Issue:  Vol. 44 / No. 30 / 24 July 2014
 
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Far-flung

Out & About


jim@ebar.com

Capacitor @ Aquarium of the Bay Okeanos, an aquatic dance show, is performed by the creative Bay Area dance-theatre team. $15-$30. 7pm. Saturdays thru Sept. Pier 39 at Embarcadero. 623-5300. www.capacitor.org www.aquariumofthebay.org
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ADVERTISMENT

Whee, another BART strike averted! Thanks guv'ner. In light of this news, let's consider some outward treks, peninsularly speaking.

For example, an outdoor, all-amateur production of A Chorus Line in the Oakland Hills might make for a fun night out, or a frightening sacrilege. (See Fri. 9).

Another example of taking chances; going to Redwood City in weekend traffic to see an outdoor production of … the Scottish play (see Macbeth, August 10). If you're further south, how about some singing, dancing baseball players? Damn Yankees plays down in Los Altos (Fri. 9).

Say, "Let's go to Fisherman's Wharf," and many local pals might recoil in horror. But if you dare to navigate the tourist herds, you can visit a beautiful aquatic world with Capacitor's new show, Okeanos (Sat, 10).

Those hordes of westward-bound 20somethings you'll see this weekend are heading to SF Outside Lands Music Festival (Fri 9). Meanwhile older SFers can wax nostalgic for the long-gone Playland and Sutro Baths via fascinating documentaries (Remembering Playland, Sat 10).

What, you're not feeling adventurous? Fine. A little closer to home, hunky gay singer Tom Goss performs at SoMa's Hotel Utah (Tue. 13). His colleague, (the equally hunky) gay singer Matt Alber, performs as part of the Live in the Castro performance series (Sat. 10). I mean, really, folks; any closer and they'd be in your living room.

 

Events Aug. 8–15, 2013

Thu 8

The Age of Beauty @ Exit Theatre

Stuart Bousel wrote and directed this play about four women, straight and lesbian, whose friendships and affairs have reached various problems. $20. 8pm. Thu-Sat thru Aug. 16. 156 Eddy St. www.brownpapertickets.com

Ariana Savalas @ Feinstein's at the Nikko

Young jazz vocalist performs songs from her new CD, Sophisticated Lady. $25-$45. $20 food/drink minimum. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. 394-1111. www.hotelnikkosf.com

Be Bad: Do Good @ GLBT History Museum

Opening reception for Be Bad: Do Good Activism With a Beat, a new multimedia exhibit highlighting the history of the Real Bad benefit dance parties, which have reaised nearly $1.7 million for local nonprofits. 7pm-9pm. Thru Oct. 27. Reg. hours Mon-Sat 11am-7pm (closed Tue.) Sun 12pm-5pm. 4127 18th St. 621-1107. www.glbthistory.org

Casebolt and Smith

Casebolt and Smith @ ODC Theater

Los Angeles dance duo perform O(h), an imaginative evening with a wry performance/spoken edge that critiques the clichés of dance, as well as perspectives on male performers "dancing too gay." $23-$28. Thu-Say 8pm. 3153 17th St. at Shotwell. 863-9834. www.ODCtheater.org

Comedy Bodega @ Esta Noche

Marga Gomez (often) hosts the weekly LGBT- and queer-friendly comedy night at the Mission club. This week, Shazia Mirza, Mary Van Note, Brendan Lynch. No cover one-drink min. 8pm. 3079 16th St. www.comedybodega.com

Gypsy Allstars @ Yoshi's

Eclectic band ("Bamoleo meets Bollywood") performs at the stylish nightclub-restaurant. $26-$30. 8pm. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600. www.yoshis.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. Thru Aug. 12. 429 Castro St. 621-6120. www.castrotheatre.com

Michael Walker @ Books Inc.

Author of the bestseller Laurel Canyon discusses his rock history book What You Want Is In the Limo. 7:30pm. 2275 Market. St. www.booksinc.net

Rebirth Brass Band @ Yoshi's Oakland

Classic traditional New Orleans brass band performs funk and traditional music at the classy nightclub-restaurant $29. 7:30 & 9:30pm. Also Aug. 9, 8pm & 10pm. 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland. (510) 238-9200. www.yoshis.com

Sweet Bird of Youth

Strange Shorts @ Oddball Films

Unusual vintage short films; this week, Surf, Sand and Cinema. On Friday, Boys: Shockucational Shorts, including ABC Afterschool Special excerpts! $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

 

 

Fri 9

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

A Chorus Line @ Woodminster Ampitheater, Oakland

Michael Bennett's classic Broadway musical about the final audition for a Broadway musical (so meta!) is performed by the community ensemble at the outdoor theatre. $27-$56. 8pm. Aug. 9, 10, 11, 15, 16-18. 3300 Joaquin Miller Park Road, Oakland. (510) 531-9597. www.woodminster.com

Damn Yankees

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

Damn Yankees @ Foothill College, Los Altos

Foothill Musical Theatre's production of the fun 1060s musical (Abbot & Wallop, book; Adler & Ross, score) about a baseball fanatic who makes a deal with the devil to let his team win the pennant. $12-$28. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru Aug. 18. Foothill College 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills (650) 949-7360. w ww.foothillmusicals.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

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

The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? @ Phoenix Theatre

Edward Albee's darkly ironic play about a family whose lives are disrupted when the father reveals that he's in love with a goat. $25-$50. Thu-Sat 8pm. Also Aug. 18 at 2pm. Thru Aug. 24. 414 Mason St. 6th Floor. (800) 838-3006. www.thegoat.brownpapertickets.com

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. Thru August by appointment. 1229 Folsom st. www.MarkIChester.com

Jessye Norman

Jessye Norman @ Davies Symphony Hall

The amazing opera singer performs a rare concert of songs by Gershwin, Arlen, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Weill and Ellington. $15-$115. 7:30pm. 201 Van Ness Ave. 864-6000. www.sfsymphony.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. 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. 18. 215 Jackson St. (800) 838-3006. www.keithmoontherealme.com

Missi Pyle

Missi Pyle @ Feinstein's at the Nikko

Beautiful comic actress (The Artist, Galaxy Quest, Big Fish) performs Sexy as Hell, her concert of offbeat covers of classic American songs. $30-$50. $20 food/drink minimum. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. 394-1111. www.hotelnikkosf.com

Outside Lands Music Festival @ Golden Gate Park

Sixth annual large-scale outdoor music festival, with dozens of bands and DJs, including headliners Paul McCartney, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, Hall & Oates, Vampire Weekend, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and many more. $45-$450 (full pass). Food and beverages on sale too. Daily thru Aug 11. www.sfoutsidelands.com

This Is Spinal Tap, Sgt. Pepper's
Lonely Hearts Club Band
@ Castro Theatre

Rob Reiner's hilarious rock mock-umentary (7:30) and the hilariously awful 1979 Beatles music film starring the BeeGees and a host of celebs and musicians (9:10). $8.50-$12. 429 Castro St. 621-6120. www.castrotheatre.com

 

10,000 Dresses

 

Sat 10

10,000 Dresses @ SF Public Library

Illustrations from writer Marcus Ewert and illustrator Rex Ray's book 10,000 Dresses on display on the 2nd floor (thru Aug 31). Aug. 10, author Marcus Ewert will host an LGBT family reading, 12pm-2pm in the Fisher Children's Center. First 10 families get a feee copy of the book. Visit www.ourfamnily.org to register. 100 Larkin St. 557-4400. www.sfpl.org

And We Carry On @ Krowswork, Oakland

Opening reception for a group exhibit of unusual visual art, curated by Nick Cope. 6pm-9pm. Thru Aug. 31. 480 23rd St., Oakland. (510) 229-7035. www.krowswork.com

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

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

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 (with composer & playwrights' estates' approved edits and additional songs). $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

Capacitor @ Aquarium of the Bay

Okeanos, an aquatic dance show, is performed by the creative Bay Area dance-theatre team. $15-$30. 7pm. Saturdays thru Sept. Pier 39 at Embarcadero. 623-5300. www.capacitor.org www.aquariumofthebay.org

Remembering Playland

Remembering Playland, The Cliff House
and Sutro Heights
@ Castro Theatre

Enjoy a nostalgic double feature with Tom Wyrsch's two fascinating documentaries about the long-gone oceanfront amusement parks and architectural wonders. $8-$12. 1pm & 3pm. 429 Castro St. 621-6120. www.castrotheatre.com

Figuratively Speaking @ SMAart Gallery

Group exhibit of human figure sculptural works by Arthur Gonzalez, Bill Abright, Fred Yokel, Lisa Reinertson, Marc Lancet, Margaret Keelan, Michelle Gregor, Richard Shaw, Steven Allen, Susannah Israel and Wanxin Zhang. Reg hours Tue-Sat 11:30am-5:30pm. 1045 Sutter St. Thru Aug. 31. 962-7877. www.smaartgallery.com

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

The Cyrus Cylinder @ Asian Art Museum

The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia: a New Beginning, a special touring exhibit of the 2,500-year-old cuneiform script, considered the first written bill of human rights (www.cyruscylinder2013.com). Thru Sept. 22. Also, In the Moment: 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 @ MOAD

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. Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission St. at 3rd. 358-7200. www.moadsf.org

Matt Alber

Live in the Castro @ Jane Warner Plaza

New twice-weekly (Sat & Sun) live outdoor music concerts presented by the Castro/Upper Market Community Business District. This week, Kippy Marks (2pm) and Matt Alber (3pm). Free. Castro St. at Market. 500-1181. www.castrocbd.org

Macbeth @ Sequoia High School, Redwood City

Free outdoor production of the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival staging of the violent tragedy. 8pm. Also Aug 17 & 24, 7:30pm. Aug 11, 18, 25 at 2pm. 1201 Brewster Ave., Redwood City. (650) 780-7311. www.redwoodcity.org/events/stage.htm www.sfshakes.org

Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. @ Yoshi's Oakland

Veteran pop-soul duo (seven Grammy Awards!) performs at the classy nightclub-restaurant. $29-$37. 7:30pm & 9:30pm. Also Aug. 11, 7pm. 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland. (510) 238-9200. www.yoshis.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

Man of Steel

New and Classic Films
@ Castro Theatre

Enjoy classic (and popular new) films: Aug. 10, Jan Michael Vincent and other shirtless hunks in the surf classic Big Wednesday (6pm) and Apocalpse Now, the restored version (8:20). Aug. 11, Fritz Lang's M (1pm, 6pm) and Metropolis, the complete restored version (3:15, 8:05). Aug. 13: Henry Cavill in Man of Steel (2pm, 5pm, 8pm). June 18, The Doors (2pm, 7pm) and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (4:35, 9:35). Aug. 15, the 1984 version of George Orwell's 1984 with John Hurt, Richard Burton and a haunting score by Eurythmics (7pm), and Will Smith in Enemy of the State (9:15). $8-$12. 429 Castro St. 621-6120. www.castrotheatre.com

New Works Festival @ Lucie Stern Theatre, Palo Alto

Theatreworks' twelfth annual festival of staged readings of new plays by local writers, and a new comedy by Pulitzer Prize winner Beth Henley. $19 (single ticket) to $65 (full pass). Thru Aug. 18. 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. (650) 463-1960. www.theatreworks.org

No Man's Land @ Berkeley Rep

Legendary British actors Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart pair up in Harold Pinter's masterful 1974 stage play about two writers questioning their lifelong friendship; with Billy Crudup. The show will later move to Broadway. Tickets only available via subscription, or same-day deals. Previews (opens Aug. 11). $35-$135. Tue, Thu-Sat 8pm. Wed 7pm. Thu & Sat 2pm. Sun 2pm and/or 7pm. Thru Aug. 31. Roda Theatre, 2015 Addison st. (510) 647-2949. www.BerkeleyRep.org

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

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

A View From the Bridge @ Harvey Milk Photo Studio

Joseph A. Blum's exhibit of black and white photos. Thru Oct. 3. Reg. hours Tue-Thu 6pm-9pm. Sat 11am-4pm. 50 Scott St. 554-9522. www.HarveyMilkPhotoCenter.org

 

 

Sun 11

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

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

Rondi Charleston @ Yoshi's

Acclaimed jazz vocalist performs with her All-Star Band at the stylish nightclub-restaurant. $20. 7pm. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600. www.yoshis.com

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

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

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

Mon 12

10 Percent @ Comcast Cable

David Perry's LGBT-themed talk show features a variety of local and visiting guests. Various times thru the week. www.comcasthometown.com www.davidperry.com

The Bridge Builders

The Bridge Builders @ City Hall

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

Shazia Mirza

Comedy Returns @ El Rio

Will Durst, Shazia Mirza, Casey Ley, Nigel Arrison and Lisa Geduldig (also MC) perform stand-up at the Mission nightclub's monthly laugh-fest. $7-$20. 21+. 8pm. 3158 Mission St. (800) 838-3006. www.ElRioSF.com

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.

Tue 13

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

Brian Blood's paintings

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

Monte Carlo Night @ Public Works

Enjoy legal gambling tables at this festive fundraiser for the BARe Chest Calendar, with MCs Lenny Broberg and Donna Sachet, and a performance by Jascon Brock. Prizes includes tickets to Macy's Glamorama and dates with the calendar men, a Puerta Vallarta vacation and lots of gift baskets from sponsors and local merchants. $50 and up. 6:30pm-11:130pm. 161 Erie St. www.barechest.org

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

Tap Festival & Rhythm Exchange @ Kunst-Stoff Arts

Workshops, classes and performances at the week-long tap and dance fest (culminating in a performance August 17 at the Marine's Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St). $17-$25. 8pm. Thru Aug. 18. 1 Grove St. 392-4400. www.stepology.com

Wed 14

David Ryan Harris @ Yoshi's

Guitarist-singer-composer performs an intimate solo show at the stylish nightclub-restaurant. $18-$23. 8pm. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600. www.yoshis.com

Jeanette Harris

Jeanette Harris @ Yoshi's Oakland

Accomplished jazz saxophonist, pianist and composer performs with her band at the classy nightclub-restaurant. $19. 8pm. 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland. (510) 238-9200. www.yoshis.com

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

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

SPF6 @ ODC Theater

Dance showcase of works by eight dance artists hand-picked by SAFEhouse founder Joe Landini; BodiGram, Jenni Bregman & Dancers, Aura Fischbeck Dance, Gretchen Garnett & Dancers, Angela Mazziotta, The Melissa Payne Project, Nine Shards, and Vinnicombe/Winkler. $10-$20. Thru Aug. 18. 3153 17th St. 863-9834. www.odctheater.org

Tom Goss

Tom Goss @ Hotel Utah

The D.C.-based gay singer-songwriter, whose latest "Bears" tune and video have become popular faves, performs live, with Jeb Havens and Plastic Arts. $10-$12. 8pm. 500 4th St. 546-6300. www.tomgossmusic.com www.hotelutah.com

Thu 15

Comedy Bodega @ Esta Noche

Marga Gomez (often) hosts the weekly LGBT- and queer-friendly comedy night at the Mission club. This week, it's the Pippi Lovestocking birthday show, with Pippi, Marga, plus Ronn Vigh, Kelly Anneken and Anita Drieseberg. No cover; one-drink min. 8pm. 307916th St. www.comedybodega.com

Elaine Elias

Elaine Elias @ Yoshi's

Brazilian songstress and Multi-Grammy Award nominee performs at the stylish nightclub-restaurant. $20-$25. 8pm & 10pm. Also Aug. 16. 8pm & 10pm. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600. www.yoshis.com

From Beatniks to Gay Liberation @ GLBT History Museum

Allen Ginsberg and Queer San Francisco, a guest lecture by librarian Michael Flanagan, who read passages from biographies and memoirs of Ginsberg, Jack Spicer, Sam Steward, James Broughton and Jose Sarria, about the LGBT connections in the 1950s arts, literary and emerging gay scene. $3-$5. 7pm. 4127 18th St. www.glbthistorymuseum.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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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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