My my my, things are getting warmer here in the city of fog, and after a slow couple weekends the scene is starting to pick up as well. This Friday there are so many things I'd like to check out, it's going to be a challenge to my little legs and my ability to snag taxis to get around to them all. So, without further a-do, your Friday Guide:
Bar Nights and Weeklies
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.
Fag Fridays at The EndUp
Reliable, not all that exciting, but it's gay and you can stay until 6AM. Expect to pay around $20 to get in and to dance to pretty typical San Francisco deep house.
FUK Werk Fridays Happy Hour at 111 Minna
Miminal techno happy hour in a space swarming with the buzzy busy bees of San Francisco business. Check out my review of Fuk Werk Fridays.
111 Minna Street at 2nd
The Jaded Gay DJ Recommends: Lights Down Low at Club 222
This installment features a DJ set from Greg Horner of Kill Hannah (oooh, he's so cute!), along with resident Sleazemore, The Booster, and the Gemini Disco DJs. Five bucks, swell space, fun kids, what the hell more do you want on a Friday night? Check out my previous review of Lights Down Low.
10PM - 2AM
222 Hyde Street at Turk
One-Offs and Monthlies
People's Voice at The Gingerbread House
"People's voice is the first in a series of events designed to give you the chance to make your voice heard and suggest artists and DJ's you would like to hear play in SF. The ultimate goal is to bring new and fresh talent into the scene, and create a musical journey throughout the night." This installment: Psytrance with an Ambient Mafia chill room.
The Gingerbread House, Connecticut at Cesar Chavez
10PM - 6 AM
$14 pre-sales (www.soundofmind.org), $20 at the door
The Jaded Gay DJ Recommends: Sex and Icons/ Reception at The Transfer
Art opening for photographer Leo Herrera at Magnet (18th and Castro) followed by a reception at 10.30 at The Transfer (Church and Market) with DJS Pee Play, Jason Kendig, Kenvulsion, and Robot Hustle.
Stimulus - Excursions Into ElectroTech at Le Duplex
This installment features DJ Brian of Moontribe (!), along with regulars Dirt (Cymbalic / Omniscient Records - SF), Evinrude (Stimulus / Space Cowboys / NetAmp - SF), Little John (Raindance / Nexus - Santa Cruz), Mozaic (Stimulus / Raindance / Nexus / 3WS - SF), Satsi (Ammo - SF). Personally, I think Le Duplex is Le Suck, with bad sound and overpriced drinks, but I'd love to hear how these guys interpret ElectroTech.
10PM - 4AM
Le Duplex, 1525 Mission Street
More info: 1-888-650-6660
Staple presents Mike Huckaby at Rx Gallery
Residents DJ Javaight and Fil Latorre will be spinning the future house and deep techno sounds with Detroit producer and DJ Mike Huckaby.
9PM - 2AM
$10 advance (www.blasthaus.com/calendar), free before 10.3o with the flyer
Rx Gallery, 132 Mason Street at Eddy
Deep End Fundraiser at Supperclub
The best place on the playa to get a nasty sunburn or whirled away by a dust devil is certainly The Deep End. Two rooms of their DJs in a very cool location.
10:00pm - 4:00am
Supperclub, 657 Harrison b/t 2nd & 3rd
The Rod at Deco Lounge
For all the gay boys who want to pretend that it's 1979. Unfortunately, I'm not one of them. Check out my review of The Rod.
10PM - 4AM
FREE before 10PM, $5 After
Deco Lounge, 510 Larkin at Turk