Issue:  Vol. 44 / No. 47 / 20 November 2014
 
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Wunderworld @ Creativity Theater Thrillride Mechanics perform Sara Moore and Michael Phillis' "human cartoon" play about an 80-year-old Alice who takes a trip down the rabbit hole once again. $10-$15. Sat 11am & 2pm. Sun 2pm & 5pm. Thru Aug. 11. 221 4th St. at Howard. www.Wunderworld.net
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While many of you dear readers will partake of the adult entertainments at the annual Up Your Alley Street Fair and its various spanky-wanky events (see Sunday 28, and Scott Brogan's Leather column), other LGBT folks will be enjoying a very different celebration, Family Day at the Contemporary Jewish Museum (see Sunday, 28).

We're at an interesting crossroads, we homofolk. While some enjoy new forms of the 'traditional' family life, others still dive into the realms of kinkdom with aplomb. Who knows? Perhaps some do both. And who are we to judge, so long as they don't frighten the horses, or the inhabitants of double-wide baby strollers.

Shows that blend kid-friendly and adult-smart entertainments are rare, and worth noting, like Wunderworld, the wacky Alice in Wonderland parody (see Saturday 27), and another remake on a classic, The Wiz (see Saturday 27).

No matter your age, stay young at heart. But don't bring the kids to the street fair, otherwise I'll bring Mister Slave to your pre-school.

 

Events July 25–Aug. 1, 2013


Thu 25

50 Shades! The Musical @ Marines' Memorial Theatre

Touring production of the musical parody, where a women's book club reads the bestselling (yet terribly written) straight erotica book series. $30-$65. Tue-Thu 8pm. Fri & Sat 3pm, 6:30-9:30pm. Sun 3pm & 6:30pm. 609 Sutter St. Thru July 28. (888) 746-1799. www.50ShadesMusical.com

Bay Area Playwrights Festival @ Thick House Theater

36th annual showcase of new plays, including works by Bay Area writers Joan Holden, Prince Gomolvilas and Erin Bregman; and New Yorkers Jiehae Park, Laura Schellhardt and Kimber Lee. $15-$60 (full pass). Various times thru July 28. 1695 18th St. www.playwrightsfoundation.org

Chance @ Alcove Theater

Richard Isen's gay-themed musical play about love and taking risks, inspired by quotations from Oscar Wilde. $40-$60. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sat 3pm. Sun 5pm. Thru July 28. 414 Mason St. 992-8168. www.chancethemusical.com www.thealcovetheater.com

Courtney Love @ The Independent

The royal widow of grunge performs live, apparently without her band Hole, nor an opening act; should be interesting! $45. 8pm. 628 Divisadero. 771-1421. www.theindependentsf.com

Emily Bergl @ Feinstein's at the Nikko

Entertaining "nouveau cabaret" singer performs classics and pop faves (Cole Porter, Tracy Chapman). $30-$55. ($20 food/beverage credit included). 8pm. Also July 26, 8pm & July 27, 7pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. 394-1111. www.hotelnikkosf.com

Jewish Film Festival @ Castro Theatre

Annual festival of Jewish and Israeli-themed narrative, feature, short and documentary films with diverse topics including Amy Winehouse, Neil Diamond and Broadway musicals. The gay-themed Israeli film Lies in the Closet screens July 28, 8:30pm. Thru Aug. 12. 429 Castro St. 621-6120. www.castrotheatre.com

Mark I. Chester @ Magnet

Exhibit of prints by the prolific photographer of leather/kink communities; Narratives of Desire, a series of multiple images with a sexy gay narrative. Thru July. 4122 18th St. www.markichester.com www.magnetsf.org

Amy Seiwert's Imagery
photo: David DaSilva

Amy Seiwert's Imagery @ ODC Theater

Sketch 3: Expectations includes world premiere contemporary ballet works by Amy Seiwert (ODC Dance), Marc Brew (UK-based, he also set works on Oakland's AXIS Dance) and Val Caniparoli (San Francisco Ballet), performed by Seiwert's Imagery company members. $25-$30. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sun 7pm. 3153 17th St. 863-9834. www.ASImagery.org

Strange Shorts @ Oddball Films

Unusual vintage short films. This week: Strange synthesis, Art of the Sixties (July 25). And july 26, Cosmic Mind, scifi retro-future shorts. $10. 8pm. 275 Capp St. 558-8117. www.oddballfilms.blogspot.com

Sweet Bird of Youth @ Tides Theatre

Local production of Tennessee Williams' haunting play about a boozy has-been actress and her gigolo who escape to his small Gulf Coast hometown after a Broadway flop. $20-$40. Wed-Sat 8pm. Thru Aug. 24. 533 Sutter St. at Powell, 2nd floor. 399-1322. www.tidestheatre.org

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 July 27. 575 10th St. at Bryant. (800) 838-3006. www.thrillpeddlers.com

 

 

Fri 26

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

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

Bradley Manning Defense Fund Show @ Cafe Flore

Activists, DJs, performers and LGBT/queer folk gather to raise funds for the incarerated military whistleblower. Donations. 9pm-1am. 16th, Noe & Market streets. www.cafeflore.com

A Comedy of Errors
photo: Steven Underwood

A Comedy of Errors @ Forest Meadows Ampitheatre, San Rafael

Marin Shakespeare Company's outdoor ampitheatre productions of William Shakespeare's classic story of mistaken identities, adapted with a Texan cowboy theme; performed in repertory with The Spanish Tragedy, Thomas Kyd's classic Elizabethan revenge tragedy, considered Shakespeare's inspiration for Hamlet. Thru August 11. $20-$37.50. Fri & Sat 8pm. 4pm and/or 8pm Sun. Pre-show picnicking welcome. Dominican University, 890 Belle Ave., San Rafael. 499-4488. www.marinshakespeare.org

Dandelion Dance Theatre @ Temescal Arts Center, Oakland

The experimental dance company presents Inhale, Exhale, Repeat, a 24-hour participatory performance exploring breath, slowness, Shabbat, cyclical time, community ritual, sleep, duration and dreams; with featured work by several other performers. $12-$24. 8:30pm. 511 48th St., Oakland. www.dandelionstem1.blogspot.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

Dandelion Dance Theatre

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

God of Carnage @ Shelton Theater

New local production of Yasmina Reza's darkly funny play (translated by Christopher Hampton) about four parents whose negotiations about a bullying child descend into savagery. $26-$38. Thu-Sat 8pm. Thru Sept. 7. 533 Sutter St. (800) 838-3006. www.SheltonTheater.com

Hot Strokes @ Mark I. Chester Studio

Exhibit of erotic, leather and kink-themed male nude drawings made at the studio's drawing group, with works by Tom Atkins, David Barnard, Avery Cassell, Dan Becker, Mark I. Chester, Joe Norton, Roger Renn, Rolando B. Rosler and William Ulrich. Free/donations ($20 gets you a poster); digital portraits (in your leather/kink gear on Up Your Alley, or other days) by Chester. 7pm-10pm. July 27 2pm-5pm. July 28, 2pm-7pm, thru Aug by appointment. 1229 Folsom st. www.MarkIChester.com

Dr. Zebroski's Hour of Power

Dr. Zebroski's Hour of Power @ CounterPulse

Darcy Drollinger's wacky musical parody show about a dancing power-psychic returns, with Kevin Seaman, Baruch Porras-Hernandez, Ben McCoy, Nahid Elgadi and Rotimi Agbabiaki. $15-$25. Fri-Sun 8pm. 1310 Mission St. www.CounterPulse.org

Josh Klipp and The Klipptones @ Palace Hotel

The local jazz crooner and his band perform weekly shows at the hotel's lounge, with a growing swing-dancing audience, and a Michael Jackson-Ella Fitzgerald tribute July 19. Extended thru Aug. 16. 7pm-11pm. 2 New Montgomery. www.joshklipp.com

Josh Kornbluth @ Ashby Stage, Berkeley

The acclaimed thought-provoking solo performer's Sea of Reeds explores his process of getting bar-mitzvahed in Israel as an adult, despite being an atheist. $20-$35. Wed & Thu 7pm. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sun 5pm. Thru Aug. 18. 1901 Ashby Ave., Berkeley. (510) 841-6500. www.shotgunplayers.org

Keith Moon: The Real Me @ Eureka Theatre

Mick Berry's solo show explores the life and death of The Who's fabled drummer. $40. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sun 7pm. Extended thru Aug. 4. 215 Jackson St. (800) 838-3006. www.keithmoontherealme.com

Pamela Z Arts @ Royce Gallery

Local composer perform voice and computer experimental music with three other musicians. $10. 8pm. 2901 Mariposa St. #18. www.pamelaz.com

Queer Open Mic @ Modern Times Bookstore

Blythe Baldwin and Nick Chin guest-cohost the LGBT-themed open mic reading and performance series, with featured artist Horehound Stillpoint. 7pm sign-up. 7:30 show. 2919 24th St. www.queeropenmic.com

Tiny Dance Film Festival @ Ninth Street Film Center

Showcase of diverse, creative and experimental dance films. $10-$25. 8pm. Also July 27. 145 9th St. www.detourdance.com/TDFF


Atamira Dance Company

 

Sat 27

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

Stylish 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

Atamira Dance Company @ Joe Goode Performance Annex

The contemporary Maori dance ensemble from New Zealand performs in its mainland U.S. debut as part of its American tour; presented by the San Francisco International Arts Festival. $18-$25. 8pm. 401 Alabama St. at 17th. (800) 838-3006. www.sfiaf.org

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

Enjoy the new exhibit of vintage prints, taken by the gay Beat poet, of his friends Jack Kerouac and others. Also, Beyond Belief: 100 Years of the Spiritual in Modern Art, part of the SF MOMA's off-site collaborative exhibits; thru Oct 27. 2pm-5pm. Free (members)-$12. Thu-Tue 11am-5pm (Thu 1pm-8pm) 736 Mission St. 655-7800. www.thecjm.org

Brenna Murphy @ YBCA

Liquid Vehicle Transmitter, Murphy's unusual neo-futuristic installation (Thru Sept. 8). Also, Migrating Identities, a group exhibit of international artists exploring themes of heritage and personal history, from Iran to South Africa. Free-$12-$15. 6pm-10pm. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St. www.ybca.org

Camelot

Camelot @ SF Playhouse

Local production of Lerner and Loewe's hit Broadway musical about King Arthur, Guinevere and his court, stars Tony Award winner Wilson Jermaine Heredia. $25-$75. Tue-Thu 7pm. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sat 3pm. Thru Sept 21. 450 Post St. (2nd floor, Kensington Park Hotel). 677-9596. www.sfplayhouse.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

Fortunate Daughter @ La Val's Subterranean, Berkeley

Impact Theatre's intimate production of Thao P. Nguyen's solo show about her struggle to exist in separate families: traditional Vietnamese heritage, and her acquired queer family. $10-$20. Thu-Sat 8pm. Thru Aug. 3. 1834 Euclid Ave., Berkeley. www.impacttheatre.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. Also, illustrations from Marcus Ewert and Rex Ray's book 10,000 Dresses on display on the 2nd floor (thru Aug 31). 100 Larkin St. 557-4400. www.sfpl.org

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

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. $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, Darren Waterston: A Compendium of Creatures (thru Dec), and permanent exhibits (ongoing). $10-$25. Lincoln Park, 100 34th Ave. 750-3600. www.legionofhonor.famsf.org

In the Moment @ Asian Art Museum

Japanese Art From the Larry Ellison Collection, an exhibit of 60+ artworks from the collection of Oracle's CEO. Thru Sept 22. Also Art of Adornment, Southeast Asian Jewelry; Thru Nov 24. Free (members)-$12. Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. 200 Larkin St. 581-3500. www.asianart.org

J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere @ Museum of the African Diaspora

J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere: Sartorial Moments and the Nearness of Yesterday (artist talk July 24) and Gordon Parks: Photographs at His Centennial (both thru Sept. 29). Special lectures and events thru exhibit runs. 685 Mission St. at 3rd. 358-7200. www.moadsf.org

Live in the Castro @ Jane Warner Plaza

New twice-weekly (Sat & Sun) live outdoor music concerts presented by the Castro/Upper Market Community Benefit District. Castro St. at Market. 500-1181. www.castrocbd.org

Mascara @ Castro Country Club

The monthly drag show at the LGBT sober space, this time co-hosted by Jada and Serenity. $5. 10pm. 4058 18th St. www.CastroCountryClub.org

Reefer Madness @ San Jose Stage Company

South Bay production of Kevin Murphy and Dan Studney's Off-Broadway musical comedy loosely based on the vintage camp film about marijuana addicts. $16-$45. Wed & Thu 7:30pm. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru July 28. 490 South First St., San Jose. (408) 283-7142. www.thestage.org

Songs For My Father @ Martuni's

Singer Sean Ray and guests (Pia Trinidad-Sprague, myself, William Giammona, Melissa O'Keefe, Wade Marshal Crosson, Thena Yacap-Zaragoza, Ron Zaragoza and Matt Morris) perform in two nights of cabaret songs, Donations go to the American Cancer Society. 7pm. Also July 28. 4 Valencia St. at Market. www.martunis.ypguides.net

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. Extended thru July 28. 2081 Addison St., Berkeley. (510) 843-4822. www.auroratheatre.org

The Wiz

The Wiz @ Julia Morgan Theater, Berkeley

Berkeley Playhouse's local production of Charlie Smalls and William F. Brown's Tony Award-winning musical update on The Wizard of Oz. $17-$60. Wed & Thu 7pm. Sat 2pm & 7pm. Sun 12pm & 5pm. Thru Aug. 25. 2640 College Ave., Berkeley. (510) 845-8542. www.BerkeleyPlayhouse.org

Wunderworld @ Creativity Theater

Thrillride Mechanics perform Sara Moore and Michael Phillis' "human cartoon" play about an 80-year-old Alice who takes a trip down the rabbit hole once again. $10-$15. Sat 11am & 2pm. Sun 2pm & 5pm. Thru Aug. 11. 221 4th St. at Howard. www.Wunderworld.net

 

Dolores Deluce



Sun 28

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

Dolores Deluce @ Green Arcade Books

Alunmus of the drag ensemble The Cockettes reads from her new memoir My Life, A Four letter Word, Confessions of a Counter Culture Diva. 5pm. 1680 Market St. at Gough. 431-6800. www.counterculturediva.com

East Bay Queer Book Club @ Books Inc, Alameda

Discussions group for LGBT-themed books. 6pm. 1344 Park St. Alameda. (510) 522-2226. www.booksinc.net

LGBT Family Day @ Contemporary Jewish Museum

The third annual museum day for families, friends and allies, and of course, their kids! Enjoy games, music, and more with community partners Camp Tawonga, Congregation Sha'ar Zahav, Keshet, Our Family Coalition, and the SF LGBT Center. A special art-making activity from 12-3pm. Free (18 & under; members) $10-$12. 11am-3pm. 736 Mission St. a 3rd. 655-7800. www.thecjm.org

Judy Garland: Behind the Wig @ Boxcar Theatre

Connie Champagne celebrates the 10-month anniversary of the hit local production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch with a special Judy-fied version of the behind-the-scenes show that the multiple cast members perform. $_ 7pm. 505 Natoma St. 967-2227. www.boxcartheatre.org

LGBT Family Day

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

Richard Diebenkorn @ de Young Museum

New exhibit of the painter's Berkeley Years (1953-1966). Free/$22. Thru Sept 22. Also, Eye Level in Iraq: 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. $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

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

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

Up Your Alley Fair
photo: Steven Underhill

Up Your Alley Fair @ Folsom St. @ Dore

The annual mini-Folsom Street Fair offers beer and beverage booths, DJed music and outdoor kink galore. Dress up in your leather/kink gear and enjoy the parade of people. Donations at the gate. 11am-6pm. Folsom street, 9th to 11th and Dore. www.folsomstreetevents.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 @ Mills College Museum

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


The Bridge Builders

Mon 29

10 Percent @ Comcast Cable

David Perry's LGBT-themed talk show features a variety of local and visiting guests. This week, Perry talks to Sherry Platt Berman, CEO and co-founder of The Career Wisdom Institute. Perry also chats with Chris Mason Johnson, director of the movie The Test, set in San Francisco's AIDS era ballet world. Various times thru the week. www.comcasthometown.com www.davidperry.com

Adam Forfang @ John Pence Gallery

Exhibit of still life and tromp l'oeil paintings by the local artist. Thru Aug 3. Reg hours Mon-Fri 10am-6pm Sat til 5pm. 750 Post St. 441-1138. www.JohnPence.com

The Bridge Builders @ City Hall

New exhibit of Joe Blum's fascinating large-format photos of the recent construction of the new Bay Bridge. Thru Sept. 27. Weekdays, 9am-5pm. 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, ground floor. www.sfarts.org

Camile Rose Garcia @ Walt Disney Museum

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

Cut & Paste @ Hang Art

Exhibit of collage and mixed media art by David King, Phillip Hua and Anthony May. Mon-Sat 10am-6pm. Sun 12pm-5pm. Thru 567 Sutter St. 434-4264. www.hangart.com

How to Make Your Bitterness Work for You @ Stage Werx Theatre

Fred Raker's darkly comic self-help parody solo show. $15. 8pm. Thru Aug. 27. 446 Valencia St. www.bitternesstobetterness.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.


Andrew Sean Greer

Tue 30

Andrew Sean Greer @ Books Inc.

Author of the bestselling The Confessions of Max Tivoli reads from and discusses his new novel, The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells. Free. 7:30pm. 2275 Market St. 864-6777. www.booksinc.net

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

Book Club @ Magnet

Gay-themed book club; this month's discussion is about Jeff Mann's civil war novel Purgatory. 7:30-9pm. 4122 18th St. 581-1600. www.magnetsf.org

Brian Blood @ Arthaus

Exhibit of the artist's sweeping impressionist-styled California landscape paintings. Tue-Fri, 11am-6pm. Sat 12pm-5pm. 411 Brannan St. 977-0223. www.arthaus-sf.com

Butterflies & Blooms @ Conservatory of Flowers

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

Funny Tuesdays @ Harvey's

Ronn Vigh hosts the weekly LGBT and gay-friendly comedy night. This week, special guest Wendy Ho! One drink or menu item minimum. 9pm. 500 Castro St. at 18th. 431-HARV. www.harveyssf.com

Ramekon O'Arwisters @ African American Art & Culture Complex

Sugar in Our Blood: The Spirit of Black and Queer Identity in the Art of Ramekon O'Arwisters, an exhibit of multimedia folk art-inspired wprks by the local gay artist. Tue-Sat 12pm-5pm. 762 Fulton St. Thru Sept. 12. www.ramekon.com


Prop 8 plaintiffs Kristin Perry, left, and Sandra Stier
photo: Rick Gerharter

Wed 31

East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club @ Joyce Gordon Art Gallery

Kriss Perry and Sandy Stier, plaintiffs in the recent Prop. 8 case before the U.S. Supreme Court, and Kate Kendell, executive director of National Center of Lesbian Rights, speak on a panel at the general members meeting. 5:30-7:30pm. 406 14th St., Oakland. www.eastbaystonewalldemocrats.org

Joshua Lutz @ Robert Koch Gallery

Hesitating Beauty, the photographer's exhibit of unusual portraits and suburban imagery. Thru Aug 24. 49 Geary St. 5th floor. 421-0122. www.kochgallery.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

Monika Steiner @ Geras Tousignant Gallery

Exhibit of small abstract works. Thru Aug. 4. 433 Pacific Ave. 986-1647. www.gtfineart.com

One of a Kind @ RayKo Photo Center

Group exhibit of unusual photos. Tue-Thu 10am-10pm. Thru Sept 1. Fri-Sun 10am-8pm. 428 Third St. 495-3773. www.RayKoPhoto.com

Peter Stackpole: Bridging the Bay @ Oakland Museum

Exhibit of 1935-36 photos showcasing the original construction of the Golden Gate Bridge. Thru Jan 12, 2014. Also, the Gallery of California Natural Sciences has been renovated and re-opened. Wed-Sun 11am-5pm (Fri til 9pm). Thru June 30. 1000 Oak St. (510) 318-8400. www.museumca.org


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Thu 1

Christine Andreas @ Feinstein's at the Nikko

Broadway singing star (La Cage aux Folles, The Light in the Piazza) performs Bemused , her cabaret act featuring a myriad of Broadway classics and American standards. $30-$55. 8pm. $20 food/drink minimum. Also Aug 2 & 3. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. 394-1111. www.hotelnikkosf.com

In the Moment @ Harvey Milk Photo Studio

Group exhibit of locally-shot photos; thru Sept. 6. 50 Scott St. 554-9522. www.HarveyMilkPhotoCenter.org

Nightlife @ California Academy of Sciences

New themed event nights at the fascinating new nature museum; plus food, cocktails and DJed dancing. $10-$12. 6pm-10pm, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. 379-8000. www.calacademy.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

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