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Gym Class at Hi Tops
Gym Class at Hi Tops  (Source:Steven Underhill)

Red dress drag, hunky man drag, leather drag; honeys, you’re born naked and the rest is all drag. So drag your butt out for some fun, no matter what you’re (not) wearing.

Thursday, May 1

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

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. (866) 663-1063. www.ticketweb.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
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
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

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; now in its tenth year! $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

Friday, May 2

5 Funny Females @ Great Star Theater
Susan Alexander hosts two nights of different five-women line-ups with numerous talented comics. $20. May 2, 8pm: Erikka Innes, Alison Kawa, Renee Gauthier, Luna Michelle, Joselyn Highes. 10pm show: Joselyn Hughes, Kat Evasco, Renee Gauthier, Glory Magana and Chantal Carrere. May 3, 8pm: Molly Sokhom, Lydia Popovich, Ruby Gill, Priya Prasad and Sandy Stec. 10pm: Chantal Carrerre, Paloma Cordova, Lilybeth Helson, Glamis Rory and Erikka Innes. BYOB (really!). 636 Jackson St. at Kearny. 5funnyfemales.eventbrite.com

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 events at the museum take on different themes. $20-$35. 6pm-8:30pm. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive. www.deyoung.famsf.org

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

House Party @ Powerhouse
Ky Martinez and Guy Ruben play deep house muisc; leather-clad gogo guys, and proceeds going to Folsom Street Events, at the cruisy SoMa bar night. 10pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St. www.powerhouse-sf.com

Kentucky Derby Party @ Starlight Room
Watch "the greatest two minutes in sports" on TV at this cocktail and big hat-themed event with an upscale "Derby attire" dress code (and Best Hat competition); buffet, one comp Mint Julip, and live music with Belle Monroe and her Brewglass Boys. $55. 1pm-4:30pm. Sir Francis Drake Hotel, 450 Powell St. www.starlightroomsf.com

Latin Explosion @ Club 21, Oakland
Special Cinco de Mayo parties through the weekend include a show with El Simbolo Y Violeta. Drag show Monday May 5. 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

Manimal @ Beaux
Gogo-tastic night starts off your weekend. 9pm-2am. 2344 Market St. www.beauxsf.com

Roller Disco @ Women’s Building
The monthly fun on wheels party rolls from 8pm to 12am. Costumes encouraged; skate rentals available; full bar; disco classics spun by Black Rock Disco’s David Miles, Jr. 3543 18th St. www.sfindie.com

Show Guise @ Longboard, Pacifica
The surf bar goes dragfully gay with shows hosted by Anna Mae Coxxx at 10:30 and 12am. 180 Eureka Square, Pacifica. (650) 738-5905. www.thelongboardbar.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

Saturday, May 3

ALC Fundraiser @ Beaux
Team Wells Fargo’s AIDS Life/Cycle fundraiser for the June 1-7 bike ride fundraiser includes DJ Gehno Sanchez Aviance, Holotta Tymes, Lychee Déjà vu Minnelli, Jezebel Patel, and Paris LaQuinta. $10 includes bottomless beer from 4pm-7pm. with Jello shots and raffle prizes. 2344 Market St. www.beauxsf.com

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

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 Lindsay 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

Doll House @ Midnight Sun
Patty McGroin’s monthly charity show includes wacky drag and comic talents, beer bust, Jell-O shots, raffle prizes; proceeds benefit The ARC of SF. 4pm-7pm. 4067 18th St. 861-4186. www.midnightsunsf.com

Go Bang! @ The Stud
Derek Pavone and DJ Sol guest-spin at Steve Fabus and Sergio Fedasz’ monthly classic disco groove night. $5. 9pm-2am. 399 9th St. at Harrison. www.gobangsf.com

Pillow-Case @ Club OMG
Monthly music video dance party, where retro attire’s welcome; DJ Jim Hopkins, drink specials, and Nathan Krause’s birthday party. 9pm-2am. 43 6th St. www.clubOMGsf.com

Red Dress Ball @ Lookout
Second annual fun drag party, where red simply is "the" color to wear, is appropriately hosted by Donna Sachet, with DJ Byron Bonsall. $10 benefits the SF AIDS Foundation. 9pm-2am. 3600 16th St. at Market. 431-0306. www.lookoutsf.com

Sex ’n Drags n’ Rock n’ Roll @ Midnight Sun
Mutha Chucka. Wigs. Rock music. Anna Conda, Christina Msladybug, Donna Personna, Duplicity Dilemma, Ginger Snap, Kitty Tapata, Kween, and La Moni Stat! 9pm-2am. 4067 18th St. 861-4186. www.midnightsunsf.com

Sunday, May 4

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

Cabaret Showcase Showdown @ Martuni’s
Season five of the local singing competition revs up with the Cabaret category of Best Pop singer. Sing two songs, bring sheet music, no "click tracks"; with special guest judge Alpha Mulugeta (aka Honey Mahogany). Katya Smirnoff-Skyy and accompanist Joe Wicht cohost. $7. 7pm. 4 Valencia St. at Market. 241-0205.

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

How Weird Street Faire @ Howard & 2nd
Blast off to outer space at the annual alt/culture freakfest, this year with an alien cosmos theme. Space drag "high"ly encouraged. Multiple stages for DJed and live music, including a Star Wars cantina band (really!), plus drinks, food, art and festivities. $10. 12pm-8pm. www.HowWeird.org

Jock @ The Lookout
The weekly jock-ular fun continues, with special sports team fundraisers. 3pm-7pm. 3600 16th St. www.lookoutsf.com

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

Michael Nesmith @ Great American Music Hall
The former member of The Monkees, producer of the cult hit Repo Man, and other projects (like starting MTV), performs (non-Monkees) music with his folk-rock band. $50-$75. 8pm. 859 O’Farrell St. 885-0750. www.slimspresents.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, May 5

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, 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, May 6

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

Rey Pila @ Brick and Mortar
The Mexican synth pop band, whose songs are deliciously hook-filled, performs live. James Supercave headlines, Cazadero opens. No cover. 9pm. 1710 Mission St. 800-8782. www.brickandmortarmusic.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, May 7

Best of San Francisco @ Public Works
SF Weekly’s "best of" party with music by ’90s cover band The Frosted Tips. Proceeds benefit Cancer Prevention Foundation. $15. 6pm-9pm. 161 Erie St. www.publicsf.com

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

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

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

Rookies Night @ Nob Hill Theatre
Competitors sign up by 8pm for a chance to win $200, the nude newbie starts at 9pm. The audience picks the winner; $20 for audience includes refreshments. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758. www.thenobhilltheatre.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 8

Brian Jonestown Massacre @ Fox Theatre, Oakland
The popular psych band performs classics and songs from their new CD Revelation, at the beautiful East Bay theatre. Joel Gion & the Primary Colors open. $30-$45. 8pm. 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. www.brianjonestownmassacre.com www.thefoxoakland.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 Science
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
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

Wesla Whitfield @ Feinstein’s at the Nikko
The veteran cabaret singer, beloved for her jazz interpretations, is accompanied by her husband Mike Greensill. $30-$45. 8pm. Also May 9, 8pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (866) 663-1063. www.ticketweb.com


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