On the Tab :: August 9-15

Wednesday Aug 8, 2012

Thu 9

Angry Geek Show @ SF Punchline
Bimonthly comedy show featuring comics with a nerdy perspective; Tony Dijamco, Natasha Muse, Dave Sirius, Erikka Innes, Big All Gonzales and Klee Wiggins. $15. 8pm. 444 Battery St. 397-7573.

The Art of Chai @ Conservatory of Flowers
Pawaan Kothari, proprietor of San Francisco’s well-known Chai Cart, shows you that the best cup of chai is the one you make. Learn what constitutes chatt, Indian street food, as you enjoy a sampling of Kothari’s signature Masala Chai, Rose Chai and a variety of street snacks. $35. 6pm-7:30pm. 100 JFK Drive, Golden Gate Park. 831-2090.

The Big Eat @ Contemporary Jewish Museum
Enjoy a festive live mix of short talks and presentations by artists, chefs, and distillers, learn about innovations at the intersection of food and art in the Bay Area. Leo Beckerman and Evan Bloom from Wise Sons Delicatessen reveal the secrets of Jewish pastrami making; artist Deborah Lozier talks about the utensils included in her piece for the exhibition Do Not Destroy: Trees, Art, and Jewish Thought; Bryon Waibel, proprietor of Her Majesty’s Secret Beekeeper, shares sweet bee tales; Distillery 209’s Ginerator Arne Hillesland shares botanical secrets and the story behind making the world’s first kosher-for-Passover gin; and Blue Bottle Rooftop Café pastry chef Leah Rosenberg invites guests to think about the act of consuming art. $10. 6:30-8:30pm. 736 Mission St. at 3rd. 655-7800.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

VIP @ Club 21, Oakland
VIP Thursdays; Hip Hop, Top 40, and sexy Latin music; gogo dancers, appetizers, and special guest host Sasha with DJ Val G and DJ Speedy. No cover before 11pm and just $5 after all night. Dancing 9pm-3am. Happy hour 4pm-8:30pm 2111 Franklin St. (510) 268-9425.

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.

Fri 10

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.

Brian Bonds @ Nob Hill Theatre
Affable porn stud does a sexy strip act. $25. 8pm & 10pm. Also Aug. 11. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 781-9468.

Church @ Public Works
Peaches Christ MCs a night of DJed music and live acts by the crazed Christeene, queerhop locals Double Duchess, plus other religious parody fun like a confessional video booth, holy gogo guys; DJs include Primo & Viv, Rocket Collective’s David & Trevor, David Harness, Pink Lightning and Andre. $15-$20. 9pm-3am. 161 Erie St.

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

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.

Latin Explosion @ Club 21, Oakland
Dance club (eight bars, more dance floors, lounge) hosts the largest gay Latin dance night in the Bay Area. $6 cover before 11pm with text message. Sign up online. Happy hour 4pm-8:30pm. Dancing 9pm-4am. 2111 Franklin St. (510) 268-9425.

Outside Lands @ Golden Gate Park
The annual massive lusic festival features performances by Stevei Wonder, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Metallica, Foo Fighters, Norah Jones, Passion Pit, Jovanotti and many many more; comedy and vaudeville tent with Neil Patrick Harris, David Cross, Todd Barry and many more; food kiosks with dozens of tasty local eatieries, plus wine, beer, green eco projects and art booths. $95 (single day) $225 (3-day) and VIP $495. 12pm-10pm daily. Thru Aug. 12. Polo Field, Speedway Meadow and nearby areas.

Rarebits @ Truck
Unusual music mix night; 2nd Fridays, 6pm-10pm. 1900 Folsom St. 252-0306.

Salsa Club @ Cafe Cocomo
Same-sex dancing and lessons with a live band. 21+. 8:30pm-12am. 650 Indiana St.

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

Werk @ Deco Lounge
Tori Balenciaga’s night (2nd Fri), with drag acts, gogo guys, and dance music. $5-$10. Show 10:30pm. 510 Larkin St.

Sat 11

Beer Bust @ Hole in the Wall Saloon
Beer only $8 until you bust. 4pm-7pm. 1369 Folsom St. 431-4695.
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 celebrates New Year’s Eve. $8-$15. 9pm to 4am. 510 17th St.

Cockblock @ Rickshaw Stop
Lesbo-rific queer homo dance night each 2nd & 4th Saturday. $5-$7. 21+. 10pm-2am. 155 Fell St.

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

Hot & Healthy @ Café Flore
Garza’s monthly (2nd Sat) benefit, raffle, show and HIV outreach night at the popular café-bar. 2 for 1 cosmos! 4pm-2am. 2298 Market St. 621-8579.

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.

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.

The Poseidon Event-ure @ Castro Theatre
Marc Heustis presents a screening fo the original classic oceanic disaster flick, with a special Q&A with star Carol Linley, a Shelley Winters look-alike contest, and more fun. $10-$30. 8pm. 429 Castro St.

Sun 12

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.

Bear T-Dance @ The White Horse, Oakland
Second Sundays for the fuzzy set and their pals. 5pm-10pm. No cover. 6551 Telegraph Ave. (510) 652-3820.

Beer Bust @ 440
$8 a cup. Good times at the popular Castro bar. 3pm-8pm. 440 Castro St.

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.

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

Dead Can Dance @ Greek Theatre, Berkeley
Hear the amazing music of Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry, reunited, as they perform favorite songs and music from their new CD. $40-$95. 7:30pm. 2001 Gayley Road, Berkeley. (510) 548-3010.

Drag Queen Comedy @ Deco Lounge
Charlie Ballard’s Hella Gay Comedy makes a wardrobe change, withv drag queens, kings and faux queens Carmelita, Daniella Bella, Pia Messing, Nate Casteneda, Ping Pong, House of Glitter, Mad Madam, Splashes. $10. 21+. 8pm. 510 Larkin St.

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

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

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

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.

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.

Mon 13

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.

Comedy Returns @ El Rio
Nathan Habib, Brendan Lynch, Andrea Carla Michaels, Nina G and hostess Lisa Geduldig perform at the monthly comedy night. $7-$20. 21+. 8pm. 3158 Mission St. (800) 838-3006.

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

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

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.

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.

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

Tommy Igoe Band @ The Rrazz Room
Accomplished drummer welcomes guest stars at his monthly concert. $25. 7:30pm. Also Aug. 20. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095.

Tue 14

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.

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

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.

Wed 15

Bi Night @ Café Flore
Bisexual gathering; 7pm-10pm; each 3rd Wed. 2298 Market St. 621-8579.

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.

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

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.

Desserts and Dance @ ODC Theater
Fundraiser for the programming at the stylishly renovated dance space. Enjoy treats from Anthony’s Cookies, Arizmendi, Dianda’s, La Victoria, Mission Pie, and Pinkie’s Bakery. Wine, beer, and specialty drinks donated by Bi-Rite, SF Vodka, and ThirstyBear. $35-$50. 8pm-10pm. Dinner at 6pm is $125, with dishes from AQ, Bar Tartine, Delfina, Foreign Cinema, Hayes Street Grill, Slow Club and Universal Café. Performances by Scott Wells & Dancers and RAWdance. 3153 17th St. 863-6606.

Pit Stop @ Kok
Hamisi DJs the popular happy hour, 6pm-9pm, where fun continues later. 1225 Folsom St.

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

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