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Arts Events Nov 1-8, 2018

by Events Editor

Cardboard Piano @ New Conservatory Theatre Center Fri 2 photo: Lois Tema
Cardboard Piano @ New Conservatory Theatre Center Fri 2 photo: Lois Tema  

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THURSDAY 1
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. www.sfoasis.com

Classic and New Films @ Castro Theatre
Nov. 1: SF Film Festival premieres They'll Love Me When I'm Dead, Morgan Neville's documentary about Orson Welles last unfinished film. Nov 2: SF Int. South Asian Film festival opening night screening of Village Rockstars (7:30) and Befikre (9:30). Nov 3 & 5: Studio 54 the documentary (7pm, 9:15). Nov 4: 5B, the AIDS Ward documentary (7:30). Nov 6: David Crosby and Friends live (7:30). Nov 7: Hal (documentary about director Hal Ashby, 5:30), Harold and Maude (3:45, 7:15) and Shampoo (9pm). Nov 8 & 9: Reel Rock 13 (mountain-climbing doc.). $11-$16. 429 Castro St. http://www.castrotheatre.com/

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. www.theatrelunatico.org


Men on Boats @ Strand Theater Thu 1 photo: Kevin Berne  

Goapele @ Yoshi's Oakland
The local R&B singer performs at the stylish nightclub-restaurant for a four-night residency; two shows nightly thru Nov 4. $39. 510 Embaracdero West, Oakland. https://goapele.com/ https://www.yoshis.com

Jim Messina
@ Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga

The prolific musician (Loggins & Messina, Buffalo Springfield) performs music from his five-decade career. $60-$65. 7:30pm. 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga. www.montalvoarts.org

Jurassic Park @ Davies Symphony Hall
San Francisco Symphony plays the score for the popular dinosaur movie at screenings. $50-$165. 8pm. Also Nov 2, 3, 6. 201 Van Ness ave. www.sfsymphony.org

Love and Pride @ LGBT Center
Theater on the Cusp's staged reading of Syren's LGBTQ musical about lived queer experiences. $18-$25. 7pm. Also Nov 8. 1800 Market St. https://www.loveandpridethemusical.com/

Megan Hilty @ Marines' Memorial Theatre
The Broadway star performs a special concert celebrating the 15th anniversary of the musical Wicked, plus some Smash songs as well. $85-$115. 8pm. 609 Sutter St. www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com

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. www.act-sf.org

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


With Care @ ODC Theater Thu 1  

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. www.MagicTheatre.org

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. Thru Nov. 3. 2961 16th St. www.rayoflighttheatre.com

SF Int. South Asian
Film Fest @ Castro Theatre

Bollywood and Beyond, the 16th annual screenings of films, including stories from India, Sri Lanka, Canada, and the USA. Nov 1-4 in SF (429 Castro St.); Nov 17 in Palo Alo. www.thirdi.org

Sundance Stompede @ Various Venues
The annual country-western line-dancing, two-stepping weekend draws folks from around the world for lessons & workshops, a kickoff dance, a welcome dance, Hoedown and Stompede Ball with line-dancing troupes performing. $12-$60. Thru Nov. 4. Holiday Inn, 1500 Van Ness Ave, Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness ave and Space 550, 550 Barneveld Ave. www.stompede.com

Twelfth Night @ Royce Gallery
Arabian Shakespeare Festival's production of Shakespeare's classic about unrequited lvoe and unattainable perfection. $15-$35. Thru Nov. 18. 2901 Mariposa St. www.ArabianShakes.org

Two Spirit Events @ GLBT History Museum
Talks, films and music events with and about the Bay Area American Indian Two Spirits. Nov 1, 7pm: The Indian Is Still Alive: Two Spirit History & Drumming. Nov 3, 2pm: Reading Two Spirit Tales for Children. Nov. 8, 7pm: Evoking Two Spirit Experience Onscreen. Free/$5. 4127 18th St. www.glbthistory.org

Troye Sivan @ The Masonic
The gay pop singer performs. $46 and up. 8pm. Also Nov 2. 1111 California St. www.sfmasonic.com

With Care @ ODC Theater
American Modern Opera Company and OCT Theater's commissioned dance by Bobbi Jene Smith and Keir GoGwilt's newest project explores ideas of care and caregiving through music, dance, and spoken word. $30. Nov 1-3, 8pm. 3153 17th St. http://odc.dance/withcare


ODC/Dance Unpugged @ Dance Commons Fri 2  

FRIDAY 2
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

Bohemian Rhapsody @ Bay Area Cinemas
Biopic about the rock band Queen and gay lead singer-composer Freddie Mercury. www.bohemianrhapsody.com

The Boy From Oz @ Gateway Theatre
Theatre Rhino's new production of Martin Sherman and Nick Enright's musical about the life of Australian gay singer-pianist-composer Peter Allen. Thru Nov. 17. 215 Jackson St. www.therhino.org

Cardboard Piano @ New Conservatory Theatre Center
Hansol Jung's moving drama about hope amid unrest and repression in Uganda; pre-show live Nigerian music Thursday nights (post-show conversations with Executive Director of the African Human Rights Coalition, Melanie Nathan on Nov 2, 9, 16, 23). $25-$45. Wed-Sat 8pm Sun 2pm. Thru Dec. 2. 25 Van Ness Ave., lower level. www.nctcsf.org

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

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. www.sfplayhouse.org

Jonathan Poretz @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
The popular local crooner performs Sex, Swagger & Swing: Sinatra and Darin in the Concert That Never Was with a swing band. $30-$60 ($20 food/drink min.). 8pm. Also Nov. 3. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com

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. www.margagomez.com www.themarsh.org

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. www.miss-saigon.com www.shnsf.com

ODC/Dance Unplugged @ Dance Commons
Inside look into the collaboration between choreographers Kate Weare and Brenda Way and musician Jeff Kazor of The Crooked Jades. $25. 7pm. 351 Shotwell st. www.odc.dance

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

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/

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. https://www.intothedarksf.com/terror-vault/

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. https://www.shnsf.com

The World of Charles and Ray Eames @ Oakland Museum
Exhibit of the innovative designers' works, including furniture, toys, and rare prototypes; thru Feb 17. Also, Take Root: Oakland Grows Food and other exhibits. Nov 2, Friday night events return (5pm-9pm). Free/$15. 1000 Oak St. http://museumca.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


Fairview @ Berkeley Rep Sat 3 photo: Kevin Berne  

SATURDAY 3
Abhinaya Dance Company
@ School of Arts & Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza, San Jose

Bay Area's premier South Indian classical dance company performs its fall production, Stories of Justice, featuring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., an original dance work using the South Indian classical Bharatanatyam style of dance. $15-$50. 7pm. Nov 4, 4pm. 1700 Alum rock Ave., San Jose. www.abhinaya.org

Antonio Meneses,
Paul Galbratih @ Herbst Theatre

SF Performances presents the acclaimed cellist and guitarist, performing works by Haydn, Schubert, Clovis Periera, Radames Gnatalli and Andre Mehmari. $40-$60. 7:30pm. 401 Van Ness Ave. www.sfperformances.org

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. Holiday show tickets now on sale. Wed-Fri 8pm. Sat 6pm & 9pm. Sun 2pm & 5pm. 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Blvd. (Green St.). 421-4222. www.beachblanketbabylon.com

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. https://museum.stanford.edu/visit

Dia de los Muertos @ SOMArts
Annual exhibit of dozens of lavish and intimate altars honoring the dead. Thru Nov. 9 (closing reception 6pm-9pm: $7-$10). 934 Brannan St. www.somarts.org

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. https://www.berkeleyrep.org

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

LGBTQ Histories from the WWII Home Front
@ Rosie the Riveter Visitor Education Center, Richmond

Park indoor exhibit that showcases the lives of historic LGBT people. Open daily 10am-5pm. 1414 Harbour Way South, Suite 3000, Richmond. https://www.nps.gov/rori/index.htm

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. www.othercinema.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/

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. https://sfmcd.org/

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

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. www.linesballet.org www.836m.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


Persephone Chamber Ensemble @ Old First Church Sun 4  

SUNDAY 4
5B @ Castro Theatre
Gripping documentary about SF General Hospital's AIDS ward nurses in the 1980s, directed by two-time Oscar nominee Dan Krauss; post-screening Q&A; part of SF Film Festival. $15. 7:30pm. 429 Castro St. https://www.sffilm.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/

East Meets West @ Legion of Honor
Jewels of the Maharajas from the Al Thani Collection, thru Feb 24. 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

Kate Baldwin @ Venetian Room
The Broadway star of Hello, Dolly! performs a bevy of favorite show tunes in her West Coast cabaret debut. $55-$65. 5pm. Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St. www.barareacabaret.org

Kimberly Dark @ Center for Sex and Culture
The author reads from and discusses her book, The Daddies: a Love Letter to Masculinity, an Indictment of Patriarchy. $10-$30. 7pm. 1349 Mission St. http://www.sexandculture.org/

Painting is My Everything @ Asian Art Museum
Art From India's Mithila Region, thru Dec 30. Also, contemporary works by Kim Heecheon and Liu Jianhua; also, exhibits of sculpture and antiquities. Sunday café specialties from $7-$16. Free-$20. Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. 200 Larkin St. http://www.asianart.org/

Persephone Ensemble @ Old First Church
Inter-generational women's chamber music group presents the world premiere of Elinor Armer's Nocturnes for mezzo-soprano and string quartet, with Kindra Scharich. $5-$25. 4pm. 1751 Sacramento St. https://www.oldfirstconcerts.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

UC Alumni Chorus @ Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley
Remember: Music for Día de los Muertos, a concert of Mozart's Requiem and a new commission by Paul Ayres. $10-$20. 3pm. 1930 Allston Way, Berkeley. www.ucac.net www.brownpapertickets.com

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. www.chabotspace.org

Contemporary Muslim Fashions @ de Young Museum
Exhibit of stylish fashions in the Muslim world; thru Jan 6. 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 Posters of Rex Ray @ GLBT History Museum Mon 5  

MONDAY 5
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

Leo Kottke @ Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga
The acclaimed instrumental guitarist performs with his band. $43-$50. 7:30pm. 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga. www.montalvoarts.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

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

Tracy Bonhamn, Blake Morgan @ The Lost Church
The two musicians perform at the itnimate venue as part of their West Coast tour. $15-$20. 7:30pm. 65 Capp St. https://www.thelostchurch.com/

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


Lillian Faderman @ SF Public Library Tue 6  

TUESDAY 6
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 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. https://www.presidio.gov/officers-club/exhibitions/

Goo Goo Dolls @ The Fillmore
The rock-pop band performs as part of their 20th anniversary tour. $55. 8pm. 1805 Geary St. at Fillmore. http://thefillmore.com

The Life and Times of Jo Mora @ Cartoon Art Museum
New exhibit of drawing, maps, paintings and ephemera by the prolific illustrator of American culture (1876-1947). Thru April 28, 2019. 781 Beach St. www.cartoonart.org

Lillian Faderman @ SF Public Library
Scholar, historian and author discusses 'Harvey Milk: Gay Martyr and American Icon.' Free. 6pm. James C. Hormel Center, 3rd floor, 100 Larkin St. www.sfpl.org

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

Modern Art @ SF MOMA
Wayne Thiebaud, Etel Adnan, Alexander Calder, Donald Judd, Louise Bourgeois and many classic Modern works. Free/$25. Fri-Tue 10am-6pm. 151 3rd St. www.sfmoma.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/


Deirdre Weinberg: Living Memory in the TL @ Tenderloin Museum Wed 7  

WEDNESDAY 7
Deirdre Weinberg: Living Memory in the TL @ Tenderloin Museum
Exhibit of mini-portraits showing "beauty where it might be overlooked." 398 Eddy St. http://www.tenderloinmuseum.org/

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

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

Kimberly Ford @ Yoshi's, Oakland
The singer-guitarist performs a Celebration of Joni Mitchell with her band. $25. 8pm. 510 Embaracdero West, Oakland. www.celebrationofjonimitchell.com https://www.yoshis.com

Skating @ Safeway Holiday Ice Rink
The Union square ice rink is open, with hourly rates, skate rentals, and special events through Jan. 21. $13-$18. 333 Post St. www.unionsquareicerink.com

Stone Foxes @ T-Mobile San Francisco Signature Store
New weekly talks featuring emerging music talent and trailblazing innovators, including the local rock band. 6pm. 1 Stockton St. https://www.t-mobile.com/store/cell-phone-san_francisco-ca-6258.html

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


Ramin Karimloo @ Herbst Theatre Thu 8  

THURSDAY 8
Absolutely Fabulous Live @ Oasis
Edina (Terry McLaughlin) and Patsy (Michael Phillis) return in comic drag performances of episodes from the BBC comedy favorite. $27-$50. Thu 8pm, Fri & Sat 7pm, thru Dec. 1. 298 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

Antoine Hunter,
Urban Jazz Dance @ CounterPulse

Deaf's Imprisoned, a dance and multimedia work exploring the lives of deaf people in the prison system. $15-$35. Thu-Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm; thru Nov 11. 80 Turk St. www.counterpulse.org

Comedy @ Ashkenaz, Berkeley
Laugh it up with The Bad Aunties improv group (Diane Amos, Debi Durst, and Judi Nihei), comedians Justin Lockwood, Arjun Banerjee, and host Lisa Geduldig. $7-$20. 8pm. 1317 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley. www.ashkenaz.org

Crazy for You @ Alcazar Theatre
Bay Area Musicals' intimate staging of the hopping George and Ira Gershwin musical. $20-$65. Thu-Sun, various curtain times thru Dec. 16. 650 Geary St. www.bamsf.org

Eileen Myles @ Nourse Theater
The prolific author, poet and queer activist discusses her work, including her new poetry collection, Evolution, with Stephen Best. $29. 7:30pm. 275 Hayes St. https://www.cityarts.net/

A History of World War II @ The Marsh
Prolific playwright and director John Fisher's new solo show's subtitled The D-Day Invasion to the Fall of Berlin. $20-$100. Thu 8pm, Sat 8:30pm. Thru Dec. 15. 1062 Valencia St. www.themarshsf.com

Marc Zimmerman @ Green Arcade Books
The author and professor discusses his books of Mexican/Latino-themed fiction and art. 7pm. 1680 Market St. at Gough. www.TheGreenArcade.com

Rainbow Chamber Players @ Holy Innocents Episcopal Church
The ensemble performs works by two gay composers; Byron Adams' Serenade for Nine Instruments and David Conte's Sinfonietta. $10-$20. 7:30pm. 455 Fair Oaks St. www.bars-sf.org

Ramin Karimloo @ Herbst Theatre
The hunky Broadway star of The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and other musicals sings and discusses his career with witty pianist/interviewer Seth Rudetsky. Proceeds benefit SF Gay Men's Chorus, Project Open Hand and Sandy Hook Promise. $50-$125. 7:30pm. 401 Van Ness Ave. www.cityboxoffice.com

Sandy & Richard Riccardi, Lauren Mayer @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
Political satire/comedy song stylists perform at the upscale nightclub. $22-$50. ($20 food/drink min.). 8pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com

State of the LGBTQ Movement @ SF Public Library
Horizons Foundation's Q series panel discussion with Rea Carey, Executive Director, National LGBTQ Task Force; Kris Hayashi, Executive Director, Transgender Law Center; Kate Kendell, Executive Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights; Jessica Stern, Executive Director, OutRight International; moderator, Roger Doughty, President, Horizons Foundation. 5pm-7:30pm. Free. Koret Auditorium, lower level. 100 Larkin St. www.sfpl.org

Scott Fraser @ Jenkins Johnson Gallery
Earthly Delights, the painter's new exhibit of realist/surreal works. Thru Dec. 22. 464 Sutter St. http://www.jenkinsjohnsongallery.com

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

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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