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Meow Mix

Tuesdays, 11 p.m.
The Stud 399 Ninth St., San Francisco South of Market

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We like our gay bars like we like our women — rough around the edges and with as little cover as possible. With its bordello-esque atmosphere and cheap drinks, it's no surprise that The Stud, one of the city's oldest gay bars, still reigns supreme. Sure, it can be a little cramped, and there are corners so dark you need to feel your way out, but where The Stud lacks in ambience, it makes up for it with its no-holds-barred drag performances, amazing local DJs, and innovative performances such as the weekly Meow Mix. Billed as a night of “glamorous and not so glamorous avant garde performance art,” Meow Mix is a cabaret show where anything goes. Expect a little raunch, elaborate costuming, and acerbic wit from host Ferosha Titties. 415-863-6623

The Lemonheads

Tue., May 21, 8 p.m.
Slim's 333 11th St., San Francisco South of Market

Buy Tickets$30


w/ Tommy Stinson 415-255-0333

Drop-in Drawing: Lines in the Cube

Tue., May 14, 1-3 p.m., Tue., May 21, 1-3 p.m. and Tue., May 28, 1-3 p.m.
Contemporary Jewish Museum 736 Mission, San Francisco South of Market


Join teaching artist Jennifer Ewing for a no-cost, drop-in, guided drawing session. Tuesdays, May 14, 21, 28 | 1-3pm 415-655-7800

Third Tuesday's

Third Tuesday of every month, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
Wish 1539 Folsom, San Francisco South of Market

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415-278-9474

This Must Be The Place

Mondays-Fridays, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Continues through June 29
111 Minna Gallery 111 Minna, San Francisco South of Market


Eric Rewitzer is a printmaker. Annie Galvin is a painter. Chance brought them to the west coast, each arriving in the late ‘80s to chase their dreams. Eric, born and raised on the industrial shores of Lake Michigan, boarded the California Zephyr train west from Chicago in 1987. Annie, born and raised in Ireland, emigrated to San Francisco in 1989, two weeks before the earthquake. The two met in Berkeley in 1998, and were married in 2001. In 2006, they founded 3 Fish Studios, which now serves as both a studio and a gallery, connecting them to the artistic fabric of the Bay Area through shows, classes, and events. 415-974-1719

Bernard Lokai: New Paintings

Sat., May 11, 3-5 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Continues through July 3
Hosfelt Gallery 260 Utah, San Francisco South of Market

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In two distinct bodies of work, German painter Bernard Lokai explores the seemingly infinite possibilities of paint applied to canvas. 415-495-5454

Rina Banerjee: Human Likeness

Sat., Jan. 28, 4-6 p.m., Thursdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 31
Hosfelt Gallery 260 Utah, San Francisco South of Market


Rina Banerjee fills the gallery with fantastical sculptures & paintings in an exhibition describing the human experience in an era of migration. 415-495-5454

Show Me as I Want to Be Seen

Thu., Feb. 7, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through July 7
Contemporary Jewish Museum 736 Mission, San Francisco South of Market

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The CJM's original exhibition, "Show Me as I Want to Be Seen," presents the work of groundbreaking French Jewish artist Claude Cahun and her lifelong lover and collaborator Marcel Moore in dialogue with ten contemporary artists to examine the complex and empowered representation of fluid identity. 415-655-7800

Genealogy by Yoh Nagao

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 12-6 p.m. Continues through June 1
Mirus Gallery 540 Howard, San Francisco South of Market


Nowadays, in many developed countries, we are constantly being controlled by media and information and the human folly and conflict, discrimination, resource exploitation and environmental destruction are unstoppably getting worse and worse. However, even in this modern era, there are still many people on this planet that are not influenced by modernization and civilization, which we call indigenous people. But in hundreds of years, we will become the indigenous people to our future descendants. As our given lives and cultures are on an extended line that has been inherited from our ancestors, we have to ask ourselves: What could we leave for our descendants? 415-543-3440

Sadie Barnette: The New Eagle Creek Saloon

May 11-June 30
The Lab 2948 16th St., San Francisco South of Market


Sadie Barnette’s newest installation reimagines her father’s bar – the first black-owned gay bar in San Francisco. From 1990-93 Rodney Barnette operated the New Eagle Creek Saloon, a family-run business which served a multiracial gay community marginalized by the racist profiling practices of San Francisco’s bar scene at that time. Sadie Barnette’s project will be two-fold: to re-present The New Eagle Creek Saloon as an archival installation via her own vernacular aesthetic, and to host a “bar” and queer social space where everyone is invited to participate in ongoing acts of resistance, celebration, activism, and community building. 415-864-8855

Lamp of the Covenant

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays
Contemporary Jewish Museum 736 Mission, San Francisco South of Market

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Dave Lane, often described as "an outsider artist," has repurposed 6 tons of steel into a 90-foot sheath of globes, light bulbs, old tools, and other objects that hang over the museum's central lobby. Like the eternal light that can be found in every synagogue, Lane's gigantic lamp can be seen as a symbol of higher connection — both literally and figuratively. 415-655-7800

Out of the Boxes: Historical Society Opens Archives of Pioneering Historian Allan Bérubé

Ongoing
GLBT Historical Society 657 Mission, San Francisco South of Market

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Bérubé was one of the pioneers in the field of community-based gay history that emerged in the 1970s and early 1980s. The GLBT Historical Society has opened his papers for use by researchers. 415-777-5455

Top Shelf Tuesday

Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Monarch 101 Sixth St., San Francisco South of Market

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Fancypants liquors are actually cheaper than well drinks at this topsy-turvy Tuesday happy hour. 415-284-9774

Gay Men's Sketch

Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.
Mark I. Chester Studio 1229 Folsom, San Francisco South of Market

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Drop-in life drawing. 415-621-6294

Carl Lockett

Ongoing, 6:30 p.m.
John's Grill 63 Ellis, San Francisco South of Market

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415-986-0069

"Phat Tuesday": Phat Tuesday

Tuesdays, 8 p.m.
Raven 1151 Folsom, San Francisco South of Market

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w/ DJs Scotty Fox & Clinton Lee 415-431-1151

Live Jazz

Tuesdays, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Raven 1151 Folsom, San Francisco South of Market

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Live jazz music and drink specials. 415-431-1151

Ink & Metal

Tuesdays, 10 p.m.
Powerhouse 1347 Folsom, San Francisco South of Market

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Tattooed and pierced studs score discounts at this hardcore gay night. 415-552-8689

Soundpieces

Tuesdays, 10 p.m.
Monarch 101 Sixth St., San Francisco South of Market


415-284-9774

The Erotic Reading Circle

Fourth Wednesday of every month, 7:30 p.m.
Center for Sex & Culture 1349 Mission, San Francisco South of Market

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Finding your voice as a writer is hard. Finding your voice as an erotic writer is all but impossible. In one direction is "awkward and clinical." In another is "Anne Rice." And there's literally hundreds of others that result in the rough equivalent of "I have a headache." Further complicating matters, many people, even if they like Anne Rice (especially if they like Anne Rice) get weird talking about sex and sexuality. So solid feedback on what's hot — or what makes someone reach for the ibuprofen — is precious indeed. That's to say nothing of the potential embarrassment you'd risk by turning over your first attempt at dirty talk to someone else. What you need is the Erotic Reading Circle. Group leaders Jen Cross and Carol Queen are not only well-traveled smut writers and editors, but they're also accustomed to frank talk about sex. In this group a writer can read anything he or she believes could benefit from feedback. All levels of experience are welcome, as are all sexual orientations. Adds Queen, "It's great practice if you've been thinking about doing any public readings." It also might be a way to get published. An anthology called Sex Spoken Here came out of a previous iteration of the Erotic Reading Circle, and Cross and Queen are working on another. 902-2071

"Smoked Out Soul": Smoked Out Soul

Fourth and Second Wednesday of every month, 9 p.m.
Monarch 101 Sixth St., San Francisco South of Market

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w/ Zebuel & guests 415-284-9774

Underwear After Dark

Second and Fourth Wednesday of every month, 9 p.m.
S.F. Eagle 398 12th St., San Francisco South of Market

Kryolan Make-up Workshops

Thursdays, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Wednesdays-Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Kryolan Showroom 132 Ninth St., San Francisco South of Market

Buy Tickets$80-$160


Kryolan, San Francisco's premier supplier of professional make-up, offers a variety of ongoing workshops in beauty, theater, special effects, drag, airbrush, bridal and more! 415-863-9236

Volunteer Night for the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

Wednesdays, 5 p.m.

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Each week friendly bikers meet to stuff envelopes, make phone calls, and perform other tasks in service of easing the difficulties of city bike-riding. 415-431-2453

Shit Talk

Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
Oasis 298 11th St., San Francisco South of Market


Featuring comedians from around the Bay Area and special guests. Hosted by Yuri Kagan. 415-985-4442

Follies at Oasis

Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
Oasis 298 11th St., San Francisco South of Market

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Weekly drag cabaret starring Holotta Tymes and guests. 415-985-4442

"Wayback Wednesday": Wayback Wednesday

Wednesdays, 8 p.m.
Raven 1151 Folsom, San Francisco South of Market

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w/ DJ Mark Andrus 415-431-1151

Sing Till It Hurts

Wednesdays, 8 p.m.
The Stud 399 Ninth St., San Francisco South of Market

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Weekly karaoke with Sister Flora Goodthyme. 415-863-6623

Red Hots Burlesque

Wednesdays, 8:30 p.m.
Oasis 298 11th St., San Francisco South of Market

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After the shuttering of the Supperclub, RHB moves its weekly Wednesday show to an even more queer-friendly home at Oasis. 415-985-4442

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