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Arts Events Oct. 3-10, 2019

by Events Editor

Smuin Contemporary Ballet @ Cowell Theater Thu 3 photo: Chris Hardy
Smuin Contemporary Ballet @ Cowell Theater Thu 3 photo: Chris Hardy  

Autumn's harvest of arts events brings a bounty of beauty, beguiling visuals, scintillating sounds and staged stories.


THURSDAY 3
Alonzo King LINES Ballet @ YBCA
The local contemporary dance company perform's King's new evening-length work with musicians Charles Lloyd and Jason Moran. $45-$95. 7:30pm. Thru Oct. 6. 700 Howard St. www.linesballet.org www.ybca.org

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, Hot Boxx Girls, photos by Darwin Bell. Oct 3, There Will Always Be Roses in San Francisco, by Marissa Letiman, Oct 3 reception 6pm-9pm. Exhibit thru Dec 1. 398 Eddy St. http://www.tenderloinmuseum.org/

Cells to Self @ Exploratorium
New exhibit with amazing displays showing how single cells in the human body work, portraits engineered from DNA and more (talks, hands-on workshops and nightlife events). $20-$30. Pier 15 at Embarcadero. www.exploratorium.edu

Classic and New Films @ Castro Theatre
Oct. 3: Downton Abbey. Oct 5-7: The Last Black Man in San Francisco. Oct. 8: Miles David: Birth of the Cool. $8-$16. 429 Castro St. http://www.castrotheatre.com/

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

Debbie Harry @ JCCSF
The lead singer of Blondie discusses her new memoir, Face It, with band cofounder/partner Chris Stein and director Rob Roth. $30-$85. 7pm. SF Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St. www.jccsf.org

Events @ Manny's
Oct 3, 6:30pm: Farming Hope fundraiser with food (new menu all day Oct. 4). Oct. 4, 7:30pm: music duo Ivan & Enzo. Oct 6, 7pm: singer-songwriter Ila Cantor. Oct 7, 6pm: screening of the Alfre Woodard prison film Clemency. Oct 8, 6pm: queer POC congressional candidate Ritchie Torres. Free/$10 and up (donations). 3092 16th St. http://welcometomannys.com/

Events @ GLBT History Museum
Oct. 3: 'Remembering a Police Riot: The Castro Sweep of 1989,' a 30th anniversary panel discussion with visuals. Oct. 11: My Dad's Closet: A Father, a Daughter and Their Secret, with author Laura Hall. 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


Kevin Seaman (LOL McFiercen)s femMasculine @ Brava Cabaret Thu 3 photo: Robbie Sweeny  

femMasculine @ Brava Cabaret
Kevin Seaman's solo "Queer Journey Through Digital Desire" takes on contemporary problems with gayness, queer identity and gender, also as his drag persona LOL McFiercen. $20-$50. Oct 3-5, 10-12, 8pm. 2773 24th St. www.brava.org

Fragments + Resistance
@ Creativity Explored

Dual exhibition of works by Joseph "JD" Green and John Iwaszewicz. 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

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

Jess Curtis/Gravity @ CounterPulse
The local acclaimed dance/performance ensemble performs Curtis' new work, (in)Visible. $10-$30. Oct 3-6 & 10-13. Thu Sun 8pm. ASL interpretation Oct 6 & 12. 80 Turk St. www.counterpulse.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

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

Puppets & Poe @ Theatre of Yugen
Devised Defiance, a macabre theatre work inspired by the writings of Edgar Allan Poe. $20. Thu-Sat 8pm. Thru Nov. 2840 Mariposa St. www.theatreofyugen.org

Ruston Kelly @ The Independent
The lyrical evocative singer-songwriter performs; Donovan Woods opens. $16. 628 Divisadero. www.apeconcerts.com

Smuin Contemporary Ballet @ Cowell Theater
Dance Series 1, the company premiere of The Man in Black (James Kudelka dances set to Johhny Cash songs), Rex Wheeler's Take Five and Michael Smuin's Carmina Burana. $25-$93. Thu 7:30pm, Sat 2pm & 7:30pm, Sun 2pm thru Oct. 6. 2 Marina Blvd. www.smuinballet.org

Varla Jean Merman @ Oasis
A Star is Bored, the statuesque drag queen's comedy live-sung show. $30-$60. 7pm. Thru Oct. 5 . 298 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

Wayout Gayla @ Great American Music Hall
Celebrate queerness and raise money for Zebra Coalition. $95-$250 and up. 6:30pm. 859 O'Farrell St. http://www.slimspresents.com


Sintonia Dance @ Presidio Theatre Fri 4  

FRIDAY 4
The Continuous Thread
@ SFAC Main Gallery

Opening reception for Celebrating Our Interwoven Histories, Identities and Contributions, an exhibit of photos of indigenous Americans, coordinated with projections on the former Pioneer Monument statue in Civic center. 6pm-8pm. Thru Dec 14. 401 Van Ness Ave. www.sfartscommission.org

Curtain Call @ Harvey Milk Center
Society Cabaret's cabaret showcase and open mic, with MC Bill Cooper and pianist Barry Lloyd. $15-$25. 7pm. 50 Scott St. https://societycabaret.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

Experience Hendrix @ Parmount Theatre, Oakland
Tribute concert of Jimi Hendrix hits, with Buddy Guy, Billy Cox, Joe Satriani, Dweezil Zappa and many more. $42-$94. 8pm. 2025 Broadway, Oakland. http://www.paramounttheatre.com/ Also Oct. 8, 8pm ($69-$89) at Luther Burbank Center, 50 Mark west Springs Road, Santa Rosa. www.lutherburbankcenter.org

Hal Sparks @ Cobb's Comedy Club
The Queer as Folk actor does his funny stand-up act. $25-$40. 7:30pm & 9:45. Also Oct. 5. 915 Columbus Ave. www.cobbscomedy.com

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival @ Golden Gate Park
Annual outdoor concert series, with food, drinks and dozens of acts: Robert Plant, Emmylou Harris, Judy Collins, Kurt Vile, Yola, Bettye Lavette, Meat Puppets, Chastity Brown, Tanya Tucker, Bobby Braddock, the Flatlanders, and more. Thru Oct. 6. Hellman Hollow, 11am-7pm. Free. www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com

Memory Lives On @ UCSF Mission Bay
Documenting the HIV/AIDS Epidemic, a symposium on the Bay Area response. Oct 4 & 5, Byers Auditorium, Genentech Hall, 600 16th St. https://www.library.ucsf.edu/news/memory-lives-on-symposium/


This Side of Crazy @ New Conservatory Theatre Center Fri 4 photo: Lois Tema  

Mike Henderson @ SFAI
Honest to Goodness, an exhibit of vibrant colorful paintings by the local artist and musician. 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/

The Rocky Horror Show @ San Jose Stage Company
Richard O'Brien's cult classic musical gets a South Bay production, with Keith Pinto as Frank N. Furter. $32-$60. Thru Nov 3. 490 South First St., San Jose. www.thestage.org

Scary Movies @ New Parkway Theatre, Oakland
The indy theatre programs a month of scary horror scifi movies for the season (Carrie, The Exorcist, Beetlejuice, The Thing, Nosferatu with live music, and many more), thru Oct. 31. 474 24th St. www.thenewparkway.com

Sintonia Dance @ Presidio Theatre
Tattooed, an experimental flamenco dance performance about survivors' strength and resilience is performed by the dance company, at the newly re-opened theater. $25-$50. 7pm. Oct 4 & 5, 8pm. 99 Moraga Ave. www.sintoniadance.com

SG Lewis @ Great American Music Hall
Brit EDM DJ/producer plays; Drama opens. $20-$45. 9pm. Also Oct. 5. 859 O'Farrell St. http://www.slimspresents.com


Top Girls @ Geary Theater Fri 4  

Solidarity Struggle Victory
@ Southern Exposure

Group exhibit of works, by Sadie Barnette, Demian DinéYazhi´, Patrick Martinez, Dylan Miner, Kamelah 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

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

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

Van Morrison @ the Greek Theatre, Berkeley
The veteran R&B singer performs new and classic songs. $89-$250. 8pm. 2001 Gayley Drive, UC Berkeley campus. www.apeconcerts.com

Yoke Lore @ The Independent
Evocative folk-pop. $15-$18. 9pm. 628 Divisadero. Also Oct 5 at The New Parish, 1743 San Pablo Ave., Oakland. www.apeconcerts.com


Brian Dettmer @ Nancy Toomey Fine Art Sat 5  

SATURDAY 5
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

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

Events @ Alley Cat Books
Oct 3, 7pm: poet Jericho Brown. Oct 4. 7pm: Anne Lesley Selver, Ryanaustin Dennis, Susan Gevirtz. Oct 5, 6pm: opening reception for Michael Roman's art exhibit. Oct 6, 6pm: screening of My Gaze/Yr Gaze. Oct 10, 6:30pm: Bilingual poetry and reading open mic. 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

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

Josh Grodsky @ Harvey Milk Center
The singer performs The Chest Baker Songbook with piano and bass accompaniment. $30-$50. 8pm. 50 Scott St. https://societycabaret.com/

Kurt Vile & The Violators @ The Fillmore
The rock band performs with Jon Langford and the Skull Orchard Welsh Male Voice Choir. $30. 9pm. 1805 Geary St. www.thefillmore.com


Caroline, or Change @ Victoria Theatre Sat 5  

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

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

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. 2155 Center St. Berkeley. www.bampfa.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


Tom Goss at Up Bay Pride @ City Park, Benicia Sun 6  

SUNDAY 6
Arenas Dance Company @ EastSide Arts Alliance, Oakland/Dance Mission Theater, SF
Afro-Cuban company performs vibrant new works with live music accompaniment. $18-$27. Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun 6pm. Oct 6, 2277 International Blvd., Oakland. Oct 11-13, 3316 24th St. www.dancemission.com

Castro Street Fair @ Castro & 18th
46th annual fair with booths of nonprofits, arts & crafts, plus food,drinks and live bands and DJed music. Gate donations. 11am-6pm. https://castrostreetfair.org/

Take Root @ Oakland Museum
Take Root: Oakland Grows Food and other exhibits. No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man (Oct 12-Feb 16). Free/$15. 1000 Oak St. http://museumca.org/

Strange Days @ Legion of Honor
Strange Days: Dada, Surrealism, and the Book (thru Nov 10), James Tissot: Fashion & Faith (Oct. 12-Feb 9); 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, 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

Lana Del Ray @ The Greek Theatre, Berkeley
The haunting pop singer performs at the outdoor ampitheatre. $70. 7pm. 2001 Gayley Drive, UC Berkeley campus. www.apeconcerts.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

Poetry Readings @ The Green Arcade
Oct. 6, 5pm: Alan Bernheimer (From Nature) and Julian Talamanstex Brolaski (Of Mongrelitude). Oct. 9, 7pm: Nick Flynn (I Will Destroy You) with Matthew Zapruder (Father's Day). 1680 Market St. www.thegreenarcade.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

Smack Dab @ Manny's
Queer open mic night features award-winning author Diana Cage (The Lesbian Sex Bible). 5pm. 3092 16th St. www.dianacage.com www.welcometomannys.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

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

Tom Orr @ R3 Hotel, Guerneville
The comic playwright and composer performs his new revue, The Greatest Showqueen! $20. 7pm, 16390 4th St., Guerneville. Also Oct. 13 at Martuni's, 4 Valencia St. https://m.bpt.me/event/4335146

Up Bay Pride @ City Park, Benicia
Gay folk-pop singer Tom Goss, lesbian band Lady Killers, drag songstress Bella Aldama and others perform live at the Solano County LGBTQ Pride event, with vendors, food truck, wine, beer, soft drinks, kid-friendly playground, and more. 11am-5pm. 150 Military Way, Benecia. www.solanopride.org/event-details

Various Exhibits @ Asian Art Museum
Changing and Unchanging Things: Noguchi and Hasegawa in Postwar Japan (thru Dec. 8). 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


Diane Amos at Still Red, Still Hot @ Presidio Theatre Mon 7  

MONDAY 7
Keith Secola @ Café Valor
Wounds Many, an exhibit of works focusing on the artist's Northern Ute heritage. Thru Dec. 13. 401 Van Ness Ave., lobby. www.sfartscommission.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

Still Red, Still Hot @ Presidio Theatre
San Francisco Mime Troupe's 60th anniversary benefit celebration features pop singer Maria Muldaur, with Josh Kornbluth, Diane Amos, Will Durst, Richard Montoya, SF Mime Troupe alumni, and the SF Mime Troupe house band. $60-$300. 6pm-11pm. 99 Moraga Ave. www.sfmt.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


Katie Gilmartin at Perfectly Queer @ Booksmith Tue 8  

TUESDAY 8
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/

Perfectly Queer @ Booksmith
Novelists Katie Gilmartin, Chuck Forester, and Jon Roemer read at "San Francisco in Queer Fiction, by the Decade," with refreshments and door prizes. 7pm. 1644 Haight St. www.booksmith.com

Trebor Healey @ Dog Eared Books
The multiple award-winning gay author reads form and discusses his new work, Falling: Stories. 7pm. 489 Castro St. http://www.dogearedbooks.com

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 9  

WEDNESDAY 9
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

Book Club @ Dog Eared Books
Discussion of Alison Bechdel's acclaimed graphic novel Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic. 7pm. 489 Castro St. http://www.dogearedbooks.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

Carolina De Robertis @ SF Main Library
Local fiction professor and author of the bestseller The Invisible Mountain reads from and discusses her new novel, Cantoras. 6pm. Latino/Hispanic Room, lower level, 100 Larkin St. www.sfpl.org

The Chinese Lady @ Magic Theatre
Bay Area premiere of Lloyd Suh's play inspired by the true story of the first Chinese woman to arrive on American soil. $15-$75. Tue 7pm, Thu-Sat 8pm, Sun 2:30pm thru Nov. 3. Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd. www.MagicTheatre.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. 2569 3rd St. https://sfmcd.org

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/

Sofi Tukker @ The Fox, Oakland
Pop singing multi-lingual duo (Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern) performs; Haiku Hands and LP Giobbi open. $36. 8pm. 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. www.sofitukker.com http://thefoxoakland.com/


Peter Combe @ K. Imperial Fine Art Thu 10  

THURSDAY 10
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/

The Billie Holiday Project
@ Feinstein's at the Nikko

Stella Heath invokes the vocal stylings of Billie Holiday; Neil Fontano on piano, Jason Bellenkes on saxophone/clarinet, and Trevor Kinsel on upright bass/cornet. $35-$55. ($20 food/drink min.) 8pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. www.feinsteinssf.com

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Live @ Oasis
D'Arcy Drollinger presents Michael Phillis and a talented crew of drag queens/kings who perform a wacky version of a script from the hit TV vampire show. $27-$50. Thu-Sat 7pm. Thru Nov 9. 298 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

Comedy @ Ashkenaz, Berkeley
Laugh wih Diane Amos, Arjun Banerjee, Nori Reed, and Lisa Geduldig. $15-$25. 8pm. 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley. www.ashkenaz.com

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/

Peter Combe @ K. Imperial Fine Art
Flawless, a solo exhibition of the Bay Area artist's fascinatingly detailed art that uses paint swatch collages. Thru Oct. 31. 49 Geary St., #440. http://kimperialfineart.com

Terror Vault @ SF Mint
Peaches Christ's annual horror-fun invasion of the historic building includes a full-scale spooky interactive tour. $62, various tour times. Thru Nov. 10. 88 5th St. www.intothedarksf.com

Tyler the Creator @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Popula rapper performs; Blood Orange and Goldlink open. $60-$70. 7:30pm. Also Oct. 11. 99 Grove St. http://billgrahamcivic.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/


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


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