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Nightlife Events Sept. 12-19, 2019

by Events Editor

The Homobiles @ Ivy Room, Albany Tue 17
The Homobiles @ Ivy Room, Albany Tue 17  

With any luck, your Friday (13th!) will be full of fun, not fear.
Superstitious? Plan nightlife fun on other nights.

After Dark @ Exploratorium
Enjoy cocktails and science demos at the hands-on museum; tactile dome evening hours Fri & Sat, weekly 6:15 and 7:30pm. $20. Pier 15, Embarcadero at Green St.

Comedy Night @ Ashkenaz, Berkeley
Keith Lowell Jensen, Priyanka Wali, Victor Pacheco, and Lisa Geduldig will make you laugh, guaranteed. $15-$20. 8pm. 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley.

Dee's Keys @ Beaux
Weekly live piano and open mic night with Dee Spencer. 4pm-8pm. 2344 Market St.

The Doobie Brothers @ Masonic Hall
The classic rock-folk band's three original members perform landmark albums, Toulouse Street and The Captain and Me, in their entirety, plus a few select hits. $39-$125. 8pm. 1111 California St.

Morgxn @ Rickshaw Stop Thu 12  

Events @ Steamworks, Berkeley
The stylish bathhouse's DJed events take place Thursdays-Sundays. $7-$62, plus annual memberships $160. Open 24/7, every day. 2107 4th St., Berkeley. (510) 845-8992.

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

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.

Martini Thursdays @ Trax
The Haight gay bar offers cheap gin & vodka cocktails. 1437 Haight St.

The Monster Show @ The Edge
The weekly drag show with themed nights and hilarious fun. $5. 9pm-2am. 4149 18th St. at Collingwood.

Morgxn @ Rickshaw Stop
Stylish pop from the LA singer, with Castelcomer and Sumif also performing (see article in last week's issue). $15-$17. 7pm. 155 Fell St.

Nightlife @ California Academy of Sciences
Parties at the museum with fascinating spacious nature and science exhibits. $12-$15. 6pm-10pm. 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park.

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.

Chey Bell headlines Who's Your Mami Comedy @ Brava Theatre Thu 12  

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

Rock Fag @ Hole in the Wall
Enjoy hard rock and punk music from DJ Don Baird at the wonderfully divey SoMa bar, in its 25th year. Also Fridays. 7pm-2am. 1369 Folsom St. 431-4695.

Sigrid @ Mezzanine
Pop singer performs songs from her debut album, Sucker Punch. $25. 8:30pm. 444 Jessie St.

Squeeze @ The Fox Oakland
Legendary UK pop-rock band performs. $50-$70. 8pm. 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland.

Star Trek Live! @ Oasis
The hilarious drag king/queen parody performance of a classic episode of the scifi TV series teleports back to SoMa, starring Leigh Crow (Capt. Kirk) and a crew of queens and kings. $27.50-$50. Thu-Sat 7pm. Thru Sept 21. 298 11th St.

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

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

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.

Who's Your Mami Comedy @ Brava Theatre
Chey Bell headlines the new monthly comedy night, produced by Marga Gomez; with Baruch Porras-Hernandez, Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, Emily Van Dyke and Kristee Ono. $10-$15. 8pm. 2773 24th St.

Boy Division, the final edition @ Cat Club Fri 13  

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

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

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

Boy Division @ Cat Club
The New Wave queer cool dance night says goodbye. Enjoy a last 80s groove with dJs Xander, guest Bus Station John, gogos and retro visuals. Free/$10. 9:30pm-3am. 1190 Folsom St.

Brian Wilson, The Zombies @ Fox Theater, Oakland
The former Beach Boys genius shares a bill with the classic rock band; Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin open. $80-$230. 8pm. 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland.

Cubcake @ Lone Star Saloon
Bears and cubs, treats and chubs, with DJ Paul Goodyear. $5. 9pm-2am. 1354 Harrison St.

Design Meets Divas of Drag @ Design Center
Fourth annual live variety show featuring 12 of the City's most acclaimed drag queens, dressed head-to-toe in custom couture with fabrics donated by the SFDC's showrooms. $50-$1800. 7pm-9pm. 101 Henry Adams St.

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

DTF Fridays @ Port Bar, Oakland
Various DJs play house music, and a few hotties gogo dance at the gay bar's popular weekly event. 9pm-2am. 2023 Broadway.

Elton John @ Chase Center
The iconic pop star performs his Farewell Yellow Brick Road concert at the new sports/music arena. $200 and up. 8pm. Also Sept 15. 500 Terry A Francois Blvd.

Eric Darius @ Yoshi's Oakland Fri 13  

Eric Darius @ Yoshi's Oakland
The saxophonist, composer & vocalist performs with his band at the stylish nightclub-restaurant. $30-$75. 8pm & 10pm. 510 Embarcadero West.

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.

Futurehood @ The Stud
On Time, with Nicki Jizz, Elijah, Sir Joc; music: Wife of Wrath, Hijo Prodigo, Poptart. 10pm-4am. 399 9th St.

Gaymer Night @ SF Eagle
Video games, board games and more. 8pm-2am. 398 12th St.

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

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.

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

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

Lick It @ Powerhouse
DJ Blackstone plays thumpin' beats at Lance Holman's monthly cruisefest. $5. 10pm-1am. 1347 Folsom St.

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

Neneh Cherry @ August Hall Fri 13  

Neneh Cherry @ August Hall
The veteran singer-composer performs new and classic songs ("Buffalo Stance") with davOmakesbeats. $30. 9pm. 420 Mason St.

Piano Bar @ Martuni's
Musician extraordinaire Joe Wicht leads tasteful sing-along selections. 5:30-8:30pm. 4 Valencia St.

The Revivalists @ Greek Theatre, Berkeley
The spirited New Orleans band performs at the outdoor ampitheatre; Anderson East opens. $50. 7:30pm. 2001 Gaily Way, UC Berkeley campus.

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

Seoul Train @ Oasis
K-pop and more with DJ Peter Lo; hosts Mile Jai, Cash Monet and drag acts. $10-$15. 10pm-2am. 298 11th St.

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.

SubMission: Cocktails & Comedy @ The Armory Club
Weekly stand-up comedy show in the basement of the SF Armory Club; grab a craft cocktail from the bar upstairs and prepare for a night of laughter with the right amount of kink. Doors open at 6:30. $15, 1799 Mission St., Shows start at 7pm and 9pm. (not wheelchair accessible)

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

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

Well-Strung @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
The string and vocals trio return with their classical spin on pop music hits. $50-$90 ($20 food/drink min). 8pm. Sept 14, 8pm; Sept 15, 5pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St.

Studio 5 4, 5th anniversary @ Lone Star Saloon Sat 14  

Bilal @ Yoshi's Oakland
The Grammy-nominated vocalist/producer perfroms R&B music with his band at the stylish restaurant-nightclub. $40-$74, 7:30pm & 9:30pm. Also Sept 15, 7pm. 510 Embarcadero West.

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.

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

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

Brunch @ Jolene's
Enjoy DJed grooves, chicken & waffles, veggie scrambles and more, with brunch cocktails, at the new queer bar. 11am-3pm. Also Sundays. 2700 16th St.

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

House Party @ Powerhouse
Furniture, rugs, lava lamps at Ky and Juan Martinez' monthly event, with DJ Russ Rich. $5.9pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St.

Icon @ Great Northern
Cecil Russell's dance night, with DJs Joe Gauthreaux and Ed Wood. $15-$45. 10pm-4am. 119 Utah St.

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.

Mother @ Oasis
Heklina's popular weekly drag show, with special guests and great music themes, and MadDogg 20/20 in the Fez Room. Billie Eilish vs Miley Cyrus night with Snaxx, Roxy-Cotten Candy, Bionka Simone, Natalie Ray, Jelly Jellyfish, Piranha, Elsa Touche, Trixxie Carr, Tito Soto and Loma Prietta. $10-$15. 10pm-3am (11:30pm show). 298 11th St.

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

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.

Pound Puppy @ The Stud
DJs Patrick and Chuck Gunn spin at Jorge & Blake's monthly night; new location. $10. 10pm-4am. 399 9th St.

Qtease @ The Stud
Buxom burlesque babes and burlies perform. 6pm-8pm. 399 9th St.

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.

SF Cheese Fest @ Social Hall
Fifth annual celebration of cheese, plus pickles, jams cured meats, with workshops, wine, beer, cider and more. $75-$94. 6pm-9pm. Also Sept 15, 9am-9pm, at different locales for workshops. 1270 Sutter St.

Shake It Up @ Port Bar, Oakland
DJ Lady Char spins dance grooves; gogo studs, and drink specials. 'Thank U, Marsha' (4th Sat.) and Tinsel Teese's 'Kiki at the Port Bar' (8pm). 2023 Broadway. (510) 823-2099.

Stallion @ Midnight Sun
DJ Bill Dupp, intimate dance floor, gogo cuties, all in the heart of the Castro. 8pm-2am. 4067 18th St.

Studio 5'4" @ Lone Star Saloon
Five-year anniversary of the special night for shorter guys, with hosts John and Fur Trap, DJs Mark O'Brien Omnibot and Patty Meltdown; Gummy shots. $5. 9pm-2am. 1354 Harrison St.

Writers With Drinks @ The Make Out Room
Literature and liquor with Featuring Yangsze Choo (The Night Tiger), Evan Ramzipoor (The Ventriloquists), Fonda Lee (The Jade War, Exo) and others; Charlie Jane Anders hosts. $5-$15. 7pm. 3225 22nd St.

Katya Smirnoff-Skyy @ Oasis Sun 15  

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.

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

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

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.

Blessed @ Port Bar, Oakland
Amoura Teese and Ava Lashay cohost a weekly drag show. 2023 Broadway.

Body & Soul @ SVN West
Rooftop party with Danny Krivit, Joaquin 'Joe' Claussell & Fran├žois K. and Mighty Real resident David Harness. $20-$25. 2pm-12am. 10 South Van Ness Ave.

Bounce @ Lookout
Weekly dance and cavorting night with a view. $5. 9pm-2am. 3600 16th St.

Chest @ Powerhouse
Nipple play and chest fetish night. $5. 10pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St.

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

Disco Daddy @ SF Eagle
DJ Bus Station John's groovy retro T-dance celebrates Rick James and Teena Marie. $5-$7. 7pm-1am. 398 12th St.

Domingo De Escandalo @ 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.

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

Drrrty @ The Stud
Queer black and white fetish bar. $7-$20. 7pm-2am. 399 9th St.

Genderscope @ Lone Star Saloon
All-gender night with Bay Area Cub 2019 Shibby Fox, DJ Paul Goodyear, charity raffles and donations go to Trans Lifeline. $5-$15. 4pm-8pm. 1354 Harrison St.

Gigante @ Qbar
Frisco Robbie spins Latin and Hip-Hop grooves. $5. 9pm-2am (weekly beer bust 2pm-9pm). 456 Castro St.

Glam Sundays @ Valencia Room
New weekly house, funk, soul T-dance with guest-DJs and no cover. 3pm-9pm. 647 Valencia St.

Jock @ The Lookout
Enjoy the weekly jock-ular fun, with DJed dance music at sports team fundraisers. 12pm-1am. 3600 16th St.

Katya Smirnoff-Skyy @ Oasis
The exiled Russian royal performs her Back in the USSR concert. $27.50-$50. 7pm. 289 11th St.

Palace of Trash @ The Stud
The Plastic Show, a drag tribute to plastic trash drag. 6pm-8pm. 399 9th St.

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.

Renegade @ Atlas
The weekly cruisy semi-private party. 6pm-10pm. $5-$20. Now also Truck Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 9pm-2am. 415 10th St.

Shag @ Powerhouse
Nic Candito's monthly night. $5. 9pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St.

Sundance Saloon @ Space 550
The popular two-stepping line-dancing, not-just-country music night, with free lessons, celebrates its 21st anniversary; free admission. 5pm-10:30pm. Also Thursdays 6:30pm-10:30pm. 550 Barneveld Ave.

Bea Dazzler cohosts the Drag Quing Pageant @ The Stud Mon 16  

Drag Quing Pageant @ The Stud
Trans, fluid, nonconforming, intersex performers night, with hosts Alabama Slamma, Bea Dazzler, Erika Klash, performances by Mocha Fapalatte, Rexy, plus nearly a dozen contestants. $10. 8pm-11pm. 399 9th St.

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

Karaoke Night @ Lookout
All-day songfest, 8pm-2am. 3600 16th St.

KQ League Night @ Detour
Game tournament at the renovated former Brewcade bar/restaurant. 7:30pm-11pm. 2200 Market St.

Mancrush Mondays @ Port Bar, Oakland
Drink & draw night with sexy male models; BYO art materials. 2st & 3rd Mondays. No cover, but 1-drink min. 2023 Broadway.

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

Music Mondays @ Pause Wine Bar
Marcus Rivers plays live music at the stylish wine bar; weekly 8pm-10pm. 1666 Market St.

One Night Only @ Marines' Memorial Theatre
Protest! Revel with Some Rebels; cast members from the local touring production of Hamilton, plus guest-MCs Judd Winick and Pam Ling from The Real World San Francisco perform at the benefit concert for the Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation; silent and live auctions, drinks and food, at the VIP reception. $ 7:30pm. 609 Sutter St.

OurTownSF Nonprofit Expo Launch Party @ Blackbird
Meet & Greet for reps from nonprofits interested & participating in the October 19 Expo. 6pm-8pm. 2124 Market St.

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

Pronoun Showdown @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
Cabaret concert of local talents performing Broadway hits with the genders reversed. $25-$55 ($20 food/drink min.) 7pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St.

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

Vamp @ Beaux
Women's night with a sultry vampire theme; goth, red & black, lingerie attire welcome but not required; bondage and BDSM demos, too. DJs Olga T and Jayne Grey. $5-$15. 8pm-2am. 2344 Market St.

Matthew Murphys Love Fame Tragedy @ Rickshaw Stop Tue 17  

Avril Lavigne @ Fox Theater, Oakland
Eight-time Grammy-nominated pop star performs; Jagwar Twin opens. $60-$80. 8pm. 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland.

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

Drag Bingo @ Club 1220, Walnut Creek
Holotta Tymes and Saki Samora cohost the East Bay game night. 7pm. 1220 Pine St., Walnut Creek.

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

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

The Homobiles, Fast Execution, Taleen Kali, Copyslut @ Ivy Room, Albany
Queer rock and roll night, also DJ Mariana Timony. $7-$10. 9pm- 860 San Pablo Ave. Albany.

Karaoke Night @ The Stud
Sing For Your Life with LaLa and Remi; no cover, plus raffle prize drawings. 8pm-2am. 399 9th St.

Karaoke Cocktails @ Ginger's
The new basement tribute to the old Ginger's Trois hosts weekly singing fun. 8pm-12am. 86 Hardie Place.

Love Fame Tragedy @ Rickshaw Stop
UK musician Matthew Murphy's (The Wombats) new music project of pop-tasty songs. $18. 8pm. 155 Fell St.

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

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

TnT with the Meme Boys @ Powerhouse
Travis, Traci and Tyler cohost the game night. 9pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St.

Trivia Night @ Hi Tops
Play the trivia game at the popular sports bar. $5. 9pm. 2247 Market St. 551-2500.

Trivia Night @ Port Bar, Oakland
Big gay trivia night at the East Bay bar with host Robert Perez; drinks specials and prizes. 8pm. Broadway.

Truck Tuesdays @ Atlas
Super-cruisy night at the new semi-private club. $10-$20. 9pm-2am. 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.

Zodiac @ SF Eagle
Weekly creepy drag show and viewing party for the Boulet Brothers' Dragula, with host Nitrix Oxide and DJ Dakota Pendant. $5-$10. 8pm-12am. 398 12th St.

Pan Dulce @ Beaux Wed 18 photo: Antonio Castellanos  

American Horror Story Night @ SF Eagle
Watch AHS 1984, the camp/slasher FX Ryan Murphy TV series. 10pm-12am. 398 12th St.

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.

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

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.

Cabaret Karaoke @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
Dick Bright MCs the new karaoke night at the elegant nightclub. $12-$15. ($20 food/drink min.). Thru Sept. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St.

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

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.

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

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

GAYmes @ Port Bar, Oakland
Board games night; Baila Conmigo, queer Latinx fundraiser (2nd Wed.), Wet & Wild drag shows (1st & 4th Wed.). 2023 Broadway.

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.

Mika @ the Fillmore Wed 18  

Mika @ the Fillmore
International pop star singer performs; Kiesza opens. $45. 8pm. 1805 Geary St at Fillmore.

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.

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.

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.

Pan Dulce @ Beaux
Drag divas, gogo studs, DJed Latin grooves and drinks at the Hump Day fiesta 9pm-2am (free before 10:30pm). 2344 Market St.

Queeraoke @ El Rio
Midweek drag rave and vocal open mic, with Dulce de Leche, Rahni Nothingmore, Beth Bicoastal, Ginger Snap and guests. 10pm. 3158 Mission St.

Trivia Night @ Detour
Games and arcade fun at the renovated former Brewcade bar/restaurant. 7pm-11pm (free game play 7pm-8pm). 2200 Market St.

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

Thump @ White Horse, Oakland Thu 19  

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

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.

Game Night @ Pause Wine Bar
Johnny Rockitt hosts a weekly night of trivia and other games. 8pm-10pm. 1666 Market St.

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.

Junk @ Powerhouse
MrPam and Dulce de Leche cohost the weekly underwear strip night and contest, with sexy prizes. $5.10pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St.

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.

Lez Groove @ The Stud
Retro disco vibes and wimmin's night, with DJs e'Lish, Siobhan Aluvalot, live set with Khalibud. $5-$8. 9pm-2am. 399 9th St.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sundance Saloon @ Space 550
The popular two-stepping line-dancing, not-just-country music night, with free lessons. $5. 6:30pm-10:30pm. Also Sundays 5pm-10:30pm. 550 Barneveld Ave.

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

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

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.

TwerkBack Thursday @ Port Bar, Oakland
DJ Deft plays hip hop grooves, gogos at 10pm, with hosts Mahlae Balenciaga and Amoura Teese. 2023 Broadway.

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