Cupid’s Bow-ner

Valentine’s Day and related romantic events this month may be enough for lovey-dovey gays. But what about single horndogs looking for lust in all the right places? Fortunately, a variety of slutty events at Bay Area venues offer a frisky feast of options this month.

App-e 2CU

These days, there’s a whole new world of flirting and pickups out there. When it comes to using your phone to geo-locate nearby gays, a host of contenders compete for your clickability. Some nightclubs even have special events devoted to cell phone hook-ups, er, “social networking.”

Cupidity: Valentine’s Events

If candy hearts, chocolates and bouquets of flowers aren’t your style, consider some unusual February events focusing on romance for singles, couples and, well, whatever combination shoots that arrow through your heart.

Groove Thing

When it comes to discussing music, DJ Bus Station John approaches the subject with the passion and spirit of a Sunday morning preacher. “It’s all about the music. This music needs to be heard. It needs to be witnessed. It needs to be celebrated,” says the bearded keeper of rare disco.

Full Moon Fetish
Party @ Steamworks

Full Moon Fetish Party, Tuesday, December 21 at Berkeley’s cruisy bath house. Wear fetish gear and win sexy prizes Hosted by Kevin Craft, with bondage demonstrations by BARtab December cover elf Jorge Vieto; featuring DJ DAMnation.

Zoo SF @ The Stud

ZooSF invites you to dance the night away as they celebrate their Beast Day. The royal rumpus will be hosted by Danny Terrier.

On the Tab: October Events

Comprehensive yet selective LGBT October Bay Area nightclub, cabaret and Halloween events at a glance, for our phone-viewing peeps and plan-ahead types.

Leather & Kink Events: September

Here are selected September leather and kink events, and nightclub events related to Folsom Street Fair. Enjoy!

Fair Play

Folsom Street Fair, the largest fetish fair in the world, and one of San Francisco’s biggest annual events, will fill South of Market’s streets with thousands of leather-clad people, and many wearing a lot less, on Sunday September 26. How do organizers manage such a big event?

Laid’s Back

If you’re in the mood to make some new friends and have a good time, you’re in luck: despite a citywide crackdown on bathhouses in the early 80s, San Francisco still boasts a healthy stable of saunas, theaters, and dungeons.

River Splash @ Russian River

Enjoy a weekend of wet wild fun as the bears come out of the woods and into the pool.Thursday through Sunday, bar and poolside events, hikes and shows entertain the big guys and their pals. Plus, The Golden Girls.

Red & Black Ball
@ Underground SF

Culture Whores, the creative crew of Cockfight, present The Black and Red Ball, a kaleidoscopic homo-fueled electro voyage into the unknown. Celebrate the 40th birthday of Underground SF’s buff and perpetually shirtless bartending owner Cip Cipriano (and BARtab’s premiere issue cover stud!). Let’s hope the birthday boy gets spanked…a lot!

Kyle King, Craig Reynolds
@ The Watergarden

Hot House Video exclusive porn duo performs at the popular San Jose bath house.

Bearracuda @ DNA Lounge

Four big years ago, Bearracuda set up shop in a Tenderloin piano bar with carpeted floors and pre-civil war CD players. At the end of 2010, Bearracuda will have been in 10 cities in the U.S. and across the pond! On Friday, August 13, celebrate four great years in San Francisco.


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