Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 46 / 16 November 2017
 

Arts events

Out & About

Nov. 9-16


events@ebar.com

Rest/Unrest @ Dance Mission Theater
FLACC's fourth annual Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers, with political and queer-themed works by Alfonso Cervera & Irvin Gonzalez (photo), Violeta Luna, Vincent Chavez, Zarina Mendoza, Davalos Dance Company, Caleb Luna, Piñata Dance Collective, and Zoe Klein. $18-$25. Fri & Sat, Nov. 10 & 11. 8pm, Sun 6pm. 3316 24th St. http://www.flaccdanza.org/
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Arts events in comedy, theatre, dance, music and visual arts should please a variety of tastes.

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Thu 9

Les Arts Florissants @ Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley

The French early music ensemble performs in semi-staged productions of Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and Marc-Antoine Charpentier's pastorale Acteon. $40-$86. 8pm. Bancroft Way at Dana, UC Berkeley campus. www.calperformances.org

Black Rider @ Ashby Stage

Shotgun Players' production of the Williams S. Burroughs, Tom Waits and Robert Wilson adult fairy tale musical about a lowly clerk who must prove himself to his fiancee's father by riding through a mysterious forest. $25-$40. Previews; opens Nov 17. Thru Dec 31. 1901 Ashby Ave., Berkeley. www.shotgunplayers.org

Classic & New Films @ Castro Theatre

Nov 9: Reel Rock 12 (7pm). Nov 11: SF International South Asian Film Festival opener, with Nari (3pm), An Insignificant Man (5:30pm) and Om Shanti Om (8:15) (www.thirdi.org). Nov. 12: all-day new Planet of the Apes trilogy screenings, plus an onstage talk with Apes actor Andy Serkis. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (12pm), Dawn... (2pm), Serkis talk (6pm), War... (7pm). Nov 13: Stand By Me (7pm) and IT (8:45). Nov. 14: Disney's Moana sing-along (4pm), and a Harry Dean Stanton double feature, Lucky (7pm) and The Straight Story (8:45). Nov 15: The Force (7pm) and Detroit (8:45). Nov. 16: Amplify Her world premiere (7:30pm). $11-$16. 429 Castro St. www.castrotheatre.com

Comedy Night @ Ashkenaz, Berkeley

Mark Pitta, Emily Epstein White, Sid Singh, and host Lisa Geduldig will make you laugh, at the new monthly comedy night. $10-$20. 8pm. 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley. www.Koshercomedy.com

Cyberotica! @ Oasis

Revival of the hilarious 1999 Y2K drag musical by Peter Fogel and Kelly Kittell. $25-$35. Thu 8pm. Fri & Sat 7pm. Thru Nov. 18. 298 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

Goin' Home: The Gay Porn Soundtracks of Patrick Cowley @ CounterPulse

Special celebration of the late DJ and composer, with his classic disco scores, screenings of a few porn flicks, Fox Studio's John Colletti interviewed by The Magazine owners, Michael Zodorozny singing two Cowley songs, plus Juanita MORE! and Brontez Purnell reading from Cowley's diaries; pop-up shop and ephemera installation, too. $5-$20. 7pm-11pm. 80 Turk St. www.counterpulse.org

Imaginary Comforts @ Berkeley Reprtory

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. $22-$89. Tue, Thu-Sat 8pm. Wed 7pm. Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru Nov. 19. 2025 Addison St., Berkeley. www.berkeleyrep.org

Jeffrey Eugenides @ Nourse Theater

Books Inc and City Arts & Lectures presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning author (MiddlesexThe Marriage Plot, and The Virgin Suicides) $29. 7:30pm. 275 Hayes. https://www.booksinc.net/

Lady Rizo @ Feinstein's at the Nikko

The stellar and funny Grammy-winning singer returns to the intimate upscale nightclub. $18-$45. 7pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. http://www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com/

Rickie Lee Jones @ UC Theatre, Berkeley

The acclaimed folk-pop singer-composer performs. $52-$62. 8pm. 2036 University Ave., Berkeley. http://www.theuctheatre.org/

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. www.act-sf.org

Strange Ladies @ Berkeley City Club

Susan Sobeloff's drama about the early 1900s women activists who fought for the right to vote. $15-$30. Thru Nov 19. 2315 Durant Ave., Berkeley. www.centralworks.org

 

 

Ariela Morgenstern @ Feinstein's at the Nikko

Fri 10

Ariela Morgenstern @ Feinstein's at the Nikko

The Broadway star (Next to Normal, Light in the Piazza, Man of La Mancha) and Bay Area native performs a new autobiographical cabaret concert about homecomings, and motherhood. $17.50-$40. 8pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. http://www.caissielevy.com/ https://www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com/

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. www.beachblanketbabylon.com

Beautiful Dreamer Press Authors @ Strut

Gay authors David Pratt (Wallaconia), Lewis DeSimone (Channeling Morgan), Mike McClelland (Gay Zoo Day), and Richard Wilde Lopez (For Love and Resistance) read from their new fiction books. 8pm-9:30pm. 470 Castro St. http://www.beautifuldreamerpress.com/ www.strutsf.org

The Bridge Project @ CounterPulse

Radical Movements: Gender and Politics in Performance, Hope Mohr Dance's 7th annual festival of diversely-themed pointed performance works by more than a dozen artists ( Larry Arrington, boychild, Judith Butler, Jack Halberstam, Xandra Ibarra, Monique Jenkinson, Maurya Kerr, Debra Levine, Scot Nakagawa, Peacock Rebellion, Maryam Rostami, Amara T. Smith and Julie Tolentino), with performances and discussions. $20-$100 (full pass). Fri & Sat 8pm (some 6:30pm & 4pm). Thru Nov. 12. 80 Turk St. www.hopemohr.org www.counterpulse.org

Couture Korea @ Asian Art Museum

New exhibit that showcases traditional and contemporary Korean fashion as art. Many other exhibits of sculpture and antiquities. Free-$20. Thru Feb 4. Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. 200 Larkin St. www.asianart.org

Deal With the Dragon @ New Conservatory Theatre Center

Kevin Rolston's acclaimed solo show explores his unique life experience. $25-$50. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru Dec. 3. 25 Van Ness Ave., lower level. www.nctcsf.org

Holiday Ice Rink @ Union Square

Enjoy skating at the downtown holiday rink. To skate: $13-$25, daily 9:30am-9pm. 333 Post St. http://unionsquareicerink.com/

Ingrid V. Wells @ Glass Rice

Ingrid V. Wells @ Glass Rice

Opening reception for the local artist's exhibit of bright candy and toy paintings with a more serious feminist subtext. 6pm-8pm. Thru Dec. 16. 680 8th St. #240B. www.glassrice.com

Monster Drawing Rally @ Minnesota Street Project

Southern Exposure's annual festive and fun fundraiser, where dozens of artists make art-on-demand and for sale. $20-$25. 6pm-10pm. 1275 Minnesota St. www.soex.org

Multiverse @ Flight Deck, Oakland

Ragged Wing Ensemble's performance work about scientist-astronauts who travel through time and space to escape the destruction of our current world, only to face new dilemmas. $25-$45. Fri & Sat 8pm Sun 5pm. Thru Nov. 11. 1540 Broadway, Oakland. www.raggedwing.org

The Normal Heart @ Gateway Theatre

John Fisher directs and stars in Theatre Rhinoceros' production of Larry Kramer's award-winning drama about a New York gay activist's struggles amid the 1980s AIDS epidemic. $20-$40. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sat 3pm. Tue 7pm. Thru Nov. 25. 215 Jackson st. www.therhino.org

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

Rest/Unrest @ Dance Mission Theater

FLACC's fourth annual Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers, with political and queer-themed works by Alfonso Cervera & Irvin Gonzalez, Violeta Luna, Vincent Chavez, Zarina Mendoza, Davalos Dance Company, Caleb Luna, Piñata Dance Collective, and Zo' Klein. $18-$25. Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun 6pm. 3316 24th St. http://www.flaccdanza.org/

Le Switch @ New Conservatory
Theatre Center
photo: Lois Tema

Le Switch @ New Conservatory Theatre Center

Philips Dawkins (The Homosexuals)' witty new play about a gay librarian who's swept into a romance at a Montreal wedding. $25-$50. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru Dec. 3. 25 Van Ness Ave, lower level. www.nctcsf.org

Transgender Film Festival @ Roxie

The 20th anniversary festival of transgender-themed and produced short and feature films. $12-$15. Nov 10: 8pm opening night gala. Nov 11: 7pm, 9pm closed-captioned program. Nov 12: 2pm, 4pm, 6pm. 3117 16th St. www.SFTFF.org www.roxie.com

Transgender Remembrance Shabbat
@ Jewish Community Center

Keshet honors the Day of Remembrance, with a gathering, talks, and performance by opera singer Breanna Sinclaire. 3:30pm. 3200 California St. https://www.jccsf.org/

 

Barbeque @ SF Playhouse

Sat 11

42nd Street @ Alcazar Theatre

Bay Area Musicals' new production of the classic Broadway musical. $20-$75. Thu-Sun various times thru Dec. 10. 650 Geary St. www.bamsf.org

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. www.sfplayhouse.org

Before Homosexuals: From Ancient Times to Victorian Crimes @ GLBT History Museum

Nov 11 screening og John Scagliotto's new documentary about historic same-sex romances. $12-$15. 4pm. Nov 16: Queerness in Flux: Shifting Lesbian, Trans & Genderqueer Identities, a panel discussion about gender identities, culture and politics; 5pm. 7pm. Also, OUT/LOOK and the Birth of the Queer, a 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. 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. www.glbthistory.org

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. www.sfmcd.org

Day of the Dead @ Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts

In Heaven as on Earth, the 31st annual exhibit of installations and artwork commemorating Day of the Dead. $2-$7. Tue-Sat 10am-5pm. Thru Nov. 17. 2868 Mission St. http://www.missionculturalcenter.org/

The Eva Trilogy @ Magic Theatre

Julia McNeal's lyrical Irish epic in three parts (staged together). $35-$80. Tue 7pm, Wed-Sat 8pm, Sun 2:30pm. Thru Nov 12. Bldg D, 3rd floor, Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd. http://magictheatre.org/

The Kipling Hotel @ The Marsh

Don Reed's hit autobiographical solo show returns. $20-$100. Sat 8:30pm, Sun 5:30pm. Thru Dec. 9. 1062 Valencia St. www.themarsh.org

LGBTQ Histories from the WWII Home Front
@
Rosie the Riveter Visitor Education Center, Richmond

Park indoor exhibit that showcases the lives of historic LGBT people. Open daily 10am-5pm. 1414 Harbour Way South, Suite 3000, Richmond. www.roseitheriveter.org

Lucha Libro @ The Park Gym

Radar Productions' new event, where queer, trans and Latinx writers are given words with which to speed-write a short story, then read before the audience, in competition for being published in FogLifter. $10. 3:30pm. 1960 Harrison St. https://www.radarproductions.org/

Mission Murals @ JCCSF

Art, Politics and Community Preservation , a new exhibition of the work of local mural artists. Thru Jan. 2018. 3200 California St. https://www.jccsf.org/

San Francisco Dungeons @ Fisherman's Wharf

The spooky tour takes on creepier Halloween themes through the next weeks. $17-$25. 11am-7pm. Fri & Sat 10am-8pm. 145 Jefferson St. https://sanfrancisco.thedungeons.com

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

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. www.famsf.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

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

 

David Sedaris @ San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, War Memorial Opera House

Sun 12

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. www.chabotspace.org

David Sedaris @ San Jose Center
for the Performing Arts, War Memorial Opera House

The bestselling gay author reads from and discusses his humor books. $67, $77. 7pm. 255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose. Nov 13 in SF, $83-$98. 7:30pm, 301 Van Ness Ave. www.DavidSedarisonTour.com

Klimt & Rodin: An Artistic Encounter @ Legion of Honor

Dual exhibition of works by the painter and sculptor. Also, Gods in Color: Polychromy in the Ancient World, thru Jan. 7. Free/$30. Thru Jan. 28. Lincoln Park, 100 34th Ave. https://legionofhonor.famsf.org/

Ecstatic Dance @ Sacred Heart Church

Weekly group free-form 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

Metamorphosis & Migration: Days of the Dead @ Oakland Museum

New group Day of the Dead exhibit and installations, guest-curated by Evelyn Orante; Thru Jan. 14. Also, Question Bridge: Black Men, a video installation with 160 Black American men discussing important current themes of race and class. Other exhibits about local art and natural history; Nature's Gift: Humans, Friends and the Unknown, a large-scale immersive installation, thru Jan, 21. Friday night events, too. $7-$16. Wed-Sun 11am-5pm (til 9pm Fridays). 1000 Oak St., Oakland. www.museumca.org

OutLook Video @ Channel 29

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

Queer Tango @ Finnish Hall, Berkeley

Same-sex partner tango dancing, including lessons for newbies, food and drinks. $5-$10. 3:30pm-6:30pm. 1970 Chestnut St, Berkeley. www.finnishhall.org

Rise Up! @ Ivy Room, Berkeley

Momma's Boyz, Alex U Inn, Danielle LoPresti, Alicia Champion perform and DJ Page Hodel spins grooves at a benefit for UndocuFund, the fire relief organization of undocumented Sonoma workers and families. $10 and up. 3pm-6pm. 860 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley. http://undocufund.org/ http://www.ivyroom.com/

Sundance Saloon @ Space 550

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

Vanessa Bousay @ Martuni's

The elegant drag chanteuse performs Come On a My House!, a cabaret concert of food-themed classics; proceeds class=details>benefit Tenderloin Tessie Holiday Dinners. $10-$25. 7pm. 4 Valencia St. http://vanessabousay.com/

Wine Country Rising @ Private Home

Philanthropist John Newmeyer opens his elegant home for Out in the Vineyard and Rainbow World Fund's benefit, with wine, food, silent auctions, and entertainment at a special benefit for Sonoma/Napa fire victims. $100-$1000. 4pm-7pm. 2004 Gough St. https://rainbowfund.givezooks.com/events/wine-country-rising

 

The Gay Husbands of San Francisco @ Oasis

Mon 13

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. The Dorothy Saxe Invitational group exhibit, thru Feb 25. 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. https://thecjm.org/

The Gay Husbands of San Francisco @ Oasis

Premiere screening and party for Adam Sandel's new locally-produced web series comedy about gay Castro life, with hunky guys, and event hosts Heklina, Donna Sachet and Skye Paterson. $10-$25 (VIP). 7pm-11pm. 298 11th St. https://www.revry.tv/ www.sfoasis.com

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. http://www.sfartscommission.org

Jeffrey Braverman @ LGBT Center

The photographer's new exhibit David, in Brief. Thru Dec. 5. 1800 Market St. www.sfcenter.org

Perfectly Queer @ Dog Eared Books

Authors Lucy Jane Bledsoe (Thin Bright Lines), Peter Gajdics (Inheritance of Shame), and Julia Serano (Outspoken: A Decade of Transgender Activism and Trans Feminism) read from and discuss their new works of non-fiction; with cohosts Wayne Goodman and Rick May. 7pm. 489 Castro St. www.dogearedbooks.com

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. www.calacademy.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

 

Nick Aitken @ The Academy

Tue 14

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. https://julesmaeghtgallery.com/

Hysteria Comedy @ Martuni's

Open mic for women and queer comics, with host Irene Tu. 6pm-8pm. 4 Valencia 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. www.nickaitken.net https://academy-sf.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/

Voice of the Central City @ Tenderloin Museum

New exhibit about the history of The Tenderloin Times. Thru Mar. 30. Reg hours Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. Free-$10. 398 Eddy St. http://www.tenderloinmuseum.org/

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. www.themarsh.org

 

Alonzo King's LINES Ballet @ YBCA
photo: RJ Muna

Wed 15

Alonzo King's LINES Ballet @ YBCA

The acclaimed local dance company performs King's The Propelled Heart, with vocalist Lisa Fischer reinterpreting songs by Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones and other groups. $35-$90. 7:30pm. Thru Nov. 19. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard St. www.ybca.org

Godless Perverts Book Club @ Borderlands Cafe

The kink, queers and atheism-friendly group discusses Rachel P. Maines' The Technology of Orgasm. 6pm-8pm. 870 Valencia St. https://borderlands-books.com/

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. www.sfpl.org

Smack Dab @ Dog Eared Books

Award-winning essay writer Wifredo Pascal is the featured artist at the monthly open mic literary/talent show cohosted by Larry-bob Roberts and Dana Hopkins. 8pm. 489 Castro St. www.dogearedbooks.com

Stitch Fetish SF @ Center for Sex & Culture

Group exhibit of more than two dozen artists' works in crotchet, stitch, embroidered and fabric art, all with a kinky theme. Thru Dec. 2. 1349 Mission St. www.sexandculture.org

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. www.ComcastHometown.com

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. www.SFhistory.org

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. 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. www.sfmoma.org

 

Joe Nguyen at Comedy Returns @ El Rio

Thu 16

Caissie Levy @ Feinstein's at the Nikko

The talented Broadway singer-actor (Frozen, Les Miserables, Hair) premieres her new cabaret concert. $38-$75 ($20 food/drink min.). 8pm. Thru Nov 18. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. http://www.caissielevy.com/ https://www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com/

Comedy Returns @ El Rio

Karen Ripley, Joe Nguyen, Bob McIntyre, Angie Krass, and Lisa Geduldig share their laughable stand-up talents. $7-$20. 8pm. 3158 Mission St. www.ElRioNov16.brownpapertickets.com www.ElRioSF.com

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. www.sfopera.com

Michael McDonald @ Fox Theatre, Oakland

The veteran singer-songwriter (The Doobie Brothers) performs with his band. Marc Cohn opens. $50-$90. 8pm. 1807 Telegraph Ave. http://thefoxoakland.com/

Savage Jazz Dance Company @ Malong Casquelord Center Theater, Oakland

Sketches of Oakland, performances of new works by Reginald Ray-Savage, with music accompaniment by Leslie La Barre, Emily Tian, and Justin Ouellet. $5-$25. 8pm. Thru Nov. 19 (3pm). 1428 Alice St., Oakland. www.savagejazz.org

Various Exhibits @ The Beat Museum

Enjoy exhibits, a bookstore and gift shop that celebrates the era of 'beatnik' literature (Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, etc.), with frequent readings, walking tours and other events in North Beach. $5-$8. Daily 10am-7pm. 540 Broadway www.kerouac.com

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. http://www.scottnicholsgallery.com

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