Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 49 / 7 December 2017
 

Arts events

Out & About

Dec. 7-14


events@ebar.com

Garret + Moulton Dance @ ODC Theater
15th anniversary of Janice Garrett and Charles Moulton's vibrant dance company, with three new world premieres, including a juggling romp Zingo, with a cast of 18. $25-$32, Dec. 14-16. Thu-Sat 8pm. Gala fundraiser Dec 16 $60-$500. Dec 16 also 3pm. 3153 17th St. www.garrettmoulton.org (photo: RJ Muna)
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Thu 7

5 on 25 @ Safehouse

Dance premieres by Alma Esperanza Cunningham, Nina Haft, Joe Landini and Ronja Ver for the 25th anniversary of the indie dance space. $15-$30. Thu-Sat 8pm. Thru Dec. 16. 145 Eddy St. www.safehousearts.org

Art Walk @ Castro District

Dog Eared Bookstore hosts nearly a dozen artists selling handmade shirts, jewelry, prints, paintings and linens. 6pm-9pm. 489 Castro St. www.dogearedbooks.com

Beach Blanket Babylon @ Club Fugazi

The musical comedy revue celebrates its 43th year with an ever-changing lineup of political and pop culture icons, all in gigantic wigs. Book now for holiday special shows. $25-$160. Beer/wine served; cash only; 21+, except where noted. Wed-Fri 8pm. Sat 6pm & 9pm. Sun 2pm & 5pm. 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Blvd. (Green St.). 421-4222. www.beachblanketbabylon.com

Black Rider @ Ashby Stage

Shotgun Players' production of the Williams S. Burroughs, Tom Waits and Robert Wilson adult fairy-tale musical about a lowly clerk who must prove himself to his fiancee's father by riding through a mysterious forest. $25-$40. Thru Dec 31. 1901 Ashby Ave., Berkeley. www.shotgunplayers.org

A Christmas Story @ SF Playhouse

Local production of Benj Pasek, Justin Paul & Joseph Robinette's Tony-nominated musical adaptation of the classic movie about a young boy's holiday hopes for a rifle. $20-$125. Tue-Thu 7:30pm, Fri & Sat 8pm. Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru Jan. 13. 450 Post St. www.sfplayhouse.org

Cirque de la Symphonie @ Davies Symphony Hall

A concert of holiday songs with traditional and contemporary film music. $35-$89. 7:30pm. 201 Van Ness Ave. www.sfsymphony.org

Classic & New Films @ Castro Theatre

Dec. 7: Charlie Chaplin's The Kid (4:30, 7:40) and The Florida Project (5:35, 8:50). Dec. 8: Tim Curry in Clue (7pm) and The Rocky Horror Picture Show (9:10). Dec. 9: Pam Ann live (8pm). Dec. 10: Pig: The Dam Keeper Poems (10am), The Wizard of Oz (3:10, 7pm) and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (5pm, 8:55). Dec 11: Harold and Maude (7pm) and Being There (8:40). Dec. 12 & 13: Rick Prelinger, Lost Landscapes of San Francisco (7:30). Dec 14: Bullitt (7pm) and 48 Hrs. $11-$16. 429 Castro St. www.castrotheatre.com

Drag Queens on Ice @ Safeway Holiday Ice Rink

The annual fabulous night of local drag stars performing on and off the ice, with Mutha Chucka, Paju Munro, Kylie-Pop, Mahlae Balenciaga, Sister Roma, Queen Dilly Dally and MC Donna Sachet. $20-$25. 8pm-9:30pm. Union Square. www.unionsquareicerink.com

Drunk Drag Broadway @ Oasis

The comic drag ensemble performs Mannie, a parody of Annie. $20. 8pm. Dec 6 & 10 at 8pm. Dec. 8 &9 at 7pm. 298 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

Dysfunctional Holiday Revue @ Berkeley Rep

The Second City's comic sketch series focuses on seasonal satire and sacrilegious songs. $40-$60 (includes one drink!). Tue, Thu-Sat 8pm. Wed & Sun 7pm, Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru Dec. 31. 2025 Addison St., Berkeley. www.berkeleyrep.org

Herb Alpert, Lani Hall @ Yoshi's Oakland

The classic jazz trumpeter performs music from his new Christmas themed album. $49. 8pm. 510 West Embarcadero St., Oakland. https://www.yoshis.com/

Girls of the Golden West @ War Memorial Opera House

San Francisco Opera's production of John Adams' new opera about the Wild West, directed by Peter Sellars. $26-$346. 7:30pm. Also Dec. 10. 301 Van Ness Ave. www.sfopera.com

Justin Spring @ Rakestraw Books

Reading with the author of The Gourmands' Way. 7pm. 522 Hartz Ave., Danville. https://www.thegourmandsway.com

Kitka @ Various Venues

The amazing women's folk vocal ensemble performs their Wintersongs concert series. Dec. 7, Holy Cross Church, Santa Cruz. Dec. 9, Osher Marin JCC, San Rafael. Dec. 10, Arts at St Bedes, Menlo Park. Dec. 15, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Oakland. Dec. 16, Old First Church, SF. Dec. 17, Nile Hill, Oakland. Dec 21 Filoli Gardens, Woodside. Thru Dec 21. www.kitka.org

Pixies @ Fox Theatre, Oakland

Alt-pop-rock band performs. The Frights open. $45-$95. 8pm. 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. http://thefoxoakland.com/

The Rose That Grew From Concrete @ LGBT Center

Opening reception for an exhibit of multimedia art by members of the Center's Youth Program. 6pm-8pm. 1800 Market St. www.sfcenter.org

The Secret Garden @ Gateway Theatre

42nd Street Moon's production of Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon's Tony-winning 1991 musical based on the novel about an orphaned young girl's discovery of an enchanted garden. $15-$45. Various times, Wed-Sun Thru Dec 24. 215 Jackson St. at Battery. www.42ndStMoon.org

Small Mouth Sounds @ Strand Theatre

American Conservatory Theatre presents Bess Wohl's acclaimed Off-Broadway comedy about the wellness industry and spiritual gurus, set in a woodsy retreat center. $14-$90. Tue-Sat 7:30pm. Wed & Sat 2pm. Thru Dec. 10. 1127 Market St. www.act-sf.org

Smuin Ballet @ Mountain View Center for the Arts, YBCA
photo: Keith Sutter

Smuin Ballet @ Mountain View Center for the Arts, YBCA

The SF company performs Michael Smuin's popular Christmas Ballet. Dec 6-10 in Mountain View. Dec 14-24 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St. www.smuinballet.org

Truth and Love @ GLBT History Museum

Truth and Love: Finding the Soul of the Sixties, a discussion with author Carol Blackman. Dec. 14: Foreign Bodies: Homophobia, Race and Immigration, a panel discussion with Marcia Ochoa and Andrew Spieldenner. Both $5. 7pm. Also, OUT/LOOK and the Birth of the Queer, an exhibit about the groundbreaking LGBT quarterly based in SF from 1988 to 1992; curated by E.G. Crichton. Also, Faces of the Past: Queer Lives in Northern California Before 1930, part of the Queer Past Becomes Present main exhibit. $5. 4127 18th St. www.glbthistory.org

Tender Life @ Tenderloin Museum

Opening reception for Tender Life: Graphic and Ceramic Memories of Tenderloin Living, 1999-2004, a group exhibit of contemporary ceramic and other works by Holly Coley and others. 6pm-9pm. 398 Eddy St. www.tenderloinmuseum.org

Winter Walk @ Union Square

Join Juanita MORE! and the House of More queens for a holiday romp, with drag shows, corny Christmas photo booth with ugly sweaters, DJ Jim Collins and more. 5:30pm-8:30pm. 133 Stockton St. www.juanitamore.com https://offthegrid.com/event/winter-walk-south-block/

 

Holiday Gaiety @ Davies Symphony Hall

Fri 8

Bright Star @ Curran Theatre

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's new bluegrass musical about an unlikely love story in the 1920s American South. $49-$175. Tue-Sun various times thru Dec. 17. 445 Greary St. www.sfcurran.com

A Christmas Carol @ Geary Theatre

American Conservatory Theatre's 41st annual production of Carey Perloff and Paul Walsh's acclaimed stage adaptation of the Charles Dickens story, with a cast of dozens and a lavish design. $20-$135. Thru Dec. 24. 415 Geary St. www.act-sf.org

Communities Against Racism and Fascism @ New Valencia Hall

Organizational meeting for those interested in protesting and resisting invading far-right goons. 7pm. 747 Polk St.

Disney's Aladdin @ Orpheum Theatre

Touring production of the colorful hit musical based on the Disney animated film. $55-$162. Tue-Sat 8pm. Wed, Sat & Sun 2pm. Sun 1pm. Thru Jan. 7. 1192 Market St. https://www.shnsf.com

The Golden Girls @ Victoria Theatre

The hugely popular drag performances of Christmas episodes from the classic elder women sitcom return, with Heklina, Matthew Martin, D'Arcy Drollinger, Holotta Tymes and special guest stars. $25-$40. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 7pm. (Sun Dec. 10 & 17, 2pm). Thru Dec. 23. 2961 16th St. www.goldengirlssf.com

Holiday Gaiety @ Davies Symphony Hall

Enjoy a festive gay night of music with the SF Symphony, Armistead Maupin, Cheyenne Jackson, Peaches Christ, Bob the Drag Queen, Edwin Outwater, Melissa King and Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. $15-$79. 7:30pm? 201 Van Ness Ave. www.sfsymphony.org

Just Another Zombie Holiday Show @ Exit Theatre

Theatrical comic cabaret where the cast shows up late and hungry for brains. $15. 8pm/8:30pm. Thru Dec. 16. 156 Eddy St. http://www.theexit.org/

Noh Christmas Carol @ Noh Space

Theatre of Yugen's theatrical Japanese reinterpretation of the Charles Dickens short story. $30-$70. Fri & Sat 7pm. Sun 4pm. Thru Dec. 24. 2840 Mariposa St. www.theatreofyugen.org

Older and Out @ North Berkeley Senior Center

Weekly group discussion about problems for elders in the LGBT community. 3:15pm. 1901 Hearst Ave., Berkeley. www.pacificcenter.org

The Royale @ Aurora Theatre, Berkeley

Ringside drama about boxing and race by award-winning TV writer and producer Marco Ramirez (Orange Is The New Black, Sons of Anarchy). $33-$65. Tue-Wed 7pm. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm & 7pm. Thru Dec. 10. 2081 Addison St., Berkeley. www.auroratheatre.org

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus
@ Nourse Theatre
photo: Steven Underhill

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus @ Nourse Theatre

The acclaimed chorus performs Elfstravaganza, their new holiday concert of fun and sweet songs. $25-$99. 8pm. Also Dec. 9, 2:30pm & 8pm. 275 Hayes St. Also Dec 24 (5pm, 7pm, 9pm) at the Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St. www.sfgmc.org

Shakespeare in Love @ Marin Theatre Company

Lee Hall's stage adaptation of Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman's screenplay about William Shakespeare's fictional romance with a female aspiring actor. Tue-Sun 7:30pm. Some matinees. Extended thru Dec. 23. 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. http://www.marintheatre.org/

Le Switch @ New Conservatory Theatre Center

Philips Dawkins (The Homosexuals) ' witty new play about a gay librarian who's swept into a romance at a Montreal wedding. $25-$50. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru Dec. 10. 25 Van Ness Ave, lower level. www.nctcsf.org/

 

Avenue Q
@ New Conservatory Theatre Center
photo: Lois Tema

Sat 9

42nd Street @ Alcazar Theatre

Bay Area Musicals' new production of the classic Broadway musical. $20-$75. Thu-Sun various times thru Dec. 10. 650 Geary St. www.bamsf.org

Avenue Q @ New Conservatory Theatre Center

The puppets return! The Tony-winning musical about a New York neighborhood of puppets and people is restaged. $35-$60. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru Jan. 7. 25 Van Ness Ave., lower level. www.nctcsf.org

Constructed Communication @ Museum of Craft and Design

Dogpatch warehouse is now a museum store, gallery and program space. Mon-Fri 9:30am-5:30pm. 2569 Third St. 773-0303. www.sfmcd.org

Grand (Re)Opening @ Union Made

Join Juanita MORE! at the clothing store's reopening, with DJed grooves, raffle for gift cards. 6pm-9pm. 493 Sanchez St. https://unionmadegoods.com/

Interspace/ology @ ODC Dance Commons

69th Pilot Program of new dance works by Carly Lave, Carmen Roman, Dana Genshaft, Alexandre Munz, Katelyn Hanes and Arina Hunter. $15. 8pm Also Dec. 3, 4pm & 7pm. Studio B, 351 Shotwell St. www.odc.dance/pilot

The Kipling Hotel @ The Marsh

Don Reed's hit autobiographical solo show returns. $20-$100. Sat 8:30pm, Sun 5:30pm. Thru Dec. 9. 1062 Valencia St. www.themarsh.org

Magic Makers @ Humanist Hall, Oakland

LGBTQ Histories from the WWII Home Front
@
Rosie the Riveter Visitor Education Center, Richmond

Park indoor exhibit that showcases the lives of historic LGBT people. Open daily 10am-5pm. 1414 Harbour Way South, Suite 3000, Richmond. www.roseitheriveter.org

Magic Makers @ Humanist Hall, Oakland

Queer art, craft and healing fair, with dozens of artists and craftmakers offering their wares. 12pm-6pm. Also Dec. 10. 390 27th St. at Broadway, Oakland. http://queermagicmakers.com/

Nutcracker Sweets @ Cowell Theater

Mark Foehringer's annual kid & family-friendly abbreviated fun version of the The Nutcracker ballet. Sat & Sun 11am, 1pm (and some 4pm) thru Dec. 23. Fort Mason Center for the Arts, 1 Marina Blvd. www.nutcrackersweets.org

Mission Murals @ JCCSF

Art, Politics and Community Preservation, a new exhibition of the work of local mural artists. Thru Jan. 2018. 3200 California St. https://www.jccsf.org/

Pam Ann
@ Castro Theatre

Pam Ann @ Castro Theatre

The popular comic and Australian air hostess lands back in the Bay for another wacky night of in-flight entertainment. $30-$60. 8pm. 429 Castro St. www.castrotheatre.com

Sabbath @ Contemporary Jewish Museum

Sabbath,The Dorothy Saxe Invitational group exhibit, thru Feb 25. Also, Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid (thru Jan 28). Free (members)-$12. Fri-Tue 11am-5pm, Thu 11am-8pm (closed Wed). 736 Mission St. 655-7800. https://thecjm.org/

Sean Dorsey Dance Workshop @ LGBT Center

Trans, queer-friendly and elder adult-friendly movement class with the acclaimed local choreographer. Free. 1pm-3pm. 1800 Market St. www.seandorseydance.com www.sfcenter.org

Sexy Liberal Resistance @ Herbst Theatre

Stephanie Miller, John Fugelsang and Frangela perform their scathingly funny comic indictments of the Trump regime. $50-$150 (VIP meet & greet). 8pm. 401 Van Ness Ave. www.sexyliberal.com

Skate Night @ Church on 8 Wheels

Wheeled fun at the former Sacred Heart Church-turned disco roller skate party space, hosted by John D. Miles, the "Godfather of Skate," including Saturday's Black Rock night (Burning Man garb encouraged). 7pm-10pm. Sat afternoon sessions 1pm-2pm and 3pm-5pm. $10. Kids 12 and under $5. Skate rentals $5. 554 Fillmore St at Fell. www.churchof8wheels.com

Teotihuacan @ de Young Museum

Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire, a new interactive exhibit of archeological discoveries from the ancient Mexican city (thru Feb. 11). Also, Revelations: Art from the African American South (thru April 1, 2018) and amazing modern and historic art. Free/$15. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park. www.famsf.org

Turandot @ War Memorial Opera House

San Francisco Opera's production of Puccini's classic opera. $40-$300. 7:30pm. 301 Van Ness Ave. www.sfopera.com

Unearthed @ Napa Valley Museum, Yountville

Group exhibit of local artists' ceramics. Also, France is a Feast: the Photographic Journey of Paul and Julia Child (thru Feb. 18). Reg. hours Wed –Sun 11am-4pm. Thru Jan 7. 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville. http://napavalleymuseum.org/

Various Exhibits @ NIAD Art Center, Richmond

Exhibits of art by visiting professionals, and art made by developmentally disabled people. Mon-Fri 10am-4pm. 551 23rd St. Richmond. (510) 620-0290. www.niadart.org

Wild SF Walking Tours @ Citywide

Enjoy weekly informed tours of various parts of San Francisco, from Chinatown to the Haight, and a 'radical' and political-themed LGBT-inclusive tour. Various dates and times. $15-$25. www.wildsftours.com

 

Chanticleer @ Various Venues

Sun 10

The Art and Science of Pinball
@ Chabot Space & Science Museum, Alameda

New exhibit of 35 pinball machine, historic early versions, models, diagrams and demos. $5-$15. 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland. www.chabotspace.org

Chanticleer @ Various Venues

The Grammy-winning men's a cappella vocal ensemble performs holiday concerts through Northern CA. Dec 10: Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland. Dec 13: Stanford Memorial Church, Palo Alto. Dec 14 in Sacramento, Dec 15 in Petaluma. Dec. 17 at St. Ignatius Church, SF. Dec. 18 at First Congregational Church, Berkeley. www.chantcleer.org

Couture Korea @ Asian Art Museum

New exhibit that showcases traditional and contemporary Korean fashion as art. Many other exhibits of sculpture and antiquities. Free-$20. Thru Feb 4. Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. 200 Larkin St. www.asianart.org

Ecstatic Dance @ Sacred Heart Church

Weekly group freeform dance with a spiritual flavor at the former church-turned event space. $15. 9am-12pm. Also Wed. and Fridays in Oakland and Fairfax. 554 Fillmore St. www.ecstaticdance.org

Holiday Craft Fair @ Harvey Milk Arts Center

Browse unique gifts for sale by dozens of local artists and craftspeople. 11am-4pm. 50 Scott St. http://harveymilkphotocenter.org/

Isaac Julien's Playtime @ Fort Mason

Isaac Julien's Playtime @ Fort Mason

Trio of video installations by the award-winning British artist. Free. Wed-Sat, 12pm-8pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm. Thru Feb 11. Gallery 308, FMCAC Visitor Center, SFAI Gray Box Gallery. 1 Marina Blvd. https://fortmason.org/event/playtime/

Klimt & Rodin: An Artistic Encounter @ Legion of Honor

Dual exhibition of works by the painter and sculptor. Also, Gods in Color: Polychromy in the Ancient World, thru Jan. 7. Free/$30. Thru Jan. 28. Lincoln Park, 100 34th Ave. https://legionofhonor.famsf.org/

Metamorphosis & Migration: Days of the Dead @ Oakland Museum

New group Day of the Dead exhibit and installations, guest-curated by Evelyn Orante; Thru Jan. 14. Also, Question Bridge: Black Men, a video installation with 160 Black American men discussing important current themes of race and class. Other exhibits about local art and natural history; Nature's Gift: Humans, Friends and the Unknown, a large-scale immersive installation, thru Jan, 21. Friday night events, too. $7-$16. Wed-Sun 11am-5pm (til 9pm Fridays). 1000 Oak St., Oakland. www.museumca.org

Messiah Sing-Along @ Lakeside Presbyterian Church

SF City Chorus performs a sing-along concert of the Handel masterpiece, with an 18-piece orchestra; plus, a holiday fair of crafts and gifts for sale. $15. Fair 6pm-9pm (free), concert 7pm. 201 Eucalyptus Drive at 19th Ave. www.sfcitychorus.org

OutLook Video @ Channel 29

The weekly LGBT TV show, with updates on current events. 9:30pm. www.outlookvideo.org

Queer Tango @ Finnish Hall, Berkeley

Same-sex partner tango dancing, including lessons for newbies, food and drinks. $5-$10. 3:30pm-6:30pm. 1970 Chestnut St, Berkeley. www.finnishhall.org

Smile! The Comics of Raina Telgemeier @ Cartoon Art Museum

New exhibit of works by the award-winning author and illustrator of graphic novels, at the museum's new location. Free/$10. Thu-Tue 11am-5pm. 781 Beach St. Thru Mar. 20. https://www.cartoonart.org/

Sundance Saloon @ Space 550

The Country-Western line-dancing two-stepping dance events celebrates 18 years. Free-$5. 5pm-10:30pm. 550 Barneveld Ave. www.sundancesaloon.org

 

 

Cindy Wilson
@ Cafe du Nord

Mon 11

Cindy Wilson @ Cafe du Nord

The B52s band member performs music from her solo album. Sarah Jaffe opens. $20-$35. 7:30pm. 2174 Market St. https://www.swedishamericanhall.com

Fantasy Life @ SF City Hall

Tabitha Soren's 15-year project photographing Oakland A's players through their careers. Thru Dec. 15. Ground Floor & North Light Court. http://www.sfartscommission.org

Holiday Ice Rink @ Union Square

Enjoy skating at the downtown holiday rink; special performances and events thru January. To skate: $13-$25, daily 9:30am-9pm. 333 Post St. http://unionsquareicerink.com/

Oscar Gallegos Zamora @ Strut

Exhibit of the gay artist's phtysique and fantasy collage works. Thru Dec. 470 Castro St. www.strutsf.org

Perfectly Queer @ Dog Eared Books

A Dyke, a Pervert and a Transwoman Walk into a Bookstore, readings by Deb Busman, Jordy Jones and Natasha Dennerstein. 7pm. 489 Castro St. www.dogearedbooks.com

Timothy Snyder @ Castro Country Club

Family Jewels, an exhibit of the artist's colorful new works. 4058 18th St. http://castrocountryclub.org

Unearthed @ California Academy of Sciences

Exhibits and planetarium shows with various live, interactive and installed exhibits about animals, plants and the earth; new exhibit, From Stone Age to Space Age, showcases minerals through time. Special events each week, with adult nightlife parties many Thursday nights. $20-$35. Mon-Sat 9:30am-5pm. Sun 11am-5pm. 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. 379-8000. www.calacademy.org

Watch on the Rhine @ Berkeley Rep

Local new production of Lillian Hellman's Nazi/anti-fascist-themed drama set in 1940. $30-$60. Tue, Thu-Sat 8pm. Wed, Sat & Sun 7pm, Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru Jan. 14. 2025 Addison St., Berkeley. www.berkeleyrep.org

William Blake in Color @ William Blake Gallery

Exhibit of classic plates in the new gallery of historic art by the 18th- and 19th-century poet and illustrator. Mon-Fri 10am-5pm. Sat 11am-5pm. 49 Geary St. #205. www.williamblakegallery.com

World Tree of Hope @ City Hall

See Rainbow World Fund's 12th annual festive tree, where thousands of paper origami cranes send messages of hope. 8am-5pm. class=xbe>1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Place. http://www.worldtreeofhope.org/

 

Jaye Blakesberg
@ Harvey Milk Photo Center

Tue 12

Derriere Le Mirior @ Jules Maeght Gallery

Group exhibition of covers from the historic French art magazine, including prints by Alexander Calder, Ellsworth Kelly, Joan Mir—, Alberto Giacometti and others. Tue-Sat 11am-6pm. Thru Jan 15. 149 Gough St. https://julesmaeghtgallery.com/

Hysteria Comedy @ Martuni's

Open mic for women and queer comics, with host Irene Tu. 6pm-8pm. 4 Valencia St.

Ingrid V. Wells @ Glass Rice

The local artist's exhibit of bright candy and toy paintings with a more serious feminist subtext. Thru Dec. 16. 680 8th St. #240B. www.glassrice.com

Jaye Blakesberg @ Harvey Milk Photo Center

Exhibit of prints by the prolific photographer of pop and rock musicians. Thru Jan. 6. 50 Scott St. http://www.blakesberg.com http://harveymilkphotocenter.org/

Nick Aitken @ The Academy

The fashion photographer's exhibit, Paper Dolls: A Deck of Playing Cards, (local celebrity portraits) at the new barbershop & lifestyle lounge. 2166 Market St. www.nickaitken.net https://academy-sf.com/

Various Events @ Oakland LGBTQ Center

Social events and meetings at the new LGBTQ center include film screenings and workshops, including Bruthas Rising, trans men of color meetings, 4th Tuesdays, 6:30pm. Film screenings, 4th Saturdays, 7:30pm. Game nights, Fridays 7:30pm-11pm. Vogue sessions, first Saturdays. 3207 Lakeshore Ave. Oakland. https://www.oaklandlgbtqcenter.org/

Voice of the Central City @ Tenderloin Museum

New exhibit about the history of The Tenderloin Times. Thru Mar. 30. Reg hours Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. Free-$10. 398 Eddy St. http://www.tenderloinmuseum.org/

 

Robert Rauchenberg @ SF MOMA
photo: Rick Gerharter

Wed 13

LGBT Book Club @ Dog Eared Books

The group discusses Aaron Sanders' book, Speakers of the Dead. 7pm. 489 Castro St. www.dogearedbooks.com

Looking Through the Lens @ Diane Wilsey Center for Opera

The Glory of San Francisco Opera, Past and Present, an exhibit of historic productions photos from the San Francisco Opera's many productions. Free. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm. Veteran's Building, 401 Van Ness Ave. www.sfopera.com

Queerest Library Ever @ SF Public Libraries

Hormel at 20: Celebrating Our Past/Creating Our Future, a dual exhibit of archival materials celebrating two decades of the LGBTQ collections. 100 Larkin St., 3rd floor, and at the Eureka Valley Branch, 1 Jose Sarria Court at 16th St. www.sfpl.org

Robert Rauchenberg @ SF MOMA

Erasing the Rules, a new expansive exhibit of work by the post-modern artist; thru March 25. Also, Walker Evans; an exhibit of 300 prints by the acclaimed historic photographer of American culture from the 1930s, with 100 of his own collected artifacts. Also, exhibits of Pop, Abstract and classic Modern art at the renovated and visually amazing museum, with two extra floors, a new additional Howard Street entrance, cafe and outdoor gardens. Free/$25. Fri-Tue 10am-6pm. Thru Feb 4. 151 3rd St. www.sfmoma.org

 

Colin Quinn @ Strand Theater

Thu 14

Colin Quinn @ Strand Theater

The comic actor performs his new show, One in Every Crowd. $30-$45. Most 7:30pm (Dec 16 also 9:30; Dec 17, 2pm). Thru Dec. 17. 1127 Market St. www.act-sf.org

Garret + Moulton Dance @ ODC Theater

15th anniversary of Janice Garrett and Charles Moulton's vibrant dance company, with three new world premieres, including a juggling romp Zingo, with a cast of 18. $25-$32, Gala fundraiser Dec 16 $60-$500. Thu-Sat 8pm. Dec 16 also 3pm. 3153 17th St. www.garrettmoulton.org

Radar Reading @ SF Public Library

Red Light Lit co-presents the December Queer Reading, with Kar Johnson, Anand Vedawala, Kim Pierce, Kimberly Reyes, and host Juliana Delgado Lopera. Free. 6pm. 100 Larkin St. www.sfpl.org http://www.radarproductions.org/

Ten Percent @ Comcast

David Perry's online and cable interviews with notable local and visiting LGBT people, broadcast through the week. Wed 7pm, Thu-Tue 11:30am & 10:30pm. www.ComcastHometown.com

Tours and Exhibits @ The Old Mint

New Sunday program offers tours and exhibits about San Francisco's history. Explore the fascinating building's grand halls and vaults. $5-$10. Weekly, 1pm-4pm. 88 5th St. 537-1105. www.SFhistory.org

Various Exhibits @ The Beat Museum

Enjoy exhibits, a bookstore and gift shop that celebrates the era of 'beatnik' literature (Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, etc.), with frequent readings, walking tours and other events in North Beach. $5-$8. Daily 10am-7pm. 540 Broadway www.kerouac.com

 

 

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