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On the Tab :: September 8 - 14

Sunday Sep 8, 2013

Sunday, September 8

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.

Burger Bub Mini-Fest @ Rickshaw Stop
Meet and greet, book signing (or pawing?) plus film screening with, for, and all about Lil Bub, the adorable (and slightly deformed) cat and YouTube sensation. $20-$25. 3pm. All ages. At 8:30pm, the very wild Nobunny performs,with Colleen Green opening. $12-$15. 155 Fell St. 861-2011.

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

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. Free admission. $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.

Vicki Marlane Memorial Fundraiser @ Aunt Charlie’s Lounge
Enjoy a drag show, food, drinks, a raffle for donated prizes; funds raised benefit the street-naming campaign for departed drag icon Vicki Marlane. 4pm-9pm. 133 Turk St.

Minday, September 9

Comedy Returns @ El Rio
The Mission nightclub’s monthly laugh-fest. $7-$20. 21+. 8pm. 3158 Mission St. (800) 838-3006.

Monday Musicals @ The Edge
The renovated bar now shows fun musicals each week. 7pm-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 10

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.

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

Michael Feinstein @ Feinstein’s at the Nikko
Classy jazz-pop singer-pianist performs his new act, "Swingin’ Back Home," at the new cabaret venue he brought to San Francisco. $30-$65. Tue0Fri 8pm. Sat & Sun 7pm. Thru Sept. 15. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. 394-1111.

Naked Night @ Nob Hill Theatre
Enjoy strip shows in the comfort of your skivvies, or less, with complimentary libations, at the weekly night. $20. 8pm-11pm. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758.

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 11

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.

Dream Queens Revue @ Aunt Charlie’s Lounge
Retro-classic drag show (2nd and 4th Wednesday) at the classic Tenderloin bar, featuring Collette Ashton, Ruby Slippers, Sophilya Leggz, Bobby Ashton, Sheena Rose, Davida Ashton and Joie de Vivre. No cover. 10pm. 133 Turk St. 441-2922.

Earth, Wind & Fire @ Masonic Hall
The iconic R&B band performs their classic hits ("Shining Star," "Got to Get You Into My Life"). $58-$103. 8pm. 1111 California St.

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.

Thursday, September 12

80s Thursdays @ Cat Club
DJs and VJs take you back to the MTV era with music from the 1980s. $6. 9:30-2am. 1190 Folsom St.

Adam Ant @ Regency Ballroom
The 80s pop singer’s back, performing old and new songs; Prima Donna opens. $29-$32. 8pm. 1290 Sutter St. at Van Ness Ave. (888) 929-7849.

Bill Frizell @ SF Jazz Center
Accomplished experimental jazz guitarist performs with a different guest each of three nights. $18-$65. 7:30pm. Sept 12 with Geri Allen and Greg Osby. Sept 13 with Thomas Morgan and Petra Haden. Sept 14 (2pm) with cartoonist Jim Woodring. Sept 15, 7pm with several artists. 201 Franklin St. (866) 920-5299.

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

David J @ Café DuNord
Former member of Bauhaus and Love & Rockets performs goth rock faves; also, Sky Parade, The Cellar Doors and DJ Jay Tibbs. $15. 7:30pm. 21+. 2170 Market St. 861-5016.

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.

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

Patricia Kaas @ Masonic Hall
Singer performs her Edith Piaf musical tribute, which includes an orchestra, stage sets, video and Piaf archival footage. $58-$112. 8pm. 1111 California St.

Shirts Off @ Hole in the Wall Saloon
$1 off any drink if ya doff yer shirt. 8pm-2am. 1369 Folsom St. 431-4695.

Sundance Saloon @ Space 550
The popular country western LGBT dance night. $5. 6:30pm-10:30pm with lessons from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. Also Sundays 5pm-10:30pm with lessons from 5:30-7:15 pm. 550 Barneveld Ave.

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 tunes and fun 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 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.

Friday, September 13

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.

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.

Gay Rodeo Fundraiser @ Balancoire
Galilea and Daft-Nee Gesuntheit cohost a fundraiser for the Golden State Gay Rodeo Association, with prizes, raffles, Jell-O shots. 8pm-12am. 2565 Mission St. 920-0577.

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.

Jabari Davis @ Yoshi’s
Local comic blends street smarts through-provoking insights in his stand-up routine. $18-$22. 10:30pm. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600.

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.

Landon Conrad @ Nob Hill Theatre
The hot porn stud strips and goes all the way onstage. $25. 8pm & 10pm. Also August 10. Other strippers nightly, and before and after headliners. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758.

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.

Steam @ Powerhouse
Sexy wet towel-snapping night at the cruisy bar. $5. 9pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St.

Wanda Sykes @ Uptown Theatre, Napa
The out lesbian comic tells it like it is, with bold brash up-front comedy. $55-$70. 8pm. 18+. 1350 Third St., Napa. (707) 259-0123.

Saturday, September 14

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

Big Tree @ Bottom of the Hill
Indie folk-rock group from the Bay Area performs at the popular Potrero Hill venue. Water strider and Ghost Tiger also perform. $10-$12. 1233 17th St. at Missouri. 626-4455.

Bootie SF @ DNA Lounge
Weekly mash-up dance night, with resident DJs Adrian & Mysterious D. $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 Rimshot @ Bench and Bar, Oakland
Weekly hip hop and R&B night. $8-$15. 9pm to 4am. 510 17th St.

Cockblock @ Rickshaw Stop
Lesbo-rific queer homo dance night each 2nd Saturdays. $5-$7. 21+. 10pm-2am. 155 Fell St.

Frolic @ The Stud
Monthly costume dance party (2nd Sat) for Furries and friends, with DJs Neonbunny and guests. Dance, you animals! $4 (with costume) $8 (without). 8pm-2am. 399 9th St. at Harrison

Golden Gate Ball @ The Arc of San Francisco
Crowning pageant of Mr. and Ms. Golden Gate is also a fundraiser for the Imperial court includes food, no-host bar, a drag show, and courtly festivities. $25. 5pm-10pm. 1500 Howard St.

Love Will Fix It @ Hot Spot
DJ Bus Station John’s intimate monthly (2nd Saturdays) retro disco night with an R&B focus, re-decorates the cozy dive bar into a cool dance hangout; popular with a gaily diverse crowd. $5. 9pm-2am. 1414 Market St. at Polk.

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.

Northern California Renaissance Faire @ Casa de Fruta, Hollister
Annual festive olden time-themed weekend faire, with performances, music, crafts, food, ale, women in bustly dresses and men in capes and codpieces. $25 (single day) - $150 (all-season pass). 10am-6pm, with Celtic rock concerts many Sat. nights. Sat & Sun thru Oct. 13. 10031 Pacheco Pass Highway, Hollister. (408) 847-FAIR.

Sadistic Saturdays @ SF Eagle
Michael Brandon and Terry Penn cohost the leather and kink night, with demos, gogo guys, a boot black and naughty fun. 2nd & 4th Saturdays. 10pm-1am. (Also now open daily 11am-2am). 398 12th St. at Harrison.

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.

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