Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 13 / 29 March 2018

Arts events

Out & About

October 12-19

Whatever Happened to Susan Jane?
@ Roxie Cinema

Special rare screening of Marc Huestis' wild and historic 1982 satirical queer drag cinematic cult favorite, with Lulu, Coco Vega, members of the legendary theatre group The Angels of Light, Rodney Price, Silvana Nova and others; also, films by Abigail Child, Cecila Dougherty and Curt McDowell; part of Communal Presence: New Narrative Writing Today. Free. Sunday, October 15. 12pm. 3117 16th St.
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Don't be too superstitious on Friday the 13th to not go out and see some art. Good luck!

Thu 12

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 Nov 5. 2015 Addison St., Berkeley.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Live @ Oasis

D'Arcy Drollinger presents Michael Phillis starring in the return of the campy parody of the vampire-hunting high school student and her pals. $25-$35 ($200 VIP tables, too). Thu 8pm. Fri & Sat 7pm. Oct. 31. 298 11th St.

Conversations With Gay Elders @ YBCA

Filmmaker David Weissman (The Cockettes, We Were Here) cohosts a screening of an episode from his new project about elder gay stories. Oct. 12 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 7:30pm, ; Episode 3, Oct. 26 at Contemporary Jewish Museum,

Economic Justice Month @ LGBT Center

Workshops and panels addressing poverty and marginalization in the Bay Area and beyond. 1800 Market St.

Classic & New Films @ Castro Theatre

Oct. 12: SF Moth Grandslam, storytelling 8pm. ( Oct. 13: Arab Film festival opening night, Solitaire (7:30pm). Oct. 14: InForum with Sir Richard Branson (6pm). Oct. 15: Disney's Moana sing-along (12pm); classic horror films Frankenstein (3pm, 8pm), Bride of Frankenstein (4:30, 9:30) and Son of Frankenstein (6pm). Oct. 16: noirish House of Horrors (6:30), The Spiritualist (7:50) and The Soul of a Monster (9:20). Oct. 17: Dirty Dancing (7pm) and The Lost Boys (8:55). Oct. 18: Shadow of a Doubt (2:45, 7pm) and Smile (4:45, 9pm). Oct. 19: Under the Skin (7pm) and Enter the Void (9:05). 429 Castro St.

Imaginary Comforts @ Berkeley Repertory

Subtitled The Story of the Ghost of the Dead Rabbit, Daniel (Lemony Snicket) Handler's deliciously dark comedy celebrates the manic phase of family grieving with a lapine hallucination. 2025 Addison St., Berkeley.

Meditation Class @ LGBT Center

The Equality of Compassion, a talk with Buddhist Gen Kelsang Choma. $15. 7pm.1800 Market St. #201.

The Mineola Twins @ The Exit on Taylor

Cutting Ball Theater's production of Paula Vogel's satire about the women's movement and the rise of conservatism. $15-$45. Thu 7pm. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sun 5pm. Thru Oct. 29. 277 Taylor St.

Litquake @ Multiple Venues

The 18th annual multiple-event literary festival includes readings, workshops, parties and more featuring acclaimed authors and new talents. Thru Oct. 14, with the closing night Lit Crawl at dozens of venues along Valencia Street and nearby.

Operatronica @ Mezzanine

SF Opera Lab presents another fun nightclub and opera music show, with talented young singers performing with a hybrid of club grooves. $20-$40. 9pm. 444 Jessie St.

Our Future Ends @ CounterPulse

Clement Hill Goldberg's bittersweet satire blends wildlife/extinction and queer/gentrification themes with lemur puppets, stop motion animation and choreography. $20-$35. Artists talks with Honey Mahogany Oct. 19, closing reception Oct. 21. Thu-Sat 8pm. Thru Oct. 21. 80 Turk St.

OUT/LOOK and the Birth of the Queer @ GLBT History Museum

New exhibit about the groundbreaking LGBT quarterly based in SF from 1988 to 1992; curated by E.G. Crichton, with a special commemorative new edition for sale. $5. 7pm. Oct. 12 panel discussion with contributors to the magazine (7pm). Oct. 19, 7pm: Butch Lesbians of the 20s, 30s and 40s Coloring Book party (Stacked Deck Press). Also, 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; and, Lavender-Tinted Glasses, a queer Summer of Love look curated by Joey Cain. $5. 4127 18th St.

Author Events @ Dog Eared Books

Oct. 12 Perfectly Queer Rainbow Reading: Authors Lynne Barnes (Falling Into Flowers) Kate Carroll de Gutes (The Authenticity Experiment) and Kate Jessica Raphael (Murder Under the Fig Tree ). 7pm. Oct. 16: Lewis DeSimone reads from and discusses his third novel, Channeling Morgan , a biting gay satire. 7pm. Oct. 19: After-Hours Social, with witchy treats, booze, Tarot readings, a scavenger hunt and fun. $10. 10pm-12am. 489 Castro St.

Small Mouth Sounds @ Strand Theatre

American Conservatory Theatre presents Bess Wohl's acclaimed Off-Broadway comedy about the wellness industry and spiritual gurus, set in a woodsy retreat center. $14-$90. Tue-Sat 7:30pm. Wed & Sat 2pm. Thru Dec. 10. 1127 Market St.


Jakub Hrůša conducts the San Francisco Symphony @ Davies Symphony Hall

Fri 13

Ain't Misbehavin' @ Gateway Theatre

The rollicking Fats Waller musical revue is performed by 42nd Street Moon's ensemble. $15-$35. Wed & Thu 7pm. Fri 8pm, Sat 6pm, Sun 3pm. Thru Oct. 29. 215 Jackson St.

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.

Hamlet @ Geary Theater

American Conservatory Theatre's production of Shakespeare's tragic masterpiece, starring Obie-winning Tony-nominated actor John Douglas Thompson. $15-$85.Tue-Sat 8pm. Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru Oct. 15. 415 Geary St.

Older and Out @ North Berkeley Senior Center

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

Remembrance and Resistance: Dia De Los Muertos @ SOMArts Cultural Center

18th annual Day of the Dead exhibit, with 25+ installations and multimedia works by more than 60 participating artists. $12-$15. 6pm-9pm. Reg hours Tue-Fri 12pm-7pm. Sat 11am-5pm. Sun 11am-3pm. Thru Nov. 9.

San Francisco Symphony @ Davies Symphony Hall

Pursuits of Passion: Dvořak, Janaček and More, a series of concerts of tone poems and works, with guest pianist Piotr Anderszewski; conducted by Jakub Hrůša. $20-$185. 8pm. Also Oct 14, 8pm & Oct. 15, 2pm. 201 Van Ness Ave.

Stitch Fetish SF @ Center for Sex & Culture

Stitch Fetish SF @ Center for Sex & Culture

Opening reception for a group exhibit of more than two dozen artists' works in crotchet, stitch, embroidered and fabric art, all with a kinky theme. 7pm-10pm. Thru Dec. 2. 1349 Mission St.

This Bitter Earth @ New Conservatory Theatre Center

World premiere of Harrison David Rivers' commissioned drama about an interracial gay couple, and political and racial tensions in modern America. $25-$50. Previews; opens Sept. 30. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru Oct. 22. 25 Van Ness Ave., lower level.


Sister Act @ Julia Morgan Theatre, Berkeley

Sat 14

Art & Pumpkin Festival @ Half Moon Bay

The annual gourd, art and food festival takes over the small tourist town, with huge and small pumpkins, live music, food, drinks (beer & wine) and autumnal festivities. 9am-5pm. Also Oct. 15. Main street, downtown Half Moon Bay.

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.

Barbeque @ SF Playhouse

Robert O'Hara's biting play about suburban bliss, racism and family interventions gets a Bay Area premiere. $20-$125. Tue-Thu 7pm. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sat 2pm, Sun 2pm. Thru Nov. 11. 450 Post St.

Community Connections @ Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts

GAPA Foundation's annual LGBTQ and API community gathering celebrates innovators and upcoming activists with scholarship and grant recipients; business/fabulous attire suggested. $20-$250. 2pm-5pm. 2868 Mission St.

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.

Film Screenings @ Courtyard Marriot, Richmond

Richmond Rainbow Pride presents 13 LGBT short films by local and visiting filmmakers. 4pm-9:30pm. 3150 Garrity Way, Richmond.

Sister Act @ Julia Morgan Theatre, Berkeley

The rousing musical based on the popular film about singing nuns gets a local production by Berkeley Playhouse. $22-$40. Thru Oct. 22. 2640 College Ave., Berkeley.

The Kipling Hotel @ The Marsh, Berkeley

Don Reed's acclaimed solo show about being the son of a pimp struggling through his college days. $20-$100. Sat & Sun 5pm, thru Oct. 22. 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley.

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.

Nonprofit Expo @ Eureka Valley Rec. Center

OurTown SF's annual expo for local LGBT nonprofits to showcase their services. Free. 12:30pm-4:30pm. 100 Collingwood St., in the gymnasium.

Other Cinema @ ATA Gallery

Weekly screenings of unusual, rare and strange short films and videos, with free/cheap vinyl, VHS tapes and wine. $9. 8:30pm. 992 Valencia St. 648-0654.

Question Bridge: Black Men @ Oakland Museum

Video installation with 160 Black American men discussing important current themes of race and class. Other exhibits about local art and natural history. Also, Nature's Gift: Humans, Friends and the Unknown, a large-scale immersive installation. Thru Jan, 21. $7-$16. Wed-Sun 11am-5pm (til 9pm Fridays). 1000 Oak St., 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.

Revelations @ de Young Museum

Revelations: Art from the African American South (thru April 1, 2018) and amazing modern and historic art. Free/$15. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park.

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.

Walker Evans @ SF MOMA

New exhibit of 300 prints by the acclaimed historic photographer of American culture from the 1930s, with 100 of his own collected artifacts. 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. Edvard Munch thru Oct. 9. 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. Fri-Tue 10am-6pm. Thru Feb 4. 151 3rd St.

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.

The Wizard of Oz @ New Conservatory Theatre Center

Stephanie Temple's youth theatre adaptation of the classic L. Frank Baum tale about Dorothy's magical visit to Oz. $10-$15. Sat & Sun 2pm & 4pm. Thru Oct. 15. 25 Van Ness Ave, lower level.

Women's Open Mic @ Plymouth United Church of Christ

Reading for women (only), 6:30pm potluck, 7:30pm show, featuring singer-songwriter Beth Elliot. $7-$10. 424 Monte Vista, Oakland.


Eileen Myles @ McCrosky Mattress Co.

Sun 15

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. Extended thru Oct. 22. 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland.

Eileen Myles, Dennis Cooper @ McCrosky Mattress Co.

The lesbian and gay authors discuss their writing as part of the Communal Presence: New Narrative Writing Today conference. $5-$10. 7pm. 1687 Market St., 3rd floor.

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.

North Beach and Beyond @ Gallery Rocking Horse

Exhibit of paintings by legendary locals Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Joan Brown, Manuel Neri, Jack Hirschman, Muldoon Elder, Gustavo Ramos Rivera, Christopher Felver and others, in an expansive loft. Fri-Sun 2pm-6pm. Thru Oct. 15. 1643 Powell St. at Union.

OutLook Video @ Channel 29

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

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.

SF Hiking Club @ Mt. Tam

Join GLBT hikers of the SF Hiking Club for a seven-mile loop hike on Mt. Tam with spectacular views over the Pacific, including Stinson Beach, Bolinas, and (if clear enough) the Farallons and Point Reyes. About half the hike will be deeply forested, along Matt Davis Trail, Cataract Trail, and Barth Creek. Most of the route is gradually uphill or downhill. Bring water, lunch, sturdy shoes, layers, sunscreen, hat. Carpool meets at Safeway sign, Market & Dolores, at 9am. (510) 926-9220.

Sundance Saloon @ Space 550

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

Whatever Happened to Susan Jane? @ Roxie Cinema

Special rare screening of Marc Huestis' wild and historic 1982 satirical queer drag cinematic cult favorite, with Lulu, Coco Vega, members of the legendary theatre group The Angels of Light, Rodney Price, Silvana Nova and others; also, films by Abigail Child, Cecila Dougherty and Curt McDowell; part of Communal Presence: New Narrative Writing Today. Free. 12pm. 3117 16th St.


Diego Gomez @ Strut

Mon 16

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.

Diego Gomez @ Strut

The Hard Femme Ex-Men, a new exhibit of superhero queer art by the prolific local artist and drag queen (Trangela Lansbury). Exhibit thru Oct. 470 Castro St.

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.

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.


Nick Aitken @ The Academy

Tue 17

Derriere Le Mirior @ Jules Maeght Gallery

Group exhibition of covers from the historic French art magazine, including prints by Alexander Calder, Ellsworth Kelly, Joan Mir—, Alberto Giacometti and others. Tue-Sat 11am-6pm. Thru Jan 15. 149 Gough St.

Hysteria Comedy @ Martuni's

Open mic for women and queer comics, with host Irene Tu. 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.

Nick Aitken @ The Academy

The fashion photographer's exhibit, Paper Dolls: A Deck of Playing Cards, (local celebrity portraits) at the new barbershop & lifestyle lounge. 2166 Market 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.

Queer Words @ Folio Books

Authors Lori Ostlund and Anne Raeff discuss their literary works and recent travels through China; Wayne Goodman hosts. 7pm. 3957 24th St.

La Traviata @ War Memorial Opera House

San Francisco Opera's production of Verdi's masterpiece. $29-$300. 7:30pm. Thru Oct. 17. 301 Van Ness Ave.

Various Events @ Oakland LGBTQ Center

Social events and meetings at the new LGBTQ center include film screenings and workshops. Oct. 17, 6L30pm: Racism Under the Rainbow, a forum and workshop addressing racism in the LGBT community. 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.

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 Nov. 21. 1062 Valencia St.


Gina Stella dell'Assunta at Smack Dab @ Dog Eared Books

Wed 18

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.

Smack Dab @ Dog Eared Books

Dana Hopkins and Larry-bob Roberts cohost the eclectic open mic reading series, this month, with featured author Gina Stella dell'Assunta ( 8pm. 489 Castro 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.

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.


Butch Lesbians of the 20s,
30s and 40s Coloring Book
@ GLBT History Museum

Thu 19

Butch Lesbians of the 20s, 30s and 40s Coloring Book @ GLBT History Museum

Book party for the new book from Stacked Deck Press. $5. 7pm. (See Thu 12 for exhibit info.) 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.

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

Women @ Scott Nichols Gallery

Exhibit of fine art prints of female nudes and famous women by photographers Dorothea Lange, Imogen Cunningham, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Edward Weston, Irving Penn, Mona Kuhn, Ruth Bernhard, Andre Kertesz, others. Reception Oct 12, 5:30-7:30pm. Thru Nov. 22. 49 Geary St., 4th floor.




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