Issue:  Vol. 44 / No. 39 / 25 September 2014
 
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Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson @ SF Playhouse
Hunky local singer/actor Ashkon Davaran (the Giants' "Don't Stop Believin'" anthem, Beardo) stars in Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman's presidential musical, an acclaimed rock rendition of the life of one our first and most controversial elected leaders. $30-$70. Tue-Thu 7pm. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sat 3pm. Thru Nov 24. 450 Post St. (2nd floor of Kensington Park Hotel). 677-9596. www.sfplayhouse.org

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Orange and black; a Janus-faced season of holidays and horror-days; scary sporty. A World Series victory becomes citywide mayhem. Halloween morphs into Election Day. While we gays are not as big a political piñata as before, according to rightwing fundies, Hurricane Sandy is all our fault. And that kind of stupidity is scarier than any mask.

Take on the fright night of politics. Vote. See politically-charged performances, lectures and art.

Codebreaker

Thu 1: Codebreaker
@ Metreon 16

Ed Stoppard (The Pianist) stars in the new film about Alan Turing, father of computer code, who helped win World War II with his code-breaking techniques, only to face antigay persecution afterward. $12. 7:30pm. 135 Fourth St. www.websandbox.co/codebreaker/

Thu 1: Political Lectures @ Commonwealth Club

Nov 1, Governor Jerry Brown discusses his support of Proposition 30, the new education ballot measure. $15-$45. 12pm.   Nov 2, 12pm, Leland Faust discusses "How Wall Street is Destroying America." Nov 7, 6:30pm, former White House correspondent Henry Eason discusses "the Night After: The Machiavellian Marketplace and the 2012 Election." 595 Market St. 2nd floor. 597-6705. www.commonwealthclub.org

Iron Curtain Cartoons

Thu 1: Iron Curtain Cartoons, Life's a Drag
@ Oddball Films

Rare and masterful animated short films from Poland, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and other formerly Soviet-ruled countries. 8pm. Nov 2, 8pm: vintage short drag films, including the historic 1962 Sinderella, shot entirely in San Francisco. $10. 275 Capp St. 558-8117. www.oddballfilms.blogspot.com

Marga Gomez

Fri 2: Marga Gomez's Day of the Dead Republican @ La Peña Cultural Center

The wry comic master presents a politically-themed comedy night, with a Romney altar to his blandness and political mendacity; plus takes on lesbian heiresses, Pussy Riot and more. $20. 8pm. Also Nov 3. 3105 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. www.margagomez.com www.lapena.org

Sat 3: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
@ SF Playhouse

Hunky local singer/actor Ashkon Davaran (the Giants' "Don't Stop Believin'" anthem, Beardo) stars in Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman's presidential musical, an acclaimed rock rendition of the life of one our first and most controversial elected leaders. $30-$70. Tue-Thu 7pm. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sat 3pm. Thru Nov 24. 450 Post St. (2nd floor of Kensington Park Hotel). 677-9596. www.sfplayhouse.org

Dan Savage

Sat 3: Dan Savage @ Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley

The gay author and columnist, and founder of the It Gets Better YouTube project, discusses sex, politics and more at the Strictly Speaking series. $20-$42. 8pm. UC Berkeley campus, Bancroft Way at Telegraph Ave. (510) 642-9988. www.calperformances.org

Sat 3: Will Durst @ Kanbar Hall

Political commentator and comic takes on the election, or what he calls a "circus wrapped inside a game show covered in poisonous weasel glitter." $25-$30. Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St. 292-1233. www.jccsf.org/arts

Ronn Vigh in Election Eve Comedy

Mon 5: Election Eve
Comedy @ Harvey's

Drag-comedienne Pippi Lovestocking hosts with Keith Lowell-Jensen, Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, Ronn Vigh and Aundre the Wonderwoman. This fabulous line up will cover The Presidential election, local issues and whatever else comes to mind! No cover. 1 bar or menu item min. 9pm. 500 Castro St. at 18th. www.harveyssf.com

Tue 6: Election Night Party @ YBCA

Watch the election returns and enjoy a spirited concert with youth performers, the San Francisco Rock Project and Destiny Arts Center. Free. 6pm-11pm. 701 Mission St. 978-2787. www.ybca.org


Events Nov 1 - 8, 2012

Thu 1

Apollo Run

Apollo Run @ Amnesia

Innovative Brooklyn-based trio performs Here Be Dragons, The Musical. The New Cassettes and Amusia also play. $10. 8pm. All ages. 853 Valencia St. 970-0012.  www.apollorun.com  www.amnesiathebar.com

Assassins @ Ashby Stage, Berkeley

Shotgun Players' production of Stephen Sondheim's dark musical about political murderers. $20-$33. Wed/Thu 7pm. Fri/Sat 8pm. Sun 7pm. Extended thru Nov 4. 1901 Ashby Ave., Berkeley. (510) 841-6500. www.shotgunplayers.org

Betty Buckley

Betty Buckley @ The Rrazz Room

Iconic Broadway actress-singer performs "Ah Men! The Boys of Broadway" $45-$55. 8pm. Thru Nov 4 (Nov 3, 7pm & 9:30pm; Nov 4, 7pm). 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095.   www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Carmelina @ Eureka Theatre

42nd Street Moon's production of the rarely performed musical about a WWII "widow" who gathers three men who may be the father of her daughter. This is the musical that inspired the Broadway hit Mamma Mia! $25-$75. Wed 7pm. Thu & Fri 8pm. Sat 6pm. Sun 3pm. Thru Nov 18. 215 Jackson St. 255-8207.   www.42ndstmoon.org

Codebreaker @ Metreon 16

Ed Stoppard (The Pianist) stars in the new film about Alan Turing, father of computer code, who helped win World War II with his code-breaking techniques, only to face antigay persecution afterward. $12. 7:30pm. 135 Fourth St. www.websandbox.co/codebreaker/

Comedy Bodega @ Esta Nocha

The weekly LGBT and indie comic stand-up night. This week, Marga Gomez, Colleen Watson, Matt Leib, Stefani Silverman. 8pm-9:30pm. 3079 16th St.  at Mission.   www.comedybodega.com

Political Lectures @ Commonwealth Club

Nov 1, Governor Jerry Brown discusses his support of Proposition 30, the new education ballot measure. $15-$45. 12pm.  Nov 2, 12pm, Leland Faust discusses "How Wall Street is Destroying America." Nov 7, form White House correspondent Henry Eason discusses "the Night After: The Machiavellian Marketplace and the 2012 Election." 595 Market St. 2nd floor. 597-6705. www.commonwealthclub.org

Hot Draw

Hot Draw @ Mark I. Chester Studio

Gay men's sketch group, where a handsome model poses in sexy, kinky and/or erotic positions. RSVP day-of. Donations. 6:30-9:30pm. 1229 Folsom St. 621-6294. www.markichester.com

Iron Curtain Cartoons, Life's a Drag @ Oddball Films

Rare and masterful animated short films from Poland, (former) czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and other formerly Soviet-ruled countries. 8pm. Nov 2, 8pm: vintage short drag films, including the historic 1962 Sinderella, shot entirely in San Francisco. $10. 275 Capp St. 558-8117. www.oddballfilms.blogspot.com

Lewis DeSimone @ Books Inc.

Author the gay-themed novels Chemistry and The Heart's History reads from and discusses his work. Free. 7:30pm. 2275 Market St. www.booksinc.net

i>The Lion King

The Lion King
@ Orpheum Theatre

Disney's long-running musical (and the highest grossing Broadway show in history) based on the animated film makes a return to the Bay Area. $32.50-$150. Tue-Sat 8pm. Sat 2pm, Sun 1pm. (closed or different times for some holidays). Thru Jan. 13, 2013. (888) 746-1799. www.shnsf.com

The Raven @ Victoria Theatre

Jerry Miller and Marcel DaGuerre's musical of "karmic proportions," based on the Edgar Allan Poe poem. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sat & Sun 3pm. Thru Nov 4. 2961 16th St. (800) 838-3006. www.facebook.com/TheRavenMusical

Shocktoberfest 13 @ Hypnodrome

Thrillpeddlers presents Shocktoberfest 13, an evening of horror and unhinged comedy with two world-premiere one-act plays and a classic: Coals of Fire by Fredrick Whitney,   The Bride of Death by Michael Phillis, and Rob Keefe's The Twisted Pair. $25-$35. Thu-Sat 8pm. Special Halloween performances Oct. 30 & 31. Thru Nov 17. 575 10th St. (800) 838-3006.  www.thrillpeddlers.com

Fri 2

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson @ SF Playhouse

Local singer/actor Ashkon Davaran (the Giants' "Don't Stop Believin'" anthem, Beardo) stars in Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman's presidential musical, an acclaimed rock rendition of the life of one our first and most controversial elected leaders. $30-$70. Tue-Thu 7pm. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sat 3pm. Thru Nov 24. 450 Post St. (2nd floor of Kensington Park Hotel). 677-9596. www.sfplayhouse.org

Con-Volution @ Hyatt Regency, Burlingame

Three-day science fiction, fantasy and media convention, with panels, receptions, a Dr. Who-themed cabaret, and a few LGBT-themed panels with authors and publishers. $20-$60. Thru Nov 4. 1333 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame. (888) 591-1234. www.con-volution.com

Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead @ Garfield Park

Marigold Project's annual procession and festive commemoration of the dead. Procession 7pm at 22nd & Bryant. Multiple creative altars on view 6:30pm-10:30pm, 26th St. at Harrison. www.dayofthedeadsf.org

Death on Installment Plan @ Mission Cultural Center

Gala reception for the exhibit Death on Installment Plan, unusual takes on mortality and Day of the Dead. $5. 7pm. Exhibit thru Nov. 17. 2868 Mission St. 643-5001.   www.missionculturalcenter.org

Del Shores

Del Shores @ The Rrazz Room

Gay creator of the funny Sordid Lives shows performs his solo stand-up act. $25. 10:30pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095.  www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Desert Jewels @ MOAD

North African Jewelry and Photography from the Xavier Guerrand-Hermes Collection, an exhibit of nearly 100 pieces of jewelry from Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria, plus documentary photographs. Thru Jan 21. $5-$10. Members free. Wed-Sat 11am-6pm. Sun 12pm-5pm. Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission St. 358-7200. www.moadsf.org  

Electra

Electra @ American
Conservatory Theatre

A.C.T. Artistic Director Carey Perloff directed this new translation (by Timberlake Wertenbaker) of the timeless Greek tragedy, which features actress Olympia Dukakis, and music by Pulitzer Prize winning composer David Lang. $30-$100. Wed-Sat 8pm. Also Wed, Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru Nov 18. 415 Geary St. 749-2228. www.act-sf.org

The Game Show Show @ The Retrodome, San Jose

Campy parody musical show, with audience participation, that pokes fun at vintage TV game shows. You're laugh your _____off! $44. Fri & Sat 7:30pm. Sun 2:30pm. Thru Nov 18. Westgate Center, 1694 Saratoga Ave. (408) 404-7711. http://www.theretrodome.com/

Herconference @ Ebenezer Lutheran herchurch

Sixth annual women's conference on faith and feminism, spirituality and politics, with panels, music, meals, receptions, and keynote speakers Dr. Ching Kyung and Rev. Robyn Hartwig. $195. Thru Nov. 4. 678 Portola Drive.  www.herconferencesf.org

The Hundred Flowers Project @ Thick House

Crowded Fire's world premiere production of Christopher Chen's political dystopic drama where a theatre troupe struggles with producing a play about the rise of Mao Tse Tung, only to see the world outside their stage changing drastically. $15-$35. Wed-Sat 8pm. Thru Nov 17. 1695 18th St. 746-9238. www.crowdedfire.org

An Iliad @ Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare's adaptation of Homer's epic poem about the Trojan War and its effect on soldiers and families on both sides, as told by one elderly survivor. $17-$73. Tue, Fri, Sat 8pm. Wed & Sun 7pm. Also Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru Nov 18. 2015 Addison St. at Shattuck, Berkeley. (510) 647-2949. www.berkeleyrep.org

John Nieto's art

John Nieto @ Nieto Fine Art

Gallery owner showcases his own art; new colorful pop paintings depicting wild animals and Native Americans. Opening reception, Nov 2, 6pm-8pm. Thru Nov 30. 565 Sutter St. 393-4511.  www.nietofineart.com

Josh Klipp and the Klipptones @ Savanna Jazz

The local crooner and his band perform with co-vocalist and Bay Area novitiate, Emily Day. $8. 7:30-11:30pm. 2937 Mission Street. 285-3369.  www.savannajazz.com

A Liar's Autobiography

A Liar's Autobiography @ Sundance Kabuki

The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman, the gay member of the British TV & film comedy ensemble, is commemorated with a wacky 3-D movie animated by more than a dozen different studios, with voiceovers by (not-dead) Pythoners. Various times. $10-$15. 1881 Post St. 346-3243. www.liarsautobiography.com   www.sundancecinemas.com

Marga Gomez's Day of the Dead Republican @ La Pena Cultural Center

The wry comic master presents a holiday-politically-themed comedy night, with a Romney altar to his blandness and political mendacity; plus takes on lesbian heiresses, Pussy Riot and more. $20. 8pm. Also Nov 3. 3105 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. www.margagomez.com www.lapena.org

Matthew James @ Groove Salon

Exhibit of colorful pop art works by the local artist. Thru Nov 10. 215 Fremont St. at Howard. 975-9900.  www.mattjamesart.com   www.groovesf.com

Midnites for Maniacs @ Castro theatre

Triple feature of scary-strange flicks for a lucky $13. Terminator 2: Judgment Day, a new print (7pm), Inception (9:30) and Halloween III: Season of the Witch. (12am). 429 Castro St. www.castrotheatre.com

Moby-Dick @ War Memorial Opera House

Final night of the Bay Area premiere of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer's opera adaptation of Herman Melville's classic novel of a whale-hunter ship's captain and his vengeance. Sung in English with English supertitles. $10-$340. 8pm. 301 Van Ness Ave. 864-3330. www.sfopera.com  

Out of Character @ Asian Art Museum

Decoding Chinese Calligraphy, a new exhibit of modern and ancient scripted art, with numerous special events, workshops and discussions. Free-$12. Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. Thru Jan 13. 200 Larkin St. 581-3500.  www.asianart.org

Play Fair @ GLBT History Museum

Play Fair! The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Make Sex Safer, an exhibit of safe sex promotional efforts. Also, For Love and Community: Queer Asian Pacific Islanders Take Action 1960-1990s, an exhibit organized by queer and transgender Asian Pacific Islanders. Mon-Sat 11am-7pm. Sun 12pm-5pm. 4127 18th St. 621-1107. www.glbthistorymuseum.org

Prince Herman's art

Prince Herman @ Magnet

"Stained Glass Pornography," an exhibit of the local artist's fascinating religious erotica glassworks. Opening reception 8pm-10pm. Thru Nov. 4122 18th St. www.magnetsf.org

Richard III @ Live Oak Theatre, Berkeley

Shakespeare's drama about an evil king gets a production by Actors Ensemble of Berkeley. $12-$15. Fri & Sat 8pm. Thru Nov 17. (510) 649-5999. www.aeofberkeley.org

[untitled] Reality Project @ Hastings Studio Theatre

American Conservatory Theatre's Young Persons Company performs a new work by Scottish playwright DC Jackson, a wry take on "reality TV" shows. $15. Thru Nov. 10. 77 Geary St. 6th floor. 749-2228.   www.act-sf.org  

The Waiting Period @ The Marsh

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


Sat 3

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

Calling on the Spirits to Face the Future: D'a de los Muertos 2012 @ SOMArts Cultural Center

Group exhibit of Day of the Dead shrines, installations and artwork. $7-$10. 6pm-9pm. Sat Oct 20 Gathering the Embers: A Dia de los Muertos Tribute Show 2012 (($10, 7pm). Gallery hours Tue-Fri 12pm7pm. Sat 11am-5pm. Sun 11am-3pm. Thru Nov 10. 934 Brannan St. 863-1414. www.somarts.org

Dan Savage

Dan Savage @ Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley

The gay author and columnist, and founder of the It Gets Better YouTube project, discusses sex, politics and more at the Strictly Speaking series. $20-$42. 8pm. UC Berkeley campus, Bancroft Way at Telegraph Ave. (510) 642-9988. www.calperformances.org

Earthquake @ California Academy of Sciences

New exhibit and planetarium show with various live, interactive and installed exhibits about our ever-shifting earth. $20-$30. Mon-Sat 9:30am-5pm. Sun 11am-5pm. 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. 379-8000. www.calacademy.org

Geezer @ The Marsh

Veteran comic actor Geoff Hoyle returns with his hit solo show about his youth in England, and growing older. $25-$100. Sat 8pm. Sun 7pm. Thru Nov 18. 1062 Valencia St. at 22nd. 282-3055. www.themarsh.org

Man Ray/Lee Miller: Partners in Surrealism @ Legion of Honor

Photographs, paintings, drawings and manuscripts that explore the creative interaction between gay artists Man Ray and Lee Miller, two giants of European Surrealism. Also, Marcel Duchamp: The Book and the Box. And, Gifts From the Gods: Art and the Olympic Ideal, a new exhibit of Greek and Roman artifacts and art related to the lives of athletes of ancient times, and modern works that reflect athletics. Free-$10. Thru Oct. 14. Tue-Sat 9:30am-5:15pm. Lincoln Park at 100 34th Avenue (at Clement Street). www.famsf.org

Mark I. Chester @ Wicked Grounds

Exhibit of photographs by the veteran photographer of leather culture; thru November. 289 8th St. www.markichester.com www.wickedgrounds.com

Nayland Blake

Nayland Blake @ YBCA

FREE!LOVE!TOOL!BOX!, the former Bay Area artist's new exhibit of conceptual and assembled found-object, personal installations and artworks, each with queer themes, including a DJ booth with his own large record collection; and Nathalie Djurberg's amazing colorful creature sculptures. $12-$15. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St. 979-2787. www.naylandblake.net www.ybca.org

Off the Beaten Path @ Harvey Milk Photography Center

Group exhibit of visually compelling photos of San Francisco's well- and least-known parks. McLaren Lodge, 501 Stanyan St. at Fell. Photos also on exhibit at the Harvey Milk Center (50 Scott St.) and the Parks Emergency Aid Station (811 Stanyan St.). Thru Nov. 30. 554-8919. www.harveymilkphotocenter.org

Phantoms of Asia @ Asian Art Museum

Exhibit of bold contemporary art with perspectives on life, death, nature and other themes. $12-$15. 200 Larkin St. 581-3500. www.asianart.org

Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance

Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance @ de Young Museum

Direct from the Centre National du Costume de Scene in Moulins, France, this exhibit displays costumes, photos, videos and ephemera documenting the amazing dancing and choreography of the world-famous gay dancer. Thru Feb 17. Also, Chuck Close and Crown Point Press, an exhibit of the painter's printmaking works; also, permanent exhibits of Modern art. $6-$20. Tue-Sun 9:30am-5:15pm. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park. 750-3600. www.famsf.org

SF Hiking Club @ Mt. Diablo Eagle Peak

Join GLBT hikers for an 8-mile hike along Mitchell Canyon Trail to Eagle Peak at 2369 feet. Shade is rare, and the openness affords wonderful views throughout the hike. Bring hat, layers, sunscreen, sturdy boots, water, lunch. Carpool meets at 9:00 at Safeway sign, Market & Dolores. 596-1304. Also Nov 4 at Tilden Park in the East Bay info: (510) 342-2623. www.sfhiking.com

The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music @ Julia Morgan Theatre, Berkeley

Rogers & Hammerstein's classic musical about the Von Trapp family, and their Austrian struggle with a new nanny, and Nazis, gets a local production. $17-$35. Thu-Sat 7pm. Also Sat 2pm. Sun 12pm, 5pm. Thru Dec 2. 2640 College Ave., Berkeley. (510) 845-8542. www.berkeleyplayhouse.org

Strindberg Cycle: The Chamber Plays @ Exit Theater

Cutting Ball Theater performs August Stringberg plays in repertory; The Ghost Sonata, The Pelican and The Black Glove, and Storm and Burned House. $10-$75. Thu 7:30pm, Fri & Sat 8pm & 2pm. Sun 5pm. 277 Taylor St. 525-1205. www.cuttingball.com

Will Durest

Will Durst @ Kanbar Hall

Political commentator and comic takes on the election, or what he calls "circus wrapped inside a game show covered in poisonous weasel glitter." $25-$30. Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St. 292-1233. www.jccsf.org/arts

The William S. Paley Collection:
A Taste for Modernism
@ de Young Museum

New exhibit of varied and little seen Modern Art works collected by the New York art patron with a diverse taste, including paintings by Cezanne, Picasso, Matisse Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec and others. Also, This World Is Not My Home: Photographs by Danny Lyon, thru Jan. 27. $10-$20. Tue-Sun 9:30am-5:15pm. (til 8:45pm Fridays) Thru Dec. 30. Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive. 750-3600. www.famsf.org

Women 我們 @ Chinese Cultural Center

Exhibit of video works, installation art, photography, sculpture, and more by a diverse array of LGBTQ artists including Mu Xi, Yang Meiyan, He Chengyao, and other emerging artists based in China as well as five U.S.-based artists, among them Man Yee Lam and Stella Zhang. Tue-Sat 10am-4pm. Thru Dec. 15. 750 Kearny St., 3rd floor (inside the Hilton Hotel). 986-1822. www.c-c-c.org


Sun 4

Carly Ozard

Carly Ozard @ The Rrazz Room

Former local songstress returns for two shows at the the intimate cabaret club. $20. 2-drink min. 4pm. Also Nov 5, 8pm. Nikko Hotel, 222 Mason St at O'Farrell. (866) 468-3399. www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Dia de los Muertos @ Oakland Museum of Art

Special exhibition of Day of the Dead altars by artists, schoolkids, and museum docents; guest-curated by Eduardo Pineda. 12pm-4:30pm Also, The 1968 Exhibit, a touring exhibit of the historic year, with ephemera, protest posters, interactive media; extended thru Nov 2012. Also, 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

Hollywood to Dollywood, Gayby @ Castro Theatre

Double feature of the documentary about gay twin Dolly Parton fans (3:30, 7pm), and the comedy about a straight woman and a gay man having a baby together (5:10, 8:40). $11. 429 Castro St. www.castrotheatre.com

Imagining Val Travel @ Glama-Rama Salon

Local collage artist Tofu's exhibit focuses on vintage and contemporary travel imagery, based on his research discovering that the salon's building formerly housed Val Travel agency at the height of the "glam travel" 60s. On view thru Nov. 3. 304 Valencia St at 14th. www.tofuart.com www.glamarama.com

Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Jean-Yves Thibaudet @ Herbst Theatre

World-renowned pianist (who happens to be openly gay) performs an all-Debussy concert to honor the composer's 150th birthday. $39-$75. 7pm. 402 Van Ness Ave. 392-2545. www.sfperformances.org

PJ Andrews @ Castro Country Club

Exhibit of the gay artist's amusing glitter cartoon character portraits and collages. Thru Oct 31. 4058 18th St. www.castrocountryclub.org

SF Hiking Club @ Coastal Trail

Joing LGBT hikers on an 11-mile trek from the ferry Building to Crissy Field, and Lands End. Meet 10am at Ferry Bldg. 852-0875. www.sfhiking.com

Sundance Saloon @ Space 550

Popular country western LGBT dance night $5-$8. 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

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


Mon 5

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

Election Eve Comedy @ Harvey's

Drag-comedienne Pippi Lovestocking hosts with Keith Lowell-Jensen, Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, Ronn Vigh and Aundre the Wonderwoman. This fabulous line up will cover The Presidential election, local issues and whatever else comes to mind! No cover. 1 bar or menu item min. 9pm. 500 Castro St. at 18th. www.harveyssf.com

Piano Bar 101 @ Martuni's

Sing-along night with talented locals, and charming accompanist Joe Wicht (aka Trauma Flintstone). 9pm. 4 Valencia St. at Market. www.dragatmartunis.com

Pinups & Show Ponies @ Sofa Lounge

Shakey Gibson's new weekly revue, with jazz sirens, burlesque beauties and drag follies. 9:30pm no cover. 139 8th St. at Minna, (below Bossa Nova). www.facebook.com/SofaSF

Ten Percent @ Comcast 104

David Perry's talk show about LGBT people and issues. This week, Perry interviews Randy Alfred, editor of the book Mad Science. Perry also speaks with poet Arisa White about her new collection A Penny Saved. Mon-Fri 11:30am & 10:30pm. Sat & Sun 10:30pm. www.comcasthometown.com


Tue 6

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

Election Night Party @ YBCA

Watch the election returns and enjoy a spirited concert with youth performers, the San Francisco Rock Project and Destiny Arts Center. Free. 6pm-11pm. 701 Mission St. 978-2787. www.ybca.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

Greg Gandy's art

Greg Gandy @ John Pence Gallery

Exhibit of stunning realist landscapes of San Francisco and other cities, created by the local painter. Mon-Fri 10am-6pm. Sat 10am-5pm. 750 Post St. 441-1138. www.johnpence.com

Jim Caruso's Cast Party @ The Rrazz Room

Musical comedy variety show. $30. 8pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095. www.TheRrazzRoom.com


Wed 7

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

Art With Elders @ City Hall

Large group exhibit of works by 90 artists in 30+ local arts programs, all seniors with a lengthy life perspective. Thru Jan. 4. Reg hours Mon-Fri 8am-8pm. Ground floor, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place. www.sfgov.org

Bobby Caldwell @ The Rrazz Room

Veteran vocalist performs jazz, pop and R&B classics. $45-$47.50. 8pm. Nov 8, 8pm. Nov 9 & 10, 7pm & 9:30pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095. www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Candlelight Flow Yoga @ LGBT Center

David Clark leads various yoga poses and practices, plus meditation and breathing exercises. Bring your own mat and water bottle, etc. $10. 7pm-8:30pm. 1800 Market St. www.4dbliss.com

Jet Black Pearl

Jet Black Pearl @ The Marsh Berkeley Cabaret

Satirical comic accordion-playing songstress performs her show Sex, Slugs & Accordion, Wed nights, weekly thru Nov 14. $10. 8pm. 2120 Allston Way, near Shattuck. 282-3055. www.themarsh.org

The News @ SOMArts Cultural Center

Queer-themed showcase of performance (first Tuesdays of each month), with Nic Alea, Suwon Cho, Dean Disaster, class=description>Jenalee Harmon, Vain Hein, Erin Malley, Shaunna Vella, Kolmel WithLove, class=description>Dr. Zebrovski. $5. 7:30pm. 934 Brannan St. www.somarts.org


Thu 8

Comedy Bodega @ Esta Nocha

The weekly LGBT and indie comic stand-up night. 8pm-9:30pm. 3079 16th St. at Mission. www.comedybodega.com

Dudley Saunders

Dudley Saunders @ Casa Sanchez

Enjoy dinner and/or drinks as the gay folk-rock singer performs music from his fourth album, Monsters. Free. 8pm. 2778 24th St. 282-2402. Also Nov. 10, 7pm at Amnesia, 853 Valencia St. 970-0012. www.dudleysaunders.com

Ladies Arm Wrestling @ Thee Parkside

Women of the bars compete in the arm-wrestling bouts; Hemlock vs. Casanova and Pops vs. Parkside. 9pm-ish. 21+. www.theeparkside.com

Laughing Stock Comedy Show @ 4N5

Anthony Sandoval, Charlie Ballard, Kollin Holtz, John Hoogasian and Hector Rodriguez offer diversely witty comic acts. $5. 7pm. Gallery/Bar 4N5, 863 Mission St. 522-2440. galiara.com

The Radical Camera: New York's
Photo League
@ Contemporary Jewish Museum

Group exhibition of fascinating photos from 1936-1951 taken by members of the progressive collective that documented the eras of postwar struggles, McCarthy blacklists, and urban life. Other exhibits ongoing. Free (members)-$12. Thu-Tue 11am-5pm (Thu 1pm-8pm) 736 Mission St. 655-7800. www.thecjm.org

San Francisco Magic Parlor @ Chancellor Hotel

Whimsical Belle Epoque-style sketch and magic show that also includes historical San Francisco stories; hosted by Walt Anthony. with optional pre-show light dinner and desserts. $40. Thu-Sat 8pm. 433 Powell St. www.SFMagicParlor.com

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. Thru Dec. 7. 300 Fourth St. 957-1849. www.californiapioneers.org/singing_the_golden_state.html

Transgender Film Festival @ CounterPulse

11th annual trans film fest, with live dance, theatre and music opening night (Sean Dorsey Dance, Shawna Virago, Eli Conley and more), then short films thru Sunday. $12-$15. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sun 7pm. Thru Nov 11. 1310 Mission St. at 9th. www.sftff.org

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To submit event listings, email jim@ebar.com.

Deadline is each Thursday, a week before publication.

For more bar and nightlife events, go to www.bartabsf.com






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