Issue:  Vol. 44 / No. 30 / 24 July 2014
 
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Art isn't easy

Out & About


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Fri 4: Art Auction @ ATA Gallery

The alternative video art space holds an art auction fundraiser, which includes "Blue Dali" by Walter Logue. $5-$20. 6:30 silent auction, 8:30pm live. 992 Valencia St. www.atasite.org

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The San Francisco International Arts Festival continues at various venues with fascinating rare performances full of intrigue and innovation. One such example is Antidote at the Marines Memorial Theatre. Russia's Liquid Theatre company performs the U.S. premiere of their witty physical theatre work about the confining nature of post-Soviet corporate life. $12-$30. 7pm. Also May 6, 7pm. 609 Sutter St.

Liquid Theatre's Antidote

Art isn't easy. It's sometimes dangerous, especially for Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour. His script White Rabbit, Red Rabbit is read, unrehearsed, by a slew of local artists, because Iran refused to grant the playwright a travel visa. Festival Lounge, $12-$15. 540 Sutter St. May 3-20. Other works include Yaelisa & Caminos Flamencos (May 5, 7pm. $20-$70), Earplay Ensemble with Melody of China (May 10, $20, Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness). More shows thru May 19. 771-6900. www.sfiaf.org

Here are visual arts exhibits of note, where locally the only danger is an excess of openings.

Thu 3: Saints and Sinners @ Visual Aid

Opening reception for an exhibit of colorful multimedia works by David Faulk and Michael Johnstone in a site-specific installation. 5:30-7:30pm. 57 Post St. #905. www.visualaid.org

Fri 4: Art Auction @ ATA Gallery

The alternative video art space holds an art auction fundraiser. $5-$20. 6:30 silent auction, 8:30pm live. 992 Valencia St. www.atasite.org

Fri 4: The Dick Show @ Center for Sex & Culture

Opening reception for a group exhibit celebrating the male penis, with works by Michael Rosen, Mariah Carle, Mark Garrett, Katie Gilmartin, Justin Time, Mitcho, Dwoo, Jesse Williams and Jack Davis. 6pm-9pm. Thru May (performance show May 18, 8pm). 1349 Mission St. at 9th. www.sexandculture.org

Matthew Hines' art

Fri 4: Matthew Hines
@ Magnet

Opening reception for the artist's exhibit of modern mythological imagery. Free. 8pm-10pm. Thru May 4122 18th St. 581-1613. www.magnetsf.org

Fri 4: To the Artist @ Kunst-Stoff Arts

Performance and audiobook release for a collection of spoken word, original music and video art, with Silvia Girardi, Michael Shiono. $10-$20. 8pm. 1 Grove St. www.kunst-stoff.org

Sat 5: All of Us or None @ Oakland Museum of Art

Social justice poster exhibit, The 1968 Exhibit, and a video installation Portraits From the Occupation, about the Occupy movement. Also, 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

Future's Past

Sat 5: Paul Morin @ ArtZone Gallery

Solo show of the artist's realist portraits in oil and silver leaf on canvas. Reception 5pm-8pm. Thru May 20. 461 Valencia St. at 16th. www.artzone461.com

Sun 6: From Our Own Hands @ Glama-Rama

Staff members of the cool hair salon showcase their visual art, including Leigh Crow, Deena Davenport, Flynn DeMarco and others. Reception 6pm-9pm. Thru June 16. 304 Valencia St. 861-4526. www.glamarama.com

Thu 10: Live Art Auction @ Chronicle Books

Visual Aid's annual art auction fundraiser, with champagne, dessert bar and other food and drinks. $75-$150. 6:30-9pm. 680 2nd St. www.visualaid.org

Thu 10: Future's Past @ Patricia's Green

Unveiling of the newest Burning Man sculpture re-installed at the small Hayes Valley park; artist Kate Raudenbush's symbolic mini-temple. 6pm-8pm. 300 Octavia St. www.blackrockarts.org

 



Tom Judson

Well-suited

Clothes make the man. But what if the man's entertained in and out of his suit?

In The Tom Judson Show at New Conservatory Theatre Center, the cabaret singer-pianist sings about his life and career (and other career, in porn) with classic and obscure songs. $18-$36. Wed-Sat 8pm. Thru May 12. 25 Van Ness Ave. at Market, lower level. 861-8972. www.nctcsf.org

Jeremiah Jenkins' art

The empty suit, ironically constructed, along with other visually striking art, can be seen at Jeremiah Jenkins exhibit at Ever Gold Gallery. Saturday May 5 is the opening reception for "Shit doesn't have to be so fucked up," the artist's collection of ironic collage and sculptural works. Thru June 9. Wed-Sat 1pm-6pm. 441 O'Farrell St. 796-3676. www.evergoldgallery.com

Meet Glenn at the ALC Bachelor Auction

Spandex may not make the man, but it certainly shows him off. Saturday, May 5 the ALC Bachelor Auction at The Lookout, a fundraiser for AIDS Life/Cycle riders, shows off 11 men and one woman featured in a calendar fundraiser. They're also being auctioned off for dates, if that suits you. Donations/auction. Plus raffles and Jell-O shots. 6pm-9pm. 3600 16th St. at Market/Noe. 431-0306. www.aidslifecycle.org www.lookoutsf.com

Cameron Carpenter

Cameron Carpenter, the talented organist, is one of several well-suited guest performers with the San Francisco Symphony, as Michael Tilson Thomas conducts Barbary Coast and Beyond: Music from the Gold Rush to the Panama-Pacific Exposition. $35-$140. Thursday, May 10. 8pm. 201 Van Ness Ave. www.cameroncarpenter.com www.sfsymphony.org



 

Events May 3–10, 2012

Thu 3

Are We There Yet? @ Creativity Explored

Opening reception for a group exhibition of transportation-themed artwork made by developmentally different teens and adults. 7pm-9pm. Thru June 13. Daily 10am-3pm (12pm-5pm weekends). 3245 16th St. 863-2108. www.creativityexplored.org

Classic & New Films @ Castro Theatre

May 3: SF International Film festival closing night film, Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey (7pm). May 4: Midnites for Maniacs presents Predator (7:30pm), John Carpenter's The Thing (9:45) and A Boy and His Dog (11:45). $13. May 5 & 6, The Graduate. May 9, We Need to Talk About Kevin. May 10, Bertolucci's The Dreamers and The Sheltering Sky. $7.50-$12. 429 Castro St. 621-6120. www.castrotheatre.com

Comedy Bodega @ Esta Nocha

The new weekly LGBT and indie comic stand-up night; special pre-Cinco De Mayo Show, with Kurt Weitzmann (out comic from MTV and Comedy Central), Miss Persia (Esta Noche's Drag Diva), Marga Gomez, Milo Klein  (the lederhosen guy) Dash Kwiatkowski. 8pm-9:30pm. 3079 16th St. at Mission. www.comedybodega.com

In Paris @ Berkeley Repertory

Michail Baryshnikov stars in Dmitry Krymov's innovative and intimate romantic play performed in French and Russian with English subtitles. $22.50-$125. Tue, Thu-Sat 8pm. Wed 7pm Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru May 13. Roda Theatre, 2015 Addison St. at Shattuck. (510) 647-2949. www.berkeleyrep.org

Madeline Miller's
The Song of Achilles

Madeline Miller @ SF Public Library

Author of the acclaimed new historical fiction novel The Song of Achilles discusses her work. Free. 6:30pm. Hormel Gay and Lesbian Center Reading Room (Third Floor), 100 Larkin St. www.sfpl.org

Zaccho Dance at CounterPulse's May Day

May Day @ CounterPulse

Annual performance and dance showcase and fundraiser for the arts space, with three different nights of talent: W. Kamau Bell, Monique Jenkinson, Scott Wells and Dancers, Campo Santo, Zaccho Dance Theatre, Dandelion Dancetheater, Marga Gomez, Joe Goode Performance Group and others. $30-$350. 8pm. Thru May 5. 1310 Mission St. 626-2060. www.counterpulse.org

Saints and Sinners @ Visual Aid

Opening reception for an exhibit of colorful multimedia works by David Faulk and Michael Johnstone in a site-specific installation. 5:30-7:30pm. 57 Post St. #905. www.visualaid.org

SF International Arts Festival @ Various Venues

Fascinating rare performances with intrigue and innovation. Antidot at the Marines Memorial Theatre, Russia's Liquid Theatre company performs the U.S. premiere of Antidote, their witty physical theatre work about the confining nature of post-Soviet corporate life. $12-$30. 7pm. Also May 6, 7pm. 609 Sutter St. Also, White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour's script, read by unrehearsed by a slew of local artists, because Iran refused to grant the playwright a travel visa. Festival Lounge, $12-$15. 540 Sutter St. May 3-20. Other works include Yaelisa & Caminos Flamencos (May 5, 7pm. $20-$70), Earplay Ensemble with Melody of China (May 10, $20, Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness). More shows thru May 19. 771-6900. www.sfiaf.org

The Tom Judson Show @ New Conservatory Theatre Center

Tom Judson, the cabaret singer-pianist, sings about his life and career (and other career, in porn) with classic and obscure songs. $18-$36. Wed-Sat 8pm. Thru May 12. 25 Van Ness Ave. at Market, lower level. 861-8972. www.nctcsf.org

 

Anatol

Fri 4

Anatol @ Aurora Theatre, Berkeley

Arthur Schnitzler's play about a Viennese philanderer, in the world premiere of a newly translated adaptation by Margret Schaefer. $34-$55. Tue 7pm. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm & 7pm. 2081 Addison St. Thru May 13. (510) 843-4822. www.auroratheatre.org

Classical Music Recitals @ SF Conservatory of Music

Nightly free concerts of performances by students and faculty. Check schedule online. 50 Oak St. 503-6265. www.sfcm.edu

Dance Brigade @ Dance Mission Theatre

Grrrl Brigade's dance, theatre,drumming drama about the effects of climate change and war on the earth. $15-$20. 8pm. Sat 4pm & 8pm. Sun 4pm. 3316 24th St. (800) 838-3006. www.dancemission.com

The Dick Show @ Center for Sex & Culture

Opening reception for a group exhibit celebrating the male penis, with works by Michael Rosen, Mariah Carle, Mark Garrett, Katie Gilmartin, Justin Time, Mitcho, Dwoo, Jesse Williams and Jack Davis. 6pm-9pm. Thru May (performance show May 18, 8pm). 1349 Mission St. at 9th. www.sexandculture.org

Friday Nights @ de Young Museum

Weekly parties, live performances and quick art installations, paired with current shows, including the Jean Paul Gaultier couture/costume exhibit. Tonight: Tattoo Culture and Jazz. Free-$18 (tickets required for exhibit entry). 5:30pm-8:30pm. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park. www.deyoung.famsf.org

Fwd: Life Gone Viral @ The Marsh

David Ford, Jeri Lynn Cohen and Charlie Varon's comic play about the foibles of Internet-ruled living. $20-$50. Previews; opening May 12. Thu 8pm, Sat 8:30pm, Sun 7pm. Thru June 10. 1062 Valencia St. 282-3055. www.themarsh.org

Hot Greeks

Hot Greeks @ The Hypnodrome

Thrillpeddlers revives the Cockettes' hilarious college comedy revue that meets ancient Greek bawdy burlesque in a new expanded version, with a new cast, costumes, songs and fabulous camp. $30-$35; $69 for a pair. Thu-Sat 8pm. Extended thru May 19. 575 10th St. at Bryant & Division. (800) 838-3006. www.thrillpeddlers.com

Jean Paul Gaultier @ de Young Museum

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, the first exhibition devoted to the gay French fashion designer (previously shown in Montreal and Dallas), includes film and stage costumes and haute couture, prints, video clips and more. Also, Arthur Tress: San Francisco 1964. The Sculpture of Stephen De Staebler, whose figurative clay work draws inspiration from primitive cultures and artifacts; thru April 22. The Art of the Anatolian Kilim: Highlights from the McCoy Jones Collection. $6-$20. Tue-Sun 9:30am-5:15pm. Friday night special events 5:30pm-8:45pm. Tonight, Artist Fellow Fauxnique/Monique Jenkinson's Making Scenes with various performers. Thru Aug. 19. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park. 750-3600. www.famsf.org

Marga Gomez @ The Marsh, Berkeley

The lesbian comic returns with Not Getting Any Younger, her witty solo show about 'coming of middle age'. $15-$35, $50. Fri 8pm. Sat 5pm. Thru May 19. 2120 Allston Way off Shattuck. 282-3055. www.themarsh.org

Marilyn Pittman

Marilyn Pittman @ The Marsh

The veteran lesbian comic gets a little more serious in her solo show about her parents' tragic murder-suicide deaths. $15-$35-$50. Thu 8pm, Sat 8:30pm, Sun 7pm. Extended thru May 27. Studio Theater, 1062 Valencia St. (800) 838-3006. www.themarsh.org

Matthew Hines @ Magnet

Opening reception for the artist's exhibit of modern mythological imagery. Free. 8pm-10pm. Thru May 4122 18th St. 581-1613. www.magnetsf.org

The Mikado @ the Village Theatre, Danville

Role Players Ensemble's production of the Gilbert & Sullivan operetta. $18-$26. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru May 5. 420 Front St. (925) 314-3400. www.villagetheatreshows.com

Anna Anti-Palindrome

Radar Spectacle @ Verdi Club

Michelle Tea and Ali Liebegott cohost a fab fundraiser for the queer artists retreat, with cash bar, light fare, desserts, and performances and readings by Mirah, Anna Anti-Palindrome, Armistead Maupin, Peggy Noland, Chris Vargas, Greg Youmans, art auction works by Maira Kalman, Paul Madonna, Edie Fake and others. $15 and up. 7pm-10pm. 2424 Mariposa St. 861-9199. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/242155 www.verdiclub.net

Red @ Berkeley Repertory

John Logan's (screenwriter of The Aviator, Gladiator and Hugo) Broadway hit about abstract painter Mark Rothko, engaged in a battle of wits with his young assistant, makes its West Coast debut. $14-$72. Tue-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. & 7pm Extended thru May 12. 2025 Addison St., Berkeley. (510) 647-2949. www.berkeleyrep.org

Smuin Ballet @ Novellus Theatre

Local popular dance company performs two new works: Val Caniparoli's Swipe, Ma Cong's Through, plus Michael Smuin's Symphony of Psalms. $20-$45. Thru May 6, 2pm. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St. (also May 18 & 23 in Walnut Creek and Mountain View). 91201899. www.smuinballet.org www.ybca.org

Spring Awakening @ Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek

Duncan Sheik's award-winning musical about teenage sexuality gets an East Bay production. $17-$35. Thu-Sat 8:15pm. Sun 2:15pm. Thru May 6. Knight Stage Theatre, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. (925) 295-1400. www.centerrep.org

Thunder Above, Deeps Below @ Bindlestiff Studio

Rey Pamatmat's modern version of Shakespeare's Pericles, about Philipino and Puerto Rican teens struggling to survive as a freezing Chicago winter approaches. $20-$25. Thu-Sat 8pm. Thru May 5. 185 Sixth St. at Howard. (800) 838-3006. www.BindlestiffStudio.org

The Waiting Period @ The Marsh

Brian Copeland's popular solo show about his struggle with depression. $25-$50. Fri 8pm, Sat 5pm. Thru July 7. 1062 Valencia St. 282-3055. www.themarsh.org

Xtigone @ Buriel Clay Theater

African American Shakespeare Company's production of Chicago playwright Nambi E. Kelley's urban adaptation of Sophocles' tragedy Antigone. $10-$30. 8pm. Sat 8pm and Sun 3pm thru May 13. African American Art & Culture Complex, 762 Fulton St. at Webster. (800) 838-3006. www.African-AmericanShakes.org

 

Meet Glenn at the ALC Bachelor Auction

Sat 5

ALC Bachelor Auction @ The Lookout

Fundraiser for AIDS Life/Cycle riders, with 11 men and one woman featured in a calendar fundraiser are also being auctioned off for dates. Donations/auction. Plus raffles and Jell-O shots. 6pm-9pm. 3600 16th St. at Market/Noe. 431-0306. www.aidslifecycle.org www.lookoutsf.com

Amy & Freddy @ The Rrazz Room

Comic musical duo perform. $25. 10pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095. www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Audience as Subject @ YBCA

Mark Bradford (found material sculptures) and Audience as Subject, Part 2, (big photos of fans at soccer matches and rock concerts), plus other exhibits. Thru May 27. 701 Mission St. 978-2787. www.ybca.org

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. Reg: $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

Bliss @ W Hotel

25th anniversary gala fundraiser for Maitri Hospice, which provides care for people with life-threatening medical conditions. Enjoy drinks, wine-tasting, a silent auction, fashion show, dance music; MC Carmen MarcValvo and Donna Sachet; singers Connie Champagne and Wade Preston perform. $150 and up. 6pm-11pm. 181 3rd St. at Mission. www.maitrisf.org

Cave Concert

Cave Concert @ Marin Headlands

Samavesha presents the Bay area Didjeridu Orchestra performing in the acoustically marvelous Sausalito Hawk Hill Tunnel in the Headlands. $30-$110. 9:30pm. www.caveconcert.org

Choose Paint! Choose Abstraction! @ MOAD

Exhibit of abstract art by African American artists. Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission St. 358-7200. www.moadsf.org

The Cult of Beauty @ Legion of Honor

Subtitled The Victorian Avante-Garde, 1860-1900, this new exhibit focuses on the British Aesthetic Movement; paintings, architecture and decorative arts by Gabriel Rossetti, James McNeill Whistler, Edward Burne-Jones, E.W. Godwin, William Morris, Christopher Dresser and others. Free-$20. Tue-Sun 9:30am-5:15pm. Thru June 17. Lincoln Park, 100 34th Ave. 750-3620. www.famsf.org

Faust @ California Theatre, San Jose

Opera San Jose's production of Gounoud's Romantic-era masterpiece, based on Goethe's story of a scholar who sells his soul to the devil. $11-$101. Thru May 6. 345 South First St. downtown San Jose. (408) 437-4450. www.operasj.org

A Hot Day in Ephesus @ Live Oak Theatre, Berkeley

Vicki Siegel's musical comedy based on Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, about twin servants, mistaken identity and love. $12-$15. Fri & Sat 8pm. Thru May 19. 1301 Shattuck at Berryman. (510) 649-5999. www.aeofberkeley.org

Marin Theatre Company Gala @ Corinthian Yacht Club, Tiburon

45th annual benefit for the Marin Theatre Company's artistic and educational programs; entertainment includes Celebrity/Playwright Challenge, with three actors performing three short plays; a silent auction, drinks, food and dancing. $225 and up. 6pm-11pm. 43 Main St., Tiburon. 388-5200. www.marintheatre.org

Mobile Photos @ ArtHaus

Exhibit of portable camera prints. Also, ongoing paintings by local artists. 411 Brannan St. at 3rd. 977-0223. www.arthaus-sf.com

Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes

Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes @ Oakland Museum

Exhibit of original art by the Oakland graphic novel illustrator and Academy Award-nominated screenwriter (Ghost World). Free-$12. Wed-Sun 11am-5pm. Thru Aug. 12. 1000 Oak St. (510) 318-8400. www.museumca.org

NCLR Gala @ Metreon's City View

The National Center for Lesbian Rights celebrates 35 years of supporting women's rights; MCs comic Kate Clinton and Executive Director Kate Kendell; honorees include actors Jane Lynch and Wilson Cruz. $90 and up. 8pm-12am. 4th St. at Mission. Pre-gala parties at 840 Wine Bar (840 Brewster) and Churchill (198 Church St.) 5pm-7pm (major donor dinner sold out). www.nclrights.org

Paul Morin @ ArtZone Gallery

Solo show of the artist's realist portraits in oil and silver leaf on canvas. Reception 5pm-8pm. Thru May 20. 461 Valencia St. at 16th. www.artzone461.com

Photography in Mexico @ SF Museum of Modern Art

New group exhibit of historic prints documenting Mexican life and culture since 1920. Also, The Utopian Impulse: Buckminster Fuller and the Bay Area, and a new mural by Dutch artist Parra. Thru July 29. Free-$18. Open daily (except Wednesdays) 11am-5:45pm.; open late Thursdays, until 8:45pm. 131 Third St. 357-4000. www.sfmoma.org

Sassafras @ Hotel Shattuck

Shotgun Players' 21st anniversary gala fundraiser, with a Black, Red and White theme, drinks, nibbly things, and a gourmet dinner, a short play performance by Mark Jackson, and auction items including vacation packages. $125 and up. 6pm-11pm. 2086 Allston Way, Berkeley. (510) 841-6500. www.shotgunplayers.org

SF Hiking Club @ Las Trampas Ridge

Share a 9-mile hike through the Oak-filled Corduroy Hills with GLBT hikers. Also, May 6, a hike through Tomales Point. Both days, a carpool meets at the Safeway, Market St. at Dolores. 9:30am. (510) 599-4056. www.sfhiking.com

Spring Exhibit @ JanRae Gallery, Oakland

Group exhibit of women's folk-inspired art. Thru June 14. JanRae Community Art Gallery, 5741 Telegraph Ave., Oakland (510) 601-4040. www.wcrc.org

Swimwear For a Cause @ Phoenix Hotel

Project Inform's fun fashion fundraiser includes a men's swimwear fashion show poolside, a tequila bar, nibbles and taste treats, music by DJ DCM. $50-$500. 4pm-7pm. 601 Eddy St. www.projectinform.org


Kate Clinton

Sun 6

The Amazing Bubble Man @ the Marsh, Berkeley

Weekly showing of Louis Pearl's amusing kid-friendly bubble tricks. $8-$50. Sundays 11am. Thru May 27; then June 3-July 15. TheaterStage, 2120 Allston Way at shattuck. 282-3055. www.themarsh.org

Do Not Destroy @ Contemporary Jewish Museum

Trees, Art and Jewish Thought, a group exhibit exploring the tree in Jewish tradition; thru May 28. $5-$12. Thu-Tue 11am-5pm. 736 Mission St. at 3rd. 655-7800. www.thecjm.org

Kate Clinton @ Hoytt Theater, San Rafael

The witty lesbian comic performs at a benefit for the Spectrum LGBT Center. $34-$45 general seating. $85/$340 for tables of four, with light fare and a visit with Kate. 6pm-8pm. Osher Marin Jewish Community Center, 200 North San Pedro Road. www.spectrumLGBTcenter.org

Kenny Garrett Quartet @ Yoshi's

Funk-flavored free jazz concert. $18-$22. 6pm & 8pm. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600. www.yoshis.com

Marvin Hamlisch @ Jewish Community Center

Award-winning composer performs live in a story-filled concert $72-$85. 4pm. 3200 California St. 292-1233. www.jccsf.org/arts

Michael Nelson @ the Rrazz Room

Gospel and soul music concert. $25. 8pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095. www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Outlook Video @ Channel 29

LGBT monthly news show, this month: artist Marcino Calindas, Trans health issues, Bunjee jumping, coming out celebrations and The Perfect Family film review. 5pm. Also streaming online. www.outlookvideo.org

Sunday's a Drag @ Starlight Room

Donna Sachet and Harry Denton host the weekly fabulous 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

Sweet Honey in the Rock @ Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley

Grammy-winning women's vocal ensemble performs inspiring soulful music. $20-$58. 7pm. UC Berkeley campus, Bancroft Way at Telegraph Ave. (510) 642-9988. www.calperformances.org

Various Exhibits @ Oakland Museum of Art

Bay Area figurative art. Also, the interactive Question Bridge: Black Males thru April 22. 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


Garrin Benfield at Acoustic Bistro

Mon 7

Acoustic Bistro @ Osteria

Roam Baur hosts a night of diverse acoustic jazz and folk solo musicians, including Garrin Benfield, Garrick Davis and Debbie Neigher. 7pm-10pm. 3277 Sacramento St. 771-5030. www.kcturnerpresents.com

Jon deMartin @ John Pence Gallery

Exhibit of the artist's realist human figure studies and industrial landscapes. Mon-Fri 10am-6pm. Sat 10am-5pm. Thru May 19. 750 Post St. 441-1138. www.johnpence.com

Life & Death in Black & White @ GLBT History Museum

AIDS Direct Action in San Francisco, 1985–1990 , focuses on the work of Jane Philomen Cleland, Patrick Clifton, Marc Geller, Rick Gerharter and Daniel Nicoletta, five gay & lesbian photographers who documented the emergence of militant AIDS activism in San Francisco through the medium of black-and-white film. Selection of other LGBT historic items also on display. $5. Wed-Sat 11am-7pm. Sun 12pm-5pm. 4127 18th St. www.glbthistory.org

Monday Musicals @ The Edge

The renovated bar now shows fun musicals each week. 7pm-2am (live show at 9pm). 2 for 1 Stoli cocktails. 18th St. at Collingwood. www.edgesf.com

Piano Bar 101 @ Martuni's

Sing-along night with talented locals, and charming accompanist Joe Wicht (aka Trauma Flintstone), with special guest Tom Judson! Win a pair of tickets to his upcoming show at New Conservatory Theatre. 9pm. 4 Valencia St. at Market. www.dragatmartunis.com

Ten Percent @ Comcast 104

David Perry's talk show about LGBT people and issues. This week, David chats with Elisa Huerta, a coordinator for the Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project and interviews Camiel Becker, a lawyer who specializes in LGBT immigration issues.Mon-Fri 11:30am & 10:30pm. Sat & Sun 10:30pm. www.comcasthometown.com

Tommy Igoe Band @ The Rrazz Room

Acclaimed local jazz drummer welcomes celebrity guest musicians. $25. 7:30pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095. www.TheRrazzRoom.com


Chana Wilson's Riding Fury Home

Tue 8

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

Chana Wilson @ GLBT Historical Society Museum

Lesbian author of the memoir Riding Fury Home discusses her life and book. $5. 7pm. 4127 18th St. 621-1107. www.ridingfuryhomebook.com www.glbthistory.org

The Drag Show @ Various Channels

Stu Smith's weekly LGBT variety show features local talents, and not just drag artistes. Channels 29 & 76 on Comcast; 99 on AT&T and 30 on Astound. www.thedragshow.org

Elect to Laugh @ The Marsh

Will Durst welcomes comic commentator pals to a new weekly political humor night. $15-$50. 8pm. Thru Nov 6. 1062 Valencia St. at 21st. 282-3055. www.themarsh.org

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

Million Dollar Quartet @ San Jose Center for the Arts

Touring company of the Broadway musical hit about the famous one-time recording session with Rock & Roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. Thru May 13. (408) 792-4580. www.broadwaysanjose.com

Radically Gay:
The Life of Harry Hay

Radically Gay: The Life of Harry Hay @ SF Public Library

New exhibition that celebrates the remarkable life and work of activist Harry Hay, who laid the foundation for the modern lesbian and gay rights movement. Tonight, a special opening celebration, with guest curator Joey Cain and guests Jewelle Gomez, Phyllis Lyon, Sally Hay (niece of Harry Hay), Will Roscoe, Mark Thompson, Malcolm Boyd and others. Koret Auditorium, lower level. Free. Thru July 29. 100 Larkin St. 557-4400. www.sfpl.org

Robert Heinecken, Edmund Teske @ Koch Gallery

Dual exhibit of photo-montages by artists who explore advertising (Henecken) and vintage imagery with contemporary nudes and portraits (Teske). Thru June 30. 49 Geary St. 5th floor. 421-0122. www.kochgallery.com

Valerie Simpson @ The Rrazz Room

Singing partner of the late Nick Ashford performs a tribute concert. $45-$55. 8pm (7pm May 12 & 13; and 9:30pm May 12). Thru May 13. $25. 8pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095. www.TheRrazzRoom.com


Seeing Double

Wed 9

Animation Exhibits @ Walt Disney Museum

See biographical exhibits about Walt Disney, early sketches and ephemera from historic Disney movies. Frequent lectures and film screenings. $5-$20. 104 Montgomery St., The Presidio. www.waltdisney.org

Broadside Attractions, Vanquished Terrains @ Intersection for the Arts

Group exhibit of paired visual and literary artists' works exploring the history of print publishing. Exhibit hours Tue-Sat 12pm-6pm. 925 Mission St. 626-2787. www.theintersection.org

Dream Queens Revue @ Aunt Charlie's Lounge

Retro-classic drag show (2nd and 4th Wednesday) at the classic Tenderloin bar, featuring Collette Ashton, Ruby Slippers, Sophilya Leggz, Bobby Ashton, Sheena Rose, Davida Ashton and Joie de Vivre. No cover. 10pm. 133 Turk St. 441-2922. www.dreamqueensrevue.com

Leathermen Party @ Rainbow Skate, Redwood City

Leather folk and fetish fun on wheels, with DJ DAMnation (Demetri Moshoyannis) and Special K. Enjoy cheesy food, campy tunes and cool grooves. $9. 8pm-10:30pm. 1303 Main St. Redwood City. www.facebook.com/events/360155634021064/

Seeing Double @ City Hall Gallery

The San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery's Art at City Hall program presents Seeing Double: The Best of DOUBLEtruck Magazine, a traveling exhibition of over 60 of the best photographs featured in the first five years of the award-winning quarterly magazine. Thru May 18. Ground floor, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place. www.sfarts.org

Singing the Golden State @ Society of California Pioneers

Exhibit of beautiful sheet music and artwork from 1849 -1930s, all with California themes; curated James M. Keller, the exhibit includes a few subtly gay and historically transgender subjects. $2.50-$50. Wed-Fri 10am-4pm. First Saturdays 10am-4pm. 300 Fourth St. 957-1849. www.californiapioneers.org/singing_the_golden_state.html


Marga Gomez

Thu 10

Comedy Bodega @ Esta Nocha

The new LGBT and indie comic stand-up night's hosted by "Mr. Gomez" (retired Telemundo extra and associate of comic Marga Gomez). 8pm-9:30pm. 3079 16th St. at Mission. www.comedybodega.com

Go Deep @ El Rio

Man-on-man lube wrestling in the pit (an inflatable mini-pool), porn guys, drag queens, clowns, Boylesque performances, DJ Drama Bin Laden and Cajun food! 2nd Thursdays. 8pm-12am. 3158 Mission St. www.elriosf.com

Great Directors @ YBCA

Weekly series of documentaries and films about great directors. $6-$8. 7:30pm. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts screening room, 701 Mission St. 978-2787. www.ybca.org

The Human Form @ Robert Tat Gallery

Exhibit of vintage and contemporary photographic prints, including some stunning male and female nudes by James Bidgood, George Platt Lynes, Wilhelm Von Gloeden and others. Tue-Sat 11am-5:30pm. 49 Geary St. #410. 781-1122. www.roberttat.com

Live Art Auction @ Chronicle Books

Visual Aid's annual art auction fundraiser, with champagne, dessert bar and other food and drinks. $75-$150. 6:30-9pm. 680 2nd St. www.visualaid.org

The Monster Show @ The Edge

Cookie Dough's weekly raucous drag show with gogo guys. 9pm-2am. 4149 18th St. at Collingwood. www.edgesf.com

Radar Reading @ SF Public Library

Author Michelle Tea welcomes Alysia Angel, Keely Hyslop, Erick Lyle and Bucky Sinister to the eclectic reading series. Free 6pm. Latino-Hispanic Community Room, lower level. 100 Larkin St. 557-4400. www.sfpl.org

SF Symphony @ Davies Symphony Hall

Cameron Carpenter, the talented organist, is one of several guest performers with the SF Symphony, as Michael Tilson Thomas conducts Barbary Coast and Beyond: Music from the Gold Rush to the Panama-Pacific Exposition. $35-$140. 8pm. 201 Van Ness Ave. www.cameroncarpenter.com www.sfsymphony.org

Sundance Saloon @ Space 550

The popular country western LGBT dance night. $5. 6:30pm-10:30pm with lessons from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. Also Sundays 5pm-10:30pm with lessons from 5:30-7:15 pm. 550 Barneveld Ave. www.sundancesaloon.org

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