This week I travel back to the homeland to fulfill my annual filial obligation, so while I'm suffering in Central Virginia heat, humidity, and provincialism, you all go out and have a good time on me, okay?
Weeklies and Bar Nights
Cosmic Gypsy Happy Hour with DJ Mak at the W Hotel
Get your lounge groove on with DJ Mak in this swank hotel bar.
6PM - 8PM
W Hotel, 181 3rd Street x Howard
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, typical San Francisco deep house, but it's gay and you can stay until the next afternoon.
10PM - 6AM, and then Ascension starts up
6th and Harrison
Monthlies and One-Offs
Garth and Jeno Back2Back at Club222
San Francisco house legends Garth and Jeno in one of the best intimate dance spaces in the city.
10PM - 2AM
Club 222, 222 Hyde Street
Club Loaded at The Rickshaw Stop
I'm always a little leery of nights with slogans like "Love Music, Fuck Genres," but with DJs like Omar of Popscene, Ryan Poulson of Gun Club, and special guests, I'm pretty confident that this will be a good time. This week's live band is Darker My Love.
10PM - 2AM
$8 before 11, $10 after, with advance tix at www.virtuous.com
The Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell x Van Ness
The Jaded Gay DJ Recommends: CLAWS and Special Guests at the Li Po Lounge
Don't have much in the way of details about this, but it promises to be a night of great techno in a kooky Chinatown dive bar. Kid606, DJ PeePlay, Mi Ami, Lemonade DJ Mind-Meld.
Li Po Lounge, 916 Grant Street x Washington
Lucky Pierre at The Stud
Man, the third month in a row I've had to miss this party! If you go please drop me an email an let me know how it is, the pix look awesome. This month's theme: Beach Party!
10PM - 3AM
The Stud, 9th x Harrison
DiverseCity at 111 Minna
A benefit for the SVDP Feed the Homeless Fund, with DJs Syd Gris, Aaron Jae, J-Rod, Shabadoo, DJ Gunz, Aaron Pope, Still Rob G, Ace Tatsu, and Kimani in two rooms.
9PM - 2AM
$10, plus optional donation of canned goods, clothing, etc.
111 Minna Street x 2nd