Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 7 / 15 February 2018


Out & About

Angles of Enchantment, the latest visually fascinating dance-theatre collaboration of choreographers Janice Garrett and Charles Moulton, features Margaret Hatcher's amazing costumes, and live music composed by Peter Whitehead. $30-$36. Nov 24, 8pm. Nov 25, 2pm & 7:30pm. Nov 29-Dec 1 8pm. Dec 1 & 2, 2pm. Dec 2, 7:30pm. 3153 17th St. 863-9834.
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Work your body! Dance! Jump! Anything to burn off what will be/were most probably a few hundred extra calories not yet burned off over the holidays. If you're one of those folks who manage to not overindulge, lead us in a little loafer-lightening lark. And don't be so smug about it!

Garrett + Moulton @ ODC Theater

Angles of Enchantment, the latest visucally fascinating dance-theatre collaboration of choreographers Janice Garrett and Charles Moulton, features Margaret Hatcher's amazing costumes, and live music composed by Peter Whitehead. $30-$36. Nov 24, 8pm. Nov 25, 2pm & 7:30pm. Nov 29-Dec 1 8pm. Dec 1 & 2, 2pm. Dec 2, 7:30pm. 3153 17th St. 863-9834.

Slugs and Kicks

Slugs and Kicks
@ Thick House

Theatre Rhinoceros' production of John Fisher's backstage comedy about a young gay actor and his theatrical friends, closeted and otherwise, may strike a familiar tone to those of us who were/are "theatrical." $15-$30. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 3pm. Thru Dec. 9. 1695 18th St. at Arkansas. (800) 838-3006.

The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon
@ Curran Theatre

The South Park duo's hilarious musical comedy about that certain religion based out of Utah (or Kolob?) is sold out. No, it's really sold out. You can't get tickets. I can't get tickets. I just included a listing for the fun thematic photos. But you could try for the $29 lottery tickets. The going price for other tickets is up to $200. Thru Dec. 30. 445 Geary St. (888) 746-1799.

Henry Rollins

Events Nov 22-29, 2012

Thu 22

Classical Recitals @ SF Music Conservatory

Students and faculty perform various classical music concerts; piano, string quartets, opera repertory and more, almost nightly 8pm. Sundays 2pm & 5pm,. thru Nov 30. Free-$20. Usually 8pm. 50 Oak St. at Gough.

Comedy Bodega @ Esta Nocha

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

Dark Sparkle @ Cafe DuNord

Goth romance spectacle band performs. $5. 9pm. 21+. 2170 Market St. at Sanchez. 861-5016.

Henry Rollins @ Yoshi's

The former punk rockin' Black Flag and Rollins Band front man (and unofficial f*g stag) shares his thought-provoking monologue show, The Long March. $25-$30. 7:30pm. Also Nov 23, 7:30pm and Nov 25, 7pm. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600.

History: The Musical @ Un-Scripted Theater

Improv theatre company, in a new theatre, performs sketches through different time periods; a different era and show each night. $10-$20. Thu-Sat 8pm. Thru Dec 22. 533 Sutter St. 322-8738.

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.

Potluck Party @ Castro Country Club

Annual open dinner party at the LGBT sober space; Bring a dish to share. 1pm. 4058 18th St.

Safeway Holiday Ice Rink @ Union Square

The popular downtown ice skating rink is open. $5-$10. Open daily 10am-11:30pm thru Jan 21 (except New Year's Eve; closed at 9:30pm). Powell St. at

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.

Thanksgiving Brunch & Dinner Buffet @ Mark Hopkins Hotel

Michael Ethans performs (11am-3pm) and Richardo Scales (3pm-8pm) at two delicious meal servings at the elegant hotel. $59 (kids 4-12)- $105 (adults). 616-6941. 1 Nob Hill

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Fri 23

Another Way Home @ Magic Theatre

Family drama about Jewish parents whose values are questioned when they visit their son's summer camp. $22-$62. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sat & Sun 2:30pm. Thru Dec 2. Fort Mason Center, Bldg. D, 3rd fl. Marina Blvd, at Buchanan. 441-8822.

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.

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.  

The English Beat @ Bimbo's

Popular ska-rock band performs. $22-$25. 21+. 9pm. 1025 Columbus Ave. 474-0365.  

Fishnet Follies @ The Rrazz Room

Ladies perform a saucy burlesque revue. $30-$45. 10:30pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095.

Generation P

Generation P @ Bridge Theatre

Victor Ginzburg's strange, visually stunning satire of Russian political corruption and conspiracies, about a small-time shop owner who stumbles upon a world of drug-induced genius marketing. 3010 Geary Blvd. 668-6384.

Honky-Tonk Bands @ Starry Plough, Berkeley

Swing out with roots-a-billy bands at the bar/restaurant, with The Muddy Roses (women vocal trio and string band), Miss Loneley Hearts, and The Better Halves. $7-$12. 9:30pm. 3101 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. (510) 841-2082.

Miki Howard @ The Rrazz Room

R&B pop songstress performs new and classic songs. $40. 8pm. Also Nov 24 at 7pm & 9:30pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095.


Mummenschanz @ Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley

The Swizz mime troupe celebrates 40 years with its worldwide tour show of their greatest puppet characters and creatures. $22-$58. 2pm. Also Nov 24, 2pm & Nov 25, 3pm (One-hour school-time show Nov 26, 11am; $8 for students, kids with adult chaperone). Bancroft Way at Telegraph Ave, UC Berkeley campus. (510) 642-9988.

Out of Character @ Asian Art Museum

Decoding Chinese Calligraphy, an 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.

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.

Prince Herman @ Magnet

"Stained Glass Pornography," an exhibit of the local artist's fascinating religious erotica glassworks. Thru Nov. 4122 18th St.

The Rainmaker @ Shelton Theater

N. Richard Nash's drama about a traveling con man 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.

Sing-Along The Sound of Music

Sing-Along The Sound of Music @ Castro Theatre

Austrian children and puppets that sing, nuns gone astray and a drag contest fling; these are a few of my favorite things! Laurie Bushman and pals host the popular family-friendly event with costume parades, subtitled lyrics and a pre-show concert of Rodgers & Hammerstein classics played on the Wurlitzer organ by David Hegarty. $10-$15. 1pm & 7pm thru Dec 2 (no show Dec. 1).   429 Castro St.

Smuin Ballet @ Various Venues

The local ballet company performs Michael Smuin's Christmas Ballet, 2012 edition.   Nov 23, 7:30pm, Bankhead Theatre, 2400 1st St., Livermore. Nov 28, 8pm at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St. Dec 7, 8pm at the Sunset Center, Carmel. Dec 14, 8pm at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St.

The Submission @ New Conservatory Theatre Center

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

The White Snake

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.

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. 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.

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.

Celebration of Craftswomen

Sat 24

100 Years of Rural California @ California Historical Society

Exhibit of 150 large-scale color prints by writer-photographer Lisa Hamilton, and archival selections dating back to the 1880s. Thru Mar. 24. 2013. 678 Mission St. 357-1848.

(Affordable) Art From the Heart @ NIAD Art Center, Richmond

Exhibit and holiday sale of art made by adults with developmental disabilities; all priced from $15-$150. Thru Dec. 25. 551 23rd St., Richmond. (510) 620-0326.

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.

Celebration of Craftswomen @ Herbst Pavilion

34th annual large-scale exhibit and sale of arts and crafts made by women; sculpture, ceramics, fabric art and clothing, and lots more. Film screening and performances at the adjoining Cowell Theatre, plus cocktail party fundraisers and receptions. $7-$9. 10am-5pm Sat & Sun, thru Dec 2. Fort Mason Center, Marina at Buchanan. (650) 615-6838.

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.

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.  

Garrett + Moulton @ ODC Theater

Angles of Enchantment, the latest visucally fascinating dance-theatre collaboration of choreographers Janice Garrett and Charles Moulton, with Margaret Hatcher aamzing costumes and live music composed by Peter Whitehead. $30-$36. 8pm. Nov 25, 2pm & 7:30pm. Nov 29-Dec 1 8pm. Dec 1 & 2, 2pm. Dec 2, 7:30pm. 3153 17th St. 863-9834.

Industry @ Beatbox

Thanksgiving recovery dance party, with the men of the 2013 Bare Chest Calendar, DJs Wayne G and Jamie J Sanchez. Proceeds benefit the AIDS Emergency Fund. $20-$25. 10pm-late. 314 11th St. at Folsom.

Jasper Johns, Jay DeFeo @ SF MOMA

Two exhibits of the American artists' works. Thru Feb 3. Also, Paul Klee's Circus, Alessandro Pessoli, and other works and ongoing Modern art exhibits. Free-$18. 151 3rd St. at Mission. Thu-Tue 11am-5:45pm (8:45 Thursdays). 357-4000.

Mark I. Chester  @ Wicked Grounds

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

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. Guest lectures Nov 29 (art historian Richard Meyer, 6:30pm). Also, Nathalie Djurberg's amazing colorful creature sculptures. $12-$15. Thru Jan. 27. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St. 979-2787.

Nick Weber: Broadband @ Resipsa Gallery, Oakland

Intriguing exhibit of paintings based on imagery from online porn. Saturdays, 1pm-4pm. Thru Jan. 11. 455 17th st. #301. Oakland.  

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.

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.

Royal Treasures from the Louvre

Royal Treasures from the Louvre @ Legion of Honor

Exhibit of decorative arts, most never seen in the U.S., from the riegns of Louis XIV to Marie-Antoinette, from the Musee du Louvre, Paris. Free-$20. Tue-Sun 9:30am-5:15pm. Thru March 17. Lincoln Park, 34th Ave and Clement St.

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.  

SF Hiking Club @ Mt. Baldy, Phoenix Lake

Join GLBT hikers for a 12-mile hike to work off that Thanksgiving dinner. Climb hills for blissful, beautiful sceneries from Mount Baldy to Eldridge Grade and through the forest down to Phoenix Lake. Bring lunch, plenty of water, sturdy boots, hat, layers. Carpool meets 8:45 at Safeway sign, Market & Dolores. 577-9367.

Sharon Jones

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings @ Davies Hall

Gospel-soul nine-piece Brooklyn ensemble performs with the stellar vocalist. $15-$82. 8pm. 201 Van Ness Ave. 864-6000.

Slugs and Kicks @ Thick House

Theatre Rhinoceros' production og John Fisher's backstage comedy about a young gay actor and his theatrical friends (closeted and otherwise). $15-$30. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 3pm. Thru Dec. 9. 1695 18th St. at Arkansas. (800) 838-3006.

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.

Swing Jam @ Magnet

Queer Jitterbugs hosts a dance night. 7pm lessons; dancing til 9:30pm. $10. 4122 18th St. at Castro.

Toil and Trouble @ La Val's Subterranean, Berkeley

Impact Theatre's comic update on Shakespeare's ... Scottish play (MacBeth). $10-$20. Thu-Sat 8pm (no show Thanksgiving). Thru Dec. 8. 1834 Euclid Ave., Berkeley.

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.  

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.

Xavier MTW @ Glamarama

Foucault at the Food Co., a whimsical visual story exhibit by a new local gay artist, at the fab hair salon. Thru Jan. 5, 2013. 304 Valencia St.

Donald Arquilla

Sun 25

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. 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.

Donald Arquilla @ Martuni's

Veteran crooner performs jazz, ballads and standards with the Tom Shaw Trio. $7. 7pm. 4 Valencia St. 241-0205.

LGBT Mixer @ Max's Lounge, Corte Madera

Enjoy a prix fixe menu, drinks and live music with different acts at the weekly LGBT mixer. 6pm-9pm. 60 Madera Blvd., Corte Madera. 924-6297.

Donna Sachet

Songs of the Season @ The Rrazz Room

Socialite, columnist and popular hostess Donna Sachet MCs her 20th annual cabaret night, with an entertaining line-up of local performers. Proceeds benefiting the AIDS Emergency Fund. $50-$75. 7pm. Nov 26, 6:30pm, Nov 27 & 28, 8pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St.

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.

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.

Eloisa Bravo at Feminista Comedy

Mon 26

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.

Feminista Comedy @ Rebel

A night of women comics with Collen Watson, Kelly Lynch, Loren Kraut, Veronica Porras, Sandra Risser, Jenn Dronsky, Kimberly Wendt, Carrie Avritt and Eloisa Bravo. $10. 21+. 8pm. 1760 Market St. 431-4202.

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.

Steven J. Levin's art

Steven J. Levin, Jacob A. Pfeiffer @ John Pence Gallery

Dual exhibit of the two painters who explore realism, portraits and still lives with vibrant colors and imagery. Mon-Fri 10am-6pm. Sat til 5pm. 750 Post St. 441-1138.

Ten Percent @ Comcast 104

David Perry's talk show about LGBT people and issues. This week, Perry interviews David Landis, President of Landis Communications, and Vance George, choral conductor for the San Francisco Symphony. Mon-Fri 11:30am & 10:30pm. Sat & Sun 10:30pm.

Billy Connolly

Tue 27

@ RayKo Photo

Trio exhibit; Kirk Crippens' Ten Thousand Scrolls, Maggie Preston's Contact, and David Wolf's The After Life of Things. Tue-Thu 10am-10pm Fri-Sun 10am-8pm. Thru Dec 14. 428 3rd St. 495-3773.

Billy Connolly @ Marines' Memorial Theatre

Hilarious UK comic actor brings his solo show across the pond. $55-$65. 8pm. Nightly thru Dec. 1. 609 Sutter St. (800) 745-3000.

The Book of Mormon @ Curran Theatre

$29 (lottery tix) -$200. Thru Dec. 30. 445 Geary St. (888) 746-1799.

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.

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.

Pal Joey

Wed 28

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pal Joey @ Eureka Theatre

42nd Street Moon's production of the classic Rodgers & Hart musical (with book by John O'Hara) about a charming "heel" with big plans to make it in the Chicago nightclub scene. $25-$75. Wed 7pm. Thu & Fri 8pm. Sat 6pm. Sun 3pm. Thru Dec. 16. 215 Jackson St. 255-8207.

Pink Martini

Pink Martini @ Davies Hall

The San Francisco Symphony performs with the pop-jazz-Latin big band group, with vocalist China Forbes. $20-$118. 7:30pm. Also Nov. 29 at 7:30pm. 201 Van Ness Ave. 864-6000.

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.

Marlena Shaw

Thu 29

Comedy Bodega @ Esta Nocha

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

Dining Out for Life @ Sonoma County

Eat at one of several participating Sonoma restaurants, and a portion of your bill will be donated to local AIDS/HIV nonprofits.

Marlena Shaw @ The Rrazz Room

Soul legend performs classic music with her band. $35-$0. 8pm. Also Nov 30, 8pm, Dec 1, 7pm & 9:15pm, Dec 2 7pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095.

Monique Jenkinson @ CounterPulse

Dancer-performer, aka Fauxnique, performs Instrument, a solo created by three local choreographers – Chris Black, Miguel Gutierrez and Amy Seiwert. (Adult themes) $20-$30. Thu-Sun 8pm. Thru Dec 9. 1310 Mission St. at 9th. 626-2060.

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.

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.

Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra
of Venezuela @ Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley

Gustavo Dedamel conducts "A Celebration of Music from Latin America, a concert of works in two programs. 8pm. Also Nov 30. 8pm. $30-$175. Bancroft Way at Telegraph Ave., UC Berkeley campus. (510) 642-9988.

Tubesteak Connection @ Aunt Charlie's Lounge

Enjoy retro disco tunes with a hip crowd, each Thursday; DJ Bus Station John plays records. $4. 10pm-2am. 133 Turk St. at Taylor.


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