Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 42 / 19 October 2017
 

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Laura Linney and Armistead Maupin at a recent Gay Pride parade. photo: Elizabeth Mangelsdorf/SF Chronicle.
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Wanna buy a vowel? Litquake, the eighth annual festival of readings, panels and special events, features 350 Bay Area writers at nearly 60 venues. This rally of literary talent runs Oct. 6-13. All events are free, except where priced. Here's a sampler:

OCT. 6: At the SF Public Library's Koret Auditorium, Off the Richter Scale hosts writers with a global perspective in six hours of readings and discussions. 11am-5pm. Also Oct. 7, 12:30-4:30 pm. Main Branch, 100 Larkin St.

The festival kicks into high gear Saturday night with a salute to a quintessential San Francisco writer at Tales: An Evening with Armistead and Friends. Armistead Maupin will be honored by actress Laura Linney ("Mary Ann Singleton" in the film adaptation of Tales of the City), Bay Area literary luminaries Amy Tan, Andrew Sean Greer, Michelle Tea, K.M. Soehnlein, Susie Bright, and Don Novello, plus Jon Ginoli of Pansy Division and Beach Blanket Babylon cast members. $25. $100 VIP pass includes post-show reception. 8pm. Herbst Theater, 401 Van Ness Ave. 621-6600.

OCT. 7: Barely Published Authors read, 7pm at the Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St. Support the newbies.

OCT. 8: Getting Your First Book Published, 3-5pm, followed by The Journey to Being Discovered: First-Time Authors Reveal All, 5:30pm, at Foundation Center at the Foundation Center, 312 Sutter St., 2nd Fl. www.foundationcenter.org At 7:30 pm, Porch Light hosts I'd Prefer Not To; Dave Eggers, Alvin Orloff, Milta Ortiz and other lit wits dish "day job hell." Swedish American Hall, 2174 Market St. $15. www.cafedunord.com

OCT. 9: Science and religion get a discussion with Nobel prize-winning physicist George Smoot and other brilliant thinkers, 6:30pm at The Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St. $7-$20. At 6:30pm, Youth Speaks All-Stars perform at the School of the Arts Theater Building, 555 Portola Drive at O'Shaughnessy. At 7pm, Beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti signs Poetry As Insurgent Art at The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St. 863-8688. Or, also at 7pm, meet young adult science fiction authors Scott Westerfeld and Justine Larbalestier read at Books Inc. Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness Ave.

OCT. 10: At 12pm, have lunch with PEN/Faulkner Award winner Ann Patchett at Park Chow restaurant, 1240 9th Ave. $60 Tickets at Books Inc. www.booksinc.net. At 7 pm, hear Pulitzer Prize-winner Jane Smiley chat with Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket) at the Delancey Street Screening Room, 600 Embarcadero. $15.

OCT. 11: The Lesser Evil, 7pm at Varnish Fine Art, 77 Natoma St. (21+) features unusual short stories. Punk rocker turned Buddhist teacher-author Noah Levine talks with SF Chronicle columnist Mark Morford; see clips from a new film about Levine, 7:30pm, Roxie Theater. 3117 16th St.

OCT. 12: Enjoy Feisty Femmes, featuring Samina Ali, Former State Senator Jackie Speier, TV journalist Jan Yanehiro and others. 5:30pm, The Bubble Lounge, 14 Montgomery St. $5. Ken Foster discusses Dogs I Have Met: And the People They Found, 7pm at The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St.

At 7:30 pm, a wild night of competitive read-offs at Opium Magazine's Literary Death Match! Salon.com founder Gary Kamiya, Daniel Handler, author/songwriter Wesley "John Wesley Harding" Stace, and more. Judges from SF's Improv Festival, SF Chronicle, and New Yorker decide who reads the best, and who gets a beverage flung their way. Swedish American Hall, 2174 Market St. $15. www.CafeDuNord.com

OCT. 13: Litquake wraps up with the massive multi-venue Lit Crawl, 6pm-9pm at dozens of bars, cafes, bookstores, galleries, even a laundromat. Among the gayest is After Armistead: Authors Explore LGBTQ Lit Today, featuring Thea Hillman, Nona Caspers, Elana Dykewomon, Ali Liebegott, Matt Bernstein Sycamore, Kemble Scott and moi, Jim Provenzano. 8pm. Revolution Cafe, 3248 22nd St. Purchase tickets at www.cityboxoffice.com, www.Ticketweb.com and from some venues' websites. For a full schedule, visit www.Litquake.org



Events Oct. 5 – 11, 2007

Fri 5

51802 @ Intersection for the Arts

Multimedia play by Erika Shuch Performance Project based on stories from people with family members in prison. Part of Intersection's "The Prison Project." $10-$25. Thu-Sat, 8pm. Extended thru Oct. 13. Also, on display upstairs, Don't Try This at Home, a group exhibit with artists "Obsessively Reshaping the Ordinary" in sculpture and installation using household objects. Free. Wed.-Sat. Noon-5pm. Thru Oct. 13. 446 Valencia St. 626-3311. www.theintersection.org

Amanda King @ New Conservatory Theatre Center

Cabaret show performed by NCTC's artist-in-residence. Enjoy jazz standards and zesty songs about live and love. Directed by Michael Mohammad. $28. Fri & Sat, 8pm. Sun, 2pm. Thru Oct. 7. 25 Van Ness Ave at Market. 861-8972. www.nctcsf.org

Amanda Millis @ Magnet SF

Opening reception for a multimedia exhibit focusing on the artist's father's death from AIDS. Free. 8pm. 4122 18th St. 581-1600. www.magnetsf.org

Art for AIDS @ Bonhams & Butterfields

11th annual fundraiser auction, featuring prominent local visual artists work, including Rex Ray, Nina Glaser, Deborah Oropallo and more; plus food, wine and beverages. $50. 5:30pm-9pm. 220 San Bruno Ave. at 15th St. 502-7276. www.artforaids.org

Bulrusher @ Ashby Stage, Berkeley

A finalist for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in Drama, Eisa Davis' lyrical 1950s drama about an African-American orphan; separated from townspeople, she finds love with another girl. $17-$25. 8pm. Thu.-Sun. (5pm Oct. 14, 21, 28). Thru Oct. 28. 1901 Ashby Ave. (510) 841-6500. www.shotgunplayers.org

The Chinese Angle @ SF Playhouse 2

Noir mystery play by Hal Savage, set in 1930s San Francisco Chinatown, with a lesbian detective, shady characters, and, in the cast, Kamran Alexander (who wowed audiences in the recent A Streetcar Named Desire ). $15-$20. 8pm. Thru Oct. 13. 533 Sutter St. at Mason. http://home.mindspring.com/~savage-eye/

Countercoup @ The Marsh

Mark McGoldrick's solo show about a headstrong youth, self-destruction and rehabilitation. $15-$35. 8pm. Thu-Sat. Thru Oct. 20. 1062 Valencia St. at 22nd. 826-5750. www.themarsh.org

Cream @ DNA Lounge

Re-opening party of the women's hiphop-old school Latin music dance club. Two dance floors, gogo dancers, Melissa Etheridge release party and DJ Kathy Valenti. Free until midnight. 10pm-3am. 21+. 375 11th St. www.creamsf.com

D'Arc, Woman on Fire @ Shotwell Studios

Amanda Moody's music-theatre solo show about Joan of Arc features live cello accompaniment. $12-$20. 8pm. (Oct. 14 & 21, 1pm). Fri & Sat. thru Oct. 27. 3252-A 19th St. at Folsom. 289-2000. www.amandamoody.com www.ftloose.org

DocFest @ Roxie Cinema

Sixth annual independent documentary film festival screens 45 serious, funny, and weird movies from eight countries, including Noelle Stout's Luchando, about Cuba's gay sex industry, Alex Gibney's (Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room ) latest, Taxi to the Dark Side , about murders in war-torn Afghanistan, and Rev. Billy's What Would Jesus Buy? Thru Oct. 10. 3117 16th St. at Valencia. $10 each, 5-film pass $45, 10 for $80. 820-3907. www.sfindie.com

Eavesdropper @ Off-Market Theater

Strange, funny play with a slacker murder mystery theme includes a rotating cast of characters, gay and straight, who are peered at through a shower curtain by a voyeur. $20. Fri. & Sat at 8pm & 10pm. Extended thru Oct. 6. 965 Mission St. 800-838-3006. www.cafearts.com

The First Thirty Years @ Theatre Rhinoceros

Scenes from the country's longest running LGBT theatre company's three decades of shows are performed, with slides and videos in between. $15-$35. Wed.-Sat. 8pm; Sun. 3pm (Sept. 23 at 7pm). Thru Oct. 14. 2926 16th St. at S. Van Ness. 861-5079. www.TheRhino.org

Heartbreak House @ Berkeley Rep

Comedic theatre masterpiece by Nobel Prize-winner George Bernard Shaw staged by director Les Waters. $18.50-$55. 8pm. 7pm most Wed.; Also 2pm most Sat.; 2pm & 7pm on Sun. Thru Oct. 14. Roda Theatre, 2015 Addison St. at Shattuck. (510) 647-2949. www.berkeleyrep.org

Holding the Man @ New Conservatory Theatre Center

Tommy Murphy's stage adaptation of Australian Timothy Conigrave's touching memoir about his 15-year relationship with his lover, starting when they were 16. $22. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru Nov. 4. 25 Van Ness Ave at Market. 861-8972. www.nctcsf.org

Jewelle Gomez @ LGBT Center

Award-winning lesbian author talks about and reads from her writings; presented by GLBT Studies Dept. of City College. Free. 6:30pm. 1800 Market St. at Octavia. www.thecenter.org

Joffrey Ballet @ Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley

Acclaimed New York dance company performs Twyla Tharp's Deuce Coupe, excerpts from Laura Dean's Billboards, and Robert Joffrey's Pas des Deeses. $34-$90. 8pm. Also Oct 6 (2pm & 8pm). UC Berkeley campus, Bancroft Way at Telegraph Ave. (510) 642-9988. www.calperformances.net

Lucky Pierre @ The Stud

Dress white for a Fleet Week celebration. Strip down to your sailor cap with the strip poker games. Coco Canal, Artemis Chase, DJ Donimo and more. Real sailors free with military ID. $5-$7. 10pm-3am. 399 9th St. at Harrison. www.myspace.com/clubluckypierre

Puppet Love @ CounterPulse

Festival of the best of West Coast political and experimental puppet theater for adults, with performances by Wise Fool, Rebecca Tennison, Seth Eisen, Janaki Ranpura, Jerome Waag, Yves Laris-Cohen, Tobin Windahl, and more. $15-$20. 8pm. Also Sat. 1310 Mission St. at 9th. 905-5958. www.counterpulse.org

Puppet Love at CounterPulse. See Friday.

Raw & Uncut @ The Garage

Program B of a three-week dance and performance festival includes works by Leonore Deaton, Marisa Mariscotti, Tara Fagan, Mica Miro, Abby Neitlich Rappoport, Sara Pfeifle, Leigh Riley and Aura Fischbeck. Other programs Oct. 12-13. $10-$20. 8pm. Also Sat. 975 Howard St. 904-8377. www.975howard.com

Shaolin Warriors @ Marin Center, San Rafael

Spectacular kung fu moves choreographed and performed by Buddhist monks. $20-$50. 8pm. 10 Ave of the Flags. 499-6800. www.marincenter.org

Shark Bites @ Theatre Rhino

Jeffry Hartgrave's darkly comic autobiographical show about being a performer and playwright while dealing with injuries, painkillers, and bone cancer, co-starring David Bicha, P.A. Cooley, T.J. Lee, David Mahr, 'Drew Todd. $15. 8pm. Sun at 3pm. Thru Oct. 14. 2926 16th St. at Mission. www.therhino.org

Shock It To Me Fest @ Castro Theatre

Three-day mini-fest of classic (and comedic) horror flicks. Tonight, Dracula Has Risen From the Grave, and Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed, with star Veronica Carlson. At midnight, Killer Klowns From Outer Space. Sat, director Joe Dante talks at screenings of Gremlins: The New Batch, Hellzapoppin, and in the evening Blood and Roses and The Howling. At midnight, Re-Animator . Sunday, Blacula and Sugar Hill. Then, The Sentinel and Rosemary's Baby. Thru Oct. 7. $6-$10. 429 Castro St. 621-6120. www.shock-it-to-me.com www.castrotheatre.com

Smuin Ballet @ Palace of Fine Arts

Repertory works including Smuin's Stabat Mater, Duettino , and new works by Amy Seiwert and Kirk Peterson. $18-$55. Fri-Sat at 8pm. Oct. 7 at 7pm. Oct. 9-13 at 8pm. Also Oct. 13 & 14 at 2pm. 3301 Lyon St. at Bay. Thru Oct. 14. 495-2234. www.smuinballet.org

Song of Myself @ The Marsh

John O'Keefe's simple yet touching solo performance of the famous Walt Whitman poem. $15-$35. 8pm. Thu-Sat. Thru Oct. 20. 1062 Valencia St. at 22nd. 826-5750. www.themarsh.org

Sweeney Todd @ Geary Theatre

Stephen Sondheim's dastardly musical about The Demon Barber of Fleet Street gets a new "expressionist" production with director John Doyle's Tony Award-winning revival. $22-82. Tue.-Sat. 8pm. Sat., Sun. & Wed. also at 2pm. Thru Oct. 14. 415 Geary St. 749-2228. www.act-sf.org

Turn of the Screw @ Oakland Metro Operahouse

Benjamin Britten's 1954 opera, based on the Henry James ghost novella, stars soprano Anja Strauss, Gerald Seminatore, and the Starling Trapeze Duo. $25-$32. Thu-Sat 8pm; Sun at 2pm. Thru Oct. 14. 630 Third St. at MLK Drive., near Jack London Square. (510) 763-1146. www.oaklandopera.org

Tutti Fruitti Fridays @ Cafe Flore

Brazilian-themed evening at the famed cafe. Live music by Brazilian Flavor. 5pm-closing. Fridays thru Oct. 2298 Market St. 621-8579.

Positively Touching at the Plush Room. See Tuesday.
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The Vagina Monologues @ Next Stage

Eve Ensler's Obie Award-winning play with women compassionately talking about sexuality and their bodies. $19.50-$29.50. 8:30pm. Fri & Sat. thru Nov. 10. 1620 Gough St. near Bush. www.sacactors.com

Sat 6

Annie Get Your Gun @ San Mateo Performing Arts Center

Irving Berlin's classic musical about Annie Oakley and her romance with sharpshooter Frank Butler. $17-$42. Thu.-Sat. 8pm; Sun 2pm (also Sept 29 at 2pm). Thru Oct. 7. 600 N. Delaware. (650) 579-5565. www.broadwaybythebay.org

Assassins @ Hoover Theatre, San Jose

Stephen Sondheim's most controversial musical (written with John Weidman) features John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald and other famous killers who meet and conspire. $23-$25. Also Oct. 6, 11,12, 13 at 8pm. Oct. 7 at 6pm. 1635 Park Ave. (408) 985-5500. www.theatrecenter.biz

Blues in the Night @ Post St. Theatre

Classic jazz and blues hits performed by three powerhouse singers: Paulette Ivory, Freda Payne, and the amazing Carol Woods. Maurice Hines also sings and taps. $40-$75. Tue.-Sat. 8pm, also Sat 2pm, Sun. 2pm & 7pm. Thru Oct. 28. 450 Post St. near Union Square. 771-6900. www.poststreettheatre.com

The Detectives Club @ Queen Anne Hotel

Comic murder mystery dinner set in a fancy hotel, with a wine, cheese, a three-course dinner and scenes set in several rooms throughout the hotel; written by Danny Williams. $95. 6pm. Also Nov. 3 & Dec. 1. 1590 Sutter St. at Octavia. (707) 869-8205. www.incentivestointrigue.com

Disability Arts Festival @ de Young Museum

Day-long events showcasing disabled artists, and showcasing the museum's award-winning accessibility, with a slideshow (10:30am), tours (10am-2pm), performances (1pm), touchable art (noon). $6-$10. Free with RSVP; 750-7645. Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive. www.deyoungmuseum.org

Gay & Lesbian Sierrans @ Various Hikes

Marin Headlands hike today; carpool meets at Safeway parking lot Church and Market, 9am. Sat & Sun, Joaquin Miller Park trail improvement project work, Oakland. Sun, Twin Peaks hike from Castro St. Fair. Oct 11, walk from Civic Center to Lafayette Park. www.glshikes.org

Horizons Foundation Gala @ Regency Center

Annual fundraiser event for the major GLBT nonprofit, featuring Paula West, DJ Page Hodel, and the Montclair Women's Big Band, with vocalist Vicki Randle. $150 and up. 7pm-11pm. 1290 Sutter St. at Van Ness. 398-2333. www.horizonsfoundation.org

Remember Jerome @ Bucheon Gallery

Opening reception of an exhibit of works by friends of the late local gay artist Jerome Caja (Rex Ray, J.John Priola, Scooter LaForge, Julie Blankenship, Jim Winters, John DeFazio, Timothy Cummings, David Faulk, Jessica Tanzer, Haluk Keceli), photos of Caja by Daniel Nicoletta, Michael Johnstone, Rick Gerharter, Marc Geller, Jim James, and Rink, and works by the artist, with performance by Vinsantos. 7pm. Thru Oct. 27. 389 Grove St. www.bucheon.com

Same-Sex Dancesport Classic @ Allegro Ballroom, Emeryville

Watch men and women ballroom dancers from around the world compete in a dazzling display of several styles. Competition 12pm-6:30pm. Show and dance party 8pm. $10-$50 for competition; $20-$25 dance party. 8pm. 5855 Christie Ave. (510) 763-1343. www.caldancechamp.com

Six Degrees of Separation @ SF Playhouse

New production of John Guare's comic drama, inspired by real events, about a young man who pretends to be the gay nephew of Sidney Poitier to gain access to (gullible) upper crust New Yorkers. $38-$65. Wed-Sat 8pm, Sat 3pm. Thru Nov. 17. 533 Sutter St. near Mason. 677-9596. www.sfplayhouse.org

Six Degrees of Separation at SF Playhouse. See Saturday.

Sunset Blvd. @ Dolores Park

Outdoor screening of the classic 1950 film about a has-been silent film star's delusions of a comeback, starring Gloria Swanson and William Holden. $3-$6. Dusk. Music raffles and more at 8pm. Dolores St. at 18th. 453-4333. www.filmnight.org

Trevor Hailey Memorial
@ Harvey Milk Plaza

Commemorative walk and tribute to the lesbian tour guide who showed the Castro to thousands of tourists. 1pm, at Castro & Market sts. 2pm, memorial with music and screening of the film about her. Eureka Valley Rec. Center, 100 Collingwood St. RSVP to BettyS@bettyslist.com www.onlyinthecastro.com

Sun 7

Castro Street Fair @ Castro & Market Sts.

Crafts and promotional booths, live acts (Connie Champagne, Ramana Viera, Mighty Slim Pickens, Katya Smirnoff-Skyy), MCs Heklina, various Sisters of P.I., sun, beer, meat-on-a-stick, and the usual fun. 841-1824. www.castrostreetfair.org

Remember the Party @ Glas Kat

Boogie oogie oogie at a retro disco 30th anniversary celebration of the Trocadero Transfer in its old location, with DJ Jerry Bonham, disco balls, and 70s and 80s disco classics. $25. 6pm-3am. 520 4th St. www.remembertheparty.com

Litz Plummer @ Martuni's

Spooky harvest and villian songs from the little lady with a big voice; plus Carly Ozard. $5/ 7pm. 4 Valencia St. at Market. 241-0205. www.theoperaladysf.com

Outlook Video @ Comcast Chanel 29

LGBT news magazine this month covers the SF GLAAD Media Awards, singer Molly Shelby, Rev. Elain O'Rourke, actor Wilson Cruz and DJ Page Hodel. Free. 5pm. www.outlookvideo.org

Salsa Sundays @ El Rio

Lively dancing for all couples; no partner necessary, with live music and lots of fun. $8. 21+. Class at 3:15. Show and dancing thru 8pm. 3158 Mission St. at Precita. www.elriosf.com

Mon 8

David King @ CIIS

Exhibit of whimsical, mystical collages with vintage physique photos and colorful landscapes, created by an openly HIV-positive gay artist. Free. Mon.-Fri., 9am-6:30pm; Sat. & Sun. 9am-3pm. Thru Oct. 19. California Institute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission St. www.davidkingcollage.com

Gay Mondays @ Etiquette Lounge

New social cocktail night for LGBT folks. 7pm-midnight. $1 from each drink will be donated to the LGBT Center. 1108 Market St. at 7th. 869-8779. www.etiquettelounge.com

OUT Spoken @ Comcast Ch. 11

Cable TV show for the LGBT Community, co-hosted by Tim Gaskin and Donna Sachet, who discuss alternative venues to Halloween in the Castro, with Perry Mann (Exotic Erotic Ball), Jonathan Abrams (Friendster) Gus and Sebastien (club promoters), Harry Denton, (Harry Denton�s Starlight), Dr. Betty Sullivan and Steve Weber (Mecca). Mon. 6:30, Tue. 9pm, Wed. 7pm, Fri. 7:30pm, Sat. 7pm, Sun. 6:30pm. www.outspokensf.com

Queer Jitterbugs @ Julie's Supper Club

Salsa and swing for same-sex couples, straight folks and singles. $6. ($10 or $35 for four-week series). 8pm lesson; 10pm show. 1123 Folsom at 7th. 305-8242. (Also Tuesdays at Live Art Gallery at 151 Potrero at 15th, and other classes throughout the week.) www.swingfestsf.com

Same-Sex Dancesport Classic at Allegro Ballroom, Emeryville. See Saturday.

Square Dancing @ Magnet SF

Western Star Dancers offer an introductory square dancing class. Free. 7:30pm. 4211 18th St. Also Oct. 15 at Eureka Valley Rec. Center. 7:30pm, 100 Collingwood. www.westernstardancers.org

Tue 9

Elliot Tiber @ Books Inc.

Gay author of the memoir Taking Woodstock discusses how his simple moment of generosity helped the 60s rock concert Woodstock from being cancelled. Free. 7:30pm. 2275 Market St. at Noe. 864-6777. www.booksinc.net

OutRanks @ GLBT Historical Society

New and timely exhibit about GLBT soldiers, sailors, and other military veterans, and the history of the antigay policies in the military. See almost 70 years of history told through letters, photographs, medals, uniforms, and video footage. $4. 1pm-5pm. Tue.-Sat. 657 Mission St. at 2nd, Suite 300. 777-5455. www.glbthistory.org

Positively Touching @ Empire Plush Room

Musical theater cabaret benefit with Sean Ray and singers. Proceeds benefit Positive Being, the nonprofit that offers massages and other healing arts to PWAs and others. $35. 8pm. York Hotel, 940 Sutter St. (866) 468-3399. www.EmpirePlushRoom.com www.PositiveBeing.org

Wed 10

Alex Sanchez @ Books Inc.

Author of the popular Rainbow High series about gay teenagers reads from and discusses his latest, The God Box, about gay Christian teens. Free. 7:30pm. 2275 Market St. at Noe. 864-6777. www.booksinc.net

Dream Queens @ Aunt Charlie's Lounge

Old school drag show in the dicey part of town. 10pm. No cover. 133 Turk St. 441-2922.

GLAM Youth Choir @ Unitarian Church

Concert and fundraiser for the youth chorus. $5-$25. 7pm. First Unitarian Universalist Church, Franklin St. at Geary. 865-3650. www.glamyouthchoir.org

LenScape @ Bioscrip Pharmacy

Exhibit of digital photographs by and of Asian & Pacific Islanders living with HIV. Organized and mounted by Visual Aid and the Banyan Tree Project. Free. 9am-7pm. Thru Nov. 30. 2262 Market St. at Noe. 777-8242. www.banyantreeproject.org

Thu 11

Amateur Erotic Film Competition @ Castro Theatre

Good Vibrations sponsors an evening of short films promoting sex-positive products. Adults only! $15 ($30 VIP reception). 8pm. 429 Castro St. 621-6120. www.castrotheatre.com Also Oct. 12 at the Parkway Speakeasy Theatre, 1834 Park Blvd. Oakland. (510) 814-2400. www.parkway-speakeasy.com www.goodvibes.com

Bob Smith @ Books Inc.

Gay comic reads from and discusses his funny third book, Selfish & Perverse, a novel about a writer who moves to Alaska (to read review, click here). Free. 7:30pm. 2275 Market St. 864-6777. www.booksinc.net

Filthy Gorgeous: The Trannyshack Story @ LGBT Center

Sean Mullins' documentary about the popular Tuesday night shows that rocked the drag performance world; presented by Frameline. Free. 7:30pm. 1800 Market St. at Octavia. www.thecenter.org www.trannyshack.com

Imogen Cunningham: Seen and Unseen @ Robert Tat Gallery

Exhibit of classic and rarely seen prints by the world-renowned photographer. Free. Tue.-Sat. 11am-5:30pm, by appointment, and first month's Thu. til 7:30pm. Thru Oct. 27. 49 Geary St., Suite 211. 781-1122. www.roberttat.com

Out in the Bay @ KALW

LGBT radio show hosted by Eric Jansen and Marilyn Pittman; gay historian Jim van Buskirk and San Francisco city archivist Susan Goldstein discuss their drive to collect photos documenting local gay history. Free. 7:30pm. KALW, 91.7 FM. www.KALW.org www.OutInTheBay.com

Printz Dance Project @ Cowell Theater

High velocity contemporary dance choreographed by Stacey Printz. Guest artists include hip-hop choreographer Eric Fenn, beatboxer Infinite, and composers Ajayi Jackson and Mathew Kratz. $18-$20. 8pm. Also Oct. 12 & 13. Fort Mason, Marina Blvd. at Buchanan. 345-7575. www.printzdance.org

Remembrance and Celebration
@ Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist

Commemoration of National Coming out Day, and the ninth anniversary of the murder of Matthew Shepard. Pergolesi's "Stabat Mater" with Christopher Fritzsche, countertenor; Marguerite Krull, soprano; and Charles Rus, chamber organ and harpsichord. at 8pm. Free. 7pm. 1661 15th St at Julian Ave. www.saintjohnsf.org

Tino Rodriguez, Virgo Paraiso @ Warnock Fine Arts

Opening reception for a duo exhibit of paintings with colorful, mysterious people and creatures as subjects. Free. 5pm. Tue-Sat. 11am-5:30pm. Thru Nov. 3. 49 Geary St. Suite 211. 677-4001. www.warnockfinearts.com

Steve Gdula @ GLBT Historical Society

Author of Wearing History: T-shirts From the Gay Rights Movement discusses his book that visualizes T-shirts through LGBT history. Historic T-shirts will also be on display; wear your own! Free. 6pm. 657 Mission St. Suite 300, at 2nd. 777-5455. www.glbthistory.org






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