Valentine's week is in full effect, but whether you're single, double, triple, or just all-encompassing there's a lot of fun (and smarts!) to be had out there in Big Sexyland.
Swinging Chinatown: The Golden Age of Chinese Nightclubs Opening Gala
Bay Area author and personality Ben Fong-Torres will host this celebration of the rare exhibit, featuring the "Grant Avenue Follies," a troupe of former nighclub dancers.
88 Fifth St, SF
Bawdy Storytelling: Your Cheating Heart
Adulterers, polyamorists, and jilted lovers tell stories in honor of what the hosts have dubbed "Filthy February."
Beer and breasts: What goes together better? Hubba Hubba Revue and Shmaltz Brewing Company celebrate the return of Coney Island Human Blockhead with a full-on cabaret show featuring Sister Kate, Honey Lawless, Pin Key Lee, and Vagabondage.
1501 Folsom, SF
Trade in your underwear for a free drink at this weekly party in honor of undressing. Featuring wet underwear contest and Room and Locker passes from Steamworks.
1347 Folsom, SF
Douglas Good, the Flying Fox, and a few shady characters present Kellita, Sugar la Vie, Lady Monster, and a bevy of beauties in this monthly burlesque show.
1511 Haight, SF
Luv Up the HeARTbeat RED PARTY
The folks behind the Hearbeat Amplifier Art Project host a Valentine's themed Lingerie and Lace party, featuring DJ Knowa Knowone, Aradia Tribal Fushion Bellydance, and a linger and lace fashion show. Show up in your undies or pay the higher cover.
657 Harrison, SF
Red Hots Burlesque
Dottie Lux celebrates two years of weekly shows with host Jukie Sunshine and a performance roster that reads like a who's who of the Bay Area burlesque scene.
3158 Mission, SF
Ladies and Couples Night at Galleri
The adult retail store in South San Francisco invites women and the paramours who love them to an intimate private party showcasing the shop's merchandise. Guests will enjoy wine, Valentine's gifts, special discounts, and a chance to sample the merchandise. Guests must RSVP.
168 Beacon, South San Francisco
Lucha VaVOOM: From Lucha with Love
Everyone's favorite combination of Mexican masked wrestling, burlesque, and comedy has come up with its most romantic Sexo y Violencia extravaganza yet.
1805 Geary, SF
Party with naughty and nice gogo boys and compete for prizes and giveaways at this party hosted by Lance Holman, Mr May in the Bare Chest Calendar.
1347 Folsom, SF
Be Our Valentine: Customer Appreciation Night
Good Vibes celebrates Valentine's Day with complimentary chocolates and wine as personal shoppers help you select the perfect gift for your sweetheart - or yourself.
Whipped: ATPOC Recipes for Love, Sex, and Disaster
Mangos with Chile present the second annual show about the miracles, dreams, and cream our hearts make, featuring true life queer and trans stories of love through music, spoken word, theater, dance, burlesque, drag, and video.
La Pena Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck, Berk
Water Tantra for Couples
Fancy dinner's overrated. If you really want to impress your sweetie, sign up together for this special workshop for couples who want to deepen their erotic connection. Topics will include water yab yum, water lap dance, partnered breathwork, and sensual mediation.
$160/couple (including snacks and drinks)
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