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July 2012




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ingredients ★ July 2012 ★

Into the Woods

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Alley Cats

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Summer Splash

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On The Tab

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BARchive: Take Me to the River

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✶ On the cover: Frank offers a drink to Kareem in the pool at Casa Dolores, Photo: Steven Underhill

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Bears cavort at a recent Lazy Bear Weekend.

INTO THE WOODSd Rick Gerharter

Russian River’s Relaxing R&R • by Ronn Vigh

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ost San Franciscans react to the idea of traveling outside the city as if they were just asked to join a friend for an impromptu dinner in Texas. Fog city may encapsulate all we need for an evening of dining, drinking and entertainment. However, if you’re looking for a lazy weekend with some specks of city flavor, perhaps a car ride north to the Russian River Valley can give you the “R & R” you desire without feeling too far from your city roots. Guerneville, nestled approximately 19 miles west off of Route 101, is a quaint, LGBT-friendly community of roughly 4,500 people, which swells considerably in the summer months. With a downtown Main Street that disappears into the stretch of forest just as quickly as it appeared, Guerneville marries the classic idea of country living with a few specks (but, just specks) of big city flair. While many businesses have changed hands and names over the years, we find Guerneville rich with history and a community proud to be who and where they are. For a small town nestled in the woods, Guerneville is highly progressive and home to many LGBT-friendly businesses and vacationers. The Rainbow Cattle Company is a local gay bar that has stood the test of time (16220 Main St. (707) 869-0206. www.queersteer.com). Rob Giljum is one of the current owners of the bar where the rustic interior paneling has soaked up over 30 years 4 BAR★TAB • bartabsf.com • July 2012

of spilled cocktails, laughter and heavy cruising. Rob is particularly enthusiastic about the bar’s ‘Giveback Tuesdays.’ “We realize we are a member of this community, and try to give back to it as well,” notes Giljum. “We hold functions every Tuesday where ten percent of our sales are donated to a charity.” The bar is open 365 days a week, whether it be tourist season or not. “It’s a wonderfully open and accepting community up here,” he adds. “Plus the setting on the River surrounded by the hills makes it picturesque.” Simone Campbell, a San Francisco based performer, enjoys the escape up North. “I love the Russian River area up in Guerneville,” says Campbell. “And as someone who is not fond of hot weather and nature, that says a lot!” While the weather is a draw for some, it’s specialty events and weekends that pull other vacationers to Guerneville. As a part of the popular annual Women’s Weekend, Simone hosted an event called “Dragstraveganza” at The River Theater –as well as judging a wet t-shirt contest– proof that the little community doesn’t shutter at sundown as small towns often do (16135 Main St. (707) 869-8022. www.russianrivertheater.com). Simone calls the weekend the best mix of organized chaos she has ever experienced, and found herself enamored with The River Theatre, where some of those events took place. “You can really feel the history in the space that is littered with stage design of shows and way-gay parties of years past.” The venue, now known as Jerry Knight’s Historic


River Theater, was established in 1947 as a movie theater, but has enjoyed various historical uses such as burlesque, comedy and music through the years, even seeing appearances by The Jerry Garcia Band, Buddy Holly and a pregnant EmmyLou Harris. Today the venue offers a variety of bands and parties and will host events for the annual Lazy Bear Weekend, August 1-6. Yes, it’s back! The organizers of the popular weekend will host a whole herd of parties and events. Advance Bear Tags are $105. For info on the hirsute happenings, visit www.lazybearweekend.com While that weekend will be joyfully crowded, and summer is always busy, you can find a place to stay in Guerneville or nearby Monte Rio. For accommodations, several options range from totally rustic (campground rentals for those who prefer the romantic intimacy of a tent) to luxury-rustic (rooms that include a view, a kitchen, even a fireplace). The Woods offers this entire range, from cozy cabins starting at $95 a night, to the spacious penthouse suite, which goes for $295-$335, with a four-night minimum. The best part for guests? Perhaps it’s the convenient location to the river, and their clean big clothing-optional swimming pool, surrounded by colorful floral displays. If summer’s too busy for you, consider an autumn trip, where the local foliage transforms into a riot of warm colors. (16484 4th St., Guerneville. (877) 887-9218. www.rrwoods.com) Just a block down from Main Street lies the revamped R3 Hotel, which many remember as the Russian River Resort or The Triple R. The resort has been a fixture of the community for years. Whether remembered for their outdoor patio and pool parties in the summer heat or for a questionable hot tub which might be better identified as Egg Drop Soup after a long evening of use, it remains a popular destination. (16390 4th St. (707) 869-8399. www.ther3hotel.com) “I performed comedy there one time and afterward they let us use the facilities, including the hot tub,” says comedienne Susan Maletta. “That hot tub apparently had seen a lot of action, because I

The Rainbow Cattle Company

woke up in the morning and I was pregnant!” Clearly a joke (we hope), that is the legacy that lives on at R3, which has reopened after a few shuttered years. R3 is ready to party again and new weekly events include Shiny Disco Balls, a Saturday night dance party, as well as Hey, Gurl Hey on Thursdays, and Karaoke every Sunday. The resort still boasts a full bar, pool, sun deck, restaurant, piano bar and hotel as well. If you think the R3 Hotel sounds like it could lead to an evening of debauchery, who knows what might happen at the Naughty Pines, a 15-acre private men’s retreat nestled in the hills above Guerneville. There are cabin and tent rentals available ($40-$75 a

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Poolside socializing at the R3 Hotel

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ALLEY CATSd • photos by Rich Stadtmiller

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hese choice pics from last year’s Up Your Alley Street Fair should remind newbies and tourists that the dress code for such events has many options: 1. Leather, 2. Naked or nearly so, 3. Whatever your twisted imagination and budget can afford. Up Your Alley – the daytime boisterous beer and butt-spanking street party, takes place on Folsom Street between 9th and Juniper streets, Sunday July

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29, 11am to 6pm. Donations taken at the gate. Bay of Pigs, the official Saturday night event, brings fetish to glorious fashion, Saturday, July 28. 10pm-4am, at 525 Harrison St. DJs Russ Rich and Phil B provide the soundtrack to the cruisefest, which includes demos, dancers, and play spaces, for a mere $30. ✸ For more info and to order tickets, visit www.folsomstreetevents.org


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night) and who knows, maybe you will be plucked n tto be an extra in one of the many porn films that are often shot on their grounds. That could definitely be a o most memorable experience! www.naughtypines.com m Nearby Monte Rio is equally scenic, and a little off the main drag. For another riverside view, the o ggay-owned Rio Villa offers all the conveniences of a hotel with the rustic flair of the area. It’s also o ssecluded and surrounded by lush forests. Feeling eespecially romantic? They also cater weddings. 220292 Hwy 116. (877) 746-8455. www.riovilla.com My biggest memory of the Russian River is from my very first weekend living in California in 2001. I m was a newbie comedian at the time, and was pretty w much booed off the stage at the Triple R, but not m without being heckled first. A (drunken) man at the w bar yelled, “What room are you in, boy? Because I b aam a chickenhawk!” With nearby hiking trails, campgrounds, wineries aand plenty of quaint restaurants with down-home menus, you can keep busy while relaxing. So, m whether you’re a bear, bear-chaser, fair or fowl, you’ll w find plenty of wildlife where the River runs. ✸

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Kareem and Frank relax in the pool at Casa Dolores.

Steven Underhill

SuMMER SPLASHd M • by Jim Provenzano

ark Twain, brilliant as he was, probably didn’t consider the prospect of global warming when he opined about spending his coldest winter day one summer in San Francisco. We have our share of out-of-season brisk and foggy days. Heck, we don’t even have normal seasons. Outdoor and daytime nightlife can be fun, especially when you can get a bit wet. This brought up the question; where can a queen enjoy a poolside cocktail? The easiest route? Get a room. Numerous hotels include indoor and outdoor pools. Treat yourself like a tourist and enjoy the many accommodations. You can also attend one of the many (mostly straight) parties held at the renovated Phoenix Hotel. Juanita More has held annual Pride parties there. This year, due possibly to the event’s sheer popularity, she doubled her efforts and moved them elsewhere. Unfortunately, that venue’s management noted that photo shoots at their quaint little pool required lengthy advance legal permissions from the artist who added those, uh, creative swipes of color on the pool. So, you’ll not see any photos of that ‘work of art’ here. 2010’s Utopia party, held at a South San Francisco pool, was quite a hoot. It’s too bad it’s not become an annual event.

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Fortunately, the friendly staff as Casa Dolores apartments (240 Dolores St.) let prolific photographer Steven Underhill captures cutie-pie models Kareem and Frank (a friendly staffer at The EndUp, by the way), as they donned skimpy swimwear and cavorted in the apartment complex’s lovely pool. But if you’re not planning on renting, where can you go to get wet and wild? Several gay and very gayfriendly hotels, resorts and bed and breakfasts in the Russian River are only a short drive away. Check out our feature article “Into the Woods,” for a summer full of fun opportunities. If you’re headed to San Jose, The Watergarden offers a clean outdoor pool that’s not only clothing optional, it’s a sex-happy cruisefest for men 18 and over; check out the special events on their website. 1010 The Alameda, San Jose. (408) 275-1215. www.thewatergarden.com For pool of a completely different kind, stop by Kok Bar (1225 Folsom St.) and other taverns that feature pool tables. It’s cool, dark and sometimes cruisy. Until then, perhaps you’d like to smuggle a flask on a seaside hike, park yourself along the coast for a view of the ruins of the Sutro Baths, and pine for the days when bartenders and poolboys offered dual service. ✸


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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. www.elriosf.com

Sunday School @ The EndUp

T-dance and beer bust at the famed disco. Enjoy the sunny/heated patio (depending on the weather) and grooves by DJ Hawthorne and the Ghetto Disco crew. $5 cover. $3 drinks. 3pm-8pm. 401 6th St. www.theendup.com

Sundance Saloon @ Space 550

The popular country western LGBT dance night. $5. 5pm-10:30pm with lessons from 5:30-7:15 pm. Also Thursdays. 550 Barneveld Ave. www.sundancesaloon.org

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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

Beer Bust @ 440

$8 a cup and good times at the popular Castro bar. 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

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

Jock @ Lookout

Weekly fundraiser for various local LGBT sports groups. $2 cover. Drink specials. 3pm-9pm. 3600 16th St. at Market. www.lookoutsf.com

Jockstrap Bust @ Kok Bar

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

Jonathan Poretz @ The Rrazz Room

Vegas-style crooner performs a musical tribute to Dean Martin. $30. 7:30pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095. www.TheRrazzRoom.com 10 BAR★TAB • bartabsf.com • July 2012

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 2➠ 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). 8pmclosing. 1369 Folsom St. 431-4695. www.holeinthewallsaloon.com

Funny Mondays @ Deco Lounge

Victor Torres hosts a comedy open mic night. 7pm9pm. 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

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

One Night Only @ Marines Memorial Theater

Company members from the national touring cast of American Idiot perform different songs at this benefit for the Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation, with guest star Bruce Vilanch. $25-$65. 7:30pm. 609 Sutter St. 273-1620. www.HelpIsOnTheWay.org

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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One Night Only @ Marines Memorial Theater. See Mon 2


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Supernova @ Truck S T k

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

Tue 3➠ 13 Licks @ Q Bar

Weekly women’s night at the stylish intimate bar. 9pm2am. 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

Meow Mix @ The Stud

Weekly drag and variety show. 9pm-2am. 399 9th St. at Harrison. www.studsf.com

Heather Combs @ Hotel Utah. See Thu 15

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

Wed 4➠

Bear Bust @ Kok

All-you-can-drink Bud Light, Rolling Rock draft. 8pm12am. 1225 Folsom St. www.kokbarsf.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 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

Pit Stop @ Kok

Hamisi DJs the popular happy hour, 6pm-9pm, where fun continues later. 1225 Folsom St. www.kokbarsf.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 12 BAR★TAB • bartabsf.com • July 2012

Rookies Night @ Nob Hill Theatre

See fireworks of a liquid kind as new strippers audition for the audience. $20. Sign up 8pm; show 9pm. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 781-9468. www.thenobhilltheatre.com

Wolf @ The Watergarden, San Jose

Monthly event for furry men on the prowl, 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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Club Temple @ White Horse Bar, Oakland Weekly DJed music night. No cover. 6551 Telegraph Ave. (510) 652-3820. www.whitehorsebar.com

Comedy Bodega @ Esta Nocha

The new weekly LGBT and indie comic stand-up night. This week, Yayne Abeba, David Hawkins, Anna Seregina, Veronica Porras, Baruch Hernandez, and George Chen. 8pm-9:30pm. 3079 16th 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

Fuego @ The Watergarden, San Jose

New 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. www.thewatergarden.com


Florida musician headline ‘Songwriters in the Round,’ with Janet Robin, Stewart Lewis and Valeria Orth. $8. 8pm. 500 4th St. www.hotelutah.com/event/123869/

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

Oleta Adams @ The Rrazz Room

R&B and Broadway singer and Grammy nominee performs classic and original music. $50. 8pm. Also July 6, 8pm; July 7, 7pm & 9:30pm. 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

Show Off @ Truck

Weekly drag variety show hosted by Pristine Condition. 9pm-2am. 1900 Folsom St. www.trucksf.com

Sundance Saloon @ Space 550

The popular country western LGBT dance night. $5. 6:30pm-10:30pm with lessons from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. Also Sundays 5pm-10:30pm with lessons from 5:307:15 pm. 550 Barneveld Ave. www.sundancesaloon.org

Tubesteak Connection @ Aunt Charlie’s Lounge

Shake your groove thang at the intimate retro disco night where DJ Bus Station John plays classic records. $4. 10pm-2am. 133 Turk St. at Taylor. www.auntcharlieslounge.com

Fri 6➠ Bad Girl Cocktail Hour @ The Lexington Club

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

Friday Nights @ de Young Museum

Weekly parties, live performances and quick art installations, paired with current shows, including the Jean Paul Gaultier couture/costume exhibit. Free-$18 (tickets required for exhibit entry). 5:30pm-8:30pm. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park. www.deyoung.famsf.org

Fuzzz @ El Rio

Diverse crowd for an eclectic queer-friendly dance night with different themes. 3158 Mission St. 282-3325. www.elriosf.com

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Heather Combs @ Hotel Utah

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Hard H d @ Q Bar B

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

Joe @ The Lookout

Shots, drinks and DJed fun. $2. 10pm-2am. 3600 16th St. at Market. www.lookoutsf.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

Latin Explosion @ Club 21, Oakland

Dance club (eight bars, more dance floors, lounge) hosts the largest gay Latin dance night in the Bay Area. Happy hour 4pm-8:30pm. Dancing 9pm-4am. 2111 Franklin St. (510) 268-9425. www.club21oakland.com

Lick It @ Powerhouse

Lance Holman hosts the monthly kinky party, with “lickable” gogo guys and general sleazy fun. $5. 10pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St. 552-8659. www.powerhouse-sf.com

Men in Gear @ Kok

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

SF Swingfest @ Winery SF, Treasure Island

Pirate Girls and Sailors, a mash-up swing dance event and USO-style dance party, with gay-friendly samesex dancing. $15-$30. $5 off for military, students, seniors.7pm-1am. 200 California Ave, Building 180 North. www.SFSwingFest.com

Some Thing @ The Stud

Weekly drag show with unusual acts. 10pm-2am. 399 9th St. www.studsf.com

Sat 7➠ Beer Bust @ Hole in the Wall Saloon

Beer only $8 until you bust. 4pm-8pm. 1369 Folsom St. 431-4695. www.hitws.com

Bistroteque @ Café Flore

DJ Ken Vulsion spins tunes at the popular café-bar; 2 for 1 cosmos! 9pm-1:30am. 2298 Market St. 621-8579. www.cafeflore.com

Bloody Mary Bar @ Pilsner Inn

Build your own nutritious beverage with a zing. Every Saturday and Sunday, 10am-2pm. 225 Church St. www.pilsnerinn.com 14 BAR★TAB • bartabsf.com • July 2012

SF Swingfest @ Winery SF, Treasure Island. See Fri 6.

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. www.BootieSF.com www.DNAlounge.com

La Bota Loca @ Club 21, Oakland

Live bands, 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. www.club21oakland.com

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

Stallion @ Rebel

Joshua J’s weekly night; DJ David Harness and Joey Jinks spin tunes while sexy gogo guys shake it and offer lap dances. $5-$8. 21+. 9pm-4am. 1760 Market St. at Octavia. www.joshuajpresents.com

Sun 8➠ 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

Beer Bust @ 440

$8 a cup, where the beer is cheap, and the men are priceless. 3pm-8pm. 440 Castro St. www.the440.com

Bear T-Dance @ The White Horse, Oakland

Second Sundays for the fuzzy set and their pals. 5pm10pm. No cover. 6551 Telegraph Ave. (510) 652-3820. www.whitehorsebar.com

Bijou @ Martuni’s

Cabaret show with hostess/accompanist Mrs. Trauma Flintstone, and guest vocalists Moms admitted free! $7. 7pm. 4 Valencia St.

Fag Hag Comedy Show @ Deco Lounge Charlie Ballard welcomes wild women comics Glamis


Karel @ The Rrazz Room

Gay comic performs his act of pointed social critiques; with Maureen Langan. $25. 7pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095. www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Scott Capurro @ Café Du Nord

Comic wit with a caustic edge performs his show, Islamahomophobia. $16. 8pm. 2170 Market St. 8615016. www.cafedunord.com David Wong

Rory, Nicole Turley, Farah Haidari, Clare O’Kane, Rachael Shapiro, Valerie Branch, Kate Willett, Astrid and Jenn Dronsky. $10. 8pm. 21+. 510 Larkin St. 3462025. www.decosf.com

Honey Soundsystem @ Holy Cow

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

Jock @ Lookout

Weekly fundraiser for various local LGBT sports groups. $2 cover. Drink specials. 3pm-9pm. 3600 16th St. at Market. www.lookoutsf.com

Jockstrap Bust @ Kok Bar

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

Sundance Saloon @ Space 550

The popular country western LGBT dance night. $5. 5pm10:30pm with lessons from 5:30-7:15 pm. Also Thursdays. 550 Barneveld Ave. www.sundancesaloon.org

Sunday School @ The EndUp

New T-dance and beer bust at the famed disco. 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

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Shanti Charan at Comedy Returns @ El Rio. See Mon 9

Mon 9 ➠ M B.O.O.B.S @ Martuni’s

Busty, Outrageous, Over-the-top Broads Singin’ (Leanne Borghesi, Jessica Coker and Soila Hughes) perform a witty musical cabaret show with special guests. $10. 7pm. 4 Valencia St. at Market. www.boobs-cabaret.com

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

Comedy Returns @ El Rio

Josh Healey, Joe Klocek, Regina Stoops, Johan Miranda, Shanti Charan and host Lisa Geduldig perform at the GLBT comedy night. $7-$20. 21+. 8pm. 3158 Mission St. (800) 838-3006. www.koshercomedy.com

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

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

Supernova @ Truck

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

Tommy Igoe Band @ The Rrazz Room

Accomplished drummer welcomes guest stars at his monthly concert. $25. 7:30pm. 2-drink min. Hotel

Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095. www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Tue 10➠ 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

Meow Mix @ The Stud

Weekly drag and variety show. 9pm-2am. 399 9th St. at Harrison. www.studsf.com

Terri White @ The Rrazz Room

Veteran Broadway singer-actress performs classic show tunes and R&B hits. $35. 8pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095. www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Wed 11➠ 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 B.O.O.B.S @ Martuni’s. See Mon 9

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


Pit Stop @ Kok

Hamisi DJs the popular happy hour, 6pm-9pm, where fun continues later. 1225 Folsom St. www.kokbarsf.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 12 ➠ Club Temple @ White Horse Bar, Oakland Weekly DJed music night. No cover. 6551 Telegraph Ave. (510) 652-3820. www.whitehorsebar.com

Comedy Bodega @ Esta Nocha

D’lysh @ Deco Lounge

Daddy @ Kok

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

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

Dream Queens Revue @ Aunt Charlie’s Lounge

Fuego @ The Watergarden, San Jose

Retro-classic 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

Kim Nalley @ The Rrazz Room

Accomplished chanteuse returns with her cabaret act. $32-$37.50. 8pm. Wed-Sat 8pm Sun 7pm thru July 20. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 3803095. 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

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. www.thewatergarden.com

Go Deep @ El Rio

Man on man lube wrestling in the pit (an inflatable mini-pool), porn guys, drag queens, clowns, Boylesque performances, DJ Drama Bin Laden and Cajun food! 2nd Thursdays. 8pm-12am. 3158 Mission St. www.elriosf.com

The Monster Show @ The Edge

Cookie Dough’s weekly drag show with gogo guys. 9pm-2am. 4149 18th St. at Collingwood. www.edgesf.com

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Kaseem Bentley at Comedy Bodega @ Esta Nocha. See Thu 12

The weekly LGBT and indie comic stand-up night. This week, Marga Gomez, Kaseem Bentley, Caitlin Gill, Wonder Dave, Eloisa Bravo, and Steve Lee. 8pm-9:30pm. 3079 16th St. at Mission. www.comedybodega.com

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Shirts Shi Sh it O Off fff @ H Hole l iin tthe h Wall W ll Saloon S l

$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

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

VIP @ Club 21, Oakland

VIP Thursdays; Hip Hop, Top 40, and sexy Latin music; gogo dancers, appetizers, and special guest host Sasha with DJ Val G and DJ Speedy. No cover before 11pm and just $5 after all night. Dancing 9pm-3am. Happy hour 4pm-8:30pm 2111 Franklin St. (510) 268-9425. www.club21oakland.com

Fri 13 ➠ Alameda Ducal Coronation Weekend @ Turf Club, Hayward

Annual celebration of the East Bay Ducal Court, with drag shows, parties, brunches and more. Thru July 15. 22519 Main St. (510) 881-9877. www.wfturfclub.com

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

Sophie B. Hawkins @ Yoshi’s. See Sat 14

Festival Del Sole @ Sonoma Venues

Ten-day festival of wine, performing arts and more, with outdoor concerts of classical music, ballet, yoga, wine-tastings and gourmet dinners. $197 per day. Full festival discount passes. Thru July 22. Various Sonoma venues. www.FestivalDelSole.org

Joe @ The Lookout

Shots, drinks and DJed fun. $2. 10pm-2am. 3600 16th St. at Market. www.lookoutsf.com

Kinky Beats @ Café Flore

Sergio’s weekly DJ night at the popular café-bar, with 2 for 1 martinis. 9pm-1:30am. 2298 Market St. 621-8579. www.cafeflore.com

Latin Explosion @ Club 21, Oakland

Dance club (eight bars, more dance floors, lounge) hosts the largest gay Latin dance night in the Bay Area. $6 cover before 11pm with text message. Sign up online. Happy hour 4pm-8:30pm. Dancing 9pm-4am. 2111 Franklin St. (510) 268-9425. www.club21oakland.com

Salsa Club @ Cafe Cocomo

Same-sex dancing and lessons with a live band. 21+. 8:30pm-12am. 650 Indiana St. www.QueerBallroom.com

Travis Irons @ Nob Hill Theatre

Porn twink shakes his money-maker live onstage at the historic strip joint. $25. 8pm and 10pm. Also July 14. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 781-9468. www.thenobhilltheatre.com

Werk @ Deco Lounge Travis Irons @ Nob Hill Theatre. See Fri 13

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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


4pm-2am. 2298 Market St. 621-8579. www.cafeflore.com

Love Will Fix It @ Hot Spot

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.

Modern English @ Café Du Nord Modern English @ Café Du Nord. See Sat 14

Sat 14 ➠

British pop band (“Stop the World and Melt With You”) sings past hits and new music. Sid Luscious and The Pants open. $15. 9pm. 2170 Market St. 861-5016. www.cafedunord.com

New Wave City @ Cat Club

Beer only $8 until you bust. 4pm-7pm. 1369 Folsom St. 431-4695. www.hitws.com

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

La Bota Loca @ Club 21, Oakland

Odyssey @ Deco Lounge

Live bands, 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. www.club21oakland.com

Club Gossip @ Cat Club

Mixed gay-friendly goth-electro-retro-ish club night; monthly (2nd Sat.). $8. 21+. 9pm-3am. 1190 Folsom St. www.sfcatclub.com

Cockblock @ Rickshaw Stop

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

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!

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

Sophie B. Hawkins @ Yoshi’s

Pop-folk singer-songwriter performs new and favorite songs. $18-$22. 8pm & 10pm. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600. www.yoshis.com

Texas Rose CW Dance @ Lake Merritt Dance Center, Oakland

Queer women and their trans pals two-step and linedance, with a buffet to boot! $5-$10. 6:30-11pm. 200 Grand Ave., 2nd floor. www.texasrosedance.com

Sun 15➠ 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

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Beer B B Bustt @ 44 440 0

$8 a cup. Good times at the popular Castro bar. 3pm-8pm. 440 Castro St. www.the440.com

Big @ The Stud

Monthly dance party for big men and their friends (3rd Sundays). $5. 6pm-11pm. 399 9th St. www.studsf.com

Bloody Mary Bar @ Pilsner Inn

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

Daytime Realness @ El Rio

The fun open-air drag show returns, with hostess Heklina, DJ Carnita, Stanley Frank, and drag acts, plus chicken and waffles! 3rd Sundays. 3pm-8pm. 3158 Mission St. www.elriosf.com

Debauchery @ White Horse Tavern, Oakland

Origami Ghosts @ Hemlock Tavern. See Wed 18

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 16 ➠ Cock and Bull Mondays @ Hole in the Wall Saloon

Third Sunday dance and cruise fun. No cover. 6551 Telegraph Ave. (510) 652-3820. www.whitehorsebar.com

Specials on drinks made with “Cock and Bull” ginger ale (Jack and Cock, Russian Mule, and more). 8pmclosing. 1369 Folsom St. 431-4695. www.holeinthewallsaloon.com

Jock @ Lookout

Funny Mondays @ Deco Lounge

Weekly fundraiser for various local LGBT sports groups. $2 cover. Drink specials. 3pm-9pm. 3600 16th St. at Market. www.lookoutsf.com

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

Jockstrap Bust @ Kok Bar

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

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

Musique Gang Bang @ The Stud

Live bands and DJs; 3rd Sundays. 9pm-2am. 399 9th St. at Harrison. www.studsf.com

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. www.elriosf.com

Sundance Saloon @ Space 550

The popular country western LGBT dance night. $5. 5pm-10:30pm with lessons from 5:30-7:15 pm. Also Thursdays 6:30pm-10:30pm with lessons from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. 550 Barneveld Ave. www.sundancesaloon.org

Sunday School @ The EndUp

T-dance and beer bust at the famed disco. 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

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Karaoke @ The Lookout

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

Tue 17➠ Clayton Bryant @ The Rrazz Room

Pop, rock, soul singer perfoms classic tunes. $25. 8pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 3803095. 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

Meow Mix @ The Stud

Weekly drag and variety show. 9pm-2am. 399 9th St. at Harrison. www.studsf.com


Wed 18 ➠ Bi Night @ Café Flore

Bisexual gathering; 7pm-10pm; each 3rd Wed. 2298 Market St. 621-8579. www.cafeflore.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

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

Origami Ghosts @ Hemlock Tavern

Seattle band with a whimsical pop sound performs music from their new LP/CD; on a shared bill with Upstairs Downstairs and the Myronics. $6. 9pm. 1131 Polk St. www.hemlocktavern.com

Pit Stop @ Kok

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

Sugar Pie de Santo, Kim Nalley @ The Rrazz Room

The two outstanding singers perform a tribute to the late, great Etta James. $40. 8pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095. www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Thu 19➠ 80s Thursdays @ Cat Club

DJs and VJs take you back to the MTV era with music from the 1980s. $6. 9:30-2am. 1190 Folsom St. ww.sfcatclub.com

Circle Jerk @ Nob Hill Theatre

Porn daddy Michael Brandon shares his big… talent in the Underground Playroom of the strip joint; join in the fun! $10. 9pm. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 781-9468. www.thenobhilltheatre.com

Comedy Bodega @ Esta Nocha

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Weekly LGBT and indie comic stand-up night. This week, Natasha Muse, Liz Grant, Casey Ley, Loren Kraut and Stefanie Silverman. 8pm-9:30pm. 3079 16th St. at Mission. www.comedybodega.com


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FFauxgirls i l @ Infusion I f i LLounge

The classy drag revue (3rd Thursdays) has moved to a new location, and celebrates its 11th year; Victoria Secret, Alexandria, Chanel, Maria Garza, Mini Minerva, Kipper, Daffney Deluxe and Ruby LeBrowne; dinner seating at 7pm. Show at 8pm. No cover. 124 Ellis St. 421-8700. www.fauxgirls.com

The Monster Show @ The Edge

Cookie Dough’s weekly raucous drag show with gogo guys. 9pm-2am. 4149 18th St. at Collingwood. www.edgesf.com Robin Ekiss performs at Password @ CellSpace. See Thu 19

Password @ CellSpace

Litquake’s literary speakeasy reading with a vintage Algonquin Round Table flair features Robin Ekiss as Tallulah Bankhead, Issac Fitzgerald as Robert Benchley, Eddie Muller as Dashiell Hammett, Sarah Fran Wisby as Dorothy Parker, Joshua Mohr as Sinclair Lewis, and Alia Volz MCing as Louise Brooks. No-host bar of gin and vodka cocktails, plus jazz pianist J. Raoul Brody and chanteuse Laurie Amat. Vintage attire suggested. $15-$18. 8pm. 2050 Bryant St. www.litquake.org

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

Sundance Saloon @ Space 550

The popular country western LGBT dance night. $5. 6:30pm-10:30pm with lessons from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. Also Sundays 5pm-10:30pm with lessons from 5:307:15 pm. 550 Barneveld Ave. www.sundancesaloon.org

Tubesteak Connection @ Aunt Charlie’s Lounge

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

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. www.club21oakland.com

Fri 20 ➠ 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 22 BAR★TAB • bartabsf.com • July 2012

Charro @ Yoshi’s

Singer-guitarist (also known for her vintage TV comedy gigs) performs flamenco music with backup dancers. $30-$45. 8pm & 10pm. Also July 21. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600. www.yoshis.com

Dancing Ghosts @ The Cat Club

Monthly darkwave dance party; 3rd Fridays. This event will pay tribute to the band Dead Can Dance and the 4AD record label with special guest DJ John Fryer (This Mortal Coil, Dark Drive Clinic). $3-$7. 21+ 9:30 pm to 2:30 am. 1190 Folsom St. www.sfcatclub.com

Friday Nights @ de Young Museum

Weekly parties, live performances and quick art installations, paired with current shows, including the Jean Paul Gaultier couture/costume exhibit. Free-$18 (tickets required for exhibit entry). 5:30pm-8:30pm. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park. www.deyoung.famsf.org

Joe @ The Lookout

Shots, drinks and DJed fun. $2. 10pm-2am. 3600 16th St. at Market. www.lookoutsf.com

Kinky Beats @ Café Flore

Sergio’s weekly DJ night at the popular café-bar, with 2 for 1 martinis. 9pm-1:30am. 2298 Market St. 621-8579. www.cafeflore.com

Latin Explosion @ Club 21, Oakland

The largest gay Latin dance night in the Bay Area. Happy hour 4pm-8:30pm. Dancing 9pm-4am. 2111 Franklin St. (510) 268-9425. www.club21oakland.com

Some Thing @ The Stud

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


Beer Bust @ Hole in the Wall Saloon

Beer only $8 until you bust. 4pm-8pm. 1369 Folsom St. 431-4695. www.hitws.com

La Bota Loca @ Club 21, Oakland

Live bands, 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. www.club21oakland.com

Fruitcake @ The Stud

Queer dance party for all; third Saturdays. 399 9th St. at Harrison. www.studsf.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

Strip @ Kok Bar

Take it off at the 4th Fridays stripping event with a Cheap Ass Contest, $100 winner. $5. 11pm contest. 1225 Folsom St. www.kokbarsf.com

Trannyshack @ DNA Loungeo

Enjoy a Tina Turner drag act tribute with Heklina and crew, plus the Hard French DJs. $12. 9pm-3am. Show at 11pm. 375 11th St. www.trannyshack.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 21➠ 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

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

Gameboi @ Mist Ultra Lounge

Asian pop, disco and dance music night with drink specials, gogo hotties and DJed tunes (3rd Sat). $25. 9:30pm-2am. 316 11th St. www.facebook.com/gameboisf

Sun 22 ➠ 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

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Beer B B Bustt @ Truck T k

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

Bloody Mary Bar @ Pilsner Inn

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

Cognitive Dissonance @ The Stud

DJ Kit and friends offer music, food and cheap drinks; 4th Sundays. 6pm. 399 9th St. at Harrison. www.studsf.com

Honey Soundsystem @ Holy Cow

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

Jock @ Lookout

Weekly fundraiser for various local LGBT sports groups. $2 cover. Drink specials. 3pm-9pm. 3600 16th St. at Market. www.lookoutsf.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

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. www.elriosf.com

Sundance Saloon @ Space 550

The popular country western LGBT dance night’s special Pride edition. $5. 5pm-10:30pm with lessons from 5:30-7:15 pm. Also Thursdays 6:30pm-10:30pm with lessons from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. 550 Barneveld Ave. www.sundancesaloon.org

Sunday School @ The EndUp

T-dance and beer bust at the famed disco. 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

Mon 23 ➠ 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). 8pmclosing. 1369 Folsom St. 431-4695. www.hitws.com 24 BAR★TAB • bartabsf.com • July 2012


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

Wed 25 ➠ Bear Bust @ Kok

Funny Mondays @ Deco Lounge

Victor Torres hosts a comedy open mic night. 7pm9pm. 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

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

Supernova @ Truck

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

Tue 24➠ 13 Licks @ Q Bar

All-you-can-drink Bud Light, Rolling Rock draft. 8pm12am. 1225 Folsom St. www.kokbarsf.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

Dream Queens Revue @ Aunt Charlie’s Lounge

Old-school 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

Mary-Go-Round @ The Lookout

Weekly women’s night at the stylish intimate bar. 9pm2am. 456 Castro St. www.QbarSF.com

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

Andrea Marcovicci @ The Rrazz Room

Pit Stop @ Kok

Cabaret veteran performs classic American Songbook hits. $35-$45. 7:30pm. Wed-Sat 7:30pm Sun 5pm. Thru Aug. 5. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095. www.TheRrazzRoom.com

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

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The Ettes @ Thee Parkside. See Thu 26

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Christopher Daniels @ Nob Hill Theatre. See Fri 27

The Ettes @ Thee Parkside

Cool rock/grunge/whatever band performs; they’re good. See ‘em. Nectarine Pie and and Warm Soda also play sets. $10. 9pm. 21+. 1600 17th St. 252-1330. www.theettes.com www.theeparkside.com

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. www.thewatergarden.com

The Monster Show @ The Edge

Cookie Dough’s weekly raucous drag show with gogo guys and DJ MC2. 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

Sundance Saloon @ Space 550

The popular country western LGBT dance night. $5. 6:30pm-10:30pm with lessons from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. Also Sundays 5pm-10:30pm with lessons from 5:307:15 pm. 550 Barneveld Ave. www.sundancesaloon.org

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

VIP @ Club 21, Oakland 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 26 ➠ Club Temple @ White Horse Bar, Oakland Weekly DJed music night. No cover. 6551 Telegraph Ave. (510) 652-3820. www.whitehorsebar.com

Cockblock @ Rickshaw Stop

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

Comedy Bodega @ Esta Nocha

The new weekly LGBT and indie comic stand-up night. This week, Keith Lowell Jensen, Jessica Sele, Kristee Ono, Johnny Taylor and Tirumari Jothi. 8pm-9:30pm. 3079 16th 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 26 BAR★TAB • bartabsf.com • July 2012

New night, with 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) 2689425. www.club21oakland.com

Visiting Vintners @ Press Club

Weekly wine-tasting event, with by-the-glass offering and tastings. Prices vary. 6pm-9pm. 20 Yerba Buena Lane betwn Market/Mission (next door to Contemporary Jewish Museum). 744-5000. www.PressClubSF.com

Fri 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. www.lexingtonclub.com

Christopher Daniels @ Nob Hill Theatre

He’s lean, he’s blond, he’s a porn pro; he’s getting’ totally naked live onstage. $25. 8pm and 10pm. Also July 28. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 781-9468. www.thenobhilltheatre.com


Richard Byrd guset-DJs at Go Bang! @ Deco Lounge. See Sat 28

Strip @ Kok Bar Emily Bergl @ The Rrazz Room. See Fri 27

Take it off at the 4th Fridays stripping event with a Cheap Ass Contest, $100 winner. $5. 11pm contest. 1225 Folsom St. www.kokbarsf.com

Emily Bergl @ the Rrazz Room

Sat 28➠

Joe @ The Lookout

The official Up Your Alley Saturday night event brings fetish to glorious fashion. DJs Russ Rich and Phil B provide the soundtrack to the cruisefest, which includes demos, dancers, and play spaces, for a mere $30. 10pm-4am. 525 Harrison St. www.folsomstreetevents.org

Cabaret and TV actrress performs her acclaimed Algonquin Hotel act, New York, I Love You. $35. 9:30pm. Also July 28, 9:30pm. July 29, 7pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095. www.TheRrazzRoom.com Shots, drinks and DJed fun. $2. 10pm-2am. 3600 16th St. at Market. www.lookoutsf.com

Bay of Pigs @ 525 Harrison

Bears, The Baths and Beyond @ Steamworks, Berkeley

Kinky Beats @ Café Flore

Sergio’s weekly DJ night at the popular café-bar, with 2 for 1 martinis. 9pm-1:30am. 2298 Market St. 621-8579. www.cafeflore.com

Special bear night at the popular private men’s gym and sauna, with music by DJs Robbie Martin and Frank Wild. $14-$45. Open 24/7. 2107 4th St. (510) 8458992. www.steamworksonline.com

Some Thing @ The Stud

Beer Bust @ Hole in the Wall Saloon

Beer only $8 until you bust. 4pm-8pm. 1369 Folsom St. 431-4695. www.hitws.com

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

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Fred Alert

La Bota Loca @ Club 21, Oakland

Live bands, 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. www.club21oakland.com

Go Bang! @ Deco Lounge

The popular intimate disco dance night, with resident DJs Steve Fabus, Sergio Fedasz, welcomes special guest DJs Pat Les Stache and Richard Boyd. $5. Free before 10pm. 9pm-3am. 510 Larkin St. at Turk. www.gobangsf.com www.decosf.com

House of Garza @ Café Flore

Garza’s monthly variety show (4th Saturdays), with raffles, drag acts and fun. 10pm-1am. 2298 Market St. 621-8579. www.cafeflore.com

The Silence of the Trans @ Castro Theatre

Peaches Christ welcomes RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Sharon Needles at a drag show, serial killer costume contest, and screening of The Silence of the Lambs. $20-$45. 3pm and 8pm. 429 Castro St. www.peacheschrist.com www.castrotheatre.com

Sun 29➠ 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

Beer Bust @ 440

$8 a cup; good times at the popular Castro bar. 3pm8pm. 440 Castro St. www.the440.com 28 BAR★TAB • bartabsf.com • July 2012

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

Honey Soundsystem @ Holy Cow

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

Jock @ Lookout

Weekly fundraiser for various local LGBT sports groups. $2 cover. Drink specials. 3pm-9pm. 3600 16th St. at Market. www.lookoutsf.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

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. www.elriosf.com

Sundance Saloon @ Space 550

The popular country western LGBT dance night’s special Pride edition. $5. 5pm-10:30pm with lessons from 5:30-7:15 pm. Also Thursdays 6:30pm-10:30pm with lessons from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. 550 Barneveld Ave. www.sundancesaloon.org

Sunday School @ The EndUp

T-dance and beer bust at the famed disco. 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

Up Your Alley @ Folsom Street

The daytime boisterous beer and butt-spanking street party takes place on Folsom Street between 9th and Juniper streets. 11am to 6pm. Donations taken at the gate. www.folsomstreetevents.org

Mon 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). 8pmclosing. 1369 Folsom St. 431-4695. www.hitws.com

Funny Mondays @ Deco Lounge

Victor Torres hosts a comedy open mic night. 7pm9pm. 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

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

Supernova @ Truck

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

Tue 31➠ 13 Licks @ Q Bar

Weekly women’s night at the stylish intimate bar. 9pm2am. 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

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TAKE ME TO THE RIVERd • by Dr. Jack Fritscher

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roud Mary, Rollin’ on the River! Grittier than the Catskills, Guerneville is a Dirty Dancing resort where nobody puts Baby in the corner. Prehistoric two-spirit Pomo Indians, queer Russian trappers (1812), and bachelor California loggers (1840) had no idea the Big Bottom settlement would become Stumptown and be renamed Guerneville after sawmill owner George Guerne, who clear-cut redwoods to build houses in San Francisco. Locals laugh at tourists saying “Gur-nee-ville” the way San Franciscans freak at “Frisco.” Thank the Rainbow Gods, “Gurn-ville” is not the Pines, South Beach, or Palm Springs with their status codes. Diversely eclectic, Guerneville is San Francisco’s backyard playground on the fabled Russian River where generations of GLBTs have retreated like Thoreau at Walden Pond to vacation, party, recover, and then retire in woodsy homes near world-famous wineries, while remaining part of the City, ninety-six minutes away. The 99% need never mind the 1% herd of white male Republican elephants wallowing every summer at Bohemian Grove in nearby Monte Rio. More truly “bohemian,” Guerneville, like the Cannes of film festivals, has beauties sun-broiling on its croisette beach, Lazy Bear poolside weekends in its B&Bs, and leatherfolk and discomaniacs remembering its historic bars: Russian River Eagle, Drums, Mineshaft, Highlands disco, and down River Road, near the legendary nude cruising at Wohler Bridge, The Rusty Nail. Long before Philadelphian Peter Pender pondered purchasing posh property to found Fife’s (1977), gays, hippies, pagans, straight red necks, and vegetarians (if pot is a veggie) perfected the un-gentrified good life of River Rats. Conjugating DNA ancestry, Pender’s “Fifi’s” was a Polkstrasse cocktail lounge. The Woods, featuring Charles Pierce, Sylvester and Sharon McKnight, was a cloned Trocadero. Molly Brown’s was the plaid-shirt Ambush, and The Rainbow Cattle Company (1979), owned by a former LAPD cop, spun like a Folsom bar

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Gay by nature: river revelers relax in 1978.

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out of the original RCC (1977) on Valencia at DuBoce. The Rusty Nail was a lesbian bar originally frequented by SoMa men, including Leatherneck bar owner Allan Lowery. It was owned by three ladies, including the sporty Pat Conway, whose home in the canyon behind the Nail hosted invitation-only pennyante poker, pool tables, potluck parties, and a hot tub for twelve back when the orgiastic 1970s was a 24/7 cabaret, ole chum! Eyewitness history is local color. In his book Folsom Street Blues (2011), SoMa author Jim Stewart makes beach-read comedy of boozy, cruisy, cokedup Guerneville in “Up at the River.” He recorded this exchange around the Nail pool table: “I’m the token straight guy here.” “I’m the token transsexual. Let’s go to your place and token fuck.” I’ve experienced Russian River culture since 1961 when my Uncle Henry, who danced to big bands at River venues during WWII, introduced me to Buck’s Bar (1896) and the mystique of Guerneville. Since the 1890s, San Francisco’s faster guys and gals, as well as same-sex jitterbugging soldiers and sailors, arrived by ferry and a long-gone railroad. That transportation will be restored hopefully in 2015, with a new Smart Train, giving city queers easier access by ferry and rail to the gay summer place where the girls and the boys are. ✸ Excerpted from Gay San Francisco. For more GLBT History, visit www. JackFritscher.com © 2012 Jack Fritscher



July, 2012 edition of BARTtab