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


Out & About

O&A Feb. 16-23, 2017

Assassins @ Alcazar Theatre
Stephen Sondheim's five Tony-winning musical about historic political killers is performed by Bay Area Musicals. $35-$65. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sat 2pm. Thru Mar. 18. 650 Geary St.
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What to say about the enthusiastic crop of arts events this week? Go, see, because before you know it, that award-winning play will close, a beloved singer's tour moves on. Time is fleeting. For nightlife, see On the Tab listings.


Thu 16

Above and Beyond
the Valley of the Ultra Showgirls
@ Oasis

D'Arcy Drollinger's hit drag live-band rock musical comedy about Super Vixen, a girl band's ups and downs, returns. $25-$35. Thu 8pm Fri & Sat 7pm. Thru Feb. 18. 298 11th St.

Afterlife @ Asian Art Museum

Enjoy drinks and DJed music at the preview party for Tomb Treasures: New Discoveries from China's Han Dynasty. $15-$25. 7pm-11pm (exhibit thru May 18). 200 Larkin St., Civic Center.

Bearing Witness @ GLBT History Museum

Remembering International Bear Rendezvous, a panel talk with the event organizers, timed with the new exhibit, Beartoonist of San Francisco: Sketching an Emerging Subculture, featuring art work by bear cartoonist Fran Frisch. $5. 7pm. 4127 18th St.

Billy Elliot @ Berkeley Playhouse

Local production of the (10 Tony-winning) musical, with music by Elton John, based on the film about a poor British boy who aspires to become a ballet dancer. $22-$40. Note earlier curtain times (7pm on 1pm). Thru Mar. 25. Julia Morgan Theater, 2640 College Ave., Berkeley.

Bitter Creek, Sweet Water @ Jules Maeght Gallery

Opening reception for an exhibit of subversive post-modern works by Marshall Elliot, Paul Kos, Isabelle Sorrell and Christopher Upham. 6pm-9pm. thru April 29. 149 Gough St.

Black History Month Films @ Tenderloin Museum

Screenings of historic African American documentaries Feb 16 (GLIDE, 330 Ellis) and Feb 22 (Tenderloin Museum, 398 Eddy). All 5:30pm.

The Christians @ SF Playhouse

Lucas Hnath's Off-Broadway hit unflinching look at faith in America, staged with a live choir, gets a West Coast premiere. $20-$125. Tue-Thu 7pm. Fri 7 Sat 8pm. Sat 3pm, Sun 2pm. Thru March 11. 450 Post St., 2nd floor.

Classic & New Films @ Castro Theatre

Feb 16: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (7pm) and The Young Girls of Rochefort (8:50). Feb 17: Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet (7pm) and Moulin Rouge (9:15). Feb 18: Breakfast at Tiffany's (2:30, 7pm) and Charade (4:45, 9:15). Feb 19: Debbie Reynolds in Tammy and the Bachelor (2:30, 6:15) and Singing' in the Rain (4:15, 8pm). Feb 21: Jackie (4pm, 6:15, 8:30). Feb 22: The Hustler (7pm) and California Split (9:30). Feb 23: Lesbians Who Tech, part of Tech Summit). $11-$16. 429 Castro St.

Clas/sick Hip Hop @ YBCA Forum

Three-night concert series of energetic post-modern dances by Amy O'Neal, with break-dancing, live music covers and dance tributes set to Lauren Hill's music. Thu-Sat 7:30pm & 9:30pm. Dance party Feb 16, 7pm. $230-$50. Thru Feb 18. Yerba Beuna Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St.

Comedy Returns @ El Rio

Diane Amos (The Pine Sol Lady), Will Durst, Yayne Abeba, Steve Lee, and Lisa Geduldig tell comic tales at the monthly event. $7-$20. 8pm. 3158 Mission St.

Eat, Pray, Laugh! @ The Marsh Berkeley

Katie Rubin's solo show about a Jewish princess' search for an Indian guru. $20-$100. Thu 8pm, Sat 8:30pm. Thru March 11. 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley.

Fool for Love @ Magic Theatre

New production of Sam Shepard's capitivating drama about two straight lovers digging into their past in a run-down hotel room. $75-$90. Tue 7pm. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2:30pm. Thru Feb. 26. 2 Marina Blvd., Bldg D.

Hot Couture @ the Crucible, Oakland

The Beautiful Ones is the Prince-(and other music)-themed grand fashion show fundraiser with fire arts flair at the arts nonprofit's industrial chic warehouse; drinks, food, auctions items, and VIP section. $55-$115. 1260 7th St., Oakland. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sun 7pm. Thru Feb. 19.

Mincing Words @ The Marsh

Tom Ammiano's comic solo show about his life in California politics. $20-$100. Thursdays at 7:30pm thru March 9. 1062 Valencia St.

Radar Reading @ SF Public Library

Wendy MacNaughton, Kevin Simmons, Ching-In Chen and Nancy Au read at the eclectic queer literary series; Juliana Delgado Lopera hosts. Yes, there will be cookies! Free. 6pm. 100 Larkin St., lower level.

Sandra Bernhard @ Regency Ballroom

Our beloved comic actress and singer returns for Sandra Monica Blvd: Coast to Coast, a full-fledged fab concert. $52-$68. 8pm. 1290 Sutter St.

Silence: The Musical @ Victoria Theatre

Cloud 9 Theatricals and Ray of Light Theatre present the Bay Area premiere of Jon Kaplan, Al Kaplan and Hunter Bell's acclaimed unauthorized musical parody of the film/book Silence of the Lambs . $35-$45. Thu-Sat 8pm (Some Saturdays 7pm and/or 10pm). Thru March 18. 2961 16th St. 863-7576.

A Thousand Splendid Suns @ Geary Theater

American Conservatory Theatre presents the world premiere of Ursula Rani Sarma's theatrical adaptation (with live music) of Khaled Hosseini's best-selling novel set in war-torn modern Kabul. $25-$100. Tue-Sat 8pm (or 7pm). Sun 7pm. Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru Feb. 26. 415 Geary St. 749-2228.

Helina Metaferia @ MOAD

Museum re-opening reception, with a live performance of the artist's show Home/Free, wand musical guest Zena Carlota. Also, exhibits Where is Here, Helina Metaferia: Home-Free, A Matter of Fact: Toyin Ojih Odutola and Urban Africa, all thru April 2. $5-$15. Wed-Sat 11am-6pm. Sun 12pm-5pm. Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission St.

Fun Home @ Curran Theatre


Fri 17

1776 @ Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Rohnert Park

The original Tony-winning American Revolutionary musical is performed by the East Bay company. $16-$26. Thu 7:30pm, Fri & Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru Feb. 26. 5409 Snyder Lane.

Beach Blanket Babylon @ Club Fugazi

The musical comedy revue celebrates its 40th 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.

Blast Theater Festival @ Ashby Theatre, Berkeley

Festival of dance and theatre arts. $10-$20. Thru Feb. 26. 1901 Ashby Ave.

Daniel's Husband @ New Conservatory Theatre Center

West Coast premiere of Michael McKeever's drama about a gay couple's disagreeement over marriage. $25-$50. Wed-Sat 8pm Sun 2pm. Thru Feb. 26. 25 Van Ness Ave., lower level.

Fun Home @ Curran Theatre

The historic theatre's first show after two years of extensive renovation; West Coast premiere of a new staging of Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron's Pulitzer-finalist and five-Tony-winning musical based on Alison Bechtel's graphic memoir about family, death, coming out and coming of age. $29-$149. Tue-Sun 8pm, Wed, Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru Feb. 19. 445 Geary St. 358-1220.

Hand to God @ Berkeley Repertory

Robert Askins' dark comedy about a hand puppet that speaks to a young man in a far-right religious church. $29-$89. Tue, Thu-Sat 8pm. Wed & Sun 7pm. Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru March 19. 2025 Addison St., Berkeley. (510) 647-2949.

Hedda Gabler @ Exit on Taylor

Cutting Ball theatre company's production of Paul Walsh's translation of Henrik Ibsen's historic pre-feminist drama. $15-$45. Thu 7pm, Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun 5pm. Thru Feb. 26. 277 Taylor St.

The Human Form @ John Bergguen Gallery

Group exhibit of classic works by Alberto Giacometti, Edward Hopper, Henri Matisse, Willem de Kooning, Gerhard Richter, Richard Diebenkorn, Pablo Picasso and other artists who explore the human anatomy. Thru Mar. 4. 10 Hawthorne St. Mon-Sun 10am-6pm.

Jokes & Jocks @ O'Farrell Theatre

Wonder Dave and Ruby Gill cohost another new unusual event at the famed straight strip club: women comics (Nicole Love, Natasha Muse) and male strippers. $20. 7pm-11pm (two shows). 895 O'Farrell St.

Le Perez @ Hotel Rex

The local vocalist performs her cabaret show Rose are Red... Blues are Inevitable. Cocktails and small plates available. $30-$50. 8pm. 562 Sutter St.

Lynn Hershman Leeson: Civic Radar @ YBCA

New retrospective exhibit of the Bay Area artist known for videos, installations and feminist themes. Free/$15. Thru May 21. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St.

Native Son @ Marin Theatre Company, Mill Valley

Nambi E. Kelley's stage adaptation of Richard Wright's classic novel stars Jerod Haynes, who originated the role in the Chicago world premiere. $22-$60. Tue-Sun 7:30pm. Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru Feb. 12. 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley.

The Real Americans @ The Marsh Berkeley

Dan Hoyle's solo show depicting the rifts between real people left and right, blue state and red, with a post-election update. $25-$100. Thu & Fri 8pm. Sat 5pm. Thru Feb. 25. 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley.

Kitka @ St. Cyprians Church


Sat 18

Approaching American Abstraction @ SF Museum of Modern Art

See the restaged installations and new 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. New exhibits include Diane Arbus: In the Beginning , Japanese Photography from Post-War to Now , and Tomas Saraceno: Stillness in Motion: Cloud Cities (thru May 21). Free-$25. 10am-8pm. 151 Third St.

Assassins @ Alcazar Theatre

Stephen Sondheim's five Tony-winning musical about historic political killers is performed by Bay Area Musicals. $35-$65. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sat 2pm. Thru Mar. 18. 650 Geary St.

Black Choreographers Festival @ Dance Mission Theater SF/ Malonga Casquelourd Center, Oakland

New and repertory works by African American dance-makers Byb Chanel Bibene, Gregory Dawson, Ibrahima Diouf, Chris Evans, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Maurya Kerr, Robert Moses, Phylicia Stroud, Raissa Simpson, Afia Thompson and Nafi Watson, Deborah Vaughan and Jamie Wright and others. $10-$30. Thru Feb. 26. 1428 Alice St., Oakland; 3316 24th St. SF.

Butterflies and Blooms @ Conservatory of Flowers

Beautiful floral displays, plants for sale, docent tours, and the popular live butterflies exhibit; thru June 30. Tue-Sun 10am-4pm. $2-$8. Free for SF residents. 100 JFK Drive, Golden Gate Park, 831-2090.

Carey Leibowitz: Museum Show @ Contemporary Jewish Museum

Exhibits about Jewish culture and by Jewish artists, including Carey Leibowitz: Museum Show (witty pop art with a queer edge, thru June 25), Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs (thru Sept. 3), From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art, Lamp of the Covenant: Dave Lane and Pour Crever by Trimpin, Hardly Strictly Warren Hellman . 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.

Cloud Forests @ SF Botanical Gardens

See beautiful floral and foliage displays, trees and plants in various beautiful gardens specific to region. Daily walking tours and more. Free-$15. Tours, lectures, classes and more. Open daily, 7:30am-sunset. Golden Gate Park. 661-1316.

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.

East 14th @ The Marsh

Don Reed returns with his solo show about his Oakland childhood, part of his coming-of-age trilogy. $20-$100. Sat 8:30pm. Sun 5:30pm. Thru Feb. 18. 1062 Valencia St.

The Future of the Past @ Legion of Honor

The Future of the Past: Mummies and Medicine, thru August 2018. Also, World in a Book, A Princely Pursuit and other exhibits. Free/$15. Tue-Sun 9:30am-5:15pm. Lincoln Park, 100 34th Ave. 750-3600.

International Guitar Night @ Herbst Theatre

Acclaimed musicians Lulo Reinhardt, Debashish Bhattacharya, Luca Stricagnoli, Chrystian Dozza perform jazz, Gypsy Indian and folk music. $35-$55. 7:30pm. 401 Van Ness Ave.

Kitka, Mahsa Vahdat @ Various Venues

Noe Valley Music Series presents the women's vocal ensemble and the Persian vocalist in concerts of songs from Iran, Armenia, Georgia, and the Balkans. Feb 17, 8pm, $20-$35, at First Unitarian Church of Oakland, 685 14th St. Feb 18, 8pm, $25, St. Cyprian's Church, 2097 Turk St. Feb 25 & 26 (2pm, $53-$100) vocal workshops in Persian singing with Vahdat, Silk Road House, 1944 University Ave. (800) 838-3006. $25-$30. 8pm. 2097 Turk St.

The Manhattans @ Yoshi's Oakland

The Manhattans @ Yoshi's Oakland

The veteran R&B vocal group performs at the stylish restaurant/nightclub. $44-$79. 7:30pm & 9:30pm. Feb 19 at 7pm & 9pm. 510 Embarcadero, Oakland.

Martha Crawford @ Hotel Rex

The local vocalist performs You've Gotta Have Hart, a concert of Rodgers & Hart classic songs, with the Trio de Swing. Cocktails and small plates available. $30-$50. 8pm. 562 Sutter St.

Missing You @ Brava Theater

An Investigation of Queer Memory in The Mission, film, storytelling and drag, with
Augie Robles, Valentin Aguirre, Persia and others. $10-$15. 6pm. 2781 24th St.

Other Cinema @ ATA Gallery

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

Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture @ Oakland Museum

Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture (thru April 2) and Oakland, I want you to know..., an exhibit of Oakland resident portraits and reflections on gentrification. Free/$15. Reg. hours Wed-Sat 11am-5pm (Fri til 9pm). 1000 Oak St., Oakland. (510) 318-8400.

Psychedelic Sex @ Center for Sex & Culture

Psychedelic Sex from Buzz Bense's Gay Stash: A Memorial Exhibition of colorful erotic art works by the late founder of Eros Sex Club. Thru April. 1349 Mission St.

Revolutionary Grain @ Oakland Library

Revolutionary Grain: Celebrating the Spirit of the Black Panthers in Portraits and Stories commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party. Thru Feb. 28. African American Museum & Library, 659 14th St., Oakland. class=locality>

Vandana Bali @ Martuni's

The vocalist performs her new cabaret act, Songs from Stage and Screen, with pianist David Aaron Brown at the intimate martini bar. $20. 7pm. 4 Valencia St.

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

Vinyl Riot @ Thrillhouse Records

Opening reception for a group exhibit of historic punk music art by Eddie Valentine 

Heriberto Martinez Jr., Jennifer Phan, Abigail Munoz, Tommy Becker, Brian Weiss and Solis. 6pm-8pm. Thru Mar. 4. 3422 Mission St.

Wilde Chats @ Sweet Inspirations

Community Initiative's weekly informal discussion group at the dessert shop. 10:30am-12pm. 2239 Market St. 621-8664.

Katya Presents @ Martuni's


Sun 19

Bawdy Slam @ Oasis

Storytelling open mic slam with prizes, and hostess Dixie De La Tour. $15. 7pm. 298 11th St.

A Billion Buddhas @ Asian Art Museum

A Billion Buddhas: The Awakened Cosmos of Himalyan Buddhism (thru April 9). Other exhibits include Worshipping Women: Power and Devotion in Indian Painting (thru Mar. 26). Free-$25. Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. 200 Larkin St. 581-3500.

Book of Love @ DNA Lounge

The New Wave band, reunited after decades, performs classic '80s synth faves; Fever High and Ejector open. $25-$50. 8pm. 375 11th St.

Katya Presents @ Martuni's

Katya Smirnoff-Skyy's monthly cabaret show welcomes frequent costar Matthew Simmons for a night of songs, stories and strong cocktails, with Tom Shaw at the piano. $12. 7pm. 4 Valencia St.

Ms. Monet @ Great American Music Hall

Ms. Monet @ Great American Music Hall

The amazing soul singer performs. $31-$56. 8pm. 859 O'Farrell St.

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.

NeuroSociety @ Pace Art + Technology, Menlo Park

David Byrne and Mala Gaonkar's sound/tech installation that changes perceptions. $35-$45. Tue-Sun 11am-7pm. Thru March 31. 350 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.

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.


Unearthed @ California Academy of Sciences

Mon 20

Kenneth Taylor @ Castro Country Club

Love and Universe, an exhibit of the artist's paintings. 4058 18th St.

Not Alone @ SF Arts Commission Gallery

Not Alone: Exploring Bonds Between and With Members of the Armed Forces, an expansive group exhibition featuring works by local and national artists and veteran artists. 6pm-8pm. Thru March 4. War Memorial Veterans Bldg. 401 Van Ness Ave.

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.

Vintage Prints @ William Blake Gallery

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.

Godless Perverts Book Club @ Borderlands Cafe


Tue 21

20th Anniversary Exhibit @ ArtHaus

Group exhibit of paintings celebrating the gallery's two decades. Thru Mar. 31. Tue-Fri 11am-6pm. Sat 12pm-5pm. 411 Brannan St. at 3rd.

David King @ IS Fine Art and Design

The local multimedia artist's captivating new and recent collages and drawings. 3848 24th St. at Church.

Curious Contraptions @ Exploratorium

New exhibit of 20 mechanical sculptures by 12 artists, along with interactive science displays. $10-$30. Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. Pier 15, Embarcadero at Green St.

Godless Perverts Book Club @ Borderlands Cafe

Discussion of Blueprint for Revolution: How to Use Rice Pudding, Lego Men, and Other Nonviolent Techniques to Galvanize Communities, Overthrow Dictators, or Simply Change the World by Srdja Popovic. 6pm-8pm. 870 Valencia St.

Kim Lembo @ Bazaar Cafe

The singer-songwriter's Tuesday residency thru February includes special music guests. 7pm-9:30pm. 5927 California St. www.kimlembo,

OutLoud @ Oasis

Peggy L'eggs (aka Matthew Simmons) guest-hosts Peaches Christ's fun monthly storytelling series, this time themed "Turbulence Ahead," with Turleen, Frida K Hole, Chris DeSimone, Doug Anderson, Kegel Kater and Ronn Vigh. $10. 7:30pm. 298 11th St. at Folsom.

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.

Various Artists @ NIAD Art Center, Richmond

Exhibits of art made by developmentally disabled people. Mon-Fri 10am-4pm. 551 23rd St. Richmond. (510) 620-0290.

Daniel Handler and Friends
@ Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley


Wed 22

Daniel Handler and Friends @ Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley

The best-selling author (Lemony Snicket) shares discussions and informal performances with artists Yosh Han, Thao Nguyen, Cecile Richards, John Vanderslice and Matthew Zapruder. $5. 7pm. Bancroft Way at Dana, UC Berkeley campus.

Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia @ Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive

New large-scale multimedia exhibit about 1960s-1970s counterculture. Thru May 21. Free-$12. 2625 Durant Ave., Berkeley.

Humanity Today @ Jenkins Johnson Gallery

Group exhibit of photos and art depicting the human struggle; works by Sadie Barnette Victor Ehikhamenor, Aida Muluneh, Carlos Javier Ortiz, Blessing Ngobeni, Gordon Parks, and Lissette Sol—rzano.  Thru March 11. 464 Sutter St.

Jason Mecier @ Dolores Park Cafe

The popular gay collage artist known for celebrity portraits unveils his latest collection, Real Housewives of Macaroni, at the cafe. 501 Dolores St.

John @ Strand Theatre

American Conservatory Theatre's production of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Annie Baker's drama about a couple's increasingly strange stay at a bed and breakfast in historic Gettysburg; co-starring Georgia Engel (The Mary Tyler Moore Show). $20-$105. Tue-Sat 7:30pm. Wed & Sat 1pm. Thru April 23. (Out with A.C.T. night Mar. 15). 1127 Market St. 749-2228.

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. Also, Council of Elders: Portraits of Older Gay Men (thru May 4). 100 Larkin St., 3rd floor, and at the Eureka Valley Branch, 1 Jose Sarria Court at 16th St.

Drunk Drag Broadway @ Oasis


Thu 23

The Cans @ Center for Sex & Culture

New monthly burlesque and film event, with lady stripper vintage flicks, plus stories and performances by burlesque women legends. $12. 7:30pm-10:30pm. 1349 Mission St. at 9th.

Deafheaven @ Independent

The California "post-rock" band performs; This Will Destroy You and Emma Rith Rundle open. $26. 9pm. Also Feb 24. 628 Divisadero St.

Drunk Drag Broadway @ Oasis

Parody musical theatre song revue with live-singing drag queens and kings; this time Beauty is a Beast and Little Shop of Whores. $20. 8pm. Also Feb. 25, 7pm. 298 11th St.

Literary Speakeasy @ Martuni's

James J. Siegel's monthly literary series this time honors poet Sylvia Plath, with readers Annah Anti-Palindrome, Robert Andrew Perez, July Westhale, and July Westhale. 7pm. 4 Valencia 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.

Mary Wilson @ Yoshi's Oakland

The former member of The Supremes shares her amazing solo vocals at the stylish restaurant/nightclub. $39-$69. 8pm & 10pm. 510 Embarcadero, Oakland.

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-2:30pm and 3pm-5:30pm. $10. Kids 12 and under $5. Skate rentals $5. 554 Fillmore St at Fell.


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