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Arts Events Sept. 19-26, 2019

by Events Editor

Project Nunway @ SOMArts Cultural Center Sat 21
Project Nunway @ SOMArts Cultural Center Sat 21  

Roll up for fall arts events in theatre, music, dance and museums.


THURSDAY 19
Aunt Charlie's @ Tenderloin Museum
Multimedia exhibit about the historic Tenderloin drag bar, including Beautiful by Night: Photographs from Aunt Charlie's Lounge by James Hosking. Also, Hot Boxx Girls, photos by Darwin Bell. Exhibit thru Dec 1. 398 Eddy St. http://www.tenderloinmuseum.org/

Bill and Flicka: Generous Spirits @ SF Conservatory of Music
Opera Paralléle presents a concert with William Burden (Tenor), Frederica von Stade (Mezzo-Soprano), Christabel Nunoo (Soprano) and Keisuke Nakagoshi (Piano) performing works by Poulenc, Britten, Duparc, and others. $35-$150. 7:30pm. 50 Oak St. www.operaparallele.org

Classic and New Films @ Castro Theatre
Sept 19-23: Downton Abbey (various times). Sept 24: Green Film Fest opening night, with Push (7:30pm). Sept 25: Lovett or Leave It (Jon Lovett's live panel, Q&A quiz show and more, 8pm) Sept 26: Downton Abbey (3:30, 6pm, 8:45). $8-$16. 429 Castro St. http://www.castrotheatre.com/

Events @ Booksmith, Bindery
Sept 19, 7:30pm: John James (The Milk Hours poetry). Sept 22, 4pm: Petina Gappah (Out of Darkness, Shining Light). Sept 23, 7:30pm: Timothy Faust (Health Justice Now: Single Payer and What Comes Next). Sept 24, 7pm: Aimee Lucido (Emmy in the Key of Code). Sept 2, 7:30pm; Jaqueline Woodson (Red at the Bone). 1644 Haight St. www.booksmith.com


In Search of Stonewall @ GLBT History Museum Thu 19  

Events @ GLBT History Museum
Sept 19: In Search of Stonewall; Jewelle Gomez, Steven Dansky, Will Roscoe and Eve Goldberg discuss their contributions to the Gay & Lesbian Review's anthology. 7pm. Sept 20: 'Enola Gay: The Birth of Militant AIDS Activism,' a living history panel with Robert Glück, Richard Bell and Jack Davis. Sept 26: book launch for E.R. Ramzipoor's The Ventriloquists: A Novel of Queer Resistance. Each 7pm, $5. Also, exhibits Queering Familias: Building Latinx Resilience & Hope and The Mayor of Folsom Street: Alan Selby's Legacy, an exhibit of the leather culture pioneer (both thru Oct 20). 4127 18th St. www.glbthistory.org

Fragments + Resistance
@ Creativity Explored

Dual exhibition of works by Joseph "JD" Green and John Iwaszewicz. Artists' reception 7pm-9pm. Exhibit thru Nov. 7. 3245 16th St. www.creativityexplored.org

The Great Wave @ Berkeley Repertory
U.S. premiere of Francis Turnly's drama about Asian family members separated by an ocean. $30-$81. thru Oct 27. 2015 Addison St., Berkeley. www.berkeleyrep.org

Love, Cruelty, and Self-Destruction @ Telematic
Screening of video/performance works by Monet Clark, Cliff Hengst, Dale Hoyt, The Patchchords (w/ Fred Rinne), and Beth Stephens & Annie Sprinkle, presented in collaboration with San Francisco Cinematheque. 323 10th St.

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

Mugwumpin, Mabel Valdiviezo with Travis Bennett @ CounterPulse
The Looking Glass Self and Metamorphosis: Phase 1 are performed by the two energetic performance ensembles. Free/$30. Thu-Sat 8pm, thru Sept 21. 80 Turk St. http://counterpulse.org

No Regrets: A Celebration of Marlon Riggs @ BAM/PFA
Screenings of films by the late African American gay artist and UC Berkeley professor, including Tongues Untied and Black Is...Black Ain't. Thru Nov 25. Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center St., Berkeley. https://bampfa.org

Readings @ City Lights Bookstore
Sept 19, 7pm: Nolan Higdon & Mickey Huff (United States of Distraction). 23, 7pm: Isabella Tree (Wilding: Returning Nature to Our Farm). 26, 7pm: Catherine Flynn (James Joyce and the Matter of Paris). 261 Columbus Ave. www.citylights.com

Readings @ The Green Arcade
Editor Dani Burlison discusses All of Me: Stories of Love, Anger, and the Female Body, the new PM Press anthology with Tomas Moniz. 7pm. Sept 26, 7pm: Raymond Caballero discusses his book McCarthyism vs. Clinton Jencks, about a war veteran's plight and false imprisonment. 1680 Market St. www.thegreenarcade.com

Scott Capurro @ Punch Line
The veteran gay comic does his witty stand-up. $22-$26 (2-drink min.). 8pm. thru Sept 21. 444 Battery St. www.punchlinecomedyclub.com

Star Trek Live! @ Oasis
The hilarious drag king/queen parody performance of a classic episode of the scifi TV series teleports back to SoMa, starring Leigh Crow (Capt. Kirk) and a crew of queens and kings. $27.50-$50. Thu-Sat 7pm. Thru Sept 21. 298 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

Top Girls @ Geary Theater
American Conservatory Theatre's new season kicks off with Caryl Churchill's modern classic drama about the cost of progress in a world divided by class, cruelty, and capitalism. Enjoy a special-made Humphry Slocombe ice cream flavor in the lobby. $15-$110. Thru Oct. 13. 415 Geary St. www.act-sf.org

The World Goes 'Round @ Geary Theater Garret
American Conservatory Theatre student production of the Kander & Ebb musical. $10-$15. 5:30pm & 12pm. Thru Sept 19. 415 Geary St. www.act-sf.org


Enola Gay: The Birth of Militant AIDS Activism @ GLBT History Museum Fri 20  

FRIDAY 20
Art & MORE! @ The Academy
Opening reception for a group exhibit of works by Elliott C Nathan, J. Manuel Carmona and Serge Gay Jr., with an art talk led by Juanita MORE with SF Art Commission President Roberto Ordenana. Free/RSVP. 6pm-9pm. 2166 Market St. www.academy-sf.com

Billy Budd @ War Memorial Opera House
San Francisco Opera's production of Benjamin Britten's adaptation of the seafaring novel by Herman Melville. $30-$310. 7:30pm. Also Sept 22. 301 Van Ness Ave. www.sfopera.com

Charo @ Herbst Theatre
The Spanish guitarist and comic actress performs live. $50-100. 8pm. 401 Van Ness Ave.
www.cityboxoffice.com www.charo.com

Dionysus Was Such a Nice Man @ Joe Goode Annex
Fools Fury production of Kate Tarker's modern take on the story of Oedipus from the perspective of the family of shepherds who raised him. $24-$50. Thru Oct. 20. 401 Alabama St. www.foolsfury.org

Enola Gay: The Birth of Militant AIDS Activism @ GLBT History Museum
Enola Gay: The Birth of Militant AIDS Activism, a living history panel with Robert Glück, Richard Bell and Jack Davis. 7pm, $5. 4127 18th St. www.glbthistory.org

Events @ Manny's
Sept 20, 6:30: Civic Trivia night. Sept 21, 8pm: Comedy Night. 22, 6pm: Free Press Music. 23, 6:30pm: David Plouffe, Pres. Obama's campaign manager & 8pm, Ann Ravel, former Election Commission Chair. 24, 7:30: How to Influence Politics. 25, 5pm: Businesses for Social & Environmental Change. 26, 6:30: Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf. 26, 7:30: Jewher Ilham on Chinese oppression of Ulghurs. Free/$10 and up (donations). 3092 16th St. http://welcometomannys.com/


Charo @ The Herbst Fri 20  

Exit Strategy @ Aurora Theatre, Berkeley
Performances of Ike Holter's play about teachers and students who fight the demolition of a beloved school building. $40-$70. Thru Sept. 29. 2081 Addison St., Berkeley. www.auroratheatre.org

Fou Fou Ha @ Oasis
The 24 Carrot Show, the circus-variety ensemble's latest colorful show. $35-$70. 10pm-2am. 298 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

Horror Art Show
@ Feathered Outlaw, Alameda

Paintings and sculptures with a spooky edge by Halloween Queen Ashli Ghoul, at the vintage clothing store. 1506 Webster St., Alameda. https://featheredoutlaw.com/

Kim Waters @ Yoshi's Oakland
The super-talented jazz saxophonist performs with his band at the stylish nightclub-restaurant. $34-$79. 8pm & 10pm. 510 Embarcadero West. www.yoshis.com

Little Shop of Horrors @ Cinnabar Theater, Petaluma
The beloved Alan Menken/Howard Ashman musical adaptation of the classic Roger Corman B-movie, about an alien carnivorous plant, gets a regional production. $30-$45. Thru Sept 22. 3333 Petaluma Blvd. www.cinnabartheater.org

Mark Morris Dance Group @ Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley
The acclaimed dance company performs Mozart Dances with pianist Inon Barnatan and the Berkeley Symphony. $42-$148. 8pm. Sept 21, 2pm & 8pm Sept 22, 3pm. Bancroft Way at Dana, UC Berkeley campus. www.calperformances.org

Mike Henderson @ SFAI
Honest to Goodness, an exhibit of vibrant colorful paintings by the local artist and musician. Artist reception Sept 20, 6pm-8pm. Thru Nov. 800 Chestnut St. https://sfai.edu/exhibitions-public-events/detail/mike-henderson-honest-to-goodness

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

Pour the Line @ Abacus Row
Reriddle presents a conceptual art interactive pop-up exhibit that recalls 1960s art 'happenings.' Wed-Sun 12pm-7pm, thru Oct 4. 1256 Mason St. www.reriddle.com

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/


This Side of Crazy @ New Conservatory Theatre Center Fri 20 photo: Lois Tema  

Salman Rushdie
@ First Congregational Church of Oakland

The author discusses his new book, Quichotte, with author Andrew Sean Greer. $10-$54. 7pm. 2501 Harrison St., Oakland. www.berkeleyarts.org

Smuin Contemporary Ballet
@ Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek

Dance Series 1, the company premiere of The Man in Black (James Kudelka dances set to Johhny Cash songs), Rex Wheeler's Take Five (set to Brubeck) and Michael Smuin's Carmina Burana (Carl Orff). $25-$93. 7:30pm, thru Sept 21. 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. Also Sept 27-Oct 6 at Cowell Theater, 2 Marina Blvd., SF. www.smuinballet.org

Solidarity Struggle Victory
@ Southern Exposure

Group exhibit of works, by Sadie Barnette, Demian DinéYazhi, Patrick Martinez, Dylan Miner, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Dignidad Rebelde and Jerome Reyes, that commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the country's first ever College of Ethnic Studies, established at San Francisco State College in 1969, ushering in a national movement for the transformation of higher education. Thru Nov 9. 3030 20th St. www.soex.org

Sunset Dances II @ Outer Sunset
Lizz Roman & Dancers' second annual site-specific dance and live music (composed by Jerome Lindner) concerts in an Ocean Beach home. $30. Fri-Sun 8:30pm thru Sept 22. www.eventbrite.com/e/sunset-dances

This Side of Crazy @ New Conservatory Theatre Center
Previews for Del Shore's new Southern comedy about four very unusual women brought together for a family reunion. $22-$44. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thursday night preshow music and drag cabaret concerts. Thru Oct. 20. 25 Van Ness Ave., lower level. www.nctcsf.org

Titus Andronicus @ La Val's Subterranean Theater, Berkeley
Shakespeare's violent bloody tragedy gets an intimate local production. $15-$25. Thu 7:30pm. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sun 7pm thru Sept 29. 1834 Euclid Ave., Berkeley. www.tituslunatico.bpt.me

Tovah Feldshuh @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
The veteran Broadway actress performs Tovah is Leona!, songs from the new musical about the notorious 1980s New York real estate empress Leona Helmsley. $50-$90 ($20 food/drink min). 8pm. Also Sept. 21. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. www.feinsteinssf.com

You Betta Work Comedy Fiesta @ San Mateo County Pride Center
Jesus U. Betta Work leads a crew of comic cutups; Alejandro Ochoa, Glamis Rory, Justin Lucas and Emily Van Dyke. $5. 7:30pm. 1021 S. El Camino Road, San Mateo. www.jesusubettawork.com


Caroline, or Change @ Victoria Theatre Sat 21  

SATURDAY 21
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. Online lottery announced for tix to New Year's Eve closing shows! $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

Brandi Carlile @ Greek Theatre, Berkeley
Award-winning folk-rock singer-songwriter performs at the outdoor ampitheatre; Lucious opens. $40-$96. 7pm. Also Sept 22. 2001 Gayley Drive, UC Berkeley. www.brandicarlile.com http://thegreekberkeley.com/

Brian Dettmer @ Nancy Toomey Fine Art
Exhibit of Elegies, the artist's amazing carved book sculptures. Reg hours Tue-Fri 11am-5:30pm. Sat 11am-5pm (artist reception Oct 5, 5pm-7pm); thru Oct. 12. 1275 Minnesota St. http://nancytoomeyfineart.com

Caroline, or Change @ Victoria Theatre
Ray of Light Theatre Company's production of Jeanine Tesori and Tony Kushner's musical drama about a Southern Jewish family and their Black maid. $35-$40. Thru Oct. 5. 2961 16th St. www.rayoflighttheatre.com

The Chronicles of San Francisco @ SF MOMA
The Chronicles of San Francisco, photo-muralist JR's interactive community giant group portrait; also, Don't! Photography and the Art of Mistakes; Far Out: Suits, Habs, and Labs for Outer Space; other exhibits of Modern art. Free/$25. Fri-Tue 10am-5pm; Thu 10am-9pm. 151 3rd St. www.sfmoma.org

Diana Krall @ Fox Theatre, Oakland
The amazing jazz pianist-singer performs with her band. $60-$125 reserved seating. 8pm. 1807 Telegraph ave., Oakland. www.apeconcerts.com

Events @ Alley Cat Books
Sept 21, 6pm: 120-Minute Muse, a night of performance hosted by Bloodflower. Sept 25, 7pm: The Racket #34: Celebrity with Leland Cheuk. Sept 26, 6:30pm: contributors to Cat Call: An Untamed History of the Cat Archetype in Myth and Magic. 3036 24th St. 3036 24th St. www.alleycatbookshop.com

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

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

The Flick @ Ashby Stage, Berkeley
Shotgun Players performs Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize-winning 2014 drama/comedy about three people working in a cinema. $7-$40. Thru Oct. 6. 1901 Ashby Ave., Berkeley. www.shotgunplayers.org

Jonathan Biss @ Hertz Hall, Berkeley
The acclaimed pianist performs a 7-concert cycle of the complete Beethoven Pianos sonatas. $68. Sept 21, 8pm & 22, 3pm. Oct 12 & 13, Dec 15, Mar. 7 & 8. Bancroft Way at College Ave., UC Berkeley campus. www.calperformances.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. www.nps.gov/rori/index.htm

LGBTQ Veterans of North Bay @ Sports Basement, Novato
Organizational meeting for veterans. 12pm-2pm, 100 Vintage Way. Also, Sept. 28, 12pm-2pm at Corte Madera Towne Center, 770 Tamalpais Drive. (415) 408-6078.

Opera at the Ballpark @ Oracle Park
Watch a San Francisco Opera simulcast of Romeo & Juliet; bring blankets (no alcohol, chairs or hard coolers). Free/RSVP. 7:30pm. 24 Willie Mays Plaza. www.sfopera.com www.eventbrite.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

Project Nunway X @ SOMArts Cultural Center
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence's tenth annual fashion show benefit, with celebrity judges Trixie Mattel, Chi Chi LaRue, reigning Emperor and Empress of San Francisco, Terrill Grimes and Baby-Shaques Munro; and Mr. SF Eagle, Manuel Ojeda. Silent auction, drinks. $40-$125. 6pm-10pm. 934 Brannan st. www.thesisters.org

Pushing West: The Photography of Andrew J. Russell @ Oakland Museum
Historic photos of the Transcontinental Railroad's western expansion; thru September 2. Also, Mildred Howard's TAP: Investigation of Memory, a multimedia installation with themes of identity, church culture, gentrification, dance, and activism. Take Root: Oakland Grows Food, and other exhibits. Free/$15. 1000 Oak St. http://museumca.org/

Robben Ford @ Yoshi's Oakland
The veteran jazz guitarist performs with his band at the elegant nightclub-restaurant. $34-$74. 510 Embarcadero West. www.yoshis.com

Romeo & Juliet @ War Memorial Opera House
San Francisco Opera performs Charles Gounod's adaptation of Shakespeare's classic romantic tragedy. $31-$306. 8pm. Also Sept 24, 29 & Oct 1. 301 Van Ness Ave. www.sfopera.com

RuPaul's Drag Race Werq the World @ the Warfield
Dragstravaganza with Michelle Visage, Asia O'Hara, Detox, Kameron Michaels, Kim Chi, Naomi Smalls, Plastique, Violet Chachki, and Yvie Oddly. $52-$162. 8pm. 982 Market St. www.axs.com www.thewarfieldtheatre.com

The San Quentin Project @ BAM/PFA
Nigel Poor and the Men of San Quentin State Prison follows the evolution of artist Nigel Poor's (b. 1963) social art practice and her collaboration with the men incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison in Marin County; thru Nov. 17. Also, Strange, a Surrealist-inspired group exhibit of works by Goya, Magritte, Cidny Sherman, Jack Smith, and many others, thru Jan 5, 2020. 2155Center St. Berkeley. www.bampfa.org

The San Quentin ProjectSara Lisch, Elizabeth Sher, Julianne Wallace Sterling @ Mercury20, Oakland
Three solo exhibitions of diverse works. Artsts reception Sept 21, 4pm-6pm. Thru Oct 19. 475 25th St., Oakland. http://mercurytwenty.com/

SF Hiking Club @ Point Reyes
Join GLBT hikers for an 11-mile hike at Point Reyes; from the visitor center up to Mt. Wittenberg, then down to gorgeous Sculptured Beach; beautiful views of Drake's Bay and Limantour Beach. The majority of the hike will be in the shade. Bring sturdy hiking shoes, sunscreen, lunch, snacks, plenty of water. Carpool meets 8:30 at Safeway sign, Market & Dolores. (510) 364-1431. www.sfhiking.com

Sirens for St. James Infirmary @ Phoenix Theater, Petaluma
Copyslut, Moira Scar and Mystic Priestess play rockin' sets at a benefit for the sex worker healthcare nonprofit. $10 and up. 8pm-12am. 201 Washington St., Petaluma. www.petalumaphoenix.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

That Don Reed Show @ The Marsh Berkeley
The acclaimed solo performer's show about dealing with racism in show business returns for an extended run. $20-$100. Sat 8:30pm, Sun 5:30pm. Thru Oct 13. 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley. www.themarsh.org

Unhinged @ Winchester Mystery House, San Jose
Spooky fun exhibits and interactive shows at the mysterious mansion, with up-close amazing special effects, Halloween parties, gourmet dinners, and daytime kid-friendly outdoor fun. $20-54. Various times thru Nov. 2. 525 S Winchester Blvd., San Jose. www.winchestermysteryhouse.com

Walk in Beauty @ Marin Center
Group art exhibit of local landscapes and wildlife paintings; thru Oct. 10. Also, Tricia George wildlife paintings (thru Oct. 10). 10 Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael. www.marincenter.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


Expedition Reef @ California Academy of Sciences Sun 22  

SUNDAY 22
Cruisin' the Fossil Coastline
@ Oakland Museum

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/

Deven Green, Ned Douglas @ Oasis
The duo performs a diverse cabaret concert of classic and unusual song mash-ups. $20-$30. 7pm. 298 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

Early Rubens @ Legion of Honor
Exhibit of epic massive paintings of biblical and mythical subjects by Peter Paul Rubens; Thru Sept. 8. Also, Strange Days: Dada, Surrealism, and the Book (July 20-Nov 10), and other beautiful exhibits of classical and modern art. Free/$30. Lincoln Park, 100 34th Ave. https://legionofhonor.famsf.org/

Ecstatic Dance @ Sacred Heart Church
Weekly group freeform dance with a spiritual flavor at the former church-turned event space. $15. 9am-12pm. Also Wed. and Fridays in Oakland and Fairfax. 554 Fillmore St. www.ecstaticdance.org

Ed Hardy: Deeper Than Skin @ de Young Museum
First museum retrospective of the renowned California tattoo artist (thru Oct. 6). Also, Ana Prvac Ki: Detour (thru Sept 29), Specters of Disruption (thru Nov 10) and exhibits of Modern and historic art, including embroidery, Maori portraits and installations. Free/$28. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park. www.famsf.org

Expedition Reef @ California Academy of Sciences
Exhibits and planetarium shows with various live, interactive and installed exhibits about animals, plants and the earth; Skin, a multi-species hands-on exhibit; 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/

Mental Health Comedy Hour @ All Out Comedy Theater, Oakland
Wonder Dave and Kristee Ono cohost a night of comedy and comics discussing mental health. $10-$14. 8pm. 2525 Telegraph Ave. www.alloutcomedytheater.com

Plant Exhibits @ Conservatory of Flowers
Artfully arranged plant and floral exhibits; special evening events and parties, including Night Bloom evening events. 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

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

The Teen Age @ Cartoon Museum
Summer exhibition, The Teen Age: Youth Culture in Comics. Also, Surfside Girls, original work from book illustrator Kim Dwinell; other ongoing exhibits. Free-$10. 11am-5pm, except Wed. 781 Beach St. www.cartoonart.org

Various Exhibits @ Asian Art Museum
Contemporary works by Tanabe Chikuunsai IV, Kim Heecheon and Liu Jianhua; and exhibits of historic sculptures, prints and antiquities. Sunday café specialties from $7-$16. Free-$20. Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. 200 Larkin St. http://www.asianart.org/

Various Exhibits @ Treasure Island Museum
Collections of historic Golden Gate Exposition photos and memorabilia, military ephemera and more. Building One, Treasure Island, One Avenue of the Palms. www.treasureislandmuseum.org


Justin Hall @ Strut Mon 23  

MONDAY 23
Justin Hall @ Strut
The local comic artist and editor's Greetings From Dadville, his new collection of illustrations from a new comic book; thru Sept. 470 Castro St. www.strutsf.org

Queer as German Folk @ SF Public Library
Exhibit of ephemera and memorabilia about Stonewall rebellion commemorations in Germany and worldwide; additional exhibit also at Eureka Valley Branch, 1 Jose Sarria Court at 16th; both thru Sept 26. 100 Larkin St. www.sfpl.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

We Are More
@ California Humanities, Oakland

Exhibit of art by four queer comic artists; Ajuan Mance, Breena Nuñez, Lawrence Lindell, and Trinidad Escobar. Thru Sept. 538 9th St. Suite 210. Oakland. www.calhum.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


George Takei @ Herbst Theatre Tue 24  

TUESDAY 24
Dance Nation @ SF Playhouse
Clare Barron's dark comedy about competitive dancers in Florida, with teenagers played by adults. $35-$125. Thru Nov 9. 450 Post St. www.sfplayhouse.org

George Takei @ Herbst Theatre
The actor, activist and author discusses his life, LGBTQ rights, his family history of being sent to prison camps during WWII, and his book They Called Us Enemy, in conversation with KQED News host Mina Kim. $15-$60. 6:30pm. 401 Van Ness Ave. www.commonwealthclub.org

Lino Tagliapietra @ Montague Gallery
Radiance, the acclaimed glass sculptor's exhibit of beautiful new works. Thru Sept 28. 445A Sutter St. www.montaguegallery.com

Margaret Atwood @ Lowell High School
The acclaimed novelist (The Handmaid's Tale and it sequel The Testaments) discusses her work with Kelly Corrigan. $50-$65. 7pm. Carol Channing Theater, 1101 Eucalptus Drive. www.SFCurran.com

Off the Wall @ Mission Cultural Center
Exhibit and sale of historic Mission Grafica Printmaking Studio's decades of posters and prints; main Gallery, thru Sept. 20. 2868 Mission St. www.missionculturalcenter.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


Africa State of Mind @ MOAD Wed 25  

WEDNESDAY 25
Africa State of Mind @ MOAD
Traveling exhibit curated by Ekow Eshun includes 16 artists' works focusing on the idea of 'Africanness.' Also, The Sacred Star of Isis and Other Stories, photos by Adama Delphine Fawundo; also Rashaad Newsome's Stop Playing in My Face!, a Black queer multimedia installation. Free/$10. Both thru Nov. 15. 685 Mission St. www.moadsf.org

Baloney Does Folsom @ Oasis
The male burlesque dance show returns for a Folsom kink-themed explosion of dance skits. $35-$70. 7pm. Thru Sept 28. 298 11th St. www.sfbaloney.com www.sfoasis.com

Cabaret Karaoke @ Feinstein's at the Nikko
Dick Bright MCs the new weekly karaoke night at the elegant nightclub. $12-$15. ($20 food/drink min.). thru Sept. 25. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. www.feinsteinssf.com

Hot Mikado @ Gateway Theatre
42nd Street Moon's new production of Rob Bowman and David H. Bell's jazz interpretation of Gilbert & Sullivan's operetta. $31-$72. Thru Oct. 13. 215 Jackson St. www.42ndstmoon.org

Interior/Exterior @ Museum of Craft & Design
Group exhibit of works curated by Ariel Zaccheo; also, Dead Nuts: a search for the ultimate machined object, curated by David Cole; both thru Dec. 1. Cocktails and artis chats, plus hands-on workshops (Aug 15, 6pm-9pm). 2569 3rd St. https://sfmcd.org

Lovett or Leave It @ Castro Theatre
Jon Lovett, former Barack Obama speechwriter, hosts a live podcast show with actors, comics and journalists. $40-$70. 8pm. 429 Castro St. www.ticketmaster.com

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

Richard Caldwell Brewer @ Lost Art Salon
Exhibit of works by the late gay artist (1923-2014). Mon-Sat 10am-5:30pm. 245 South Van Ness Ave., #303. https://lostartsalon.com/


Andrew Stoner @ SF Main Library Thu 26  

THURSDAY 26
Andrew Stoner @ SF Main Library
Author discusses his biography, The Journalist of Castro Street: the Life of Randy Shilts. Hormel Center, 3rd floor. 100 Larkin St. www.sfpl.org

Annabeth Rosen
@ Contemporary Jewish Museum

Annabeth Rosen: Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped, an exhibit of works by the Californian sculptor; thru Jan 19. Other exhibits, too. Free/$17. 736 Mission St. https://thecjm.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; extended thru June 2020. 50 Maraga Ave. https://www.presidio.gov/officers-club/exhibitions/

Naomi Klein
@ First Congregational Church of Oakland

The author discusses her new book, On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal, with Mother Jones editor-in-Chief Clara Jeffery. $10-$53. 7pm. 2501 Harrison St., Oakland. www.berkeleyarts.org

Theater of Terror: Revenge of the Queers @ Strut
Launch party for a new queer horror comics anthology, with editors Justin Hall and William O. Tyler, and host Peaches Christ. 8pm-10pm. 470 Castro St. 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/

#We @ Wolfman Books, Oakland
Queer reading and discussion series, formerly at Octopus Literary Salon, features Dena Rod and Juba Kalamka, hosted by Richard Loranger. 7pm. 410 13th St., Oakland. http://wolfmanhomerepair.com/



To submit event listings, email events@ebar.com
Deadline is each Thursday, a week before publication.


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