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

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Prism Comics hosts events this weekend
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If you hadn't noticed, comics have always had a certain queer edge. But in the past few years, they've burst out of the tights-filled closet. More mainstream comic artists are out and proud, and in increasing numbers, so are their characters.

Meet the artists behind the tights when six local cartoonists join forces on Saturday, February 23 for a Queer Comics Mixer, reading and signing at Three Dollar Bill Cafe.

Brian Andersen (So Super Duper), Paige Braddock (Jane's World), Justin Hall (True Travel Tales, Hard To Swallow), Andy Hartzell (Fox Bunny Funny, Monday), MariNaomi (Estrus Comics), and Tommy Roddy (Pride High) will be there, and Rich Boutell of the local comics store Whatever moderates. Feb. 23, 7-10pm, readings at 8pm. 1800 Market St. The reading is sponsored by Prism Comics, a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that promotes awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (as well as LGBT-friendly) comic books, graphic novels, and comics creators.

Justin Hall's Glamazonia: The Uncanny Super Tranny.

If, like some superheroes, you can be two places at once, see Joe Phillips at A Different Light Bookstore, also Feb. 23. The gay comic artist, who's worked on Wonder Woman, Superman, Silver Surfer, and Dark Horse Comics, the sexy House of Morecock and other works, disucsses his new erotic superhero animated DVD, Stonewall and Riot. Free. 7:30pm. 489 Castro St. 431-0891.

Many of these gay comic artists will be on panels and sell their wares at Wonder Con, the massive comic book and pop culture convention, Feb. 22 to 24, at the Moscone Convention Center.

Saturday, Feb 23, from Noon-1:00pm, the panel Prism Comics Presents: Emerging LGBT Voices, features Charles "Zan" Christensen (The Mark of Aeacus), Tristan Crane (How Loathsome), MariNaomi, plus Queer Press Grant co-recipients Justin Hall and Tommy Roddy; moderated by Patty Jeres, Prism Board Member, Room 232, 234.

Joe Phillips' X-rated Stonewall & Riot.

The second panel at the Con, Prism Comics Presents: A Conversation with Lee Marrs, Sunday, Feb. 24, from 3:30-4:30pm, Room 220, showcases the career of the pioneer in queer comics.

Among the celebrity panelists will be X files actors David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson and creator Chris Carter; actor Brendan Fraser; artist Tim Sale (who designs the paintings in the TV show Heroes), and a screening of the new X Files movie.

Saturday night includes a costume parade and contest. A few gay hunks have been known to transform into superheroes for this event. Ticketed events go fast, so get your geek on. (619) 491-2475. $20 to $40.

Events Feb. 22 – 28, 2008

Fri 22

Black Choreographers Festival @ Dance Mission Theatre

Next Wave, third part of festival features works by Malia connor, Victor Temple, Luis Napoles, Jamie Wright, Shelley Davis, Delina Brooks and more. $15. Also Feb. 23. 3316 24th St. at Mission. 273-4633.

Blade to the Heat @ Thick House

Oliver Mayer's compelling drama about a closeted gay boxer and homophobia in 1950s sports; the acclaimed local (1997) production is restaged. $15-$30. 8pm. Thu-Sun. Thru Mar. 16. 1695 18th St. near Carolina. 401-8081.

Blood Knot @ American Conservatory Theatre

Athol Fugard's inspirational drama about racism and brotherhood in South Africa, with origianl music composed and recorded by Tracy Chapman. $14-$82. 8pm. Tue-Sat; also Sat, 2pm; Sun at 2pm only, some 7pm. Thru Mar. 9. 415 Geary St. 749-2228.

Boston Marriage
photo: Kent Taylor

Boston Marriage @ Theatre Rhino

David Mamet's play takes a clever diversion from his usual macho male sexist themes to explore a lesbian love affair in Victorian New England. $15-$35. 8pm. Wed-Sat. Sun at 3pm. Thru Mar. 2. 2926 16th St. at S. Van Ness. 861-5079.

Carmen & Miranda @ El Rio

DJs spin soul, funk and world music. Free oysters and BBQ while it lasts. LGBT performance and funderaiser TBA. 5pm-1am. 3158 Mission St. 282-3325.

Cesar's Latin All Stars @ Metronome Dance Center

Weekly live music by the orchestra, with salsa, Latin and other dance instruction and open dancing for same-sex and opposite-sex couples. $8-$12. 9pm-2am. Also Saturdays. 1830 17th St. at DeHaro. 252-9000.

Come Home @ The Marsh

Jovelyn Richard's solo play, in which she portrays more than a dozen African-American soldiers returning from World War II to lynch-torn rural Arkansas. $15-$35. 8pm. Thu-Sat. Thru Mar. 8. 1062 Valencia St. at 21st. (800) 838-3006.

Curvy Widow @ Post St. Theatre

Cybill Shepherd stars in Bobby Goldman's solo comedy show about a recently widowed woman exploring the beguiling world of online dating. Post-show talkbacks with Shepherd each Thursday. $50-$75. 8pm. Also Sat at 3pm. Sun at 3pm & 7pm. Thru Mar. 9. 450 Post St. 2nd floor. 771-6900.

David Tomb @ Electric Works

Opening reception for an exhibit of bird paintings, Treasures of the Sierra Madre; Birds of West Mexico. 6pm. Reg. hours Mon-Sat., 10am-6pm. Thru Mar. 22. 130 8th St. 626-5496.

Disney and Deutschland @ The Garage

Playwright-director John J. Powers' theatrical interpretation of the actual meeting between Walt Disney and Adolph Hitler. Go see it, before Disney swoops down and sues them for copyright infringement. $10-$20. Thu-Sun 8pm. Also Sun at 2pm. Thru Feb. 24. 975 Howard St. 289-2000.

Divas of the Divine @ Home of Truth, Alameda

Music and life partners Colleen and Linda perform women's music, with Cate Larsen, Karen Mulally, Morgan Soleil, Amy Raab and comic Karen Ripley. Dessert potluck. 7:15pm. 1300 Grand St. $7-$10. (510) 276-0379.

Hot Draw @ Mark I. Chester Studio

Monthly sketch group with fetish-leather themes and a sexy male model. Reservations required. Donations. 7:15pm. 1229 Folsom St. 621-6294.

I Am My Own Wife @ New Conservatory Theatre

Doug Wright's play based on the fascinating life of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a transvestite who lived under Germany's Nazi and Communist regimes. $22-$40. 8pm. Wed-Sat. Sun at 2pm. Thru Mar. 2. Lower level, 25 Van Ness Ave. at Market. 861-8972.

I'm Not There @ Red Vic Movie House

Gay director Todd Haynes' take on Bob Dylan, as played by six actors, including the late Heath Ledger and Kate Blanchett. $5-$8.50. 7pm, 9:45pm. Also Feb 23 at 2pm, 7pm, 9:45pm. 1727 Haight St. 668-3994.

Insignificant Others

Insignificant Others @ Pier 39

The witty romantic musical comedy with straight and gay San Francisco characters, penned by playwright-composer L. Jay Kuo, returns in a new locale, with revamped numbers and some new cast members. $39-$46. Fri-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Pier 39 at Embarcadero.

Jeronimo Roldan, Amanda Curreri @ Tartine

Opening reception for a collaborative exhibition of drawings, mirror sculpture and sound performance; Pebbles and Bam Bame at 9:30pm. Free. 9pm. 600 Guerrero St. at 18th.

Mormon American Princess @ New Conservatory Theatre

Steven Fales returns with a new installment of his solo cabaret show about being a gay Mormon. He sings, tells funny stories, and takes his shirt off. 8pm. Thru Feb. 24. 25 Van Ness Ave. at Market. 861-8972.

Oysters & Barbeque @ El Rio

LGBT-and-friends bar features DJs Carmen and Miranda 6pm-9pm. Free oysters on the half-shell at 5:30. DJs Cliff and Andy spin world soul and funk, 9pm, with a free barbeque. 3158 Mission St. at Cesar Chavez. 282-3325.

Passion & Power @ Roxie Cinema

Opening of a fascinating documentary about the history of vibrators and the female orgasm, its political and personal implications. (Pre-screening reception tonight at Good Vibrations. Free. 6pm. 603 Valencia St. 3117 16th St.

Paula West @ Rrazz Room

Acclaimed vocalist with a soulful jazzy edge performs with the George Mesterhazy Quartet. $35-$55. Wed-Sat, 8pm. Sun 7pm. Also Sat at 10:30pm. Thru Mar. 16. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (866) 468-3399.

Peninsula Home & Garden Show @ San Mateo Event Center

Innovative and stylish displays of interiors, landscaping, and green revisions on home remodeling are on display. $10. kids free. 12pm-8pm. Also Feb 23 11am-7pm, Feb 24 11am-6pm. 2495 South Delaware St. (408) 748-7000.

Robert Moses Kin @ Kanbar Hall

New season of modern dances by the acclaimed local choreographer. $23-$26. Wed-Sat, 8pm, Sun at 2pm. Thru Feb. 24. Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St. 292-1233.

Satellites @ Aurora Theatre, Berkeley

West Coast premiere of Diana Son's Off-Broadway play about a Korean-American architect and her African-American husband, and the violent reactions they get when they move into a black neighborhood undergoing gentrification. $28-$50. Thru Mar. 2. Wed-Sat 8pm' Sun at 2pm & 7pm. 2081 Addison St. (510) 843-4822.

Self-Defense Seminar @ Eureka Valley Rec. Center

Triangle Martial Arts Association trains people of all levels in basic self-defense. $20 (sliding scale). 7pm. Collingwood at 18th.

SF Gay Men's Chorus' USS Metaphor.

SF Gay Mens Chorus @ Brava Theatre

The chorus performs its 2007 hit Gilbert & Sullivan parody, The U.S.S. Metaphor, about gay sailors of yesteryear. Also Feb. 23. 865-2787.

Slavs! @ Off Market Theatre

Tony Kushner's play, subtitled Thinking About the Longstanding Problems of Virtue and Happiness, takes a comic perspective on the collapse of the Soviet empire. $10-$20. Wed-Sat 8pm. Thru Feb. 23. 965 Mission St. at 5th. (800) 838-3006.

Taking Over @ Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Obie Award-winner Danny Hoch's one-man show about ethnic and class battles in his home in Brooklyn. Tony Taccone (who commissioned Tony Kushner's Angels in America) directs. $27-$69. 8pm (7pm Wed & Sun), Sat Sun also 2pm. Thru Feb. 24. 2025 Addison St. (510) 647-2949.

A Walk Into the Sea

A Walk Into the Sea @ Roxie Cinema

Fascinating documentary by the niece of Danny Williams, a filmmaker at Andy Warhol's 1960s Factory, and Warhol's one-time boyfriend, who mysteriously disappeared, but left early films of the Velvet Underground and more subjects. 6:30pm. Thru Feb. 28. 3117 16th St. 863-1087.

Wishful Drinking @ Berkeley Repertory

Actress and author Carrie Fisher wrote and stars in a witty yet sobering solo show about her Hollywood hangover. Tony Taccone directs. $13-50-$69. Tue-Sun, 8pm (some shows at 7pm and/or 2pm). Thru Mar. 30. Roda Theatre, 2015 Addison St. at Shattuck.

Sat 23

Anna Halprin @ Yerba Buena Arts Center

At the Origin of Performance, an exhibit documenting the career of the renowned Bay Area choreographer, with photos, videos, sound, and more. Tue-Sun, 12pm-5pm (Thu til 8pm). Terrace Gallery, 701 Mission St. 978-2787.

Artists of Invention @ Oakland Museum

More than 120 works by graduates of the California College of the Arts, including Richard Diebenkorn, David Ireland, Liz Cohen and Dennis Oppenheim. Free-$8. Wed-Sat, 10am-5pm. Sun 12pm-5pm. Thru Mar. 16. 1000 Oak St. at 10th.

Baila Conmigo @ Metronome Dance Center

LGBT Latin dance night where singles and partners can learn hot ballroom dances like salsa, Argentine tango and more. $10-$20. 7pm potluck, 7:30pm lesson, 8:30-11:30pm dancing. 300 De Haro St. at 17th. (510) 845-4371.

Beach Blanket Babylon @ Club Fugazi

Longrunning comedy and music show known for its huge hats and mirthful parodies of current events. $46-$80. Wed/Thu 8pm, Fri/Sat 7pm & 10pm. Sun 5pm. 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Blvd (Green St). 421-4222.

Compania Nacional de Danza @ Yerba Buena Arts Center

San Francisco debut of Spain's incomparable modern ballet company, performing Gilded Goldbergs, furiously paced to Bach's Goldberg Variations; Moroccan-influenced Gnawa, and Por Vos Muero, a history of social dances in Spain. $35-$55. 8pm. Also Feb 24 at 2pm. 701 Mission St. 392-2545.

Coronation 2008 @ Gift Center Pavilion

Imperial Council's annual gala, themed "Starstuck: be jeweled, be dazzled." $35-$50. Doors, 5pm. Ball at 6pm. 888 Brannan St. 864-6672.

Enrique Chagoya @ Berkeley Art Museum

Borderlandia, a retrospective exhibit of San Francisco-based Chagoya's compelling culture clash collage paintings pulled from comic book pop culture and ancient Mexican icons (imagine Cartoon Network's Adult Swim via The History Channel). $3-$8. Wed-Sun 11am-5pm. Thru May 18. 2626 Bancroft Way near the UC Berkeley campus. (510) 642-0808.

The Fabric of Cultures @ Museum of Craft and Folk Art

Exhibit about Fashion, Identity and Globalization, curated by Amy Winter, featuring designers like Chanel, Pucci and comparisons to ancient cultural outfits. Tue-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat til 5pm. $5. 51 Yerba Buena Lane, at Market & 3rd. 227-4888.

Fauxgirls @ Deco Lounge

Glamour and camp at the drag cabaret show with victoria Secret, Alexandria, Davida Ashton, Mini minerva Pinky bubbles and more. Free. 9pm. 510 Larkin St. at Turk. 346-2025.

Fluid @ Femina Potens

Exhibit of works by Jamie Spinello, Dana Hemenway, Kimberlee Koym, Molly DeCoudreaux, and Jana Rumberger, all visualizing water. 7pm. Reg. hours Thu-Sun 12pm-6pm. Thru Feb. 24. 217-9340.

GAWK @ Magnet

Gay Artists and Writers Kollective has a music party, with Mike Roadblock, Paulette and Jules, The Strangers and Jon Sugar performing. Open mic; contact Free. 7:30pm. 4122 18th St.

Gilbert & George

Gilbert & George @ de Young Museum

The first major U.S. retrospective of the British gay duo known for their bright colorful paneled artwork. See rooms full of huge gay-themed and politically symbolic panels. $5-$15. Tue-Sun 9:30am-5pm. Fri til 8:45. Thru May 18. Also showing: Masterpieces of Turkmen Weaving, an exhibit of more than 40 fine rugs, bags, tent and animal trappings from Turkmenistan, northwest Iran, Uzbekistan, and Afghanistan. Also, an impressive modern collection, and a special exhibit of art from Guinea. Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive. 750-3600.

Gone @ SF Playhouse II

Prolific playwright Charles L. Lee's play, produced by Crowded Fire, combines extracts of obituaries, Sophocles and blog entries to create a world of fragmented people struggling against their own disappearance. $12.50-$25. Thu-Sun 8pm, Sun at 5pm. 533 Sutter St. 433-1235. Thru Mar. 2.

Hayes Valley Follies @ Marlena's

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

Ira Glass, David Rakoff @ Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley

Host of NPR's This American Life and contributor Rakoff tell behind-the-scenes stories of their acclaimed radio show. $20-$36. 8pm. UC Berkeley campus, Bancroft Way at Telegraph. (510) 642-9988.

Lautrec in Leather @ GLBT Historical Society

Chuck Arnett and the San Francisco Scene, the first-ever retrospective for the gay mural artist who created some of the most well-known public gay art; curated by Martin Meeker. Also showing, OutRanks, a timely exhibit about GLBT soldiers, sailors, and other military veterans, and the antigay policies in the military. June 2008. $4. 1pm-5pm. Tue.-Sat. 657 Mission St. at 2nd, Suite 300. 777-5455.

Masterpieces of Turkmen Weaving @ de Young Museum

Exhibit of more than 40 fine rugs, bags, tent and animal trappings from Turkmenistan, northwest Iran, Uzbekistan, and Afghanistan. $6-$10. Tue–Thu, Sat & Sun 9:30am–5:15pm, Fri 9:30am–8:45pm. Thru April 27. Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive. 750-3600.

Melissa Manchester, Amanda McBroom @ Herbst Theatre

Acclaimed vocalist-songwriters in a shared concert. $25-$40. 8pm. 401 Van Ness Ave. 392-4400.

The Monster Show Pre-Oscar Bash

The Monster Show @ Harvey's

Cookie Dough and DJ MC2 cohost their 4th annual Oscar Bash(ing) night, with drag parodies of hit films by Valentine, Johnny Cocksville, Ethel Merman, Primadonna Reed, Katya Smirnoff-Skyy, Turleen, Palm Theresa and more. $7. 21+. Show 11:30pm. 500 Castro st. at 18th.

The Missing Peace @ Yerba Buena Arts Center

Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, a group exhibition of 88 artists (including Jenny Holzer, Richard Gere, Bill Viola, and Chuck Close) from 25 countries exploring themes of peace, compassion, patience and tolerance. $7. Tue-Sun noon-5pm (8pm on Thu). Thru Mar. 16. 701 Mission St. at 3rd. 978-2787.

New West Coast Design @ SF Museum of Craft & Design

Exhibit of contemporary objects innovatively designed, from sports gear to landscape architecture and technology products. $3. Tue-Sun. 10am-5pm. (Thu til 7pm; Sun open at 12pm). Thru April 27. 550 Sutter St. 773-0303.

The Painters Are Here @ Art Haus

Six-gallery group exhibit of colorful vibrant paintings and sculptures by local and national artists. Free. 6pm. Reg. hours, Tue-Fri 11am-6pm; Sat 12pm-5pm. Thru Mar. 30. 411 Brannan St. 977-0223.

Salsa & Swing Dancing @ Magnet

Monthly dance party each 3rd Saturday. No experience needed. Free. 7pm lesson, 8pm dancing. 4122 18th St. at Castro. (Also each Monday, 8pm lesson, 9pm dancing, $10, at Julie's Supper Club, 1123 Folsom St. at 7th).

Shangri-La @ The Endup

Monthly T-dance for Asian Pacific Islander LGBT folks and their friends; special Chinese New Year theme, gog dancers, DJs etc. $15-$20. 9pm-2am. 401 6th St.

Teatro Zinzanni @ Pier 29

European cabaret circus show with live music, a five-course dinner, now in its eighth season, presents its new show, "A La Folie" with legendary French chanteuse Liliane Montevecchi. $116-$140. Wed.-Sat 6pm. Sun 5pm. Thru May 18. Emabarcadero at Battery St. 438-2668.

Terese Genecco @ The Rrazz Room

Vocalist, comedian, and bandleader performs with an eight-piece jazz band. $25, two drink min. Saturdays, open run. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. at O'Farrell. (866) 468-3399.

Sun 24

Academy of Friends Gala

Academy of Friends Gala
@ Festival Pavilion

28th annual fabulous Academy Awards party, this year themed "Shaken, Not Stirred," so bring out your James Bond styles, as fans watch the Oscars telecast on big screens, and in the Cowell Theatre. Enjoy wine, champagne, appetizers, desserts; silent auction full of art, gift certificates, hotel stays and luxury items, plus, performing live, Taylor Dane! Proceeds benefit local HIV nonprofits. Black tie, formal wear.$250 and up. 5pm-11pm. Fort Mason. 995-9890.

Beauty's Lenses @ Stormy Leather

The Bay Area Women of Color Photo Project's Photographic Exhibition, with Andrew Morgan, Larry Utley, Refa One, and Darling Propaganda. 1158 Howard St. near 8th. Daily 12pm-7pm. Thru Mar. 28. (800) 486-9650. 626-1672.

Big Top @ The Transfer

Joshua J. brings a gogo boy lap dance party with skaters, punks, twinks, sissy boys and sassy twinks.; Mis Rayza Burn performs; every last Sunday. $5. 9pm-2am. 198 Church St. at Market.

Brokeback Mountain @ Castro Theatre

Special screenings of the Ang Lee film about gay cowboys, starring the late Heath Ledger and Jake Gylenhall. $8-$10. 12:30pm, 3pm, 6pm, 9pm; Also Feb. 25 at 6pm, 9pm. 429 Castro St. 621-6120.

Erotic Art @ City Art Gallery

Exhibit of sexy art in several media, and with all orientations. Free. Thru Mar. 1. Reg. hours, Wed-Sun, 12pm-9pm. 828 Valencia St. 970-9900.

Goya: The Disasters of War @ UC Berkeley Art Museum

Exhibition of landmark prints by Spanish artist Francisco Goya depicting Napoleon's bloody war with Spain. Also showing, Joan Jonas: The Shape, the Scent, the Feel of Things, an installation of three decades of the performances artist's work. Free-$8. Wed, Fri-Sun 11am-5pm. Thu 11am-7pm. Thru Mar. 2. 2626 Bancroft Way, Berkeley. (510) 642-5188.

Joshua Bell @ Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley

Cal Performances presents the Grammy Award-winning classical violinist, accompanied by pianist Jeremy Denk, performing Tartini's Sonata in G minor, Prokofiev's Violin Sonata No. 1 in F minor; Dvořak's Four Romantic Pieces for violin and piano; and Grieg's Sonata No. 3 in C minor. $34-$62. 3pm. Bancroft Way at Telegraph Ave. (510) 642-9988.

Oscar Night @ Martuni's

Academy Awards frivolity; enjoy the broadcast, with tunes and tipsy talent, hostess'ed by Trauma Flintstone. 5pm. 4 Valencia St. at Market. 241-0205.

Out in the Bay @ KALW 91.7 FM

LGBT radio show hosted by Eric Jansen and Marilyn Pittman. This week, actress Cybill Shepherd (see Curvy Widow , Fri.) 2pm.

Sunday's A Drag @ Starlight Room

Donna Sachet and Harry Denton's weekly brunch and fabulous drag show. $40. 18+. Brunches at 11am & 1:30pm; shows at Noon and 2:30pm. Sir Francis Drake Hotel, 450 Powell St., 21st floor. 395-8595.

Supersonic Sundays @ Underground SF

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.

Mon 25

Art Prints @ Pasquale Iannetti Gallery

Classic modern art lithographs and etching and sculptures on exhibit and for sale. Ongoing. Mon-Sat 10am-6pm. 565 Sutter St. at Powell. 433-2771.

Support Group @ Bay Positives

Drop-in support group for HIV positive people. Free. 7:30pm. 701 Oak St. 487-1616.

Dollar Mondays @ El Rio

DJ Mrs. Robinson and DJ Jenny Hoyston spin an eclectic mix of vinyl for gay and "not gay but happy" folks. $2. $1 beer, $2 shots, mixed drinks. 21+ 9pm-1am. 3158 Mission St. 282-3325.

Gay Sangha @ LGBT Center

Buddhism meditation group with topic discussion and sitting. Donations. 5:30pm. 1800 Market St. at Octavia, Room 300. SFLGBTsangha@yahoogroups

Piano Bar 101 @ Martuni's

Joe Collins, the veteran cabaret singer and accompanist, doffs his Trauma Flintstone drag to be himself in a group singing class. Sing along, bring your own sheet music, and unleash your inner Sally Bowles. Free. 9pm-1am. 4 Valencia St. at Market. 241-0205.

OUT Spoken @ Comcast Ch. 11

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

Tue 26

African Diaspora: a Trilogy @ Market St. Gallery

Exhibit of work by three Bay Area African-American painters; Rae Louise Hayward, James Gayles, and TheArthur Wright. Free. 6pm. Reg. hours, Tue-Fri 11am-5pm (open 1pm Sat). Thru Feb 29. 1554 Market St. at Franklin. 290-1441.


Drawings @ John Pence Gallery

Group exhibit of beautiful realist drawings and nudes by two dozen artists, including Paul Cadmus. Free. Thru March 1. Reg. hours Mon-Fri 10am-6pm (Sat 10am-5pm). 750 Post St. 441-1138.

Looking at Light Through Flowers @ Strybing Arboretum

Exhibit of photographs by Joanne Koltnow showing translucent perspectives on wild flowers. Free. 10am-4pm. Thru Mar. 31. Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture, SF Botanical Garden, 9th Ave at Lincoln Way, Golden Gate Park. 661-1316.

Marga's Funny Tuesdays @ Harvey's

Marga Gomez hosts a weekly comedy show, with LGBT funny folk. Tonight Ronn Vigh, Ali Mafi, Julia Jackson. 9pm. Thru April 29. 500 Castro St. at 18th. Free one-drink min.

Out Professionals @ Barbary Lane Senior Center, Oakland

Networking reception for LGBT professionals; wine and hors d'oeuvres. $10. 6:30pm. 1800 Madison St.

Paul McCarthy @ College of the Arts

Multimedia exhibit Low Life, Slow Life, Part1. Free. 7pm. Timken Lecture Hall, 1111 8th St. at Wisconsin. Thru April 5, Tue-Sat 11am-6pm. 1111 8th St. at Wisconsin. (510) 594-3604.

Trannyshack @ The Stud

Juanita More! and her House of More perform Ain't Misbehavin', a tribute to '20s and '30s jazz hits. Peaches Christ hosts. $8. 10pm-2am. 399 9th St. at Harrison.

Wed 27

A-List Martini Nights @ Bar TBA

Ongoing popular weekly social and networking event for gay men and their friends. Sign up to get invites to a different bar each week. 9pm-12am.

Booty Call.
photo: Brandon Norris

Booty Call @ The Bar

Juanita More!, Joshua J, and rotating DJs make this weekly night fun for all types of gay folk, with gogo boys, tranny talents, and a special portrait gallery in the back with photographer Brandon Norris. $1. 9pm-2am. 456 Castro St.

Brain Farts @ The Lookout

Ongoing Wednesdays night fun as Bebe Sweetbriar and Poll Del Mar co-hostess the fun trivia game with wacky prizes. Free. 7:30-11pm. 3600 16th St. 431-0306.

Buddhist Meditation Class @ LGBT Center

Kadampa Buddhist Temple members lead meditation classes; ongoing. $10. 7pm-8:30pm. 1800 Market St. at Octavia. 503-1187.

Royal Scots Guards @ Marin Center, San Rafael

Scotland's Royal Guards and the Band of the Coldstream perform traditional cavalry music of England and the British Isles, in traditionla kilts and uniforms. $20-$50. 7:30pm. 10 Ave. of the Flags. 499-6800.

Thu 28

BALIF Gala Dinner @ Hyatt Regency

Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Rights holds its 28th annual dinner, with Judge LaDoris cordell, Alice Huffman (NAACP), music by RJ Helton and GAPA Men's Chorus. $50-$125. 5:30-9:30pm. 5 Embarcadero Center. 385-0389.

Coen Brothers Films @ Castro Theatre

Minifest of films by the makers of this year's Oscar-nominated No Country for Old Men. Today, O Brother, Where Art Thou? and The Man Who Wasn't There. Feb. 29, Barton Fink, Miller's Crossing. Mar. 1 Hudsucker Proxy, Raising Arizona. Mar. 2, Fargo, Blood Simple. $8-$10. 429 Castro St. 621-6120.

Kitka @ St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Oakland

Acclaimed local women's vocal ensemble performs their the evening-length work, Sanctuary. 8pm. 114 Montecito Ave. $18-$21. Also Feb. 29 at Old First Church, 8pm 1751 Sacramento St., SF.

Live Bands @ Eagle Tavern

Inferno Of Joy, Turbonegra and The Nerv play live at the popular leather bar. $5. 9pm. 398 12th St. at Harrison. 626-0880.

Modern Love @ Lost Art Salon

Exhibit and sale of mid-20th-century art exploring the theme of love, each in era-appropriate frames. Free. 5:30pm-8:30pm. Reg. hours Tue-Sat 12pm-5pm (7pm Thu). 245 Van Ness Ave., #303, at 13th. 861-1530.

Orchids Gone Wild!

Orchids Gone Wild! @ Fort Mason

San Francisco Orchid Society's 56th annual exposition showcasing thousands of flowers for sale. Gala benefit preview, 6:30-10pm. Feb. 29, 10am-6pm, Mar. 9am-6pm. Mar. 10am-5pm. $8-$35. Festival Pavilion. 665-2468.

Orlando @ Zeum Theatre

American Conservatory Theatre's production of Sarah Ruhl's stage adaptation of Virginia woolf's novel about a gender-bending British character. $15.50-$20. Thu-Sat 8pm. Also 2pm on Sat & Sun. Thru Mar. 15. Yerba Buena Gardens, 4th & Howard sts. 749-2228.

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