Issue:  Vol. 44 / No. 39 / 25 September 2014
 
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Ethnic Dance Festival @ Various Venues - The second weekend of the large annual month-long festival of local and international dance companies. Free/$18-$58. Sat & Sun at Lam Research Theater, YBCA, 700 Howard St. Thru June 30. www.sfethnicdancefestival.org
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In addition to our our local Radical Faeries and Feys, (their events blossom next week), fairies, real and imagined, flit about whilst winged, or simply fly by other means. The June Pride month of rainbow-licious entertainments stays gritty and grounded in a few arenas, while others offer effervescent fun and fundraisers in fancy formats.

 

 

 

Marilyn Pittman

Events June 13­–20, 2013


Thu 13

99% Gay Comedy Festival @ Esta Noche

Comedy Bodega celebrates Pride month with a new weekly series of stand-up acts. This week: Marilyn Pittman, Pippi Lovestocking, Bob Mcintyre, Julia Jackson and Justin O'Neil. 8pm-9:30pm. 3079 16th St. at Mission. www.comedybodega.com

Arcadia @ American Conservatory Theatre

Tom Stoppard's masterpiece of romance and literary intrigue, with 19th and 20th-century scenes in an English country house, is performed in a new production directed by Carey Perloff. $25-$200. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sat & Sun 2pm. (some Sun 7pm or 8pm, weekdays matinees 2pm). Extended thru June 16. 415 Geary St. 749-2228. www.act-sf.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

Classic and New Films @ Castro Theatre

Double features in great combos. June 13: Knife in the Water (7pm) and Belle du Jour (8:50). June 14-16, SF Silent Film Fest presents Alfred Hitchcock's nine silent thrillers. June 18, The Doors (2pm 7pm) and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (4:25, 9:35). June 19, Kiss Me Deadly (7pm?) and Repo Man (9pm). [June 20-30 Frameline SF Int. LGBT Film Fest]. $8-$12. 429 Castro St. 621-6120. www.castrotheatre.com

Clint Holmes

Clint Holmes @ Feinstein's at the Nikko

Strong vocalist and suave entertainer performs classic American Songbook hits with his band. $70-$95 ($30 drink/menu credit). 8pm. Also June 13 & 14, 8pm. June 15, 7pm & 10:30pm. June 16, 7pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. 394-1111. www.hotelnikkosf.com

Drunk Enough to Say I Love You? @ The Costume Shop

Politics and sex go together in Theatre Rhinoceros' production of Caryl Churchill's provocative play about gay men obsessed and in love. Also, two short one-acts, Seven Jewish Children (by Churchill) and Seven Palestinian Children (by Deborah S. Margolin). $15-$30. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 3pm. Extended thru June 23. 1117 Market St. (800) 838-3006. www.therhino.org

From Closet to Corner Office @ Commonwealth Club

Lesbian and gay executives Selise Berry, Tom Johnson, Mike Feldman and Cynthia Martin discuss their career advances and empowerment from being out in the corporate world. $7-$20. 6pm. 595 Market St. 597-6700. www.commonwealthclub.org

Krispy Kritters in the Scarlett Night @ Exit Theatre

Cutting Ball Theater's production of Andrew Saito's poetic Beat-like family saga, full of eccentric characters. $10-$50. Thu 7:30. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sat 2pm, Sun 5pm. Extended thru June 23. Exit on Taylor, 277 Taylor St. 525-1205. www.cuttingball.com

LEVYdance. photo: David deSilva

LEVYdance @ Heron Street

The innovative local dance company performs Spring Season at Home, a unique outdoor showcase of the company's 10th anniversary best repertory. Opening night 7pm-12am celebration (food trucks, libations, silent auction; dessert lounge, live music with Midtown Social), with concert at 8:30pm. $30-$200. June 14-16 at 8:30pm. 19 Heron Street off 8th at Folsom. 701-1300. www.LEVYdance.org

Pride Reading @ Books Inc.

LGBT authors Daniel LeVesque, Justin Chin, Alvin Orloff, Larry-bob Roberts, Thea Hillman, Daphne Gottleib, Michelle Tea and Stephanie Robinson read from eclectic queer works published by Manic D Press. 7:30pm. 2275 Market St. 864-6777. www.booksinc.net

Strange Shorts @ Oddball Films

Odd and vintage short films and excerpts. June 13, 8pm: Shorts films about food. June 14, 8pm: retro-campy sex education flicks. Each $10, 8pm. 275 Capp St. 558-8117. www.oddballfilms.blogspot.com

Terminus @ Magic Theatre

U.S. premiere of Irish playwright Mark O'Rowe's poetic fantastical drama about three people ripped from their ordinary lives into a strange underworld of serial killers and lovesick demons. $20-$60. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun at 2:30pm. Fort Mason Center, Bldg D., 3rd floor. 441-8822. www.magictheatre.com

Tinsel Tarts in a Hot Coma @ The Hypnodrome

Thrillpeddlers performs Scrumbly Koldewyn and Pam Tent's new, full-length restored version of The Cockettes' 1971 wacky drag musical comedy on the 42nd anniversary of the original production. $30-$35. Thu-Sat 8pm. Extended thru June 29. 575 10th St. at Bryant. (800) 838-3006. www.thrillpeddlers.com

 

 

Chanticleer

Fri 14

410 [GONE] @ Thick House

Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig's fantastical drama about a pair of siblings' trip to a god goddess and fairy-ruled underworld. $10-$35. Wed-Sat 8pm. Thru June 29. 1695 18th st. at Arkansas. 746-9238. www.crowdedfire.org

Abigail's Party @ SF Playhouse

Mike Leigh's biting comedy pokes fun at straight suburban Brits in the '70s disco era, where a cocktail party goes overboard. $30-$100. Tue-Thu 7pm. Fri & Sat 8pm. Also Sat 3pm. Thru July 6. 450 Post St. 2nd. floor of Kensington Park Hotel. 677-9596. www.sfplayhouse.org

Bitter Queen @ The Garage

Joe Landini and Donna Moore's dance-theatre work where a retro 50s party takes a strange twist. $15. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. 715 Bryant St. www.715bryant.org

Blake Tucker @ GLBT Center

See the local photographer's large exhibit of gay-themed prints. 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors. Thru July. 1800 Market St. www.BlakeTucker.com www.sfcenter.org

By & By @ Ashby Stage, Berkeley

Shotgun Players' production of Lauren Gunderson's scifi thriller drama about an eccentric professor of cloning who puts his skills to use after a family tragedy. $20-$30. Wed & Thu7pm. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sun 5pm. Thru June 23. 1901 Ashby Ave., Berkeley. (510) 841-6500. www.shotgunplayers.org

Carmen @ Cinnabar Theatre, Petaluma

The inland Bay theatre company stages an English translation of the Bizet opera. $25-$35. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru June 16. 3333 Petaluma Blvd., North, Petaluma. (707) 763-8920. www.cinnabartheater.org

Chanticleer @ Various Venues

The Grammy-winning men's a cappella choral ensemble presents La Serenissima, a concert of works from Renaissance Venice. June 14: 8pm at Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, San Jose. June 15: 8pm at Mission Dolores, SF. June 16: 5pm at St. Francisci of Assisi Church, SF. $10-$50. 392-4400. www.chanticleer.org

Darling @ CCM Theatre

American Conservatory Theatre's student production of a new jazz-age-themed musical by Brett Ryback and Ryan Scott Oliver, a take on the Peter Pan tale, about a desperate 1929 couple who become involved in crime and the speakeasy underworld of booze and drugs. $20. Fri & Sat 7:30pm. Sun 2pm. Thru June 29. Theater at the Children's Creativity Museum, 221 4th St. 749-2228. www.act-sf.org

Dear Elizabeth @ Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Sarah Ruhl and Les Waters' new play based on the letters between 20th-century poets Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell. Previews; opening night May 29. $29-$72. Tue, Thu-Sat 8pm. Wed & Sun 7pm. Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru July 7. Roda Theatre, 2015 Addison St., Berkeley. (510) 647-2949. www.BerkeleyRep.org

The Divine Sister
photo: Lois Tema

The Divine Sister @ New Conservatory Theatre Center

Charles Busch's musical comedy parody of every Hollywood nun movie gets a local production, with drag-music stars Joe Wicht (Trauma Flintstone), J. Conrad Frank (Katya Smirnoff-Skky), David Bicha (Christmas With the Crawfords) and other talents. $25-$45. Wed-Sat 8pm Sun 2pm. Thru June 29. 25 Van Ness Ave., lower level. 861-8972. www.nctcsf.org

Ethnic Dance Festival @ Various Venues

Second weekend of the large annual month-long festival of local and international dance companies. Free/$18-$58. Sat & Sun at Lam Research Theater, YBCA700 Howard St. Thru June 30. www.sfethnicdancefestival.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

Friday Nights @ De Young Museum

Season 9 of the popular weekly early evening museum parties continues, with live music and performance, exhibit-themed workshops and food and drinks. 5pm-8:30pm. Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive. 750-3600. www.famsf.org

Gay Wine Weekend

Gay Wine Weekend @ Sonoma Wineries

Out in the Vineyard's annual three-day weekend of parties, wine-tastings, and scenic T dancing returns. Enjoy tours on a train, delicious wines and dinners, and gay-owned winery tours. Various prices (plus accomodations) and daily tickets or weekend pass. www.OutInTheVineyard.com

The Medea Hypothesis @ Berkeley City Club

Three actors play several roles in Marian Berges' modern adaptation of Euripedes' Medea. $15-$28. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sun 5pm. 2315 Durant Ave., Berkeley. (510) 558-1381. www.centralworks.org

Melissa Ferrick

Melissa Ferrick @ Freight & Salvage, Berkeley

The folk singer performs music from her new CD, The Truth Is with her band. $12.50-$24.50. 8pm. 2020 Addison St., Berkeley. (510) 644-2020. www.melissaferrick.com www.thefreight.org

Monster Drawing Rally @ The NWBLK

Southern Exposure's annual massive drawing party and fundraiser, where patrons can meet, watch and buy ($60 each) as artists crank out lots of sketches and designs. $15 and up donation. 6pm-11pm. 1999 Bryant St. at 18th. 863-2141. www.soex.org

Pansy

Pansy @ New Conservatory Theatre

Evan Johnson's solo play about a gay teen who discovers the archive of a 1990s San Francisco club kid, and is transported back in time. (Special post-show discussions with SF 90s icons June 14, 15, 21, 22, 28.) $25-$45. Fri & Sat 8pm. Thru June 29. 25 Van Ness Ave, lower level. 861-8972. www.nctcsf.org

QWOCMAP @ Brava Theater

9th annual Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project's film festival, with diverse shorts and feature films. Free. 7:30pm Fri. 2pm & 3pm Sat & Sun, with afterparties as well. Thru June 16. 2789 24th St. www.qwocmap.org/festival.html

Sasha Kelley @ Krowswork, Oakland

Solo exhibit by the local photographer, about Oakland people and life, images that hold a searing intimacy. Thru July 13. 480 23rd St. Fri & Sat 1pm-5pm. (510) 229-7035. http://www.krowswork.com/sashakelley.html

Summoning Ghosts: The Art of Hun Liu @ Oakland Museum

Exhibit of haunting paintings by the U.S.-based Chinese artist. Thru June 30. Also, Beth Yarnelle Edwards: Suburban Dreams a photo exhibit of 22 large-scale evocative portrait/tableaux of California families. Thru June 30. Also, the re-opening of Gallery of California Natural Sciences is this weekend; opening party 5pm-12am. Celebration 7pm. Wed-Sun 11am-5pm (Fri til 9pm). Thru June 30. 1000 Oak St. ( 510) 318-8400. www.museumca.org

QWOCMAP

Sweet Charity @ Lesher Theatre, Walnut Creek

The Tony Award-winning musical about a call girl (book by Neil Simon, music and lyrics by Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields), is produced by Center Repertory Company. $38-$47. Tue-Wed 7:30pm. Thu-Sat 8pm. Some Sat and Sun 2:30pm. Thru June 22. 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. (925) 943-7469. www.centerrep.org

Two: The Story of Roman and Nyro @ New Parkway, Roxie

Documentary films about gay partners Desmond Child and Curtis Shaw's twin sons and their efforts to make a family. June 14: New Parkway, 474 24th Street, Oakland. (510) 658-7900. June 16, 9pm & June 17, 7pm at Roxie, 3117 16th St. 863-1087. www.roxie.com

Victoria Mata @ CounterPulse

Imshift, a dance about the displaced body, being Latin American in the diaspora. $10-$20. Fri & Sat 8pm. 1310 Mission St. at 9th. www.counterpulse.org

 

Amara Tabor-Smith

Sat 15

Amara Tabor-Smith @ Mission Locations

The dancer-choreographer performs He Moved Swiftly But Gently Down the Not Too Crowded Street: Ed Mock and Other True Tales in a City That Once Was..., a site-specific multiple-location dance tribute to gay dancer-teacher-choreographer Ed Mock, who died of AIDS. Free, and viewers can watch any or all of the works in Mission cafes and theatres. June 15, 21, 22 & 23, from 3:30-8:30pm. Schedule: www.dancersgroup.org

The Art of Science Fiction @ Peninsula Museum of Art, Burlingame

Dashing exhibit of 150 paintings and drawings by members of the Art Directors Guild, creators of scifi imagery in film, includes set pieces and film art from Star Trek, Firefly Avatar and other films. Free. Wed-Sat 11am-5pm. Thru Aug. 25. 1777 California Drive, Burlingame. (650) 692-2101. www.peninsulamuseum.org

Can You Dig It? @ The Marsh

Don Reed's new solo show about the groovy 1960s. $15-$50. Sat 8:30, Sun 7pm. Thru August 25. 1062 Valencia St. at 22nd. 282-3055. www.themarsh.org

Carnival of Cults @ The Factory

Flambe Lounge, a Burning Man local event, where participants are asked to dress as their favorite cult parody. 21+. 9pm-4am. 525 Harrison St. at 1st. www.burningman.com

From Heather's Mommies to Tango's Daddies @ SF Public Library

Subtitled The Evolution of Family Affirming Children's Literature, exhibit curator Randall Tarpey-Schwed shares his unique collection of children's books that portray gay or lesbian parents. Thru Aug. 1. Hormel Center, 3rd floor, 100 Larkin St. 557-4400. www.sfpl.org

George Gershwin Alone

George Gershwin Alone @ Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Hershey Felder's solo show and stage biography tells the composer's life story and plays classic songs in this acclaimed theatrical tribute. $29-$77. Tue, Thu-Sat 8pm. Wed & Sun7pm. Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru June 23. Thrust Stage, 2025 Addison St. (510) 647-2917. www.BerkeleyRep.org

Hedwig and the Angry Inch @ Boxcar Theatre

The hit local production of John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask's popular transgender rock operetta features multiple actor-singers performing the lead, including Katya Smirnoff-Skyy, Jason Brock, Arturo Galster and Trixxie Carr. $25-$40. Wed-Sat 8pm. Also Sat 5pm. Extended with open-ended run. 505 Natoma St. 967-2227. www.boxcartheatre.org

Impressionists on the Water @ Legion of Honor

New touring exhibit of French Impressionist aquatic works. Also, Gifts From the Gods: Art and the Olympic Ideal (thru June 23); Darren Waterston: A Compendium of Creatures (thru Dec), and permanent exhibits (ongoing). $10-$25. Lincoln Park, 100 34th Aver. 750-3600. www.legionofhonor.famsf.org

Into the Woods @ Eureka Theatre

Ray of Light Theatre's new production of the whimsical dramatic fairy tale-gone-wrong musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. $15-$36. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru June 29. 215 Jackson St. at Battery. 788-7469. www.rayoflighttheatre.com/into-the-woods

New Exhibits @ Museum of Craft and Design

Dogpatch warehouse is now a museum store, gallery and program space. Inaugural exhibitions are Michael Cooper: A Sculptural Odyssey, 1968-2001 and Arline Fisch, Creatures from the Deep. Mon-Fri 9:30am-5:30pm. 2569 Third St. 773-0303. www.sfmcd.org

Science Exhibits @ The Exploratorium

Visit the fascinating science museum in its new Embarcadero location. Free-$25. Pier 15 at Embarcadero. Tue-Sun 10am-5pm (Thu night 6pm-10pm, 18+). 528-4893. www.exploratorium.edu

Sylvia @ Fort Mason

A.R. Gurney's family comedy, with a dog played by a human, gets a local run in a few different venues; produced by Independent Cabaret Productions. $20-$45. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sun 7pm. Thru June 30. Bldg C, Room 3900, 3rd floo. Buchanan at Bay streets. 272-7992. www.cabaretsf.wordpress.com

This Is How It Goes @ Aurora Theatre, Berkeley

Aurora Theatre Company's production of Neil LaBute's edgy comic drama about race, love, and emotional manipulation. $35-$50. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm & 7pm. 2081 Addison St., Berkeley. (510) 843-4822. www.auroratheatre.org

Various Exhibits @ California Academy of Sciences

New exhibits and planetarium shows with various live, interactive and installed exhibits about animals, plants and the earth. Special events each week, with adult nightlife parties most Thursday nights. $20-$30. Mon-Sat 9:30am-5pm. Sun 11am-5pm. 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. 379-8000. www.calacademy.org

West of Center

West of Center @ Mills College Museum

Art and the Counterculture Experiment in American, 1965-1977, an exhibit of fascinating psychedelic and alternative culture iconography, including special events about The Cockettes (film screening June 27, 7pm). Tue-Sun 11am-4pm (Wed til 7:30pm). Thru Sept. 1. 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland. (510) 430-2164. www.mcam.mills.edu

Sun 16

Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage @ San Jose Museum of Art

Exhibit of works by the popular portrait photographer, but this time of objects of famous people and awe-inspiring nature scenes. $5-$8. Tue-Sun 11am-5pm. Thru Sept 8. 110 South Market St. www.sjmusart.org

Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg @ Contemporary Jewish Museum

Enjoy the new exhibit of vintage prints taken by gay Beat poet of his friends Jack Kerouac and others. Free (members)-$12. Thu-Tue 11am-5pm (Thu 1pm-8pm) 736 Mission St. 655-7800. www.thecjm.org

Eye Level in Iraq @ de Young Museum

Photographs by Kael Alford and Thorne Anderson. Also, From the Exotic to the Mystical: Textile Treasures from the Permanent Collection, thru Aug 4. Also, Objects of Belief from the Vatican, thru Sept 8. Also, artist fellows Andy Diaz Hope and Laurel Roth's triptych mural, The Conflicts, a contemporary tribute to the historic Unicorn Tapestries. $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

Fabulous 5K @ Citywide

Five-kilometer part of the Wipro San Francisco Marathon, with the SF LGBT Center as a fundraiser recipient. Sign up or donate at: www.thesfmarathon.com/events/5k-progressive-marathon/

Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs @ Stern Grove

"The Big Picnic," opening day concert featuring the two Top 40 singers. VIP fundraiser catered party. $250 and up. 11am. Concert 2pm (free). Reserved picnic tables available. 19th Ave at Sloat Blvd. 252-6252. www.sterngrove.org

Stephanie Teel Band's Show for Equality

Show for Equality @ Yoshi's

Stephanie Teel Band headlines a concert fundraiser for Marriage Equality, with Maria Stanford, Rita Lackey, Keldamuzik, Simone Equality Campbell, and host Bebe Sweetbriar. $24. 7pm. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600. www.yoshis.com

Sundance Saloon @ Space 550

The popular country western LGBT dance night celebrates a decade and a half of fun foot-stomping two-stepping and line-dancing. Re-opening with a new dance floor! Free admission. $5. 5pm-10:30pm with lessons from 5:30-7:15 pm. Also Thursdays. 550 Barneveld Ave., and Tuesdays at Beatbox, $6. 6:30-11pm. 314 11th St. www.sundancesaloon.org

Sunday's a Drag @ Starlight Room

Donna Sachet hosts 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

Vital Signs @ The Marsh

Alison Whittaker's solo show about her career as a nurse. $15-$450. Sundays, 7pm. Thru June 16. Upstairs Studio Theatre, 1062 Valencia St. 282-3055. www.themarsh.org

 

 

Camile Rose Garcia

Mon 17

Camile Rose Garcia @ Walt Disney Museum

New exhibit of Goth interpretations of the Alice in Wonderland story. Thru Nov 3. Also, 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

California Native Plant Bloom @ SF Botanical Gardens

Seasonal flowering of hundreds of species of native wildflowers in a century-old grove of towering Coast Redwoods. Free-$15. Daily. Golden Gate Park. 6612-1316. www.SFBotanicalGarden.org

Golden Gate Bridge on the Silver Screen @ SF Public Library, Sunset

Jim Van Buskirk, author of Celluloid San Francisco, screens clips of films that use the iconic local bridge, in sometimes scenic and horrifying ways. Free. 7pm. Sunset Branch, 1305 18th Ave. at Irving. www.sfpl.org

Monday Musicals @ The Edge

The renovated bar now shows fun musicals each week, with Broadway touring performers occasionally stopping by to sing, too. 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.

Porchlight Storytelling @ Verdi Club

Imposter: Stories of Lies, Deception and Trickery, with Jack Boulware (Litquake cofounder), YA novelist Frank Portman, KQED's Stacy Bond, Roxie's Mike Keegan, Maura Finkelstein (Mills College prof.) and realtor Steve Mavromihalis. $15-$20. 8pm. 2424 Mariposa St. www.verdiclub.com

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

Xavier Castellanos @ 456 Montgomery

Gay artist's exhibit of colorful landscape, on exhibit by appointment. Thru June 30. 456 Montgomery St. www.xavierart.com

 

John Grant

Tue 18

The Art of Dr. Seuss @ Dennis Rae Fine Art

Fascinating intimate exhibit of rarely seen hand-made hats and other works (prints, paintings, sculptures and drawings) by Theodor Geisel, the author/illustrator of the immensely popular children's books. 781 Beach St. 292-0387 www.dennisraefineart.com www.drseussart.com/hatsoff

Cosi Fan Tutte @ War Memorial Opera House

San Francisco Opera's production of Mozart's farcical drama, reset in a 1900s Mediterranean resort; in Italian with English subtitles. $22-$340. June 18, 8pm. June 21 8pm. June 26 7:30pm. June 29, 8pm. July 1, 7:30pm. 301 Van Ness Ave. 864-3330. www.sfopera.com

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

Feast of Words @ SOMArts Cultural Center

The literary-potluck party this time features Troy Gelobter, who reads from her play, The Penis Monologues; enjoy potluck dishes. $5-$12. 7pm. 934 Brannan St. www.somarts.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

John Grant @ The Chapel

Openly gay HIV-positive singer-songwriter performs his uniquely frank and original ironic music. $15. 9pm. 777 Valencia St. 551-5157. www.JohnGrantMusic.com www.thechapelsf.com

Love Free or Die @ SF Public Library

Screening of the film about the Episcopal Church, Bishop Gene Robinson, and faith in the LGBT community. Post-screening discussion led by Rev. Jim Mitulski. Free. 5:45pm. Koret Auditorium, main branch, lower level. 100 Larkin St. www.sfpl.org

Pride Party @ Castro Senior Center

Openhouse's June event, with Two-Spirit drag king musician Kali Boyce and the Center Stage Divas (Felicia Flames, Donna Persona and Gina La Divina. 2pm. 110 Diamond St. www.openhouse-sf.org

Travis Jensen @ Genlser

Exhibit of arresting black and white street portraits by the photographer are exhibited at the design firms' offices. Thru June 29. 2 Harrison St., #400. 433-3700. www.travisjensenphoto.com www.gensler.com

Veronica Klaus @ Martuni's

The local chanteuse's new weekly concerts, thru June, feature new and classic music. $15. 7pm. 4 Valencia St. www.facebook.com/veronica.klaus

 

 

Barbara Cook

Wed 19

Barbara Cook @ Feinstein's at the Nikko

The Broadway veteran performs classic pop and show standards. $90-$115 ($30 drink/menu credit). 8pm. Nightly thru June 23 (Sat & Sun 7pm, also Sat 10:30). Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. 394-1111. www.hotelnikkosf.com

Butterflies & Blooms @ Conservatory of Flowers

Popular exhibit transforms the floral gallery into a fluttering garden with 20 species of butterflies and moths. Free-$7. Tue-Sun 10am-4:30pm. Thru Oct. 20. 100 JFK Drive, Golden Gate Park. 831-2090. www.conservatoryofflowers.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

The Gospel of Mary Magdelene @ War Memorial Opera House

Sasha Cooke and Nathan Gunn star in San Francisco Opera's world premiere production of Mark Adamo's new opera about Jesus' close companion, and his alleged only female disciple. $22-$340. Seven performances thru July 7. English w/ English supertitles. 301 Van Ness Ave. 864-3330. www.SFOpera.com

Migrating Archives @ GLBT History Museum

Migrating Archives: LGBT Delegates From Collections Around the World features historical items from nearly a dozen countries and archives, each showcasing an archive of prominent LGBT persons. $5. Reg hours Mon & Wed-Sat 11am-7pm. Sun 12pm-5pm. 4127 18th St. www.glbthistorymuseum.org

RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars Invasion 2.0

RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars Invasion 2.0 @ The Cafe

Drag stars of the latest season of the competition show make a glam appearance. 9pm show. 2369 Market St. 841-5748. www.jceventssf.com

Shih Chieh Huang @ YBCA

Taiwanese artist's colorful installations create sculptural ecosystems from found objects. $8-$12. Exhibit thru June 30. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St. 979-2787. www.ybca.org

 

Thu 20

99% Gay Comedy Festival @ Esta Noche

Comedy Bodega celebrates Pride month with a new weekly series of stand-up acts. This week: Justin Lucas, Karinda Dobbins, Ronn Vigh, Faith Choyce,Yuri Kagan, Marga Gomez and Jose Castillo.8pm-9:30pm. 3079 16th St. at Mission. www.comedybodega.com

Fairyland: A Memoir of my Father

Alysia Abbott @ SF Public Library

Author of Fairyland: A Memoir of my Father reads and discusses her life with a gay dad in 1970s-80s San Francisco. 6:30pm. Hormel Center, 3rd floor, 100 Larkin St. www.sfpl.org

Frameline 37 @ Castro Theatre

Opening night of the LGBT International Film festival; screening of Stacie Passon's Concussion. 429 Castro St. Daily screenings at several theatres. Fest thru June 30; closing night party at Temple. www.frameline.org

Fresh Meat Festival @ Z Space

12th annual transgender and queer performance festival, with dance and music by Sean Dorsey Dance, Shawna Virago, AXIS Dance Company members, Barbary Coast Cloggers, Maikaze Daiko, Allan Frias, Coyote Grace and others. $15-$25. Thu-Sat 8pm,. Thru June 22. 450 Florida St. at 17th. www.FreshMeatProductions.org

Mark Abramson

Mark Abramson @ Books Inc

The author of the popular San Francisco-set gay 'Beach Reading' series reads from and discusses the seventh book in his series, Love Rules. 7:30pm. 2275 Market St. 864-6777. www.booksinc.net

Queer '90s @ GLBT History Museum

Panel discussion related to the new film Valencia based on Michelle Tea's novel; speakers include participating gorup filmmakers Aubree Bernier-Clarke, Lares Feliciano, Silas Howard, Alexa Shae and Samuel Topiary in conversation with author Tea. Free/$5. 7pm. 4127 18th St. www.glbthistory.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

Thursday Night Live @ SF Eagle

The weekly live rock shows have returned. 9pm-ish. 398 12th St. at Harrison. www.sf-eagle.com

Tubesteak Connection @ Aunt Charlie's Lounge

Enjoy retro disco and R&B tunes and a fun diverse crowd, each Thursday; DJ Bus Station John plays records. $4. 10pm-2am. 133 Turk St. at Taylor. www.auntcharlieslounge.com

War on Whistleblowers @ Berkeley Unitarian Universalists' Hall

Documentary about four whistle-blowers of government corruption or cimes, and how they were maligned, attacked, and jailed, mostly under the Obama administration. $5-$10. 7pm. 1924 Cedar St. at Bonita, Berkeley. (510) 275-4272. www.waronwhistleblowers.com www.bfuu.org

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To submit event listings, email jim@ebar.com.

Deadline is each Thursday, a week before publication.

For more bar and nightlife events, go to www.bartabsf.com






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