Fruitcake @ The Stud
Queer dance party for all; third Saturdays. 399 9th St. at Harrison. www.studsf.com

Janis Paige @ The Rrazz Room
Veteran actress performs a selection of classic cabaret songs. 3pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095. www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Pulse @ The Turf Club, Hayward
Enjoy hot gogo studs, prizes, tiki bar cocktails, a friendly atmosphere and the biggest outdoor gay bar patio in Northern California; third Saturdays. 22519 Main St. www.wfturfclub.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

Gameboi @ Mist Ultra Lounge
Asian pop, disco and dance music night with drink specials, gogo hotties and DJed tunes (3rd Sat). $25. 9:30pm-2am. 316 11th St. www.facebook.com/gameboisf

Sun 16

All-Male Amateur Strip Show @ Deco Lounge
Ruby Holiday and Diva LaFever cohost the weekly night of newbies gettin’ nude. $100 cash prize! DJ Lambchop spins tunes. Contest 10:30pm. 510 Larkin St. at Turk. 346-2025. www.decosf.com

Beer Bust @ 440
$8 a cup; good times at the popular Castro bar. 3pm-8pm. 440 Castro St. www.the440.com

Beer Bust @ Truck
Beer, and lots of it. $10. 4pm-8pm. Ice Queen Sundays, a new drag show, follows. Shows at 9:30 and 11pm. 1900 Folsom St. www.trucksf.com

Bloody Mary Bar @ Pilsner Inn
Build your own nutritious beverage with a zing. Every Saturday and Sunday, 10am-2pm. 225 Church St. www.pilsnerinn.com

Daytime Realness @ El Rio
The fun open-air drag show returns, with hostess Heklina, DJ Carnita, Stanley Frank, and drag acts, plus chicken and waffles! 3rd Sundays. 3pm-8pm. 3158 Mission St. www.elriosf.com

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

Faux Queen Pageant @ DNA Lounge
MCs Leigh Crow and Trixxxie Carr hosts, and Bea Dazzler and Holy McGrail present a bevy of drag talents competing for the faux queen crown, with glam judges Heklina, Fauxnique, Birdie Bob Watt, Deena Davenport and others. Proceeds benefit Save a Bunny, Woman, Inc. and Mickaboo. $12-$15. 9pm-2am. www.dnalounge.com

Honey Soundsystem @ Holy Cow
Sunday music mix crew plays groove-adelic sounds for a hip, diverse crowd. 10pm-2am. 1535 Folsom St. at 11th. www.honeysoundsystem.com

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

Jockstrap Bust @ Kok Bar
$8 stripped down, $10 not; all you can drink Bud Light or Rolling Rock. 5pm-9pm. 1225 Folsom St. www.kokbarsf.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

Sundance Saloon @ Space 550
The popular country western LGBT dance night’s special Pride edition. $5. 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 School @ The EndUp
T-dance and beer bust at the famed disco. Enjoy the sunny patio and grooves by DJ Hawthorne and the Ghetto Disco crew. $5 cover. $3 drinks. 3pm-8pm. 401 6th St. www.theendup.com

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

Mon 17

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

Funny Mondays @ Deco Lounge
Victor Torres hosts a comedy open mic night. 7pm-9pm. 510 Larkin St. at Turk. www.decosf.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

Obama Fundraiser @ The Box
LGBT community dinner with wine pairings; 40% benefits the Pride PAC. $350. 6:30pm-11pm. 1069 Howard St. www.Pride-PAC.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

SF Cocktail Week @ Various Venues
Citywide celebration/promotion of cocktails, with tasting, parties, and more. Most event $35-$95. Thru Sept 23. www.sfcocktailweek.com

Supernova @ Truck
Trivia show at the lil gay bar, with DJs Pork Sweats and Jimmy Swear. 1900 Folsom St. www.trucksf.com

Tue 18

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

Cheryl Bentyne @ The Rrazz Room
Original member of the The Manhattan Transfer performs with her trio in a Cole Porter tribute. $35-$40. 8pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095. www.TheRrazzRoom.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

Laurie Anderson @ Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley
The pop art musician premieres her new work, Dirtday!, a look at politics, evolution, and animals. $22-$82. 8pm. Bancroft Way at Telegraph Ave., UC Berkeley campus. (510) 642-9988. www.calperformances.org

Naked Night @ Nob Hill Theatre
Strip down as guys onstage strip. Weekly. $20. 8pm-11pm. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 781-9468. www.thenobhilltheatre.com

Paloma Faith @ Rickshaw Stop
Talented singer from the UK (who’s perfomed in TV shows with Jennifer Saunders) stops by on her first US tour. $15. 8pm. 155 Fell St. at Van Ness. www.palomafaith.com www.rickshawstop.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 19

Bear Bust @ Kok
All-you-can-drink Bud Light, Rolling Rock draft. 8pm-12am. 1225 Folsom St. www.kokbarsf.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. $3. 9pm-2am. 456 Castro St. www.juanitamore.com www.QbarSF.com

Bubba @ Truck
Good ole boy drinks, specials, underwear fun, and Bubba bartenders. 9pm-2am. 1900 Folsom St. www.trucksf.com

Come To My House @ Deco Lounge
Early evening (5pm-9pm) monthly (3rd Wed) fundraiser for the Trevor Project, with host Angelina Josephina Manacotti. $5. 510 Larkin St. at Turk. 346-2025. www.decosf.com

D’lysh @ Deco Lounge
Isa Manzanita hosts the weekly drag show at 10:30pm. No cover. 510 Larkin St. at Turk. 346-2025. www.decosf.com

Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes @ The Rrazz Room
Veteran R&B group ("If You Don’t Know Me by Now," "The Love I Lost") performs their classic hits. $30-$37.50. Thru Sept 23, various times. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095. www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Pit Stop @ Kok
Hamisi DJs the popular happy hour, 6pm-9pm, where fun continues later. 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

San Francisco Symphony Opening Gala @ Davies Hall
Violinist Joshua Bell is a special guest performer at the opening season gala, with music by Chausson, Berlioz, Ravel and others. Wine reception before; after-party with live music, dancing, drinks and food. Concert 8pm; $150-$295. Pre- and post-concert events $500 and up. 201 Van Ness Ave. 503-5500. www.sfsymphony.org

Thu 20

Children’s Hospital Benefit Concert @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Lady Antebellum headline a concert benefit for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, with comic Dana Carvey, and other guests. MC Hammer DJs after-party at City Hall. $250-$1000. 6:30 reception, 8pm concert. 99 Grove St. 476-6400. www.theconcertforucsfbch.com

Circle Jerk @ Nob Hill Theatre
Participatory porntastic fun in the Underground Playroom of the strip joint; join in the fun! $10. 9pm. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 781-9468. www.thenobhilltheatre.com

Club Temple @ White Horse Bar, Oakland
Weekly DJed music night. No cover. 6551 Telegraph Ave. (510) 652-3820. www.whitehorsebar.com

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

Daddy @ Kok
Daddies and their boys enjoy drink specials and porn entertainment. 10pm-2am. 1225 Folsom St. www.kokbarsf.com

Fauxgirls @ Infusion Lounge
The classy drag revue (3rd Thursdays) has moved to a new location, and celebrates its 11th year; Victoria Secret, Alexandria, Chanel, Maria Garza, Mini Minerva, Kipper, Daffney Deluxe and Ruby LeBrowne, with special guest Anya; dinner seating at 7pm. Show at 8pm. No cover. 124 Ellis St. 421-8700. www.fauxgirls.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

The Monster Show @ The Edge
Cookie Dough’s weekly raucous drag show with gogo guys and DJ MC2. This week: Pink tribute night. 9pm-2am. 4149 18th St. at Collingwood. www.edgesf.com

Porno @ Beatbox
Turk Mason and BeBe Sweetbriar host the porny dance night (3rd Thursdays), with guest DJs Chi Chi LaRue, porny gogos Dean Monroe, Michael Brandon, Shane Frost and others; Sister Roma hosts. $15. 9pm-2am. 314 11th St. www.SweetTurkie.com www.BeatboxSF.com

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

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 disco 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
New night, with 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. www.club21oakland.com

Visiting Vintners @ Press Club
Weekly wine-tasting event, with by-the-glass offering and tastings. Prices vary. 6pm-9pm. 20 Yerba Buena Lane betwn Market/Mission (next door to Contemporary Jewish Museum). 744-5000. www.PressClubSF.com

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