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On the Tab :: Dec. 26 - Jan. 2, 2014

Friday Dec 27, 2013

Ah, the year's end brings celebratory events throughout our land. Enjoy it how you may, but do note these festive affairs to bid 2013 adieu.

Thursday, Dec. 26

Comedy Thursdays @ Esta Noche
The revamped weekly LGBT- and queer-friendly comedy night at the Mission club is hosted by various comics (1st Thu, Natasha Muse; 2nd Thu, Emily Van Dyke; 3rd Thu Eloisa Bravo and Kimberly Rose; 4th Thu Johan Miranda). No cover; one-drink min. 8pm. 307916th St.

Fuego @ The Watergarden, San Jose
Weekly event, with Latin music, half-off locker fees and Latin men, at the South Bay private men's bath house. $8-$39. Reg hours 24/7. 18+. 1010 The Alameda. (408) 275-1215.

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

Jukebox @ Beatbox
Veteran DJ Page Hodel (The Box, Q and many other events) presents a new weekly dance event, with soul, funk, hip-hop and house mixes. $10. 21+. 9pm-2am. 314 11th St. at Folsom.

Kung Pao Kosher Comedy @ New Asia Restaurant
The 21st annual comedy and dinner nights feature Gary Gulman, Adrianne Tolsch, Samson Koletkar and hostess Lisa Geduldig. $44-$64. 6pm seven-course dinner shows, 9:30pm cocktail shows with vegetarian dim sum. Partial proceeds benefit SF and Marin food banks and the SF Jewish Home. Thru Dec. 26 (yes, including Christmas Eve and Day). 772 Pacific Ave.

Magic Parlor @ Chancellor Hotel
Whimsical Belle Epoque-style sketch and magic show that also includes historical San Francisco stories; hosted by Walt Anthony; optional pre-show light dinner and desserts. $40. Thu-Sat 8pm. 433 Powell St.

The Monster Show @ The Edge
Cookie Dough's weekly drag show with gogo guys and hilarious fun. $5. 9pm-2am. 4149 18th St. at Collingwood.

Nightlife @ California Academy of Sciences
Themed event nights at the fascinating nature museum, with DJed dancing, cocktails, fish, frogs, food and fun. $10-$12. 6pm-10pm, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. 379-8000.

Pan Dulce @ The Cafe
Amazingly hot Papi gogo guys, cheap drinks and fun DJed dance music. Free before 10pm. $5 til 2am. 2369 Market St.

Thursday Night Live @ SF Eagle
The weekly live rock shows have returned. 9pm-ish. 398 12th St. at Harrison.

Tubesteak Connection @ Aunt Charlie's Lounge
Enjoy the intimate groovy disco night with DJ Bus Station John. $7. 10pm-2am. 133 Turk St. at Taylor.

Underwear Party @ Powerhouse
Strip down to your skivvies at the weekly cruisy SoMa bar night. 10pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St.

VIP @ Club 21, Oakland?
Hip Hop, Top 40, and sexy Latin music; gogo dancers, appetizers, and special guest DJs. No cover before 11pm and just $5 after all night. Dancing 9pm-3am. Happy hour 4pm-8:30pm 2111 Franklin St. (510) 268-9425.

Friday, Dec. 27

Bad Girl Cocktail Hour @ The Lexington Club
Every Friday night, bad girls can get $1 dollar margaritas between 9pm and 10pm. 3464 19th St. between Mission and Valencia. 863-2052.

Fedorable @ El Rio
Free weekly queer dance party, with gogos, prizes, old groovy tunes, cheap cocktails. 9pm-2am. 3158 Mission St. 282-3325.

Go-Beaux @ Beaux
Gogo-tastic weekly night at the new Castro club. Bring your dollahs, 'cause they'll make you holla. 9pm-2am. 2344 Market St.

Happy Friday @ Midnight Sun
Open during renovations, the popular video bar ends each week with gogo guys (starting at 9pm) and drink specials. 4067 18th St. 861-4186.

Hard @ Qbar
DJ Haute Toddy spins electro beats; cute gogo guys shake it. $3. 9pm-2am. 456 Castro St.

Jon B. @ Yoshi's
The handsome soul singer, songwriter and producer performs for two nights with his band. $29-$34. 8pm & 10pm. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600.

Josh Klipp and The Klipptones @ Palace Hotel
The local jazz crooner and his band perform weekly shows at the hotel's lounge, which draws a growing swing-dance audience. 7pm-11pm. 2 New Montgomery.

Latin Explosion @ Club 21, Oakland
Eight bars, more dance floors, and a smoking lounge; the largest gay Latin dance night in the Bay Area. Happy hour 4pm-8:30pm. Dancing 9pm-4am. 2111 Franklin St. (510) 268-9425.

Picante @ Esta Noche
Weekly show with drag queens and the Picante Boys; hosted by Lulu Ramirez; DJ Marco. 9pm-2am. 3079 16th St. 841-5748.

Release @ Club OMG
Weekly party at the intimate mid-Market club; rotating hosts and DJs, Top 40 dance remixes, giveaways, gogo hunks. Free before 11pm. $3. 9pm-2am. 43 Sixth St.

Some Thing
Mica Sigourney and pals' weekly offbeat drag performance night. 10pm-2am. 399 9th St.

Well Strung @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
The all-male string quartet plays and sings classical and string arrangements of pop songs. $25-$40. 7pm. Also Dec. 28 at 7pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (866) 663-1063.

Saturday, Dec. 28

Beach Blanket Babylon @ Club Fugazi
The musical comedy revue celebrates its 40th year with an ever-changing lineup of political and pop culture icons, all in gigantic wigs. Holiday shows, including tap-dancing Christmas trees and more thematic characters, now on sale. $25-$160. Wed & Thu, 5pm* (* = under 21 allowed) & 8pm (also Dec 26). Fri & Sat 6:30* & 9:30pm. Sun 2pm* & 5pm*. Christmas Eve special 2pm*. New Year's Eve 7pm & 10:15pm (with champagne). Beer/wine served; cash only; 21+, except where noted. 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Blvd (Green St.). 421-4222.

Beer Bust @ Hole in the Wall Saloon
Beer only $8 until you bust. 4pm-8pm. 1369 Folsom St. 431-4695.

Bootie SF @ DNA Lounge
Weekly mash-up dance night, with resident DJs Adrian & Mysterious D. No matter the theme, a mixed fun good time's assured. $8-$15. 9pm-3am. 21+. 375 11th St. at Harrison.

La Bota Loca @ Club 21, Oakland
Xmas party with Pancho Claus, plus DJed tunes, gogo hotties, drag shows, drink specials, all at Oakland's premiere Latin nightclub and weekly cowboy night. $10-$15. Dancing 9pm-4am. 2111 Franklin St. (510) 268-9425.

Club Rimshot @ Bench and Bar, Oakland
Weekly hip hop and R&B night. $8-$15. 9pm to 4am. 510 17th St.

The Kinsey Sicks @ Castro Theatre
The beloved campy drag a cappella quartet returns to their homeland after a national tour of America's Next Top Bachelor Housewife Celebrity Hoarder Makeover Star Gone Wild! Enjoy this 20th anniversary concert, then a post-show discussion with the cast. $25-$40. 8pm. 429 Castro St. 392-4400.

Sunday, Dec. 29

Beer Bust @ SF Eagle
The classic leather bar is back, with the most popular Sunday daytime event in town. 3pm-6pm (Also now open daily 11am-2am). 398 12th St. at Harrison.

Brunch @ Hi Tops
Enjoy crunchy sandwiches and mimosas, among other menu items, at the popular sports bar. 2247 Market St. 551-2500.

Disco Daddy @ SF Eagle
Stay after the popular beer bust, or come by later for retro groovy disco tunes spun by DJ Bus Station John. $5. 7pm.-12am. 398 12th St.

Full of Grace @ Beaux
New weekly night with hostess Grace Towers, different local and visiting DJs, and pop-up drag performances. This week, DJ Robin Simmons. No cover. 9pm-2am. 2344 Market St.

Salsa Sundays @ El Rio
Salsa dancing for LGBT folks and friends, with live merengue and cumbia bands; tapas and donations that support local causes. 2nd & 4th Sundays. 3pm-8pm. 3158 Mission St. 282-3325.

Sundance Saloon @ Space 550
The popular country western LGBT dance night celebrates a decade and a half of fun foot-stomping two-stepping and line-dancing. $5. 5pm-10:30pm with lessons from 5:30-7:15 pm. Also Thursdays. 550 Barneveld Ave., and Tuesdays at Beatbox, $6. 6:30-11pm. 314 11th St.

Sunday's a Drag @ Starlight Room
Donna Sachet hosts the weekly fabulous brunch and drag show. December shows A Miracle on Powell Street, take on a holiday theme. $45. 11am, show at noon; 1:30pm, show at 2:30pm. 450 Powell St. in Union Square. 395-8595.

Monday, Dec. 30

Cock and Bull Mondays @ Hole in the Wall Saloon
Specials on drinks made with Cock and Bull ginger ale (Jack and Cock, Russian Mule, and more). 8pm-closing. 1369 Folsom St. 431-4695.

Karaoke @ The Lookout
Paul K hosts the amateur singing night. 8pm-2am. 3600 16th St. at Market.

Mahogany Mondays @ Midnight Sun
Honey Mahogany's weekly drag and musical talent show starts around 10pm. 4067 18th St. 861-4186.

Monday Musicals @ The Edge
The casts of local and visiting musical soften pop in to performs at the popular Castro bar's musical theatre night. 7pm-2am. 2 for 1 cocktail, 5pm-closing. 18th St. at Collingwood.

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

Sports Night @ The Eagle
The legendary leather bar gets jock-ular, with beer buckets, games (including beer pong and corn-hole!), prizes, sports on the TVs, and more fun. 398 12th St. at Harrison.

Tuesday, Dec. 31

13 Licks @ Q Bar
Weekly women's night at the stylish intimate bar. 9pm-2am. 456 Castro St.

Bearracuda @ Beatbox
Celebrate New Year's Eve with the bear clan, DJs Paul Goodyear and Matt Stands, $20. 8pm-4am. 314 11th St.

Block Party @ Midnight Sun
Weekly screenings of music videos, concert footage, interviews and more, of popular pop stars. 9pm-2am. 4067 18th St. 861-4186.

Bombshell Betty & Her Burlesqueteers @ Elbo Room
The weekly burlesque show of women dancers shaking their bonbons includes live music. $10. 9pm. 647 Valencia St. 552-7788.

Funny Tuesdays @ Harvey's
Ronn Vigh hosts the weekly LGBT and gay-friendly comedy night. One-drink or menu item minimum. 9pm. 500 Castro St. at 18th. 431-HARV.

Ink & Metal @ Powerhouse
Show off your tattoos and piercings at the weekly cruisy SoMa bar night. 10pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St.

Latino New Year @ Club 21
Join DJ Carlitos for some wild and wooly dancing to a Latin and Hip Hop beat at Club 21, Oakland's premiere club for hot Latin gay guys and their friends. In between dances, enjoy a complimentary buffet, a champagne fountain, gogo boys, six (count 'em, six) full bars, and a great big dance floor. 8pm until 5am. 221 Franklin Street, Oakland. (510) 268-9425

Masquerade Ball @ Davies Symphony Hall
Celebrate the new year at the San Francisco Symphony's annual masked gala with drinks and desserts, which includes a concert with Sasha Cooke and Kelly Markgraf; after-party with Hit Waves and the Peter Minton Orchestra. 21+. $85-$180. 9pm-1am. 201 Van Ness Ave. 864-6000.

Michael Feinstein @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
The jazz pianist-singer returns to his new nightclub for a New Year's Eve concert. $100-$150 (7:30pm) and $150-$395 (11pm) includes a champagne toast and party favors. $35-$45 food-beverage minimum. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (866) 663-1063.

New Bohemia NYE @ The Armory
Crystal Method, the electronic music whiz-dudes play beats and grooves and headline a new over-the-top New Year's Eve event, with dozens of areas, DJs, kink-themed demos, performances and ambiance. $60-$150. 9pm-2am. 1800 Mission St.

New Gear's Eve @ SF Eagle
Casey Spooner of Fischerspooner and DJ DamNation spin tunes, and Josh Runyon performs at this fetish gear New Year's Eve event created by Moni Stat, Jeff Johnson and friends. $15-$20. 9pm-2am. 398 12th St.

New Year's Eve @ Starlight Room
The dinner party starts at 7pm on December 31 and continues until next year, January 2, 2014 at 2am. $225 gets you a table for the entire evening, with dinner. Just wanna party? $100 gets you in at 10pm for a New Year's Eve dance. Party favors and a midnight glass of champagne will be served. 450 Powell. 395-8595.

New Year's Eve Comedy Fiesta @ Brava Theater
Marga Gomez, Dhaya Lakshminarayanan and Micia Mosely perform stand-up for a holiday party with dancing, a champagne toast and DJ Mark Mark. $30. 9pm. 2781 24th St.

New Year's Eve X 3 @ Palace Hotel
Joshua Klipp and the Klipptones perform at the this trio of dining and dancing packages at the Pied Piper Bar & Grill: four-course early dinner (6pm, 6:30 seating; $75), six-course dinner-dance (8:30, 9pm, 9:30 seating; $115), and lounge seating with champagne toast (9:30, 10pm, 10:30 seating. $80). 2 Mongomery St. 512-1111.

New Year's Events @ Ritz-Carlton
Enjoy any of a series of elegant meals and parties at the top-notch hotel. New Year's Eve dinner at Parallel 37, 5pm-12am. $150. 773-6168. New Year's Eve party in the Lounge, 9pm-1am. Bottle service and in-room dining. Jan 1, New Year's Day a la carte breakfast, 6:30am-12pm. 600 Stockton St. (800) 241-3333.

New Year's Hoedown @ Hotel Whitcomb
Sundance Saloon offers its fifth annual New Year's Eve country western dance in the beautiful ballroom of the elegant, historic Hotel Whitcomb. Hundreds of cowboys and cowgirls will be two-steppn' and line-dancin' right up until midnight and beyond. Party from 8pm-1am. Beginner's dance lessons from 8-9PM. Optional dinner from 6-8pm. Advance tickets: $25, available at Sundance Saloon, (550 Barneveld) $35 at the door of Hotel Whitcomb. Dinner and dance: $55, in advance only. 1231 Market St.

Not Your Normal New Year's Eve @ Marines' Memorial Theatre
Jill Bourque and Brian Copeland's comedy night, with guests Laurie Kilmartin, Brent Weinbach, Kellen Erskine, Casey Ley, Dan St. Paul, Joe Klocek and mash-up DJ Lucio K, with a early balloon drop. $45-$199. 8pm. 609 Sutter St. 392-4400.

Streets of San Francisco NYE @ Fort Mason
Moby headlines an evening concert and New Year's Eve party. 9pm-2am. Buchanan St at Marina. $200-$236.

Texas Rose Dance @ Lake Merritt Dance Center, Oakland
The queer women's trans-inclusive country-western two-stepping and line-dancing night includes a New Year's Eve celebration with drinks (champagne and non-alcoholic) at midnight. $10-$20. 8pm-12am. 200 Grand Ave., Oakland.

Torch @ Martuni's
Veronica Klaus hosts the weekly night of cabaret, jazz and blues music, with Tammy L. Hall and special guests. $15. 7pm. 4 Valencia St. at Market.

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

When the Ball Drops @ Nob Hill Theatre
Celebrate a sexy and sexual new year; whether tattooed gay porn stud Derek Parker drops his balls remains to be seen, but he will surely drop his drawers (at 9pm and 11pm) at this X-rated holiday celebration. Party from 9pm-midnight. $25 includes dessert and champagne. 729 Bush Street.

Wine Train @ Napa Valley
Celebrate New Year's Eve on wheels, with a deluxe sparkling wine, food-filled celebration. $65 (after-party only) $240-$270. 4:30pm-1am. (800) 427-4124.

Wednesday, Jan 1, 2014

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

Queer Salsa @ Beatbox
Weekly Latin partner dance night. 8pm-1am. 314 11th St.

Red Hots Burlesque @ El Rio
Women's burlesque show performs each Wed & Fri. Karaoke follows. $5-$10. 7pm. 3158 Mission St. 282-3325.

So You Think You Can Gogo? @ Toad Hall
New weekly dancing competition for gogo wannabes. 9pm. cash prizes, $2 well drinks (2 for 1 happy hour til 9pm). Show at 9pm. 4146 18th St.

Trivia Night @ Harvey's
Bebe Sweetbriar hosts a weekly night of trivia quizzes and fun and prizes; no cover. 8pm-1pm. 500 Castro St. 431-4278.

Way Back @ Midnight Sun
Weekly screenings of vintage music videos, and retro drink prices. 9pm-2am. 4067 18th St. 861-4186.

Thursday, Jan. 2

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

Pan Dulce @ The Cafe
Open Thanksgiving night; enjoy amazingly hot Papi gogo guys, cheap drinks and fun DJed dance music. Free before 10pm. $5 til 2am. 2369 Market St.

The Monster Show @ The Edge
Cookie Dough's weekly drag show with gogo guys. 9pm-2am. 4149 18th St. at Collingwood.

Tubesteak Connection @ Aunt Charlie's Lounge
Retro disco tunes and a fun diverse crowd, each Thursday; DJ Bus Station John plays records. $4. 10pm-2am. 133 Turk St. at Taylor.

Underwear Party @ Powerhouse
Enjoy special 'Dick the Halls' post-Christmas fun; strip down to your skivvies at the weekly cruisy SoMa bar night. 10pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St.

VIP @ Club 21, Oakland?
Hip-hop, Top 40, and sexy Latin music; gogo dancers, appetizers, and special guests. No cover before 11pm and just $5 afterward. Dancing 9pm-3am. Happy hour 4pm-8:30pm 2111 Franklin St. (510) 268-9425.

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