Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 8 / 22 February 2018
 

Arts events

Out & About

Feb. 22- Mar. 1


events@ebar.com

Chinese New Year Concert
@ Davies Symphony Hall

SF Symphony rings in the lunar new year with a concert of works by Huanzhi Li, Rachmaninoff, Tan Dun, Huang Ruo and traditional music, with a dragon dance, and 2pm pre-concert festivities for kids and adults. $34-$79. Saturday, February 24. 3pm. Post-concert Imperial Dinner $400 and up. 201 Van Ness Ave. www.sfsymphony.org
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February's fabulous in the fine arts and performing fields this week. Gung hay fat choy!

For nightlife needs, see this week's On the Tab.

 

Thu 22

Angela Davis: OUTspoken @ GLBT History Museum

New exhibit of art and ephemera about the historic lesbian activist and scholar. Feb 22: A Queer Love Story: Jane Rule & Rick Bebout with author Marilyn Schuster. Feb. 28: Fighting Back: Finding the Bisexual in LGBTQ, with a panel of historians and multi-generational activists. Both $5, 7pm. 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

The Book of Mormon @ Orpheum Theatre

The multi-Tony-winning musical about the Mormon Church, written and composed by the South Park guys, returns. $80-$246. Thru Mar. 4. 1192 Market St. http://bookofmormonbroadway.com/ https://www.shnsf.com

Classic & New Films @ Castro Theatre

Feb 22-25: Sing-along The Little Mermaid. Feb 25 & 26: BPM (Beats Per Minute) (2pm, 7pm) and Tom of Finland (4:35, 9:35). Feb. 27: Call Me By Your Name (1:30, 4:!5, 7pm, 9:30). $11-$16. 429 Castro St. www.castrotheatre.com

The Compton's Cafeteria Riot @ New Village Cafe

The Tenderloin Museum presents the world premiere of Collette LeGrande, Mark Nassar and Donna Persona's stage story of the historic pre-Stonewall San Francisco uprising of Tenderloin drag queens, with a dozen performers. $60 (includes a 'breakfast for dinner" meal). 1960s attire and drag encouraged. Thu-Sat 8pm. Thru March 17. 1426 Polk St. http://bit.ly/2mvz8ZY

A Fatal Step @ The Marsh

Jill Vice's solo show about a hardboiled detective, told by a femme fatale. $20-$100. Thu 8pm, Sat 8:30pm. Thru Mar. 3. 1062 Valencia St. www.themarsh.org

Howl and Other Poems @ City Lights Booksellers

Release party for the deluxe vinyl recordings of Allen Ginberg's historic epic poem, recorded in 1959, with a book of poems; readings by Ann Charters, Kim Shuck, Neeli Cherkovski, Garrett Caples and box set producer Bill Belmont. 7pm. 261 Columbus Ave. http://www.citylights.com/

The King and I @ San Jose Center for the Arts

Lincoln Center Theatre touring production of the classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical about a Siamese king and an English tutor. $48-$128. Thru Feb. 25. 150 West San Carlos St., San Jose. http://thekinganditour.com/

Literary Speakeasy @ Martuni's

James J. Siegel's monthly readings at the martini bar this time includes authors toasting the Beat Generation: Klipschutz, Brandon Loberg, K.R. Morrison, Zephir O'Meara, William Taylor Jr., and singer-songwriters Slim Critchlow. 7pm. 4 Valencia St.

Lucia Berlin: Stories @ Z Below

Word for Word's staging of short stories by the acclaimed late author. $20-$75. Wed-Thu 7pm. Fri-Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm. Thru Mar. 11. 470 Florida St. www.zspace.org

Mad Hatter Party @ SF County Fair Bldg.

Fundraiser and costume party for the opening of the annual Pacific Orchid Exhibition. $50. Reg admission $10-$35. Exhibits thru Feb 25. 9th Ave. at Lincoln Blvd. http://pacorchidexpo.org/tickets/

Music California Video Awards @ Neck of the Woods

Awards show with performances by Xavier Toscano, Jon Mullane, Travis Marsh and others. 406 Clement St. www.MusicVideoAwards.com https://www.neckofthewoodssf.com/

Noisepop @ Great American Music Hall

Pop-punk bands Jeff Rosenstick & The Hotelier, Lemuria and Roar play; part of the larger NoisePop music festival. $20. 8pm. 859 O'Farrell st. http://www.slimspresents.com

Non-Player Character @ Creativity Theater

SF Playhouse's world premiere of Walt McGough's drama about video game competitors and online revenge. $30. 7pm. Thu 7pm, Fri-Sat 8pm. Also Sat 3pm. Thru Mar. 3. 221 4th St., YBCA. www.sfplayhouse.org

Office Hour @ Berkeley Rep

Julia Cho's new drama about a troubled student and a teacher's attempts to help him. $30-$97. Tue, Thu-Sat 8pm. Wed & Sun 7pm, and Sun 2pm. Thru March 25. 2025 Addison St., Berkeley. http://berkeleyrep.org/

Queer Ancestors Project @ Strut

Queer youth exhibition of art about LGBTQ pioneers. 4709 Castro St. http://strutsf.org/

Reform School Girls @ Roxie Cinema

Veruca Bathsalts and Jerry Lee cohost a screening of the campy B-film. $8-$15. 3117 16th St. www.roxie.com

Steve Hackett @ UC Theatre, Berkeley

Steve Hackett @ UC Theatre, Berkeley

Founding member of Genesis plays select hits and solo music. $40-$80. 8pm. 2036 University Ave., Berkeley. https://www.theuctheatre.org

Until, Until, Until ... @ YBCA

Frank Lawson stars in Edgar Arceneaux's live-action play based on Broadway performer Ben Vereen's controversial Reagan inaugural Blackface performance in 1981. $20-$25. 8pm. Also 23 & 24. Gallery One, 701 Mission St. www.ybca.org

Vietgone @ Strand Theater

American Conservatory Theatre's production of Qui Nguyen's moving road trip comedy about three Vietnamese immigrants who trek across 1970s America. $25-$55. Tue-Sat 7pm or 7:30pm (some 2pm), thru April 22. 1127 Market St. www.act-sf.org

 

Lucie Arnaz @ Feinstein's At the Nikko

Fri 23

Bamboozled @ City Club, Berkeley

Central Works Workshop's production of Patricia Milton's new play about a Daughter of the Conferacy swindled out of historic heirlooms. $30-$35. Thru Mar. 18. 2315 Durant Ave., Berkeley. www.centralworks.org

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. $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

Born Yesterday @ SF Playhouse

Garson Kanin's 1946 comedy gets a stylish revival at the downtown company's stage. $35-$60. Thru Mar. 10. 450 Post St. https://www.sfplayhouse.org

Carla Bruni @ The Venetian Room

The gorgeous singer performs songs from her recent EP, French Touch. $90-$125. 8pm. Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St. www.bayareacabaret.com

Hot Draw @ SF Eagle

Colton Long, Mr. SF Eagle 2018 and Mark I Chester of Gay Men's Sketch cohost a drawing event, with a leather-clad male model; open to all. $20. Proceeds benefit Mark Leno's mayoral campaign. 6:30pm-9pm. 398 12th St. www.markichester.com www.sf-eagle.com

Lucie Arnaz @ Feinstein's At the Nikko

The Broadway veteran and TV star performs Latin Roots, her musical tribute to her father, Ricky Arnaz. $60-$100 ($20 food/drink min.) 8pm. Also Feb. 23. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. https://www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com/

Megabytes the Musical @ Shelton Theater

Morris Bobrow's comedy song revue about the frustrations of technology. $25-$30. Fri & Sat 8pm. Extended thru May 5. 533 Sutter St. http://www.megabytesthemusical.com/

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

Reel to Reel @ Magic Theatre

World premiere of writer-director John Kolvenbach's play about an elderly couple's recorded and forgotten memories. $35-$80. Tue 7pm, Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2:30pm. Thru Feb 25. Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd., Bldg D, 3rd floor. www.Magic Theatre.org

Robert Moses' Kin @ YBCA

World premiere of Moses' new dance, Bootstrap Tales, inspired by foster youth outreach stories. $19-$55. 8pm. Thru Feb. 25 (3pm). 700 Howard St. www.ybca.org

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz @ City Lights Booksellers

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz @ City Lights Booksellers

The author of Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment, discusses her investigation of the gun industry and mass shootings. 7pm. 261 Columbus Ave. http://www.citylights.com

SF Chamber Orchestra @ Herbst Theatre

Dvořak's Serenade in D minor, Villa-Lobos' Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 and Brahms' Serenade No. 2 in A Major are performed in a mostly woodwinds concert, with soprano Natalie Image. 7:30pm. 401 Van Ness Ave. (Also Feb 25, 3pm at St. John's Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave., Berkeley. www.thesfco.org

Spirited Probabilities @ Southern Exposure

Opening reception for a group exhibit using the space as a canvas. 7pm-9pm. Thru Mar. 31. Tue-Sat 12pm-6pm. 3030 20th St. www.soex.org

Star Trek Live @ Oasis

Back by popular demand, another hilarious stage adaptation of a classic Star Trek episode, "Turnabout Intruder," with Leigh Crow, Laurie Bushman, Allison Johnson, Ammo Eisu, and guests stars D'Arcy Drollinger and Sue Casa. $27-$40. Fri-Sun 7pm. Thru March 17. 298 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

Still at Risk @ New Conservatory Theatre Center

Tim Pinckley's new play explores the hazards of rewriting an AIDS activist's past as he tries to move forward. Pre- and post-show panels and events. $35-$45. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru Feb 25. 25 Van Ness Ave, lower level. www.nctcsf.org

Transitions @ Gateway Theatre

Theatre Rhino's new production of John Fisher's satire about Donald Trump's secret romance with a sassy drag queen. $15-$40. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sat 3pm. Thru Mar. 17. 215 Jackson St. www.theatrerhino.org

The Wedding Singer @ Victoria Theatre

Bay Area Musicals' new production of the Tony-nominated musical based on the Adam Sandler film. $35-$100. Thu-Sat 8pm, some 7:30pm. Thru Mar. 17. 2961 16th St. www.bamsf.org

Weightless @ Z Space

World premiere of Kate Kilbane and Dan Moses' genre-bending rock show take on Ovid's tale of Procne and Philomela, sisters who fight gods and distance to reunite; set in a nightclub speakeasy, with different nightly opening acts. $10-$150. Thru March 18. 450 Florida St. http://www.zspace.org/

Widowers' Houses @ Aurora Theatre, Berkeley

Aurora Theatre Company's production of George Bernard Shaw's 1892 comic satire romance and villains. $33-$65. Tue, Wed Sun 7pm. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru Feb. 25. 2081 Addison St., Berkeley. http://www.auroratheatre.org

 

Company Wang Ramirez
@ Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley
photo: Agathe Poupeney

Sat 24

Agony in Effigy @ BAM/PFA, Berkeley

Art, Truth, Pain, and the Body, a graphic art exhibit of historic works from the 1500-1600s. Thru June 17. Berkely Art Museum, Pacific Film archive, 2155 Center St. Berkeley. www.bampfa.org

Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times
@ diRose Center for Art, Napa

Group exhibit of conceptual art that explores the dangers of contemporary times and ideas, with Rigo 23, Allison Smith, Ala Ebtekar, and Dodie Bellamy & Kevin Killian showcase works that represent fear and foreboding. Thru May 27. 200 Sonoma (Carneros) Highway, Napa. http://www.dirosaart.org/

Black Choreographers Festival @ Dance Mission Theatre

Three weekends of new dance works by choreographers from SF, LA and elsewhere: Delina Patrice Brooks, Alex Diaz, Chris Evans with Byb Chanel Bibene, Ashley Gayle and Noah James, Shawn Hawkins, Kai Hazelwood, Cherie Hill, Joslynn Mathis Reed, Nkechi Njaka, Chris Scarver, Natalya Shoaf, Dazaun Soleyn, Phylicia Stroud, Latanya d. Tigner, Meagan Uriah Wells and Jamie Wright. $10-$25. Sat & Sun 7:30pm. Thru Mar. 4. 3316 24th St. www.bcfhereandnow.com

Blessed Unrest @ CounterPulse

Daylong meeting and discussions about how nonprofits are making community and arts projects. 11am-6pm. 80 Turk St. www.counterpulse.org

The Book of Moron @ Marin Center

Robert Dubac's hit Off-Broadway comic solo show about existence. $30-$60. 8pm. Feb. 25 at 4pm & 8pm. 10 Ave. of the flags, San Rafael. www.marincenter.org

Chinese New Year Concert @ Davies Symphony Hall

SF Symphony rings in the lunar new year with a concert of works by Huanzhi Li, Rachmaninoff, Tan Dun, Huang Ruo and traditional music, with a dragon dance, and 2pm pre-concert festivities for kids and adults. $34-$79. 3pm. Post-concert Imperial Dinner $400 and up. 201 Van Ness Ave. www.sfsymphony.org

Company Wang Ramirez @ Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley

Honji Wang & Sebastien Ramirez' dance-theatre company performs the aerial, athletic and ethereal work, Borderline. $24-$72. 8pm. Also Feb. 25, 3pm. UC Berkeley campus. www.calperformances.org

Constructed Communication @ Museum of Craft and Design

Dogpatch warehouse is a museum store, gallery and program space. Tom Loeser's Please Please Please (artistic unique furniture) and T.W. Five (vinyl murals). Thru May 20. Mon-Fri 9:30am-5:30pm. 2569 Third St. 773-0303. www.sfmcd.org

Contraption @ Contemporary Jewish Museum

Contraption: Rediscovering California Jewish Artists , a new group exhibit of works by 16 artists who explore the idea of the "machines," including ceramics, drawings, sculpture and paintings by Ned Kahn, Bella Feldman, Howard Fried, and Annabeth Rosen. Thru July 29. 736 Mission St. https://www.thecjm.org

Crescendo @ Fairmont Hotel

The SF Gay Men's Chorus' annual star-studded gala fundraiser, with Wilson Cruz (Star Trek: Discovery), Kelley Jakle (Pitch Perfect), Mary Lambert, Andrew Lippa, Carson Jones, London Breed, Armistead Maupin, Tyler Glenn, Bob the Drag Queen, plus cocktails, silent auction, dinner, choral performances. Black tie optional. $250, $350 and up. 5pm-11pm. 950 Mason St. www.sfgmc.org

Gender Schmear @ Chez Poulet

Keshet and Sha'ar Zahav's annual LGBTQ Purim party, with Ariel Vegosen, costumes, food, drinks and fun. $10-$70. 8pm-11pm. 3359 Cesar Chavez St. www.keshetonline.org

I Am Not Your Negro @ New Valencia Hall

I Am Not Your Negro @ New Valencia Hall

Screening of the acclaimed documentary about gay author James Baldwin. 1pm snacks, 1:30pm program. $3-$5. 747 Polk St. www.socialism.com

Ida Lupino Films @ Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive

Screenings of films starring the innovative actress who wrote, produced and directed films in the '40s and '50s. $5-$13. Thru Feb 24. 2155Center St., Berkeley. www.bampfa.org

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

En Mas' @ MOAD

En Mas': Carnaval and Performance Art of the Caribbean , an exhibit of colorful costumes, videos, ephemera from Carnaval culture. Thru Mar. 4. 685 Mission St. https://www.moadsf.org

Magnificent Magnolias @ SF Botanical Garden

Visit the lush gardens for winter Magnolia displays, plus many other trees and plants. Free entry with SF proof of residency. $5-$10 for others. 7:30am-closing. 9th Ave at Lincoln Way. https://sfbotanicalgarden.org/

New Year Parade @ Chinatown

Watch dragons, bands and local organizations parade through downtown and Chinatown. VIP viewing party 5pm-8pm. $80 tickets benefit Chinese Cultural Center programs. https://www.cccsf.us/calendar/

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

Spring Festival @ Chinese Cultural Center

Free event with music, arts, demos, snacks and dragon dancers celebrating The Year of the Dog. 12pm-4pm. 750 Kearny St., 3rd floor, inside Hilton Hotel. www.cccsf.us

Stacey Kent @ Venetian Room

Stacey Kent @ Venetian Room

The Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist performs her new cabaret show, I Know I Dream. $55-$65. 4pm & 7pm. Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St. http://www.staceykent.com/ http://www.bayareacabaret.org

Sweeney Todd @ San Jose Stage Company

Stephen Sondheim's wickedly amazing musical about a serial-killing barber gets a local production. $32-$72. Wed-Thu 7:30pm. Fri-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru March 18. 490 South First St., San Jose. https://www.thestage.org/

Tender Life @ Tenderloin Museum

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. 398 Eddy St. www.tenderloinmuseum.org

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) and amazing modern and historic art. Free/$15. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park. www.famsf.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

 

Lunar New Year @ Oakland Museum

Sun 25

Angie Chau, Andrew Lam @ Asian Art Museum

The two Vietnamese authors discuss their books (Quiet As They Come, Birds of Paradise Lost) and coming of age in San Francisco. Free w/ museum admission ($6-$15). 1pm-2:30pm. 200 Larkin St. http://www.asianart.org/

Annual Gala @ The Flight Deck, Oakland

Fundraiser for the performance nonprofit, with cocktails, a biffet, silent auction and performances. $110 and up. 4:30pm. 1540 Broadway, Oakland. http://www.theflightdeck.org/

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

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

Casanova: The Seduction of Europe @ Legion of Honor

See Rococo finery in an 80-work tour of paintings, furniture and lavish objects. Thru May 28. Also, Seraphin Soudbinine, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Framing the Body, Mummies and Medicine and other exhibits of classical and modern art. Free/$30. Lincoln Park, 100 34th Ave. https://legionofhonor.famsf.org/

Lunar New Year @ Oakland Museum

Celebration of Chinese New Year, with family-friendly arts, crafts, foods, demos, dancing dragons, live music and more. $5-$15. 12pm-4:30pm. 1000 Oak St., Oakland. www.museumca.org

My Stroke of Luck @ The Marsh

Diane Barnes' solo show about recovering from a stroke. $20-$100. Sat 5pm, Sun 2pm, thru Mar. 4. Also Mar. 15-29, Thu 8pm & Sun 2pm. 1062 Valencia St. www.themarsh.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

Robert Rauchenberg @ SF MOMA

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. Free/$25. Fri-Tue 10am-6pm. Thru Feb 4. 151 3rd St. www.sfmoma.org

SF Hiking Club @ Presidio

Join GLBT hikers of the SF Hiking Club for a nine-mile hike in the Presidio, San Francisco's not-so-hidden national park. Highlights and some obscure treasures include Andy Goldsworthy's installations and enjoy some spectacular Golden Gate and city views. Bring layers, hat, lunch, water, and comfortable, sturdy shoes. Meet 10:15 at the Presidio Gate, Presidio Ave. at Pacific. Buses #1 and #43 get you close. 378-5612. www.sfhiking.com

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/

Traces of the Past and Future @ Asian Art Museum

Fu Shen's Painting and calligraphy, thru Sept. Many other exhibits of sculpture and antiquities. Free-$20. Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. 200 Larkin St. www.asianart.org

 

The late Justin Chin's Selected Works discussed at Book Club @ Strut

Mon 26

Book Club @ Strut

The club discusses the late Justin Chin's Selected Works, with wine and snacks. 7:30pm. 470 Castro St. www.strutsf.org

Fantasy Life @ SF City Hall

Tabitha Soren's 15-year project photographing Oakland A's players through their careers. Extended thru March 23. Ground Floor & North Light Court. http://www.sfartscommission.org

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

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

 

Gogol Bordello @ The Fillmore

Tue 27

David Spiher @ Strut

The gay artist's exhibit of compelling portraits and figure paintings. Thru Feb. 470 Castro St. www.strutsf.org

Deborah Roberts @ Jenkins Johnson Gallery

Exhibit of the artist's collage portraits of African American girls. Thru March 17. 464 Sutter St. http://www.jenkinsjohnsongallery.com/

Gogol Bordello @ The Fillmore

International band, known for energetic "gypsy punk" shows with a folk flair, performs with Lucky Chops. $40. 8pm. 1095 Geary Blvd. at Fillmore. http://www.gogolbordello.com/ http://thefillmore.com/

The Rose That Grew From Concrete @ LGBT Center

Exhibit of multimedia art by members of the Center's Youth Program. 1800 Market St. www.sfcenter.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

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/

 

Dennis Conkin @ Tenderloin Museum

Wed 28

André Aciman @ Booksmith

The best-selling Call Me by Your Name author discusses his fiction and essays with critic Brian Bromberger. 7:30pm. 1644 Haight St. www.booksmith.com

Dennis Conkin @ Tenderloin Museum

Color is Pure Feeling, the local artist and former B.A.R. journalist's exhibit of vibrant abstract paintings. Thru Mar. 31. Also, historic exhibits in the main museum. 398 Eddy St. http://www.tenderloinmuseum.org/

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

The Retrieval @ SFAC Gallery

Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle's solo exhibit of works visualizing the disappearance of Black women in California, and with traditional nigerian Egungun costumes. Thru April 7 (closing reception, performance 5:30pm-7pm). 401 Van Ness Ave. http://www.sfartscommission.org

Robert Plant @ The Fox, Oakland

The veteran lead signer for Led Zeppelin performs new music from his eleventh solo album, with the Sensational Space Shifters. $73-$103. 8pm. 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. http://thefoxoakland.com/

 

Various Exhibits @ The Beat Museum

Thu 1

Jazz Search West @ Various Venues

New weekly jazz singer/musician showcases and competition. March 1, $10, 7pm at The Sound Room, 2147 Broadway, Oakland. $40 series pass. Various dates thru Semi-Finals April 18 and Finale April 24 at Yoshi's Oakland. https://www.livingjazz.org/jazz-search-attend

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

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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