Bang Bang Variety Hour presents: Menagerie
Saturday, August 2, 10pm (doors open at 9pm)
Kimo's Penthouse Lounge
1351 Polk St.

Check out this performance, which combines cabaret, burlesque and vaudeville. Their promise? That you’ll experience “a crossover between artist and spectator.”

2. Summer Lovin: A Sex Talk with Jane Tollini
Saturday, August 2, 7:30pm
Magic Theater
Building D, Fort Mason

Try this for foreplay: watch animals mate when you’re out with your mate.  You may be surprised to find out what a little “animal love” will do for your own love life.

3. Peepshow: A LIVE Photography Happening
Sunday, August 3, 6pm
Climate Theater
285 Ninth St.

Live photography show of live nude models, with images projected on their bodies. Artist statement: “I have layered projections of skins from other bodies as well as skins from the natural and built environment onto the landscape of the body of each individual person.”

4. Dirty Words: Litquake's Tribute to SMUT
Sunday, August 3, 7pm
2050 Bryant St.
All smut, all night long: A corset-fashion show, a burlesque show (San Francisco can’t get enough of its burlesque shows) and readings from some of our favorite local authors.

5. Girl-Girl Tricks for Men (After Hours Workshop)
Wednesday, August 6, 8pm
Good Vibrations
603 Valencia St.

Men, come learn sex tips from lesbians. Enough said!

photo by Ron Lewis

6. The Butterfly Zone
Conservatory of Flowers
Golden Gate Park
(Until November 2)

Maybe it’s just me, but I think there’s something romantic about watching beautiful butterflies sipping nectar. You can even watch in the dark with a night safari.  Channel your inner naturalist and make it a date.

7. Marriage Prep 101
August 15-16
Fort Mason

Drs. Michelle and Patrick Gannon know a thing or two about keeping a marriage in shape. For some tips, (for all couples, not just married ones!) check out my interview and sign up for their Fort Mason workshop.