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Nightlife Events Oct. 24-31, 2019

by Events Editor

Madonna @ The Golden Gate Theatre, Oct. 31.
Madonna @ The Golden Gate Theatre, Oct. 31.  

Whether you dress up in classy costumes or down to drag dregs, fun of all sorts of styles awaits.


Terror Vault @ SF Mint Thu 24  

THU 24
After Dark @ Exploratorium

Enjoy cocktails and science demos at the hands-on museum. Oct 24: It's Alive! Living things in tiny places. Oct. 31: Costume night with Nerd Nite, Awesome Orchestra, and Odd Salon. Tactile dome evening hours Fri & Sat, weekly 6:15 and 7:30pm. $20. Pier 15, Embarcadero at Green St. www.exploratorium.edu/

Agnostic Front @ Rickshaw Stop
The godfathers of hardcore punk perform. Pring and Urban Sprawl open. $20. 8pm. 155 Fell st. www.rickshawstop.com

Bay Guardian's Best of the Bay @ The Stud
Celebrate with winnersof the weekly's annual readers' poll. 6pm-8pm. 299 9th St. at Harrison www.studsf.com

Cabargay @ National LGBTQ Center for the Arts
The SF Gay Men's Chorus performs and new cabaret show with classic broadway, pop and American songbook hits; comp. beer, wine and soft drinks. $40-$50. 7:30pm. 21+. 170 Valencia St. www.sfgmc.org

Chris Baron, Blake Morgan @ Neck of the Woods
The front man for Spin Doctors and the passionate singer-songwriter stop through on their mini-tour. $12-$15. 9pm. 406 Clement St. www.neckofthewoodssf.com

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

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. www.steamworksbaths.com

Jade Bird, Flyte @ The Fillmore
Genre-bending singer-songwriter performs. $35. 8pm. 1805 Geary St. www.thefillmore.com

Joe Pug @ The Chapel
Folk rocker performs at the Mission venue; Michaela Anne and American Field Day open. $18. 8pm. 777 Valencia St. www.thechapelsf.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

Lip Service @ The Stud
Les Ghouls celebrate a Cockette Halloween, with DJs Raton Rose and Ariel Rose; Mary Vice hosts a drag show. $5. 9pm-2am. 299 9th St. at Harrison www.studsf.com

Literary Speakeasy @ Martuni's
James J. Siegel hosts the monthly author/music night, with a Halloween theme, and Chaz Brencley, Laura Blackwell, Meg Elison, Vernon Keeve III, Ginger Murray, Loren Rhodes, and Jean Znidarsic. 7pm. 4 Valencia 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. 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 themed nights and hilarious fun. $5. 9pm-2am. 4149 18th St. at Collingwood. www.edgesf.com

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. www.calacademy.org

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

Queeraoke @ Tamarack, Oakland
Dana Morrigan hosts the 1st & 3rd Thursdays queer karaoke night, 7:30pm-1am. No cover. 1501 Harrison St., Oakland. www.tamarackoakland.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, in its 25th year. Also Fridays. 7pm-2am. 1369 Folsom St. 431-4695. www.hitws.com

Terror Vault @ SF Mint
Peaches Christ's annual horror-fun invasion of the historic building includes a full-scale spooky interactive tour. $62, various tour times. Thru Nov. 10. 88 5th St. www.intothedarksf.com

Thursday Night Live @ SF Eagle
Rock bands play at the famed leather bar. $8. 9pm-1am. 398 12th St. at Harrison. www.sf-eagle.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

Transgender Law Center Gala @ Bently Reserve
Spark, the Center's annual gala fundraiser. $250 and up. 6pm. 301 Battery St. www.transgenderlawcenter.org

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


HustlaBall SF @ Club Six Fri 25  

FRI 25
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

Big Boy @ Lone Star Saloon
Creepy Halloween-themed version of the costume-themed night, with DJ Boyshapedbox. 9pm-2am. 1354 Harrison St. www.lonestarsf.com

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

Caissie Levy @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
The Broadway and West End musical star (Frozen, Wicked, Hair) performs songs from her career, and a few surprises. $60-$95 ($20 food/drink min.). 8pm. Also Oct 26, 8pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. www.feinsteinssf.com

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

Drag Alive @ The Stud
Early eve drag show, 6:30pm-8:30pm. 299 9th St. at Harrison www.studsf.com

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. www.portbaroakland.com

Fleetwood Macramé @ Great American Music Hall
The acclaimed Fleetwood Mac cover band performs; FeatherWitch opens. $15-$40. 8pm. 859 O'Farrell St. www.slimspresents.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, board games, nerdy fun at the leather bar. 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

Growlr @ SF Eagle
DJ Paul Goodyear spins at the beary night at the famed leather bar, with gogo cubs and chubs. $5. 9pm-2am. 398 12th St. www.sf-eagle.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

Hella Tight @ Oasis
Kim Petras tribute and dance night, Lindsay Slowhands, Krystal Khandelier, Mocha Fapalatte and Cash Monet, and DJ Ion The Prize. $10. 10pm-2am. 298 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

HustlaBall SF @ Club Six
Brian Kent Productions and a 'Funhouse' wild and sexy dance party with plenty of sexy play space, plus porn stud stage performances; DJs Casey Alva, Aason Elvis. $45-$55. 10pm-4am. 60 6th St. www.hustlaball.com/san-fran

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

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

The Maze: Halloween Edition @ Atlas
Throw on a sexy costume and head off the beaten path. Find out what's happening upstairs in the dark. Immerse yourself in a cruisy, dimly-lit labyrinth; dim lights and 2-room maze. Chill underground beats. Refreshment stations. Coat check available. Tickets online or at the door, or get in free with Atlas membership. $10. 10pm-3am. 415 10th St. www.atlas-sf.com

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

Queer Happy Hour @ Forage Kitchen, Oakland
Drinks for LGBTQs and pals, plus vegan and chicken snacks. Weekly 4pm-9pm. 478 25th St., Oakland. www.foragekitchen.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

Speakeasy: All Hallow's Eve @ Palace Theater
The 'secret' 1920s-themed interactive entertainment & cocktails night gets spooky with haunted tales and ghosts. $90-$125. Oct. 25, 26, 31; Nov 1 & 2. 644 Broadway. www.boxcartheatre.org

Steam @ Powerhouse
Bath house fun at the cruisy bar, with towel-clad gogos and Steamworks swag. $5. 9pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St. www.powerhousebar.com

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) https://bit.ly/2IdEVj8

Swagger Like Us @ The Stud
Mexican Jihad DJs, with La Frida, Bae Bae. $10. 10pm-3am. 299 9th St. at Harrison www.studsf.com

Tenacious D @ Masonic Hall
Jack Black and Kyle Gass' whimsical yet totally rocking band performs; Winchester opens. $60 and up. 7pm. 1111 California St. www.sfmasonic.com

This Old Bag @ Fairmont Hotel
Breast Cancer Emergency Fund's annual auction of celebrity purses and handbags for women, men, pets and kids. $175. 6:30pm-9:30pm. 950 Mason St.

Uhaul @ Jolene's
The popular 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

Women's Spiral Dance @ Orinda Masonic Temple
Daughters of the Goddess Womyn's Temple welcomes womyn and girls of all ages, multi-cultural and intergenerational ritual, led by Kahuna Leilani, and accompanied by spiritual elders of different traditions. $23-$29. 6:30pm-10:30pm. 9 Altarinda Road, Orinda. www.DaughtersoftheGodess.com


The B-52s @ Oxbow River Stage, Napa Sat 26 photo Pieter M van Hattem  

SAT 26
The B-52s, The English Beat @ Oxbow River Stage, Napa

The two classic bands perform at the spacious outdoor ampitheatre. $55-$125. 7:30pm. 1268 McKinstry St., Napa. www.oxbowriverstage.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

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. www.jolenessf.com

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Live @ Oasis
D'Arcy Drollinger presents Michael Phillis and a talented crew of drag queens/kings who perform a wacky version of a script from the hit TV vampire show. $27-$50. Thu-Sat 7pm. Thru Nov 9. 298 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

Creature @ El Rio
Neon Demons, a queer glow-in-the-dark-themed Halloween aprty with DJs Fiera, La Frida, Gossip Cat. $10-$15. 9pm-2am. 3158 Mission St. www.elriosf.com

Daddy Saddle @ Lone Star Saloon
Pumpkin Spice Ball at the bear bar; costume contest, DJs Tuna, Gabriel Garcia, Jimmy. $5. 9pm-2am. 1354 Harrison St. www.lonestarsf.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

Freaks & Fetish Fright Ball @ SF Eagle
Rogue and Tribe kink groups cohost a Halloween costume and kink party. $5-$10. 9pm-2am. 398 12th St. www.sf-eagle.com

Horror Story: Dark Matter @ Space 500
Mystopia and Polyglamorous' space and scifi-themed Halloween dance party; space/scifi costumes suggested. DJs Chicago superstar Colette, Bottom Forty's Sappho and Nark, and local SF legend Rolo, with support from Chuck Gunn, JMxJM (Josette Melchor & John Major), DJ Brian, Bradley P, and Ed Aten. $15-$60. 9:30pm-3am. 550 Barneveld Ave. www.space550sf.com

Kim Petras @ Fox Theater, Oakland
The pop singer performs at the cool theater. $39. 8pm. 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. www.apeconcerts.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

Mango @ El Rio
The popular monthly women's T-dance, with DJs Edaj, Marcella, Olga and La Coqui. $10. 2pm-8pm. 3158 Mission St. www.elriosf.com

Marc Almond, Hercules & Love Affair @ Castro Theatre
The Soft Cell frontman performs classic hits, with TR/ST, DJ sets by Hercules, Matthew Pernicano, Danny Lethal. $37-$275. 6:30pm-11:30pm. 429 Castro St. www.folkYeah.com

Mother @ Oasis
Heklina's popular weekly drag show, with wild acts and music tribute themes. Oct. 26 is a Halloween party with Peaches Christ, special ghoulish drag acts. $15-$20. 10pm-2am. 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

Onyx @ Powerhouse
Men of Color into leather afternoon gathering. 5pm-9pm. 1347 Folsom St. www.powerhousebar.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

Pre-Code Horror @ Cartoon Art Museum
EC Comics reception and Halloween party, with exhibits of naughty adult terror comic art, cash bar, caricatures for sale and a comic-themed costume contest. $5. 6:30pm-8:30pm. 781 Beach St. www.cartoonart.org

Qtease @ The Stud
Queer burlesque and cabaret, 6pm-8pm. 399 9th St. www.studsf.com

Rocky Horror Halloween Party @ Dirty Habit
Dress up as your favorite Rocky Horror (Picture) Show character; live entertainment, light bites, and themed cocktails. $25 includes one drink. 7pm-11pm. Hotel Zelos fifth floor, 12 4th St. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rocky-horror-themed-halloween-party-tickets-75244158303

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 @ Po rt 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. www.portbaroakland.com

Saints & Spinners @ Spin SF
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence's Halloween party, with DJ Juanita MORE, ping pong, drag pop-up shows, and Sister-themed cocktails. $20 and up. 8pm-2am. 690 Folsom St. #100. www.thesisters.org

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


Lizzo @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Sun 27  

SUN 27
Beer Bust @ Lone Star

Weekly benefits for various local nonprofits, with fresh local food served on the patio. $10-$15. 3pm-8pm. 1354 Harrison St. www.lonestarsf.com

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

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
Evah Destruction, Adirana Roy, and DJ Parks bring a clowny-scary Halloween party. Enjoy an extra weekend night at the fun Castro nightclub, plus hot local DJs and sexy gogo guys and gals. $8. 8pm-2am. 2344 Market St. www.Beauxsf.com

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

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

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. 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

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. www.hamburgermarys.com

Ducal Investiture @ Oasis
Join Grand Duke Tiimothy Valdivia and Lady Katherine Rose as they invest their court into the 47th House of the Grand Ducal Council. $20. 5pm. 298 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

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

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

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

Leather Bar Show Tunes Sing-along @ SF Eagle
Paul Hogarth, Maria Konner, DJ Dank, and you singing show tunes! $10. 7pm-11pm. 398 12th St. www.sf-eagle.com

Lizzo @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
The hip hop sensation performs two nights with Empress Of and DJ Sophia Eris. $50-$70. 8pm. Also Oct. 28. www.apeconcerts.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

Refugee Solidarity Party @ Victorian Mansion
Rainbow World Fun board member Karen Kai will lead a trip to the Mexican border to provide humanitarian supplies. Help raise funds for supplies at a cocktail party with food, hosted bar, and silent auction at a beautiful Victorian mansion. $25 and up. 4pm-7pm. 2004 Gough St. https://rainbowfund.networkforgood.com

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

Spellbound @ The Stud
Witchy gothy raunchy night with DJs Infinite Jess and Siobhan Aluvalot. 9pm-2am. 299 9th St. at Harrison www.studsf.com

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. www.sundancesaloon.org


Vamp @ Beaux Mon 28 photo: Niko Storment  

MON 28
International Mondays @ Qbar

Enjoy world grooves all night. 9pm-2am. 456 Castro St. www.QbarSF.com

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

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

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. www.portbaroakland.com

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

Music Mondays @ Pause Wine Bar
Marcus Rivers plays live music at the stylish wine bar; weekly 8pm-10pm. 1666 Market St. www.yieldandpause.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. www.the440.com

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. www.beauxsf.com


Chasten Buttegieg @ Oasis Tue 29  

TUE 29
Chasten Buttegieg @ Oasis

Husband of Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg appears at a talk and fundraiser. $25-$500. 6pm-8pm. 298 11th St. www.peteforamerica.com www.sfoasis.com

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

Drag Bingo @ Club 1220, Walnut Creek
Holotta Tymes and Saki Samora cohost the East Bay game night. 7pm. 1220 Pine St., Walnut Creek. https://www.club1220.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 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. www.auntcharlieslounge.com

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 weekly singing fun. 8pm-12am. 86 Hardie Place. https://www.gingers.bar/

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.

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

Trivia Night @ Hi Tops
Play the trivia game at the popular sports bar. $5. 9pm. 2247 Market St. www.HiTopsSF.com

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

Truck Tuesdays @ Atlas
Super-cruisy night at the new semi-private club. $10-$20. 9pm-2am. 415 10th St. www.atlas-sf.com

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

Zodiac @ SF Eagle
New weekly creepy-goth drag show and viewing party for the Boulet Brothers' Dragula, with hosts Nitrix Oxide and Dakota Pendant. Ghoulish drag/attire appreciated. $5-$10. 8pm-12am. 398 12th St. www.sf-eagle.com


Pan Dulce @ Beaux Wed 30  

WED 30
American Horror Story Night @ SF Eagle

Watch AHS 1984, the camp/slasher FX Ryan Murphy TV series. 10pm-12am. 398 12th St. www.sf-eagle.com

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. 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. 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.

Downlowds @ The Stud
Queer dance party with DJ Dutchboy. 9pm-2am. 299 9th St. at Harrison www.studsf.com

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

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

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. www.clubpapi.com www.beauxsf.com

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. http://www.elriosf.com/

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


Sundance Stompede @ Three Venues, starting Thu 31  

THU 31
Astrozombie, Jean Genies @ The Chapel

Misfits and David Bowie tribute bands performs; also Rusty Chains (grunge tribute band). Rock, zombie, Bowie costumes appreciated, with a contest. $20. 8:30pm. 777 Valencia St. www.thechapelsf.com

Club Papi @ Club 21, Oakland
Huge Halloween and Latin music dance party with Kimora Blac, gogo studs in and out of costumes, costume contest with cash prizes. $15. 9:30pm-2:30am. 2111 Franklin St. www.clubpapi.com

Creatures of the Nightlife @ The California Academy of Sciences
Heklina hosts the always-fun Halloween dance party at the life sciences museum, with DJ Omar Perez, drag acts Landa Lakes, Loma Prietta, Elso Touche; haunted house, scary movie clips, Halloween-themed cocktails, lunar more storytelling and more. $15. 6pm-10pm. 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. www.calacademy.org

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

Drag Me to Hell @ Virgin Hotel
Juanita MORE! hosts a new Halloween multi-area party at a new stylish venue, with party fun all through the hotel! enjoy 'all you can eat drink' food, drinks and entertainment. Costumed attire, please. Book a room! $120-$175. 8pm-2am. 250 4th St. https://virginhotels.com/san-francisco/offers/halloween/

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

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

Juanita MORE!'s Block Party @ Fern Alley
Free outdoor block party and Halloween celebration with live music by IndiviDuo; costume contest, prizes, photo booth. Free. 7pm-10pm. 99 Fern St. www.juanitamore.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

Haunted Hall @ Eagles Hall, Alameda
Paranormal fun at a real house; live music by Jane Blonde and the Goldfingers; DJ Hawk Valentine. $10. 6:30pm-2am. 2305 Alameda Ave., Alameda. Bit.ly/HauntedBayParty

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/

Madonna @ Golden Gate Theatre
The pop music icon performs her lavishly-staged Madame X concert. 10pm. $75-$2,000. Also Nov. 2, 4 & 5. 1 Taylor St. at Market. www.MadameX.shnsf.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. www.virgilssf.com

Nightmare on 9th Street @ The Stud
Halloween party with DJs Keenan Orr and Eich King, plus a drag show. $5-$10. 9pm-2am. 299 9th St. at Harrison www.studsf.com

PopScream @ Rickshaw Stop
'80s Halloween party features live music by The Cure and Erasure cover bands Bloodflowers and Erasure-esque. $10 (in costume) $15 (not). 8pm-2am. 155 Fell St. www.rickshawstop.com

Queer Karaoke @ Club OMG
Weekly singing night; unleash your inner American Idol; first Thursdays are Costume Karaoke; 3rd is Kinky Karaoke 8pm. 43 6th St.

Sundance Stompede @ Holiday Inn, Regency Ballroom, Space 550
The popular two-stepping line-dancing, not-just-country music nights celebrate their annual gathering, with foour nights, 100s of dancers, performers and fans at 3 venues, and on Oct. 31 a costume party and contest. $12-$60. Holiday Inn, 1500 van Ness Ave, Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., and Space 550, 550 Barneveld Ave., most 7:30pm-1am. Nov 3 Stompede Ball 5pm-11pm. www.sundancesaloon.org www.stompede.com

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

Thursday Night Live @ SF Eagle
Rock bands play at the famed leather bar. Oct. 31: Lust for Youth, Crack Cloud, Las Sucias, DJ Omar and a Halloween costume party. $15. 398 12th St. at Harrison. www.sf-eagle.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

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


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