-- Marke B judges a damp jockstrap contest come midnight at ‘70s/‘80s retro dance club “The Rod.” Damn perverts. All of them. Goes from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. at Deco Lounge, 510 Larkin; $5.

-- Be safe and secure on Friday the 13th at the warm and cozy dance spot, Rickshaw Stop. Tonight “Ginormous” throws down jazz, Latin, post-punk, and p-funk DJ grooves. 10 p.m. at Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell; $7.

-- William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew gets a makeover via an infusion of leather fetishists, commedia dell'arte, hip hop moves added to this production of the classic tale of bitchery. Directed by Rob Melrose. Show starts at 8 p.m. the Magic Theatre, Building D, Fort Mason Center; tickets are $15-$30.

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