On the Tab, November 2012

Apollo Run

Thu 1
Apollo Run @ Amnesia

Innovative Brooklyn-based trio performs Here Be Dragons, The Musical. The New Cassettes and Amusia also play. $10. 8pm. All ages. 853 Valencia St. 970-0012.  www.apollorun.com www.amnesiathebar.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

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, Colleen Watson, Matt Leib, Stefani Silverman.8pm-9:30pm. 3079 16th St. at Mission.  www.comedybodega.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. 9pm-2am. 4149 18th St. at Collingwood. www.edgesf.com

Music, Art & Heart @ Fairmont Hotel
Harry Connick, Jr. performs at this intimate concert and dinner, a gala fundraiser for All Stars Helping Kids. $2,000 (That’s not a typo). 6:30pm reception, seated dinner and VIP post-party reception.  (650) 363-1395. www.allstarshelpingkids.org

Fun times at The Hole in the Wall

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 @ 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

Del Shores

Fri 2
Del Shores @ The Rrazz Room

Gay creator of the funny Sordid Lives shows performs his solo stand-up act. $25. 10:30pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095.  www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Fedorable @ El Rio
Free weekly queer dance party, with gogos, prizes, old groovy tunes, cheap cocktails. 9pm-2am. 3158 Mission St. 282-3325. www.elriosf.com

Jake Genesis

Jake Genesis @ Nob Hill Theatre
New hairy muscle porn stud shows himself off in 3D at 8pm, with a live duo sex show at 10pm! $25. Also Nov. 3. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758.  www.thenobhilltheatre.com

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

Josh Klipp and the Klipptones @ Savanna Jazz
The local crooner and his band perform with co-vocalist and Bay Area novitiate, Emily Day. $8. 7:30-11:30pm. 2937 Mission Street. 285-3369.  www.savannajazz.com

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

Marga Gomez

Marga Gomez’s Day of the Dead Republican @ La Peña Cultural Center
The wry comic master presents a holiday-politically-themed comedy night, with a Romney altar to his blandness and political mendacity; plus takes on lesbian heiresses, Pussy Riot and more. $20. 8pm. Also Nov 3. 3105 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. www.margagomez.com www.lapena.org

Pants Off Fridays @ Kok Bar
Anybody who strips down to their boxers, jockstrap or undies gets $2 off their first drink, $1 off each drink after.  Free clothes check.  9pm-2am. 1225 Folsom St. www.kokbarsf.com

Pulled Pork Happy Hour @ Lone Star Saloon
Weekly happy hour with homemade pulled pork BBQ sandwiches. 2pm-8pm. 1354 Harrison St. www.lonestarsf.com

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

Sat 3
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. Reg: $25-$130. Wed, Thu, Fri at 8pm. Sat 6:30, 9:30pm. Sun 2pm, 5pm. (Beer/wine served; cash only). 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Blvd (Green St.). 421-4222. www.beachblanketbabylon.com

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

Club 21's caliente gogo guys

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

Bounce That @ Truck
New 80s freestyle electro night, with DJs Kris Corzine and Zero Zero One. No cover. 8pm-12am. 1900 Folsom St. www.trucksf.com

Daddy @ Kok Bar
Men-only night; cruisy ambiance, a hot gogo guy, and DJ Guber. 9pm-2am. 1225 Folsom St. www.kokbarsf.com

Go Bang @ The Stud
The intimate disco party has moved to SoMa. Guest DJs Lester Temple and Glenn Rivera, with residents Steve Fabus and Sergio Fedasz. $7. 9pm-3am. 399 9th St. at Harrison. www.gobangsf.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

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

Leather Beer Bust @ Kok Bar
Straps and chaps? You’re most welcome at the leather beverage bust, with a BLUF meeting each 3rd Saturday.  5pm-8pm. 1225 Folsom St. www.kokbarsf.com

Sun 4

Carly Ozard

Carly Ozard @ The Rrazz Room
Former local songstress returns for two shows at the the intimate cabaret club. $20. 2-drink min. 4pm. Also Nov 5, 8pm. Nikko Hotel, 222 Mason St at O’Farrell. (866) 468-3399. www.TheRrazzRoom.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

Sports Beer Bust @ Kok Bar
Wear a uniform or strip down to a jock strap and get more beer for your bucks. Team fundraisers coming soon. 5pm-8pm. 1225 Folsom St. www.kokbarsf.com

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’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 5
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

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

Pinups & Show Ponies @ Sofa Lounge
Shakey Gibson’s new weekly revue, with jazz sirens, burlesque beauties and drag follies. 9:30pm no cover. 139 8th St. at Minna, (below Bossa Nova). www.facebook.com/SofaSF

Twin Peaks

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

Tue 6
Election Night Party @ YBCA

Watch the election returns and enjoy a spirited concert with youth performers, the San Francisco Rock Project and Destiny Arts Center. Free. 6pm-11pm. 701 Mission St. 978-2787. www.ybca.org

Jim Caruso’s Cast Party @ The Rrazz Room
Musical comedy variety show. $30. 8pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095.  www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Naked Night @ Nob Hill Theatre
Enjoy strip shows in the comfort of your skivvies, or less, with complimentary libations, and the weekly night. $20. 8pm-11pm. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758.  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 7
Bobby Caldwell @ The Rrazz Room

Veteran vocalist performs jazz, pop and R&B classics. $45-$47.50. 8pm. Nov 8, 8pm. Nov 9 & 10, 7pm & 9:30pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095.  www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Booty Call

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

Quiz Night @ Kok Bar
Porn dude Element Eclipse hosts a trivia game night, with prizes. 5pm-12am.  9pm-2am. 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

Thu 8
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. www.sfcatclub.com

Comedy Bodega @ Esta Nocha
Weekly LGBT and indie comic stand-up night. This week, Pippi Lovestocking and special guests. 8pm-9:30pm. 3079 16th St.  at Mission.  www.comedybodega.com

Dudley Saunders

Dudley Saunders @ Casa Sanchez
Enjoy dinner and/or drinks as the New York gay folk-rock singer performs music from his fourth album, Monsters. Free. 8pm. 2778 24th St. 282-2402. www.reverbnation.com/dudleysaunders www.casasanchezfood.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

Go Deep @ El Rio
Man on man lube wrestling in the pit (an inflatable mini-pool), porn guys, drag queens, clowns, Boylesque performances, DJ Drama Bin Laden and Cajun food! 2nd Thursdays. 8pm-12am. 3158 Mission St. www.elriosf.com

Ladies Arm Wrestling @ Thee Parkside
Women of the bars compete in the arm-wrestling bouts; Hemlock vs. Casanova and Pops vs. Parkside. 9pm-ish. 21+. www.theeparkside.com

Laughing Stock Comedy Show @ 4N5
Anthony Sandoval, Charlie Ballard, Kollin Holtz, John Hoogasian and Hector Rodriguez offer diversely witty comic acts. $5. 7pm. Gallery/Bar 4N5, 863 Mission St. 522-2440. galiara.com

The Monster Show @ The Edge
Cookie Dough’s weekly raucous drag show with gogo guys. 9pm-2am. 4149 18th St. at Collingwood. www.edgesf.com

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
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. www.club21oakland.com

Fri 9
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

Cubcake @ Lone Star Saloon
Monthly (2nd Fri) party for those with a sweet tooth; DJ Medic spins tunes. 9pm-2am. 1354 Harrison St. www.lonestarsf.com

David Sanborn

David Sanborn @ Yoshi’s Oakland
The prolific multi-Grammy-winning jazz saxaphonist performs with his band. $30-$45. Fri & Sat 8pm & 10pm. Sun 6pm & 8pm. Thru Nov 11. 510 Embarcadero West. (510) 238-9200.  www.yoshis.com

Fedorable @ El Rio
Free queer dance party, with gogos, prizes, old groovy tunes, cheap cocktails. 9pm-2am. 3158 Mission St. 282-3325. www.elriosf.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

Pants Off Fridays @ Kok Bar
Anybody who strips down to their boxers, jockstrap or undies gets $2 off their first drink, $1 off each drink after.  Free clothes check.  9pm-2am. 1225 Folsom St. www.kokbarsf.com

Preston Steel

Preston Steel @ Nob Hill Theatre
Porn stud shows himself off in 3D at 8pm and 10pm. $25. Also Nov 10. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758.  www.thenobhilltheatre.com

Latin Explosion @ Club 21, Oakland
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

Rarebits @ Truck
Unusual music mix night with tempting cheese-filled Brit menu items, too; 2nd Fridays, 6pm-10pm. 1900 Folsom St. 252-0306.  www.trucksf.com

Sonar On Tour @ Fox Theatre, Oakland
Electro mini-fest with Die Antwoord, Azari & III, Seth Troxler, Paul Kalkbrenner, Nic Fanciulli. $40-$50. 7pm. 1807 Telegraqph Ave. Oakland (510) 302-2250.  www.azariandiii.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

Sat 10
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. Reg: $25-$130. Wed, Thu, Fri at 8pm. Sat 6:30, 9:30pm. Sun 2pm, 5pm. (Beer/wine served; cash only). 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Blvd (Green St.). 421-4222. www.beachblanketbabylon.com

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

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

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

Play pool at Kok Bar

Daddy @ Kok Bar
Men-only night; cruisy ambiance, a hot gogo guy, and DJ Guber. 9pm-2am. 1225 Folsom St. www.kokbarsf.com

Frolic @ The Stud
Monthly costume dance party (2nd Sat) for Furries and friends, with DJs Ikkuma, Smashwolf, Neonbunny. Dance, you animals! $3-$7. 9pm-2am. 399 9th St. at Harrison www.neonbunny.com/frolic www.studsf.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

Journey to the End of the Night @ Citywide
Local edition of the popular live street game, where nearly 2,000 people play chasers and gamers in a citywide (mostly downtown) edition of Tag. Start/registration at Dolores Park, 6pm. 18th St. at Dolores.  www.totheendofthenight.com

Kinky Disco @ Rebel
DJ Johnny Sonic (aka Paul Goodyear) spins 80s, 90s electronica, disco and unusual music. Free entry if dressed in drag. $5. 9pm-4am. 1760 Market St. www.kinkydisko.com

Leather Beer Bust @ Kok Bar
Straps and chaps? You’re most welcome at the leather beverage bust, with a BLUF meeting each 3rd Saturday.  5pm-8pm. 1225 Folsom St. www.kokbarsf.com

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.

New Wave City @ Cat Club
Synth night and tribute to New Romantic bands (Adam Ant, Duran Duran), with music videos and DJs Skip and Shindog. $7-$12. 9pm-3am. 21+. 1190 Folsom St. www.newwavecity.com

Sun 11
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

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

Sports Beer Bust @ Kok Bar
Wear a uniform or strip down to a jock strap and get more beer for your bucks. Watch games on widescreen TVs. Team fundraisers coming soon. 5pm-8pm. 1225 Folsom St. www.kokbarsf.com

Sundance Saloon @ Space 550
The popular country western LGBT dance night’s special Pride edition. $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

Tommy Tune

Tommy Tune @ The Venetian Room
Broadway choreographer and performer (nine-time Tony Award-winner) brings his new solo show Taps, Tune and Tall Tales, his story of 50 years of musical theatre history, to the elegant hall at the Fairmont Hotel. $40-$47. 950 Mason St. 392-4400. www.bayareacabaret.org

Wesla Whitfield @ The Rrazz Room
Classy local singer performs jazz and R&B classics with the mike Greensill Trio. $35-$45. Various times thru Nov 21. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095.  www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Mon 12
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

Comedy Returns @ El Rio
Bay Area comics and visiting guests perform cool multi-culti stand-up, featuring David Hawkins, Samson Koletkar, Stefani Silverman, Kate Willett, and hostess, Lisa Geduldig. $7-$20. 8pm. 3158 Mission St. 522-3737. www.koshercomedy.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

Tue 13
13 Licks @ Q Bar

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

Fanboy @ Lone Star Saloon
Special Dr. Who night with trivia and prizes; DJs Jimmy Swear, BDGR, and Crowderism. 7pm. 1354 Harrison St. www.lonestarsf.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

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 14
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

Dream Queens Revue

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

Quiz Night @ Kok Bar
Porn dude Element Eclipse hosts a trivia game night, with prizes. 5pm-12am.  9pm-2am. 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

Thu 15
Circle Jerk @ Nob Hill Theatre

Participatory porntastic fun in the Underground Playroom of the strip joint; join in the fun! $10. 9pm. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758.  www.thenobhilltheatre.com

Comedy Bodega @ Esta Nocha
The new weekly LGBT and indie comic stand-up night. 8pm-9:30pm. 3079 16th St.  at Mission.  www.comedybodega.com

Fauxgirls @ Infusion Lounge
The classy drag revue (3rd Thursdays) has moved to a new location, and celebrates its 11th year; Victoria Secret, Alexandria, Chanel, Maria Garza, Mini Minerva, Kipper, Daffney Deluxe and Ruby LeBrowne, with special guest Anya; dinner seating at 7pm. Show at 8pm. No cover. 124 Ellis St. 421-8700.  www.fauxgirls.com

Goapele

Goapele @ Yoshi’s, Oakland
Singer-songwriter and Bay Area vocalist who blends soul, jazzand hiphop in a unique blend, performs live. $30. (dinner and menu items extra) 8pm & 10pm. Sun 7pm & 9pm. Thru Sun Nov 18. 510 Embarcadero West. (510) 238-9200.  www.yoshis.com

Green & Gold Gala @ Conservatory of Flowers
Golden Gate Park arboretum’s annual festive fundraiser, with a Boomtown Barbary Coast theme. See the garden railway exhibition, enjoy drinks, food, live music and “burlesque” entertainment, plus a visit from ‘Emperor Norton.’ Black tie, business or themed attire. $95, $150, $250 (VIP 5:30pm) and up. 7pm-11pm. 100 JFK Drive. 831-2093. www.greenandgoldgala.org

Lady Rizo @ The Rrazz Room
The slightly zany yet vocally serious New York performer returns. $30. 9pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095.  www.TheRrazzRoom.com

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

Susanna Hoffs

Susanna Hoffs @ Red Devil Lounge
Lead singer for The Bangles performs music from her third solo album. Evolution Eden opens. $20-$25. 8pm. 1695 Polk St. www.reddevillounge.com

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. www.auntcharlieslounge.com

Fri 16
Ana Gasteyer @ The Rrazz Room

Comic actress (Saturday Night Live, Suburgatory) performs Elegant Songs from a Handsom Woman, a comic show of songs and stories. $40. 9:15pm. Also Nov 17, 9:15 and Nov 18, 7pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095.  www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Dragon 2.0 @ Raven
Revamped monthly gay Asian dance party at the renovated club (formerly Club 8); tequila gogos and two floors of fun. Third Fridays. $5. 9pm-3am. 1151 Folsom St. at 7th. www.ravenbarsf.com

Fedorable @ El Rio
Free weekly queer dance party, with gogos, prizes, old groovy tunes, cheap cocktails. 9pm-2am. 3158 Mission St. 282-3325. www.elriosf.com

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

Ana Gasteyer

Latin Explosion @ Club 21, Oakland
Special Jennifer Lopez tribute party at the dance club (eight bars, more dance floors, lounge) that hosts 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

Pants Off Fridays @ Kok Bar
Anybody who strips down to their boxers, jockstrap or undies gets $2 off their first drink, $1 off each drink after.  Free clothes check.  9pm-2am. 1225 Folsom St. www.kokbarsf.com

Sat 17
Bearracuda @ Monarch

Matt Bearracuda’s birthday party rocks the ursine set, with DJs Steve Sherwood and Matt Stands (Seattle). Will there be cake? Does a bear dance in the woods? $6-$8. 9pm-3am. 101 Sixth St. www.bearracuda.com

Beatpig @ Powerhouse
Juanita More spins saucy grooves and dudes cruise at the eclectic music, drag and kink night; each 3rd Saturday. $5. 9pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St. 552-8689. www.beatpigsf.com www.powerhouse-sf.com

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

Anthony Ryan Auld at Couture Finding a Cure

Couture Funding a Cure @ Westfield Valley Fair
Santa Clara County Gala benefit for the American Cancer Society, with Project Runway’s Anthony Ryan Auld; food, wines, champagne, décor and fashion shows. $125 and up. 6pm-9pm. 2855 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara (Forest Avenue Entrance). www.gala.acsevents.org

Daddy @ Kok Bar
Men-only night; cruisy ambiance, a hot gogo guy, and DJ Guber. 9pm-2am. 1225 Folsom St. www.kokbarsf.com

Fruitcake @ The Stud
Queer dance party for all; third Saturdays. 399 9th St. at Harrison. www.studsf.com

Gameboi @ Mist Ultra Lounge
Asian pop, disco and dance music night with drink specials, gogo hotties and DJed tunes (3rd Sat). $25. 9:30pm-2am. 316 11th St. www.facebook.com/gameboisf

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

Leather Beer Bust @ Kok Bar
Straps and chaps? You’re most welcome at the leather beverage bust, with a BLUF meeting each 3rd Saturday.  5pm-8pm. 1225 Folsom St. www.kokbarsf.com

Pulse at The Turf Club in Hayward. photo: Dan Lloyd

Pulse @ The Turf Club, Hayward
Enjoy hot gogo studs, prizes, tiki bar cocktails, a friendly atmosphere and the biggest outdoor gay bar patio in Northern California; third Saturdays. 22519 Main St. www.wfturfclub.com

SoMa Country @ Beatbox
Sundance Saloon’s South of Market event (3rd Saturdays), with two-stepping, line-dancing lessons for beginners, and friendly regulars. Cowboy gear not required, but boots or smooth-heeled shoes recommended. $8. 6pm-10pm. 314 11th St. www.sundancesaloon.org

Sun 18

Debauchery @ White Horse Tavern, Oakland
Third Sunday dance and cruise fun. No cover. 6551 Telegraph Ave. (510) 652-3820. www.whitehorsebar.com

Josh Klipp and the Klipptones @ Condor Club
Local crooner and his jazz band perform at the strip club. 3-6pm. 560 Broadway. 781-8222. www.joshklipp.com

Michael Zapruder

Michael Zapruder @ Amnesia
Innovative multimedia artist premieres Pink Thunder, a prose poem song cycle with accompanying art works (event is the closing party for the exhibit), collectively performed and composed by a Bay Area ensemble of artists. $7. 9pm. 853 Valencia St. 970-0012. www.michaelzapruder.com www.amnesiathebar.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

Sony Holland @ Yoshi’s
Local vocalist with a sweet jazz voice performs with her quintet. $20. 7pm. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600. www.yoshis.com

Sports Beer Bust @ Kok Bar
Wear a uniform or strip down to a jock strap and get more beer for your bucks. Watch games on widescreen TVs. Team fundraisers coming soon. 5pm-8pm. 1225 Folsom St. www.kokbarsf.com

Sunday's a Drag at Harry Denton's Starlight Room. photo: Rick Gerharter

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 19
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

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

Tue 20
13 Licks @ Q Bar

Weekly women’s night at the stylish intimate bar. 9pm-2am. 456 Castro St. www.QbarSF.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

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.  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 21
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

Quiz Night @ Kok Bar
Porn dude Element Eclipse hosts a trivia game night, with prizes. 5pm-12am.  9pm-2am. 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

Thu 22  (Thanksgiving Day)
Dark Sparkle @ Café DuNord

Goth romance spectacle band performs. $5. 9pm. 21+. 2170 Market St. at Sanchez. 861-5016. www.cafedunord.com

Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins @ Yoshi’s
The former punk rocker Black Flag and Rollins Band front man (and unofficial f*g stag) shares his thought-provoking monologue show, The Long March. $25-$30. 7:30pm. Also Nov 23, 7:30pm and Nov 25, 7pm. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600. www.yoshis.com

Thanksgiving Brunch + Dinner Buffet @ Mark Hopkins Hotel
Michael Ethans performs (11am-3pm) and Richardo Scales (3pm-8pm) at two elegant meal servings at the elegant hotel. $59 (kids 4-12)- $105 (adults). 616-6941. 1 Nob Hill www.topofthemark.com

Tubesteak Connection @ Aunt Charlie’s Lounge
Special “shake your giblets” post-Thanksgiving night, with retro disco tunes and retro cruisy crowd, each Thursday; DJ Bus Station John plays records. $4. 10pm-2am. 133 Turk St. at Taylor. www.auntcharlieslounge.com

Fri 23
Distortion @ Lone Star Saloon

Gay rock stars Bob Mould and Chris Xefos spin tunes! 9pm-2am. 1354 Harrison St. www.lonestarsf.com

The English Beat @ Bimbo’s
Popular ska-rock band performs. $22-$25. 21+. 9pm. 1025 Columbus Ave. 474-0365. www.bimbos365club.com

Fedorable @ El Rio
Free weekly queer dance party, with gogos, prizes, old groovy tunes, cheap cocktails. 9pm-2am. 3158 Mission St. 282-3325. www.elriosf.com

Fishnet Follies @ The Rrazz Room
Ladies perform a saucy burlesque revue. $30-$45. 10:30pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095.  www.TheRrazzRoom.com

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

Honky-Tonk Bands @ Starry Plough, Berkeley
Swing out with roots-a-billy bands at the bar/restaurant, with The Muddy Roses (women vocal trio and string band), Miss Loneley Hearts, and The Better Halves. $7-$12. 9:30pm. 3101 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. (510) 841-2082. www.starryploughpub.com

Rafael Alencar

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

Miki Howard @ The Rrazz Room
R&B pop songstress performs new and classic songs. $40. 8pm. Also Nov 24 at 7pm & 9:30pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095.  www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Pants Off Fridays @ Kok Bar
Anybody who strips down to their boxers, jockstrap or undies gets $2 off their first drink, $1 off each drink after.  Free clothes check.  9pm-2am. 1225 Folsom St. www.kokbarsf.com

Patrons and staff at Club OMG sometimes don stylish traditional South Asian garb. photo: Georg Lester

Rafael Alencar @ Nob Hill Theatre
The affable Latin porn stud shows off his really big talent with a participatory strip show. $25. 8pm & 10pm (other performers, too!). 729 Bush St. at Powell. 781-9468. www.thenobhilltheatre.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

Sat 24
Beer Bust @ Hole in the Wall Saloon

Beer only $8 until you bust. 4pm-8pm. 1369 Folsom St. 431-4695. www.hitws.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

Daddy @ Kok Bar
Men-only night; cruisy ambiance, a hot gogo guy, and DJ Guber. 9pm-2am. 1225 Folsom St. www.kokbarsf.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

Leather Beer Bust @ Kok Bar
Straps and chaps? You’re most welcome at the leather beverage bust, with a BLUF meeting each 3rd Saturday.  5pm-8pm. 1225 Folsom St. www.kokbarsf.com

Mango at El Rio

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

Reddroxx @ Lone Star Saloon
DJ BRD spins tunes at the cruisy night. 9pm-2am. 1354 Harrison St. www.lonestarsf.com

Sun 25

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

Sports Beer Bust @ Kok Bar
Wear a uniform or strip down to a jock strap and get more beer for your bucks. Watch games on widescreen TVs. Team fundraisers coming soon. 5pm-8pm. 1225 Folsom St. www.kokbarsf.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 26

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

Hanging out at The Edge

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

Tue 27
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

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.  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 28
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

Dream Queens Revue @ Aunt Charlie’s Lounge
Old-school 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

Colleen Watson at Feminista Comedy Night

Quiz Night @ Kok Bar
Porn dude Element Eclipse hosts a trivia game night, with prizes. 5pm-12am.  9pm-2am. 1225 Folsom St. www.kokbarsf.com

Thu 29
Cockblock @ Rickshaw Stop

Lesbo-rific queer homo dance night each 2nd & 4th Saturday. $5-$7. 21+. 10pm-2am. 155 Fell St.  www.rickshawstop.com

Comedy Bodega @ Esta Nocha
The new weekly LGBT and indie comic stand-up night. 8pm-9:30pm. 3079 16th St.  at Mission.  www.comedybodega.com

Marlena Shaw

Marlena Shaw @ The Rrazz Room
Soul legend performs classic music with her band. $35-$0. 8pm. Also Nov 30, 8pm, Dec 1, 7pm & 9:15pm, Dec 2 7pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095.  www.TheRrazzRoom.com

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. www.auntcharlieslounge.com

VIP @ Club 21, Oakland
New night, with 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. www.club21oakland.com

Wood @ Lone Star Saloon
Don your flannel at the lumberjack-themed party; DJ Bill Dupp; drink specials. 9pm-2am. 1354 Harrison St. www.lonestarsf.com

Fri 30
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

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

Pants Off Fridays @ Kok Bar
Anybody who strips down to their boxers, jockstrap or undies gets $2 off their first drink, $1 off each drink after.  Free clothes check.  9pm-2am. 1225 Folsom St. www.kokbarsf.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

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