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Nightlife Events Jan 17-24 2019

by Events Editor

Winter Onesie Party @ Lookout Fri 18 photo: Georg Lester
Winter Onesie Party @ Lookout Fri 18 photo: Georg Lester  

Follow a popular New Year's resolution into 2019; sweat off a bit of winter weight on the dance floor, or stack it on at a food truck outside the club. No judgment.


THURSDAY 17

After Dark @ Exploratorium
Enjoy cocktails and science demo sat the hands-on museum. $15-$20. 6pm-10pm. Jan 17: Curious Contraptions; Jan. 24: Atoms are 'Radioactive.' . Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green St). www.exploratorium.edu/


Andrea McArdle & Donna McKechnie @ Feinsteins At The Nikko Thu 17  

Andrea McArdle & Donna McKechnie @ Feinstein's At The Nikko
The two Broadway and TV stars celebrate composers Sondheim and Hamlisch in a duo cabaret concert. $65-95 ($20 food/drink min.). 8pm. Also Jan 19, 8pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com

Gayface @ El Rio
Queer weekly night out with DJed and live music, at the popular Mission bar. 10pm-2am. 3158 Mission St. www.elriosf.com

Helltones @ The Ivy Room
Rock out with the local band; LoFi Satellites, The Tet Holiday open. $8. 8:30pm. 860 San Pablo Ave., Albany. http://www.ivyroom.com/

Hoe Is Life @ The Stud
Slutty party time. $5. 9pm-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

Karaoke Dokey @ Flore
Monty Quilla hosts the weekly amateur singing night. 9pm-12am. 2298 Market St. www.flore415.com

Link Link Circus @ The Chapel
Isabella Rossellini's animal costume performance art fun lecture about the cross between human and animal behaviors, with puppeteer Schuyler Beeman. $45-$60. 9pm. Also Jan 19 & 20. 777 Valencia St. https://www.thechapelsf.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

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

Ms. Pak-Man @ Oasis
The wacky comic show about a has-been video game character returns; Scott Shoemaker as the lovable train-wreck Ms. Pak-Man, featuring Erin Stewart and Amalia Larson as the Ghostettes. $27-$50. 8pm. Also Jan 18 & 19 at 7pm. 10pm-2am. 298 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

Nightlife @ California Academy of Sciences
Parties at the fascinating spacious nature and science exhibits. Jan 17: New Wave City, SF Sketchfest comedy acts. Jan 24: Tropical Nightlife with DJ Raymond Fernandez, tiki bars Costa Rica history and more. $12-$15. 6pm-10pm. 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. www.calacademy.org

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; third is Kinky Karaoke 8pm. 43 6th St. www.clubomgsf.com

Rice Rockettes @ LookoutRice 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/

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
Grooves with DJ BRD. 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

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


Makeout Party @ SF Eagle Fri 18 photo: Shot in the City  

FRIDAY 18

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

Beards & Booze @ The Edge
Beers, bears, cubs, snacks and grooves. $5. 9pm-2am. 4149 18th St. www.edgesf.com

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

Comedy Returns @ El Rio
The monthly giggle fest this time includes Bernadette Luckett, Joe Klocek, Chey Bell, Arjun Banerjee, and host Lisa Geduldig. $7-$20. 7pm. 3158 Mission St. www.elriosf.com

Drag & Dinner @ Hamburger Mary's
Enjoy burgers and a drag show. $5 show. 10pm. Also Saturdays. 531 Castro St. www.hamburgermarys.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. www.portbaroakland.com

Elton John @ Oracle Arena, Oakland
The rock legend stops through on his 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' tour. $230 and up. 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland. Also Jan 19 at SAP SCenter, San Jose. https://www.eltonjohn.com/tours https://www.ticketmaster.com/discover

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

Gaymer Night @ SF Eagle
Video games galore on projected screens around the bar, hosted by Johnny Rockitt. 8pm-2am. 398 12th St. 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

Harder @ Oasis
Dance party for muscle studs and their fans, with DJs Max Bruce and Kelly Naughton. $15. 10pm-2am. 298 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

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

Latin Explosion @ Club 21
The popular Latin club with gogo guys galore and Latin music. $10-$20. 9pm-3am. 2111 Franklin St., Oakland. www.club21oakland.com

Makeout Party @ SF Eagle
Smoochfest with cool kids photo booth, DJ Robin Simmons, Elaine Denham. $8. 8pm-2am. 398 12th St. www.sf-eagle.com

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

Other Stranger @ The Stud
New monthly night with electronic, DJ and live sets. $5. 10pm-4am. 399 9th St. www.studsf.com

Prism @ Qube Bar & Grill, San Mateo
New weekly LGBT night at the Peninsula restaurant and bar. 8pm-11:30pm. 4000 South El Camino Real, San Mateo. https://qubelyfe.com/

Red Hots Burlesque @ The Stud
The saucy women's burlesque show will titillate and tantalize. $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/

RuPaul's All-Stars @ Port Bar, Oakland
Amoura Teese hosts the weekly screenings of the new drag show. 8pm. 2023 Broadway. www.portbaroakland.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

Uhaul @ Jolene's
The popular roving women's dance party returns at the new nightclub, now weekly. 10pm-2am. 2700 16th St. at Harrison. http://jolenessf.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

Winter Onesie Party @ Lookout
Annual fun PJ party for guys and gals, with DJ Matt Effect, performance by Juhnay Arabesque, free coat check. $5 and up donations support Global Girls Alliance. 9pm-2am. 3600 16th St. www.lookoutsf.com

Wuhfff @ Powerhouse
Cruisy night, with a ugly jock strap contest. $5. 10pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St. www.powerhousebar.com

You Betta Work Comedy Fiesta @ San Mateo County Pride Center
Jesus U. Bettawork's monthly queer gigglefest. $5. 7:30pm-9pm. 1021 South El Camino Real, San Mateo. https://sanmateopride.org/


Howlin Rain @ Independent Sat 19  

SATURDAY 19

Beatpig @ Powerhouse
Eclectic rockin' fun with Juanita MORE! and crew, plus DJ Stanley Frank. $5. 10pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St. www.powerhousebar.com

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 multiple 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

D.A.D. @ Driftwood
Dudes And Disco presents DJs Chrisssie, Kelly Naughton and Jumper at the popular intimate SoMa monthly event; get there early! $5. 9pm-2am. 1225 Folsom St. https://www.driftwoodbarsf.com

Dance Party @ White Horse Bar, Oakland
DJed grooves at the historic East Bay gay bar. 9pm-2am. 6551 Telegraph Ave, (510) 652-3820. www.whitehorsebar.com

Green Eggs and Bam! @ Flore
Drag shows and brunch at the central restaurant-café, with hostess Camille Tow. Shows at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm. 2298 Market St. www.flore415.com

Howlin Rain @ Independent
The rockin' Oakland band plays original swampy-bluesy tunes; Scott Law and Ross James' Cosmic Twang and Garcia Peoples open. $16-$21. 9pm. 628 Divisadero St. http://www.howlinrain.com/ http://apeconcerts.com

Jonathan Butler @ Yoshi's Oakland
The genre-blending singer-songwriter-guitarist performs four concerts at the stylish restaurant-nightclub. $35. 7:30pm & 9:30pm. Jan 20 at 7pm & 9pm. 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland. www.yoshis.com


Lewis Black @ The Masonic Sat 19  

Lewis Black @ The Masonic
The brutally funny comic and social critic returns with rants, raves and revelations. $39-$80. 8pm. 1111 California St. www.sfmasonic.com

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

Macho Macho @ SF Eagle
Monthly Latino leather & kink night, with Pinche Pobrecito & DJ Sucia, performances by Frankie Doom and Lady Forbidden. $8. 9pm-2am. 398 12th St. www.sf-eagle.com

Mother @ Oasis
Heklina's popular drag show, with special guests and great music themes, celebrates its fourth anniversary, with performances Gia Taco Zamora, Tito KaiKai Bee, Michaels Rock M. Sakura, Florida Man, Sugah Betes, Elsa Touche, Profundity, Madd Dogg, Nicki Jizz, Mason Dixon Jarrs. $15-$20. 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

Ozomatli @ The Fillmore
The L.A. hip-hop Latin band performs; Bang Data shares the bill. $27. 9pm. 1805 Geary St. at Fillmore. http://thefillmore.com

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

Porchlight @ Swedish American Hall
Special storytelling night with SF Sketchfest, featuring Guy Branum (podcaster, comedian and writer) Jon Glaser (writer and actor Parks and Recreation and Girls), Ken Jennings (writer and 74-time Jeopardy champ), Lucy Davis (The Office, Shaun of the Dead, Wonder Woman) and comic Maria Wojciechowski. $25-$32. 7:30pm. 2174 Market St. https://www.sfsketchfest.com/

Reddroxx @ Lone Star Saloon
DJ BRD spins tunes at the famous bear bar. $5. 9pm-2am. 1354 Harrison St. www.lonestarsf.com

The Revolution @ UC Theatre, Berkeley/Fillmore, SF
Prince's former band (Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Bobby Z, BrownMark and Dr. Fink), reunited. $26-$52. 8pm. 2036 University Ave., Berkeley. www.theuctheatre.org/ Also Jan 20 at The Fillmore, $50. 8pm. 1805 Geary St. at Fillmore. http://thefillmore.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

Stallion @ Midnight Sun
DJ Bill Dupp, intimate dance floor, gogo cuties. 8pm-2am. 4067 18th St. www.midnightsunsf.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


Disco Daddy @ SF Eagle Sun 20 photo: Gooch  

SUNDAY 20

Beer Bust @ SF Eagle
The popular daytime party, where $10-$15 gets you all the beer you can drink, supporting worthy causes. 3pm-6pm. 398 12th St. at Harrison. www.sf-eagle.com

Beer Bust @ Lone Star Saloon
Beer, bears, food and DJed beats at the weekly fundraiser for various local charities. $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

D'Arcy's 5-Ohhh! @ Oasis
Co-owner and performer D'Arcy Drollinger celebrates 50 years with a party and a show; fabulous/black & white attire requested. No cover. 7pm. 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

Disco Daddy @ SF Eagle
DJ Bus Station John's post-beer bust tea-dance and 58th birthday bash will groove your socks off. $5-$7. 7pm-2am. 398 12th St. www.sf-eagle.com

Drag Brunch @ Hamburger Mary's
Food, bottomless mimosas and drag shows with Kylie Minono, Patty McGroin and other talents. Seating 11am, show 12pm. Also Saturdays. 531 Castro St. www.hamburgermarys.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

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

Holiday Ice Rink @ Union Square
Enjoy skating at the downtown holiday rink; special performances and events thru January. To skate: $13-$25, daily 9:30am-9pm. 333 Post St. http://unionsquareicerink.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

Juanita's Drag Brunch @ MORE/Jones
Juanita MORE's new daytime drag show on the restaurant's scenic courtyard terrace, with a tasty revamped menu by chef Cory Armenta and food stylist Cole Church. Entrees $14-$21. 11am-3pm. Wednesday Fried Chicken nights, too. 620 Jones St. www.juanitamore.com http://620-jones.com/

Palace of Trash/Lip Service @ The Stud
The sassy drag collective performs to Alanis Morissette's album Jagged Little Pill. 7pm-9pm; then ABBA drag lipsynch show, 9pm. $5. 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

Renegade @ Atlas
The popular new weekly super-cruisy party; BYO, clothes check and DJed grooves. $10. 5pm-8pm. 415 10th St. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2094886877491354/

Schitt's Creek: Up Close and Personal @ The Masonic
The cast of the hit comedy series (Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Dan Levy, Annie Murphy, Emily Hampshire and Noah Reid) in an onstage conversation; part of SF Sketchfest. $48-$103. 8pm. 1111 California St. www.sfmasonic.com

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


Munros at Midnight @ Midnight Sun Mon 21  

MONDAY 21

Drag Queen Bingo @ The Willows
Board game fun with Ginger Snap and friends. 7pm-9pm. 1582 Folsom St. http://www.thewillowssf.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

International Mondays @ Qbar
Enjoy world grooves all night. 9pm-2am. 456 Castro St. www.QbarSF.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

Munro's at Midnight @ Midnight Sun
Drag night with Mercedez Munro. No cover. 10pm. 4067 18th St. 861-4186. www.midnightsunsf.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 drag night. 9pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St. www.powerhousebar.com

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


The Whining @ Great Star Theatre Tue 22  

TUESDAY 22

Cock Shot @ Beaux
The weeknight party gets with DJ Chad Bays. No cover. 9pm-2am. 2344 Market St. www.beauxsf.com

Dina Martina @ Oasis
The drag comic will make you bust a gut with her show Crème de la Dregs. $25. 7pm & 9pm. Also Jan 23. 298 11th St. www.sfoasis.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
Laugh out loud comics at the open mic night, with host Wonder Dave. 6pm-8pm. 4 Valencia St.

Karaoke Night @ The Stud
Sing For Your Life, with LaLa and Remi; 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/

Puddles Pity Party @ Palace of Fine Arts
The surprisingly talented vocalist-clown's concert of comedy and creative covers; part of SF Sketchfest. $35-$125. 8pm. 3301 Lyon St. http://www.puddlespityparty.com/ http://apeconcerts.com/events/puddles-pity-party-5/

Race Chaser @ Castro Theatre
RuPaul's Drag Race stars Alaska and William do their podcast onstage, with performer Big Dipper, guests and contests. $25-$100 (VIP cocktail reception, priority seating). 7pm. 429 Castro St. www.castrotheatre.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.

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

Truck Tuesdays @ Atlas
The weekly super-cruisy night, with clothes check. $5. 415 10th St.

Vice Tuesdays @ Q Bar
Queer femmes 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

The Whining @ Gateway Theatre
Peaches Christ and Varla Jean Merman's satirical drag show very loosely based on Stephen King's The Shining; part of SF Sketchfest. $30. 8pm. Also Jan 23. 215 Jackson St. www.SFsketchfest.com


SF Ballet Gala @ City Hall Wed 23  

WEDNESDAY 23

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. 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
Enjoy drinks at the intimate downstairs tribute to the original dive bar. Tue & Wed 6pm-9pm. Thu-Sat 5pm-2am. 86 Hardie Place.

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

Gigante @ Port Bar, Oakland
Juanita MORE! and DJ Frisco Robbie's weekly event, with Latin, Hip Hop and House music, gogo gals and guys, and a drag show. $5. 9pm-2am. 2023 Broadway, Oakland. www.portoakland.com

Karaoke Night @ Club 1220, Walnut Creek
Sing along at the East Bar gay bar; dance nights on weekends, and drag shows, too. 9pm-1am. 1220 Pine St., Walnut Creek. https://www.club1220.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

Musical Wednesdays @ The Edge
Sing along to shows tunes on video, lip-synched, and live, at the Castro bar, with host Brian Kent; trivia contest, and prizes. 7pm-12am. 4149 18th St. at Collingwood. www.edgesf.com

NSA @ Club OMG
Weekly underwear party at the intimate mid-Market nightclub. $1 well drinks for anyone in underwear from 9pm-10pm. 43 6th St. http://www.clubomgsf.com

New Drag @ Port Bar, Oakland
Competition for drag acts, with host Echo. 2023 Broadway. www.portbaroakland.com

Nudie Nubies @ Monarch
Burlesque show with gals and drags. $10-$15. 8:30pm-11:30pm. 101 Sixth St. www.monarchsf.com

Pan Dulce @ Beaux
Drag divas, gogo studs, DJed Latin grooves and drinks. 9pm-2am (free before 10:30pm). 2344 Market St. www.clubpapi.com www.beauxsf.com

Queeraoke @ El Rio
Midweek drag rave and vocal open mic, with Dulce de Leche, Rhani Nothingmore, Beth Bicoastal, Ginger Snap and guests. 10pm. 3158 Mission St. http://www.elriosf.com/

Sequel @ SF Eagle
Movie-viewing night with Johnny Rockitt; also Wed. 10pm. 398 12th St. www.sf-eagle.com

SF Ballet Gala @ War Memorial Opera House, City Hall
Cocktail reception dinner, concert and after-party for the opening night of the acclaimed ballet company. $300 and up. 5pm-12am. www.sfballet.org

Shevil @ Powerhouse
Midweek drag fun. $5. 10pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St. www.powerhousebar.com

SoMa Comedy Showcase @ Oasis
Variety show of new local talents. $10. 7pm. 298 11th St. www.sfoasis.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


Thump @ White Horse, Oakland Thu 24  

THURSDAY 24

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

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

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

Latin Explosion @ Club 21
Latin beats, Lulu and Jacqueline's drag show, gogo hotties and a packed crowd. $10-$15. 9pm-4am. 2111 Franklin St. http://www.club21oakland.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

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

Showstoppers @ Oasis
An Evening with Garland and Minnelli, Logan Walker's lipsynch drag show. $20-$30. 8pm. 298 11th St. www.sfoasis.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

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


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Email events@ebar.com, at least two weeks before your event.
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