Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 12 / 22 March 2018

Arts events

Out & About

Sept. 7-14, 2017

Oakland Pride @ Downtown Oakland
Large street festival celebrating East Bay LGBT Pride, with performers Andra Day, Alex Newell, Frenchie Davis, LaTrice Royale; a parade, booths, food and drinks, Club 21 & BnB Latin stage features gogos, Bando Machos, plus DJed music, children's carnaval and more. Sunday Sept. 10. Broadway & 20th. $5-$10. 11am-7pm.
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Thu 7

Ain't Too Proud:
The Temptations Musical
@ Berkeley Rep

New musical by Dominique Morisseau based on the lives of the popular R&B vocal quintet. $28-$85. Tue, Thu-Sat 8pm. Wed & Sun 7pm. Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru Oct. 8. 2015 Addison St., Berkeley.

Author Readings @ City Lights

Sept. 7: Ellen Ullman (Life in Code ). Sept. 12: Ryan Gattis (Safe ). Sept. 13: Daniel Kane ( "Do You Have a Band?": Poetry and Punk Rock in New York City). Sept. 14: Tongo Eisen-Martin (Heaven is All Goodbyes). Each 7pm. 261 Columbus Ave.

Bitch Slap! @ Oasis

World premiere of D'Arcy Drollinger's comic drag parody of telenovelas and night-time soap operas, with plenty of big hair and shoulderpads, with Matthew Martin, Katya Smirnoff-Skyy, Nancy French, Steven LeMay, Jef Valentine and other talents. $25-$35. Thu 8pm, Fri & Sat 7pm. Thru Sept. 9. 298 11th St.

Classic & New Films @ Castro Theatre

Sept. 7-10: Sing-Along The Little Mermaid , hosted by Laurie Bushman and Sara Moore. $11-$16. 7pm, also 2:30pm on Sat. Sept. 10: Bill Nye the Science Guy (1pm) advance tix at Sept. 11: Wonder Woman (3pm, 5:45, 8:30). Sept 12: Sam Shepard double feature, Fool for Love (7pm) and Paris, Texas (9pm). Sept. 13: Films From the Field (7pm). Sept. 14: Jeanne Moreau film Jules and Jim (7pm) and Bay of Angels (5:15, 9pm). 429 Castro St.

Concert & Cocktails for Mark Leno
@ Russell Cassman Pianos, Berkeley

Enjoy performances by SF Symphony pianist Robin Sutherland, Grammy nominee Barbara Higbie, and SF Conservatory's Christopher Basso in a musical cocktail reception for the gay former Senator's bid for SF Mayor. $100 and up. 6pm-8pm. 843 Gilman St., Berkeley.

Drag King Contest @ Oasis

The annual festive drag king contest, hosted by Fudgie Frottage and Sister Roma, with special guest Landon Cider; performers Max Manchester, SF Drag King 2016, Madd Dogg 20/20, Momma's Boyz, Klingon Vanna White, Rebel Kings of Oakland, Mason Dixon Jars, Gender Queer Society, Simone 3rd Arm. Judges: Leigh Crow, Arty Fishal, Kitten on the Keys, and Clammy Faye. $20-$35. Proceeds benefit PAWS (Pets Are Wonderful Support) 10pm. 298 11th St.

Grand Opening @ Oakland LGBTQ Center

Celebrate the newest center for support services for East Bay communities. 6pm-9pm. 3207 Lakeshore Ave., Oakland.

Jason Mecier, Adam Ansell @ Spark Arts

Opening reception for the dual exhibit of the partners' art, with Mecier's mosaic art, Ansell's paintings, and a "cranky gay uncle" theme. 6pm-9pm. Thru Sept 30. 4229 18th St.

Motion After-Effect & Mesh @ CounterPulse

Freya Olafson with Yagiz Mungan and Kinetech Arts perform a new multimedia performance project. Sept 7-9, 14-16, all 8pm. 80 Turk St.

Oakland Pride Arts Fest @ Various Venues

Celebration of LGBTQ theatre, film, music and events, Revolve social justice panels, Queer & Trans boat cruise, circus performers, a dance on Lake Merritt, literary night and open mic, Oakland Pride Center grand opening, 5K Fun Run, and more. Free-$40. Thru Sept. 10.

Todd Grey @ Museum of the African Diaspora

Todd Grey: My Life in the Bush With MJ & Iggy, an exhibit of art by Michael Jackson's personal photographer through the 1980s, and his experience living and documenting the Los Angeles music industry. Also, The Ease of Fiction and Love or Confusion: Jimi Hendrix in 1967. And, Sounds of Resistence , a Wednesday weekly music series thru Sept. 13. Free/$10. Each thru Aug. 27. 685 Mission St.

Zenith @ A.C.T. Costume Shop

SF Playhouse's production of Kirsten Greenidge's new play about the consequences of a life-shattering crime. $20-$40. Thu 7pm, Fri & Sat 8pm. Sat 3pm, Sun 2pm. Thru Sept. 10. 1117 Market St.


La Cage Aux Folles @ SF Playhouse

Fri 8

Beach Blanket Babylon @ Club Fugazi

The musical comedy revue celebrates its 43th year with an ever-changing lineup of political and pop culture icons, all in gigantic wigs; new numbers include a Summer of Love anniversary tribute. $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.

La Cage Aux Folles @ SF Playhouse

New local production of Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein's award-winning musical based on the French play about a gay couple who run a nightclub, and the farce that takes place when their son's conservative future in-laws visit. $30-$125. Tue-Thu 7pm. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sat 3pm, Sun 2pm. Thru Sept 16. 450 Post St.

Karl Fjelstrom @ Strut

Opening reception for the gay artist's new exhibit, Scattered, a modern take on altered/scrambled gay porn imagery. 8pm-10pm. Thru Sept. 470 Castro St.

Keith Moon: The Real Me @ Marin Theatre Company

Mick Berry's solo show as the iconic drummer for The Who. $20-$35. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru Sept. 10. Lieberman Theatre, 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley.

Luna Gale @ Aurora Stage, Berkeley

Rebecca Gilman's drama about the dangers faced by foster children, and tough decisions for social workers. $33-$65. Tue, Wed, Sun 7pm. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru Oct. 1. 2081 Addison St., Berkeley.

Older and Out @ North Berkeley Senior Center

Weekly group discussion about problems for elders in the LGBT community. 3:15pm. 1901 Hearst Ave., Berkeley.

Out Run @ San Mateo Pride Center

Oakland Pride screening of the documentary about a transgender Filipino woman's run for Congress, and a Q&A with the filmmakers. $10. 6pm. 1021 S. El Camino Real,
San Mateo.

Rocky Horror Circus Show @ Great Star Theater

Live circus and burlesque music performance with Rocky Horror songs, characters and themes (not a film screening), audience participation, costumes encouraged. $20-$240 VIP section. 10pm. Fri & Sat thru Sept. 30. 636 Jackson St.

Something Rotten @ Orpheum Theatre

Bay Area premiere of the wacky musical comedy about Medieval artists who anachronistically create a musical comedy. Thru Sept. 10. $45-$214. 1192 Market St. (888) 746-1799.

The Speakeasy @ Palace Theater

The immersive theatrical Prohibition-era nightclub experience includes drinks, food, entertainment, 1920s costumes requested of patrons (rentals available in advance; $125 and up), and hours of bootleg fun. $95. Thu-Sat thru Sept. 9. Columbus at Broadway.

Turandot @ War Memorial Opera House

San Francisco Opera's opening season performance of Puccini's opera about princess and a deadly game of wits with her suitors, conducted by Nicola Luisotti, with sets by David Hockney. $26-$300. Various nights thru Sept 30, Nov. 18-Dec. 9. Opening night gala Sept. 8, 5pm ($1500 and up). Elektra opens Sept. 9, thru 9/27. 301 Van Ness Ave.


GAPA Men's Chorus @ First Unitarian Church

Sat 9

Arts & Crafts Sale @ Zeitgeist

Shop from local artists and craftspeople in the bar's been garden; 25% of sales benefit the LGBT Center. 4pm-8pm. 199 Valencia St.

Arts Festival @ Yerba Buena Gardens

The annual outdoor daytime array of music, dance and theatre performances; other shows various days (usually Thu, Fri & Sat) thru Oct. 29.

Bring Your Own Queer @ Music Concourse

Annual free outdoor LGBTQ live and lipsynch music and art show; host Honey Mahogany, DJs Mark O'Brien and John Major, art workshops, senior seating. 12pm-6pm. 55 Hagiwara Tea Drive, Golden Gate Park.

Constructed Communication @ Museum of Craft and Design

Dogpatch warehouse is now a museum store, gallery and program space. Mon-Fri 9:30am-5:30pm. 2569 Third St. 773-0303.

Flower Power @ Asian Art Museum

Exhibits include Flower Power, floral art and live plant installations celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, and show how Buddhist art was an inspiration. Thru Oct. 1. Other Asian art exhibits as well. Reg. free-$25. Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. 200 Larkin St. 581-3500.

GAPA Men's Chorus @ First Unitarian Church

Rise Up, a concert of sons of love and resistance performed by Gay Asian Pacific Alliance Men's Chorus. $15. 7:30pm. 685 14th St.

Gay Outlaw @ Anglim Gilbert Gallery

Opening reception for Ozone, the artist's exhibit of new sculptural works. 4pm-7pm. Thru Oct. 14. 1275 Minnesota St.

Golden Gate Gaymes @ Collingwood Park, Techshop SF

Imperial Court's festive events, with outdoor picnic, campy sports games and fun. Donations; 11am-3pm, 149 Diamond St. Then, the Finale Sept. 10 at Techshop Gallery, 910 Howard St. 4pm-7pm.

Hella Gay 5K @ Lake Merritt

Hella Gay 5K @ Lake Merritt

Annual Oakland Pride fun run and fundraiser; costumes encouraged. $30. 8:30am-11:30am. Pergola at Lake Merritt, 599 El Embarcadero.

Jim Winters @ NIAD Art Center, Richmond

Tears of a Clown, evocative clown paintings by the local gay artist. Also, works by Micah Wood and Rachel Cohen. Opening reception Sept 9, 1pm-4pm. Thru Sept. 29. Also, exhibits of art made by developmentally disabled people. Mon-Fri 10am-4pm. 551 23rd St. Richmond. (510) 620-0290.

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.

Live in the Castro @Jane Warner Plaza

Enjoy outdoor music concerts, dancing and other events, usually Saturdays 1pm. Castro St. at Market.

Love's Labour's Lost @ Forest Meadows Ampitheatre, San Rafael

Marin Shakespeare Company's new production of The Bard's romantic word-play comedy. $10-$37. Fri-Sun 8pm. Sun 4pm. Thru Sept. 24. 890 Belle Ave., San Rafael.

Not a Genuine Black Man @ The Marsh

Brian Copeland's acclaimed long-running solo show, about growing up in the racist suburbs, returns. $20-$100. Saturdays 5pm. Thru Sept. 30. 1062 Valencia St.

Other Cinema @ ATA Gallery

Weekly screenings of unusual, rare and strange short films and videos. $9. 8:30pm. 992 Valencia St. 648-0654.

Queer Men Mixer @ Community Hall, Oakland

Panel discussion with Rev. Daniel Borysewicz; The Honorable Darryl Moore; SFPD Lieutenant (ret.) Stephan Thorne; James Chang, VP, East Bay Stonewall Democratic Committee; and Fr. Aidan McAleenan, about gay spirituality, politcs and psychology; soft drinks, pizza and fried chicken lunch and dessert potluck. For GBT men of all ages. 12:30pm-3:30pm. 6401 San Pablo Ave., Oakland.

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.

The Summer of Love Experience @ de Young Museum

New exhibit about San Francisco's historic 1967 groovy era. Also, a beautiful Stuart Davis retrospective, and amazing modern and historic art. Free/$15. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park.

Wild SF Walking Tours @ Citywide

Enjoy 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.

Writers With Drinks @ Make Out Room

Enjoy authors Daniel H. Wilson, Juba Kalamka, Meredith May, Natasha Dennerstein and Alvin Orloff reading at the cocktails and prose night. $5-$20. 7:30pm. 3225 22nd St.


Degas, Impressionism and the
Paris Millinery Trade
@ Legion of Honor

Sun 10

The Art and Science of Pinball
@ Chabot Space & Science Museum, Alameda

New exhibit of 35 pinball machine, historic early versions, models, diagrams and demos. $5-$15. Thru Sept. 24. 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland.

David Mertens @ Castro Country Club

Exhibit of the artist's new collection of evocative urban landscape paintings. 4058 18th St. Thru Sept 10.

Degas, Impressionism and the
Paris Millinery Trade
@ Legion of Honor

New exhibit of works by Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edouard Manet, Mary Cassatt, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, paired with period hats from french designers. Thru Sept. 24. Also, The Future of the Past: Mummies and Medicine, thru August 2018. and other exhibits. Free/$15. Tue-Sun 9:30am-5:15pm. Lincoln Park, 100 34th Ave. 750-3600.

Edvard Munch:
Between the Clock and the Bed
@ SF Museum of Modern Art

New exhibit of 44 works by the misunderstood painter, known most for "The Scream." Also, exhibits of Pop, Abstract and classic Modern art at the renovated and visually amazing museum, with two extra floors, a new additional Howard Street entrance, cafe and outdoor gardens. Other exhibits include Paul Klee and Rex Ray (thru Oct. 9), Diane Arbus: In the Beginning, Japanese Photography from Post-War to Now, Double Header. Free-$25. 10am-8pm. 151 Third St.

Nice Jewish Boys @ Angel Island

Keshet, the LGBT Jewish organization, sponsors a day trip to the island. $15 ferry R/T. 11am, Pier 41.

Oakland Pride @ Downtown Oakland

Large street festival celebrating East Bay LGBT Pride, with Andra Day, Alex Newell, Frenchie Davis, LaTrice Royale, a parade, booths, food and drinks, Club 21 & BnB Latin stage features gogos, Bando Machos, plus DJed music, children's carnaval and more. Broadway & 20th. $5-$10. 11am-7pm.

OutLook Video @ Channel 29

The weekly LGBT TV show, with updates on current events. 9:30pm.

Pascuala Ilabaca, LoCura
@ Ashkenaz Music & Dance Center, Berkeley

The Chilean singer-songwriter performs a vibrant concert of pop-jazz-rock blend songs. $20. 8pm. 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley.

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.

Sundance Saloon @ Space 550

The Country-Western line-dancing two-stepping dance events celebrates 18 years. Free-$5. 5pm-10:30pm. 550 Barneveld Ave.

Vanessa Bousay @ Martuni's

The drag chanteuse performs Country Roads, a new concert of classic songs, with Steven Satyricon. $ 7pm. 4 Valencia St.


Fantasy Life @ SF City Hall

Mon 11

Archie Rand @ Contemporary Jewish Museum

The 613, an exhibit of the artist's paintings depicting each of the 613 Jewish texts for ethical and religious behavior. Also, Lamp of the Covenant: Dave Lane . Lectures and gallery talks as well (Fridays 12:30pm). Free (members)-$12. Fri-Tue 11am-5pm, Thu 11am-8pm (closed Wed). 736 Mission St. 655-7800.

Fantasy Life @ SF City Hall

Tabitha Soren's 15-year project photographing Oakland A's players through their careers. Thru Dec. 15. Ground Floor & North Light Court.

Perfectly Queer @ Dog Eared Books

Teachers on Parade, readings by authors Daniel Curzon and Margo Perin. 7pm. 489 Castro st.

Unearthed @ California Academy of Sciences

Exhibits and planetarium shows with various live, interactive and installed exhibits about animals, plants and the earth; new exhibit, From Stone Age to Space Age, showcases minerals through time. Special events each week, with adult nightlife parties many Thursday nights. $20-$35. Mon-Sat 9:30am-5pm. Sun 11am-5pm. 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. 379-8000.

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.


Hysteria Comedy @ Martuni's

Tue 12

Hysteria Comedy @ Martuni's

Open mic for women and queer comics, with host Irene Tu, Tess Barry, Dom Gelin and Wonder Dave. 6pm-8pm. 4 Valencia St.

Ira Watkins @ Tenderloin Museum

The "outsider" artist's exhibit of endearing portraits and landscapes portraying Black Americans. Thru Oct. 11. 398 Eddy St.

NYC & T @ Art Thou Gallery, Berkeley

Group exhibit of 50 artists' works inspired by New York City. Thru closing reception Oct. 14, 7pm. 1533 Solano Ave., Berkeley.

Summer of Love @ ArtHaus

Commemorative group exhibition of works in various media. Tue-Fri 11am-6pm. Sat 12pm-5pm. Thru Sept. 30. 411 Brannan St. at 3rd.

Tours and Exhibits @ The Old Mint

New Sunday program offers tours and exhibits about San Francisco's history. Explore the fascinating building's grand halls and vaults. $5-$10. Weekly, 1pm-4pm. 88 5th St. 537-1105.

Will Durst @ The Marsh

The witty comic performs his new solo show, Durst Case Scenario, with plenty of barbs at Hair Furor, aka Trump. $20-$100. Tuesdays, 8pm. thru Sept. 19. 1062 Valencia St.


The Legend of Pink @ Gateway Theatre

Wed 13

The Legend of Pink @ Gateway Theatre

Kheven LaGrone's play, about an '80s West Oakland transgender woman whose diva life dreams are hampered by violent gang members, gets a world premiere with Theatre Rhinoceros. $20-$40. Thru Sept. 30. 215 Jackson St. (800) 838-3006.

Queerest Library Ever @ SF Public Libraries

Hormel at 20: Celebrating Our Past/Creating Our Future , a dual exhibit of archival materials celebrating two decades of the LGBTQ collections. 100 Larkin St., 3rd floor, and at the Eureka Valley Branch, 1 Jose Sarria Court at 16th St.

Ten Percent @ Comcast

David Perry's online and cable interviews with notable local and visiting LGBT people, broadcast through the week. Wed 7pm, Thu-Tue 11:30am & 10:30pm.

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

Varla Jean Merman @ Oasis

The big drag talent presents her new show, Bad Heroine . $25-$35. Sept. 13 & 14, 8pm. 15 & 16 7pm. 298 11th St.


Queer Before the Theory
@ GLBT History Museum

Thu 14

Queer Before the Theory @ GLBT History Museum

Sept. 14: Queer Before the Theory: Gavin Arthur & the Circles of Sex, a talk with curator Joey Cain about the bisexual adventurer, utopian, philosopher and astrologer credited as the grandfather of hippie culture. $5. 7pm. Also, exhibits Faces of the Past: Queer Lives in Northern California Before 1930, featuring vintage tintypes, mugshots and historic documents of LGBT lives, curated by Paula Lichtenberg and Bill Lipsky; Picturing Kinship: Portraits of Our Community, an exhibit of Lenore Chinn's portraits in painting and photography (thru Sept 18); Lavender-Tinted Glasses, a queer Summer of Love look curated by Joey Cain. $5. 4127 18th St.

Looking Through the Lens @ Diane Wilsey Center for Opera

The Glory of San Francisco Opera, Past and Present, an exhibit of historic productions photos from the San Francisco Opera's many productions. Free. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm. Veteran's Building, 401 Van Ness Ave.

Transform Fest @ YBCA

New works by almost a dozen dance, theatre and music artists: Fauxnique, Amy Seiwert's Imagery, fogbeast, Embodiment Project, pop-up shows, parties, panels and more. Single tix and full fest packages $25-$60. Thru Sept 23. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission st.




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