Nightlife » Local Events

On the Tab :: September 1 - 7

Sunday Sep 1, 2013

Sunday, September 1

Beer Bust @ SF Eagle
The classic leather bar is back, with the most popular Sunday day time event in town. 3pm-6pm (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 new sports bar. 2247 Market St. 551-2500.

Disco Daddy @ SF Eagle
DJ Bus Station John’s new post-beer bust tea dance at the famed (and nicely remodeled) leather bar. $5. 7pm-12am. 398 12th St. at Harrison.

Hella Gay Comedy @ Pa’ina Lounge
Charlie Ballard hosts the raucous comedy night, with headliner Karen Ripley, plus Rachel Gill, Rich Hutchison, Scott Simpson, Steve Post, and Ron Chapman. $10. 21+. 8pm. 1865 Post St. 829-2642.

Jock @ Lookout
Weekly fundraiser for various local LGBT sports groups. $2 cover. Drink specials. 3pm-9pm. 3600 16th St. at Market.

Oakland Pride @ Downtown Oakland
Annual East Bay LGBT pride events inlcude performances by En Vogue, Montez, LaToya London, Luciana, Banda Cienega and Sheria, plus community booths, food, drinks and more. $5-$10. 11am-7pm. 20th St. at Broadway. Nighttime block party outside Bench & Bar and Club 21, with DJs Olga T, David Harness, Pam Jacatac, Rum and Calalo. 6pm-4am. $100.

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. $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.

Swagger Like Us @ El Rio
Queer hip hop dance party, with performances by Vogue and Tone, DJ sets by davO of Double Duchess, Lemz, and more. $5-$8. 3pm-8pm. 3158 Mission St.

Monday, September 2

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

Monday Musicals @ The Edge
The renovated bar shows fun musicals each week. 9pm show; open til 2am. 2 for 1 cocktail, 5pm-closing. 18th St. at Collingwood.

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.

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.

Tuesday, September 3

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.

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.

Funny Tuesdays @ Harvey’s
Ronn Vigh hosts the weekly LGBT and gay-friendly comedy night; this weke, headliner Liz Grant. One-drink or menu item minimum. 9pm. 500 Castro St. at 18th. 431-HARV.

Gary Numan @ Oakland Metro
The New Wave icon performs new and classic synth-pop tunes at the East Bay punk club; Cold Cave also performs. $27. 8pm. 630 3rd St., Oakland. (510) 763-1146.

Opening Night Gala @ SF Symphony
Broadway and TV star Audra McDonald headlines the annual festive symphony gala, with Michael Tilson Thomas conducting the symphony in a Jazz Age tribute. $160-$1000 and up. Drinks, dinner and dancing. 5pm. 201 Van Ness Ave. 864-6000.

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.

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

Wednesday, September 4

Bi Monthly Social @ Café Flore
Gathering for all ages, genders and orientations; meets every other month. 7pm-10pm. 2298 Market St. 621-8579.

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.

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

Chet Faker @ the Independent
Soulful electro singer bear (aka Nicholas Murphy) from Australia performs. $13-$15. 8pm. Lawrence Rothman opens. 628 Divisadero St. 771-1421.

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

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

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.

Way Back @ Midnight Sun
Weekly screenings of vintage music videos, and retro drink prices. 9pm-2am. 4067 18th St. 861-4186.

Thursday, September 5

Christine Ebersole @ Feinstein’s at the Nikko
Broadway and TV actress-singer performs $40-$85. Thu-Fri 8pm. Sat 7pm. Thru Sept. 7. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. 394-1111.

Comedy Bodega @ Esta Noche
Marga Gomez (often) hosts the weekly LGBT- and queer-friendly comedy night at the Mission club. No cover one-drink min. 8pm. 3079 16th 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.

Latin Night @ The Café
Amazingly hot gogo guys, cheap drinks and DJed dance music. $5. 9pm-2am. 2369 Market St.

Lipstick Revue @ Longboard Margarita Bar, Pacifica
Monthly drag show with Ana Mae Cox, Ruby Holliday, and others, at the gay-friendly surf bar that features karaoke and band nights. No cover. 10pm-2am. 21+. 180 Eureka Square, Pacifica. (650) 738-5905.

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 new nature museum; plus food, cocktails and DJed dancing. $10-$12. 6pm-10pm, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. 379-8000.

Out of the Past @ Old Mint
Fascinating fundraiser for Project Open Hand at the beautiful architectural treasure, with performances, DJed dance music, cocktails, nibbly things, talks with historians and activists (Stuart Milk, Donna Sachet, Jose Cisneros). $20. 6pm-11pm. 88 5th St.

Tesla Boy @ Rickshaw Stop
Russian synth-pop sensation performs; Night Moves, Queen Kwong, plus Popscene DJs. $13-$15. 9:30pm. 155 Fell St. 861-2011.

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 retro cruisy crowd, each Thursday; DJ Bus Station John plays records. $4. 10pm-2am. 133 Turk St. at Taylor.

Underwear Party @ Powerhouse
Strip down to your skivvies (free clothes check) and watch or compete in the wet underwear contest ($100 prize!) at midnight; gogo guys and DJ Dam Nation. $5. 9pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St.

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.

Friday, September 6

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.

Big Gigantic @ Fox Theatre, Oakland
The popular sax-drum electro-dance-hip hop jazz duo perform live; Ill-esha opens. $20.50. 8pm. 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. (510) 302-2250.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Pandora Boxx @ Rebel
Enjoy a night of comedy, stories and song from comic contender from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 2. $22.50. 7:30pm & 10pm, nightly thru Sept. 8. 1760 Market St.

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.

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.

Saturday, September 7

Austra, Diana @ The Fillmore
Two new eclectic synth-pop bands perform. $20. 9pm. 1805 Geary Blvd. at Fillmore. (800) 745-3000.

Bears in the Dark @ Beatbox
Underwear party with minimal lighting, for the ursine set and their admirers, with Vancouver DJ Nick Bertossi. $5-$10. 10pm-4am. 314 11th St.

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
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.

Club Voyeur @ White Horse Bar, Oakland
Dance party (first Saturdays) at the intimate, historic LGBT bar. 6551 Telegraph Ave. (510) 652-3820.

Club Gossip @ Cat Club
Mixed gay-friendly goth-electro-retro-ish club night; monthly (2nd Sat.). $8. 21+. 9pm-3am. 1190 Folsom St.

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

Cockblock @ Rickshaw Stop
Monthly lesbo-rific queer homo dance night. $5-$10. 21+. 10pm-2am. 155 Fell St.

Doll House @ Midnight Sun
Emperor Drew Cutler and Empress Patty McGroin cohost the monthly charity fundraiser and beer bust, drag acts, Jell-O shots and general frivolity. $10. 4pm-8pm. 4067 18th St.

Go Bang @ The Stud
The monthly atomic disco dance night, with resident DJs Sergio Fedasz and Steve Fabus, welcomes guest DJ Paul Goodyear and performers The A for a fabulous Sylvester tribute night. $7. 9pm-3am. (free before 10pm). 399 9th St. at Harrison.

Homo Erectus @ Qbar
Raunchy, slutty, dancing, drinking party with wild gogo guys and more fun from the Cockfight herd; first Saturdays. DJs DCNSTRCT and Mykill. $5. 9pm-2am. 465 Castro St.

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.

SoMa Country @ Beatbox
Sundance Saloon’s extra night of two-stepping and country western dancing. $8. Lessons 6pm. Dancing til 10pm. 314 11th St.

Sugar @ The Café
Fun club night with sexy gogo guys, drag acts and drink specials; 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sat monthly. Free guest list before 11pm. 841-5748. 9:30pm-2am. 2369 Market St.

To submit your October events, send by September 20 to

Copyright BARtab. For more articles from BARtab visit


Add New Comment

Comments on Facebook