Issue:  Vol. 44 / No. 16 / 17 April 2014
 
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Gayjà vu

Out & About


jim@ebar.com

The Submission @ New Conservatory Theatre Center A controversy in the literary world? Deja proof! Jeff Talbot's sharp play explores affirmative-action and bias in literary contests, when a gay writer submits a play about life in the projects, and hires an African American actress to pretend to be the author. $25-$45. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru Dec. 16. 25 Van Ness Ave. at Market, lower level. 861-8972. www.nctcsf.org
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ADVERTISMENT

You know that feeling you get when something seems gay, and you've enjoyed it before, but it's come out again just to make an even gayer point? How about when an LGB or T event continues its annual annual-ness by showcasing talented artists once a year? Here are some events, I swear I've seen before, but would like to see again.

The Submission @ New Conservatory Theatre Center

A controversy in the literary world? Deja proofread! Jeff Talbot's sharp play explores affirmative-action and bias in literary contests, when a gay writer submits a play about life in the projects, and hires an African American actress to pretend to be the author. $25-$45. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru Dec. 16. 25 Van Ness Ave. at Market, lower level. 861-8972. www.nctcsf.org

Blade T. Bannon's Daddy Hunt

Thu 8: Blade T. Bannon
@ Books Inc, Castro

You've seen these hunks on the street, in the bars, and perhaps in other more revealing situations. See them again, at the photographer's signing and discussion of Daddy Hunt, his erotic monograph featuring local hunks, a few of whom will attend. 7:30pm. 2275 Market St. 864-6777. www.bladetbannon.com www.booksinc.net

Dudley Saunders

Thu 8: Dudley Saunders
@ Casa Sanchez, Amnesia

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 www.casasanchezfood.com

Thu 8: Transgender Film Festival @ CounterPulse

The 11th annual trans film fest includes 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

Imran G at Metrosexual Comedy Night

Tue 13: Metrosexual Comedy
Night @ Rebel

The gay comedy night features 'favorite flaming straight guys (now that's familiar), hosted by Shanti Charan, with Sammy Obeid, Dave Studebaker, Steve Lee, Raymond Santos, Imran G, Marc Abrigo. $10. 8pm. 21+. 1760 Market St. www.rebel-sf.com

Fri 9: Wilder Times @ Aurora Theatre, Berkeley

Four one-act plays by Pulitzer Prize winner, former Berkeley resident and closeted gay playwright and author Thornton Wilder (I knew there was something funny about Our Town). $32-$60. Tue 7pm. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm & 7pm. Thru Dec. 9. 2081 Addison St., Berkeley (510) 843-4822. www.auroratheatre.org

Darling Gunsel

Tue 13: Darling Gunsel @ Beatbox

Hey, these guys look familiar. The new local band (Ricky Terry and Dr. Scott of Ejector, and New Zealand vocalist Jezabel) perform at the release party for their new CD, Unresolved Heart. $10. 8pm. 314 11th St. www.darlinggunsel.com www.beatboxsf.com



Events Nov 8–15, 2012

Thu 8

Blade T. Bannon's Daddy Hunt

Blade T. Bannon @ Books Inc, Castro

Photographer's signing and discussion of Daddy Hunt, the erotic monograph featuring local hunks, a few of whom will attend. 7:30pm. 2275 Market St. 864-6777. www.bladetbannon.com www.booksinc.net

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

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 @ Casa Sanchez, Amnesia

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 www.casasanchezfood.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 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

Literary Death Match @ Contemporary Jewish Museum

49th edition of the comedy literary event, with celebrity judges Ayelet Waldman, Richard Kramer (Tales of the City film director), Josh Kornbluth and an all-Jewish writer line-up. $5-$10. 7pm. 736 Mission St. 655-7881. www.thecjm.org

Napa Valley Film Festival @ Various Napa Venues

Annual festival of features, documentaries and short films includes parties and events, including the Spotlight Award presented to film and theatre actor Alan Cumming. Various venues and prices. Thru Nov 11. www.napavalleyfilmfest.org

Safeway Holiday Ice Rink @ Union Square

The popular downtown ice skating rink is open. Nov 8 is Giants fans day; wear team regalia. 6pm-11:30pm. $5-$10. Open daily 10am-11:30pm thru Jan 21 (except New Year's Eve; closed at 9:30pm). Powell St. at www.unionsquareicerink.com

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

The Songbird of Paris

The Songbird of Paris @ The Marsh, Berkeley

Joni Takanikos stars as French singer Edith Piaf in an intimate production of Martha Furey's musical near-solo drama. Thu & Fri 8pm. Sat 8:30pm. Thru Dec 1. 2120 Allston Way near Shattuck. 282-3055. www.themarsh.org

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


Fri 9

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

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

David Sanborn @ Yoshi's Oakland

The prolific multi-Grammy-winning jazz saxaphonist performs with his band. $30-$45. Fri & Sat 8pm & 10pm. Sun 6pm & 8pm. Thru Nov 11. 510 Embarcadero West. (510) 238-9200. www.yoshis.com

Death on Installment Plan @ Mission Cultural Center

Exhibit of art with unusual takes on mortality and Day of the Dead. $5. Exhibit thru Nov. 17. 2868 Mission St. 643-5001. www.missionculturalcenter.org

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

Freeplay Dance Crew @ Vertigo

Hip hop dance ensemble performs in a fundraiser for the Embarcadero YMCA's Youth Chance High School. Dancing, gogos, 10% of the bar goes to the cause. 9pm-11pm. 1160 Polk St. www.facebook.com/FreeplayCrew

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/

Hour of Power

Hour of Power @ The Garage

"Dr. Zebrovski" presents a strangely comic "dancing psychic" night of entertainments, with Kevin Seaman, Baruch Porras-Hernandez and Maryam Rostami and Beatrice Thomas. $9.99-$19.99. 7:30 pre-show 8pm curtain. Also Nov 10. 715 Bryant St. at 5th. www.zebrovski.brownpapertickets.com

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. Thru Nov 30. 565 Sutter St. 393-4511. www.nietofineart.com

Jukebox Confidential @ Oddball Films

Portraits and curios from the world of pop, including excerpts from Lonely Boy (Paul Anka in underpants!) and Todd Haynes' Superstar, the banned cult classic Karen Carpenter story enacted with Barbie dolls! $10. 8pm. 275 Capp St. 558-8117. www.oddballfilms.blogspot.com

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

A Midsummer Night's Dream @ Archbishop Riordan High School

Student production of the Shakespeare comedy. $5-$8. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru Nov 18. 175 Phelan Ave. 587-5866. www.riordanhs.org

Natalie Wood Films

Natalie Wood Films @ Castro Theatre

Three-day screening of films starring the San Francisco-born star, with a special guest talk/interview with her sister Lana Wood. Nov 9: Rebel Without a Cause (2:30, 7pm) and This Property is Condemned (4:45, 9:15). Nov 10, Gypsy (12pm), with guest-host Matthew Martin as Mama Rose, and Love With the Proper Stranger (3pm); Splendor in the Grass (7:30pm) with Lana Wood. Nov 11: sing-along West Side Story (2pm), Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (7pm) and Inside Daisy Clover (9pm). $8.50-$25. 429 Castro St. 863-0611. www.marchuestispresents.com www.castrotheatre.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. Thru Nov. 4122 18th St. www.magnetsf.org

The Rainmaker @ Shelton Theater

N. Richard Nash's drama about a traveling conman who romances a small town woman, gets a local production. $38. Fri & Sat 8pm. Thru Dec 22. 533 Sutter St. at Powell. (800) 838-3006. www.sheltontheater.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

Sonar On Tour @ Fox Theatre, Oakland

Electro mini-fest with Die Antwoord, Azari & III, Seth Troxler, Paul Kalkbrenner, Nic Fanciulli. $40-$50. 7pm. 1807 Telegraph Ave. Oakland (510) 302-2250. www.azariandiii.com

The Submission @ New Conservatory Theatre Center

Jeff Talbot's sharp play explores affirmative-action and bias in literary contests, when a gay writer submits a play about life in the projects, and hires an African American actress to pretend to be the author. $25-$45. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru Dec. 16. 25 Van Ness Ave. at Market, lower level. 861-8972. www.nctcsf.org

Theatre Flamenco @ Cowell Theatre

The vibrant local flamenco dance company performs new and repertory works in their 46th annual season. $20-$40. 8pm. Also Nov 11, 2pm. Fort Mason, Buchanan at Bay sts. 826-1305. www.theatreflamenco.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

The White Snake

The White Snake @ Berkeley Rep

Tony Award-winning director Mary Zimmerman's (Argonautika, Arabian Nights) visually stunning mystical drama based on a Chinese legend of romance and magical powers. $22-$99. Previews. Opening night Nov 14. Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat 8pm. Wed 7pm. Sun 7pm. Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru Dec 23. Special events thru run. Roda Theatre, 2025 Addison St., Berkeley. (510) 647-2949. www.berkeleyrep.org

Wilder Times @ Aurora Theatre, Berkeley

Four one-act plays by Pulitzer Prize winner, former Berkeley resident and closeted gay playwright and author Thornton Wilder. $32-$60. Tue 7pm. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm & 7pm. Thru Dec. 9. 2081 Addison St., Berkeley (510) 843-4822. www.auroratheatre.org

World Music Festival @ Kanbar Hall

13th annual innovative festival, with traditional opera masters from Azerbaijan, China, India, Italy, Korea, Mali, Spain, Tibet and other countries participating in a three-program series, The Opera Project, where performers and audiences on one side of the world will witness the other side's reality, seeing performers interact or bypass each other in real time on stage via live technology platforms. $12-$89. Also Nov 10, 8pm and Nov 11, 7pm. Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St. 292-1233. www.sfworldmusicfestival.org


Sat 10

Bay Area Rainbow Symphony

Bay Area Rainbow Symphony @ Calvary Presbyterian Church

LGBT-inclusive symphony performs De Falla's Dance from La Vida Breve, Bruch's Concerto for Viola and Clarinet with soloists Jodi Levitz, viola and Susan Barnes, clarinet, Copland's Quiet City with Jamie Hops, trumpet, and Beethoven's Symphony #5. $15-$30. 8pm. 2515 Fillmore St. at Jackson. (800) 595-4TIX. www.bars-sf.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

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

Eric Fischl @ San Jose Museum of Art

Exhibit of a dozen-plus large paintings, and other works by the prominent post-modern neo-realist. Thru May 12, 2013. 110 South Market St. www.SanJoseMuseumofArt.org

Eyes Wide Open @ W Hotel

Gala fundraiser for the Trevor Project, with participation of Reason to Party and Artful Gentlemen men's couturier. $50-$100. 9pm-2am. 131 3rd St. www.trevorsfrtp.eventbrite.com

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

Journey to the End of the Night @ Citywide

Local edition of the popular live street game, where nearly 2,000 people play chasers and gamers in a citywide (mostly downtown) edition of Tag. Start/registration at Dolores Park, 6pm. 18th St. at Dolores. www.totheendofthenight.com

Kronos Quartet

Kronos Quartet @ Dance Palace

Acclaimed local music ensemble performs at the Point Reyes arts space. $15-$32. 8pm. 5th St. at B St., Point Reyes Station, Sausalito. 663-1075. www.dancepalace.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 @ 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

Pearlesque @ Mill Valley Community Center

Gala fundraiser for the Marin LGBT center, with comics Justin Lucas and Dana Goldberg, Senator, Mark Leno, performance by Post: Ballet, live auction with vacations and luxury items, food, drinks and a dessert bar. Dinner 6pm-8pm. $150. Dance party 8pm-11pm. $45. 180 Camino Alto Mill Valley. www.spectrumlgbtcenter.org/spectrum-events/

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

Reviving Spirits @ Progressive Grounds

OutLook Theater Project's "queer seance" performances by Anthony Julius Williams, musician Winston Berger, Roger Bovary, Star Amerasu and others, evokes the souls of ancestors in a participatory evening ritual. Jason Wyman hosts. Free. 5pm. Also Dec. 8. 2301 Bryant St. www.outlooktheaterproject.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. Tam

Join GLBT hikers for a 7-mile Mt. Tam hike with a stop at Laurel Dell. Well-behaved dogs are welcome on this hike. Bring lunch, water, sturdy boots, layers, hat, sunscreen. Carpool meets at 8:30 at Safeway sign, Market & Dolores. 577-9367. Also, Nov 11: street hike through Cole Valley, Parnassus Heights and the Castro. 9:45am at Woodland & Parnassus. 378-5612. www.sfhiking.com

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 Strindberg 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. Thru Nov 18. 277 Taylor St. 525-1205. www.cuttingball.com

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 11

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

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

Tommy Tune

Tommy Tune @ The Venetian Room

Broadway choreographer and performer (nine-time Tony Award-winner) brings his new solo show Taps, Tune and Tall Tales, his story of 50 years of musical theatre history, to the elegant hall at the Fairmont Hotel. $40-$47. 950 Mason St. 392-4400. www.bayareacabaret.org

Wesla Whitfield @ The Rrazz Room

Classy local singer performs jazz and R&B classics with the mike Greensill Trio. $35-$45. Various times thru Nov 21. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095. www.TheRrazzRoom.com


David Hawkins at Comedy Returns

Mon 12

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

Comedy Returns @ El Rio

Bay Area comics and visiting guests perform cool multi-culti stand-up, featuring David Hawkins, Samson Koletkar, Stefani Silverman, Kate Willett, and hostess, Lisa Geduldig. $7-$20. 8pm. 3158 Mission St. 522-3737. www.koshercomedy.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

Ten Percent @ Comcast 104

David Perry's talk show about LGBT people and issues. This week, Perry interviews Tony nominee Justin Vivian Bond, and performer Curt Branom, 10-year veteran of the world's longest-running musical review, Beach Blanket Babylon. Mon-Fri 11:30am & 10:30pm. Sat & Sun 10:30pm. www.comcasthometown.com


Tue 13

Darling Gunsel

Darling Gunsel @ Beatbox

New local band (Ricky Terry and Dr. Scott of Ejector, and New Zealand vocalist Jezabel) perform at the release party for their new CD, Unresolved Heart. $10. 8pm. 314 11th St. www.darlinggunsel.com www.beatboxsf.com

Double Features @ Castro Theatre

Interestingly paired films: Nov 13, Lawless (7pm) and Killer Joe (9:10pm). Nov 14, Keep the Lights On (3pm, 7pm) and Forty Shades of Blue (4:55, 9pm). Nov 15, The Intouchables (2:30, 7pm) and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (4:45, 9pm). $8.50-$11. 429 Castro St. 621-6120. www.castrotheatre.com

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

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 @ John Pence Gallery

Exhibit of 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

Metrosexual Comedy Night @ Rebel

The gay comedy night features 'favorite flaming straight guys (now that's familiar), hosted by Shanti Charan, with Sammy Obeid, Dave Studebaker, Steve Lee, Raymond Santos, Imran G, Marc Abrigo. $10. 8pm. 21+. 1760 Market St. www.rebel-sf.comc

Start Out @ Hot Italian, Emeryville

East Bay fall networking event for LGBT entrepreneurs, investors and professionals, at the acclaimed new pizzeria/restaurant. 6pm-8pm. 5959 Shellmound St., Emeryville. (510) 922-1369. www.startout.org/city/san-francisco


Wed 14

Ari Shapiro, OutLoud Radio @ Brava Theater Center

The openly gay White House correspondent talks about being embedded for months with the Romney campaign in a conversation with KQED's Scott Shafer and LGBT youth producers from OutLoud Radio, at this fundraiser celebrating OutLoud's 10th Anniversary. $25, $50, $100. 7pm. 2781 24th St. gala.outloudradio.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

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

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

LGBT Book Club @ Books Inc.

The book club discusses The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabokov by Paul Russell. 7pm. 2275 Market St. 864-6777. www.booksinc.net

NLGJA Fall Honors @ Cafe du Nord

National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association's Northern California chapter honors Diane Anderson-Minshall, former editor in chief of Curve magazine and now executive editor of The Advocate, and Eric Jansen and Marilyn Pittman, who are the hosts and producers of radio show Out in the Bay. 6pm-8pm. 2170n Market St. www.nlgja.org www.cafedunord.com


Thu 15

Age, Diversity & Gender Fluidity @ GLBT Museum

Forum sponsored by the San Francisco Dyke March, 7pm-9pm. Also, see the exhibits 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

Comedy Bodega @ Esta Nocha

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

Goapele

Goapele @ Yoshi's, Oakland

Singer-songwriter and Bay Area vocalist who blends soul, jazzand hiphop in a unique blend, performs live. $30. (dinner and menu items extra) 8pm & 10pm. Sun 7pm & 9pm. Thru Sun Nov 18. 510 Embarcadero West. (510) 238-9200. www.yoshis.com

Green & Gold Gala @ Conservatory of Flowers

Golden Gate Park arboretum's annual festive fundraiser, with a Boomtown Barbary Coast theme. See the garden railway exhibition, enjoy drinks, food, live music and "burlesque" entertainment, plus a visit from 'Emperor Norton.' Black tie, business or themed attire. $95, $150, $250 (VIP 5:30pm) and up. 7pm-11pm. 100 JFK Drive. 831-2093. www.greenandgoldgala.org

Lady Rizo @ The Rrazz Room

The slightly zany yet vocally serious New York performer returns. $30. 9pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095. www.TheRrazzRoom.com

Lois Banner @ Books Inc.

Author of Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox discusses her book about Marilyn Monroe. 7:30pm. 2275 Market St. 864-6777. www.booksinc.net

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

Susanna Hoffs

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

Susanna Hoffs @ Red Devil Lounge

Lead singer for The Bangles performs music from her third solo album. Evolution Eden opens. $20-$25. 8pm. 1695 Polk St. www.reddevillounge.com

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