Going Out, March 9-17, 2023

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Thursday March 9, 2023
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Jiji @ Herbst Theatre; SF Ballet's 'The Colors of Dance' @ War Memorial Arts Center; <br>'Fight With Art: Contemporary Comics from Ukraine' @ Cartoon Art Museum
Jiji @ Herbst Theatre; SF Ballet's 'The Colors of Dance' @ War Memorial Arts Center;
'Fight With Art: Contemporary Comics from Ukraine' @ Cartoon Art Museum

It's no surprise that thousands of readers flock to our expansive arts and nightlife listings. Each week, yours truly sorts through hundreds of press releases for the most interesting events, and this week's crop is bountiful.

'Cambodian Rock Band' @ Berkeley Repertory  

(Click here for listings of LGBTQ movies, TV series, podcasts and community organizations.)

Anything Goes @ Gateway Theatre
42nd Street Moon's production of the classic Cole Porter musical comedy set on an ocean liner. $35; thru March 12. 215 Jackson St. https://42ndstmoon.org/anything-goes/

Cambodian Rock Band @ Berkeley Repertory
Lauren Yee's drama-comedy about a Khmer Rouge survivor and his war criminal-hunting daughter, with rousing live rock music by Dengue Fever. $24-$97; thru April 2. Roda Theatre, 2015 Addison St. https://www.berkeleyrep.org/

Clue @ SF Playhouse
Sandy Rustin's farcical stage play based on Jonathan Lynn's screenplay and the popular board game. $30-$100. March 9-April 22. 450 Post St. https://www.sfplayhouse.org/

Dance Mission Theater
Dance and performance space; also classes in many forms. March 11, 7:30pm: Afro Urban Society x Dance Mission present 'Theatre in Video: Mixtape of the Dead & Gone #1:' Egwu Ahamefula and Nigeria Trip Report-back & Q & A with Gbedu Town Radio (free/$100). 3316 24th St. https://dancemissiontheater.org/

Dance Theatre of Harlem @ Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek
The company performs Stanton Welch's 'Orange,' 'When Love' by Helen Pickett, 'Blake Works IV (The Barre Project)' by William Forsythe, and Nacho Duato's dynamic 'Coming Together.' $68-$114. March 16 & 17, 7:30pm. 1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek https://www.lesherartscenter.org/

'Dear San Francisco' @ Club Fugazi  

Dear San Francisco @ Club Fugazi
The 'high-flying love story' weaves local history with acrobatic theatrics and live music by The 7 Fingers company, now with new cast members, and a full food and beverage menu, celebrated its one-year residency; extended run. Through March, a portion of ticket sales benefit seven local community nonprofits. $35-$99. 678 Green St. https://www.clubfugazisf.com/

Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Hamer
@ Lucie Stern Theatre, Palo Alto

Silicon Valley TheatreWorks' production of Cheryl L. West's musical about the pioneering singer and Black voting rights activist. $35-$77. March 8-April 2. 1305 Middlefield Road. https://theatreworks.org/

A Guide for the Homesick @ Theatre Rhino
Ken Urban's taut two-person play explores the emotions and remorse of two travelers abroad. $12.50-$25; thru March 19. 4229 18th St. https://www.therhino.org (Read our review.)

'A Guide for the Homesick' @ Theatre Rhino  

Justice: A New Musical @ Marin Theatre Company
Playwright in Residence Lauren M. Gunderson and composer/lyricist duo, Bree Lowdermilk and Kait Kerrigan's musical play about the Supreme Court's first three women; Sandra Day O'Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Sonia Sotomayor. $25-$65; thru March 12. 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. http://www.marintheatre.org/ (Read our interview with composer Bree Lowdermilk and lyricist Kait Kerrigan.)

KH Fresh Festival @ CounterPulse
Performances, visual art, workshops and more. Free/$35; thru March 19. 80 Turk St. https://counterpulse.org

Little Shop of Horrors @ Pinole Community Playhouse
Pinole Community Players' production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's musical comedy favorite about a carnivorous alien plant. $15-$20; thru 19. 601 Tennent Ave. https://pinoleplayers.org/

Lockdown Comedy
Lisa Geduldig hosts the monthly online laughfest, with Matt Kirshen, Mina Hartong, Carla Clay, and Lisa's mom, Arline Geduldig. $15-$25. March 16, 7pm. CityBoxOffice.com/LockdownComedy

Margaret Jenkins Dance Company
Through March, 'Encounters Over 60,' weekly talks with acclaimed women choreographers; at various venues. https://www.mjdc.org/encounters

New Works Festival @ Z Below
San Francisco's 3Girls Theatre Company returns to a full schedule of live performances of plays by and about women for the first time since 2020, including Cat Brooks' 'Tasha.' $12-$40 ('Tasha' only; other shows free); thru March 18. 470 Florida St. https://www.3girlstheatre.org/

'Pachuquísmo' @ Brava for Women in the Arts  

Oakland Ballet @ Oakland Asian Cultural Center
The company performs their Dancing Moons Festival, featuring works by AAPI choreographers Phil Chan, Seyong Kim, Elaine Kudo, and Caili Quan. $40-$100. March 16-18, 7:30pm; also March 18, 2:30pm. 388 9th St., Oakland. Also APril 7 & 8 at SF's Presidio Theatre, 99 Moraga Ave. https://oaklandballet.org

Pachuquísmo @ Brava for Women in the Arts
Vanessa Sanchez and La Mezcla's multidisciplinary performance Pachuquísmo, a rhythmic remembrance of las Pachucas and their stylized power of rebellious resistance. $25.75-$36.75. March 11 & 12, 7:30pm. 2781 24th St. https://www.brava.org/

Private @ Potrero Stage
SF Bay Area Theatre Company's production of Mona Pirnot's play aboiut privacy rights and personal intimacy. $10-$40. March 17-April 2. 1695 18th St. https://www.sfbatco.org/private-2023

A Raisin in the Sun @ 6th Street Playhouse, Santa Rosa
6th Street Playhouse's production of Lorraine Hansberry's classic drama about a struggling Black family. $24-$44; thru March 26. 52 West 6th St. https://6thstreetplayhouse.com

San Francisco Ballet @ War Memorial Opera House
The company performs 'The Colors of Dance' program; Helgi Tomasson's 7 for Eight (2004), set to music of J.S. Bach, Myles Thatcher's 'Colorforms,' originally a film work, set to music by Steve Reich, and William Forsythe's Blake Works I (2016), with music by James Blake. $29-$455. March 14-19. 301 Van Ness Ave. https://www.sfballet.org

SF Ballet's Cavan Conley and Esteban Hernández in Myles Thatcher's 'Colorforms' (photo: San Francisco Ballet)  

San Francisco Opera
'Bohéme Out of the Box,' a mobile abridged version of the Puccini opera, is performed at Alameda, South San Francisco, Los Gatos and Dublin venues. Free. March 10-April 2. https://www.sfopera.com/box

SF Urban Film Fest
Film screenings and panel discussions of movies about local and urban themes and issues. $5-$100; thru March 11 at multiple venues. https://sfurbanfilmfest.com/2023/

Six @ Orpheum Theatre
The vibrant pop-inspired Tony-winning musical about the six wives of Henry VIII, who tell and sing their version of Tudor history. $70-$262; thru March 19. 1192 Market St. https://www.broadwaysf.com (Read our review.)

Solo Shows @ The Marsh
New and return engagements with acclaimed local storyteller/performers. Brian Copeland's 'Grandma & Me: an Ode to Single Parents,' thru April 29. 'Adam Strauss is Not Unhappy,' March 10-31. 1062 Valencia St. At The Marsh Berkeley: Dan Hoyle's 'Talk to Your People,' thru March 11, then March 23-April 15 (Fri. 7pm & Sat. 5pm). Unique Derique's 'Fool La La Gift,' thru March 12. Don Reed's 'The Never Too Late Show,' thru March 26. 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley ($10-$35). www.themarsh.org

Don Reed's 'The Never Too Late Show'
@ The Marsh Berkeley  

Sticky Rice @ Theatre Rhinoceros
Staged reading of Boni B. Alvarez' play about gay Asian men struggling with societal prejudice. Free, March 14, 7pm. 4229 18th St. https://www.therhino.org/

Tea Party @ Strand Theater
Gordon Dahlquist's drama about domestic terrorism, rightwing rhetoric and political turmoil, directed by Erin Merritt. $20-$50; thru March 19, Thu-Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm. Rueff stage (2nd floor), 1127 Market St. https://www.erinmerritt.com/tea-party

Trustafarian @ Theatre Rhinoceros
John Fisher's solo show about rich hipsters given their due by the god Bacchus. Free. March 8, 7pm. Also, Fisher's solo show 'Eisenstein,' March 17, 7pm. 4229 18th St. https://www.therhino.org/

Who's Your Mami Comedy @ Brava Cabaret
Laugh it up at the returning monthly show with comics Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, Karinda Dobbins and Jalisa Robinson with emcees Marga Gomez and Riley Manlapaz. $15-$25. March 16, 7:30pm. 2773 24th St. https://www.brava.org/

Fenton Bailey @ Books Inc Opera Plaza  

Events @ The Green Arcade
March 9, 6:30pm: Carey Dall, Peter Olney, and Gifford Hartman explore the strategies in the new PM Press book, 'Labor Power and Strategy.' March 12, 5:30pm: Mirabel Street Writers Group Reading. March 15, 6:30pm: Michael Aleynikov ('Sorrow's Drive: A Quartet') and Peter Kupfer ('The Glassmaker's Son: Looking for the World My Father Left Behind in Nazi Germany'). Masks required. 1680 Market St. https://thegreenarcade.com/

LGBT Events @ Fabulosa Books
Author readings, in-store and online monthly (4th Saturdays) book club group discussion of literary works. 489 Castro St. https://www.fabulosabooks.com/

Fenton Bailey, with Lady Camden, Randy Barbato @ Books Inc Opera Plaza
The gay co-creators of World of Wonder TV shows and films, and the local drag artist, discuss Bailey's book, 'ScreenAge.' March 15, 7pm, 601 Van Ness Ave. https://www.booksinc.net/SFOpera

Queer Words
Listen to online literary chats hosted by author Wayne Goodman, with guests Kelliane Parker, Brian Broome, Michael Nava, Vi Khi Nao, Anne Shade, Brontez Purnell, Christopher Castellani, the late Leslie Cohen and many others. https://queerwords.org/

SF Public Library
Online and in-person author events. Opening March 18: 'I Still Love You: Queerness, Ancestors and the Places that Made Us,' a unique, intimate and community-based exhibit co-curated by local queer women of color artists Tina Bartolome and Natalia M. Vigil; opening reception, March 25, 4pm; thru June 29. Also, check out books and DVDs, see various other book-themed exhibits. 100 Larkin St. www.sfpl.org


Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center
International music and dance concerts at the East Bay venue celebrating its 50th anniversary with a special schedule of concerts. 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley. https://www.ashkenaz.com/

Cal Performances @ UC Berkeley
Music and dance concerts and more. Zellerbach Hall, Bancroft Way at Dana St., Berkeley. calperformances.org

Chanticleer, San Francisco Girls Chorus
The two Grammy-winning choral groups perform Ayanna Woods' commissioned 'Years of Light,' 'Desert Song' by säje, 'O Daedalus, Fly Away Home' by Trevor Weston, and 'Ave Maria' by Franz Biebl. March 17-21, in venues across the Bay Area, starting March 17, 7:30pm, at the Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave. $21-$63. https://www.chanticleer.org/

Fauré Quartett, Frederica von Stade @ Kohl Mansion, Burlingame
Chamber music concert of works by Dvořák, Fauré, and Brahms. $25-$55. March 12m 7pm. 2750 Adeline Drive, Burlingame. https://musicatkohl.org/

Feinstein's at the Nikko
The upscale nightclub presents cabaret concerts. Tony-nominee Melissa Errico performs her noir-influenced concert, March 10 & 11, 8pm ($70). Lianne Marie Dobbs performs Broadway songs with a gender-reverse twist, March 16 8pm ($59). Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. https://www.feinsteinssf.com/

Freight & Salvage
Music venue presents folk, rock, blues musicians and more. 2020 Addison St, Berkeley. https://thefreight.org/

Great American Music Hall
Enjoy live music at the classic venue. 859 O'Farrell St. https://gamh.com/

Jake Wesley Rogers @ Bimbo's 365 Club  

Jake Wesley Rogers @ Bimbo's 365 Club
The gay pop singer-songwriter performs; Stacey Ryan opens. $25. March 12, 8pm. 1025 Columbus Ave. www.jakewesleyrogers.com https://bimbos365club.com/ (Read our interview.)

The Lost Church
Intimate music and theater venue presents local and touring performers in a variety of styles. March 9: Prose, Poetry & Everything Goes, an open mic night hosted by Ned Buskirk with music from Brian Belknap. March 13, 8:15pm; Wave Chamber Collective with poet Silvi Alcivar. $15 and up. 988 Columbus Ave. https://thelostchurch.org/

Noe Music
In-person and online concerts in many genres; classical, folk, early music. 1021 Sanchez St. https://www.noemusic.org/

Noontime Concerts @ Old Saint Mary's Cathedral
Enjoy concerts in a variety of genres, Tuesdays at 12:30pm. 660 California St. www.noontimeconcerts.org

Old First Concerts
Enjoy in-person, live-streamed and archived music concerts of classic, and contemporary music. March 11, 8pm: Gabriele Baldocci plays Beethoven's Fifth Symphony for solo piano. March 12, 4pm: Ives Collective. March 17, 8pm: Lang/Rainwater Project. 1751 Sacramento St. https://www.oldfirstconcerts.org

Proud Mary @ Longboard Margarita Bar, Pacifica
The queer Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band performs. $10, March 10, 9pm. 180 Eureka Square, www.eventbrite.com https://www.thelongboardbar.com/

Queer Vibes @ SF Center
LGBT musicians perform a variety of genres. March 10, 6pm-9pm: Vibin Live with Saxreligious. 1800 Market St. www.eventbrite.com

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus @ Davies Symphony Hall  

San Francisco Bach Choir
@ Calvary Presbyterian Church

Free day of choral workshops and singing in a variety of styles. 9:30am-2:30pm. 2515 Fillmore St. https://www.sfbach.org/

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus
@ Davies Symphony Hall

Enjoy 'Disney Pride in Concert,' the music from 100 years of Walt Disney films, and the chorus' 45th anniversary, with a 30-piece orchestra. $29-$149. March 16 & 17, 7:30pm. 201 Vn Ness Ave. www.sfgmc.org (Read our article.)

San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band @ Howell Auditorium
Artistic Director Pete Nowlen conducts a performance of works by Holst, Sousa, Salfelder, Lin-Manuel Miranda, William Grant Still and Hovhaness. $15-$20. March 11, 3pm. Phillip and Sala Burton Academic High School, Fredna B. Howell Auditorium, 400 Mansell St. https://www.sflgfb.org

San Francisco Performances @ Herbst Theatre
Chamber music, classical, vocal concerts and recitals. March 11, 7:30pm: guitar virtuoso Jiji. $45-$65. 401 Van Ness Ave. http://sfperformances.org/

Jiji @ Herbst Theatre  

San Francisco Symphony @ Davies Symphony Hall
In-person and online concerts. 201 Van Ness Ave. http://www.sfsymphony.org/

SF Jazz
The acclaimed venue presents their concert series. March 9-12: Resident Artistic Director Anat Cohen in concerts with Fred Hersch, Gilad Hekselman, Romero Lubambo, Sheryl Bailey and others. 201 Franklin St. https://www.sfjazz.org

SF Live Arts @ Cyprian's
Concerts by acclaimed musicians in a variety of genres. 2097 Turk St. https://sflivearts.org/

Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley
Intimate restaurant, nightclub and music venue presents all kinds of music, in the historical Masonic Lodge. 9 Corte Madera Ave. https://sweetwatermusichall.com/

The elegant nightclub-restaurant features jazz and R&B musicians. 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland. https://yoshis.com

'Into View: Bernice Bing' @ Asian Art Museum  

111 Minna Gallery
Downtown gallery exhibits vibrant contemporary artworks. Seventh Son Tattoo presents 'Year of the Tiger,' a group exhibition of stunning contemporary tiger-themed art; thru March 23. 111 Minna St. 111minnagallery.com

Acion Latina
Community organization sponsors events, and hosts exhibits in its gallery. 2958 24th St. https://accionlatina.org/en/

Angelic/Trimble Gallery
Rigo 23's 'February 31st with the Angola-3' thru April 29. 1275 Minnesota St. https://www.anglimtrimble.com/

Arion Press Gallery
Print and design art exhibits. 1802 Hayes St., The Presidio. https://gershoni.com/culture/dyslexic-dictionary

Gallerists James Bacchi and Annette Schutz showcase multiple visual artists. 228 Townsend St. http://www.arthaus-sf.com/main-gallery/

Art Visit
Meet with visual artists in your area at their studios. https://artvisit.org

Art Works Downtown, San Rafael
Exhibits of works by local artists. 1325 4th St., San Rafael. http://artworksdowntown.org/

Asian Art Museum
'Into View: Bernice Bing,' 20 works by the contemporary artist, thru June 26. (Read our feature article.) 'Color Trip: Yoshida Hodaka's Modern Prints,' thru May 1. 'Bearing Witness: Selected Works by Chiura Obata,' thru Feb. 27. Fri-Mon 10am-5pm. Thu. 1pm-8pm. 200 Larkin St. asianart.org

Berkeley Art Center
Diverse arts exhibits. 1275 Walnut St., Berkeley. https://www.berkeleyartcenter.org

Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
'Endless Knot: Struggle and Healing in the Buddhist World,' thru June 11. 'Amalia Mesa-Bains: Archaeology of Memory.' 'Quilts, Blankets, and Tapestry: Contemporary Art and Textiles.' Pioneers of Queer Cinema, a touring two-month series, with screenings of 'The Times of Harvey Milk,' 'Tongues Untied,' 'Parting Glances,' 'Paris is Burning' and other classics. $5-$14. (Read our article) thru May 3. Also, March 17-19: Lizzie Borden presents her 'New York Feminisms Trilogy.' 2155 Center St., Berkeley. www.bampfa.org

Cacophonies of Resistance @ Worth Ryder Art Gallery, Berkeley
Exhibition of works and performances by MFA students. 116 Anthropology and Art Practice Building, UC Berkeley. https://art.berkeley.edu/gallery

'Fight With Art: Contemporary Comics from Ukraine' @ Cartoon Art Museum  

California Academy of Sciences
The fascinating science museum includes live creatures (aquarium, terrarium) and educational exhibits. 'Bugs,' a fascinating giant-plants-scale insect-view exhibit. 'Wander Woods,' an outdoor kids and families play space. Also, 'Living Worlds,' a planetarium show. Mon-Sat 9:30am-5pm. Sun 11am-5pm. 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. https://www.calacademy.org/

California Institute of Integral Studies
Art and culture center hosts classes, workshops, exhibits. 1453 Mission St. http://www.artsatciis.org/

California Museum
'Uprooted: An American Story,' the redesigned historical exhibit about the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II; ongoing. Other exhibits focus on CA history, first nations, women, and the Hall of Fame. 1020 O St., Sacramento. https://www.californiamuseum.org/

Cartoon Art Museum
Women' Comic Marketplace March 11 & 12, with a dozen+ artists. 'Fight With Art: Contemporary Comics from Ukraine,' featuring six Ukrainian women cartoonists; thru June 25. 'An Edward Gorey Menagerie,' thru July 9. Melissa Pagluica's art, part of the Emerging Artist Showcase. Ongoing: 'The Batman Armory.' Open daily (except Wed.) 11am-5pm. 781 Beach St. www.cartoonart.org

Catharine Clark Gallery
'Sobremesa,' a group exhibition of table setting sculptures, thru March 18. 248 Utah St. https://cclarkgallery.com/

Chabot Space & Science Center
Programs include live science programs each Wed., 10:30am, virtual telescope viewings each Sat. 9pm. Free/$15. 10000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland (opens in Nov.). chabotspace.org

Chinese Cultural Center
Exhibition of new work by Bay Area-based contemporary ceramic artist Cathy Lu. 750 Kearny St. https://www.cccsf.us/

Conservatory of Flowers
Beautiful indoor and outdoor floral exhibits in the classic arboretum; special events and parties, too. 100 JFK Drive, Golden Gate Park. Free/$12. www.conservatoryofflowers.org

Contemporary Jewish Museum
'Gillian Laub: Family Matters,' an exhibit of her family portraits. 'Cara Levine: To Survive I Need You to Survive,' thru July 30. 'L'chaim: Celebrating Our Building at 15,' thru June 9, 2024. Free/$16. 736 Mission St. thecjm.org

Crossing Lines/Lineas que Cruzamos @ SF Arts Commission Gallery
Two-person exhibition features the works of Mexican-born artists Arleene Correa Valencia and Georgina Reskala; thru April 29. War Memorial Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Ave. https://www.sfartscommission.org

David Ireland House
Home converted into an intimate gallery of unusual art projects by the later artist and designer; also, Ann Hamilton's 'here, there, then, now,' a mixed media homage to Ireland's work. 500 Capp St. https://500cappstreet.org/ (Read our article.)

'Gillian Laub: Family Matters' @ Contemporary Jewish Museum  

de Young Museum
New: 'Kehinde Wiley: An Archaeology of Silence,' March 18-Oct. 15. 'Lhola Amira: Facing the Future,' The Obama portraits by Kehinde Wiley; collections of American, African, Oceanic, costume arts, sculpture and more. Tue-Sun 9:30am-5:15pm. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive. deyoung.famsf.org

Entwined @ Golden Gate Park
The popular outdoor light installation returns, with special events, thru March 12. Peacock Meadow, 240 JFK Drive. https://sanfranciscoparksalliance.org/projects/entwined/

Exhibits @ SF Public Library
Book displays at the James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center, 3rd floor. Also, book exhibits on the 6th floor. 100 Larkin St. https://sfpl.org/

Exploratorium Events
'40 Years of Cinema Arts,' thru March. Also, talks and demos with a science theme, including comet-cam and more; weekly After Dark nighttime parties have returned. Pier 15. www.exploratorium.edu

Gallery Wendi Norris
Contemporary artists' works; María Magdalena Campos-Pons' solo exhibition, 'Finding Balance,' thru April 29. 436 Jackson St. https://www.gallerywendinorris.com

GLBT History Museum
'Out in the World: Ireland's LGBTQ+ Diaspora.' Online exhibits include 'Stories of Our Movement: Bay Area Reporter at 50.' Also, 'Legendary: African American LGBTQ Past Meets Present, Fighting Back,' a series that brings together community leaders, experts, historians and activists to explore lessons from the past that might be useful in formulating resistance efforts today; 'Reigning Queens: the Lost Photos of Roz Joseph,' curated by Joseph Plaster; and other exhibits. 4127 18th St. www.glbthistory.org

'Out in the World: Ireland's LGBTQ+ Diaspora' @ GLBT History Museum  

Gregangelo Museum
Take tours at the 27-room mansion filled with eccentric unusual interactive artworks and performances. www.gregangelomuseum.com

Gray Area
Unusual and contemporary art exhibits and installations. 2665 Mission St. https://grayarea.org/

Haight Street Art Center
Exhibit of rock music and 1960s photographer Herb Greene. Also, 'Enough is Enough: End Gun Violence.' Thu-Sun 12pm-6pm. 215 Haight St. https://haightstreetart.org/

Harvey Milk Photo Center
View exhibits of masterful photographic art; also online galleries. 'Women in Color' by Margot Hartford; thru March 18. 50 Scott St. https://www.harveymilkphotocenter.org/

Headlands Center for the Arts
40th anniversary exhibits include 'Process + Place,' Mark Thompson's 'Semaphore,' a striking installation at the scenic arts center (paired with Ann Hamilton's 'here, there, then, now' at 500 Capp St.) 944 Simmonds Road, Sausalito. https://www.headlands.org/ (Read our article.)

Hunters Point Shipyard Artists
Gallery, artists in residence and open studios events throughout the year; new exhibit open Saturdays in March, 1pm-5pm. 451 Galvez; 1 Rankin St. https://www.shipyardartists.com/

Jenkins Johnson Gallery
Contemporary art exhibits. 1275 Minnesota St. https://www.jenkinsjohnsongallery.com

Land's End @ Former Cliff House
Group exhibit of artists' varied works where their charge is twofold: to discover artwork in unlikely places and to consider the planet's health. 1090 Point Lobos Ave. https://www.for-site.org

'Sargent and Spain' @ Legion of Honor  

Legion of Honor
'Sargent and Spain,' an expansive exhibit of the painter's works created during his Spanish residency, thru May 14. (Read our feature on the exhibition.) Also, 'Michelle Erickson: Wild Porcelain,' thru April 2, and 'Paperworks: Fifteen Years of Acquisitions, thru June 25. European and ancient art, giant Renaissance landscapes and historic paintings, plus classical sculptures and contemporary works, from Degas, Manet, Caillebotte and Vuillard to Egyptian, Greek and Roman artifacts; also, Wangechi Mutu's fascinating modern outdoor and indoor sculptures. Tue-Sun, 9:30am-5:15pm. Free/$15. 100 34th Ave, Lincoln Park. legionofhonor.famsf.org

Letterform Archive
'Strikethrough: Typographic Messages,' an exhibit of varies protest movement posters and graphics by Emory Douglas, Favianna Rodriguez, Jenny Holzer, W.E.B Dubois, ACT UP, Amos Kennedy, Jr., Corita Kent, Atelier Populaire, Guerrilla Girls, Ben Shahn and others. 2325 3rd St. https://letterformarchive.org/

Lost Art Salon
Intimate gallery exhibits small and unusual works of note by contemporary and early 20th-century artists. 245 S. Van Ness. #303. https://lostartsalon.com

MAG Galleries
New art gallery presents its first exhibit, "Squint: Recent Photography by Chris Komater," pixilated portraits; thru March 26. 3931 18th St.

Manna Gallery
'Flux,' Elaine Maute's exhibit of paintings. Also, Orlando Smith retrospective. 473 25th St., Oakland. https://www.mannagallery.com/

Minnesota Street Art Project
Multiple galleries -Nancy Toomey Fine Art, Municipal Bonds, Eleanor Harwood Gallery, The Jones Institute and more- host different artist exhibits. 1275 Minnesota St. https://minnesotastreetproject.com/

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
Exhibits of art by Latino artists, plus events. 2869 Mission St. missionculturalcenter.org

Museum of the African Diaspora
Exhibits include contemporary works by African and Black artists, and about Black culture; also, award-winning films, talks and music performances focusing on Black artists in multiple media. 685 Mission St. www.moadsf.org

'Angela Davis: Seize the Time' @ Oakland Museum  

Museum of Craft & Design
'Bull.Miletic: Proxistant Vision,' an innovative, art and technology research project that explores the impact of new aerial imaging technologies and their influence and power in everyday life; thru March 19. $8-$10. 2589 3rd St. www.sfmcd.org

NIAD Exhibits
The art studio for developmentally disabled adults shares in-person nd online exhibits and sells beautiful works of art. www.niadartstore.org

Oakland Museum
'Angela Davis: Seize the Time,' an exhibit examining the image, influence, and activism of the Oakland-based icon; thru June 11. 'Black Power' and 'Dorothea Lange: Photography as Activism,' both ongoing. Friday night interactive displays and live music. 1000 Oak St., Oakland. museumca.org

Ordinary People @ Art Kiosk, Redwood City
Artist Peter Moen's installation of 50+ portraits of LGBTQ subjects; thru March 12. 2208 Broadway St. www.redwoodcity.org

The Pink and Purple Church in the Castro
Online multimedia exhibit documenting the history of Metropolitan Community Church, its LGBTQ-inclusive services and outreach through the AIDS pandemic. http://arspgallery.com/mccsf-exhibit-main/

Pleasure as Art @ Good Vibrations
Dafne Blade's sculptural window display installation made out of 100 decommissioned Magic Wand vibrators. 899 Mission St. https://www.goodvibes.com

The Power of Creativity and Community @ City Hall Gallery
SFAC Galleries partners with Art With Elders for a group exhibition of works by diverse senior artists; thru Aug. 25. Ground Floor and North Light Court, 1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Place. https://sfartscommission.org/

Pride and Progress
The Victory Fund's online exhibit showcases a timeline of LGBT political history. https://www.prideandprogress.org/

Queer Arts Featured  

Queer Arts Featured
New LGBTQ-owned pop-up gallery set in the former site of Harvey Milk's camera shop. 575 Castro St. Donate to their emergency rent hike fundraiser. www.queerartsfeatured.com

Queering the Crip, Cripping the Queer
Online version of a new group exhibit at Berlin's Schedules Museum that explores the multiple historical, cultural, and political intersections of queerness and disability. https://queer-crip.schwulesmuseum.de/en/

Robert Koch Gallery
Edward Burtynsky's 'African Studies,' an exhibit of stunning landscape photography. 49 Geary St. https://kochgallery.com/

Root Division
Gallery hosts exhibits, classes, artist studios and events. 'The Ritual of Myth Making: Reclaim,' a celebration of indigenous culture. Elizabeth Jimenez Montelongo's indigenous dancer-inspired 'The Euphoric Dance of the Unconquered Mind'; both thru March 20. 1131 Mission St. https://rootdivision.org/

San Francisco Historical Society Museum
Ongoing and new exhibits, and historian talks, of fascinating local history. Thu-Sat 10am-4pm. 608 Commercial St. https://www.sfhistory.org/

Schlomer Haus Gallery
New Castro/Duboce gay-owned art gallery; Colin J. Radcliffe's 'Love Spoiled,' cute sexy ceramic figurative sculptures. 2128 Market St. Tue-Sat 12pm to 6pm and by appointment. https://schlomerhaus.com/

SF Botanical Garden
Beautiful spacious gardens with multiple plants, trees and flowers. Free entry for SF residents; others $3-$10. 1199 9th Ave., Golden Gate Park. https://www.sfbg.org


SF Museum of Modern Art
New: SECCA Art Award exhibition, with new works by Binta Ayofemi, Maria A. Guzmán Capron, Cathy Lu, Marcel Pardo Ariza, and Gregory Rick. 'Joan Brown,' a retrospective of paintings and sculptures by the SF artist, thru March 12. 'Shifting the Silence,' a group exhibit of 32 women artists, and 'Speculative Portraits,' an exploration of portraiture and identity. Diego Rivera's massive 1940 mural 'Pan American Unity' on display during its restoration. Joan Mitchell retrospective' 'Constellations: Photographs in Dialogue,' and Pop, Abstract, and Figurative art collections. Free/$25; reserved, timed ticketing. Mon 10am-5pm. Thu 1pm-8pm. Fri-Sun 10am-5pm. First Thursdays free. 151 Third St. www.sfmoma.org

SOMArts Cultural Center
Various art exhibits and events. 934 Brannan St. www.somarts.org

Southern Exposure
Unusual art and installations and online projects. 3030 20th St. https://soex.org

Gallery focusing on innovative experimental works in video and electronic media; Carla Gannis' 'Virtues and Vices: Voices from the wwwunderkammer; thru April 1). Saturdays, 1pm-6pm or by appointment. 323 10th St. https://www.tttelematiccc.com

Joseph Plaster @ Tenderloin Museum  

Tenderloin Museum
New and permanent exhibits of neighborhood history. March 16, 5:30pm: Joseph Plaster, author of 'Kids on the Street,' with Susan Stryker; free/$10. (Read our book review.) Exhibits: 'Legends of San Francisco,' an exhibit of 81 drag performer portraits by Harry James Hanson, Deb Leal, and floral designs by Devin Antheus; thru April 1. Also, 'Education for Action: California Labor School, 1942-1957.' thru July 1. 398 Eddy St. http://www.tenderloinmuseum.org/

Tunnel Tops @ Presidio
New outdoor beautifully landscaped area with scenic views, recreation, ranger talks, murals, and visiting food trucks. www.presidiotunneltops.gov

Vessel Gallery
The "F" Show, a group exhibit of works by women artists Cherisse Alcantara, Pamela Merory Dernham, Cheryl Patrice Derricotte, Christy Kovacs, & Cyrus Tilton; thru April 9; appointments only. Also online exhibits. 490 Lake Park Ave. #10022, Oakland. https://www.vessel-gallery.com/the-f-show/

Walt Disney Family Museum
Located in The Presidio, the museum dedicated to the art of Disney films hosts online and in-person exhibits, classes and events. 104 Montgomery St. www.waltdisney.org

We Were There
Online tours of art museums, showcasing hidden and overlooked LGBT themes, subjects and artists. http://wewerethere.org/


Online exhibit showcases photos and historic paintings of sex workers by 19 artists, from the late 19th Century of Edouard Manet and Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec to modern day contemporaries such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres, David Hockney, Nan Goldin, Bruce LaBruce and Margie Schnibbe. NSFW. www.artreporttoday.com

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Unusual modern art exhibits; also, film screenings, murals, and tours. Lobby art: Taravat Talepasand's 'Peace in the Middle East.' Also, 'Brett Cook & Liz Lerman: Reflection & Action,' a video, dance and multimedia installation, thru June 4. Alex Strada and Tali Keren's 'Proposal for a 28th Amendment? Is it Possible to Amend an Unequal System?' thru March 19. 701 Mission St. https://ybca.org

Drag show @ Aunt Charlie's (photo: Georg Lester)  

440 Castro
Friendly neighborhood bar has ample outdoor seating, and indoor drink specials, Monday underwear parties and two bars. March 17, 3pm-6pm; beer bust benefits the Alexander Hamilton Post 448 of the American Legion. 440 Castro St. http://www.the440.com/

The Academy
LGBTQ social club offers membership, plus public events; art exhibits, music, community talks, wine-tastings and more. 2166 Market St. www.academy-sf.com

After Dark @ Exploratorium
Evening cocktail parties at the interactive science museum, with different themes; Thursdays 6pm-10pm. Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green St.) https://www.exploratorium.edu/

Asia SF
Dining, nightlife and classy drag performers mix at the popular SoMa club; dinner shows from $59-$79. 201 9th St. https://asiasf.com/

Aunt Charlie's Lounge
The intimate bar serves strong drinks and hosts frequent drag shows. 133 Turk St.

Popular Market Street club, with drag entertainers, gogo studs, drinks and food. Shangri-La second Saturdays. Latin Divas Live 4th Saturdays, You/nique 3rd Saturdays. Big Top Sundays and Friday Manimal with studly gogos. Drag brunch Sat & Sun, 2pm & 4pm. Pan Dulce Wednesdays, and weekly 'Drag Race' viewings. 2344 Market St. https://www.beauxsf.com/

Gogo guy @ Beaux (photo: Steven Underhill)  

Classy Duboce area bar known for its artisanal cocktails. 2124 Market St. https://www.blackbirdbar.com/

Bong-O Bingo @ Moe Greens Dispensary
DJ Dank's wacky wild cannabis party returns, with Brandelicious and Thee Pristine Condition, drag numbers, bingo, mocktails and cannabis prizes. $15 door/$10 purchase minimum. March 14, 6pm-9pm. 1276 Market St. https://moegreens.com/

The Cafe
Popular Castro nightclub with a dance floor and lounge areas, two bars, drag shows and gogo dancers on select nights; Picante Latin night on Thursdays. 2369 Market St. https://cafesf.com/

The Cinch
Historic bar in the Polk district. 1723 Polk St. http://www.cinchsf.com/

Club 1220
Walnut Creek's gay bar, with drag shows, karaoke and dance nights. 1220 Pine St., Walnut Creek. https://club1220.com/

Club OMG
Intimate mid-Market nightclub includes DJed dancing, drag shows and a karaoke night. 43 6th St. http://www.clubomgsf.com/

Rexy hosts 12pm & 2pm drag brunch shows with Kylie Minono, Kipper Snacks, Bionka Simone and other talents. 775 Valencia St. https://www.curiobarsf.com/

Castro bar and restaurant with pinball and arcade games; drag bingo Wed. nights. 2200 Market St. https://www.detoursf.com/

Dirty Habit, Hotel Zelos
Hotel's fifth-floor bar & restaurant hosts themed nights, crafted cocktails and heated rooftop elegant ambiance. 12 4th St. https://www.zhotelssf.com/

Friends gather The Edge (photo: Steven Underhill)  

DNA Lounge
SoMa nightclub hosts many queer-friendly events. 475 11th St. https://www.dnalounge.com/

The Edge
Musical Wednesdays, the weekly Monster Show, Beards & Booze and other events have returned to the popular bar. 4149 18th St. www.edgesf.com

The EndUp
Historic SoMa nightclub hosts straight, gay and whatever late-night dance events. 401 6th St. https://theendupsf.com/

SF's queer sex club in a new location (site of the historic Bulldog Baths), open daily at 2pm to 10pm-12am; memberships available. 18+ only. $10-$30. 132 Turk St. www.erossf.com

Fireside Lounge, Alameda
Woman-owned LGBT-friendly bar with live shows, outdoor lounge, cool cocktails. 1453 Webster St. https://www.thefiresidelounge.com/

Golden Bull, Oakland
LGBT-friendly bar presents diverse live music acts; Queeraoke on 2nd and 4th Sundays at 7pm. 412 14th St. https://goldenbullbar.com/

Hi Tops
Popular sports bar with multiple TV screens, events, and an irresistible snack menu. 2247 Market St. https://www.hitopsbar.com/hi-tops-sf

The Hole in the Wall Saloon
Local rock DJs like Don Baird play at the SoMa 'friendly neighborhood gay biker bar.' 1369 Folsom St. https://blackwolfmetal.com/ Also, listen online: https://www.twitch.tv/donbaird

Bartender @ Lookout (photo: Steven Underhill)  

SoMa queer and woman/trans-owned nightclub and restaurant; Coyote Queer, second Saturdays, with DJs Koslov & Livv, costume contest. Queer Karaoke Thursdays; UHaul SF, Fridays. Sunday brunch drag show 11am-5pm. 2700 16th St. http://jolenessf.com/index.html

Last Call
Small, neighborhood bar with a fireplace and old school jukebox. 3988 18th St. https://www.thelastcallbar.com/

Castro bar with a panoramic view. Bounce (Sat. nights), Lips & Lashes Drag Brunch with host Carnie Asada (Sat. afternoons), Jock (Sunday nights). 3600 16th St. http://www.lookoutsf.com/

Lone Star Saloon
DJed events at the historic bear bar, plus regular nights of rock music and patio hangouts. 1354 Harrison St. https://www.lonestarsf.com/

Lyon & Swan
New gay-owned North Beach supper club with a diverse array of live cabaret acts; vocalists, jazz bands and comedy acts; also specialty cocktails and meals (closed Tue/Wed). 124 Columbus Ave. https://www.lyonandswan.com/

Midnight Sun fun (photo: Gooch)  

The intimate martini bar hosts music cabaret acts. Pianist Russell Deason hosts the fun weekly Monday Happy Hour open mic gathering. On last Sundays, 7pm, singer Carly Ozard hosts a monthly concert series (Read our interview), 5:30pm-8:30pm. 4 Valencia St. at Market.

Midnight Sun
The popular bar celebrates 50 years; Timeline Tuesdays, Honeypot Fridays with gogo studs; Galaxy Saturday nights with DJ Lu; K-Pop and drag shows like Munro's at Midnight, 10pm Monday nights. plus Thursday Media Noche, and more. 4067 18th St. https://www.midnightsunsf.com/ (Read our interview with Media Noche host Betty Fresas.)

Milk SF
Queer cafe in the Mission offers coffee, pastries, food, local drag shows. Sober Karaoke on 4th Wednesdays, 6pm-9:30pm. 302 Valencia St. https://www.milk-sf.com/

The Mix
Castro bar with pool table, jukebox, popular patio. 4086 18th St.

Moby Dick
Popular neighborhood bar known for its colorful aquarium and tasty drinks celebrates 40 years. 4049 18th St. https://www.facebook.com/MobyDickBar/

Muevelo @ Que Rico, Oakland
Enjoy the new nightclub's weekly dance party with DJed grooves, drag divas, and gogo studs. Fridays, $10 and up, 9:30pm-3am. 381 15th St., Oakland. www.quericonightclub.com

Martha T. Lipton (the failed actress) @ Oasis  

The multiple award-winning nightclub's shows include: March 8 & 9, 7pm: Lilith Hair, a drag celebration of women in music. March 10, 7pm: Hex: Pisces Szn. March 11, 6pm-11pm: Catharsis, a gender-expansive women's day show. March 16, 7pm: drag comic master class with Martha T. Lipton (the failed actress), $15. March 17, 7pm: Palace of Trash's 'Green Man.' Tea Dance with D'Arcy Drollinger, Yves St. Croissant and Per Sia, 4pm-8pm Sundays. Also, Princess, the weekly Saturday night drag show, 10pm-2am (March 11 with Sasha Velour). Reparations, the Fridays all-Black drag show, 10pm-2am; Legacy, a trans women artistry night, Thursdays, 10pm-2am. Karaoke & Cocktails with Emma Peel, Tuesdays, 7pm-11pm. 398 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

Pilsner Inn
Historic neighborhood bar (since 1980) with an easy vibe, pool table, an excellent beer selection, and a spacious back patio. 225 Church St. http://www.pilsnerinn.com/

Port Bar, Oakland
Shake It Up Saturdays and Juicy (also Saturdays); Women's night Sundays; Wednesdays are a Drag shows at 9pm, 10pm & 11pm; Big Gay Trivia with Jeremy Jones on Tuesdays; Thursdays, Karaoke Star hosted by Amoura Teese; also weekend drag brunch. 2023 Broadway. www.portbaroakland.com|

Powerhouse Bar
Popular cruisy SoMa bar; Underwear Thursdays; Juanita MORE's Powerblouse (fun drag makeovers) 1st Saturdays, Glamamore's Pillows drag show on Mondays; and Beat Pig, 3rd Saturdays. 1347 Folsom St. https://www.powerhousebar.com/

Que Rico
LGBT Latinx nightclub features cute gogo guys and fun drag shows, DJed dance floor, brunch and dinner menus, too. 381 15th St., Oakland. www.quericonightclub.com

El Rio
The popular bar with a spacious outdoor patio hosts multiple LGBTQ events, including Hard French; Daytime Realness, Mango, live bands, comedy and more. 3158 Mission St. https://www.elriosf.com/

Rize SF @ Origin
New LGBTQ dance party with K-Pop and other styles, DJ DNZA, drag performer Miss Shu Mai; first and third Saturdays. Free/$250. 1538 Fillmore St. www.simpletix.com

Roller Disco @ Church of 8 Wheels
Roller-skating nights with groovy tunes, plus skate rentals. $5-$15. 554 Fillmore St. http://www.churchof8wheels.com/

SF Eagle patrons (photo: Rich Stadtmiller)  

SF Eagle
The famed leather bar has numerous events. BLUF Cigar Buddies 2nd Fridays; monthly Lair with host Suppository Spelling; Frolic cosplay/furry party, 2nd Saturdays, 8pm-2am, $8-$12. Sunday beverage bust, 3pm-7pm, $10-$15. Safe Words Comedy hosted by Wonder Dave, 7pm, 4th Wednesdays. 398 12th St. https://thesfeagle.com/

Steamworks Berkeley
The award-winning bathhouse hosts special events, DJed nights, and a cruisy vibe. $5-$200 (6-month membership). 18+ only. Open 24/7 every day. 2107 4th St., Berkeley. https://www.steamworksbaths.com/berkeleyhome

Suavecito @ Space 550
Valentino Presents and Club Papi present a weekly Latin dance night with DJs Mike, Mr. Biggs, and Lola; Sonora Tropicana band, drag acts, gogo guys, three dance rooms, outdoor lounge. Saturdays, $15-$25. 9:30pm-3am. 550 Barneveld Ave. www.suavecitosf.com

Sundance Saloon @ Space 550
The (mostly) Country music line-dancing, two-stepping nights (Sundays and Thursdays) has returned. $5, 5pm-10:30pm. 550 Barneveld Ave. www.sundancesaloon.org

Toad Hall
Spacious Castro bar with a small dance floor and back patio. 4146 18th St.

Historic Haight gay bar (since 1940!) serves up cheap and strong drinks. 1437 Haight St. http://traxbarsf.com/

Twin Peaks
Enjoy a great view and strong drinks at the historic tavern, now in its 50th year. 401 Castro St. https://www.twinpeakstavern.com/

Underground SF
Reopened and renovated intimate Lower Haight nightclub hosts varied DJed events, including LGBTQ nights like Hella Tight; also a cafe by day. 424 Haight St. https://undergroundsf.com/

Wild Side West  

White Horse Bar
Enjoy outdoor dining and drinks at the famous Oakland bar; monthly music nights, 7:30pm. 6551 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. whitehorsebar.com

Wild Side West
Historic lesbian and friends bar in Bernal Heights with an airy backyard garden (stairs). 424 Cortland Ave. https://www.wildsidewest.com/

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