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Thursday Apr 24, 2014
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Katya Smirnoff-Skyy, Sun 27
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It’s springtime. So get out and see, do, play...

Thursday, Apr. 24

Big Bang Gala @ California Academy of Sciences
The museum’s annual festive gala fundraiser, includes insightful talks, a seated dinner, and a museum-wide party with music by Ra Ra Riot and Youngblood Hawke, and a silent disco near the animal exhibits (earplugged humans, non-freaked animals). $100 includes drinks, desserts and light eats; 8:30pm-12am. Dinner and VIP reception $1000 and up; 6pm-12am. 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. 379-8000. www.calacademy.org

Circle Jerk @ Nob Hill Theatre
Big talent Rafael Alencar’s back in town; enjoy a whacking good time in the theatre arcade’s underground playroom ($10, 9pm) the night before his stage shows April 25 & 26 ($25, 8pm & 10pm). 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758. www.thenobhilltheatre.com

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

La Femme @ Beaux
Ladies’ happy hour at the 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 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

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

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

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

Peter Cincotti @ Feinstein’s at the Nikko
The vocalist-pianist performs new and classic songs at the elegant cabaret. $55-$70. 8pm. Also April 25, 8pm. Nikko Hotel, 222 Mason St. www.hotelnikkosf.com/feinsteins.aspx

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
Shit & Champagne’s last week! photo: Steven Underhill

Friday, Apr. 25

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

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 Night @ de Young Museum
Nightlife event at the museum takes on a 1920s theme, with Trio Zincalo & the Magik Magik String Trio, dancing and drinks. Presented by SF Bay Guardian . $20-$35. 6pm-8:30pm. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive. www.deyoung.famsf.org

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

Latin Explosion @ Club 21, Oakland
Special Easter party with bunny-hoppin’ gogos. 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

Rafael Alencar @ Nob Hill Theatre
Big talented Brazilian porn stud offers his hot strip show and lap dances. Bring your tip money. $25. 8pm & 10pm. Also April 26. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758. www.thenobhilltheatre.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. Extended thru April 26! 1772 Market St. at Octavia. www.shitandchampagne.eventbrite.com

Sleeper Agent @ Brick and Mortar
Garage pop band performs. Holychild and Pagiins open. $12-$15. 9pm. 1710 Mission St. 800-8782. www.brickandmortarmusic.com

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

Steam @ Powerhouse
DJ Brian Urmanita spins tunes at the wet cruisy towel-snapping night. $100 Wet Towel Contest. $5 door benefits Project Inform. 10pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St. www.powerhouse-sf.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

Saturday, Apr. 26

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

Bearracuda @ Beatbox
The bear-tastic fun returns with DJ Paul Goodyear $6-$10. 314 11th St. www.bearracuda.com

Beatpig @ Powerhouse
Analyze This, with Juanita More!, Walter Gomez, Side Kick and crew, with SM demos and drink specials. $5 benefits Transgender Law Center. 9pm-2am. 10pm-2am. 1347 Folsom st. 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

Beer Bust @ SF Eagle
The classic leather bar’s most popular Sunday daytime event now also takes place on Saturdays! 3pm-6pm. 398 12th St. at Harrison. www.sf-eagle.com

Bleaux @ Beaux
Haute Toddy and Linsay Slowhands’ twerky poppy fun night at the stylish Castro bar-nightclub. 9pm-2am. 2344 Market St. www.beauxsf.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

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

Coco Peru @ Feinstein’s at the Nikko
The winsome comic drag performer shares songs and stories. $25-$40. 7pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (866) 663-1063. www.ticketweb.com

Code @ The Edge
The monthly leather event celebrates its first anniversary, and includes three hot gogo guys, kink-friendly ambiance and drink specials. Follow the leather dress code or go elsewhere, please. 9pm-2am. 4149 18th St. www.edgesf.com

Lunar New Year Banquet @ Legendary Palace Restaurant, Oakland
The Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women & Transgender Community honors activist and computer engineer Koko Lin; silent auction, raffle drawings, scholarship awards and dinner. 7pm. 708 Franklin St., Oakland. www.apiqwtc.org

Okapi Sun @ Milk Bar
Pop-tribal-techno duo perform at the local club to debut their new album Techno Prisoners. $10. 9pm. 1840 Haight St. www.milkbarsf.com

ShangriLa @ EndUp
Dress for bed at the sexy Pajama Party, with DJ Oren Nizri, and Jim Z. $10-$20. 10pm-6am. 401 6th St. www.shangrilasf.eventbrite.com www.endupsf.com

Sunday, Apr. 27

Beer Bust @ Lone Star Saloon
The ursine crowd converges for beer and fun. 4pm-8pm. 1354 Harrison St. www.lonestarsf.com

Beer Bust @ SF Eagle
The classic leather bar’s most popular Sunday daytime event in town draws the menfolk. 3pm-6pm. Now also on Saturdays! 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

GayPocket/Theatre Rhino Fundraiser @ The Cinch
Join cover model search finalists for the Gay Pocket Guide, local GLBT entertainers, and bid for fabulous raffle prizes at this annual beer bust to support Theatre Rhinoceros. 3pm-6pm, 1723 Polk St. at Washington. www.gaypocketusa.com www.cinchsf.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. 3pm-7pm. 3600 16th St. www.lookoutsf.com

Katya Smirnoff-Skyy @ Feinstein’s at the Nikko
Our favorite exited Russian countess (aka actor-singer J. Conrad Frank) performs a new cabaret show. $30-$45. 7pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. www.ticketweb.com

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, Apr. 28

Boy George @ The Fillmore
The gay 80s pop star and musical composer is back on tour. $35-$47. 8pm. 1805 Geary Blvd. www.thefillmore.com

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

rish 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

LOL Mondays @ Club OMG
Comedy night with Natasha Muse, David Obrien, Iris Benson and Mike Spiegelman, Free. Open mic sign-up 6:30, show 8:15. 43 Sixth St. www.clubOMGsf.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

No No Bingo @ Virgil’s Sea Room
Sue Casa, Tom Temprano and VivvyAnne ForeverMORE bring you board games and Monday fun. (2nd & 4th Mondays). 8pm-11pm. 3152 Mission St. 829-2233. www.virgilssf.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

Shante, You Stay @ Toad Hall
BeBe Sweetbriar hosts a weekly viewing party of RuPaul’s Drag Race, 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, Apr. 29

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

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

Vincent Meis @ Magnet
The author of Down in Cuba reads from and discusses his new book, with drinks, food, salsa lessons and dancing. 8pm. 4122 18th St. www.magnetsf.org

Wednesday, Apr. 30

Bottoms Up Bingo @ Hi Tops
Play board games and win offbeat prizes at the popular 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. On haitus thru May. Kanpai Lounge, Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. No cover. 7pm-10pm. 394-1111. www.hotelnikkosf.com/feinsteins.aspx

Mad Manhattans @ 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 prawn cocktails 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

Modern Ball @ Yerba Buena Gardens/City View
SF Museum of Modern Art gala fundraiser dinner and party, with music by Holy Ghost and DJ Passion Pit. $125-$1000. 6pm-1am. 750 Howard St. 618-3263. www.sfmoma.org

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

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

Sony Holland @ Level III
The acclaimed jazz vocalist performs with guitarist Jerry Holland. Weekly 5pm-8pm. Also Thursdays & Fridays. JW Marriott, 515 Mason St. at Post. www.sonyholland.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, May 1

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

Jeremy Jordan @ Feinstein’s at the Nikko
The handsome pop singer performs his solo cabaret show. $45-$60. 8pm. Also May 2, 8pm; May 3 & 4, 7pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. www.ticketweb.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
The museum’s weekly cocktail parties continue, this week with a Jackpot gambling theme. $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

Tubesteak Connection @ Aunt Charlie’s Lounge
Tenth anniversary of the intimate groovy retro disco night with tunes spun by DJ Bus Station John. $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


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