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Nightlife Events Oct. 31-Nov. 7, 2019

by Events Editor

Swagger Like Us @ El Rio Sun 3 photo Rich Stadtmiller
Swagger Like Us @ El Rio Sun 3 photo Rich Stadtmiller  

Get out and fall into nightlife revelry.


THURSDAY 31
After Dark @ Exploratorium
Enjoy cocktails and science demos at the hands-on museum.. 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/


Heklina hosts Creatures of the Nightlife @ California Academy of Sciences 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
@ 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

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

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


Madonna @ Golden Gate Theatre Thu 31  

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

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

Lip Service @ The Stud
Les Ghouls celebrate a Cockettes 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

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

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

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


Sundance Stompede @ 3 Venues Thu 31  

Nightmare on 9th Street @ The Stud
Halloween party with DJs Keenan Orr and Rich 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
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
www.clubomgsf.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. 31; Nov 1 & 2. 644 Broadway. www.boxcartheatre.org

Sundance Stompede @ Holiday Inn, Regency Ballroom, Space 550
The popular two-stepping line-dancing, not-just-country music nights celebrate their annual gathering, with four 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

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. Halloween night: 'cold wave' with Lust for Youth, Crack Cloud and Las Sucias. $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

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


John Arthur Hill @ Feinsteins at the Nikko Fri 1  

FRIDAY 1
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

Heavenly Bodies
@ Saint Joseph's Arts Society

Six-time Tony Award Winner Audra McDonald performs at a benefit for the nonprofit venue, procuded by Ken Fulk and Mark Cortale, followed by an after-party disco under the dome, with an open-air bistro. $75-$10,000. 7:30pm-12am. 1401 Howard St. www.eventbrite.com

John Arthur Hill @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
The handsome radio host and singer brings his bawdy musical Broadway songs to the upscale nightclub. $35-$65 ($20 food/drink min.). 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

First Friday @ The Stud
Queer dance party with a '90s flair. 9pm-3am. 399 9th St. www.studsf.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

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

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

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

Ror:Shok @ SF Eagle
Day of the Living Dead party with Johnny Rockitt, DJ SuperIntoIt and a zombie costume contest. $5. 9pm-2am. 398 12th St. www.sf-eagle.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

Snaxx Bar @ Oasis
Dance music and drag. $10. 10pm-2am. 298 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

Stank @ Powerhouse
Smelly armpit contest, odiferous erotic airs, and more. $5. 9pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St. www.powerhousebar.com

Stanley Clarke @ Yoshi's Oakland
The 4-time Grammy-winning jazz bass player performs with his band. $39-$50. 8pm & 10pm. Also Nov 2, 7:30, 9:30. Nov 3: 7pm & 9pm. 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland. www.yoshis.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 (downstairs not wheelchair accessible). https://bit.ly/2IdEVj8

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


Coffee Festival @ Fort Mason Sat 2  

SATURDAY 2
A.C.T. Gala @ The Hibernia
American Conservatory Theater's annual fundraiser gala takes on a Rocky Horror theme, with a campy dress code, VIP tables and costumes to don, drinks, dinner and Margaret Cho performing. $1500 and up. 6pm-11pm. 1 Jones St. www.act-sf.org/gala

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

Coffee Festival @ Fort Mason
Immersive tasting event with multiple coffee samples, as well as delicious food, desserts, live music. $25 and up. 9am-4:30pm. Also Nov 3. 2 Marina Blvd. www.sfcoffeefestival.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

GameBoi SF @ Rickshaw Stop
The monthly Gaysian K-Pop dance party; a portion of door fee goes to local nonprofits. $8-$15. 9:30pm-2am. 155 Fell St. www.rickshawstop.com

Go Bang! @ The Stud
Guest-DJ IMfromull/Lee Gorbutt and residents Steve Fabus, Sergio Fedasz, Prince Wolf and Jimmy DePre play classic disco mixes for your retro-lovin' pleasure. $10-$15. 9pm-3am. 299 9th St. at Harrison www.studsf.com

Woof, GrowlBar @ SF Eagle
Early eve canine play (3pm-9pm) and a night for canine cosplay fetishists, pups, furries, with a Best in Show contest. $5. 9pm-2am. 398 12th St. www.sf-eagle.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

Lolly Gaggers, Clutch the Pearls, Halford Wives @ El Rio
Campy rock night, including an all-women Judas Priest cover band. $10. 9pm-11pm. 3158 Mission St. www.elriosf.com


Lucinda Williams @ Fox Theater, Oakland Sat 2  

Lucinda Williams @ Fox Theater, Oakland
Three-time Grammy award winner celebrates the 20th anniversary of her highly-influential masterpiece, Car Wheels On A Gravel Road. $45-$95. 8pm. 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. www.apeconcerts.com

Mother @ Oasis
Heklina's popular weekly drag show, with wild acts and music tribute themes. Nov. 2 is a Robyn tribute night. $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

Off the Reef @ Bently Reserve
Gala celebration and fundraiser for the Ocean Film Festival, with awards, cocktails, vegan dinner, film trailers, live auctions, Keynote Speaker Dr. Sylvia Earle, and music/dancing with DJ Bryce Williams. $250 and up. 301 Battery St. www.intloceanfilmfest.org/benefit

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

Powerblouse @ Powerhouse
Juanita More, VooDonna Black and Glamamore transform a man into a "gorgeous" drag queen, with gogo guys, drink specials. $5. 9pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St. www.powerhousebar.com

Qtease @ The Stud
Early evening burlesque cabaret show. $10-$20. 6pm-8pm. 399 9th St. www.studsf.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. 2023 Broadway. (510) 823-2099. www.portbaroakland.com

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


Top Shelf Classics @ Feinsteins at the Nikko Sun 3  

SUNDAY 3
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
Enjoy an extra weekend night at the Castro nightclub, plus local DJs and 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

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

Polesexual @ Powerhouse
Dakota Pendant's queer drag, pole-dancing and variety show. $5. 9pm-1am. 1347 Folsom St. http://www.powerhousebar.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 weekly cruisy semi-private party. 6pm-10pm. $5-$20. Now also Truck Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 9pm-2am. 415 10th St. www.atlas-sf.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

Swagger Like Us @ El Rio
Booty-droppin' hip hop T-dance. 2pm-8pm. 3158 Mission St. www.elriosf.com

Top Shelf Classics @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
R&B vocalists perform classic hits by Marvin gaye and Aretha Franklin. $55-$65. ($20 food/drink min.). 5pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. www.feinsteinssf.com


KQ League Night @ Detour Mon 4 photo Steven Underhill  

MONDAY 4
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


Dakota Pendants Zodiac @ SF Eagle Tue 5 photo Scott Iverson  

TUESDAY 5
Branford Marsalis @ Yoshi's Oakland
The acclaimed saxophonist performs with his band. $39-$84. 8pm & 10pm. Also Nov 6 & 7. $ 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland. www.yoshis.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/

The Little Mermaid Viewing @ Oasis
Watch the broadcast of a live performance of the Disney musical. No cover. 8pm. 298 11th St. www.sfoasis.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.

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 6  

WEDNESDAY 6
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

Big Check Celebration
@ Mission Sky Lounge

Grass Roots Gay Rights Fund's check presentation to nonprofits, with proceeds from Real Bad parties. Enjoy a 360-degree view, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and desserts, and a performance by the SF Gay Men's Chorus' Lollypop Guild. $30. 6pm-9pm. 360 Mission St. www.eventbrite.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

Cabaret Karaoke @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
Participatory night of singers and songlists. $12. ($20 food/drink min.). 6pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. www.feinsteinssf.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.

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


Secret Emchy Society, Shawna Virago @ El Rio Thu 7  

THURSDAY 7
Awooga @ The Stud
DJs John Fucking Cartright, Kochina Rude, variety show, anarchic queens and more ... or less. $7. 9pm-3am. 399 9th St. www.studsf.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/

From the Heart @ Julia Morgan Ballroom
AIDS Legal Referral Panel's 36th annual reception and auction fundraiser features gourmet catered hors d'oeuvres, wine and beverages, a silent & live auction. $100 and up. 6pm-9pm.
Merchants Exchange Bldg., 465 California St. www.alrp.org

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

Glow @ GitHub
Trans Lifeline's fifth anniversary party and fundraiser. Free-$100. 6pm-9pm. 88 Colin P. Kelly Jr. St. www.translifeline.org

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

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. www.virgilssf.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.

Secret Emchy Society, Shawna Virago, Amy Blue @ El Rio
Three folk, America alt/country bands. No cover. 8pm-11pm. 3158 Mission St. www.elriosf.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


Want your nightlife event listed?
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