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Ah, the glory of live music and shows! Haven’t you missed it? Waiting in line for hours, fighting for a good view of the stage, and head-banging till your brain feels bruised…. such JOY! Here’s what we’re most excited about for the week of 8/10/21…

Our Partners’ Events

Hubba Hubba Revue presents: Camp Hubba Hubba
Saturday, 8/14, doors at 7:00 pm, show at 7:30 pm 
| DNA Lounge, 375 11th Street | GA $25, VIP Table Service $180-530

Exposure to Poison Ivy never sounded so sexy! Grab the bug spray and sunscreen, and cannonball right into Hubba Hubba Revue’s summer camp spectacular. Featuring Valerie Veils, Willow Wraith, and Luma Jaguar, there’ll be s’more sexiness than you can shake your weenie-roasting stick at!

This Week’s Event’s

Tuesday 8/10

Karaoke with DJ Purple
9:00 pm Tupelo, 1337 Grant Avenue | Free

There will never be any feeling in the world better than the sensation of drunkenly roaring out your favorite tunes in front of a roomful of enthusiastic strangers. So order a hot toddy and warm up those pipes, because DJ Purple is back every Tuesday at Tupelo – and the fog machine is, too.

Wednesday, 8/11

Gili Yalo with Kosha Dillz
7:30 pm 
| The Chapel, 777 Valencia Street | $30

Ethiopian-Israeli musician Gili Yalo blends traditional Ethiopian music with modern funk, jazz, and soul. Built on entrancing rhythms and an intense personal history (Yalo and his family were part of Operation Moses, a covert and extremely dangerous evacuation of Ethiopian Jews from Sudan in 1984) Yalo’s work gives new meaning to Ethiopian and Israeli music.

 

Mantis SF
9:00 pm 
| Cat Club, 1190 Folsom Street | $10

Come celebrate fetish and your community with an atmosphere brought to you by BIPOC femmes and Enby folks. DJs Alienhorror and The Barbary Ghost are bringing Heavy Body Beats, Industrial, Electro, LGBTQIA+ Pop, and more from around the world. It’s a more polished dungeon experience, for all you classy deviants. 😈


Run it Back
9:00 pm – 2:00 am 
| F8, 1192 Folsom Street | Free before 11:00 pm, RSVP required

CRASH COURSE presents a celebration of the return to celebrations. With two rooms of music and free champagne tastings until 10:00 pm, this dance party extroardinaire will make you forget there was ever a time when dance parties weren’t a thing.

Thursday, 8/12

The Music of John Williams
Thursday, 8/12 and Friday, 8/13, 7:00 pm 
Davies Symphony Hall, corner of Grove Street and Van Ness Avenue | $25-100

Celebrate the legacy of beloved film composer, John Williams, with this epic showcase of his legendary works, performed by the SF Symphony. From Indiana Jones to Harry Potter, revel in the music that makes adventure and magic even more exciting.

+1 Thursdays with D Sharp

10:00 pm | Temple, 540 Howard Street | Free with RSVP

When you get a ticket to Temple’s new +1 Thursdays, you get exactly that – a plus one! You can bring that special someone, or roll out deep with your whole squad. Look for +1 driven promotions, drink specials, bottle specials, surprise guests and more! Music in the main room will be provided by the Golden State Warriors Official DJ, D Sharp.

 

Friday, 8/13

Bottom of the Hill’s Soft Re-Opening
8:30 pm 
| Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th Street | $10-12

Bottom of the Hill is celebrating the return of live music – on their own terms! With a lineup of acts that, quote, “make us happy” (Top Secret Robot Alliance, Machine Gun Tits, and Sid Presley), live music aficionados won’t want to miss out on what the venue is saying might be “the most joyous day of our history!”

Supernature: Midnight Magic DJ Set + Live Vocals
9:00 pm – 2:00 am 
Monarch, 101 6th Street | $0-15

Become one with the beat at this week’s Supernature. Disco is the name of the game this week, with performances from cosmic disco ensemble Midnight Magic, as well as Carrie on Disco and Aaron F. End your week on a funky note!

Saturday, 8/14

Rockridge Rock-n-Stroll
10:00 am | Rockridge District, 5655 college Avenue, Oakland | Free

The Rockridge District in Oakland welcomes you and your family to Rock-N-Stroll, a community celebration on the second Saturday of each month starting in August. Retailers, restaurants and service providers will be offering big sales, live music, art and entertainment as you shop, eat, and enjoy the neighborhood!

Hubba Hubba Revue presents: Camp Hubba Hubba
Saturday, 8/14, doors at 7:00 pm, show at 7:30 pm 
| DNA Lounge, 375 11th Street | GA $25, VIP Table Service $180-530

Exposure to Poison Ivy never sounded so sexy! Grab the bug spray and sunscreen, and cannonball right into Hubba Hubba Revue’s summer camp spectacular. Featuring Valerie Veils, Willow Wraith, and Luma Jaguar, there’ll be s’more sexiness than you can shake your weenie-roasting stick at!

A Club Called Rhonda
9:30 pm 
The Great Northern, 119 Utah Street | $20-40

LA’s pansexual party palace is here to help re-sexualize San Francisco, and to help you realize RHONDA (whatever that means…). With DJ sets by Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, ROOSEVELT, and more, you won’t want to miss this epic dance party!

Sunday, 8/15

Black Sabbitch + Free BBQ!
2:00 pm 
| Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th Street | $15

The ladies of Black Sabbitch are back and this time are doing something special, performing the albums “MASTER OF REALITY” and “VOLUME 4” in their entirety along with all your favorite classic Sabbath bangers! Don’t miss your chance to see them live, plus Djs The Last Angry Manny + Bleeding Priest. And yes, there will definitely be plenty of free barbecue to chow down on, too!

 

PTL: Pink Mammoth Reunion
2:00 pm | The Midway, 900 Marin Street | $15

Join the Pink Mammoth family as they celebrate and prepare the way for their journey to Burning Man 2021. You can look forward to an array of vendors, food, and as always a memorable Pink Mammoth daytime vibe! This event sold out last time, so don’t sleep on getting those tickets ASAP!

Bearrison Street Fair Beer Bust
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm 
| The Lonestar Saloon, 1354 Harrison Street | Free

DJs Stefonik and Prince Wolf will be spinning tunes at this promo event for the inaugural Bearrison Street Fair, coming on October 23. Get your day drink on with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and the burly Bears of San Francisco!

Queer Music Festival on Tour
4:00 pm 
| Ivy Room, 860 San Pablo Avenue | $10

QUEER MF is going on on tour! “Come out” to a cozy night of queer comedy and music featuring indie duo Pls Pls Me, Austin songstress Sydney Wright, and NYC funny guy Dan Frank.

Mark Your Calendar for Next Week

Thursday, 8/19 – Balto w/ The Live Oaks + Tay and the Jangladahs
Sunday, 8/22 – Family Winemakers Tasting

Rad Ongoing Events

Every Saturday – Bootie Mashup @ DNA Lounge
Every 2nd Friday – Nicki Jizz presents: Reparations! An All-Black Drag Show
Every Day – Sky Star Observation Wheel

And don’t forget to check out the Big Bad List of Rad Ongoing Events right here!

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Lizzie Locker - Events Editor

Lizzie Locker - Events Editor

Lizzie Locker has been an artist, entertainer, and “glamour girl” since birth. Since 2017, Lizzie has been writing professionally for small businesses, as well as creatively. She has published essays in VIE Magazine, and has written website and social media content for pole dance studios, afterschool programs, and reference sites. At the same time, Lizzie has also continued to develop her performance career at queer nightlife events across the Bay Area. She can be found both onstage and off, reading her stories aloud in bars, emceeing drag and burlesque shows, and producing arts events that defy genre and expectation.

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