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Janelle Monae performs her latest music (The Electric Lady) with theatrical staging inspired by the classic silent sci-fi film Metropolis. Friday, Nov. 1 at the Warfield.
Janelle Monae performs her latest music (The Electric Lady) with theatrical staging inspired by the classic silent sci-fi film Metropolis. Friday, Nov. 1 at the Warfield.  

November, November. It’s in like a member...of clubs and communities gay, bi and queer. Let’s have some more fun with post-Halloween cheer. There’s still time for costumes and autumnal fun. Get out and go have some, but walk, do not run.

THURSDAY, OCT. 31

Comedy Thursdays @ Esta Noche
The revamped weekly LGBT- and queer-friendly comedy night at the Mission club is hosted by various comics (1st Thu, Natasha Muse; 2nd Thu, Emily Van Dyke; 3rd Thu Eloisa Bravo and Kimberly Rose; 4th Thu Johan Miranda). No cover; one-drink min. 8pm. 307916th St. www.comedybodega.com

Frat House Underwear Party @ Powerhouse
Enjoy a special porny Halloween night at the weekly underwear event, with hunky pornster Connor Maguire and Frat House Cream costars. Dress up in fratty gear (togas, jocks, etc.). Strip down to your skivvies (free clothes check) and watch or compete in the wet underwear contest ($500 in Halloween prizes) at midnight; gogo guys and DJ Dam Nation. $5-$10. 9pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St. www.powerhouse-sf.com

Freak Show @ SF Eagle
The fab Moni Stat and the hunky Mr. IML 2013 Andy Cross cohost a raucous Halloween night at the famed leather bar, with DJ Gehno Aviance, fire-eaters, drag acts, sadist torture artiste Mr S. Josh Runyon, gogo zombies, a sideshow freak show, and a killer clown costume contest at midnight with $100 cash prize. $10. 10pm-2am. 398 12th St. at Harrison. www.sf-eagle.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

Gym Class @ Hi Tops
Enjoy cheap/free whiskey shots from jock-strapped hotties and sexy sports videos at the popular new sports bar. 10pm-2am. 2247 Market St. 551-2500. www.HiTopsSF.com

Jukebox @ Beatbox
Veteran DJ Page Hodel (The Box, Q and many other events) presents a new weekly dance event, with soul, funk, hip-hop and house mixes. $10. 21+. 9pm-2am. 314 11th St. at Folsom. www.BeatboxSF.com

The Monster Show @ The Edge
Cookie Dough’s weekly drag show with gogo guys takes on Halloween night! Eek! With drag acts by Cookie Dough, Sugah Betes, Sue Casa, Glitterella Patrick Riley, Daft-Nee Gesuntheit, Mutha Chucka, Roxy-Cotten Candy and Daveed Varela. Lip-synch for a free s shot of booze. $5 9pm-2am. 4149 18th St. at Collingwood. www.edgesf.com

Nightlife @ California Academy of Sciences
Themed event nights at the fascinating nature museum, with DJed dancing, cocktails, fish, frogs, food and fun. $10-$12. 6pm-10pm, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. 379-8000. www.calacademy.org

Nightmare on Folsom @ Cat Club
The ’80s goth mixed night goes all monster mash with goth, industrial and hard rock n roll. Dress in your favorite goth Halloween costume. 9pm-2am. 1190 Folsom St. at 8th. www.sfcatclub.com

No Way Back Halloween @ F8
Honey Soundsystem and No Way Back, plus featured guest Willie Burns, offer a groove-happy trippy holiday night. $5-$15. 9pm-4am. 1192 Folsom St. www.honeynowwaybackhalloween.eventbrite.com

Popscream @ Rickshaw Stop
Popscene’s Halloween costume party with DJs Aason Axelson, Omar and Miles, plus performances by cover bands North American Scum (as LCD Soundsystem) and Bang on (as The Strokes). Enjoy 90s Britpop, 70s glam and more. $10. 18+. 9:30-2am. 155 Fell St. www.snagtickets.com

Rita Wilson @ Feinstein’s at the Nikko
Actress and film producer, who’s also an accomplished singer, performs songs from her debut pop covers album, AM/FM. $40-$60. 8pm. Thru Nov. 2 (at 7pm). Hotel Nikko lobby, 222 Mason St. (866) 663-1063. www.ticketweb.com

Pan Dulce @ The Café
Amazingly hot Papi gogo guys, cheap drinks and fun DJed dance music. Free before 10pm. $5 til 2am. 2369 Market St. www.clubpapi.com www.cafesf.com

Randy Roberts @ Alcove Theatre
Veteran gender illusionist performs live songs as Bette Midler, Cher, and other female music icons. $40. Thu-Sat, 9pm. Thru Nov 2. 414 Mason St. at Geary, 5th floor. 992-8168. www.randyroberts.net

Shocktoberfest 14 @ Hypnodrome
Thrillpeddlers’ new show takes on a creepy-fun Halloween theme, with Grand Guignol-styled tales of Jack the Ripper, the famous London serial killer, plus the one-act Salome and more fun. $25-$35. Thu-Sat 8pm. Thru Nov 23. (800) 838-3006. www.thrillpeddlers.com

The Shondes @ Café Du Nord
Brooklyn-based Riot grrrl all-women band performs their power-pop, punk, Jewish traditional hybrid music, with a ’90s zombie costume contest. Galloping Sea and Naïve Americans open. $7. 8:30pm. 2174 Market St. at Sanchez. www.cafedunord.com

Tubesteak Connection @ Aunt Charlie’s Lounge
Enjoy a special Halloween Bash edition of the intimate groovy disco night with DJ Bus Station John, starring Miss Donna Personna, plus a $100 cash prize for the winner of the midnight Kostume Kontest Kabaret. $7. 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

FRIDAY, NOV. 1

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

Dance Party Boys @ 924 Gilman Street, Berkeley
New rock-hardcore band performs on a bill with Black Bones, NslashA and headliners Brave Ulysses. $12. 8pm. 924 Gilman St., Berkeley. www.reverbnation.com/dancepartyboys www.924gilman.org

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

Friday Nights @ De Young Museum
Season 9 of the popular weekly early evening museum parties continues, with live music and performance, exhibit-themed workshops and food and drinks. 5pm-8:30pm. Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive. 750-3600. www.famsf.org

Happy Friday @ Midnight Sun
Open during renovations, the popular video bar ends each week with gogo guys (starting at 9pm) and drink specials. 4067 18th St. 861-4186. www.midnightsunsf.com

Hard @ Qbar
DJ Haute Toddy spins electro beats; cute gogo guys shake it. $3. 9pm-2am. 456 Castro St. www.QbarSF.com

HYSL @ The Lookout
Shots, drinks and DJed fun with the adorable David and Trevor. $2. 10pm-2am. 3600 16th St. at Market. www.lookoutsf.com

Janelle Monáe @ The Warfield
The eclectic vocalist performs her latest music (The Electric Lady) with theatrical staging inspired by the classic silent scifi film Metropolis. $29-$32. 9pm. 982 Market St. www.jmonae.com www.thewarfieldtheatre.com

Josh Klipp and The Klipptones @ Palace Hotel
The local jazz crooner and his band perform weekly shows at the hotel’s lounge, which draws a growing swing-dance audience. 7pm-11pm. 2 New Montgomery. www.joshklipp.com

Latin Explosion @ Club 21, Oakland
Eight bars, more dance floors, and a smoking lounge; 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

Picante @ Esta Noche
Weekly show with drag queens and the Picante Boys; hosted by Lulu Ramirez; DJ Marco. 9pm-2am. 3079 16th St. 841-5748. www.jceventssf.com

Point Break Live @ DNA Lounge
Dude! The hilarious live staged version of the surf action thriller film that starred Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze is, like, totally back! See flying surfers hoisted mid-air, one lucky audience member recruited to perform the lead role of Johnny Utah with script in hand, and a gnarly fun time to be had by all. $25-$35 ($615 for VIP food, drinks and souvenirs for six). 7:30pm and 11pm. Also Dec. 6 and Jan. 3. 375 11th St. 626-1409. www.dnalounge.com

Release @ Club OMG
Weekly party at the intimate mid-Market club; rotating hosts and DJs, Top 40 dance remixes, giveaways, gogo hunks. Free before 11pm. $3. 9pm-2am. 43 Sixth St. www.clubomgsf.com www.facebook.com/ReleaseSF

Some Thing
Mica Sigourney and pals’ weekly offbeat drag performance night. 10pm-2am. 399 9th St. www.studsf.com

SATURDAY, NOV. 2

Beach Blanket Babylon @ Club Fugazi
Musical comedy revue, now in its 35th year, with an ever-changing lineup of political and pop culture icons, all in gigantic wigs. Special holiday show tickets, including Christmas and New Year’s Eve, also on sale. Reg: $25-$130. Wed, Thu, Fri at 8pm. Sat 6:30, 9:30pm. Sun 2pm, 5pm. (Beer/wine served; cash only). 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Blvd (Green St.). 421-4222. www.beachblanketbabylon.com

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

Bootie SF @ DNA Lounge
Weekly mash-up dance night, with resident DJs Adrian & Mysterious D. No matter the theme, a mixed fun good time’s assured. $8-$15. 9pm-3am. 21+. 375 11th st. at Harrison. www.BootieSF.com www.DNAlounge.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

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

Go Bang @ The Stud
The monthly disco dance party with resident DJs Sergio Fedasz and Steve Fabus welcomes guest DJs Lester Temple (who used to DJ with Fabus at the I-Beam) and Kenneth L. Kemp in a tribute to the old I-Beam days, and disco diva Loleatta Holloway. $7. 9pm-3am. 399 9th St. at Harrison. www.gobangsf.com

Magic Show @ Hotel Rex
Old-fashioned magic show with Sebastian Boswell III, Adam Sachs and guest performers, weekly in the parlor of the elegant downtown hotel. Two-drink min. Light fare menu. Saturdays thru 2013. $25-$30. 8pm. 562 Sutter St. 895-0090. www.MagicattheRex.com

Project Nunway V @ YBCA Forum
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence’s fifth annual wildly creative couture fashion show includes cocktails, MCs Sister Roma and Jane Weidlin, music by the Go Bang guys, Planet Booty, Phatima, Younger Lovers and SpaceKraft; and a free 10pm upstairs screening of Yentl! It’s all part of the Dissident Futures exhibit. 7pm, with an after-party 9pm-12am. Tickets range from $99 (VIP seating, complimentary cocktails, souvenir photo, admission to the Nov. 1 dress rehearsal); Party Pak $51.50 (Reserved seating and two drink tickets), to general admission $20.13 (Festival seating/standing room). YBCA Forum, 701 Mission St. www.ybca.org/project-nunway

SUNDAY, NOV. 3

Beer Bust @ SF Eagle
The classic leather bar is back, with the most popular Sunday daytime event in town. 3pm-6pm (Also now open daily 11am-2am). 398 12th St. at Harrison. www.sf-eagle.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 celebrates a decade and a half of fun foot-stomping two-stepping and line-dancing. This weekend’s annual Stompede will be especially popular (See feature article). $5. 5pm-10:30pm with lessons from 5:30-7:15 pm. Also Thursdays. 550 Barneveld Ave., and Tuesdays at Beatbox, $6. 6:30-11pm. 314 11th St. www.sundancesaloon.org

Sunday’s a Drag @ Starlight Room
Donna Sachet hosts 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

MONDAY, NOV. 4

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

Mahogany Mondays @ Midnight Sun
Honey Mahogany hosts the weekly drag and musical talent show, which starts around 10pm. 4067 18th St. 861-4186. www.midnightsunsf.com

Monday Musicals @ The Edge
The popular Castro bar 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.saintaidan.org

Sports Night @ The Eagle
The legendary leather bar gets jock-ular, with beer buckets, games (including beer pong and corn-hole!), prizes, sports on the TVs, and more fun. 398 12th St. at Harrison. www.sf-eagle.com

TUESDAY, NOV. 5

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. Nov. 5, guest Katya Smirnoff-Skyy. One-drink or menu item minimum. 9pm. 500 Castro St. at 18th. 431-HARV. www.harveyssf.com

Naked Night @ Nob Hill Theatre
Strip down like the strippers, and enjoy a beverage at the erotic male theatre. $20. 8pm and 10pm. Also Sept 28. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758. www.thenobhilltheatre.com

Soma Country @ Beatbox
Sundance Saloon’s monthly SoMa two-stepping dance night now takes place every Tuesday. $8. 8pm-12am. Lessons 8pm. 314 11th St. at Folsom. www.sundancesaloon.org www.beatboxsf.com

Torch @ Martuni’s
Veronica Klaus hosts the weekly night of cabaret, jazz and blues music, with Tammy L. Hall and special guests. $15. 7pm. 4 Valencia St. at Market. www.facebook.com/veronica.klaus

Trivia Night @ Hi Tops
Play the trivia game at the popular new sports bar. 9pm. 2247 Market St. 551-2500. www.HiTopsSF.com

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6

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

Bottoms Up Bingo @ Hi Tops
Play board games and win offbeat prizes at the popular new sports bar. 9pm. 2247 Market St. 551-2500. www.HiTopsSF.com

NCLR Fundraiser @ Infusion Lounge
NFL punter and straight ally Chris Kluwe joins Kate Kendell, Executive Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights and Geoff Kors, NCLR’s Senior Legislative and Policy Strategist, for a special fundraiser to support marriage equality in San Francisco. $100 and up. 6pm-8pm. 124 Ellis St. www.NCLRights.org www.infusionlounge.com

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

Rookies Night @ Nob Hill Theatre
Compete for $200 prize in this amateur strip contest, or watch the newbies get naked. $20 includes refreshments. 8pm-11pm. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758. www.thenobhilltheatre.com

So You Think You Can Gogo? @ Toad Hall
New weekly dancing competition for gogo wannabes. 9pm. cash prizes, $2 well drinks (2 for 1 happy hour til 9pm). Show at 9pm. 4146 18th St. www.toadhallbar.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

THURSDAY, NOV. 7

Gym Class @ Hi Tops
Enjoy cheap/free whiskey shots from jock-strapped hotties and sexy sports videos at the popular new sports bar. 10pm-2am. 2247 Market St. 551-2500. www.HiTopsSF.com

Pan Dulce @ The Café
Amazingly hot Papi gogo guys, cheap drinks and fun DJed dance music. Free before 10pm. $5 til 2am. 2369 Market St. www.clubpapi.com www.cafesf.com

Magic Parlor @ Chancellor Hotel
Whimsical Belle Epoque-style sketch and magic show that also includes historical San Francisco stories; hosted by Walt Anthony; optional pre-show light dinner and desserts. $40. Thu-Sat 8pm. 433 Powell St. www.SFMagicParlor.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

Nightlife @ California Academy of Sciences
Themed event nights at the fascinating new nature museum; plus food, cocktails and DJed dancing. 21+. $10-$12. 6pm-10pm, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. 379-8000. www.calacademy.org

Thursday Night Live @ SF Eagle
The weekly live rock shows have returned. Nov. 7: Lesbian, Grayceon and Wild Hunt. 9pm-ish. 398 12th St. at Harrison. www.sf-eagle.com

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

VIP @ Club 21, Oakland
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


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