you already own one of them blankets with arm holes, just
bring enough cash to keep your insides toasty at all the bars you'll be
was the last time you saw San Francisco's stately ladies of drag, The
Hot Boxxx Girls? In our case, it's been long enough that we didn't
realize they now suggest making a reservation before
you go. Makes sense, though, since the bar is the size of Imelda's
first closet--big enough for these women to shine, but small enough that
you're gonna have to hold that potty break until the entertainer is off
the "stage." Five bucks gets you in, but save all those ones to
generously tip the performers. Don't worry, the drinks here are
stiff--a little goes a long way. Show starts at 10 p.m.
5. (Indian) Dinner & a (Bollywood) Movie (Nightly)
We've never actually eaten at Tikka Masala's Upper
Haight enclave of Indian and Pakistani food, but we do remember a deal
when we walk by the sign every day. Most of the menu items are under
$10, but the real reason we're talking about the place here is because
they screen free Bollywood videos in the back of the joint. It's like Foreign Cinema...on a steep budget.
6. Live Samba at Bollyhood Cafe (Friday)
Not to be confused with Bollywood, our next suggestion is Bollyhood, the cozy bar/eatery on 19th and Mission. Tonight they play host to a live samba session with DJs and the Samba Dancers starting at 10 p.m., $5.
7. Artist Jim Barsness Interprets Kerouac at Catherine Clark Gallery (Saturday)
the big opening event for Athens artist Jim Barsness, who titled his
latest series of paintings "Dharma Bums" after the famous Jack Kerouac
novel. The paintings, which apparently look at tension in sex and
death, are part of an exhibition that also includes work by Mississippi
about this deal: spend $5 at the door and not only can you hear
orchestral indie pop band My Second Surprise, but you'll also get a
copy of their new CD, Time To Move On. Order up a batch of fish and chips and you've got dinner, a show, and a
memento for under a ten-spot. Things get going at 8 p.m.
9. From Soul to Disco with Vinnie Esparza at Amnesia (Saturday)
Pay the $5 entry fee and you'll have access to Vinnie's favorite '80s, soul, hip-hop, and disco joints. Tonight he spins with perhaps the loveliest named DJ in town, Asti Spumante. Delicious.
10. Electro, Techno, Glam at DNA (Saturday)
Super Ego, a local promoter mixing fashion shows with dance parties, hosts its final DNA shebang with Sarah Delush,
among others, at the DNA on Saturday. Get down to techno, electro,
disco, indie-o, and crunk-o for free if you can drag yourself through
the door before 10 p.m. Get there late and the price jumps up to $10.