Nightlife Events Sept. 26 — Oct. 3, 2019

by Events Editor

Bay Area Reporter

Wednesday September 25, 2019

Get out there are what fun awaits you, at cabaret concerts, benefits, beer busts and bawdy broad comedy night. Folsom street Fair dominates but there are plenty of parties where a collar and chaps aren't expected. See Leather Events in this issue for more kinky fun.

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.

Back Pocket @ Atlas
Don your fave hanky code and let the cruising begin at the semi-private club. $5. 9pm-2am. 415 10th St.

The Balcony @ Underground SF
Mr. Drummer '79 presents a tribute to The Balcony (1977-83). Known as the hangout for heavy players, The Balcony opened at 6am as sex clubs like South of the Slot and Catacombs were winding down. DJs Orographic (Bridge Club PDX) and Matthew Paul (Mr. Drummer '79). $10, 424 Haight St., 9pm-2am.

Baloney Does Folsom @ Oasis
The male burlesque dance show returns for a Folsom kink-themed explosion of dance skits. $35-$70. 7pm. Thru Sept 28. 298 11th St.

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

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.

F*ck Me Up Sis @ The Stud
Fundraiser for the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, with DJs Rolo, Marke B, Siobhan Alouvalot. 9pm-2am. 399 9th St.

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.

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.

Queeraoke @ Tamarack, Oakland
Dana Morrigan hosts the 1st & 3rd Thursdays queer karaoke night, 7:30pm-1am. No cover. 1501 Harrison St., Oakland.

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.

Taco + Titties, Queer Latinx @ Jolene's
Women's dance night with tacos! 6pm-12am, followed by Queer Latinx dance party ($5). 2700 16th St. at Harrison.

Thursday Night Live @ SF Eagle
Rock bands play at the famed leather bar; Folsom Cigar Social on the patio. $8. 9pm-1am. 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.

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.

Bearracuda @ Public Works
The Folsom weekend bear-stravaganza features DJs Horse Meat Disco, and Mateo Segade; décor and photos by Dusti Cunningham. $25-$50. 9pm-4am. 161 Erie St.

Big Boy @ Lone Star Saloon
Bears and beers with DJs Boyshapedbox and Chaka Quan. $5. 9pm-2am. 1354 Harrison St.

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

Brüt @ Great Northern
New York's cool leather dance party, co-produced with Brian Kent Productions, includes DJs Peter Napoli, Manny Ward, and Dan Darlington. $60. 10pm-3am. 119 Utah St.

Drag Alive @ The Stud
Variety show with glittery queens and creatures. 6pm-8pm. 399 9th St.

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

Drummer Folsom Friday @ Powerhouse
Mr. Powerhouse Leather 2-019, AJ Huff, hosts a leather-filled happy hour with DJ Prince Wolf, demos and gear galore. 6pm-9pm. 1347 Folsom 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.

Frances Ruffelle @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
The Tony-winning actor-singer performs her new cabaret show with songs and stories. $40-$80 ($20 food/drink min.) 8pm. Also Sept 28. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St.

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.

Get Busy @ Driftwood
Enjoy funk, soul, disco and house music with DJs Paul Goodyear, e'Lish, Wes Charles and others. $5. 1225 Folsom St.

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

Growlr @ SF Eagle
Bears, cubs, pups and pigs and their admirers night with DJs Juan and Euro Steve, and Mr. SF Leather 2018 Matt Welch hosting. $10. 9pm-2am. 398 12th 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.

Magic Kinkdom @ Oasis
Shenanigans' cosplay dance party blends Disney and Debauchery. $10-$15. 10pm-2am. 298 11th St.

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

The Maze @ Atlas
Super-cruisy Folsom weekend night at the semi-private club. 10pm-3am. $17-$23. 415 10th St.

NudieSFetish @ Danzhaus
The mens' nudist group hosts a Folsom-themed dance and kink party with DJs Beya, David Oh, and Joseph Daniel; clothes check, of course! $40. 9pm-2am. 1275 Connecticut St.

Other Stranger @ The Stud
Electronic music night with live and DJ sets. 399 9th St.

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

Prime @ Club Six
Two floors, two clubs, one ticket; San Francisco Meat plus Prime, The Daddy Pit Leather Bar. Upstairs with DJ Neon The Glowgobear, downstairs with DJ Serge P, direct from Berlin. Hot gogo studs in their prime. Hosts: Race Bannon and Russ Beets. Clothes check available. $30-$40, 60 6th St., 10pm-4am.

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

Steam @ Powerhouse
Bath house fun with towel-clad gogos, steamworks Berkeley goodies and DJ Lorant. $5. 9pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St.

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)

Street Sex Photos @ Mark I. Chester Studio
South of Market sex scenes in stunning photos by the veteran leather /kink photgrapher. Donations/sales. 7pm-10pm. Sept 29, 1pm-6pm. 1229 Folsom St.

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.

Beer Bust @ SF Eagle
DJ Bulldog Mike spins at a special Saturday beer bust fundraiser for Tenderloin Tessie, with drinks, food, raffles and an auction of leather memorabilia. $15. 3pm-6pm. 398 12th St.

Bed, Dad & Beyond @ Lone Star Saloon
DJs Stefonik and Bryan Hughes spin at the T-dance. $5. 3pm-9pm. 1354 Harrison St.

Big Muscle Party @ DNA Lounge
The 19th annual T-dance, with DJ Charly; proceeds go to Positive Resource Center. $20. 1pm-7pm. 375 11th St.

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.

Cream @ Lone Star Saloon
DJ Marcos Moreno plays party music. $5. 9pm-2am. 1354 Harrison St.

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

Denim & Diamonds @ Beaux
Monthly fundraiser benefiting the Monarch's Charity Fund, with Mr. Cowboy Armin Lindegger, Miss Cowgirl MiMi Mi and Miss Cowgirl Eaton Percy, raffle prices, Jell-O shots, and a drag show. 3pm-6pm. 2344 Market St.

Gagged @ The Stud
Boy Pussy, Jasmine Infinity, Bored Lord. 8pm-4am. 399 9th St.

Geared Up @ Atlas
Gear up in your kink and leathers at the super-cruisy night; coat/clothes check. $15-$20. 10pm-3am. 415 10th St.

GLAAD Gala @ Hyatt Regency
Annual LGBTQ awards benefit show, with host Peppermint, Garret Clayton, Schitt's Creek cast members, Alicia Garza, Adam Rippon and others; cocktails and dinner. Awardees include Dan Levy (Schitt's Creek), Paula Abdul, Ali Rosenthal. $500 and up. 5:30pm-10pm. 5 Embarcadero Center.

Full Fetish San Francisco @ Space 550 and Folsom Street Events team up to host the Official Saturday Night Party of Folsom Street Fair Weekend; a sleazy, Euro-style event to build the atmosphere for this fetish, kink and underground party. All fetish dress codes are encouraged: leather, rubber, sports gear, spandex, military, punks, jockstraps, boots, jocks, harnesses, uniforms; DJs Cyril G Deejay and DJ Bryan Novy. $55-$60. 550 Barneveld Ave. 10pm-4am.

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.

Masteurdome @ Regency Ballroom
The producers of Club Universe, Pleasuredome, and Pride at the Armory bring you a new experience to surpass all others. Brian Kent Productions and Audrey Joseph are back to deliver a production with amorous visuals. 1000 leather men, bears, pigs, voyeurs, exhibitionists and kinksters from around the world will descend on the historic Regency Ballroom. Tech house producer-DJs Chus & Ceballos are joined by dance/house DJ Ralph Rosario. $55-$100. 1300 Van Ness Ave. 9pm-3am.

Mother @ Oasis
Heklina's popular weekly drag show, with special guests and great music themes. Sept 28: The Gag Ball with Aja. $15-$25. 10pm-3am (11:30pm show). 298 11th St.

New Breed @ Club Six
Polyglamorous and Pound Puppy cohost a Folsom weekend dance party, with guest-DJs D. Tiffany, Justin Cudmore, Perfect Lovers, Kodemul, and the Poly/Pound crews. $30-$50. 60 6th 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.

Pretty in Ink @ Powerhouse
Tattoo appreciation night and DJ Eureo Steve. $5. 9pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St.

Qtease @ The Stud
Queer burlesque and cabaret show. 6pm-8pm. 399 9th St.

Renaissance Faire @ Folsom Lions Park
Enjoy royal regal retro cosplay at the annual faire, with an international jousting tournament, arts, crafts, clothing and jewelry sales, music, performances, food and ale. $5-$38. 10am-5pm. Also Sept 29. 403 Stafford St., Folsom.

Rogue @ SF Eagle
DJ Tony Moran spins at the Folsom weekend super-cruisy night with live demos and gogo studs; leather attire strongly suggested. $10-$15. 9pm-2am. 398 12th 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.

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.

The Shining, Onyx @ Powerhouse
Rubber fetish afternoon and Men of Color into leather. 2pm-5pm. 1347 Folsom St.

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

Uhaul Folsom @ Folsom Foundry
The popular women's dance party brings a special Folsom week edition. $10-$20. 9pm-2am. 1425 Folsom St.

Aftershock @ City Nights
Frisco Disco Events wants you to put on your boots, bring your friends and join sexy men from around the world at this afterhours Folsom dance party. DJ Abel returns to spin joined by New York's light and visual artists, Guy Smith and Rob Montenegro. Official after-hours party of Folsom Street Fair. $50-$60. 4:00am-10:00am. 715 Harrison St. Tickets at

Airtight @ The Stud
Big dyke leather after-Folsom gathering. 1pm-9pm. 399 9th St.

Bawdy Storytelling's
'Kinktacular' @ Verdi Club

Well-known storytelling event where every story has to do with sex. This month, celebrate Folsom Street Fair, featuring true stories from Ponies, Leather Daddies, and more, an extra kinky game of Bang-O, songs by Rachel Lark, and real people telling their true stories of being the Pup, a Unicorn, or who knows what. 2424 Mariposa St. 8pm-11pm.

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 D @ Atlas
Truck's post-Folsom almost all-day party (3pm-10pm) with a big dick contest MCed by Sister Roma. 9pm-2am. 415 10th 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.

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

Deviants @ Mezzanine
The official closing party of Folsom Street Fair features DJ Whitney Fierce, DJ Lina and DJ Chris Cruse. Folsom Street Events keeps the energy of the Fair going into the night, just a ten-minute walk from the fairgrounds. Mario Diaz hosts this affair, to end your weekend with a bang and some great music. 21+, photo ID required. $50, 444 Jessie St., 6pm-2am.

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.

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.

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.

Fair & Aftermath @ Powerhouse
Enjoy a packed bar at the Folsom Street Fair's epicenter, if you can get in; DJs Jim Piechota, Jason Godfrey, Dakota Pendant. $5. 10am-2am. 1347 Folsom St.

Folsom Street Fair @ Folsom St. between 8th and 13th
The world's largest leather and fetish event returns, as 250,000 fetish enthusiasts mix, mingle, drink and have a great time. From rubber folk to pups to leather daddies to drag queens, there's plenty of eye candy, with more than 200 exhibitor booths, live stage shows with top-name indie, electronic and alternative acts, a huge dance area, live BDSM demos, a sick and twisted performance stage. Coat-clothes check available; yes, nudity is allowed. $10 suggested donation. 11am-6pm.

Gear Queers @ Jolene's
Official Folsom after-party for women. 6pm-10pm. 2700 16th St. at Harrison.

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.

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.

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.

Sundies @ Lone Star Saloon
Post-Folsom underwear bear party with DJs King of Pants and Marcos Moreno. $5. 9pm-2am. 1354 Harrison St.

Tit Clamp Fever @ The Stud
Post-Folsom dance party with DJs Steve Fabus, La frida and Lorant. 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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Queer Single Happy Hour @ Jolene's
Singles mingle at the queer bar. 2700 16th St. at Harrison.

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

Varla Jean Merman's A Star is Bored @ Oasis
A Star is Bored,the statuesque drag queen's comedy live-sung show. $30-$60. 7pm. Thru Oct. 5 . 298 11th St.

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

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.

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.

Nightlife @ California Academy of Sciences
Parties at the museum with fascinating spacious nature and science exhibits. Oct. 3 is Sharktoberfest, with beers shark demos and conservations talks, and DJs "Left Shark and Right Shark" (Cosmic Amanda and Small Crimes). $12-$15. 6pm-10pm. 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park.

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.

Sad Boi @ Jolene's
Music, with Binx and DJ Nardi. $10. 9pm-2am. 2700 16th St. at Harrison.

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.

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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