Smacks of nightlife mischief: Wig Out Wednesday, Loose Joints, Sunset Treasure Island Picnic, Dave Nada, Mall Madness, and more
SUPER EGO Henny, I don't even know where to start. I leave the country for a lousy two months and I come back to this? No more Eagle Tavern to blow my mind on Thursday nights and blow my other parts on Sunday afternoon? No more Ti Couz for a hot bowl of pear cider when it's pissing down rain? Straight people from Richmond puking all over the Castro on the regular? (Actually not too sad about this. I love my Richmond girls — and their unattended purses and boyfriends.)
Perhaps worst of all — um, Kreayshawn? Wow. At least we're balancing out that catastrophe with a healthy, sleazy obsession with the Weeknd.
OK, I'm gonna move it all along, not dig my claws into bygones. I just flew in and my arms are too short to box with blah. It's actually great to be back in blackout among my SF dance floor family. So let's toast the future by getting toasted, because there's a Jeroboam-load of parties sparkling in the fridge. Hiya!
BAWDY STORYTELLING: "LIBERTINE!"
"Carnal chronicler" Dixe De Tour's over-the-top scandalous, sexy Bawdy Storytelling reading series is so successful it just expanded to Los Angeles. But home is where its, er, heart remains as Oakland's infamous Ouchy the Clown joins a bevy of ear-burners for a no-holes-barred night of free speech.
Wed/8, 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. storytime, $10. Blue Macaw, 2565 Mission, SF. www.bawdystorytelling.com
WIG OUT: KIM KONG BENEFIT
Beloved DJ and promoter Kim Kong of Non-Fat and Bitches with Stitches was just diagnosed with lymphoma, and the SF scene is stepping up to lend support at this bonkers fundraiser. The Housepitality, dirtybird, and Non-fat crews are bringing heavy hitters Mr. C and Claude VonStroke to the decks — you throw on your favorite wig and dance around.
Wed/8, 8 p.m., donation requested. Icon, 1192 Folsom, SF. www.wigoutwednesday.com
BLOW UP SIX-YEAR ANNIVERSARY
You mean our seminal electro banger glamourpuss joint is already six years old? That's almost the age most of the kids who went there were during its insane early Rickshaw Stop days, what? Blow Up power couple Ava Berlin and Jeffrey Paradise join the Tenderlions, Nisus, Trevor Simpson, Holy Mountain, and more for the hands-up blur.
Fri/10, 10 p.m., $16 under 21, $12.50 over. DNA Lounge, 375 11th St., SF. www.blowupsf.com
The godfather of Moombahton — pitching Dutch house down to its deliciously tropical (and far less annoying/wannabe gangsta) roots — hits the raucous Lights Down Low party, not previously known for its reggaeton or Netherlandish leanings. But dude, when it gets darker anything goes. U.K. funky beatsplitter Canblaster and IHEARTCOMIX's Franki Chan open up, local locos Deevice, Sleazemore, and Eli Glad preside.
Fri/10, 9:30 p.m.-3 a.m., $10. SOM, 2925 16th St., SF. www.lightsdownlow.net
Monthly party Evolve has grabbed the crown for deep yet spirit-raising soulful house in the Bay. (Was there ever any doubt Oakland would reign supreme?) And while the emphasis is on the "sacred element of music," DJs David Harness and Soul Luciani don't stint on the more earthly pleasures of a friendly, packed dance floor.
Fri/10, 9 p.m., $10. Era Art Bar, 19 Grand, Oakl. www.oaklandera.com