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On the Tab :: October 26-31

Friday Oct 26, 2012
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Fri 26

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

Friday Nights @ de Young Museum
Weekly parties, live performances and quick art installations, paired with current shows. Free-$18 (tickets required for exhibit entry). 5:30pm-8:30pm. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park. www.deyoung.famsf.org

Indie Erotic Quickies @ Castro Theatre
Good Vibrations presents the best in a competition of films that are funny, serious, straight, queer, kinky, animated, or something else entirely. $15-$45. 7pm party, 8pm screenings. 429 Castro St.www.goodvibesquickies.com

Joe @ The Lookout
Shots, drinks and DJed fun. $2. 10pm-2am. 3600 16th St. at Market. www.lookoutsf.com

Kinky Beats @ Café Flore
Sergio’s weekly DJ night at the popular café-bar, with 2 for 1 martinis. 9pm-1:30am. 2298 Market St. 621-8579. www.cafeflore.com

Latin Explosion @ Club 21, Oakland
Eight bars, more dance floors, and a smoking lounge; the largest gay Latin dance night in the Bay Area. Happy hour 4pm-8:30pm. Dancing 9pm-4am. 2111 Franklin St. (510) 268-9425. www.club21oakland.com

Lex Sabre @ Nob Hill Theatre
The sexy porn stud shows off his enormous...talent! $25. 8pm & 10pm. Also Oct. 27. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 781-9468. www.thenobhilltheatre.com

Some Thing @ The Stud
Wild weekly drag show with SF’s most unusual talents. 10pm-2am. 399 9th St. www.studsf.com

Spicy @ Club OMG
DJ SSHaaN spins Bollywood dance hits at the intimate new South Asian LGBT nightclub. 9pm-2am. 43 6th St. at Market. www.clubomgsf.com

Strip @ Kok Bar
Take it off at the 4th Fridays stripping event with a Cheap Ass Contest, $100 winner. $5. 11pm contest. 1225 Folsom St. www.kokbarsf.com

Trannyshack @ DNA Lounge
Heklina and Peaches Christ cohost the annual drag lip-sync Halloween-themed show. $15. 9:30pm-3am. Show at 11pm. 375 11th St. www.dnalounge.com

Werk @ Deco Lounge
Tori Balenciaga hosts the Jock contest, with $100 prize, at the monthly male underwear party (4th Fri). $5. 9pm-3am. 510 Larkin St. at Turk. www.decosf.com

Sat 27

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

Bistroteque @ Café Flore
DJ Ken Vulsion spins tunes at the popular café-bar; 2 for 1 cosmos! 9pm-1:30am. 2298 Market St. 621-8579. www.cafeflore.com

Bloody Mary Bar @ Pilsner Inn
Build your own nutritious beverage with a zing. Every Saturday and Sunday, 10am-2pm. 225 Church St. www.pilsnerinn.com

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. www.BootieSF.com www.DNAlounge.com

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. 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

Haunted Broadway @ Metronome
Fabulous costume ball and fundraiser for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. With a special spooky show theme, don your costume as a famous Broadway musical character (dead or alive!). Enjoy complimentary vodka drinks, wine, beer, and devilishly delicious hors d’oeuvres. Enter to win the Most Fabulous Costume Contest, and mix and mingle with special surprise guests. $40 and up. 7pm-11pm. 1830 17th St. at DeHaro. www.glaad.org/events/hauntedbroadway

Hey, Ghoul, Hey! @ Lexington Club
Spooky costume contest, DJs Ms. Jackson and China G, at the fun lesbian bar. No cover. 9pm-2am. 21+. 3464 19th St. 863-2052. www.lexingtonclub.com

House of Garza @ Café Flore
Garza’s monthly variety show (4th Saturdays), with raffles, drag acts and fun. 10pm-1am. 2298 Market St. 621-8579. www.cafeflore.com

Jalwa @ Club OMG
DJ SSHaaN spins a unique Bollywood dance mix at the intimate new South Asian LGBT nightclub. 9pm-2am. 43 6th St. at Market. www.clubomgsf.com

Mango @ El Rio
Popular women of color monthly event (March-November), with BBQ and drink specials and dancing. $8-$10. 3pm-8:30pm. 3158 Mission St. 282-3325. www.elriosf.com

Sun 28

All-Male Amateur Strip Show @ Deco Lounge
Ruby Holiday and Diva LaFever cohost the weekly night of newbies gettin’ nude. $100 cash prize! DJ Lambchop spins tunes. Contest 10:30pm. 510 Larkin St. at Turk. 346-2025. www.decosf.com

Beer Bust @ 440
$8 a cup, where the beer is cheap, and the men are priceless. 3pm-8pm. 440 Castro St. www.the440.com

Beer Bust @ Truck
Beer, and lots of it. $10. 4pm-8pm. Ice Queen Sundays, a new drag show, follows. Shows at 9:30 and 11pm. 1900 Folsom St. www.trucksf.com

Disney Princess Comedy Night @ Deco Lounge
Kristee Ono hosts a night of cartoon comedy, with Clare O’kane featuring Veronica Porras, Mimi Vilmenay, Jessica Barnes, Mary Alice, Jessica Sele, Lauren Kraut, Ali Brown and Nicole Calasich. $10. 21+. 8pm. 510 Larkin St. www.decosf.com

Hero @ Ruby Skye
Halloween-themed dance party, with DJs Hector Fonseca, Luke Johnstone and Russ Rich. $25-$30. 6pm-12am 420 Mason St. www.industrysf.com

Honey Soundsystem @ Holy Cow
Sunday music mix crew plays groove-adelic sounds for a hip, diverse crowd. 10pm-2am. 1535 Folsom St. at 11th. www.honeysoundsystem.com

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

Jockstrap Bust @ Kok Bar
$8 stripped down, $10 not; all you can drink Bud Light or Rolling Rock. Weekly. 5pm-9pm. 1225 Folsom St. www.kokbarsf.com

Kenny Washington @ The Rrazz Room
"Superman" of the Bay Area jazz scene performs. $30. 8pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095. www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Mary Wilson @ The Venetian Room
Motown legend and orginal member of The Supremes performs R&B classics at the swanky hotel. $40-$75. 7pm. Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason st. 392-4400. www.BayAreaCabaret.org

Sundance Saloon @ Space 550
The popular country western LGBT dance night. $5. 5pm-10:30pm with lessons from 5:30-7:15 pm. Also Thursdays. 550 Barneveld Ave. www.sundancesaloon.org

Sunday School @ The EndUp
New T-dance and beer bust at the famed disco. Enjoy the sunny patio and grooves by DJ Hawthorne and the Ghetto Disco crew. $5 cover. $3 drinks. 3pm-8pm. 401 6th St. www.theendup.com

Sunday’s a Drag @ Starlight Room
Donna Sachet and Harry Denton host 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.harrydenton.com

Mon 29

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

Funny Mondays @ Deco Lounge
Victor Torres hosts a comedy open mic night. 7pm-9pm. 510 Larkin St. at Turk. www.decosf.com

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

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. 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

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. www.saintaiden.org

Supernova @ Truck
Trivia show at the lil gay bar, with DJs Pork Sweats and Jimmy Swear. 1900 Folsom St. www.trucksf.com

Tammy L. Hall Quintet @ The Rrazz Room
Amazing jazz and improv pianist performs with her band. 7:30pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095. www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Tue 30

13 Licks @ Q Bar
Weekly women’s night at the stylish intimate bar. 9pm-2am. 456 Castro St. www.QbarSF.com

Betty Buckley @ The Rrazz Room
Iconic Broadway actress-singer performs "Ah Men! The Boys of Broadway" $45-$55. 8pm. Nov 3, 7pm & 9:30pm; Nov 4, 7pm. Thru Nov 4. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095. www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Funny Tuesdays @ Harvey’s
Ronn Vigh hosts the weekly LGBT and gay-friendly comedy night, tonight with special guest Wendy Ho! One-drink or menu item minimum. 9pm. 500 Castro St. at 18th. 431-HARV. www.harveyssf.com

Naked Night @ Nob Hill Theatre
Enjoy strip shows in the comfort of your skivvies, or less, with complimentary libations. $20. 8pm-11pm. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 781-9468. www.thenobhilltheatre.com

Smarty Pants Trivia @ Stray Bar
Kitty Tapata hosts the game show fun with popcorn and prizes at the dog-friendly gay/straight bar in Bernal Heights. Tuesdays, 8pm. 309 Cortland. www.straybarsf.com

Wed 31

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. www.juanitamore.com www.QbarSF.com

Bubba @ Truck
Good ole boy drinks, specials, underwear fun, and Bubba bartenders. 9pm-2am. 1900 Folsom St. www.trucksf.com

Costume Contest @ Bench & Bar, Oakland
Dress up and win prizes. 9pm-3am. 510 17th St., Oakland. www.bench-and-bar.com

Demons & Angels @ Club 21, Oakland
Halloween costume party with $2,000 in cash and prizes, drink specials, gogo dancers, hip hop, Top 40 & Latin music all night long. $15. 9pm-3am. 2111 Franklin St. www.club21oakland.com/halloween

D’lysh @ Deco Lounge
Isa Manzanita hosts the weekly drag show at 10:30pm. No cover. 510 Larkin St. at Turk. 346-2025. www.decosf.com

Halloween Dining, Drinks @ Canela
Enjoy an elegant night of drinks and culinary treats at the stylish gay-owned tapas bistro and bar. Special treats for those in costume. 5:30pm-11pm. 2272 Market St. at Sanchez. 552-3000. www.canelasf.com

Halloween Party @ The Lookout
Enjoy drinks, dancing and costumed fun at the bar with a great view. 9:30pm-2am. 3600 16th St. www.lookoutsf.com

Halloween @ Castro & SoMa Bars
Remember, there is no longer a blocked-off street party in the Castro on Halloween night. Traffic will not be blocked off. However, all bars in the Castro and many in SoMa, will be hosting Halloween parties and costume contests, too numerous to list here. Get there early, as the venues fill up with revelers. Be safe, obey traffic laws, don’t jaywalk and have fun!

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