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Henry Rollins, aging music icon and honorary fag stag, will be at Books Inc, Berkeley to promote his new photo book, Occupants, about the global struggle for survival. Monday, October 24, 7pm. 1760 4th St. www.booksinc.net
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Two favorites in the "hot straight guys who are cool with gays," aka the pejorative term Fag Stags, are in town this week.

Ben Cohen

Rugby veteran and anti-bullying spokes-stud Ben Cohen, who is straight, despite all that enticing underwear modeling, makes an appearance at the HRC Gala at the Fairmont Hotel. The Human Rights Campaign's 27th annual gala dinner also honors gay TV journalist Thomas Roberts, policewoman Lea Militello and outgoing HRC President Joe Solomonese; with keynote speaker Senator Diane Feinstein. $250-$375. Saturday, October 22. 5pm VIP reception, 6pm general reception, 7:30pm dinner and program, 10pm after-party.  950 Mason St. (800) 494-TIXS. www.sfbayarea.hrc.org/dinner

A long, long, long time ago, Henry Rollins' sweat flung from a dark basement stage at a midwestern punk club onto my teenaged face. It was a good night. The former Black Flag front man, now an author, activist, lecturer and self-described "aging alternative music icon" years ago glibly breezed over false gay rumors about him (in one of the funniest gay-positive monologues I've ever heard). He'll be at Books Inc, Berkeley to promote his new photo book, Occupants, about the global struggle for survival. Monday, October 24, 7pm. 1760 4th St. www.booksinc.net

Kurt Weitzmann

Stand-up comic Kurt Weitzmann used to be straight, but guess what; he just came out as gay at 47! Give him a gay greeting at Marga Gomez's Funny Mondays at The Marsh, Berkeley, along with the lovely Dhaya Lakshminarayanan. $10. October 24, 8pm. 2120 Allston Way. (800) 838-3006. www.margagomez.com   www.themarsh.org

Patrick models at Hot Draw

Let's say your straight pal is curious about ...rear-end pleasures. Hey, it seems they'll all getting into it. Get your butt, or his, to Bend Over Boyfriend at Good Vibrations. Dr. Charlie Glickman offers tips and toy info for guys –straight, gay, bi– who are curious about anal play. Wednesday, October 26. 6pm. 603   Valencia St. at 17th. 522-5460. www.events.goodvibes.com

And for some totally gay art class fun, Hot Draw at Mark I. Chester Studio, a drawing group for gay men of all skill levels, features male model Patrick doing sexy fetish and nude posing. Donations. Thursday, October 27. 6:30-9:30pm. Reservations required (day of): 621-6294. 1229 Folsom St. www.markichester.com (NSFW)

1991: Oakland-Berkeley Fire Aftermath

Burnt offerings

Two exhibits at the Oakland Museum blend loss and remembrance. Love & Loss: Dias de los Muertos, the annual group exhibition of Day of the Dead altars created by artists schoolkids, community groups, has a special opening celebration Sunday, Octover 23 12pm-4:30pm. The exhibit runs thru Dec. 11.

Also at the Oakland Museum, 1991: Oakland-Berkeley Fire Aftermath, a new exhibit of Richard Misrach's rarely viewed large-format photographs of the devastating fires 20 years ago. Thru Feb 12, 2012. $6-$12. 1000 Oak St. Oakland. (510) 318-8400. www.museumca.org

Death in Parallel

Also in the East Bay, the Halloween-Day of the Dead Celebration at the Berkeley Farmers' Market showcases Aztec dancers, tango, samba and chacha music and dancing, a Spiral Dance chorus and band, plus altars, costume-making, sugar skull decorating and food. Tuesday, October 25. 2pm-7pm. Berkeley Technical Academy, 2701 MLK, Jr. Way. At Derby St. (510) 548-3333. www.EcologyCenter.org

In San Francisco, two other exhibits feature Day of the Dead art. Illuminations: Dia de los Muertos at SOMArts Cultural Center includes several altars and installations. Tue-Fri 12pm-7pm. Sat 12pm5pm. Thru Nov. 5. 934 Brannan St. www.somarts.org

Death in Parallel/Muerte Paralela at Mission Cultural Center, features a Day of the Dead exhibit sneak preview and fundraiser on Wednesday, October 26. Tours begin at 6pm, with a 7pm reception featuring music by Cascada de Flores and catered food from San Jalisco. $50. 2868 Mission St. 821-1155.   www.missionculturalcenter.org

The Mutaytor at Masquerotica

Early eerie

Get an early dose of Halloween fun at Masquerotica at the Concourse Exhibition Center. The folks behind Fresh, Love Evolution, Sea of Dreams and Opulent Temple present a large-scale gay-straight-whatever costume party with nine designed fun areas, dancing, live acts The Mutaytor, Fou Fou Ha!, Annie Sprinkle and lots of sexy acts and themed playgrounds, a haunted house, DJs Jamie Sanchez, Icon, Dan, 21+. Costumes mandatory. $35-$100. Saturday, October 22. 8pm-4am. 635 8th St. www.masquerotica.com/fresh/

Got kids? Enjoy the Monster Mash Potluck at the LGBT Center, a Halloween party for LGBT parents and their children, with games, food, giveaways, and a costume fashion show, because the world can never get enough of babies in felt pumpkin costumes! Bring a dish to share. Sponsored by the Center's KidSpace and Our Family Coalition. Saturday, October 22. 12pm-2pm. Free/pre-register. 1800 Market St. 981-1960. www.sfcenter.org

Halloween: The Ballad of Michele Myers

Back in the adult section, Halloween: The Ballad of Michele Myers at CounterPulse, unleashes Raya Light and Todd Pickering's drag musical parody of slasher movies, with a hint of Heathers and a dash of The Facts of Life, includes a cast of local luminous talents. $15-$20. 8pm. October 27-30. 1310 Mission St. at 9th. (800) 350-8850. www.counterpulse.org  

It's the party to die for; Zombie Nightlife at the California Academy of Sciences. Peaches Christ hosts a night of the living dead at the fascinating museum, with a dead drag queen revue, a zombie costume contest and a zombie prom dance. $10-$12; $59 VIP with tour. Thursday, October 27, 6pm-11pm. 21+. 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. 379-8000. www.peacheschrist.com   www.calacademy.org



Events Oct. 20–27, 2011

Thu 20

Berlin and Beyond @ Castro Theatre

16th annual German film festival includes narrative and documentary films about Turkish immigrants, Goethe,  communes,  mountaineers, cancer survivors, artists and boxers. $9-$40 ($160 ful pass). Thru Oct. 26. 429 Castro St. 572-2075.  www.BerlinBeyond.com  www.CastroTheatre.com

Crab Feed in Oakland

Crab Feed @ Holy Redeemer Event Center, Oakland

Third annual feast and fundraiser for AIDS Project East Bay, with lots of crab, garlic noodles, salad, beverage and dessert bar, plus raffles, live entertainment and take-out orders available. $45-$50. Two for $80. 6pm-10pm. 8945 Golf Links Road, Oakland. (510) 663-7979. www.apeb.org

Judy Rickard @ Books Inc

Author of Torn Apart: United by Love, Divided by Law reads from and discusses her book about US immigration discrimination against same-sex binational couples. 7:30pm. 2275 Market St. www.booksinc.net

Sam's Enchanted Evening @ The Marsh, Berkeley

Randy Rose vocalist for the enigmatic band The Residents, performs an unusual solo show abut a fictional man named Sam, with piano accompaniment by Joshua Raoul Brody. $15-$50. Thu & Fri 8pm. Sat 8:30pm. Thru Nov. 26. TheaterStage, 2120 Allston Way, near Shattuck. 282-3055.   www.themarsh.org

Witch Hunting 2011 @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Hall

Panel discussion about FBI repression of the anti-war movement and members of the Muslim community. 7:30pm. 1924 Cedar St. At Bonita. www.bfuu.org

Alonzo King's Lines Ballet.
photo: RJ Muna

Fri 21

Alonzo King's Lines Ballet @ Novellus Theater

The fall season concert includes the world premiere of King's evocative Resin,, set to traditional Sephardic music, and King's Who Dressed You Like a Foreigner? With music by Zakir Hussain. $15-$65. 8pm. Fri & Sat 8pm. Thu 7:30pm. Sun 5pm. Thru Oct. 23. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard St. www.linesballet.org

Arab Film Festival @ Various Cinemas

Diverse array of dramas and documentaries about the Egyptian uprising, Iraq and Lebanon wars, family drama, women's rights and other themes. $10-$120 (full pass). Also at Embarcadero Cinema, SF, Shattuck Cinema, Berkeley and Camera 12, San Jose. Thru Oct. 23. www.arabfilmfestival.org

Artery Project @ Various Venues

San Francisco Arts Commission's expansive lineup of arts events include gallery exhibits, store window installations, dance, music, outdoor performances and more. Ongoing. (Tue Oct. 25, 12pm: high-energy Brazilian dance in U.N. Plaza). www.sfartscommission.org/artery

Desdemona @ Boxcar Theatre

A play about a handkerchief, Paula Vogel's comic romp plays on the backstage drama of three women in Shakespeare's Othello. $15-$35. Mon-Sat 8pm. Sun 3pm. Thru Nov 5. 505 Natoma St. www.boxcartheatre.org

Don Giovanni @ War Memorial Opera House

San Francisco Opera's production of Mozart's 1787 serio-comic opera buffa about a lying womanizing nobleman who eventually goes to hell; in Italian with English supertitles. $21-$330. 8pm. Also Oct 28 at 8pm. Oct 23 & Nov 5 at 2pm. Oct 26, Nov 2 & 10 at 7:30pm. 301 Van Ness Ave. 864-3330. www.sfopera.com  

Doubt: A Parable @ Live Oak Theatre, North Berkeley

John Patrick Shanley's award-winning play about faith and the search for truth gets a local production by Actors Ensemble. $12-$15. Fri & Sat 8pm. Thru Nov. 19. Shattuck St. at Berryman. www.aeofberkeley.org  

Fear Over Frisco

Fear Over Frisco @ Hypnodrome Theatre

Thrillpeddlers' new trio of Noir-Horror one-act plays, penned by "Czar of Noir" Eddie Muller offers a pre-Halloween thrill. Prepare to be shockingly entertained. $25-$35. Thu-Sat 8pm. Thru Nov. 19. 575 10th St. at Division/Bryant. 377-4202.  www.thrillpeddlers.com

Haitian Arts Festival @ MCCLA Theater

Afoutayi Productions presents New York's Coco Breeze trrio, Fabienne Denis, Centre Culterel Pye Poudre performers, and Frisnel Moriseau's drumming ensemble. $12-$20. 7pm. Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission St. 643-2785.  www.missionculturalcenter.org  

Honey Brown Eyes @ SF Playhouse

West Coast premiere of Stefanie Zadravec's play about two former rock musicians on opposite sides of the Bosnian War. $15-$30. Tue-Thu 7pm. Fri & Sat 8pm. Also Sat 3pm. Thru Nov 5. 533 Sutter St. 677-9596. www.sfplayhouse.org

The Infernal Comedy @ Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley

Confessions of a Serial Killer, a unique theatre, opera, music production starring John Malkovich, about the life of Austrian murderer Jack Unterweger. $30-$150. 8pm. UC Berkeley campus, Bancroft Way at Telegraph Ave. (510) 642-9988. www.calperformances.org

Life Gone Viral @ The Marsh

Charlie Varon and Jeri Lynn Cohen perform and co-wrote (with director David Ford) this comic show about the hazards of Internet exhibitionism. $20-$50. Thu 8pm. Sat 8:30pm. Sun 3pm. Thru Dec. 4. 1062 Valencia St. at 22nd. 282-3055. www.themarsh.org

Maharaja

Maharaja @ Asian Art Museum

The Splendor of India's Royal Courts, an expansive exhibit showcasing textiles, jewels and items from the heyday of the early Indian empires. Special events thru exhibit run. $7-$17. Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. Thu til 9pm. Thru April 8, 2012. 200 Larkin St. 581-3500.  www.asianart.org

Making Porn

Making Porn @ Box Car Theatre

Ronnie Larsen returns with a new production of his popular play about, well, making porn, starring muscle stud Matthew Rush, with guaranteed male nudity; adults only! $25-$50. Thu 8pm. Fri & Sat 7pm & 10pm. Sun 7pm. Thru Oct. 29. 125A Hyde St. www.ronnielarsen.com

Marga Gomez @ The Marsh

Veteran lesbian comic performs Not Getting Any Younger, a new solo show about her 'coming of middle age.' $15-$50. Thu & Fri 8pm. Sat 8:30pm. Sun 3pm. Extended thru Dec 17. 1062 Valencia St. 282-3055.  www.themarsh.org

The Matter Within @ YBCA

Fascinating new exhibit of contemporary Indian art. Exhibit thru Jan 29. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St. 978-2787.   www.ybca.org

Night Falls @ ODC Theater

Choreographer Deborah Slater and writer Julie Hubert's theatre-dance work about the dream states of an older woman questioning her life's accomplishments. $17-$20. 8pm. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru Oct. 30. 3153 17th St. 863-9834.  www.odctheater.org

Nymph Errant @ Eureka Theatre

42nd Street Moon's production of the Cole Porter/Romney Brent madcap musical farce set in 1930s Europe. $20-$45. Wed 7pm. Thu & Fri 8pm. Sat 6pm. Sun 3pm. Thru Oct. 23. 215 Jackson St. 255-8207. www.42ndstmoon.org  

Queer Deaf Social @ Cafe Flore

Gathering of LGBT deaf locals and friends. 6pm-9pm. Happy Hour 4pm-8pm. First Fridays monthly. 2298 Market St. 621-8579.  www.cafeflore.com

Pelleas & Melisande

Pelleas & Melisande @ Exit Theatre

Cutting Ball Theater company's production of French symbolist Maurice Maeterlinck's drama about forbidden love between straight in-law royals. $10-$50. Thu 7:30pm. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sat 2pm, Sun 5pm. Thru Nov 27. 277 Taylor St. (800) 838-3006. www.cuttingball.com

Race @ American Conservatory Theatre

David Mamet's scathing courtroom comedy about a white man accused of assaulting a black woman. Special events include LGBT "Night Out" after-party Nov. 2. $10-$82. Tue-Sat 8pm. Wed, Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru Nov. 13. 415 Geary St. 749-2228.  www.act-sf.org

Rafael Alencar @ Nob Hill Theatre

Extra-hung extra-friendly Brazilian porn stud returns with his sexy solo show. $25. 8pm & 10pm. Also Oct. 22. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 781-9468.  www.thenobhilltheatre.com

Kevin Spacey in Richard III

Richard III @ Curran Theatre

Sam Mendes directed this eye-catching touring production, and Kevin Spacey stars in the title role of, the Shakespeare play about a corrupt king. $35-$150. Wed-Fri 7:30pm. Sat 2pm & 8pm. Sun 3pm. Thru Oct. 29. 445 Geary St. www.shnsf.com

San Francisco Olympians Festival @ Exit Theater

No Nude Men Productions presents its 2nd annual flurry of 32 new short and full-length plays by 29 local writers, performed in 12 nights, each a modern variation on the stories of ancient myths and gods. $10 each (Multiple play discounts). Thu-Sat 8pm thru Oct. 29. 156 Eddy St. www.sfolympians.com

Trompe L'Oeil @ John Pence Gallery

Group exhibit of 70 "fool the eye" realist works by 30 artists. Thru Nov. 12. Mon-Fri 10am-6pm. Sat 10am-5pm. 750 Post St. 441-1138.  www.johnpence.com

Retro Films @ Oddball Films

"It's a Small World After All," short promo films from Worlds Fairs, Japan and Los Angeles tourism, vintage Pam Am promos, all from the '40s-'70s. $10. 8:30pm. Oct. 22, 8pm, "Films on Filmmaking." 275 Capp St. 558-8117. www.oddballfilm.com

The Understudies @ The Garage

Jeff Bedillion's darkly comic take on Genet's The Maids; two understudies plot to kill the actress whose role they want. $10-$20. 8pm. Also Oct 22 & 23. 975 Howard St. www.975howard.com

A Weekend With Pablo Picasso

A Weekend With Pablo Picasso @ Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek

Center Repertory Company's production stars playwright and Culture Clash's Herbert Siguenza as Pablo Picasso. $38-$43. 8pm. Tue-Wed 7:30pm. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sun 2:3pm. Thru Nov. 19.  1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. (925) 943-7469. www.centerrep.org

We Were Here @ Rialto/Elmwood Cinema, Berkeley

David Weissman's acclaimed documentary about San Francisco caregivers and activists in the early days of the AIDS epidemic. $8-$10. 2966 College Ave. at Ashby. (510) 433-9730.  www.rialtocinemas.com

Zero Hour @ Jewish Community Center

Jim Brochu performs in his touring solo production of The Zero Mostel Play, about the celebrated stage and film actor (Fiddler on the Roof, The Producers). $42-$52. 8pm. Also Oct 22 8pm. Oct 23 2pm. Kanbar Hall, 3200 California St. at Presidio. 292-1233. www.jccsf.org/arts

Cabaret

Sat 22

Beach Blanket Babylon @ Club Fugazi

Musical comedy revue, now in its 35th year, with an ever-changing lineup of political and pop culture icons, all in gigantic wigs. $25-$130. Wed, Thu, Fri at 8pm. Sat 6:30, 9:30pm. Sun 2pm, 5pm. (Beer/wine served; cash only). 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Blvd (Green St.). 421-4222. www.beachblanketbabylon.com

Bellwether @ Marin Theatre Company, Mill Valley

World premiere of Steve Yockey's suspenseful fairy tale for adults, about a missing girl and a mysterious suburb. $34. Tue, Fri-Sat 8pm. Wed 7:30pm. Sun 7pm. Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru Oct. 30. 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 388-5208. www.marintheatre.org

Cabaret @ The Stage, San Jose

Kander & Ebb's Tony Award-winning musical based on the Christopher Isherwood novel gets a local staging, based on the cabaret-style Broadway revival. $20-$45. Wed & Thu 7:30pm. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru Oct. 23. 490 South First St., San Jose. (408) 283-7142. www.thestage.org 

Collected @ Museum of the African Diaspora

Subtitled Stories of Acquisition and Reclamation, this new exhibit displays more than 100 objects that help narrate the struggles and contributions of African Americans in California. Special dance performance Oct 15 by Lisa Saunders and the Ethnic Arts Institute;  2pm. Thru March 4. 685 Mission St. at 3rd. 358-7200. www.moadsf.org

Glass Pumpkin Patch @ Cohn-Stone Studios, Richmond

See and buy amazing colored glass gourds; glass-blowing demos each day, too. Saturdays & Sundays thru October. 10am-4pm. 560 South 31st St.  (510) 234-9690. www.cohnstone.com 

How to Write a New Book for the Bible @ Berkeley Rep

World premiere of Bill Cain's new play about religion, and how parents' sins ruin their children's lives. $14-$81. Wed & Sun 7pm. Tue, Thu Fri Sat 8pm. Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru Nov. 28. Thrust Stage, 2025 Addison St. at Shattuck. (510) 647-2949.  www.berkeleyrep.org

HRC Gala @ Fairmont Hotel

The Human Rights Campaign's 27th annual gala dinner and auction honors rugby player and anti-bullying activist Ben Cohen, gay TV journalist Thomas Roberts, policewoman Lea Militello and outgoing HRC President Joe Solomonese; with keynote speaker Senator Diane Feinstein. $250-$375. 5pm VIP reception, 6pm general reception, 7:30pm dinner and program, 10pm after-party.   950 Mason St. (800) 494-TIXS. www.sfbayarea.hrc.org/dinner

Inanna's Descent @ Codornices Park, Berkeley

Interactive art installations and ritual performances celebrating myths and the darkening of days. Free. Sat & Sun 1pm-5pm thru Oct 30. Special Halloween night show Oct 31, 5pm-8pm. 1201 Euclid Ave. Berkeley. www.raggedwing.org

Keeping an Eye on Surveillance @ Performance Art Institute

Group exhibit of 30 artists' multi-media works that examine societal surveillance in the post-9/11 world. Wed-Sat 12pm-6pm. Thru Oct. 22; closing night performance includes Andrew M. Mezvinsky's site-specific audience-participatory operetta Il Fazzoletto. $25-$50. 2pm. 575 Sutter St. 501-0575. www.theperformanceartinstitute.org

Line Dance Classes @ ODC Dance Commons

New fun line dance classes taught by Sundance Saloon's Sean Ray, with a special LGBT-anybody-inclusive ambiance, and not just country music. $14. Weekly Saturdays, 6pm-8pm. 351 Shotwell St. www.odcdance.org

The Mutaytor at Masquerotica

Masquerotica @ Concourse Exhibition Center

The folks behind Fresh, Love Evolution, Sea of Dreams and Opulent Temple present a large-scale gay-straight-whatever costume party with nine designed fun areas, dancing, live acts The Mutaytor, Fou Fou Ha!, Annie Sprinkle and lots of sexy acts and themed playgrounds, a haunted house, DJs Jamie Sanchez, Icon, Dan, 21+. Costumes mandatory. $35-$100. 8pm-4am. 635 8th St.

www.masquerotica.com/fresh/

Master Harold and the Boys @ Phoenix Theatre

Athol Fugard's comic drama about British school boys and their gay professor gets a local production. $20-$40. Thu-Sat 8pm. Thru Nov. 19. 414 414 Mason St. #601.  (800) 838-3006. www.offbroadwaywest.org

Monster Mash Potluck @ LGBT Center

Halloween party for LGBT parents and their kids, and friends with kids, with games, food, giveaways, a costume fashion show; bring a dish to share. Sponsored by the Center's KidSpace and Our Family Coalition. 12pm-2pm. Free/pre-register. 1800 Market St. 981-1960. www.sfcenter.org

Monsters in the Bookshelf @ Thacher Gallery, USF

Exhibit of sketchbooks, canvases, storyboards, book galleys and other artwork by popular children's book illustrators from Studio 5 (www.studiofiveart.org). Thru Dec. 16. Gleeson Library-Geschke Center, USF campus, 2130 Fulton St. 422-5178. www.usfca.edu

Oliver DiCicco and Julian Honig @ Gallery 60SIX

Design & Dissolution: sculpture and mixed media, an exhibit of the art of two eclectic designers. Thru Nov. 18. 66 Elgin Park. 577-4396. www.gallery60six.com

The Paper Quilt Project @ Berkeley Art Center

Opening reception for a group exhibit of collaborative paper works by various artists. Reception 5pm-8pm. Thru Dec. 4. 1275 Walnut St. (510) 644-6893.  www.berkeleyartcenter.org

Performance Festival @ Yerba Buena Gardens

Ongoing series of free outdoor daytime music, theatre and dance performances. Thru Oct. Mission St. at 3rd. www.ybgf.org

Peter Gallagher

Peter Gallagher @ The Venetian Room

Dashing film, TV and stage musical theatre actor performs Broadway and American songbook hits, and tells Hollywood tales, at the swanky hotel ballroom. $40-$45. Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St. 392-4400. www.bayareacabaret.org

Phaedra @ Ashby Stage, Berkeley

Shotgun Players' production of Adam Bock's commissioned modern tabloid-style adaptation of Racine's tragedy about a woman who's in love with her husband's son. $17-$26. Thu 7pm. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sun 5pm. thru Oct. 23. 1901 Ashby Ave. (510) 841-6500. www.shotgunplayers.org  

Rita Moreno: Life Without Makeup

Rita Moreno: Life Without Makeup @ Berkeley Rep

Tony Taccone and Rita Moreno's must-see solo show about the award-winning actress's life and times; with music, two very handsome back-up dancers, and a four-piece band. $14-50-$73. Tue, Fri-Sat 8pm. Wed & Sun 7pm. Thu, Sat, Sun 2pm. Extended thru Nov. 12. Roda Theatre, 2015 Addison St. (510) 647-2949. www.berkeleyrep.org  

Romeo and Juliet @ Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill

Diablo Valley College's production of the Shakespeare tragic romance. $20. Thru Nov. 6. 321 Golf Club Road. (925) 687-4445. www.dvcdrama.net

SF Hiking Club @ Point Reyes

Join GLBT hikers for a 13-mile hike through wooded trails and open terrain with spectacular views of Point Reyes National Seashore. Carpool meets 9:30 at Safeway sign, Market & Dolores. (510) 910-8734. www.sfhiking.com

SF Open Studios @ Citywide

Third weekend of a month of events where almost 1000 visual artists let viewers (and hopefully patrons) see their work in studios; includes many LGBT artists. Subsequent schedules each weekend thru October in different neighborhoods. www.artspan.org

Superfest @ SF Public Library

Screening of award-winning films from the 2011 Superfest International Disability Film Festival. Audio description and captioned versions. Free. 12pm-5pm. Latino/Hispanic Community Room, lower level. 100 Larkin St. at Grove. 557-4557. (TTY: 557-4433).  www.sfpl.org

Teatro Zinzanni

Teatro Zinzanni @ Pier 29

The new show Up in the Air, about a struggling radio station, stars Geoff Hoyle, blues musician Duffy Bishop, and a slew of amazingly talented acrobats, singers, musicians, a five-course dinner, and a lot of fun. $117-$145. Saturday 11:30am "Breve" show $63-$78. Wed-Sat 6pm (Sun 5pm) Thru Dec 31, when the show goes on hiatus for World Cup Sailing pier renovations. Pier 29 at Embarcadero Ave. 438-2668. www.teatrozinzanni.com  

When I Grow Up @ LGBT Center

Group exhibit of mixed media art by local LGBT elders. Thru Nov. 16. 1800 Market St.  www.sfcenter.org

Sun 23

Animation Exhibits @ Walt Disney Museum

See biographical exhibits about Walt Disney, early sketches and ephemera from historic Disney movies. Frequent lectures and film screenings. $12-$20. 104 Montgomery St., The Presidio. www.waltdisney.org  

Archie, Green Lantern, Troubletown @ Cartoon Art Museum

Exhibits showcasing original art work and prints of classic comic art. $3-$7. Tue-Sun 11am-5pm. 655 Mission St. CAR-TOON. www.cartoonart.org

The Art of Dr. Seuss @ Dennis Rae Fine Art

Fascinating exhibit of rarely seen prints, paintings, sculptures and a few of the more known drawings by Theodor Geisel, the author/illustrator of the immensely popular children's books. Ongoing, with updates and new items. 351A Geary St. 391-1948. www.dennisraefineart.com

Brian Selznick

Brian Selznick @ Contemporary Jewish Museum

Author-illustrator of the books The Houdini Box, The Invention of Hugo Cabret and Wonder Struck, reads from and signs copies of his books. $10-$12. 3pm. 736 Mission St. www.thecjm.org

Cabaret Contest @ Martuni's

Trauma Flintstone hosts the cabaret show, with Producers' Choice performers, and presentation of the Mike Ward Emerging Artist Award. $7. 7pm. 4 Valencia St. at Market. www.dragatmartunis.com

Ensemble Caprice

Ensemble Caprice @ St. Mark's Lutheran

Award-winning music ensemble performs gypsy music from the 16th-18th centuries, plus baroque Slavokian music. $35. 4pm. 111 O'Farrell St. (510) 528-1725. www.sfems.org

Enzo Lombard, Nicole Maxoli @ Stage Werx Theatre

Lombard performs Love, Humiliation & Karaoke, about a cross-country gay hook-up; Maxoli performs Forgetting the Details, about caring for her Filipina grandmother. Part of Solo Sundays. $12. 7pm. 446 Valencia St. near 16th. www.brownpapertickets.com

Happy Hour @ Energy Talk Radio

Interview show with gay writer Adam Sandel as host. 8pm. www.EnergyTalkRadio.com

Los Angeles Philharmonic @ Davies Symphony Hall

Gustavo Dudamel conducts performances of works by John Adams, Enrico Chapela and Prokofiev. Also Monday Oct. 24, 8pm: works by John Adams, Igor Stravinsky and Hector Berlioz.  $30-$155. 7pm. 201 Van Ness Ave. 864-6000. www.sfsymphony.org

Richard Misrach's1991: Oakland-Berkeley Fire Aftermath

Love & Loss: Dias de los Muertos @ Oakland Museum of California

Annual group exhibition of Day of the Dead altars created by artists schoolkids, community groups. Special opening celebrations Oct. 23 12pm-4:30pm. Thru Dec. 11. Also, 1991: Oakland-Berkeley Fire Aftermath, a new exhibit of Richard Misrach's rarely viewed large-format photographs of the devastating fires 20 years ago. Thru Feb 12, 2010. Also, A Walk in the Wild, Continuing John Muir's Journey, Bay Area figurative art, Dorothea Lange archive, Early landscape paintings, Gold Rush Era works, California ceramics. Gallery of California Natural Sciences. $6-$12. 1000 Oak St. Oakland. (510) 318-8400. www.museumca.org

Passport 2011

Passport 2011 @ Castro District

3rd annual unusual street tour of various visual artists' work on display, where patrons get unique art stamps along the tour; includes Dan Nicoletta, Chris Duncan, Michelle Tea and others. $25. 12pm-4pm. After-party at Q Bar, 4pm-7pm, 456 Castro st.  www.sfartscommission.org/gallery/2011/passport/

Paul Morin @ Blush Wine Bar

Exhibit of oversized portraits in oil and silver leaf, based on vintage imagery. 476 Castro St. www.blushwinebar.com

Richard Serra Drawing @ SF MOMA

Retrospective of drawings by the artist known for his massive steel slabs; Thru Jan. 16. Also, Paul Klee and Andrew Schoultz, an exhibit of works by the Bay Area artist in response to Klee's drawings and prints; Thru Jan 8. Also, Less and More: the Design Ethos of Dieter Rams; Thru Feb 20; and Sharon Lockhart's Lunch Break, photos and installation of images of industrial workers. Other exhibits ongoing. Free-$18. 151 Third St.  www.sfmoma.org

Sunday's a Drag @ Starlight Room

Donna Sachet and Harry Denton host the fabulous weekly brunch and drag show. $45. 11am, show at noon; 1:30pm, show at 2:30pm. 450 Powell St. in Union Square. 395-8595. www.harrydenton.com

Sunday Skool with Baby D @ Academy of Ballet

D'arcy Drollinger (Enrique) returns to SF with a campy aerobics weekly workout set to music from the 80s-today. Retro Spandex and Solid Gold gear encouraged. Dance by donation. Sundays at 11am. 2121 Market St. at Church.

Theatre of Yugen @ NOHspace

Local Butoh theatre-dance company performs new and repertory comedic works. $12-$18. Sundays and Mondays thru Oct. 24. 2840 Mariposa St. at Florida. www.theatreofyugen.org

Henry Rollins

Mon 24

Henry Rollins @ Books Inc, Berkeley

Former Black Flag front man, publisher, activist and self-described "aging punk icon" discusses his new photo book, Occupants, about the global struggle for survival. 7pm. 1760 4th St. www.booksinc.net

Marga's Funny Mondays @ The Marsh, Berkeley

Marga Gomez brings her comic talents and special guests to a weekly cabaret show. This week: Dhaya Lakshminarayanan and Kurt Weitzmann,   who just came out as gay at 47! $10. 8pm. Thru Oct. 31. 2120 Allston Way. (800) 838-3006. www.margagomez.com   www.themarsh.org

The Penis Show

The Penis Show @ Good Vibrations

Opening reception for an exhibit of artist Jack Davis's crocheted penis sculptures. 6pm-8pm. Exhibit thru Nov. 5. 1620 Polk St. at Sacramento. 345-0400. www.goodvibes.com

Rex Ray @ Gallery 16

Exhibit of colorful graphic abstract paintings by the local artist-designer. Mon-Fri 10am-5pm. Sat 11am-5pm. Thru Oct. 29. 501 3rd St. 626-7495.  www.gallery16.com

Ten Percent @ Comcast 104

David Perry's talk show about LGBT local issues. Mon-Fri 11:30am & 10:30pm, Sat & Sun 10:30pm. www.davidperry.com

Todd Murray @ the Rrazz Room

Crooner sings big band classics. $30. 8pm. Also Oct. 25. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. www.therrazzroom.com

Ronn Vigh hosts Funny Tuesdays

Tue 25

Funny Tuesdays @ Harvey's

Ronn Vigh hosts the weekly LGBT and gay-friendly comedy night. One drink or menu item minimum. 9pm. 500 Castro St. at 18th. 431-HARV. www.harveyssf.com  

Halloween-Day of the Dead Celebration @ Berkeley Farmers' Market

Aztec dancers, tango, samba and chacha music and dancing, spiral dance chorus and band, plus altars, costume-making, sugar skull decorating and food. 2pm-7pm. Berkeley Technical Academy, 2701 MLK, Jr. Way. At Derby St. (510) 548-3333. www.EcologyCenter.org

Illuminations: Dia de los Muertos @ SOMArts Cultural Center

Exhibit of Day of the Dead altars and installations. Tue-Fri 12pm-7pm. Sat 12pm5pm. Thru Nov. 5. 934 Brannan St. www.somarts.org

Locals Only @ Old First Church

Concert of workss by local musicians and composers Frank La Rocca, David A. Jaffe, Ken Ueno, Nicolas Vasallo, Belinda Reynolds, Stephanie Webster and Mark Applebaum. $14-$17. 8pm. 1751 Sacramento St. 474-1608. www.oldfirstconcerts.org

Napa Cellars Winemaker Dinner @ Pican, Oakland

Fundraiser for Project Open Hand, with excellent wine selection throughout a multiple-course dinner. $75. 6pm. 2295 Broadway, Oakland. 503-1375. www.openhand.org

Nico Santos @ The Punchline

Fags 'n Hags, the gay comic's show with women pal performers. Also Oct 26. $15-$30. 8pm. 18+. 2-drink min. 444 Battery St. www.punchlinecomedyclub.com

Rob Rosen

Rob Rosen @ Books Inc

Local gay authors read from and discuss their new books: launch party for Rob Rosen's Southern Fried, plus Alan Chin (Butterfly's Child) and Mark Abramson (Wedding Season). 7:30pm. 2275 Market St. www.booksinc.net    

Time @ The Lab

Group exhibit of multimedia and conceptual works exploring the definable and undefinablilty of time. 6pm-9pm, including live performances. Reg hours Tue-Sat 1pm-6pm. Thru Oct. 29. 2948 16th St. 864-8855.   www.thelab.org

Yoga Classes @ The Sun Room

Heated, healing weekly yoga classes in a new location. Suggested donation $10-20.  12pm-1pm. Tue & Thu. 2390 Mission St, 3rd floor. 794-4619.  www.billmohleryoga.com

Christophe Coppens

Wed 26

Alternative Visions @ Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley

Weekly series of unusual experimental, and strikingly visual short and feature films. $9.50-$13.50 (double-bills). Usually 7:30pm. Thru Oct 26. 2575 Bancroft Way. (510) 642-1412.  www.bampfa.berkeley.edu

Bend Over Boyfriend @ Good Vibrations

Dr. Charlie Glickman offers tips and toy info for guys, straight, gay, bi, who are curious about anal play. 6pm. 603   Valencia St. at 17th. 522-5460. www.events.goodvibes.com

Christophe Coppens @ Highlight Gallery

Unusual exhibit of the Belgian artist's self-portraits, videos and installation examining his life-long obsession with Barbra Streisand. Thru Oct. 30. Wed-Fri 2pm-6pm. 3043 Clay St. 529-1221. www.highlightgallery.com

Death in Parallel/Muerte Paralela @ Mission Cultural Center

Day of the Dead exhibit sneak preview and fundraiser. 6pm tours, 7pm reception with music by Cascada de Flores and catered food from San Jalisco. $50. 2868 Mission St. 821-1155.  www.missionculturalcenter.org

The Desdemona Project

The Desdemona Project @ Zellerbach Playhouse, Berkeley

Cal Performances presents a collaborative theatre written by acclaimed writer Toni Morrison, singer-composer Rokia Traor and director Peter Sellars. $100. 8pm. Thru Oct 29. UC Berkeley campus, Bancroft Way at Telegraph Ave. (510) 642-9988. www.calperformances.org

Dream Queens Revue @ Aunt Charlie's Lounge

Enjoy a special Halloween-themed drag show with San Francisco's only Goth queen Sophilya Leggz, Ruby Slippers, Bobby Ashton, Sheena Rose and Joie de Vivre. No cover. 9:45pm. 133 Turk st. www.dreamqueensrevue.com

The Rover @ Hastings Studio Theater

American Conservatory Theatre students perform Aphra Behn's  1677 bawdy comedy of mistaken identities, sex and politics, set in Naples during the Carnival. $10. 7pm. Wed Thu Sat 7:30pm. Sun 2pm Sat 5pm Thru Nov 5. 77 Geary St. at Grant. 6th floor. www.act-sf.org

Wilson Cruz

Wilson Cruz & Scott Nevins @ The Rrazz Room

Openly gay TV, Broadway and film actor-singer Cruz, and comic –host Nevins share Hollywood tales and songs. $20. 8pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. www.therrazzroom.com

Thu 27

Ann Magnuson @ SF MOMA

Actress and performance artist screens films (7pm) and performs a solo show about David Bowie and Jobriath, 1970s glam rock's only openly gay rock star (9pm). Free (members)-$18. 151 Third St. 357-4000.   www.sfmoma.org

Halloween: The Ballad of Michele Myers @ CounterPulse

Raya Light and Todd Pickering's drag musical parody of slasher movies, with a hint of Heathers and a dash of The Facts of Life, includes a cast of local luminous talents. $15-$20. 8pm. Thru Oct. 30. 1310 Mission St. at 9th. (800) 350-8850. www.counterpulse.org  

Hot Draw @ Mark I. Chester Studio

Drawing group for gay men of all skill levels, with a hot male model doing sexy fetish nude posing. Donations. 6:30-9:30pm. Reservations required (day of): 621-6294. 1229 Folsom St. www.markichester.com (NSFW)

Karel

Karel @ The Rrazz Room

Politically ireverent gay comic skewers politics and pop culture. $25. 8pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. www.therrazzroom.com

Metropolis @ Castro Theatre

Colorized Georgio Moroder version with 1980s pop and rock music score is screened. $10. 3:30, 5:30, 7:30, 9:15. 429 Castro St. www.castrotheatre.com

Our Vast Queer Past @ GLBT History Museum

See the fascinating exhibit from the GLBT Historical Society, with a wide array of rare historic items on display. Free for members-$5. Wed-Sat 11am-7pm. Sun 12pm-5pm. 4127 18th St. www.glbthistory.org

Same-Sex Dancing @ Queer Ballroom

Ongoing partner dance lessons and open dancing in a variety of styles- Argentine tango, Cha Cha, Rhumba and more; different each night. $5-$25 open dancing to $55 for private lessons. 151 Potrero Ave. at 15th. www.QueerBallroom.com

San Francisco Symphony @ Davies Hall

Alan Gilbert conducts performances of works by Beethoven, Haydn and Henri Dutilleux. $15-$145. 2pm. Also Oct 28 at 8pm. 201 Van Ness Ave. www.sfsymphony.org

Unmasked

Unmasked @ the Green Room

The GLBT Historical Society's annual masked gala includes food, drinks, wonderful people and a fabulous view. $60-$100 and up. 6pm-9pm. War Memorial Building, 401 Van Ness Ave. 777-5455. www.unmaskedgala.org

Zombie Nightlife @ California Academy of Sciences

Peaches Christ hosts a night of the living dead at the fascinating museum, with a dead drag queen revue, zombie costume contest and zombie prom dance. $10-$12; $59 VIP with tour. 6pm-11pm. 21+. 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. 379-8000. www.peacheschrist.com   www.calacademy.org

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