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Arts events May 17-24

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Brendan James, Mia Dyson and Gregory Douglass  at Live From The Chapel @ The Chapel
Brendan James, Mia Dyson and Gregory Douglass at Live From The Chapel @ The Chapel  

THU 17

Barbara Lewis: A Second Look @ Lost Art Salon
Opening reception for a new exhibit of mixed media works by the prolific painter, photographer and print artist; with Gravel & Gold, a women's crafts collective. 5:30pm-8pm. Reg. hours Mon-Sat 10am-5:30pm. 245 South Van Ness Ave. http://www.lostartsalon.com/

Casa de Spirits @ YBCA Forum
Oscar-nominated actor-writer Roger Guenveur Smith's multimedia performance set around a Tenderloin liquor store and the lives of its patrons. $15. 7:30pm (also May 16). 701 Mission St. www.ybca.org

Classic & New Films @ Castro Theatre
May 17: Barbarella (7pm) and Modesty Blaise (8:50). May 18, 19, 25-28: 2001: A Space Odyssey 70MM print (1pm Sat & Mon, 4:30, 8pm each night). May 20: Picnic (12pm free matinee), Kim Novak in person onstage interview and a screening of Vertigo (7pm), $25-$35. May 22: The Times of Harvey Milk (VIP 6pm, screening 7pm). May 23 & 24: Ready Player One (5:15, 8pm) Reg. $11-$16. 429 Castro St. www.castrotheatre.com

The Color Purple @ Orpheum Theatre
Touring company of the Tony-winning Broadway revival musical based on Alice Walker best-selling novel about African American women in the South. $55-$246. Tue-Sat 8pm. Wed, Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru May 27. 1192 Market St. www.shnsf.com

Comedy Returns @ El Rio
Tenth anniversary show for the popular night, with Diane Amos, (The Pine Sol Lady), Ngaio Bealum, Mark Pitta, Bob McIntyre, and MC Lisa Geduldig, plus a celebratory after-party with food. $7-$20. 7pm (note earlier time). 3158 Mission St. www.elriosf.com


Waafrika @ Live Oak Theatre, Berkeley  

The Congresswoman @ Exit Theatre
Stuart Bousel's contemporary adaptation of Aristophanes' play about communities and political corruption. $15. Thu-Sat 8pm. Thru May 26. 156 Eddy St. http://www.theexit.org

An Entomologist's Love Story @ SF Playhouse
Melissa Ross' comic play about two bug scientists at the Museum of Natural History. $30-$100. Tue-Sun thru June 23. 450 Post St. www.sfplayhouse.org

Eureka Day @ Aurora Theatre, Berkeley
Jonathan Spector's comedy of vaccination manners set in a tony Berkeley private school. $33-$65. Tue-Sun, various times thru May 20. 2081 Addison St., Berkeley. www.auroratheatre.org

Father Comes Home From the War @ Geary Theatre
American Conservatory Theater and Yale Repertory Theatre's production of Suzan-Lori Parks's epic drama trilogy inspired by Homer's The Odyssey, reset during the U.S. Civil War. $35-$85. Thru May 20. 415 Geary St. www.act-sf.org

Franz Ferdinand @ The Fox Oakland
The fun Scottish pop band performs at the beautiful theatre. $38. 8pm. 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. http://franzferdinand.com/

LGBTQ Youth in France & the U.S. @ GLBT History Museum
Discussion about youth queer culture in the two countries, with professors Michael Lucey, Don Romesburg, Nicolas Noguier, Claire Hart, and Jodi Schwartz. $5. 7pm. Also, Empowerment in Print: LGBTQ Activism, Pride & Lust, a mini-exhibit of periodicals from the collection. Angela Davis: OUTspoken, a new exhibit of art and ephemera about the historic lesbian activist and scholar, and 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

Michael Feinstein @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
Fifth anniversary celebration of the classy cabaret venue, with the owner himself performing. $64-$105 ($20 food/drink min.). 7pm. May 17-19 8pm. May 20, 5pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com

A Midsummer Night's Dream @ The Flight Deck
Gritty City Repertory Youth Theatre's student production of Shakespeare's imaginative fairy forest romantic comedy. $5-$50. Thu-Sat thru May 26. 1540 Broadway, Oakland. http://www.grittycityrep.org/

The Mystery of Love and Sex @ New Conservatory Theatre Center
Bathsheba Doran's play about a young man and woman who are very different, but find ways to connect. $20-$45. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru May 20. 25 Van Ness Ave., lower level. www.nctcsf.org

The Queen of Ireland @ SF LGBT Center
Screening of the documentary film about Ireland's marriage equality legislation and Panty Bliss, the drag queen activist; cohosted by the Consulate General of Ireland. Free. 6:30pm screening, 8pm Q&A. 1800 Market St. www.sfcenter.org

Waafrika @ Live Oak Theatre, Berkeley
Theatre First's production of Nick Hadikwa Mwaluko's drama about a Kenyan transgender teen facing traditional pressures from hir tribe. $20-$25. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru June 2. 1301 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. http://theatrefirst.com/

Walking Distance Dance Festival @ ODC Theater
Seventh anniversary festival features dances by Yara Travieso, Belinda McGuire, Kiandanda Dance Theater, Rashaun Mitchell, Silas Riener and others. $20-$60. Tue-Sat 8pm, plus free workshops and a dance party. Thru May 20. 3153 17th St. www.odc.dance/wddf

What the Constitution Means to Me @ Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Heidi Schreck's Obie-winning solo show about her childhood speeches abouit the Constitution, and the document's multi-generation effect it had on women in her family. $17-$62. Thru June 17. Peet's Theatre, 2025 Addison St., Berkeley. www.berkeleyrep.org

Womxn, Omen, Women in Chinatown @ Chinese Cultural Center
Exhibit of works by Bijun Liang, Shisi Huang and Vida Kuang that challengen gender roles and equity in communities. Thu-Sun 11am-4pm, thru June 17. 41 Ross Alley. www.cccsf.us


Roman Women @ Palace of Fine Arts Fri 18  

FRI 18

All the Shah's Men @ Royce Gallery
Arabian Shakespeare Festival's production of Matthew Spangler's drama about the 1953 U.S. and British-led coup in Iran. $15-$35. Thu-Sun 8pm. Thru May 20. 2901 Mariposa St. www.Arabianshakes.org

Flash Gordon: Live! @ Exit Theatre
Comic stage adaptation of the campy 1980 space opera film loosely based on the comic series. $20. Fri & Sat thru May 26. 156 Eddy St. http://www.theexit.org

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami @ Embarcadero Cinema
12 years in the making, Sophie Fiennes' documentary about the amazing singer as she tours the world and visits her Jamacian family. Also at Landmark Shattuck in Berkeley. https://www.kinolorber.com/film/gracejonesbloodlightandbam

Jesus Christ Superstar @ Victoria Theatre
Ray of Light Theatre company's new all-women production of the classic Weber-Rice musical/operetta about the last days of Jesus. $15-$40. Thu-Sat 8pm. some other nights and matinees. Thru June 9. 2961 16th St. http://rayoflighttheatre.com

Joe Kye and the Givers @ Ashkenaz, Berkeley
The Seattle genre-bending violinist and vocalist performs with his band. $20-$25. 8pm. 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley. http://www.ashkenaz.com/

The Mushroom Cure @ The Marsh, Berkeley
Adam Strauss returns with his hit solo show about treating his OCD with hallucinogenic mushrooms. $20-$100. Fri 8pm, Sat 8:30pm. Extended thru June 16. 2120 Allston way, Berkeley. www.themarsh.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

Roman Women @ Palace of Fine Arts
We Players outdoor environmental drama, a variation of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, set amid the historic columns of the park, with live music and walking tour of scenes. $60. Fri-Sun 6:30pm, 7pm. Thru June 3. 3301 Lyon St. http://www.weplayers.org

The Speakeasy @ Secret Location
The ongoing 'theatre, booze, gambling and retro costumes' participatory experience takes you back to Prohibition-era debauchery. $50-$90. Fri & Sat thru June 16. https://www.thespeakeasysf.com

When Pigs Fly @ New Conservatory Theatre Center
Revival of Howard Crabtree's hilarious hit music revue chockful of wacky songs and costumes. Thursday night Happy Hour sing-alongs, costume crafting nights and more. $20-$55. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru June 10. 25 Van Ness Ave, lower level. www.nctcsf.org


Angels in America @ Berkeley Repertory Theatre Sat 19 photo: Kevin Berne  

SAT 19

The $18 Billion Prize
@ Phoenix Theatre

Phelim McAleer's new drama about an environmental activist, rainforest natives, and oil company invasion, with a twist! $15-$30. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sun 3pm thru June 3. 414 Mason St. http://www.phoenixtheatresf.org/ https://18billion.brownpapertickets.com/

Al Stewart @ Great American Music Hall
The British singer-composer performs his full classic album, The Year of the Cat, with the Empty Pockets (seated show). $46-$76 (with dinner). 8pm. 859 O'Farrell St. http://www.slimspresents.com/

Angels in America @ Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Tony Kushner's multiple award-winning two-part epic drama about the 1980s, AIDS and politics, returns to the Bay Area, with Randy Harrison (Queer as Folk), Stephen Spinella (Tony-winning original cast member) and Caldwell Tidicue (Bob the Drag Queen). Part One: Millennium Approaches and Part Two: Perestroika on separate dates, and a few double-header days; free events and talks, too. $40-$100. Tue-Sat 7pm. Most Wed, Thu Sat & Sun also 1pm. Thru July 22. 2025 Addison St., Berkeley. www.berkeleyrep.org

Art & Wine Festival @ Jack London Square, Oakland
Enjoy tastings from 40+ wineries, plus beer, ciders and food, and local artists, live art demos. $5-$100. 12pm-5pm (VIP reception May 18, 6pm-8pm). Jack London Square, Oakland. http://bit.ly/2oWF0wz http://www.jacklondonsquare.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. $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

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/

Can You Dig It? The '60s @ The Marsh
Don Reed's acclaimed autobiographical solo show recalls his groovy (and not so groovy) childhood. $20-$100. Sat 8:30pm, Sun 5:30pm, thru June 16. 1062 Valencia St. www.themarsh.org

Comhar: The Power of Coming Together @ Dance Mission
Afternoon and evening of performance, talk, and ritual drawing attention to health disparities and trauma, with The Medea Project, Embodiment Project, Global Street Dance Masquerade and others. Featured speakers include Brian Anderson, MD. Monica Hahn, MD, Kanyon CoyoteWoman Sayers-Roods, Luis Gutiérrez-Mock, Dr. Nadia Roan, Dr. Satish Pillai, Monica Gandhi, MD, Larry Adelman, and Rafael Gonzalez. Free. 3pm at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, The Rotunda, 1001 Potrero Ave. 7pm at Dance Mission, 3316 24th St. www.dancemission.com

Cult of the Machine @ de Young Museum
Precisionism and American Art, featuring works by Charles Sheeler, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Charles Demuth and industrial objects of the era; thru Aug. 12. Also, modern and historic art, including embroidery, Maori portraits and installations. Free/$15. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park. www.famsf.org

Culture Catalyst @ SF Arts Commission Galleries
Group exhibit celebrating the art and legacy of the Neighborhood Arts Program, with works by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Nancy Cato, Enrique Chagoya, Lenore Chinn, Veronica De Jesus, Orlando de la Garza, Katie Dorame, Juan R. Fuentes, Katie Gilmartin, Aron Kantor, Vi?t Lê, Yolanda López, Macro Waves, Elizabeth "Oscar" Maynard, Geri Montano, Jane Norling, Queer Ancestors Project, Joe Ramos, Eustinove P. Smith, The Cultural Conservancy, Eugene E. White, René Yañez and Bayview Opera House Youth Artists. Thru June 11. 401 Van Ness Ave. https://www.sfartscommission.org/

Flamin' Groovies @ The Chapel
The groovy rock band performs with Roy Loney & The Phantom Movers, The Cairo Gang. $20-$22. 8pm. 777 Valencia St. https://www.thechapelsf.com/

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

Live in the Castro @ Jane Warner Plaza
The outdoor entertainment series returns, with violinist Kippy Marks, Velocity Arts & Entertainment, DJ Strano and MC Donna Sachet. 12pm. Castro St at Market. www.castrocbd.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/

Marjorie Prime @ Marin Theatre Company
New local production of Jordan Harrison's stunning drama about an elderly woman whose programmed companion brings funny and haunting surprises. $25-$60. Thru May 27. 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley www.marintheatre.org

Me and My Girl @ Gateway Theatre
42nd Street Moon's production of the Tony-winning revival version of Rose & Furber's rollicking 1930s musical. $25-$75. Wed & Thu 7pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 6pm. Sun 3pm. Thru May 20. 215 Jackson St. www.42ndstmoon.org

Ross McKee Piano Competition @ SF Conservatory of Music
Concert of six student pianists (Josie Chan, April Chen, Ethan Chi, Janice Kim, Austin Phillips and Ethan Yuen) performing for a $6,000 prize. 7pm. 50 Oak St. http://rossmckeefoundation.org https://sfcm.edu

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

Tom Goss @ Hotel Rex
Society Cabaret presents the L.A.-based gay singer-songwriter at the hotel's intimate cabaret; cocktails and small plates available. $30-$60. 8pm. 562 Sutter St. http://tomgossmusic.com/

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

Way Bay @ BAM/PFA, Berkeley
Large group exhibit of Bay Area artists working in various media. Agony in Effigy: Art, Truth, Pain, and the Body, a graphic art exhibit of historic works from the 1500-1600s. Thru June 17. Also, ongoing film series at the Pacific Film Archive. Berkeley Art Museum, Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center St. Berkeley. www.bampfa.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

Xian Rui: Ten Years @ Chinese Cultural Center
Exhibit of works representing the Center's first decade. Thru Aug. 18. CCC Visual Art Center, 750 Kearny St., third floor. www.cccsf.us


Queer Tango @ Finnish Hall, Berkeley Sun 20  

SUN 20

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

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, Séraphin 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/

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

Kim Novak Tribute @ Castro Theatre
Marc Huestis presents the legendary actress in-perosn, and screenings of Picnic (12pm), a gala show with performance, interview, career clips and a screening of Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo (7pm). $35-$75. 429 Castro St. 429 Castro st. www.castrotheatre.com

Live From The Chapel @ The Chapel
Brendan James, Mia Dyson and Gregory Douglass perform at a benefit concert for Breast Cancer Emergency Fund. $25-$75 (VIP meet & greet). 6pm-11pm. (See feature in last week's issue: http://www.ebar.com/events/nightlife_events/259661). 777 Valencia St. https://www.thechapelsf.com/

Make Believe: The World of Glen Keane @ Walt Disney Family Museum
Exhibit of animation art by the prolific artist (Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, Tarzan). Thru Sept 3. Other exhibits of Disney artifacts and film screenings. 104 Montgomery St, The Presidio. $5-$25. 10am-6pm. Closed Tue. http://wdfmuseum.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

Ralph Steadman, Emek @ Haight Street Art Center
Exhibit of the illustrator known for Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas (thru May), and the psychedelic rock concert poster designer (thru June 15). Free; posters, clothes and stickers on sale. Wed-Sat 11am-5pm. 215 Haight St. at Laguna. https://haightstreetart.org/

Sloane Kanter, Michelle Kilfeather @ Castro Country Club
Lady Drag, an exhibit of photos of local drag personalities. 4058 18th St. http://www.castrocountryclub.org/

Unique Derique @ The Marsh
The comic juggling solo performer's new family-friendly show, Fool La La! Over the Rainbow includes a free juggling workshop after each show. $15-$100. Sundays, 1pm. Extended thru June 30. 1062 Valencia St. www.themarsh.org


WestWorld Popup @ AT&T Powell Mon 21  

MON 21

Anand Vedawala @ Strut
Hot Chachas, an exhibit of the artist's South Asian-themed queer multimedia works. Thru May. 470 Castro St. https://strutsf.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

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

WestWorld Popup @ AT&T Powell
Exhibit of sculptures, videos, costumes and props from the fascinating HBO series about robots outta control. Free. 10am-7pm. Thru July 1. 1 Powell St. https://www.att.com/stores/california/san francisco/118844

Westward @ City Hall
Exhibit of large-scale photos by women photographers focusing on West Coast communities. Reception, 5:30-7:30pm. Thru May 2019. North Light Court, Ground Floor, 1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Place. www.sfartscommission.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


Lucy Jane Bledsoe @ The Bindery Tue 22  

TUE 22

The Heart of the City @ Tenderloin Museum
Photos by Darwin Bell, thru June 2. Also, permanent exhibits of historical Tenderloin photos, artifacts and ephemera. 398 Eddy St. http://www.tenderloinmuseum.org/

Lucy Jane Bledsoe @ The Bindery
The locally-based lesbian author discusses her new novel, The Evolution of Love, with award-winning gay author Rabih Alameddine (The Angel of History); books and cocktails for sale. 7:30pm. 1727 Haight St. https://www.booksmith.com/Bindery

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/

Will Durst @ The Marsh
The satirical comic returns with his politically-themed show, Durst Case Scenario. $20-$100. 8pm. Tuesdays thru May 29. 1062 Valencia St. www.themarsh.org


René Magritte: The Fifth Season @ SF MOMA Wed 23  

WED 23

Chaves Smith @ Vessel Gallery, Oakland
Beast of No Nation, the painter's exhibit of vibrant new works. Thru June 23. Thu-Sat & Tue 11am-6pm. 471 25th St. http://www.vessel-gallery.com

Divine Bodies @ Asian Art Museum
New exhibit of sculptures and works about the Buddha, humans and their environments; thru July 29. Also, Pema Namdol Thaye's A Guided Tour of Hell (thru Sept. 16), Traces of the Past and Future, Fu Shen's painting and calligraphy, thru Sept., plus exhibits of sculpture and antiquities. Sunday café specialties from $7-$16. Free-$20. Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. 200 Larkin St. www.asianart.org

Litwings @ Book Passage, Sausalito
Readings with host Erin Byrne, filmmaker Brian Dawson, writer Laurie Doyle, and photographer Bob Holmes. 6:30pm. 100 Bay St. Sausalito. www.bookpassage.com/

Perfectly Queer @ Laurel Bookstore, Oakland
The LGBT book series features poetry and rpose writes Dale Chase, Luiza GFlynn-Goodlett, Vernon Keeve III and Hilary Zaid. 7pm. 1423 Broadway, Oakland. http://www.laurelbookstore.com

René Magritte: The Fifth Season @ SF MOMA
New exhibit of 70 artworks by the master Surrealist painter; thru Oct. 28. Sublime Seas: John Akomfrah and J.M.W. Turner, a captivating video installation (thru Sept. 16). Also, Designed in California (thru May 27), Nothing Stable under Heaven (thru Sept. 16), The Train: RFK's Last Journey (thru June 10) and Alexander Calder: Scaling Up (thru Aug. 19). Free/$25. Fri-Tue 10am-6pm. 151 3rd St. www.sfmoma.org

Respect: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom @ Oakland Museum
New exhibit that visualizes the movement and sound of the music genre, with many live events through the run, including Friday night parties and performances. Free-$16. Wed-Sun. Thru Aug. 12. 1000 Oak St., Oakland. www.museumca.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


Luna Merbruja @ Dog Eared Books Thu 24  

THU 24

The Art of Rube Goldberg
@ Contemporary Jewish Museum

Art work and ephemera by the creative contraption illustrator and comic artist, thru July 8. Also, 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. And, In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art-Allison Smith and Christina Zetterlund, thru July 3. 736 Mission St. https://www.thecjm.org

Film Screenings @ BAM/PFA
Artistic and award-winning films, including documentaries about artists; ongoing. 2155 Center St., Berkeley. www.bampfa.org

Luna Merbruja @ Dog Eared Books
The Mexican-Athabaskan author of Trauma Queen reads from and discusses her work. 7pm. 489 Castro St. www.dogearedbooks.com

Smuin Ballet @ Mountain View Center for the Arts
Works by Helen Pickett, Amy Seiwert and Val Caniparoli are performed in the Dance Series 02 concert. $56-$72. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru May 27. 500 Castro St., Mountain View. http://www.smuinballet.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


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