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Jack Kerouac biographer Gerald Nicosia chairs a panel discussion with Kerouac and Beat experts Peter Coyote, Dennis McNally, Joanna McClure, Rick Dale and Brad Parker. They will examine the cultural and artistic impact of the novel over the past 55 years and how the new movie is likely to affect Beat influence in our culture as well as how the Beats themselves are viewed in the new film and as icons. Thursday, Jan. 10. 6pm. Main Library, Lower Level, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St. at Grove. www.sfpl.org

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"Fame is old newspapers blowing down Bleecker Street." – Jack Kerouac.

The past is forward, or something like that, where the best stuff and the worst stuff from decades ago is getting churned out again; remakes, revamps, and do-overs.

I'm not sure if the upcoming naughtier dramatic adaptation of Jack Kerouac's On the Road will be worth watching (the casting of Kristen Stewart should be a warning), but a panel discussion at the Public Library should explain a few things to Beat Lit newbies, and chain-smoking college sophomores who long to be writers (Get in line, kid. The future is crowded.).

Kerouac biographer Gerald Nicosia chairs a panel discussion with Kerouac and Beat experts Peter Coyote, Dennis McNally, Joanna McClure, Rick Dale and Brad Parker. They will examine the cultural and artistic impact of the novel over the past 55 years and how the new movie is likely to affect Beat influence in our culture as well as how the Beats themselves are viewed in the new film and as icons. Thursday, Jan. 10. 6pm. Main Library, Lower Level, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St. at Grove. www.sfpl.org

Something Cloudy, Something Clear. photo: Kent Taylor

Balancing the frustrated machismo of Jack with the more emotional flair of Tennessee Williams, Theatre Rhino presents Something Cloudy, Something Clear at the Eureka Theatre.

Williams' rarely-produced play dramatizes a game of love and death between a playwright and two drifters. $10-$15. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 3pm. Thru Jan 13. 215 Jackson St. (800) 838-3006. www.TheRhino.org

Troublemaker. photo: Kevin Berne

For the comic book-loving theatre fan, Berkeley Repertory unleashes yet another promising production. Previews begin this week for Dan LeFranc's commissioned Troublemaker, or The Freakin Kick-A Adventures of Bradley Boatright, about a teenager who sees himself as a protective superhero. $29-$77. Previews thru Jan 6. Opening night Jan 9. Tue, Thu-Sat 8pm. Wed & Sun 7pm. Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru Feb 3. Thrust Stage, 2025 Addison St., Berkeley. (510) 647-2917. www.berkeleyrep.org



Betty's Burlesqueteers

Bodies in Motion

Homoerotic, lesborific and cyborgian; take your pick. From a militaristic manscape film to a burlesque review, and an exhibit and panel about the future of bodies and their motion, there's a lot of consider, corporeally speaking. – J.P.

Tue 8- Bombshell Betty
@ Elbo Room

The buxom babes, Betty's Burlesqueteers, perform a saucy strip show. $10. 9pm. 647 Valencia St. 552-7788. www.bombshellbetty.net   www.elbo.com

Beau Travail

Wed 9 - Samsara, Beau Travail
@ Castro Theatre

Two evocative visual films, one environmental (3pm, 7pm), the other homoerotic (5pm, 9pm). $8-$11. 429 Castro St. www.castrotheatre.com

The Future Imagined

Thu 10 - The Future Imagined
@ Performance Art Institute

The Future as the Design, a panel discussion about design elements of future human-machine interective products like prosthetic limbs, and unusual creative variations, includes Scott Summit, Tim McNeil, Jonathan Keats, and reps from Bespoke Innovations and CoDame. 7pm. Part of the last week of the exhibit, thru Jan 12 (appointment only: 566-7515 ) 75 Boardman Place. www.thefutureimagined.com



Events Jan 3–10, 2012

Thu 3

Marga Gomez at Comedy Bodega

Comedy Bodega @ Esta Nocha

The weekly LGBT and indie comic stand-up night. Frankie Quinones headlines with  Drennon Davis, Cassandra Gorges, Justin O'Neill, Vero Garcia, Robbie Parras and Marga Gomez. 8pm-9:30pm. 3079 16th St.  at Mission.  www.comedybodega.com

Fernando Reyes @ Nieto Fine Art

Exhibit of the artist's colorful figure studies and drawings. Thru Jan 7. 565 Sutter St. 393-4511.  www.nietofineart.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

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.   Also, Nathalie Djurberg's amazing colorful creature sculptures. $12-$15. Thru Jan. 27. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St. 979-2787. www.naylandblake.net   www.ybca.org

Pictorialism @ Robert Tat Gallery

Pictorialism: The Photograph Becomes Art, a new exhibit of historic prints that visualize the posed, artistic aspect of early art photographers (Alfred Stieglitz, Imogen Cunningham and many others). Thru Feb 23. Tue-Sat 11am-5:30pm. (first Thursdays til 7:30pm). 49 Geary St. Suite 410. 781-1122. www.roberttat.com

Promised Land @ San Francisco Centre

Matt Damon stars as a oil company flak who tries to sell farmers on fracking in a film directed by Gus Van Sant. $8.50-$12. Rated R.Various times. 835 Market St.  (800) 326-3264. www.focusfeatures.com/promised_land

Psycho Science, Afterschool Specials @ Oddball Films

Wacky vintage short films about bats, time, sense perception and more. 8pm.  Fri, Jan 4: The After School Extra Special Cut, featuring the best scenes from the most earnest and unintentionally campy educational TV movies starring Scott Baio, Kristy McNichol,  Brady kids Eve Plumb and Chris Knight, and more. Also 8pm. $10 each. 275 Capp St. 558-8117. www.oddballfilms.blogspot.com

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves @ Castro Theatre

75th anniversary restored print of Disney's first feature color animated film is shown. Bring the kids! $8.50-$12. 1:30pm, 3:45pm, 6pm. 8:15pm. Thru Jan 5. 429 Castro St. www.castrotheatre.com

Something Cloudy, Something Clear @ Eureka Theatre

Theatre Rhinoceros' production of Tennessee Williams' rarely-produced play about a game of love and death between a playwright and two drifters. $10-$15. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 3pm. Thru Jan 13. 215 Jackson St. (800) 838-3006. www.TheRhino.org



Archer Live

Fri 4

Archer Live @ The Fillmore

Panel discussion and readings by the voiceover cast of the wacky FX spy comedy animated series, with H. Jon Benjamin as Agent Sterling Archer, Aisha Tyler as Agent Lana Kane, Jessica Walter as Malory Archer, Chris Parnell as Cyril Figgis, Amber Nash as Pam Poovey, Lucky Yates as Krieger, series creator/executive producer Adam Reed as Agent Ray Gillette and executive producer Matt Thompson. $30-$45. 9pm. 1805 Geary Blvd. www.Ticketmaster.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  

First Fridays @ Oakland Galleries

Monthly street festival and art gallery party, with thousands of people, food trucks, outdoor DJ booths and more. 5pm-10pm. Downtown area. www.oaklandfirstfridays.org

Foodies, the Musical @ Shelton Theater

Morris Bobrow's musical comedy revue of songs and sketches about food. $32-$34. Fri & Sat 8pm. Open run. 533 Sutter St. (800) 838-3006. www.foodiesthemusical.com

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig and the Angry Inch @ Boxcar Theatre

New local production of John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask's popular transgender rock operetta, with multiple actor-singers perfoming the lead (Arturo Galster, John Lewis, James Mayagoitia, Ste Fishell, Nikkie Arias, Nicole Julien, Anastasia Bonaccorso, and CC Sheldon). $25-$35. Wed-Sat 8pm. Also Sat 5pm. Thru Jan 26. 505 Natoma St. 967-2227.   www.boxcartheatre.org

Henry Gunderson @ Ever Gold Gallery

Apocalypse Shelter, the artist's exhibit of works depicting glass skulls and other pop culture end days imagery. Wed-Sat 1pm-6pm. Thru Jan 5. 441 O'Farrell St. 796-3676. www.evergoldgallery.com

The Leaves @ Great American Music Hall

NorCal Americana duo perform at a night of folk-bluegrass music in a Winter Formal-themed night, with Tiny Television and Misisipi Mike. All ages. $15. $40 with dinner. 9pm. 859 O'Farrell St. 885-0750.   www.slimspresents.com

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.  www.asianart.org

Woyzeck @ Ashby Stage, Berkeley

Shotgun Players' production of Robert Wilson's re-conceived musical revision of Georg Buchner's stage play, with music and lyrcis by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan; a tragic tale about a soldier who returns home to find his girl is having an affair. $25-$35. Wed & Thu 7pm. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sun 5pm. Thru Jan 27. 1901 Ashby Ave., Berkeley. (510) 841-6500. www.shotgunplayers.org


100 Years of Rural California

Sat 5

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. www.californiahistoricalsociety.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

Bell, Book and Candle @ SF Playhouse

Romantic comedy about a mortal man and a witch (the play and film inspired Bewitched). $30-$60. Tue-Thu 7pm. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sun 3pm. Thru Jan 19. 450 Post St. above Farallon Restaurant. 677-9596. www.sfplayhouse.org

Dancing in the Dragon's Jaws

Dancing in the Dragon's Jaws:
Gay San Francisco, 1985-1988
@ SF Public Library

Thomas Alleman's exhibit of fascinating new large-print photos from San Francisco's mid-1980s gay community, from the onslaught of AIDS to nightlife and arts celebrations. Exhibit thru Feb 10, 2013. Jewitt Gallery, lower level, 100 Larkin St. at Grove. www.allemanphoto.com www.sfpl.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

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

Go Bang @ The Stud

The super disco electric retro fun monthly dance night, with resident DJs Sergio Fedasz and Steve Fabus, with guest spinners Michael Serafini and Tyrell Williams. $7 (free before 10pm) 21+ 9pm-3am. 399 9th St. at Harrison. www.gobangsf.com www.studsf.com

Homo Erectus @ Q Bar

New sexy monthly party from the Cockfight gang (DJs MyKill and DCNSTRCT), and their sloppy gogo guys; first Saturdays. $5. 9pm-2am. 456 Castro St. www.qbarsf.com www.ClubHomoErectus.com

Hurricane Sandy Benefit @ Cafe Du Nord

Benefit concert with Elena Ovalle, The Liz O Show, Katie Giribaldi and Gyasi Ross bands. $8. 9pm. 2170 Market St. 861-5016. www.cafedunord.com

Jasper Johns, Jay DeFeo @ SF MOMA

Two exhibits of the American artists' works. Thru Feb 3. Also, Paul Klee's Circus, Alessandro Pessoli, the photo exhibit South Africa in Apartheid and After (Thru Mar 3), 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. www.sfmoma.org

Leilani Bustamante @ Modern Eden Gallery

Solo exhibition of the artist's evocative paintings. Wed-Sun 11am-7pm. Thru Jan 6. 403 Francisco St. 956-3303. www.moderneden.com

The Listener @ The Marsh

Charlie Varon performs his new show of five origianl comic stories in a workshop production. $15-$50. Sat 8pm, Sun 5pm. Thru Jan 27. 1062 Valencia St. 282-3055. www.themarsh.org

The Marvelous Wonderettes

The Marvelous Wonderettes @ New Conservatory Theatre Center

NCTC's production of the upbeat hit Off-Broadway musical about three women in the late 1950s who reminisce while singing '50s and early '60s pop tunes. $20-$50 (fun-pack). Wed-Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm. Thru Jan 13. 25 Van Ness Ave., lower level. 861-8972. www.nctcsf.org

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. www.resipsagallery.com

Really Rosie @ New Conservatory Theatre Center

Carole King's musical adaptation of the popular Maurice Sendak children's book series Nutshell Kids, about some imaginative Brooklyn children; performed by NCTC's Youth Conservatory Program. Sat 2pm & 4pm. Sun 2pm. Thru Jan 13. 25 Van Ness Ave., lower level. 861-8972. www.nctcsf.org

Royal Treasures from the Louvre @ Legion of Honor

Exhibit of decorative arts, most never seen in the U.S., from the reigns 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. www.legionofhonor.org

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

Troublemaker @ Berkeley Rep

Previews begin for Berkeley Repertory's production of Dan LeFranc's commissioned Troublemaker, or The Freakin Kick-A Adventures of Bradley Boatright, about a teenager who sees himself as a protective superhero. $29-$77. Previews thru Jan 6. Opening night Jan 9. Tue, Thu-Sat 8pm. Wed & Sun 7pm. Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru Feb 3. Thrust Stage, 2025 Addison St., Berkeley. (510) 647-2917. www.berkeleyrep.org

The William S. Paley Collection

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

Where We're Going, We Don't Need Roads @ Gauntlet Gallery

Witty group exhibit of pop art in various media, all dealing with imagery from 1980s movies, at the new gallery. 11am-6pm Tue-Sat. Thru Jan 17. 1040 Larkin St. (650) 209-0278. www.gauntletgallery.com

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. www.glamarama.com


Ezra Jack Keats

Sun 6

Ezra Jack Keats @ Contemporary Jewish Museum

The Snowy Day and the Art of Exra Jack Keats, an exhibit of original artwork from the popular children's book author/illustrator. Thru Feb 24. Also, The Radical Camera: New York's Photo League, a 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 (California Dreaming and Black Sabbath) ongoing. Free (members)-$12. Thu-Tue 11am-5pm (Thu 1pm-8pm) 736 Mission St. 655-7800. www.thecjm.org

David Barnett @ Castro Country Club

Exhibit of landscape and pet paintings by the local gay artist. Sales benefit the artist and the CCC; pet portrait commissions also available. Exhibit through Jan 18. 4058 18th St. www.DavidBarnettArt.com www.CastroCountryClub.org

Roy Zimmerman

Roy Zimmerman @ Macondray Hall

Satirical singer-songwriter-guitarist, in the spirit of Tom Lehrer and Phil Ochs, performs music from his CD, Funny Songs About Ignorance, War and Greed. $18. 6pm. Universalist Unitarian Hall, 1187 Franklin St. www.royzimmerman.com

SF Hiking Club @ Crystal Springs Trail

Join GLBT hikers for an 8-mile hike on the paved trail that runs parallel to the Crystal Springs Reservoir; hike across the San Andreas Reservoir, which straddles the San Andreas Fault. Bring water, lunch, layers, comfortable shoes. Carpool meets 9:00 at Safeway sign, Market & Dolores. (650) 615-0151. 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 7

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

Piano Bar 101 @ Martuni's

Sing-along night with talented locals, and charming accompanist Joe Wicht (aka Trauma Flintstone). 9pm-1:30am. 4 Valencia St. at Market.

Picklewater Clown Cabaret @ Stage Werx Theatre

One-night circus variety show and benefit for Circus Finelli. $10-$15. 8pm. 446 Valencia St. www.picklewater.com

Ten Percent @ Comcast 104

David Perry's talk show about LGBT people and issues. This week, Perry chats with Joe Wolosz, co-owner of Gentleman Farmer Wines. Perry also speaks with Todd Trexler, a poster artist whose iconic works feature such legends as Sylvester and Divine. Mon-Fri 11:30am & 10:30pm. Sat & Sun 10:30pm. www.comcasthometown.com


Bombshell Betty's Burlesqueteers

Tue 8

Bombshell Betty @ Elbo Room

The buxom babes, Betty's Burlesqueteers, perform a saucy strip show. $10. 9pm. 647 Valencia St. 552-7788. www.bombshellbetty.net www.elbo.com

Breaking News @ SOMArts Cultural Center

Guest curator Laura Arrington's one-night Breaking News, a collaborative 30-artist event with a queer edge, including Keith Hennessy, Jesse Hewitt, Sam Kehl, Joe Landini, Mica Sigourney, Samantha Giron and others; participation encouraged. $5. 7:30pm-9pm. 934 Brannan St. at 9th. www.somarts.org/thenews

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

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 www.unionsquareicerink.com


Dream Queens Revue

Wed 9

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

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

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

John Waguespack @ 111 Minna Gallery

Large-scale pop culture icon portraits and paintings by the local artist. Thru Jan. 26. Wed-Fri 12pm-5pm. 111 Minna St. 974-1719. www.111minnagallery.com/2012/new-works-by-john-waguespack/

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

Radar Reading @ SF Public Library

Reading series featuring underground and emerging writers, this month with Jack Halberstam, Grace Krilanovitch, Favianna Rodriguez and D-L Alvarez. Hosted by Michelle Tea. 
Main Library, Lower Level, Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room, 6 p.m.
100 Larkin St. (at Grove). www.sfpl.org

Samsara, Beau Travail @ Castro Theatre

Two evocative visual films, one environmental (3pm, 7pm), the other homoerotic (5pm, 9pm). $8-$11. 429 Castro St. www.castrotheatre.com


The Future Imagined

Thu 10

Comedy Bodega @ Esta Nocha

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

The Future Imagined @ Performance Art Institute

The Future as the Design, a panel discussion about design elements of future human-machine interective products like prosthetic limbs, and unusual creative variations; with Scott Summit, tim McNeil, Jonathan Keats, and reps from Bespoke Innovations and CoDame. 7pm. Part of the last week of the exhibit, thru Jan 12 (appintment only: 566-7515 ) 75 Boardman Place. www.thefutureimagined.com

How-To Nightlife @ California Academy of Sciences

Craft stations, T-shirt designs, silkscreening, and lots of tutorial experts host tables and booths; plus food, cocktails and DJed dancing. $10-$12. 6pm-10pm, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. 379-8000. www.calacademy.org

On the Road Panel @ SF Public Library

Jack Kerouac's classic book On the Road is soon to be released as a new film. Kerouac biographer Gerald Nicosia chairs a panel discussion with Kerouac and Beat experts Peter Coyote, Dennis McNally, Joanna McClure, Rick Dale and Brad Parker. They will examine the cultural and artistic impact of the novel over the past 55 years and how the new movie is likely to affect Beat influence in our culture as well as how the Beats themselves are viewed in the new film and as icons. 6pm. Main Library, Lower Level, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St. at Grove. www.sfpl.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

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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