Doesn't look like yours truly will be getting out much this weekend ("a little walking pneumonia" the doc told me), and everybody else seems to be biding their time before hitting the playa, but there are still a couple things going on you all might want to check out.
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
Glitterbox at The Cat Club
The creators of the legendary Litterbox bring it back to The Cat Club with this "funkpunk thrash electro discotheque." This month features a bar set by Hell Willpower. DJs Natureboy and Junkyard. Check out my review of Hey Willpower at The Rickshaw Stop.
9.30PM - 3AM
The Cat Club, 1190 Folsom at 8th
Blow-Up at The Rickshaw Stop
Jefrodesiac (Frisco Disco) and Richie Panic mix it up with MC Jelly Donut, with special guest appearance by Le Castlevania.
9PM - 2AM
$8 before 11PM, $10 after
The Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell at Van Ness