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On the Tab :: March 6 - 13

Thursday Mar 6, 2014

Perhaps it’s the timing, or my clever editorial skills, but notice how this week’s best talents are dressed in suits and ties of a kind, or at least well-dressed, dapper, if you will. The typical band and performer photos get more and more pretentious each week. But these folks are far from it. Authentic, unique sounds are the attraction, along with their sartorial savvy. As for the gogo guy; nice bow tie! This week, dress up, iron your shirt, skirt or skort, get out and stay classy.

Thursday, March 6

Ashling Cole @ Yoshi’s
The powerhouse vocalist performs a Teena Marie birthday tribute concert. $19-$57 (with dinner). 8pm. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600.

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.

The Crib @ 715
Dance night for the younger guys and gals; DJ Kidd Sysko. 9:30pm-2am. 715 Harrison St.

La Femme @ Beaux
New ladies’ happy hour at the new Castro nightclub, with drink specials, no cover, and women gogos. 4pm-9pm. 2344 Market 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.

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.

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.

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.

Michelle Coltrane @ Yoshi’s Oakland
Enjoy classic and contemproary jazz from the talented singer, who performs music from her new CD. $25. 8pm. 510 Embarcadero West, Jack London Square. (510) 238-9200.

The Monster Show @ The Edge
Cookie Dough’s weekly drag show with gogo guys and hilarious fun. $5. 9pm-2am. 4149 18th St. at Collingwood.

Nap’s Karaoke @ Virgil’s Sea Room
Sing out loud at the weekly least judgmental karaoke in town, hosted by the former owner of the bar. No cover. 9pm. 3152 Mission St. 829-2233.

Nightlife @ California Academy of Sciences
Themed event nights at the fascinating nature museum, with DJed dancing, cocktails, fish, frogs, food and fun. Mar. 6 includes DJ Jonas Reinhardt, live mountain lion and bobcats (nothing could go wrong there!). $10-$12. 6pm-10pm, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. 379-8000.

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

Paula West @ Feinstein’s at the Nikko
The renowned Bay Area jazz vocalist performs an all-new show with her four-piece band in a special four-week residency at the elegant nightclub. $35-$50; $20 food/beverage min. Thu 8pm, Fri 7pm & 9:30pm, Sat & Sun 7pm. Thru March 9. Hotel Nikko lobby, 222 Mason St. (866) 663-1063.

Thursday Night Live @ SF Eagle
The weekly live rock shows have returned. 9pm-ish. 398 12th St. at Harrison.

Tubesteak Connection @ Aunt Charlie’s Lounge
Retro disco tunes and a fun diverse crowd, each Thursday. $4. 10pm-2am. 133 Turk St. at Taylor.

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.

Yuri & Friends @ Esta Noche
Gay comics Yuri Kagan, Casey Ley and Scott Capurro, plus Stefani Silverman, Joe Gorman, Zach Chiappellone and Veronica Porras perform at the (sadly doomed to close) gay Latin bar. No cover. 8pm. 3079 16th St.

Friday, March 7

Asaf Avidan @ Bimbo’s 365 Club
The amazing Israeli blues-folk-R&B vocalist, who’s been compared to Jeff Buckley, Nina Simone and even Janis Joplin, performs at the North Beach nightclub. $25. 9pm. 1025 Columbus Ave. 474-0365.

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.

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

Go-Beaux @ Beaux
Gogo-tastic weekly night at the new Castro club. Bring your dollahs, ’cause they’ll make you holla. 9pm-2am. 2344 Market St.

Happy Friday @ Midnight Sun
The popular video bar ends each week with gogo guys (starting at 9pm) and drink specials. Check out the new expanded front lounge, with a window view. 4067 18th St. 861-4186.

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

JD Samson & MEN @ The Chapel
The fab lesbian singer (Le Tigre) performs new punk/pop/alt music from the new CD Labor at the popular bar-nightclub-restaurant. Skip the Needle and People at Parties open. $16-$18. 9pm. 777 Valencia St. 551-5157.

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.

Latin Explosion @ Club 21, Oakland
Enjoy eight bars, more dance floors, and a smoking lounge at the largest gay Latin dance night in the Bay Area. Happy hour 4pm-8:30pm. Dancing 9pm-4am. 2111 Franklin St. (510) 268-9425.

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.

Shit & Champagne @ Rebel
D’Arcy Drollinger’s "whitesploitation" drag satire musical play kicks up the laughs; also starring Matthew Martin. $20-$25. Fri & Sat, 8pm. Now with an open-ended run. 1772 Market St. at Octavia.

Show Guise @ Longobard Margarita Bar, Pacifica
The (mostly) straight surf bar goes drag-gay for the monthly show (first Fridays) with MC Woo Woo Monroe, Ana Mae Co, Ruby Holiday and other talents. 10pm. 180 Eureka Square, Pacifica.

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

Taboo @ Bench and Bar, Oakland
David Harness DJs a night of house music, with hosts Mama Leslie, Byron Mason, Taylor Barros, Marvin K. White, and The People Of Taboo. $5. 9pm-3am. 510 17th St. at Telegraph Ave., Oakland. (510) 444-2266.

Themed Nights @ The Brig
If you’re looking for a new sexual adventure, check out this new space. Weekend events take place Fridays through Mondays, and the intimate venue with a jail theme offers slings, tables and various spaces for erotic play. Sat-Mon, above PopSex960 at 962 Folsom St. at 6th St.

Saturday, March 8

Beach Blanket Babylon @ Club Fugazi
The musical comedy revue celebrates its 40th year with an ever-changing lineup of political and pop culture icons, all in gigantic wigs. $25-$160. 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Blvd (Green St.). 421-4222.

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

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.

La Bota Loca @ Club 21, Oakland
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 Rimshot @ Bench and Bar, Oakland
Weekly hip hop and R&B night. $8-$15. 9pm to 4am. 510 17th St.

Clueless @ Castro Theatre
Peaches Christ hosts a screening of the comedy film, with a drag pre-show "Get a Clue" featuring Willam and Mahlae Balenciaga. $15-$25. 8pm. 429 Castro St.

Frolic @ The Stud
Monthly costume dance party (2nd Saturdays) for Furries and friends celebrates four years, with DJs Neonbunny and guest house music DJs. Dance, you animals! $4 in costume-$8 without. 8pm-2am. 399 9th St. at Harrison

In Love and Struggle @ La Pena Cultural Center, Berkeley
Vixen Noir, Kaila Love and The Average Dyke Band perform at an International Women’s Day celebration, and a fundraiser for Berkeley Cop Watch, which monitors police abuse; spoken word and DJed dancing, too. $10-$15. 7:30pm. (510) 548-0425.

Nick Waterhouse @ Great American Music Hall
The talented retro-R&B musician performs music from his new CD Holly and his acclaimed debut Time’s All Gone. Boogaloo Assassin and DJ Donnell open. $21.50-$46 (with dinner). 9pm. 859 O’Farrell St. 885-0750.

Scott Dreier @ Hotel Rex
Society Cabaret presents the singer-actor (Forever Plaid and other shows), who performs Doris and Me, his music and story tribute to Doris Day, and his obsession with the cheerful actress-singer. $20-$45. 8pm. Also March 9, 2pm. 562 Sutter St.

ShangriLa @ The Endup
It’s the Varsity Party at the monthly Gaysian dance night. $5-$20. 10pm-4am. 401 6th St.

Shoop @ Qbar
R&B/pop dance night at the intimate Castro club, with DJs Tommy T. and Bryan B. 9pm-2am. 456 Castro St.

Writers With Drinks @ The Make Out Room
Rachel Cantor and Clifford Chase headline the authorial reading event, with AV Flox and Melissa Broder. Charlie Jane Anders hosts. $5-$10. 7:30-9:30pm. 3225 22nd St.

Sunday, March 9

Beer Bust @ SF Eagle
The classic leather bar’s most popular Sunday daytime event in town draws the menfolk. 3pm-6pm, with an ’80s-themed dance party 7pm-1am. $5. Also now open daily 11am-2am. 398 12th St. at Harrison.

Brunch @ Hi Tops
Enjoy crunchy sandwiches and mimosas, among other menu items, at the popular sports bar. 2247 Market St. 551-2500.

Cocktailgate @ Truck
Suppositori Spelling’s wild weekly drag show night. $3. 10pm-2am. 1900 Folsom St.

Fruit Cocktail @ Bench and Bar, Oakland
The new monthly event (2nd Sundays) features fruity drinks, DJs Mr. Brandon David Bu Hau and guests spinning house and hip hop. 21+. No cover. 9pm-2am. 510 17th St. (510) 444-2266.

Full of Grace @ Beaux
Weekly night with hostess Grace Towers, different local and visiting DJs, and pop-up drag performances. No cover. 9pm-2am. 2344 Market St.

GlamaZone @ The Cafe
Pollo del Mar’s weekly drag shows takes on different themes with a comic edge. 8:30-11:30pm. 2369 Market St.

Jock @ The Lookout
The weekly jock-ular fun continues, with special sports team fundraisers. 3pm-6pm. 3600 16th St.

Liquid Brunch @ Beaux
No cover, no food, just drinks (Mimosas, Bloody Marys, etc.) and music. 2pm-9pm. 2344 Market St.

Maggie McClure @ Hotel Utah
The LA-based folk-pop singer-songwriter performs music from her new CD Time Moves On; Jessica Campbell, Essence, and Sara Beth Go also perform. $10. 8pm. 500 4th st. 546-6300.

Resilient @ OMG
The monthly dance/social event (second Sundays) by and for HIV+ guys and allies. Dance under the dome to beats from the best local DJs. No cover. 5pm-12am. 43 Sixth 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; enjoy fun foot-stomping two-stepping and line-dancing. $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.

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.

Monday, March 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.

Irish Dance Night @ Starry Plough, Berkeley
Weekly dance lessons and live music at the pub-restaurant, hosted by John Slaymaker. $5. 7pm. 3101 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley.

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

Mahogany Mondays @ Midnight Sun
Honey Mahogany’s weekly drag and musical talent show starts around 10pm, with a RuPaul’s Drag Race viewing as well. 4067 18th St. 861-4186.

Monday Musicals @ The Edge
The casts of local and visiting musicals often pop in to perform at the popular Castro bar’s musical theatre night. 7pm-2am. 2 for 1 cocktail, 5pm-closing. 18th St. at Collingwood.

No No Bingo @ Virgil’s Sea Room
VivvyAnne ForeverMORE and Tom Temprano’s wacky game night. 8pm-12am. 2nd & 4th Mondays. 3152 Mission St.

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.

Shanté, You Stay @ Toad Hall
BeBe Sweetbriar hosts a weekly viewing party of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6, with a live drag show challenge. 8:30-11:30pm. 4146 18th st. at Castro.

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.

Tuesday, March 11

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

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.

Bombshell Betty & Her Burlesqueteers @ Elbo Room
The weekly burlesque show of women dancers shaking their bonbons includes live music. $10. 9pm. 647 Valencia St. 552-7788.

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.

Ink & Metal @ Powerhouse
Show off your tattoos and piercings at the weekly cruisy SoMa bar night. 10pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St.

Naked Night @ Nob Hill Theatre
Strip down at the strip joint. $20 includes refreshments. 8pm. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758.

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

Wednesday, March 12

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

Broadway Bingo @ Feinstein’s at the Nikko
Joe Wicht and Katya Smirnoff-Skyy cohost the weekly fun musical theatre trivia sing-along night. Pull up a comfy chair or sofa, enjoy a cocktail or three, and test your Broadway knowledge. Kanpai Lounge, Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. No cover. 7pm-10pm. 394-1111.

Dream Queens Revue @ Aunt Charlie’s Lounge
Enjoy a classic drag show with Collette LeGrande, Ruby Slippers, Sophilya Leggz, Bobby Ashton, Sheena Rose, Kipper, and Joie de Vivre. No cover. 9:30-11:30pm. 133 Turk St. 441-2922.

Miss Kitty’s Trivia Night @ Wild Side West
The weekly fun night at the Bernal Heights bar includes prizes, hosted by Kitty Tapata. No cover. 7pm-10pm. 424 Cortland St. 647-3099.

Queer Salsa @ Beatbox
Weekly Latin partner dance night. 8pm-1am. 314 11th St.

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

Rookie’s Night @ Nob Hill Theatre
Watch competitors shake it for a $200 first prize in stripping, or sign up yourself by 8pm. The audience picks the winner. $20 includes refreshments. 8pm. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758.

So You Think You Can Gogo? @ Toad Hall
The 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.

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.

Underwear Night @ SF Eagle
Strip down to your skivvies at the popular leather bar. 9pm-2am. 398 12th St. at Harrison.

Way Back @ Midnight Sun
Weekly screenings of vintage music videos and retro drink prices. Check out the new expanded front window lounge. 9pm-2am. 4067 18th St. 861-4186.

Thursday, March 13

Circle Jerk @ Nob Hill Theatre
Porn performer Max Cameron leads a sexy downstairs event in the strip club’s playroom. $10. 9pm. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758.

Gender Schmear @ Minna Gallery
The LGBT Jewish (and friends) Purim party includes food, drinks, dancing, raffles, a costume contest (free drink if in costume!), and performances by Jill Felta-Fish, Arty Fishal and Starr 69; DJ Wam Bam Ashleyanne, and MC Ms. Shechina Weena. $10-$25. 7pm-11pm. 111 Minna St.

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.

Momentum @ Bently Reserve
Out & Equal’s annual leadership celebration and gala, with drinks and a four-course meal, live and silent auctions, performances by Paula West, MC Kate Clinton, and honors tributes to marriage equality/Prop 8 litigants Kris Perry and Sandy Stier. $175 and up. 6pm-9:30pm. 301 Battery St.

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

Nightlife @ California Academy of Sciences
Themed event nights at the fascinating nature museum, with DJed dancing, cocktails, fish, frogs, food and fun. Mar. 13 event goes March Madness, with sports-science pop-up exhibits, DJs Loco and Mawkus. $10-$12. 6pm-10pm, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. 379-8000.

Pan Dulce @ The Cafe
Enjoy amazingly hot Papi gogo guys, cheap drinks and fun DJed dance music. Free before 10pm. $5 til 2am. 2369 Market St.

Underwear Party @ Powerhouse
Strip down to your skivvies at the weekly cruisy SoMa bar night. 10pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St.

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