Goin’ to a Gogo

You’ve seen then nearly naked, and yet you know practically nothing about them. Isn’t it time you learned a little about your friendly neighborhood gogo dancer? Plus: hunting the wild Drunken Panda!

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.

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.

Big Top @ Club Eight: photos

The festive monthly club night went hip hop with a Nicki Minaj tribute night. Drag shows and fun included Trannyshack guru Heklina as Hicki Minaj (and DJing upstairs), host Joshua J, numbers by Mercedez Munro, Charisma Glitterati, Mahlae, Manicure Versace, Robert Jeffrey, Kallisto, and on the main floor, DJ Josh Sparber from New York.

Big Top @ Club Eight

The festive monthly club night goes hip hop with a Nicki Minaj tribute night. Drag shows and fun with Heklina as Hicki Minaj, Joshua J, Mercedez Munro, Charisma Glitterati and more. Sat., Jan. 29.

BARchive: Happy Endups

The Endup, one of San Francisco’s oldest nightclubs, has managed to endure 38 years of tumultuous history while maintaining its popularity. The club was made famous in Armistead Maupin’s 1976 novel ‘Tales of the City,’ when Michael “Mouse” Tolliver enters an underwear gogo contest. The “wet jocks strap” version was also featured in a porn movie.

New Year’s Eve Events

New Year’s parties can be hilarious fun or a horrid nightmare. While pretty much every bar -gay, straight or undecided- will have some sort of New Year’s celebrations, we’ve chosen the gayest, most festive, and a few straight parties with a cool queer edge.

Mr. Big Top @ Club Eight

The first ever Mr. Big Top Pageant is, well, actually a sexy wet underwear contest. The biggest wiener, er, winner takes home over $500 in cash and prizes, and the audience gets to vote.

Halloween Weekend Events

Friday, Saturday, Sunday! Enjoy three nights of howlingly hilarious costumed camp for Bay Area gayliens, terror trannies and lezombies.

Club 1220

Walnut Creek LGBT nightclub with a proud 33-year tradition of hosting fundraisers, dance nights, drag shows, sexy strip acts and toy drives for the Bay Area community.

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.

Trannyshack’s Lady Gaga Tribute @ DNA Lounge: video

Trannyshack Lady Gaga Tribute – September 24, 2010; DNA Lounge, San Francisco. A hilarious night of drag acts included some fun dance numbers, and a special performance by Sherry Vine.

Leather & Kink Events: September

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

BARtab Issue #5 Party -
Locker Room @ Chaps II

Photographer Steven Underhill, who shot our gorgeous cover image for BARtab #5, stopped by Chaps II for Locker Room, Sept. 2, which was also the BARtab “Leather & Sex” issue #5 premiere party for BARtab. Gift cards from Good Vibrations and five pairs of tickets to the Scissor Sisters concert (Sept 12 at Oakland’s Fox Theatre) were randomly handed in a fun raffle.


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