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Arts Events Feb 14-21 2019

by Events Editor

Black Choreographers Festival @ Dance Mission Theater Sat 16
Black Choreographers Festival @ Dance Mission Theater Sat 16  

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THURSDAY 14
Alexander String Quartet @ Herbst Theatre
The Quartet performs the West Coast premiere os Samuel Carl Adams' Quintet with Pillars with pianist Joyce Yang, plus Mozart works. $45-$70. 7:30pm. 401 Van Ness Ave. www.sfperformances.org

Amanda King @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
The acclaimed chanteuse performs her new cabaret show, Movie Musical Magic. $30-$55 ($20 food/drink min.) 8pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. https://www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com/

Forever, a Moment: Black Meditations on Time and Space @ SOMArts
Opening reception (6pm-9pm) for a group exhibit; curators Yetunde Olagbaju and Kevin Bernard Moultrie Daye feature 15 Bay Area artists who explore Black identity. Thru April 6. 934 Brannan St. www.somarts.org

Border People @ The Marsh
Dan Hoyle's new solo show embodies multiple characters based around the U.S./Mexico border wall controversies; extended thru April 27. $25-$100. Thu & Fri 8pm, Sat 5pm. 1062 Valencia St. www.themarsh.org


Dance Lovers 8 @ Joe Goode Annex Thu 14 photo: Robbie Sweeney  

Classic and New Films @ Castro Theatre
Feb 14: double feature of restored prints of noir classics Detour (7:30) and The Hitch-hiker (5:30, 9pm) with host TCM's Eddie Muller. Feb 15-18: Roma (2:30, 5:15, 8pm). Feb 19: If Beale Street Could Talk (3:30, 6pm, 8:30). Feb 20: Vice (3:30, 6pm. 8:30). Feb 21: Bay Area Book Festival presents An Evening with Gloria Steinem (7pm, www.womenlit.org) $15-$20. 429 Castro St. http://www.castrotheatre.com/

Dance Lovers 8 @ Joe Goode Annex
Choreographer James Graham presents the eigth annual concert of Duets by couples, crushes and comrades, with Sebastian Grubb, Molly & Avilla Rose-Williams, Byb Chanel Bibene & Daiane Lopes Da Silva and other dancers. $18-$38. 8pm. Also Feb 15 & 16. 401 Alabama St. www.jamesgrahamdancetheatre.com

Events @ Manny's
Feb 14: City Controller Ben Rosenfeld. Feb 17: Game Night 5pm-8pm. Feb 17: Selma screening 8pm. Feb 18: The Kinky Science of Pleasure. Other political local themd nights. 3092 16th St. https://welcometomannys.com/

Friends Live @ Oasis
The popular '90s sitcom gets a double drag (king/queen) parody performance of a few episode scripts, with Nancy French, Sue Casa Steven LeMay and other talents. $27-$50. Thu 8pm, Fri & Sat 7pm. Thru Mar. 2. 298 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

I, Too, Sing America @ Brava Theater
Poetic works by Langston Hughes, Jean Toomer, Beyonce and poets of color, set to music and dance. $15-$45. Thu-Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm, thru Feb 24. 2781 24th St. http://www.sfbatco.org/


Little Seismic Dance @ ODC Theater Thu 14 photo: Stephen Texeira  

Little Seismic Dance
Company @ ODC Theater

Katie Falkner premieres a new work, Divining. $15-$30. Thu-Sat 8pm. 3153 17th St. www.odc.dance

Matthew Lam @ Strut
Our Shapes and Colors, an exhibit of the artist's illustrations of young queer people of color. Thru Feb. 470 Castro St. www.strutsf.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

Paradise Square @ Berkeley Repertory
New musical about the 1860s Black and Irish-populated Five Points district of New York (Book by Marcus Gardley, Craig Lucas, and Larry Kirwan; Music by Jason Howland and Larry Kirwan, Lyrics by Nathan Tysen; based on the songs of Stephen Foster). $40-$115. Thru March 3. 2025 Addison St., Berkeley. www.berkeleyrep.org

The Pleasure Project @ Z Below
LA-based comic and sex blogger Ava Bogle's solo show about women's sexuality and the female body. $15. 8pm. 470 Florida St. www.zspace.org

Readings @ City Lights Bookstore
Feb 14: Tom Barbash and Keith Scribner. 7pm. 261 Columbus Ave. www.citylights.com

The Rocky Horror Picture Show @ UC Theatre, Berkeley
"A toast!" Richard O'Brien's camp scifi musical gets another screening, with the local shadow cast performing; audience participation is expected. Burlesque show included, plus prizes for best costumes. $16-$27. 8pm. 2036 University Ave., Berkeley. https://www.theuctheatre.org/

San Francisco Symphony @ Davies Hall
Sir Andras Schiff conducts performances of Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 3 and Keyboard Concertos Nos. 3& 4, plus Mendelssohn's Lobgesang with vocal soloists and chorus. $34-$200. 2pm. Also Feb 15, 8pm & Feb 17, 2pm. 201 Van Ness Ave. www.sfsymphony.org

Solo Performance Festival @ Potrero Stage
PlayGround's annual showcase of two dozen-plus performers' shows, including Marga Gomez, Matthew Martin, Nina Wise, Michael Phillis and others. $31-$93 (full pass). Thru Feb 10. 1695 18th St. www.playground-sf.org

Valentine's Day Comedy @ Ashkenaz
Love Thy Neighbor, a comedy concert benefit for the Alameda County Community Food Bank, with Sampson McCormick, Clara Bijl, Nicole Tran and Lisa Geduldig. The show is a benefit for Alameda County Community Food Bank, and attendees are encouraged to bring canned food items and grains like oatmeal. Ashkenaz is an all-ages venue, but the comedy show is not recommended for kids. $15-$20. 8pm. 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley. www.Ashkenaz.com


A Different Direction @ Oakland LGBTQ Center Fri 15  

FRIDAY 15
Creditors @ Aurora Theatre, Berkeley
August Stringdberg's drama (powerful psychodrama about a sexual triangle taken to destructive extremes) is performed in a new version by David Greig. $35-$70. Extended thru March 3. 2081 Addison St., Berkeley. www.auroratheatre.org

A Different Direction
@ Oakland LGBTQ Center

Screening of writer/comic Sampson McCormick's indie film, with Darryl Stephens, Laura Hayes and McCormick. 7pm. 3207 Lakeshore Ave. Oakland. https://www.oaklandlgbtqcenter.org/ www.sampsoncomedy.com

Events @ Alley Cat Books
Feb 15: Andrea Brady and Evan Kennedy, 7pm. Feb 14: Open mic, 6:30pm. Feb 17: poets J. Gordon Faylor, Lily Bartle, Becca Abbe and Simon Crafts, 6pm. 3036 24th St. www.alleycatbookshop.com

Every Day Alice @ PianoFight
Utopia Theatre Project's production of Anne Yumi Kobori's modern take on Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan as a couple. $12-$35. 7pm. Thru Mar. 9. 144 Taylor St. http://www.utopiatheatreproject.com/

Her Portmanteau @ Strand Theatre
Nigerian playwright Mfoniso Udofia's Ufot Family Cycle is performed thru Mar. 31 at 1127 Market St., and In Old Age at the Magic Theatre, 2 Marina Blvd, Mar. 27-April 21. $40-$100. www.ufotplays-sf.com

King of the Yees @ SF Playhouse
Lauren Yee's comic play about a Chinese American family, a missing father, and a 150-year-old men's club. $25-$125. Tue-Thu & Sun 7pm. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru March 2. 450 Post St. 2nd floor. www.sfplayhouse.org


Metamorphosis @ Berkeley Rep Fri 15 photo: Kevin Berne  

Metamorphosis @ Berkeley Rep
Mary Zimmerman's award-winning modern adaptation of Ovid's iconic mythological story collection returns in a new co-production with The Guthrie Theatre. $28-$115. Thru Mar 10. 2015 Addison St., Berkeley. www.berkeleyrep.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/

San Francisco Ballet @ War Memorial Opera House
George Balanchine's Kaleidoscope and other works are performed. Special NiteOut post-show party with LGBT patrons and performers (also Mar. 29 & April 19). $64-$325. 8pm. 301 Van Ness Ave. www.sfballet.org/niteout

SoMa Nights @ GLBT History Museum
Opening reception for SoMa Nights: 1980s-1990s Queer Club Photography, an exhibit of prints by prolific photographer Melissa Hawkins. $5, 7pm. Also, Two-Spirit Voices: Returning to the Circle, a Native American queer exhibit of the Bay Area organization on its 20th anniversary, including the annual Two Spirit Powwow organized by BAAITS, indigenous medicine and responses to HIV/AIDS, and Two-Spirit meaning within indigenous communities. 4127 18th St. www.glbthistory.org

Sweeney Todd @ Hillbarn Theatre, Foster City
Stephen Sondheim's award-winning gruesomely dramatic musical, based on the penny dreadfuls about the 'demon barber of Fleet Street' and his pie-making accomplice, gets an East Bay production. $20-$40; thru Feb 10. 1285 Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City. www.hillbarntheatre.org

Tuck & Patti @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
The talented jazz duo perform a new cabaret concert. ($20 food/drink min.) $50-$85. Also Feb 16. 8pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. https://www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com/

West Side Story @ Berkeley Playhouse
Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Lauents, Jerome Robbins and Steven Sondheim's classic urban musical is performed by the East Bay company. $20-$45. thru Mar. 17. 2640 College Ave., Berkeley. www.berkeleyplayhouse.org

A White Girl's Guide to International Terrorism @ Creativity Theater
Chelsea Marcantel's drama about post-9/11 Americam, seen through a young girl's experience. $30. Thru Mar. 7. 221 4th St. www.sfplayhouse.org

You Betta Work Comedy Fiesta @ San Mateo County Pride Center
Jesus U Bettawork hosts the monthly gigglefest. $5. 7:30pm. 1021 South El Camino Real, San Mateo. www.sanmateopride.org


Late Company @ New Conservatory Theatre Center Sat 16 photo: Lois Tema  

SATURDAY 16
Animation Exhibits @ Walt Disney Museum
Exhibit of animation art by the prolific artists. 104 Montgomery St, The Presidio. $5-$25. 10am-6pm. Closed Tue. http://wdfmuseum.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. Wed-Fri 8pm. Sat 6pm & 9pm. Sun 2pm & 5pm. 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Blvd. (Green St.). 421-4222. www.beachblanketbabylon.com

Black Choreographers Festival @ Dance Mission Theater
African American dances performed by several companies. Thru Mar. 10, 3316 24th St. Also Mar. 2-3 at SAFEhouse Arts, 145 Eddy St, and Mar. 9-10 at Laney College Theater, Oakland. www.bcfhereandnow.com

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof @ San Jose Stage Company
Tennessee Williams' classic southern family drama gets an East Bay production. $32-$72. Thru March 3. 490 South 1st St., San Jose. www.thestage.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. Extended thru March 9. 1062 Valencia St. www.themarshsf.com

Late Company @ New Conservatory Theatre Center
Jordan Tannahill's gripping family drama about antigay bullies, redemption and anger, gets its West Coast-premiere in the gay theatre company's new production. $20-$50. Wed-Sat 8pm Sun 2pm. Thru Feb 24. 25 Van Ness Ave, lower level. www.nctcsf.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

Masako Miki @ Cult: Aimee Friberg Exhibitions
Shapeshifters, the artist's whimsical exhibit of paintings and sculptures. Thru Feb 23. 1217-B Fell St. www.cultexhibitions.com

Monet: The Late Years @ de Young Museum
New exhibit of the French Impressionist's great later works, including Water Lilies; thru May 27. Also, Gaugin: A Spiritual Journey, an exhibit of the French painter's Tahitian paintings, and works by artists who influenced him. Thru April 7. 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 Mushroom Cure @ The Marsh
Adam Strauss' hit solo show about overcoming mental issues through psychotropics. $20-$100. Saturdays, 8:30pm thru March 30. 1062 Valencia St. www.themarsh.org

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

Overlooked Latinas @ Brava Theater Studio
Tina D'Elia's comic solo show about queer telenovela characters and family drama. $10-$25. Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm thru Mar. 3. 2781 24th St. at York. www.brava.org

Seascape @ Geary Theatre
Edward Albee's prize-winning satirical comedy about a retired couple's beachside encounter with a pair of talking lizards. $15-$110. Thru Feb 17. 415 Geary St. www.act-sf.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

Snow Queen @ New Conservatory Theatre
Stacey Lane's youth theatre adaptation of the Hans Christian Anderson tale that inpired Disney's Frozen. $10-$15. Sat & Sun 2pm & 4pm. Thru Feb 17. 25 Van Ness Ave, lower level. www.nctcsf.org

Stephanie Land @ The Bindery
Author of Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive discusses her hit memoir. 4pm. 1727 Haight St. www.booksmith.com

That Don Reed Show @ The Marsh Berkeley
The acclaimed local playwright/performer returns with his hit solo show that takes on Black stereotypes and show business bias. $20-$100. Sat 8:30pm, Sun 5:30pm, thru Mar. 17. 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley. www.themarsh.org

Then They Came For Me @ Futures Without Violence
Incarceration of Japanese Americans During WWII and the Demise of Civil Liberties, a touring multimedia exhibit documenting the terrifying period in U.S. history when the government scapegoated and imprisoned thousands of people of Japanese ancestry, including photographs by Dorothea Lange and Ansel Adams, alongside works by incarcerated Japanese American artists Toyo Miyatake and Miné Okubo. Free. Wed-Sun 10am-6pm. 100 Montgomery St. https://thentheycame.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
Immigrant Girl, Radical Woman, an art exhibition of historical research and ephemera about early twentieth century immigrant and activist Matilda Rabinowitz; thru May 19. Portal: Group Show of Speculative Fiction, thru Feb; 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

Violet @ Alcazar Theater
Bay Area Musicals' new production of Jeanine Tesori and Brian Crawley's Tony-nominated musical about a young women's spiritual cross-country journey. $35-$65. Thru Mar. 17. 650 Geary St. www.bamsf.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

Wonderland @ Berkeley City Club
Gary Graves's dark comedy mixes Kafka and Alice in Wonderland. $15-$38. Thu & Fri 8pm, Sat 7pm, Sun 5pm, thru Mar 17. 2315 Durant Ave., Berkeley. www.centralworks.org

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


Kimono Refashioned @ Asian Art Museum Sun 17  

SUNDAY 17
Carolee Carmello @ Orinda Theatre
The thrice-Tony-nominated Broadway actor-singer (Scandalous, Mamma Mia!, Finding Neverland) performs her new cabaret concert. $45-$100. 7pm. 2 Orinda Theatre Square. http://www.lamorindatheatres.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

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

Katya Presents @ Martuni's
Katya Smirnoff-Skyy's monthly cabaret show with guests Eric Ward and accompanist Joe Wicht. $13. 7pm. 4 Valencia St. https://www.russianoperadiva.com/

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill @ Palace Theatre
The Speakeasy nightclub/theatre hosts a once-monthly production of the Billie Holiday musical, starring Doris Bumpus. $37-$63. 4pm & 7pm. Also April 21, May 19, June 16. 644 Broadway St. www.boxcartheatre.org

Magnificent Magnolias @ SF Botanical Garden
Visit the lush gardens with displays of trees, flowers and shrubs from around the world, including the annual Magnolia bloom. 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/

Marks in Time @ Marin Center
Exhibit of the work of tattoo artists; thru May 31. 10 Ave of the Flags, San Rafael. www.marincounty.org

Not My F***ing President's Day @ Brava Theater Center
Rebellious comedy sets with Sampson McCormick, Shanti Charan, Kiran Deol, Matt Lieb, Carmen Morales, and host Francesca Fiorentini. $25-$30. 7pm. 2781 24th St. www.brava.org

Plant Exhibits @ Conservatory of Flowers
Artfully arranged plant and floral exhibits. 100 John F. Kennedy Drive, Golden Gate Park. https://conservatoryofflowers.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

SF Hiking Club @ Borel Peak
Join GLBT hikers of the SF Hiking Club for a 10-mile hike at Borel Peak in the Russian Ridge Midpeninsula Open Space Preserve. Hike up Borel Hill, San Mateo County's highest peak (2600 ft), for a 360-degree view of the Bay, the Pacific, the Peninsula, Big Basin, and the San Andreas Fault looking south at Black Mountain in Santa Clara County. Bring lunch, water, sunscreen, hat, layers, hiking shoes. Carpool meets at Safeway sign at Market & Dolores at 8:45. www.sfhiking.com

Sprightly @ SF Public Library
Weekly hangout for LGBTQ youth, with crafts, snacks and activities. 12:30pm-2:30pm. James C. Hormel Center, 3rd floor, 100 Larkin St. www.sfpl.org

Various Exhibits @ Asian Art Museum
Kimono Refashioned, thru May 5. 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/

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


Show Me as I Want to Be Seen @ Contemporary Jewish Museum Mon 18  

MONDAY 18
Modern Art @ SF MOMA
Wayne Thiebaud, Etel Adnan, Alexander Calder, Donald Judd, Louise Bourgeois and many classic Modern works. The Sea Ranch: Architecture, Envioronment and Idealism (thru April 28). Vija Celmins: To Fix the Image in Memory, thru March 31. Free/$25. Fri-Tue 10am-6pm. 151 3rd St. www.sfmoma.org

Show Me as I Want to Be Seen @ Contemporary Jewish Museum
Show Me as I Want to Be Seen, the work of groundbreaking French Jewish artist, Surrealist, and activist Claude Cahun (1894—1954) and her lifelong lover and collaborator Marcel Moore (1892—1972), thru July 7; In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art—Oxossi Ayofemi and Risa Wechsler, thru July. 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. 736 Mission St. https://thecjm.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


Gaugin: A Spiritual Journey @ de Young Museum Tue 19  

TUESDAY 19
Cats @ Center for the
Performing Arts, San Jose

The hit musical based on the T.S. Eliot poems, with singing cats; now and forever. $43-$153. 7:30pm, thru Feb 24. 255 S. Almaden Blvd., San Jose. www.broadwaysanjose.com

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/

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

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


Steve Grand @ Feinsteins at the Nikko Wed 20 photo: Allan Spiers  

WEDNESDAY 20
Black Refractions @ MOAD
Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem, a new traveling exhibition showcasing a century of artworks. Thru April 14. Free/$10. Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission St. www.moadsf.org

Ilker Arcayürek @ Herbst Theatre
The Turkish vocalist performs an all-Schubert concert with pianist Simon Lepper. $45. 7:30pm. https://sfperformances.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

Steve Grand @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
The hunky gay singer performs his affable rock-pop-country music, including music from his new album, Not the End of Me. $65-$90 ($20 food/drink min.) 7pm. Also Feb 21, 8pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. https://www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com/

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/


Tanea Lunsford Lynx at Show Us Your Spines @ SF Public Library Thu 21  

THURSDAY 21
Galatea @ CounterPulse
New rock musical adaptation of Ovid's classic story Pygmalion. $20-$35. Thu-Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm, thru Feb. 24. 80 Turk St. www.counterpulse.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/

Haters Roast @ Palace of Fine Arts
The Shady Tour 2019, a drag celeb comedy show with a bevy of RuPaul's Drag Race alumni doing routines. $35-$150. 8pm. 3301 Lyon St. http://dragfans.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. 781 Beach St. www.cartoonart.org

The Match Book @ Tenderloin Museum
Tenderloin Historical Ephemera Project showcases artfully designed bar matchbooks through the neighborhood's history; thru March 31. Also, Urban Abstracts, Patricia Araujo's exhibit of urban paintings, thru Feb 3. 398 Eddy St. http://www.tenderloinmuseum.org/

Risa Jaroslow & Dancers @ ODC Theater
At Your Service, a wait staff and wage-rights-themed dance, is premiered. $15-$30. Thu Sat 8pm thru Feb 23. 3153 17th St. www.odc.dance

Show Us Your Spines @ SF Public Library
Radar Productions presents and evening of interdisciplinary performances by Jose Figueroa, Tanea Lunsford Lynx, Gato Rodriguez, and Juniper Yun. 6pm. James C. Hormel Center, 3rd floor, 100 Larkin St. www.sfpl.org


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