Ch-ch-ch-changes, turn and face the change - yep, it's a Friday that sees an old favorite in a new space, a favorite old space starting up a crappy clone night, and Heat breaking out at The Stud!
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
The Cinch, 1723 Polk Street (between Clay and Washington)
Fag Fridays at PINK!
The opening night of Fag Fridays in its new location! New York's Tedd Patterson is the special guest on the decks, with residents Rolo and David Harness, hosted by Juanita More and Glamamore. I hope I've got enough energy left after Heat to check it out!
10PM - "after hours"
$10? $15? $20? Says cover "TBA"
Pink, 2925 16th Street x South Van Ness
Ghetto Disco at The End Up
Um, yeah. The replacement for Fag Fridays looks to be an ongoing orgy of the same boring circuit music we've all grown to loathe, with this week's guest DJ Peter Rauhofer continuing to flog the dead horse of tribal house, with locals Hawthorne (The Grind), Sean Greene (Dirty) and Jim Hopkins as residents. Upcoming guests include Manny Lehman (yawn), Matt Consola, Jamie J Sanchez, and pretty much the whole stable of guys who have played every gay party for the past decade. This is exactly the sort of thing that made me jaded in the first place. Oh, and if you make a party for circuit boys, they're not going to dress up for a theme, cuz the whole point is to take your shirt off.
11PM - 11AM (I guess Ascension is gone too)
FREE before midnight, $20 after, $30 after 2AM (good luck with that, now it's obvious why they wanted Fag Fridays out)
The End Up, 6th x Harrison.
Monthlies and One-Offs
Blow-Up at The Rickshaw Stop
MC Jelly Donut mixes it up with special guest guest DJs Steve Aoki, Jeffery Paradise. and LNXDR.
9PM - 2AM
18+ $12, 21+ $10
The Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell at Van Ness
New Night! Heat at The Stud
The same crew that brought you Lucky Pierre unleashes Heat, "an indie disco, a confluence of music, art, fashion, drag, and flesh." The Stud will be transformed into Warhol's Factory with Warhol-inspired projections and installations by Ben and resident artists Twig and Candy, Artemis Chase standing in for Candy Darling, porn star go-go dancers, and indie electro dance grooves from Lucky Pierre Residents DJ6 and Donimo. Come in drag as a Factory superstar or Andy Warhol himself and get in for FREE!
9PM - 3AM
The Stud, 9th x Harrison