On the Tab, October 1-10, 2012

Fun times at The Hole in the Wall

Mon 1

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.holeinthewallsaloon.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
Watch a movie DVD, sing along, have fun. 7pm-2am. 2 for 1 cocktails, 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

Tue 2

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

Denise Perrier @ The Rrazz Room
Vocalist performs symphonic jazz with an instrumental duo. $30. 8pm. 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. One drink or menu item minimum. 9pm. 500 Castro St. at 18th. 431-HARV. www.harveyssf.com

Meow Mix @ The Stud
Weekly drag and variety show. 9pm-2am. 399 9th St. at Harrison. www.studsf.com

The Psychedelic Furs

Patrick Wolf @ Great American Music Hall
Multi-instrumentalist performs an acoustic set; Woodpigeon opens. All ages. 8pm. $21. $46 with dinner. 859 O’Farrell St. 885-0750.  www.slimspresents.com

The Psychedelic Furs @ Bimbo’s
Stylishly cool British 80s New Wave/Nouvelle Vague band performs. The Chevin opens. $30. 21+. 8pm. 1025 Columbus Ave. 474-0365. www.bimbos365club.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 3

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 and Bubba bartenders. 9pm-2am. 1900 Folsom St. www.trucksf.com

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

Helen Reddy @ Yoshi’s
The 70s singer returns from retirement to sing classic hits and new takes on other songs. $45. 8pm. Also Oct 4. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600. www.yoshis.com

Melissa Etheridg

Melissa Etheridge @ Fox Theater, Oakland
The folk-rock favorite gal returns with classic hits and songs from her new CD 4th Street Feeling. $58-$103. 8pm. 1807 Telegraph Ave. www.apeconcerts.com

Pit Stop @ Kok
Hamisi DJs the popular happy hour, 6pm-9pm, where fun continues later. 1225 Folsom St. www.kokbarsf.com

Red Hots Burlesque @ El Rio
Women’s burlesque show performs each Wed & Fri. $5-$10. 7pm. 3158 Mission St. 282-3325. www.elriosf.com

Rookie’s Night @ Nob Hill Theatre
Auditioning newbies get nude for a $200 cash prize; audience judges. 8pm sign-up. 9pm show. $25 (audience only). 729 Bush St. at Powell. 781-9468. www.thenobhilltheatre.com

Shazia Mirza @ The Punchline
British Muslim comedian brings her taboo-breaking deadpan humor to the local club. $15. 2-drink min. 8pm. 444 Battery St. at Clay. 397-7573. www.punchlinecomedyclub.com

Thunder From Down Under @ The Rrazz Room
The Australian male strip troupe performs its somewhat sexy show. $35-$55. Thru Oct 6. Wed & Thu 8pm. Fri & Sat 7pm & 9:30pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095. www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Thu 4

The Bride of Death @ Hypnodrome
Thrillpeddlers presents Shocktoberfest 13, an evening of horror and unhinged comedy with two world-premiere one-act plays and a classic: Coals of Fire by Fredrick Whitney, The Bride of Death by Michael Phillis, and Rob Keefe’s The Twisted Pair. Opening night Oct. 4. Thu-Sat 8pm. Special Halloween performances Oct. 30 & 31. Thru Nov 17. 575 10th St. (800) 838-3006. www.thrillpeddlers.com

Club Temple @ White Horse Bar, Oakland
Weekly DJed music night. No cover. 6551 Telegraph Ave. (510) 652-3820. www.whitehorsebar.com

Comedy Bodega @ Esta Nocha
The weekly LGBT and indie comic stand-up night. This week, Marga Gomez, Kaseem Bentley, Caitlin Gill, Wonder Dave, Eloisa Bravo, and Steve Lee. 8pm-9:30pm. 3079 16th St. at Mission. www.comedybodega.com

Daddy @ Kok
Daddies and their boys enjoy drink specials and porn entertainment. 10pm-2am. 1225 Folsom St. www.kokbarsf.com

Fleet Week @ Nob Hill Theatre
Free entrance for all military personnel with valid ID, thru Oct 7. $25 for civilians. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 781-9468. www.thenobhilltheatre.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

The Monster Show @ The Edge
Cookie Dough’s weekly raucous drag show with gogo guys. This week: Devo and Blondie tribute night. 9pm-2am. 4149 18th St. at Collingwood. www.edgesf.com

Sharktoberfest Nightlife @ Cal. Academy of Sciences
View shark exhibits and sip local brews, with music by Sleazemore. $10-$12. 6pm-10pm, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. 379-8000. www.calacademy.org

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

Sundance Saloon. photo: Bill Weaver

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. www.sundancesaloon.org

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

VIP @ Club 21, Oakland
VIP Thursdays; Hip Hop, Top 40, and sexy Latin music; gogo dancers, appetizers, and special guest host Sasha with DJ Val G and DJ Speedy. 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

Visiting Vintners @ Press Club
Weekly wine-tasting event, with by-the-glass offering and tastings. Prices vary. 6pm-9pm. 20 Yerba Buena Lane betwn Market/Mission (next door to Contemporary Jewish Museum). 744-5000. www.PressClubSF.com

Fri 5
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

Hard French @ El Rio
Popular daytime deliciously DJed dance party on the patio. $7. 2pm-8pm. 3158 Mission st. www.hardfrench.com www.elriosf.com

Ho Down @ Thee Parkside
Fantastic queer-lectic electronic/pop/punk music variety concert, this month with Bernadette, Shawna Virago, Castles in Spain, Lydia Popovich and DJ Salex. $10. 9pm-2am. 1600 17th St. www.theeparkside.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

Hot gogos at Latin Explosion. photo: Rick Gerharter

Latin Explosion @ Club 21, Oakland
Dance club (eight bars, more dance floors, lounge) hosts the largest gay Latin dance night in the Bay Area. $6 cover before 11pm with text message. Sign up online. Happy hour 4pm-8:30pm. Dancing 9pm-4am. 2111 Franklin St. (510) 268-9425. www.club21oakland.com

Rarebits @ Truck
Unusual music mix night; 2nd Fridays, 6pm-10pm. 1900 Folsom St. 252-0306. www.trucksf.com

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

Sylvester Tribute @ The Rrazz Room
Musical based on the life of the gay disco icon. $25. 10:30pm. Also Oct. 6. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095. www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Sat 6

Beats for Boobs @ Mezzanine
Fundraiser for breast cancer nonprofits, with DJs Carol C, Emily Fox, Kimba, Mo Corleone, plus a fashion show and catered treats. $25-$35. 7pm-2am. 444 Jesse St. www.beatsforboobs2012sf.eventbrite.com

Beer Bust @ Hole in the Wall Saloon
Beer only $8 until you bust. 4pm-7pm. 1369 Folsom St. 431-4695. www.hitws.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

Horizons Foundation Gala @ Fairmont Hotel
U.S. Representative Barney Frank and NCLR’s Executive Director Kate Kendell are honored at the fundraising gala for the LGBT nonprofit, with music by Toshi Reagon, private auctions, drinks, food, a dessert buffet, and a casino party theme. $75 and up for party, $250 and up for dinner and party. 5:30pm-11pm. 950 Mason St. 398-2333. www.horizonsfoundation.org/gala

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

Taye Digg

Taye Diggs @ Kanbar Theatre
Handsome actor (Rent, Private Practice) –and husband of Broadway’s Wicked star Edina Menzel– performs musical theatre songs, pop hits and standards with a band. $50-$62. 8pm. 3200 California St. at Presidio. 292-1233. www.jccsf.org/arts

Sun 7

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

Bear T-Dance @ The White Horse, Oakland
Second Sundays for the fuzzy set and their pals. 5pm-10pm. No cover. 6551 Telegraph Ave. (510) 652-3820. www.whitehorsebar.com

Beer Bust @ 440
$8 a cup. Good times at the popular Castro bar. 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

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

Brian Kent @ The Rrazz Room
New York singer-composer performs with his band in a fundraiser for AIDS Emergency Fund. $50. 7pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095. www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Calabash Gourd Festival @ Food For Thought, Forestville
Harvest-themed benefit for the Sonoma County AIDS Food Bank, with drumming, planting exhibits, nature-art, and more. $45. 1pm-5pm. 6550 Railroad Avenue between First and Forestville streets. (707) 887-1647. www.fftfoodbank.org

Castro Street Fair @ Castro & Market
Annual street fair with live entertainment, DJed music, booths galore, food trucks, drag and dance acts, all with a County Fair theme. 11am-6pm. www.CastroStreetFair.org

The Flamingos @ The Rrazz Room
R&B veterans perform classic romance songs. $35-$45. 4pm. Also Oct 8, 8pm.2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095. www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Gianmarco

Gianmarco @ Yoshi’s
Peruvian pop singer-composer (Latin grammy winner) performs. $45-$60. 6pm. Also Oct 8, 8pm. 1330 Fillmore St. www.yoshis.com

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

It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere @ The Stud
Seymore Sinn and Dean Disaster cohost a decadent drag king variety show and performance revue, this month with a Dungeons & Drag Kings theme. $5. 7pm-10pm. 399 9th St. www.studsf.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. 5pm-9pm. 1225 Folsom St. www.kokbarsf.com

Remember the Party

Remember the Party @ City Nights
We Are Family, a classic disco dance event, with DJ Jerry Bonham spinning the ultra-hot 70s and 80s hits. $25-$30. 6pm-3am. 715 Harrison St. www.remembertheparty.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

Steamstock @ Craneway Pavilion, Richmond
Thomas Dolby headlines a daylong festival of steampunk culture, with wacky retro-future costumes encouraged; nay, required! Abney Park, Frenchy and the Punk, Lee Presson & the Nails, Vernian Process and others perform. $22-$52. 1pm-12am. 1414 Harbor Way South, Richmond. www.steamstock.org

Thomas Dolby at Steamstock

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 6:30pm-10:30pm with lessons from 7:00 – 8:00 pm. 550 Barneveld Ave. www.sundancesaloon.org

Sunday School @ The EndUp
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 8

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.holeinthewallsaloon.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

Tommy Igoe Band @ The Rrazz Room
Accomplished drummer welcomes guest stars at his monthly concert. $25. 7:30pm. Also Sept 24. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095. www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Tue 9

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

Martha Reeves

Martha Reeves @ The Rrazz Room
R&B iconic singer performs with her band. $40-$45. Nightly thru Oct 14 (7pm). 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095. www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Naked Night @ Nob Hill Theatre
Strip down as guys onstage strip. Weekly. $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 10

Bi Night @ Café Flore
Bisexual gathering; 7pm-10pm; each 3rd Wed. 2298 Market St. 621-8579. www.cafeflore.com

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

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. www.dreamqueensrevue.com

Pit Stop @ Kok
Hamisi DJs the popular happy hour, 6pm-9pm, where fun continues later. 1225 Folsom St. www.kokbarsf.com

Red Hots Burlesque @ El Rio
Women’s burlesque show performs each Wed & Fri. $5-$10. 7pm. 3158 Mission St. 282-3325. www.elriosf.com

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