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

Arts events, March 8-15

Out & About


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Ragtime @ Berkeley Playhouse
Terrence McNally, Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens' musical adaptation of E.L. Doctorow's novel about early 1900s New York immigrants gets a local production. $22-$40. Thru Mar. 18. Julia Morgan Theater, 2640 College Ave., Berkeley. http://berkeleyplayhouse.org/
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Thu 8

Charles Busch @ Oasis

The master of drag theatre stops in with his new show, My Kinda '60s, a Broadway, pop and standard set of songs. $30-$45. 7pm. 298 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

Classic & New Films @ Castro Theatre

Mar. 8 & 9: The Shape of Water (4:30, 7pm, 9:30). Mar. 10: Peaches Christ's Drag Becomes Her, with a screening of Death Becomes Her ($30-$100, 3pm, 8pm). Mar. 11: Disney's Frozen (1pm) and Phantom Thread (4:15, 7pm, 9:30). Mar. 12 & 13: I, Tonya (4:30, 7pm, 9:30). Mar. 15: Faces Places (3pm, 7pm) Playtime (4:40, 8:45). $11-$16. 429 Castro St. www.castrotheatre.com

The Compton's Cafeteria Riot @ New Village Cafe

The Tenderloin Museum presents the world premiere of Collette LeGrande, Mark Nassar and Donna Persona's stage story of the historic pre-Stonewall San Francisco uprising of Tenderloin drag queens, with a dozen performers. $60 (includes a 'breakfast for dinner" meal). 1960s attire and drag encouraged. Thu-Sat 8pm. Thru March 17. 1426 Polk St. http://bit.ly/2mvz8ZY

Dennis Peron Commemoration Events @ Cafe Flore

Events and celebrations for the late activist for marijuana legality. Mar. 8, 7pm. a 420 Painting session with www.paintnight.com/event ($45). March 9, 9pm-12am: Queer Marjuana Trivia Night with Martha T. Lipton. March 10, 9pm-12am: Puff, the music and drag party with DJs Dank and Sergio Fedasz. March 11, 5pm-10pm: Dennis Peron Memorial and Celebration of Life. 2298 Market St. at Noe. http://flore415.com/

Diasporic Alchemy @ SOMArts Cultural Center

Opening reception and performances for a new exhibit, Transforming Ancestral Traditions into Ritual Futurisms, curated by Louis Chinn and missTango, featuring shamanic and mythological subjects. 6pm-9pm. Thru April 5. www.somarts.org

The Elephant Man @ Hillbarn Theatre, Foster City

Tony-winning drama about John Merrick, a disfigured man who became a celebrity. $27-$52. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru Mar. 25. 1285 Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City. www.hillbarntheatre.org

International Women's Day & Women's History Month Comedy @ Ashkenaz

Celebrate women at a smart comedy night with Priyanka Wali, Eloisa Bravo, Mary Carouba, and Lisa Geduldig. $15-$20. 8pm. Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley. http://www.ashkenaz.com

Jazz Search West @ Various Venues

New weekly jazz singer/musician showcases and competition. Various dates thru Semi-Finals April 18 and Finale April 24 at Yoshi's Oakland. https://www.livingjazz.org/jazz-search-attend

John Beauparlant @ Blush Wine Bar

Jackie Kennedy collage works by the local artist. Thru March 11. 476 Castro St. http://www.blushwinebar.com

Lucia Berlin: Stories @ Z Below

Word for Word's staging of short stories by the acclaimed late author. $20-$75. Wed-Thu 7pm. Fri-Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm. Thru Mar. 11. 470 Florida St. www.zspace.org

Ocean Filmfest @ Cowell Theatre

15th annual aquatic film festival, with features and short films from around the world. $8- $220 (full fest pass). Thru Mar. 11. 2 Marina Blvd, Fort Mason. www.oceanfilmfest.org

Office Hour @ Berkeley Rep

Julia Cho's new drama about a troubled student and a teacher's attempts to help him. $30-$97. Tue, Thu-Sat 8pm. Wed & Sun 7pm, and Sun 2pm. Thru March 25. 2025 Addison St., Berkeley. http://berkeleyrep.org/

San Francisco Symphony @ Davies Symphony Hall

The Symphony performs works by Tippett, Gershwin and Rachmaninoff, with pianist Simon Trpceski. $15-$165. 8pm (10am open rehearsal). Also Mar. 9 & 10, 8pm. Michael Tilson Thomas conducts Mar. 22-25 concerts of works by Berg and Mahler ($15-$159). 201 Van Ness Ave. www.sfsymphony.org

Vietgone @ Strand Theater

American Conservatory Theatre's production of Qui Nguyen's moving road trip comedy about three Vietnamese immigrants who trek across 1970s America. $25-$55. Tue-Sat 7pm or 7:30pm (some 2pm), thru April 22. 1127 Market St. www.act-sf.org

 

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story @ Landmark Cinemas

Fri 9

Bamboozled @ City Club, Berkeley

Central Works Workshop's production of Patricia Milton's new play about a Daughter of the Conferacy swindled out of historic heirlooms. $30-$35. Extended thru Mar. 25. 2315 Durant Ave., Berkeley. www.centralworks.org

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. $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

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story @ Landmark Cinemas

Documentary about the beautiful 1930s actress who was also the inventor of technology that became WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS communications. http://www.reframedpictures.com/bombshell/

Born Yesterday @ SF Playhouse

Garson Kanin's 1946 comedy gets a stylish revival at the downtown company's stage. $35-$60. Thru Mar. 10. 450 Post St. https://www.sfplayhouse.org

Divine Bodies @ Asian Art Museum

Opening day of a new exhibit of sculptures and works about the Buddha, humans and their environments; thru July 29. Also, Traces of the Past and Future, Fu Shen's Painting and calligraphy, thru Sept. Many other exhibits of sculpture and antiquities. Free-$20. Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. 200 Larkin St. www.asianart.org

Ebene Quartet @ Herbst Theatre

Ebene Quartet @ Herbst Theatre

French music ensemble returns for a concert of works by Haydn, Faure and Beethoven. $40-$65. 7:30pm. 401 Van Ness Ave. www.sfperformances.org

Empowerment in Print:
LGBTQ Activism, Pride & Lust
@ GLBT History Museum

New mini-exhibit of periodicals from the collection. March 8: Colorful & Unconventional: A History of San Francisco's Queer Art Scene, a panel talk on many artists, from Minor White to Jerome Caja. March 15: Designing Women: A Lesbian Couple in the Arts & Crafts Movement: Architectural historian Inge Horton and novelist Linda Ulleseit will present their research on architect Emily Williams and her partner, metalwork artist Lillian Palmer. $5. 7pm. Also, Angela Davis: OUTspoken, a new exhibit of art and ephemera about the historic lesbian activist and scholar. Also, Faces of the Past: Queer Lives in Northern California Before 1930, part of the Queer Past Becomes Present main exhibit. $5. 4127 18th St. www.glbthistory.org

It's Only a Play @ New Conservatory Theatre

Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally's 11th production at NCTC shares the story of a nervous playwright awaiting reviews at a cast party. $25-$50. Wed-Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm thru April 1. 25 Van Ness Ave., lower level. www.nctcsf.org

Marsh Madness @ The Marsh

3-day solo performance festival, with a competition for cash and a show booking. $10-$150 (full pass). Thru March 11. 1062 Valencia St. www.themarsh.org

Megabytes the Musical @ Shelton Theater

Morris Bobrow's comedy song revue about the frustrations of technology. $25-$30. Fri & Sat 8pm. Extended thru May 5. 533 Sutter St. http://www.megabytesthemusical.com/

A Number @ Aurora Theatre, Berkeley

Caryl Churchill's inventive drama about human cloning. $33-$65. Thru May 6. 2081 Addison St. Berkeley. www.auroratheatre.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

Ragtime @ Berkeley Playhouse

Terrence McNally, Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens' musical adaptation of E.L. Doctorow's novel about early 1900s New York immigrants gets a local production. $22-$40. Thru Mar. 18. Julia Morgan Theater, 2640 College Ave., Berkeley. http://berkeleyplayhouse.org/

RAW Dance Presents @ SAFEhouse for the Arts

March 8 & 9: Sam Stone, Juliet Paramor and Vertika Srivastava. $10-$20. 8pm. 145 Eddy St. www.safehousearts.org

Soulskin Dance @ Dance Mission

5th anniversary season includes the world premiere of To Command, a foray into technology, with dance projections and live music. $20-$25. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sun 5:30pm. Thru Mar. 11. 3316 24th St. www.soulskindance.org

Spirited Probabilities @ Southern Exposure

Group exhibit using the space as a canvas. Thru Mar. 31. Tue-Sat 12pm-6pm. 3030 20th St. www.soex.org

Star Trek Live @ Oasis

Back by popular demand, another hilarious stage adaptation of a classic Star Trek episode, "Turnabout Intruder," with Leigh Crow, Laurie Bushman, Allison Johnson, Ammo Eisu, Sue Casa and others. $27-$40. Fri-Sun 7pm. Thru March 17. 298 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

Terry Dyer @ Hotel Rex

The young vocalist performs his autobiographical cabaret show, with pianist Dee Spencer. $40-$75. 8pm. 562 Sutter St. https://societycabaret.com/

Tom Reardon @ Feinstein's at the Nikko

The veteran vocalist performs his new cabaret show Anything But Love: Love Songs Vol. III. With a three-piece band and backup vocalists. $22-$45 ($20 food/drink min.) Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. www.feinsteinsathtenikko.com

Transitions @ Gateway Theatre

Theatre Rhino's new production of John Fisher's satire about Donald Trump's secret romance with a sassy drag queen. $15-$40. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sat 3pm. Thru Mar. 17. 215 Jackson St. www.theatrerhino.org

The Wedding Singer @ Victoria Theatre

Bay Area Musicals' new production of the Tony-nominated musical based on the Adam Sandler film. $35-$100. Thu-Sat 8pm, some 7:30pm. Thru Mar. 17. 2961 16th St. www.bamsf.org

Weightless @ Z Space

World premiere of Kate Kilbane and Dan Moses' genre-bending rock show take on Ovid's tale of Procne and Philomela, sisters who fight gods and distance to reunite; set in a nightclub speakeasy, with different nightly opening acts. $10-$150. Thru March 18. 450 Florida St. http://www.zspace.org/

 

Maria Muldaur @ St. Cyprian's Church

Sat 10

Agony in Effigy @ BAM/PFA, Berkeley

Art, Truth, Pain, and the Body, a graphic art exhibit of historic works from the 1500-1600s. Thru June 17. Berkely Art Museum, Pacific Film archive, 2155 Center St. Berkeley. www.bampfa.org

Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times @ diRose Center for Art, Napa

Group exhibit of conceptual art that explores the dangers of contemporary times and ideas, with Rigo 23, Allison Smith, Ala Ebtekar, and Dodie Bellamy & Kevin Killian showcase works that represent fear and foreboding. Thru May 27. 200 Sonoma (Carneros) Highway, Napa. http://www.dirosaart.org/

Constructed Communication @ Museum of Craft and Design

Dogpatch warehouse is a museum store, gallery and program space. Tom Loeser's Please Please Please (artistic unique furniture) and T.W. Five (vinyl murals). Thru May 20. Mon-Fri 9:30am-5:30pm. 2569 Third St. 773-0303. www.sfmcd.org

Contraption @ Contemporary Jewish Museum

Contraption: Rediscovering California Jewish Artists, a new group exhibit of works by 16 artists who explore the idea of the "machines," including ceramics, drawings, sculpture and paintings by Ned Kahn, Bella Feldman, Howard Fried, and Annabeth Rosen. Thru July 29. 736 Mission St. https://www.thecjm.org

Drag Becomes Her @ Castro Theatre

Peaches Christ's wild drag parody (with Jinkx Monsoon, BenDeLacreme and Heklina) precedes a screening of the comedy Death Becomes Her. $30-$100. 8pm. 429 Castro St. www.peacheschrist.com

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

Magnificent Magnolias @ SF Botanical Garden

Visit the lush gardens for winter Magnolia displays, plus many other trees and plants. Free entry with SF proof of residency. $5-$10 for others. 7:30am-closing. 9th Ave at Lincoln Way. https://sfbotanicalgarden.org/

Maria Diamond @ Hotel Rex

The veteran vocalist performs favorite songs evocative of Paris, Berlin and New York, with pianist Barry Lloyd. $30-$50. 8pm. 562 Sutter St. https://societycabaret.com/

Maria Muldaur @ St. Cyprian's Church

The veteran vocalist performs a concert with Jazzabelle plus other guests. $20-$25. 8pm. 2097 Turk St. www.SFLiveArts.org

Mission Youth Arts Festival @ Potrero del Sol Park

Free outdoor performances by several youth performance ensembles, presented by Dance Mission and Dance Brigade. 1pm-4pm. www.dancemission.com

Out of Site @ North Beach

Seth Eisen and James Metzger's group performance event and walking tour of local LGBTQ historic sites and people; see queer history come alive, from colonial days to the '70s. Different times thru March 25. (Part 2 May 12-27 in the Tenderloin). www.eyezen.org

Juanita MORE!'s Polk Gulch Commemorative March @ The Gangway
photo: Gooch

Polk Gulch Commemorative March @ The Gangway

Join Juanita MORE!, Cleve Jones and many others in a march and wreath-laying ceremony for the Gangway and other gay bars that are gone. 4pm-6pm. 841 Larkin St. www.facebook.com/events/1762909980441825/

Queens for Leno @ Oasis

Fundraiser event for Mark Leno, with dozens of drag performers. $50-$180. 7pm-10pm. 398 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

RAW Presents @ SAFEhouse Arts

Mar. 10: dances by Jenna Valez, Dawn Holtan and Rhea Speights. Mar. 14: Dynamism Movement retrospective. $10-$20. 1 Grove St. http://www.safehousearts.org/

Skate Night @ Church on 8 Wheels

Wheeled fun at the former Sacred Heart Church-turned disco roller skate party space, hosted by John D. Miles, the "Godfather of Skate," including Saturday's Black Rock night (Burning Man garb encouraged). 7pm-10pm. Sat afternoon sessions 1pm-2pm and 3pm-5pm. $10. Kids 12 and under $5. Skate rentals $5. 554 Fillmore St at Fell. www.churchof8wheels.com

African American Shakespeare Theatre Company's new production of Tennessee Williams' dramatic classic. $35. Mar. 10, 11, 17, 18. 609 Sutter St. http://www.african-americanshakes.org

Sweeney Todd @ San Jose Stage Company

Stephen Sondheim's wickedly amazing musical about a serial-killing barber gets a local production. $32-$72. Wed-Thu 7:30pm. Fri-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru March 18. 490 South First St., San Jose. https://www.thestage.org/

Tender Life @ Tenderloin Museum

Tender Life: Graphic and Ceramic Memories of Tenderloin Living, 1999-2004, a group exhibit of contemporary ceramic and other works by Holly Coley and others. 398 Eddy St. www.tenderloinmuseum.org

Revelations @ de Young Museum

Revelations: Art from the African American South (thru April 1) and amazing modern and historic art, including embroidery, Maori portraits and installations. 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

Writers with Drinks @ Make Out Room

Wonder Dave guest-hosts the monthly lit+booze night, with a pop-culture theme, and authors MK Chavez, Maggie Tokuda-Hall, Kelly Anneken, Natalia Vigil, Amanda Muniz, Sam DiSalvo. $5-$20. 7:30pm. 3225 22nd St. www.makeoutroom.com

 

Casanova: The Seduction of Europe
@ Legion of Honor

Sun 11

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. 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland. www.chabotspace.org

Ecstatic Dance @ Sacred Heart Church

Weekly group freeform dance with a spiritual flavor at the former church-turned event space. $15. 9am-12pm. Also Wed. and Fridays in Oakland and Fairfax. 554 Fillmore St. www.ecstaticdance.org

Casanova: The Seduction of Europe @ Legion of Honor

See Rococo finery in an 80-work tour of paintings, furniture and lavish objects. Thru May 28. Also, Seraphin Soudbinine, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Framing the Body, Mummies and Medicine and other exhibits of classical and modern art. Free/$30. Lincoln Park, 100 34th Ave. https://legionofhonor.famsf.org/

Joshua Bell @ Davies Symphony Hall
photo: Eric Kabik

Joshua Bell @ Davies Symphony Hall

The acclaimed violinist performs works by Meyer, Mozart and Beethoven with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. $30-$210. 7:30pm. 201 Van Ness Ave. www.sfsymphony.org

Liz Callaway @ Venetian Room

The Tony-nominated Broadway star of Miss Saigon, Baby, Merrily We Roll Along and Cats makes her solo Venetian Room debut. $55-$65. 5pm. Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St. www.bayareacabaret.com

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

Robert Rauchenberg @ SF MOMA

Erasing the Rules, a new expansive exhibit of work by the post-modern artist; thru March 25. Also, Walker Evans; an 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. Free/$25. Fri-Tue 10am-6pm. Thru Feb 4. 151 3rd St. www.sfmoma.org

Smile! The Comics of Raina Telgemeier @ Cartoon Art Museum

New exhibit of works by the award-winning author and illustrator of graphic novels, at the museum's new location. Free/$10. Thu-Tue 11am-5pm. 781 Beach St. Thru Mar. 20. https://www.cartoonart.org/

 

 

Ramekon O'Arwisters' Crochet Jam
@ NIAD Art Center, Richmond

Mon 12

Alex Girard @ Strut

Muse, the artist's exhibit of gender-shifting photo portraits. Thru March. 470 Castro St. www.strutsf.org

Crochet Jam @ NIAD Art Center, Richmond

Ramekon O'Arwisters shares his crochet art technique in a week of workshops. $30. 9am-12pm. March 12-15. 551 23rd St., Richmond. www.niadart.org

Fantasy Life @ SF City Hall

Tabitha Soren's 15-year project photographing Oakland A's players through their careers. Extended thru March 23. Ground Floor & North Light Court. http://www.sfartscommission.org

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

Sonnets to Orpheus @ SF Conservatory of Music

Left Coast Ensemble concert of several works that explore the myth of Orpheus, including Eric Moe, Claudio Monteverdi and a new work by Aida Shirazi. $15-$30. 50 Oak St. Also March 17, 7:30pm at The Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St., Berkeley. www.leftcoastensemble.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

 

Michael Nava at
Perfectly Queer @ Dog Eared Books

Tue 13

Deborah Roberts @ Jenkins Johnson Gallery

Exhibit of the artist's collage portraits of African American girls. Thru March 17. 464 Sutter St. http://www.jenkinsjohnsongallery.com/

Perfectly Queer @ Dog Eared Books

Award-winning novelist Michael Nava, plus Dino Foxx, Maya Chinchilla, and Cathy Arellano, all from Queer Latinx publisher Korima Press, read from their new works. 7pm. 489 Castro St. www.dogearedbooks.com

Subliminal Sanctuary @ Jules Maeght Gallery

Paintings and sculptures by Yesnik Evad (Dave Kinsey) and Cecile Granier de Cassagnac. Thru April 28. 149 Gough St. www.julesmaeghtgallery.com

t.w.five @ Museum of Craft & Design

Installation of a lesbian couple's "home" and an exploration of domestic life. Also, Tom Loeser's Please Please Please, artistic unusual handmade chair sculptures. Both thru May 20. 2569 Third St. https://sfmcd.org/

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

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/

 

Fischerspooner @ Regency Ballroom

Wed 14

Dennis Conkin @ Tenderloin Museum

Color is Pure Feeling, the local artist and former B.A.R. journalist's exhibit of vibrant abstract paintings. Thru Mar. 31. Also, historic exhibits in the main museum. 398 Eddy St. http://www.tenderloinmuseum.org/

Fischerspooner @ Regency Ballroom

The electro-art queer group performs music from their new provocative and groovy album, Sir. $35-$40. 9pm. 1300 Van Ness Ave. https://fischerspooner.com/ http://www.theregencyballroom.com/

Heisenberg @ Geary Theatre

American Conservatory Theatre's production of Simon Stephens' Broadway and West End hit about a straight romance (or a con game?) in London. $15-$110. Thru April 8. 415 Geary St. www.act-sf.org

LGBT Book Club @ Dog Eared Books

Group members discuss Ahmad Danny Ramadan's The Clothesline Swing. 7pm. 489 Castro St. www.dogearedbooks.com

Performance Festival @ CounterPulse

Launchpad for new experimental dance and performance works, many with queer themes, including Valeria Reding, Mica Sigourney and Silk Worm, Ruairi Donovan, and others. Thru Mar. 18. 80 Turk St. www.counterpulse.org

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

The Retrieval @ SFAC Gallery

Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle's solo exhibit of works visualizing the disappearance of Black women in California, and with traditional Nigerian Egungun costumes. Thru April 7 (closing reception, performance 5:30pm-7pm). 401 Van Ness Ave. http://www.sfartscommission.org

 

ODC Dance @ YBCA
photo: Andrew Weeks

Thu 15

Comedy Returns @ El Rio

Laugh along with stand-ups Dan St Paul, Carla Clayy, Victor Pacheco, Judi Leff, and MC Lisa Geduldig. $7-$20. 7pm. 3158 Mission St. www.march15elrio.brownpapertickets.com

Iron Shoes @ Ashby Stage, Berkeley

Shotgun Players and Kitka Women's Vocal Ensemble perform Michelle Carter, Janet Kutalas and Erika Chong Shuch's new music play of updated Eastern European fairy tales made radical for our times. $7, $25-$40. Thru April 15. 1901 Ashby Ave., Berkeley. https://shotgunplayers.org

ODC Dance @ YBCA

47th annual home season for the innovative modern dance company. $25-$80. ($150 and up for March 16 gala at the St. Regis Hotel). Mar. 15-18. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard St. www.odc.dance www.ybca.org

PunkkiCo @ ODC Theater

Raisa Punkki and company performs Controle, her new work about online vs. real life identities. $15-$50. Mar. 15-17, 8pm. 3153 17th St. http://odc.dance/

Sister Spit @ The Stud

The women's and QPOC writing collective closes out their national tour at the famed bar with Mari Naomi, Jamal Lewis, Juliana Delgado Lopera, Wo Chan, Jayy Dodd, Virgie Tovar and Andrea Abi-Karam. $15-$20. 7pm-9pm. 399 9th St. www.studsf.com

My Stroke of Luck @ The Marsh

Diane Barnes' solo show about recovering from a stroke. $20-$100. Mar. 15-29, Thu 8pm & Sun 2pm. 1062 Valencia St. www.themarsh.org

Steven Saylor @ Book Passage

Steven Saylor @ Book Passage

The prolific gay author of Roman history novels and mysteries reads from his latest, The Throne of Caesar. 6pm. 1 Ferry Bldg., SF. www.booksinc.net http://www.stevensaylor.com/

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

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

What They Said About Love @ The Marsh Berkeley

Steve Budd's 'Best of SF Fringe' solo show rumination on finding love. $20-$100. Thu 8pm, Sat 5pm, Sun 2pm. Thru April 21. 2120 Allston Way. www.themarsh.org

The Wolves @ Marin Theatre Company, Mill Valley

Sarah DeLappe's drama about the drama surrounding a girls' soccer team. $10-$49. Thru April 8. 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. http://www.marintheatre.org/

 

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