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On the Tab :: December 11-18

Tuesday Dec 11, 2012
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Tue 11

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

Fanboy @ Lone Star Saloon
Special Dr. Who night with trivia and prizes; DJs Jimmy Swear, BDGR, and Crowderism. 7pm. 1354 Harrison St. www.lonestarsf.com

Franc D’Ambrosio, Jeri Sager @ The Rrazz Room
Broadway musical theatre stars share a concert of classic songs. $35-$40. Dec 11-14, 8pm. Dec 15, 9pm. 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

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

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 12

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

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

Oakland Ballet Fundraiser @ Scott’s Seafood, Oakland
Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres at a reception for the East Bay company’s production of The Nutcracker, with MC KGO-TV’s Cheryl Jennings, $250 and up. 6pm-8pm. Jack London Square, Oakland. www.oaklandballet.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

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 13

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. 397-6758. www.thenobhilltheatre.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

Shop ’Til You Drop Nightlife @ California Academy of Sciences
Bazaar Bizarre fills the space with indie artists and designers, a fascinating lecture on why the Mayan Calendar is not the "end of the world," plus food, cocktails and DJed dancing. $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 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

Fri 14

Amy & Freddy @ The Rrazz Room
Chicago-based comic duo and RSVP Cruise faves returns for one night songs and comedy. $37. 10pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095. www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Cubcake @ Lone Star Saloon
Monthly party for bears with a sweet tooth; goodies served. DJ Medic spins tunes. 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
Special Jennifer Lopez tribute party at the dance club (eight bars, more dance floors, 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

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

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

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

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

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

Evolution @ Beatbox
DJs Brett Henrichsen and Byron Bonsall spin at the Timmy Scott-produced dance night. $15-$20. 10pm-4am. 314 11th st. www.sfevolution.eventbrite.com www.beatboxsf.com

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

Ho! Ho! Ho! Holiday Party @ Nob Hill Theatre
Local porn stud Alessio Romero plays naughty Santa, and his elves stuff a few stockings onstage at this sexy party with food and drinks. $25. 8pm-11pm. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758. www.thenobhilltheatre.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.

Maria Muldaur @ The Rrazz Room
Pop R&B singer performs her upbeat "Christmas at the Oasis" show. $35. 9pm. Also Dec 16, 7pm. 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

Punk Rock X-mas @ Midnight Sun
Princess Kennedy (of Trannyshack and PepperSpray band fame) returns to SF for a one-night show of songs and holiday raucous fun with her band, The Yule-tards. No cover. 9pm-2am. 21+. 4067 18th St. www.midnightsunsf.com

Reddroxx @ Lone Star Saloon
DJ BRD spins tunes at the special night. 9pm-2am. 1354 Harrison St. www.lonestarsf.com

SoMa Country @ Beatbox
Sundance Saloon’s South of Market event (3rd Saturdays), with two-stepping, line-dancing lessons for beginners, and friendly regulars. Cowboy gear not required, but boots or smooth-heeled shoes recommended. $8. 6pm-10pm. 314 11th St. www.sundancesaloon.org

Sun 16

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

Hero @ Ruby Skye
DJs Tony Moran and Liam Keegan spin tunes at the popular dance event. $25-$35. 6pm-12am. 420 Mason St. www.heroteadance.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/

Pamela Rose @ The Rrazz Room
Jazz singer performs a tribute to women composers in her show, "Wild Women of Song." $30. 3pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095. www.TheRrazzRoom.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

Santa Skivvies Run @ Lookout
Fourth annual fun run (in minimal holiday undergarments) fundraiser for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation starts and ends at the gay bar with a great view. $35 to participate; free to watch. 1pm. 3600 16th St. Register online at www.santaskivviesrun.org

Something Cool @ Martuni’s
Listening party for singer Veronica Klaus’ new CD Something Cool, and a benefit for the Rainbow World Fund. Donations. 4pm-6pm. 4 Valencia St. www.veronicaklaus.net www.rainbowfund.org

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. $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’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

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

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

Katya Smirnoff-Skyy @ The Rrazz Room
Our favorite Russian exiled drag empress performs her "Holiday Spectacular." $30. 8pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095. www.TheRrazzRoom.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 18

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

El Vez @ The Independent
The Latin Elvis brings on the Mex-mas, his wacky musical holiday-themed show, with his band and back-up singers. $15-$17. 21+. 8pm. 628 Divisadero. www.elvez.net www.theindependentsf.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

Jackie Beat @ Rebel
LA’s caustically funny drag queen performs "Come They Told Me," a naughty holiday show. $26. 7pm & 9:30pm. Also Dec 19. 1760 Market St. www.MissJackieBeat.com www.rebel-sf.com

Leslie Jordan @ The Rrazz Room
The diminuitive actor (Will & Grace) with a big talent performs his autobiographical show, Fruit Fly. $40-$45. Dec 18-21, 8pm. Dec 22, 7pm & 9:30pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095. www.TheRrazzRoom.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

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

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