On the Tab: October Events

Oct ’10 10

Judy Tenuda

Fri 1
Duplicity @ Deco Lounge
Roaring Twenties- theme party, with retro early jazz classic music, speakeasy ambiance and a drag show. $6. 9pm-3am. 510 Larkin St. 346-2025. www.decosf.com

Ghetto Disco @ The Endup
DJs Hawthorne and guests spin dance grooves til dawn. $15-$20. Free before 12am. 11pm-6am. 401 6th St. at Harrison. 646-0999. www.theendup.com

Grand Opening @ Big Daddy’s Antiques
Enjoy food, drink, raffle prizes, live music and entertainment at the opening party of the design district’s newest antiques store and showroom. 4pm-9pm. 1550 17th St. at Wisconsin. 621-6800.  www.bdantiques.com

Judi Tenuda @ The Razz Room
Deliciously crass comic performs her Full Frontal Tenudity act. Not for the easily offended! $25-$40. 8pm. Also Oct., 10:15pm. 2. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (866) 468-3399. www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Night of the Living Read @  Minna Gallery
Opening night cocktail reception for Litquake, the huge ann ual literary festival, with events taking place all over the Bay Area, Oct. 1-9. 21+. Free. Cash bar. 5pm-9pm. 111 Minna St. www.litquake.org

Radar @ Trigger
Enjoy dancing at the trendy Castro nightclub til 2am. 2344 Market St. www.clubtrigger.com

Teatro Zinzanni @ Pier 29
Hail Caesar!
is the current show at the theatre-tent-dinner extravaganza with comic Frank Ferrante, twin acrobats Ming and Rui, Vertical Tango rope dance, plus magic, comedy, a five-course dinner, and a lot of fun. $117-$145. Saturday 11:30am “Breve” show $63–$78. Wed-Sat 6pm (Sun 5pm). Pier 29 at Embarcadero Ave. 438-2668. www.teatrozinzanni.com

Truck Wash @ Truck
Live shower show with hot guys getting wet. 10pm-ish-2am. 1900 15th St. 252-0306. www.trucksf.com

Flagging in the Park. photo: Mike Shriver

Sat 2
Beach Blanket Babylon
@ Club Fugazi

Musical comedy revue, now in its 35th year, with an ever-changing lineup of political and pop culture icons, all in gigantic wigs. $25-$80. Wed, Thu 8pm. Fri, Sat 6:30, 9:30pm. Sun 2pm, 5pm. (Beer/wine served; cash only). 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Blvd. 421-4222. www.beachblanketbabylon.com

Cockfight @ Underground SF
Culture Whores’ big slutty dance party in a little club, with Pansy the Drunken Panda and saucy gogo guys. Now 1st and 3rd Saturdays. $7. 9pm-2am. 424 Haight St. www.cockfightsf.com

Flagging in the Park @ AIDS Memorial Grove
Come enjoy the sun, music, flora, and friends in the beautiful AIDS Memorial Grove. This event is open to all flow artists – fanning, flagging, poi, staff, hoop, and their supporters. Flags available for use or just relax, take in the colorful visuals and fun dance music, spun by DJ Steve Sherwood. Bring a beverage, a lunch, something to sit on and enjoy the sun. Proceeds benefit The Gateway (Men’s Inner Journey www.mensinnerjourney.org/flagging-in-the-park ) 1pm-4pm. Golden Gate Park. www.aidsmemorial.org

Stefanie Powers @ The Rrazz Room
TV and stage actress performa her new cabaret act. $45. 8pm. Also Oct. 3, 7pm.  2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (866) 468-3399.  www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Ethel Merman

Sun 3
420 Sunset T Launch Party @ The Edge

4:20-9pm, headliner vocalist Kaylah Marin, drink specials, Jell-O shots to benefit Breast Cancer Emergency Fund. The Edge, 4149 18th, (415) 863-4027. www.edgesf.com

Afternoon Delight @ Deco Lounge
Weekly Sunday T-dance with DJ Pirate spinning 70s, 80s and new stuff. 21+. 4pm-8pm. 510 Larkin St. www.decosf.com

All-Male Amateur Strip Show @ Deco Lounge
Ginger Snap hosts the wild and sexy night of newbies gettin’ nude. $100 cash prize! DJ Lambchop spins tunes. 510 Larkin St. at Turk. 346-2025.  www.decosf.com

Beer Bust @ SF Eagle
The most popular daytime gay bar event in Northern California, with benefits for local LGBT and AIDS charities and organizations. $10 (for beer bust). 3pm-6pm. 12th St. at Harrison. www.sfeagle.com

Castro Street Fair @ Market & Castro
Annual street fair with food, crafts, live shows (Pepperspray, The Last Ambassadors, Smash-Up Derby, Pop Rocks, Bray and Cookie Dough and the Monster Show, Joshua Klipp, and the casts of Jerry Springer, the Opera, and the Cockette’s Pearls over Shanghai), dancing, this year under the theme “Get Your Freak On.” 11am-6pm.  www.castrostreetfair.org

The Ethel Merman Experience @ Martuni’s
Mark Sargent’s hilarious musical drag tribute to the Broadway legend, if she had sung Led Zepellin, David Bowie, U2, AC/DC and Red Hot Chili Peppers songs. Special dance floor in the back room! $5. 7pm. 4 Valencia St. at Market. www.dragatmartunis.com

Honey Soundsystem @ Holy Cow
The coolest Sunday music mix crew has moved yet again, but not too far, and to the original home of The Stud. Look for the suspended cow. 10pm-2am. 1535 Folsom st. at 11th. www.honeysoundsystem.com

One Night, One (Big) Heart @ War Memorial Green Room
Gala fundraiser for the Zen Hospice Project, with former Mayor Willie Brown, delicious food and wines. $250 and up. 6pm-10pm. 401 Van Ness Ave. 863-2910.  www.zenhospice.org

Sundance Saloon @ Space 550
Sundance Saloon presents country-western dancing for the LGBT community and its friends two night a week, every Sunday and Thursday.  The club is always packed with friendly urban cowboys and cowgirls two-stepping and line dancing the night away.  Beginning dance lessons are featured both nights, no partner necessary, so you can enjoy the fun even if you’ve never danced before.  $5. 21+. Sundays 5pm-10:30pm, lessons 5:30–7:15pm. Thursdays 6:30–10:30pm, lessons 7pm-8pm. 550 Barneveld Ave., near Bayshore and Industrial. www.sundancesaloon.org

Mon 4
Karel @ the Rrazz Room

Gay talk show host, commentator and singer performs stand-up and more. $25. 8pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (866) 468-3399. www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Q Comedy @ Martuni’s
Laugh it up with comedy legend Karen Ripley with Christina Marie Zoe Dunning, Morgan, Pippi Lovestocking, Charlie Ballard, Nick Leonard, and Sandra O. Noshi-Di’n't. $5-$16. 8pm. 4 Valencia St. at Market. www.qcomedy.com

Veronica Klaus

Tue 5
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

Ladies Night @ Q Bar
Women’s night, with DJ Ms. Jackson, half-off drinks. 9pm-2am. 456 Castro St. www.qbarsf.com

Veronica Klaus @ The Rrazz Room
Popular local chanteuse performs jazz and romantic classics with the Tammy Hall Trio. $25. 8pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (866) 468-3399.  www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Wed 6
Booty Call @ Q Bar

Juanita More! and her More Boys entertain and host the midweek happenin’ Castro event. $3-$5. 9pm-2am. 456 Castro St. www.juanitamore.com

Men’s Club @ SoMa Bars
Got your dogtags? No? Get ‘em! Enjoy drink specials and other fun stuff at themed nights at Chaps, The Eagle, The Powerhouse, Truck and Hole in the Wall. 21+. www.chapsbarsanfrancisco.com

Sandra Bernhard at the Outloud Comedy Fest

Thu 7
Aimee Mann @ Yoshi’s

Former Til Tuesday lead singer, and composer of the award-winning Magnolia soundtrack, performs her new and favorite music. $35. 8pm. Thru Oct 9. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600.  www.aimeemann.com www.yoshis.com

The Crib @ City Nights
Weekly pop music club night with scantily-clad gogo studs. $10. 18+. 9:30pm-3am. 715 Harrison St. at 3rd. www.thecribsf.com

Glam @ Lime
Betty’s List’s weekly women’s night has moved to the Castro bar/restaurant. 6pm-10pm. 2247 Market St. www.bettyslist.com www.lime-sf.com

Out Loud Comedy Festival @ Castro Theatre, Swedish American Hall
Three-day laugh riot, with The State of the Gay Union (Thu, 8pm, GLBT Community Center, 1800 Market St.), Frank DeCaro, Marga Gomez, Ronn Vigh, and many more (various times, Lookout Bar, Market at Noe; and Swedish American Hall, 2170 Market St. ) Saturday, Sandra Bernhard (8pm, Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St.) and Drag Queens of Comedy (see Sat. listing). Wrap party Sun, Oct. 10 at Thee Parkside (1600 17th St.. $6-$45. www.outloudcomedy.com

Tubesteak Connection @ Aunt Charlie’s Lounge
Retro tunes and retro cruisy crowd, each Thursday in the risky part of town. DJ Bus Station John plays records. $4. 10pm-2am. 133 Turk St. at Taylor. www.auntcharlieslounge.com

Davy Jones

Fri 8
Bad Girl Cocktail Hour @ The Lexington Club

Every Friday night, bad girls can get $1 dollar margaritas between 9pm and 10pm. All drinks being served up by the fabulous bartending duo of Tanya and Amy. 3464 19th St. between Mission and Valencia. 863-2052. www.lexingtonclub.com

Boy Bar @ The Cafe
Full Frontal Fridays at the renovated popular club. Matt DJs, twinky boiz gogo dance. 9pm-2am. 2369 Market St. at Castro. www.cafesf.com

Club Dragon @ Club Eight
Weekly Asian gay dance club with frequent themed nights. Oct. 8 has a White Party theme., with DJ Pornstar. 1151 Folsom St. at 7th. 431-1151. www.clubdragonsf.com

Dance Blend @ Q Bar
Hi-NRG pop, hiphop and underground grooves. 2pm-2am. 456 Castro St. www.qbarsf.com

Davy Jones @ The Rrazz Room
Former Monkees lead singer has still got his singing chops, and performs 60s classics and other songs. $47.50. 8pm. Also Oct. 9, at 7pm & 9:30pm. Oct. 10, 7pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Floor Score @ Siberia
New gay groove night with DJs Robot Hustle and Stanley Frank. $6. 21+. 10pm-4am. 314 11th St. at Folsom.

Latin Explosion @ Bench and Bar, Oakland
Renovated gay Latin dance club (eight bars, more dance floors, lounge) shows off their hottest gogo studs. 9pm-2am. 510 17th St. (510) 444-2266.  www.bench-and-bar.com

Salsa Club @ Cafe Cocomo
Same-sex dancing and lessons with a live band. 21+. 8:30pm-12am. 650 Indiana St. www.QueerBallroom.com

Smack @ Underground SF
Juanita MORE! hosts a night at the intime Lower Haight club, with DJs Chuck Hampton and Jason Kendig. $5. 10pm-2am. 424 Haight St. www.juanitamore.com

Tattoo Fridays @ The Stud
Show off your ink. DJ Adrian Taylor spins house and hiphop; gogo dudes shake it. $6. 10pm-3am. 21+. 9th St. at Harrison. www.studsf.com

Rob Rosen at "Bar Pick-ups Gone Terribly Wrong"

Sat 9
Bar Pick-ups Gone Terribly Wrong
@ Martuni’s

BARtab
hosts the gayest night of Lit Crawl, the annual neighborhood literary invasion along Valencia Street, with Meliza Banales, Cindy Emch, Felice Picano, Jim Piechota and Rob Rosen; part of Litquake, the annual literary festival (Oct. 1-9). Free. 6pm. 4 Valencia St. at Market.  www.litquake.org

Cockblock @ Rickshaw Stop
Lesborific queer homo dance night (each 2nd & 4th Saturday). $5-$7. 21+. 10pm-2am. 155 Fell St.  www.rickshawstop.com

Drag Queens of Comedy @ Castro Theatre
Lady Bunny, Heklina, Sasha Soprano, Shangela, Jackie Beat and Miss Coco Peru share the stage (hopefully!) in this dragtastic night of comedy. $35-$45. 10:30pm. 429 Castro St. 254-3362. www.comedyinthecastro.com

Frolic @ The Stud
Monthly costume dance party for Furries and friends. Dress up and dance, you animal. $7 w/o $3 with costume. 9pm-2am. 399 9th St. at Harrison. www.neonbunny.com/frolic www.studsf.com

Industry @ Mighty
Hello, sailor! The circuit dance party takes on a Fleet Week theme. DJs Dave Audé and Jamie J. Sanchez. $30-$40. 21+. 10pm-3am. 119 Utah St. www.industrysf.com

Le Perle Degli Squallor @ Hot Spot
DJ Bus Station John’s intimate monthly retro disco night re-decorates the cozy dive bar into a cool dance hangout and upstairs cruise space; popular with bear cubs and friendly hipsters. 2 for 1 drinks 9pm-11pm. Open til 2am. $5. 1414 Market St. at Van Ness.

Trainwreck @ New Parish, Oakland
Kyle Gass (Tenacious D) and his fun-lovin’ comic country-rock band perform. $10. 9pm. 579 18th St. at San Pablo.  www.thenewparish.com

Remember the Party

Sun 10
Beer Bust @ Lone Star Saloon

Benefit for various local charities each week. 4pm-8pm. 1354 Harrison St. www.lonestarsaloon.com

Cocktailgate @ Truck
Suppositori Spelling’s weekly wild drag show at the cut lil gay bar. 10pm-ish-2am. 1900 15th St. 252-0306. www.trucksf.com

Fresh @ Ruby Skye
Monthly T-dance at the renovated theatre/nightclub; very popular. DH Paul Goodyear spins; partial proceeds benefit the Castro Country Club. $20-$25. 6pm-12am. 420 Mason St. at Geary.  www.freshsf.com

Remember the Party @ Glas Kat
DJ Jerry Bonham spins retro classics at the White Party-themed night that revives the Trocadero Transfer ambiance, with a special Donna Summer mix. $25. 6pm-3am. 520 4th St.  www.remembertheparty.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

Swing-out Sundays @ Rock-it Room
Slim Jenkins and other bands play weekly for your same- and opposite-sex swing dancing pleasure. $5 includes a lesson. 8pm-11pm. 406 Clement St. www.SwingChampionships.com

Mon 11
Comedy Night @ El Rio

Reannie Roads, Evert Villasenor, Lisa Geduldig, Brendan Lynch and Toby Muresianu offer up their laugh-inducing stand-up at the monthly night (each 2nd Mon.). $7-$20. 8pm. 3158 Mission St. www.koshercomedy.com www.elriosf.com

James @ Regency Ballroom
Popular UK band returns, with Ed Harcourt, and new music. $26-$28. 8pm. 1290 Sutter St.  www.wearejames.com

Monday Night Smackdown @ Bloodhound
Football and food trucks blend each week in a beer and cocktail night at the stylishly rustic mixed/gay-friendly bar.  1145 Folsom St at 7th. www.bloodhoundsf.com

Piano Bar 101 @ Martuni’s
Weekly sing-along night with talented locals, and charming accompanist Joe Wicht (aka Trauma Flintstone). 9pm. 4 Valencia St. at Market. www.dragatmartunis.com

Will Durst @ The Rrazz Room
Smart comic takes on political controveries with deft humor. $25. 8pm. Also Oct. 18, 25 & Nov. 1. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (866) 468-3399.  www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Anita Fixx at Positively Touching

Tue 12
Blue Room Comedy @ Club 93

Weekly adults-only jokes at the divey small bar. 10pm. 93 9th St. at Mission.

Positively Touching @ The Rrazz Room
Sean Ray and his talented singing pals present another benefit of Broadway classics. Proceeds benefit Positive Being, with special hostess Anita Cocktail. $40. 8pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (866) 468-3399.  www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Tank @ Trigger
Muscle guy happy hour with DJs Hawthorne and James Torres. 7pm-10pm. 2344 Market St. 551-CLUB. www.clubTrigger.com

Macy Gray at Bimbo's

Wed 13
A-List Martini Nights @ Bar TBA

Ongoing popular weekly social and networking event for gay men and their friends. Sign up to get invites to a different bar each week. 9pm-12am. www.sfalist.com

Macy Gray @ Bimbo’s
Uniquely soulful singer performs live. $25. 8pm. 1025 Columbus Ave. www.bimbos365club.com

Mary-Go-Round @ The Lookout
Cookie Dough, Suppositori Spelling and Pollo Del Mar host a weekly drag show. $5. 10:30pm show. 3600 16th St. at Market. www.lookoutsf.com

Mexican Radio @ Lone Star Saloon
Latin music night at the bear bar, with gogo guys, drink specials and DJed music. 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. 1354 Harrison St. at 10th. www.lonestarsaloon.com

Wine Time @ 2223 Restaurant
Betty’s List women enjoy a winetasting event with Tina Cao of St. Supery Wines. 6pm-8pm. 2223 Market St. www.bettyslist.com

Sundance Stompede. photo: Bill Weaver

Thu 14
Disco Super Kitty @ Deco Lounge

Go Bang! host Sergio celebrates his 34th birthday with a Libra dance party, cheap drinks, no cover, and an all-star DJ line-up: Ken Vulsion, Marcelino Andrade, Wam Bam Ashleyanne and more. 9pm-2am. 510 Larkin St. at Turk. www.gobangsf.com

Paul Oakenfold @ The Fillmore
Musical DJ icon of electronic music stops by along his 50-city tour. Also, Chuckie and Kenneth Thomas. $47. 8pm. 1805 Geary St.  www.pauloakenfold.com www.livenation.com

Sundance Stompede @ Various Venues
Yeehaw! It’s the annual four-day Country-Western dance event, with social dancing, competitions by LGBT devotees from around the U.S., and lots of fun. Kickoff Dance Oct. 14 at Space 550 (6:30pm-11pm, 550 Barneveld Ave.); Welcome Dance Oct. 15 at Holiday Inn (7:30pm-1am, 1500 Van Ness ave); Hoedown Oct. 16 at the Regency Ballroom (7:30pm-1am, 1300 Van Ness Ave). Stompede Ball Oct. 17 at Space 550 (5pm-11pm, 550 Barneveld Ave). Dance workshops throughout the weekend. Prices vary. Weekend packages available.  Thru Oct. 17. www.stompede.com

Fri 15
Shag Fridays @ Cafe Flore

Loungey fun in the center of gayville. $4 martinis; no cover. 10pm-2am. 2298 Market St. at Noe. 621-8579. www.cafeflore.com

Shirts Off @ Truck
Take off your shirt and get $1.50 for draft beer. 8pm-10pm. 1900 Folsom St. at 15th. 252-0306. www.trucksf.com

Snap-a-Licious @ Deco Lounge
Ginger Snap’s fun drag show features Holotta Tymes, Mahlae Balenciaga, Synergy, Kylie Minono and more. 10pm-2am. 510 Larkin St. at Turk. www.decosf.com

Superheroes & Villains @ Bench & Bar, Oakland
Latin Explosion gets comically sexy as guests, bartenders and gogo studs don the Spandex, masks and capes and unleash their superhero and villian identities atnthe Latin-hiphop dance night. Cash prize for best costumes. $5 off the $15 cover before 11pm if you’re in costume. 9pm-4am. 510 17th St. (510) 444-2266. 21+.  www.bench-and-bar.com

Connie Francis at The Castro Theatre

Sat 16
Connie Francis @ Castro Theatre

Veteran singer whose ’60s tunes are classics, performs with a 21-piece orchestra. $49-$99. 8pm. 429 Castro St.  www.castrotheatre.com

Fauxgirls @ Kimo’s
Classic drag show with Victoria Secret, Alexandria, Chanel, Davida Ashton, Tiger Lily, Maria Garza and more. No cover. 10pm. 1351 Polk St. 885-4535. www.fauxgirls.com

Hayes Valley Follies @ Marlena’s
Weekly old-school drag show, hosted by Miss Galilea. 10pm. No cover. 488 Hayes St. 864-6672. www.marlenasbarsf.com

Wet & Wild @ Club Eight
Monthly fun club kid night, with dripping wet gogo guys, electro pop bumping, dragsters vamping and progressive mixes banging. Hostess Lady TaTas. Special pre-Halloween “Blood Bath” show with DJs Kidd Sysko, Grind, plus Cousin Wonderlette and Lady Bear. Costumes extra-welcome. $3-$8. 9pm-3am. 1151 Folsom St. at 8th. www.eightsf.com

Big at The Stud

Sun 17
Big @ The Stud

Monthly dance party for big men and their friends (3rd Sundays). $5. 6pm-11am. 399 9th St. www.phattestevents.com www.studsf.com

Jock @ The Lookout
Afternoon schmooze and booze, with door and donations benefiting gay sports teams. $2. 3pm-8pm. 3600 16th St. at Market. 431-0306. www.lookoutsf.com

Leche @ Trigger
New Sunday Latin T-dance, with Margaritas, tequila shots, gogo studs and drag show by Sasha. 4pm-10pm. 2344 Market St. 675-9763.  www.clubpapi.com

Marvin Hamlisch @ The Venetian Room
Grammy, Emmy, Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer performs at the grand re-opening of the ultra-classy cabaret/nightclub; with guests Maria Friedman and J. Mark McVey. $90-$175. 7pm. Fairmont Hotel, 900 Mason St. 927-INFO. www.bayareacabaret.org

Salsa Sunday @ El Rio
Dance lessons and hot music at the neighbhorhood bar where everyone (over 21) is welcome. Free BBQ 3pm. Show 4pm. $8. 3158 Mission St. at Cesar Chavez. www.elriosf.com

Mon 18
Testarossa @ Trigger

80s videos and music; VJ Mark Andrus, with Don Lynch. 9pm-ish. 16th St. at Noe & Market.  www.clubTrigger.com

Dame Cleo Lane at The Rrazz Room

Tue 19
Dame Cleo Lane @ The Rrazz Room

Enjoy a concert with jazz royalty, one of the finest singing voices in the genre. Jacqui Dankworth opens. $42-$50. 8pm thru Oct 23. Oct. 24 at 4pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (866) 468-3399. www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Wed 20
Booty Call @ Q Bar

Juanita More! and her More Boys entertain and host the midweek happenin’ Castro event. $3-$5. 9pm-2am. 456 Castro St. www.juanitamore.com

Men’s Club @ SoMa Bars
Got your dogtags? No? Get ‘em! Enjoy drink specials and other fun stuff at themed nights at Chaps, The Eagle, The Powerhouse, Truck and Hole in the Wall. 21+.  www.lonestarsaloon.com

Whatcha Doin’ Wednesdays @ Castro Bars
Monthly 3rd Wed. events taking place at most Castro bars, with outdoor performances and more. 7pm-11pm. Facebook Group.

'All About Evil' at The Castro Theatre

Thu 21
All About Evil
@ Victoria Theatre

Peaches Christ and the Midnight Mass Players bring you a creepy hilarious 4-D in-person showing of the indie hit horror flick. Dress up in “Gore Couture” for a chance to win prizes. $20. 8pm. Thru Oct. 24 (also at 11pm). 2961 16th St. www.peacheschrist.com

Juicy @ The White Horse, Oakland
Hip Hop, R&B and soul. 9pm. (karaoke, drag king shows other nights, too). 6551 Telegraph Ave. (510) 652-3820. www.whitehorsebar.com

Fri 22
Carly Ozard @ The Rrazz Room

Ebullient local award-winning singer performs her Freddie Mercury tribute, with special guest star Katya Smirnoff-Skyy. $20-$30. Also Oct. 23, both 10:30pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (866) 468-3399.  www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Juanita More! cohosts Queens are Wild

Chicken Strip @ The Cinch
Juanita Fajita brings her frisky and unpredictable male strip contest to The Cinch every Friday night. Juanita’s Taco Truck starts at 8:30pm for your late night cravings. Strip contest starts at 10:30pm. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place ($25-$75). The Cinch 1723 Polk St. at Clay.

Ghetto Disco @ The Endup
DJs Hawthorne and guests spin dance grooves til dawn. $15-$20. Free before 12am. 11pm-6am. 401 6th St. at Harrison. 646-0999. www.theendup.com

Queens are Wild @ Mezzanine
Stop AIDS Project’s annual casino-themed fundraiser, with host Juanita More!, porn dude dealers, entertainment, costumes, a silent auction and no-host bars. 21+. $25-$500. 8pm-1am. 444 Jessie St. at 5th. www.stopaids.org

Sat 23
Alcatraz Night Tour @ San Francisco Bay

Betty’s List and Parents Are Social Too host a special boat trek to the prison island for LGBT parents, their kids and friends. $19.50-$33. 6pm-9pm. www.bettyslist.com

Cockblock @ Rickshaw Stop
Lesborific queer homo dance night (each 2nd & 4th Saturday). $5-$7. 21+. 10pm-2am. 155 Fell St.  www.rickshawstop.com

Exotic Erotic Ball @ The Craneway Pavilion, Richmond
Kicking off October 22 with the Expo and ending in the wee hours of October 24, the classic (mostly straight) ball filled with risqué burlesque, fetish, and circus performances with sexy adult-themed exhibits and more will celebrate under the full moon at its new location in Richmond. $69 (Ball & Expo); $150 (VIP Admission Ball & Expo); $20 (Expo only, sold at door) 8pm – 2am. (415) 567-BALL. www.exoticeroticball.com

Sun 24
Beer Bust @ SF Eagle

The most popular daytime gay bar event in Northern California, with benefits for local LGBT and AIDS charities and organizations. $10 (for beer bust). 3pm-6pm. 12th St. at Harrison. www.sfeagle.com

Beer Bust @ Lone Star Saloon
Benefit for Bears Of San Francisco. 4pm-8pm. 1354 Harrison St. www.lonestarsaloon.com

Suppositori Spelling's Cocktailgate at Truck

Cocktailgate @ Truck
Suppositori Spelling’s raucous drag night at the cute lil gay bar. 10pm-ish-2am. 1900 15th St. 252-0306. www.trucksf.com

Mango @ El Rio
The wild fun dance, eat, drink and enjoy party for women. Mango happens the 4th Saturday of every month from 3 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 3158 Mission Street. www.elriosf.com

Mon 25
Sacred Cocktails @ The Lookout

Religious discussion group for LGBT Christians and others. Free. 8pm-9pm. 3600 16th St. 2nd floor. www.lookoutsf.com

Tue 26
The Castro’s Got Talent @ Midnight Sun

Open mic night with host Dee Spencer. Weekly at 9pm. 4067 18th St. at Castro 861-4186. www.midnightsunsf.com

Heart of SoMa @ Terra Gallery
Enjoy music, dance performances by Vaidas Skimelis and Jurga Pupelyte, art, food and drinks at the salute and fundraiser for the Hamilton Family Center. Mary Murphy (So You Think You Can Dance) hosts, Rev. Jesse Jackson will present honors to the nonprofit. $75-$100. 7pm-10pm. 511 Harrison St. www.heartofsoma.com

Wed 27
A-List Martini Nights @ Bar TBA

Ongoing popular weekly social and networking event for gay men and their friends. Sign up to get invites to a different bar each week. 9pm-12am. www.sfalist.com

Evening of Hope @ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Project Inform gala fundraiser, with “condom couture” fashions worn by (mostly women) models, wine and cocktails, music and more. $150 and up. 6pm.  701 Mission St. www.projectinform.org

Unmasked at the War Memorial Green Room

Thu 28
Diane Schuur @ the Rrazz Room

Veteran cabaret/jazz singer performs. $47.50. 8pm thru Oct. 29. Oct. 30 at 7pm & 9:30pm. Oct. 31 at 7pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (866) 468-3399. www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Live Bands @ SF Eagle
Local and touring bands perform live rock music at the famed bar. $7. 9:30pm. 12th St. at Harrison. www.sfeagle.com

Unmasked @ War Memorial Green Room
Annual gala fundraiser for the GLBT Historical Society, with drinks, appetizers, desserts, auction items (including several luxurious vacation packages), local celebrities, and live entertainment, all with a fabulous view of City Hall. $100-$175 and up. 6pm-9pm. 401 Van Ness Ave. www.glbthistory.org www.unmaskedgala.org

Let the Halloween fun begin!

Fri 29
Club Dragon Halloween @ Club Eight

Weekly Asian gay dance club celebrates Halloween with a cash-prize costume contest. 9pm-3am. 1151 Folsom St. at 7th. 431-1151. www.clubdragonsf.com

Halloween Dance Party @ Rickshaw Stop
Dig a dancin’ grave and this spooktacular live band night, with Hot Tub, Planet Booty and Richie Panic of Blow Up. $10-$15. 9pm. All ages. 155 Fell St.  www.rickshawstop.com

Halloween Sunset Cruises @ San Francisco Bay
Enjoy scenic ferry rides at a floating costume party with food, drinks and live guitar music. $34 (kids)- $54 (adults). 6pm-8pm. Also Oct. 30 & 31. Depart at Pier 43 ½, Fisherman’s Wharf (now, that’s scary!)  www.redandwhite.com

Halloween Extravaganza @ DNA Lounge
Dance the gothic night away to Industrial, 80’s, Electro, Breaks presented by DNA Lounge, Death Guild, Meat & Hubba Hubba Revue present. 9pm. $13. (415) 626-1409. www.dnalounge.com.

Hella Gay @ The Uptown, Oakland
Resident DJ’s G Star and Astro along with guest DJ’s Boston’s Leah V. and New York’s Monsta spin Electronica, Indie, House & Hip-hop. Come out in your freakiest costume for the costume contest! $7. 9pm to 2am, 1928 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. (510) 451-8100. www.myspace.com/hellagayoakland

Katya Smirnoff-Skyy @ The Rrazz Room
Local drag chanteuse performs “Back in the USSR,” her autobiographical comedy and Beatles tribute act. $25. 10:30pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (866) 468-3399. www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Party On’s Hallo-Gaga-Ween @ Supperclub
Get GaGa for Party On as one of the latest queer dance parties in town kicks off Halloween weekend by putting on its Poker Face for a Bad Romance Lady GaGa costume contest. Win prizes throughout the night for the best costume. DJs Ms. Jackson and Kidd Sysko spin monster House, Electro, Pop, and Hip-Hop. $8. 10pm 3am. 657 Harrison St. www.partyonsf.com www.supperclub.com

Some Thing @ The Stud
Juanita More! DJs this fun weekly dance party with a Halloween-themed drag show hosted by Glamamore. $5. 10pm-4am. 399 9th St. at Harrison. www.studsf.com

Spooktacular @ Red Devil Lounge
Bands The Reptile House, Japanese Baby and Madam and the Ants perform; DJed dance music, too. Costumes encouraged. $8-$10. 9pm-2am. 1695 Polk St. at Clay. 9pm-2am. www.reddevillounge.com

Big Top

Sat 30
Batcave @ The Stud

Slap on the extra black eyeliner as this Goth-themed night celebrates Halloween; DJs Sage, Orko, Xander. $3. 9pm-2am. 399 9th St. www.studsf.com

Big Top @ Club Eight
Queens and clowns and freaks and hunks get even freakier at this Halloween weekend night. 3 Bars, 2 Floors, 2 for 1 drinks 9pm-10pm. No cover before 10:30 in drag or club kid attire. $5-$15. 9pm-3am. 1151 Folsom St. www.eightsf.com

Bootie @ DNA Lounge
Adrian and Mysterious D scare up the Monster Mash-up of the weekend, with Smash-Up Derby performing live, King of Pants Anna Conda, costume contest and more (Earlier Booties this month Oct. 9, 16, 23). $6-$12. 9pm-late. 21+. 375 11th St. at Harrison.  http://bootiemashup.com/sf/

Colossus @ Space 550
Gus Presents’ Halloween Monster Ball, with Wynter Gordon singing, DJs Wayne G and Brett Henrichsen. Costumes encouraged. $40-$50. 10pm-8am. www.guspresents.com

Electric Halloween Bash @ Rickshaw Stop
Extra Action Marching Band’s live and DJed music party. With other bands TBA. $15. 9pm-2am. 155 Fell St. www.extra-action.com www.rickshawstop.com

Feast of All Fetishes @ SoMa Bars
Halloween in South of Market takes on a fab pub crawl theme, as the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence cohost events at six gay SoMa bars (Chaps Bar, Eagle, Hole in the Wall, Lonestar, Powerhouse, and Truck). $10 gets you into any and all bars for drink specialos, contests, spooky theme parties and cruisy costumed fun. 8pm-1:30am. www.thesisters.org www.trucksf.com www.chapssanfrancisco.com

Go Boo!

Go Boo! @ Deco Lounge
Haul out the Qiana shirts and Chess King bell-bottoms. The Go Bang! crew celebrates Halloween with a ’70s & ’80s retro disco mix spun by guest DJs Andre Lucero, veteran Glenn Rivera and residents Steve Fabus, Sergio Fedasz and Tres Lingerie.  Wear your retro disco costumes and enjoy the campy creepy décor at Deco. $5. 9pm-3am. 510 Larkin St. at Turk. www.gobangsf.com

Halloween Dance @ Montclair Women’s Cultural Arts Club
The New Average Dyke Band with Stephanie Teel, Carrie Gerendasy, Rosa Koire, Shari Kline, and Robin Roth rock All Hallows Eve. $15. 7pm on. 1650 Mountain Boulevard, Oakland. www.averagedykeband.com.

Halloween Party @ Marlena’s
Join Halloween hosts Galilea and Tobby for Marlena’s 21st annual Halloween costume party. The show begins at 10pm with winners for the best costume crowned at midnight. The best costume will win $100 with runners up winning $50 and $75. No cover. 488 Hayes Street. 415-864-6672. www.marlenasbarsf.com.

Hiphop Halloween @ Bench & Bar, Oakland
Club Rimshot presents an R&B costume party, with old school tunes and costumes contests (scariest, sexiest, etc), gogo guys, two party rooms, VIP bottle service. $8-$20. 9pm-4am. 510 17th St. www.clubrimshot.com www.bench-and-bar.com

Lesbo Blood Bath @ The Lexington Club
Annual Halloween Costume Party, with horrific hosts and un-Dead DJs Jenna Riot and Dee Dee Crocodile; spooky costume contest with amazing prizes, scary sexy bartenders. 9pm-2am. No cover. 3464 19th St. 863-2052. www.lexingtonclub.com

Thriller @ Ondine, Sausalito
Betty’s List women’s group hosts a Halloween dance Motown Madness night, with a costume competition, at the elegant restaurant and nightclub with a fantastic Bay view. 558 Bridgeway 2nd Floor. 331-1133. www.ondinesausalito.com www.bettyslist.com

Lucha VaVoom

Sun 31
All-Male Amateur Strip Show @ Deco Lounge

Ginger Snap hosts the wild and sexy night of newbies gettin’ nude, maybe stripping off Halloween costumes. $100 cash prize! DJ Lambchop spins tunes. 510 Larkin St. at Turk. 346-2025.  www.decosf.com

Lucha VaVoom @ the Fillmore
Hilarious sexy action-packed Mexican pro wrestling show from LA invades the squared circle. $45. 8pm. 1805 Geary Blvd. 346-6000.  www.luchavavoom.com www.thefillmore.com

Massive Masquerade @ 1015
Industry presents a Halloween party with special sounds by Freemasons, Jamie J. Sanchez, Russ Rich, and Lee Decker and Kevin Lee. $20-$40. 5pm-12am. 1015 Folsom St. www.industrysf.com

Trannyshack's Halloween Show

Trannyshack Halloween @ DNA Lounge
Heklina and Peaches Christ cohost a spooktacular drag show, with special guest Julie Brown, and dragsters Cousin Wonderlette, Kim Burly, Elijak Minnelli, Sandra O’Noshidint, Raya Light, hot male dance troupe Exhibit Q and more. DJs Pinky Ring and MC2. $20. 21+. 9:30pm-3am. Show at 11pm. 375 11th St. www.trannyshack.com www.dnalounge.com

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