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Arts Events Nov 8-15, 2018

by Events Editor

Karen Finley @ City Lights Bookstore TUE 3
Karen Finley @ City Lights Bookstore TUE 3  

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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, with Christopher Smith, Ian Sanborn, Rosa Lee Timm & JAC Cook
$15-$35. Thu-Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm; thru Nov 11. 80 Turk St. www.counterpulse.org

Between Life and Death @ Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
Opening reception for Harvey Castro's photo exhibit of Mexican peoples' traditional ways of honoring their dead. 6:30-9pm. Thru Dec 13., Tue-Sat 10am-5pm. 2868 Mission St. http://missionculturalcenter.org

Classic and New Films @ Castro Theatre
Nov 8 & 9: Reel Rock 13 (mountain-climbing doc.). Nov 10: Scary Cow Film Fest (1pm). Nov 10: On the Basis of Sex (6:30). Nov 11: Cine Chileno in SF (retospective of director Silvio Caiozzi's films). Nov 12: Grand illusion (2:30, 7pm) and Coming Home (4:35, 9:05). Nov 14: Touch of Evil (2:50, 7pm) and Stage Fright (4:55, 9:05). Nov 15: Blue Velvet (7pm) and Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (9:15). $11-$16. 429 Castro St. http://www.castrotheatre.com/

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

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


Eileen Myles @ Nourse Theater Thu 8  

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

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/

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

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

QTPOC @ Strut
Queer and Trans People of Color program includes screenings of episodes of FX's Pose, group talks, counseling, STI testing and more. 5pm-8pm. 470 Castro St. www.strutsf.org

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

Two Spirit Events @ GLBT History Museum
Talks, films and music events with and about the Bay Area American Indian Two Spirits. Nov. 8, 7pm: Evoking Two Spirit Experience Onscreen. Free/$5. 4127 18th St. www.glbthistory.org


Concert Series 24 @ Green Room  

FRIDAY 9

Big Freedia @ UC Theatre, Berkeley
New Orleans' amazing Bounce Queen returns, on her Head Banga Tour with Tank and the Bangas, and Naughty Professor. $20-$40. 8pm. 2036 University Ave., Berkeley. https://bounce.bigfreedia.com/ https://www.theuctheatre.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 9, 16, 23). $25-$45. Wed-Sat 8pm Sun 2pm. Thru Dec. 2. 25 Van Ness Ave., lower level. www.nctcsf.org

Concert Series 24 @ Green Room
RAWdance's 24th dance showcase in the elgant hall, with works by Kaitlyn Ebert, Liss Fain Dance, Oomph Dance Theater, Soulskin Dance and Reach BC Dance Company. Donations. 8pm. Also Nov 10, 3pm & 7pm. 401 Van Ness Ave. www.rawdance.org

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

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

Everything is Illuminated @ Arurora Theatre, Berkeley
Simon Block's stage adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer's best-selling novel, about a young Jewish writer's quest to find his family history in the Ukraine. $35-$70. Tue-Wed 7pm. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm & 7pm. Thru Dec 9. 2081 Addison St., Berkeley. www.auroratheatre.org


Transgender Film Festival @ Roxie Theater Fri 9  

FLACC 2018 @ Dance Mission Theater
Fifth annual Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers includes works by Adrian Arias, David Herrera Performance Company, La Mexcla, Diana Lara, Pinata Dance Collective, Randy Reyes and more. $5-$50. 8pm. Also Nov 10 & 11. 3316 24th St. www.flaccdanza.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

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

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

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/

Ragnar Kjartansson @ The Women's Building
Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson's immersive, site-specific performance marks his first live performance in the city, and continues his interest in using performance, humor, and irony to explore complicated social issues. Also Nov. 10 & 11. 3543 18th St. https://www.cprojectsf.com/

Transgender Film Festival @ Roxie Theater
Annual transgender film festival opens with Happy Birthday, Marsha!, with premieres and screenings of features, shorts and documentary films. $12-$15. Thru Nov. 11. 3117 16th St. www.sftff.org www.roxie.com

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

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, Cruisin' the Fossil Coastline, Ray Troll's colorful illustrations paired with paleontologist Kirk Johnson's research. 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


Fairview @ Berkeley Rep Sat 10 photo: Kevin Berne  

SATURDAY 10

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

Chekhov's Ward 6 @ Berkeley City Club
Gary Graves' stage adaptation of the Checkhov novella about an insane asylum in Russia. $15-$38. Thu-Sat 8pm, Sun 5pm. Thru Nov. 18. 2315 Durant Ave., Berkeley. www.centralworks.org

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

Fall Contemporary Art @ Harvey Milk Photo Center
Works by local artists in various media, plus a sneak preview of The Senior Portrait Project. Thru Dec. 1. 50 Scott St. http://harveymilkphotocenter.org

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

Foglifter Contributors @ Strut
Queer poetry and literature with Vianney Casas, Kirin Khan, Rebecca Chekouras, Michal MJ Jones and others, at the Castro health/arts center. 7pm. 470 Castro St. www.strutsf.org

Jeffrey LaDuer @ SF Conservatory of Music
The accomplished pianist discusses and performs the Brahms Handel Variations and Chopin's Second Sonata. $20. 7:30pm. 50 Oak St. http://www.pianotalks.org


Rufus Wainwright @ The Masonic Sat 10  

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/

Rufus Wainwright @ The Masonic
The acclaimed gay singer-songwriter performs new and favorite music. $40 and up. 8pm. 1111 California St. www.rufuswaynwright.com http://sfmasonic.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

Student Art Sale @ Fort Mason
SF Art Institute sale/exhibit of 100+ artists' works, with a Friday night party with live performances (6pm-9pm). Free 11am-5pm. Also Nov 11. 2 Marina Blvd. https://sfai.edu

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


Holcombe Walker @ Grace Cathedra  

SUNDAY 11

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/

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

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

Holcombe Walker @ Grace Cathedral
The composer discusses Requiem Mass: A Divine Queer Rite, his new work (to be performed Nov 16 & 17). 9:30am. 1100 Caliofrnia St. www.gracecathedral.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/

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

Shabbaton Reunion & Challah Day @ JCC East Bay
Keshet's LGBT Jewish gathering with dinner, rainbow treats and more. 6pm-8pm. Jewish Community Center of the east Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. https://www.keshetonline.org/

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

War & Peace @ Calvary Presbyterian Church
Concert commemorating the 100th anniversary of Armistic Day (end of WWI), with the San francisco City Chorus and Calvary Chancel Choir and Orchestra. $20 (suggested donation; veterans/children free). 4pm. 2515 Fillmore St. www.sfcitychorus.org


Lew the Jew and His Circle: Origins of American Tattoo @ Contemporary Jewish Museum Mon 12  

MONDAY 12

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

Lambert & The DDT Trio @ Oasis
Midterm Hangover, a live jazz concert with Daniel Fabricant on bass, Dara Johnson on drums, and the Tammy Hall on piano. $10. 8pm. 298 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

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

Lew the Jew and His Circle: Origins of American Tattoo @ Contemporary Jewish Museum
Lew the Jew and His Circle: Origins of American Tattoo, an exhibit of the prolific tattoo artist's work, tools and life; thru June 9. 2019. Also, 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. 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


The Posters of Rex Ray @ GLBT History Museum Thu 15  

TUESDAY 13

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/

Jaime Cortez @ Strut
Horned Up Now: The CL Drawings, an exhibit of the artist's works derived from the Golden Age of portraiture. Thru Nov. 270 Castro St. www.strutsf.org

Karen Finley @ City Lights Bookstore
The celebrated performer and author reads from, discusses and signs copies of her new book, Grabbing Pussy. 7pm. 261 Columbus Ave. www.citylights.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

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

Perfectly Queer @ Dog Eared Books
Rick's Most Excellent Birthday Reading at Perfectly Queer SF with Rick May, Michael Aleynikov, Wayne Goodman, Gar McVey-Russell, Alvin Orloff, Rob Rosen and Genanne Walsh, with birthday presents, door prizes, chocolate cake, red wine. 7pm. 489 Castro St.. www.dogearedbooks.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

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/


Peter Hujar: Speed of Life @ BAM/PFA, Berkeley Wed 14  

WEDNESDAY 14

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/

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/

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/

Jake Shears @ The Fillmore
The Scissor Sisters lead singer performs his dazzling solo show with his new band, SSION; Sammy Jo opens. $30. 8pm. 1805 Geary St. at Fillmore. http://thefillmore.com/

Joey Wolf @ Ever Gold
Drinking Games, the LA artist's exhibit of realist group paintings. Wed-Sat 12pm-5pm. 1275 Minnestoa St. http://evergoldprojects.com

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

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

SoMa Comedy Showcase @ Oasis
Drag and not-drag comedy variety show with Sergio Novoa, Jon Gab, Wendy M. Lewis, Annick Adelle, Geneva Rust-Orta, Tony Sparks, Roxy-Cotten Candy, Secret Improv Society. $15-$20. 7pm. 298 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

Van Morrison @ The Fox, Oakland
The R&B/rock icon performs with his band. $89-$250. 8pm. 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. http://thefoxoakland.com


Joan Baez @ The Masonic  

THURSDAY 15

Cirque du Soleil @ AT&T Park
The amazing acrobatic circus returns for an extended stay with their new show, Volta. $54 and up. various times and dates thru Feb 3. www.circquedusoleil.com

Dixie Liongate @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
The comic drag performer (Kris Andersson) shares her Off-Broadway hit Tupperware Party, at the upscale nightclub. $41-$75. 8pm. Nov 16 & 17. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. https://www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com/

Fog City Singers @ St. Mark's Lutheran Church
Men's choral group performs classic and contemporary vocals, with the Stanford Fleet Street Singers and Stanford Mixed Company. $10-$20. 8pm. 1111 O'Farrell St. www.fogcitysingers.com

Gina Yashere @ PunchLine
The insightful British comic returns to the U.S. as part of her new tour. $18-$22. 8pm. Also Nov 16 & 17. 444 Battery St. http://www.punchlinecomedyclub.com/

Joan Baez @ The Masonic
The legendary folk singer-composer performs classic and new music with her band. $100 and up. 8pm. 1111 California St. www.joanbaez.com http://sfmasonic.com/

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

Ultimate Queen Celebration @ Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga
Marc Martel, the amazing vocalist, performs Freddie Mercury vocals and Queen songs with his band. $64-$70. 7:30pm. 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga. www.montalvoarts.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

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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