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Arts Events Oct 18-25, 2018

by Events Editor

Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu @ Palace of Fine Arts Sat 20
Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu @ Palace of Fine Arts Sat 20  

Pumpkin Spice everything! No, seriously, get a harvest of arts events here, including some theatrical events that include vampires and other Halloween scares.

THU 18

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas @ Gateway Theatre
42nd Street Moon's new production of the rollicking football-prostitution-scandal musical comedy. $30-$75. Wed/Thu 7pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 6pm, Sun 3pm. Thru Oct. 21. 215 Jackson St.

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.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Live! @ Oasis
Opening night of the popular drag parody of the vampire-hunting TV show, starring Michael Phillis and a cast of comic locals, including Kim Burly, Melanie Marshall, Flynn DeMarco and others. $27-$50. 8pm. Fri & Sat 7pm. Thru Nov 3. 298 11th St.

Carole Luckenbach @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
The cabaret jazz veteran vocalist makes her debut at the stylish nightclub, with a six-piece band. $19-$45 ($20 food/drink min.). 8pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St.

Classic and New Films @ Castro Theatre
The Moth StorySlam (8pm, Oct. 19: Alien (7:15) and Heavy Metal (9:25) Oct 20 & 21: Disney's Moana sing-along (12:30). Oct 20: The Maltese Falcon (3:15, 7pm) and The Thin Man (5:10, 8:55). Oct 21: I Am Cuba (3:30pm, 8pm) and Black Orpheus (6pm). Oct 23: Roma (7pm). Oct 24: The Best little Whorehouse in Texas (7pm) and Boogie Nights (9:05). Oct 25: The Last Movie (7:20) and Easy Rider (5:30, 9:20). $11-$16. 429 Castro St.

Culture Talks @ T-Mobile San Francisco Signature Store
New weekly talks featuring emerging music talent and trailblazing innovators; Oct 4, innovators in Gaming and E-sports. Free. 5:30pm. 1 Stockton St.

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.

Dracula @ La Val's Subterranean Theater, Berkeley
Theatre Lunatico's production of Steven Dietz's adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic vampire tale. $15-$25. Thu 7:30pm, Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun 7pm, thru Nov 18. 1834 Euclid Ave., Berkeley.

HairToStay on the Runway @ JCCSF
Fashion show fundraiser for the cancer patient organization, with food, desserts, drinks, silent auction, fashion show of Mr David gowns, and singer Carlos Reyes. $125 and up. 6pm-9pm. Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St.

The Happy Prince @ Landmark Theatres
Rupert Everett stars in his self-produced, written and directed biographical film about Oscar Wilde. Oct 21 Q&A with the star at 4:40pm & 7:25pm. Thru Oct. 25.

The Homophobes: a Clown Show @ CounterPulse
West Coast premiere of Dino Dinco's performance work about a pastor caught in a scandal amid a conservative congregation. $20-$35. Thu-Sat thru Oct. 20. 80 Turk St.

Litquake @ Multiple Venues
Last weekend of the annual multi-venue celebration of literature, with 100s of local and visiting authors reading from and discussing books; thru Oct. 20, where the annual Lit Crawl converges on venues along Valencia Street and nearby. Most events free.

Men on Boats @ Strand Theater
American Conservatory Theater's new production of Jaclyn Backhaus's subversive retelling of 19th-century explorer John Wesley Powell's journey through Wyoming's waterways, with an all-women cast. $25-$55. Thru Dec 16. 1127 Market St.

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

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.

A Real Horror Show @ Eagles Club, Alameda
Glam Skanks' burlesque-style variety show take son Halloween themes, hosted by Jamie DeWolf; craft cocktails, artisan booths, and more. $12. 7pm-11pm. 2305 Alameda Ave., Alameda.

Red Scare on Sunset @ New Conservatory Theatre Center
Charles Busch's campy satire of 1950s McCarthy-era red-baiting is performed by the acclaimed local company, with J. Conrad Frank (Katya Smirnoff-Skky), Nancy French and others. $20-$55. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 3pm. Thru Oct. 21. 25 Van Ness Ave, lower level.

The Resting Place @ Magic Theatre
World premiere of Ashlin Halfnight's drama about a family in crisis. $15-$75. Tue 7pm, Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2:30pm. Thru Nov 4. Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd, 3rd floor.

Spirit Day @ Sonoma, Napa Community Centers
Day honoring anti-bullying to support LGBTQ Youth; events:

Spookfest @ Roxie Cinema
Haunted house décor in the theatre, costume contest and screenings of a dozen+ short horror films! $12-$16. 7pm, 9:15pm. 3117 16th St.

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.

This Old Bag @ Clift Hotel
The Power of the Purse, the 14th annual fundraiser for Breast Cancer Emergency Fund includes celebrity's purses and designer handbags. $150 and up. 6:30pm-9:30pm. 495 Geary St.

Waitress, The Musical @ Golden Gate Theatre
Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson's new hit musical about a woman's aspirations for more than restaurant work. $80-$256. Thru Nov. 11. 1 Taylor St.

Zaccho Dance Theatre @ Bayview Opera House
The innovative energetic aerial dance company performs a series of free concerts. Oct. 11-14, 18-21. 8pm. 4705 3rd St.

Ed Wolf's It's Hard to Explain @ Exit Theatre Fri 19  

FRI 19

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.

Comedy Returns @ El Rio
Enjoy autumnal giggles with Clara Bijl, Victor Pacheco, Bridget Schwartz, Jon Alcabes, and host Lisa Geduldig. $10-$20. 3158 Mission St.

Day of the Dead @ Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
Opening party for the annual exhibit of altars and art celebrating the dead, with cash bar, appetizers, desserts and a performance by Cascada de Flores. $30-$50. 6pm-9pm. 2868 Mission St.

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.

Fairview @ Berkeley Rep
World premiere of Jackie Sibblies Drury's eccentric funny play about a family gathering, race and voyeuristic neighbors. $27-$80. Thru Nov. 4. 2025 Addison St., Berkeley.

Flight of the Ancestors @ Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
Day of the Dead exhibition of multimedia works. VIP celebration Oct. 19, 6pm ($30). Main celebration Nov 2, 6:30pm ($7). Reg. hours Tue-Sat 10am-5pm. Thru Nov. 17. 2868 Mission St.

Graveyard Shift @ Creativity Theater, YBCA
Korde Arrington Tuttle's new drama about a couple facing racism in texas. $30. Thru Nov. 3. 221 4th St.

Hiroshima @ Yoshi's Oakland
The acclaimed jazz-pop ensemble performs their uniquely styled music, with guest percussionists. $29-$69. 8pm & 10pm., Also Oct 20 (7:30, 9:30) and 21 (7pm). 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland.

Liss Fain Dance @ Z Space
The local company performs a revised version of Fain's I Don't Know and Never Will: A Recomposition. $25-$35. Fri & Sat 8pm; Sun 2pm. Thru Oct. 21. 450 Florida St.

Marga Gomez @ The Marsh, Berkeley
Return engagement of the comic's hit show, Latin Standards. $25-$100. Fri 8pm, Sat 8:30pm. Thru Nov. 17. 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley.

Miss Saigon @ Orpheum Theatre
New touring production of Cameron Mackintosh's Broadway revivial of the 1989 hit musical about lovers torn apart amid the Vietnam War. $56-$256. Thru Nov. 4. 1192 Market St.

Older and Out @ North Berkeley Senior Center
Weekly group discussion about problems for elders in the LGBT community. 3:15pm. 1901 Hearst Ave., Berkeley.

Olympians Festival @ Exit Stage Left
Annual festival of short plays (27 plays, 28 writers) exploring themes of Roman gods and goddesses. $10-$12. Thru Oct. 20. 156 Eddy St.

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

It's Hard to Explain @ Exit Theatre
Local gay activist and storyteller Ed Wolf reprises his solo show. $20-$30. 8pm. Also Oct. 20, 26 & 27. 156 Eddy St.

Terror Vault @ The Old Mint
Peaches Christ's new haunted house event's set in the classic old building, with multiple rooms and floors of creepy interactive fun; 45-minute tours of groups of 12. $60. 6:30pm-10pm. Cash bar. Thru Nov. 3. 88 5th St.

Two-Player Game @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
George Salazar and Joe Iconis; the composer and costar perform music from Be More Chill. $31-$65. 8pm. Also Oct. 20. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St.

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.

You Betta Work Comedy Fiesta @ San Mateo County Pride Center
Jesús U. Betta Work hosts the comedy party. $5. 7:30pm. 1021 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo.

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.

Fun Home @ Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts Sat 20 photo: Kevin Berne  

SAT 20

Alexander Hernandez @ Strut
The artist's exhibit of portraits questioning gender. Thru Oct. 470 Castro St.

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.

Contact Warhol:
Photography Without End
@ Cantor Arts Center, Palo Alto

Exhibit of contact sheets and previously unseen images by Andy Warhol. Thru Jan 6, 2019. Stanford University campus, Palm Drive at Museum Way.

Dia de los Muertos @ SOMArts
Annual exhibit of dozens of lavish and intimate altars honoring the dead. Thru Nov. 9. 934 Brannan St.

Films @ BAM/PFA
Artistic and award-winning films, including international features, and documentaries about artists; ongoing. Mark Morris Presents: In the Age of Pepperland, iconic 1960s films; thru Nov. 25. 2155 Center St., Berkeley.

Fun Home @ Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
Lisa Kron and Jeanine Resori's Tony-winning adaptation of Alison Bechdel's acclaimed graphic novel about her family tragedies is performed by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. $40-$100. Tue/Wed 7:30pm,. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm & 7pm. Thru Oct. 28. 500 Castro St., Mountain View.

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.

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

Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu @ Palace of Fine Arts
The award-winning Bay Area hula company performs I Mua: Hula in Unusual Places, a new concert of live dance and music, contemporary hula styles, with multimedia projections. $35-$90. Oct 20, 8pm opening night gala ($90). Oct 21, 3pm; 27 at 8pm ($200 tickets include a Lu'au party), & 28 at 12pm (kid-focused show) & 3pm. 3301 Lyon St.

Our Town Expo @ Eureka Valley Rec Center
Check out dozens of local LGBT nonprofits, enjoy food and entertainment. 12:30pm-4:30pm. 100 Collingwood St. at 18th.

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.

Raw Design @ Museum of Craft and Design
Exhibit of modern sculptures. 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.

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.

Through-LINES: The Art of Ballet @ 836M
Exhibit of stunning dance photos by prolific photographer RJ Muna, with design and sound installations by Christopher Haas, Bernie Krause and Jim Campbell; presented by Alonzo King LINES Ballet as part of its 35th anniversary season. Thru Jan 7, 2019. 836 Montgomery St.

Tosca @ War Memorial Opera House
San Francisco Opera's new production of Puccini's classic tragedy, sung in Italian with English supertitles. $26-$400. Oct. 20, 23, 26 & 30. 301 Van Ness Ave.

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.

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.

Traumboy @ CounterPulse Sun 21  

SUN 21

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.

Días de los Muertos @ Oakland Museum
24th annual celebration of art and altars honoring the dead, with music kid and adults activities, nearby food trucks and ASL interpretation. 12pm-4:30pm. 1000 Oak St.

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.

Molly Ryan @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
The California/New York vocalist performs a classic jazz standards cabaret concert with the Anderson Brothers. $30-$60. 5pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St.

Oaxacan Day of the Dead @ Gregangelo Museum
Exhibit of 13 earthly and cosmic altars to the dead, with food and live music by Liliana Herrera. $95. 12pm-3pm. 225 San Leandro Way.

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.

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.

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.

Traumboy @ CounterPulse
Daniel Hellman's self-body solo show examinations on his work as a prostitute. $20-$35. 8pm. 80 Turk St.

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.

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

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.

Veiled Meanings @ Contemporary Jewish Museum Mon 22  

MON 22

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.

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.

Edie Brickell & New Bohemians @ The Fillmore
The folk-pop singer and her band performs. $40. 8pm. 1805 Geary St. at Fillmore.

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.

Veiled Meanings @ Contemporary Jewish Museum
Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress, from the Collection of The Israel Museum, 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.

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

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.

Peter Hujar: Speed of Life @ BAM/PFA, Berkeley Tue 23  

TUE 23

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

David Shrobe @ Jenkins Johnson Gallery
The artist's exhibit of symbolic painting/collage portraits. Thru Oct. 27. 464 Sutter St.

Exclusion @ Presidio Officers Club
Exhibit documenting 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Yoke Lore @ Café Du Nord
Neo-folk alt-pop fun with the New York band; Bay Ledges opens. $15-$30. 7:30pm. 2170 Market St.

Fighting Back: Health and Wellness for LGBTQ People @ GLBT History Museum Wed 24  

WED 24

Deirdre Weinberg: Living Memory in the TL @ Tenderloin Museum
Exhibit of mini-portraits showing "beauty where it might be overlooked." 398 Eddy St.

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.

Fighting Back: Health and Wellness for LGBTQ People @ GLBT History Museum
Historians and health professionals and community organizers discuss the history of LGBT access to healthcare. $5. 7pm. 4127 18th St.

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

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

Henry Rollins @ Herbst Theatre Thu 25  

THU 25

Amanda Curreri @ Romer Young Gallery
Country House, an exhibit of the artists' fabric-tapestry "queer feminist response" to the current political morass. Thu-Sat 11am-5pm, and by appointment. Thru Oct. 27. 1240 22nd St.

Beyond Gravity @ CounterPulse
Queer and universal themes are explored by several artists (jose e. abad, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Gabriel Christian, Abby Crain, Rachael Dichter, and Mira Kautto) at the unusual performance event. $15-$30. 8pm. Thru Oct. 27. 80 Turk St.

Henry Rollins @ Herbst Theatre
The outspoken storyteller and former Black Flag singer shares a multimedia presentation of favorite photos from his world travels. $40. 8pm. 401 Van Ness Ave.

Literary Speakeasy @ Martuni's
The monthly authors & cocktails night hosted by James J. Siegel takes on a 'Ghosts & Spirits" theme, with Laura Blackwell, Christopher Calix, Elizabeth Creely, Nick Mamatas, and Cliff Winnig. 7pm-8:30pm. 4 Valencia St.

Lucy Jane Bledsoe @ Books Inc., Berkeley
The prolific local author reads from and discusses Lava Falls, her collection of fascinating short stories about families, partners and nature. 7pm. 1491 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley.

Nancy Zoppi @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
The acclaimed local musical theatre actress perofrms her new cabaret show. $20-$45 ($20 food/drink min.). 8pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St.

The Posters of Rex Ray @ GLBT History Museum
New exhibit, A Picture Is a Word: The Posters of Rex Ray, a survey of the graphic works of internationally renowned San Francisco queer artist and designer (1956 - 2015). $5. 7pm-9pm. 4127 18th St.

The Rocky Horror Show @ Victoria Theatre
D'Arcy Drollinger returns as Frank N. Furter in Ray of Light's glamorously hilarious production of the Richard O'Brien camp horror holiday classic. $30-$40. Most nights 8pm (Oct 27 at 7pm & 11pm). Thru Nov. 3. 2961 16th 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.

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

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