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Arts Events Nov 29- Dec 6, 2018

by Events Editor

Holly Near @ NorCal Venues Thu 29
Holly Near @ NorCal Venues Thu 29  

Heading into the last month of the year, we can't resist the oncoming holiday-themed events, World AIDS Day commemorations, Golden Girls, wildfire victims benefits, and ... two Queen concerts?


THU 29
A Bronx Tale @ Golden Gate Theatre

Touring production of the acclaimed musical adaptation of Chazz Palminteri's autobiographical story, with music by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater, about a Bronx teenager enamored of a mafia boss. $56-$256. Tue-Thu 7:30pm. Fri & Sat 8pm, Wed, Sat Sun 2pm. Thru Dec. 23. 1 Taylor St. at Market. www.shnsf.com

Another Hole in the Head Film Festival @ New People Cinema
15th annual festival of fun, unusual scifi, horror and animated films. $15-$160 (full pass). Thru Dec. 12. www.sfindie.com www.ahith.com

Classic and New Films @ Castro Theatre
Nov 29: Gift (Burning Man/arts documentary), 7pm. Nov 30: The Man Who Fell to Earth (7pm) and Pink Floyd the Wall (9:35). Dec 1: SF Silent Film Festival. Dec. 2: Vice (7pm). Dec 4 &5: Lost Landscapes of San Francisco (7:30). Dec 6: Rams (documentary about designer Dieter Rams, 7pm). $11-$16. 429 Castro St. http://www.castrotheatre.com/

Dames at Sea @ Gateway Theatre
42nd Street Moon's production of the musical that spoofs 1930s shows. $30-$75. Wed/Thu 7pm. Fri 8pm, Sat 6pm, sun 3pm. Thru Dec 16. 215 Jackson St. www.42ndstmoon.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

Holly Near @ NorCal Venues
The acclaimed folk singer performs through Northern California with Tammy Hall and Jan Martinelli; Nov 29, 7pm at Sebastopol Community Cultural Center, 390 Morris St. Nov 30, 7pm at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 2391 St. Marks Wat. Dec 1, 8pm at Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley. Dec 2, 6pm & 8pm at Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320-2 Cedar St. $20-$35. www.hollynear.com


World Tree of Hope Decorating @ Grace Cathedral Thu 29  

It's a Wonderful Life @ War Memorial Opera House
Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer's innovative operatic adaptation of the Frank Capra film. $26-$370. Nov 29, Dec 1, 4, 7 & 9. 301 Van Ness Ave. https://sfopera.com/

A John Waters Christmas @ Great American Music Hall
He's back! The 'Pope of Trash' film director (Hairspray, Desperate Living) brings his solo show of stories and anecdotes to the stage. $55-$125 VIP meet & greet. 8pm. 859 O'Farrell St. https://slimspresents.com

Listen Up! Voices of AIDS Activism @ GLBT History Museum
Eric Sneathen and local veteran AIDS activists discuss a screening of video from the ACT UP Oral History Project. $5. 4127 18th St. www.glbthistory.org

Literary Speakeasy @ Martuni's
James J. Siegel's monthly authors and cocktails night, with Katie Aliferis, Kelly Landmine, Kyle Thomas Smith, D'mani Thomas, and Jenny Xie. 7pm. 4 Valencia St. at Market.

Lucy Jane Bledsoe @ REI Stores
The lesbian author of the new short story collection Lava Falls reads from her Grand Canyon adventure story, and other works, at the outdoor/camping supply stores. Nov 28, 7pm: 849 Brannan St. SF. Nov 29, 7pm: 1338 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley. Dec 6, 7pm: 2450 Charleston Road, Mountain View. http://www.lucyjanebledsoe.com/

Michelle Meow Show @ Commonwealth Club
Meow and cohost John Zipperer discuss LGBT issues with different prominent guests. Nov. 29: 40 Years After the Briggs Initiative: Our Power in Speaking Up and Speaking Out, with Tom Ammiano, Sue Englanders and Gwen Craig. Weekly, 12pm. 110 Embarcadero. www.commonwealthclub.org

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/

Reorienting the Imaginaries @ SOMArts Cultural Center
Opening reception for an exhibit of multidisciplinary works that bring together more than a dozen artists of color who are connected by complex histories, identity and power. 6pm-9pm; thru Jan 24. 934 Brannan St. https://www.reorientingtheimaginaries.com/ http://www.somarts.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

Vampire Christmas @ Exit Theatre
Stuart Bousel and Allison Page's comic monster holiday play. $20-$30. Thru Dec 15. 156 Eddy St. http://www.theexit.org/

World Tree of Hope Decorating @ Grace Cathedral
Decorate the Rainbow World Fund's annual holiday tree, with 1000s of origami paper cranes, in its new location. Volunteer thru Nov. 30 at various times. Unveiling ceremony Dec. 3. 1100 California St. https://www.worldtreeofhope.org/help-us/


Everything is Illuminated @ Aurora Theatre, Berkeley Fri 30  

FRI 30
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

Avenue Q @ New Conservatory Theatre Center
The foul-mouth puppets are back, in the theatre company's 6th popular production (with two casts) of Robert Lopez, Jeff Marx and Jeff Whitty's Tony-winning musical. Previews; opens Dec 8. New Year's Eve show, too. Thru Jan 6. $33-$59. Wed-Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm. 25 Van Ness Ave., lower level. www.nctcsf.org

Barbarella @ Exit Theatre
Becky Hirschfeld & Dani Spinks's stage adaptation of the comic book by Jean-Claude Forest and the campy '60s scifi film. $12. Thru Dec 15. 156 Eddy St. http://www.theexit.org/

The Bathroom Line @ SOMArts Cultural Center
Radar Productions' exhibit about intimacy, ritual, and public/private space, expressed in visual and text pieces by several queer People of Color artists. Opening reception 6pm-9pm. 934 Brannan St. http://www.somarts.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

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.cirquedusoleil.com

Everything is Illuminated @ Aurora 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. Extended thru Dec 16. 2081 Addison St., Berkeley. www.auroratheatre.org


The Golden Girls @ Victoria Theatre Fri 30 photo: Ashlynn Danielsen  

The Golden Girls @ Victoria Theatre
They're back! D'Arcy Drollinger, Heklina, Matthew Martin and Holotta Tymes perform drag versions of holiday episodes of the classic elder women's sitcom. $25-$50. Thu-Sat 8pm, Sun 7pm thru Dec. 23. 2961 16th St. www.thegoldengirlslive.com

Light in the Grove @ National AIDS Memorial
Annual gala fundraiser for the Grove, with a tented dinner, honors, and a candlelit commemoration at the Circle of Friends. $250 and up. 6pm-9:30pm. Nancy Pelosi Drive at Bowling Green, Golden Gate Park. www.aidsmemorial.org

Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
The seven-time Grammy-winning duo perform Up, Up and Away, their cabaret show of classic favorites songs. $67-$110. 8pm. Dec 1 at 5pm & 8pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com

Mary Poppins @ SF Playhouse
The popular Broadway adaptation of the P.L. Travers book and Disney film about a magical nanny gets a local production; music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman; book by Julian Fellowes. $30-$55 and up. Thru Jan 12. 450 Post St. www.sfplayhouse.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/

The Right Note @ Phoenix Theatre
Rice Majors and Jerome Joseph Gentes' musical about a singing competition show's mystery gets staged workshop performances. $15-$45. 8pm. Also Dec. 1, 2, 12, 14 & 15. 414 Mason St. 6th floor. https://sparestage.org

Shawn Ryan @ The Sound Room, Oakland
The LA-based Bay Area-raised gay singer with a witty style returns for a few Mistle-Ho concerts. $30-$35. 6:30-9pm. 2147 Broadway, Oakland. http://www.soundroom.org Also, Dec 1 in Palm Springs and Dec 9 at The Main Street Station, Guerneville. http://www.shawn-ryan.com

Taylor Mac @ Curran Theater
The talented super-queer singer-performer brings Holiday Sauce to SF, a rollicking celebration and calamitous critique of Christmas. $29-$469. Thru Dec. 1. 450 Geary St. https://sfcurran.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. Friday night events 5pm-9pm. Free/$15. 1000 Oak St. http://museumca.org


Crazy for You @ Alcazar Theatre SAT 1  

SAT 1
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

Break Free! A Night with Queen @ Shelton Theater
Body Taboo Defiance presents a night of burlesque, drag, performance art, live music, circus, spoken word and frivolity with the music of Queen. $20-$100. 11pm doors, show at midnight. 533 Sutter St. http://sheltontheater.org/body-taboo-defiance/

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

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

Dickens Fair @ Cow Palace
Annual holiday festivities include exhibits, arts, crafts, food and drinks, all with a Dickensian costume flair. $14-$120. Thru Dec. 23. Lower Exhibition Halls, 2600 Geneva Ave., Daly City. https://dickensfair.com/

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

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

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


Pike St. @ Berkeley Repertory Theatre SAT 1  

Magic Makers @ Humanist Hall, Oakland
Sixth annual fair of queer-made visual art, jewelry and accessories, herbal blends and tinctures, clothing, books and zines, body care products, and more. 12pm-6pm. Also dEc 2. 390 27th St., Oakland. http://queermagicmakers.com/

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

Pike St. @ Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Award-winning performer/playwright Nilaja Sun's new solo show portrays three generations of a Puerto Rican family's legacy and lives. $27-$80. Thru Dec 16. 2025 Addison St., Berkeley. www.berkeleyrep.org

San Francisco Bach Choir @ Calvary Presbyterian Church
The choir performs Joyeux Noel, a (mostly) French Candlelight Christmas. $10-$35. 7:30pm. Also Dec 2, 4pm. 2515 Fillmore St. www.sfbach.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

Various Exhibits @ SF Public Library
Holiday Train, a model train exhibit (thru Jan 3); Shaped: Sharing HIV/AIDS Photos Essentially Deaf, thru Feb 1; Art/Work: Art Created by the Staff at SFPL, thru Mar. 8; SF Wildlife: Photography by Jouko van der Kruijssen, thru Mar. 28. 100 Larkin St. www.sfpl.org

The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberly @ Marin Theatre Company
Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon's stage adaptation of the story by Jane Austin, with upper class and servants' lives entangled in holiday intrigue. $39-$52. Thru Dec 16. 397 Milelr ave, Mill Valley. https://www.marintheatre.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


Queer Tango @ Finnish Hall, Berkeley Sun 2  


SUN 2
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), and Home for the Holidays at Carolwood, 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/

Christine Andreas @ Venetian Room
The Broadway and cabaret singer performs Piaf: No Regrets. $65. 5pm. Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St.. www.bayareacabaret.org

DanceHack @ CounterPulse
Dance and technology combine in an experimental night. $20-$35. 7pm. 80 Turk St. www.counterpulse.org

Dandy @ Oasis
Leigh Crow and Ruby Vixen cohost the fun monthly drag king variety show, this time with a Casino Royale theme. $15. 7pm. 298 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

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

Night Bloom @ Conservatory of Flowers
New evening exhibit of nocturnal plants, with light shows and music. $20-$39. 5pm, thru Jan. 6. 100 John F. Kennedy Drive, Golden gate Park. www.nightbloom.org https://conservatoryofflowers.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

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


Lew the Jew and His Circle: Origins of American Tattoo @ Contemporary Jewish Museum Mon 3  


MON 3
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

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/

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

Nine Inch Nails @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Trent Reznor's electro-metal band performs; Jesus and Mary Chain opens. Also Dec 4. $79. 7pm. 99 Grove St. www.NIN.com http://apeconcerts.com/

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

World Tree of Hope @ Grace Cathedral
Rainbow World Fund's 13th annual tree-lighting ceremony, with 1000s of paper origami crane "wishes" for world peace, cohosted by Donna Sachet and Heklina, with musical performances by Tammy Hall, SF Gay Men's Chorus members, Dames at Sea cast, Sister of Perpetual Indulgence and more. 6:30pm-8:30pm. 1100 California St. http://www.rainbowfund.org


Gaugin: A Spiritual Journey @ de Young Museum Tue 4  

TUE 4
Between Life and Death @ Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts

Harvey Castro's photo exhibit of Mexican peoples' traditional ways of honoring their dead. Thru Dec 13., Tue-Sat 10am-5pm. 2868 Mission St. http://missionculturalcenter.org

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

Gaugin: A Spiritual Journey @ de Young Museum
New exhibit of the French painter's Tahitian paintings, and works by artists who influenced him. Thru April 7. Also, Contemporary Muslim Fashions, an 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

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/

Fever @ Center for Sex & Culture
Fever: Documenting the Human Sexual Experience, a group photography exhibit curated by Anissa Malady. Tue 11am-5pm. Wed 10am-3pm, Thu 3pm-7pm and by appointment. Thru Dec. 28. 1349 Mission St. www.sexandculture.org

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

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

Stonewall Discussion Group @ Strut
Group talk about the self-help book When Things Fall Apart by Pma Chodron. Free. 4pm-5:30pm. 470 Castro St. https://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/


Expedition Reef @ California Academy of Sciences Wed 5  

WED 5
Bodyscapes @ Strut

Opening reception for a group exhibit of art by the 50 Plus Network members, with music and poetry readings. 6pm-8pm. Thru Dec. 470 Castro St. https://www.strutsf.org

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

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

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

The Santaland Diaries @ Lohman Theatre, Los Altos Hills
Joe Mantello's solo stage adaptation of David Sedaris' popular story about working as a holiday elf is performed by Max Tachis. $45. Thru Dec. 23. 12345 S. El monte Road, Los Altos. www.TheatreWorks.org


Diogo Zavadski performs at Now Were Here @ The Finn Thu 6  

THU 6
A Christmas Carol @ Geary Theatre

American Conservatory Theatre's annual lavish big-cast production of Paul Walsh and Carey Perloff's popular stage adaptation of the Charles Dickens short story. $10-$120. Thru Dec 29. 415 Geary St. www.act-sf.org

Cynthia Ling Lee, Melissa Lewis @ CounterPulse
The two artists perform Lost Chinatowns and I Dreamed Bruce Lee Was My Father, their works about Asian lives, stereotypes and icons. $20-$35. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sat 2pm, thru Dec. 15. 80 Turk St. www.counterpulse.org

Dear Evan Hansen @ Curran Theatre
National tour of Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul's Broadway hit musical (six Tonys) about a letter that changes lives. $75-$250. Thru Dec 30. 445 Geary St. https://sfcurran.com/

Drag Queens on Ice @ Union Square Ice Rink
Safeway Holiday Ice Rink hosts the ninth annual drag show, on ice! With MC Donna Sachet. 8pm-9:30pm. Union sqaure, downtown S.F. www.unionsquareicerink.com

The Incarnates @ CounterPulse
Works by missTANGQ, a Chinese-American multimedia artist and first-generation mystic-nerd. Free. 6pm-8pm. 80 Turk St. www.counterpulse.org

Mike Pierce @ Spark Arts
Opening reception for the artist's exhibit of dyed scarves and silk fabric art. 6pm-9:30pm. 4229 18th St. http://www.sparkarts.com/

Now We're Here @ The F'Inn
Acoustic concert of Queen songs with singers and musicians Peter Fogel, Suzanne Ramsey, Diogo Zavradski, Adam Dragland, with special guests Leigh Crow, Ruby Vixen and Jason Brock; hosted by author Jim Provenzano. Complimentary champagne, appetizers and desserts. $20-$50 (VIP includes priority seating and a signed copy of the novel Now I'm Here). 7:30pm doors. 8pm concert. 814 Grove St. https://queencelebration.brownpapertickets.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

The Threepenny Opera @ SF Conservatory of Music
Student production of the Kurt Weill/Bertolt Brecht musical about destitute Germans. Free. 8pm. 50 Oak St. https://sfcm.edu/events/weills-threepenny-opera

Urban Abstracts @ Tenderloin Museum
Opening reception for PatriciaAraujo's exhibit of urban paintings. 6pm-9pm. thru Feb 3. 398 Eddy St. http://www.tenderloinmuseum.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

We Built a Movement From Books @ GLBT History Museum
Lesbian & Gay Liberation in Print, a panel discussion with Carol Seajay, Jack Collins and James Van Buskirk. $5. 4127 18th St. www.glbthistory.org


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