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Arts Events Sept. 20-27, 2018

by Events Editor

Fringe Festival @ Exit Theatre Fri 21
Fringe Festival @ Exit Theatre Fri 21  

Classy concerts, merry musicals, paintings to ponder. The arts await you.


THU 20

Aquabats @ Slim's
The SoMa nightclub celebrates its 30th anniversary with the wacky costumed superhero band performing; also, Kepi Ghoulie and Dog Party (other shows/bands Sept 18 & 19). $30-$130. 7pm. 333 11th St. www.slimspresents.com

Circus Vargas @ Various Venues
The California family-run circus (with no animals abused!) takes on a fun pirate theme, with hunky acrobats, plus clowns, jugglers and other talents; pre-show lets kids learn magic tricks and more. $15-$72; at NorCal venues thru Oct. 14. http://www.circusvargas.com

Classic and New Films @ Castro Theatre
Sept 20: Battleship Potemkin (7pm) and The Battle of Algiers (8:35). Sept 21: The Beatles' Yellow Submarine. Sept 22: Marcello Mastroianni homage ($12-$70), Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (10am), 81/2 (1pm), A Special Day (3:30), La Dolce Vita (6pm) Divorce Italian Style (10:30). Sept 23 & 24: Yellow Submarine sing-along (1pm, 4pm, 7pm). Sept 26: Rupert Everett in an onstage Q&A and screening of the Oscar Wilde biopic The Happy Prince (7pm). Sept 27: Tab Hunter in Damn Yankees (7pm) and Polyester (9:15). $11-$14. 429 Castro St. http://www.castrotheatre.com/

Coal + Ice @ Fort Mason
Clifford Ross' mesmerizing Light Waves II, an installation of LED walls displaying digital extreme climate change videos. Sun-thu 10am-5pm. Fri til 9pm, Sat til 6pm. Thru
Sept 23. 2 Marina Blvd. www.cliffordross.com www.fortmason.org

Dance Concerts @ CounterPulse
Deborah Slater Dance and John Fesenko's In Civility #2: Outrage Machine and Daevron and Raissa Simpson's Push Dance Company's TecTonic Shifts are performed. $20-$35. Thu-Sat 8pm. Thru Sept 22. 80 Turk St. http://www.counterpulse.org/

A Doll's House: Part 2 @ Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Lucas Hnath's innovative funny 'sequel' to the Henrik Ibsen theatre classic about a 19th-century housewife who returns to the husband she abandoned. $23-$75. Thru Oct. 21. 2025 Addison St. www.berkeleyrep.org

The Eagles, The Doobie Brothers @ AT&T Park
The iconic rock bands share a gig at the baseball park; Zac Brown Band opens. $60-$500. 5pm. 24 Willie Mays Plaza. www.livenation.com


On Your Feet @ Golden Gate Theatre Thu 20  

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

Jim Provenzano @ Dog Eared Books
The Lambda Literary Award-winning local author reads from his sixth novel, Now I'm Here, with Peter Fogel (Whoa Nellies) performing songs by Queen. Free. 7pm. 489 Castro St. www.jimprovenzano.com www.dogearedbooks.com

Kiss @ Ashby Stage, Berkeley
Guillermo Calderon's play about a group of actors who discover a script set in Damascus, begin performing what appears to be a romantic melodrama about life in Syria, but which proves to be more of a mystery. $7-$42. Thu-Sun thru Sept. 23. 1901 Ashby Ave., Berkeley. www.shotgunplayers.org

Michelle Meow Show @ Commonwealth Club
Meow and cohost John Zipperer discuss LGBT issues with different guests. Weekly, 12pm. 110 Embarcadero. www.commonwealthclub.org

On Your Feet @ Golden Gate Theatre
Gloria and Emilio Estefan's biographical musical (book by Alexander Dinelaris) features the singer-composer's hit songs, terrific dancing and drama. $55-$236. Thru Oct. 2. 1 Taylor St. www.shnsf.com

SF Arts Commission Grantees @ Herbst Theatre
Free community event celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Cultural Equity Endowment Legislation, with honors for recipient Patrick Makuakane, and a performance by Ne Lei Hulu I Ka Wikiu. 5pm. 401 Van Ness Ave. www.sfartscommission.org

Washed Up on the Potomac @ Custom Made Theatre
World premiere of José Zayas' play about D.C. proofreaders caught up in a possibly murderous scandal. $30. Thu 7pm, Fri & Sat 8pm. Sat 3pm. 533 Sutter St. 2nd floor. www.sfplayhouse.org

The X in Latinx @ Strut
EFNIKS hosts an event discussing the expanding identities of queer folk in communities of color; with music, food. 6:30pm-8:30pm. 470 Castro St. www.strutsf.org

You Mean To Do Me Harm @ SF Playhouse
Award-winning playwright Christopher Chen's drama about two interracial couples, and an insult that starts an escalation of anger and paranoia. $35-$100. Thru Nov. 3. 420 Post St. www.sfplayhouse.org


Red Scare on Sunset @ New Conservatory Theatre Center Fri 21 photo: Lois Tema  

FRI 21

Acid Test @ The Marsh
Acid Test: the Many Incarnations of Ram Dass, Lynne Kaufman's spiritual exploration solo show, returns. $20-$100. Fri 8pm, Sat 8:30pm. Thru Nov. 4 1062 Valencia St. www.themarsh.org

Bruce Campbell's Last Fan Standing @ UC Theatre, Berkeley
The Evil Dead film/TV star hosts a scifi & horror trivia contest. $42-$102. 8pm. 2036 University Ave., Berkeley. http://www.theuctheatre.org/

Comedy Returns @ El Rio
Laugh it up with Milt Abel, Richard Sarvate, Shea Suga, Yvette Fernandez, and MC Lisa Geduldig. $10-$20. 7pm. 3158 Mission St. www.elriosf.com

Detroit '67 @ Aurora Theatre, Berkeley
Dominique Morisseau's Motown-infused drama about an African American family's connections while enduring the historic riots of 1967. $35-$70. Thru Oct. 7. 2018 Addison St., Berkeley. www.auroratheatre.org

Dreamgirls @ Berkeley Playhouse
Local production of the hit musical about a Motown music trio. $20-$40. Thru Oct. 21. Julia Morgan Theatre, 2640 College Ave., Berkeley. www.berkeleyplayhouse.org

Each and Every Thing @ The Marsh Berkeley
Dan Hoyle returns with his hit show about attempts to connect in a busy digital world. $25-$100. Thu & Fri 8pm, Sat 8:30pm. Thru Sept. 29. 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley. www.themarsh.org

Fringe Festival @ Exit Theatre
Performances of new and unusual small and solo shows, including Ren Lunicke's "Ze": Queer as Fuck! (Sept 21 & 22). $10-$15. 156 Eddy St. http://www.theexit.org

Jackie Hoffman @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
The Broadway and TV star brings her comic cabaret show to the stylish intimate nightclub. $45-$80 ($20 food/drink min.). 8pm. Also Sept 22. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com [See article in arts this week]


Verasphere @ Harvey Milk Photo Center  

Latino Film Festival @ Various Cinemas
Tenth annual festival of Latino films; opening night screening of Ruben Blades is Not my Name, at Alamo Drafthouse, 2550 Mission St. Thru Sept. 30. http://www.sflatinofilmfestival.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

One Life Stand @ The Marsh Berkeley
A Modern Girl's Guide to Enlightenment & Other Disorders, Alicia Dattner's solo show about hetero-normative dating, how to spot narcissists, and more. $20-$100. Fri 8pm, Sat 8:30pm, thru Sept. 29. 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley. www.themarsh.org

Queer Yoga @ Love Story Yoga
All-level weekly classes in an LGBT space. $11. 6:30pm-7:30pm. 473 Valencia St. at 16th. http://www.lovestoryyoga.com/

Red Scare on Sunset @ New Conservatory Theatre Center
Charles Busch's campy parody of 1950s McCarthy-era red-baiting is performed by the acclaimed local company, with J. Conrad Frank (Katya Smirnoff-Skky), Nancy French and others. $ Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 3pm. Thru 25 Van Ness Ave, lower level. www.nctcsf.org

San Francisco Symphony @ Davies Hall
Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the symphony in performances of Persephone and The Firebird, part of the Stravinsky Festival. $32-$156. 8pm. Sept 22, 8pm. 9/23/2pm. Petrushka, Violin Concerto and Le Sacre de Printemps (The Rite of Spring) Sept 27-28, 8pm. 9/30 2pm. 201 Van Ave. www.sfsymphony.org

You Betta Work Comedy Fiesta @ Prism/Qube Bar & Grill, San Mateo
Jesús U. BettaWork hosts the monthly comedy night at the San Mateo bar's LGBT night. 8:30pm. 4000 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo. www.jesusubettawork.com www.qubelyfe.com

Verasphere @ Harvey Milk Photo Center
Exhibit of David Faulk ("Mrs. Vera") and Michael Johnstone's photos of their fabulous colorful art costumes. Openng reception 6pm-8pm. Thru Oct. 15. Tue & Thu 3pm-9pm. Wed 5pm-9pm. Sat & Sun 11am-5pm. 50 Scott St. http://harveymilkphotocenter.org


Hedwig and the Angry Inch @ Victoria Theatre Sat 22  

SAT 22

Beach Blanket Babylon @ Club Fugazi
The musical comedy revue celebrates its 45th 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

Caesar Maximus @ Music Concourse
We Players' performs Nick Medina and Ava Roy's adaptation of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, with a circus theme, performed outdoors at the park's museum area. $35-$65. Thu-Sun 5:30pm. Thru Sept. 30. Music Concourse Drive at Golden Gate Park. http://www.weplayers.org/

Can You Dig It? The '60s @ The Marsh Berkeley
Don Reed's popular solo show about his unusual childhood in San Francisco. $20-$100. 5pm. Also Sun 5:30pm, thru Sept 9. 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley. www.themarsh.org

David Shrobe @ Jenkins Johnson Gallery
Opening reception for the artist's exhibit of symbolic painting/collage portraits. 5:30pm-7:30pm. Thru Oct. 27. 464 Sutter St. http://www.jenkinsjohnsongallery.com/

Hedwig and the Angry Inch @ Victoria Theatre
Ray of Light Theatre's new production of the hit rock musical about a German transgender singer and alter-ego. $15-$40. Thru Oct. 6. 2961 16th St. http://rayoflighttheatre.com

Kumalicious @ Strut
Drawing and painting event with queer bigger men of color models; snacks, art supplies and soft drinks provided. 7pm-10pm, 3rd floor. 470 Castro St. www.strutsf.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. https://www.nps.gov/rori/index.htm

Mamma Mia! @ Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek
The ABBA jukebox musical gets a local production, with LeAnne Borghesi and other talented singer-actors. $39-$83. Thru Oct. 7. 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. www.lesherartscenter.org

Music Festival @ Freight & Salvage, Berkeley
The popular music venue celebrates 50 years, with a day-long line-up of music acts on 3 stages, including Terry Garthwaite, Quinn DeVaeux, Amber Cross, alphabet Rockers and more. Free. 11am-6pm. 2020 Addison St. https://www.thefreight.org/

Other Cinema @ ATA Gallery
Weekly screenings of wacky, unusual, short, documentary and animated films; free books, vinyl, VHS and wne. $7. 8:30pm. 992 Valencia St. www.othercinema.com


The Phantom of the Opera @ Orpheum Theatre Sat 22 photo: Matthew Murphy  

The Phantom of the Opera @ Orpheum Theatre
New lavishly-staged touring production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit musical based on the Gaston Leroux novel. $56-$256. Thru Sept. 30. 1192 Market St. www.shnsf.com

Plant Collections @ SF Botanical Garden
Visit the lush gardens with displays of trees, flowers and shrubs from around the world. Monthly plant sales, plus art exhibits and gift shop. Free entry with SF proof of residency. $5-$10 for others. 7:30am-closing. 9th Ave at Lincoln Way. https://sfbotanicalgarden.org/

Queerly Written @ PAWS/Shanti
Mixed gender Queer Elders Writing Workshop read their written work. Queerly Written: Memory, Life, and Aging is a presentation that includes stories from an aging queer perspective. Free. 1pm. Pets Are Wonderful Support/Shanti, 3170 23rd St. www.shanti.org

Raw Design @ Museum of Craft and Design
Exhibit of modern scultures. Also, Judy Kensley McKie: Cast of Characters, and Anchors in Time: Dominic De Mare; each thru Oct. 28. Free/$8. Tue-Sat 11am-6pm. Sun 12pm-5pm. 2569 3rd St. https://sfmcd.org/

Readings @ Alley Cat Books
Sept 22, 7pm: poets Stacy Szymaszeck, Maxe Crandall, host Kevin Killian. 9/23, 6pm: poets Giselle Buchanan and Ana Anu. 9/24, 7pm: Jacobin reading group. 3036 24th St. http://www.alleycatbookshop.com

Renaissance Faire @ Folsom City Lions Park
Enjoy shows, live music, food, drinks, crafts, and real live jousting! Costumes welcome, for rent, too. $8-$36. 10am-6pm. Also Sept 23. 403 Stafford St. www.facebook.com/FolsomRenFaire

San Francisco Opera @ War Memorial Opera House
The company opens its 96th season with performances of Roberto Devereux (Sept 23, 27) and Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliaci (Sept 22, 28, 30, various times). $26-$370. 301 Van Ness Ave. www.sfopera.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

Tarzan @ Lucie Stern Theater, Palo Alto
Palo Alto Players' production of the Broadway musical adapted from the Disney animated film, and very loosely based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs novels. $25-$55. Thru Sept 23. 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. www.paplayers.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


Joseph Abbati @ Strut Sun 23  

SUN 23

Al Di Meola @ UC Theatre, Berkeley
The jazz/world music guitar virtuoso performs with his band; Jordan Rudess opens. $35-$127. 8pm. 2036 University Ave., Berkeley. http://www.theuctheatre.org/

Animation Exhibits @ Walt Disney Museum
Exhibit of animation art by the prolific artists, including Walt Disney's Nine Old Men: Masters of Animation (Bambi, Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp), thru Jan. 7. Other exhibits of Disney artifacts and film screenings. 104 Montgomery St, The Presidio. $5-$25. 10am-6pm. Closed Tue. http://wdfmuseum.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

Joseph Abbati @ Strut
A Beautiful Indiscretion, the artist's exhibit of photo collages. Thru Sept. 470 Castro St. www.strutsf.org

Painting is My Everything @ Asian Art Museum
Art From India's Mithila Region, thru Dec 30. Also, 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. http://www.asianart.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

Second Look, Twice @ MOAD
Exhibition of the work of 15 critically-acclaimed contemporary artists of African descent, including Glenn Ligon, Martin Puryear, and Kara Walker, who have used the medium of printmaking to create vivid and abstracted works. Thru Dec. 16. Free/$15. 685 Mission St. www.moadsf.org

Steve Hurst @ Bridge Storage and ArtSpace, Richmond
The artist exhibits his clock/art sculptures. 2pm-6pm. 23 Maine Ave., Richmond. www.stevenartclocks.com www.bridgestorage.com

Truth and Beauty @ Legion of Honor
The Pre-Raphaelites and the Old Masters, a paired exhibit of painting eras; thru Sept 30. 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/

Various Exhibits @ Chabot Space & Science Museum, Oakland
Space, science and plantery exhibits, including planetarium shows and the Observatory; special nighttime events like meteor shower shows. Free-$18. 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland. www.chabotspace.org

Weapons of Mass Seduction @ de Young Museum
The Art of Propaganda, an exhibit of historic international posters and war-era graphics; thru Oct. 7. Also, modern and historic art, including embroidery, Maori portraits and installations. Free/$15. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park. www.famsf.org

The World of Frida @ Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek
Group exhibit of works inspired by Frida Kahlo; thru Sept 16. 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. www.BedfordGallery.org


Fauxnique @ Berkeley Art Museum Mon 24  

MON 24

Ben Iliili @ McClaren Lodge
Exhibit of the photographer's diverse subjects (boxers, portraits); reception Oct. 11; thru Nov 2. Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm. 501 Stanyan St. http://harveymilkphotocenter.org

Book Club @ Strut
Patrick Nathan's Some Hell is discussed. 7:30pm-9pm. 470 Castro St. www.strutsf.org

The Briggs Initiative: A Scary Proposition @ GLBT History Museum
New exhibit about the 1978 homophobic Sen. Briggs-proposed gay schoolteacher ban, curated by Sue Englander, Paula Lichtenberg and Glenne McElhinney. $5. 4127 18th St. www.glbthistory.org

Connecting Threads @ JCCSF
Quilts From the Social Justice Sewing Academy, an exhibit of textile art by local youth, with political themes. Mon-Fri 8am-10pm, Sun 8am-8pm, thru Nov. SF Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St. www.jccsf.org

Fauxnique @ Berkeley Art Museum
Monique Jenkinson performs Drag Movement Study #3; part of BAM/PFA's Full Moon performance series. Free/$13. 7pm. 2155 Center St., Berkeley. https://bampfa.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

One Night Only @ Marines' Memorial Theatre
Cast members from the touring productions of The Phantom of the Opera and On Your Feet perform in a special 'Broadway Backwards' concert, with male/female roles reversed in song. Proceeds benefit local AIDS/HIV nonprofits. $35-$100* and up (*includes VIP after-party). 7:30pm. 609 Sutter St., 2nd floor. www.reaf.org

Veiled Meanings @ Contemporary Jewish Museum
Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress, from the Collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, an exhibit of detailed clothing from dozens of countries; thru Jan 6, 2019. Also, In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art-Oxossi Ayofemi and Risa Wechsler, thru July 2019. Lew the Jew and His Circle: Origins of American Tattoo, thru June 9. 2019. 736 Mission St. https://thecjm.org/

Westward @ City Hall
Exhibit of large-scale photos by women photographers focusing on West Coast communities. 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


Peter Hujar: Speed of Life @ BAM/PFA, Berkeley Tue 25  

TUE 25

The Black Woman is God @ SOMArts Cultural Center
Multi-genre group exhibit of art depicting African women, created by dozens of artists. Tue-Fri 12pm-7pm. Sat 12pm-5pm. Thru Oct. 2. 934 Brannan St. www.somarts.org

Comeda es Medecina @ Galería de la Raza
Group exhibit of works by artists focusing on the topic of food justice from Latinx, Chicanx, Central American, indigenous, and immigrant perspectives. 2857 24th St. www.galeriadelaraza.org

Community Meetings @ Strut
Meetings for harm reduction, cycling, book club and more, most weekdays. 470 Castro St. www.strutsf.org

Exclusion @ Presidio Officers Club
Exhibit documentating the Presidio's Japanese-American incarceration during World War II; other exhibits show the history of the former military base and the SF peninsula. Free, Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. Thru Spring 2019. 50 Maraga Ave. https://www.presidio.gov/officers-club/exhibitions/

Peter Hujar: Speed of Life @ BAM/PFA, Berkeley
Exhibit of photos by the New York 1970s-'80s art/celebrity scene gay photographer who died of AIDS in 1987; thru Nov. 18. Cecelia Vicuna: About to Happen, thru Nov. 18. Ongoing film series at the Pacific Film Archive. Berkeley Art Museum, Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center St. Berkeley. www.bampfa.org

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, Nothing Stable under Heaven (thru Sept. 16) and Alexander Calder: Scaling Up (thru Aug. 19). Free/$25. Fri-Tue 10am-6pm. 151 3rd St. www.sfmoma.org

S.M. Shifflett @ Strut
Performative Identities, the artist's exhibit of paintings depicting LGBT people in striking allegorical scenes; thru Sept. 470 Castro St. www.strutsf.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/

Will Durst @ The Marsh
The erudite political comic returns with yet another updated version of his show, Durst Case Scenario: Midterm Madness. $20-$100. Tuesdays, 8pm Thru Oct. 30. 1062 Valencia St. www.themarsh.org


The Happy Prince @ Castro Theatre Wed 26  

WED 26

Bad Reputation @ Roxie, Landmark Cinemas
One-night-only screening of the brash fun documentary about musician Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. $10-$15. Roxie, 3117 16th St. www.badreputationfilm.com/special-screening/

Baloney @ Oasis
Super Folsomy kinky fun burlesque all-male (and a drag king or two) show, with numbers choreogrpahed by Rory Davis; Michael Phillis MCs. $ 9/26 & 27 8pm. 9/28 & 29 7pm. 298 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

A Bar of One's Own @ The Stud
The monthly literary happy hour features local LGBT writers. 5pm-7pm. 399 9th St. www.studsf.com

Expedition Reef @ California Academy of Sciences
Exhibits and planetarium shows with various live, interactive and installed exhibits about animals, plants and the earth; Deep Reefs, Giants of Land and Sea, Gems and Minerals, and more. $20-$35. Mon-Sat 9:30am-5pm. Sun 11am-5pm. 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. 379-8000. www.calacademy.org

Fighting Back: Bringing LGBTQ History to Classrooms @ GLBT History Museum
Panelists discuss the historical context of including LGBTQ history in CA schools. $5. 7pm. 4127 18th St. www.glbthistory.org


Monica Lundy @ Nancy Toomey Fine Art Wed 26  

FourSquared @ Arc Gallery
Eight-artist exhibit of varied media works. Thru Oct. 6. 1246 Folsom St. www.arc-sf.com

Friendly Fire @ Wessling Gallery
Group exhibit of vibrant works in various media by 14 artists. 440 Brannan St. http://wesslinggallery.com/

The Happy Prince @ Castro Theatre
Screening of the new Oscar Wilde biopic, with star/producer Rupert Everett in a Q&A with NY Times columnist Kyle Buchanan. $15-$20 7pm. 429 Castro St. www.castrotheatre.com

Monica Lundy @ Nancy Toomey Fine Art
Deviance - Women in the Asylum During the Fascist Regime, an exhibit of the artist's touching posthumous portraits in coffee, charcoal and burnt paper. Thru Oct. 13. 1275 Minnesota St. http://nancytoomeyfineart.com

Smack Dab @ Dog Eared Books
Guy Clark (florist and interviewee in the AIDS documentary We Were Here) is a featured guest at the monthly eclectic reading/open mic series, cohosted by Dana Hopkins and Larry-bob Roberts. 8pm. 489 Castro St. www.dogearedbooks.com

Superorganism @ The Independent
The genre-mashing 7-member band performs music from their acclaimed debut album. $20-$25. 8pm. Also Sept. 27. 628 Divisadero. http://www.theindependentsf.com/

Sweat @ Geary Theater
American Conservatory Theater's production of Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama set in Reading PA's dying steel industry. $15-$110. Tue-Sat 8pm. Wed, Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru Oct. 21. 415 Geary St. www.act-sf.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


Fact/SF @ Counterpulse Thu 27 Photo Gema Galina  

THU 27

Aaron Tveit @ Marines' Memorial Theatre
The Broadway & TV star performs his new cabaret show. $70-$105. 8pm. 609 Sutter St. www.ticketfly.com

Bravo 25 @ The Marsh
Bravo 25: You're A.I. Therapist Will See You Now, Eliza Gibson's solo show about her work as a social worker and therapist. $20-$100. Thu 8pm, Sat 5pm, thru Oct. 27. 1062 Valencia St. www.themarsh.org

Death Cab for Cutie @ Greek Theatre, Berkeley
The popular pop band performs; Cold War Kids opens. $55. 7pm. 2001 Gayley Road, UC Berkeley campus. www.apeconcerts.com

Empowerment in Print @ GLBT History Museum
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

Fact/SF @ Counterpulse
New dance work, Death, performed by Charles Slender-White's company, takes place throughout the venue, with audience moving through the space. $25-$35. Thu-Sat 8pm. Thru Oct. 13. 80 Turk St. www.counterpulse.org

Literary Speakeasy @ Martuni's
Enjoy a cocktail with literary talents Steven Gray, Ingrid Keir, Brittany Perham, Jim Provenzano, and musical guest Tyler Hall, and host James J. Siegel. 7pm. 4 Valencia St.

Oslo @ Marin Theatre Company
J.T. Rogers' Tony-winning political thriller details the story of how Norwegian diplomat Mona Juul, and her husband, social scientist Terje Rød-Larsen, brokered top-secret negotiations between Israel and Palestine. $22-$60. Tue-Sun 7:30pm. Additional matinees. Thru Oct. 21. 397 Miller St., Mill Valley. www.marintheatre.org

A Sacred Beautiful @ SF Human Rights Commission
Exhibit of prints by Kalima Amilak and Nye Lyn Tho, portraits of African American women with unique hair-art designs. Thru Oct. 2. 25 Van Ness Ave, 8th floor. Mon-Fri 9am-4pm.

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

The The @ The Masonic
The veteran English band perfroms as part of their 'Comeback Special' tour; Agnes Obel opens. $45-$125. 8pm. 1111 California st. https://www.thethe.com/ http://sfmasonic.com/

Walking the Line @ GearBox Gallery, Oakland
Group exhibit of works. Thu-Fr 12pm-6pm. Sat 11am-5pm. 770 West Grand Ave., Oakland. www.gearbocgallery.com


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