Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 25 / 22 June 2017

Pridey fine

Out & About

Out & About arts events June 22-29, 2017

The Skivvies: Pride Rock @ Strand Theatre
Undie-rock comedy pop duo Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley perform their trademark wacky covers, mash-ups and original songs. $30-$45. June 23 at 7:30pm. June 24 at 1pm (pastries, quiche and Bloody Marys on sale) and 7:30pm. 1127 Market St.
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Our 47th annual LGBT Pride celebrations make the biggest events this week, with the march and festival on Sunday (plus Saturday Civic Center stuff, too). But plenty of other events can entertain you this week. And yes, Out & About arts events are now here in BARtab. For nightlife events, see On the Tab listings.


Thu 22

Brooke Michael Smith @ Feinstein's at the Nikko

The Girl I Mean To Be, a night of stories and songs blending contemporary and classical musical theatre. $25-$40 $20 food/drink min. 8pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St.

Frameline Film Festival @ Various Cinemas

Opening night of the 41st annual large-scale film festival, with screenings at multiple locations in San Francisco and the East Bay. June 15 event: The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin, at the Castro Theatre (429 Castro St.) Thru June 25. $15-$18.

Joe Goode Performance Group @ YBCA

30-year anniversary performances include the world premiere of Nobody Lives Here Now, with live accompaniment; plus a retrospective of choreographer Goode's career. $25-$65. Thru June 24. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard St.

The Klipptones @ Top of the Mark

The local jazz band performs weekly at the swanky hotel lounge bar. 7pm-11pm. thru August. 999 California St.

Matt Alber @ Swedish American Hall

The award-winning gay singer-songwriter performs acoustic versions of new and favorite songs, with guest Anna Steele. $20-$45. 7:30pm and 9:30pm. 2174 Market St. at Sanchez.

Midsummer of Love @ Golden Gate Park

We Players presents another site-specific environmental play, this time an arboreal adaptation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. $40-$80. June 22-25, July 6-9, 27-30. Strawberry Hill, 6:30pm. Also shows in El Sobrante July 15, 16, 22 & 23 ($30-$60).

The Mushroom Cure @ The Marsh

Adam Strauss' comic Off-Broadway hit solo show about his attempts to use hallucinogenic drugs for his OCD. $20-$100. Wed & Fri 8pm, Sat 8:30pm. Thru July 1. 1062 Valencia St.

My Brother's Shoes @ Online

Gay-themed locally-shot independent comedy film about two brothers who switch lives; with costar Donna Sachet. Stream online at

A Night With Janis Joplin @ Geary Theater

American Conservatory Theatre presents the acclaimed musical about rock singer Janis Joplin, with classic hits from her era, and visits by Etta James, Aretha Franklin and Nina Simone. $20-$120. Tue-Sat 8pm. Wed, Sat, Sun 2pm. Thru July 2. 415 Geary St.

Rigoletto @ War Memorial Opera House

Giuseppe Verdi's romantic opera is performed in Italian (English supertitles). $27-$256. June 22 & 27. Thru July 2. 301 Van Ness Ave.

Matt Alber @ Swedish American Hall

The Roommate @ SF Playhouse

Jen Silverman's darkly comic play about two Iowa women's clashing and different lives. $35-$65. Tue-Thu 7pm, Fri & Sat 8pm. Sat 3pm, Sun 2pm. Thru July 1. 450 Post St.

Roryography @ ODC Studios

Weekly dance lessons with Rory Davis, the choreographer for Baloney, Peaches Christ, Mother and other local productions; enjoy aerobic exercise with a campy twist; dance-able costumes encouraged. $15 drop-in; five weeks $70. Thursdays 8:15pm, thru June 29. 351 Shotwell St.

SF Danceworks @ ODC Theater

Dances includes a world premiere by James Graham and a U.S. premiere by Christopher Bruce; also works by Jose Limon, Alejandro Cerrudo, Danielle Rowe and Penny Saunders. $20-$50. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sat 2pm. 3153 17th St.

Sex and the City Live @ Oasis

D'Arcy Drollinger, Sue Casa and crew return for the sixth year of the drag parody version of the hit HBO series. $25-$35. Thu 8pm. Fri & Sat 7pm. Thru July 1. 298 11th St.

Sordid Lives @ New Conservatory Theatre Center

Del Shores' hit comedy, about three generations of an eccentric small-town Texas family, gets a new local production. $20-$40. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Extended thru June 24. 25 Van Ness Ave., lower level.

Uel Renteria @ Castro Country Club

Paintography, the local photographer and visual artist's new exhibit. 4058 18th St.


Warplay @ New Conservatory Theatre Center
photo: Lois Tema

Fri 23

Altar Boyz @ Center Repertory, Walnut Creek

East Bay performance of the lighthearted musical about a faith-based boy band. $37-$72. Thru July 1. 1601 Civic Center Drive, Walnut Creek.

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; new numbers include a Summer of Love anniversary tribute. $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.

La Boheme @ War Memorial Opera House

Puccini's classic opera is performed by a stellar cast of singers, with Houston Grand Opera and Canadian Opera Company. $27-$400. 7:30pm. Also June 29 at 7:30pm. June 25 & July 2 at 2pm. 301 Van Ness Ave.

Crazy Famous @ The Marsh Berkeley

Sharon Eberhart's solo show about a young musician in search of a great song. $20-$100. Fridays 8pm thru July 14. 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley.

Drag-a-ganza Film Fest @ Great American Music Hall

Screenings of Torch Song Trilogy (6:30pm) a live drag contest (8:30pm) and Hedwig and the Angry Inch (9pm). No cover! Food, popcorn, and drinks for sale. 859 O'Farrell St.

In the Heights @ Contra Costa Civic Theatre

East Bay production of the 2-Tony-winning musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton) about three generations of a New York City Latino family. $17-$31. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru July 16. 951 Pomona Ave, El Cerrito.

The Legend of Georgia McBride @ Marin Theatre Company

Matthew Lopez' comic play about an Elvis Presley imperonsator-turned drag queen star. $10-$37. Wed-Sat 7:30pm. Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru July 9. 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley.

Mark I. Chester @ Strut

Racial Portraits & Other Provocations, a new exhibit of photos by the veteran gay photographer of kink and alternative subcultures. Thru July. 470 Castro St.

Monsoon Wedding @ Berkeley Repertory

Mira Nair's musical stage adaptation of her popular film about Indian-American and Indian fiances and their families. $60-$120. Thru July 16. 2015 Addison St., Berkeley.

An Octoroon @ Berkeley Repertory

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins acclaimed comic play combines 1800s melodrama with contemporary cultural politics. $29-$85. Thru July 23. 2025 Addison St., Berkeley.

Older and Out @ North Berkeley Senior Center

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

Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs @ Contemporary Jewish Museum

Exhibit of the wry cartoons by the award-winning artist and author; thru Sept. 3. Weekly poets lunch/readings on Fridays, 12:30pm thru June. Also, exhibits about Jewish culture and by Jewish artists, including Carey Leibowitz: Museum Show (witty pop art with a queer edge, thru June 25). Lectures and gallery talks as well (Fridays 12:30pm). Free (members)-$12. Fri-Tue 11am-5pm, Thu 11am-8pm (closed Wed). 736 Mission St. 655-7800.

The Skivvies: Pride Rock @ Strand Theatre

Undie-rock comedy pop duo Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley perform their trademark wacky covers, mash-ups and original songs. $30-$45. 7:30pm. June 24 at 1pm (pastries, quiche and Bloody Marys on sale) and 7:30pm. 1127 Market St.

The Soiled Dove @ The Point Alameda

New circus-themed dinner theatre experience from the Edwardian Ball, New Bohemia and other groups, with live music, aerial acts, all under a beautiful 12,000 square foot circus tent from Tortona, Italy. $50-$130. Fri & Sat 7:30pm. Thru July 1. 2001 Ferry Point, Alameda.

Warplay @ New Conservatory Theatre Center

Playwright JC Lee's modern version of the romance between Greek legends Achilles and Patroclus, based on The Iliad. $25-$40. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm, thru July 2. "Drinks With the Artists" post-show on Fridays. 25 Van Ness Ave., lower level.

What in Tarnation? An American Farce @ Exit Theatre

Footloose and Entitled Theater Company's production of Jeff Bedillion's play about intolerance and a lesbian wedding at a Southern Baptist church. $20-$30. Thu-Sat 8pm, plus matinees. Thru June 24. 156 Eddy St.

You Mean To Do Me Harm @ Strand Theater

Christopher Chen's drama about two interracial Asian-White couples whose argument goes ballistic. $30. Wed & Thu 7pm. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sat 3pm, Sun 2pm. Thru July 2. 1127 Market St.


Jane Lynch and Alan Cumming at
Concert for America:
Stand Up, Sing Out
@ Curran Theater

Sat 24

Arts Festival @ Yerba Buena Gardens

The annual outdoor daytime array of music, dance and theatre performances; various days (usually Thu, Fri & Sat) thru Oct. 29.

Butterflies and Blooms @ Conservatory of Flowers

Beautiful floral displays, plants for sale, docent tours, and the popular live butterflies exhibit; thru June 30. Tue-Sun 10am-4pm. $2-$8. Free for SF residents. 100 JFK Drive, Golden Gate Park, 831-2090.

Celebrate Community @ Harvey Milk Photo Center

Group exhibit of LGBT community-themed prints by prominent local photographers (Rick Gerharter, Gareth Gooch, Mick Hicks, Sandra Hoover, Dan Nicoletta, Bill Wilson and more), curated by Dave Christensen and Nicola Bosco-Alvarez. Thru July 23. 50 Scott St.

Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out @ Curran Theater

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley cohost the sixth edition of the benefit concert series, with Alan Cumming, Jane Lynch, Paula West, Armistead Maupin, Hal Sparks, Sharon Gless, Kate Flannery, Kevin Chamberlin, Faith Prince, Marga Gomez, and the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus. $20-$110. 7pm. 445 Geary St. (Also broadcast live on Facebook).

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.

Flower Power @ Asian Art Museum

Floral art and live plant installations celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, and show how Buddhist art was an inspiration. Thru Oct. 1. Also, Saints and Kings: Arts, Culture and Legacy of the Sikhs, thru June 25. Reg. free-$25. Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. 200 Larkin St. 581-3500.

Live! in the Castro @Jane Warner Plaza

Enjoy outdoor music concerts, dancing and other events, usually Saturdays 1pm. Castro St. at Market.

Notes Against the Trump Travel Ban
@ St. Cyprian's Church

Notes Against the Trump Travel Ban @ St. Cyprian's Church

Aswat Ensemble performs a concert of music from Libya, Yemen, Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Iraq, with Basma Edrees, Salma Al Assal, Michael (Mohammed) Nejad, Jalal Takesh, Abolhassan Mokhtabad and others. $22 and up. 8pm. 2097 Turk St.

Other Cinema @ ATA Gallery

Weekly screenings of unusual, rare and strange short films and videos. $9. 8:30pm. 992 Valencia St. 648-0654.

Over the Top: Math Bass & the Imperial Court SF @ Oakland Museum

Paired exhibit of works by the LA artist with archival items from the Bay Area Imperial Council royals; thru July 23. Also, Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing (thru Aug. 13), Of Dogs and Other People: The Art of Roy De Forest (thru Aug. 20), and Bees: Tiny Insect, Big Impact (thru June). Free/$15. Reg. hours Wed-Sat 11am-5pm (Fri til 9pm). 1000 Oak St., Oakland. (510) 318-8400.

Pride Run @ Golden Gate Park

SF FrontRunners 38th annual run, with 5K and 10K races. $30-$40 registration. 9am. Metson Lake, Middle Drive West.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert @ Eureka Theatre

Theatre Rhinoceros' production of the Broadway musical stage adaptation of the hit film about Australian drag queens on a road trip, with disco hits from the film. $15-$40. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sat & Sun 3pm. thru July 1. 215 Jackson St.

The Summer of Love Experience @ de Young Museum

New exhibit about San Francisco's historic 1967 groovy era. Also, a beautiful Stuart Davis retrospective, and amazing modern and historic art. Free/$15. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park.


Faerie Freedom Village
at SF Pride @ Civic Center
photo: Steven Underhill

Sun 25

Carlos Paz @ Castro Country Club

The local illustrator's exhibit, at the LGBT sober space. 4058 18th St.

Degas, Impressionism
and the Paris Millinery Trade
@ Legion of Honor

New exhibit of works by Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edouard Manet, Mary Cassatt, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, paired with period hats from french designers. Thru Sept. 24. Also, The Future of the Past: Mummies and Medicine, thru August 2018. Also, Urs Fischer: The Public & the Private, (thru July 2) and other exhibits. Free/$15. Tue-Sun 9:30am-5:15pm. Lincoln Park, 100 34th Ave. 750-3600.

Homopolis @ SF Public Library

Photos from Gay San Francisco in 1981, a new exhibit curated by Ken Maley. Thru Aug. 24. James Hormel Center, 3rd floor, 100 Larkin St.

Inappropriate in All the Right Ways @ The Marsh

Ann Randolph's hit solo show about working in mental institutions, with Mel Brooks, Off-Broadway and more. $20-$100. Sundays 2pm. Thru June 18. 1062 Valencia St.

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.

OutLook Video @ Channel 29

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

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.

SF City Football Club @ Negoesco Stadium

The local supporter-funded soccer team celebrates Pride with an unveiling and auction of athlete-worn rainbow jerseys. Proceeds benefit AIDS Legal Referral Panel. $10. 1pm. Parker Ave at Golden Gate, USF campus. Meet players at the team store, at The Yard at Mission Rock (across from AT&T Park) 3pm.

SF Pride Celebration
@ Market St./Civic Center
photo: Steven Underhill

SF Pride Celebration @ Market St./Civic Center

The 47th annual LGBTQ Pride events include the parade from Embarcadero along Market Street to 8th Street; Civic Center includes multiple dance stages, booths food and drinks (proof of age required for alcohol). Mainstage performers include Cazwell, Betty Who, Ronnie Spector, Boyfriend, Hym, David Hernandez, Amber Field and many others; cohosts Marga Gomez, Jef Valentine and Nancy French. Donations. 11am-6pm. Also Saturday June 24, with cohosts Honey Mahogany and Sister Roma, with Honey Soundsystem, Mvmnt, Cheer SF, Micahtron and others (12pm-6pm).

Sundance Saloon @ Space 550

The Country-Western line-dancing two-stepping dance events celebrates 18 years! Free, including lessons for newbies. 5pm-10:30pm. 550 Barneveld Ave.


The Kinsey Sicks @ Oasis

Mon 26

The Kinsey Sicks @ Oasis

The dragapella quartet performs their saucy funny show, Things You Shouldn't Say! $25-$35. 7:30pm. Also June 27 & 28. 298 11th St.

Professor Awesome @ Pianofight

Weekly End of the World Good Time Revue , with Irene Tu, Syzygy, Baruch Porras-Hernandez, Vixi Vale, Joyce Lee, Chinese Ballroom and more. $10. 7:30pm. 144 Taylor St.

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.

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.


Edvard Munch:
Between the Clock and the Bed

@ SF Museum of Modern Art

Tue 27

Edvard Munch:
Between the Clock and the Bed

@ SF Museum of Modern Art

New exhibit of 44 works by the misunderstood painter, known most for "The Scream." 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. Other exhibits include Paul Klee and Rex Ray (thru Oct. 9), Larry Sultan: Here and Home (thru July 23), Diane Arbus: In the Beginning, Japanese Photography from Post-War to Now, Double Header. Free-$25. 10am-8pm. 151 Third St.

Curious Contraptions @ Exploratorium

New exhibit of 20 mechanical sculptures by 12 artists, along with interactive science displays. $10-$30. Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. Pier 15, Embarcadero at Green St.

Daniel Arzola @ Strut

The gay Venezuelan artist and activist's exhibit, whose bold visual works have been featured in installations and galleries around the world, including Madonna's Art for Freedom project. 470 Castro St.

Daniel Arzola @ Strut

Dorian Katz @ Center for Sex & Culture

The artist's exhibit of multi-species erotic drawings. Thru Aug. 15. 1349 Mission St.

Hysteria Comedy @ Martuni's

Open mic for women and queer comics, with host Irene Tu, Tess Barry, Dom Gelin and Wonder Dave. 6pm-8pm. 4 Valencia St.

Jason Mecier @ Pancho Villa Taqueria

The gay bean & noodle collage artist's exhibit of Real Housewives of Pancho Villa. Thru June 30. 3071 16th St.

Picturing Kinship @ GLBT History Museum

Picturing Kinship: Portraits of Our Community, an exhibit of Lenore Chinn's portraits in painting and photography. $5. (thru Sept 18). Also, Lavender-Tinted Glasses, a queer Summer of Love look curated by Joey Cain; Beartoonist of San Francisco, art works by Fran Frisch, and the overview main exhibit. 4127 18th St.

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.

Tiny Bubbles @ SFAC Gallery

Group exhibition curated by Steven Wolf includes several works by the late Jerome Caja, and others with adult themes. Thru Aug. 19. SF Arts Commision Gallery, 401 Van Ness Ave.

Todd Grey @ Museum of the African Diaspora

Todd Grey: My Life in the Bush With MJ & Iggy, an exhibit of art by Michael Jackson's personal photographer through the 1980s, and his experience living and documenting the Los Angeles music industry. Also, The Ease of Fiction and Love or Confusion: Jimi Hendrix in 1967. Free/$10. Each thru Aug. 27. 685 Mission St.

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.

Various Artists @ NIAD Art Center, Richmond

Exhibits of art made by developmentally disabled people. Mon-Fri 10am-4pm. 551 23rd St. Richmond. (510) 620-0290.


Cleve Jones @ LGBT Center

Wed 28

Adam Strauss @ The Marsh

Adam Strauss' 90-Minute Psychedelic Comedy Hour (Time Is An Illusion), the performer's variety show. $10-$100. 8pm Wednesdays thru June 28. 1062 Valencia St.

Cleve Jones & Race Bannon @ LGBT Center

The veteran activist and author of When We Rise discusses LGBT rights and history with the Bay Area Reporter's leather columnist. 7pm. 1800 Market St. Doors at 7pm, program at 7:30pm.

Pride Poetry Palooza @ Nomadic Press, Oakland

Perfectly Queer hosts a night of LGBTQ poets: class=4n-j>MK Chavez, Thea Matthews, Baruch Porras-Hernandez, David Welper, Arisa White, and Shelley Wong. 7pm. 2301 Telegraph Ave., Oakland.

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. Also, Council of Elders: Portraits of Older Gay Men (thru May 4). 100 Larkin St., 3rd floor, and at the Eureka Valley Branch, 1 Jose Sarria Court at 16th St.

Rex Ray @ Gallery 16

Rex Ray @ Gallery 16

Retrospective exhibit of works by the late gay artist, whose visual designs were known worldwide; Monograph Rex Ray: We Are All Made Of Light on sale. Thru June 30. 501 3rd St.

Ugo Rondinone @ Berkeley Art Museum

The World Just Makes Me Laugh, an exhibit of wistfully interpreted various-media works featuring clowns and childhood toys. Thru Aug. 27. Also, Charles Howard: A Margin of Chaos, thru Aug. 27. 2155 Center St., Berkeley.

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




Baruch Porras-Hernandez at Literary Speakeasy @ Martuni's

Thu 29

Literary Speakeasy @ Martuni's

Second anniversary of the monthly reading series at the famed martini bar, with Baruch Porras-Hernandez, Joe Wadlington, Dawn Oberg, Jase Peeples, Christine No, Andrena Zawinski and host James J. Siegel. 7pm. 4 Valencia St. at Market.

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.

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-2:30pm and 3pm-5:30pm. $10. Kids 12 and under $5. Skate rentals $5. 554 Fillmore St at Fell.




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