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Arts Events June 13-20, 2019

by Events Editor

Donna Personna @ Commonwealth Club Thu 13
Donna Personna @ Commonwealth Club Thu 13  

Frame it, screen it, sing it or conduct it; LGBT-themed arts events blossom in mid-June.


THURSDAY 13
Above Ground Theater Festival @ Mojo Theatre
Four-week festival of new solo and ensemble theatre/dance works. $15-$30. Thu-Sun thru June 29. 2940 16th St. https://www.ftloose.com/

Action Hero @ Phoenix Theatre
Theatre Rhinoceros' new production of John Fisher's play about an actor with Hollywood dreams. $20-$40. Thru July 6. 414 Mason St. www.TheRhino.org

Archduke @ Mountain View Center for the Arts
Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph's play explores how one man and one moment can derail an entire century. $40-$100. Thru June 30. 500 Castro St., Mountain View. www.theatreworks.org

Aunt Charlie's @ Tenderloin Museum
Multimedia exhibit about the historic Tenderloin drag bar; thru Dec 1. June 13, The Donna Personna Portraits Project, 8pm. June 20: LGBTQ History in the Tenderloin walking tour, 6:30pm. 398 Eddy St. http://www.tenderloinmuseum.org/

Classic and New Films @ Castro Theatre
Rocketman, thru June 17. June 13: Queer Eyes's Tan France (7pm). June 15: Disney's Moana sing-along (1:30). June 18: singer-songwriter Bill Callahan (8pm). June 20: Frameline Film Festival opening night feature Vita & Virginia (7pm); fest thru June 30 www.frameline.org $8-$15. 429 Castro St. http://www.castrotheatre.com/

Comedy @ Ashkenaz
Laughs at a Father's Day show with Tom Ammiano, Samson Koletkar, Jeff Applebaum and Lisa Geduldig. $15-$20. 8pm. 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley. www.koshercomedy.com

Documentary Film Festival @ Roxie, Brava Theaters
Fascinating documentary films from around the world; thru June 13. 3117 16th St. and 2781 24th St. www.sfindie.com

Donna Personna @ Commonwealth Club
The Pride Grand Marshall, writer and trans activist discusses her life and work, with host Michelle Meow. Free. 12pm. 110 The Embarcadero. www.commonwealthclub.org


Thrill Spot: The Raid on Tommys Place @ GLBT History Museum Thu 13  

Pam Ann @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
The stewardess with satiric sass returns with comic songs and in-flight service. $55-$85 ($20 food/drink min.). 7pm. Also June 13, 8pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com

Preserving SF's Queer
Historic Places @ SF Main Library

Panel discussion about gentrification's effect on historic buildings and spaces, with Tania Jimenez, Gerard Koskovich, Gayle S. Rubin, Terry Beswick and moderator Carol Queen. Free. 6pm. Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St. www.sfpl.org

San Mateo County Fair
@ San Mateo County Event Center

Annual fair with rides, food, live music acts, agriculture and livestock displays, arts, crafts and more. Free-$10 ($45 full adult pass). Daily 11am-10pm. Thru June 16. 2495 S Delaware St, San Mateo. http://sanmateocountyfair.com/

Secret Emchy Society, Dawn Oberg @ Martuni's
Bar Fly Cabaret features the local Americana trio and the folk songwriter, who perform at the intimate martini bar. 6pm. 4 Valencia St. http://www.emchy.com/

Sex and the City Live @ Oasis
The comic drag parody performances of scripts from the hit HBO show about four Manhattan women, adapted and starring D'Arcy Drollinger. $27-$50. Thu-Sat 7pm thru July 13. 298 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

Significant Other @ SF Playhouse
Joshua Harmon's witty romantic comedy about a gay men who endures all his friends' weddings. $20-$100. Thru June 15. 450 Post St. www.sfplayhouse.org

Thrill Spot: The Raid on Tommy's Place @ GLBT History Museum
Author Katie Gilmarten hosts a lecture about the historic raid of the San Francisco lesbian bar in 1954, with rare photos and scandalous headlines. $5. 7pm. 4127 18th St. www.glbthistory.org


Halston @ Landmark Cinemas Fri 14  

FRIDAY 14
Arturo Sandoval @ Yoshi's Oakland
The veteran jazz trumpeter performs with his band at the stylish restaurant-nightclub. $32-$74. 8pm & 10pm. Also June 15, 16. 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland. www.yoshis.com

Border People @ The Marsh
Dan Hoyle's new solo show embodies multiple characters based around the U.S./Mexico border wall controversies; extended thru June 22. $25-$100. Wed-Fri 8pm, Sat 5pm. 1062 Valencia St. www.themarsh.org

Carmen @ War Memorial Opera House
Bizet's classic opera of passion and tragedy is performed. $26-$256. 7:30pm. Also June 29, 23, 26 and 29. 301 Van Ness Ave. www.sfopera.com

Halston @ Landmark Cinemas
Frédéric Tcheng's new documentary about the iconic gay fashion designer. https://halstonfilm.com/

Hamilton @ Orpheum Theatre
The mega-hit Tony-winning Broadway hip hop musical revision of American Revolutionary-era history. $111-$686. Thru Sept 8. 1192 Market St. www.shnsf.com

Happy Hour @ the Speakeasy
LGBTQ night at the immersive costume Roaring '20s play. $79-$149. 7pm-8:30pm cocktails, 8:30pm show. 644 Broadway. www.thespeakeasysf.com

Nick Murphy @ The Fillmore
The Aussie pop-indie Platinum-selling vocalist (aka Chet Faker) performs new and favorite songs; Beacon also performs. $31. 9pm. Also June 15. 1805 Geary St. at Fillmore. http://thefillmore.com


Robert Moses Kin @ YBCA Fri 14  

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

Piano Bar @ Martuni's
Pianist Joe Wicht leads tasteful sing-along selections. 5:30-8:30pm. 4 Valencia St.

Queer California: Untold Stories
@ Oakland Museum

Multimedia exhibition documenting California LGBT lives, with contemporary artwork, rare historical materials, film, photography, sculpture; thru Aug. 11. Friday 5pm LGBT film screenings. 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. Free/$15. 1000 Oak St. http://museumca.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/

Rhinoceros @ Geary Theatre
American Conservatory Theatre's new production of Eugene Ionesco's classic and still timely dark satire about political mendacity and cultural conformity; translated by Derek Prouse; special events thru run. $15-$110. Thru June 23. 415 Geary St. www.act-sf.org

Robert Moses' Kin @ YBCA
The award-winning dance company performs the world premiere of Moses' The Exceptionally Elderly Overweight Black Man Phoenix. $45. 8pm. Also June 15, 8pm & 16 at 5pm. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St. www.robertmoseskin.org www.ybca.org

Shortlived VIII @ PianoFight
PianoFight and A.C.T. present the nation's largest audience-judged theater competition, with multiple short plays performed over several weeks. $20. June 14-Aug. 10 (Finals at the Strand Theater Sept 7 & 8). 144 Taylor St. www.PianoFight.com

Spencer Day @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
The #1 Billboard-charting pop-jazz singer-pianist returns with his new cabaret concert, Broadway by Day. $50-$80. 8pm. Also June 15. ($20 food/drink min.) Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. https://www.feinsteinssf.com/


The Book of Weirdo @ Cartoon Art Museum Sat 15  

SATURDAY 15
Animation Exhibits @ Walt Disney Museum
Mickey Mouse: From Walt to the World (thru Jan 6), and other exhibits of animation art by the prolific studio's 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 final year with fun 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

The Book of Weirdo @ Cartoon Art Museum
Editor Jon B. Cooke in conversation with Last Gasp founder Ron Turner and Cartoon Art Museum founder Malcolm Whyte for an evening discussion of the new publication, The Book of Weirdo, a retrospective of R. Crumb's legendary publication. $10. 6:30pm. Also, on exhibit; Mais Kobabe's Gender Queer, thru July 1. 11am-5pm. 781 Beach St. www.cartoonart.org

Chromeo @ Greek Theatre, Berkeley
Cool electrofunk grooves with the band, plus Toro Y Moi, Noname and Ian Isiah. $55. 6pm. 2001 Gayly Drive, Berkeley. www.apeconcerts.com

Clayton Howard @ SF Main Library
The author discusses his book, The Closet and the Cul-de-Sace: The Politics of Sexual Privacy in Northern California. 2pm. Hormel Center, 3rd floor, 100 Larkin St. www.sfpl.org

David King @ IS Fine Art and Design
The local artist's new beguiling collage/abstract works. 1100 Sutter St. http://ianstallings.com/

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

Kiss My Aztec! @ Berkeley Rep
John Leguizamo and Tony Taccone's hilarious multi-genre musical comedy about woke Aztecs taking on Spanish invaders. $35-$115. Thru July 14. 2025 Addison St., Berkeley. www.berkeleyrep.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

Mamma Mia! @ San Jose Stage Company
South Bay production of the hit ABBA jukebox musical about romance and paternity queries on a Greek island. $32-$60. 8pm. Thru July 7. 490 South First St., San Jose. www.thestage.org

Mia Nakano @ CIIS
The Visibility Project, the artist's series of portraits of diverse people. Desai Matta Gallery, California Institute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission St. www.ciis.edu

Napa, Sonoma Pride @ Various Venues
Enjoy dances, cookouts, park parties, drag shows, youth dances, art shows and more; most Saturdays, Sundays thru June 28. www.NapaSonomaPride.org

Oedipus el Rey @ Magic Theatre
Revival of Luis Alfaro's 2009 modern update on the classic Greek tragedy focuses on incarcerated youth. $15-$75. Thru June 23. Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd., Bldg D, 3rd floor. www.MagicTheatre.org

Orlando @ War Memorial Opera House
Handel's 1733 opera (the first of three operas using plots drawn from Ludovico Ariosto's Renaissance epic Orlando Furioso) is performed. $26-$256. 7:30pm. Also June 18, 21, and 27. 301 Van Ness Ave. www.sfopera.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

Out of Site: SoMa @ South of Market Locales
Seth Eisen's new LGBT history walking tour covers the once-cruisy district, from Native American villages, gold miners, leather men and lesbian mechanics; with performances by Marga Gomez, Brian Freeman, Landa Lakes and other talents. $10-$45. June 15 & 16. 12pm & 3pm. Sun 1pm. Meet at Howard Langton Community Garden, 10 Langton St. www.eyezen.org

Sadie Barnette: The New Eagle Creek Saloon @ The Lab
The Oakland artist's installation recreates and honors her father's history as owner of SF's first Black-owned gay bar, with archival materials and 'hosted' events; thru June 30. 2948 16th St. www.thelab.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

Third Eye Blind, Jimmy Eat World @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Rock out with the two bands; also Ra Ra Riot. $60-$80. 7pm. Civic Center Plaza. www.apeconcerts.com

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

Who Killed Sylvia Plath? @ The Marsh
Lorri Holt performs Lynne Kaufman's fascinating solo play about the tragic demise of the poet. $25-$100. Sat 8:30pm, Sun 5:30pm. Thru June 16. 1062 Valencia St. www.themarsh.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


Tattoos in Japanese Prints @ Asian Art Museum Sun 16  

SUNDAY 16
Big Little Lies @ Alamo Drafthouse
Free screenings of the first two episodes of Season 2 of the Emmy-winning HBO series starring Laura Dern, Nicole Kidman and Meryl Streep; with snacks and drinks. 5pm. Also June 17. 2550 Mission St. www.drafthouse.com

Billys Heart Circle, Potluck @ Strut
Participate in heart-centered sharing, chanting, easy physical movement, emotional connections, and updates about upcoming Billys events. 3pm-6pm, 270 Castro St. www.strutsf.org

Broadway Bares
SF Strips IV
@ DNA Lounge

Comic Strips, a superhero and comic book-themed variety dance and strip show with sexy dancers and special guest stars Jai Rodriguez, Bruce Vilanch, Cassandra Cass, Leanne Borghesi and Andrew Christian. Proceeds benefit the Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation. $45, $69, $100 (premium seating). 8pm. 375 11th St. www.bit.ly/broadwaybaressftix

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

Floral Exhibits @ 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/

Gaugin: A Spiritual Journey @ de Young Museum
Exhibit of the Impressionist's great works; thru June 23. Also, Fans of the Eighteenth Century (thru June 30), Ordinary Objects/Wild Things (thru July 14), Specters of Disruption (thru Nov 10) exhibits of Modern and historic art, including embroidery, Maori portraits and installations. Free/$15. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park. www.famsf.org

Queer History Conference @ College of Ethnic Studies
First national conference of the Committee on LGBT History of the American Historical Association, with multiple panels and events, including receptions at Jolene's, the GLBT History Museum, and SF Main Library. Thru June 18. https://ethnicstudies.sfsu.edu/content/qhc19

Katya Presents @ Martuni's
The Russian opera diva sings with actor Will Giammona and pianist Joe Wicht. $20. 7pm. 4 Valencia St. https://www.russianoperadiva.com/

Maricela, Luis Mora @ Dance Palace
Art and photo exhibit of imagery and symbolism of Danza Azteca. 503 B St., Point Reyes Station. http://dancepalace.org

Muldoon Elder @ Laguna 500
Intimate exhibit of paintings and drawings by the local artist. 500 Laguna St. https://thelaguna500.com/

Once @ Gateway Theatre
42nd Street Moon's new production of the multi-Tony-winning musical, a straight romance about an Irish musician who falls for a Czech immigrant. $28-$75. Thru June 30. 215 Jackson St. www.42ndstmoon.org

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

Queer Music Festival @ Whiskey Tip, Santa Rosa
Outdoor 'Father's Gay' day-long music performances by Ah Mer Ah Su, Kohinoorgasm, Copyslut, Tyler Holmes, El Primo Inocente, Emile Rosewater and Libby; food, drinks for sale. $20-$25. 12pm-8pm. 1910 Sebastopol Road, Santa Rosa. http://www.whiskeytipsr.com/

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

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

Tattoos in Japanese Prints @ Asian Art Museum
Tattoos in Japanese Prints and The Bold Brush of Au Ho-Nein, both thru Aug. 18; also, Contemporary works by Kim Heecheon and Liu Jianhua; exhibits of sculpture and antiquities. Sunday café specialties from $7-$16. Free-$20. Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. 200 Larkin St. http://www.asianart.org/

Exhibits @ Treasure Island Museum
The Port Chicago Story: Lighting the Fuse to Civil Rights, thru July 7. Also, collections of Golden gate Expo postcards, military memorabilia and more. Building One, Treasure Island, One Avenue of the Palms. www.treasureislandmuseum.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


Starman: Freddie Burretti, the Man Who Sewed the World @ Roxie Mon 17  

MONDAY 17
Bitchin'; an Art Show for Humans and Dogs @ Creativity Explored
Group exhibit of amusing art works of dogs by the members of the developmentally challenged artists group. Mon-Fri 10am-5pm (Thu 7pm) Sat 12pm-5pm. 3245 16th St. www.creativityexplored.org

Chosen Familias @ GLBT History Museum
Chosen Familias: Bay Area LGBTQ Latinx Stories. Also, The Mayor of Folsom Street: Alan Selby's Legacy, an exhibit of the leather culture pioneer. $5. 4127 18th St. www.glbthistory.org

Odd Mondays @ Folio Books
Four Queer authors read; novelist Chris Delyani and his new book, Best Man, with Julian Mithra and fellow novelists Chris Delyani and Cass Sellars; including rainbow cake. 6:45pm. 3957 24th St. www.foliosf.com

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. Free/$17. 736 Mission St. https://thecjm.org/

Starman: Freddie Burretti, The Man Who Sewed the World @ Roxie
Screening of a fascinating documentary about the fashion designer who made many rock star costumes, including David Bowie's iconic Ziggy Stardust outfits. $9-$13. 7pm. 3117 16th St. www.roxie.com

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


Andy Warhol @ SF MOMA Tue 18  

TUESDAY 18
Andy Warhol @ SF MOMA
Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again, a new exhibition of the iconic pop artist's works, the first retrospective in 25 years; thru Sept 2. Also, other exhibits of Modern art. Free/$25. Fri-Tue 10am-5pm; Thu 10am-9pm. 151 3rd St. www.sfmoma.org

Call Me by Your Name @ Davies Symphony Hall
The SF Symphony performs the Sufjan Stevens score along with a screening of the hit gay-themed film set in Italy. $35-$155. 7:30pm. 201 Van Ness Ave. www.sfsymphony.org

Early Rubens @ Legion of Honor
Exhibit of epic massive paintings of biblical and mythical subjects by Peter Paul Rubens; Thru Sept 8. Also, Small Inventions: Artist's Books by Charles Hobson (thru July 14); Mummies and Medicine (thru April 14) and other exhibits of classical and modern art. Free/$30. Lincoln Park, 100 34th Ave. https://legionofhonor.famsf.org/

Joan Brown @ Anglim Gilbert Gallery
Exhibit of figurative paintings by the late local artist. Tue-Sat 11am-6pm, thru June 22. 1275 Minnesota St. http://anglimgilbertgallery.com

Material Domestication @ Museum of Craft & Design
Exhibit of works by six design artists whose work displays repetition and craft. Also, Wanzin Zhang: the Long Journey, ceramic sculptures; both thru July 14. 2569 3rd St. https://sfmcd.org

Smoke & Mirrors: The War on Drugs @ AAACC
Exhibit of works by six muralists and 20 artists focusing on pot use, hemp, and historical elements of cannabis in communities of color. Tue-Fri 12pm-6pm. Sat til 5pm. Thru Aug 31. 762 Fulton St. www.aaacc.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


Aunt Charlies @ Tenderloin Museum Wed 19  

WEDNESDAY 19
Aging in the LGBTQ Community
@ Commonwealth Club

Panel discussion on challenges and new opportunities facing LGBTQ seniors, with Dr. Jason Flatt (UCSF), Grace Li (On Lok), Karyn Skultety (Openhouse) and host Michell Meow. Free-$5. 6:30pm. 110 The Embarcadero. www.commonwealthclub.org

Coffee, Rhum, Sugar and Gold:
A Post-Colonial Paradox
@ MOAD

Exhibit of works that explore the legacy of European colonialism in the Caribbean through the work of 10 contemporary artists. Free/$10. Wed-Sat 11am-6pm. Sun 12pm-5pm. Thru Aug 11. 685 Mission St. www.moadsf.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/

Naked Men's Sketch @ Eros
Get naked and take turns modeling at the sex club's popular weekly event. Donations/no entrance fee. 7pm-9pm. 2051 Market St. www.erossf.com

Pride Comedy Show @ Oasis
Sergio Novoa hosts a super-queer Pride comedy night with Nicole Blue, Kay Nilsson, Chey Bell, Coral Best, Jesús U. BettaWork, Loren Kraut and Mitchell Lamar. $5. 7pm. 298 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

Rusalka @ War Memorial Opera House
Antonin Dvorják's opera, a heartbreaking tale of love and sacrifice based on the same story that inspired The Little Mermaid, is performed. June 19 is Pride Night at the Opera. $85 and up. 7:30pm. Thru June 28. 301 Van Ness Ave. https://sfopera.com

We Are Everywhere @ Oasis
Book release party for Matthew Riemer and Leighton Brown's new LGBT history photo book, We Are Everywhere: Protest, Power & Pride in the History of Queer Liberation. 7pm. 298 11th St. www.sfoasis.com


The Routledge History of Queer America @ GLBT History Museum Thu 20  

THURSDAY 20
Frameline Film Festival @ Various Cinemas
43rd annual huge festival of 100s of LGBTQ films from around the world. Screenings at the Castro, Roxie, Victoria, and more. www.frameline.org

Fresh Meat Festival @ Z Space
Three-day festival of dance, theatre, music and more with works by trans and queer artists Antoine Hunter, AXIS Dance Company, NowShade Vocal Ensemble, GAPA Men's Chorus, J Mase III and Randy Ford, Lottie Riot, Sean Dorsey Dance, Shawna Virago, The Singing Boys and more. $20-$50. 8pm. Also June 21 & 22. 450 Florida St. www.freshmeatproductions.com

The Routledge History of Queer America @ GLBT History Museum
Author/editor Don Romesburg and panelists discuss the new anthology history book. $5. 7pm. 4127 18th St. www.glbthistory.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. Extended thru Sept 1. 100 Montgomery St. https://thentheycame.org/

Tomorrow We Inherit the Earth: The Queer Antifada @ CounterPulse
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto directs a collective-created future dystopian performance work. $15-$35. 8pm. Also June 21 & 22. 80 Turk St. www.counterpulse.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/

With(out) With(in) the Very Moment @ SF Arts Commission
Exhibit about LGBT lives, and surviving AIDS, with Elliot Anderson, Adam Ansell, Ed Aulerich-Sugai, Mark Garrett, Cliff Hengst, Nancer Lemoins, Mark Paron, Anton Stuebner, and featuring Alternate Endings, a series of video programs by Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art. Thru June 22. 401 Van Ness Ave. www.sfartscommission.org


To submit event listings, email events@ebar.com
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