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Thursday Mar 20, 2014
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Foral and Garden Show with the Sisters, Friday, March 21
Foral and Garden Show with the Sisters, Friday, March 21  

From classic jazz to sweet vocal sounds, help celebrate Spring. Didn’t get tickets to the Prince concert? How about a fun cover band? Heart the retro tunes? Whoa Nellies and Berlin should help you recall the spring of youth, as will the sprouting contents of a few booty-shaking gogos’ shorts.

Thursday, March 20

Comedy Returns @ El Rio
Steve Lee, Bob McIntyre, Johan Miranda, Kat Evasco, and host Lisa Geduldig offer their comic talents. $7-$20. 8pm. 3158 Mission St. (800) 838-3006. www.elriosf.com

The Crib @ 715
Dance night for the younger guys and gals. 9:30pm-2am. 715 Harrison St. www.thecribsf.com

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. www.beauxsf.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

Jon Graae @ Feinstein’s at the Nikko
The accomplished cabaret star perform his new witty music show, "49 1/2 Shades of Graae." $25-$35. ($20 drink/beverage minimum). 8pm. Hotel Nikko lobby, 222 Mason St. (866) 663-1063. www.hotelnikkosf.com/feinsteins.aspx

Jewish Music Festival @ Various Venues
This diverse array of concerts includes soloists, bands, singers, instrumentalists, traditional and modern Afro-Semitic jazz. Various venues (Yoshi’s, Freight & Slavage, JCC East Bay) and admission ($22-$30). Thru April 1. www.jewishmusicfestival.org

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

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 and hilarious fun. $5. 9pm-2am. 4149 18th St. at Collingwood. www.edgesf.com

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. www.virgilssf.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

Pearls Over Shanghai @ The Hypnodrome
Thrillpeddlers’ hilarious Cockettes revival returns, with many of the ebullient cast members. $30-$35. Thu-Sat 8pm. Thru May 31. 575 10th St. (800) 838-3006. www.thrillpeddlers.com

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. www.clubpapi.com www.cafesf.com

Thursday Night Live @ SF Eagle
The weekly live rock shows have returned. 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. $4. 10pm-2am. 133 Turk St. at Taylor. www.auntcharlieslounge.com

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

Whoa Nellies @ SF Eagle
The popular local retro fun ’60s/’70s band celebrates 15 years with a special concert. $5. 10pm. 398 12th st. at Harrison. www.TheWhoaNellies.com www.sf-eagle.com

Friday, March 21

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

Berlin @ Bimbo’s 365 Club
Terri Nunn and her iconic LA-based synth-pop band ("Sex (I’m a...)," "Take My Breath Away,") are back with new music from their CD Animal. Ownership and DJ Shindog open. $28. 9pm. 1025 Columbus Ave. 474-0365. www.Bimbos365club.com

Cabaret Concerts @ Hotel Rex
Society Cabaret presents three nights of vocal talents. Mar. 21, 8pm: Martha Crawford’s "Hooray for love." Mar. 22, 8pm. Nicole Dillenberg’s "Yes to You: a Tribute to Alice Faye." Mar. 23, 2pm, pianist-singer Barry Lloyd live. Dining and cocktails available. 562 Sutter St. 857-1896. www.societycabaret.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

Flower and Garden Show @ San Mateo Event Center
The annual exhibition of nature’s beauties and home garden products enjoys a special Floral Headdress Contest hosted by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, and a festive floral party with dance, music and wine, snacks and fun. $30-$40. 7:30pm-10:30pm. Full events thru March 23. www.sfgardenshow.com

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. www.beauxsf.com

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. 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

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
Enjoy eight bars, more dance floors, and a smoking lounge at the largest gay Latin dance night in the Bay Area. March 21, Valentino’s birthday bash. Happy hour 4pm-8:30pm. Dancing 9pm-4am. 2111 Franklin St. (510) 268-9425. www.club21oakland.com

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. www.shitandchampagne.eventbrite.com

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

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. www.BrigSF.com

Trannyshack @ DNA Lounge
Get out your shawls for the Stevie Nicks tribute, with Heklina hosting a bevy of drag acts, including Alaska Thunderfuck, Becky Motorlodge, Cookie Dough,Sue Casa, Jordan L’Moore, U-Phoria, Sugah Betes and Grace Towers. $15-$20. 10pm (show at 11pm)-2am. 375 11th St. www.trannyshack.com www.DNAlounge.com

Vonda Shepard @ Feinstein’s at the Nikko
The celebrated singer, pianist and storyteller performs fan fave songs (including requests on her Facebook page) with her bass and guitar back-up musicians. $40-$55 ($20 food/beverage minimum). 8pm. Also March 22. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. 7pm-10pm. (866) 663-1063. www.hotelnikkosf.com/feinsteins.aspx

Saturday, March 22

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. 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
The 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
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

Burning Man Radio Benefit @ NIMBY, Oakland
Enjoy live and DJed music (Jerk Church, Moldover, Dubvirus, Dulce Vita, WALA, Doug JC, Grumples and Neon Nunny), plus fire art, a silent art auction, food, drinks and more at the fab benefit for Burning Man’s radio station at the warehouse arts space. 7pm- 8410 Amelia St. (510) 633-0506. www.bmir.org www.nimbyspace.org

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

A Gay Old Time @ St. Aiden’s Episcopal Church
Poppy Champlin headlines a fundraiser comedy show, with guests Valerie Branch and hostess Kitty Tapata. Beer & wine available for purchase; proceeds benefit the church’s ministries. $25-$35. 7:15pm. 101 Gold Mine Drive. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/559578

The Purple Ones, Killer Queens @ The Uptown, Oakland
The Prince and Queen cover/tribute bands perform a night of retro rock and funk. $12-$15. 9pm. 1928 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. (510) 451-8100. www.uptownnightclub.com

Sunday, March 23

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. www.sf-eagle.com

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

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

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. www.beauxsf.com

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. www.cafesf.com

Jock @ The Lookout
The weekly jock-ular fun continues, with special sports team fundraisers. This week, SF Fog Rugby Club! 3pm-7pm. 3600 16th St. www.lookoutsf.com

Leslie Jordan @ Feinstein’s at the Nikko
The diminutive gay TV and film actor (Will & Grace, The Help, Sordid Lives) with a big talent (and an Emmy Award) returns with his solo performance, Show Pony, about his quest for longevity in Hollywood. $35-$50 ($20 food/drink min.). 7pm. Hotel Nikko lobby, 222 Mason St. www.hotelnikkosf.com/feinsteins.aspx

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

Monday, March 24

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

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. www.thestarryplough.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’s weekly drag and musical talent show starts around 10pm, with a RuPaul’s Drag Race viewing as well. 4067 18th St. 861-4186. www.midnightsunsf.com

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. 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

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. www.toadhallbar.com

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, March 25

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

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. www.elbo.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

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

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

Rachel Sage @ Hotel Utah
The talented pop-folk singer performs on a shared bill with Blow Up Hollywood, Marina V and Science. $10. 8pm. 500 4th St. www.rachaelsage.com www.hotelutah.com

Sausage Fest @ Club OMG
Hella Gay Comedy presents a night of straight comics gladly becoming the object of our affection, comedic attention, and ascerbic admiration, with host Charlie Ballard, and comics Mark Smalls, Hayden Greif-Neill, Mark Burg, Noah Gain, Tommy Arnold, Jake Hirschfeld, Tramane Webb and Chris Duncan. $10. 8pm. 43 6th St. 896-6374. www.ClubOMGsf.com

Showdown @ Folsom Foundry
Weekly game night for board and electronic gamers at the warehouse multi-purpose nightclub. 21+. 6pm-12am. 1425 Folsom St. www.showdownesports.com

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

Wednesday, March 26

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

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. www.hotelnikkosf.com/feinsteins.aspx

Dream Queens Revue @ Aunt Charlie’s Lounge
Collette LeGrande, Ruby Slippers, Sophilya Leggz, Bobby Ashton, Sheena Rose, Kipper, and Joie de Vivre perform at the classic drag show. No cover; cheap drinks! 9:30-11:30pm. 133 Turk St. 441-2922. www.dreamqueensrevue.com www.auntcharlieslounge.com

MAD MANhatten Wednesdays @ Starlight Room
The new weekly event includes classic cocktails created by David Cruz, and inspired by the the show Mad Men, plus retro food classics like a prawn cocktail and oysters Rockefeller, all with a fantastic city view. 6pm-10pm. 21st, Sir Francis Drake Hotel. 450 Powell St. www.starlightroomsf.com

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. www.wildsidewest.com

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

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. www.thenobhilltheatre.com

Roy Hargrove Quintet @ Yoshi’s
The celebrated five-man jazz ensemble, led by the Grammy-winning trumpeter, returns for a five-night residency. $16-$28; prx-fixe dinner availabel ($38). Wed-Sat 8pm & 10pm. Sun 7pm & 9pm. Thru Mar. 30. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600. www.yoshis.com

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. 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

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

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. www.midnightsunsf.com

Thursday, March 27

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

Comedy Returns @ El Rio
Steve Lee, Bob McIntyre, Johan Miranda, Kat Evasco, and host Lisa Geduldig offer their comic talents. $7-$20. 8pm. 3158 Mission St. (800) 838-3006. www.elriosf.com

Dot Photos @ SupperClub
Opening reception for an exhibit of photos by Tom Schmidt, aka Dot, of SupperClub performers (dancers, singers, acrobats, drag queens, and circus arts performers). 9:30pm-1am. 657 Harrison St. at 2pm. www.supperclub.com

Fauxgirls @ Aunt Charlie’s Lounge
The classic drag show includes acts by Victoria Secret, Alexandria, Chanel, Maria Garza, Mini Minerva, Kipper, Ruby LeBrowne, and Lulu Ramirez. No cover, and cheap drinks! 8pm. 124 Ellis St. www.fauxgirls.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

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 nature museum, with DJed dancing, cocktails, fish, frogs, food and fun. March 20, Under the Sea Nightlife includes dive shows, pop-up info booths, seafood snacks, Life Aquatic costumes encouraged. $10-$12. 6pm-10pm, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. 379-8000. www.calacademy.org

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. www.clubpapi.com www.cafesf.com

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


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