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Arts Events Dec 13-20, 2018

by Events Editor

Kitka @ St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Oakland Sat 15 photo Thomas Pacha
Kitka @ St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Oakland Sat 15 photo Thomas Pacha  

At year's end, consider all the artists whose work you have yet to see, hear and enjoy.


Arcadia @ Ashby Stage, Berkeley
Shotgun Players' production of Tom Stoppard's masterpiece that explores mathematics, landscape gardening, Byron, and the undeniable power of the human heart. $7-$52. Thru Jan 6. 1901 Ashby Ave., Berkeley.

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. New Year's Eve show, too. Thru Jan 6. $33-$59. Wed-Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm. 25 Van Ness Ave., lower level.

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.

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.

Classic and New Films @ Castro Theatre
Dec 13: Dr. Strangelove (4K restored print, 7pm) and Being There (4:30, 8:45). $11-$16. Dec 14: Home Alone (3pm, 7pm) and Elf (5pm, 9pm). Dec 16 & 16: Disney's Moana sing-along (12pm). Dec 15: Casablanca (3pm, 7pm) and The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938, 5pm & 9pm). Dec 16-18: Bohemian Rhapsody (Sun 3pm, 5:45, 8:30. Mon/Tue 3:30, 6:15, 9pm). Dec 19: Noir City Xmas presents The Night of the Hunter (7:30) Dec 20 & 21: West Side Story in 70mm! (4:30, 7:30). 429 Castro St.

Avenue Q @ New Conservatory Theatre Center Fri photo: Lois Tema Thu 13  

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.

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.

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.

A Drag Queen Christmas @ Palace of Fine Arts
Drag show with a dozen RuPaul's Drag Race queens (Vanjie, Latrice Royale, Shea, Trinity, Raja, Aja, Thorgy and more). $20-$150. 8pm. 3301 Lyon St.

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

Mike Pierce @ Spark Arts
The artist's exhibit of dyed scarves and silk fabric art. 4229 18th St.

Reorienting the Imaginaries @ SOMArts Cultural Center
Exhibit of multidisciplinary works that bring together more than a dozen artists of color who are connected by complex histories, identity and power; thru Jan 24. 934 Brannan St.

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.

The Skivvies @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
The musical comedy duo Molina and Cearley performs I Touch My Elf, with guest Nick Adams. $38-$75. ($20 food/drink min). Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St.

Smuin Ballet @ YBCA
The popular local dance company performs its annual holiday program. $34-$91. Thru Dec. 24. 701 Mission St.

The Threepenny Opera @ SF Conservatory of Music
Student production of the Kurt Weill/Bertolt Brecht musical about destitute Germans. Free. 8pm. 50 Oak St.

Tony! Toni! Toné! @ Yoshi's Oakland
The acclaimed R&B trio performs at the stylish nightclub-restaurant. $39-$85. 8pm & 10pm. Thru Dec 16 (diff. times). 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland.

Urban Abstracts @ Tenderloin Museum
Patricia Araujo's exhibit of urban paintings. Thru Feb 3. 398 Eddy St.

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

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. 7pm. 4127 18th St.

Willie Nelson @ The Fox Oakland
The veteran country musician performs with his family band. Also Dec 14. $75-$125. 8pm. 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland.

World Tree of Hope @ Grace Cathedral
See the Rainbow World Fund's annual holiday tree, with 1000s of origami paper cranes, in its new location. Daily, 1100 California St.

Everything is Illuminated @ Aurora Theatre, Berkeley Fri 14 photo: David Allen  


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.

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. 934 Brannan St.

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.

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.

Fotohoto @ Strut
Photographer Fabian Echevarria's exhibit of Latinx and Beyond models. Exhibit thru Dec. 470 Castro St.

Golden Bough @ Old First Church
The music trio performs A Celtic Christmas, traditional holiday songs. $5-$25. 8pm. 1751 Sacramento St.

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.

Katya Smirnoff-Skyy @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
Our favorite Russian exiled opera diva plays two nights at the classy cabaret nightclub, with holiday wit and music. $22-$50. Also Dec 15. ($20 food/drink min). 8pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St.

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.

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.

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

One Googol & One @ Brava Theater Center
Aidaa Peerzada's reimagining of the One Thousand and One Nights, with a modern perspective about historical injustices. $35-$45. Thu-Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm. Thru Dec 22. 2791 24th St.

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

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. Dec.12, 14 & 15. 414 Mason St. 6th floor.

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.

Southern Lights @ Z Below
3Girls Theatre Company's production of Lee Brady's country music love story. $20-$45. Thru Dec 22. 470 Florida St.

We are One @ Pacific Heights Mansion
Fundraiser for Northern California fire survivors, cohosted by Emperor Leandro Gonzales, Empress Pollo Del Mar, Imperial Council and Rainbow World Fund. Enjoy wine, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction and live entetainment at a beautiful home. $75-$150. 7pm-10pm. 2004 Gough St.

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.

The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberly @ Marin Theatre Company Sat 15  


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.

Connie Champagne @ Oasis
The endearing irreverent singer performs a new edition of her Judy Garland Christmas show, singing classics and recent pop hits, had Judy been around; musical direction by Tammy Hall with Daria Johnson and Art Munkres; special guest stars Kim Nalley and Scrumbly Koldewyn. $20-$40. 7pm. 298 11th St.

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.

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.

Dickens Christmas 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.

Eternal Boy Playground @ Telematic
Opening of Liat Berdugo and Emily Martinez' multimedia installation that playfully explores the cultural tropes surrounding crypto-currencies like Bitcoin. 6pm-9pm; thru Feb 2. 323 10th St.

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

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. Extended thru Feb 2. 1062 Valencia St.

Holiday Gift Market @ The Crucible, Oakland Sat 15  

Holiday Gift Market @ The Crucible, Oakland
Browse and buy unique gift items in glass, metal, wood and other media by 60+ artists at the famed metalwork warehouse and performance space; demos in blacksmithing, glass-blowing, plus food, drinks and live performers. 10am-6pm. Dec 16 11am-5pm (member preview night Dec 14, 7pm-9:30pm). 1260 7th St., Oakland.

It Gets Better With Age @ PAWS
Members of the mixed-gender Queer Elders Writing Workshop read their written work. It Gets Better With Age is a presentation that includes stories from an aging queer perspective. Free. 1pm. PAWS, 3170 23rd St.

Kitka @ St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Oakland
The acclaimed women's Balkans, Caucasus and Slavic music ensemble performs their music from their Evening Star and Winter Songs albums. $20-$140. 8pm. 114 Montecito Ave., Oakland. Also, Dec21, 8pm at Old Furst Church, 1751 Sacramento St., SF.

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.

Nutcracker Sweets @ Cowell Theater
Mark Foehringer's tenth annual concert of his colorful kid-friendly abbreviated version of the classic ballet set to Tchaikovsky's music. Thru Dec 23. Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd.

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.

Peter Grunberg @ SF Conservatory of Music
The pianist plays works by Franz Liszt and discusses his impact on the music world. $20. 7:30pm. 50 Oak St.

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.

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.

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.

Various Exhibits @ SF Public Library
Holiday Train, a model train exhibit (thru Jan 3); Portal: Group Show of Speculative Fiction, thru Feb; 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.

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.

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.

Kim Nalley @ Feinsteins at the Nikko Sun 16 photo: Scott Chernis  


Amy & Freddy @ Oasis
The music and comedy duo perform their witty cabaret show. $20-$40. 8pm. 298 11th St.

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.

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.

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.

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic @ Independent
The king of soul-acid-funk performs with his full band; Motion Potion opens. $60. 8pm. Also Dec 17. 628 Divisadero St.

John Grant @ Great American Music Hall
The innovative alt-pop gay singer-composer returns with his band. $20-$45 (with dinner). 8pm. 859 O'Farrell St.

Kim Nalley, Tammy Hall @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
Enjoy a Gospel Christmas with the acclaimed local vocalist and pianist. $30-$60 ($20 food/drink min.) Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sprightly @ SF Public Library
Weekly hangout for LGBTQ youth, with crafts, snacks and activities. Dec 16: Jessie Sisannah Karnatz, aka money Witch, leads a financial workshop. 12:30pm-2:30pm. James C. Hormel Center, 3rd floor, 100 Larkin St.

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.

Veiled Meanings @ Contemporary Jewish Museum Mon 17  


Aaron Lazar @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
The co-star of the touring company of Dear Evan Hansen performs his new cabaret concert, Broadway to Hollywood. $24.50-$55 ($20 food/drink min.). 7pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason 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.

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, 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, In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art—Oxossi Ayofemi and Risa Wechsler, thru July 2019. 736 Mission St.

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.

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.

Vija Celmins @ SF MOMA Tue 18  


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

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.

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.

Modern Art @ SF MOMA
Wayne Thiebaud, Etel Adnan, Alexander Calder, Donald Judd, Louise Bourgeois and many classic Modern works. Free/$25. Vija Celmins: To Fix the Image in Memory, thru March 31.ri-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.

East Meets West @ Legion of Honor Wed 19  


Bodyscapes @ Strut
Group exhibit of art by the 50-Plus Network members. Thru Dec. 470 Castro St.

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.

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

Joey Wolf @ Ever Gold
Drinking Games, the LA artist's exhibit of realist group paintings. Thru Dec 20. Wed-Sat 12pm-5pm. 1275 Minnestoa St.

Once Upon a December @ Gateway Theatre
Bay Area Musicals' two-night benefit concert, with stars of their season shows performing holiday songs and show tunes, with food, cocktails for purchase, and after-party. $25-$45. 7:30pm. 215 Jackson St.

Gaugin: A Spiritual Journey @ de Young Museum Thu 20  


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.

Jackie Beat @ Oasis
LA's sassiest drag comic brings her new music and comedy show, Menstrual Krampus, a dark parody of Christmas, to SoMa. $32-$42. 7pm & 9pm. 298 11th St.

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

Sweet Can @ Dance Mission Theatre
The kid-friendly circus-theatre troupe performs two shows, My Friend Hafiz (Dec 20-23) and Mittens & Mistletoe (Dec 26-30). $25-$75. 3316 24th 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

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