Happy Birthday to my sister, Pam, who, unlike her brother, has followed the path of blissful(?) domesticity and provided me with a nephew and two nieces to dote upon! Have a drink for her tonight, won't you?
So it's the 5th Friday of the month, a Friday out of time, as it were, for all those regular events that line up on the normal schedule of four weeks to a month. Consequently you may just want to pick your regular watering hole and see what they've come up with for tonight, though there are a couple every week events and one special one-off I can recommend to you.
Weeklies and Bar Nights
The Jaded Gay DJ Recommends: Charlie Horse at the Cinch
Best place to go out and have a cheap drink while being entertained by drag queen antics. Recently voted Best Drag Show in San Francisco by the SF Weekly! Music by DJ Dirty Knees and Bearzbub is more rock and new-wave oriented, but at least it won't interfere with your conversation. Check out my latest review of Charlie Horse at The Cinch.
9PM - close
1723 Polk Street (btwn Clay and Washington)
Fag Fridays at The EndUp
Reliable, not all that exciting, but it's gay and you can stay until 6AM.
10PM - 6AM, and then Ascension starts up
6th and Harrison
One-Offs and Monthlies
Snake at The Porn Palace
A fundraising event for yet another Burning Man project, this will feature lotsa breaks and house action in two rooms from the likes of Space Cowboys, Laird, Felix the Dog, and a whole host of DJ celebs, including Lee Coombs as the star attraction.
1oPM - 5AM
$15 Snake-ified, $20 normal
Porn Palace, 942 Mission btwn 5th and 6th
Dancing Ghosts at The Stud
Go get yer goth on with Miz Margo (After Dark), Jeff You! (Death Guild), Orko (Compulsion), and Otter (Audiotech) in this tribute the label Beggars Banquet. With CD give-aways and free cookies (huh, back when I was an aspiring vampire you were never supposed to let people see you eat).
9.30PM - 2AM
The Stud, 399 9th at Harrison