Issue:  Vol. 44 / No. 16 / 17 April 2014
 
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Fri 8: Batman on Robin @ Mission Comics & Art Opening reception and reading for Justin Hall's group exhibit of made and found Batman and Robin artwork that outs them as a gay couple, with works by dozens of artists. 7pm. Reg hours 12pm-8pm (6pm Sun). 3520 20th St. 695-1545. www.missioncomicsandart.com

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See another culture through its art, be it through sculpture, paintings, or perceptive textural and fascinatingly contextualizing imagery.

 

Thu 7: Tribal & Textile Arts Show @ Fort Mason

27th annual large-scale show of hundreds of sellers of sculpture, rugs, fabric, crafts art works from Africa, India and other countries. Preview gala Feb 7, 6pm-9pm ($150-and up.). General admission $15. Feb 8 & 9, 11am-7pm. Feb 10, 11am-5pm. Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, Buchanan St. at Marina Blvd. (310) 455-2886. www.sanfranciscotribalandtextileartsshow.com

Rising Dragon: Contemporary Chinese Photography

Sat 9: Rising Dragon: Contemporary Chinese Photography @ San Jose Museum of Art

The group ehxibit showcases arresting images of the Asian country. Thru June 30. Also Eric Fischl, a touring exhibit of a dozen-plus large paintings, and other works by the prominent post-modern neo-realist. Thru May 12. 110 South Market St. www.SanJoseMuseumofArt.org

Sat 9: Migration
@ Visual Aid

Estudio Nomada exchange show from Barcelona, Spain, featuring works by Iris Tonies, U.B. Morgan and Kirsten Campbell. Thru Feb 28. 57 Post St. 777-8242. www.visualaid.org

Eye Level in Iraq

Sun 10: Eye Level in Iraq @ de Young Museum

The new exhibit, Photographs by Kael Alford and Thorne Anderson, brings a personal perspective on the war-torn country. Thru June 16. Also, Girl With Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis, a new touring exhibit of Dutch Masters paintings, drawing and etching; Thru June 2. Also, Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance, an exhibit of costumes, photos, videos and ephemera documenting the amazing dancing and choreography of the world-famous gay dancer. Thru Feb 17. Also, $10-$25. 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

Kehinde Wiley's art

Wed 13: Kehinde Wiley
@ Contemporary Jewish Museum

Opening night party and performance for the new exhibit, The World Stage: Israel, with Kalkidan Mashasha and DJ Alarm. $60-$100. 7:30pm. 21+. Reg hours Thu-Tue 11am-5pm (closed Wed). Exhibit thru May 27 (Also, The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats, an exhibit of original artwork from the popular children's book author/illustrator, The Radical Camera: New York's Photo League and other exhibits). 736 Mission St. 655-7800. www.thecjm.org

 

 

Batman on Robin

Drawn out

Two new exhibits, one of superhero cartoons, the other from private collections, queerify costumes icons and elevate one-time regular folk to historic heroes. – J.P.

Fri 8: Batman on Robin @ Mission Comics & Art

Opening reception and reading for Justin Hall's group exhibit of made and found Batman and Robin artwork that outs them as a gay couple, with works by dozens of artists. 7pm. Reg hours 12pm-8pm (6pm Sun). 3520 20th St. 695-1545. www.missioncomicsandart.com

Fri 8: Migrating Archives @ GLBT History Museum

The new exhibit, Migrating Archives: LGBT Delegates From Other Collections, features historical items from nearly a dozen countries and archives, each showcasing an archive of prominent LGBT person. $3-$5. Opening reception 6pm-8pm. Reg hours Mon & Wed-Sat 11am-7pm. Sun 12pm-5pm. 4127 18th St. www.glbthistorymuseum.org

 

Carrie

Burning desire

The flames of passion and anger, aided by telekinesis and/or arson, make for some scary stories. Fortunately, Valentine's Day, headed by performer Joey Arias, has other romantic less flammable events (See Feb 14). – J.P.

Fri 8: Carrie @ Victoria Theatre

Screening of the original Sissy Spacek horror classic; proceeds benefit Ray of Light Theatre company's upcoming production of Carrie, the Musical. $15. 7pm. 2961 16th St. www.rayoflighttheatre.com

Wed 13: Upstairs @ Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley

Wayne Self's touring multi-character musical drama-in-progress about the the 1973 arson of a New Orleans gay club, and the 23 people who died. $20. 7pm. 1798 Scenic Ave., Berkeley. Also, Feb 14, at Metropolitan Community Church, 150 Eureka St., San Francisco. www.upstairsthemusical.wordpress.com

Joey Arias

Thu 14: Joey Arias @ Castro Theatre

The legendary nightlife icon and chanteuse performs Love Swings, an evening of song, seduction and celebration. Guest performers include Veronica Klaus, Connie Champagne, plus a fsahion show by Mr. David. VIP post-show event in the mezzanine. $22-$75. 8pm. 429 Castro St. www.castrotheatre.com

 

 

 

Anthony Rizzi

Events Feb 7–14, 2012

Thu 7

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

Anthony Rizzi @ Kunst Stoff

An attempt to fail at groundbreaking theater with Pina Arcade Smith, the former Pina Bausch dancer's eccentric re-interpretation of the famed German choreographer's work, in self-referencing, skewed performance art drag style. $15. 8:30pm. Also Feb 8 & 9. 1 Grove St. 777-0172. www.kunst-stoff.org

Classical Recitals @ SF Conservatory of Music

Instrumental and vocal concerts by students and faculty. Free-$20. Feb 7, 8pm: Donald Weilerstein, violin & Vivian Hornik Weilerstein, piano. Feb 8, 8pm: Thomas Conroy faculty composition. Student concerts Feb 9-14, 7:30 or 8pm. 50 Oak St. at Van Ness Ave. 503-6275. www.sfcm.edu

Comedy Bodega @ Esta Nocha

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

Cuba Gooding and The Main Ingredient @ Live at the Rrazz

R&B trio performs their classic hits and other soul tunes. $35-$40. 8pm. Thru Feb 9 (7pm & 9:30pm). 1000 Van Ness Ave. (800) 380-3095. www.liveattherrazz.com

A Doll's House @ Hastings Studio Theater

American Conservatory Theatre MFA student production of Henrik Ibsen's classic drama (thru Feb 15), in repertory with Molier's farce, Tartuffe (Feb 12-16). $20 two-show deal. Variuous nights, 7:30pm. 77 Geary St. 749-2228. www.act-sf.org

It's De-Lovely @ Palace Hotel

Gala fundraiser for 42nd Street Moon's 20-year anniversary season of restaging vintage musicals; cocktails, dinner, silent and live auctions, and performances by Tony-winning Broadway performers Sutton Foster, Klea Blackhurst and Michael Maguire. Valentine's "Anything Goes" retro attire with a touch of red encouraged. $375-$750. 6pm. 2 Montgomery St. 255-8207. www.42ndstmoon.org

Quinn DeVeaux

Quinn DeVeaux @ Yoshi's Oakland

Jazz guitarist performs gospel-rock-fused original music and innovative covers. $23. 8pm. 510 Embarcadero West, Jack London Square. (510) 238-9200. www.yoshis.com

SF Indie Fest @ Roxie Cinema

Annual independent film festival, with annual fun parties (The Big Lebowski bowling party Feb 9; Roller Disco party Feb 15). $10-$90 (full pass). Thru Feb 21. 3117 16th St. Also other events at Brava Theater (2781 24th st.) and other venues for parties. www.sfindie.com

Tribal & Textile Arts Show

Tribal & Textile Arts Show @ Fort Mason

27th annual large-scale shwo of hundreds of sellers of sculpture, rugs, fabruc, crafts art works from Africa, India and other countries. Preview gala Feb 7, 6pm-9pm ($150-and up.). General admission $15. Feb 8 & 9, 11am-7pm. Feb 10, 11am-5pm. Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, Buchanan St. at Marina Blvd. (310) 455-2886. www.sanfranciscotribalandtextileartsshow.com

Various Films @ Castro Theatre

Enjoy scenic, panoramic and comic flicks. Feb 7, Killing Them Softly (7pm) & Animal Kingdom (8:50). SF Sketchfest with stars from films: Feb 8, The Naked Gun, 1pm. $20. Twilight (with comic commentary), 4:20pm. Welcome to the Dollhouse (7pm: $20). Bruce Campbell and Patton Oswalt, plus a screening of Army of Darkness ($25). Pootie Tang, 10pm. $20. 8:30pm. Feb 10: Nashville (1pm, 7:30) and The Deer Hunter (4pm). Feb 11, Samsara (2:15, 7pm) and Ikiru (4:10, 9pm). Feb 12, Samsara (2:15, 7pm) and The Razor's Edge (4:25, 9pm). Feb 13, Random Harvest (2:20, 7pm) and Revanche (4:40, 9:20). $8.50-$12. 429 Castro St. www.castrotheatre.com

Waiting for Godot @ Marin Theatre Company

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

Year of the Snake Nightlife @ Cal. Academy of Sciences

Snake-themed exhibits, entertainment, demos and dancing; guest lectures, special themed events, 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

 

 

Dear Harvey

Fri 8

Alfred Hitchcock Films @ Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley

Screening of the major works of the master of cinematic suspense. This week, Saboteur (9pm). Other films thru April 24. $5.50-$13.50. UC Berkeley Art Museum, 2575 Bancroft Way, Berkeley. (510) 642-1124. www.bampfa.berkeley.edu

Batman on Robin @ Mission Comics & Art

Opening reception and reading for Justin Hall's group exhibit of made and found Batman and Robin artwork that outs them as a gay couple, with works by dozens of artists. 7pm. Reg hours 12pm-8pm (6pm Sun). 3520 20th St. 695-1545. www.missioncomicsandart.com

Carrie @ Victoria Theatre

Screening of the original Sissy Spacek horror classic; proceeds benefit Ray of Light Theatre company's upcoming production of Carrie, the Musical. $15. 7pm. 2961 16th St. www.rayoflighttheatre.com

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

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

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

Migrating Archives

Migrating Archives @ GLBT History Museum

The new exhibit, Migrating Archives: LGBT Delegates From Other Collections, features historical items from nearly a dozen countries and archives, each showcasing an archive of prominent LGBT person. $3-$5. Reception 6pm-8pm. Reg hours Mon & Wed-Sat 11am-7pm. Sun 12pm-5pm. 4127 18th St. www.glbthistorymuseum.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. 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

Swing Jam Festival @ Hotel Whitcomb

Queer Jitterbugs presents a three-day partner dance festival, with shows, classes, competitions and fun, same-sex or opposite-partner. Retro-themed nights and contemporary, too. $10-$75. Free under 15. Day and night events. 1231 Market St. at 8th. 305-8242. www.SFSwingJam.com

Tom Orr

Tom Orr @ Live at the Rrazz

The local gay comic singer-songwriter gets a little serious as he performs Cowboys and Angels: The George Michael Songbook, with the Tom Shaw Quartet. $ 10pm. 1000 Van Ness Ave. (800) 380-3095. www.liveattherrazz.com

Tommi Avicolli Mecca @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists' Hall

The local gay singer-songwriter-activist is the featured artist at the monthly open mic event. Sign-up 6:30pm, show 7pm. 1924 Cedar St. at Bonita, Berkeley. www.avicollimecca.com www.bfuu.org

Welcome to the Dollhouse @ Castro Theatre

Peaches Christ welcomes "Dawn Wiener" actress-producer Heather Matarazzo at a screening fo the darkly funny suburban New Jersey film; with a live set by schlock rock band Zbornak, a Dawn Weiner look-alike contest and a Nerd Pride Parade. Part of SF Sketchfest. $20. 7pm. 429 Castro St. www.peacheschrist.com www.castrotheatre.com

 

100 Years of Rural California

Sat 9

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

Black Swan @ MOAD

The Jetta Martin Dance Company performs Black Swan, a balletic study in classical dance and the dearth of black ballerinas. Free with admission (free-$10). 2pm-4pm. 385 Mission St. 318-7200. www.moadsf.org

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof @ Buriel Clay Theatre

African-American Shakespeare Company performs 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

Crab Feed @ St. Anne of the Sunset

Castro and Park Presidio Lions clubs host a benefit for Lighthouse for the Blind, AIDS and Breast Cancer Emergency Funds and Guide Dogs for the Blind, with a big crab dinner; cocktails, beer and wine, too. $50. 6pm-10pm. Judah St at Funston. (800) 838-3006. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/270536

Courtly Love @ The Edge

Imperial Council fundraiser and drag show. 4pm. 4149 18th St. 863-4027. www.qbarsf.com/EDGE

Dancing in the Dragon's Jaws: Gay San Francisco, 1985-1988

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. Also Rising Dragon: Contemporary Chinese Photography. Thru June 30. 110 South Market St. www.SanJoseMuseumofArt.org

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

Migration @ Visual Aid

Estudio Nomada exchange show from Barcelona, Spain, featuring works by Iris Tonies, U.B. Morgan and Kirsten Campbell. Thru Feb 28. 57 Post St. 777-8242. www.visualaid.org

The Motherf**ker With the Hat @ SF Playhouse

Gabe Marin and Carl Lumbly costar in Stephen Adly Guirgis' verbal cage match about love, fidelity and misplaced haberdashery. $30-$100. Tue-Thu 7pm. Fri & Sat 8pm. Also Sat 3pm. Thru Mar 16. 450 Post St., 2nd floor. 677-9596. www.sfplayhouse.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

Shamanism Class @ LGBT Center

Find your LGBT spirit guide at this drumming meditation and spiritually-focused workshop. $25. 1800 Market St. www.sfcenter.org

Story Farm @ Intersection for the Arts

Readings from a number of well-known nonfiction writers, including New York Times Bestselling Author Mary Roach, award-winning NPR Journalist Nancy Mullane, Northern CA Book Award Winner Tamim Ansary, award-winning Human Rights Reporter Mac McClelland and others. $15-$40. Wine & cheese reception 6pm. Readings 7pm. 925 Mission St. www.storyfarmsf.org www.theintersection.org

The Wild Bride @ Berkeley Rep

Return engagement of the hit play, a 'fairy tale for adults' about a young woman's adventures, with visually striking storytelling, humor and music. $35-$89. Tue, Thu-Sat 8pm. Wed & Sun 7pm; Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru Feb 17. Roda Theatre, 2015 Addison St., Berkeley. (510) 647-2949. 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

 

Ezra Jack Keats

Sun 10

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

Gimme TLC @ Aunt Charlie's Lounge

Imperial Council candidate Danielle hosts a fundraiser for the Transgender Law Center; raffle prizes. 4pm. 133 Turk St. www.auntcharlieslounge.com

Girl With a Pearl Earring @ de Young Museum

Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis, a new touring exhibit of Dutch Masters paintings, drawing and etching; Thru June 2. Also, Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance, an exhibit of costumes, photos, videos and ephemera documenting the amazing dancing and choreography of the world-famous gay dancer. Thru Feb 17. Also, Eye Level in Iraq: Photographs by Kael Alford and Thorne Anderson, thru June 16. $10-$25. 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

Love Fest @ Sprinkle/Stephens Home

Annie Sprinkle's fundraiser, a warm up for Valentines Day with an evening of cocktails, tarts and crafts and lovey-dovey fun. A fundraiser for Annie Sprinkle and Elizabeth Stephens' new film and Visual Aid. $50-$150. 5:30pm-9pm. 310 Andover St. www.visualaid.org

Magnificent Magnolias

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

Mardi Gras Madness @ Martuni's

Hedonistic sing-along to celebrate the "Nawlins" holiday, with Trauma Flintstone, Alan Choy and Carol Chen, "the butchest showtunes lesbian in the world." $5. 7pm. 4 Valencia St.

Odd Owls, Foxtails Bridage @ Yoshi's

Two folk-rock mini-orchestral local bands perform in a shared concert. $8-$12. 7pm. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600. www.yoshis.com

Richard Kane @ Castro Country Club

Opening reception for an exhibit of multimedia child-like portraits and mixed media sculptures. 12pm-2pm. Thru March 31. 4058 18th St. www.castrocountryclub.org

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

SF Hiking Club @ Marin Headlands

Join GLBT hikers for a 9-mile hike from Rodeo Beach through the Marin Headlands mostly along the Coastal Trail to the Golden Gate Bridge. T he hike will go along the bay and Crissy Field and will end in the Marina. Bring water, lunch, layers, hat, sunscreen, good shoes/boots, money for Muni and for optional afternoon cafe stop. Meet on the Muni 76X bus route that leaves at 9:30 from the corner of Sutter and Sansome streets (Montgomery Muni/BART station) and arrives at 10:16 at Rodeo Beach. Check at www.sfmta.com for other stops along the 76X bus route. 794-2275. www.sfhiking.com

Sundance Saloon Sweethearts Ball

Sundance Saloon Sweethearts Ball @ Space 550

The popular country western LGBT dance night celebrates Valentine's Day with its optional underwear dress code; Free clothes check $5. 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


Nathan Habib at Comedy Returns

Mon 11

Animation Exhibits @ Walt Disney Museum

See biographical exhibits about Walt Disney, early sketches and ephemera from historic Disney movies. Frequent lectures and film screenings. $5-$20. 104 Montgomery St., The Presidio. www.waltdisney.org

Comedy Returns @ El Rio

Enjoy diverse comic stylings from Sammy Obeid, Yayne Abeba, Nathan Habib, Rachel Gill, and Lisa Geduldig. $7-$20. 8pm. 3158 Mission St. www.elriosf.com

Monday Musicals @ The Edge

The renovated bar now shows fun musicals each week, with Broadway touring performers stopping by to sing, too! This month, cast members from Wicked. 7pm-2am. 2 for 1 cocktail, 5pm-closing. 18th St. at Collingwood. www.edgesf.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. This week, Perry speaks with Michelle Tea, Artistic Director of RADAR Productions and chats with Tod Hill, Board Member of the International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission. Mon-Fri 11:30am & 10:30pm. Sat & Sun 10:30pm. www.comcasthometown.com


TJ Kelsall in Hella Gay Comedy's 'How I Came Out'

Tue 12

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: Nick Leonard, Blue Buddha, Tuesday, Jessica Sele, TJ Kelsall and Jennifer Dronsky. Charlie Ballard hosts (Also Feb 26, with a different line-up). $10. 21+. 8pm. 1760 Market St. 431-4202. www.charlieballard.com www.rebel-sf.com

Jack Jones @ Live at the Rrazz

Grammy-winning singer performs his classic romantic hit songs and other popular ballads. $45-$75. 8pm. Thru Feb 17 (7pm). 1000 Van Ness Ave. (800) 380-3095. www.liveattherrazz.com

Renee Wilson @ Yoshi's

Young R&B and jazz singer performs a tribute to Ms. Lena Horne in a special Fat Tuesday concert. $22. 8pm. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600. www.yoshis.com


Black Power, Flower Power

Wed 13

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

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 @ 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

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

Kehinde Wiley's art

Kehinde Wiley @ Contemporary Jewish Museum

Opening night party and performance for the new exhibit, The World Stage: Israel, with Kalkidan Mashasha and DJ Alarm. $60-$100. 7:30pm. 21+. Reg hours Thu-Tue 11am-5pm (closed Wed). Exhibit thru May 27. 736 Mission St. 655-7800. www.thecjm.org

Upstairs @ Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley

Wayne Self's touring multi-character musical drama-in-progress about the the 1973 arson of a New Orleans gay club, and the 23 people who died. $20. 7pm. 1798 Scenic Ave., Berkeley. Also, Feb 14, at Metropolitan Community Church, 150 Eureka St., San Francisco. www.upstairsthemusical.wordpress.com


Thu 14

California Impressions @ ArtHaus Gallery

Group exhibit of California landscape paintings 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

Comedy Bodega @ Esta Nocha

The weekly LGBT and indie comic stand-up night. This week, a special Valentine's Free Love and Comedy special, with Yayne Abeba, Zahra Noorbakhsh, Kurt Weitzmann, Frankie Quinones and Sandra Risser. 8pm-9:30pm. 3079 16th St. at Mission. www.comedybodega.com

Go Deep @ El Rio

Man on man lube wrestling in the pit (an inflatable mini-pool), porn guys, drag queens, clowns, Boylesque performances, DJ Drama Bin Laden and Cajun food! 2nd Thursdays. 8pm-12am. 3158 Mission St. www.elriosf.com

Joe Goode Performance Group @ Joe Goodee Annex

Irresistibly Drawn: The Songs of Joe Goode Performance Group, music, dance and monologues performed with Holcombe Waller, other musicians and dancers. Comp wine, chocolate and hors d'eouvres. Thru Feb 16. $50. 8pm. 401 Alabama St. (800) 838-3006. www.joegoode.org

Joey Arias

Joey Arias @ Castro Theatre

The legendary nightlife icon and chanteuse performs Love Swings, an evening of song, seduction and celebration. Guest performers include Veronica Klaus, Connie Champagne, plus a fsahion show by Mr. David. VIP post-show event in the mezzanine. $22-$75. 8pm. 429 Castro St. www.castrotheatre.com

Marcus Shelby Trio @ Intersection for the Arts

Terrific local jazz trio performs at the art space fundraiser. $10-$250. 8pm. 925 Mission st. #109. www.marcusshelby.com www.theintersection.org

One Billion Rising @ First Congregational Church, Oakland

Night for the One Billion: An Oakland Performance Ritual 'mash-up'

featuring Dance Brigade, Youth Speaks, Destiny Arts, Holly Near, Hand to Hand, Afia Walking Tree, Gina Breedlove & Shelly Doty and more. $10-$100. 7pm. 2501 Harrison St at 27th. www.bayarearising.org

Out in the Bay @ KALW 91.7

Radio program with interviews of Daughters of Bilitis founders and life partner Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin. 7pm. www.OutintheBay.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

Rise Beyond Borders @ El Rio

Fundraiser for collaborative political groups working for global women's rights; performances by Kaylah Marin, Vixen Noir, Isis Starr, Voodoo Cabaret and others, plus DJed music. $3-$20. 6pm-2am. 3158 Mission St. www.elriosf.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

Spin the Bottle Nightlife @ Cal. Academy of Sciences

Special Valentines' Day with micro-brewery beer-tasting galore; science exhibits, plus food, cocktails and DJed dancing. $10-$12. 6pm-10pm, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. 379-8000. www.calacademy.org

Valentine's Dinner @ Canela Bistro Bar

Enjoy a four-course meal with oysters, fish filet, oxtail, chocolate soufflet cake and more; vegetarian options, and lovely wine selection. $55 per person. 5:30, 7:30, 9:30pm seatings. 2272 Market St. 552-3000. www.canelasf.com

Wine & Chocolate Date Night @ Dogpatch Wineworks

Enjoy tasting stations of wins and chocolates at the stylish dogpatch warehouse and winery. $40. 6pm-8pm. 2455 3rd St. 525-4440. www.dogpatchwineworks.com

Early Plays @ YBCA

The Wooster Group and New York City Players perform a collaborative staging of the Glencairn Plays by Eugene O'Neill (Early Plays recounts the tales of a group of sailors on a tramp steamer, exposing the under belly of turn-of-the-century maritime life and the longing and loneliness of life at sea.); directed by Richard Maxwell. $10-$25. 8pm. Thru Feb 16. Forum, 701 Mission St. at 3rd. 978-2787. www.ybca.org

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