Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 3 / 18 January 2018
 

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What Would Jesus Buy? at the Lumiere Theatre.
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Let the War on Christmas begin! The annual infotainment festival of banal segments about banned "ho-ho-ho's" by store Santas, the Pagan tree rituals fervently defended by rightwing Christians, the injurious stampedes at department stores – all of it's of course rooted in spreading good cheer.

But consumerism is down, oh no! Maybe it's the collapsing economy, or the gazillion-dollar war that's soured your post-Thanksgiving giving. Get healed, brethren and sistren!

See What Would Jesus Buy?, the hilarious mockumentary produced by Morgan Spurlock (Supersize Me), that follows Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir's cross-country mission to save Christmas from the Shopocalypse: the end of mankind from consumerism, over-consumption and the fires of eternal debt! Opening Nov. 23 at at the Lumiere Theatre. $7.75-$9.75. 1572 California St. Call for times. 267-4893. Also at the Shattuck Theatre, 2230 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. (510) 464-5980. www.wwjbmovie.com

The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged) at Marines Memorial Theatre.

Feeling a tad too agnostic as the holidays approach? Who can keep track of all those begats? See The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged) at Marines Memorial Theatre. Reduced Shakespeare Company's hilarious send-up of all things biblical, written by Bay Area natives Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor, plays in repertory with their equally silly Completely Hollywood (abridged). $29-$60. 8pm. Tue-Fri 8pm. Sat 3pm & 8pm. Sun 3pm, 7pm. Thru Jan. 6. 609 Sutter St. at Mason. 771-6900. www.ticketmaster.com

"Bob Cratchit" and son at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair.

Worried about the impending shoparama? Relax, even characters in classic literature had a hard time. In Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge, Ebeneezer Scrooge gets a Dickens of a surprise when he visits his employee's home. Wednesday. Nov. 29, previews start for the Christopher Durang comedy that sets A Christmas Carol on a manic edge. $20 thru Nov. 30 at SF Playhouse. $38, ($60 Dec 1, opening night). Wed-Sat 8pm. Also sat 3pm. Thru Jan. 12. 533 Sutter St. at Powell. 677-9596. www.sfplayhouse.org

To completely submerge yourself in Dickensian kitsch, the Great Dickens Christmas Fair turns the Cow Palace into a detailed mini-theme park of London Victoriana, while omitting the true squalor of that city and time; okay, there are a few pubs for beer-drinking and a saucy dance hall show. With several restaurants, "shoppes," puppet and craft shows, and a new Jules Verne attraction, this family-oriented fair just begs for a queer invasion. You have until Dec. 23 to immerse yourself in this extravanganza of thematic excess. $10-$22. Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-7pm. 2600 Geneva Ave. (800) 510-1558. www.dickensfair.com



Events Nov. 23 – 29, 2007

Fri 23

After the Quake @ Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Haruki Murakami 's acclaimed drama about a Japanese family facing their fears after an earthquake. $33-$69. Tue, Thu-Sat 8pm. Wed 2pm. Sun at 2pm & 7pm. Extended thru Dec. 2. Berkeley Rep's Thrust Stage. 2025 Addison St. at Shattuck. (510) 647-2949. www.berkeleyrep.org

Argonautika @ Berkeley Repertory Theatre

The enchanted tale of Jason and the Argonauts is retold with a stripped down wooden set, a handsome cast, and some unusual puppetry. $21.50-$55. 8pm. Thru Dec. 16. The Roda Theatre, 2015 Addison St. at Shattuck. (510) 647-2949. www.berkeleyrep.org

Circus Finelli @ Footloose & Shotwell Studios

Luz, Verka, Molly, and Z, the four female clowns who make up this zany, uber-talented sideshow troupe, dazzle with fast-paced, intimate, and interactive feats of juggling, acrobatics, balance, and dance in Escapades . $10-$15 sliding scale, children under 12, $5. Fri, Sat & Sun thru Dec. 9, 8pm (8pm shows not suitable for children). Matinee (for all ages) Sun, Dec. 2 & 9, 2pm. 3252-A 19th St. at Folsom. 289-2000. www.circusfinelli.com www.brownpapertickets.com

Pier Paolo Pasolini films @ PFA, Berkeley

Ongoing screenings of many of the controversial features by the gay Italian director. Tonight, The Canterbury Tales , 8:15. Nov. 24, The Arabian Nights , 7:15pm. Dec. 7, Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom , 9pm. Also, Charlie Chaplin films thru Dec. $4-$9.50. Pacific Film Archive, UC Berkeley, 2575 Bancroft at Bowditch. (510) 642-5249. www.bampfa.berkeley.edu

Queer Open Mic @ Three Dollar Bill Cafe

Readings and performance with a gay edge, hosted by Cindy Emch and Mollena Williams. $1-$5. 7pm. 1800 Market St. at Octavia. 503-1532. www.threedollarbill.com

The Rainmaker @ Geary Theatre

A.C.T.'s production of N. Richard Nash's classic western romance about a con artist, a girl, and a drought. $17-$82. Tue-Sat 8pm. Wed, Sat, Sun 2pm. Some 7pm shows. Thru Nov. 25. 415 Geary St. 749-2228. www.act-sf.org

RKO Lost and Found @ Roxie Cinema

Rare black and white 1930s films, not seen in decades, on new prints, and shown in double features, including William Powell in Double Harness and Ginger Rogers in Rafter Romance. Nov. 25, Frank Capra's Lady for a Day. Nov. 26/27, Garson Kanin's Man to Remember, and Irene Dunn and Richard Dix in Stingaree. Nov. 28/29, Lionel Barrymore and Joel McCrea in One Man's Journey, and Living on Love. Call for times. 3117 16th St. at Valencia. 863-1087. www.roxie.com

Sally Kellerman @ Empire Plush Room

Acclaimed actress and singer performs new and classic cabaret songs. $42.50. 8pm. Also Sat. York Hotel, 940 Sutter St. (866) 466-3399. www.theempireplushoom.com

Sex @ Aurora Theatre, Berkeley

Mae West's bawdy 1926 comedy about a lady looking for love among pimps, prostitutes, socialites, and sailors. $28-$50. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun at 2pm & 7pm. Thru Dec. 9 at the Aurora Theatre, 2081 Addison St., Berkeley. (510) 843-4822. www.auroratheatre.org

Sing-Along The Sound of Music at the Castro Theatre. See Friday.

Sing-Along The Sound of Music / Dreamgirls @ Castro Theatre

And I am telling you, wear a few of your favorites things at special participatory screenings (with costume contests and goodie bags) of the classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical about an Austrian family singing their way out of Nazidom (1pm), and the classic girl group R&B musical about fatphobia (8pm). $10-$15. Thru Sunday. 429 Castro Theatre. 621-6120. www.castrotheatre.com

Slouching Towards Disneyland @ The Marsh

Merle Kessler and Joshua Brody perform the entire history of the world, in comedic sketches and song. $15-$35. Thu-Sat 8pm. Thru Dec. 8. 1062 Valencia St. (800) 838-3006. www.themarsh.org

Stardust and Empty Wagons @ Brava Theater Center

Ellen Gavin's play, subtitled Stories from the Katrina Diaspora, about the brutal experiences of the 2005 New Orleans hurriance and subsequent disastrous government rescue efforts, with performances by refugees; music performed by the Hot 8 Brass Band. $18-$50. Wed-Sat. 8pm. Sun 3pm. Thru Nov. 25. 2789 24th St. at York 647-2822. www.ticketweb.com

Staircase @ Theatre Rhinoceros

Charles Dyers' 1960s comic play about an older gay couple dealing with the changing times of the era. $15-$35. Wed.-Sat. 8pm. Sun 3pm. Thru Dec. 16. 2926 16th St. at South Van Ness. 861-5079. www.TheRhino.org

Tango Buenos Aires @ Marin Center, San Rafael

With fast-paced rhythms and flawless coordination, this 12-member ensemble performs sexy dances with a live band. $25-$60. 8pm. 10 Ave. of the Flags. 499-6800. www.marincenter.org

Troy: The Gates of Hell @ SFSU Little Theatre

Modernized revisionist view of Homer's epic about the Trojan War, adapted and directed by faculty member Mohammad Kowsar. $12-$20. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru Dec. 2. Creative Arts Bldg., 1600 Holloway Ave. at 19th Ave. 338-2467. www.theatre.sfsu.edu

Zero Hour @ New Conservatory Theatre Center

Jim Brochu's solo show about the life and roles of actor Zero Mostel (Fiddler on the Roof, The Producers). $28-$40. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru Nov. 25. 25 Van Ness Ave. at Market. 861-8972. www.nctcsf.org

Sat 24

BAAITS Harvest Feast @ LGBT Center

Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits hosts a traditional Native American dance and dinner, with food served; bring a covered dish or beverage. 3pm-5pm. Free. 1800 Market St. at Octavia. www.thecenter.org

Biotechnique @ Yerba Buena Arts Center

Group exhibit exploring the ethical, cultural and ecological issues of biotechnology, including salt pond "stained glass windows," strange incubated creatures and plants. $5-$7. Noon-5pm, Thu noon-8pm. Thru Jan. 6, 2008. 701 Mission st. at 3rd. 978-2787. www.ybca.org

Blair Bradshaw, Matthew Frederick @ Reaves Gallery

Duo exhibit at a new Castro District gallery. Free. Thu-Sat 12pm-7pm. Sun 12pm-5pm. Thru Nov. 30. 440-9783. 2344 Market St. at Noe. www.reavesgallery.com

Celebration of Craftswomen at Herbst Pavilion. See Saturday.

Celebration of Craftswomen
@ Herbst Pavilion

29th annual show and sale of art works in sculpture, ceramics, fabric, accessories, photography and other forms, all made by hundreds of woman artists, including many lesbians. Live music, food, and raffles, too. Free (kids)-$8.50. 10am-5pm Also Nov. 25, Dec 1 & 2. Fort Mason Center, Buchanan St. at Marina Blvd. 431-1180. www.celebrationofcraftswomen.org

Dan Zanes & Friends
@ Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley

Grammy Award-winning musician, formerly of the Del Fuegos, performs his acclaimed kid-friendly rock with his band. $16-$26. 11am, 2pm. Sun at 3pm. Bancroft Way at Telegraph Ave. (510) 642-9988. www.calperformances.net

Hayes Valley Follies @ Marlena's

Weekly drag show with singers, dancers, impersonators and fun. Free. 10pm. 488 Hayes St. 864-6672.

Jennifer Holliday @ Herbst Theatre

Tony and Grammy Award-winning singer and star of the original Dreamgirls performs with an 11-piece band to pour out her unmistakably amazing vocals. $37.50-$77.50. 8pm. 401 Van Ness Ave. 392-4400. www.TheempirePlushRoom.com

Killing My Lobster @ ODC Theater

Bay Area comedy sketch group presents First Time , scenes from virgin attempts at all sorts of things, with witty satire and songs. Shaye Troha directs. $15-$20. Thu, Fri, Sun at 8pm. Sat at 7pm & 10pm. Thru Dec. 9. 3153 17th St. at Shotwell. 863-9834. www.killingmylobster.com www.odctheater.org

Louise Nevelson: Constructing a Legend @ de Young Museum

The first retrospective exhibit in two decades of the wood-constructed "found object" sculptures of one of the more famous of postmodern women artists. Thru Jan. 13, 2008. $6-$10. Tue.-Sun 9:30am-5:15pm (Fridays til 8:45pm). Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive. 750-3600. www.deyoungmuseum.org

Manquake @ The Gangway

Club night with twinks and daddy trade; '70s tunes spun by DJ Bus station John. $5. 10pm-2am. 841 Larkin St. at Geary. 776-6828.

The Monster Show @ Harvey's

Cookie Dough's biweekly drag fest is tonight themed The Va Jay-Jay Monologues. $7. 21+. show at 11:30pm. 500 Castro St. www.cookievision.com

Punktraits @ Femina Potens

Exhibit of mixed media works exploring "the tale of punk's potential history" by Erin Finley and Heather Catalinich. Free. Thru Nov. 25. Fri-Sun 12pm-6pm. 217 9340. www.feminapotens.com

Swing and Salsa Dancing @ Magnet

Swing by this monthly lesson session where the basics of swing and salsa are patiently taught. No partner or experience needed. The final two hours are dedicated to open dancing. Free. 7pm-10pm. 4122 18th St. at Castro. 581-1600. www.magnetsf.org www.queerballroom.com

Sun 25

Anatomy @ The Next Stage

This new adult stage play by Bob Lane interlocks sexuality, religion, and self-discovery. $15-$20. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sun 7pm. Thru Dec. 16. 1620 Gough St. at Bush. 333-6389. www.wehavemet.org

Edward Gorey's Dracula @ Cartoon Art Museum

Exhibit of prints by the artist whose work inspired The Addams Family; set designs, memorabilia and costumes for the Broadway show about the classic vampire. $2-$6. Tue-Sun, 11am-5pm. Thru Jan. 20. 655 Mission St. at 2nd. 227-8666. www.edwardgoreyhouse.org www.cartoonart.org

Eliyahu & Qadim @ Ashkenaz, Berkeley

Local music ensemble performs Indian, Iranian, Jewish and Moroccan traditional and contemporary music, with dancer Miriam Peretz. $10-$12. 7:30pm. 1317 San Pablo Ave. (510) 525-5054. www.eliyahusills.com

Marie Antoinette @ Legion of Honor

Exhibit of antiquities from Petit Trianon, Marie-Antoinette�s private residence, examines the 200-year-old myths; discover hoq her personal preferences led to the creation of some of the finest decorative arts of the 18th century. Thru Feb. 17. Also showing, Surrealism: Selections from the Reva and David Logan Collection of Illustrated Books . Thru Jan. 6. $5-$10. Tue-Sun 9:30am-5pm. Lincoln Park, 34th Ave at Clement. 750-3600. www.legionofhonor.org

Names Project Quilt Panels @ Grace Cathedral

Exhibit of 28 combined quilt panels in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Names Project and World AIDS Day. Free. Thru Dec. 6. 1100 California St. 749-6300. www.gracecathedral.org

Outlook Video @ RCN Channel 29

LGBT TV show; segments feature Kim Lawson, Co-executive Producer on Outlook Video's 20 years of broadcasting, homosexuality laws of the world, AB 43: No Veto sequel, and a retrospective of the show. www.outlookvideo.org

Queen Latifah at Davies Hall. See Sunday.

Queen Latifah @ Davies Symphony Hall

Singer-actress (and alleged Sapphic sister, not that she'll ever admit it) performs jazz, and blues music from her new album of songs originally sung by Peggy Lee, Sarah Vaughan, and other artists. 7pm. $20-$83. 864-6000. www.sfsymphony.org

Quan Yin Healing Arts Benefit
@ Bench and Bar, Oakland

Miss Anita Fixx hosts this benefit for the HIV/Chinese medicine group. $6 beer bust (4pm-11pm), dancing, buffet, 4pm-2am. 2111 Franklin St. (510) 444-2266. www.myspace.com/BUNIT4U

Supersonic Sundays @ Underground SF

Newly minted Sunday afternoon beer bust in the Lower Haight featuring the sounds of DJMC2 and Cookie Dough, drink specials, dancing. Free. 4pm–9pm (beer bust 5-7). 424 Haight St. www.cookievision.com

Mon 26

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

It's So You Contributors @ A Different Light

Editor Michelle Tea and contributors to the book, subtitled 35 Women Write About Personal Expression Through Fashion And Style. 489 Castro St. 431-0891. www.adlbooks.com

Our Lives @ San Francisco Public Library

A unique, powerful multimedia "photovoice" exhibit relating to African American men's sexual health, about the successes and challenges in maintaining sexual health and preventiing HIV infection. Free. Thru Jan. 17. 100 Larkin St. African American Center, third floor. 557-4400. www.sfpl.org

OUT Spoken @ Comcast Ch. 11

Cable TV show for the LGBT Community, co-hosted by Tim Gaskin and Donna Sachet. Mon. 6:30, Tue. 9pm, Wed. 7pm, Fri. 7:30pm, Sat. 7pm, Sun. 6:30pm. www.outspokensf.com

Q Comedy @ Womens Building

Dana Cory hosts a night of lesbian and gay comedians. $8-$15. 8pm. 3543 18th St. at Valencia. www.qcomedy.com

Randall Sexton/Jacob A. Pfeieffer @ John Pence Gallery

Exhibit of beautiful work by two prominent local realist painters. Free. Mon-Fri 10am-6pm (til 5pm Sat). Thru Dec. 15. 750 Post St. 441-1138. www.johnpence.com

Super Heroes, Super Villains @ Creativity Explored

Exhibit of art reinterpreting new and classic superheroes, made by kids and adults with disabilities. Free. Mon-Fri, 10am-3pm. Sat, 1pm-6pm. Thru Nov. 21. 3245 16th St. 863-2108. www.creativityexplored.org

The World of the Roman Soldier @ SFSU

Small exhibit about the world of Roman soldiers, with modern recreated costumes loaned from Bay Area re-enactment groups, and ancient artifacts. Free. 11am-2pm. Thru Dec. 7. San Francisco State University, Humanities Bldg., Room 510, Tapia Dr. and Holloway Ave. 405-0599. www.sfsu.edu/~museumst

Tue 27

Alicia Dattner @ The Garage

Solo show, The Punchline, about the strange inner workings of a stand-up comic's mind. Part of RAW (Resident Artists' Workshop) development series. $10-$20. 8pm. Also Wed. 975 Howard St. 885-4006. www.975howard.com

Hal Ashby Films @ Castro Theatre

Mini-festival of the subtle and wonderful 70s films directed by Ashby. Tonight, Being There, 7pm, and Harold and Maude, 9:30pm. Nov. 28, Coming Home at 2:30 and 7pm, and The Last Detail at 5 & 9:25pm. Nov. 29, Shampoo at 7pm, and The Landlord at 9pm. $7-$10. 429 Castro St. 621-6120. www.castrotheatre.com

OutRanks @ GLBT Historical Society

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. Thru June 2008. Also showing: Women Breaking Barriers: Women's Music from 1964 to 1984. Thru Dec. $4. 1pm-5pm. Tue.-Sat. 657 Mission St. at 2nd, Suite 300. 777-5455. www.glbthistory.org

Queer Jitterbugs @ Live Art Gallery

Various swing styles taught to same-sex couples and singles. No experience or pre-registration required. $15. 7pm. 151 Potrero Ave. www.queerjitterbugs.com

Square Dancing @ 3435 Cesar Chavez

Free introductions to square dancing for LGBTQ singles or couples. No experience needed. Casual comfortable clothing and shoes recommended. Also Dec. 4. 7:30 – 9:30pm. 3435 Cesar Chavez, #204. www.FoggyCity.org

Threat Level Lavender @ SF Public Library

Quarterly discussion series exploring issues facing LGBT communities, with Judith Halberstam, Scott Long, Susana T. Fried and Alan Yang. Free. 6pm. Main Library, Koret Auditorium. 100 Larkin St. at Market. 557-4277. www.sfpl.org

Trannyshack @ The Stud

Veronica Lewinsky guest-hosts a night of "Pop Tarts," drag impersonations of music sluts Britney, Madonna, Christina, Beyonce and more. $8. 10pm-2am. 9th St. at Harrison. www.trannyshack.com

Veronica Klaus @ Enrico's

Cabaret performer sings a blend of jazz, blues, and cabaret with her trio, featuring Tammy L. Hall on piano. No cover. Recurrent Tuesdays. 504 Broadway at Kearny St. 982-6223. www.enricossf.com

Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars @ Red Vic Movie House

Remastered restored print of the fascinating 1973 rockumentary of David Bowie in concert at his gender-bending glam zenith. $6.50-$8.50. 7:15, 9:15pm. Also Nov. 28 at 2, 7:15, 9:15pm. 1727 Haight St. 668-3994. www.redvicmoviehouse.com

Wed 28

Art Auction Preview Soiree @ SF CameraWork

Preview showing of art for auction to benefit the innovative downtown gallery. 6pm. (Sale Dec. 1 at 1pm.) 657 Mission St. 2nd. fl., at 2nd St. Reg. hours Tue-Sat 12pm-5pm. 512-2020. www.sfcamerwork.org

Camino Real @ Actors Theatre

Tennessee Williams' dreamlike drama about an assortment of characters who pass through a purgatory-like avenue. $10-$30. Wed.-Sat 8pm. Thru Dec. 8. 855 Bush St. at Mason. 345-1287. www.actorstheatresf.org

Frank McCourt @ Commonwealth Club

Pulitzer Prize-winning author (Angela's Ashes) discusses his new book, Angela and the Baby Jesus in conversation with KALW's Sandip Roy. $12-$18. 5:30pm. 595 Market St. 2nd fl. 597-6700. www.commonwealthclub.org

Healing Waters Gala @ Club Mighty

Fall fundraiser for the nonprofit that provides camping and rafting trips to people with HIV and cancer; performers and hosts include Harry Denton, Donna Sachet and the cast of Sunday�s a Drag, Marga Gomez, samba band Boca Do Rio; DJed music, silent auction, a lavish dinner, and more. $150-$500. 7pm. 119 Utah St. 552-1190. www.hwaters.org

Len Richmond @ A Different Light

Accomplished BBC TV comedy writer and author of Naked in Paradise, a comedic romance novel of three gay men, reads from and discusses his new book. Free. 7:30pm. 489 Castro St. www.adlbooks.com

LenScape @ Bioscrip Pharmacy

Exhibit of digital photographs by and of Asian and 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

Morris Taylor @ Magnet

Drawn from the sensuousness of the natural world, Taylor's art is on display, limned in lush, dreamy hues with sensuality at its core. Free. Thru Nov. 30. 4122 18th St. 581-1600. www.magnetsf.org

Radar Salon @ SF Public Library

Author Michelle Tea hosts a literary salon and reading series; this week Beth Lisick (Monkey Girl) and Charles Anders (Choir Boy). Free. 7pm. Eureka Valley Branch, 16th St. near Market & Noe. www.sfpl.org

Roz Chast @ Herbst Theatre

Frequent New Yorker contributing cartoonist with a dry wit and a firm grasp of urban neuroses talks with writer Daniel Handler. $19. 8pm. 401 Van Ness Ave. 392-4400. www.cityboxoffice.com

RuPaul @ Medium Rare Music

Meet the music drag diva and star of the outrageously hilarious sexploitation parody film, Starrbooty. Free. 6pm. 2310 Market St. 255-7273. www.starrbooty.com

Sister Spit @ City Lights Bookstore

An evening of sizzling spoken word with Chelsea Starr, Tara Jepsen, Meliza Banales, Ali Liebegott, and Rhiannon Argo. Free. 7pm. 261 Columbus Ave. 362-8193. www.citylights.com

Twelfth Night @ Lucie Stern Theatre, Palo Alto

Music, madness and mischief, and lust and love take hold in Silicon Valley as William Shakespeare's comedy is staged by Theatre Works. $20-$56. 8pm. (Some Tue/Wed 7:30pm). Sat 2pm & 8pm. Sun 2pm & 7pm. Thru Dec. 23. 1305 Middlefield Road. (650) 903-6000. www.theatreworks.org

Young, Jewish and Left @ La Peña Cultural Center, Berkeley

Documentary film about race, queerness, spirituality, Zionism, with community organizers, playwrights and rabbis. Panel discussion afterward. $5-$10. 7:30pm. 3105 Shattuck Ave. (510) 849-2568. www.youngjewishandleft.org www.lapena.org

Thu 29

2007: Is This 1984? @ Commonwealth Club

Legal and technology experts Kevin Bankston, Annalee Newitz, Chris Hoofnagle and Chris Kelly discuss how the "war on terror" impacts privacy issues online and elsewhere. $12-$18. 5:30pm. 595 Market St. 2nd fl. 597-6700. www.commonwealthclub.org

Circus Oz at Berkeley's Zellerbach Hall. See Thursday. photo: Ponch Hawkes

Circus Oz
@ Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley

Cal Performances presents Australia's acclaimed contemporary circus troupe, known for deft trapeze, juggling, and fire arts in a witty and amazing act. $26-$48. 8pm. Sat at 2pm & 8pm. Sun at 3pm. Thru Dec. 2. Kids under 16 50% off. Bancroft Way at Telegraph Ave. (510) 642-9988. www.calperformances.net

Eric Schlosser @ Herbst Theatre

Author of Fast Food Nation, about the destructive nature of the fast food industry, discusses his acclaimed writing with local author Orville Schell (Dean of UC Berkeley Graduate School of journalism). $19. 8pm. 401 Van Ness Ave. 392-4400. www.cityboxoffice.com

The Games That Change the World @ SF Public Library

New exhibit documenting the 25-year history of the Gay Games, with materials from the James C. Hormel GLBT Archival Collections; curated by Rose Mary Mitchell. Thru Dec. 20. Third floor, James C. Hormel Library. 110 Larkin St. at Grove. 557-4400. www.sfpl.org

The Golden Girls @ 814 Grove

Heklina and the Trannyshack celebs revive their hit drag staging of two episodes of the senior gal TV sitcom, with a special holiday theme. 8pm & 10pm. Thu-Sat. Thru Dec 29. 814 Grove St. at Fillmore. Reservations: goldengirlssf@earthlink.net www.trannyshack.com

Out in the Bay @ KALW

LGBT radio show hosted by Eric Jansen and Marilyn Pittman. Free. 7:30pm. KALW, 91.7 FM. www.KALW.org www.OutInTheBay.com






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