Issue:  Vol. 44 / No. 35 / 28 August 2014
 
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Tue 29: Hella Gay Comedy @ Rebel - How I Came Out shares comedic and touching monologues with performers, comics and queens like Landa Lakes (photo), Mark Yanez, Kate Willett, Rachel Gill and Justin Lucas. Charlie Ballard hosts, so you know it'll be a hoot. $10. 21+. 8pm. 1760 Market St. 431-4202. www.charlieballard.com
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Way back in the Oscar Wilde era, gay gentlemen were known to wear articles of clothing with lavender colors, one of many forms of cruise code forced upon us in repressive eras. Nowadays, fops in fuchsia can parade anywhere, but still risk chastisement, at least from fashion critics. Defy the status quo and flash some purple reign as arts events in various media hint, exclaim or support queeriocity.

Sat 26: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof @ Buriel Clay Theatre

Gay playwright pens drama about allegedly closeted former athlete. Hmm. Manti Te'o, wanna go into acting? While he ... figures things out, the African-American Shakespeare Company performs Tennessee Williams' classic play of  an injured drunk Southern heir and his fiesty wife, trapped in a mansion for the birthday celebration of the family patriarch. $10-$35. Sat 8pm. Sun 3pm. Thru Feb 17. 762 Fulton St at Webster. (800) 838-3006.   www.african-americanshakes.org

Sat 26: Show/Off @ Box Factory

Attend a live studio taping of the drag/variety show, with Jada D'Angelo, Mama Dora, Mutha Chucka, Ferosha Titties, Duplicity Dilemma, Tweaka Turner, Lillipop Delux, Hepcat, Keith Lawrence, Maria Konner, and others. Pre-show comedy with Andrew Roberts, 9pm. Taping 10pm. $5. 865 Florida St. www.underthegoldengate.com

Sun 27: Yip Harburg Tribute
@ Jewish Community Center, Berkeley

The lyricist and human rights activist, blacklisted in the 1950s McCarthy era, wasn't gay, but he wrote the lyrics for The Wizard of Oz, including "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," so that should get him posthumous honorary Friend of Dorothy status, doncha think? Harburg is given a tribute with film clips of performances by Groucho Marx, Judy Garland Ray Bolger, Barbara Cook and others, plus a slideshow and video interview clips; part of the Berkeley Jewish Music Festival,    $10-$15. 2pm-4pm. 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. (800) 838-3006.   www.jewishmusicfestival.org

Erich Bergen

Mon 28: Erich Bergen
@ Live at The Rrazz

Nope, he's not gay, but is suit is certainly festive. The star of the touring production of Anything Goes (currently at the Golden Gate Theatre) performs his solo show of songs and comedy. $25-$40. 8pm. 1000 Van Ness Ave. (800) 380-3095. www.liveattherrazz.com

Tue 29: Book Club @ Magnet

The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about. So discuss Oscar Wilde's The Uncensored Picture of Dorian Gray at the gay men's monthly book club (4th Tuesdays; 15% off the topic book at Books Inc.)  Free. 7:30pm. 4122 18th St. at Castro. www.MagnetSF.org

Tue 29: Hella Gay Comedy @ Rebel

How I Came Out shares comedic and touching monologues with performers, comics and queens like Landa Lakes, Mark Yanez, Kate Willett, Rachel Gill and Justin Lucas. Charlie Ballard hosts, so you know it'll be a hoot. $10. 21+. 8pm. 1760 Market St. 431-4202. www.charlieballard.com   www.rebel-sf.com

Scott Capurro

Thu 31: United in Anger: A History of ACT UP @ GLBT History Museum

Did you know that some cofounding members of ACT UP were also in a gay protest group called The Lavender Menace? Well, now you do. For more footage to compliment the other ACT UP documentary, How To Survive a Plague, see Jim Hubbard and Sarah Schulman's documentary about the New York City birth of the AIDS activist movement, with fascinating footage of its pivotal   protests, commentary by surviving veterans. $5 (free for members). 7pm-9pm. 4127 18th st. at Castro. 621-1107. www.glbthistory.org

Thu 31: Scott Capurro @ Cafe DuNord

Enjoy a little gay shame as the comic with a twisted wit performs his new show, Sad Fucking Queer. $16. 21+. 8pm. 2160 Market St. 861-5016. www.cafedunord.com



Bebe Miller Company

Dance duo

Fri 25: Bebe Miller
Company @ YBCA Forum

Veteran choreographer presents A History, a dance (and part installation) examining the ten-year relationship of two of her dancers. $25. 8pm. Also Jan 26. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St.  www.ybca.org/bebe-miller-company-history

Eric Wagner

Wed 30: Eric Wagner @ 715 Bryant St.

Dancer-choreographer (formerly with San Francisco, Bejart and Bern Ballet companies), performs In a Room Full of Strangers with Daiance Lopes da Silva. $10-$20. 8pm. Also Jan 31. 715 Bryant St. www.715bryant.org



Events Jan 24–31, 2012

Thu 24

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. $30-$125. Tue 7pm. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru Feb 10. 415 Geary St. 749-2228.  www.act-sf.org 

California Impressions @ ArtHaus Gallery

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

Clint Holmes

Clint Holmes @ Live at the Rrazz

Veteran Vegas singer performs a musical tribute to Cole Porter and Paul Simon.  $35-$45. 8pm. Also Jan 25 & 26 at 7pm. Jan 27, 5pm. 1000 Van Ness Ave. (800) 380-3095. www.liveattherrazz.com

Comedy Bodega @ Esta Nocha

The new 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

Ian Harvie @ The Punch Line

Transgender stand-up comic does his act at the popular club. $15-$20. 8pm. 444 Battery St. at Clay. 281-9242.  www.punchlinecomedyclub.com

Micro Nightlife @ California Academy of Sciences

Hands-on mini-exhibits of animals and insects, plus mirco-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

Members 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

San Francisco Days @ Rayko Photo Center

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

Strange Cinema, Carnal Cartoons @ Oddball Films

Oddball Films celebrates five years of cinematic silliness, with a wild greatest hits of strange short films. 8pm. Jan 25, 8pm, enjoy Carnal Cartoons, naughty, racy animated flicks. Each $10. 275 Capp St. 558-8117. www.oddballfilms.blogspot.com

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/

Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot @ Marin Theatre Company

Preivews begin for the classic Samuel Beckett absurdist comic drama about two men who wait for Godot, with a few strange passersby. $15-$57. Tue, Thu-Sat 8pm. Wed 7:30. Sat & Sun 2pm. Opening night Jan 29. Thru Feb 17. 397 Miller Ave. Mill Valley. 388-5208. www.marintheatre.org


Alfred Hitchcock Films

Fri 25

Alfred Hitchcock Films @ Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley

Screening of the major works of the master of cinematic suspense. Tonight, Rear Window (7pm). Jan 30, North by Northwest (7pm). 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

Bebe Miller Company @ YBCA Forum

Veteran choreographer presents A History, a dance (and part installation) examining the ten-year relationship of two of her dancers. $25. 8pm. Also Jan 26. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St.  www.ybca.org/bebe-miller-company-history

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

Donnell Rawlings @ Live at the Rrazz

Actor-comedian (The Wire, The Chappell Show) performs his Ashy to Classy stand-up act. $27.50. 9pm. Also Jan 26, 9pm. Jan 27, 7pm. 1000 Van Ness Ave. (800) 380-3095. www.liveattherrazz.com

Film Noir Festival

Film Noir Festival @ Castro Theatre

11th annual Noir City Festival, with dozens of classic, obscure and noir-y films screened, including Gun Crazy and Sunset Boulevard. Various prices from single tickets ($12) to a full pass and gala opening ($120). Thru Feb 3. 429 Castro St. www.noircity.com   www.castrotheatre.com

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 @ 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

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

Jerad Finck @ Red Devil Lounge

Folk-rock guitarist-singer performs new music. $18-$20. 9pm. 1695 Polk St. 921-1695. www.jeradfinckmusic.com   www.reddevillounge.com

Off the Grid @ Lake Merritt, Oakland Museum

Large-scale food truck outdoor party, with many styles of food, beer, wine, live music. 5pm-9pm.  100 Oak St. www.museumca.org   Also, Sunday, Jan 27, White Elephant Preview Sale at the museum, 10am-4pm. $20. Free for kids under 12. WES warehouse, 333 Lancaster St at Glascock. www.whiteelephantsale.org

Our Practical Heaven @ Aurora Theatre, Berkeley

Anthony Clarvie's drama about a family facing the decline of their beach home, and the changing nature of generations, family and gender roles. $35-$60. Preview. Opens Jan 31. Tue 7pm. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm & 7pm. 20181 Addison St., Berkeley. (510) 843-4822.  www.auroratheatre.org

Se Llama Cristina @ Magic Theatre

Octavio Solis' drama, a multi-layered fever dream where a young man and woman wake up in a strange room, and must piece together their past identities and relationship while constructing a new future and grappling with the possibility of being parents; directed by Loretta Greco. $20-$55. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sat & Sun 2:30pm. Tue 7pm. Thru Feb 17. Fort Mason Center, Bldg. D, 3rd floor. 441-8822. www.magictheatre.org

The Witch House

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

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 26 (also 11:30pm) and 27 at 8pm. 715 Bryand St. at 5th. 663-6746. www.715bryant.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 26

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

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

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

Beth Yarnelle Edwards: Suburban Dreams @ Oakland Museum

Photo exhibit of 22 large-scale evocative portrait/tableaux of California families. Thru June 30. Other exhibits ongoing. 1000 Oak St. www.museumca.org

Black Power, Flower Power

Black Power, Flower Power @ Harvey Milk Photo Center

Dual exhibit of photos by Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marian Baruch, documenting the 1960s dual social revolutions (Black Panthers, 1968; Haight-Ashbury, 1967) that began in San Francisco. Thru Mar. 23. 50 Scott St. 554-9522. www.harveymilkphotocenter.org

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof @ Buriel Clay Theatre

African-American Shakespeare Company perofrms Tennessee Williams' classic play of an injured drunk Southern heir and his faiesty wife, trapped in a mansion for the birthday celebration of the family patriarch. $10-$35. Sat 8pm. Sun 3pm. Thru Feb 17. 762 Fulton St at Webster. (800) 838-3006. www.african-americanshakes.org

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

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

Gear/Toy Photo Shoot @ Mark I. Chester Studio

Get three free digital portrait of you, your partner(s) and kinky toys and/or leather gear. Extras $10 each. 1pm-5pm. Also Jan 27, and by appointment. 1229 Folsom St. 621-6294. www.markichester.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

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

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

Show/Off

Show/Off @ Box Factory

Live studio taping of the drag/variety show, with Jada D'Angelo, Mama Dora, Mutha Chucka, Ferosha Titties, Duplicity Dilemma, Tweaka Turner, Lillipop Delux, Hepcat, Keith Lawrence, Maria Konner, and others. Pre-show comedy with Andrew Roberts, 9pm. Taping 10pm. $5. 865 Florida St. www.underthegoldengate.com

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

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


Alejandro Murguia

Sun 27

Alejandro Murguia @ SF Public Library

San Francisco's Poet Laureate gives his inaugural address, The Parallel Literary Histories of San Francisco: Poetry in Times of Hope and Resistance. 1pm. Free. Koret Auditorium, Main branch, lower level. 100 Larkin St. www.sfpl.org

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

Outlook Video @ Channel 29

The LGBT news show covers divorce for same-sex couples, Palm Springs Pride and a 2012 year in review. 5pm. Also streaming online. www.outlookvideo.org

SF Hiking Club @ Redwood Regional Park

Join GLBT hikers for a 9-mile loop hike in Redwood Regional Park and Anthony Chabot Park in the Oakland hills. Well-behaved dogs are welcome. Pass through redwood groves and meadows with a few short, steep inclines. Unless it is totally fogged in, expect to get a surprising view of the Oakland and San Francisco skylines. Bring lunch, water, hat, layers, sturdy boots. Carpool meets 9:15am at Safeway sign, Market & Dolores. 706-5335. www.sfhiking.com

Stephen Tobolowsky

Stephen Tobolowsky @ Yoshi's

Prolific character actor (Glee, Heroes, Seinfeld, and 100s of films and TV shows) performs his one-man show The Tobolowsky Files. $25. 8pm. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600. www.yoshis.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

Tandem Reading @ Alley Cat Books

Contributors to the new poetry anthology read their work in the first "Crowd-sourced" book; sponsored by Lit Slam and Bicycle Comics. Free (books $12). 4pm. 3036 24th St. www.thelitslam.com www.facebook.com/alleycatbooks

Yip Harburg Tribute

Yip Harburg Tribute @ Jewish Community Center, Berkeley

Lyricist and human rights activist (blacklisted in the 1950s McCarthy era)who wrote the lyrics for The Wizard of Oz, Finian's Rainbow and other films and musicals, is given a tribute of film clips of performances by Groucho Marx, Judy Garland Ray Bolger, Barbara Cook and others, plus a slideshow and video interview clips; part of the Berkeley Jewish Music Festival, $10-$15. 2pm-4pm. 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. (800) 838-3006. www.jewishmusicfestival.org


Erich Bergen

Mon 28

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

Erich Bergen @ Live at The Rrazz

Star of the touring production of Anything Goes (currently at the Golden Gate Theatre in SF) performs his solo show of songs and comedy. $25-$40. 8pm. 1000 Van Ness Ave. (800) 380-3095. www.liveattherrazz.com

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


The Uncensored Picture of Dorian Gray

Tue 29

Book Club @ Magnet

Oscar Wilde's The Uncensored Picture of Dorian Gray is discussed at the gay men's monthly book club (4th Tuesdays; 15% off the topic book at Books Inc.) Free. 7:30pm. 4122 18th St. at Castro. www.MagnetSF.org

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

Hella Gay Comedy @ Rebel

How I Came Out, comedic and touching monologues with performers, comics and queens: Landa Lakes, Mark Yanez, Kate Willett, Rachel Gill and Justin Lucas. Charlie Ballard hosts. $10. 21+. 8pm. 1760 Market St. 431-4202. www.charlieballard.com www.rebel-sf.com

Pamela Joy & Paul DeLio @ Live at the Rrazz

Jazz and R&B singing duo perform standards and classics. $20. 8pm. 1000 Van Ness Ave. (800) 380-3095. www.liveattherrazz.com

Rock of Ages @ San Jose Center for the Performing Arts

Broadway San Jose presents the rock musical comedy about rising and falling stars of '80s arena rock, featuring hits by Styx, Nightranger, REO Speedwagon and other bands. $20-$75. Tue-Thu 7:30pm. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sat 2pm. Sun 1pm & 6:30pm. Thru Feb. 3. www.broadwaysanjose.com


Keiko Matsui

Wed 30

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

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

Eric Wagner @ 715 Bryant St.

Dancer-choreographer (formerly with San Francisco, Bejart and Bern Ballet companies), performs In a Room Full of Strangers with Daiance Lopes da Silva. $10-$20. 8pm. Also Jan 31. 715 Bryant St. www.715bryant.org

Keiko Matsui @ Live at The Rrazz

The smooth New Age/jazz keyboardist performs with her band. $40-$45. 8pm. Thru Feb 2 (various times). 1000 Van Ness Ave. (800) 380-3095. www.liveattherrazz.com

One Night Stand: Creating a Play in a Day @ Century 9 Cinema

Cheyenne Jackson (30 Rock, Glee), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family) and Rachel dratch (Saturday Night Live) plus many more actors, writers, directors and composers are featured in an unusual one-night event, where an entire team creates a one-night performance of a Broadway play. Simulcast from NYC's Gramercy Theatre. $12-$15. 7:30pm. 845 Market St. 538-8422. www.24hourplays.com www.FathomEvents.com

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. Mon-Sat 11am-7pm. Sun 12pm-5pm. 4127 18th St. 621-1107. www.glbthistorymuseum.org

Real Talk @ LGBT Center

Free public forum presented by the SF AIDS Foundation and Stop AIDS Project; this time, open relationships and non-monogamy are discussed. 6pm-8pm. 1800 Market St. www.sfaf.org/real-talk

Sexual Wellness Talk @ LGBT Center

Dr. Alan Shindel, assistant professor, Dept. of Urology, UC Davis, and his collaborators discuss the result sof a series of surveys of sexual dysfunction and wellness in lesbian and gay communities. 7pm-9pm. 1800 Market St. (916)734-4561. www.sfcenter.org


Emilie Autumn

Thu 31

Comedy Bodega @ Esta Nocha

The weekly LGBT and indie comic stand-up night. This week, SF Sketchfest at Comedy Bodega featuring Casey Ley, Amy Miller, Jason Downs, Lydia Popvich, Justin Lucas and Shanti Charan. 8pm-9:30pm. 3079 16th St. at Mission. www.comedybodega.com

Emilie Autumn @ The New Parish, Oakland

Victorian-glam rock singer and violinist performs her rock operetta Fight Like a Girl. $17. 9pm. 579 18th St. (510) 444-7474. www.emilieautumn.com www.thenewparish.com

Faith Encounters Gayness @ Jewish Community Library

Perspective on the U.S. and Israel, a talk with Rabbi Steve Greenberg, author of Wrestling with God and Men: Homosexuality in the Jewish Tradition, and co-director of Eshel, an LGBT orthodox Jewish organization; also, a screening of the short film V'Ahavta (And Thou Shalt Love). Free. 7pm. 1835 Ellis St. www.awiderbridge.org

Gerard Nicosia @ SF Public Library

Beat historian Gerald Nicosia spent years looking for Lu Anne Henderson, the woman who started Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady on their journey, because he knew that if not for her, the two men wouldn't have taken the road trip that became the classic novel On the Road. Nicosia discusses his book One and Only: The Untold Story of On the Road, which tells the story of the beautiful 15 year old girl who loved both men and taught them how to love each other. A book sale by Readers Books follows the event. 
Main Library, Lower Level, Latino-Hispanic Community Meeting Room, 6:30 p.m.
100 Larkin St. at Grove. www.sfpl.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

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

Scott Capurro @ Cafe DuNord

The gay comic with a twisted wit performs his new show, Sad Fucking Queer. $16. 21+. 8pm. 2160 Market St. 861-5016. www.cafedunord.com

Sketchfest Nightlife @ Cal. Academy of Sciences

SF Sketchfest invades the weekly science and nature museum's party, with comics Chris Hardwick, Tig Notaro, Greg Proops, Brent Weinbach, Will Franken and others; plus food, cocktails and DJed dancing. $10-$12. 6pm-10pm, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. 379-8000. www.calacademy.org


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

United in Anger: A History of ACT UP @ GLBT History Museum

Jim Hubbard and Sarah Schulman's documentary about the New York City birth of the AIDS activist movement, with fascinating footage of its pivotal protests, commentary by surviving veterans. $5 (free for members). 7pm-9pm. 4127 18th st. at Castro. 621-1107. www.glbthistory.org

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