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


Out & About

ODC Dance Downtown @ YBCA
The prolific local dance company performs Brenda Way's new What we carry What we keep, KT Nelson's Blink of an Eye and other works. $25-$80. (Gala fundraiser Mar. 24) Thu-Sat 7:30pm. Sun 5pm. March 23 thru April 2. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard St. (photo: RJ Muna)
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Thu 16

Baloney @ Oasis

Rory Davis and Michael Phillis' sexy fun male burlesque show returns with a Spring edition, with special gogo guys for each show. $25-$50. 8pm. Mar. 17 & 18 7pm. 298 11th St.

Beartoonist of San Francisco @ GLBT History Museum

Beartoonist of San Francisco: Sketching an Emerging Subculture, featuring art work by bear cartoonist Fran Frisch. $5. 4127 18th St.

Bitter Creek, Sweet Water @ Jules Maeght Gallery

Exhibit of subversive post-modern works by Marshall Elliot, Paul Kos, Isabelle Sorrell and Christopher Upham. Thru April 29. 149 Gough St.

CAAMfest @ Various Cinemas

Center for Asian American Media's annual film festival of feature and documentary films, including several with LGBT themes. $12-$14 each; full or multi-screening passes available. Thru March 19.

Classic & New Films @ Castro Theatre

Mar. 16 & 17: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (4:30, 7pm, 9:30). Mar. 18: Peaches Christ and Bob the Drag Queen in the live show Legally Black (3pm, 8pm) with a post-show screening of the film Legally Blonde. ($25 and up). Mar. 19: CAAMfest closing night feature, The Chinese Exclusion Act (7pm). Mar. 21: Julieta (5pm, 7pm, 9pm). Mar. 23: Lost Highway (7pm) and In Cold Blood (9:30). $11-$16. 429 Castro St.

Comedy Returns @ El Rio

Enjoy fresh wit from Mark Pitta, Bob McIntyre, Irene Tu, David Roth, and host Lisa Geduldig. $7-$20. 8pm. 3158 Mission St.

Daughter of a Garbageman @ The Marsh

KGO host and stand-up comic Maureen Langan's solo show about her family life, and the endurance of working class people. $20-$100. Thu 8pm. Sat 5pm. Thru March 25. 1062 Valencia St.

Eat, Pray, Laugh! @ The Marsh Berkeley

Alicia Dattner's comic solo show about a Jewish princess seeking a guru. $20-$100. Thu 8pm, Sat 8:30pm. Thru April 1. 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley. 282-3055.

Eclipsed @ Curran Theater

Danai Gurira's acclaimed drama about young Liberian women gets its West Coast premiere. $39-$135. Thru March 19. 445 Geary 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.

Kilgallen/Jones @ Exit Theatre

World premiere of Allison Page's unusual thriller about the life and death of the 1960s writer and TV personality. $20-$30. Thru March 25. 156 Eddy St.

The folk-country-punk band performs; Stonefield opens. $20. 8pm. 628 Divisadero St.

Peerless @ Marin Theatre Company

Jiehae Park's dark satire of academic ambition, about twin girls who murder their way to the top of their class. $25-$60. Thru April 2. 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley.

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). Extended thru April 1. 2961 16th St. 863-7576.

Social Distortion @ The Fillmore

The veteran punk-pop band performs; Jade Jackson opens. $40. 8pm. Also Mar. 16. 1805 Geary Blvd at Fillmore.

Soledad: Queer Tango Festival @ Various Venues

Abrazo, the LGBT partner dance event, celebrates with tango workshops, performances, and parties. $15-$30 per event/$220 full package. Thru March 19. Finnish Hall, 1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley; Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland.

Where is Here: Helina Metaferia @ MOAD

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.

Gay Mens' Sketch @ Strut
art: Michael Goepferd

Fri 17

Anniversary Party @ GLBT History Museum

Celebrate the GLBT Historical Society's 32nd –and the Museum's sixth– anniversary at a DJed dance and drinks party. $15-$20. 7pm-9pm. 4127 18th St.

Apocalypse, Please @ PianoFight

Noelle Vinas and Kevin Vincenti's new science fiction play about a computer programmer framed for the deaths of millions via futuristic cell phones. $25-$30. Thu-Sat 7:30pm. Thru April 1. 144 Taylor St.

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.

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 or 1pm). Thru Mar. 25. Julia Morgan Theater, 2640 College Ave., Berkeley.

Charles Evans @ Hotel Rex

The vocalist performs an autobiographical array of Broadway songs; Tom Shaw accompanies. Cocktails and small plates available. $30-$50. 8pm. 562 Sutter St.

Flim-Flam @ Eureka Theatre

World premiere of John Fisher's new comedy about three actors who hit the road in search of roles. $15-$40. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sat 3pm. Thru March 18. 215 Jackson St.

Gay Mens' Sketch @ Strut

Opening reception for a group exhibit of works by past and current participants in Mark I. Chester long-running drawing group; see 30 curated years of male nude art. 7:30pm-9:30pm. 1st & 3rd floor. Thru April. 470 Castro St.

Grab 'Em by the Songs @ The Lost Church

Cindy Emch and her band, plus The Kim Lembo Project, perform their rousing music. $ 8pm. 65 Capp St.

Hamilton @ Orpheum Theatre

The mega-hit multiple Tony-winning hip hop musical about President Alexander Hamilton makes its Bay Area premiere. Previews thru Mar. 23. $100-$868. Thru April 23. 1192 Market St.

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.

Holding the Edge @ The Marsh

Elaine Magree's solo show recounts a part of her life as a lesbian hospice AIDS nurse in the 1980s. $ Fri 8pm, Sat 5pm, thru April 1. 1062 Valencia St.

Into the Woods @ Golden Gate Theatre

Stephen Sondheim's fairy tale-themed musical about morals and hard truths gets a new narrator-free production. $75-$275. Tue-Sat 8pm. Wed, Sat, Sun 2pm. Thru April 2. 1 Taylor St.

Larger Than Life @ Strut

Joseph Abbati's exhibit of tapestries depicting local drag celebrities (Peaches Christ, Sister Roma, Juanita More, Honey Mahogany, Heklina, Grace Towers, and Creme Fatale). Thru March. 470 Castro St.

Leaving the Blues @ New Conservatory Theatre Center

World premiere of Jewelle Gomez' commissioned music drama about the life of singer-songwriter Alberta Hunter. $25-$50. Previews; opens March 11. Wed-Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm. Thru April 2. 25 Van Ness Ave, lower level.

Leni @ Aurora Theatre, Berkeley

Bay area premiere of Sarah Greenman's innovative biographical play about the German filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl, whose cinematic brilliance promoted the Nazi regime. $36-$65. Tue & Sun 7pm. Wed-Sat 8pm. Also Sun 2pm. thru May 7. 2081 Addison St., Berkeley. (510) 843-4822.

Lucia Comnes @ Amnesia

Enjoy a St. Patrick's Day concert with the talented vocalist-violinist and her rockin' Irish band. $10. 9:30pm. 853 Valencia St. at 19th.

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.

Roe @ Berkeley Rep

Lisa Loomer's rousing drama about the landmark 1973 lawsuit that legalized abortion, and the divergent personal journeys of lawyer Sarah Weddington and plaintiff Norma McCorvey ("Jane Roe"). $29-$100. Thru April 2. 2015 Addison St., Berkeley.

Summer in Sanctuary @ the Marsh

Al Letson's solo show about working as a creative writing teacher in a porr Florida town. $20-$100. Fri 8pm, Sat 8:30pm. Thru March 18. 1062 Valencia St.

Everything That's Beautiful @ New Conservatory Theatre Center
photo: Lois Tema

Sat 18

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.

Behind the Scenes @ GLBT Historical Society

Get a fascinating look at the new archives for the queer historical organization. 11am-1pm. RSVP online. 989 Market St., lower level.

Beowulf @ Aquatic Park, Fort Mason Chapel

We Players, the innovative site-specific theatre company, premieres a work based on the classic story, performed with Inkboat Physical Theatre/Dance and Rova Saxophone Quartet. $30-$80. Various dates and times thru April 16. 1100 Bay St.

Broadway Under the Stars @ Marin Center

Performers from Wicked, Mamma Mia, The Book of Mormon, Mary Poppins and other Broadway shows perform a variety song and dance show. $39-$129. 7:30pm. Mar. 19, 2pm. 473-6800.

Brook Pessin-Whedbee @ Laurel Bookstore, Oakland

The author of Who Are You? The Kid's Guide to Gender Identity discusses her non-fiction picture book about gender diversity. 3pm. 1423 Broadway, Oakland.

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.

Chocolate Salon @ Hotel Kabuki

Chocolate Salon @ Hotel Kabuki

Kick off SF Chocolate Week with a delicious sampling event featuring dozens of chocolatiers, cooking presentations and more. $10-$30. 10am-5:30pm. Garden Level, 1625 Post St.

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.

Coast to Coast @ Hotel Rex

Husband and wife singers Scott Grinthal and Lauren Mayer perform a cabaret concert of travel-themed classic songs at the hotel's lounge. $30-$50. 8pm. 562 Sutter 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.

East 14th @ The Marsh

Don Reed's multi-award-winning solo show about his unusual relationship with his father in Oakland. $20-$100. Sat 8:30pm, Sun 5:30pm. Thru April 15. 1062 Valencia St.

Everything That's Beautiful @ New Conservatory Theatre Center

World premiere of Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder's play about a gay couple whose child lives a girl, until an accident disrupts their Midwestern life. $25-$50. Previews; opens Mar. 25. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru April2 3. 25 Van Ness Ave, lower level.

Kim Long @ Hotel Rex

The local singer performs a concert of French and French-themed songs; Robert Michael Moreno accompanies on piano. $30-$50. 8pm. 562 Sutter St.

Legally Black @ Castro Theatre

Bob the Drag Queen (RuPaul's Drag Race ) joins Peaches Christ in a drag parody of the film Legally Blonde, which screens after the live show. $30-$140 (VIP). 3pm & 8pm. 429 Castro St.

Matisse/Diebenkorn @ SF Museum of Modern Art

Matisse/Diebenkorn @ SF Museum of Modern Art

New exhibit compares the art of Henri Matisse and Richard Diemenkorn. 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. 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.

Maysa @ Yoshi's Oakland

The stellar jazz/soul vocalist performs live. $42-$75. 7:30pm & 9:30pm. Also Mar. 19, 7pm 7 9pm. 520 Embarcadero, Oakland.

Monet: The Early Years @ Legion of Honor

New exhibit of paintings by the master Impressionist; thru May 29. Also, 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.

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) includes dazzling shoe designs. Also, Bees: Tiny Insect, Big Impact (thru June). Free/$15. Reg. hours Wed-Sat 11am-5pm (Fri til 9pm). 1000 Oak St., Oakland. (510) 318-8400.

Exhibit of surprisingly high-quality images taken by local artists with plastic cameras. Thru April 23. 428 3rd St.

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.

SF Hiking Club @ China Camp, Rodeo Beach/Marin Headlands

Join GLBT hikers of the SF Hiking Club for a 12-mile hike at China Camp State Park; hike to tidal marsh wetlands to see shorebirds and other migrating waterfowl. By lunchtime, arrive at China Camp and Beach by the restored fishing village where 19th-century immigrants seined for grass shrimp. Bring water, lunch, hat, sunscreen, layers, hiking shoes, binoculars for bird-watching. Carpool meets 8:30 at Safeway sign, Market & Dolores. 652-4496. March 19: 12-mile hike from Rodeo Beach through the Marin Headlands. 8:30am carpool meet-up. 

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

We Can be Heroes @ Minnesota Street Project

Southern Exposure's annual fundraiser and art auction, with hundreds of art works up for auction, plus drinks and food. $50-$75; VIP reception $150 and up (6pm). 7pm-11pm. 1275 Minnesota St. 863-2141.

Wilde Chats @ Sweet Inspirations

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

Wine Train Pride Ride @ Napa Valley

Seventh annual LGBTQ celebration, with fine wines, a three-course dinner, desserts and a train station after-party, special guest Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Sims. $252. Shuttles to/from SF $50. (800) 427-4124.

A Billion Buddhas @ Asian Art Museum<

Sun 19

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.

Joanneh Nagler @ Dog Eared Books

The author of How to Be an Artist Without Losing Your Mind, Your Shirt, or Your Creative Compass discusses her book. 3pm. 489 Castro St.

Joshua Grady, Mike Shriver @ Castro Country Club

Dual exhibit of graphic works at the LGBT sober space. 4058 18th 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.

Ricky Lee Jones, Madeleine Peyroux @ Kanbar Hall

The two talented singer-songwriters perform in a shared concert of new and favorite songs. $45. 7pm. Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St.

Spring Equinox Ceremony @ East Bay Locale

Daughters of the Goddess, the East Bay women's group, celebrates spring rituals. $15. 7:30pm. (925) 787-9247.

Standing Up To Hate @ Sha'ar Zahav

Workshop to offer training on how to deal with the flood of bigotry and violence unleashed by the Trump election. 2:30pm. 290 Dolores St.

Into the Woods Cast @ Martuni's

Mon 20

Into the Woods Cast @ Martuni's

Cast members from the new touring production of the fairy tale Stephen Sondheim musical perform in a benefit for an AIDS LifeCycle team. $10. 6:30pm-9pm. 4 Valencia St.

Unearthed @ California Academy of Sciences

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

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.

Cleve Jones @ Folio Books
photo: Rick Gerharter

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.

Adrian Belew Power Trio @ The Chapel

The legendary guitarist (King Crimson) performs; Saul Zonana opens. $32-$35. 8pm. 777 Valencia St.

Cleve Jones @ Folio Books

The author of the memoir When We Rise , creator of The Names Project AIDS Quilt, and a longtime gay activist, discusses his life and new book with author Wayne Goodman; part of Noe Valley Word Week book festival (March 16-21). 7pm. 3957 24th St.

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.

Nocturnes & Noir @ Harvey Milk Photo Center

Exhibit of Bay Area nighttime photos by local photographers. Thru April 2. 50 Scott St.

Prince Manvendra Singh @ Beaux

India's leading gay rights activist, and the first out royal in India, is interviewed by local talk show host David Perry at a fundraiser hosted by Max SF; proceeds go to the Prince's Trust, which funds an LGBT center in Mumbai; enjoy Indian wine, beer and food. $35 5:30pm-8pm. 2344 Market St.

Teenage Fanclub @ Great American Music Hall

The breezy vocals pop-rock quintet performs; Britta Phillips opens. $26-$51 (with dinner). 8pm. 859 O'Farrell 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.

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.

Shaping Sound @ San Jose Center for the Performing Arts

Wed 22

David King @ IS Fine Art and Design

New exhibit of the local artist's collage and acrylic works. Thru March. 3848 24th St.

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.

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.

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.

Shaping Sound @ San Jose Center for the Performing Arts

The vibrant modern-contemporary dance company performs After the Curtain, with cofounders Teddy Forance and Nick Lazzarini, plus Travis Wall (So You Think You Can Dance) and a corps of powerhouse dancers. $39-$79. 7:30pm. 255 S. Almaden Blvd., San Jose.

Three's Company Live @ Oasis

Thu 23

Indigo Girls @ Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa

The Grammy-winning folk duo perform a concert of their hits and new songs. $39-$49. 8pm. 50 Mark West Springs Road. (707) 546-3600.

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.

ODC Dance Downtown @ YBCA

The prolific local dance company performs Brenda Way's new What we carry What we keep, KT Nelson's Blink of an Eye and other works. $25-$80. (Gala fundraiser Mar. 24) Thu-Sat 7:30pm. Sun 5pm. Thru April 2. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard St.

SF Opera Lab @ Uptown Nightclub, Oakland

Operatic funfest with host Aria Umezawa and SF Opera's young artists; DJed party afterwards. $25. 8:30pm. 1928 Telegraph Ave., Oakland.

Skate Night @ Church on 8 Wheels

Wheeled fun at the former Sacred Heart Church-turned disco roller skate party space, hosted by John D. Miles, the "Godfather of Skate," including Saturday's Black Rock night (Burning Man garb encouraged). 7pm-10pm. Sat afternoon sessions 1pm-2:30pm and 3pm-5:30pm. $10. Kids 12 and under $5. Skate rentals $5. 554 Fillmore St at Fell.

Three's Company Live @ Oasis

The drag parody performances of two new episodes of the campy '70s sitcom return, with D'Arcy Drollinger, Heklina, Michael Phillis, Matthew Martin, Sara Moore, Marine Layer, Sue Casa & Laurie Bushman. $25-$35 ($225 champagne VIP table). Thu 8pm, Fri & Sat 7pm. Thru April 29. 298 11th St. at Folsom.




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