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Nightlife events May 10-17

by Events Editor

Diane Amos at Comedy Returns' tenth anniversary show @ El Rio Thu 17
Diane Amos at Comedy Returns' tenth anniversary show @ El Rio Thu 17  

THU 10

After Dark @ Exploratorium
The cocktails and science night for adults, with installations throughout the hands-on exhibit museum. $20. 6pm-10pm. Pier 15 at Embarcadero. https://www.exploratorium.edu/

Comedy @ Ashkenaz, Berkeley
Comics over 50 (with Bad Backs), features stand-up comics Ian Williams, Bridget Schwartz, Judi Leff, and Lisa Geduldig. $15-$20. 8pm. 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley. www.ashkenaz.com

Gayface @ El Rio
Queer weekly night out at the popular Mission bar. 9pm-2am. 3158 Mission St. www.elriosf.com

Junk @ Powerhouse
MrPam and Dulce de Leche cohost the weekly underwear strip night and contest, with sexy prizes. $5. 10pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St. www.powerhousebar.com

Long Island Thursdays @ White Horse Bar, Oakland
Get snockered with cheap drinks at the historic gay bar. 9pm-2am. 6551 Telegraph Ave, (510) 652-3820. www.whitehorsebar.com


Matthew Martin and Adam Roy in Trog Live @ Oasis Thu 10 photo: Gooch  

Madeleine Peyroux @ Freight & Salvage, Berkeley
The accomplished jazz singer performs music from her 8 albums, and her newest, Anthem, with her band. Carsie Blanton opens. $45-$60. 8pm. Thru May 13 (7pm). 2020 Addison St., Berkeley. https://www.thefreight.org/

Martini Thursdays @ Trax
The Haight gay bar offers cheap gin & vodka cocktails. 1437 Haight St. http://www.traxbarsf.com/

The Monster Show @ The Edge
The weekly drag show with host Sue Casa, DJ MC2, themed nights and hilarious fun. $5. 9pm-2am. 4149 18th St. at Collingwood. www.edgesf.com

NightLife @ California Academy of Sciences
The museum parties showcase science topics and provide ample space for dancing, schmoozing and spectating. $12-$15. 6pm-10pm. 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. https://www.calacademy.org/nightlife

Picante @ The Cafe
Lulu and DJ Marco's Latin night with sexy gogo guys. 9pm-2am. 2369 Market St. www.cafesf.com

Queer Karaoke @ Club OMG
KJ Dana hosts the weekly singing night; unleash your inner American Idol; first Thursdays are Costume Karaoke; 3rd is Kinky Karaoke 8pm. 43 6th St. www.clubomgsf.com

Rice Rockettes @ Lookout
Local and visiting Asian drag queens' weekly show with DJ Philip Grasso. $5. 10:30pm show. 3600 16th St. www.lookoutsf.com

Rock Fag @ Hole in the Wall
Enjoy hard rock and punk music from DJ Don Baird at the wonderfully divey SoMa bar. Also Fridays. 7pm-2am. 1369 Folsom St. 431-4695. www.hitws.com

Royal Variety Show @ Moby Dick
Queen Dilly Dally's weekly fun variety show of drag, music and even puppets. 9pm-11pm. 4049 18th St. www.queendillydally.com/ www.mobydicksf.com/

RuPaul's Drag Race @ Various Venuesx @ Various Venues
Watch Season 10 of the competing drag queens show, with yet again no Bay Area contestants (eyeroll). At Oasis, Beaux, Moby Dick, Oakland's Port Bar, and other bars.

Sundance Saloon @ Space 550
The Country-Western line-dancing two-stepping dance event celebrates 20 years. Free thru April 29; $5 after. 5pm-10:30pm. Also Sundays. 550 Barneveld Ave. www.sundancesaloon.org

Thursday Night Live @ SF Eagle
Rock bands play at the famed leather bar. $8. 398 12th St. at Harrison. www.sf-eagle.com

Trog Live @ Oasis
Matthew Martin, Adam Roy and others star in Michael Phillis' campy rewrite of Joan Crawford's no-budget final film about an anthropologist and a troglodyte. $27.50-$40. Fri-Sun 7pm. Thru May 12. 298 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

Tubesteak Connection @ Aunt Charlie's Lounge
Disco guru DJ Bus Station John spins grooves at the intimate retro music night. 10pm-2am. 133 Turk St. at Taylor. www.auntcharlieslounge.com


Laura and Linda Benanti @ Feinstein's at the Nikko Fri 11  

FRI 11

Bear Happy Hour @ Midnight Sun
Hairy men and their pals enjoy 2-for-1 drinks and no cover. 4067 18th St. 861-4186. www.midnightsunsf.com

Bears & Booze @ The Edge
The weekly happy hour event for bearded guys and the beard fans who like them. 4149 18th St., 5pm. www.edgesf.com

La Bomba Latina @ Club OMG
Drag show with DJ Jaffeth. $5. 9pm-2am. 43 6th St. www.clubomgsf.com

Boy Division @ Cat Club
The New Wave queer night this time goes "Spring Disco," multiple sounds in two rooms by DJs Xander, Starr. Proceeds go to SF Pride's Community Stage. Raffle prizes and concert ticket giveaways (Franz Ferdinand, Psychedelic Furs). $5-$10. 9:30pm-3am. 1190 Folsom St. www.sfcatclub.com

Cubcake @ Lone Star Saloon
Toga party at the popular bears and cubs night, with DJ Chaka Quan. 9pm-2am. 1354 Harrison St. www.lonestarsf.com

DTF Fridays @ Port Bar, Oakland
Various DJs play house music, and a few hotties gogo dance at the new gay bar's weekly event. 9pm-2am. 2023 Broadway. (510) 823-2099. www.portbaroakland.com

Fantasy Friday @ Divas
Weekly drag shows at the last transgender-friendly bar in the Polk; with hosts Victoria Secret, Alexis Miranda and several performers. Also Thursdays and Saturdays. Thursday karaoke night. $10. 10pm. 1081 Polk St. www.divassf.com

Friday Nights at the Ho @ White Horse Bar, Oakland
Dance it up at the historic (and still hip) East Bay bar. 9pm-2am. 6551 Telegraph Ave. http://whitehorsebar.com

Friday Night Live @ El Rio
Enjoy the weekly queer and LGBT-friendly live acoustic concerts. $5pm. 3158 Mission St. www.elriosf.com

Gaymer Night @ SF Eagle
Video games and gays galore. 8pm-2am. 398 12th St. at Harrison. www.sf-eagle.com

Gogo Fridays @ Toad Hall
Hot dancers grind it at the Castro bar with a dance floor and patio. 4146 18th St. www.toadhallbar.com

Happy Friday @ Midnight Sun
The popular video bar ends each work week with hot gogo guys (starting at 9pm) and drink specials; also Saturday nights. 4067 18th St. 861-4186. www.midnightsunsf.com

Hard Fridays @ Qbar
DH Haute Toddy's weekly electro-pop night with hotty gogos. $3. 9pm-2am (happy hour 4pm-9pm). 456 Castro St. www.QbarSF.com

iCandy @ The Cafe
Gus Presents' weekly dance night, with DJ Deft, cute gogos and $2 beer (before 10pm). 2369 Market St. www.cafesf.com

Latin Explosion @ Club 21
The popular Latin club includes drag shows, with gogo guys, drink specials and table reservations available. $10-$20. 10pm-3am. 2111 Franklin St., Oakland. www.club21oakland.com

Laura and Linda Benanti @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
The Tony-winning musical theatre actress performs with her mother in a new cabaret show, The Story Goes On. $78-$125. 8pm. May 12, 8p. May 13 5pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com

Lick It @ Powerhouse
Lance Holman's monthly leather and kink night. $5. 10pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St. www.powerhousebar.com

Manimal @ Beaux
Gogo-tastic dance night starts off your weekend. $5. 9pm-2am. 2344 Market St. www.beauxsf.com

Prism @ Qube Bar & Grill, San Mateo
New weekly LGBT night at the East Bay restaurant/bar. 8pm-11:30pm. 4000 South El Camino Real, San Mateo. http://qubebargrill.com/

Red Hots Burlesque @ The Stud
The saucy women's burlesque show will titillate and tantalize, with guests Alotta Boutté, Shells Bells, Bo Vixxen, Violet Streak, and other guests. $10-$20. 7pm-9pm. 399 9th St. www.redhotsburlesque.com www.studsf.com

Rose & Javi @ Trax
The Haight gay bar's weekly music video and cocktails night. 9pm-1am. 1437 Haight St. http://www.traxbarsf.com/

Skate Night @ Church on 8 Wheels
Groove on wheels at the former Sacred Heart Church-turned disco roller skate party space, hosted by John D. Miles, the "Godfather of Skate." 7pm-11pm. Sat afternoon sessions 1pm-2:30pm and 3pm-5:30pm. $10. Kids 12 and under $5. Skate rentals $5. 554 Fillmore St. at Fell. www.churchof8wheels.com

The Speakeasy @ Secret Location
The ongoing 'theatre, booze, gambling and retro costumes' participatory experience takes you back to Prohibition-era debauchery. $50-$90. Fri & Sat thru June 16. https://www.thespeakeasysf.com

Uhaul @ Oasis
The popular women's dance party, with DJs Dree and Whitney Day; proceeds benefit NCLR. $15. 10pm-2am. 298 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

Vibe Fridays @ Club BnB, Oakland
House music and cocktails, with DJs Shareef Raheim-Jihad and Ellis Lindsey. 9pm-2am. 2120 Broadway. (510) 759-7340. www.club-bnb.com


Joey Alexander @ Yoshi's Oakland Sat 12  

SAT 12

Bootie @ DNA Lounge
Resident DJs and guests spin at the mash-up DJ dance party, with Adrian A, Mysterious D; four rooms of different sounds and eight DJs; The Monster Drag Show hosted by Sue Casa. $10-$15 and up. 9:30pm-3am. 375 11th St. www.bootiesf.com www.dnalounge.com

Bounce @ Lookout
Dance music with a view at the Castro bar. 9pm-2am. 3600 16th St. www.lookoutsf.com

La Bota Loca @ Club 21, Oakland
Banda Los Shakas performs live at the LGBT Latinx night. $10. 9pm-4am. 2111 Franklin St. www.club21oakland.com

Equality Awards @ Westin St. Francis
Equality California's awards cermony and gala fundraiser, with MC Dana Goldberg. $250 and up. 6pm-11pm. 335 Powell St. https://www.eqca.org/

House Party @ Powerhouse
DJ Mohammad, groovy furniture and rugs make for fun. $5. 10pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St. www.powerhousebar.com

Jack Dynis @ Hotel Rex
Stuck in a Dream With Me, a cabaret concert with the vocalist and a three-piece band. $45-$60. 8pm. 562 Sutter St. https://societycabaret.com

Joey Alexander @ Yoshi's Oakland
The Grammy-nominated young Balinese piano prodigy performs with his band. $44-$84. 7:30pm & 9:30pm. May 13, 7pm & 9pm. 510 Embarcadero West. https://www.yoshis.com

LSDXOXO @ The Stud
Dance to grooves by LSDXOXO, davOmakesbeats and Jasmine Infiniti. $5-$10. 10pm-4am. 399 9th St. www.studsf.com

Legacy @ Century Club
Gay Asian Pacific Alliance's 30th anniversary banquet and gala includes MD Tita Aida, keynote speaker Sam Park, community award presentations, and performances by GAPA Mens Chorus, GAPA Theater, Mr. GAPA 2017 Danny Chung, and special guests. $150 and up. 6pm-10pm. 1355 Franklin St. www.gapa.org

Lips and Lashes Brunch @ Lookout
Weekly show with soul, funk and Motown grooves hosted by Carnie Asada, with DJs Becky Knox and Pumpkin Spice. The yummy brunch menu starts at 12pm, with the show at 1:30pm. 3600 16th St. www.lookoutsf.com

Mother @ Oasis
Heklina's popular drag show, with special guests and great music themes. DJ MC2 plays grooves. May 12 is a Hamilton tribute night, with a dozen drag king and queen talents. $10. 10pm-3am (11:30pm show). 298 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

Nitty Gritty @ Beaux
Josh Carmichael with DJ Salazer host the tattoo appreciation night. $10. 9pm-2am. 2344 Market St. www.beauxsf.com

Out in the Park @ Noe Valley Town Square
Enjoy disco dancing outdoors, Bingo games hosted by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, and rainbow sherbet. Free. 3:30pm-7pm. Also, Shop Out Day; 20% of your participating Noe Valley store purchase supports the SF LGBT Center. 24th St. at Sanchez. http://www.sfcenter.org/

The Playground @ Club BNB, Oakland
Revamped night at the popular hip hop and Latin dance club. $5-$15. 9pm to 3am. 2120 Broadway. (510) 759-7340. www.club-bnb.com

Pound Puppy, BLUF @ SF Eagle
The popular, Bestie-winning monthly night of cool grooves and dudes combines with the leather men of BLUF. $10. 10pm-2am. 398 12th St. at Harrison. www.sf-eagle.com

Saturgay @ Qbar
Stanley Frank spins house dance remixes at the intimate Castro dance bar. $3. 9pm-2am (weekly beer bust 2pm-9pm). 456 Castro St. www.QbarSF.com

Shake It Up @ Port Bar, Oakland
DJ Lady Char spins dance grooves; gogo studs, and drink specials, too. 9pm-2am. 2023 Broadway. (510) 823-2099. www.portbaroakland.com

Soul Party @ Elbo Room
DJs Lucky, Paul, and Phengren Osward spin '60s soul 45s. $5-$10 ($5 off in semi-formal attire). 10pm-2am. 647 Valencia St. 552-7788. www.elbo.com

Sugar @ The Cafe
Dance, drink, cruise at the Castro club, with DJs Gay Marvine, Taco Tuesday and Matthew XO. 9pm-2am. 2369 Market St. www.cafesf.com

WooWoo's Cirq-Us @ Renegades, San Jose
South Bay's popular drag show, hosted by WooWoo Monroe; 2nd & 4th Saturdays. $5. 10pm-2am. 501 Taylor St. (408) 275-9902. https://twitter.com/renegadesbarsj

Writers With Drinks @ The Make Out Room
Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, Allegra Huston, Irene Tu, C.B. Lee, Cyrus Farivar and Maw Shein Win read/perform, with MC Charlie Jane Anders. $5-$20. 7:30pm. 3225 22nd St.


Flagging in the Park @ National AIDS Memorial Grove Sun 13  

SUN 13

Apocrypha @ SF Eagle
Post-beer bust goth rock night with DJ Spazatron. $7. 7pm-12am. 398 12th St. at Harrison. www.sf-eagle.com

Beer Bust @ Lone Star Saloon
Beer, bears, food and beats at the weekly fundraiser for various local charities; April 29, Inferno Softball Team. $15. 4pm-8pm. 1354 Harrison St. www.lonestarsf.com

Beverage Benefit @ The Edge
Fundraiser and fun, with proceeds going to local nonprofits. $10. 4pm-7pm. 4149 18th St. www.edgesf.com

Big Gay Beer Bust @ The Cinch
Benefits and plenty of beer at the historic neighborhood bar. 3pm-7pm. 1723 Polk St. www.cinchsf.com

Big Top @ Beaux
Enjoy an extra weekend night at the fun Castro nightclub, plus hot local DJs and sexy gogo guys and gals. $8. 9pm-2am. 2344 Market St. www.Beauxsf.com

Blessed @ Port Bar, Oakland
Carnie Asada's fun drag night with Carnie's Angels Mahlae Balenciaga and Au Jus, plus DJ Ion. 2023 Broadway. www.portbaroakland.com

Dandy @ Oasis
The fab monthly drag king cabaret show, cohosted by Leigh Crow and Ruby Vixen, this time celebrates Prom, with Rebel Kings Of Oakland, Fontaine Blue, MeatFlap, Tyson Check'In, Chester Vanderbox and Jay Mercury. Don your ruffled shirts and tuxedos, or drag out a prom dress. $10-$20 ($200 front row champagne tables). 6pm-10pm (7pm show). 298 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

Dirty Musical Sundays @ The Edge
Sing along at the popular musical theatre night, with a bawdy edge; also Mondays and Wednesdays (but not dirty). 7pm-2am. 2 for 1 cocktail, 5pm-closing. 4149 18th St. at Collingwood. www.edgesf.com

Domingo De Escandal @ Club OMG
Weekly Latin night with drag shows hosted by Vicky Jimenez and DJ Carlitos. (Comedy Open Mic 5:30pm). 7pm-2am. 43 6th St. www.clubomgsf.com

Flagging in the Park @ National AIDS Memorial Grove
The celebratory outdoor flow arts picnic and party returns, with DJ Jamie J Sanchez. Donations go to Openhouse. BYO food, drinks, blankets, etc. 1pm-4pm. Nancy Pelosi Drive at Bowling Green, Golden Gate Park. http://www.flaggercentral.com/

Game Heaven @ Brewcade
Take a break from your burdens with a few rounds of video games and some specialty beers. No cover. 2200 Market St. www.brewcadesf.com

GlamaZone @ The Cafe
Pollo del Mar's weekly drag show takes on different themes with a comic edge. 8:30-11:30pm. 2369 Market St. www.cafesf.com

Jock @ The Lookout
Enjoy the weekly jock-ular fun, with DJed dance music at sports team fundraisers. 12pm-1am. NY DJ Sharon White from 3pm-6pm. 3600 16th St. www.lookoutsf.com

PoleSexual @ The Stud
Third anniversary night of the sexy varity burlesque show and dance party. $5-$10. 10pm-2am. 399 9th St. www.studsf.com

Queer Tango @ Finnish Hall, Berkeley
Same-sex partner tango dancing, including lessons for newbies, food and drinks. $5-$10. 3:30pm-6:30pm. 1970 Chestnut St, Berkeley. www.finnishhall.org

Sauna @ Halcyon
Gus Presents' T-dance, with DJs Jerry Bonham, Steve fabus and Paul Goodyear spinning classic disco and hi-NRG, iTalo and early House anthems. $30-$40. 6pm-12am. 314 11th St. http://guspresents.com/

Sunday's a Drag @ Starlight Room
The weekly brunch and drag show with a panoramic view. $45. 11am, show at noon; 1:30pm, show at 2:30pm. 450 Powell St. in Union Square. 395-8595. www.starlightroomsf.com

Sunday Brunch @ Thee Parkside
Bottomless Mimosas until 3pm at the fun rock-punk club. 1600 17th St. 252-1330. www.theeparkside.com


Joe Wicht's Piano Bar @ Martunis Mon 14 photo: J.P. Dobrin  

MON 14

Epic Karaoke @ White Horse, Oakland
Mondays and Tuesdays popular weekly sing-along night. No cover. 8:30pm-1am. 6551 Telegraph Ave, (510) 652-3820. www.whitehorsebar.com

Gaymer Meetup @ Brewcade
The weekly LGBT video game enthusiast night includes big-screen games and signature beers, with a new remodeled layout, including an outdoor patio. No cover. 7pm-11pm. 2200 Market St. www.brewcadesf.com

Happy Hour @ The Cinch
Happy hour at the historic neighborhood bar. 5pm-8pm. 1723 Polk St. www.cinchsf.com

Karaoke Night @ SF Eagle
Sing along, with host Beth Bicoastal, plus prizes, local celeb judges, and $2 draft beer. 8pm-12am. 398 12th St. www.sf-eagle.com

Hubba Hubba Revue @ DNA Lounge
Manarchy, the male burlesque revue, is featured at the weekly women burlesque show. $7-$12. 9pm-11:30pm. 375 11th St. https://www.dnalounge.com

Munro's at Midnight @ Midnight Sun
Drag night with Mercedez Munro. No cover. 10pm. 4067 18th St. 861-4186. www.midnightsunsf.com

Musical Mondays @ The Edge
Sing along to shows tunes on video, lip-synched, and live, at the Castro bar. 4149 18th St. at Collingwood. www.edgesf.com

No No Bingo @ Virgil's Sea Room
Mica Sigourney and Tom Temprano cohost the wacky weekly game night at the cool Mission bar. 8pm. 3152 Mission St. www.virgilssf.com

Opulence @ Beaux
Weekly dance night, with Jocques, DJs Tori, Twistmix and Andre. 9pm-2am. 2344 Market St. www.beauxsf.com

Pillows @ Powerhouse
Glamamore's crafts and creative drag night. 9pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St. www.powerhousebar.com

Piano Bar 101 @ Martuni's
Sing-along night with talented locals, and charming accompanist Joe Wicht. 9pm. 4 Valencia St. at Market.

Underwear Night @ 440
Strip down to your skivvies at the popular men's night. 9pm-2am. 440 Castro St. 621-8732. www.the440.com


Vice Tuesdays @ Q Bar Tue 15 photo: Takeover Tokyo  

TUE 15

Celebrity Bartender Night @ Verso
George Lopez and NFL players are among the stars who mix drinks for the charity The Fam 1st Family Foundation (youth mentoring and after-school programs). $100 and up. 7pm-10pm. 1525 Mission St. https://fam1stfamilyfoundation.org

Cock Shot @ Beaux
The weeknight party gets Folsomy, with leather gear dress code, host Leo Forte and a $100 kink gear contest; DJ Chad Bays spins sexy grooves. No cover. 9pm-2am. 2344 Market St. www.beauxsf.com

Gaymer Night @ Midnight Sun
Weekly fun night of games (video, board and other) and cocktails. 8pm-12am. 4067 18th St. http://www.midnightsunsf.com/

High Fantasy @ Aunt Charlie's Lounge
Weekly drag and variety show, with live acts and lip-synching divas, plus DJed grooves. $5. Shows at 10:30pm & 12am. 133 Turk St. at Taylor. www.auntcharlieslounge.com

Hysteria Comedy @ Martuni's
Open mic for women and queer comics, with host Irene Tu. 6pm-8pm. 4 Valencia St.

Karaoke Night @ The Stud
Sing Till It Hurts with hostess Sister Flora; 2 for 1 happy hour, no cover, plus raffle prize drawings. 8pm-2am. 399 9th St. www.studsf.com

Karaoke Cocktails @ Ginger's
The new basement tribute to the old Ginger's Trois hosts a weekly singing fun. 8pm-12am. 86 Hardie Place. https://www.gingers.bar/

Naked Night @ Nob Hill Theatre
Strip down with the strippers at the clothing-optional night. $20. 9pm. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758. www.thenobhilltheatre.com

Retro Night @ 440 Castro
Jim Hopkins plays classic pop oldies, with vintage music videos. 9pm-2am. 44 Castro St. www.the440.com

Sing Out @ Encore Karaoke Lounge
Home of drag shows, and hilaraoke karaoke. 9pm-1am. 1550 California St. #2. 775-0442.

Stag @ Powerhouse
Single, or a couple looking for an extra? Cruise it up. $5. 5pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St. www.powerhousebar.com

Trivia Night @ Hi Tops
Play the trivia game at the popular new sports bar. 9pm. 2247 Market St. 551-2500. www.HiTopsSF.com

Trivia Night @ Port Bar, Oakland
Cranny hosts a big gay trivia night at the new East Bay bar; drinks specials and prizes. 7:30pm. 2023 Broadway. www.portbaroakland.com

Vice Tuesdays @ Q Bar
Queer femme and friends dance party with hip hop, Top 40 and throwbacks at the stylish intimate bar, with DJs Val G and Iris Triska. 9pm-2am. 456 Castro St. www.QbarSF.com


Tricky @ Mezzanine Wed 16  

WED 16

Bondage-a-Gogo @ The Cat Club
The weekly gay/straight/whatever fetish-themed kinky dance night. $7-$10. 9:30pm-2:30am. 1190 Folsom St. www.bondage-a-go-go.com www.catclubsf.com

Bottoms Up Bingo @ Hi Tops
Play board games and win offbeat prizes at the popular sports bar. 9pm. 2247 Market St. 551-2500. www.HiTopsSF.com

B.P.M. @ Club BnB, Oakland
Olga T and Shugga Shay's weekly queer women and men's R&B hip hop and soul night, at the club's new location. No cover. 8pm-2am. 2120 Broadway, Oakland. www.bench-and-bar.com

Castro Karaoke @ Midnight Sun
Sing out with host Bebe Sweetbriar; 2 for 1 well drinks. 8pm-2am. 4067 18th St. 861-4186. www.midnightsunsf.com

Cocktail Time @ Ginger's Trois
Enjoy drinks at the intimate downstairs tribute to the original dive bar. Tue & Wed 6pm-9pm. Thu-Sat 5pm-2am. 86 Hardie Place.

Comedy Showcase @ SF Eagle
Kollin Holtz hosts the open mic comedy night. 5:30pm-8pm. 398 12th St. at Harrison. www.sf-eagle.com

Dick at Nite @ Moby Dick
Grace Towers' weekly drag show at the fun local bar. 9pm-12am. 4049 18th St. http://www.mobydicksf.com/

Follies & Dollies @ White Horse Bar, Oakland
Weekly drag show at the historic gay bar. 9:30pm-11:30pm. 6551 Telegraph Ave, (510) 652-3820. www.whitehorsebar.com

Freeball Wednesdays @ The Cinch
Free pool and drink specials at the historic neighborhood bar. 8pm-1am. 1723 Polk St. www.cinchsf.com

Hump @ Powerhouse
DJ Jim Collins spins vinyl grooves at the weeknight event. $5-$10. 10pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St. www.powerhousebar.com

Michael Feinstein @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
Fifth anniversary celebration of the classy cabaret venue, with the owner himself performing. $64-$105 ($20 food/drink min.). 7pm. May 17-19 8pm. May 20, 5pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com

Miss Kitty's Trivia Night @ Wild Side West
The weekly fun night at the Bernal Heights bar includes prizes, hosted by Kitty Tapata. No cover. 7pm-10pm. 424 Cortland St. 647-3099. www.wildsidewest.com

Movie Night @ SF Eagle
Enjoy drinks and a flick, with trivia games and prizes. 8pm-2am. 398 12th St. www.sf-eagle.com

Pan Dulce @ Beaux
Drag divas, gogo studs, DJed Latin grooves and drinks. May 16, RuPaul's Drag Race diva Cynthia "Cucu" Lee Fontaine! 9pm-2am (free before 10:30pm). 2344 Market St. www.clubpapi.com www.beauxsf.com

Queeraoke @ El Rio
Dulce de Leche and Rahni NothingMore, Beth Bicoastal, Ginger Snap and Thee Pristine Condition perform, plus karaoke for queens. 9pm. 3158 Mission St. http://www.elriosf.com/

Tricky @ Mezzanine
The cool hip hop singer performs; Young Magic and Aaron Axelson open. $30. 9pm. 444 Jessie St. https://mezzaninesf.com/

Wrangler Wednesdays @ Rainbow Cattle Company, Guerneville
Wear your jeans and meet new folks at the Russian River gay bar. 16220 Main St., Guerneville. www.queersteer.com


Franz Ferdinand @ The Fox Oakland  

THU 17

Beer Bust @ Lone Star Saloon
Weekly beer bust and benefit for local charities. 9pm-11pm. 1354 Harrison St. www.lonestarsf.com

Comedy Returns @ El Rio
Tenth anniversary show for the popular night, with Diane Amos, (The Pine Sol Lady), Ngaio Bealum, Mark Pitta, Bob McIntyre, and MC Lisa Geduldig, plus a celebratory after-party with food. $7-$20. 7pm (note earlier time). 3158 Mission St. www.elriosf.com

Dancing @ Badlands
The Castro bar's intimate dance floor and gogo guys, with drink specials. 9pm-2am. 4121 18th St. http://www.sfbadlands.com/

Franz Ferdinand @ The Fox Oakland
The fun Scottish pop band performs at the beautiful theatre. $38. 8pm. 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. http://franzferdinand.com/

Fuego @ The Watergarden, San Jose
Weekly DJed sex party with Latin videos and musics, free salsa bar, half-price lockers, at the famed South Bay bath house. 4pm-12am. 1010 The Alameda, San Jose. www.thewatergarden.com

Gym Class @ Hi Tops
Enjoy whiskey shots from jock-strapped hotties and sexy sports videos at the popular sports bar. 10pm-2am. 2247 Market St. 551-2500. www.HiTopsSF.com

Hoe is Life @ The Stud
Slutty party for those inclined, or reclined. $5-$10. 10pm-2am. 399 9th St. www.studsf.com

Junk @ Powerhouse
MrPam and Dulce de Leche cohost the weekly underwear strip night and contest, with sexy prizes. $5. 10pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St. www.powerhousebar.com

Kick It @ DNA Lounge
Kandi Love, Northcore Collective and Plus Alliance's weekly EDM, flow arts dance night, with DJs; glow drag encouraged. $5-$10. 9pm-2am. 375 11th St. www.dnalounge.com

The Monster Show @ The Edge
The weekly drag show with host Sue Casa, DJ MC2, themed nights and hilarious fun. $5. 9pm-2am. 4149 18th St. at Collingwood. www.edgesf.com

My So-Called Night @ Beaux
Carnie Asada hosts a weekly '90s-themed video, dancin', drinkin' night, with VJs Jorge Terez. Get down with your funky bunch, and enjoy 90-cent drinks. '90s-themed attire and costume contest. No cover. 9pm-2am. 2344 Market St. www.beauxsf.com

Nap's Karaoke @ Virgil's Sea Room
Sing out loud at the weekly least judgmental karaoke in town, hosted by the former owner of the bar. No cover. 9pm. 3152 Mission St. 829-2233. www.virgilssf.com

Nice Jewish Boys @ Virgil's Sea Room
Keshet's gay Jewish social group meets up with friends. 7pm. 3152 Mission St. http://www.virgilssf.com/

Queer Karaoke @ Club OMG
KJ Dana hosts the weekly singing night; unleash your inner American Idol; first Thursdays are Costume Karaoke; 3rd is Kinky Karaoke 8pm. 43 6th St. www.clubomgsf.com

Thursday Night Live @ SF Eagle
Rock bands play at the famed leather bar. $8. 398 12th St. at Harrison. www.sf-eagle.com

Thursdays Rock @ Lone Star Saloon
Hard rock, metal and arena rock night with DJ Andy Castle. 8pm-12am. 1354 Harrison St. www.lonestarsf.com

Throwback Thursdays @ Qbar
Enjoy retro '80s soul, dance and pop classics with DJ Jorge Terez. No cover. 9pm-2am. 456 Castro St. www.QbarSF.com

Thump @ White Horse, Oakland
Weekly electro music night with DJ Matthew Baker and guests. 9pm-2am. 6551 Telegraph Ave, (510) 652-3820. www.whitehorsebar.com

Tubesteak Connection @ Aunt Charlie's Lounge
Disco guru DJ Bus Station John spins grooves at the intimate retro music night. $5. 10pm-2am. 133 Turk St. at Taylor. www.auntcharlieslounge.com


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