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✶ On the Cover: Our Cupid (Robert) takes a break along his heart-piercing mission at The Hole in the Wall Saloon. Photo: Georg Lester

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Cupid’s Back at Supperclub

VALENTIMELY Romantic Events for February • by Heather Cassell

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ove, love, love,” the chorus rings in the famous Beatle’s song. Love is fresh on people’s minds as February – the month of romance – is here. But where to go and what to do to celebrate all things of the heart? We have the scoop this month for your heart’s delight out of love, searching for love or in love. Valentine’s Day weekend kicks off early with some popular gay parties. Head over to the Supperclub (657 Harrison St.) for Cupid’s Back, 8pm to 12am on February 9. Featuring 400 single guys donning their names on big hearts ready to mix and mingle and dance until the early morning hours. Drag queen legend Juanita More hosts and spins the turntables for the sixth annual event benefiting the GLBT Historical Society and the GLBT History Museum. $30 in advance, $35 at the door. www.cupidsback.kintera.org. Tango, classical music, chocolate, hors d’oeuvres, and wine tastings will take over the Ferry Building Marketplace at the Embarcadero at Food from the Heart on February 11 & 12, 5pm–8pm. It’s free to enter the candlelit Ferry Building to enjoy the food and wine demonstrations and specials at the festival on Friday and Saturday, but tastings are $2-$4. Proceeds benefit Slow Food San Francisco. www.ferrybuildingmarketplace.com/ffth2011.php. Jazz swooner Freddy Cole, brother of the late Nat King Cole, will set the tone for love and will set hearts aflutter with his suave, elegant, formidable, and articulate vocals backed up by the Freddy Cole Quartet at the Rrazz Room at the Hotel Nikko (222

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Mason St.) February 12–14. Tickets range from $35 to $40. www.therrazzroom.com. Enjoy an evening of world class ballet and mingling at Night Out at the San Francisco Ballet on February 17, 7pm to midnight. Take in three performances featuring Wayne McGregor’s awardwinning Chroma and the world premiere of Beaux by acclaimed choreographer Mark Morris. The performances are followed by an encore production of Christopher Wheeldon’s Number Nine, featuring an ensemble of 24 dancers set to a score by Michael Torke. This magical night begins with interviews and mingling with the creators of the ballets, performance, followed by a reception at the War Memorial Opera House (301 Van Ness Ave.). $52–$78. www.sfballet.org/niteout. Gay and lesbian couples are invited out to a date night by the Gay and Lesbian Couple’s Institute at Pisco Latin Lounge (1815 Market St.) February 18, 5pm–6:30pm. Fall deeper in love with your partner and meet other couples at Date Night for Gay and Lesbian Couples. Enjoy complimentary appetizers and drinks, raffles for dinner for two at Destino, movie tickets, Visa gift cards and more. Free. http://tinyurl.com/DateNight4Gay-LesbianCouples. The fab musical Mamma Mia!, featuring Abba’s hit songs spinning together two stories of love lost and found, returns to San Francisco at the Orpheum Theater (1192 Market St.). Fall in love all over again with the musical that has won hearts around the world February 21–March 4. http://tinyurl.com/MamaMia-Orpheum.


Freddy Cole at The Rrazz Room

Night Out at the Ballet

LOVE BITES Down with love this year? Escape hearts, flowers and smooching couples at these anti-V-Day celebrations. The Gay and Lesbian Chorus of San Francisco is going the Wedding Singer this Valentine’s Day Adam Sandler style with its annual “Love Bites” concert with “Love Bites and so does the ‘80s” at the Mission Cultural Center (2868 Mission St.) on

February 10 – 12, 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. on Sunday. www.lgcsf.org. Don’t want to feel so bad about failed relationships and love gone wrong? Misery loves company at the Doomed Valentines Show at the Shattuck Down Low (2284 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley) on February 12. All mortifying, wretched, strung out, and love-sick angst-ridden confessions come out at 8pm. Tickets $15–$20. www.getmortified.com/live/. ✸

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CUPIDITY More Valentine’s Events

Thu 2 ➠ Love Hurts @ City Art Gallery Opening reception for a group show of gay and straight artists who visualize the not-so-sweet side of love. 7pm10pm. Thru Feb. 25, Wed-Sun, 12pm-9pm. 828 Valencia St. 970-9900. www.cityartgallery.org

Love on Wheels

Wed 8 ➠ Aphrodesia After Hours @ Conservatory of Flowers Mixed romantic party with hand-brewed cocktails. Live music by Le Quartet de Jazz and gourmet chocolates, all in the lush botanical garden. $10. Cash bar. 6pm-10pm. Golden Gate Park, 100 JFK Dr. 831-2090. www.conservatoryofflowers.org

Wed 8 ➠ Love on Wheels @ Public Works SF Bicycle Coalition’s annual fun party, with a Dating Game-style show for gay, straight and lesbian contestants, plus valet bike parking and tasty drinks. $5-$10. 7pm. 161 Erie St. at Mission. www.sfbike. org/?love Sweethearts’ Ball & Underwear Party

Thu 9 ➠ Hearts After Dark @ AT&T Park San Francisco General Hospital Foundation hosts an evening of hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and live music by DJs Hubert Keller, Kevin Michael Wong and A Plus D. $75-$1000. 7pm-10pm. 24 Willie Mays Plaza. 206-4478. www.sfghf.net

Fri 10 ➠ Down With Love @ San Rafael Joe’s Porchlight Theatre Company presents a cabaret comedy sketch night with songs about love and lust sung by Porchlight Theatre Company singer-actors; served with a four-course dinner. $69. 7pm. Also Feb 14. 931 Fourth St., San Rafael. 251-1027. www.porchlight.net

Sat 11 ➠ Valentine’s Dance @ Max’s Café, Corte Madera Katherine Holland and Iknka Von’s night of dinner and dancing for LGBT singles and couples. Enjoy a three-course dinner and wine ($20; 6pm-7:30) and dancing ($20, 7:3011pm). Portion of proceeds benefits Spectrum LGBT Center.

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RVSP romantic song requests: marindance2012@gmail.com 378-2697. 60 Madera Blvd., Corte Madera. www.maxsworld.com

Valentine Swing Fest @ Women’s Building Lindy dance and contest for same- and opposite-sex partners, plus basic swing lessons for newbies (7pm). $25-$50 with dinner options. 8pm-12am. “Shag a Valentine” dance and contest Feb 12, $15-$50. 8pm-12am. 3543 18th St. www.SFSwingJam.com

Sun 12 ➠ Sweethearts’ Ball & Underwear Party @ Space 550 Sundance Saloon’s annual dance for cowboys and cowgirls. Dance the night away in boots, bras, briefs, cowboy hats. Underwear attire optional; free coat/clothes check. $5. 5pm-10:30pm.550 Barneveld Ave. near Bayshore. www.sundancesaloon.org

Mon 13 ➠ Love Hurts @ The Make-Out Room Litquake presents a hilarious night of readings from some of the most wretched published passages on love and lust ever written, Justin Chin with Justin Chin, Daphne Gottlieb, Brock Keeling, Dr. Marty Klein, MariNaomi, Kirk Read, Michelle Richmond, Ellen Sussman, Michelle Tea, and Malena Watrous. $10. 7pm. 3225 22nd St. www.litquake.org

Tue 14➠ Eric Himan @ El Rio The powerhouse gay folk-rock singer returns, this time at the popular Mission club as the featured performer at All-Star Jam. 8pm. 3158 Mission St. www.erichiman.com www.elriosf.com


PICK ME UP • by Ronn Vigh Our Cupid (Robert) takes a break along his heartpiercing mission at The Hole in the Wall Saloon. Georg Lester

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e’ve all been caught in that slightly terrifying moment: you’re standing with your significant other, who introduces you to a new person, who immediately replies, “Nice to meet you! I’ve heard so much about you!” And as if we aren’t already brushing towards awkwardness, the other shoe drops – a follow-up: “So, how did you two meet?” On more – many more – than one occasion, that question has stopped me in my tracks and rendered me speechless, my mind in chaos, struggling with whether to tell the truth. See, if I did, then I could choose from any number of replies. “Oh, we met when I accidentally tripped him at a dark, seedy sex bar in New York City. Turns out, we both live in San Francisco!” Or perhaps, “We met online. At first I wasn’t sure if he even spoke English. Turns out he does, and he’s sexy, too!” And if pressed: “Well, he’s actually my ex-boyfriend’s boyfriend.” While the truth can definitely be a conversationstarter and a juicy piece of gossip, I usually fall shy and say something lame, like “Oh, through a friend at a bar one night.” But that answer covers considerable ground. Bars don’t conjure an idea of romance, more notorious as pickup joints rather than a place you’d meet the man or woman of your dreams. However, some bars eschew loud music and shots to offer a dimly lit and comfortable seating area that can beckon Cupid to come calling. Hotel Biron is one of those places. I myself am guilty of once starting a threemonth relationship that stemmed from a surprise red wine-induced kiss on a comfy sofa. If you have a 8 BAR★TAB • bartabsf.com • February 2012

decent imagination and enough wine, Hotel Biron’s location, nestled in an alleyway connecting Market and Gough Streets, is slightly reminiscent of a narrow Paris street. Once inside the narrow wine bar, you will find a handful of low and high tables for two and a couple of couches to nestle a little closer while perusing the extensive wine list, which specializes in French and California vineyards. While the ambience of Hotel Biron could easily lead to reciting passionate poetry and feeding your date chocolate-covered strawberries, not all bars boast the same over-the-top romantic ambience. Marga Gomez, who Marga Gomez hosts and produces Comedy Bodega at Esta Noche, Thursdays at 8:00pm, is happily in a relationship where she and her girlfriend agree that Cafe Flore, on the corner of Market and Noe streets, is their favorite romantic spot. “Every time we go there, no matter what time of day, it feels like we’re on a first date,” says Gomez. However, it’s rare that a corner bar can yield such ongoing romances for Marga, who recalls a time she walked by Twin Peaks bar and was waved in by a cute lesbian who was having a drink with her grandfather, visiting from out of town. “They got me really drunk and took me home,” Marga recalls. “The girl was definitely cute, but her grandfather wanted to watch! Fortunately, I drank too much and started puking, which turned them both off!” Sounds like a heave-y situation! Sandy Stec is the midday radio host on San Jose’s Mix 106.5 FM. Occasionally, her work takes her out of the isolated studio, and among her everyday listeners.


With her engaging personality, sassy sense of humor and fantastic hair, Sandy notes that her schedule has her make appearances at clubs, bars and restaurants all the time. But she recalls the worst time someone Sandy Stec attempted to pick her up, hosting a silent auction in the Bay Area suburb of Morgan Hill. “Prior to the auction, I was looking at all the items on the tables, seeing if there was anything I wanted to bid on, and this older guy, maybe late 50s, was looking at the same table, but clearly, he was checking me out,” says Stec with a flip of her gorgeous mane. Then, he made contact, asking, “Lots of cool stuff, huh?” Sandy replied, “...Yeah.” He followed with, “You single?” Sandy laughs at his bluntness, noting, “That’s even worse than a pickup line, because he didn’t even try! And, if he did try, that means his big, opening pickup line was “Lots of cool stuff, huh?” To get away, Sandy feigned interest in bidding on crappy arts and crafts baskets. Once she got into scrapbooking, even he got the message. Truly, the choice of pickup line can be as

important as an intricate stanza in a love poem. Those carefully or notso-carefully chosen words can make or break you in a heartbeat. San Francisco clubgoer Blake Engel recalls seeing a lady standing Blake Engel in front of a giant fan at The Cat Club one night. He approached and informed her, “Only the hot girls stand in front of the fan.” He then went home alone. Miguel Aguilar recently moved to San Francisco from Las Vegas, and upon entering a cruisy Castro bar, he was asked, “What are you feelings on scoliosis?” He replied, “Um, I’m pretty neutral?” His suitor was ready with a rejoinder: “Good, because after tonight, you’re going to need a back brace!” For some, innuendo just isn’t their style, and the pickup line can become more of a sales pitch. Marga Gomez says the worst pickup line she has been subjected to happened ten years ago at The Lexington, when a chick bragged “Hey Marga, I can ejaculate on a dime!” In the end, despite the impressive resume, Marga passed on her intricate skills. “I worried she might stain my couch, so I walked away!” ✸

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THRONE OF QUEENS W Imperial Court Crowns New Royalty • by Sal Mesa

hy be a queen, when you can be an empress?” That was the question José Sarria asked after being named Queen of the 1965 Beaux Arts Ball. The man formerly known as the Nightingale of Montgomery Street answered his own question by proclaiming himself Empress I, José. The 1965 Beaux Arts Ball was the third annual drag ball held by the Tavern Guild of San Francisco. It was attended by over 500 people who risked being arrested by a line of police officers who blocked the entrance to the Winterland Ballroom. It was in response to these harsh realities that the Imperial Council of San Francisco was formed under the auspices of the Tavern Guild. Empress II, Bela, the first elected empress, was presented at the Beaux Arts Ball the following year. Empress XVI, Pushy Phillis Don’t’cha Know explained, “The Court, along with the bike clubs, the Tavern Guild and the SIR Center (Society for Individual Rights), was a forward leading organization in uniting the community, getting people together in groups. This was at a time Photo courtesy www.queermusicheritage.us when meeting in groups could cause a Jose Sarria (center) at the 1969 Debutante Ball in San Francisco. major scandal. Without them coming forward we may have never gotten as far level by raising funds when locals faced bashings, were with equality.” Gladys Bumps, a member since 1966 who holds the displaced by fire, or had other urgent needs. In 2008, under the reign of Empress XLIII Cher title of Czarina Day Camp, remembered, “They gave us a club where we could build a fantasy world where A Little and Emperor XXXVI John Weber, the it didn’t matter who you were outside. We built our organization and its volunteers raised approximately society where everyone can be fabulous and even be $50,000. When asked about the current monarchs, royalty. We have a fun time, and we raise a lot of money Weber commented, “Empress XLVI, Saybelline and Emperor XXXIX, Frankie are in the style of the old to help the community.” By 2005, the “Mother Court” had raised over $1.5 school and have been out partying with the people million, and boasted over 65 chapters throughout all over the city, and they’ve done a great job in Canada, Mexico and the United States. Each year raising funds.” Empress Saybelline Fernandez and Emperor the reigning Emperor and Empress of San Francisco distribute tens of thousands of dollars to LGBT Frankie Fernandez made San Francisco Imperial community-based charitable organizations. The causes history by being the first couple to win the titles and they support have ranged from fighting 1970s anti-gay reign together. When asked what the best part of their legislation to being a major source of funds and support reign has been, Empress Saybelline said she enjoyed at the height of the 1980s and 1990s AIDS crisis. Over working with Miss and Mr. GAPA and coordinating the years they have also helped on a more personal events with them, but she and her husband most

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Feb. 4: Empress Suzy Wong’s Annual Chinese New Year Party, hosted by Absolute Empress XVL Renita Valdez and Knight of the Garter Coy Ellison, special appearance by Gladys Bumps; 4pm, Aunt Charlies Lounge, 133 Turk St. Feb 18: Election Day, at locations to be announced Feb 23: Anniversary Monarch’s Reception, 5-7pm, Marlena’s, 488 Hayes St. Feb. 24: José Honors Dinner, Out of Town show and Awards, Hotel Kabuki, 1625 Post St. Dinner includes two hours of hosted bar. www.brownpapertickets.com Coy Ellison

Empress Saybelline Fernandez and Emperor Frankie Fernandez

enjoyed the group of people they have met. “We’ve drawn a younger group of people to the organization,” she said. They stood by us from the beginning. We welcomed them in and started working toward the future.” She didn’t comment about the amount of money the organization raised this year, but rumors are if not it’s not another $50k year, it’s very close. To find out more about the Imperial Council of San Francisco or even apply to be a candidate for Emperor or Empress, visit www.imperialcouncilsf.com ✸

Feb 25: Coronation XLVII “Everyday is a Parade.” Doors open at 5pm, Design Center Galleria, 101 Henry Adams St. www.brownpapertickets.com Feb 26: Annual pilgrimage to Joshua Norton’s gravesite with the Widow Norton. Bus leaves from Marlena’s at 8:30am. Feb. 26: Victory Brunch,11:30am, Hotel Kabuki, tickets $25. Feb. 26: Texas/Alaska Victory Show, 3pm Marlena’s Feb. 27: Hawaii Victory Party, 4pm, Divas, 1081 Post St.

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Thu 2 ➠ T Comedy Bodega @ Esta Nocha C TThe new weekly LGBT and indie comic stand-up night’s hhosted by “Mr. Gomez” (retired Telemundo extra and “associate” of comic Marga Gomez). 8pm-9:30pm. 3079 116th St. at Mission. www.comedybodega.com

Daddy @ Kok Daddies and their boys enjoy drink specials and porn entertainment. 10pm-2am. 1225 Folsom St. www.kokbarsf.com

Dengue Fever @ Great American Music Hall, Slim’s

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Donnell Rawlings @ The Razz Room Stand-up comic and featured performer on The Chapelle Show performs. $25. 8pm. Also Feb 3, 9pm; Feb 4 & 5, 9pm & 11pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 3803095. www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Blue Room Comedy @ The Stud

Juicy @ The White Horse, Oakland

Comic David Hawkins’ bawdy laughfest; no cover. 8pm. 399 9th St. www.studsf.com

Hip Hop, R&B and soul. 9pm. (karaoke, drag king shows other nights, too). 6551 Telegraph Ave. (510) 652-3820. www.whitehorsebar.com

Booty Call @ Q Bar Juanita More and Joshua J’s weekly night packs the intimate stylish bar with grooves and a groovy younger crowd. $3. 9pm-2am. 456 Castro St. www.juanitamore.com www.QbarSF.com

Bubba @ Truck Good ole boy drinks, specials, underwear fun, and Bubba bartenders. 9pm-2am. 1900 Folsom St. www.trucksf.com

D’lysh @ Deco Lounge Isa Manzanita hosts the weekly drag show at 10:30pm. No cover. 510 Larkin St. at Turk. 346-2025. www.decosf.com

Mary-Go-Round @ The Lookout A fun weekly drag show with Suppositori Spelling, Mercedez Munro and Ginger Snap. $5. 10pm-2am. 3600 16th St. at Market. www.lookoutsf.com

Rookies Night @ Nob Hill Theatre Newbies get nude at the historic strip joint. $20. 8pm signup. 9pm show. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 781-9468. www.thenobhilltheatre.com

Red Hots Burlesque @ El Rio Women’s burlesque show performs each Wed & Fri. $5-$10. 7pm. 3158 Mission St. 282-3325. www.elriosf.com

Wolf @ The Watergarden, San Jose Furry men and their fans get special treatment at the South Bay private men’s bath house. $8-$39. Reg hours 24/7. 18+. 1010 The Alameda. (408) 275-1215. www.thewatergarden.com

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Dengue Fever @ Great American Music Hal & Slim’s. See Thu. 2

Unique Cambodian-American band, with gorgeous lead singer Chhom Nimol, play fan faves and music from their new album, Cannibal Courtship; bill shared with Secret Chiefs 3. GAMH Feb 2; $20-$45 (with dinner). 8:30pm. 859 O’Farrell St. 885-0750. Also at Slim’s, Feb 3; $20-$45. 8:30pm. 333 11th St. 255-0333. www.denguefevermusic.com www.gamh.com


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2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095. www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Nasty @ Powerhouse Kink and fun fundraiser. $5. 10pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St. 5528689. www.powerhouse-sf.com

Servin’ Fish @ Deco Lounge Kylie Minono hosts a drag show (monthly, first Fridays). $5. 9pm-3am. 510 Larkin St. at Turk. www.decosf.com

Some Thing @ The Stud Weekly drag show with unusual acts. 10pm-2am. 399 9th St. www.studsf.com

Sat 4 ➠ Bearracuda @ Holy Cow Underwear night for the ursine set and their pals, with DJs Brian Maier and Trevor Sigler. $6-$8. 9pm-2am. 1535 Folsom St. at 11th. www.bearracuda.com

Beer Bust @ Hole in the Wall Saloon Beer only $8 until you bust. 4pm-8pm. 1369 Folsom St. 4314695. www.holeinthewallsaloon.com

Bloody Mary Bar @ Pilsner Inn

The Monster Show @ The Edge Cookie Dough’s weekly raucous drag show with hot gogo guys. 9pm-2am. 4149 18th St. at Collingwood. www.edgesf.com

Shirts Off @ Hole in the Wall Saloon $1 off any drink if ya doff yer shirt. 8pm-2am. 1369 Folsom St. 431-4695. www.holeinthewallsaloon.com

Show Off @ Truck Weekly drag variety show hosted by Pristine Condition. 9pm2am. 1900 Folsom St. www.trucksf.com

Fri 3 ➠ Adam Killian @ Nob Hill Theatre The very enthusiastic porn star does his nude live act. $25. 8pm & 10pm. Also Feb 4. (admission good for both shows, all day). 729 Bush St. at Powell. 781-9468. www.thenobhilltheatre.com

Bad Girl Cocktail Hour @ The Lexington Club

Build your own nutritious beverage with a zing. Every Saturday and Sunday, 10am-2pm. 225 Church St. www.pilsnerinn.com

Cockfight @ Underground SF The big monthly party in a little club includes alluring gogo guys, with DJs Dconstrct and MyKill. Wear a singlet and get in free. 9pm-3am. $7. 424 Haight St. www.cockfightsf.com

Hard French Winter Ball @ Cocoanut Grove Ballroom, Santa Cruz The fun DJ crew goes south, to the scenic Santa Cruz boardwalk’s party venue, with DJs Brown Amy and Carnita; drag showsand Hard French coronations. $15-$25. 9pm-1am. 400 Beach St., Santa Cruz. www.hardfrench.com

Party of Three, Tom Shaw Trio @ Martuni’s Vocal trio performs jazzy covers of pop classics with the Tom Shaw Trio accompanying. $7. 7pm. 4 Valencia St. www.partyofthreetrio.com

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Every Friday night, bad girls can get $1 dollar margaritas between 9pm and 10pm. All drinks being served up by the fabulous bartending duo of Tanya and Amy. 3464 19th St. between Mission and Valencia. 863-2052. www.lexingtonclub.com

Kinky Beats @ Café Flore Sergio’s weekly DJ night at the popular café-bar. 2 for 1 martinis! 9pm-1:30am. 2298 Market St. 621-8579. www.cafeflore.com

Mary Stallings @ The Rrazz Room Singer with a rich family history in music sings jazz standards and classics. $30. 7pm. Also Feb. 4, 7pm and Feb 5, 5pm.

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Party of Three @ Martuni’s. See Sat. 4

Mary Stallings @ The Rrazz Room. See Fri. 3


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Honey Soundsystem @ Holy Cow The coolest Sunday music mix crew plays groove-adelic sounds for a hip, diverse crowd. 10pm-2am. 1535 Folsom St. at 11th. www.honeysoundsystem.com

Sunday School @ The EndUp Enjoy the sunny patio and grooves by DJ Hawthorne and the Ghetto Disco crew. $5 cover. $3 drinks. 3pm-8pm. 401 6th St. www.theendup.com

Sunday’s a Drag @ Starlight Room Donna Sachet and Harry Denton host the weekly fabulous brunch and drag show. $45. 11am, show at noon; 1:30pm, show at 2:30pm. 450 Powell St. in Union Square. 395-8595. www.harrydenton.com

Sundayz @ Beatbox

Reason to Party @ W Hotel Winter gala and fundraiser for Maitri Hospice, DJed music and live ambient performances, featuring black light décor, cocktails (complimentary vodka drinks), $30-$100. 9pm-2am (VIP reception 8pm). 125 3rd St. www.reasontoparty.org

The Rocky Horror Picture Show @ Castro Theatre Barry Bostwick (Brad Majors) is the celebrity guest at Peaches Christ’s dragtastic pre-show event and screening of the classic ‘sweet transsexual’ musical film adapation of the stage musical; drag acts, Ray of Light’s Rocky Horror performers and local Rocky Horror shadow casts perform (not an audience-participation screening, so don’t bring any toast, rice or other props). $20. 8pm. 429 Castro St. www.peacheschrist.com www.castrotheatre.com

Stallion @ Rebel Joshua J’s weekly night with sexy gogo guys shaking it. $5$8. 21+. 9pm-4am. 1760 Market St. at Octavia. www.joshuajpresents.com

Sun 5 ➠ All-Male Amateur Strip Show @ Deco Lounge Ruby Holiday and Diva LaFever cohost the weekly night of newbies gettin’ nude. $100 cash prize! Contest 10:30pm. 510 Larkin St. at Turk. 346-2025. www.decosf.com

Beer Bust @ 440 The beer’s cheap, but the men are priceless at the popular Castro bar. $8. 3pm-8pm. 440 Castro St. www.the440.com

Beer Bust @ Truck Beer, and lots of it. $10. 4pm-8pm. Ice Queen Sundays, a new drag show, follows. Shows at 9:30 and 11pm. 1900 Folsom St. www.trucksf.com

Fresh @ Ruby Skye Second to last of the popular monthly T-dance fundraisers. With DJs Kimberly S, Christopher B; proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Sf and equality California. $20-$25. 21+. 6pm2am. 420 Mason St. www.freshsf.com

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New weekly beer & booze bust and T-dance, with a portion of proceeds going to various local AIDS/HIV and LGBT nonprofits. DJs Russ Rich, Byron Bonsall, Brian Maier, Christopher B and Kevin Lee. Enjoy the sunny skylight window and daytime dance floor. $15 bust or $5 + cash bar. 3pm7pm. 314 11th St. www.beatboxsf.com

Super Bowl Bear Bust @ Kok All-you-can-drink Bud Light, Rolling Rock draft, plus enjoy Steven’s awesome chili, as you watch the Super Bowl, and more important, Madonna’s halftime act. $8. 3pm-7m. 1225 Folsom St. www.kokbarsf.com

Super Bowl XLVI: Men in Tights @ Roxie Theatre Annual pre-kick-off event for IndieFest, the SF Independent Film Festival; enjoy the big game on a theatre-sized screen, with snarky MST3K-style comments by local comic-types, plus Madonna’s halftime show! 3pm. www.sfindie.virb.com www.roxie.com

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Beer Bust @ 440. See Sun 5

Maria Volonte @ The Rrazz Room. See Mon. 6


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Q Comedy @ Martunis Comics Morgan, Pippi Lovestocking, Paul Pratt, Charlie Ballard and host Nick Leonard perform gaily funny stand-up. $5-$15. 8pm. 4 Valencia St. at Market. www.Qcomedy.com

RuPaul’s Drag Race @ Deco Lounge Watch the drag show on TV at 9:30pm. No cover. 510 Larkin St. at Turk. 346-2025. www.decosf.com

Tue 7➠ Con Funk Shun @ The Rrazz Room R&B six-piece band performs their dance party hits and new music. $35-$40. 8pm. Also Feb. 10 & 11, 7pm & 10pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095. www.TheRrazzRoom.com

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. www.harveyssf.com

Naked Night @ Nob Hill Theatre Enjoy strip shows in the comfort of your skivvies, or less. $20. 8pm-11pm. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 781-9468. www.thenobhilltheatre.com

Queer Night @ Easy Lounge, Oakland Weekly LGBT electro space jam night with DJ Dr. Sleep, organic cocktails, patio, chill vibe. No cover. 8pm-close. 3255 Lakeshore Ave. www.easy510.com Morgan at Q Comedy @ Martunis. See Mon. 6

Mon 6 ➠

Wed 8 ➠ Dream Queens Review @ Aunt Charlie’s Lounge

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. www.holeinthewallsaloon.com

Valentine’s edition of the drag show (2nd and 4th Wednesday) at the classic Tenderloin bar, featuring Collette Ashton, Ruby Slippers, Sophilya Leggz, Bobby Ashton, Sheena Rose, Davida Ashton and Joie de Vivre!. No cover. 10pm. 133 Turk St. 441-2922. www.dreamqueensrevue.com

Funny Mondays @ Deco Lounge

Hydrant @ Deco Lounge

Victor Torres hosts a comedy open mic night. 7pm-9pm. 510 Larkin St. at Turk. www.decosf.com

Early evening (7pm-9pm) monthly (2nd Wed) fundraiser for AIDS Emergency Fund. 510 Larkin St. at Turk. 346-2025. www.decosf.com

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

Maria Volonte @ The Rrazz Room Argentine singer-composer returns with her concert, Blue Tango, a spiritual mix of blues and tango. $30. 8pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095. www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Monday Musicals @ The Edge The renovated bar now shows fun musicals each week. 7pm-2am. 2 for 1 cocktail, 5pm-closing. 18th St. at Collingwood. www.edgesf.com

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. www.dragatmartunis.com

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Mary-Go-Round @ The Lookout A fun weekly drag show with Suppositori Spelling, Mercedez Munro and Ginger Snap. $5. 10pm-2am. 3600 16th St. at Market. www.lookoutsf.com

Red Hots Burlesque @ El Rio Women’s burlesque show performs each Wed & Fri. $5-$10. 7pm. 3158 Mission St. 282-3325. www.elriosf.com

Thu 9 ➠ Cupid’s Back @ Supperclub Join a few hundred single guys to mix, mingle and dance at the sixth annual –and popular– benefit for the GLBT Historical Society. Juanita More hosts and spins the turntables. Wear red or pink! $30-$35. 8pm-12am. 657 Harrison St. www.cupidsback.kintera.org www.supperclub.com wwww.glbthistory.org


Fri 10 ➠ Cubcake @ The Lone Star Saloon Bears, beer and cupcakes; second Fridays. 9pm-2am. 1354 Harrison St. 863-9999. www.lonestarsf.com

Latin Explosion @ Club 21, Oakland Gay Latin dance club (eight bars, more dance floors, lounge) shows off their hot gogo studs. Happy hour 4pm-8:30pm. Dancing 9pm-4am. 2111 Franklin St. (510) 268-9425. www.club21oakland.com

Daddy @ Kok Daddies and their boys enjoy drink specials and porn entertainment. 10pm-2am. 1225 Folsom St. www.kokbarsf.com

The Monster Show @ The Edge Cookie Dough’s weekly raucous drag show with hot gogo guys and DJ MC2. 9pm-2am. 4149 18th St. at Collingwood. www.edgesf.com

Tubesteak Connection @ Aunt Charlie’s Lounge Retro disco tunes and retro cruisy crowd, each Thursday; DJ Bus Station John plays records. $4. 10pm-2am. 133 Turk St. at Taylor. www.auntcharlieslounge.com

Lick It @ Powerhouse Lance Holman hosts a night of SM-themed fun with DJ Guy Ruben. $5. 10pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St. 552-8689. www.powerhouse-sf.com

Petty Theft, Pretending @ Café duNord Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Pretenders cover bands perform. $15. 9pm. 2170 Market St. 861-5016. www.cafedunord.com

Planet Booty @ Red Devil Lounge Oakland’s fun and funny funk band, led by the oh-so-cute Germick brothers, performs on a bill with Eliquate (Santa Cruz) and El Gun Legro (San Diego). $10. 9pm. 1695 Polk St. www.germart.com www.reddevillounge.com

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Holla Day @ Truck. See Sat. 11

DJ Bus Station John’s intimate monthly (2nd Saturdays) retro disco night with an R&B focus, re-decorates the cozy dive bar into a cool dance hangout; popular with a gaily diverse crowd. $5. 9pm-2am. 1414 Market St. at Polk.

Masters of Venice Masked Ball @ de Young Museum Festive closing party for the exhibit Masters of Venice ; with DJ Solomon, exotic cocktails, and art! Venetian mask and black tie attire. $75-$250. VIP 7pm-9pm. Main event 8pm12am. Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive. www.artpoint.org

Odyssey @ Deco Lounge Monthly dance night (2nd Sat) with DJs Robin Malone and Sergio Fedaz. $5. 9pm-3am. 510 Larkin St. at Turk. www.decosf.com

Some Thing @ The Stud Weekly drag show with unusual acts. 10pm-2am. 399 9th St. www.studsf.com

Werk @ Deco Lounge Tori Balenciaga’s night (2nd Fri), with drag acts, gogo guys, and dance music. $5-$10. Show 10:30pm. 510 Larkin St. www.decosf.com

Sat 11➠ Bootie SF @ DNA Lounge Wild weekly mash-up dance night, with resident DJs Adrian & Mysterious D. No matter the theme, a mixed fun time’s assured. $8-$15. 9pm-3am. 21+. 375 11th st. at Harrison. www.BootieSF.com www.DNAlounge.com

Chaos @ Beatbox Porn hottie-DJ Tristan Jaxx’s popular new dance night. Free before 11pm. $10 after. Til 4am. 314 11th St. www.beatboxsf.com

Roller Disco @ CellSpace Annual closing party for the SF Indie Film Fest, with retro disco tunes, drinks, and skating fun. $5-$10. Free with festival ticket stub. 8pm. 2050 Bryant St. www.sfindie.festivalgenius.com

Texas Rose Dance Party @ Humanist Hall, Oakland Country Western line-dancing and two-stepping for women and their trans friends, with live music and a buffet. $5-$10. 6:30-8pm beginners and new line dance lessons; 8pm-11pm opening dancing and social time. 390 27th St. Oakland. www.texasrosedance.com

Three Guys & Six Strings @ El Rio Joshua Klipp presents the 5th annual acoustic concert, with Joe Stevens, Storm Florez and Eli Conley performing. No cover. 6pm-8pm. 3158 Mission St. www.elriosf.com

Sun 12 ➠

Club Gossip @ Cat Club

Beer Bust @ Kok Bar

Joy Division vs. New Order is the music theme at the mixed gay-friendly 2nd Sat. goth-electro-retro-ish club night. $8. 21+. 9pm-3am. 1190 Folsom St. www.sfcatclub.com

Fundraiser for local causes; today, with a special jock strapfriendly ambiance. $8 all you can drink Bud Light or Rolling Rock. 5pm-9pm. 1225 Folsom St. www.kokbarsf.com

Frolic @ The Stud Monthly costume dance party (2nd Sat) for Furries and friends, with DJs Ikkuma, Smashwolf, Neonbunny. Dance, you animals! $3-$7. 9pm-2am. 399 9th St. at Harrison www.neonbunny.com/frolic www.studsf.com

Holla Day @ Truck Fake celebration theme night. This month, Pristine Condition gets an “Intervention.” No cover. 9pm-2am. 1900 Folsom St. 252-0306. www.trucksf.com

Hot & Healthy @ Café Flore Garza’s monthly (2nd Sat) benefit, raffle, show and HIV outreach night at the popular café-bar. 2 for 1 cosmos! 4pm-2am. 2298 Market St. 621-8579. www.cafeflore.com

Inferno @ Harlot Hot Flash women’s “mustache” dance party with DJ Wildfire. $10. 6pm-10pm. 46 Minna St. www.hotflashdances.com

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The Whoa Nellies @ Martuni’s. See Sun. 13


Lenny Kravitz @ Fox Theater, Oakland. See Tue. 14

Honey Soundsystem @ Holy Cow The coolest Sunday music mix crew plays groove-adelic sounds for a hip, diverse crowd. 10pm-2am. 1535 Folsom St. at 11th. www.honeysoundsystem.com

Jockstrap Bust @ Kok Bar $8 stripped down, $10 not; all you can drink Bud Light or Rolling Rock. 5pm-9pm. 1225 Folsom St. www.kokbarsf.com

The Whoa Nellies @ Martuni’s Fab super-duper 60s retro band led by Leigh Crowe and Peter Fogel, perform your fave Monkees, Paul Revere & The Raiders, and Mammas & Pappas faves. $7. 7pm. 4 Valencia St. at Market. www.dragatmartunis.com

Mon 13 ➠ Karaoke @ The Lookout Paul K hosts the amateur singing night. 8pm-2am. 3600 16th St. at Market. www.lookoutsf.com

Monday Musicals @ The Edge

Beer, and lots of it. $10. 4pm-8pm. Ice Queen Sundays, a new drag show, follows. Shows at 9:30 and 11pm. 1900 Folsom St. www.trucksf.com

The renovated bar now shows fun musicals each week. 7pm2am. 2 for 1 cocktail, 5pm-closing. 18th St. at Collingwood. www.edgesf.com

Freddy Cole Quartet @ The Rrazz Room

Piano Bar 101 @ Martuni’s

Brother of Nat “King” Cole performs classic crooner and jazz hits with piano, guitar and bass trio. $35-$40. 7pm. Feb. 13 & 14, 8pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095. www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Sing-along night with talented locals, and charming accompanist Joe Wicht (aka Trauma Flintstone). 9pm. 4 Valencia St. at Market. www.dragatmartunis.com

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Tue 14 T 4➠ 13 Licks @ Q Bar Weekly women’s night at the stylish intimate bar. 9pm-2am. 456 Castro St. www.QbarSF.com

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. www.harveyssf.com

Lenny Kravitz @ Fox Theater, Oakland Rock/soul singer performs with his band. Raphael Saadiq opens. $45-$52. All ages. 8pm. 1807 Telegraph Ave. at 19th. www.apeconcerts.com

Naked Night @ Nob Hill Theatre Enjoy strip shows in the comfort of your skivvies, or less. $20. 8pm-11pm. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 781-9468. www.thenobhilltheatre.com

Pit Stop @ Kok Hamisi DJs the popular happy hour, 6pm-9pm, where fun continues later. 1225 Folsom St. www.kokbarsf.com

Queer Night @ Easy Lounge, Oakland Weekly LGBT electro space jam night with DJ Dr. Sleep, organic cocktails, patio, chill vibe. No cover. 8pm-close. 3255 Lakeshore Ave. www.easy510.com

Colin Steele @ Nob Hill Theatre. See Fri 17

Wed 15 ➠ Come To My House @ Deco Lounge Early evening (5pm-9pm) monthly (3rd Wed) fundraiser for the Trevor Project, with host Angelina Josephina Manacotti. $5. 510 Larkin St. at Turk. 346-2025. www.decosf.com

Karel @ The Rrazz Room Gay comic performs his Songs for the New Depression show, with life stories and a funny skewering of pop culture and current events. $25. 8pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095. www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Mary-Go-Round @ The Lookout A fun weekly drag show with Suppositori Spelling, Mercedez Munro and Ginger Snap. $5. 10pm-2am. 3600 16th St. at Market. www.lookoutsf.com

Red Hots Burlesque @ El Rio Women’s burlesque show performs each Wed & Fri. $5-$10. 7pm. 3158 Mission St. 282-3325. www.elriosf.com

Thu 16 ➠ Della Reese @ The Rrazz Room Actress (Touched by an Angel) and singer performs gospel, jazz, R&B and classic songs. $65. 8pm. Also Feb. 17, 8pm, Feb. 18, 7:30pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095. www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Shirts Off @ Hole in the Wall Saloon $1 off any drink if ya doff yer shirt. 8pm-2am. 1369 Folsom St. 431-4695. www.holeinthewallsaloon.com

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Show Off @ Truck

Men in Gear @ Kok

Weekly drag variety show hosted by Pristine Condition. 9pm2am. 1900 Folsom St. www.trucksf.com

New special leather-latex, kink-harness gear night. No khakis! 3rd Fridays. 10pm-2am. 1225 Folsom St. www.kokbarsf.com

Sundance Saloon @ Space 550 The popular country western LGBT dance night. $5. 6:30pm10:30pm with lessons from 7pm-8pm. Also Sundays 5pm10:30pm with lessons from 5:30-7:15 pm. 550 Barneveld Ave. www.sundancesaloon.org

Fri 17➠ Colin Steele @ Nob Hill Theatre

Sat 18 ➠ Beatpig @ Powerhouse Juanita More spins saucy grooves and dudes cruise at the eclectic music, drag and kink night; each 3rd Saturday. $5. 9pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St. 552-8689. www.beatpigsf.com www.powerhouse-sf.com

Porn daddy performs live and naked. $25. 8pm & 10pm. Also Feb 4. (admission good for both shows, all day). 729 Bush St. at Powell. 781-9468. www.thenobhilltheatre.com

Beef Bar @ Truck

Hard @ Q Bar

Beer Bust @ Hole in the Wall Saloon

Electro pop dance night at the intimate Castro bar-club, with DJ Haute Toddy. 9pm-2am. 456 Castro St. www.QbarSF.com

Beer only $8 until you bust. 4pm-8pm. 1369 Folsom St. 4314695. www.holeinthewallsaloon.com

Hardbox @ Powerhouse

Cece Peniston @ The Rrazz Room

Kink and cruisy music. $5. 10pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St. 5528689. www.powerhouse-sf.com

Pop-R&B singer performs with her band. $35-$45. 9:30pm. Also Fb. 19, 7pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095. www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Gay Latin dance club (eight bars, more dance floors, lounge). Happy hour 4pm-8:30pm. Dancing 9pm-4am. 2111 Franklin St. (510) 268-9425. www.club21oakland.com

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Ceremony @ Factory DJs Pagano and Luke Johnstone spin at the circuity dance night. $20. 10pm-late. 525 Harrison St. at 1st. www.industrysf.com

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Latin Explosion @ Club 21, Oakland

Shower guys, furry friends, DJ Brian Maier. 8pm-2am. 1900 Folsom St. 252-0306. www.trucksf.com

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Play @ Mezzanine. See Sun 19

FFauxgirls i l @ Kimo’s Ki ’ Ki Classic drag show with Victoria Secret, Alexandria, Chanel, Davida Ashton, Tiger Lily, Maria Garza and more; each 3rd Saturday. No cover. 10pm. 1351 Polk St. 885-4535. www.fauxgirls.com

Fruitcake @ The Stud Queer dance party for all; third Saturdays. 399 9th St. at Harrison. www.studsf.com

New Wave City @ Cat Club Synth night and tribute to New Romantic bands (Adam Ant, Duran Duran), with music videos and DJs Skip and Shindog. $7-$12. 9pm-3am. 21+. 1190 Folsom St. www.newwavecity.com

Pulse @ The Turf Club, Hayward Enjoy hot gogo studs, prizes, tiki bar cocktails, a friendly atmosphere and the biggest outdoor gay bar patio in Northern California; third Saturdays. 22519 Main St. www.wfturfclub.com

SoMa Country @ Beatbox Sundance Saloon special extra country-western dance night. 6pm. Bears in the Dark follows at 10pm, with DJs Blaine Soileau & Trevor Sigler. 314 11th St. www.beatboxsf.com

Trannyshack @ DNA Lounge Drag acts take on Michael Jackson versus Janet Jackson at Heklina’s hilarious “Thriller” show. $12-$15. 9:30pm-3am. Show at 11pm. www.dnalounge.com

Georg Lester

Sun 19 ➠ Big @ The Stud Monthly dance party for big men and their friends (3rd Sundays). $5. 6pm-11pm. 399 9th St. www.phattestevents.com www.studsf.com

Play @ Mezzanine The popular T-dance and fundraiser returns, with DJ Steve Sherwood, a “sexy, black and white, sexy spiritual” suggested dress code, fruit and snack table, chill space and dancing fun. $20-$30. 21+. 5pm-12am. 444 Jesse St. www.playtdance.com

Sanctuary @ 1015 Circuit dance party with DJs Ted Eiel and Theresa. $20-$40. 10pm-8am. 1015 Folsom St. at 6th. www.guspresents.com

Mon 20 ➠ Funny Mondays @ Deco Lounge Victor Torres hosts a comedy open mic night. 7pm-9pm. 510 Larkin St. at Turk. www.decosf.com

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

Supernova @ Truck Trivia show at the lil gay bar, with DJs Pork Sweats and Jimmy Swear. 1900 Folsom St. www.trucksf.com

Tue 21➠ Funny Tuesdays @ Harvey’s Cece Peniston @ The Rrazz Room. See Sat. 18

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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. www.harveyssf.com


Zapp Band, Shirley Murdock @ The Rrazz Room Old school G-funk and Hip Hop band performs with the featured singer, soul-gospel great Shirley Murdock. $35-$40. 8pm. Also Feb 22 & 22. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095. www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Wed 22 ➠ Booty Call @ Q Bar Juanita More and Joshua J’s weekly night packs the intimate stylish bar with grooves and a mostly younger crowd. $3. 9pm2am. 456 Castro St. www.juanitamore.com www.QbarSF.com

Dream Queens Review @ Aunt Charlie’s Lounge

Naked Night @ Nob Hill Theatre Clothing-optional event at the historic strip joint; includes entry for shows, arcade and refreshments. $20. 8pm-11pm. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 781-9468. www.thenobhilltheatre.com

Noise Pop @ Various Venues 12th annual festival of indie music, films and more (Flaming Lips, Bob Mould, Surfer Blood, Veronica Falls, Imperial Teen and more). thru Feb 26. www.2012.noisepop.com

Way Behind the Music @ The Make-Out Room Litquake presents another hilarious night of local writers reading from the ridiculous memoirs of rock stars like Ozzy Osbourne, Sammy Hagar, Jewel, Slash, Ted Nugent, Marianne Faithfull, Angela Bowie (wife of David Bowie), Jim Hutton (boyfriend of Freddie Mercury), Christopher Ciccone (brother of Madonna), and many more. Readings performed by Bob Calhoun, Parker Gibbs, Jon Ginoli, Penelope Houston, Carletta

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Jon Ginoli at Way Behind the Music @ The Make-Out Room. See Wed. 22

Drag show each 2nd and 4th Wednesday at the classic Tenderloin bar, hosted by Collette LeGrande-Ashton. No cover. 10pm. 133 Turk St. 441-2922. www.dreamqueensrevue.com

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SSue Kay, K Jennifer J ifif Maerz, M Erin E i McDermott, MD tt Joshua tt J h Mohr, M and Joel Selvin. Hosted by Anthony Bedard. $12-$15. 7:30pm. 3225 22nd St. www.litquake.org

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includes $25 and up. General art viewing/sales $15, Feb 25 & 26. 10am-6pm (Sun til 5pm). Exhibit Hall and Embassy Suites Ballroom, 10 Ave. of the Flags. www.marinshow.com

Porter Robinson @ Fox Theatre, Oakland He’s young (19), he’s cute, he’s incredibly popular; the dance/ dubstep DJ electronic songster spins live. $25. All ages. 7:30pm. 1807 Telegraph Ave. at 19th. www.apeconcerts.com

Comedy Bodega @ Esta Nocha

Some Thing @ The Stud

The new weekly LGBT and indie comic stand-up night’s hosted by “Mr. Gomez” (retired Telemundo extra and “associate” of comic Marga Gomez). 8pm-9:30pm. 3079 16th St. at Mission. www.comedybodega.com

Wild weekly drag show with SF’s most unusual talents. 10pm-2am. 399 9th St. www.studsf.com

Daddy @ Kok Daddies and their boys enjoy drink specials and porn entertainment. 10pm-2am. 1225 Folsom St. www.kokbarsf.com

Shirts Off @ Hole in the Wall Saloon $1 off any drink if ya doff yer shirt. 8pm-2am. 1369 Folsom St. 431-4695. www.holeinthewallsaloon.com

Tubesteak Connection @ Aunt Charlie’s Lounge

Vonda Shepard @ The Rrazz Room Modern R&B singer performs live. $45. 8pm. Also Feb 25. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095. www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Werk @ Deco Lounge Tori Balenciaga hosts the Jock contest, with $100 prize, at the monthly male underwear party (4th Fri). $5. 9pm-3am. 510 Larkin St. at Turk. www.decosf.com

Sat 25➠ Cockblock @ Rickshaw Stop

Retro tunes and a fun mixed crowd, each Thursday; DJ Bus Station John plays records. $4. 10pm-2am. 133 Turk St. at Taylor. www.auntcharlieslounge.com

Lesbo-rific queer homo dance night each 2nd & 4th Saturday. $5-$7. 21+. 10pm-2am. 155 Fell St. www.rickshawstop.com

Fri 24➠

College of Pain @ Turf Club, Hayward

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. www.lexingtonclub.com

Marin Art Show @ Marin Civic Center, San Rafael Art of the Americas showcase and sale of contemporary indigenous art and culture. Opening night preview party Porter Robinson @ Fox Theatre, Oakland. See Fri. 24

Alameda Leather Corps presents a fundraiser for Children’s Hospital HIV Program, with demos, auctions, food and drinks. 22519 Main st. (510) 881-9877. www.wfturfclub.com

Dick Gregory, Will Durst @ The Rrazz Room Activist and philosopher shares an on-stage discussion with the social comic. $35-$45. 4pm. Also Feb 26, 3pm & 7pm; Feb 27, 8pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095. www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Go Bang @ Deco Lounge The popular disco dance night, with Residents Steve Fabus, Sergio and guest DJs; this month, Michael Serafini and Allen Craig. $5. Free before 10pm. 9pm-3am. 510 Larkin St. at Turk. www.gobangsf.com www.decosf.com

I Just Wanna F*ckin’ Dance @ Beatbox New dance music night at the newest SoMa nightclub, with DJs Pornstar and Joey Jinks. $5-$15 ($40 VIP). 10pm-2am-ish. 314 11th St. www.beatboxsf.com

Imperial Coronation @ Galleria Design Center Every Day is a Parade is the theme of the lavish five-hour extravaganza with musical production numbers, elaborate costumes, stunning jewelry and regal pageantry, all with an element of camp thrown in. Dignitaries from across the continent attend, local elected officials pay their regards and everyone dons their finest attire. Other events Feb 23-27. $40-$50. 6pm. 101 Henry Adams St. www.imperialcouncilsf.org

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Man group Camp Astropups. $7. 10pm-2am. 155 Fell St. www.rocketsf.com www.rickshawstop.com

Sun 26 ➠ Academy of Friends Gala @ Galleria Design Center Scandalous is the theme of the annual Oscar party. Cheer for your favorites during the live broadcast on multiple large screens while making the circuit through a stunning array of lounges, bars, restaurants, silent auction items, raffle drawings and live entertainment. Festive and/or formal attire. $125 and up. 5pm-11pm. 101 Henry Adams St www.academyoffriends.org

All-Male Amateur Strip Show @ Deco Lounge Ruby Holiday and Diva LaFever cohost the weekly night of newbies gettin’ nude. $100 cash prize! DJ Lambchop spins tunes. Contest 10:30pm. 510 Larkin St. at Turk. 346-2025. www.decosf.com

Rocket @ Rickshaw Stop Rocket Collective’s (DJs Brian Maier, Trevor Sigler, David Sternesky and Mat dos Santos) second monthly night of tech, deep house, acid house and other genres; with guerilla-style surprise performances and a Burning Man ambiance, with proceeds going to the Burning

Ellyn Marie Marsh @ Martuni’s Star of Broadway’s Priscilla Queen of the Desert and the local production of Tommy performs her cabaret act; part of Ray of Light Theatre’s new Spotlight Cabaret Series. Open mic afterwards with Ray of Light musical director Ben Prince at the piano. 7pm. 4 Valencia St. at Market. www.ellynmarsh.com www.roltheatre.com

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Academy of Friends Gala @ Galleria Design Center. Sun. 26

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Naked Night @ Nob Hill Theatre Enjoy strip shows in the comfort of your skivvies, or less. $20. 8pm-11pm. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 781-9468. www.thenobhilltheatre.com

Nellie McKay @ The Rrazz Room Comic singer-actress performs I Want to Live, a musical parodytribute to the classic Susan Hayward film; “a zany film noir musical biography.” – (NY Times). 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095. www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Wed 29 ➠ Booty Call @ Q Bar Juanita More and Joshua J’s weekly night packs the intimate stylish bar with grooves and a mostly younger crowd. $3. 9pm-2am. 456 Castro St. www.QbarSF.com Nellie McKay @ The Rrazz Room. See Tue. 28

D’lysh @ Deco Lounge Isa Manzanita hosts the weekly drag show at 10:30pm. No cover. 510 Larkin St. at Turk. 346-2025. www.decosf.com

Mary-Go-Round @ The Lookout The Glamazone @ The Cafe RuPaul’s Drag Race star Nicole Paige Brooks headlines Pollo Del Mar’s night of drag performances. No cover. 21+. 9:30pm show. 2369 Market St. www.cafesf.com

John Pizzarelli @ The Venetian Room Jazz guitarist/vocalist performs a musical tribute to Duke Ellington with his quartet at the elegant ballroom. $40$45. 5pm. Feb. 26, Pizzarelli performs with his wife Jessica Molasky in their biographical cabaret show When Worlds Collide. $40-$45. 8pm. The Fairmont Hotel. 950 Mason St. 392-4400. www.bayareacabaret.org

Sunday’s a Drag @ Starlight Room Donna Sachet and Harry Denton host the weekly fabulous brunch and drag show. $45. 11am, show at noon; 1:30pm, show at 2:30pm. 450 Powell St. in Union Square. 395-8595. www.harrydenton.com

Mon 27➠ 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. www.holeinthewallsaloon.com

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. www.dragatmartunis.com

Tue 28 ➠ 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. www.harveyssf.com

Meow Mix @ The Stud Weekly drag and variety show. 9pm-2am. 399 9th St. at Harrison. www.studsf.com

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A fun weekly drag show with Suppositori Spelling, Mercedez Munro and Ginger Snap. $5. 10pm-2am. 3600 16th St. at Market. www.lookoutsf.com

Red Hots Burlesque @ El Rio Women’s burlesque show performs each Wed & Fri. $5-$10. 7pm. 3158 Mission St. 282-3325. www.elriosf.com

Susan Surftone @ Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge, Alameda Lesbian surf guitarist performs classic and contemporary surf music with her band. Free. 5pm. 1304 Lincoln Ave. (510) 749-0332. www.forbiddenislandalameda.com

★★★★★★★★★★★★★ To submit your March events, send by February 15 to BARtabSF@ebar.com Susan Surftone @ Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge, Alameda. See Wed. 29


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LOVE HURTS I • by Jim Provenzano

s your Valentine tired of chocolates and flowers? Does sipping champagne with a strawberry dropped in a fluted glass induce an eye-rolling response? Put a little retro spice in your love life this year. Take a tip from a 1973 ad in the Bay Area Reporter for A Taste of Leather’s Valentine’s Day Specials including “Genuine Imitation Mink” posing briefs, at the time a mere $15! The Peter Rabbit version, in “Passion Pit Red” might clash with your bedroom décor, but lust trumps taste every time.

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Lockets and charms may have their place for the twink set, but nothing says ‘seriously bonded’ more than a studded leather wrist band. Break out the KISS eight-track tapes, snap this baby on your date, and you’ll be sure to win his or her heart. And for later in your romantic interlude? The “Swinger Cock Ring” with a detachable three-ounce pearl of San Francisco titallator blends kink with style. It’s perfect for the formal orgy in your schedule. Ah, l’amour. Face it. If it came in a box, we’d all get laid. ✸


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Fenruary, 2012 edition of BARtab  

The most comprehensive entertainment and nightlife guide for the San Francisco Bay Area LGBT community.

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