Issue:  Vol. 44 / No. 38 / 18 September 2014
 
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Sat 19: Black Power, Flower Power @ Harvey Milk Photo Center Opening reception for a new exhibit of photos by Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marian Baruch, documenting the 1960s dual social revolutions that began in San Francisco. 1pm-4pm. Thru Mar. 23. 50 Scott St. 554-9522. www.harveymilkphotocenter.org
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Once again, historic moments and eras from our collective past are re-presented as art, oral history and sociologically pivotal moments.


Thu 17: Hair @ Bindlestiff Studio

The beloved tribal love-rock musical gets a small local production. (Warning: this show includes simulated drug use, smoking, nudity, profanity, questioning of religion, drag, blatant sexual positioning, refusal of authority, energy, love, beads, flowers, and happiness...so enjoy!)   $30-$40. 8pm. Thru Jan 20. 185 Sixth St. 255-0440.  www.bindlestiffstudio.org

Thu 17: Jefferson Starship @ Live at the Rrazz

The groovy rock band performs their hits and classics. $55-$65. 8pm. Jan 18 & 19, 7pm & 9:30pm. Jan 20, 7pm. 1000 Van Ness Ave. (800) 380-3095. www.liveattherrazz.com

Anything Goes

Fri 18: Anything Goes
@ Golden Gate Theatre

The three Tony Award-winning revival of the classic nautical 1930s musical comedy, with songs by Cole Porter, stars Rachel York and a lively cast. $60-$200. Tue-Sat 8pm. Wed, Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru Feb 3. 1 Taylor St. at Market. (888) 746-1799. www.shnsf.com/online/anythinggoes

Fri 18: Dear Harvey
@ New Conservatory Theatre Center

Patricia Loughrey's play recounts the life of the groundbreaking gay activist and politician, based on dozens of interviews of friends and those inspired by Harvey Milk; with music by Thomas Hodges. $18-$40. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru Feb 24. 25 Van Ness Ave at Market, lower level.  www.nctcsf.org

Hippy Icon

Fri 18: Hippy Icon
@ Berkeley Marsh

Wavy Gravy performs his informal unpredictable solo show Hippy Icon, Flower Geezer and Temple of Accumulated Error, his stories of Woodstock, meeting Bob Dylan, Albert Einstein, and other people and events. $15-$50. Fri 8pm, Sat 5pm, Sun 2pm. Thru Feb 10. 2120 Allston Way at Shattuck. 282-3055. www.themarsh.org

Sat 19: Acid Test @ The Berkeley Marsh

Warren David Keith performs Lynne Kaufman's solo show Acid Test: The Many Incarnations of Ram Dass, a biographical look at a spiritual contemporary of Timothy Leary. $15-$50. Sat 8pm. Sun 5pm. Thru Feb 17. 2120 Allston Way at Shattuck. 282-3055. www.themarsh.org

Sat 19: Black Power, Flower Power @ Harvey Milk Photo Center

Opening reception for a new exhibit of photos by Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marian Baruch, documenting the 1960s dual social revolutions that began in San Francisco. 1pm-4pm. Thru Mar. 23. 50 Scott St. 554-9522.   www.harveymilkphotocenter.org


California Impressions

California gold

Beloved (if not easily amazed) TV host Huell Howser may have passed on to the gold mine in the sky, but explorations of the Golden State continue locally. – J.P.

Thu 17: California Impressions @ ArtHaus Gallery

Opening reception for a group exhibit of California landscape paintings and photographs by Carolyn Meyer, 
Matthew Frederick, Brian Blood, Gioi Tran, Deborah Brown, Eric Engstrom, 
Franc D'Ambrosio, Michal Venera and Daniel Berman. 6pm-8pm. Exhibit thru Mar. 30. 411 Brannan St. at 3rd. 977-0223.  www.arthaus-sf.com

Thu 17: San Francisco Days @ Rayko Photo Center

Opening reception for a group exhibit of historic and contemporary Bay Area prints by several photographers.   6pm-8pm. Exhibit thru Feb 24. Tue-Thu 10am-10pm. Fri & Sun 10am-8pm. 428 3rd St. 495-3773. www.raykophoto.com

Sat 19: Beth Yarnelle Edwards: Suburban Dreams @ Oakland Museum

Photo exhibit of 22 large-scale evocative portrait/tableaux of California families. Meet the artist and book-signing Jan 19, 2:30-3:30pm. Thru June 30. Other exhibits ongoing. 1000 Oak St. www.museumca.org

Tales of California

Thu 24: Tales of California @ SF Public Library

Historian and filmmaker Glenne McElhinney introduces her new documentary and media project which includes webisodes and oral histories of LGBT California life from 1970 to 1982, and how the work will be added to school lessons. Guest speakers include SF librarian Luis Herrerra, GSA Network's Hilary Burdge, and Alexis Whitman of Frameline. Free. 6pm. Latino-Hispanic Community Room, Main Library Lower Level. 100 Larkin St. 557-4400. www.sfpl.org    www.facebook.com/events/399980553417771/


Events Jan 17–24, 2012

Thu 17

4000 Miles @ American Conservatory Theatre

A.C.T. presents Amy Herzog's Obie Award-winning comic drama about growing up and growing old; when a 19-year-old visits his grandmother after a cross-country cycling trip, political and personal sparks fly. Special Bike to Theater Night Jan 17, with valet bike parking (bring your own lock!).  $30-$125. Tue 7pm. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru Feb 10. 415 Geary St. 749-2228.   www.act-sf.org

Born This Way

Born This Way @ Books Inc

Paul Vitagliano, editor of the fabulous book based on blog posts about our young gay preteen awareness, along with some fab photos, reads from and discusses his book. 7:30pm. 2275 Market St. www.BornThisWayBlog.com     www.booksinc.net

California Impressions @ ArtHaus Gallery

Opening reception for a group exhibit of California landscape pantings and photographs by Carolyn Meyer, 
Matthew Frederick, Brian Blood, Gioi Tran, Deborah Brown, Eric Engstrom, 
Franc D'Ambrosio, Michal Venera and Daniel Berman. 6pm-8pm. Exhibit thru Mar. 30. 411 Brannan St. at 3rd. 977-0223.  www.arthaus-sf.com

Chasing Mavericks

Classic and Unusual Films @ Castro Theatre

Interesting double features and special screenings: Jan 17: Taxi Driver (7pm) and Drive (9:10pm). Jan 18: Thunderbirds Are Go (7pm) andits hilarious parody Team America: World Police (8:50), and the classic spaghetti Western Django (11pm).  Jan 20: a restored print of Roman Polanski's Tess (5pm) and his classic Rosemary's Baby (2:30, 8:15).  Jan 21: Wattstax, the 1972 documentary of the Los Anglees music festival (3pm, 7pm) and Something From Nothing: The art of Rap (4:55, 8:55).  Jan 22: Gerard Butler in the amazing surf film Chasing Mavericks (7pm) and the skateboarding documentary Bones Brigade (9:15). Jan 23: The 1966 Czech absurdist film Daisies (3:15, 7pm) and Jean-Luc Godard's Pierrot Le Fou (4:45, 8:35). $8.50-$12. 429 Castro St. www.castrotheatre.com

Comedy Bodega @ Esta Nocha

The new weekly LGBT and indie comic stand-up night. This week, Comedy Bodega's one-year Anniversary Show: Mark Davis, Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, Marga Gomez, Kate Willet, Miss Per Sia and other talents. 8pm-9:30pm. 3079 16th St.  at Mission.   www.comedybodega.com

Fauxgirls @ Infusion Lounge

The classy drag revue celebrates its 11th year; Victoria Secret, Alexandria, Chanel, Maria Garza, Mini Minerva, Kipper, Daffney Deluxe and Ruby LeBrowne, with special guest Anya; dinner seating at 7pm. Show at 8pm. No cover. 124 Ellis St. 421-8700.  www.fauxgirls.com

Gallery Crawl Nightlife @ California Academy of Sciences

Enjoy pop-up gallery showcases from Ever Gold and others; an All-Draw event, science art exhibits, plus food, cocktails and DJed dancing. $10-$12. 6pm-10pm, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. 379-8000. www.calacademy.org  

Hair @ Bindlestiff Studio

The beloved tribal love-rock musical gets a small local production. (Warning: this show includes simulated drug use, smoking, nudity, profanity, questioning of religion, drag, blatant sexual positioning, refusal of authority, energy, love, beads, flowers, and happiness...so enjoy!)   $30-$40. 8pm. Thru Jan 20. 185 Sixth St. 255-0440.  www.bindlestiffstudio.org

Jefferson Starship @ Live at the Rrazz

The groovy rock band performs their hits and classics. $55-$65. 8pm. Jan 18 & 19, 7pm & 9:30pm. Jan 20, 7pm. 1000 Van Ness Ave. (800) 380-3095. www.liveattherrazz.com

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga @ HP Pavilion, San Jose

The pop music icon performs her Born This Way Ball concert. Madeon and Lady Starlight open. $50-$240. 7:30pm. 525 W Santa Clara, San Jose. www.Ticketmaster.com

San Francisco Days @ Rayko Photo Center

Opening reception for a group exhibit of historic and contemporary Bay Area prints by several photographers.   6pm-8pm. Exhibit thru Feb 24. Tue-Thu 10am-10pm. Fri & Sun 10am-8pm. 428 3rd St. 495-3773. www.raykophoto.com

Peterson Toscano @ LGBT Center

Transfigurations, Transgressing Gender in the Bible, the performer's multi-character solo play about gender-variant biblical characters. Donations. 7:30pm. 1800 Market St.   www.petersontoscano.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. Powell St. at Geary. www.unionsquareicerink.com

Something Cloudy, Something Clear
photo: Kent Taylor

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



Alfred Hitchcock Films

Alfred Hitchcock Films @ Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley

Screening of the major works of the master of cinematic suspense. Tonight, Young and Innocent (7pm) and The Lady Vanishes (8:40). Other films thru April 24. $5.50-$13.50. UC Berkeley Art Museum, 2575 Bancroft Way, Berkeley. (510) 642-1124. www.bampfa.berkeley.edu

Anything Goes @ Golden Gate Theatre

The three Tony Award-winning revival of the classic nautical musical comedy, with songs by Cole Porter, stars Rachel York and a lively cast. $60-$200. Tue-Sat 8pm. Wed, Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru Feb 3. 1 Taylor St. at Market. (888) 746-1799. www.shnsf.com/online/anythinggoes

Dear Harvey

Dear Harvey @ New Conservatory Theatre Center

Patricia Loughrey's play recounts the life of the groundbreaking gay activist and politician, based on dozens of interviews of friends and those inspired by Harvey Milk; with music by Thomas Hodges. $18-$40. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru Feb 24. 25 Van Ness Ave at Market, lower level.  www.nctcsf.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  

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

Good Food Awards @ Ferry Building

Enjoy a day of food and drink sampling at the "Oscars of food." $5-$15. 9am-2pm. Evening gala event $95. Embarcadero at Market.  www.goodfoodawards.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

Hippy Icon @ Berkeley Marsh

Wavy Gravy performs his informal unpredictable solo show Hippy Icon, Flower Geezer and Temple of Accumulated Error, his stories of Woodstock, meeting Bob Dylan, Albert Einstein, and other people and events. $15-$50. Fri 8pm, Sat 5pm, Sun 2pm. Thru Feb 10. 2120 Allston Way at Shattuck. 282-3055. www.themarsh.org

Seasons of Love,  Delphi Trio @ Old First Church

Mezzo-soprano Cathleen Candia and baritone Zachary Gordin perform classical love songs by Mozart, Bizet Rossini and other opera composers. 8pm. Jan 20 at 4pm, The Delphi Trio performs string works by Henry Cowell, Max Stoffregen, W.A. Mozart and Frederic Chopin. Each concert $14-$17. 1751 Sacramento St. www.oldfirstconcerts.org

The Waiting Period @ The Marsh

Brian Copeland returns with his popular solo show about chronic depression and his near-suicidal thoughts while awaiting a gun permit. $30-$35. Fri 8pm. Sat 5pm. Thru Jan 26. 1062 Valencia St. at 22nd. 282-3055. www.themarsh.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


Acid Test

Sat 19

100 Years of Rural California @ California Historical Society

Exhibit of 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

Acid Test @ The Berkeley Marsh

Warren David Keith performs Lynne Kaufman's solo show Acid Test: The Many Incarnations of Ram Dass, a biographical look at a spiritual contemporary of Timothy Leary. $15-$50. Sat 8pm. Sun 5pm. Thru Feb 17. 2120 Allston Way at Shattuck. 282-3055. www.themarsh.org

Alumni Recital series @ SF Conservatory of Music

Soprano Marnie Breckenridge with pianist Kristin Pankonin performs works by Strauss and Bay Area composers Jake Heggie, Henry Mollicone, David Conte and David Garner. $15-$20. 8pm. 50 Oak St. at Van Ness Ave. www.sfcom.edu

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

Beth Yarnelle Edwards: Suburban Dreams

Beth Yarnelle Edwards: Suburban Dreams @ Oakland Museum

Photo exhibit of 22 large-scale evocative portrait/tableaux of California families. Meet the artist and book-signing Jan 19, 2:30-3:30pm. Thru June 30. Other exhibits ongoing. www.museumca.org

Black Power, Flower Power @ Harvey Milk Photo Center

Opening reception for a new exhibit of photos by Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marian Baruch, documenting the 1960s dual social revolutions that began in San Francisco. 1pm-4pm. Thru Mar. 23. 50 Scott St. 554-9522. www.harveymilkphotocenter.org

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. 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

Jennifer Holliday

In the Name of Love @ Paramount Theatre, Oakland

Jennifer Holliday headlines the 11th annual musical tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, with Tuck and Patti, the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir and the Oaktown Jazz Workshops musicians. $15-$45 (kids 12 and under $8). 7pm. Pre-show community organization exhibit in the lobby at 6pm. 2025 Broadway, Oakland. (800) 745-3000. www.paramounttheatre.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

The Listener @ The Marsh

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

Mascara @ Castro Country Club

U-phoria hosts the monthly drag show at the LGBT sober community space. $3-$6. 10:30pm. 4058 18th St. www.castrocountryclub.org

Navigating Queer
Pacific Waves

Navigating Queer Pacific Waves @ Galeria de la Raza

Group exhibit of new works in various media by Jean Melesaine, Fuifuilupe Niumeitolu, Jorge Manuel Gonzales, Joy Enomoto, and collaborating artists who focus on their Pacific Islander roots and explore colonialism and LGBT oppression. Exhibit thru March 2. Tue-Sat 12pm-6pm. 2857 24th St. at Bryant. 826-8009. www.galeriadelaraza.org

Pam Ann @ Castro Theatre

Comic stewardess performs her act, Cockpit! $30-$55. 7:30pm. 429 Castro St. www.castrotheatre.com

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

SoMa Country @ Beatbox

Sundance Saloon's South of Market event (3rd Saturdays), with two-stepping, line-dancing lessons for beginners, and friendly regulars. Cowboy gear not required, but boots or smooth-heeled shoes recommended. $8. 6pm-10pm. 314 11th St. www.sundancesaloon.org

Troublemaker

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. 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:
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

You Are Here @ NIAD Art Center, Richmond

Group exhibit of NIAD artists, also Cache: New Work From Ken Weathersby and Real And Imagined Landscape: Lois Ann Barnett's Paintings. Reg hours Mon-Fri 9am-4pm. Thru Feb 25. 551 23rd St. (510) 620-0326. www.niadart.org


DJ Russ Rich at Dancing Queen

Sun 20

The Big Dive @ Harry Denton's Starlight Room

Special cheap drink night that honors local dive bars, with $2 Pabst beer, $5 whiskey shots, all at the elegant nightclub. $10. 8:30pm-1:30am. Sir Francisc Drake Hotel, 21st floor, 450 Powell St. 395-8595. www.harrydenton.com

Dancing Queen @ Beatbox

T-dance fundraiser and 30th anniversary party for the AIDS Emergency Fund, with DJ Russ Rich. Funky '80s attire encouraged! 100% of proceeds go to AEF. $20. 3pm-8pm. 314 11th St. www.aef-sf.org www.beatboxsf.com

Ezra Jack Keats @ Contemporary Jewish Museum

The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra 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

Magnificent Magnolias @ SF Botanical Garden

New seasonal exhibit of colorful floral displays, with special events, for evening adult events, lectures, and kids events. Thru March. Also, beautiful floral drawing exhibit of watercolor works by Ernest Clayton. Thru April. $2-$15. 9am-7pm. 9th Avenue at Lincoln Way, Golden Gate Park. 661-1316. www.sfbotanicalgarden.org

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

SF Hiking Club @ Marin Headlands

Join GLBT hikers for a 9-mile hike in the Marin Headlands. Climb the steep and long Fox Trail out of Tennessee Valley to the Coyote Ridge trail and down the Green Gulch trail to Green Gulch farm and Zen Buddhist retreat center. We'll have a look around and then hike through the farm to Muir Beach for lunch; beautiful ocean views! Bring lunch, water, hat, layers, sturdy boots. Carpool meets 9am at Safeway sign, Market & Dolores. 378-5612. 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


Lindsay Pearce at One Night Only

Mon 21

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

One Night Only @ Bay Theatre

Members of the Broadway touring cast of Anything Goes, are joined by guests La Toya London (The Color Purple), Lindsay Pearce (Glee), Tim Hockenberry and Erich Bergen (Jersey Boys), who perform their own musical favorites at the USO-themed variety show and benefit for the Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. $20-$60. 7:30pm. Pier 39. 273-1620. www.helpisontheway.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.

Ten Percent @ Comcast 104

David Perry's talk show about LGBT people and issues. Mon-Fri 11:30am & 10:30pm. Sat & Sun 10:30pm. www.comcasthometown.com


Tue 22

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. This week, Ali Mafi. One drink or menu item minimum. 9pm. 500 Castro St. at 18th. 431-HARV. www.harveyssf.com


Ali Mafi

Wed 23

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

Coming to America @ The Punch Line

I.N.S. comedy presents a night of stand-up with performers of different ethnicities, including Guy Branum, gay comics Ali Mafi and Yuri Kagan, and Yayne Abeba, Noel Elgrably and Awet Teame. $15. 8pm. 444 Battery St. 397-7573. www.punchlinecomedyclub.com/event/1C00498CCF2F8210

Dot (Tom Schmidt) @ Magnet

Exhibit of photos from the photographer's book, Escort, portraiture of local male sex workers. Proceeds from book sales benefit the St. James Infirmary. Thru Jan. 4122 18th St. www.magnetsf.org

Dream Queens Revue @ Aunt Charlie's Lounge

Old-school 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/

Quit Smoking Class @ LGBT Center

LGBT community weekly support group and class on quitting cigarettes; 7 sessions, wEd. nights, with one Sat. afternoon. 7pm-9pm. 1800 Market St. 339-STOP. www.lastdrag.org

Play Fair @ GLBT History Museum

Play Fair! The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Make Sex Safer, an exhibit of safe sex promotional efforts; thru Feb 6. Also, For Love and Community: Queer Asian Pacific Islanders Take Action 1960-1990s, an exhibit organized by queer and transgender Asian Pacific Islanders; thru Jan 24. Mon-Sat 11am-7pm. Sun 12pm-5pm. 4127 18th St. 621-1107. www.glbthistorymuseum.org

Smoke-Free Celebration @ Cafe Flore


Bebe Sweetbriar hosts a celebration of the popular cafe's smoke-free patio, with promotional give-aways courtesy of Freedom From Tobacco. 4pm. Noe St. at 16th & Market. www.cafeflore.com

The Witch House

The Witch House @ The Garage

Anthony Julius Williams directs a production of Morgan Bassichs' queer take on the Salem with trials, where some young boys set out to make some money, but wind up involved in a supernatural adventure. $15. 8pm. Also Jan 17, 25, 26 (also 11:30pm) and 27 at 8pm. 715 Bryand St. at 5th. 663-6746. www.715bryant.org


Thu 24

Comedy Bodega @ Esta Nocha

The weekly LGBT and indie comic stand-up night. This week, Kollin Holz and the hilarious kids from Sylvan Productions hijack Comedy Bodega. 8pm-9:30pm. 3079 16th St. at Mission. www.comedybodega.com

Micro Nightlife @ California Academy of Sciences

Hands-on mini-exhibits of animals and insects, plus micro-brewery samples, and bite-sized desserts, plus cocktails and DJed dancing. $10-$12. 6pm-10pm, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. 379-8000. www.calacademy.org

Night of the Shorts IV: Riffizens on Patrol @ Castro Theatre

Member of the Mystery Science Theatre 3000 crew are joined by other witty actor/voiceover talents (including Kevin McDonald of Kids in the Hall and Kristen Schall of 30 Rock and Bob's Burgers) in a hilarious night of poking fun at a collection of awful vintage short films. Presented by SF Sketchfest. $30. 8pm. 429 Castro St. www.sfsketchfest.com www.castrotheatre.com

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

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

Tales of California @ SF Public Library

Historian and filmmaker Glenne McElhinney introduces her new documentary and media project which includes webisodes and oral histories of LGBT California life from 1970 to 1982, and how the work will be added to school lessons. Guest speakers include SF librarian Luis Herrerra, GSA Network's Hilary Burdge, and Alexis Whitman of Frameline. Free. 6pm. Latino-Hispanic Community Room, Main Library Lower Level. 100 Larkin St. 557-4400. www.sfpl.org www.facebook.com/events/399980553417771/

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